145. Telegram From the CIA Station in [place not declassified] to Operation PBSUCCESS Headquarters in Florida1

991. 1. WASHTUB on breaking was accepted completely by press, public, and diplomatic corps. However at present time approximately 70 per cent of public with whom discovery discussed discounting story and believe [name not declassified] made plant himself to gain sympathy of PBPRIME and expedite implementation of Mutual Assistance pact. Believe discovery of new cache in another country followed by second discovery in KMFLUSH would be of greatest value in consolidating credibility of WASHTUB.

2. Jules Dubois of Chicago Tribune cabled [name not declassified] requesting negative of submarine photo. [name not declassified] stalled by advising he has turned negative over to ODACID for study. Am briefing ODACID chief so he will not deny. Urgent that developed negative 620 size be furnished soonest.

  1. Source: Central Intelligence Agency, Job 79–01025A, Box 52, Folder 2. Secret; Routine; RYBAT; PBSUCCESS.