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December 26, 1957
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Approved For Release 2002/07/29 : CIA fRR002300220001-4 MINUTES OF DEPUTIES' MEETINGS JULY THROUGH DECEMBER, 1957 :RET Approved For Release 2002/07/29 CIA-RDP80BO1676R002300220001-4 Thursday, 26 December 1 PRESENT: Mr. Dulles, Gen. Cabell, Mr. Wisner, Mr. Amory, Col. White, Messrs. Kirkpatrick, Sheldon and 0 a) Stated that he was leaving at the close of business to go to Patrick Air Force Base and spend a day looking oyer the missile launching facilities at Cape Canaveral. He expressed a belief that bases of this type will soon be one of our principal intelligence targets and that this is the main reason for this familiarization trip to Cape Canaveral. Mr. Wisner asked that if information which might be of assistance to the Clandestine Services comes to the DCI's attention, he would like to be advised since he would probably wish to arrange for a party from the Clandestine Services to plan a later briefing trip to Patrick Force Base. b) Referred to a recent newspaper article concerning 25X1 25X1 the UN employee who refused to release the names of Hungarians who furnished information to the UN for incorporation in its recent report on Hungary. He noted that he had met at a dinner party recently and found him to be a very intelligent and interesting man. He stated that he thought will shortly be getting involved in security hearings as a result of his firm refusal to disclose the identities of the Hungarian sources. c) Referred to an article in the New York Times concerning the problems the Soviets were having in publishing the section of the Great Sovier Encyclopedia concerning the USSR's internal history. He expressed the belief that a very entertaining speech could be written concerning the treatment accorded Malenkov in this particular section and asked Mr. Q to have Kook into the possibilities. d) Stated that he had been advised that widowed, is looking for employment and possesses extensive linguistic and other qualifications which we might find useful in CIA. He asked Col. White and Mr. Wisner to explore the possibilities of finding employment here. 25X1 25X1 Y 25X1 25X1 Approved For Release 20gUi F/2bE -4RDP80B01676R002300220001-4 Approved For Release 200 16)R9~tTA=l P80BO1676R002300220001-4 e) Referred to the memoranda prepared by I and Dr. Scoville containing their respective divergent views as to which component of the U. S. Government should be given authorization and control over space development programs. After some discussion, it was agreed that no matter where this responsibility was lodged, whether within the Pentagon structure or not, the principal aim should be to See that the space development program received the wholehearted support of the scientific community. Since our views have not yet been formally sought on this point, it was agreed that we take no further action at the present time. listing the names of the people who should be present at future DCI presentations of NSC 5412 matters before the National Security Council. It was noted that this list contained the names of twenty-three persons, and while at first that might seem excessive, it was finally agreed that there was no need for concern over these persons being present at future NSC 5412 presentations. g) Referred to a memorandum J. C. King had given to Mr. Wisner and which Mr. Wisner had passed to the DCI concerning the sale of copper by the Chilean Government to the USSR. He handed this memorandum to Mr. Amory and asked Mr. Amory to prepare a little memo for his (DCI1s) use giving some historical background and analysis of the sales of copper by Chile to Soviet Russia. h) Noted that at 11:00 o'clock that morning, he would be meeting with General Crittenberger to discuss the current series of Fulton Lewis broadcasts in which Mr. Lewis is attacking RFE and the Crusade for Freedom. A. general discussion ensued concerning RFE, Crusade for Freedom and Mr. Lewis after which the Director asked Messrs. White and Kirkpatrick to sit in on his meeting with General Crittenberger. f) Handed to Mr. Wisner a letter he had just received from 25X1 Approved For Release 2002/07/29 : CIA-RDP80BO1676R002300220001-4 OP, SECRET Approved For Release 2002/07/29 : CIA-RDP80B01676R002300220001-4 General Cabe.ll: a) Referred to a memorandum from the DD/I dated 12 November and to subsequent comments thereon by the DD/S and the DD/P concerning the necessity for providing thirty-five additional slots for Project HTA.UTOMA.T. Gen. Cabell recommended that unless some way could be found to acquire these extra positions within the framework of reductions being contemplated within Project AQUATONE, we accept an increase in the CIA ceiling for those thirty-five persons. After some discussion, it was agreed that Col. White and Mr. I would get together and see if the planned reductions in AQUATONE would not completely offset the increase needed for HTA.UTOMAT. If such an accommodation cannot be reached, then Col. White should reraise with the DCI the problem of increasing the CIA. ceiling. b) Referred to a letter he had received from Mr. George V. Allen, Director of USIA., stating that he (DDCI) had been appointed a member of the Committee on Cultural Presentation. Af some discussion, the Director suggested that be designated as General Cabell's alternate to attend most of the meetings of the Committee. Mr. Wisner: a) Referred to reports of plans being developed 25X1 25X1 land stated that he thought we should keep a very close e e on y this situation. After some discussion, it was agreed that Mr. Sheldon; in close cooperation with DD/P, would prepare some notes for the DCI's NSC briefing scheduled for Monday, 6 January 1958. b) Mr. Wisner noted that on the 30th of December meetings are scheduled with representatives of the U. S. Department of State and with concerning the Tndnnr-_4n" cat?--- 1x_ i:r__ expressed the hope that these discussions could be fairly well limited .L. to policy matters rather than permitted to slide over into operational subjects. Mr. Kirkpatrick: 25X1 b) N ted that the Department of State Foreign Service Inspectors are shortly scheduled to come over to CIA for their annual briefing. He did not anticipate that the agenda for this year would be as lengthy as the one held last year. Approved For Release 2002/07/29 : CIA-RDP80B01676R002300220001-4 Approved For Release 2002/OW 4-WWI O1301676ROO2300220001-4 Mr. A.mory: a) Brought up the question of the types of furniture and interior decorating that was to be included in the new building. He expressed his conviction that planning should now be done with respect to both of these items and urged that new furniture be obtained for all offices in the new building. Col. White observed that a good deal of planning and consideration has already been given to these factors and that very large sums of money are involved. It was finally agreed that the subject matter of furniture and interior decorating would be placed oa the agenda for a future Steering Committee Meeting. a) During the discussion of Mr. Fulton Lewis' talks on the RFE, Col. White noted that had proposed that he arrange to make a complete audit of the RFE books. I Iwould perform the audit through an outside cleared auditor for security reasons if DCI agreed to this procedure. The Director thought this would be a good plan and said that he would speak to General Crittenberger about it in his meeting that morning. 25X1 25X1 CI P80B01676R002300220001-4 Approved For Release 2002/07/29 :, ' TOP SF