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Pseudonym: Huyette, Geoffrey

Definition:
Geoffrey T. Huyette may have been a pseudonym for John Hunt.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Speculative
Discussion:
A cable on October 4, 1963, stated that Huyette and Bastear's trip to Mexico City would have to be delayed due to the illness of the QKOPERA (Congress of Cultural Freedom) principal agent, SABA. This apparently required Huyette to make an emergency flight to Europe. David Phillips was presently at HQs and was advised of this. In addition, a cable on October 16, 1963, mentioned that it was expected that Bastear would join Huyette and Tichborn (Henry Preston Lopez) for talks later in the day on 21 October. Furthermore, a cable on October 28, 1963, stated that "from 21 to 25 October, Keith J. Bastear and Geoffrey T. Huyette met with Mexican Station officers and Edward G. Tichborn to discuss the further development of the DTGODOWN (The American wing of the Congress for Cultural Freedom) Mexican program. The major focus was on the creation of a Mexican intellectual journal." Also, Geoffrey Huyette's contacts in Mexico included Jaime Garcia Terres, Juan Garcia Raul Ortiz y Ortiz, Juan Vicente Melo, Margaret Shedd, and GPBEFIT. Moreover, a cable in October of 1964 stated that Huyette now believed that QRMANGER should reopen correspondence with DTGODOWN. It was suggested that Tichborn prompt QRMANGER to send Huyette a copy to QRMANTLE with covering letter proposing a meeting in New York. Then Huyette could respond, without appearing over eager. This cable's Originating Officer was withheld, but the unit was CA/B3. The Authenticating Officer was also redacted but was cited as the Chief, CA/B3.
Sources:

104-10100-10127: CABLE RE CHANGE IN TRAVEL PLANS

10/04/63: Cable from Director to Mexico City /Info: Paris/LCPIPIT (Orig: Walter Raymond, Jr., Unit: CA/B3): Slugline DTDORIC QKOPERA: REF: DIR 68338: "1. Request Huyette Bastear trip MEXI must be delayed this due illness QKOPERA (Congress of Cultural Freedom) principal agent SABA which has necessitated emergency flight Huyette to Europe. Will reschedule hopefully later this month. 2. Have advised Choaden (David Phillips) who presently in HQs. He requests station advise Tichborn (Henry Preston Lopez) of plan change." Releasing Officer: W. Hood for C/WH/. Coordinating Officer: (Unintelligible), WH/3. Authenticating Officer: (REDACTION), C/CA/B3.

104-10100-10224: TDY TRAVEL TO MEXICO/POSSIBLE INTEREST IN PUBLICATION

10/16/63: Cable from Director to Mexico City (Orig: Withheld, Unit: CA/B3): Slugline DTDORIC QKOPERA: REF: DIR 68338: "1. Huyette and Bastear rescheduling TDY MEXI 21 thru 24 Oct. Bastear will report Choaden (David Phillips) office morning 21 Oct. Would expect join Huyette and Tichborn (Henry Preston Lopez) for talks later in day. If not feasible advise. 2. Please make reservation single with bath for Bastear at Maria Cristina for 5 nights, 20 Oct thru 24 Oct. 3. HQs notes with considerable interest recent letter from GPBEFIT, being pouched, which refers to recent explosion in Siempre. GPBEFIT notes that editors of Revista Mexicana de Literatura appear to want to take advantage of this and make their magazine into suitable alternative to Siempre cultural section. If true that Siempre encountering problems and that Revista staff anxious to be a counter, ops possibilities are considerable. We may want to consider building on Revista rather than creating new entity. If stat in position check in advance of Huyette-Bastear arrival would be helpful. C/S Comment: *HQs proposed Huyette and KUWOLF (Psychological and Paramilitary Staff) QKOPERA case officer Keith J. Bastear TDY MEXI." Releasing Officer: C/WH. Coordaining Officer: WH/3/MEXI. Authenticating Officer: (REDACTION), C/CA/B3.

104-10100-10236: ARRIVAL OF TWO TDYERS

10/17/63: Cable from Director to Mexico City (Orig: Walter Raymond, Jr., Unit: CA/B3): Slugline DTDORIC QKOPERA: REF: DIR 76175: "Due heavy bookings Bastear arriving American flight 57 due 1248 on 21 October. Will call Choaden (David Phillips). Huyette taking separate flight also due midday and will call Choaden. Bastear hotel reservation at Maria Cristina or equivalent should be adjusted accordingly. Both free for evening dinner meeting Choaden and Tichborn (Henry Preston Lopez) if desired." Releasing Officer: AC/WH. Coordinating Officer: (Initials), WH/3. Authenticating Officer: (REDACTION), DC/CA/B3.

104-10211-10045: DISPATCH: MEXICAN PROGRAM

10/28/63: Cable from COS, Mexico City to Chief, KUWOLF (Info: Chief, WHD; COS, Paris (LCPIPIT): Subject: DTDORIC/Operational QKOPERA/DTGODOWN/Mexican Program: "1. From 21 - 25 October Keith J. Bastear and Geoffrey T. Huyette met with Mexican Station officers and Edward G. Tichborn (Henry Preston Lopez) to discuss the further development of the DTGODOWN (note: the Congress for Cultural Freedom, or CCF) Mexican program. The major focus was on the creation of a Mexican intellectual journal. In addition, the talks included the projected DTGODOWN/CCF intellectual exchange program plus general comment on the Centro Mexicano de Sucritores and various cultural personalities in Mexico. (a) Huyette's contacts in Mexico included Jaime Garcia Terres, Juan Garcia Podor, Raul Ortiz y Ortiz, Antonio Alatorre, Juan Vicente Melo, Margaret Shedd, and GPBEFIT. He was unable to see Jorge (Unintelligible) and Ramon Xirau as both were out of town. (b) We are convinced that the Huyette contacts, most of whom are known well by Tichborn, represent the target core for the DTGODOWN/CCF program..."

104-10174-10068: CIA FILE ON (ASSET)

10/21/64: Cable from Director to Mexico City (Orig: Withheld, Unit: CA/B3): Slugline DTDORIC QKOPERA: "1. Believe 3 or 4 Nov good dates for Winterrowd Tichborn meeting MEXI. Will confirm with Tichborn when he visits HQs. 2. Per Ref B para 3: Huyette now believes that QRMANGER should reopen correspondence with DTGODOWN/CCF. Suggest Tichborn prompt QRMANGER send Huyette copy QRMANTLE with covering letter suggesting New York meeting. Then Huyette could respond, without appearing over eager, along lines noted Ref B..." Releasing Officer: (REDACTION). Authenticating Officer: (REDACTION), C/CA/B3.

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