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r i~i,jed - Approved F (tkkAV4 eg r`~Ili ! ~~~ Ij ~p~: ~ O qy F r E !< U 0 . , ~~g tN .Committee Hears It Is i3eing Probed CPYRGHT Washington, Jap. 15 committce suspects that it is being investigated by the state department in the war between congressional committees and; The internal security sub- government, agencies. cnnlmitt.ce has called on him The war is over the authority: for information to be used in cl the committees to investi- weeding out securil.-y risks, and gate the agencies. The agencies some of Otepka's superiors be- are resisting, and are even gan to wonder if he were vol- telling their officers and cm-'untecring information that had ployes not to speak frcely'not even been asked. when called by the commit- They tapped his telephone tees as witnesses. and began searching thru his The possibility that a depart- waste receptacle, known in ment is investigating a sub- lafn. department gobbledygook committee or a committee is as a burn bag." not so far-fetched as it may ;;cad Carbon Papers seem.- The agriculture depart- meat actually began in investi- '1''. snoopers came up with ? gation of Senator, Karl Mundt n used lypewritcr ribbon and I R., S. D.] and Ca ?1 Curtis iR., -we old carbon papers, from. Neb.] during the Senate perma- which they say they obtained. neat .investigations subcommit- evidence that Otepka had been tee's inquiry into the depart- writing questions for the sub- 'mcnt's Billie Sol Estes scandal. committee to ask of state de-' Dodd Tells Sus scion partment witnesses. p Charges were filed against' Suspicion that the state de Olepka and he was about to be, partmcnt is investigating the fired when the subcommittee internal -security subcommit- came to his rescue and notified .tee was voiced by Sen. Thomas the department that it would .I. Dodd [D., Conn.] at the sub- lie in trouble if it,fired him. committee's recent hearings in.'rho firing was postponed. the Otto F. Otepka affair. '[h;en stories began to cir- Otepka is a veteran state do- (ul;sl . that the department was. partmcnt security officer who crnndu-ling an investigation of has incurred the ire of some the subcommittee's staff work- higher-ups in the department crs, and possibly of the son- who are security risks. Sen. Dodd asked the state CPYRGHT department about the stories at the Otepka hearings. The de- partment denied that it was conducting an investigation. But Dodd is determined to' find out whether the stories? are true. FOIAb3b Sanitized - Approved For Release : CIA-RDP75-00149R000600040076-2