Pseudonym: Gebien, Sherwood
05/16/60: "Meeting with Guymers/Romualdi...by Sherwood N. Gebien. Guymers reported on meeting with Mujal on 13 May. Figueres and Betancourt urged Arango/AMEER-1 and Varona/AMHAWK to join in a united front. "Varona, with whom Mujal (with Rafael Otero) had had a lengthy meeting last week in New York, told Mujal that an attempt will be made to issue a manifesto in June. A candidate to representative on Frente was Rafael Otero Berlaff - described as a confidant of Varona and Arango. Guymers indicated Mujal had recently seen Spruille Braden again. Braden said he intended to contact Allen Dulles to arrange for Dulles/Mujal contact. Impression was given that contact would be in writing."
06/23/60: Memo for the record from Martha Tharpe, WH/4/Political Action: "1. On 22 June Messrs. Davis and MacFee of IOD called on Mr. Reichhardt (probably Ken Crosby), WH/4/PA, and requested assistance in giving guidance to Romauldi for his discussion with Mujal on 26 June of the attached list of CTC leaders, which was prepared by Mujal for the purpose of determining from Romauldi which of the three leaders might be acceptable for inclusion in a labor front to function as part of the FRD. Mr. Reichhardt said he would like to review the background on this before giving them an answer. 2. On 23 June Mr. MacFee met with Mr. Reichhardt and Miss Tharpe. With reference to Mujal's talk of a labor front in connection with the FRD, Mr. Reichhardt said we had no knowledge of any plan for a labor front as such...3. Mr. MacFee agreed with the above in principle and thought Romauldi's reply to Mujal should be along those lines. However, he brought up the matter of Varona's selection of Rafael Otero, who is closely allied with Mujal, to make a speaking a speaking tour of Latin America; and mentioned that Varona had previously indicated an interest in Manolo Fernandez of the Artists Union. Both Otero and Fernandez are included on Mujal's list...Mr. MacFee remarked that Otero is well known to labor movements in other Latin American countries, but he is not an effective speaker and is a known Mujalista."
10/03/63: Cable from Mexico City to Director: DTDORIC KUFULGENT: "1. MEXI suggests most feasible contact Fienrider would be with Sherwood M. Gebien if latter MEXI any time between 15-31 Oct. 2. Alternatively Michael C. Choaden (David Phillips) or Julian Y. Klomart contact feasible. As station has no support funds, requests HQs provides purpose contact. 3. PACY: What are Gebien MEXI travel plans? C/S Comment: Feinrider to attend Pan American railway congress Mexico City 15-31 Oct."
10/04/63: Cable from Director to Mexico City and Panama (Orig: Harold Dahlgren, CA/B4/LABS): Slugline DTDORIC KUFULGENT ref MEXI 6386: "Request Station contact Feinrider. Choaden (David Phillips) concurs. Will discuss ops aspects with Choaden as basis Station contact. 2. Gebien scheduled be MEXI 6-11 Oct, can advise on ITP background of Feinrider and (unintelligible)..." - - - 2022 release: https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/2022/104-10100-10148.pdf
10/05/63: Cable from Mexico City to Director: DTDORIC ZRFANON: REF PACY 0849 (IN 33536): "(REDACTION)SAFE not yet home, expected late (unintelligible) Oct. Will be advised Gebien ETA MEXI. Reservations confirmed hotel. Station has no direct contact (REDACTION)LEPTOME." C/S Comment: Requesting (REDACTION)LEPTOME ETA MEXI and hotel."
12/18/63: Cable from Mexico City to Director: DTDORIC ZRFANON: REF PACY 1652 (IN 82470): "1. (REDACTION)INBEING appreciates importance split in COB however insists on caution for moment in view political motives for split and initial report from rave londono which crticial some leaders new COB. Opposed invitations to new COB leaders to January conference. 2. Rave instructed postpone vacation departure at least to 20 Dec and send full report. Will attend January meetings MEXI and return LAPA mid January. 3. (REDACTION)INBEING flew Lima 17 Dec for vacation returning MEXI about four Jan. Gebien will urge (REDACTION)SAFE give prompt and favorable reply to new COB communications. None received to date."
12/19/63: Cable from Mexico City to Director: Slugline DTDORIC ZRFANON (REDACTION): FROM GEBIEN: "1. (REDACTION)INBEING has announced termination ORIT participation joint program Panama pending review of situation. Also plans suspend CTRP (?) affiliation. Wishes avoid or minimize troubles from Santiago O'Donnell who circularized, apparently to all ORIT exec committee members and I.T.S., his demand for investigation of program for which he (unintelligible) IU7 and (REDACTION)LEPTOME. No indication O'Donnell will attend ORIT EC MTG but he expected. 2. (REDACTION)INBEING never has been happy with use ORIT base in program. Particularly critical of total lack reporting from (unintelligible) last several months. 3. Gebien realizes above action may affect (REDACTION) program but believes KUBARK (CIA) must make full review of Panama labor situation in near future anyway. Gebien ETA PACY 19 Dec."
12/27/63: Cable from Director to LAPA, PACY (Info: MEXI): ..."3. For Gebein: In context ref and above reasoning please stress with RNINBEING our view that immediate association without premature affiliation makes sense. Caution may apply to affiliation but not to contact and offers of educational and other forms support..."
02/15/78: CIA document: Page 28: ..."3. GEBIEN, Sherwood M. - 2639 - Keith MacPhee..." - - - 2022 release, page 28: https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/2022/104-10061-10115.pdf