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0 Approved for Release 2000/05/24: CIA-RDP70-00058 Pieea nEPdCi~ence, iiw. WASHINGTON 1. D. C. 'TULSA TRIBUNE Circ.:' e. 68,801 - Frani . Vasil Date: Othor Page THE FRESHMAN SPY to his ears in international intelligence, with a more generous budget for the cloak-and- dagger business than any other nation except Russia. But it's a new role for the old Uncie who has traditionally been a frank, plain- 'talking (if somewhat naive) old gentleman. How is he doing? . Allen Dulles, head of the Central Intelli- gence agency and brother of the Secretary of State, claims he is doing pretty well. In a lengthy interview in the current U. S Nc,vs -Dulles asserts that the chance of an enemy pulling a new Pearl Harbor has vanished. He says that we are now set up to evaluate instantly any major intelligence reports. Pearl Harbor, he points out, came about not so much from a lack of information as a break- clown in the process of getting that ihforma- tion to the proper people in time. The uncomfortable thing about the Central Intelligence agency is that we must take Mr. Dulles' word for how -it is doing. Its budget is never published. No taxpayer can get a list of the people who are on its payroll. We have to trust Allen Dulles to see that it is not infiltrated with enemy agents. We cannot examine the information it receives to judge if it is true or false. Back in the days of wonderful optimism between the Civil War and World War I the American people were convinced that the world was moving progressively and inevita- bly toward a Christian millennium. We. rea- soned that with physical slavery gone serfdom would' soon. follow, that the obvious decline of the hereditarynobility meant an inexorable rise of pure democracy, the colonialism would mature into freedom for all peoples, and that expanding education would result in a close bond of international understanding. No one would have guessed back in 19,14 i that in 40 years the United States would be pouring $60 billions a year into a tremendous war machine, including the CIA spy network and the Atomic Energy commission. whose work is also kept a dark secret from the MAR 16,, 1954 CPYRGHT CPYRGHT r 0010690052-4 This unfortunate circumstance is the prod uct of a terrible accident in history. There was good cause for cautious optimism in 1914. ut an effort by the land-locked German mpire to catch tip with the wealth and restige of the British Empire resulted in a onvulsion that swept away the wealth of oth. It also toppled the rotten Russian ristocracy, and a tiny Bolshevik minority rushed the unorganized middle class and eized power. The uneasy peace between the World. Wars as jarred in 1933 when the rising and mbitious Japanese nation moved into Man- churia. Two years later Mussolini took thiopia and in 1939 Hitler attempted once gain to establish German power over Europe. 1 his greater convulsion completed the im- overishment of the British Empire, ruined t e prestige of the French and in power acuum caused by the fall of the Axis nations t e Communist conspiracy moved forward Ickly. So it's a cloak-and-dagger world, a world t at trembles in the shadow of the H-bomb. I is a world in which those people who are s ill free cannot afford any more Pearl Har- t rs. We hope Mr. Allen Dulles knows what I?I is talking about when he assures us that h and his CIA boys know quite a bit. We're g ing to trust him. If we're going t hire spies we can't ask them to fill out q estionnaires. Approved For Release 2000/05/24: CIA-RDP70-00058R000100090052-4