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October 23, 1952
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Approved For Release 2000/09/12 : CIA-RDP79-OU41A000100020094-0 Official Diary Thursday, 23 October 1952 25X1 C8c 25X1A9a 1. Informed DCI that will see Secretary Lovett on the Brownell directive on Saturday and assured him of my belief that this would not gum up the works. 2. Explained to DCI why we had not pre ared a response to the recent communication which he had received from (We were awaiting receipt of a communication by AEC and its determina ion thereon.) DCI indicated that no action need be taken at this time. 25X1A9a 3. of FE Division under DD/P informed me that he had been unable to secure an agenda of the forthcoming tripartite con- ference. I phoned Admiral Stout, who indicated that he would make arrange- ments ments to have this agenda transmitted to Also approved and sent on to Admiral Stout the DD/P memorandum respecting our understanding of the conditions upon which CIA would participate in such conferences in the future. 4. Attended IAC meeting. 5. Following the IAC, expressed to Mr. Armstrong my concern at state of relations with Intelligence 25X9A5 the existin g 25X9A5 Officer. Mr. Armstrong expressed the view that Howard Furness, who was joining from the ++R" area of State, would tend to stabilize this 25X1A9a situation and I later arranged for - to be briefed by Mr. Trueheart of State so that we could prepare an appropriate reply to -25X1A9a (CONTINUED) Approved For Release. 2000/09/12: CIA-RDP79*1(4 1O0 X06@0 4a0 file. If separated from the file it must be subjected to individual systematic review# 25X1 X7 Approved For Release 2000/09/12 : CIA-RDP79-01041A000100020094-0 Approved For Release 2000/09/12 : CIA-RDP79-01041A000100020094-0 Approved For Release 2001$r-~ 4lRDP79-0Q41A000100020094-0 Security Information Official Diary 25X1 Aga 23 October 1952 7. Chatted with =of PSB on the following points: a. Undertook to check with Mr. Wisner whether or not Colonel 25X1A9a 25X1 A9a is point-of-contact in the operational complex* b. Undertook to ascertain whether or not CIA had intelligence indicating whether or not the Soviets were using their gold in order to iQaXlqNftee world currencies. (Later requested \C-/ 25X1 A9a to follow through on this.) 25X1A9a c? Outlined to our general ideas about coordination of intelligence support for psychological warfare. Indicated to him that it would be most helpful if he, too, could stimulate State into undertaking coordination in that field, but expressed understanding as to desire to maintain his relationship with me and CIA, pending a definite 25X1A9a commitment by State on this point. 25X1A9a 8. Discussed the following with 25X1A9a a. - reviewed his discussion with Mr. Sheldon respect- ing briefings of personalities, such as General Ridgway. I indicated that I had been informed by Mr. Sheldon on this point and was satisfied with the arrangement they had made, although I desired to be informed in each case as to the request for such briefings, since they involve policy questions concerning which I might desire to consult the DCI. 25X1A9a undertook to issue appropriate instructions to his regional desks. b. Reviewed the situation respecting tripartite conferences. 25X1A9a 9. Conferred with concerning this Office's position on supergrades. During this meeting I expressed the view that the most questionable supergrade requested by the DD/I Offices was that of 16 for Administrative Deputy in O/NE. Although the number of people involved was much smaller than that in the other office, I pointed out that this assistant had more prima donnas to deal with of much higher grade, both within and without the Agency, than any other similar administrative officer. It was entirely possible that the grade could be justified on this ground. 10. Mr. Noyes of the Office of the Secretary of Defense invited me to lunch with him on Monday and requested that I take along experts qualified to discuss the subject-matter of NSC 107. arranged NTINUED) A0001 Approved For Release O /d X12 CIA-RDP79-01041 00020094-0 Approved For Re eese 2000/09/12 : CIA-RDP79-01041A000100020094-0 Nme SECRET Official Diary 23 October 1952 25X1A9a to have accompany me. 25X1A9a 11. Discussed with - 25X1A9a - position and deferred decision. the question of Miss Approved For Release 2000/09/12 : CIA-RDP79-01041A000100020094-0