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November 11, 2016
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December 15, 1998
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February 24, 1964
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Sanitized - Approved For Release : CIA-R FE B 2 4 1964 LAS VEGAS SUN FOIAb3b ALLEN-S COTT _D np EP01-11 CPYRGHT By ROBERT S. ALLEN and PAUL SCOTT FLOODED WASHROOMS The august State Department is having a peculiar plumbing problem - clogged toilets. Reason is they are being used as wastebasket disposals. This unusual practice is a direct consequence of the long- raging case of Otto Otepka - the western security official sus- pended for giving information to Senate investigators. It has been revealed that in an effort to, get evidence against Otepka State Department officials tapped his phone and closely scrutinized the contents of his wastebasket. This disclosure apparently has sent a tremor of fear through- out the State Department, and wastebaskets are being surrepti- tiously emptied in toilets. The result has been clogged pipes and flooded washrooms. To halt .this practice, the Department has posted a printed notice on bulletin boards reading: "To All Employees: Subject: Disposal of Paper. "There have been serious floods of restrooms which, General Services Administration has advised, have been caused by the dis posal of paper in both toilets and vrinals. This practice should be `,discontinued. and trash receptacles used for the disposal of paper ID Sanitized - Approved For Release : CIA-RDP75-00149R000600040070-8