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January 5, 1962
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25X1A Approved For Release 2001/03/30 : CIA-RDP76-00183R000400010123-5 Approved For Release 2001/03/30 : CIA-RDP76-00183R000400010123-5 7, F Approved For Release-2001/03/30: CIA-RDP76-001838000400010123-5 DIARY NOTES 25X1A 25X1A9a DD/S 5 January 1962 1. In connection with Mr. McCone's concern about the water on the front steps of the building, I conferred with and the Building Manager of the Public Buildings Service and we concluded that the water might be a condensation problem but that more likely it appeared to be the result of the deicing which PBS did during the re- cent snow. (As of Monday, 8 January, the area was pretty well dried out, so I am in- clined to agree that the latter was the case.) 25X1A9a 2. I met with and Emmett Echols to discuss Bob's survey of the Recruitment and Selection Procedures of the Office of Personnel. Although Emmett took exception to some of Bob's criticisms, in general, he went along with the report; subsequent to this meeting he was in full agreement. Bob was detailed to the Office of Personnel where he will be an Assistant to Emmett for the indefinite future. 25X1A9a 3. telephoned to say that he had furnished is view 25X1A9a s on the proposed Telecommunications Management Executive Or er and was seeking more 25X1A9a copies of the paper; he wanted me to know that felt very strongly 25X1 A9a about this matter. talked to me later and personally indicated his strong disagreement with this paper. I think that his feeling stems primarily from the 25X1,4 25X1A9a fact that the man who wrote it, a Mr. used to work for this Agency. 25X1 A9a - has known him for a long time and disagreed strongly with his views that there should be a change in this field.) 25X1A9a 4. - telephoned to suggest that we consider operating the Executive Din- ing Room by employing additional "messengers or couriers" who would be used on legiti- mate agency business except for the two or three hours when they would serve as waiters in the dining room. Government Services, Inourporated, would reimburse the Agency 25X1A9a for any time that they spent on GSI business. I passed this on to and told him that I thought it was a very ingenious idea and well worth exploring. 5. 1 met with Jim Garrison and some members of his staff to dis cuss a number of things : a. The Office of Logistics is overloaded with requests from the DD/I Area and elements of the DD/S Area to make alterations in the new building. I agreed to sign a memorandum to the Deputy Director (Intelligence) indicat- ing that we simply could not comply with all these requests until after the move was completed. I also agreed to take this up at the DD/S Staff Meeting on Wednesday, 10 January. 25X1A9a b. I agreed with Jim that it would be O.K. to extend at- 25X1A6 Apprdka PbItROftse 2001/03/30 : CIA-RDP76-00183R000400010123-5 Approved For Release 2001/03/30 CIA-RDP76-001838000400010123-5 6. Shef Edwards telephoned about a fire drill that the Safety Officer proposed to have next week during which all occupants of the building would be evacuated. I asked him to hold up on this until the latter part of this month and told him that I wanted to seek per- mission from the Director before doing this. However, we should have one such exercise prior to beginning the next phase of the move. 7. Inasmuch as Ed Saunders is ready to retire and would like to retire sometime this year, I have asked Emmett Echols to supply me with a list of all people in the Agency who might be considered for this position. 8. I have asked Emmett to give me a comparative summary of Shef Edwards' retirement versus active duty benefits inasmuch as we must decide whether to allow him to retire or ask him to stay on for a while. 9. I discussed briefly with Jim Garrison, the possibility of shifting space allocations due to the Director's reorganization plans and his desire to have his immediate staff in close proximity with the Deputy Director and the other Deputies located somewhere else. 25X1A Approved For Release 2001/03/30 : d A--RDP76-00183R000400010123-5