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Kennedy Taps MeCone
To Head CIA Affairs
As Successor to Dulles
Post To Go
}To AEC Aide
Republican To Take
Over in November
NEWPORT (A)-President John
F. Kennedy yesterday chose Re-
publican John A. McCone, former
chairman of the Atomic Energy
Commission, as the new director
of the nation's highly secret Cen-
tral Intelligence Agency.
The President called a special
meeting with newsmen to an-
nounce the appointment of the
wealthy west coast businessman
Kennedy introduced McCone
and the man he is succeeding, Al-
len R. Dulles, as two who have
made personal sacrifices to serve
Service a Privilege
Both said they regarded service
to the nation a privilege.
White House Press Secretary
Pierre Salinger said the final de-
cision to appoint McCone was
made yesterday morning. The two
visitors met for half an hour be-
fore going by boat 'to Quonset
Point Naval Air Station for the
McCone is to Join Dulles in the
CIA in about two weeks and is to
take over when Dulles retires in
After the doomedCuban inva-
sion attempt last spring,, the CIA
was criticized for its intelligence-
training role but Kennedy did
nothing to make Dulles the scape-
Kennedy did start intensive sur-
veys of the nation's intelligence
capabilities. The administration
reportedly has studied proposals
that the CIA's functions be split
so that undercover operations are
directed separately from spying
and more public methods of col-
lecting security information.
Kennedy, announcing McCone's
appointment, praised Dulles as a
man who has a record "almost
unique if not unique in the his-
tory of this country."
A lleged Plot
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON-The State De-
partment said- yesterday it is
studying documents that purport
to show Cuban plans for over-
throwing the Argentine govern-
Argentine President A r t u r o
Frondizi, in New York for a Unit-
ed Nations session, declined to
comment on the reported plot.
In Miami, the anti-Castro Dem-
ocratic Revolutionary Front re-
ported Cuban government docu-
ments acquired in Buenos Aires
contain a 15-point Fidel Castro
plan to overthrow Argentina's
The front, a Cuban exile orga-
nization, said it received the doc-
uments early in August from Vi-
talo de la Torre, defecting Cuban
consul in Buenos Aires.
A spokesman forrthesorganiza-
tion said the 15 points, briefly,
call for the following action in
1. An espionage system among
2. Guerrilla warfare schools.
3. A plan to control news and
to sabotage newspapers and ra-
dio stations. The ,newspaper "La
Prensa" was singled out.
4. A campaign against the law
for defense of democracy current-
ly before the Argentine congress.
5. A plan to promote strikes.
6. Efforts to have Castro's eco-
nomic chief, Che Guevara, visit
7. Co-ordination with the Cuban
Embassy in Uruguay for direction
of Communist activities in south-
ern South America.
8. Use of an alleged narcotics
contraband ring based in Bolivia
for introduction of arms and
propaganda in northern Argen-
9. A defamation campaign
against anti-Communist military
and political heads.
10. Make Argentina the base for
Communist penetration in border-
ing countries, particularly Para-
guay and Brazil.
11. Organization of a "popular
front" with leftist elements for
use in political campaigns.
12. A propaganda campaign
against the United States, Peruv-
ian and Venezuelan governments.
13. Instructions on relations of
the Cuban Embassy with that of
the Soviet Union and the Soviet
news agency, Tass.
14. Sending of Argentine leftist
workers, students and intellectuals
to Cuba for Marxist indoctrina-
15. Penetration of the university
student movement in Argentina.
WASHINGTON (MP-Despite a
number of reverses at the hands
of a Republican-Southern Demo-
cratic coalition, Democratic lead-
ers said they were well pleased
with the record and predicted that
many of President John F. Ken-
nedy's proposals that failed this
year will be passed in 1962.
Kennedy was reported to have
told the party leaders he intends
to come back fighting next Jan-
uary for three proposals that were
By The Associated Press
NEWPORT-President John F.
Kennedy has assigned Vice-Presi-
dent Lyndon B. Johnson to talk
over East-West problems with high
United States officials in Paris,
the vacation White House said
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DETROIT-Efforts of the Ford
Motor Co. and the United Atto
Workers Union to reach immedi-
ate agreement on a new three year
contract hit a snag yesterday and
full bargaining talks were recess-
ed until today.
* * *
LONDON-The Rhodesian fed-
eral government last night repeat-
ed earlier denials that bullets
were found in the body of one of
Dag Hammarskjold's s e c u r i t y
guards after the Ndole air crash
came from a gun.
* * *I
HEIDELBERG -- The United
States Army yesterday rescinded
as "unjustified" actions taken
against two staff officers follow-
ing the controversial filming of a
Jack Paar TV show on the border
between East and West Berlin.
BONN - The Christian Demo-
cratic Party's delegation in par-
liament yesterday unanimously
called on Chancellor Konrad Ade-
nauer to continue as leader .of
* * *.
NEW YORK - Prices on the
New York Stock Exchange showed
a substantial advance yesterday,
as Standard and Poor's 500 stock
index closed up .69, with 425 in-
dustrials up .78, 25 rails up .31 and
50 utilities up .26.
laid aside this year--a general House passed the last big bill
aid - to - education bill, medical pending, a $1 billion supplemental
care for the aged, and establish- appropriation, and then adjourn-
ment of a cabinet department of ed at 4:20 a.m. without waiting
urban affairs. for the Senate to act on the meas-
The windup came at the end of ure.
a 19-hour session that produced This left the Senate in the un-
fireworks between the two cham- happy position of having to accept
bers and left the Senate crying the measure without changing so
out in frustration against the much as a comma, or depriving
House. scores of government agencies of
What happened was this: The operating funds.
Sen. Mike Mansfield (D-Mont
Senate majority leader, denoun
ed the House maneuver as "ou
rageous" and promised it wouldn
happen again. Hereafter, he sai
the Senate will hold up the ioir
adjournment resolution until it
ready to quit too.
After a couple of hours of thl
the Senate passed the measu
without change and went home.
Congress Adjourns as Fireworks
Flare over Funds for Operation
McCONE HEADS CIA-President John F. Kennedy is shown
shaking hands with John A. McCone (right), formerly Atomic
Energy Commission chief under President Dwight D. Eisenhower,
who will succeed Allen W. Dulles (left) as director of the Central
John A. McCone:
riveter to CIA
LOS ANGELES (A-The new
boss of the Central Intelligence
Agency, John A. McCone, is grey
of hair, slight of build, mild of
In a crowd, he might be mis-
taken for a shoe clerk or a schol-
Such an appraisal, associates
say, couldn't be more wrong.
They say he's a vigorous top-
flight executive with steel in his
backbone and a quick, wide-rang-
ing mind. His special flair: ana-
lyzing complex problems for fast'
McCone is a riveter who be-
came a manufacturer and indus-
trialist, active in a host of enter-
When he accepted President
John F. Kennedy's call to replace
Allen Dulles as the nation's No. 1
intelligence agent-one of the hot-
test spots in the government-he
knew what he was getting into.
He is no stranger to Washington
McCone, a Republican, headed
the Atomic Energy Commission for
three years under former Presi-
dent Dwight D. Eisenhower. Un-
der former President Harry S.
Truman, he was undersecretary of
the Air Force. _
In Los Angeles he is known as
a member of a Conservative group
that is active in promoting civic,
cultural and charitable affairs. He
is an occasional golfing companion
of former President Eisenhower.
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