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Approved For Release 2000/0 /1 ? A-RDP79-01044000100020158-9 Security Information Official Diary Thursday, 7 August 1952 1. Cleared with Gen. Partridge the question of appointing an acting Chairman of the Watch Committee and also was informed by Partridge that his new Deputy G-2 would be a Gen. Willems, who is presently overseas. 25X1A9a 2. After being briefed by I informed the Director 25X1A5a1 respecting the most recent developments in the 25X1A5a1 tions and also informed him as to the executive involved. The Director indicated that he would pass this infor- mation on to Undersecretary Bruce at his luncheon today. The Director also requested that a commendation be given to 25X1 A9a 25X1 A6 I later requested to have such a commendation 25X1A8a drafted and also informed him respecting the rector's intention to give the information to Bruce.. 25X1A9a 25X1A5a1 3. Informed the Director respecting my talk with Doc Matthews of State regarding trip to Moscow and the Director indicated that he 25X1A9a 25X1A5a1 would phone . omorrow. Later made arrangements with to 25X1A5a1 have- briefed by 0/RR in a safe house so that he will no have to come to CIA. An appropriate briefing memorandum will be prepared for the DCI by Napp, tomorrow morning. 25X1 C4e 5. At the Deputies' meeting, Mr. Dulles expressed the view that the situation in Nepal was rapidly deteriorating and he expected that it would be taken over by the Communists within a short time, 25X1A9a 6. Notified the Director that a draft reply to recent memorandtn on the Loomis study was available, in preparation for 25X1A9a his talk with The DCI, in a meeting attended by Gen. Bolling and Gen. Weckerling, requested my recommendations as to the Chairman of the Watch Committee. Although Bolling and Weckerling recommended appointment 25X1A5a1 I temporized and 25X1A5a1 25X1 A5a 1 If elt that would be an excellent permanent Chairman but felt that we co wai a while on this. 25X1A5a1 7. Later sent to the Director an acceptance of Weckerlingts resignation and designation of as acting Chairman. At Bolling's Approved For Relea (CONTINUED) IA-RDP79Q,1RA Rga1,t00902Q 158 9 file. If separated from the file it must be subjected to Individual systematic rcv w. Approved For Release 200Q/09/12 : CIA-RDP79-010W000100020158-9 Official Diary 7 August 1952 suggestions, I recommended that copies of this memorandum be sent to Pace and Collins. 8. At the request of the DCI, Gen. Bolling outlined to me the Army position on the Brownell Committee Report. Apparently they are making only two objections, as follows- a. The Brownell Committee recommended that the coordinator be given command of all interception units. Army suggested that this be qualified by the proviso that the Service affected would have a chance to object and if no agreement could be reached the matter could be referred to USCIB for final determination. I indicated that we would support this position and I felt that the Director would go along. Gen. Bolling indicated that the Director had indicated generally t hat he would go along. 25X1A2 b. Army was opposed to any new I stated that as Kingman Douglass and I had indicated to him at a recent meeting, CIA was fully in accord with the Army on this position (in fact, it might be a little ahead). Gen. Bolling informed me that the Air Force position was substantially the same as Army's, although more objection might be raised by Navy. 9. Gen. Samford called to inform me that Gen. Walsh had seen his draft of the summary evaluation and they still hoped to have the paper in such time as to render unnecessary any Progress Report to the NSC. I indicated that we would hold up action until we had heard from him. 10. Cleared with Adm. Stout and Fisher Howe of State the appoint- ment of an acting Chairman of the Watch Committee. 25X1X7 (CONTINUED) LRtT Approved For Release 2000/09/12 : CIA-RDP79-G*O41iAO09$90?20$5$s9d We. It separated from the file it must be subjected to Individual systematic review. Approved For Rel sse 2000/09/1 159-01QI A000100020158-9 Security Inform*tlbn Official Diary 7 August 1952 25X1X7 12. Gen. Roberts of 14SA phoned to inquire as to the status of the 25X1A5a1 intelligence support of~ I indicated that my most recent communica- tion from indicated that the arrangement was satisfactory. 25X1A9a 25X1 C5b 13. 25X1A9a 25X1A9a 25X1 C5b M informed me that one of the desired to defect. I stated that I would be glad to call to noti him on this, but felt that it would be entirely appropriate for to do so directly. 25X1 A9a (CONTINUED) Approved For Release 2004MM F RRDP79-01041 A0001 00020158-9 1 tuity Informaiiart Approved For Relqse 2000/09/q1 79-01 Q A000100020158-9 Security Information Official Diary 7 August 1952 14. Lunched with Dr. Craig of PSB and covered the following topics: 25X1 A5a 1 --I a. With respect to nd I agreed that he 25X1A9a would no longer be put directly in contact with this Agency. Any 25X1A9a request for intelligence rt fro would be transmitted 25X1A5a1 25X1A9a ively' through and if~had an. objections, would refer him to me. Each of the offices should be 25X1A5a1 advised that if - appears, he is to be referred directly to me. 25X1 A9a b. informed me that Tracy Barnes would probably see the Director and request an SI clearance for I shall prepare a memorandum to advise the Director of this possibility. This channel is entirely incorrect, since a written request should be made through normal channels. 25X1A5a1 25X1A9a 25X1A5a1 25X1A9a 25X1A9a 25X1A9a 25X1A5a1 asked whether could talk with some of our people on the problem o cance. ation. I indicated that would be satisfacto with me and undertook to see whethe r informed me that rather than phoning him respecting had called I later called 25X1 A9a s ? o e attention of who undertook to speak to 25X1A9a 25X1 A9&herman Kent and of O/NE and and 25X1 A9a 25X1 A9~ of O/CI could talk to - who is a different 25X1 A5a 1 breed of cat from 25X1A9a 25X1A5a1 15. - of PSB phoned and stated that a PSB paper calling for certain intelligence support had been referred to DD/P's offices, which felt that such support would best be furnished by the overt offices of CIA. I suggested that the paper be bucked to me,, since we could not make an intelligent decision without seeing the paper. 16. Phoned Dr. Kent, SD/NE, and stated that after reviewing our study of foreign travel, I felt that we had been unjust to O/NE in not fostering in that Office a foreign familiarization program comparable to that presently in force in O CI. I suggested that they / plan for such a program, which might relate to the O/CI program by number of individuals, etc., in the rough relation of T/Os, and also stated that I would be receptive to suggestions for sabbatical leaves for members of the O/NE board or staff for study at foreign institutions. Dr. Kent undertook to follow through on this. (CONTINUED) SECkET Approved For Release 2 d wl ": CIA-RDP79-01041A000100020158-9 Approved For Reese 2000/09/12 F P 1 p 14 A000100020158-9 security Inlormallon Official Diary 7 August 1952 17, Mr. Sheldon spoke to me as to his plans for the Ad Hoc P/T Committee and I approved same, Mr. Sheldon informed me of a possible security question arising in connection with a secretary in his office and we discussed 25X1A9a what should be done with After some consideration, it was determined that the individual in question should be put under surveillance at once in view of the highly sensitive material arriving in that particular unit. I shall inform the Director. 25X1 DOa 18. Mr. Sheldon informed me that on the basis of intelligence 25X1 DOa it was believed that the Viet Minh representatives have been gaining access to the US military weekly roundup, 25X1 DOa SECRET Security Inlormalion Approved For Release 2000/09/12 : CIA-RDP79-01041A000100020158-9