Jerry P. Shinley Archive:
Clay Shaw at a General Cabell Meeting



Subject: Re: Clay Shaw at a General Cabell meeting
Date: Mon, 30 August 1999 08:04 AM EDT
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In article <7qa9up$8ce$>,
    Denis Morissette wrote:
> I have seen a CIA report about a meeting where General Cabell was a
> speaker which Clay attended. Do you know if Shaw was a speaker? Do you
> know if both men talked? Thanks.
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New Orleans Times-Picayune May 10, 1961 S1-P3

CIA Must Keep Quiet -- Cabell
General Cites Strides of Reds in Science

       The Central Intelligence Agency, because of the sensitive nature of its activities, must maintain a policy of silence at all times in regard to its knowledge of the participation in United States affairs, the deputy director of the CIA said in New Orleans Tuesday [9th] night.

       Air Force Gen. C. P. Cabell said that he therefore could not "rise to the defense of the CIA" in regard to its reported connection with the recent Cuban invasion, a connection which has come under repeated fire from many quarters.

       Gen. Cabell arrived in New Orleans late Tuesday to address the International Relations Association of New Orleans, previously called the Foreign Policy Association of New Orleans. At a meeting held at the Sheraton-Charles Hotel, he discussed "Communism and Science." He left shortly after the meeting to return to Washington.

       Interviewed at International House shortly before his talk, Gen. Cabell refused to comment on the Cuban invasion and the CIA's role in the affair.

       "This is a sensitive subject, certainly, and one which should be discussed only by President Kennedy and Secretary of State Rusk," he said. "The Central Intelligence Agency is not a policy making agency; we merely serve the policy makers."

       Therefore, it would make matters only worse, he continued, if officials of the CIA and other like agencies continued to make comments concerning the Cuban situation.

       "It could very possibly occur that these comments would differ in meaning and suggestion from those made by the only two people who should be commenting on it - the President and the Secretary of State," he said.

       Discussing the scientific accomplishments of the Communists in his talk before the International Relations Association, Gen. Cabell said that "there is no reason at all to belittle or magnify the accomplishments of scientists living under Communistic regimes, and there is no reason to draw invidious comparisons between our efforts and their efforts.

       "What we must realize is that the accomplishments are real," he continued, "and that their successes so far have led them to place even more emphasis on scientific research and development in what Khruschev calls 'the splendid years under Communism."

       Cabell said that science is the servant of Communism and that, stripped of all its usual verbiage, "Communism is a future social order being constructed out of present-day socialism through the application of science.

       "We must recognize the vast scientific resources of the Soviet Union and the growing strength of China are being integrated with their political ambitions to reconstruct society in the Communist countries and eventually in the entire world."

       He concluded that "we should stand forewarned that every resource available to being used by the Communists to advance their political ends."

       The International Relations Association changed its name from the Foreign Policy Association Tuesday night because, according to its president, C. C. Walther, the group is no longer affiliated with its originator, the Foreign Policy Association of New York.

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Jerry Shinley

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