SECURITY MATTERS - TELEPHONE IN STATION OFFICE

Created: 4/27/1954

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Chief of Station, Quatemala IHPOt Chief, VHD

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Telephone ln Station Offioe

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la known, tha JCTJRIOf representative who recently visited thla atatlon found that telephonehloh ooouplad apaoa In tho former Military Attache's offloo, vaa found to be an open alike. Thla office io now ooouplad by thla atatlon and the telephone waa removed.

On, tbe Administrative Officer of the Embassy, Mr. William CALDBRESAD, noticed that hie telephone, the only other telephone In thla building whlohirect line by-passing the awltchboard, was bussingnusual manner. Ha picked op tha telephone but heard nothing. This nornlng, S3 April, he again board tba an rue bussing sound, picked np the receiver and beard two aale voices engaging in more or less ths following dialoguei

"Hare you

"Tea, but lt ssess that the wires are outing and nothing happens.

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bare but still no answer. Something le wrong. illan orsr to oheok the telephone."

inutes froa this time two individuals from the phono oompeny arrived and aakad if they could

Nr. CALDEHHEAii stated that tha phone waa In perfectcondition. Theae individuals stated that they had checked froa outside and tha phono obviously waa not working. CALDERHEAD than told them that tha Embassy had moved somehe phone waa Ln tha way and had bean temporarily disconnected. He subsequently advised ne of this natter.

Tho telephone has bean repaired and gtha apeolal condenser which had bean installed and which converted thla phono Into an open alke waa removed, de condenser was replaoedormal one.

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It was decided that we would give them an opportunity to try their hand again. urned the instrument over to Mr, CALDERHEAD who will advise the telephone pooplo that in replacing tha Instrument it was discovered that it Is not functioning too well and that it would be appreciated if they would check the phono and then return it.

We plan on permitting them to replace the instrument which ue will immediately remove, arrange the wirss ao that it will appear that tho phone is working orifferentand we will then forward the "repaired" instrument to KURIOT for examination.

0. This Instrument must be returned to this stationlni-mum of delay.

Under no oirenmatanoes will we install this instrument without it being cleared by KURIOT and aooess by outsiders to thla Instrument will be completely prohibited.

dvised tho KURIOT representativeould have the private line removed but it haa been found thatlinee arereat premium and that ther retaining this lino, ovon though on an inactive status,the loss of the line.

I would also appreolato any suggestions which KURIOT might have toward sendingtrong enough voltage to burn out or seriously damage tho recording equipment which la hooked on to the other ond of this line.

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