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November 11, 2016
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December 15, 1998
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December 16, 1964
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WASHINGTON STAR Sanitized - ApprQ ec 001?Release : F0IAb3b CPYRGHT Departmentcil Hearing. For Otepka Postponed A State Department hearing for Otto F. Otepka, a security officer under ; orders of dis- missal, has been postponed until Feb. 9, it was learned yester- day. The hearing had been scheduled to begin today. An informed source said the delay was at the request of Otepka's attorney in the expec- tation that transcripts of a series of closed inquiries by the Senate Internal Security Sub- committee. would be made available by that time: The testimony, before the subcom- mittee has not been disclosed. Otepka was ordered dismissed more than a year ago on charges involving unauthorized use of confidential documents. The 'charges grew out of his testimony before the subcom- ,mittee iii ; on.' investigation of S t a t e Department security practices. . Involved in the case was the emergency clearance of about 150 persons during the first two years of the Kennedy admin istration as against five under. former President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Otepka, it is re- ported, opposed the emergency 0 ? Otepka has remained on the S t a t e Department payroll. pending a hearing on his appeal. However, he was removed, from his position as chief of the, evaluation division of the de-' partment's Office of, Security,' denied the use of his old office, and given only nominal duties to perform. . The latest was. one of a series' of delays. in the hearing, all. at' Otepka's request.; Earlier it 144, Sanitized - Approved For Release : CIA-RDP75-00149R000600040016-8