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Re: INDUQTRIAL oAIiTY COMMITTEL VQF CLEVELAND SAFETY COUNCIL

of shove named under the Eliogyzss, Safety committee leadership of the Director,
Cleveland, Ohio. i"

available in the

The following

Bureau relative to the organii tion

is an outline

of the

information presently

The formation organization first of this came the to the Cleveland Office on 0ctober 28, 1939, when Lieutenant R${ eskin, United hydrographic 4. States Qffice,
attention 0?
the Bureau
was being cooperation to

Cleveland, who is a
set up.

local representative
advised that the

of 0. N. 1.,

celled at
that

office and

Industrial Safety
heskin stated purpose of

Committee

approximately 327 industrial plants in clevelandhad promised


the bafety Committee, the which was

At that

time Lieutenant

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reported to
to conduct activities.

be the establishment of s unified


investigations relative to suspicious

investigative force
employees and

other individuals

believed to be engagedin sabotage or espionage


information furnished by Lieutenant Baskin

. According to '

Hsskin and Hess hsd discussed the organization of such a committee.


No information is available as to which of these individuals initiated

and by Eliot Ness, the plans for the formation of the afety Committee origiated a few days prior to October 27, 1939, at which time
the

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Both heskinand Ness, However, have stated their approval of the plan,
and Nesshas pointed
the city
Arising from

out his responsibility in


as a part of
city.
the discussions

protecting industrial

plants in

of Cleveland

his official

duties as
and Ness e

Safety Director

of that

between Haskin

meeting was called by Nese for Vctober 27, l939, in the organization of the Industrial Uonnuttee.

of the Hotel Clevelend, for the purpose of formulating plans for

the Empire Room

There were invited

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mr. E.

A. Tamm

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tn at%end this meeting.the ranking officials cf a


industrial
this paint r. eas ticn is

number cflarge
to

firmm having

contracts with
tb avy

ihe Navy Fepartment. At


haakin urnisaed in the city of

it is painted ant that Lieutenant the names of the induatriax concerns

Claveland having
At this

enntratt with
maeting an

Bepartment, which
was selecte

infoxmaw

suppusadly highly

confi ential Gperating GQmit$ea

censisting of C mpany, r. ia supposed


Committee.

of tha Th&ms0n.?r ubts_$0mpany, and a few Qthers. This


to-fun tion in.ce0rdinating the activities

a Mr. Hopkins, ar. hite of tha Republic

Grieve of the Pneumatic Tani teel ompany, Mr. Urawrord of the

ccmmittae
hafety

that each months that by it.


the leveland

According to Lieutenant Hashim the present plan proviea concern which joina the Induatrial afety Gummittee shall

pay to the committee twaniy-five mania


prutecticn is
Safety Cauncil,

per emgloyee for each three


qhat enncern. +ecretaxy and
Smith. Q11

affnrded to

In othr
m nies are

wQrdS,
0

each cancern will pay


The dues are ta tn the

one dallar
ha paid

per yar for each person ampleyed


to the treasurer of

Mr@ Geri

be expended only with


as adviser

tne appruval at r

Eliet Neas who is aczing

Industrial Safety

Cummittee.

in the office cf Mr. Hess as a spacial in estigatnr has re igne that pasition and has been sppeinte the chief investigator fur Industrial Safety Committee. .

Hr Th m b ui 9l0t ay

who baaprevicusly been employed


the

On ovemberll, 1939, Mr eas and.$r. 8Lothay called at the Eleveland Bureau Uffica and discussed their plans with sp6iE1
Agent in Charge Guinane. They made no mention of the financiax

arrangements set

out above.

They advissd

$33; ggg

plant

is to furnish a list or its emlvees to r. CLQthay whawith the B ViB*Df r. mess will select two or more emplqyeas at sash ylant to eat as unercaver agents and will repert direetly ts r. Ciathey. when reports are raceivad by Mr@Glothey indicating p0SSib1 e pi ag ar s&b0t&ge it is intende that the information will be raferred to
Mr. Rnbert

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of the

is pointed

out that

with respect

to the financial
there are

setup
men.

Industrial Safety

Committee, it

is estimated

approximately 1200 plants in the

Cleveland area which are potentinl

members of the committee, which plants employ at least l50,000 0n the basis of these conservative figures the committee would

receive $150,000 a year. Inasmuch as it is intended that the actual investigations be conducted by members of the Cleveland Police Department, it appears that the only expense to be incurred by
the committee is the salary of Mr. Clothey, certain clerical and administrative expenses, and perhaps a small payment to the undercover employees at each plant. It would appear, therefore, that the industrial concerns in the Cleveland ares are to be assessed

$150,000 a year merely to provide an agency to which information will be reported and then referred by that agency to the Cleveland Police
~ Department which is The plans for already being maintained at public expense. of the Industrial the organization and operation

Safety Committee are still


already beginning

in.s preliminary
the most

stage but operations are

from the Bureau office in Cleveland.

according to

recent information

received

The objections to the operation of this Industrial safety Committee are perhaps obvious but it is pointed out that in the first
place they are in direct contradiction to the Presidential Pr0clume~

Organizations to refer matters relating to espionage andSabotage directly to this Bureau. Any individual iDVeStig&tiOnS conducted by this committee or any similar organization will naturally present being conducted oy this

tion issued

on September 6, l939,

which requested

all police

the hazardof interfering with espionageand sabotage investigations


Bureau on a nationwide scale. It a

Cleveland Police Department mightconduct an investigation at an industrial plant in Cleveland which would seriously interfere with
widespread investigation

to imagine a situation where the

Industrial Safety Committee through the


Bureau and would result function of the

is not difficult

of the Industrial Comittee, as such, is to receive endcorrelate reports


Federal Bureau of Investigation
cost to the industrial plants, as to sabotage and 8SpiOn&g8. This is whereas the Industrial Safety

in undue publicity, It

is also pointed out that the only actual function and is handled by the
strictly the

being conducted by the

Bureau without

Committee

_is charging these plants a large amount of money for the Sameservice,

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Memorandum for

Mr.

E. A.

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November

18. 1-939

Attention is

also directed

to the

activities of

Lieutenant

J. R. Haskin in connection with the Industrial Safety Committee. Lieutenant Haskin was actively interested in the formation of the committee and there is some doubt as to whether he did not actually
conceive the idea for the committee himself. He has furnished to

Mr. Ness a confidential

list of

industrial plants

in leveland

having contracts with the Navy Department and has also expressed his opinion that the Arm and Navy inspectors in local plants manufacturing materials for the national defense have expressed Safety Committee.

their willingness

to cooperate of course,
effect, if

with the

program of

pH

the Industrial
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It is,
determine what

impossible at
any, the

the present

time to

operations of

the Industrial

Safety Committee will have upon the plant protection the Bureau. It is believed, however, that a definite
should be reached with the Navy Department so that

Program of understanding
there can be no

erroneous impression formed on the pert of the management of industrial plants in Cleveland through Lieutenant Haskin. In view of his contacts with the operating officials of these industrial plants there is a possibility that his connection with the Industrial
Safety Committee might be construed as an official endorsement of

that committee be contacted

and in order

that there

be no interference

with the

Bureau&#39;s program, suggested that steps be taken to prevent any it is


Buvh mi$0H9Ptlon on the part of the industrial plants which will
by Bureau representatives.
&#39; Respectfully,

/81
R. P. Kramer

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According to press dispatches appearing in the Cleveland newspapers during the pest weekend, Mr. A. E. Stevenson, Secretary of the CIO Cleveland Industrial Union

Council, will proceed to


dispatches,

Washingtonduring the current week


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for the purpose of determining from you what pert the FBI is taking in a "rumored spy hunt." According to the press

the Cleveland Industrial

Union Council has


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&#39; issued demands that Mayor Burton of Cleveland confirm deny "disturbing and sinister reports" that the city administration is seeking to prevent wartime sabotage

industry by spying on union officers


further indicated that Director of

and members. It
Public safety Eliot

is

Ness has cooperated with the Pinkerton Detective


Associated Industries and the FBI in formulating sabotage" program, and that Mr. A. E. Stevenson

Agency, the
a "prevent has censured
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the Mayor for not consulting labor concerning the menace.


Newspaper dispatches further refer to the fact that Director of Public Safety Nose has held meetings with several industrialists in Cleveland recently to outline a program of

the type described heretofore.


For your information, the FBI has not participated in any manner or degree in the organization of the Industrial

Safety Committee in Cleveland.


Safety, has formed a Safety

The Bureau has observed that

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during the pest several weeksEliot Ness, Director of


in connection with the organization of
present plan provides Cleveland metropolitan

Public V
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Committee and has held meetings

this group.

that each industrial concern in the area pay to the Safety Committee

Committee collect theseduesandin return will select will


two or more employees at each plant to act as undercover
agents who will report to the Comittee activities plant which may indicate espionage or sabotage.
in turn will refer this information to the

twenty-five

cents per employee each three months.

ej :

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within the The Committee


Police

Department will handle throughspecial which it a squad


that
the

Cleveland

or
to

Q?

Department.
Bureau. It is

Obviously,
estimated

this
that

plan is most repugnant


there are l20O industrial

plants

in the Cleveland

ares employing at least

150,000

men.
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Aztorney General

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Beamber

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Ir all or these planma enter into the operations or this Committee, the Gommittee*s incuma will he $l5O, GG a yaar.
It follew consequently that the industrial concerns in the

Cleveland area will he


maintenance or
refer to the Claveiand

paying $l5Q,QOG a year


functian will
Palice Deparmment,

far tha
he tn
airaa y

an agency whose sale at yublic

which is

being maintained

expense, lnformaticn

relative to

matters which should be reported in various p&ants tn the FBI.

ts first

instance by _

the 1

Iam bringigg this situation to antici tion of the fact that r. A. E, upan yau. K have beratufora instruatad

your attentinn in Stevensnn will call the dp8Gi l_Ag8n$ in

Charge at tha
and whenever

laveland Bureau
possible the

Urfica-to emphasize
tne~Bure&u-is not

wherever

fact that

participating in

or endorsing

in any"manner

the opsrations

sf the

In ustrial afaty.ummittea ~ Hespec fglly,

of Glaveland.

John Edgar
Directnr

Hnover

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which he replied t at his appointment wa for 12:15 2.11. I to take a advised HT. Listerman that the Director wants him strong stand with Hess along the li es that he did firm and
not deal

I called with Clevjand SAC at Listerman to&#39;what appointment Elliot ess timehis
tomorrow

and inquired
to

as

with the F.B;I.


that
to

Council;
continue
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he dealt
with

with Naval Intelligence End he


I advised him that

in organizing this

leveland%$g[ety1_
must
the Director

deal

them.

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participation

was formed without the knowledge, endorsement, sponsors ip or any approval of the F.B.I.; that after the group was formed they talked to us about it, but they did not consult us as to forming it or anything of that kind; that if he wanted our Secondly, that he never asked our views about it at any tine. Thirdly, he has never turned a thing over to-us, and if he representative of Naval Intelli enoe. Fourth, that the Director deplores any private group which does law enforce-

wants to_point to himverydecisively him out that his group


and support he should have come to usgfirst.

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says anything about Lieutenant information, we assumed that h

askin having given us any was dealing with us as a

ment upon a paying basis, having investigations paid for


Council Council in charging

and tM;t the action

of the Safety
year and then ,<g __

one dollar

certainly a very serious question; that the Director feels that law enforcement should be handled by q ficers who are

conducted by the Police If the, leveland

per employee per

Department is Department
to act

is functioning in that capacity there is no justification for their collecting money that purpose,and if the for
is using these funds to pay investigators

that purpose.

Police

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ment while by funds. agency sponsored private


I advised yr. Lioterman to tell Hess that

a private capacity, they are doing a very unethical and undesirable thing by attenpting to junction as a law enforce":1

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V individuals and the I2B.I;; direct to us without having

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and the injection

this kind merely complicates and takes more difficult the ggggxf reporting of appropriate material by persons sted. ~sv<2

of a

third party into any relationship

that anyone can report nattersg@$g,, to go through any third agency; wall

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Qecember 19, . I asked Ev. Listerman to imform Ska: further that the Bureau can see abaalutely na need far such an organization as the laveland Safety Cuunsil, since the Preaidanticl order placed juriadietian in E3pi0nGg, Sabataga and related caaa,. including Plant Protectien, in the F.B.12 I advised him ta " take the pnsitian that Eves canes ta as too late abaut thiaaituatian; that he formed the arganisation and than told us about it; that we did not endorse it and he did sat ask far shauld have asked us first. He deal with Lieutenant Easkin believing him to be an accredited rqpreaentative qf Rbval Intelligence, and canseguently it is up ta him ta deal with nal Intelligence in any matter that pertains ta the Federal I advised
take nlaa uur endarsement; that if he munte our views or qpinian he

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Kb. Listerman after

ha

Hess will and let

proha ly as knaw what


$0 have

someone mitk him to the interuiam, have aameana sit in at that time.

and suggested&#39;thut ha I requested that he may desire

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Hess attitude is, because him issue a press release.

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me immediately

the interview
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av. Ltsterman advised that Fess will probably any that hgfare they made any dqfinite plane, they tank the acttar up with %he Eleuelund Office. I advised him, hawevar, that they did not taka it qp with us, but they advised as as ta
what they had done; thai qpinion about the nutter, B?. Guinnne did nut eapresa any as he waa nut being asked but was

being tald if ss makes any statement about furnishing this data to as confidentially about the membership, I
advised %. Ltsternan to tell hi: that moat af the Business men in tnwn know-abaut this and haw: baan talking about it; that if he says we gave out the names qf the members ar

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anything of tha
who atiended

untruth,

that
I

these

we have never ha
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kind, he should tell

tha names qf all


confidentially

him that this

the peqple
that if the

is an

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Rhuy Dgpartment is qpprqached abaut this they will deny that Haakin is a Ravel Intelligence rgpreaenta ine. Es is just a reserve q ficer attached to q hydragrqphic q fice or aoas,, seats

thing qf that kind, and no one by the name qf Enakin rqpra_


uval I teliigence ant there. 8%. iaterman stated that anaander Gregory called

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Chiaago Q fies and wanied to be interviewed by an agcnt,=ff?f%v av.> 44%aa iny that Lieutenant Enakin conmuniaatedmitb his abumi *V this project and he imfnrned Huaktn that he thought it mnn3d_
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ta tbs Bureau indicating

that he lecated a cqppaf a letter jvau the Chicago fies :*@" Q


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has sent two or three letters


people

&#39; advised Hr. Listerman that Commander I Gregory

to 0.N.I.
their

about this matter;


by the list
I

that he apparently was conpletely


him that reported
to take a the

all the information that to us was never reported.


very firm stand in

organization

had on

fooled

qr
advised

Hashin claims to have I advised Hr. Listernan


and to show no

letterhead.

the matter

quarter,
concerned is
G-2, find

and to advise me at the completion of the interview.


I stated that another matter about which we are the statement made by Hashin that we sabotaged
to Hr. Listerman he meant by that that he contact statement. 2+. him and Listerman

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and suggested out just what

stated that G-2 withdrew from the Cleveland area,


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stated that he questioned Haskin about that this morning, but Haskin would not say anything further about it. Haskin

and that

is

the

reason

he

went

in.

advised

Hr.

Listerman

to

tell

Lieutenant

Haskin

that he will report this to the Director in lashington with the request that the Havy Department be notified of the statements that he is making. Iasked M . Listerman for a is about thirty-eight years of age, rather well built, wears a Navy ring so apparently attended the Kauai Accademy, has light chestnut hair, is very iapetuous and quite emotional.
He stated

description qf Lieutenant Haskin.


that while talking,

e replied that Haskin


jumps from one subject

~-_<s 2
t ,.. 4

to another
tell

and is very difficult


Hr. Listerman he would like

Haskin
to to

to pin

down.

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and

I asked him that

contact Lieutenant know what he had

in

Haskin mind

when he made that


to Washington with

statement
the

becau is
t at hi

reporting
statements

the matter
be taken

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request

up with

the Navy Department.

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and said

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to me this

hat

after

SAG called Listerman Glsvelani frnm and advised


he spake

for

Safety
had

Diractor
ta

marning
Hess

Elliott
who

M%.&#39;l0they,

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s in

ca1Ie&
Fork

ham

attending a safety cauncil meetingand tkat Essa is can


siderably cencerned about M?. Ho@uer&#39;s alleged statement

that

he

taiked

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to the Q f that the pian was very repugnani n him. Hr. Clotheg stated that the imfarma ion relative to the committee se~up, assessments, etc. was discussed in confidence with SAC Guinane and new it appears, acasrding a

Stevenson,

thenewspapers, the igggrmatian given nMr~ that was


Secre ary nf th J leueland Industrial.Uhian

Gouncil. Glotheg stated an attempt was made e csntact yvu in Waahington gestardag at which time they were imformed that yam had been out af he city for two weeks, As far the matter being treated caafidentally, I told Mr. Listerman tha they have told euergane they appraaehed about it and we have heard abaut it frem numr~

ems dg ferent
he has
Cleveland

sources.
and found
talked

I tald
that
abmut this

Hr.
half

Listsrman
the

to tell
people

them
in

checked
have

business

matter.

Mr*

Listerman

stated

he has arranged

an appant~
f.

meat with

Mr.

Hess for

12:15

p. m. t0morr@w@

IntlligcHG

beforecall this Liautenant U. Naval J} H,EHaskin, S.


Q ficcr, called an "m Kr. Listermun said

Mv. Listerncn

advised jurfher

that Q shart time


clippings
stated

Haskin

had in his

pGSSS5$QH the
this than

newspaper

which
ne

MT. Liaterman Stevenson and

mentioned if not

morning.

Haskin Stevenson

imfarmaiion was turned ever in confidence to know whether the infarmution was actually
he wanted

Hashim wanted urned aver ta


investigated

~:f;

by the FBI to determine


bwias

why he made such statements

ta the

rms.
&#39;< !~* T R !>*2 r B.5Y3 " #5-*

3&3

u8T2GI M

5,;

MEMO FOR

THE

DIRECTOR -

2 -

12-Z9-39

Haskin
Washington.

stated twelve

he would pay for


said that unless he

the

&#39;phone call
received an

to

He further

answer within

or twentyqfour

hours

he would

call

Commander Gregory at Chicago and then he, Haskin, would leave for Washington tonight. Haskin stated that Stevenson apparently got a complete list of all the persons involved in this matter including the individuals who attended the meetings, etc. Haskin said that he, Ness and Guinane were the only ones who knew about the meetings and the identity of the individuals who attended the meetings.

Haskin
could

stated
have us because

that

the
the

only

possible
it.

source
was from

where Stevenson
the FEI. I

obtained

information

told
from

Mr.

Listerman

Stevenson

didn&#39;t get

the

information

we didn&#39;thave

Haskin stated, just before leaving, that if this matter was released by the Bureau that we are apparently cutting the throat of the Naval Intelligence by releasing confidential information and, Haskin stated, what assurance does he have that any information subsequently turned over to the Bureau will not be similarly released. Haskin went on to say that he understands the military intelligence was sabotaged by the FBI. Mr. Listerman states he asked Hashim

what he was talking


information.
rather not

about
replied
the

and inquired
to
but

where he got
e fect
that

such
reason

Haskin
discuss

the
that

that
was

he would
the

matter

the military reason he,


the area.

intelligence a member of

withdrew from that the Naval Intelligence,

area and the was sent into but as I


waste

I liar
like
time

and
to
with

told it is
to
Haskin.

Mr. Listerman my hope that


him. I told

that Haskin is nothing he comes to Washington


Mr. Listerman not to

a would
any

talk

I
ferenoe

told

Mr.
Ness

Listerman
tomorrow.

to call

me following

his

con-

with

E.

A.

TAAQI

E M I

.:u|-m EU92;.l92R HOOVER

.-92

b
1 ;

DERECTQR

ml l mjeau of Imnzsti,

ln

rm

Qt

-e
EAT:LGJ

nite?! Mates Bepzirtnneninf Justice


, V !5Uanhim3tun,?!3.QI.
December 20,

4:00
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1:1-._1-1ft efnnan,l?1silniFh*t."" Lri


that he coulH&#39;see necessity no
of Mr. Listerman ington now, in view stated

called from Cleveland with r.ference to oo into et! committee withs. Safety the sa .1 J Elliott-Yeas. work. Director Special Agent the The Listerman held was also present in a dining at room, conference. meshr. meeting was o tea that who was of all he his and with Mr. first public gave chie Hess the Hess was aisc u3d in our calls Thomas Clothey, formerly investisage a and brouaht to his attention the&#39;fourMQ9ints and collateral issnE E 7n 1, LQdEZELwith
oator .to his and who interview esiqned today Hess expressed of in today&#39;s getting
conference. that Hess first outlined

SAC Listerman

the opinion touch with Lash


the

57,

in considerable detail. Somewhat later, ;&#39;, .__ 1&#39; .H. &#39;.&#39;~&#39; proposition ~.< ; ~51."&#39; &#39;1 Smith, Secretary of the&#39;Cleveland Industrial Safety :&#39; ; 2 P &#39;
55.,-125 , 1-; appeared on the Scene and etplained the work

and the

Carl Council,
success

a@ai Q -1.5* &#39;4 2 ", .<-,1


51-V-,~ &#39; .;"&#39;

o
-
M

Robert&#39;Chamberlain, assistant to Elliott


siderable nightdetail the information
stated

edly see hess sat on he Hess, cameincont Mr.Listerman stated that remainofthe and in the outlined in asser der conference. Mr.
about which we spoke lost
explained that
Hr. Listerman

of the Council.

During

the latter

part

of the conference,

-1;-

T F41 ~

%1 .&#39;-.~ a 4;;-1 -~-&#39;. c..1 Q

plan was still in a formative staoe; twlt they had not devel oped any information at the present time, and that they felt that they had discussed the plan with former SAG Guinane at about the time it was being orhanized. They admitted, however, that they had a meetin in October and discussed the plan before they talked to Guinane about it, but said that they
felt that they had discussed it with Mr. Guinane and that he

that

they

the

MJ L:

:1-.~~ . . <4 &#39; ,.._ A ~ . -*;,- .5->5 &#39; :~_.<>*-92 .".< 1 I kn "32?

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would pass the information along; that as long as Guinane nade&#39; no objection to it they supposed that it not with his approval. I inquired whether he pointed out that they did not ash for

any views;

that

they told

as what then were doino instcad_o___ _

iIQ;&#39;.q~_ 1a=i4 :5." },,;; asking


_

about it.
him

He repftea that he pointed thcle facts oat.


his problems. He stated that this

mw

came to

Hr. Hess that originallylieutenaitg ashin -~ saia


and discussed

I $

Haskin that he did have quite a problem on plant protection; sabotage, espionage, etc;, and suggested that they get to-

was before

the wrcoidcntial

proclamation,

and thpfyhe

._., told,<&#39;92

3 &#39; 1 &#39;@&#3

i ~

gngo a vx sax THE FILE eaemmer SQ; 1959 Page 2


.~

~FP. Lis srmun

exnlained

that

t e

Cieuviaad

bu

H636 !1. %<l&#39;rz:38iO?,1 in_, ,~"g_=3-3,*&#39;@-~;~_1*,;_;;;; *f;};J wzl-ti; j; a.s; } 33912 ;;_;,I<;g new ta
* @ Ewv u iv Swcre ru of line of work for Q number 1 t Q; the Gouncil. ?hey than irialists what iheg t ought tn Fess he industr@lis 8
Uleveland in that u gram

Qf wleqland,whp pay all

iv

U w il

$3

$59 Q? Qf manwfacturers

the bills.

_Hest ted Lhat u4ncr

and i dM8EriulLJL

Pia

1" 91@U@l n- JW888 went an ta explain


dhcr stra eaic
plan

the Umxncil and 1&0 has bgcn in that 0f years, $0 kelp with $he,?orma&i@n r&#39; helm a nesting and askwc tha :ndusabou suc& E plan} and ggggpginq said that they newded some sggh

ihs importance
airpianea
mi b0ut_?
.

Qf

uariuus w uld Q fi that

many vital mpiemens.


was tha

p PiS-fa?
M

and

Ewe final

e fnPne&,
Q

and that

Clothe
-J &#39;. .

~n gram Yeas Ea. and Ulatheg said REEQ er &8~ lj ed


y ur planning
.Y ; _&#39;

to bake charge, tha jngures which


awe grossly

which was Q ngpamred in


exaq eratcug

by steucnsan

tna

ta operae an Q budget sf about ;l3,5@ yer w nrtcr, which -. 1- -3 Qppraxzmately eivh* . *"cent 92. a manth jar each wplnyee. I mmwm painted out t a ihe only dijykrgncg Qgiwggn gih @n$ G

mont
cent.

and $w8 $F:?QMQ i$ a quarter


" &#39;

is a di ference
;C3

of his

one

LT

& $$ernan up

fud

bhut

Kr.

Siund
L

as jolluws;
blawinp

l m ia churw
Q damn-tswn

of ths

-{J

xglnned
~ Y

:"l_i

-.92 ,..92,.*_,f.7 , .3, . ta

0? C v 14 ; i_ 1n A J. $3 blaminp up 3tun crd ail tanks J which are all cl&ng aha riugr, and the hFOEGt!QH cf the Giiy, nrinarily. 4; anytmang nQppn;, _ -l c llcct iie biam0= r. Lis ermcn said f at ihaae peaple kiak t a their sustcm will prevent many difficulties. ;Wis iv %s syn cm: i ey plan %@ sail upon th ers0nncl munm ar ~&#39;r zndusirialiafs
&s used as

about

sst0n

92 nr $33
$h0

thcmaeluas
injmrnanis.

in

furni
to ray

miwht

f ose

on i a
Th0$e

vaich
indiuiducls

Jar

any
will

siqn
La

sf

sa ou a

ina rrc ed

iiics to an ini iii c lipcncc a;fi@er vii}


vii} than turn aver

ogfcsr rcfar the


ance rvpwriu

0? we plan ,aPw~ to TIO" J


and ail

uiduals_will he lQr uc iuies. ta


W any
Such
- ~

c list

Q; annlayecs

QSQIQHGFCor C

unplui u

snbcm Q, si&#39; f

a@v~

..{.92"

cnniand that inc *nmuuru; @aJ3 n1w @v@ is &#39; tinn vj he industrialists, u d $@ut Q erploy pmnt$ are sub-ants Qf ths orpmni "ism,

IW C4 a hcy ..*.";;.-K. gen 1;:.*s1.ss*. i@;" ti. M

"* i-Cl: an 6&#39;1 S

?&#39;:";&#39; eI,-

.1.I.

Y ey

iaquircd

as 0 what

ks 5U,6 Q is

in

MQ Panf:a~ .2 n its

i ,V ,
1

,L&#39;L l. 0c.A1.&#39;D u&#39;.. 1 On

1/ ILL.

December
Paoe 3

20,
-

19

all

h.;l&#39;;QCS Clothey, to ~ 1
Qj that list to

whose inuesicators
determine whether they

will
would

inue1i_;; . -

be reliable

and would turn ouer any information to the organization, after which the necessary number of "stooges" would be selected. He stated that all of these informants would work without any pay besides their regular wages.
Clothey said they that that yet it no work started. is not their has been done that by the as soon to inves-

oroanieation, oryanization;
three told months

but that they are still engaged in the work of that they anticipate that it will take about
before he Said intention

as any PyOFt8 are received they over to the F.B.I. Hr. Listerman
him definitely

contemplate said that

turning them these people

tigate

any complaint I shed Hr.

of espionage "" flan

or sabotage. whether

he_oae his stand cleari


ofjicidI&#39;6onneEtion_Uith

saIU dItErsoar Ufewsonedegre._ Mr. Listermanstated that


jhat
it.

stand our G&#39;bti in this,G matter, U-T

ty ;ieo@
7

these

neaplQ_under-

no toIH_them tag} at Laae_no

Fr. Listernan stated that these people are enqaced in a prevention proposition, but that they corla not say how they could guarantee that any such system would prevent any aCt8 of espionaae or sahotaoe. He stated that they feel that we are cnoaged in the investigation of these matters, and that they are primarily interested in the prevention of
any such occurrences.

inquired

how they

account

for

the

contention

that

the

industrialists

can be saved

50,000

by reportinj

these matters direct by the plant management to us. it. Listerman said that their contention is that the plant manace ment would never know about these things. They think that the employees would not report these matters to the plant
manaoement because of the anion proposition; that they are

trying

to

Jet
fr.

around
Smith

this
saia

difficulty.
that there is a possibility, although

it night be disputed, that sabotage, may not be within for an $ampl the atanderd
storage. Me said that they

some of the facts, particularly the Federal jurieoiction, Qiuin Oil tanks which are used for
intend to include all such

of

matters

so they
plants

can protect
wherein they

the
have

city,
their

in

addition
stooces".

to protectinc

the

L&#39;L .f<&#39;J;;;-1A EL i Becember QC,


;mne _ Hr.
we would

Listerman
q

said

th

fcc urar wauld not


Qf the pin
t ey
oahar

inues asked

do

no

than

n t in
I

Q 1.7-|_-

ET?

VJQE

Ff;

Ti};

_ _ n

1L F!i&#39;.? ti . 1:1"
&#39; 1TI.~..?1l.&#39;"&#39; -fl *naw we

nel
us.

0;

a plant
he $01

He

d thr; 0 Sta ed
ep
{Q

asked

:2,

r.

Listcrman

caurse

us, will ;;F1 :2"be 3;


ricd

than

any to

have

turned

will ay
Hot say that.

reps

tiaac the person jbr it; gt Qf


as such work

is the duty $01 eas people ion any protect is rqport any
9f

Qjjicials
him thnt

sf the plants in;0rmu%ion.

tend

./{Ir :5ts Q

uted

that

undertake

the

stanges amt add %


and that

withundwnbtedly will the nrsaniaaivn theempl@g@rs. J$.


ihem very
ever

Listerman Q

at
hy

thi8
contact

da nnt

group
wan
t e

say eats
indu

ay thing

kc orani::ticn hav mwh@C5YT ?F% t pr0ba&ly when t infsrmaiun which thug cbui that &#39; facts sf I. I stated oneusr, tirr Q _.> ll: !=92-+1. !!! ha we era not in sympaiay
to the P.5@ we prefer

1_@kdhey appare Hr. Lis that

stvalists. we been
with

sf frsm

to

d bi

circct

_r, -T <3 iI&#39; $57 ;*bGi&#39;1;,&#39; 1&#39;2}?- _pr i:h53_r; L.-&#39;m.=.}_r;} H*1?;T ??5_1;"l, A < {,1 he ;,i;T,A~~ - J" M6?" **w &#39;"""""""*"&#39;"~ Y ~&#39; >:~~

a se

age

pur7i3E4-@:4 i@;

orwanixg igg,

@mplnperskif_th+

#2:? h

,--?

&#39;=<-"""*;&#39; W4 v =~r*~ *

Y v

iw

fbss

to

t em;!

but

ih

+L:wQWl3:i f;;@tevQcm {M%;x3i an

-~~..&#39;>.-~._ _ _ W 1 92 - u___ -

6 -92 ~ *3,-.-_.-._.__~%,&#39;~,____ -f

baieues tha a&#39;.*&#39;.>1r:=*,1 is n:na&#39;e


he $3&8@ {nut

i?

brecor
third L ~i: U 44-

iP8
W51

w cther
that

he go ntcd
supsrimposes

oui
an

that?

avganiza
canduct tn turn

purelg
would was

ma organ Sirable, ff-fl


n mu

y king

they still

and a ui i b u n ks J .5 i;_Q;Q 1$QTF33E?T? ?i T?E?E 7Fr;@%hat


thiny, s ating manufacturers thui heg ggrg una that they

obtained

et erm

on was a yccd ix tinn of the

nwestigatians

whatsoever;

that

heir

purgoas

5
O

1.:i;.<i&#39;CF,.ri@.IIi.i.&#39; l-&#39;~&#39;U1&#39; i }* ,}.&#39; W

Lecemher

38,

1939

rage g r

~ 5
J&#39;aduised Hf. Liatarman tha I sse mm nsceanizw

nu? m king

Q pras

release

on thiS

maier,

ga

Ema arc

ms ta uta

@3;aiwn.

Pr.

Listermnn stated that

agreed both

with Smith

this

?I@L,JL

,,

MP. Liaierman

and Hass were


to

he also
enlwst nally

very pleasant. He stated that he pointed aui ta ihcm cur various arguments, including ihe fac ihat they ars trying mamrp the powers of law enforcement bo ics. He stated tka

pointd

amt ta hcm
at

hxt

he just

receiu&d out

infarma ian
fer

tha Gaamberlazn, the assistant


some s udents that hese estern

Reserve

ta Nss, is possibly
yniueraity about it

trying

making

aaL0tage

inusstigatimns;
bays

that
wouid

he pointed
know nothing

to thm emphat~V
and that

they Qerg no? duly canx tuted lac gnfsrcemsnt officers.


statea taut these tn an anything tn

men took the posarQn inat they do no wan; disturb any harmuny mhm@$OgQrJ but t at

H9

they faal
turers WE could that

tkzt
ese

there
is
men

is feeling
a need fur
asked Aw.

an the part
such
Listsrmun

af

the manufu~
he
thsuvht

there

an organization.
whether

in T G that

his reply to that vent it with theirs.

prevent

all

sabotage

was an inquiry whether they They said that they cmnld


,,

g our

oraanizat on.

@ stated

that, but and thera

they felt that if they dt muS some act of sa 0tag,

moi t cy

take some weuld race

.&#39;Ti3?,L_l."-;, not an wer


ac cn, ueihe
ghg uards
is

blame far not %akin prayer believe in msin $ aoges


other
irectsr
$6 d .

prgcauxmon. in p wferenc
in. that I

as stuied to Usin
would nal

t gy or
ne

mei

ds
I

of
aguised

prs actin
HT.

Listerman

ohau

his

and

let

him

know

what

ins

Qiractar

wants

N?. Listerman

aduissd

that

these

men aypcured
thay that
certain

to

be very jriandly absut the whole mutter; brin up much about the publicity. They be an need fer sailing Washington.
I asked Hr. Liaterman whether

that saia
me was

did mat there wvula


that

he said nothinw that they cauld c0n$tPns as our &lsssin@" or bsnedictian . Ne stated that he was sure he Qid not, bat that they might mam say that they have canawlted with the F.E.I. I SH O$t6d that we wait >1d sse what their newt meme will be, and in the meantime I amid iaik la t e irec sr and obtain his opinion.

E.

A.

f i f

" K.

1 L MF pi.

, ,.,

4;;l-TT}/ @>C.f;/45;
92,

*~
+

December 26; 1939


V

Y
J I .
C

&#39; - , 3_.~;.m,;

rl ndfar
-rcrctnry

gcnnral admin H.
ta the President

.~

ataon
furaonal and

?h hitd Pause
Ev-1&#39;3!; in-:*!o&#39;2, , 7. Irwr Immoral lataan:
O v

Con deniag

R J

I on attaching

hereto a brief

mevarandumnutltntng
D n

the cltcn: feature: in connection with the Industrial qfczy Com~itceu sf the Tleveland _qfcty nuncil. I have woticci seuaral press utvrias in ivuin that the
Prrsident

E30to ave in bdckvrnund. I cannot asprcna you thtahorgaztsation and conaaqusntlp too nipht thnupht kc
viaoroualy
~ ~

at

a recent

press

conference

25:

asked

conrn-

my camplete
L

disapproval
a n

qf organization:
ri e c v Lana

Qf

I ?

fn btih inv
In

":::;::;:i;::L* *::x:i:":a;ss*::i; *";"&#39;~::""" ~53;


thrnunh uiqilantu nroupa.
.hts particular situation thur is J mvraonary

purpoaa of the organiser:


uewfre of promoters

back;ruuni

which causes he to doubt even the sincerity

{n zlcueland zut gneof aevcralmunifsstatlans the is of


v0 capitalise upon s e praaant emer~
E

of this group.

The situatian

cf

genoy aituuntan to thctr own advantagpMby cnpting to Gt


detective 4nli1; apenciaa have oontaotcd industrial

curp n never l th1lfu?ifion: in n qfa?oratc: 0 caun ry ug?ncia. var oua par a J;;c:forcengnt a t pr uate
and busincaa

7 | . I

@r;%::z@n3 in an e fwrt
Of *1* r:

tn sell

thsir

acrviscs
:uFotcfe

far
and

the

pli t ;F0uR$i@R: is, of cw;rr, no ftwrc gccakstty for


QT a one ws cia N

involainw

ea t~nove

busn.eazt@ it:c1f aurie?to prnforn law anforcsnnnt acrvi ca jinawcialfy tha wwrk On "ith my
&#39; mp#nau;ory basic &#39;HPrdu i v0uti"at!an Of
~ ,iIi

5-.

Wvn the fanilttita of t?r n cral and 130 associates in @:$c,

~f/&#39; f

92 ~n V Mv P-i PJ. Ml &#39;v: X

L
"

V:&#39;/"/W:=~
"1 L

I
y

% . Ml

v;~

aw $92X

P ,1!

n
.a

"?i?#I agd lacal lww emfor euant ugsnaies are


92

.;.;,i :2 prqgqrly earrg wn tars: functiuws at me J i;aal sail to the qpcraeor f an industrial institutian or nrg f d i a

nn aairabls
arrn;@nena

I,feal

jnr her

ts permit

in thta

tag Qa n if h

regnr& that

af any tri~3nr%g
iafornation

it

ta highly

.,&#39; han

partainfng ta eapianaga, anboiagv; plant prntsctian and rsla e na@%ra must pare Ate iafarmatian tarough tn:
Furaau should inaiea
rwmtact with all n qf c third party in arse? tha it will rsaoh the urcau Qf Inusu tgationi I aiiams that the

by mhian psrsaue gosseaaing

n 11- fbderci

Q: all

times upsn nui

aininp

Hirent

tenant the unnaeeseury and un asirabis kurdsn Qf 0 hrecw party arrangewen thrnugh whisk data mua pan. I know

tian of this kind; ha ihsac parsnnn nncfmgers r awglnysaa,


appreaiata that delay, inmceursay mna inm fieienay
~
in P< 3 . I

puraana

in a-pasi iun

t0_jurnh

iwfarmc~

npproprtatc~dat6a EZ

not deal divest with peraana inva pasifi n


,v , --~

will

you will

undanhrd1y rasult

in situaninns

whare the Furcau does

ta furnih

Qanta

I an%cipat fhat t": Prvsi e t Hay rereu_fu%ur Snquiriza nbnu aartvrn nj tats kind and 0n:auen:iy
gnu ta have my uisws upan rng mzrrcri uaaurancci sf my hicheat ragarda, &#39; ita
Q 1*.

,-

sineerily

yaurs,

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December

26,

1939

vzvzozeggvvlr The Industrial bafety Committee Director of the Cleveland safety Safety

European Robert

Councilwasorganized shortly after the outbreak the eurren of


Ohio, Lieutenant
Chamberlain, har by Eliot Ness, Assistant

land,

Hashim, associated
to Eliot

of Public

Hess and several

with the Navy Department,


other

at

Cleve-

as a clearing house for and subversive activities. Committee is to solicit


institutions in the

individuals.

The Safety Committeefhasjdesignated


Cleveland metropolitan area

information relating to espionage, sabotage The method of operation of the memberships from business and industrial
and to assess

itself

to serve

92nis eight cents per month per employee. Ito s estimated that there are 150,000 employees engaged by concerns to be approached for membership by the Committee, which means an income of approximately $l50,000?OO a year for the Industrial aafety
Committee-

quarter employee appeara9thatF?he urrent per butit assessment

each member approximately $1.00 initial assessment was declared

per year per employee. to be twentyive cents

The per

The Committee will function by designating in the various plants spies who will report through the plant managements to the Industrial Safety Committee all matters that transpire in the plant. It has been stated that the information obtained by

the Industrial

Safety

Committee

of Cleveland

through

these

fchannels will be investigated by a specially selected detail of the Cleveland Police Department. On other occasions the promoters of the Industrial Safety Committee have denied that they will conduct any investigation directly or through the

Cleveland

Police

Department

of

information whether
or

obtained

relating Police

to become of the $150,000.00,


Uepartment referred investigates to the FBI. statements

to the National Defense. sidering the functioning

The questions naturally arise, conof this organization, as to what is

the Cleveland
the

the

cases

whether

cases

are

Pespite

of

the

Cleveland

Industrial

tafety

Committee promoters that they would not conduct investi ation in cases involving espionage, sabotage and related matters but would refer all information received promptly to the Cleveland

&#39;

-3-

~.M ->1,

of the Committo have and a feF*ng~them positions as been/approach%g at western la?students Reserve Law School in Cleveland
investigators for the Industrial of organized pafety labor Committee. have been vigorous

oJ;ico of the FBI! information been!received representatives Que that

attacks

Representatives

and criticisms

they have made upon the Committee,

its

in the

sponsors and its purposes, claiming that the Committee is actually attempting to install a system of labor spying within the industrial
institutions-

The Cleveland Industrial Lafety Committee has not at any time furnished any information whatsoever to the FBI concerning matters relating to the national defense, despite the fact that one of
the major justifications used by the proponents 6 1939. of the Committee of
in soliciting furnish all memabershipviis the claim data received immediately

The Federal Bureau of Investigation was not consulted at any time concerning the establishment of this organisation, nor were the views, attitude or advice of the FEI sought in the situation. The FBI has not sponsored, endorsed, or approved this organization.

that the Committee w~i11&#39;-mt to the FBI in accord with

the Presidential

Special Agent in Charge at Cleveland, Ohio, to Eliot


capacity or manner of a vigilante or civilian secret

the FederalBureau Investigation/has indicated of through his!i.


service

request

of beptember

The Director

Hess, Cirector

of Public safety, his opposition to any undertaking to penform duties of law enforcement by civilian groups functioning in the group. In the present situation this the fact that the promoters of the negative condition organization is aggravated by have a mercenary

motive because of the potential


per annum and virtually
1

budget approximating
expenses.

$l50,O0.00

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The Feaeral Hureau sf Investigation, 5;T*W7# Washington, D,C. V, % __w M ;.92_z_ 11.1113. "

Ganth -.nmen:: _
AThe
V. ,, .

;leve1andXalica_Foree under airection oi Lt. PQer Allan the and #1,


Earnesg/Molnar. The

greatest vice in the United ring States i per@, *T*&#39;tha


hnuaes of pnasnitution is
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"the Ulnar g. on Fublic Pl the Square. Ha b can found ha m~ the nd Clarklg offlcs th Inlice station the in on End float musZ?ry;@Q%nin
VV _i_,L _.

ths girls

for these

g~between man whe dees the B llating

Mgx FsrEls wgth off bbsein

and Purnisheu

in Lill1an;Wessraop&#39;s Court Room.


pear erea ures
fficer.

Yau can ssaily tell


and than Allen is

which casas are Gaing th& p; mffVhg$pittinMax Fsrnle acna as anterney"or*thosa


and t e he will fee xith the victim Allan, wesuroop might squeal mnks it

splits his afraid that

arr@s*
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V If

from the little individual who has ta suffer ta get it. If a wCm&n does ml want to go into that raaken, Allen will hound her until gha givas in.wud . raids her hnme and put$ an item in the paper so that she is as humiliarcm that she finally glvaa in because there is nc way out. Then if she el1s

his business to frama that party and sand him to the panitentinry as he a not talk. Allen has no sonscience and weuld stoop to murder to gas pansy

er aven

threatens to

tell, than

she is

murdered my ALln 3 g&n@ of Ita1is-

who is living at the Earl Hbtel at E. 32ndac, n Euclid Avn


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of the

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Ave, You

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id forced to handle

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an older

woman who has the

tnt she 1$ going to adopt him and Dive him a chance ca Liv; c Q1; rea1ly&#39;wou1d liketo get out of that racket but he is in it now,
stolen property as that hotel is

her everythin

appearance of

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Lin he

3: nice

lwhen Mayqp&#39;Bubton office took was too

dope fienda,/ Ofcourse they pay protection/to


the people
great iprvone

thought that

man to

they were

and Elliot Ness

Allen and

the fence

handle. The

goin5 to get

was appointed

Molnar.

and full

police who

some protection,
cannot be

Safety Directo

bought n6Vc

but the

j-

get anywhere common beat passed the

have the
job and man who address,

Qhousand Dollars

on the police force men. There is one sargent examination

to pay

and they stay on the outside as drivers man in particular who is too honest evo but could not be promoted because he did

for the

promotion. This

man would

lose 1

~ he n<

might be might be A nice

shot if they find out that he ever told this story. Anot shot if they find out that he told ahout Seeing two muroe

on Clifton Blvd. in is 9605 Clifton Bldd, prospective buyer

a political He is
looking woman

men&#39;s home, Harry Hinchlife is now in Miami, Fla. but his wife
can handle

uhos "Air is still at

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of real

estate in

Miami.

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she meets

him as&#39;a

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want to

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I am yet ; until

after I

see that

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Navyv@i* fF fnteliigence $2QRiTH infarmedS,me tha at noon time;on the in charge he 3ki of Cleveland seciiwn Divisian. e b h lwnday,
at the eld the dth, and Tuesday, Terminal Club to which
aonoerns in this district

the Vth, mec ings were being PepPB$ GiU$ qf Qutstanding


were being invited. e

iniustrial

mews uitaliy
that all ndi a

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in@i$G$d hat moi 0&#39;ly G5 Head Qf the he this maeting alam woaid e he on Tmeaday,
at

Inteiiigance

Eiuisian,

Cleveland a th

ntere$~ed in industry the


t

and what vitally was to h mars


and tha

he was certain c@ncerned

of
TC inc

Sabotage
I or

in

urdsn
Cleveland

of

meeting

be "The
Fherc

Prevention
were abnu

District.

ntcn ad SS iniividua number

9 n
is

ting
present

sams

and

understand

Qt aFfr$ima c

t a
Q

mast
awnditisna

part
Lt.

ers the $331 tended of an Hnnday,


as
as

vcncerns. and iha vital

kins
&e

wpened
them

knows

They betier knamn t he meeting


exist in

F5Q?SF iCiU8S, gar ou$standn Qlsveland by a g ner l iscmasion


Claveland istrict

in e

rest

mhiah

th tn

s Emmy Department has in preventing Diuis Navy r other Qnva rnman prosecution cf mark either_for the sabotage, e%@ Ne tans, growing out f espio npn, the L%uy carries 0 reviewed he type of nwnstia%or;~m@rkvw @h any interruptinn t
s@ ficient_funds an

0 the

proper

at all

times

and for

which

in paces

times

with the advent of re available. e paih cd out, hnweuer, that burden of the mark recent wartime conditiana, ha xteh% and budget an m i h th rapidly assumed such prnpnrtians fhat the meager
praqram
He

which

maul
that

indinatsd
to

sq orsrate ~f

is

entirelv

praclamatian
situation has ccnsultcd

of

be Hi all ndvqnm s for the nrahlems therefara, fel it his duty nn er


advised with Birectar Hess.

J incdc AQ mate

ta

sunvari .1

sresrnt . the resent


ess

a A

the a wi h

e rresidant of the ni ed States, ta sail ne ttentinn af icon} nuthnritisa and he, therefnre,
and ircctsr

became intensely
sagwestiona SS Lt.

interested
Haskins

in the prspasition
had made ta him were

at the

felt
the e

that qf

such eas
was

entiraly

inadequats graup ireccr terms

to C pa with

the

sitmatien

an

it

maa frsw

disnussinws

and Lt. Hashins concvued Lt* Jess. Essa


the situatian
H : Q G dpGiH

that the plan which Faskins then turned his


he

was presented to the meeti nuar n peneralired


district
-"L exhent .. -,5 R0

opened
as

remarks
sees it

by a review
in tha
.r

of

Sicueland
&#39; ll an .4 Le

of

ll snbuers

" ."3 : ave., @CthUlu13

JPr@n the ~_ &#39; whzaa P" org_- [1 nzspa

534-

exist in the S i @f&#39;l@veiand jaw the carrying on cf mu?%c;;qpg 8 wnrk, if and when it bccmmas expsdient far 8pi0 GQ8 andisabotag duck organizatians to begin funvtioning. e strcssed the inadequacy u; any avernmental funds far prnysrlg inves iga inp and preu nting such sabotage or running down information on thos grpups at indigf_ duals who might be potential agents sf such activities. e alas &#39;"" HFSTRQYEQ W

gnrces

&#39;

er ,1. _ &#39; 3 -

indicat d
which waul

that

he felt
such

cme sari
work to

of arganis tion
be carfied on

enable

outsi

was rcgxired
E

Citw Jnis

"apartments $uua of
beoauaa of the

usually both the

antla, scrutiny

heir every expenditure lcueland City Geuncil

~ inched to to cope wiah snc 3;; lack sf funds and @130, and mare in,uF?

the

dqffnite
.

and ac ion s opcn to which in such matters

{ e
is

mat particularly sympatheti. csnceiped the idea that,for carrying an such work, a special committee af he Cl eueland Safety Council would be an appropriate means. He feels hi s is up;r@priste
because the Safety Council is vitally i teP@$tsd in th sa5@y Qj is u life and prnper y cf the Ci g. A130, the sufetg Gan nail going nncern, thus eliminating the nscessity far h 6 rganization af a new grnup or bady to carry an ths mark, e sis 0 feeis it wis $0 utilies the Jafs g Couneil as a areasAI in mhi ch in work H

because;

s wnld

he experiment
and with

n0%_pr0ue
little

satisfactnry,
1 92

be ubnndnned

readily,

Gr no puhlicit

1&#39; F if _

it

can

Mmsed ef employeesin theepinianf theindustry that furnish industry the speciai_commi%tes a; t&e Jafety foun il lists with who
Inv ,lued
, arr , Vtrustworthg" e needed
H &#39;

In general th& plan employees cf the various

a5 campaign individual
N

mania De ta mgr A tkrsugh I is HFG~ 83 GFIi$hment5* * he impreasian they Should

names wauld

or

1. 1 ye i , V wanted but

aa

art

ma

my

bs

Lngivi u ls

who

are s ratepicallg pick up valuable

loaated in the plant cad miph infnrmatian. ?hese indavinuazs

be in positinn to mania he hnrnughlg

i u@5i@t@d hp methw s whfah appmren iy Hess has available and are q fec iuw, and m ch, we were assured wmul in no ya y Hismlosn anyons ne gnci that such lists of names were fnrnis hed by the emplnger. irom that paint on, in"us ryVwnnld have n o further part The $p@Cial csmmi mnuld cansist, at lsast sf th f llawinw: irector Akss, Lt. Hnskins sf the fang I&el7Qnce iufsion, Carl Bond Smith, Secretary Q? $58 Flwueland Jafetg Cauncil, C0 mmander

of the
Ail

Navy fntelii~anc@
centasts

Reserves,
mi k their

and ;nssibiy
cantact man in
ather

ONE or
the
s men

Lmo

Qthsrs.
indus

Qf t&eir

various

twin?
contact

plants
*+ ..i.v

wauld

be held
knpw who

en irely
any Q? the

q f

the premise
cnntact

J Qn

no GHQ

man would

were.

is feit 92 er

hat

fur
per

carrying , AGRf; L,
entire *rt
,

on the mark far _92 _ apyaren


the hc
*.

rsquzre a budQet,0f 5U,QGO, mr it was cs imated, the number of emplwyees in the concerns thaa gar

;v U
is

if?w ~

Z emF.o5-e ,
that
the
to

$7 y

:U ~ Jaw
in t

waul of n H the basis an F!sidrsd, ahaut

n {&#39;3 e gear

x 8 en Uecids
HG
4* "i

by e It li iu
P

tke
the

Cnmmi%t8
basis
in ended

the
the

number
t e work

of
ta

empluyees
inuustrial

in
work
area

an
by

n {F nstry
ta e

0? and

con ribution
cauer

inward

shmhld zndustrg,
vl0UGnd
* he

district

nn

limit

established

Cswpvrniion

Q? the city. They are POPQ3iR that tum plan as amgiineu on for a marina of t ree n h , at the and 0j mnich tire iqft to the consensus sf epinian as tn.wh0ther it is wsrth and there is any need for continuing-

~. .arrie

it

can
while

be

A Q.

.i.>"&#39;

I-

0
, d &#39; pa L; an

,%0
qf the number of hourly erployses Raw in the

.leueland
Q

n the

the charge would be $206.42 per manth.


basis will be BS9dm

Eav , eharge for war 0mpG ywould be lT2.83 per mg ii, n the basis qf all gmplayees, both huurlg and aalarg, viz; 2&F?
I am not certain
invited

;huuar&#39;a Qgpartment,ResearchLaboratory and Vinyliiey 52,,

district

basis

including

Edgemater,

hcary A.

$arks

which

:.;~;
5-=4 *1 T &#39; .2 =&#39;A. 123 ...

I gaine

the feeiing

that

the

industries

to attsnd

these meetings are industries

meat will
~2-Er /Q 5 5

hile it certainly cannot ha said ha any indication existed in the meeting, I am sf the opinion that the

who da work on Navy contracts.

know of the firms who do and do not subssribs to tha plan.

of pressure huy Depmrt~

mg W"
.1 V u&#39;3 _

5&3.
_ Q v $ f?.;92. . ,. *@@*% 92&#39; A.J If " . ; . .:_: - 92:. ,. v . ..._92 _v E -I -$i>"lJ> &#39;; :: ,Zc.;_92.-,.$ 9. .. 4 W92iI4 .v . L ~. .|. . ._ _-. ~81: , " .-92.r-&#39; . &#39;.-&"v&#39;_ . . f92&#39; .11. 1: &#39; "5

Lt. Haskins told the group he had iscusssd thsou lined plan n__f pram-edure zzafth his supsriors in "asvhing~2on and had their hearty approual of the plan. 1% had &een

Hxamri 13- sat and vf;ia<:~ry be woriz felt 151 alscrSfzau-ls? fcasibla
mwby: bqw.

indicated&#39;o that it lookad sn good that they might him recenmend its adoptiwn in ather large cities of the country, He alsa stated he had discussed it casually with thv P.B.I.

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F1 states thu G1 u Q fhig gfigrn gn Captain ixan bringing in ta sse him Ellint

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Nixon

qf

OEI callad

and

statedhaSafety Hirectork and ess


frsm

Commander

Cleveland

Hregary

and

are

would

in

like

Was*in$0
T3

an appointment

arwund

3 P. H.

ta
$0

mak
dis~ the

cuss with
giant land.
them

a Bureau

representative

pretection I
at.2

situatinn the
H;

around I would

told
P.

Captain
He

Claus
see

he

weal

same

over

with

Mr.

Essa

and

Qammander

G P@@P Q

esyectfully,

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November 23, 191;!.

&#39;

Directs: Feder.1J. Investigation Bzlreau all


.&#39;;&#39;a.shingtQn._, 33,. 3,

slmvzr -wI.<1-; D .;k.=.A_a.LK..=,;l: A... ."_r:.. Isfi TI. &#39;< Sear Sir:

&#39;" T1*r92r&#39;<= ~.~~r~.<~w~ H, *.-<;.~ .;.-..-1! ...__l&#39;.92,.z_ me; ..:..-&#39;92I_.. aw .-_ <-7::-.92-.--f&#39;[*&#39;92 -Y:-92 31&#39;--92- Y

92"92 --. 92

meat being mam by Qirectnr of

relative to an a nouncement of a ::rI*0-*-"rim: . nrote-:.t.io:1 asx;.a1;i_r=,<:%. ~ 1 K A ~ &#39; of _ fire and sabotage in~Q1_Leveland. indu.:=::,x~i;1.1. 1~&#39;L.g;=__,1,;,~._1*,-,;_g._ *:,~; .:;t3_ w. ~

&ppE.T .K Bd.. in labCleveland . Plain Dealer Ifov zstabei" on 23, ..L9:i,Q, L 92 -

The 8

transmitted hw-1 ;..~. lr1 climpimy a

".-:%*_i_cn

.Eub.lr;c: 5:1,i ;iL.,:<&#39;;<l i;."1S;3. ~ ;5;.;w ;,.


Ix :

prints of each imgilnrtaaii;pl;-Mt sr1 :->:"F=_::F1: ?.,1;,>w; -xi. it-I _ Lhe the plant, the lO&#39;3&#39;E ti. >i1 oi? ifim i@*=:imn1::;_, L,-l*:-,:.",=::.92i; :&#39; .z;P.v:~::s-5, . 1.:<1
electrical wiring, explcssives, the meg; provid.ing sections mi b1=: <>1"";;ige;~s of sir:.i.l;n:* mm-: :;:,j;.m.~iL.l is ..

mi? theCl1s*rel:=ntk-, Fire Depart-swntis 1:2-&#39;1;-. .L~:;:1v i1l:A rm?: 3 ~_-:-~ 92

Ii if-=> rlwtmi thisthe progx---um <:zz..T.s Eur the g.-roviclizug mi Q}: {I

in.f0r:1at.i.on ucmsisting oi full dr::;.:;&#39;.~T.p~.;s1.v.a <:;:;:a c: n;:;92r-.;ct-" inn of the b11il<i.ing;, m:=i>=2-rials usecl ..;:1:miL@cturi;:3__ in o:;;~:~:;&#39;.;=;Ll;," "
we bu.i.lu,in: &#39;

Furthermore the a.tA;-znvciance of cl,1s:<J.:; _&#39;k:=:i.u&#39;<..l_;,-is;-&#39; :1;-&#39;:>;1::>: c>-ci &#39;


92Qlevellnd afevty Cmlntil anal the Cit;*&#39;:J ~._*.;;i 2=*i;-_*.** .:.;&#39;t;t:<;:r1%",? ;:r hired by this plants
mint of the part
maps and
v~

stare-:i_, and mat px*ecaa.1.ti.ona;r,3 if!E:Ei1.ii; 3S;*l:;r z ntlw tiliiiigq me


iighting, etc.

the :Lr1st-1 11ti,<3n in fire

V &#39;

,. ii-1 :=~r.;.an;: ra:nen emd g;1.1:&#39;I 11s

Tbs ureau has ha-en. p.ruv*.i<;=."1~sl;; :1=3vi::+:d ;:!rocur-::-of the blueprints an-:1 amps o xm~;I~.=>n;; isms:-1~rL:.lon,&#39;::1 :1s =.Di him I a. lC.i.i1.-ff oi i&#39;icars of aha: {ire tlega-::rt;:1:r1t ; vsuch
blueprirxts
1 &#39;

11&#39;].-;> $l1cJ1C8 4 . uomparue #5 v_ 1 rem-peqt La the - ,-.., . "$1 .7; ~_,.-e-.1. " &#39;- .;1.m.,>,.v,..W:1.~.n:> c..1t92...; .14.-A-.r K " n .92 Jlth 4. ._, 3 _ ,_t ..__. ..

been Qbt_: _::eai. ;&#39;I*:1:nfarieus fire tiw

,>......~ .@~

if r

l mated

that J.

rAmamLh<&#39; 92.E3_3OI"l , oi the P-1~o&#39;&#39;i:"1<m mi Uhmi Iiaursiml.

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