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Created: 6/3/1954

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RELS BEAR IN UIHD AS INDICATED IN VARIOUS MSGS LINCOLN IS FULLY COGNIZANT EXTENT YOUR KNOW LEDGE OVERALLAND HAS HAD NOTHING BUT PRAISE FOR YOUR JUDGEMENT AND HANDLING THUS FAR. THEREFORE IN VIEW V TO KEEP YOU FULLY INFOLD ON EVERYTHING AT ALLRGE YOU NOTE CAPEFULLY THOSE INSTRUCTIONS ^OVIDED YOU and UAKC EVERY L'FFORT TO COMPLY A3 STATED as YOUDONE TO DATE.

OBVIOUSLY LINCOLN HAS AND WILL MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO SEND YOU CLEAP INSTRUCTIONS AND AT SAUE Tl.'E PROVIDE YOUATITUDE FOR IMPLEMENTATION THUS ALLOWING FOR EXERCISE of JUDC-EWENT, EREAS YOUR CONCI ENTIOUSMESS FULLY APPRECIATEDiGHT OF VfORDS BY CABLE FORCES LIMITATIONS ON EXONS. MOREOVER COMPLEXITY OF OPERATION NECESSITATES FOR PRACTICAL REASONS CONFORMITY WITKnoRMAL PROCEDURES of LlMllTiNG YOUR INFO

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k. IM PRESENT INSTANCE ON EMERGENCY BASIS YOU HIVEPROPERLY AMD FOR MOST PART LINCOLNLYING ENTIRELY UPON YOU FOR CLARIFICATION OF tVENTS. IT WAS NOT INTENOEC THAT YOU RE-CONSTRUCTANlZATlON IN WSBURNTMPLY PROVIDE LINCOLN SUFFICIENT INFO It. ORDER VuTSTEPSHT AKEN. IN REFND 5, LINCOLN ONLY rtF.QUESTEO YOU ASK SEMANTIC FOR THE INFORMATION INDICATED OR TO TAKE THEN INDICATED NOTTHAT 'rlE STATIONROVIDE INSTRUCTIONS OR GUIDANCE 3EY0ND Ti'E REQUESTS BEOAJSE IT BASE TX'LD UNDERSTAND ANT RESPf-ND ACCORDINGLY. NO ACTION EXPECTEDONTACT ESTABLISIILD.

5. SEMANTIC AND OTHERS KNOW OF AND JHOLLD APPRECIATE COMPARTMENTAT ION. THCPEFOPE IF QUfcSTiCNS ARISE OUTSiOE YOUR KNOWLEDGE OR COMPETENCE TO HANDLE THEN REFER SAME TO LINCOLN FOR GUIDANCE,

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] WOULD APPRECIATE HIS CHECKING HEREABOUTS OF SETS USING FCPEGOUG KNOWLEDGE PLUS NAME OF JUAN JOSE (ONTRICH) TO ESTABLISH BONA FIDES.

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9- LINCOLN IS GREATLY PLFASED OVER CLOWER'S RISING TO THE OCCASION AND AGAIN AFFIRM'S ITS OVERALL APPRECIATION FOR EXCELLENCE AND EFFECTIVENESS YOUR STATION'S CONDUCT OF OPERATIONS UNDER SUCH EXTREMELY DIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCES,

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