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Pseudonym: Rikon, Wallace

Definition:
Unknown identity. Mexico City station CIA officer in 1963.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
Wallace C. Rikon was replaced by Arthur G. Vaivada (pseudonym for Ross Crozier) in 1954 on the AMPHODARCH Project. Furthermore, a cable from Mexico City on October 29, 1963, stated that Rikon indicated he would likely resign from the CIA in early 1964.
Sources:

104-10215-10129: CROZIER, ROSS LESTER.

07/14/54: Memorandum from Withheld for J. C. King, Chief, WHD to SIC/SPB: Subject: OCR- -1/WHD/Branch III, Forwarding Part II, PRQ, on Arthur G. Vaivada (pseudonym): "1. Forwarded herewith is Part II, PRQ, on Arthur G. Vaivada. 2. Operational...Security...Clearance is requested in order to employ Arthur G. Vaivada as (indicate: US, an indigenous witting, form and value of documents; FI and written contract). To receive a salary of $5060.00 annually, plus allowances. To replace Rikon in project AMPHODARCH."

104-10215-10246: COLLECTED DOCUMENTS:CROZIER, ROSS L.

07/22/54: Memorandum from Chief, WH, J. C. King to Havana Station: Subject: Project Amendment: "1. It is requested that an amendment to the Subject Project be approved wherein contract agent Arthur G. Vaivada (P) will replace contract agent Wallace C. Rikon (P)...3. For a successful substitution of Vaivada in place of Rikon in Project (REDACTION) is necessary that the two contract agents be in contact in Habana during 1-31 August 1954...previous work as a contract agent has been excellent and it is felt that with the subsequent substitution of Vaivada for Rikon, a big improvement in the production of the project may be expected during the coming year...6. It is the consensus of opinion among the interested officers at Headquarters and in the field that Wallace C. Rikon should be given the opportunity of serving elsewhere in (REDACTION) in a locality and situation where he will have greater opportunity to produce results. Plans are now being drawn up to shift Rikon to another country in September 1954."

104-10174-10064: FOLDER ON (ASSET)

11/24/61: Dispatch from COS, Mexico City to Chief, WHD: Subject: Edward G. Tichborn: ..."2. Subject shows signs of being a valuable asset to the Station. He will be assigned to take over as a temporary replacement for Rikon when the latter is on home leave over the holidays. He very probably will maintain contact (REDACTION) on Rikon's return so that Station will be able to utilize Tichborn's knowledge (REDACTION)..."

104-10092-10086: PRI YOUTH GROUP CHARGE

10/17/63: Dispatch from COS, Mexico City to Chief, WH Division: Page 2: "3. In the past, IDEN B has visited Mexico on (REDACTION)LASKING business without making contact with LIEVICT but meeting leaders of ZRAFRAID and IDEN C. LIQUIFIER told Wallace C. Rikon he understood IDEN B had been in Mexico City on 10 October without making contact with LIEVICT. LIQUIFIER then voiced his suspicion, according to Rikon, that IDEN B had put IDEN C leaders to sponsoring the meeting at which (REDACTION)LASKING was formally asked to oust LIEVICT...5. PYI LIQUIFIER wanted to submit his resignation as LIEVICT president in July 1963, but was persuaded by Rikon to hold off until after the ZRAFRAID congress..."

104-10092-10106: LIEVICT - STATUS REPORT FOR JULY AND AUGUST 1963

10/21/63: Dispatch from COS, Mexico City to Chief, WH Division (Info: Chief, KUWOLF): "1. Actions Taken: (a) See reports (under separate cover) of LIQUIFIER (for July - Attachment A) and Wallace C. Rikon (for August - Attachment B)...7. Remarks: LIQUIFIER intended to submit his resignation as LIEVICT president, but was persuaded by Rikon to remain until after the biennial convention of ZRAFRAID in September. He was asked to find a suitable successor."

104-10093-10210: CABLE RE RESIGNATION FROM KUBARK

10/29/63: Cable from Mexico City to Director: Slugline KUWOLF: "1. Latest information from Wallace C. Rikon indicates he most probably will resign from KUBARK (CIA) early 1964. For this reason there no longer any question concerning MEXI's desire use John R. Sandamanie. Current station projects will be cut if necessary to meet budget limitations. 2. For SAOP: Appreciate Sandamanie's ETA MEXI."

104-10528-10266: CABLE: STATION VIEWS ON GAINING SUPPORT FOR A PROGRAM

11/07/63: Cable from Mexico City to Director: Slugline KUWOLF LICOAX HBEPITOME: "1. Station has met with Redlich and Rikon to consider ref. Station believes this method of obtaining LICOAX support telegrams is over complicated and unlikely produce results as soon as needed which is in next four days. Furthermore Station now at very delicate point in long-planned merger between LICOAX and ZRAFRAID and reference procedure would be irritant in smoothly proceeding movement, as well as definite security problem. 2. Under circumstances believe best MEXI withdraw ref support request..."

104-10015-10414: CABLE RE SEMINAR TO BE HELD IN JANUARY

11/27/63: Cable from Mexico City to Director: ..."2...New ZRAFRAID leadership shaking down, unready for rapid coordination on nation wide event, particularly as Friemanis not scheduled visit MEXI. Station contact ZRAFRAID through Rikon, who turning over contact to new outside case officer...."

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