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Billings Gazette (Newspaper) - May 20, 1963, Billings, Montana Accused Sailor spy spoiled red espionage style v i Jill Iaun in a tidal ___11 ii. I by Richard f. Whalen new York testimony by a Parade of 17 Fri agents has unfolded in Federal court a tale of International espionage that might rival a cloak and Dag Ger spy thriller. Up to a joint. An Sailor is on trial on charges of Selling military secrets to soviet diplomats. His lawyer is scheduled to begin the defense monday. Fri testimony last week Dis closed some of its counterspy methods including surveillance by closed circuit television As Well As the Sailor s signed state ment on How the spying was done. But was it All stealth secret rendezvous and disguise not quite. Fri agents testified that the defendant. Yeoman . Nelson c. Drummond. 33. Of Baltimore walked in the front door of the soviet United nations Mission of fice on Park Avenue at least three times and probably More. In fact. Drummond related lie was Given a Bonus to slay away from the place an agent said. Were the secret documents carefully selected an Fri agent testified that Drummond usually dipped into a file in his office and brought out a fistful of papers in grab bag was the Money used for lavish living in exotic cities or perhaps salted away for a spree later on the Fri said Drummond bought a bar and Grill in Newport. A few Miles from the naval base where he was stationed. Tho russians apparently did try to maintain some of the traditional standards of espionage. Drummond told the Fri that when he was transferred of new port from London where he said he was first approached in 195s, he was contacted on a Street Given a Black bag and one of a pair of Matching cuff links with a horse head design. He was told to walk South on eighth Avenue from 123111 Street on the first saturday of the month after his arrival in new York. He was told the answer yes. I will show you the to the person who asked can you show me the Way to the Savon Ball Drummond told the Fri he met his Contact exchanged passwords and matched cuff links. The rendezvous apparently was made in Harlem because Drummond is a negro. He said arrangements were made that he would receive to s500 a month. He also was paid bonuses of and for which he claimed he did nothing according to Fri agents. Their testimony indicated that the payments May have totalled Over four years. The Fri said Drummond was first approached on a Street near his residence in London by a Man who said he had heard that drum mond was Short of Money. It was testified that Drummond took s700 and gave the stranger a signed receipt. Then the monthly meet Ings started. Drummond was arrested last sept. 28 while sitting in his parked car near a diner in Larch Mont a suburb of new York City. Fri agents testified that a few hours earlier they had watched from hiding while Drummond slipped secret naval papers from a file in the naval base office where he worked. Two of the agents were watching on closed circuit television equipment. They shadowed him to the Larchmont diner where he was met in i parking lot by two soviet diplomats. The Fri said they closed in and arrested him As he handed Over the documents to the russians. Drummond. Who is married. Faces a possible death sentence if convicted. He joined the Navy 16 years ago. More wet partly Cloudy monday with few showers High near 58 fair Mon Day night and tuesday Low Mon Day night 37, High tuesday near 78th 18 final associated press Billings Montana. Monday morning May 20, 1963 United press International Price 10 cents Cooper last Solo space Pioneer from the outside looking is one of the pictures taken from outer space by astronaut l. Gordon Cooper during his 22-orbit of Earth and described in a press conference at Cape canaveral sunday. What appears to be land is actually Cloud layers Over the Atlantic weekend toll is six Gordo describes peek in window of world by Alvin b. Webb or. Cape canaveral l. Gordon Cooper sunday described his breath taking 22.9-orbit the last manned space voyage by the United states for 18 firm proof Man can sleep eat and live for Long periods in space. Cooper relaxed and smiling after a tumultuous Welcome in this City where he started his trip summed up in two words at a news conference it s he told of seeing vivid Geo Juk s Jet sets Mark Montana roads run blood red by associated press three canadians died and one other is in critical condition As the result of a two car Accident near the Montana Alberta Border and two Lewistown teen age boys were killed in a separate crash to fend Montana s traffic toll for the year ahead to 81, compared with 65 one year ago. The five deaths reported sunday and one reported late saturday night made the weekend toll six All happening within a Span of a few hours. Killed Edward Davis about 50, a blood Indian who ranches North of Cardston Alta. Robert g. Mclean 23, Calgary Alta. Kirby Gene Callerman. In. Lew fathers of both boys were Boe i town. Ing co. Employees working at min Henry John Sherlock about Lewistown. Vern Mcmillian 22, Neihart. Reds say pact is Gunpowder Moscow up Union made Public the soviet sunday 18, Ute Man missile Sites in the Lewis town area. Highway patrolman Ai Vanek r Emory p. Plam dui 25. Cal both boys were the twi out of Ary Lamdin died sunday at the car when it went out of con russians said leaving Laos Planiden died sunday at 4 . Tool on a curve and plunged Down in the municipal Hospital at cards Iong he. It was not determined ton. When Wols a riving Moscow up president Kennedy s personal Jet transport plane sped to Moscow sunday in a record 8 hours 38 minutes and 41 seconds carrying atomic Energy commission chairman Glenn t. Seaborg and a personal Ken Nedy message to Premier Nikita s. Khrushchev. Seaborg flew Here with a nine Man Dele to fluff t to sign a new agreement with the soviets on the Exchange of non classified in formation on the peaceful uses of atomic Energy. Informed sources said Ken Nedy s message expressed Hope the negotiations would be fruitful but did not mention such political matters As a nuclear test ban treaty. The flight was made aboard the Boeing 707 Jet that is called air Force 1" when the president is note of March which explained p ardently meant the next . Aboard. A russian navigator and j the French German pact As space flight will not radio operator made the 5.004-mile peaceful one. Come until october 1964, at the trip from Washington with sea France is already playing Bors part of a sort of Barrier behind Seamans said a definite Deci the 15-Man Crew commanded the cover of which the Militarist Sion on whether there would be forces of West Germany can de another Mercury flight must be i graphic derails sleeping j soundly eating on schedule Al though he was not Loo hungry and performing numerous experiments assigned to him. Cooper described his blazing i Rebah re entry under manual control an emergency step that was necessary after the Automa tic system failed in the 20th or bit and caused anxious concern around the world. J there was really no the said. Tenns flight unlikely there had been speculation that still another one Man space flight in the project Mercury series i held later this year but a top official of the Federal space charge that the Friendship treaty Between West Germany and a a ii Iii uni i nit i Cuiriz

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