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Cryptonym: GUIDE-164

Definition:
George de Mohrenschildt was the source to GUIDE-164, which appears to be a guideline setup by the Domestic Contacts Service. Given this designation by the Domestic Contact Service as he prepared a series of reports on Yugoslavia in 1957 for the International Cooperation Administration.
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
See the 1/6/58 memo below. The "responsive to" OO/C box has a list - GUIDE-164, GUIDE-43, and State. The source is the aforementioned description that matches de Mohrenschildt. Thus, de Mohrenschildt is answering to three different contacts. A description of Clay Shaw that was written in 1949 leads to this rather complicated conclusion. See 104-10181-10405: This memo states that "Mr. Shaw has been interviewed concerning subject case requirements for Peru, and reports thereon are in process of preparation. Mr. Shaw has also been partially interviewed along the general lines of the revised OO/C Guide No. 10, and will be further interviewed along these lines."
Sources:

1994.04.25.14:01:26:660005: Reel 5, Folder L - GEORGE DE MOHRENSCHILDT

December 1957 information report prepared by CIA, entitled "Position of the Church/Anti-Regime Feeling" provides very accurate description of de Mohrenschildt - document described as "responsive to...Guide-164", with subject described as "source". US National, a petroleum geologist and engineer who was in Yugoslavia from February to October 1957 as a petroleum consultant to the Yugoslav government. Source grew up in Eastern Europe and is fluent in the Russian, Polish, German and French languages. He also understands and speaks some Serbian. In his position as consultant on oil matters to the Yugoslav government he traveled in all the provinces of Yugoslavia with the exception of Macedonia. 1. The three major church are the Roman Catholic, the Greek Orthodox and the Mohammedan. Of the three, the Roman Catholic Church is by far the most prominent and the Catholic Church, particularly in Slovenia and Croatia, has a devout and large following. The priests are very popular and don't seem to be afraid to speak their minds. I did not observe any active anti-religious program on the part of the Yugoslav Government. In fact, in some parts of Yugoslavia, the government is restoring churches and also furnishing subsidies to the priests...there is dislike for the regime in every strata of society but I would say this is particularly true among the working class...of the different nationality groups in Yugoslavia I would say that the Serbs are the most anti-regime...I didn't notice any open actions against the Government except that people were trying to escape the country whenever possible. During my stay along the Dalmatian Coast, a number of very competent mechanics and technicians in the oil industry escaped from the country...I did not think that it would be possible for any organized resistance to get underway before it was discovered and broken up by the security police."

1994.04.25.14:01:26:660005: Reel 5, Folder L - GEORGE DE MOHRENSCHILDT

12/24/57 Information Report for OO/C collections, prepared by CIA, entitled "Lack of Interest in Communist Ideology/Nationalities Problem". The "responsive to" OO/C box has GUIDE-164. The source description matches de Mohrenschildt: "I find a surprising lack of interest in Yugoslavia as far as the Communist Party is concerned. There is complete apathy on the part of the Yugoslav youth who are interested in living better, dressing better, listening to US music and being free to think for themselves...Everyone had heard about Djilas' book, The New Class, and a number of times I was asked if I had read the book or seen a copy. Copies of the book were not available in Yugoslavia during the time I was there...Tito appears to be in complete control of the country and I do not believe he will have any very active opposition as long as he maintains his health...I believe the nationalities problem will be greatly intensified by Tito's death..."

1994.04.25.14:01:26:660005: Reel 5, Folder L - GEORGE DE MOHRENSCHILDT

12/27/57 Information Report for OO/C collections, prepared by CIA, entitled "National Pride/Feeling of Superiority Over Soviet Satellites." The "responsive to" OO/C box has GUIDE-164. The source description matches de Mohrenschildt: "...the people with whom I talked all felt they had things better in Yugoslavia than in the USSR or any of the satellites...most of the criticism against Tito that I heard was directed at his internal policy. His foreign policy was more popular. The people feel that Tito is a genius in being able to secure support from both the East and the West..."

1994.04.25.14:01:26:660005: Reel 5, Folder L - GEORGE DE MOHRENSCHILDT

undated but 1957-58: Process Sheet for OO/C collections, OO-B report prepared by CIA, entitled "Proposed Oil Concession for Northern Sedimentary Basin (Ghana)", contact and source identified as George de Mohrenschildt, address as "Republic National Bank Bldg., Dallas Texas." Handwritten number of A-68221. The C/S is listed as "J. Walton Moore". The P. C. is redacted. Field remarks: "The company which has this provisional concession is the Swedish-American Oil Co., New York City, New York." The editorial comment is: "cc to OCI/Dryer". Is that de Mohrenschildt's friend, the stockbroker Joseph Dryer?

1994.04.25.14:01:26:660005: Reel 5, Folder L - GEORGE DE MOHRENSCHILDT

1/6/58 Information Report for OO/C collections, prepared by CIA, entitled "Effect of Decentralization in the Oil Industry (Yugoslavia)" contact and source identified as George de Mohrenschildt, address as "Republic National Bank Bldg., Dallas Texas." Handwritten number of A68221. The C/S is listed as "J. Walton Moore". The P. C. is redacted. The "responsive to" OO/C box has a list - GUIDE-164, GUIDE-43, and State. The source is the aforementioned description that matches de Mohrenschildt: "In the oil business there is a great deal of freedom allowed individual enterprises under the decentralization program. There are three oil producing enterprises...all competing with each other. Each enterprise is under the management of a director who is a political appointee, and under the director is a technical director who handles the actual work...decentralization in the oil industry has not worked out well and is, in fact, harmful to the industry. Yugoslavia is a relatively poor country and it cannot afford a decentralized oil industry in each individual republic...the Slovenians are strongly in favor of decentralization because they want to be separated as much as possible from Yugoslavia as a whole."

1994.04.25.14:01:26:660005: Reel 5, Folder L - GEORGE DE MOHRENSCHILDT

2/5/58 Process Sheet for OO/C collections, OO-B report prepared by CIA, entitled "Effect of Decentralization in the Oil Industry (Yugoslavia)" contact and source identified as George de Mohrenschildt, address as "Republic National Bank Bldg., Dallas Texas." Handwritten number of A68221. The C/S is listed as "J. Walton Moore". The P. C. is redacted, but 104-10244-10177 identifies this person as "E. A. Rische" - undoubtedly Ernest A. Rische. The next page states that "the source may be able to provide additional and more detailed data and comments on the oil set up in Yugoslavia." The handwritten reply states: "Appropriate Area desk in OCI has no questions or comments concerning the attached OO-B report. R. (Illegible), Illegible/OCI." Note: OCI is the Office of Current Intelligence, a component of DDI (Deputy Director of Intelligence), responsible for the production of current intelligence in numerous areas. OO is the Office of Operations (which became the Domestic Contact Service), charged with the collection of overt information. See these definitions: https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=1160&search=%22domestic_collection+division%22#relPageId=112&tab=page

1993.07.14.18:09:54:060270: WILLIAM C. BISHOP, PURPORTED EMPLOYMENT WITH CIA

2/1/71 letter from Ernest A. Rische, Chief, Houston Field Office (Dallas RA) to Director, Domestic Contact Service. William A. Bishop is making crank calls to the Mesquite, TX police. Claims to have worked in Cuba and formerly worked for CIA. "Although Bishop appears to be somewhat mentally deranged (Detective Hughes of the Mesquite, TX police) feels something should be done about him...Hughes is a friend of Ray Benson, a former Dallas police officer who worked for the Agency a short time in SOD and who also knows Bishop and feels that he is damaging the reputation of the Agency."

104-10326-10057: WITHHELD

January 1996 LIMIT EUR/BNL memo: "HQS believes Subject to be identical with William Leonard Oltmans (DPOB 10 June 1925, Huizen, the Netherlands), who was assigned 201-155221 on 27 February 1957, on the occasion of a name check request against PNINFINTE files by NVGIFT...According to Director (in 1987)...Oltmans has been a thorn in our side for years..." Also see 104-10106-10522: Oltmans identified as 201-155221 in this 1968 memo.

104-10414-10173: COMMENTS ON GEORGE DE MOHRENSCHILDT.

The title identifies George de Mohrenschildt as 201-155221. This is a major error - I see it repeated nowhere else. As stated in 104-10436-10014, de Mohrenschildt is 201-725439.

104-10079-10366: LIST OF 201-0725439

1976: This CIA printout makes it clear that George de Mohrenschildt biographical file number is 201-725439. See 104-10436-10014, 5/9/63: This memo confirms that 201-725439 refers to George de Mohrenschildt.

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