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Pseudonym: Fredericks, Burton

Definition:
Unknown identity. A memo in October of 1960 stated that in relation to a prayer "the only problem is to get it out of the Burton Fredericks channel and back into FRD channels to get this going."
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
The memo added that it would be worked out with the Propaganda Section.

A memo in January, 1961, from Bernard E. Reichhardt (probably Ken M. Crosby), C/WH/4/FI, mentioned that "I thought it was interesting that in closing (Sergio) Rojas asked Burton Fredericks to have Bender (note: Gerard Droller) call him. When Fredericks passed this off with a comment that he was not in contact with Bender, it made no impression on Rojas who simply repeated that I have Bender telephone him in Miami at Canal 1-3884."

Another memo from Reichhardt in March of 1961 stated that "the request had been made for Prio to see the DCI but it was ultimately decided that Prio would talk with Barton Fredericks instead." The meeting took place at the Marriott Motel. In addition, the Marriott Motel was mentioned in a memo in May, 1961, on Balmes Hidalgo.
Sources:

104-10220-10422: MEMORANDUM: REPORT OF CONTACT WITH ALBERTO ROQUE

10/04/60: Memo for the record from Withheld, Agency Officer: Page 2: ..."7. Two specific items which the MDC wanted to undertake are worth noting. The first is the attempted brief prayer, which was prepared by the MDC and which they propose to be inscribed on the back of a small card carrying the image of La Virgen del Cobre, this is to be distributed among Cuban exiles in the U.S. When I asked Roque why they weren't primarily considering distribution in Cuba, he said they were not sure they had the capability for doing this. The prayer itself has been shown to several people on the Staff here and their immediate reaction, which agrees with mine, is that this is an excellent idea. The prayer is brief, low-pitched, precisely directal, and could have enormous appeal. The only problem is to get it out of the Burton Fredericks channel and back into FRD channels to get this going. This will be worked out with the Propaganda Section..."

1994.03.16.15:18:41:400005: Reel 15, Folder D - RAY, MANUEL

01/11/61: Memo for the record from B. E. Reichhardt (probably Ken M. Crosby), C/WH/4/FI: Subject: Telephone Call from Sergio Rojas: "1. Rojas called 10 January for Burton Fredericks to say that he had some information which he had been trying to get to Bender (Gerard Droller) but could get no response at Bender's New York telephone. 2. Rojas wanted to report that a newsman friend of his, Howard Handleman of U.S. News and World Report, is currently in Miami interviewing prominent Cuban exiles. He has already talked with Emilio Menendez, Justo Carrillo; will talk with Miro Cardona soon; and has been trying to reach Manolo Ray. Ray so far has refused to see him and has been dealing with an unnamed (Rojas did not know who it was) middle man. The particular point of interest that Rojas wanted us to know is that this Ray middle man told Handleman that very, very soon there would be some very important action on the Isle of Pines which would involve the release of prisoners in the prison there who would then join in a move against Havana. The inference being that this would be an MRP-engineered operation. 3. I thought it was interesting that in closing Rojas asked Burton Fredericks to have Bender call him. When Fredericks passed this off with a comment that he was not in contact with Bender, it made no impression on Rojas who simply repeated that I have Bender telephone him in Miami at Canal 1-3884."

104-10167-10215: MEETING WITH CARLOS PRIO SOCORRAS 16 MARCH 1962.

03/17/61: Memo for the record from B. E. Reichhardt, AC/WH/4/OPS: "1. This meeting came about as a result of contacts made on behalf of Prio with Representative Harold Cooley by one Robert C. Hathorn, a Washington lawyer. The request had been made for Prio to see the DCI but it was ultimately decided that Prio would talk with Barton Fredericks instead. Arrangements for the meeting were made by (unintelligible) and it took place in the Marriott Motel. At my request I met with Prio alone..."

104-10250-10275: MEMORANDUM: HIDALGO, BALMES NIEVES

05/24/61: Memo for the record from Steven L. Kuhn, PSD: "1. The FBI liaison men (Mr. Papich and Mr. Kuhrtz) showed me a memorandum which mentioned that a wife of a current Agency employee working at the Mariott Motel at the 14th Street bridge had observed some unusual activity which possibly involved the Soviet Embassy. 2. The memo which was given to Mr. Papich was not signed and it did not identify the writer of the memorandum or the name of the Staff employee. 3. Mr. Papich thought that I was the one who had passed the memo to him. I passed the memo around the Office of Security and was not able to ascertain who wrote the letter. 4. On 24 May 1961 C/PSD, Mr. Papich, Mr. Kuhrtz and I ate lunch at the motel and after lunch Mr. Papich and I talked to the gift shop manager and from her learned the names of her employees. One of the names was Subject's name. 5. The name rang a bell with us and I suggested to Mr. Papich that WH/4 people gave him the memorandum. Subject's file revealed that Subject is with the project and works for Clark Simmons. Mr. Papich felt that it might have been Clark Simmons or Joe Langan who passed the memorandum to him at Jane Roman's office. 6. Subject and Simmons are on leave until Monday. Either one will call me on Monday."

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Gavin McDonald

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