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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - October 14, 1970, Florence, South CarolinaCloak Dagger Man is heart victim russian master spy Dies at 46 Moscow a Gordon Lonsdale a top soviet cold War spy who posed in the West As a gum chewing travelling sales Man is dead at 44. He was caught after 22 years of espionage work by the British while trying to steal secrets from a submarine base soviet informants said he died last Friday of a heart attack while picking mushrooms out Side Moscow. A big name in the flurry of spy swaps in the 1960s, Lonsdale had written his memoirs and apparently had achieved his stated ambition to make lots of Money and live like an English in the soviet Union. There was no mention of his death in the soviet press. Survivors Are believed to in clude a widow and daughter. The Man. Born As Konon Trofi John West believes Economy inflation and the rising Cost of living make it imperative that we practice the upmost Economy in government to avoid any tax increase. I am opposed to High taxes and pledge that if i am elected governor every state depart ment and every state program both new and old will be measured by a new yardstick if it does t pay it does t stay. Continue what s Good about South Carolina elect a Good Man governor John West Ai few by . Movich Molody was credited with an espionage career begin Ning As a polish underground agent at the age of 15 and end ing in the Dock of Britain s old Bailey court at the age of 37. He had used so Many aliases and so Many that it was Only after Lonsdale s conviction for Fil Ching British naval secrets that authorities Learned his real russian name. And they never found out he had spied in the United states until publication of his memoirs in 1965. In his memoirs Lonsdale claimed that he became a full fledged soviet agent at the age of 16 and worked behind the German lines with Rudolf Abel during world War ii. He said Abel invited him to help him run the soviet intelligence net work in the United states where he spent five years As Abel s communications Deputy. During that time Lonsdale posed As a Canadian and a trav Eling Salesman while feeding Moscow a steady flow of information on american rocket developments and commercial and Industrial secrets. He said he obtained much of this information simply by win Ning the Confidence of american scientists and businessmen connected with military industries. Lonsdale boasted of leaving some very red faces in Ameri Ca s Federal Bureau of investigation when he was transferred to head soviet spying in Britain in 1955. Two years later his old Boss Abel was arrested by the Fri and sentenced to 30 years in Mson. Lonsdale said it was one of the bitterest moments of my life when he heard the news. But Abel was later returned to the soviet Union in Exchange for american u2 Pilot Francis Gary Powers kicking off a. Spate of spy swaps in the last decade. Lonsdale said he hated the american Way of life but liked the much so that he once confessed to entertaining reservations about continuing this espionage activities there because so Many britons were his friends. He said in an East Berlin interview in 1965 god i was glad when i was transferred to England. I was fed up playing the Canadian and chewing gum incessantly. I want to write my memoirs and make much Money. It is my ambition to live in the Countryside like an English his British friendships helped Lonsdale and his agents to Pene trate top secret files at Britain s Portland naval base and enlighten Moscow on such things As the Polaris atomic submarine and Britain s aircraft tracking systems. When Scotland Yard broke Lonsdale s spy ring in 1961 he maintained his cover to the end speaking with a new York accent and sporting an american clipped haircut and business suit. Two of his co defendants vere americans Peter and he in Kroger also known As mor Ris and Lola Cohen. Lonsdale was sentenced to 30 years imprisonment. The Kro ers each got 20 years. None served a full sentence. In 1964 Lonsdale was traded or Greville Wynne a British businessman jailed by the rus sians As an accomplice of soviet double agent col. Oleg Penkov sky. Penkovsky was executed. The Kroger were released in 969 in Exchange for British Lee j Turer Gerald Brooke imprisoned for anti soviet activities by soviet authorities. Lonsdale published his memoirs in 1965. Daily 10-10 phone 669-2492 discount pharmacy rubbing alcohol 4 Days Only for rubbing Baths massages. Sterile soaking solution 4 Days Only 1.07 4 Days Only a Gordon ions Dale master spy dead carpet and upholstery cleaning master carpet cleaning service 662-4152 662-3557 Farning Truw wednesday october 14, to 13-a bottled in Canada imported blended Canadian whisky. 6 years old. 86.8 proof. Schenley distillers co., nyc. Y y antacid Spiciati offer 100 it. 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