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Approved For Release2000/09/1 T`[W041 A000100020112-9 'V' Security Information Official Diary Wednesday, 1 October 1952 25X1A9a 25X1A9a 1. Mr. Polyzoides phoned res ecting applicant for a position with CIA, and later saw who referred 25X1A9a him to the Personnel Office. 25X1A5a1 2. Brigadier Tiltman phoned and conveyed to me the substance of a message received from in response to my recent request to for assistance. I later requests that Tiltman send me, in writing, a 25X1A5a1 atmmary of - message. 3. At the Deputiest meeting, recommended to the Director that he attempt to persuade Congressman Walters to defer his appearance before the Un-American Activities Committee. at my suggestion, undertook to 25X1A9a conduct the necessary investigation of Walters and follow through on this. (CONTINUED Approved For Release 20(QWQWr12bC ioRDP79-0104$ QG6 1i OO2O1*24 an infagrated file. If separated from the file it most be Subjected to individual systematic review. Approved For Release2OOO/O9/1DP79-O1O41AOOO1O 0020112-9 Official Diary 1 October 1952 25X1A9a 7. Conferred with concerning my revised directive on the Brownell Committee Report, which he approved in principle. 25X1A9a 8. Also spoke with who will be coming in to see the DCI and who is a prospective assistant for me. 9. At the Deputies' meeting, informed the DCI that there would be some delay in the presentation of the summary evaluation paper. 11. Posed to General Cabell the question of a "Commander's Estimate" for the President and we agreed that the primary deficit at the present time was an adequate staff required to prepare the necessary basic studies. I indicated my intention to discuss this at some later date with him. 12. General Cabell raised a question as to the recent procedure followed by O/NE in circulating the Joint Staff's comments on certain aspects of NIE-64 to the agencies. He stated that this had been somewhat embarrass- ing to him, since these expressions of views were those of the individual planners and had not been coordinated with the various Military agencies. General Cabell was fully in agreement with the procedure that I had previously suggested to Sherman Kent, namely, that O/NE adopt these comments as its own position, if it felt so advised, without attribution to the Joint Staff. Later confirmed this arrangement with Sherman Kent. 13. Discussed with Mr. Sheldon.the following: a. Mr. Sheldon indicated that they were unwilling to take 25X1A9a - and I shall have to speak to Mr. Wisner about this. b. Reviewed briefly current developments respecting the black book for the President-elect. (CONTINUED) Approved For Release 2000/09/12 : CIA-RDP79-01041AO00100020112-9 Approved For fgft-?1041AOOOW20112-9 A000W20112-9 Security Information Official Diary 1 October 1952 c. Indicated to Mr. Sheldon my disappointment that the recent 0/NE paper in the Middle East had not been considered jointly at a Board meeting by 0/NE and 0/CI. Expressed to him may strong desire that this be done on any similar paper in the future. d. Suggested that Mr. Sheldon draft a cable of inquiry to Admiral Overesch as to whether or not the present schedule respecting 25X1A9a Strategic Division was adequate. Sheldon would be willing to send f 0/CI, if that were desired. 14. Attended special PRO meeting. 15. Arranged to speak with Phil Graham of the Washington Post on Thursday evening. 25X1A9a 16. Had a general discussion with covering the following: a. I expressed appreciation for the various reports and papers he had been sending. 17. Discussed at some length by phone with General Magruder the question of delegation as it arose on the Brownell directive. 18. Attended the IADs' meeting. 25X1A9a 19. phoned-and stated that he had been instructed by General Willems to stimulate more adequate economic and political indicators (CONTINUED) Approved For Release 2C0~( 9/1 a DP79-01041A000100020112-9 Approved For ReleasV000/09/12: CIA-RDP79-01041A0001Q 20112-9 * SECRET Security Information Official Diary 1 October 1952 for the Watch Committee. I suggested that he talk with Messrs. Sheldon 25X1A9a and Amory and later informed Mr. Sheldon that _ would be in touch with him on this. 20. General Weckerling phoned, indicating the desirability of a crash estimate on Iran. I discussed this with Sherman Kent, who felt that O/NE could add nothing to the conclusion contained in NIE-61t. at this time, I shall check this conclusion and talk with Weckerling about it. jLCR6 r qe? Security Information Approved For Release 2000/09/12 : CIA-RDP79-01041A000100020112-9