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April 16, 1953
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Approved For Release 2001/03/310,: CiA-RDP76-00$ 3R000100090009-7 DIARY NOTES ADD A 25X1 A 16 April 1953 25X1A9a 1. At Mr, Pforzheimer's request arranged for an Employment Review Board com- posed of to meet at 1500 on Tuesday to consider two cases now on Also advised forzheimer that Mr. Wolf want- 25X1A9a ed a status report on Employment Review and Loyalty Board cases. 2, reports that he believes the objection by the Federal Credit Union concerning our check cashing procedure has been overcome and that we can con- tinue this convenience without undue risk. 25X1 A6 3. I asked Jim Garrison to draft a letter for Mr. Dulles' signature to Mr. rigley concerning his generosity in releasing us from our obligations in connec- tion with the lease. ( I talked to Mr. Dulles briefly last night and he requests a prepare such a letter for his signature.) 25X1A9a !a. I talked to about the problems in connection with the reproduc- tion of Mr. Dulles' boo , ermany's Underground." There is nothing illegal about our accomplishing this reproduction for Mr. Dulles. The only risk involved is possible criticism of the Director for using Agen facilities and the attendant publicity that would accompany such criticism. is going to brief Mr. 25X1 A9a Dulles on the whole situation and advise me of his wishes. 25X1 A9a 5 Talked to briefly. He is leaving the Agency tomorrow and will be in to say goodbye and to see Mr. Wolf, Mr. Dulles, and others. I have made an appointment for him to see Mr. Dulles at 9:15 a.m. 6. General Morris reports that insofar as he has been able to determine from 25X1 A9 the General Officers Branch and others in the Pentagon there are no plans for to return to the States prior to the expiration of his overseas tour 25X1A9 in the Far East, which is now scheduled to be mid-July. Also, General has been suggested to General Ridgeway and it is not yet definite that CIA be able to get him. I have relayed all of the facts to for the 25X1 A9a Director's information. 25X1A9a 25X1A9a 7. and I briefed Mr. Dulles on the case of We told him that we did not want to make a positive recommendation as to what course we should follow until the General Counsel's Office had thoroughly analyzed the case, but that we wanted him to be alerted concerning present developments inasmuch as they might come to his attention in one way or another. Approved For Release 2001/03/30 : CIA-RDP76-00183R000100090009-7 Approved For Release 2001/03/39..; C1!4- DP76-001&3R000100090009-7 25X1A2d1 8. Upon recei t of a communication from the Director's Office concerning the relocation of I advised Matt Baird that the Director had approved, in principle, of the relocation of the Project but that before fi- 25X1 A6a nal approval was granted he desired that the proposal be fully staffed out as to desirability, etc. I told Matt that I thought this was sufficient information for us to proceed with a detailed survey and that I would give Jim. Garrison the green light. 9. Walter Pforzheimer reported that while en route to the Hill with Mr, Dulles in connection with the Cabell Bill he told him that in the past the signa- ture of a Deputy Director had been accepted as sufficient authority to talk to a Congressman concerning our interest in private bills and that Mr. Dulles stated that he would like to continue this practice except in unusual cases where he would leave it to the judgment of the Legislative Counsel as to whether or not the bills should be brought to his attention. 25X1A9a 10. With I went to the and in- 25X1A6a spected the office space now occupied by the Engineering Division o e Office of Communications. It is deplorable, and certainly something better should be provid- ed for these people at an early date. We then visited the to 25X1A6a analyze the feasibility and desirability of moving the Engineering Division to that location. Insofar as space is concerned, there is no question but that the Logis- tics Office could turn over enough space to accommodate the Division and that it 25X1A6a could be installed and operate satisfactorily. However, in my person- al opinion, this is not advisable. In the first place, we would have to spend, I f would guess, $75,000 to modify a part of the Warehouse to meet their needs. After doing this we would have far from ideal.working conditions and, in my opinion, something which would not be entirely satisfactory. If we are in business to stay, and we need a laboratory and other working facilities for an Engineering Division, I certainly believe that it would be in the Agency's best interests to design and build something to meet this specific need and locate it on property which we own and where other related facilities are also located. I will discuss this with Mr. Wolf an as soon as possible. In any case, I think that it is 25X1A9acertain that we will have to extend the lease at Rosslyn, at least temporarily; there just isn't any other place for these people to go on 1 July. Approved For Release 2001/03/30 : CIA-RDP76-00183R000100090009-7