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January 15, 1962
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25X1A Approved For Release 2000/09/08 :CIA-RDP76-001838000400010109-1 Approved For Release 2000/09/08 :CIA-RDP76-001838000400010109-1 Approved For Release 2000/09/08~"~:1~=`l~DP76-001838000400010109-1 DIARY NOTES 25X1A DD/S 15 January 1962 25X1 C4a 2. Mr. Kirkpatrick' telephoned to see whether I had any objection to his request- 25X1 A6a ing General Cabell to sbustitute for him in addressing the graduating class on Thursday, 18 January. I told him that I certainly did not but doubted that General Cabell could spare the time . 3, f im Garrison. reported that the architect delivered the plans and specifications 25X1 A6a for o the Public Buildings Service today as scheduled. 4. Jim also reported that Senator Ralph W. Yarborough from Texas has inter- ested himself in the foreign ammunition spotted in Brownsville a few days ago, and Jim is scheduled to brief him at 1430 hours today. Jim has known Yarborough for many years, and I hope that this will quiet him down. Approved For Release 2000/09/08 :CIA-RDP76-001838000400010109-1 Approved For Release 2000/09/O8:CIA-RDP76-00183000400010109-1 5. Emmetit Echols was in to review a number of matters with me: 25X1A9a a. We discussed recent memorandum to the Director on the employment of egroes . riefed him on my conference with Gen- eral Cabell on this subject and requested that he report to me on or about 15 February on the progress made by the Office of Security, the Office of the General Counsel, and the Medical and Audit Staffs toward getting at least one Negro on their rolls . b. Emmett reported that he intended to make the Career Develop- ment Board more active and that they would take up the Mid-career pro- gram in the very near future . c. He assured me that he has looked into the handling of contract employees and career agents and was satisfied that there has been only one case improperly handled. This was the one which I noted in my Diary Notes a couple of days ago . However, this would appear to be a matter of luck and there has been some general laxness or misunder- standing on the part of the special contract people as to what they could and could not do. Emmett believed, however, that this was entirely straightened out at the moment. 25X1A9a 25X1A9a d ? were in with Emmett to brief me on the proposal for reorganization of the Army, Air Force, and Marine Units into a joint Unit, ssured me that this has not been done but was merely a propos e oroughly understood that Agency approval from a policy point of view would be necessary prior to making this change. I also found that the contacts with the Department of Defense in connection with this proposal have been very informal. I emphasized that such a proposal must not only be approved as to policy by the Agency but also there must be some formal exchange of correspondence between the Agency and the Department of Defense to ensure that the Department also approved. e. Emmett has been doing some homework in connection with his ap- pointment to the Board of WAEPA. He was shocked at many of the things he has found already and after he is elected to the Board proposes to try to do something about these things for the benefit of some 1, 100 Agency em- ployees who belong to WAEPA. This has been a situation about which we have long been concerned; however, I cautioned Emmett to proceed slowly and not start an argument until after he has been on the Board for a while. Approved For Release 2000/09/08`:'~~A~-~DP76-001838000400010109-1 ~~ ?_ :: Approved For Release 2000/09/08 :CIA-RDP76-00183#000400010109-1 25X1A9a 25X1A9a 25X1 A6a (, called, obviously at the suggestion of-, about 25X1A9a the Chief of Support in- He said that Mr. -had done a very fine jol~ 25X1 Aga and that while he had nothing agains he would like to suggest that Ray 25X1A9a be considered. He anticipated that the responsibilities in Saigon might grow substantially and believed that this was one of the roughest problems . I told him that we~too,had a high regard for Ray but that I questioned the wisdom of moving 25X1A9a him from the FE Division knowing that-would be absent from the Division for some three-and-a-half months toward the end of this year. Des said that he would discuss this matter with Bill, and I presurrie that I will hear from one of them about it. 25X1A6a 7. reported that we might :receive some publicity in connection 25X1 A6a with the case of a WH employee, who lost his wallet in the build- ing last Saturday, 1 January. His Agency badge and some other papers, but not his wallet and the $200 contained therein, were returned to him through the mail on Monday morning. This was obviously an inside job and the Office of Security is pursuing it. 25X1A6a 8. I talked to ,who, in turn, talked to Elmer Staats, about the agreement which the Bureau of the Budget said was made to continue a joint study of pro- prietaries by CIA, State, USIA, and BOB. Staats said that this matter came up in sev- eral conversations and he was sure that he had this understanding with Mr. McCone. (The matter never came up in any conversations in which I participated, and I have made this quite clear to the representatives of the Bureau of the Budget. ) 9. Emmett Echols assured me that he had re-examined our procedures for ad- vising young female employees as to their conduct, where to live, etc: , and believed that this was well in hand. He also expressed concern and shock at the handling by the In- spector General of a recent case whidl apparently prompted the IG to question our pro- cedures. Without going into detail, he believed that insisting that this young lady ride in an Agency car with a member of the Agency to talk with a minister not of her faith was extremely dangerous . Approved For Release 2000/09/08 :CIA-RDP76-001838000400010109-1