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Modern `Mata Hari' and Colleagues Arrested
Mrs. Theresa Behrens, 44-year-old Y.M.C.A. secretary. (left)i was one of five conea.gues
of attractive Miss Grace Buchanan-Dineen (right), charged with being the "Mata Hari"
and guiding genius of a spy, ring smashed in Detroit yesterday. All six were arrested by
the FBI.

Beautiful Counter-Spy Aids
FBI in Roundup of Ring
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"r Worker Held
As Espionage Plotter
3).e,1 HOIT, Aug. 24.--The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced today that, aided by a
beautiful Canadian-born heiress
with a French title who acted as
counter-spy. they had broken up
an alleged widespread espionage
ping with the arrest of four perMs charged with transmitting
valuable military information to

DR. FRED w. THOMAS

One of Six Arrested

Contact. Mo. of German ancestry.. born in Fresno. Behrens on her arrival. Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. surgeon an The merchant seaman arrested rand Srwart in New York wa . Ohio. . Kingston. The ring carried on intensive Spying activities in defense plants and among Naval and Army bases in Michigan. and prior to her departure from Lisbon. 'Seaman Seized Meanwhile. 1941. Band was set at $50. N. for Bund Dr. Miss Buchanan-Dineen was sent to this country charged with directing an espionage ring for the location of munition and airplane factories. Behrens. described as a nin rankin7 Nazi party member in Berlin.. "Miss Buchanan-Dineen co-operated fully with the FBI in receiving information desired by the German espiOnage service when it became apparent to her that she could not carry out the instructions of her Nazi employers.an-Dineen was seized by the FBI and agreed to act as a counterespionage agent. Chicago. who was recently convicted for misprision of treason in Detroit. married to Walter Hentschel. who entered this country October 27. "had agreed that she was to receive $500 a month. Dineen'had been trained in Buda pest. N. German-Hungarian secretary of the Detroit Y. Fritz Kuhn. and Max Stefan. who. 1897." and during 1938 and 1939 was said to have followed a prominent Detroit religious leader. the FBI said. by Atlantic Clipper after receiving last-minute instructions from a German naval attache at Lisbon.Germany and two "dangerous enemy alien wom " ace Bu reported to be a French ? ess. military camps and naval bases.. culminating an investigation into the alleged ring. Beside each name in the notebook Sari de Hajek indicated how each was to be greeted by Miss. by Sari De Hajek. a German naval attache gave her an advance of $2. Calif. were seized on presidential warrants. "expressed his willingness to gather espionage information for the enemy. French nobility" and a native of Canada. Woman Soon Spotted Spotted by the FBI only two months later.Dineen was given the names of some 2001 people residing in At-• Iminent City. Thomas. Meadville.. who was described as an "attractive." Centered on Woman Hoover said that the activities of the . Pa. and army and navy intelligence services. Berkeley. begun by the FBI in 1939. Miss Bucha." the announcement said. She was also instructed to obtain all available information concerning helium. M. Whose death sentence for treason Was recently commuted to life. 3. around to various meetings making speeches on national Socialism to audiences immediately after the rabbi had finished speaking against German activities. it was added. and the composition and sailing dates of convoys. known by her in the United States. Gerhard Wilhelm Kunze (bung leaders). 44. . Ojai. Y. Women Unidentified 'The twa women aliens not identified by name were said to be the wife of an early Nazi party member and a Berlin-born countess. Mo. S.. Boston. New York city. group' "centered about" Miss Buchanan-Dineen. a rabbi. 0. Passaic. "Sari de Hajek while tutoring Grace Buchanan-Dineen in making contacts in the United States prepared a checkered green-andblack notebook alphabetically indexed and setting forth the names. w o reHsflinell&_ eently joined the U.. T1. D. N. adding a few notes about them and their availability for assistance.. her alleged woman acemplice and a Detroit doctor leaded innocent when arraigned bday on charges of wartime espionage. who posted $500 bond for Rozinek at the time of his deportation. Tex. of Detroit. welleducated descendant of. Buchanan-Dineen. 1941.. Dayton. Baltimore. A. Ohio and Illinois. both Germans. Paid $500 a Month "A representative of the German espionage service.. "She haste operated under the surveillance of the FBI. Cleveland. the influential persons listed could assist her in carrying out her pretext as an espionage agent. maximum eenalty of death upon conviction. and her husband Gu osinek who was deported om this unt in May. former Chicag—o—German-Amenean Bund leader. Thomas has long been known to the FBI in Detroit as an associate of ay. a merchant seaman also was arrested on the same charge in New York.. C. It gathered and dispatched information on production and movement of war Materials. addresses. 44. Both were seized for internment as dangerous alien enemies.. J. Edgar Hoover said the ring's network of activity centered in Miss Buchanan Dineen. Louisville.. As the key figure in the case. Conn.." Hoover said that Miss Buchanan.. International Center. FBI Director J. a former well-known ItTatros. and. and Washington. Toledo. according to Hoover. location of war production plants and movements of troops and high military personnel. in addition. I. They face a . Schenectady. described as the daughter of a Wealthy Canadian family. Calif..in this country on Hungarian folklore. and a Vassar graduate. Springfield. Detroit. Flushing. and all information reported to her and forwarded to her Nazi espionage superiors abroad has cleared through the FBI. Col. Hungary.. Ky. Greenwich. and two alien women. ysician. "Miss Buchanan . merchant (Turn t Page 4. Austin and Bay ay. the gas used in dirigibles. Hoover said the countess. was born in Berlin on November 7. was described as "an important contact of members of the German-American Bund. "Sari pointed out that the names listed would give Buchanan-Dineen an entry into circles where she might obtain information of interest to the German espionage service and that. Ohio. N. Kansas City.. Pa.n." Hoover said. Beloit. 1) (Continued from First Page) marine allegedly for the purpose of deserting in Europe and making his way to Germany to enlist in the German air force. Richmond." Hoover described one of the alien women as wife of an "early Nazi party member who was one of the organizers of the Nazi party unit in Detroit. the other alien. San Francisco. telephone numbers or persons . in most instances. N. and later held conferences with ]Otto Willumeg. and was an active Nazi associate in her native land.ora.000 for each. C. Thereaa—BaUrens. one of those arrested today in Detroit.500 With the promise that she would receive additional funds in Detroit. Denver." He said one of her daughters worked in Berlin at a desk adjoining that of one of the eight Nazi saboteurs who were landed in this country by submarine last year. Y. Another of her daughters is ." Miss Buchanan-Dineen first contacted Mrs.. the FBI said.. Y. her allead—ncomPlice. It was Mrs. Wis.27. Poughkeepsie. Dni Fred William Thomas.e others arraigned with Miss Buchanan-Dineen were: Mxs. "Subsequently. Hoover said.. "Dr. L. Ind.