Constance Caraway P.I. ~ Episode 169
“It seems we have a problem in Chicago.”
On the fifth floor of the U.S. Department of Justice building, at 950 Pennsylvania Avenue in the nation’s capital, there is an unadvertised meeting between Deputy Attorney General, a newly created position in 1950, and the Executive Assistant Director of the FBI’s STB (Science and Technology Branch), who is now reporting on the special project under his watch, in the Operational Technology Division.
Urgent and Secret Agenda 03-20-1951
- Department of Justice-Deputy Attorney General Ross Malone
- The Federal Bureau of Investigation
- Science and Technology Branch – Executive Assistant Director Gilbert Conroy
- Ops Technology Division
- Subject: Project Forever Mastadon
Need-to-Know Priority 1-1A-1B
“You are aware of our building at 5046 Greenwood, correct,” Gilbert Conroy needs to confirm that he and Deputy Malone are on the same page.
“Chicago — yes of course. We’ve had that building or at least owned that property since goshdamned Ulysses Grant, but I try to keep my distance from it. It appears that we have lost control of who has access.”
“Project Mastadon has been operational since 1942, taking over that Chicago address from Project Tora Tora.”
“Tora saved us the embarrassment of having the training center at Navy Pier bombed into tomorrow back in WWII, spent some time there myself, perfect cover.” Gilbert Conroy has been a part of many covert-ops. “But this Mastadon thing has become a real reach for the department. What are we try to protect this time… the theory of evolution? From what we at Ops Technology hear, Willard Libby is on the verge of turning modern anthropology on its ear.”
“Libby is dead,” Malone informs Gilbert.
“The hell you say! We didn’t kill him, did we?”
“Not exactly, but our Forever Mastadon operatives did.”
“When we hired a guy named P. Joseph Winters to run Mastadon we thought he was a legitimate business executive who could provide us solid organizational skills and the shared vision of a scientific community, separate from religious right-wing Creationists.”
Way to go!