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April 14, 1958
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Approved For Release 2000/08/22 : CIA-RDP61-00391 R0001 00180023-6 C NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCCS C 0 National Research Council 0 P of the United States of America P Y Y UNITED STATES NATIONAL CCI4IT% International Geophysical Year 1957-58 April 14, 1956 Mr. Frederick T. Merrill Director, East-West Contacts Staff Department of State Washington 25, D. C. Dear W. Merrill: Reference is made to your letter P-EWC of lurch 3, 1958. En- closed is a draft letter to IT. V. Beloussov, Vice President of the Soviet IGY Committee, asking his Committee?s co-sponsorship for s proposed visit of Mr. John Sparkman to the Soviet Union for the purpose of taking gravity measurements. As indicated in my letter of February 21 to Miss Ellen Gavri- sheff of your staff, our original request for advice in this matter did not contemplate reciprocal visits by Soviet scientists because information In had at that time concerned only the possibility that Mr. Sparkman had been unilaterally invited to visit the Soviet Union. Apparently, the unilateral invitation did not materialize. By the present approach, there is no assurance that the question of reci- procity will be avoided. Our own experience, as veil as information provided by your staff, vould indicate that any acceptance of our proposed request by the Soviet IGY Committee will be acecznpanied by a reciprocal request. The position of the Department of State with respect to the content and purpose of the enclosed letter v111 be greatly appre- ciated. Sincerely yours, /s/ James Henley Morgan, Read International Relations Section Enclosure State Dept. declassification & release instructions on file Approved For Release 2000/08/22 : CIA-RDP61-00391 R000100180023-6