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November 19, 1963
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WASHINGTON POST AND NOV 1 9 1963 Ti Mhs EILSan tized - Approved For Release : CIA- CPYRGHT "To ores In Otepka Bug' Resign, device was installed, though he acknowledged. he was in- formed about the installation later. "The inquiry is continuing as to the facts and circum- stances surrounding the testi- mony. of " Belisle," Phillips said, in response to a ques- tion. He iadded that with Reilly's resignatjoi Belisle now is acting beputy Assistant Secre- tary"for Security. Otepl~a, charged with having turned over confiden tial security material to the Senate Subcommittee without authorization, has appealed his dismissal. The State De- partment now will prepare a list of officers and Otepka may choose one to act as hearing officer of his appeal. Belisle was not sent on leave last week because he was absent when the listening John F. Reilly, Deputy As- sistant Secretary of State for Security, and Elmer D.; Hill, head of the Division of Tech- nical Services in Reilly's office, have resigned, the State Department said yester- day. "The Department has ac- cepted their resignation to be effective at an early date," press officer Richard I. Phil- lips said. Reilly and Hill were -sent. on "administrative 1 e.a v e" last Tuesday, Nov. 12, after ? they admitted they installed a lis- tening device in the office of Otto F. Otepka, a security officer dismissed by the State Department for insubordina- tion. Reilly, a prominent figure in the controversial Otepka case, first denied that a "bug" was installed in Otepka's office when the S e n a t e internal Security Subcommit. tee asked about it. Hill, an electronics expert, and David 1. Belisle, Reilly's special as- sistant, have also denied the' charge, but later all three wrote letters to the Subcom- m it t e e admitting that the device was installed. Phillips, in announcing that Reilly and Hill have resigned, said that their resignations will be effective 'probably sometime next month." Asked why the date was un- specified, he said that "it is customary to allow certain lengths of time to wind up of fairs." Reilly and Hill are not on leave any more, Phillips ex- plained, but. they are "not engaged in ariy duties in the Department." Phillips declined to answer other questions, including whether they were, asked to resign. FOIAb3b Sanitized - Approved For Release : CIA-RDP75-00149R000600040089-8