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Reds Accuse Diplomat;
Say He Bought Secrets

Fake Ghost Comes,
Gets No Attention
Cambridge Researchers Evoke
No Emotion from Staid British

Washmgton
SYs USSR'.
Framed Hip
Reds Claim Langelle
Caught Paying Agent
On Moscow Bus-Ride

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MOSCOW .()-Soviet newspa-
per sources asserted yesterday that
Moscow bus riders caught Russell
A. Langelle of the United States
embassy handing over money to a
Russian for -secret intelligence
data.
Ordered expelled by the foreign
pministry, Langelle, the embassy's
Chief Security Officer, left last
night by plane for home with his
wife and three children. The dead-
line for departure was yesterday.
Washington has denied that
Langelle, 37, engaged in espionage.
The State Department charged he
was abducted, manhandled, threat-
ened and framed. (The State De-
partment also said the Russians
tried to get him to spy for the
Soviet Union -and lie refused.)
Story Unpublished
The story has not yet been pub-
fished in the Soviet Union. But this
is the version Soviet newspaper
sources say has been distributed
to newspapers for later publica-
tioro.
At about 9 ajn. Friday, passen-
gers on a bus noticed two other
riders exchanging something The
passengers saw one man give the
other man a large package that
appeared- to contain money. '
Suspicious, they seized the two
4 men and handed them over to
authorities.
One Is Citizen
Officials found one of the two
to be a Soviet citizen. He had the
package, which contained 20,000
rubles ($5,000 at the official rate).
He also had material for making
secret ink.
Retaliatnl
Overruled
WASInfGTON (M) -- The State
Department yesterday ruled
against , the idea of expelling a
Russian diplomat in retaliation for
the ouster of an American em-
bassy official from Moscow.
The American, 37-year-old Rus-
sell A. Langelle of Los Angeles, was
accused by the Russians of spying
and hiring a Soviet citizen to spy
for the United States.
While rejecting the Soviet
charges, and counter - charging
that Russian agents.tried to bribe
ol scare Langell into spying
against his own country, the Unit-
ed States had no alternative under
diplomatic custom but to accept
the expulsion.
Leave Moscow
Langelle, his wife and three
children left Moscow for home last
night by plane. .He had served
there as chief security officer of,
the embassy, a job requiring that
he protect the embassy and its
staff from Soviet espionage.
On the point of kicking' out a
Russian diplomat on a tit-for-tat
basis, press officer Lincoln White
said for the State Department:
"In cases involving an expulsion
of an American diplomat, the pol-
icy of the United States govern-
ment is not to expel an official of
the copntry involved without hav-
ing grounds for such action that
are good and sufficient in them-
tselves."
Follows Precedent
There have been cases in which
expulsion of a Russian from Wash-
ington followed closely the expul-
sion of an American from Moscow.
White was asked Whether any
niember of the Soviet embassy
staff here might be guilty of vio-
lating the diplomatic rulesunder
which they are accredited. He de-
clined to answer.
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RUSSELL LANGELLE-Chief security 'officer of the United States
Embassy in Moscow strolls down a street in the Soviet Capital,
The state department charged "unidentified soviet authorities
with seizing Langelle and attempting to force him with violence
to spy against the United States."

LONDON (M)-Cambridge Uni-
versity researchers reported yes-
terday they sent a phony phantom
out to see if people can recognize
a ghost when they see one.
The answer: they can't.
Psychic researcher Anthony Cor-
nell played the part of the spuri-
ous specter in this scientific
experiment to study people's reac-
tions.
Figure Appears
As dusk fell over the city, his
hooded figure garbed in white
mysteriously appeared and disap-
peared in the middle of a field, 50
yards from a main road.
Cornell "appeared" by simply
walkinig up from behind a mound
in the field. After raising his arms
in the form of a cross he "disap-
peared" by backing down the
mound, which hid him from the
road. _
On six succeeding nights the
artificial apparition appeared in
full view of 80 people.
No Sounds Made
No one screamed.
No one ran away.
Members of the University So-
ciety for Psychic Research, who
hid in bushes to observe the re-
actions of passersby, reported:
Gives Conclusion
"It must be concluded that
though a sufficiently striking imi-
tation of an apparition walked in
a fairly unusual area for any liv-
ing person to frequent at that time
of, night, it was not seen, or, if
seen, was not considered abnor-
mal."
Cornell, who organized the ex-
periment, had hoped that several
accounts of the "ghost" would be
reported. He then intended to
check to see how much they
varied. But he hasn't received even
one report.
Professors-
Go On Strike
VIENNA () -- Austria's 30,000
university students and professors
went on a two-day strike today
to demand more government
spending for higher education,

Now he suggests that if real
ghosts exist they may have some
psychic powers of drawing atten-
tion to themselves. Without these
powers, it seems, they don't stand
a ghost of a chance of being no-
ticed these days.
Study 1VeS
Tax Statistics
WASHINGTON (A)-What does
the average taxpayer look like, in
dollars and cents?
No one has ever come up with
a precise answer but the internal
revenue service yesterday provided
a few clues. The service made
public a study of income tax re-
tu'ns filed last year.
Americans filed a record 59,825,-
000 returns in 1958 covering in-
come earned in 1957.
Of the total, 46,865,000 returns
s h o w e d taxable income. The
amount was $149,400,000,000--also
a record.
Individuals paid income taxes
totaling $34,400,000,000. This was
another new high, topping the
previous year by $1,662,000,000.
Mr. Average Taxpayer reported
a gross income in the $4,500-
$5,000 bracket. This was the me-
dian bracket, with about half the
returns showing less income and
half showing more.

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The other man voluntarily
handed over a notebook in which
was found secret data written in
invisible ink.
(The State Department said the
notebook was suddenly produced
while Langelle was being,forcibly
held- and the embassy official said
he never had seen it before.)'
Produces Documents
The man later produced docu-
ments identifying himself as Rus-
sell Langelle of the United States
embassy. He then was released.
The Russian, whose name was not
given, still is being held.
A foreign ministry statement,
distributed later by Tass news
agency, did not go into detail in
charging that Langelle "used his
stay in the Soviet Union for in-
telligence activity."
The statement, said he was of-'
fered (presumably "ordered") to
leave the Soviet Union since his
activity was incompatible with the
status of an accredited diplomat."
Statement Continues
"On Oct. 16," the statement con-
tin-ued,-"Langelle iad,°asecret
meeting in Moscow with an Amer-
ican agent . . . and to whom he
handed over instructions on fur-
ther espionage work, the means
of steganography (secret or coded
writing) and a big sum of money.
"During this meeting, both of
them were apprehended by Soviet

(competent organs and the es-
pionage materials were confiscated.
"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs
of the U.S.S.R. called the attention
of the embassy of- the United
States to the impermissibility of
such actions by members of the
embassy diplomatic, staff."
Journalists Explain
The Soviet journalists said pub-
lication of the story in the Soviet
Union was withheld to avoid any
hot controversy in the midst of a
cold war thaw.
These sources said' the foreign
ministry told the United States
there would be no publication of
the incident in view of the friend-
lier trend in United States-Soviet
relations-a trend that began with
Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev's
visit to the United States.
(Soviet censors spermitted the
first Associated Press dispatch on
the Langelle affair to leave Mos-
cow only Monday.)

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A Campus-to-Career Case History

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A

r Bill Dugan goes over work schedules with Chief Operator Merle Brauch in the Des Moines toll center.
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Bill Dugan wanted responsibility.
See how he's done in just four years.

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When William P. Dugan graduated from
State University of Iowa in 1955, he had
a degree in business administration, a
wife, and a firm resolution to get ahead
in business. ,
Bill went to work with Northwestern
Bell Telephone Company at Des Moines.
"I wanted to work where I'd find real
opportunities for advancement and get
the training necessary to take advantage
of them," he says. "I couldn't have made
a better choice."
Ten months of diversified training
taught Bill the "language" of the business
and gave him the know-how and self-

room procedures, force scheduling and
training and in supervising operating
personnel. He returned to Des Moines
and in February, 1959, was promoted to
District Traffic Supervisor there.
Today, Bill heads up an organization
of ten supervisory people and about 230
telephone operators who handle approxi-
mately 42,000 calls each day. He is also
responsible for auxiliary services such as
Information and the Telephone Company
switchboard.
"This is a booming business," says
Bill. "There are new problems coming up
every day to keep my job interesting and

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