David Boylan Posted June 6, 2005 Share Posted June 6, 2005 One of Banister's contacts. Hunter was known as the originator of the term "Brainwashing." See Dick Russell's The Man Who Knew Too Much for more on Hunter. Memorandum for the File By : Guy Banister RE: Foreign Propaganda Importation On December 15, 1961, a telephone call was received from Mr. Edward Hunter, who stated that he had been in New Orleans checking up n the foreign propaganda coming into this country from Communist sources. Mr. Hunter stated that he was extremely interested in the amount of this foreign propaganda which was relayed from New Orleans to other parts of the country or to foreign countries. He said that he had very little on that phase of the operation. Mr. Hunter was asked if he had made checks of college libraries and he said that he had checked some of them but that he was intensely interested in what a student walking around in the library would pick up and read. A brief description of the pamphlet or booklet picked up by a particular student and the date on which this was done would be extremely important to him in preparation of his book. He said he wanted the activities of a typical student and particularly a thumbnail sketch, very short, of the particular booklet. Mr. Hunter said that he had made contact with the Customs service and was getting along very well until officials of the Customs service came around to inquire as to what he was after and were extremely unhappy about his being there. He contacted Mr. Constantine V. Cooley 4714 Banks Street, New Orleans 19, La. He was transferred to New Orleans from Chicago some time ago and he was the translator of this material. Apparently he is very unhappy sitting around with nothing to do at this time, because everyone is afraid of the President’s order. I asked him if this was not similar to the order by the President muzzling the military and he said it was very like it. Mr. Hunter said that Mr. Cooley had fought with Wrangel in the White Russian Army in the Bolshevik Revolution. Mr. Hunter gave his address as 320 North George Mason Dr, Arlington Virginia. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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