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Five Spies AreConvicted in Detroit'
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Grace Dineen
Given 12 Year
Prison Term1

Others Receive 5 to;
Years; No Decision
In Von Moltke Case


By The Associated Press
DETROIT, March 25.- Three wo-
men and two men who confessed they
conspired to violate the Wartime Es-
pionage'Act were sentenced in United
State District Court today to prison
terms ranging from five to 20 years.
Grace Buchanan-Dineen, 34-year-
old Canadian-born cosmopolite des-
cribed by the Federal Bureau of In-
vestigation as leader of a group that
sought to furnish Nazi Germany with
information concerning America's in-
dustrial war effort, was sentenced to
12 years imprisbnment.
Sentences Vary
"Others sentenced: Mrs. Theresa
Behteris, 20 years; Mrs. Emma Elise
Lonhardt, five years; her husband,
Carl J. W. Leonhardt, and Walter J.
Abt, ten years each.
Yet tb be sentenced is Mrs. Mari-
anne von MQltke, wife of a suspend-
ed German language instructor at
Wayne University here.
Of the two others indicted by the
Gran~d 2ury here last autumn, Dr.
PFederick William Thomas, Detroit
obstetrician, was convicted and was
sentenced a fortnight ago to 16 years
Death Sentence Possible
Uder the Wartime Espionage Act
each of the defendants could have
been sentenced to death.
1(Irs. Behrens was German-Amer-
ican secretary of the international'
center of the YWCA in Detroit.
The "Countess" Cooperated
According to the FBI Miss Buchan-
an-Dineen, sometimhes called a "coun-
tess," cooperated with Federal Agents
after her activities were discovered.
She was a government witness before
the Grand Jury and at the trial of
Ir. Thomas she testified that he
gave her information concerning ex-
plosives plants in Ohio, of planes
thiat were being ferried from Detroit
t6 England and of Detroit plants
that were making war materials.
At the time of the indictments last
autumn, the FBI said that all of the
inforimation given Miss Buchanan-
Dineen by the others was carefully
sc'rutinized by Ariny and Navy intel-

Mt. Vesuvius
Lava Flows of Crater
Have Almost Ce'ased
By The Associated Press
NAPLES, March 25.--IP)-Roofs
collapsing under the weight of dust
and ashes coughed up by Mt. Vesuv-
ius have killed 21 persons, Allied Mil-
itary Government officials announc-
ed today, bringing the total number
of deaths in the current eruption to
The crater began hurling off great-
er smoke and ashes this afternoon,
after a 12-hour lull, and Pr'ofessor
Imbro, director of the Royal Italian
Observatory on Vesuvius, told A.M.G.
officials that he could "only say that
Vesuvius is still abnormal."
The lava flows had ceased almost
entirely. Imbro declined to speculate
when all danger from the present
eruption would end. The eruption
has caused damage unofficially esti-
mated at from $5,000,000 to $10,000,.
Reports to A.M.G. officials told of
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"Flesh and Fantasy," opening at
the State today, is an astoundingj
drama which portrays the lives of
eight people, each affected by some
strange mania. It is a truly gripping
story and Charles loyer, Barbara

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Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Bet-
ty Field, Robert Cummings, and a
large supporting cast all turn in fine
aramatic performances.
At the Michigan .. .
"Tender Comrade," starring Gin-
ger Rogers and Robert Ryan, comes

to the Michigan this week. Robert
Ryan is a newcomer and a very hap-
py addition to the dwindling roll of
male stars. Ginger Rogers' portrayal
of the war-worker wife of a soldier
surpasses even her performance in
"Kitty Foyle" for which she won the
Academy award.


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VESUVIUS' LAVA CRUSJIES HOUSES-Lava from the current erup-
tion of Mount Vesuvius--called the worst since 1872-crushes three
houses (above) in San Sebastiano, east of Naples, Italy.
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By The Associated Press
WAUKESHA, Wis., March 25.-
Wendell L. Willkie tonight depicted
the Republican Party as a political
resting place next fall for "millions
of tired New Dealers," providing the
G.O.P. pursues "the right course."
"The right course," he said, "would
be neither the paternalistic, regi-
mented society of the present admip-
istration nor the other extreme of
narrow nationalism and economic
toryism. Rather, it would embrace
encouragement of individual initia-
tive, economic liberalism and broad
international cooperation to main-
tair peace once it comes."
The American people, he asserted,
are "magnificently organized and
fairly well united in war but they are
afraid of the peace," of what will
happen after the war, having "lost
their self-confidence after living so
long under a paternalistic govern-
ment which adopted a policy of solv-
ing their problems for them through
detailed regulations, multiple direc-
tives and deficitspending," instead

of helping them find their own solu-
Willkie, campaigning for 24 Wis-
consin delegates to support him for
the Republican presidential 'nomin-
ation, in 30 speeches in eight days in
16 cities frequently has asked for;
support of independent voters and
dissident Democrats.]
Another favorite theme he dwelt
on again tonight, presumably aimed
at his undeclared opponent for the
nomination, Gov. Thomas E. Dewey
of New York, was the policy of silence
on the part of the Republican Party1
and its leadership. This assumes,
Willkie said, that the party would at-
tract to it all kinds of diverse think-
USO To G IVe Musical
A Music Hour will be held at the
USO at 2 p.m. Sunday. The program
will consist of the "Oberon Overture"
by Weber and "Symphony No. 1 in
C Minor" by Brahms. All servicemen
are cordially invited.

1 per sans uea in ocerna pravince
of Salerno, and nine at Pagani, in the
same province. Two children had
been killed when an underground cis-
tern, overheated by lava, exploded.
Three other persons were killed by
falling brimstone at Terzigno, re-
ports toi Naples Provincial A.MV.G.
commissioner Lt. Col. James L. Kin-
caid said.
Allied authorities were recruiting
Italian workers to clear the ash from
roofs and streets, and were rushing
in food for livestock as well as in-
habitants in the devastated area be-
cause fields and pastures were under
a thick cover of the ashes and dust.
U.S. Army engineers were clearing
highways with Bulldozers.

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