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Pseudonym: Noltham, Theodore

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Unknown identity. Theodore D. Noltham was possibly Chief of Station (COS), Ottawa, between 1969 and 1972.
Noltham worked with Nebecker on matters relating to AMCHALK-5 (Miguel Angel Diaz Isalgue).


11/04/69: Dispatch from COS, Ottawa to Chief, WOMUSE (Info: Chief, European Division): "1. As you will note in paragraph 7 of the Reference, we asked SMABOVE (Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Security and Intelligence) to give us compiled information that they have on various MHCHAOS (program to gather and evaluate all available information about foreign links to racial, anti-war and other protest activity in the United States) targets. At the time they said that these contained their own internal source information and could not be passed. They promised, however, to furnish us the same material in a form that could be passed. The attached two books entitled 'The Black Power Movement in Canada' and 'Unrest in the Academic Community (Canada)' were recently passed to us in response to this request. 2. From cursory review of the material it appears that some of it is already known to you. Some is overt information while other items reflect results of SMABOVE investigations and thorough checking. We are also attaching SMABOVE's letter of transmittal which updates some of the information. You will note that they invite our comments. 3. We feel that this is somewhat of a break through with SMABOVE. We have not received this kind of complete report from them recently. We intend very soon to offer some comments to them and especially offer our appreciation. Your comments also would be appreciated. 4. We do not know for sure if LNERGO (FBI) was also given these books. We assume they were not. If we determine that they were passed to LNERGO we will let you known. (Signature) Theodore D. Noltham."

104-10225-10012: CIA FILE ON ( )SHELL-5

11/06/69: Cable from Director to Ottawa, WH/Miami (Orig: John Mertz, Unit: WH/COG/OPS): Slugline RYBAT TYPIC AMCHALK SMABOVE: "1. Per Ref A, HQs believes necessary that Nebecker establish contact with AMCHALK-5 (Miguel Angel Diaz Isalgue) upon arrival in (REDACTION) so that he be able relay information from AMCHALK-5 to SMABOVE (Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Security and Intelligence) on DGI - AMCHALK-5 meeting site. This step necessary because feel protective surveillance of meeting site by SMABOVE requisite for continuing operation. Please advise Nebecker. 2. File: 19-136-1/3. 201-307337. WH Comment: Ref A says HQs desires Nebecker initiate contact with AMCHALK-5 and that AMCHALK-5 should not make meeting with DGI without surveillance by SMABOVE. Ref B says that Noltham, Ottawa Station Officer, will contact AMCHALK-5 at his hotel in (REDACTION) to try delay operation. It adds that Noltham and Nebecker (DCOS WH/Miami) will consult with SMABOVE to assure coverage of meeting. Ref C request no contact between Noltham and AMCHALK-5 for fear that operation would be exposed to DGI. Ref D requests that operation proceed only if protective coverage can be given to AMCHALK-5 - DGI meeting and that Nebecker initiate contact with AMCHALK-5 upon arrival (REDACTION)." Releasing Officer: Horton for William V. Broe, C/WHD. J. J. Fieldhouse, C/E/BC. Coordinating Officer: E/BC/C: L. Leas. Authenticating Officer: James. E. Flannery, C/WH/COG.

104-10225-10012: CIA FILE ON ( )SHELL-5

11/25/69: Cable from Ottawa to WH/Miami, Director: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC AMCHALK: "1. Contacted Noltham who will contact AMCHALK/5 (Miguel Angel Diaz Isalgue), advising him postpone any possible meeting with CUIS until after Nebecker arrives. Will then be up to Nebecker advise AMCHALK/5 re points in reference. Noltham and Nebecker will consult SMABOVE (Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Security and Intelligence) to assure coverage of meeting. If SMABOVE unable cover only alternative is scrap whole thing. 2. Presume Nebecker has seen ref. If not please make sure he aware of contents and that he contacts Noltham immediately upon arrival. Noltham can be reached at (REDACTION). 3. Noltham will advise us at 0900 this morning the results of his contact with AMCHALK/5. 4. File: 19-136-1/3 and 201-307337."

104-10225-10012: CIA FILE ON ( )SHELL-5

12/02/69: Telepouch from Chief, Western Hemisphere Division to COS, WH/Miami: Subject: WH/Miami Representative Meeting with SMABOVE in (REDACTION) Items - RYBAT/TYPIC/SMABOVE: "1. On 26 November Nebecker and Ottawa station case officer Noltham met with SMABOVE (Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Security and Intelligence) officers (REDACTION). The purpose of the meeting arranged by Noltham was to brief SMABOVE on the AMCHALK-5 (Miguel Angel Diaz Isalgue) operation, discuss the Cuban problem as it related to (REDACTION) and to general acquaint SMABOVE with WH/Miami interests. Prior to meeting with SMABOVE Nebecker and Noltham agreed that frankness was called for and that within security limitations we would attempt to endanger increased interest on the part of SMABOVE for the Cuban target...3. (REDACTION) was clearly the person more concerned with the Cuban target. He took Noltham and Nebecker on a tour of Cuban installation sites and the area which Araoz had explored in preparation for his meeting with AMCHALK-5...4. Nebecker told Noltham that upon his return to Miami he would look for Miami agents or assets that had contacts in (REDACTION) and would work toward the objective of (unintelligible) interesting SMABOVE in the target...6. Noltham told Nebecker that the newly arrived (REDACTION) ambassador to (REDACTION) was also accredited to Cuba and that he had cooperated in the past with RVROCK. While the station in Ottawa had not yet recontacted the ambassador they were planning to do so in the future. A brief discussion was held on the possible utilization of this person. Noltham was requested to keep Cuba in mind during the forthcoming meetings with the (REDACTION) and particularly any information regarding his travel to Cuba. He was told that WH/Miami would like to meet with him prior to any travel to Cuba...Joel N. Nebecker"

104-10225-10012: CIA FILE ON ( )SHELL-5

12/19/69: Dispatch from COS, Ottawa to COS, WH/Miami (Info: Chief, WH; Chief, EUR): Subject: Operations Against AMGHOST Representative in (REDACTION): "1. After his return to (REDACTION) from (REDACTION) for the AMCHALK/5 (Miguel Angel Diaz Isalgue)-AMGHOST meeting, Noltham had a number of extended discussions with SMABOVE (Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Security and Intelligence) Headquarters' officers on the general subject of operations against AMGHOST in (REDACTION) ...5. We have for some time been attempting to pull our files together to determine just what we have in terms of AMGHOST representation in the country. This has been difficult since our files are not in good order. For this reason we were glad to learn, while Noltham was visiting Headquarters on 13 December 1969, that the Headquarters desk is doing a study of AMGHOST and other PBRUMEN (Cuban) officers in SMADD...Theodore D. Noltham."


03/14/72: Dispatch from COS, Ottawa to Chief, WOMUSE (Info: Chief, FE Division; Chief, EUR Division): "1. We are attaching a report from SMABOVE (Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Security and Intelligence) concerning contact between Susan Warren and officials of the PRC Embassy in Ottawa. 2. SMABOVE also passed this information to LNERGO (FBI). Theodore D. Noltham." - - - Page 2: 03/09/72: "A reliable source has advised that on February 11, 1972, P.R.C. Embassy officials in Ottawa contacted Susan Warren, New York and requested her to come to the Embassy in Ottawa. According to source, Warren was committed to speaking engagements in the U.S. on February 16/17, 1972, however expected to be in Ottawa during the weekend of February 20, 1972. 2. Source later learned that Warren arranged to visit the Embassy on February 27, 1972. Source had no indication as to the purpose of the proposed meeting and is unable to confirm that Warren visited the Embassy as planned."


06/20/72: Dispatch from Ottawa to Chief, WH Division (Info: COS, WH/Miami; C/EUR; C/WOMUSE/SO): "1. We are attaching a note from SMABOVE (Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Security and Intelligence) which describes contacts with official Cubans in Canada. SMABOVE has identified the Lou Jones referred to in regard to the Venceremos Brigade as Louis Henry Jones. This information was also furnished LNERGO (FBI). 2. Part of this information was also used as a basis for the reference. Theodore D. Noltham."


08/11/72: Dispatch from COS, Ottawa to Chief, WOMUSE (Info: Chief, FE/CO; Chief, EUR): "The attached, from SMABOVE (Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Security and Intelligence) a copy of which has been forwarded to LNERGO (FBI), concerns Susan Warren, the Subject of reference. Theodore D. Noltham." - - - Page 2: 07/11/72: "On June 5, 1972, a reliable source was advised by WU, Chun (Attaché, P.R.C. Embassy, Ottawa) that the China Peoples' Friendship Association in Peking would like to invite three or four of the leading members of Susan Warren's group to visit China in June or July 1972 or any other time convenient to them. Warren apparently had no previous knowledge of this invitation. WU did not identify the individuals who would possibly participate in the trip to China."

Gavin McDonald

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