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July 31, 1967
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Approved For Release 2000/08/03: CIA-RDP75-00001 R000016-0 31 JUL 1967 25X1A9a SUBJ CT: Unidentified Telephone Calls to at : fi s Home on 30 July 1967 1. At approximately 1230 hours Sunday, 30 July 1967, the undersigned answered the phone and an unidentified voice said, "Do you kno=w that you are being investigated?" The voice sounded something like the voice of a FOIAb5 neighbor, Icy first reaction was that the Agency was wing a routine periodic check-up and had made enquiries in the neighborhood and that the caller -was trying to pull my leg. My answer was no. Then the caller said didn't you knot: that you were being investigated by Senator Proxmire's Committee. Again, the answer was no. The caller then asked if I had received a subpoena to appear before Senator Proxmire's Committee. Again, the answer was no. The caller then said that I had been insulting to Senator Proxmire and that I would be subpoenaed. My answer was that I did not even know senator Proxmire, except that he was a Senator from Wisconsin, that I had never appeared before his committee, therefore, I could not have insulted him. 2. Several times during the first part and throughout the telephone conversation, I asked the caller to identify himself. Ile consistently refused saying only that he ..as a newspaper reporter. He asked whether I would grant him an interview. My answer was that I couldn't answer that question since I did not even know who he was or ghat he was talking about. Somewhere toward the end of the strange conversation, the caller said that c`ava+i tars +^_mstic du ?r2c!n-. and Approved For Release 2000/08/03 : CIA-RDP75-00001 R000300260016-0 Approved For Release 2000/08/03 : CIA-RDP75-00001 R000300260016-0 SECRET he had written an article that would appear in, I thought I understood him to say, The Milwaukee Journal, and that he would send me a copy. There was an implied threat that unless I granted an interview that a news article would be published. 3. During the conversation he stated that Senator Proxmire was investigating the CIA. I made no c t. The caller asked if my initials were C. G., and I answered yes. He asked if I was a Colonel in the Air Force Reserves. I answered yes, Be also asked if I had ever been associated with the National Archives. I answered yen I had been before the War. (I was the from December 1934 until 1942 when I went on active duty with the Air Force.) I believe that he also mentioned Dr. R.D.W. Connor, who was the first Archivist of the United States. He asked whether I had been involved in an investigation at the Archives. I answered that I did not know what he was talking about. 4. As I continued to deny knowing Senator Proxmire, appearing before his committee, insulting the Senator, or being subpoenaed, he asked if I was associated with Senator Gruening. My answer was no and that I did not know Senator Gruening, except that he 'was a Senator from Alaska. I repeated several times that I believed that he was talking to the wrong person, and probably said, to the wrong Harris. His answer was no, that he was talking to the right person. As the conversation went on, the above was repeated several t Imes. 5. The caller did not ask whether I was presently with the CIA. His only mention of CIA was that Senator Proxmire's Committee was conducting an investigation of CIA. I gave, at no time, any indication that I was with CIA. SECRET Approved For Release 2000/08/03 : CIA-RDP75-00001 R000300260016-0 Approved For Release 2000/08& :(DIR1 5 75-00001 R000300260016-0 6. 'The above conversation was discussed immediately over the phone with Mr. Robert Berman, the DDS. Mr. Bannerman suggested that I also report the conversation to Mr. Joseph C. Goodwin, Assistant to the Director, and to Office of General Counsel, which the writer did. suggested that I prepare this weir dun for the record and that he knew of no investigation of CIA by Senator Proxmire. 7. The writer received a second call from the unidentified caller at approximately 1500 hours.. Since there was no really new information, the writer did not discuss the second call with the officials named in paragraph 6 above. During the second call, the caller seemed surprised that I had not received a subpoena and had no knowledge of one. The caller asked if I was retired and I answered yes, without going into any details, assuming for the purpose that he was referring to the Air Force Reserves, from which I retired effective 1 November 1966. The writer again asked several times to whom he was talking. Finally, the caller said Souhima. I asked him to spell it. Somewhat sarcastically he did. I checked the phone book and could find no such name listed. 25X1A9a Mr. Robert Bannerman Deputy Director for Sup&,ort Mr. Joseph C. Goodwin Howard J. Osborn Assistant to the Director ~cAtsa of Security 25X1A9a Office of General Counsel Chief, Foreign Intelligence SECRET Approved For Release 2000/08/03 : CIA-RDP75-00001 R000300260016-0