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Agents Ordered To Three Other Cities To Seize Records

CHICAGO -(AP)- Chairman Martin Dies announced today he was sending seven agents of his congressional committee on un-American activities to four cities "immediately” to seize records of what he described as German and Communist organizations.

He said the agents, half of his staff, were dispatched to. Detroit, two cities in the east and one in the south. He declined to identify the three cities other than Detroit.

This activity followed raids yesterday, Dies said, in Chicago, New York and other cities on "German and Italian organizations." He announced that documents and records were seized last night or early today at five Chicago “German and Communist’’ organizations.

Chairman Dies emerged long enough from his secret investigating hearing to make these announcements. He said that, meanwhile, he was questioning today Ernest Ten Eicken, former president of the German-American National Alliance in Chicago.

Dies said that he- planned to question four persons in a continuation of the committee’s investigation of evidence unearthed l by committee agents here.

The congressman identified one of yesterday’s mysterious witnesses as Heinrich Peter Fassbender, alias Harry Smith, an agent of the Gestapo.

Fassbender, who is 23, was seized on the west coast, taken to Washington and then brought here for questioning by the committee. Dies said that the agent carried authentic credentials, checks from the German government, and other papers in his possession when seized.