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Cryptonym: DTLEAFAGE

Definition:
Literary project to counter Soviet propaganda.
Status:
Probable
Discussion:
Note that Priscilla Johnson had an LCPIPIT officer evaluating her back in 1958, the slugline was REDSKIN UNCRISP. What is UNCRISP? http://maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=25014&relPageId=2&search=UNCRISP Researcher Malcolm Blunt thinks there might be a USIA link to this program.
Sources:

104-10179-10130: DISPATCH-TRANSMITTED HEREWITH IS THE CONTACT REPORT OF THE MEETING HELD BETWEEN MANOLO RAY AND

6/13/63, cable from Elbridge O. Jervay, Chief, Paris Station to Director, slugline KEYWAY PBRUMEN DTDORIC UNCRISP: "Transmitted herewith is the contact report of the meeting between MANOLO RAY and the (CIA) staffer from DTLEAFAGE on 13 June 1963 in Paris." As seen in the item below, this means that John Hunt of the Congress for Cultural Freedom was a CIA staffer.

104-10179-10131: Following is Summary Report of Contact with Mr. John Hunt and Manolo Ray

7/2/63 cable from Paris to SAS W. Raymond, who forwarded to Alfonso Rodriguez and Seymour Bolten, slugline TYPIC DTDORIC UNCRISP: "Following is summary report of contact with Mr. John Hunt of Congress for Cultural Freedom and Manolo Ray...Hunt agreed (to) provide documentation service which would keep him supplied with articles from European press critical of Castro regime...Ray said in fundamental agreement with Kennedy Administration Cuban policy. Said his group presently broadcasting from Venezuela and planning for more broadcasting from another identified station..Hunt discussed need create image of viable opposition to Castro among European audience. In connection with this Hunt arranged luncheon 17 June for May attended by Manes Sperber, David Rousset, Leo Souvage, German Arciniegos, Julian Gorkin and others. Ray spoke at length and created good impression." Julian Gorkin was the editor of Cuadernos magazine, printed in Paris with CCF support and distributed throughout Latin America. While residing in Mexico, Gorkin is seen in Chile conference in 1965: http://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=91345&search=Neruda#relPageId=2&tab=page Supportive marginalia by Jack Stewart/Alfonso Rodriguez on front page of document.

104-10120-10442: FORM - REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OR INVESTIGATIVE ACTION RE PRISCILLA JOHNSON

5/25/62, Request for Approval or Investigative Action by the Office of Security: "clearance to employ (Priscilla Johnson) as news editor-writer for magazines subsidized by DTLEAFAGE." The memo looks like they had a hard time telling which Priscilla was getting the clearance, as two different identifying numbers for Priscilla are cited.

104-10119-10281: BIO INFORMATION ON P. JOHNSON

10/18/62 memo from Deputy Director of Security Victor White to C/CA: This letter refers to the above-cited 5/25/62 request for approval as a "proprietary approval" of Priscilla Johnson.

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