120. Editorial Note

On June 10 Secretary Dulles spoke with John M. Raymond, the Assistant Legal Adviser, about the Allen Pope case. A memorandum of their telephone conversation, prepared by Bernau reads as follows:

“Re the Pope case—all the Sec can say is he is an American citizen—he may have violated laws of Indonesia but we expect him to receive treatment at least as lenient as that given to others in the same category. R said we expect him to be treated fairly—we will watch what is going on and protect him in that respect. R said as far as we know he has violated no law of the US. They agreed he is not guilty of treason. R mentioned his being tried by a military court. Jones has sent various laws under which he could be tried but don’t know which it will be.” (Eisenhower Library, Dulles Papers, General Telephone Conversations)