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Approved For Re,,ase 2W/iRDP79-0 J1A000100020107-5 Security Information Official Diary Wednesday, 8 October 1952 1. Discussed the following topics with Mr. Wisner: a. We agreed that it would be helpful to have biweekly dinners of the Deputies so as to discuss matters of common interest which are not in shape for bringing up at the morning meetings with the DCI. 25X1A9aI later talked with about this, since we had earlier mentioned it to Allen Dulles. We agreed to raise it at tomorrow morning's meeting, at which time we could invite the Director, b. Mr. Wisner and I were briefed by 0/NE's Far East Staff on a paper on Sino-Soviet relations which had been prepared by one of Mr. Wisner's sources. It was agreed that papers of this type were useful and the 0/NE staff undertook to prepare and send to Mr. Wisner a written evaluation. This was later done, 25X1A9a c. Discussed briefly with Mr. Wisner, and later with - certain problems relating to training. 25X1A8a 25X1A8a 25X1A9a 2- Talked with 25X1A9a and reported to him on my talk with 25X1A9a 3. called regarding certain matters relating to the Office of Training and I informed him that we were meeting with Matt Baird on Monday and we decided to defer our discussion until that time. 25X1A9a 25X1A9a 25X1A9a Li.. phoned and indicated that he desired to send 7 to see me, since 11111111111111111111111was going to be - designee in25X1 qgat I agreed to talk with - but inquired 25X1 A9a as to the status of plans for since I thought it impera- I tive that a representative of the Intelligence Offices be consulted on any recommendations for the organization of this Division. 25X1A9a confirmed my understanding that this Division would not be activated, nor would any recommendations be made as to its mission and functions until the Intelligence Offices' representatives had arrived and were 25X1A6a given a chance to formulate their views. 5. Lunched with Admiral Wenger, Mr. Friedman and Mr. Sheldon. At this time the following points were touched upon: a. We agreed that the implications of the AFSA move should be studied and that we should consult as to whether or not any additional recommendations should be made on this matter. (CONTINUED) W-s document Is part of an integrated Approved For Release 2000/09/12 : CIA-RDP7i9sa1 k1tAO@01i000n20$07-5 subjected to individual systematic review. Approved For Re else 2999 19EffRDP79-01;41 A000100020107-5 Security Information Official Diary $ October 1952 b. Wenger and Friedman indicated a strong desire to negotiate with CIA a modus vivendi. In this connection, Admiral Wenger referred to the position which AFSA had taken vis-a-vis the Navy shortly after the War, when they proposed to assist Navy in preparing reports upon the understanding that Navy was responsible for the reports and could determine what went into them. I, in turn, assured Admiral Wenger that we appreciated their attitude and on our side would, in good faith, do everything possible to reach an amicable agreement. Mr. Sheldon reviewed the type of investiga- tion we are presently conducting, and also touched briefly upon the activities of the ad hoc Committee, c. There was also some discussion of the necessity of a better staffing organization for USCIB. I expressed the view that this organization should be somewhat senior to the present USCIB subcommittees and should be able to reach agreements in principle, which could be implemented by the junior representa- tives. In this connection, Admiral Wenger referred to the junior USCIB which had existed for some period of time and which seemed to answer these requirements. Mr. Sheldon and I expressed interest in this and undertook to study the relevant record, with the view of recommending the creation of such a body either to the present USCIB or to USCIB as reconstituted. d. I referred to the reports which I had received as to the helpful- ness of having CIA personnel spend their periods of active duty at AFSA. I felt that this was constructive, since it enabled our people to understand AFSAts problems. Mr. Friedman and Admiral Wenger suggested that it would be helpful to reciprocate and have some AFSA personnel spend varying periods of time working in CIA. Mr. Sheldon and I accepted this suggestion with pleasure and I indicated that AFSA could make any necessary arrangements with Mr. Sheldon. 6. Attended IAC. 25X1X7 7. Spoke with the DCI, who informed me that he had discussed the Seattle case with Attorney General McGranery, who was hopeful that the decision of the Trial Court could be reversed. The Director did not mention to the Attorney General the fact that we had retained Bill Donovan. 8. Chatted briefly with Dr. Chadwell on our position vis-a-vis Approved For Release.2QQ0/Q9/12 : CIA-RDP79-01041A000100020107-5 Approved For Reba se 2000/09/12 : CIA-RDP79-01`041 A000100020107-5 PTOP SECRET Security Information Official Diary B October 1952 25X1X7 f SECRET Approved For Release 2000/09/12 : CIA-RDP79-01041A000100020107-5