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September 5, 1952
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Approved For Release 2000/09/~t01041A000100,020136-3 Security Official Diary Friday, 5 September 1952 1. Mr. Amory spoke to me respecting the urgent need for expediting clearances of clerical personnel and I requested Mr. Wolf to see what could be done on this. 2. Chatted briefly with Mr. Dulles respecting the report on India, procured as a by-product of an operational project. I am to speak to him later on this. 3. Mentioned to the Director, at the morning meeting, the views expressed by respecting Papagos. 25X1A9a Li.. At the Deputies' meetin the DCI authorized to as PRO in place of 25X1A9a retain 25X1A9a 25X1A9a 5. Checked with on the report of probability of a revolt in Indonesia on 7 October. 0 CI tended to feel that the capability for revolt was small and I so reported to the DCI. 6. Arranged with Dr. Andrews for the dissemination of reports 25X1A9a handed to me by These reports are to be retained in the ADs' offices, and I emphasized the desirability of obtaining both an evaluation of the reports and questionnaires addressed to the sources thereof. 7. Attended PRC. 8. Mr. Amory phoned me respecting an inter-Governmental meet- ing having on the agenda China trade. This meeting would take place on 22 September and, therefore, it would be necessary to revise the schedule for bringing up to date EIC-l. I approved his taking action on this, 25X1A9a 9. Discussed with the response to be made to Mr. 25X1A9a on CIA's position to discuss 25X1X7 revision of MC 33. We deci e that it would be best to take no position on this point until we had clarified that CIA would be requested to do. (CONTINUED) Security Infor t'o This document is part of an inte*rated Approved For Release 2000/09/12: 8t d hDP79-01041A000iib00120106ISJ from the file it mast be Pubjecte? to individual systematic review. Approved For Release 2000/09/12 : CIA-RDP79-01041A000100020136-3 4 *ft$ SECRET Official Diary 5 September 1952 10. Spoke with Col. Porter on proposed revision of MIC 15, and also about the conference referred to by Mr. Amory. I undertook to cooperate on the latter, but requested Porter to do all he could to postpone the former, in view of the status of NIEs 6L1. and 65. 11. Upon receipt of a letter from requesting me to 25X1A5a1 arrange a meeting with Alldn Dulles, I did so n later cancelled his request by telegram. 'qW the slot to be allocated for overt collection as number 18, rather than number 20, the latter being the designation for I 25X1A8a indicated that this was unimportant, since there was no need that the overt 25X1A8a collection be centered in 25X1A9a 15. Conferred with Kirkpatrick of State, and Price of R&DB, respecting the position to be taken by the respective agencies in the briefing of PSB on research support for psychological warfare. There was unanimous agreement that the various activities being undertaken inde- pendently by the respective agencies should be permitted to develop, before the formal attempt was made to accomplish over-all coordination. It was also felt that the respective agencies were in touch with each other and would, of their on initiative, collaborate in establishing inter-agency coordination, as soon as such a move was feasible. It was the sense of the meeting that PSB should be asked to concern itself with developing requirements, rather than attempting to coordinate. It was also felt that the same answer should be given to the suggestion that this matter be referred to the POC staff. 12. Discussed with Mr. Dulles the history of the 25X1A5a1 paper and confirmed that he and I had previously discussed t e fact that NSRB had interested itself in this paper. Informed Mr. Dulles of the fact that was looking into this matter. 25X1A9a 13. phoned respecting an inquiry he had received from Time-Life Washington office, and I confirmed his view that CIA would furnish no information. 16. I called to the attention of the meeting referred to in the prior item the project which DCI had requested covering 25X1A5a1 Sino-Soviet relations and indicated that we would request assistance on this point. I further mentioned the project which, after investigation,25X1X7 (CONTINUED) -~ SECRET Approved For Release 260'8109/7!?~CIiRDP79-01041 A000100020136-3 lL. Dr. Andrews phoned and indicated that SO or FI had classified Approved For Release 2000/09/12 : CIA-RDP79-01041A000100020136-3 `W SECRET .. Security Information Official Diary 5 September 1952 we would put before the IAC and make an inter-agency external research project. In connection with this last project, Mr. Kirkpatrick indicated that there were a number of studies already prepared. 17. Discussed with Mr. Reber the following: a. Reviewed with him our position on the POC suggestion that PW research be taken over by the POC staff. b. Assured Mr. Reber that 0/CI was working out an appropriate means for O/RR to disseminate material in the 0/CI Secret Digest to non-IAC agencies, such as Commerce. 2'ff 1 A9a 18. Had an extended chat with respecting his views as to the needs of NED. He pointed out the present expectations with respect to the collection of AE information and the re- liability that could be expected in AB estimates. In his view, - 25X1A9a should have an assistant relatively free of administrative duties, having as his primary function concentration on planning and evaluation. This position, as I understood it, would be analogous to the arrangement with respect to in 0/CI. I concur in the basic idea, but feel that the primary question is to obtain a qualified individual to occupy this slot. One alternate thought which - had was that such an 25X1A5a1 individual could be on my staff. We agreed to explore with various individuals the question of a man for this position. S curP.ty 61 ormafion Approved For Release 2000/09/12 : CIA-RDP79-01041A000100020136-3