Nomenclature of an Assassination Cabal
by William Torbitt
This manuscript is the result of research and investigation
by the investigator and author. It is compiled for the sole
purpose of research and the statements and averments of fact
contained herein are the result of investigation and research of
agencies both private and public. The purpose of this document is
to place into perspective such research and investigative
findings and is to be used only at a time in the future when it
may be legally published and circulated as an historical
document. The name of the author is a cognomen and nom de plume.
The following abbreviated form of citiation is used in this
References to the testimony in the 26 Volumes of the
Hearings Before the President's Commission on the Assassination
of President Kennedy are cited as follows:
C.H. for Commission Hearings, the volume numbers in Roman
numerals and the page numbers in Arabic (e.g. C.H. XV, 315)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I. Permindex and Its Five Subsidiaries
II. J. Edgar Hoover, Ferenc Nagy, Clay Shaw
L.M. Bloomfield and Permindex
III. Roy Cohn, General John Medaris, Joe bonanno,
L.M. bloomfield, The Syndicate and the Mafia
IV. The Assassination Attempt on DeGaulle
V. In 1961, European and U.S. Publications
Revealed the Defense Intelligence Agency's
Support of the Revolting French Generals
VI. Permindex and Double-Chek Agents and Their
VII. Albert Osborne, Missionary for the A.C.C.C.
and the Cabal
VIII. Jean De Menil, OSWALD;, Gordon Novel and
Their Activities and Asso.i.CIA;tes
IX. Hungarian Prime Minister, Ferenc Nagy's
Chronological Activities and Werner Von Braun
X. Tryall Club in Jamaica and World Commerce
Corporation Successor to the German Munitions
XI. Clay Shaw, Permindex Director, Plans a Murder
XII. William Seymour, Agent for the Defense
Industrial Security Command, Participates
in a Murder
About the Author
Index, bibliography & appendices
Permindex and Its Five Subsidiaries
When Jim Garrison, the New Orleans District Attorney, began
to investigate the assassination of President Kennedy, he took
the position that regardless of who was behind the assassination,
the American people could take the truth, should have the facts,
and that the right of the American people to know superseded any
damage that might be done to the image of the United States by
the revelation of respected government leaders' involvement in
Chief Justice Warren and other members of the Commission
charged to investigate the assassination took another position:
that is, to reveal the assassination scheme would do great harm
and damage to the image of the United States in the eyes of the
world, and therefore, it would be to the best interests of the
Nation that their findings be as were reported by them.
Enough evidence has now been uncovered by the Warren
Commission, other investigative agencies here and in Europe, and
Jim Garrison to reveal an almost total working knowledge of how
the assassination was carried out and by whom.
The killing of President Kennedy was planned and supervised
by Division Five of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a
relatively small department within the FBI whose usual duties are
espionage and counter-espionage activities.
Actually, Division Five acted dually with the Defense
Intelligence Agency which was acting on behalf of the Joint
Chiefs of Staff in the Pentagon. Directly under the two-pronged
leadership of Division Five and the DIA was the Control Group,
their highly secret policy agency - the Defense Industrial
The Defense Industrial Security Command has always been kept
secret because it acts, in addition to its two official control
organizations, on behalf of NASA, the Atomic Energy Commission,
the U.S. Information Agency, and the arms, equipment, ammunition,
munitions and related miscellaneous supply manufacturing
corporations contracting with NASA, the AEC, USIA, and the
One can readily observe that DISC is not compatible with an
open Democracy and the U.S. Constitution. Consequently, the top
secret arms manufacturers' police agency has been kept from the
knowledge of even most U.S. officials and Congressmen.
The Defense Industrial Security Command had its beginnings
when J. Edgar Hoover in the early 1930's organized the police
force of the fledgling Tennessee Valley Authority at the request
of David Lillienthal. The police force covered the entire TVA
from Knoxville, Tennessee through Huntsville and Florence,
Alabama into Kentucky and back through the eastern portion of
Tennessee into southern Kentucky. This was one of the first
federal agencies with a separate police force. This force grew
and Lillienthal took it forward to cover the Atomic Energy
Commission, thus tying it into the Army Intelligence Service.
L.M. Bloomfield, a Montreal, CANADA lawyer bearing the
reputation as a sex deviate, the direct supervisor of all
contractual agents with J. Edgar Hoover's Division Five, was the
top co-ordinator for the network planning the execution. A Swiss
corporation, Permindex, was used to head five front organizations
responsible for furnishing personnel and supervisors to carry out
The five groups under Permindex and their supervisors were:
1. The Czarist Russian, Eastern European and Middle East exile
organization called SOLIDARISTS, headed by Ferenc Nagy, ex-
Hungarian Premier, and John DeMenil, Russian exile from
Houston, Texas, a close friend and supporter of Lyndon
Johnson for over thirty years.
2. A section of the AMERICAN COUNCIL OF CHRISTIAN CHURCHES
headed by H.L. Hunt of Dallas, Texas.
3. A Cuban exile group called FREE CUBA COMMITTEE headed by
Carlos Prio Socarras, ex-Cuban President.
4. An organization of United States, Caribbean, and Havana,
Cuba gamblers called the Syndicate headed by Clifford Jones,
ex-Lieutenant Governor of Nevada and Democratic National
Committeeman, and Bobby Baker of Washington, D.C. This group
worked closely with a Mafia family headed by Joe Bonnano.
5. The SECURITY DIVISION of the National Aeronautics and Space
Administration (NASA) headed by Wernher Von Braun, head of
the German Nazi rocket program from 1932 through 1945.
Headquarters for this group was the DEFENSE INDUSTRIAL
SECURITY COMMAND at Muscle Shoals Redstone Arsenal in
Alabama and on East Broad Street in Columbus, Ohio.
The Defense Industrial Security Command is the police and
espionage agency for the U.S. munitions makers. DISC was
organized by J. Edgar Hoover; William Sullivan, his chief
assistant, is in direct command. We shall later examine the
involvement of a large number of the DISC agents including Clay
Shaw, Guy Bannister, David Ferrie, Lee Harvey Oswald, Jack Ruby
and others with Permindex's Louis Mortimer Bloomfield of
Montreal, Canada in charge.
As it must be, all of the preceding facts are established
and documented by overwhelming evidence beyond a reasonable doubt
on the following pages.
Gordon Novel obtained the aid of the Columbus office in 1967
when Jim Garrison was attempting to get him back to Louisiana
from Ohio. Personnel of the Defense Intelligence Agency were
subject to assignment with the Defense Industrial Security
The Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation was in
charge of NASA's Security Division and the Defense Industrial
Security Command in his position as head of counter-espionage
activities in the United States. His agents investigated every
employee of the space agency as well as the employees of the
pertinent contractors doing business with NASA and also
prospective employees of every arms and munitions manufacturer.
The Defense Intelligence Agency is headed by Lt. General
Joseph F. Carroll, a former assistant Director of the FBI.
Carroll worked closely with Sullivan, Hoover and L.M. Bloomfield
in directing activities of the munition-makers' police agency,
the Defense Industrial Security Command. Walter Sheridan, whose
activities are covered later, was the direct liaison man between
Carroll and Robert F. Kennedy during the pertinent period.
The address for DISC is 3990 East Broad Street, Columbus,
Ohio. The Field office for the Command was located at the old
Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville and Muscle Shoals, Alabama.
Von Braun had been decorated more than any other Nazi during
World War II. Hoover had worked directly with Von Braun in
connection with NASA's security since his arrival in the United
States in December 1945.
Lyndon Johnson, as Vice-President, was Chairman of NASA, and
he, Von Braun, Bobby Baker, [and] Fred Black had worked
diligently to obtain the nine billion dollar Apollo contract for
North American Aviation in 1961. NASA awarded this contract to
North American despite the fact that it went against the
recommendation of its own source evaluation board.1
Each of the NASA security personnel who were assigned duties
in connection with the assassination were employees or
contractees for Division Five of the FBI and many were connected
with the other four groups. It must be born in mind that this was
a relatively small group within all of these agencies. It was not
official, and it was not an American operation, but was simply
the independent action taken by these men, some of whom happened
to hold official positions.
J. Edgar Hoover was named first Director of the FBI in 1924,
and he immediately organized the anti-communist Division Five for
espionage and counter-espionage work which President Roosevelt
made official in 1936. Actually, Division Five was in existence
as the General Intelligence Division of the Justice Department
since 1919. Hoover, an Assistant Attorney General and head of the
GID, had used the Czarist Russians in tracing the Bolsheviks
during the Red Scare and Palmer raids of that period.2
1924 was the year the Communists finally took complete
control of Russia after five years of resistance by the imperial
Czarists. From 1918 to 1923, the leaders of the Czarists were
leaving Russia with vast fortunes by the tens of thousands. One
of those escaping Russians was John DeMenil, presently of
Houston, Texas, who fled to France, married into the Schlumberger
family, moved to Caracas, Venezuela and then to Houston, Texas
before World War II. He is presently the Chairman of the Board of
Schlumberger Corporation, a world-wide oil well service company.
The forerunners of the Solidarists have been described by
James Wechsler of the New York Post and other writers, before and
during World War II, as the Ukrainian Fascists. The Solidarists
expanded this group to include all East European exiles,
including those of various religious denominations.
Of course, these Russian exiles in all countries of the
world were violently anti-communist and considered themselves as
a government in exile with headquarters in Munich, Germany.3 One
has only to glance at Czarist Russian history to learn that these
people are the most proficient dealers in assassination the world
has ever known.
George DeMohrenschildt, a Russian emigre who refused to join
the Solidarists and who was familiar with the workings of
espionage groups and had worked with them in the past, testified
that J. Edgar Hoover, using Division Five of the FBI, was the
planner of the assassination of President Kennedy. Through
DeMohrenschildt's testimony before the Commission and his
documentation, the connection of the espionage section of the FBI
and the Assassination has been established.4
The public records of the Corporate Records Department of
Italy and Switzerland, Who's Who in the South and Southwest,
1963, 1964, The Invisible Government, The Espionage Establishment
by Wise and Ross, Buddy Floyd murder files, Alice Texas, Warren
Commission 26 volumes., the Grand Jury records of New Orleans
Parish, New Orleans Louisiana, all further substantiate, bolster,
and corroborate the testimony of DeMohrenschildt concerning the
FBI's Division Five's involvement.
Many examiners of the case have concluded that George
DeMohrenschildt was a part of the conspiracy because of his close
association with Oswald during the fall of 1962, and winter and
early spring of 1963, but a close reading of the Russian exile's
testimony before the Warren Commission shows that DeMohrenschildt
was being used by the Solidarists the same as Oswald was being
used, and was to have been tied in with Oswald; in connection
with the assassination. However, DeMohrenschildt, a highly
polished professional geologist, saved himself by moving to Haiti
in April of 1963 in connection with a contract with the
government of Haiti, where he still resided on the day of the
assassination of President Kennedy.
DeMohrenschildt, in retrospect, knew that Division Five of
the FBI and the Solidarists had intended to use him as a
scapegoat along with Oswald, and he did not hesitate to name the
small group within the Federal Bureau of Investigation as the
instigators of the assassination of President Kennedy.5
Concerning the Solidarists, Jack Ruby was a second
generation immigrant from the White Russian area of Poland and
his brother, Hyman Rubenstein, was born there. Ralph Paul, Ruby's
Dallas partner in the Carousel Club, was a Russian immigrant
having been born in Kiev, Russia.6
While in confinement, Jack Ruby said in letters later
authenticated by Hamilton Autographs, New York City, that pogroms
against the Jews in this country were a real threat. He repeated
over and over the words "pogroms against the Jews" in these
letters and in a number of habeas corpus hearings in Federal
District Court in Dallas, and at the same time, he testified that
Lyndon Johnson was the head of the organization carrying out the
assassination plans. Ruby's testimony is acceptable in every
court as an accomplice witness needing only corroboration in so
far as his naming Lyndon Johnson as one of the accomplices. This
has been done.
Ruby's constant use of the words "pogroms against the Jews"
reveal his close affiliation with and his deeply ingrained
awareness of his family's Russian Czarist background. Everyone
even slightly conversant with Russian history knows that the
words "pogroms against the Jews" are exclusively descriptive of
the Czarist Russian Cossacks pillaging and killing of Jews in
their villages and neighborhoods in Russia during the centuries
under the Czars. But to return to J. Edgar Hoover's connection
with the Czarist Russians in exile.
With the Solidarists' vast number of agents within Russia
and the common anti-communist objectives with J. Edgar Hoover,
these two groups immediately merged and have continually worked
almost as one since that time. In 1960, when it was determined
that Castro was a Communist, he too was considered an occupying
force, and the Cuban exiles with the common cause worked quite
naturally into the Solidarist and Division Five organizations.
Another organization participating with Division Five was a
religious group called the American Council of Christian
Churches. A.C.C.C.'s West Coast representative, E.E. Bradley, was
indicted by the New Orleans Grand Jury for complicity in the
assassination. A.C.C.C. launched a campaign in 1964, at J. Edgar
Hoover's request, to elect him President of the United States.7
In 1941, J. Edgar Hoover had his good friend and agent, Carl
McIntire, organize the espionage and intelligence unit under the
cover name "American Council of Christian Churches" with the
headquarters in New York City. This group was able to take in
many innocent religious groups who did not know they were
connected with a spy and propaganda agency. However, Hoover and
McIntire through this guise were able to place agents posing as
ministers and missionaries throughout the United States and most
Latin American countries. We will examine the involvement of this
group's agents later.8
HOOVER was joined in the cabal to murder President Kennedy
by LYNDON JOHNSON, WALTER JENKINS, Johnson's assistant, FRED
KORTH (whom Kennedy had fired as Secretary of the Navy some two
weeks before November 22), H.L. HUNT of A.C.C.C, JEAN DEMENIL,
Houston multi-millionaire, head of Schlumberger, and a director
of the Russian exile Solidarists, CARLOS PRIO SOCARRAS, ex-Cuban
president and long time gambling partner of Jack Ruby and
director of the anti-Castro Cubans, BOBBY BAKER, ex-Senate
Secretary, ROY M. COHEN, New York attorney and head of the Jewish
League Against Communism, CLIFFORD JONES, ex-Lieutenant Governor
of Nevada, Democratic National Committeeman, and business partner
with Bobby Baker and L.J. McWillie, L.J. MCWILLIE, of Las Vegas,
Nevada a partner in Havana gambling with Ruby and Jones, L.M.
BLOOMFIELD of Montreal, a long time friend and agent of J. Edgar
Hoover, FERENC NAGY, ex-Premier of Hungary, WERNHER VON BRAUN,
German Nazi rocket engineer whom Hitler personally decorated for
his work in slaughtering over 7,000 Allies during World War II,
JOHN CONNALLY and CLINT MURCHISON, SR.9
L.J. McWillie, who earlier had been a partner in the Havana,
Cuba gambling casino with Jack Ruby, Clifford Jones and ex-Cuban
President, Carlos Prio Socarras, in 1962 entered a new business
arrangement with Clifford Jones and Bobby Baker at the
Thunderbird Hotel Casino in Las Vegas.10 The Warren Commission
uncovered incontrovertible evidence that Ruby and McWillie were
the closest friends and business associates for over fifteen
years. Ruby and Ray Brantly of Dallas, the Warren Commission
discovered, had sent a number of Cobra guns to McWillie in Havana
in 1958, but Ruby and McWillie had been gun runners for years.11
The complicity of Carlos Prio Socarras, President of Cuba
from 1948 to 1952, with the assassination group was documented
and authenticated in the official volumes of the Warren
Commission Hearings in volume XXVI at page 634:
December 1, 1963
AT T-2 advised on November 29, 1963, . . . . stated that in
the . . . 1950's, Jack Ruby held interest in the Colonial
Inn, a nightclub and gambling house in Hollandale, Florida.
He stated that Jack Ruby, known then as Rubenstein, was
active in arranging illegal flights of weapons from Miami to
the Castro organization in Cuba. According to T-2, Ruby was
reportedly part owner of two planes used for these purposes.
T-2 further stated that Ruby subsequently left Miami and
purchased a substantial share in a Havana gambling house in
which one Carlos Prio. . . . was principal owner. T-2 stated
that Carlos Prio was within favor of former Cuban leader
Batista, but was instrumental in financing and managing
accumulation of arms by pro-Castro forces . . .
On page 650 of the same volume, a revealing document is
found connecting Prio, Ruby, and Robert Ray McKeown, the gun-
runner who was to work with Ruby in shipping the surplus jeeps to
Cuba in 1959, T. Gonzales, who rode the bus into Mexico with
Oswald, and Ramos, who stayed at the Hotel Commercia in Mexico
City with Oswald. The document follows:
Information concerning reported contact between Jack L. Ruby
and Robert Ray McKeown was furnished by President's
Commission on March 2, 1964. . . .
Files reveal that McKeown was one of the subjects in an
extensive investigation . . concerning the activities of
Carlos Prio. . . . Prio, a former President of Cuba . . .
was engaged with others, including McKeown, in attempting to
assist Castro in his revolutionary action against the
Batista regime in Cuba. . . .
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Unit, Bureau of Internal Revenue,
continued the investigation in this matter and charged
various individuals, including McKeown, with conspiracy to
smuggle guns and related equipment to Cuba. The defendants
in this action were as follows: Dr. Carlos Prio Socarras,
also known as Carlos Prio, age unknown, male, resident of
Miami, Florida, citizen of Cuba. . . .
Orlando Garcia Vasquez, also known as Orlando Vasquez, F.
Valdez, Ramos, age unknown, male, resident of Miami,
Florida, citizen of Cuba.12
Angel Banos, age unknown, male, resident of Miami, Florida,
citizen of the United States.
Robert R. McKeown, also known as Dick McKeown, Max, J. T.
Brown, H.J. McAllister, age 47, male, resident of Galena
Park, Texas, citizen of the United States. . . .
Manuel Arques, also known as Manny, age 23, male, resident
of Miami, Florida, citizen of the United States.
Evelyn Eleanor Archer, also known as Mrs. Manuel Arques,
Ruby, age 36, female, resident of Keyport, New Jersey,
citizen of the United States.
Pedro Luis Chaviano Reyes, also known as Luis Chaviano, F.
Castillo, Gilbert Pawtoja, age 44, male resident of Miami,
Florida, citizen of Cuba.
Abelardo Pujol Barrera, also known as Joe Sanco, Jose Sauco,
Jose Alonzo, age 42, male, resident of Miami, Florida,
citizen of Cuba.
Francisco Gonzales Obregon, also known as T. Gonzales.13
Mrs. Ethel Jane McKeown, age unknown, female, resident of
Galena Park, Texas, citizen of the United States.
The arms and ammunitions being smuggled to Castro at the
time and later to anti-Castro Cubans by McKeown, Ruby, Prio, and
their New Orleans associates were obtained principally from the
Redstone Arsenal in the Florence, Muscle Shoals, and Huntsville
area of Alabama, and to a lesser extent from the Pine Bluff,
Arkansas arsenal. The orders for these men and direction for
their activities came from the office of the Defense Industrial
Security Command, the munitions makers secret police agency at
McKeown, Ruby, Prio, and their New Orleans associates, David
Ferrie, Clay Shaw, Maurice Brooks Gatlin, Guy Bannister, Sergio
Arcacha Smith, and the others all followed the orders of Jean
DeMenil in Houston and Wernher Von Braun of Redstone.
Clay Shaw and Walter Jenkins, only two of the large number
of sex deviates at command and lower level in the cabal were
together almost constantly, pushing L.B.J. during the 1960
Democratic Convention in Los Angeles, according to delegates
present there. Shaw and Jenkins will be covered later and their
close relationship established.
Prio had met with John DeMenil and Fidel Castro in Houston,
Texas in 1956 and furnished Castro with the funds to purchase the
ship which transported Castro and his men back to Cuba after
their Mexican stay. This is documented in all accounts of
Castro's rise to power.
Prio, DeMenil and their group all turned violently against
Castro in 1960 when Castro made public his Communist connections.
After this time, DeMenil and Prio, through Schlumberger,
furnished agents, arms, transportation and organization for the
overthrow of Castro. As a matter of fact, Artime, who was in
charge of the Bay of Pigs Cuban Revolutionary Council, had been
Cuba's Premier under Prio's rule.
Jack Ruby's complicity with ex-President Prio in the running
of guns to Cuba, both before and after Castro took charge in
January 1959, is documented by well over 150 credible witnesses
in the twenty-six volumes of evidence taken before the Warren
Commission. A large group of these witnesses testified concerning
Jack Ruby's presence and gun running activities in Islamorada,
Florida in 1958.
Islamorada is located on the Florida Keys, which DeMenil and
Schlumberger have for a long time used as a shipping point for
arms due to its proximity to Cuba.
We quote from the testimony of the witnesses:
MRS. MARY THOMPSON, 1155 Dupont, Kalamazoo, Michigan, states
On about May 30, 1958, she travelled to Islamorada,
Florida, accompanied by her daughter and son-in-law, DOLORES
and RICHARD RHOADS. They visited her brother and sister-in-
law, JAMES and MARY LOU 'BUTCH' WOODARD, who resided in a
cottage, address not known, which was located behind the
cottage of TED WILLIAMS, well-known professional baseball
player. While there, they met JACK and ISABEL (last name
unknown), acquaintances of the WOODARDS. There was not
sufficient room in the WOODARD cottage and JACK and ISABEL
suggested that DOLORES and RICHARD spend the night at their
home. The offer was accepted and it was determined that JACK
and ISABEL lived in a small motel situated on a white coral
pier, which was reached by crossing an old bridge.
. . . . . MARY LOU said that JACK was originally from
Chicago, Illinois, and reportedly had killed a couple of
men. He later ran a drinking place in Dallas, Texas, where
he became acquainted with JAMES WOODARD, who was a member of
the Dallas, Texas Police Department for a short time in
1954. . . . . . . .
MARY LOU said that JACK had a trunk full of guns and
... that JACK was going to supply them to the Cubans. MRS.
THOMPSON stated that she was told that there were supplies
of guns hidden in the marshes. . . .15
Mary Thompson and six members of her family identified Jack
Ruby as being the person involved in the gun running in Florida
in 1958. But the Warren Commission had already uncovered one
hundred fifty unimpeached witnesses who put Jack Ruby in the
Cuban gun running business for over twelve years preceding 1963.
Let us return to the involvement of Carlos Prio Socarras.
On November 20, 1963, Salvador Diaz Verson proceeded to
Mexico City at the direction of Carlos Prio. In Mexico City, Diaz
immediately after the assassination fed the following story to
the world news media:
Dr. Angel Fernandez Varela stated that when Diaz Verson
returned to Miami from Mexico City in the latter part of November
1963, Diaz Verson advised him that while in Mexico City he had
had contact with other newspapermen there and had learned that
the Mexican Federal Police had arrested a Mexican citizen, Sylvia
Duran, an employee of the Cuban Embassy in Mexico City, because
of her connection between Oswald and the Cuban Embassy.16
Dr. Fernandez said Diaz Verson also told him that Oswald had
stayed at the home of Duran, and subsequently met with the Cuban
Ambassador in Mexico City at a restaurant called Caballo Bayo,
accompanied by Sylvia Duran. Dr. Fernandez said he understood
from Diaz Verson that Duran, the Cuban Ambassador to Mexico,
whose name Fernandez did not know, and Oswald, reportedly went
for a ride together in a car. Dr. Fernandez said that the federal
police in Mexico City reportedly had turned over the information
concerning these incidents involving Oswald; to the United States
Embassy in Mexico City.17
Salvador Diaz Verson had been Prio's Chief of Military
Intelligence Service during the Cuban presidency of Prio from
1948 through 1952. Diaz and Prio together had worked for the
Defense Industrial Security Command since coming to the U.S.
after Castro embraced Communism.18
The anti-Castro Cuban part of the plan was to tie the Castro
regime into the murder of Kennedy and thus to have the U. S.
military give all service to the overthrow of Castro.
Another connection of Carlos Prio Socarras and the
assassination unit was uncovered by the Warren Commission. This
evidence concerned Dr. Cesar Fernandez, Prio's Minister of
Information during his presidency of Cuba. Prio and Fernandez in
addition had been close lifetime friends and Prio obtained
Fernandez employment with the Defense Industrial Security
The following was confirmed by the daughter of the witness
in all respects, she having been shown the documents of Mrs.
Hoover in October, 1963. Here is the story of Prio's friend,
On November 27, 1963, Corporal Theodore La Zar, Pennsylvania
State Police, Hollidaysburg, Pa., advised that at approximately
10:00 pm on November 27, 1963, Robert Steele, 316 Brayton Avenue,
Altoona, Pa., stopped at the Pennsylvania State Police Barracks
and advised that he was the brother of Margaret Kathryn Hoover,
105 S. Walnut St., Martinsburg, Pa., and had the following
information to offer concerning the assassination of President
Kennedy which he had received from her.19
During the third week in October, 1963, Mrs. Hoover who
lives in a second-story apartment, 105 S. Walnut St.,
Martinsburg, Pa., located three items in the dry leaves
immediately below her upstairs porch. This porch and Mrs.
Hoover's residence are located at the rear of a lot containing
two homes. The home at the rear is occupied by Mrs. Hoover and
the home in the front of the lot, which was formerly occupied by
Mrs. Hoover, is known as 400 E. Allegheny St., Martinsburg, Pa.,
and for the past two months has been occupied by Dr. Julio
Fernandez, a Cuban refugee, who is presently teaching at the
Morrison Cove Junior High School, Martinsburg.20
These items consisted of an envelope used for tickets from
the Seaboard Airline Railroad Company, Miami, Fla.; a used ticket
which was enclosed therein indicating the holder had a coach
reservation on the railroad, seat number 48, car number 3E, on a
train leaving Miami, Fla., at 12:40 pm on September 25, 1963, and
arriving in Washington, D.C., the following date. This ticket
bore the number, D-214332. Also in the leaves was a throw-away
advertisement, commonly used in advertising trailers, which was
found by Mrs. Hoover. Penciled on the back of this throw-away,
which contained no handwriting, were the following notations:
The upper left hand corner contained the name of a club,
unrecalled by Mrs. Hoover, and a six digit number thereunder
which contained either an address or a telephone number.21
In the top middle of the page was the name, Lee Oswald.22
On the right top of the page was the word, Rubenstein.23
In the middle of the page were the words "Jack Ruby".24
On the bottom of the page, toward the center, were the words,
J. Edgar Hoover, Ferenc Nagy, Clay Shaw, L.M. Bloomfield, and
Clay Shaw, the defendant in the New Orleans assassination
case and L.M. Bloomfield of Montreal, Canada, were the only North
American members of both the Board of Directors of Permindex and
Centro-Mondiale Comerciale. Shaw had been one of the
incorporators of the Swiss corporation, Permindex.26 The other
members of the Board include a publisher of the Fascist National-
Zeitung in West Germany, an Italian industrialist who married
into the family of Adolph Hitler's finance minister, and a Rome
lawyer, the Secretary of the Fascist Party.27
Also on the Board of Permindex was Ferenc Nagy, a Solidarist
and Prime Minister of Hungary from 1946 to 1947; George Mandel,
alias Mantello, a Hungarian Fascist who supervised attempts to
purchase national monuments for real estate development in Italy,
and Munir Chourbagi, an uncle of King Farouk. Chourbagi was the
victim in a recent murder in Italy. 28
The ruling clique of Permindex and its two subsidiaries, the
Italo American Hotel Corporation and Centro Mondiale Comerciale,
in addition to the sophisticated Nazis and Fascists heretofore
named, were Gutierez di Spadafora, who was Under-Secretary of
Agriculture in Mussolini's Fascist regime and who was also a
ruling lord in the Mafia with Italy and Southern Europe as his
land area; Enrico Mantello (Henry Mandel, brother of George
Mandel); Guiseppee Zigiotti, the head of the Italian political
party, Fascist Nationalist Association for Militia Arms; and
Hungarian emigre and former Nazi, H. Simonfay.29
On December 1, 1962, the representative of the publication,
Who's Who in the South and Southwest, was told by Clay Shaw in
New Orleans that he was a director for the Swiss Corporation,
Permindex. Shaw was also one of the directors for Centro Mondiale
Comerciale of Rome. As we shall see later, one purpose of
Permindex was the funding of the 1961 and 1962 assassination
attempts on DeGaulle.
Both firms being directed by the same men, the stated
corporate purpose was to encourage trade between nations. Their
actual purpose was fourfold:
1.To fund and direct assassination of European, Mid-East and
world leaders considered threats to the Western World and to
petroleum interests of the backers.
2.To furnish couriers, agents, and management in transporting,
depositing and re-channeling funds through Swiss banks for Las
Vegas, Miami, Havana and international gambling syndicate.
3.To co-ordinate the espionage activities of the Solidarists and
Division Five of the FBI with groups in sympathy with their
objectives and to receive and channel funds from the
financiers to the action groups.
4.To build, acquire and operate hotels and gambling casinos in
the Caribbean, Italy and other tourist areas.30
The principal financiers of Permindex were a number of U. S.
oil companies, H. L. Hunt of Dallas, Clint Murchison of Dallas,
John DeMenil, Solidarist director of Houston, John Connally as
executor of the Sid Richardson estate, Haliburton Oil Co.,
Senator Robert Kerr of Oklahoma, Troy Post of Dallas, Lloyd Cobb
of New Orleans, Dr. Oschner of New Orleans, George and Herman
Brown of Brown and Root, Houston, Attorney Roy M. Cohn, Chairman
of the Board for Lionel Corporation, New York City, Schenley
Industries of New York City, Walter Dohrnberger, ex-Nazi General
and his company, Bell Aerospace, Pan American World Airways, its
subsidiary, Intercontinental Hotel Corporation, Paul Raigorodsky
of Dallas through his company, Claiborne Oil of New Orleans,
Credit Suisse of Canada, Heineken's Brewery of Canada and a host
of other munition makers and NASA contractors directed by the
Defense Industrial Security Command.
The gambling syndicate and Mafia contracting agents who
handled the transactions with Permindex were ex-President Carlos
Prio Socarras of Havana, Miami and Houston, Clifford Jones of Las
Vegas, Morris Dalitz of Las Vegas, Detroit, Cleveland and Havana,
former head of the Cleveland mob and close friend of Hunt, Hoover
and Roy Cohn, L.J. McWillie of Las Vegas, a gambling partner with
Cliff Jones, Bobby Baker of Washington, D.C., Ed Levinson of Las
Vegas, Benny Seigelbaum of Miami, Henry Crown of Chicago,
associate of the Mafia, Patrick Hoy of the controlling clique in
General Dynamics and Joe Bonanno of Lionel Corporation of New
It should be pointed out here that John Connally, Paul
Raigorodsky and Jean DeMenil were close friends and business
associates. The were members of an exclusive club in Northern
Jamaica. The name of the club was Tryall located on Montego Bay.
Bill Stephenson, former head of British Intelligence in the U.S.,
started in the club in 1946. Connally, DeMenil and Raigorodsky
owned and still own palatial retreats within the tightly guarded
Tryall compound. L.M. Bloomfield met with the three on numerous
occasions at Tryall in Jamaica.32
Among Connally's assigned duties was the keeping of Texas
police agencies in line after the murder. John Connally was an
active participant in the assassination plans, but he was one of
the agents whose over-all knowledge was limited by the "need to
One of the banks through which the American backers
channeled funds to Permindex was Astaldo Vaduz in Miami, Florida.
As a matter of fact, the Miami bank was owned and controlled by
the Permindex financiers and board members. The European banks
handling the accounts were De Famaco Vaduz, Liechtenstein, Credit
Bank of Geneva, Switzerland, (Credit Bank and Credit Suisse are
one and the same), Banca Nazionale del Lavoro of Italy, De Famaco
Astalde Vaduz, Switzerland and Seligman Bank of Basal,
Switzerland. The attorney for the transactions through the Miami
bank was Alex Carlson, Double-Chek's Miami Springs manager.33
Alex Carlson turned the entire CIA Double-Chek organization
and personnel over to Division Five of the FBI to work for
Permindex in executing the assassination thus causing many astute
observers to mistakenly believe the CIA carried out the affair.
L.M. Bloomfield, a lawyer of Montreal, Canada and a long
time friend and confidant of J. Edgar Hoover, has been Hoover's
contract supervisor of Division Five since his days in the O.S.S.
before World War II. Bloomfield held one-half of the shares of
Permindex and was in total command of its operation in Europe and
Africa as well as the North and South American continents. He was
the co-ordinator of all activities responsible only to Hoover and
Johnson in carrying out the plans for John Kennedy's
Bloomfield ordered Permindex's Ferenc Nagy and George
Mandel, alias Giorgio Mantello, to the United States in 1962
where they helped to supervise the plans. Mandell was assigned to
the Los Angeles, California area. Ferenc Nagy, former Premier of
Hungary in 1946 and 1947, settled in Dallas, Texas, where he
contacted H.L. Hunt, Igor Voshinin, George Bouhe, Peter Gregory
of Fort Worth, Paul Raigorodsky and other members of the
Solidarists and took command of actual planning in the Southwest.
It should be pointed out that although the White Russians were
dominant in the Solidarists, it contained East Europeans, Jewish
and Orthodox Christians and even Arabic nationals whose countries
had been taken over by Communism. 35
Nagy in Dallas over the months before November 22, 1963,
worked with Carlos Prio Socarras and Alex Carlson in Miami, Clay
Shaw in New Orleans, John DeMenil in Houston, Clifford Jones and
L.J. McWillie in Las Vegas, Bobby Baker and Fred Korth in
Washington, D.C., Albert Osborne, alias J.H. Bowen, of Laredo,
Texas and Mexico, Roy Cohn in New York City, and others all under
the direction of L.M. Bloomfield in making the plans and
Albert Osborne, the missionary supervisor of the
professional assassins, met Nagy in Laredo, Texas a short time
before the November date. The details of the movement of the
professionals were worked out and Osborne then travelled to
Montreal where he conferred with his direct boss of over twenty
years, L.M. Bloomfield.37
On November 22, Osborne and about ten of his riflemen were
living at 3126 Harlendale in Oak Cliff, a section of Dallas.
Three of his professionals were at Tammie True's house in Fort
Worth and Leon Oswald, alias William Seymour, had been at the Oak
Cliff address for about four weeks. Before dark on November 23,
l963, Osborne, Seymour, Gonzales and the other riflemen were out
This is the nomenclature of the assassination team. That is
the way John F. Kennedy met his death in Dallas.
At the top was JOHNSON, HOOVER, BLOOMFIELD, NAGY, DEMENIL,
PRIO, JENKINS, HUNT, BAKER, JONES, McWILLIE, VON BRAUN, COHN,
KORTH, CONNALLY and MURCHISON.
L.M. Bloomfield was in overall charge responsible only to
Hoover and Johnson.
The second layer of participants with supervisory and
working assignments under Bloomfield and the first group were
Walter Dornberger, ex-Nazi General, Guy Bannister, Albert Osborne
of A.C.C.C., E.E. Bradley of A.C.C.C., Morris Dalitz of Las
Vegas, Major General John B. Medaris, Robert McKeown, Igor
Voshinin, George Bouhe, Peter Gregory, Maurice Gatlin, Sergio
Arcacha Smith, Lee Harvey Oswald, William Seymour, David Ferrie,
T. Gonzales, Manuel Garcia Gonzales, Layton Martens, Gordon
Novel, Walter Sheridan, William Dalzell, Paul Raigorodsky, Joe
Bonanno, Dimitri Royster of A.C.C.C., Alex Carlson, George
Mandel, Breck Wall, Clay Shaw, Joe Cody, Jake Kosloff, Mike
McLaney, Ruth and Mike Paine, Igor Vagonov, Jack Bowen, Mike
Ryan, Tammie True, Max Cherry, Patrick Hoy, David Hoy, James
Powell and a number of others with limited assignments informed
only enough to carry out the assignments with dispatch.
There were others involved also, but the published evidence
up to 1969 is such that it would be unfair to name them.
Substantially the same management under Bloomfield of
Montreal and J. Edgar Hoover planned and carried out the
execution of Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy. Albert
Osborne had his riflemen in Memphis and one of his professionals
fired the fatal shot at King. Ray was used as Oswald had earlier
The book, The Strange Case of James Earl Ray reveals that
Ray was a persistent visitor to the International Trade Mart in
New Orleans39 just prior to the killing40 and that the real
assassin of King entered the naval base near Memphis, Tennessee,
where Division Five maintains a headquarters, only minutes after
King's assassination. He was in the white Mustang involved in the
mysterious chase described on police radio immediately after the
On August 4,1969, James Earl Ray confirmed that Division
Five of the FBI was used in the slaying of Martin Luther King,
Jr. He stated on that date that Dr. King was killed by federal
agents and that they used him to be a fall guy.42
Roy Cohn, General John Medaris, Joe Bonanno, L.M. Bloomfield, the
Syndicate and the Mafia
Roy M. Cohn, using a representative of Intercontinental
Company of Garland, Texas, a subsidiary of Lionel Corporation,
provided a Dallas located agent to work with Ferenc Nagy. This
agent was Ramon Buenrostro Cortez. Others with Cortez in Texas
were Lorenzo Saunders and a Cuban exile, Ignacio Hernandez
Garcia, alias Fernandez Feito.43
In the September 5, 1969 issue of LIFE Magazine, it was
reported that J. Edgar Hoover punished three of his FBI agents in
New York for cooperating with the United States District Attorney
in New York, Robert Morgenthau, in his prosecution against Roy M.
Cohn on a number of felony charges. The LIFE report has this to
During the McCarthy inquisitions of the early 1950's, Cohn,
as Senator McCarthy's chief counsel, had worked closely with
(Louis B.) Nichols and the FBI in developing cases against
suspected Communists. Agents spent weeks screening FBI
security files and extracting them in memos for Cohn during
the prolonged hearings. Through these years Cohn's
friendship with Director Hoover also developed, and this was
further cemented by their mutual regard for the
multimillionaire boss of the huge Schenley distillery
complex, Lewis Rosenstiel. (Cohn to this day addresses
Rosenstiel variously as "commander-in-chief" or "supreme
commander" and Rosenstiel refers to his younger friend as
"field commander" or "sergeant major").
When Nichols decided to retire from the FBI in 1957, Cohn
set out to land him a job with Schenley. He had the willing
support of another Rosenstiel friend, the late conservative
columnist George Sokolsky, for whom Nichols represented 100%
anti-Communist Americanism. At a social evening in August,
1967, Cohn and Sokolsky agreed to try to sell Nichols to
Rosenstiel as prime executive timber.
The next night they made their pitch to Rosenstiel. Nichols,
Cohn contended, was a genius, truly "one of the greatest men
in America", whereupon Rosenstiel dispatched the Schenley
private plane to Washington to fly Nichols and his wife to a
conference at Rosenstiel's Greenwich, Conn. estate. Under
Cohn's continued urging, Rosenstiel agreed to give Nichols a
10-year contract at $100,000 a year, plus stock options, in
addition to arranging for Schenley's to buy and furnish a
Manhattan apartment for Nichols. The whole package had to be
an impressive introduction to corporate business for a
middle-aged FBI man who had spent most of his adult life as
a modestly paid public servant. Nichols later became
executive vice president in charge of corporate development
and public affairs and was elected to the Schenley board.
. . . Hoover personally ordered the three agents transferred
out of New York. On May 2, each received a letter of censure
and was given 30 days to report to his new post - (Donald)
Jones to go to St. Louis, (Russell) Sullivan to Louisville,
and (Jack) Knox to Pittsburgh.
Bureau men are accustomed to being ordered around in a
fairly peremptory way, but such disciplinary transfers
usually have a gloss of logic. This time the men were being
moved for doing what in essence they were paid to do -
helping a U.S. Attorney protect his case. The ensuing rumble
of protest was so loud that it could be heard even outside
the Bureau, which virtually never happens. Morgenthau was
furious. He confronted Assistant FBI Director John F.
Malone, the top man in the New York field office, and Malone
promptly reported the confrontation to Washington. The next
day Hoover personally directed the New York field office to
inform the three wayward agents that they now had until
midnight the following day - 36 hours in all - to report to
their new stations, which they did.
LIFE went on to say: "Cohn has cultivated a long friendship
with Edwin Weisl, President Johnson's handpicked ambassador to
New York's Democratic party. Weisl .... is a frequent Cohn
Weisl was a long time friend of Johnson. As a matter of
fact, during the 1950's, Weisl was the general counsel to the
Senate Space Committee and he and Johnson were constantly
together along with General John B. Medaris, then head of the
Army Space Program. Among other groups, Medaris, during this
program, had been in charge of Wernher Von Braun and the other
Nazi space scientists at Huntsville, Alabama.44
From 1960 to 1963, the ruling hierarchy of Lionel
Corporation was General John B. Medaris, Roy Cohn and Joe Bonanno
(Joe Bananas), a top Mafia man from New York, Las Vegas, Tucson
and Montreal, Canada. Lionel Corporation during this period did
over ninety percent of their business with the space agency and
army ordnance furnishing such items as electronic equipment,
rocket parts, chemical warfare agents and flame throwers. Also,
during this period, General Medaris, though having retired in
1960, remained on active duty as special advisor to Army
Intelligence in the Pentagon.45
The Lionel Corporation management was in direct contact with
Louis Mortimer Bloomfield who, among other things, was a lawyer
with offices in Tangiers, Morocco and Paris, France. Bloomfield
was also the president of Heineken's Brewers, Ltd., Canada.
General Medaris was a director of one of the land
speculation companies of Bobby Baker and Senator George Smathers
in Florida. Joe Bonanno (Joe Bananas) in his capacity as a Mafia
leader, was associated in the Havana and Las Vegas gambling with
L.J. McWillie, Clifford Jones and others.46
In addition to J. Edgar Hoover's close association with Roy
Cohn, he was also a long time friend of General Medaris. Joe
Bonanno (Joe Bananas) had been a personal informer for J. Edgar
Hoover for over a decade during 1963.47
Grant Stockdale, ex-United States Ambassador to Ireland and
former George Smathers Administrative Assistant and a stock
holder and officer in Bobby Baker's vending machine and Florida
land transactions, knew and was closely associated with almost
all of the top figures in the cabal.48
Shortly after President Kennedy's assassination on November
22, 1963, Grant Stockdale was pushed, shoved or fell from the
fourteenth story of a Miami building and was killed immediately
in the fall. As an officer in the Bobby Baker enterprises, Grant
Stockdale had particular knowledge of a good part of the workings
of the cabal and his death was one of a series made necessary to
protect the group from public exposure.
A number of the conspirators' connections in the early
1960's and the various connections, organizations and financial
conduits were revealed in books published in 1969.
Donald R. Cressey revealed in his work, Theft of a Nation,
that a "Lelow" was the top guy of the Joseph L. Bonanno group in
Montreal, Canada. The name was overheard on a telephone tap and
it is believed to be Lazlo Nagy, a close relative of Ferenc Nagy.
There, it is also revealed, "the Bonanno family has for decades
had other interests in Montreal which is a bet taking lay-off
center for U.S. bookmakers and lay-off men re-insure their bets."
All of the investigators looking into Louis Mortimer
Bloomfield's activities in connection with Permindex, the Swiss
corporation, reported him as a banker in Montreal, Canada. He is
not a banker as such, but a bet lay-off man is always referred to
as a banker and this is where the confusion came. In fact,
Bloomfield, as has been shown before, was the contract agent in
charge of Division Five, the espionage agency of J. Edgar Hoover,
and was a Montreal lawyer with offices in Paris, France, and
Among the large number of suppressed Warren Commission
Documents were two which are of interest here. Their titles are:
1.Allegation Oswald was in Tangiers, Morocco
Document Number 1188
2.Allegation Oswald in Montreal, Summer 1963
Document Number 729
Poor's Register for 1963 lists the corporations and dummy
corporations through which Bloomfield funnelled the funds into
and away from the Swiss banks. They are:
Credit Suisse (Canada), Ltd. (a subsidiary of CREDIT SUISSE
of Berne, Switzerland)
Manoir Industries, Ltd.
British Controlled Oil Fields, Ltd.
Grimaldi Siosa Lines (Canada), Ltd.
Berkeley Property Corp., Ltd.
Canscot Realty Investments, Ltd.
Canscot Building, Ltd.
Beaver Hall Investments, Ltd.
Israel Continental Oil Co., Ltd.
Lenzing Pulp and Paper Corp., Ltd.
Leviton Mfg. of Can., Ltd.
Mirelia Investments, Ltd.
Progress Luminaire, Ltd.
Protrade Commercial Devel., Ltd.
Heineken's Breweries (Can.), Ltd.
Ed Reid, in The Grim Reapers, reveals one of the other
subsidiaries of CREDIT SUISSE and conduits through funds were
funnelled. There the connection of Bobby Baker, Morris Dalitz,
Cliff Jones and others in the conspiracy and their connections
with the conduits are shown. The principle funding agency for
Permindex was the Credit Bank of Geneva, also known as Credit
The Syndicate Caribbean money structure is partially
represented by the Bank of World Commerce, Ltd., which was
incorporated in 1961 under British law in Nassau, Bahamas.
Nevada's Cliff Jones and Ed Levinson were listed as stockholders.
Tied into the whole structure was a firm known in 1961 as Allied
Empire, Inc., formerly Allied Television Films, Inc., of Beverly
Hills, California. At that time Allied Empire was listed as a
corporate stockholder with ten thousand shares of Bank of World
Commerce stock, and was the holding company for the bank.51
The financial structure has myriad connections. A score of
Las Vegas gamblers and state and federal politicians were
involved in the setup through Anjon Savings and Loan, account
Number 804, and Merritt Savings and Loan of Baltimore, Maryland,
which was bought out by Anjon Account Number 804. By means of a
network of American and British corporate laws, Account Number
804's list of depositor-stockholders includes not only the Bank
of World Commerce - $23,000 - but also a number of Las Vegans.
When all the records are put together, we find that the names of
a number of individuals involved show up again and again in the
complex web of gambling operations in various places on the North
American continent and form compass points which chart a course
to the truth of the operation.
Account Number 804 listed among its stockholders: Irving
Devine, Las Vegas gambler whose wife was named by LIFE as a mob
courier, Clifford Jones, Edward Levinson, John Pullman, one time
president, Bank of World Commerce, M.A. Riddle, B.E. Seigelbaum
and Sav-Way Investment Company.
The persons holding office and stock in the Bank of World
Commerce at the time of its inception were: John Pullman,
president and director; Edward Dawson Roberts, vice-president and
director; Gerald Nelson Capps, secretary and treasurer; N.
Roberts, director; Alvin I. Malnic, director, and Philip J
Mathew, director. Among the stockholders were; Leon C. Bloom,
Jr., Clifford A. Jones, John Pullman, Irving Devine, Edward
Levinson and Allied Empire, Inc.
On September 8, 1967, two of the individuals involved with
the Bank of World Commerce and Anjon Savings and Loan, Account
Number 804, were named by LIFE as "bagmen" for Meyer Lansky in
the syndicate's far-flung gambling kingdom. A third, an alleged
"bagwoman", is the wife of one of the Bank of World Commerce
stockholders. Cash was carried by these people and others, the
article stated, via the Bank of World Commerce into the financial
arteries of an organization in the Bahamas known as the Atlas
Bank, a working subsidiary of the CREDIT SUISSE in Berne,
Switzerland. All three of the boards of directors and staffs of
these money entities were what LIFE described as "studded with
both skimmers and couriers" for the mob.52
Among the fund couriers listed was Ben Sigelbaum
(Seigelbaum), sixty-five years old, political advisor and a long
time associate of Ed Levinson in many of his business endeavors.
Sigelbaum was also a business associate and confidant of Bobby
Baker when the latter was Secretary of the Democratic Majority in
the U.S. Senate. Also named was John Pullman, sixty-seven years
old, original president of the Bank of World Commerce who once
served a prison term for violating U.S. liquor laws and gave up
his American citizenship in 1954 to become a Canadian. He now
lives in Switzerland. Another courier was Sylvain Ferdmann, a
thirty-three year old Swiss citizen described as in international
banker and economist and, by U.S. authorities, as a fugitive
accused of interfering with federal inquiries into the skimming
racket in Las Vegas and elsewhere.53
Ida Devine, wife of Las Vegas gambler Irving (Niggy) Devine,
traveled with Sigelbaum from Las Vegas to Miami with skimmed
money for Lansky; Ferdmann is said to have carried the skim from
the Bahamas to Lansky; and Lansky counted the money in Miami,
took his own cut and dispensed other sums, via different
couriers, to a few syndicate chieftains in the United States. At
that point, the story went on, Ferdmann and Pullman carried the
remainder of the funds to the CREDIT SUISSE in Berne, Switzerland
and deposited them in numbered accounts in the Swiss haven for
An active part in the whole affair was carried out by
Ferdmann, who organized the Atlas Bank as the Bahamas subsidiary
of the CREDIT SUISSE of Berne, Switzerland.
The foregoing further confirms, Bloomfield, Permindex,
Double-Chek and the connections with the same group as was
connected earlier in Credit Bank of Geneva which is one and the
same as CREDIT SUISSE, Miami Astaldo Vaduz, Double-Chek, Alex
Carlson and the other Swiss and Liechtenstein Banks.
Fred Black of Washington, D.C. was a lobbyist for North
American Aircraft and business associate with Bobby Baker and
Clifford Jones. Black has confirmed the connection between Jones,
McWillie, Baker, Ruby and ex-Cuban President, Prio.55
After November 22, l963, Black publicly told many people in
Washington, D.C. he had informed J. Edgar Hoover that an income
tax conviction against him must be reversed or he would blow the
lid off Washington with revelations of the assassination
Lobbyist Black prevailed upon J. Edgar Hoover to admit error
before the Supreme Court where his case was reversed in 1966.57
Hoover did well to rescue Black from the conviction. Fred
Black, while socially drinking with acquaintances in Washington
has, on numerous occasions, been reported to have told of J.
Edgar Hoover's and Bobby Baker's involvement in the assassination
through Las Vegas, Miami and Havana gamblers. He named some of
these as the Fox Brothers of Miami, McLaney of Las Vegas, New
Orleans, Havana and Bahamas, Cliff Jones of Las Vegas, Carlos
Prio Socarras of Havana, Bobby Baker and others. He stated there
was also a connection in that some of the gamblers were Russian
Don Reynolds, Washington, D.C. businessman and associate of
Bobby Baker and who had a number of questionable business
transactions with Walter Jenkins on behalf of Lyndon Johnson,
also gave testimony concerning Bobby Baker's involvement with the
principals and he has stated on numerous public occasions that
this group was behind the assassination of President John F.
Black was a stockholder with Baker in the Waikiki Savings &
Loan Association in Honolulu. The other members were Clifford
Jones and his law partner, Louis Weiner. There was the Farmers
and Merchants State Bank in Tulsa where Jones joined Baker and
Black in a stock deal and brought in a Miami pal by the name of
Benny Sigelbaum, a courier of funds and documents to the Swiss
banks for Permindex and the Syndicate.60
Of all the enterprises, none could compare with the
controversial Serv-U Corp., a Baker-Black controlled vending-
machine firm. Ed Levinson, president of the Fremont Hotel, Las
Vegas, Nevada, was also a partner. Grant Stockdale, President of
Serv-U and his money is covered later.61
Formed late in 1961, Serve-U Corporation provided vending
machines for the automatic dispensing of food and drink in
companies working on government contracts. In the next two years,
Serv-U was awarded the lion-share of the vending business at
three major aerospace firms - North American Aviation, Northrop
Corporation and Thompson Ramo Wooldridge's Space Technology
Baker and Black each bought stock in the company for $1 a
share, while the others paid approximately $16 a share. Early in
1963 when Baker's Carousel Motel in Ocean City, Md. ran into
financial difficulties, it was bought by Ser-U for $1 million.63
McWillie, Baker and Jones were involved in numerous
transactions together, one of which was the incorporation of
Greatamerica, the conglomerate company. The incorporating papers
in Carson City, Nevada dated April 27, 1962 lists Abe Fortas as
vice-president, general counsel and director. There is not
sufficient evidence made public yet to connect Fortas with the
One of the incorporators of Greatamerica was Clifford A.
Jones, Nevada Lieutenant Governor from 1945-54 and a part owner
and officer of the Thunderbird Hotel in Las Vegas. The gambling
license issued to Jones and a partner in the hotel was revoked by
the Nevada Tax Commission in 1955 on grounds that underworld
figures had interests in the hotel. The decision was later
overturned by the Nevada Supreme Court.64
On January 5, 1966, Clifford Jones was indicted for perjury
in connection with the grand jury investigation of Bobby Baker,
former secretary to Senate Democrats.65
Baker was indicted the same day for conspiracy, tax evasion
and fraudulently converting to his own use nearly $100,000 from
California savings and loan executives who thought they were
making political contributions.66
Clifford Jones was named a co-conspirator in that
indictment. Baker was later convicted of failing to pay tax on
the $100,000. Jones' case had not come to trial as of the summer
Abe Fortas was Baker's attorney until Johnson became
President in 1963. At that time he withdrew from the case.68
The two other incorporators of Greatamerica were Helen
Irving and Katherine Waldman, both of Las Vegas, and both also
listed as directors of a Las Vegas concern which got a gambling
license in June, 1964. The same three incorporators - Jones and
the two women - were listed as incorporators when Greatamerica
filed to do business in Texas on January 29, 1963, records in the
Texas Secretary of State's Office in Austin showed.69
Troy Post of Dallas, Texas was the originator of
Greatamerica. It was Troy Post working with Bobby Baker and
Clifford Jones who put the conglomerate together. Edward Levinson
of the Freemont Hotel in Las Vegas was associated with Bobby
Baker, Clifford Jones and L.J. McWillie in the plans for the
assassination of President Kennedy. Levinson refused to answer
any questions before the Senate Committee investigating the Bobby
Baker case in 1964.
Levinson and Morris Dalitz of the Desert Inn and Stardust in
Las Vegas were also connected with Carlos Prio Socarras, ex-Cuban
President, and Cliff Jones in all Havana gambling before and
after Castro took control. Morris Dalitz, Roy M. Cohn, H.L. Hunt
and J. Edgar Hoover had worked together for years in the anti-
Communist movement. They had been active as a group for the Joe
McCarthy investigations during the early 1950's.70
Morris Dalitz, for years had been the head of the Cleveland,
Ohio underworld and as such had been a business partner of Joe
Bonanno of the Mafia and Lionel Corporation. Dalitz and Bonanno
had been a constant target of Robert Kennedy in his organized
crime fight. We shall later look into Bonanno's activities and
Ed Reid in his 1969 book, The Grim Reapers, published a
picture of Lyndon Johnson at Morris Dalitz' Stardust Hotel in Las
Vegas, Nevada, taken when Johnson and Bobby Baker met with Dalitz
prior to the assassination. Johnson and Dalitz were photographed
together a number of times during the important Las Vegas
meeting. Also at the meeting with Johnson, Baker and Dalitz, the
host, were Ed Levinson, Clifford Jones and Roy Cohn.
The great majority of FBI agents knew nothing about Hoover's
actions and capable agents made a conspiracy case against
Clifford Jones along with Bobby Baker in connection with their
various financial transactions. Jones was indicted in 1964 for
the conspiracy and a second indictment was made against him for
perjury, that is for lying under oath when testifying for Baker.
J. Edgar Hoover pressured the Justice Department and Jones
has not been brought to trial for more than five years after the
charges. Hoover and Jones were personally close friends as well
as a members of the assassination cabal.
Because of the wide publicity and public pressure, Hoover
could not quash the Baker case without a trial. However, he
worked through Abe Fortas on the Supreme Court and Baker's
appeals were handled in such a way as to block any final decree
and to bring questions on the case lasting into late 1969.
Hoover's adroit handling of the Baker case has made it
questionable whether Baker will ever serve a day of his sentence.
History has recorded at least as early as World War II the
definite working together of the Mafia and J. Edgar Hoover
through his espionage department. From 1943 to 1946, Lucky
Luciano and selected Mafia members throughout the United States
worked on the docks of the various ports in the United States and
in other areas with J. Edgar Hoover and the military intelligence
agencies in preventing sabotage. Lucky Luciano's prison sentence
was suspended in 1946 and he was allowed to leave the country to
take up residence in Sicily.71
Vito Genovese and his select Mafia group worked with
Mussolini in Italy before and during World War II and were a part
of Mussolini's Fascist governing regime. However, in 1943, as the
American Forces worked their way up the Italian peninsula, the
same Vito Genovese and his group became active agents for the
United States intelligence agencies and a number of American
officials wrote flowery recommendations for Mr. Genovese citing
his American patriotism, intelligence and ingenuity in carrying
out his assigned duties for the U.S. espionage agencies.72
The Assassination Attempt on DeGaulle
A group of Fascist French generals dedicated to keeping
Algeria as a French colony were the middle group in the 1961 and
1962 assassination attempts on French General DeGaulle.
A French colonel, Bastien Thiery, commanded the 1962 group
of professional assassins who made the actual assassination
attempt on DeGaulle. Colonel Thiery set his group of assassins up
at an intersection in the suburbs of Paris in this final attempt
in 1962 to kill DeGaulle. The gunmen fired more than one hundred
rounds in the 1962 Colonel Thiery assassination attempt. But
General DeGaulle, traveling in his bullet proof car, evaded being
hit, although all of the tires were shot out. The driver
increased his speed and the General was saved.
Colonel Bastien Thiery was arrested, tried and executed for
the attempt on DeGaulle's life but he was the breaking point
between the operating level of that assassination attempt and the
people financing and planning it and he went to his death without
revealing the connection. General DeGaulle's intelligence,
however traced the financing of his attempted assassination into
the FBI's Permindex in Switzerland and Centro Mondiale Comerciale
in Rome, and he complained to both the governments of Switzerland
and Italy causing Permindex to lose its charter and Centro
Mondiale Comerciale to be forced to move to Johannesburg, South
General DeGaulle was furious at the assassination plots and
attempted assassination upon himself. He called in his most
trusted officers with the French Intelligence Agency and they
advised him that they were already working on the investigation
to ferret out who was behind DeGaulle's attempted assassination.
The French Intelligence Agency in a very short while
completely traced the assassination attempt through Permindex,
the Swiss corporation, to the Solidarists, the Fascist White
Russian emigre intelligence organization and Division Five, the
espionage section of the FBI, into the headquarters of the North
Atlantic Treaty Organization in Brussels, Belgium.
French intelligence thus determined that the attempts on
General DeGaulle's life were being directed from NATO in Brussels
through its various intelligence organizations and specifically,
Permindex in Switzerland, basically a NATO intelligence front
using the remnants of Adolph Hitler's intelligence units in West
Germany and also, the intelligence unit of the Solidarists
headquartered in Munich, Germany. The overall command of the
DeGaulle assassination unit was directed by Division Five of the
Upon learning that the intelligence groups controlled by the
Division Five of the FBI in the headquarters of the NATO
organization had planned all of the attempts of his life,
DeGaulle was inflamed and ordered all NATO units off of French
soils. Under the contract between France and NATO, General
DeGaulle could not force them to move for a period of time
somewhat exceeding one year; yet, he told NATO to get off the
soil of France and put the machinery in operation to remove them
within the treaty agreements with the organization.
The Defense Intelligence Agency, the intelligence arm of all
armed forces in the United States and Division Five, the counter-
espionage agency for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, were
both found to have been the controlling agencies in NATO
directing the assassination attempts on DeGaulle's life. DIA and
Division Five of the FBI were working hand in glove with the
White Russian emigre intelligence arm, the Solidarists, and many
of the Western European intelligence agencies were not aware of
the assassination plan worked directly through NATO headquarters.
Even the high echelons of the United States CIA were not aware of
the DIA, FBI and Solidarist directed activities.
Jerry Milton Brooks, a close associate of Maurice Brooks
Gatlin, Sr., testified in New Orleans that Gatlin was a
transporter for the CIA and Division Five of the FBI. Gatlin in
1962 left New Orleans of behalf of Permindex with $100,000.00 in
cash of the FBI's money and delivered the cash on behalf of
Division Five and Permindex to the group of Fascist French
generals planning the assassination of General DeGaulle. Gatlin
flew from New Orleans directly to Paris, France and made the
Gatlin was the general counsel to the Anti-Communist League
of the Caribbean, and he worked directly under Guy Bannister. In
1964 Gatlin was thrown, pushed, or fell from the sixth floor of
the El Panama Hotel in Panama during the middle of the night and
was killed instantly.
Guy Bannister had been in charge of the midwestern FBI
Division Five operation with headquarters in Chicago up until
1955. At this time, J. Edgar Hoover shifted Bannister from an
official basis with Division Five to a retainer and contractual
basis with the espionage section of the agency and moved him to
New Orleans where Bannister worked with the New Orleans police
department and later from a private office at 544 Camp Street.
In his contractual capacity with Division Five, Bannister
had close contacts with all of the armed service intelligence
agencies and worked closely with them on the espionage section of
the FBI's various projects. Bannister was the officer in charge
who dispatched Gatlin with the $100,000.00 cash to Paris for the
DeGaulle assassination group.74
We outline the DeGaulle assassination attempt with President
Kennedy's assassination because the same organization carried out
In 1961, European and U.S. Publications Revealed the Defense
Intelligence Agency's Support of the Revolting French Generals
Before the attempted assassination on DeGaulle by Thiery of
Permindex and even before Maurice Gatlin, the New Orleans
business associate of Guy Bannister, had acted as courier of
assassination funds for Permindex between New Orleans and Europe,
a large hassle had developed publicly over the Pentagon and the
Defense Intelligence Agency acting in concert with the revolting
French generals in Algeria. These were the same French generals
who were working with the Defense Intelligence Agency and
Division Five of the FBI through Permindex, Centro Mondiale
Comerciale (World Trade Center) and Italo American Hotel
Corporation in the attempted assassination of DeGaulle in March
of 1962. At the time these facts were put into general
circulation, neither Permindex, Centro Mondiale Comerciale (World
Trade Center) nor Italo American Hotel Corporation had been
brought to public light, although we now know their operations,
connections and purposes.
The story was considered important enough in May, 1961, to
be the subject of the lead editorial in Le Monde, the most
respected and influential newspaper in France:
It now seems established that some American agents more
or less encouraged Maurice Challe, whose experience in NATO
should have put him on guard against the dealings of these
irresponsible people and their Spanish and German
colleagues. Kennedy obviously had nothing to do with this
affair. To make this plain he considered it necessary to
offer aid to General DeGaulle, well-intentioned certainly
Columnist Marquis Childs noted that some people at the top
were aware of the Defense Intelligence Agency's involvement.
As one of the highest officials of France put it: "Of
course your government, neither your State Department nor
your President, had anything to do with this. But when you
have so many hundreds of agents in every part of the world
it is not to be wondered at that some of them should have
got in touch with the generals in Algiers."
And l'Express devoted two full pages to Challe and the DIA
in a report the content of which obviously bore the imprint of
high officialdom. Among other things, l'Express affirmed that:
Knowing the sobriety, the prudence and the ambition of
General Challe, all of his close friends are convinced today
that he was encouraged by his companions (at NATO). In the
course of the final conversations which he had in Paris
certain American agents have told him "succeed quickly - in
less than forty-eight hours - in a technical coup d'etat and
we will support you."
When the first stories of DIA and NATO involvement in the
revolt were being published on April 22, 1961, some of them were
launched cautiously "by officials at the Elysee Palace itself"
according to Crosby S. Noyes in the Washington Star.
At least a half dozen foreign newsmen were given
privately to understand that the generals' plot was backed
by strongly anti-Communist elements in the United States
Government and military services. The leader of the revolt,
General Maurice Challe, was reported to have received
assurances that any move to keep Algeria under permanent
French domination and out of Algerian hands would be in the
interests of the United States. There also was a strong
implication that a change in the NATO policies of General
DeGaulle would be welcome as one of the results of a
successful coup d'etat.
Paul Ghali of the Chicago Daily News reported that:
French army circles in the French capital made it known
that they had 'irrefutable' documents proving that Pentagon
agents in Paris and Algiers promised General Challe full U.
S. support if the coup succeeded. Simultaneously, the Polish
Ambassador in Paris, Stanislaw Gajewski, volunteered the
same information with even more precision to colleagues and
Said Il Paese in Rome:
It is not by chance that some people in Paris are
accusing the American secret service headed by Allen Dulles
of having participated in the plot of the four 'ultra'
generals . . . Franco, Salazar, Allen Dulles are the figures
who hide themselves behind the pronunciamentos of the
'ultras'; they are the pillars of an international
conspiracy that, basing itself on the Iberian dictatorships,
on the residue of the most fierce and blind colonialism, on
the intrigues of the CIA . . . reacts furiously to the
advance of progress and democracy. . . .
Pravda reported that:
Taking part in the war against the Algerian people is
not only the France of the arms manufacturers.. The war in
Algeria is a war of NATO. This was openly and cynically
stated by American General Norstad, Commander in Chief of
the Armed Forces of the Atlantic Bloc. U.S. reactionary
quarters are helping the French colonialists. . . . The
traces of the plotters lead to Madrid and Lisbon, these
hotbeds of fascism preserved intact with the money of
American reactionaries and with direct assistance of top
NATO circles. The traces from Spain and Portugal lead across
the ocean to the Pentagon and the Central Intelligence
Agency of the U.S. . . .
A version with a new twist appeared in a non-Communist Paris
newspaper. It was written by Genevieve Tabouis. Madame Tabouis
assured her readers that "the fact that the effort of Challes was
encouraged, if not supported, by the most Atlantic of American
services, is from now on a secret everyone knows.
About this time, General James M. Gavin, United States
Ambassador to France, attended a luncheon of the French American
Press Association. Also on hand was Pierre Baraduc.
Ambassador Gavin stood up to answer questions from the
guests. One of the guests was Sam White, an Australian and Paris
correspondent for the irreverent London Evening Standard. White,
a man of blunt and simple Anglo-Saxon words, handed Ambassador
Gavin a bombshell of a question: "Now that the story that the
Pentagon played a part in the Algerian mutiny has received the
blessing of the Quai d'Orsey, what steps does the American
Ambassador propose to take to kill it?"
By this time, the Defense Intelligence Agency, Division Five
of the FBI and the NATO generals' involvement with the French
Algerian generals was so well established that General Gavin
declined to make any form of denial.
Digressing somewhat but expanding further, it is desirable
to document further the connection between the Defense
Intelligence Agency, Division Five of the FBI, the Defense
Industrial Security Command, the members of the Kennedy
assassination cabal, it's employees and their common, connecting
links and objectives.
The Defense Industrial Security Command is a direct
subsidiary of the Defense Intelligence Agency under the command
of Lt. Gen. Joseph Carroll, who was a long time friend of Hoover
and former Assistant Director of the FBI. The Defense Industrial
Security Command was in operation before the Defense Intelligence
Agency was formed in early 1961. However, before that time, it
had worked with the separate armed forces intelligence agencies
which were all brought together under General Carroll.
The DISC was a police, security, investigative, intelligence
and employee clearance arm of the sprawling military industrial
complex consisting of the Atomic Energy Commission, NASA, the
munitions makers and suppliers of the Army, Air Force, Navy and
Marine Corps and the employees of all of those agencies and those
companies who held contracts with them.
It is not in the least surprising that the syndicate and the
Mafia worked well into the Defense Industrial Security Command
because of their members' ownership in many of the huge
corporations manufacturing munitions and supplies for the
Pentagon, Atomic Energy Commission and NASA.
Henry Crown's and Patrick Hoy's ownership of the controlling
block in General Dynamics between 1960 and 1966 is well known by
the few who bother to keep up with such things. Henry Crown's
close association with the Chicago Mafia figures has been well
documented in Captive City by Demaris.
Joe Bonanno's (the New York, Tucson and Montreal Mafia head)
connection with the munition manufacturing corporation, Lionel,
is also well known. Roy Cohn of Lionel, Ed Levinson, Clifford
Jones and Cleveland mobster, Morris Dalitz, and their business
connections are also totally established.
Joe Bonanno keeps his personal lawyer on retainer (and has
for years) in order to handle the intricate high financial legal
moves in connection with his ownership of munitions, aerospace
and other corporations registered on Wall Street. Bonanno's
attorney is William Power Maloney who is also General Counsel for
the Securities and Exchange Commission, the regulatory agency
over the stock exchanges with headquarters in New York City. And,
J. Edgar Hoover until 1959 vehemently denied that the Mafia even
existed. He said there was no such organization as the Mafia.
The Nazi rocket scientists are on management level also in
the munitions and aerospace industry. Walter Dornberger, the Nazi
general, left the space agency in the 1950's to become a high
official in Bell Aerospace Corporation and he was followed by
over thirty of the Nazi scientists to control level in the
corporations manufacturing munitions and aerospace material. This
still left well over sixty of the scientists at command level in
The Nazis, Mafia and gambling syndicate members were all
brought together under the large umbrella of the Defense
Industrial Security Command and even the larger joint umbrella of
the Defense Intelligence Agency and Division Five of the FBI. Of
course, General Joseph Carroll of DIA could not possibly
participate in any venture without the approval of the Joint
Chiefs of Staff sitting over him in the Pentagon.
The host of munitions and aerospace manufacturing companies
with Mafia Members in the leadership positions began to surface
during the 1960's and one of such connections surfaced as is
shown in the Associated Press Dispatch of October 28,1969, which
reads as follows:
A Pennsylvania manufacturing firm linked to the Mafia
by a Senate subcommittee has won millions of dollars in
defense contracts from the Pentagon.
Medico Industries Inc. of Pittston, Pa., currently is
working on a $4 million contract to produce parts for rocket
warheads used extensively in Vietnam.
Since 1966, the firm has received about $12 million in
Army, Navy, and Air Force contracts. Pentagon records
indicate it has performed well on all its defense work.
Medico Industries' present contracts do not involve
classified material. However, a Pentagon spokesman said the
firm and its principal officers had a security clearance
from Jan. 28, 1968 to June 20, 1968. It was terminated at
the company's request - a request which Pentagon sources
said came after security officials asked for additional
information about its officers.
The company's name has cropped up in the organized
crime investigations of a Senate subcommittee headed by Sen.
John L. McClellan, D Ark.
In 1964, McClellan's subcommittee listed Medico
Electric Motor Co., later to become known as Medico
Industries, as a principal hangout of Russell A. Bufalino,
whom it described as "one of the most ruthless and powerful
leaders of the Mafia in the United States."
William Medico, former president and now general
manager of Medico Industries, was listed in the same report
as among the "criminal associates" of Bufalino.
James A. Osticco, the firm's traffic manager, was
present in 1957 when New York State Police broke up the
Apalachin Conference - a meeting of top Mafia figures from
throughout the United States. The participants also included
Bufalino and Vito Genevese, once described as "king of the
Bufalino has been battling deportation since 1952.
According to the McClellan committee's 1964 report, the
Sicilian-born Mafia leader has been active in narcotics
trafficking, labor racketeering, and dealing in stolen
jewels and furs. Last year, Bufalino was charged with
transporting stolen television sets across state lines.
Investigators say Bufalino and Medico have been friends
since Bufalino moved to Pittston from Buffalo, N.Y. in 1938.
A confidential report in the files of state and federal
law enforcement officials refers to a company listed in the
Senate report as being owned by Bufalino and says: "One of
the silent partners in this enterprise is said to be William
Medico . . . who is believed to have money invested in a
number of places where the subject (Bufalino) acts as front
In a telephone interview, Medico said he has no
business interests with Bufalino. He said he has known
Bufalino all his life.
As for the McClellan committee report that Bufalino
frequents the Medico plant, Medico said, "Sure he comes to
see us. We're selling his equipment; he's a customer. I
can't tell him to get the hell out."
The firm's record of getting government contracts goes
back to the 1950's. It has produced such items as
maintenance platforms for the Air Force and Navy, rebuilt
generators for the Signal Corps, rebuilt machine tools and
hydraulic wing jacks for the Army, Navy and Air Force. It
also has had contracts from the cities of New York and
In 1963 it competed with eight other firms to take over
management of a government-owned ammunition plant in
Scranton, Pa., but lost out to a lower bidder.
In 1968 Medico Industries was one of the 166 companies
from which the Army sought bids to produce parts for 2.75-
inch rocket warheads. Ten firms, including Medico, responded
and six got contracts. Medico was not among them.
But in the summer of 1968, the Army announced it needed
still more warheads to fill Vietnam requirements. The four
unsuccessful bidders on the earlier round were invited to
bid again. All four, including Medico, got contracts. The
Medico contract, awarded September 19, 1968, called for
supply of 510,000 parts for $3,090,600.
Then, in December 1968, Medico was among the producers
invited to submit proposals for shifting to production of a
different and costlier type 2.75-inch warhead. The firm
received a contract on Dec. 31 to supply 380,000 parts at a
cost of $4,012,800. That contract is still in effect.
Under Defense Department regulations, a company can not
be cleared for work on classified projects until its key
personnel are given a National Agency check. This includes a
search of FBI name and fingerprint files.
If any derogatory information is found, it is up to the
Defense Industrial Security Command at Columbus, Ohio, to
determine if it is serious enough to warrant further
investigation. If such a determination is made the case is
referred to a higher level for review. No such reference was
made when Medico's application was processed.
In addition to security checks, all prospective defense
contractors also undergo a pre-award review to determine
their ability to produce. The personal background of company
officials is not a factor in such reviews.
Medico Industries' success in obtaining government
contracts has helped it expand from a small electrical
company housed in a former mule barn to a large modern plant
on the outskirts of Pittston. With a work force of about 400
during peak contract periods, the firm is one of the largest
employers in the coal mining area.
William Medico and his four brothers, all officers in
the family firm, are often in the news as participants in
civic affairs, charity drives and occasionally politics, in
the city of 13,000 midway between Scranton and Wilkes-Barre.
To return momentarily to some of the employees of the DIA
and DISC involved in the DeGaulle assassination attempt, it needs
to be pointed out that Jerry Brooks and a number of other
witnesses confirmed to District Attorney Jim Garrison that
Maurice Gatlin had carried funds to Europe to finance the
DeGaulle assassination attempt. It was also confirmed that Jack
Ruby was a close associate of Maurice Gatlin and that Gatlin,
Robert Ray McKeown of Baycliff, Texas, (adjacent to the Houston
NASA headquarters), and Jack Ruby were all very closely
associated over a period of at least ten years. As a matter of
fact, Jerry Brooks told Garrison that Gatlin was the one who
called Jack Ruby and Robert Ray McKeown in and ordered them to
drop their plans to ship surplus army jeeps to Fidel Castro in
the spring of 1959.
Ruby, of course, was also very closely connected with L.J.
McWillie of Havana and Las Vegas, the business partner of
Clifford Jones, Ed. Levinson, Morris Dalitz, Bobby Baker and Roy
Cohn. When questioned by the Warren Commission, Jack Ruby had
this to say about L.J. McWillie:
Mr. Ruby: . . . As a matter of fact, on the plane, if
I recall, I had an article he sent me, and I wanted to get
it published because I idolized McWillie. . . .
Mr. Ruby: A fellow whom I sort of idolized is of the
Catholic faith, and a gambler. Naturally in my business you
meet people of various backgrounds. And the thought came, we
were very close, and I always thought a lot of him, and I
knew that Kennedy, being Catholic, I knew how heartbroken he
was, and even his picture - of this Mr. McWillie - flashed
across me, because I have a great fondness for him.76
Also buried deep in the twenty-six volumes of the Warren
Commission report are the following statements which, of course,
show that Ruby had contact with McWillie, Jones, Dalitz of the
Stardust Motel and others in Las Vegas about two and one half
weeks before the assassination time.
GILBERT COSKEY, Casino Cashier, Stardust Hotel, advised
that about four weeks ago an individual from Dallas, Texas,
believed by the name RUBY approached the casino credit
department and attempted to have a check cashed. COSKEY
recalled that the man talked about owning the Vegas Club and
another night club in Dallas. COSKEY stated he took the
check to JOHN TIHISTA, Credit Manager, for approval
informing TIHISTA that the customer reportedly was from
Dallas and owned night clubs in that city. COSKEY stated
that if he recalls correctly TIHISTA refused to cash this
check since the customer had no previous credit with the
hotel. He could recall nothing more concerning this
incident, but after seeing a photo of RUBY in the paper and
reading about his background, he was certain that RUBY and
the person attempting to cash a check at the Stardust were
one and the same.77
JOHN TIHISTA, Credit Manager, Stardust Hotel, advised
that about one month ago GILBERT COSKEY, Cashier in the
hotel casino cage, came to TIHISTA with a check from a
customer to determine whether or not it should be cashed.
According to COSKEY, the customer wanting to cash the check
had no previous credit; however, COSKEY stated that the man
was from Dallas and owned a night club in that city. He
believed COSKEY had stated the man's name was RUBY. TIHISTA
stated that apparently this incident occurred on a weekend
since they were unable to contact the customer's bank, and
therefore, did not accept the check.
TIHISTA reviewed hotel registration recorded for the
months of September, October, and November (1963) but could
not locate a registration for the name RUBY or RUBENSTEIN.
TIHISTA stated there was no credit application for the
name RUBY or RUBENSTEIN at the Stardust.78
JOSEPH STEFAN, Caddymaster, Tropicana Golf Club . . . .
advised that when the news of RUBY'S killing of .I.OSWALD;
first appeared on television, he had the impression that at
one time RUBY might have played golf at that course, since
he is sure that at some time during the past year, a player
from Texas, had given him a card from the Carousel Club in
Dallas and told him to look him up if he ever got to Dallas.
. . .79
Ruby was simply being guided and advised by his superiors in
the gambling syndicate and Mafia section within the Defense
Industrial Security Command.
DISC also has within its group the secondary command level
of the U.S. Information Agency whose duties are propaganda. Fred
Korth, in addition to his close connection with Nazi Walter
Dornberger as fellow board member on Bell Aerospace Corporation,
has been active Director of U.S.I.A. and its subsidiary, Radio
In any event, one may well rest assured that in the fall of
1969 and 1970, the Defense Industrial Security Command was
continuing its activities on East Broad Street in Columbus, Ohio
and at the George Marshall Space Center and Old Redstone Arsenal
along the Tennessee River in Northern Alabama.
When F. Lee Bailey was called to represent Captain Ernest L.
Medina in December of 1969, he was employed by DISC and he had
never seen Medina until both were flown to Columbus, Ohio. After
being together in Columbus a few days and after a number of
propaganda stories were ground out from there, Medina and Bailey
were flown to the Pentagon where they met the national press.
After Ross Perot had flown around the world with food for
North Vietnam prisoners of war as a propaganda venture, he flew
to Columbus, Ohio where new and effective news releases were
issued after several days there in January, 1970. The Columbus
group had earlier secured lawyers for James Earl Ray, Sirhan
Sirhan and others.
The Defense Industrial Security Command, the police agency
of the munitions manufacturers successors to the German cartels,
has many and varied functions.
Permindex and Double-Chek Agents and their Activities
Double-Chek, a Florida corporation organized and operated by
the CIA and the American counterpart of Permindex and Centro
Mondiale Comerciale, was taken over by Division Five of the FBI
and was used as one of the principal funding agencies for
President Kennedy's death planners. Another was the Tolstoy
Foundation, the Russian Solidarist funding source with its
principal offices in New York City and Munich in Germany, and the
Kentfield Fund in Dallas.80
The Solidarist world network is connected through the old
Orthodox Catholic Church of North America and Synod of Bishops of
the Russian Orthodox Church outside Russia which church connected
organization used one of its priests, David Ferrie, in New
Orleans as an agent in the planning of the Kennedy assassination.
Ferrie became a priest and agent for the Solidarists when he
dropped out of the Roman Catholic Seminary in Ohio and joined the
Byelorussian Liberation Front at 3308 West 43rd Street,
Cleveland, Ohio in 1946.81
Donald P. Norton told Jim Garrison he was impressed into the
agency's service in 1957 under threat of exposure as a
homosexual. In September, 1962, Norton was dispatched from
Atlanta to Mexico with $30,000 for an anti-Castro group. He said
he registered in the Yamajel Hotel in Monterrey, Mexico, per
instructions, when he was contacted by one Harvey Lee, an exact
duplicate of Oswald except that his hair seemed slightly thicker.82
In exchange for the money, Lee gave him a briefcase
containing documents in manila envelopes. According to plan,
Norton delivered the briefcase to an employee of an American oil
firm in Calgary, Alberta, who repeated the pass phrase, "The
weather is very warm in Tulsa."83 Breck Wall and Joe Patterson
were in close contact with a person who called himself Archison,
and Jack Wohl from Calgary.
Norton also told of how he met David Ferrie earlier in his
career. In early 1958, he was assigned a courier trip to Cuba and
told to meet his contact at the Eastern Air Lines counter at the
Atlanta airport. The contact was a man who called himself Hugh
Ferrie. "Here are your samples," Ferrie remarked, handing Norton
a phonograph record. "It is in the jacket." The jacket contained
$150,000.00, which Norton duly delivered to a Cuban television
performer in Havana. Norton asserts he went to Freeport, Grand
Bahama, on an Agency assignment late in 1966, and upon his return
to Miami, his contact instructed that "something was happening in
New Orleans and that Norton should take a long, quiet vacation."84
He did, and began to worry about the "people who have died
in recent months--like Ferrie." Then he contacted Garrison.
Norton was given a lie detector test, the result of which was
that he was telling the truth.85
Jules Rocco Kimble said that on the day after David Ferrie
died, he drove a top KKK official, Jack Helm, to Ferrie's
apartment. Helm came out with a satchel of papers which he placed
in a bank safe deposit box. Kimble said that in 1962, he had
flown to Montreal, Canada with Ferrie on business. He promised
the District Attorney's investigators that he would gather more
information and report back to them.86
Shortly afterward, he phoned his wife from Atlanta, saying
he had met an Intelligence contact. "They'll never get me back to
New Orleans," he said. A few days after that, he called from
Montreal, Canada. Kimble came back to Tampa, Florida, where he
was arrested by the city police. Interviewed by Garrison;'s men,
he said that he had once worked special assignments for U.S.
intelligence agencies, and in verification named his Agency
contacts and the box number at the Layafette Street station they
He averred he had recontacted the Intelligence agency after
Walter Sheridan had counseled him to say nothing to the District
Attorney and go to Montreal where he named some contacts.
Sheridan was the liaison man with Bobby Kennedy for Joe Carroll
of the Defense Intelligence Agency. Sheridan was subsequently
indicted by a New Orleans grand jury for public bribery for
attempting to induce witnesses to make false statements against
David Ferrie was in Dallas, Texas on the night of November
24, 1963. Ferrie talked to Bob Mulholland, an NBC news man from
the Chicago office, in Dallas the night of the 24th and admitted
that he was connected with Jack Ruby's Carousel Club. Ferrie even
knew the emcee at the club and spoke freely exhibiting a
friendship with Jack Ruby and a knowledge of an number of Jack
Ruby's associates in Dallas.89
We shall return to Ruby, Ferrie and their activities, but
now is as good a time as any to add one more piece of evidence to
the mountain of such inculpating the Defense Industrial Security
Gary Underhill, a CIA agent with Walter Kostow and Harold R.
Isaacs at the Center for International Studies at MIT, told
friends in early 1964 in New York that a group within the U.S.
Intelligence agencies had planned and brought about the death of
John Kennedy and that he was going to expose them. A few days
later he was found dead in his apartment in Washington, D.C., a
bullet in his head behind his left ear - but Underhill was right
Harold R. Isaacs, ex-Newsweek Magazine editor, was the
subject of a suppressed Warren Commission document.
David Ferrie, Maurice Brooks Gatlin, Guy Bannister and Mike
McLaney of New Orleans, Robert Ray McKeown of Houston, Jack Ruby
of Dallas and L.J. McWillie of Las Vegas began a partnership in
1953 with Carlos Prio Socarras, Cuba's President from 1948 to
1952, before Batista. Prio and his group were working well with
Batista in operating all of the Cuban gambling houses until about
1957 when Batista began to shake Prio's group down for more than
they felt was reasonable.90
Ex-President Prio, Ruby, McWillie, McKeown and the gambling
partnership in 1957 contacted Castro who was then in the
mountains and secretly began supporting him on Castro's promise
of a more reasonable government tax on the gambling profits.
Prio's partner, Jack Ruby, spent a good part of 1958 directing
the smuggling of arms to Cuba from the Keys in Florida with James
Woodard, an ex-Dallas policeman.91 The arms, ammunitions and
supplies were furnished until the Castro takeover of Cuba in
January, 1959. As had been promised, Prio, McWillie, Ruby,
McKeown and the other partners continued to run the Havana
gambling casinos until 1961 when Castro evicted McWillie, the
last one to leave.92
McKeown, McWillie, Ruby, Prio, McLaney, Gatlin, Bannister
and Ferrie immediately began working with other anti-Castro
exiles, Division Five of the FBI and the CIA to overthrow Castro.93
After the Bay of Pigs disaster, the Prio-Ruby group under
Bannister's direction continued to work with the Cuban exiles
toward an invasion of the Cuban mainland. Bannister, as a free
agent. worked with Warren DeBrueys, Division Five of the FBI's
resident agent in New Orleans. DeBrueys was also a White Russian
and a member of the Solidarists.
DeBrueys' chief assignment in the summer and fall of 1963
was to maintain a close vigil over Lee Harvey Oswald in New
Orleans and Dallas. This he did, and after Oswald's death,
DeBrueys gathered all of Oswald's personal belongings and carried
them to J. Edgar Hoover in Washington, D.C.94
On November 22, before it was known that Kennedy was dead,
Warren Debrueys walked into Parkland Hospital and tried to force
his way into the room where President Kennedy was being attended.
Two Secret Service agents had a terrible fight with DeBrueys,
before he was subdued in the room just outside of Kennedy's. He
was held down by Secret Service agents until help arrived.95
L.J. McWillie, one of Jack Ruby's partners in the ex-
President Prio-Bannister-Ruby group, was a conservative dressing,
highly polished, international socialite who traveled with the
professional golfers in the U.S., Britain and Western Europe.
McWillie entered the partnership with Clifford Jones and Bobby
Baker in the Thunderbird gambling casino in Las Vegas, Nevada in
1962. The Dallas and Oklahoma City police who knew McWillie
thoroughly had him officially designated as a "murderer and
gambler" on his many-page arrest records.96 As all people of this
sort do, McWillie used a number of aliases. Some of these were
Lewis J. Martin, L.J. Chapman, Lewis Olney and others.97
Robert Ray McKeown of Baycliff, Texas, near Houston, another
of Ruby's partners in the President Prio-Bannister association,
also had a many-paged criminal record. McKeown's aliases included
J.T. Brown, H.J. McAllister, Max, Dick McKeown and others.98 Jerry
Brooks further confirmed the close relation between McKeown,
David Ferrie, L.J. McWillie and Ruby when he reported Maurice
Gatlin put a stop to their plan to sell jeeps to Castro in 1959.
Lee Harvey Oswald was recruited into Division Five of the
FBI by David Ferrie in 1956 before joining the USMC.99
Oswald was taken to Memphis, Tennessee, by Division Five of
the FBI while in the Marine Corps. There he received the highest
level of covert espionage activities training during June, July
and August of 1957 at the Naval Intelligence school located on
the Memphis Naval Base. The school is of such a highly secret
nature that Oswald's official Marine Corps records were doctored
so as not to reflect his training there.100
Lee Harvey Oswald was paid by J. Edgar Hoover through a
subterfuge account with the Department of Immigration and
Naturalization, a Division of the Justice Department, and
consequently, he could testify before the Warren Commission
without being technically guilty of perjury that Oswald was not
on the FBI payroll. Fred Cook in The FBI Nobody Knows reveals
this device which Hoover uses in paying covert agents through the
Department of Immigration and Naturalization. Oswald's pay slip
number, which was revealed by the Dallas Sheriff's office, was
the number assigned him out of the San Antonio office of the
Department. Oswald was paid at the Dallas office of the
Immigration Department and their address in the Rio Grande
Building was found in Oswald's notebook.
Oswald was tutored by the Solidarists on the Russian
language and his duties as an FBI espionage agent. The Russian
newspapers and literature which Oswald received were of
Solidarist origin. Just prior to going to Russia in 1959, Oswald
received a Solidarist agent in a long visit at Santa Ana,
California. In 1959 Oswald admitted his connections were "White
The agent came from the San Francisco office of the
Solidarists. The San Francisco office went under the cover name
"Federation of Russian Charitable Organizations," 376 Twentieth
Avenue.102 Oswald had always been a Solidarist and Division Five of
the FBI agent. He had never been employed by the CIA.103
Dallas Chief Deputy Allan Sweatt said in a Secret Service
document that Oswald was being paid $200.00 per month by the FBI
and he even furnished Oswald's informant number, S-172.104 Dallas
District Attorney, Henry Wade, and Texas Attorney General,
Waggoner Carr, in a secret meeting with the Commission on January
24, 1964, gave absolute confirmation of this.
George DeMohrenschildt with his long years of experience in
intelligence roles, testified to facts connecting Lee Harvey
Oswald and Max Clark and his wife, Gali, to Division Five of the
FBI and the Defense Industrial Security Command through the Henry
Crown, Patrick Hoy dominated General Dynamics. He further
revealed the name of the Division Five agent in charge in the
Dallas-Fort Worth area. Here is what DeMohrenschildt said:
Mr. DeMohrenschildt: . . . . . . . in my mind Max Clark
was in some way connected with the FBI, because he was chief
of security at Convair (General Dynamics) he had been a
chief of security. And either George Bouhe or someone else
told me that he is with the FBI to some extent. . . .
Mr. Jenner: Who is Walter Moore?
Mr. DeMohrenschildt: Walter Moore is the man who
interviewed me on behalf of the Government after I came back
from Yugoslavia - G. Walter Moore. He is a Government man -
FBI . . . A very nice fellow, exceedingly intelligent who
is, as far as I know - was some sort of an FBI man in
Dallas. Many people consider him head of FBI in Dallas. . .
It should be pointed out here that Albert Jenner, one of the
top lawyers on the Warren Commission staff, had been the personal
and corporate lawyer for Henry Crown, Mafia-connected head of
General Dynamics for a long number of years. Both live in
Gali Clark is a White Russian who was born of royal blood in
exile in France. She was Princess Sherbatov. She and her husband,
Max, both Solidarists and close friends of John Connally, were
the first Defense Industrial Security Command contacts with Lee
and Marina Oswald when they got back from Russia in 1962. They
visited in each others homes and were closely connected until
after the assassination.
The Director of Security at General Dynamics, Max Clark and
his wife were also members of the Tryall Compound in Jamaica.
Albert Osborne, Missionary for the A.C.C.C. and the Cabal
The actual assassination was done by a team of highly
trained professional assassins from Mexico. These men blended in
well with some of the anti-Castro Cubans under the direction of
the Free Cuba Committee with members in Mexico City, Dallas, New
Orleans, Montreal, Miami, Chicago, Kansas City and Los Angeles.106
The highly trained expert professional riflemen from Mexico
were selected from twenty-five or thirty of the most proficient
firing experts in the world. The group of twenty-five to thirty
professional executioners have been based in Mexico and have been
used by espionage agencies of the U.S. and various countries all
over the world for political killings for the past twenty-five
The Free Cuba Committee, anti-Communist Russian Solidarists,
A.C.C.C. and Division Five of the FBI obtained the team of
world's best Mexican riflemen through the offices of Double-Chek
Corporation, an American based subsidiary of Permindex, the FBI
and CIA funded Swiss corporation, and Centro Mondiale Comerciale,
also known as World Trade Center Corporation, another FBI and CIA
funded corporation which moved from Rome to Johannesburg, South
Africa in 1962. Both of these corporations had been used by J.
Edgar Hoover to fund the 1961 and 1962 assassination attempts on
The existence of the espionage section of the FBI's nest of
professional assassins in Mexico began under the supervision of
Albert Osborne in 1943. It was Hoover's brain child and he has
kept a close management on the unit of twenty-five to thirty
expert riflemen and continues to do so in 1969. He has allowed
the Defense Intelligence Agency to use these men but they remain
as his charges.107
In 1952 two of the professionals, Mario (El Turko) Sapet and
Alfredo Cervantes, took a private contract to assassinate Jake
Floyd, a District Judge in Alice, Texas, and a bitter enemy of
George Parr of Duval County. These men were allowed to take such
private employment but Division Five never knew anything
concerning such unauthorized killings.
At about dusk on September 8, 1952, Sapet and Cervantes
positioned themselves in a field adjacent to the rear of Floyd's
house and when Buddy Floyd, Jake's 19 year old son who resembled
his father, started out of the house to the garage, Cervantes
mistakenly shot Buddy through the head, killing him.
Cervantes, Sapet and Nago Alaniz, George Parr's personal
lawyer, were indicted for the assassination and for conspiracy to
murder. Sapet was caught before he could cross the Mexican border
and was given a 99 year sentence.
Cervantes crossed back into Mexico where he found his
Division Five assassination group and although Mexican
authorities arrested him, political pressure was brought to bear
and Alfredo has remained a free man in Mexico despite sixteen
years of constant effort to extradite him by Sam Burris, the
Alice District Attorney.
Burris and Bill Allcorn, Special Assistant Attorney General
of Texas, were unable to convict Nago Alaniz but one of the
conspirators gave Bill Allcorn pertinent information.
The accomplice told Allcorn that there were twenty-five to
thirty professional assassins kept in Mexico by the espionage
section of the U. S. Federal Bureau of Investigation; that these
men were used to commit political assassinations all over North,
South and Central America, the East European countries and in
Russia; that these men were the absolute world's most accurate
riflemen; they they sometimes took private contracts to kill in
the United States; that the contact man for employment of the
riflemen was a man named Bowen posing as an American Council of
Christian Churches' missionary in Mexico; that you could reach
Bowen through the owner of the St. Anthony's Hotel in Laredo,
Albert Alexander Osborne, alias John Howard Bowen, alias
J.H. Owen, a charter member and employee of the A.C.C.C., met Lee
Harvey Oswald and accompanied him to Mexico City in late
September of 1963.
Osborne or Bowen in 1942 organized and operated a Nazi black
shirt group called the "Campfire Council" in the country near
Knoxville Tennessee. The "Campfire Council" was sponsored by the
espionage cover group, the "American Council of Christian
Churches". Osborne so vehemently opposed the United States war
with Nazi Germany that during 1942, he tore down an American flag
and stomped it into the ground. The neighbors complained of the
pro-Nazi activities of Bowen and his young Fascists even though
the rural area in Tennessee where they were located was very
More than six witnesses on the bus trip from Laredo to
Mexico City placed Osborne with Lee Oswald in his company as a
definite traveling companion. The two stayed together during the
entire trip and sat together on the bus.109
On February 8, l964, Osborne was interviewed by the FBI and
lied to them about his name among other things. He gave them the
name John Howard Bowen and gave them the following statement:
Bowen advised that he has been in the Russellville, Alabama
area, speaking at various rural Baptist Churches, and has
been residing at the residence of Wylie Uptain, Rural Route,
Russellville, Alabama. He stated that he intended leaving
the Russellville, Alabama area, February 11, 1964, enroute
back to Lardo, Texas by way of New Orleans, Louisiana.
Bowen stated to the best of his knowledge he was born at
Chester, Pennsylvania on January 12, 1885, and his father's
name was James A. Bowen, and his mother was Emily Bowen. He
did not know his parents, but he was reared in an orphanage
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His grandmother, Sarah Hall,
participated to a limited extent in giving him guidance and
shelter during the early years of his life. His grandmother
and relatives are all deceased, and he has no known
relatives of any kind. . . . . . .
Bowen stated he considers himself an itinerant gardener and
preacher. He was formerly a member of the First Baptist
Church at Knoxville, Tennessee, and more recently was a
member of the First Baptist Church at Laredo, Texas. He has
visited and worshiped at the latter church intermittently
for the past twenty years. . . . . .
. . . . He considers his home to be the St. Anthony Hotel,
Laredo, Texas, and he is well known there by the manager,
Oscar Ferrina. He has been residing at the hotel
intermittently for the past twenty years, and has made trips
to Mexico for the past twenty years as an itinerant
preacher. . . . .110
On February 20, 1964, Osborne was interviewed by FBI agents
in Laredo, Texas and repeated the falsehoods told in the earlier
statement. Then on March 5, 1964, he told FBI agents at
Nashville, Tennessee the amazing story which follows. Please
remember that this is the man who was such a dedicated Nazi that
during World War II, he tore down the American flag and stomped
it into the ground in protest against the United States war with
Hitler's Nazi Germany. A part of the amazing statement follows:
Albert Osborne, whose permanent address is 920 Salinas, Box
308, Laredo, Texas, was interviewed at his temporary place
of residence at the Central YMCA, Nashville, Tennessee,
where is registered under the name of John H. Bowen. (Box
308 is the address of the St. Anthony Hotel in Laredo).
At the outset of the interview, Osborne denied his true
identity and claimed that his name was John H. Bowen;
however he later admitted that his correct name is Albert
Osborne and he furnished the following background
information concerning himself.
Osborne indicated that he was born November 12, 1888 at
Grimsby, England, to James Osborne and Emile Cole Osborne,
both of whom are deceased. He identified his brothers as
Walter Osborne, Grimsby, England;; Arthur Osborne, Grimsby,
England; William Osborne, deceased, and Frank Osborne,
deceased. . . . .
. . . .Osborne admitted that he had been untruthfull in
three previous interviews concerning his own identity and
had furnished false information concerning John H. Bowen,
whom he had previously indicated was an acquaintance for
whom he, Osborne, had been frequently mistaken.....
Osborne was advised that his photograph had been positively
identified by other English speaking people on the Red Arrow
Bus from Laredo, Texas to Mexico City on September 26, 27,
1963. Osborne again denied that he was on a bus with any
other English speaking people and that he himself spoke no
English to anyone on the bus.111
Osborne's associates said he had lived in Central Mexico
since about 1942. One close associate said Osborne had a mission
in Texmelucan, State of Pueblo, Mexico, and "his mission
consisted have no home or ties."112
Rev. Walter Laddie Hluchan of Eagle Pass, Texas, said,
"Osborne has for many years given religious instruction to
Mexican boys who resided at his residence."113
Oscar Ferrino, owner of the St. Anthony Hotel, Laredo,
Texas, said Osborne "is operating a school for approximately 25
to 30 boys" in Pueblo, Mexico. Ferrino has known and taken mail
and messages for Osborne since 1942.114
When not in Mexico supervising his "missionaries," Osborne
traveled regularly to Austin, Dallas and Tyler, Texas. In Dallas
he visited one Cortez and H.L. Hunt. Cortez was reported to be
one of the assassins in the 26 volumes published by the Warren
Commission.115 The same volumes connect a Saunders from Tyler Texas
in the plot with Cortez.
Albert Osborne was in Clay Shaw's office at 124 Camp Street,
New Orleans on October 10, 1963. Later the same day he was in the
office of Maurice Brooks Gatlin, the FBI transporter and Guy
Bannister, the FBI Section Five Southern Manager, at their office
at 544 Camp Street, New Orleans. From there, Osborne went
directly into Mexico City where on the 17th or 18th of September,
1963, he was seen by a Mexican detective with the man posing as
Oswald. A Cuban Negro delivered a large sum of money to the man
posing as Oswald as a partial payment for his part in the
Osborne, alias John Howard Bowen, was discovered to have
another person working with him who also used the alias John
Howard Bowen. The second person also travelling as Bowen was Fred
Lee Chrismon, another agent for the munitions makers police
agency, the Defense Industrial Security Command. Chrismon also
posed as a missionary and also used other aliases. Among the
cognomens for Chrismon were Fred Lee, Jon Gould and Jon Gold.
Osborne and Chrismon also bore a marked resemblance and
appeared to be about the same age. Chrismon was a Syrian
immigrant and had been closely associated with Osborne since the
Chrismon, Osborne and their riflemen charges in Mexico were
based at Clint Murchison's huge ranch when not posing as
missionaries in other areas of Mexico.
Murchison and J. Edgar Hoover were closer than twin brothers
at Del Charro Hotel, adjacent to Murchison's horse race tracks at
La Jolla, California over the ten years preceding the 1963
murder. Hoover, fraudulently charged over $40,000.00 of his
personal bills at Del Charro to Del Hi-Taylor Oil Company, a
Penn Jones reports in Forgive My Grief, Vol III that Clint
Murchison, J Edgar Hoover, Paul Raigorodsky and other top members
of the Cabal, met at Clint Murchison's house in Dallas the night
of November 21, 1963 to go over the final plans for the murder.
But back to Del Charro and the race tracks in California.
From 1953 to 1963, J. Edgar Hoover and Clint Murchison met
constantly at Del Charro with Johnny Drew, John Connally, Joe
Bonanno, Carlos Marcello and other Mafia officers. As a matter of
fact, the Mafia was in partnership with Murchison, John Connally
and Hoover in Boys, Inc., the front organized to avoid paying
taxes in operating Del Mar horse race tracks.118 (Connally, as
governor of Texas in 1967, refused to extradite Sergio Arcacha
Smith to New Orleans and was thus carrying out his principal role
in the plan.)
Carlos Marcello, Mafia boss of Louisiana and Texas, worked
with his fellow Mafia commissioner, Joe Bonanno, in carrying out
the assassination. Bonanno and Marcello met at Del Charro and
other points to personally discuss and make decisions of middle
responsibility. David Ferrie was an employee of Carlos Marcello
before and after the assassination.
Carlos Marcello gave David Ferrie final instructions at
about 1:00 pm, November 22, 1963 at the New Orleans Federal Court
House. Marcello had just been discharged from a deportation order
issued by Bobby Kennedy. Ferrie, Alvin Beauboeuf and Melvin
Coffey immediately went to the Alamotel in Houston. The motel was
owned by Marcello and the Mafia.119
Beauboeuf and Ferrie made at least three phone calls from
the Texas gulf coast on November 22nd and 23rd to the Town House
Motel in New Orleans. The Town House is also owned by Marcello
and the mob.120
Bonanno, Marcello and the Mafia were all working directly
under the Defense Industrial Security Command through their
ownership of controlling interests in the large number of
companies engaged in manufacturing munitions, hardware and
suppliers for the Pentagon, Space Agency, A.E.C. and U.S.I.A.121
Jack Ruby was one of Marcello's men in Dallas for a number
of years. In June of 1963, Ruby spent about a week in New Orleans
conferring with Marcello and other members of DISC. The Warren
commission investigators uncovered the Ruby New Orleans trip and
revealed his constant visits to the Sho Bar in the French
Quarter. The Sho Bar was owned by Marcello and the Mafia.122
Jada Conforto, a stripper at the Sho Bar, was sent by
Marcello to Jack Ruby's place in Dallas about one month before
the assassination. Jada left Dallas on November 23, l963, but
returned after Jack Ruby killed Lee Harvey Oswald.123
Joe Bonanno and Carlos Marcello were both on the ruling
commission of the Mafia and were in constant business contact.
They were very close friends as well. However, their actions
covered here were in relationship to their connection with the
Defense Industrial Security Command.
Joining Hoover, Carroll, Murchison, the Chiefs of Staff and
the Mafioso, along with others, on the ruling committee of DISC,
was the Nazi, Wernher Von Braun, in his capacity as head of Army
Ordnance and Intelligence in rocketry and later as Chief of the
space agency. John Connally had served with the ruling group of
the munition makers police agency during his term as Secretary of
the Navy ending in 1962. As Secretary of the Navy, Connally had
been over the Office of Naval Intelligence.
If one feels the need for further proof of Carlos Marcello
and Joe Bonanno's close association with the assassination group,
it is a simple matter to trace their membership in the
international Mafia to the Swiss corporation, Permindex, and
Rome's Centro Mondiale Comerciale and its Italian Mafia director,
Gutierez di Spadafora. Spadafora, Marcello and Bonanno were long
time associates as ruling members of the international Mafia.
Through Permindex and Centro Mondiale Comerciale and its
functions, Marcello and Bonanno are easily connected with Clay
Shaw, J. Edgar Hoover, the DIA, the Defense Industrial Security
Command, the gambling syndicate and its Miami, Bahama and Swiss
financial conduits, the assassination attempt on DeGaulle and the
entire personnel of the Kennedy death planners.
From the evidence gathered by the Warren Commission, it is
reasonable to believe that one of these highly trained Mexican
professional assassins fired the fatal head shot from behind the
fence at Dealey Plaza. This was the last bullet fired at the time
of the assassination of President Kennedy and it is the one which
struck him from the right front blowing off a large portion of
his right front temple and constituting the coup de grace.
However, at least seven of the Mexican professionals were in
firing position in Dallas on November 22nd. Three of the Mexican
assassins stayed at Tammie True's house in Fort Worth while
waiting their assignment. Tammie, one of Jack Ruby's strippers,
allowed them to stay at Ruby's request and they left for the
return trip to Mexico on Saturday, November 23rd.124
He took the Fifth Amendment seventy-five
Levin questioned one of Osborne's professionals who was one of the
three who had stayed with Tammie True. Emilio Santana was the
assassin firing from the Dal-Tex Building across Houston Street
from the Depository and behind the President's car.
Santana confirmed many of the facts herein. He went on to
admit his close acquaintance with Jack Ruby, Clay Shaw, Gordon
Novel, William Seymour and the others. As a matter of fact,
Santana told of a close relationship between Ruby and Shaw. This
and other facts gathered by Garrison were corroborated by a host
of other witnesses closely associated with the principals.
Santana confirmed that he had been employed by Clay Shaw. He
further related that Jack Ruby and Shaw made a number of long
trips together and one of these trips took the travelling
companions to Cuba in 1959 where they visited McWillie and the
gambling casinos to work out details in their arms smuggling
Santana admitted that while he was an employee of Double-
Chek, he was an agent for the Central Intelligence Agency. This
was the professional assassin and burglar who spent the nights of
November 21st and 22nd, 1963, with Jack Ruby's most loyal, long-
term stripper, Tammie True.
While Oswald was entering Mexico at Laredo on September 26,
two persons going under the names George DeMen and Florence
Parson DeMen, as did a person using the name Anthony W. Oswald,
were entering Mexico 100 miles to the south of Laredo at Cuidad
Miguel Aleman. Also entering at Cuidad Miguel Aleman with the
above three were Samuel Thomas North and Judith Marie Muth North.
All five of the people were Russian exiled Solidarists and
entered by auto at Cuidad Miguel Aleman. They applied for and
were issued their tourist cards in New Orleans on September 17,
l963, simultaneously with Lee Harvey Oswald, their card numbers
from New Orleans being for the six people, 24082, 24083, 24084,
24085, 24086 and 24087.125 On October 3rd, when Lee Harvey Oswald
was re-entering the United States at Laredo, Texas, Anthony W.
Oswald made his re-entry at Cuidad Miguel Aleman, one hundred
miles to the South.126
The various Solidarists and American Council of Christian
Churches' agents were moving in and out of Mexico, Texas and New
Orleans as the date of their most important assignment
On the bus to Mexico City with Oswald and Bowen, the agent
for American Council of Churches cover name for the espionage and
propaganda unit, was T. Gonzales.127 T. Gonzales was an active
agent with the Jack Ruby, President Carlos Prio Socarras, Richard
Ray McKeown, David Ferrie, and L.J. McWillie anti-Castro group
which had originally run guns to Castro. Gonzales, Prio and
McKeown were indicted for conspiracy to violate neutrality laws
in Houston, Texas in 1958.128
Fred Korth, Lyndon Johnson's protege from Fort Worth, Texas,
was revealed by the Warren Commission to have been sending money
orders and instructions to one of the men impersonating Oswald in
Dallas over a period of a few weeks immediately prior to the
assassination. The manager of the Western Union office in Dallas
and one of the assistant managers definitely tied Korth to the
There was other and compelling testimony implicating Korth
in the planning cabal with HOOVER, ex-Cuban president CARLOS PRIO
SOCARRAS, H.L. HUNT, JEAN DEMENIL, WALTER JENKINS, LYNDON
JOHNSON, CLIFFORD JONES, BOBBY BAKER, L.J. McWILLIE, L.M.
BLOOMFIELD. ROY M. COHN, WERNHER VON BRAUN, FERENC NAGY, JOHN
CONNALLY, and CLINT MURCHISON, SR. Korth's wife remained in Fort
Worth after the assassination and divorced him later, never
returning to Washington, D.C.130 There were at least three other
members of the cabal but documentation is difficult and it would
not be fair to attempt to name them without further proof.
It is fair to point out that LYNDON JOHNSON, with a
compelling motive, was in contact with HOOVER, DEMENIL, PRIO,
JENKINS, COHN, HUNT, BAKER, JONES, McWILLIE, KORTH, BLOOMFIELD,
VON BRAUN, CONNALLY, NAGY, and MURCHISON for the year immediately
before the act and it was Johnson who insisted that Kennedy come
to Texas thus placing him directly under the rifles of the cabal.
Another planning member of the cabal working for Lyndon
Johnson was H.L. Hunt, the Dallas oilman and functioning director
of the American Council of Christian Churches. Hoover had his
agents take H.L. Hunt and his family to New York City at 12:30
pm, November 22, l963. For protective reasons, the Division Five
.i.FBI; men kept the Hunts at a hotel in New York three weeks
until it was determined Hunt's part in the assassination could be
kept from public knowledge.131
To recapitulate, the planning members of the cabal under the
direction of LYNDON JOHNSON, were WALTER JENKINS, H.L. HUNT, L.M.
BLOOMFIELD, FERENC NAGY, FRED KORTH, JEAN DEMENIL, CARLOS PRIO
SOCARRAS, L.J. McWILLIE, JOHN CONNALLY, CLINT MURCHISON, SR.,
WERNHER VON BRAUN, ROY M. COHN, BOBBY BAKER, CLIFFORD JONES AND
J. EDGAR HOOVER as chairman. Of course, there were a number of
other wealthy financiers and lower echelon people working on this
assignment, most of whom did not know the object of their duties
in connection with the assassination plan; some of them did,
however. As in all espionage and intelligence work, the large
number of employees knew only what they needed to to know in
order to carry out their particular assignment and the overall
plan was on a "need to know" basis.
Jean De Menil, Oswald, Gordon Novel and Their Activities and
Jean DeMenil, The Russian Czarist exile and President of
Schlumberger, had used the company organization in 1960 and 1961
to smuggle the rifle grenades, land mines, missiles and other
arms for Double-Chek to the forces invading Cuba.132
DeMenil had these arms boxed and transported by Schlumberger
with the company name and false labeling on the huge number of
containers. Gordon Novel, a Double-Chek agent, Guy Bannister,
David Ferrie, Sergio Arcacha Smith and others worked closely with
Schlumberger in transporting these arms and ammunition.133
Some of the others working for DeMenil on the arms smuggling
were Layton Martens, a second generation Russian exile Solidarist
agent, Alvin Beauboeuf, a Solidarist agent and William Dalzell, a
New Orleans based geologist, Russian exile Solidarist and direct
associate of Jean DeMenil.134
Jean DeMenil worked with the same group in New Orleans in
planning the assassination using Dalzell as his liaison in New
Orleans. However, Guy Bannister was in over-all command of the
New Orleans phase of the operation since he was area man for
Division Five of the FBI. DeMenil brought Sergio Arcacha Smith to
Houston in March of 1963 to work with ex-President Carlos Prio
Socarras, Robert Ray McKeown and the Free Cuba Committee there.135
In Dallas, DeMenil had Paul Raigorodsky, a multi-millionaire
geologist and Russian exile Solidarist director who oversaw the
assignments of George Alexandrovitch Bouhe, Dimitri Roystar and
Peter Paul Gregory. These people, like DeMenil, were popularly
called White Russians. There were exiled from Russia after the
Communist revolution but many were East Europeans whose countries
became Communist controlled some twenty-five years after Russia.136
This conglomerate kept tight control and contact through the
intelligence and espionage arm, the Solidarists and the Orthodox
Gregory and Bouhe picked Lee Harvey Oswald and his Russian
wife up when they arrived in Fort Worth and Dallas, Texas, in
June of 1962 from Minsk, the capital of White Russia. Bouhe
furnished money and other necessities to the Oswalds until they
moved from Dallas to New Orleans in April and May of 1963.137
George Bouhe met with Robert Ray McKeown and other participants
in Baycliff, Texas, for several weeks after the assassination.138
Warren DeBrueys took over George Bouhe's assignment with Oswald
when he arrived in New Orleans and continued as Oswald's contact
until Nov. 22, 1963.
In the meantime, Guy Bannister, FBI Division Five's Southern
Director, employed a long term employee of Double-Chek by the
name of William Seymour from Phoenix, Arizona. Seymour was the
same size and weight as Lee Harvey Oswald and, more important, by
his resemblance to Oswald was as that of an identical twin.
Seymour was given the name Leon Oswald and false identification
papers in such a name as well as the name Lee Harvey Oswald and
David L. Lewis, a New Orleans private investigator, was
employed by Guy Bannister in 1962 and 1963. In late 1962 or early
1963, Lewis first met Leon Oswald. Lewis was in Manchuso's
Restaurant drinking coffee with Bannister's secretary when Carlos
Quiroga, an anti-Castro Cuban, came into the restaurant and
introduced a person resembling Lee Harvey Oswald as Leon Oswald
to Lewis and Bannister's secretary. The secretary confirms this
meeting and says that Leon, Carlos, Lewis and she all had coffee
About a week later when Lewis was leaving Bannister's office
on assignment, he saw Leon Oswald, alias William Seymour, a
second time as he passed Quiroga, David Ferrie and Leon Oswald in
the hall of Bannister's building. The three men were proceeding
to Bannister's office.141
On a third occasion about ten days later, Lewis entered
Bannister's office and there was a meeting taking place between
Bannister, Quiroga, David Ferrie, Leon Oswald and Robert Ray
McKeown of Baycliff, Texas. Lewis was not sure who the fourth
person was but McKeown was identified by another source.142
At about the same time as the Leon Oswald appearances as
related by Lewis, Sergio Arcacha Smith, leader of the anti-Castro
Cuban Democratic Revolutionary Front in New Orleans, was closely
associated with David Ferrie; and Ferrie was in Arcacha's office,
and they were seen together on numerous occasions in New Orleans.
Arcacha admitted that David Ferrie often came to his office in
New Orleans to offer his help in recruiting and training men and
to use Ferrie's plane in the anti-Castro work. Arcacha returned
to Houston with McKeown after the meetings and worked there with
McKeown until the assassination date.143
William Seymour, alias Leon Oswald, then proceeded to
impersonate Lee Oswald at a number of places in New Orleans,
Florida, Austin, Alice, Fort Worth and Dallas, Texas, right down
to November 22, 1963. As per his assignment through Bannister
from the cabal, Seymour made incriminating statements on behalf
of Oswald which were to be used as evidence against Oswald after
the murder. Seymour also went to Florida posing as Oswald and
carried the Fair Play for Cuba part down there in the summer of
Seymour, in his masquerade, bought ammunition in Fort Worth,
made pro-Castro remarks in an Irving barber shop and other shops
around Dallas and fired a rifle similar to the Italian one a
large number of times and at a number of rifle ranges in the
Dallas area over a month's period immediately before the cabal's
murder occurred. Two weeks before the assassination, Seymour,
alias Lee Harvey Oswald, alias Leon Oswald, told a car salesman
he would soon come into a large sum of money.145
As Leon Oswald, Seymour in September, 1963, discussed the
planned assassination of Kennedy in New Orleans with Clay Shaw,
David Ferrie and two Mexican appearing men.146 Seymour was
introduced to Mrs. Sylvia Odie by two Mexican appearing men in
Dallas on September 25th as Leon Oswald. At this time, he was
said to have made remarks which would incriminate Oswald in the
murder two months away.147
But Seymour was not the only one impersonating and
incriminating Oswald with statements and acts prior to the
assassination. Gordon Novel's wife testified to Jim Garrison that
Novel was the clean shaved person impersonating Oswald and
fabricating evidence against him in advance of the murder. Novel
was an absolute dead ringer for Lee Harvey Oswald and was in
Dallas, Texas, as well as in Mexico and Fort Worth, in the six
weeks prior to November 22nd, doing his part in the conspiracy.148
Oswald himself, Novel and Seymour, impersonating him, were
following instructions from the cabal of professional anti-
Communists which would blame the killing on pro-Communists and
offset the detente Kennedy was reaching between the two political
On November 22nd, William Seymour fired a rifle from the
sixth floor of the School Book Depository Building at President
Kennedy striking him only once in the back. Two of his shots
missed and the one that hit John Connally came from the building
across Houston Street from the Depository Building.
Seymour left the building and was picked up by a Nash Rambler.
The driver took Seymour to the vicinity of the Abundant Life
Temple and let him out to walk the balance of about two blocks to
the Temple, an affiliate of the A.C.C.C. which was provided as a
safehouse for Seymour. He killed Police Officer J.D. Tippet and
then proceeded to his safehouse, the Abundant Life Temple, about
a block from the Tippet murder scene. There he remained until it
was safe to leave town.149
Meanwhile, the Dallas Police were arresting a goodly number
of Permindex agents at the assassination site. An important
figure, James Powell of Army Intelligence on assignment through
the DIA to the Defense Industrial Security Command of Columbus,
Ohio and Muscle Shoals, Alabama, was trapped and arrested in the
School Book Depository Building shortly after 12:30 pm. He was
later released along with the others by Captain Will Fritz in
charge of Homicide for the Dallas Police Department.150
Immediately across Houston Street, Jim Braden of Los Angeles
was arrested in the Dal-Tex Building. Braden was also an agent of
the Defense Industrial Security Command of Redstone, Muscle
Shoals, and Columbus.
The chain of evidence connecting Albert Osborne, Fred Lee
Chrismon, alias John M. Bowen, Permindex, and his co-workers
became iron clad when a Black Star photographer snapped a picture
a few minutes after the assassination of Chrismon, alias Bowen,
and two of his charges in the process of being arrested by two
young Dallas police officers at Dealey Plaza. Fritz later
released all three. The Chrismon, alias Bowen, arrest picture
received limited public distribution in 1969 when it was
published in the Midlothian Mirror by Penn Jones, the Texas
Co-Director of the Mexico based assassins, John H. Bowen,
alias Fred Lee Chrismon, alias Free Lee, alias Jon Gould, alias
Jon Gold, and Thomas Beckam, front, and another assassin in the
process of being arrested at Dealey Plaza immediately after the
One of Chrismon's Mexican professionals, Manuel Gonzales,
firing from the fence to Kennedy's right side struck the
President in the right temple killing him instantly. Gonzales and
his aides returned to Fort Worth after the assassination where
they remained at Tammie True's until Saturday, November 23, when
they met Joe Cody, a Dallas detective who flew them to Houston.151
David Ferrie and Ray McKeown met Cody and the professionals
at Houston International Airport and Ferrie, using a second
airplane, flew them to Matamoros, Mexico. On Sunday, November
24th, Ferrie flew to Dallas where he was interviewed by newsmen.152
Late that night, Ferrie flew to Alexandria, Louisiana, where he
was met by Coffee and Beauboeuf and they drove back to New
Orleans where they were arrested by the District Attorney's
Two homosexuals, Breck Wall and Joe Peterson, on Saturday,
November 23, 1963, at about 6:00 pm, left their rooms at the
Adolphus, picked William Seymour up at the Abundant Life Temple
and drove him to the Driftwood Motel in Galveston where they
turned him over to David Ferrie, Robert Ray McKeown and others at
about 11:00 pm. Seymour then hid out at McKeown's house in
Baycliff, Texas until a few days later when he returned to his
sister's home in Phoenix, Arizona. Jack Ruby called Wall in
Galveston around midnight of the 23rd to check on Seymour's,
alias Leon Oswald, delivery.153
Clifford Jones, Ed Levinson and L.J. McWillie later brought
Wall and Peterson to Las Vegas where they took up residence at
the Castaway Club.154
Gordon Novel, a Double-Chek employee and Bannister agent,
when called before a New Orleans Grand Jury in 1967, decided to
write the man who succeeded Guy Bannister after his death in
1964, Seymour Weiss. Novel told Weiss of Division Five of the FBI
that Garrison was on to Double-Chek's involvement, warned
Division Five not to kill him and suggested the DIA be used to
The suggestion in Gordon Novel's letter to Seymour Weiss of
the FBI Division Five that the DIA (Defense Intelligence Agency)
be used to stop Garrison;'s investigation was immediately
followed by furious activity on the part of a former .i.DIA
liaison man in the Attorney General's Office.
Walter Sheridan, who had served the DIA as liaison man in
the Attorney General's Office, immediately contacted Novel and
took him to a Division Five, FBI polygraph operator in McLean,
Virginia, and Sheridan prepared news releases to the effect that
Novel had passed the lie detector test. The gist of the Sheridan
news releases were that Jim Garrison's investigation in New
Orleans was a fraud and amounted to nothing.156
Then Sheridan, the DIA liaison man, was employed by the
National Broadcasting Company at the behest of the DIA office
where he traveled the length and breadth of the United States
interviewing Garrison; witnesses and attempting to get them to
change their testimony, offering them money and other inducements
to appear on the NBC program which was broadcast in June of 1967.157
Walter Sheridan himself appeared on the program as an
investigator and correspondent for NBC. The program was so
designed as an attempt to show that Jim Garrison had absolutely
no evidence of a conspiracy and it, in fact, was a completely one-
sided attempt to libel and defame Jim Garrison personally. Jim
Garrison continued his investigation.
After the June, 1967 appearance on the one hour NBC
documentary, Walter Sheridan was not heard or seen by the viewers
of NBC's programs which proves that Walter Sheridan was on
special assignment from his DIA position to pursue the
suggestions made in the letter from Gordon Novel to Hoover's Mr.
Weiss that the DIA be used to get Mr. Garrison off the track.158
The Warren Commission did not find that Lee Harvey Oswald
killed President Kennedy. They simply found there was not enough
evidence to find a conspiracy in the murder and the evidence was
weighed against Oswald. Consequently, the Commission left open
the question with an implied instruction to J. Edgar Hoover and
the other agencies to continue the search for a conspiracy.
Hoover not only failed to continue in the investigation, he
has blocked every effort to uncover the assassins and has
ridiculed and harassed everyone who dared question the subject.
He has purposely protected his unsavory secret. Hoover's very
actions in covering the evidence of the crime constitute
admissible evidence corroborating the other evidence of his
guilt. This is a correct rule of evidence recognized in every
State and Federal Court in the land.
The night dispatcher for the New Orleans FBI office revealed
that a warning of the assassination plan was wired to J. Edgar
Hoover five days before November 22, 1963.159 The iron clad
evidence of the warning to Hoover was widely published and
Hoover, of course, never denied it because of his involvement.
The Division Five agent who reported the pending November
22nd Dallas assassination attempt on November 17, 1963, was Lee
Harvey Oswald.160 What clearer evidence of J. Edgar Hoover's part
in the assassination scheme would any reasonable person need?
Well, there is much more. FBI agent Hosty's name, office
address, car license and telephone number were in Oswald's
notebook in Oswald's handwriting. Hoover furnished the Warren
Commission with what he told them was a true copy of the
notebook. The staff discovered that Hoover had left the page out
with Hosty's name. They had to call this to Hoover's attention
twice before he corrected the fraudulent exhibit. Called upon to
explain, Hoover could, of course, make no legitimate excuse.
And more. Richard Case Nagell, a CIA agent who in connection
with an official assignment learned of the plan, sent a
registered letter to Hoover advising of the assassination plans
against Kennedy. Although this was mailed in August, 1963, Hoover
never acted on the warning, but instead arrested Nagell on
Still more. Frame 313 through 319 of the Zapruder film
depicts Kennedy in the process of being slammed violently
backwards and against the back of the seat at the time of the
fatal shot. Kennedy's body is rapidly driven about three feet to
the rear and left and the blood and brain is clearly shown flying
to the left rear and on to the motorcycle policeman to the rear
of Kennedy's car. The result is clear and unequivocal proof that
Kennedy was shot from the front and to the right. Oswald was to
the rear. Result: a conspiracy.
The Commission and Harold Weisberg discovered, after the
Warren group dissolved, that Hoover had reversed frame 313 and
314. Hoover admitted this. He said it was a printing error. The
result reversed the violent backward movement of Kennedy,
fabricated a forward movement and further proved Hoover's
In Esquire Magazine in December, 1966, Don Reynolds was
quoted as revealing that Lyndon Johnson and John Connally were
two of the people involved in the assassination cabal. Reynolds
detailed a telephone call that John Connally made from
Washington, D.C. to someone posing as Lee Harvey Oswald in
Dallas, Texas about two weeks before November 22, 1963. Reynolds
got more specific and said the call was to the YMCA in Dallas and
that John Connally initiated the call.
In the same publication, J. Edgar Hoover was quoted as the
only source who specifically investigated and cleared both
Johnson and Connally.
Hungarian Prime Minister, Ferenc Nagy's, Chronological
Activities, and Wernher Von Braun
1. June 1946. As Hungarian Prime Minister, Nagy visits the
United States and receives permission for the U.S. Army in
Germany to return fifty-two million dollars in gold reserves
(taken from Hungary by Hitler) to Hungary. At the same time,
Nagy spends one full week in Knoxville, Tennessee,
Huntsville, Alabama and Muscle Shoals, Alabama, where he
meets and visits with Nazi scientists working at American
Redstone Arsenal and with Tennessee Valley Authority
management and security agents under direction of the FBI at
Knoxville, Tennessee and Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Albert
Osborne, the A.C.C.C missionary from Mississippi, worked for
the security division of the Tennessee Valley Authority
since 1933, and he constantly reported to the Muscle Shoals,
Huntsville, and Knoxville offices of TVA since 1942, the
time he moved to Mexico.163
2. May 28, 1947. Prime Minister Nagy resigns his post from
Basal, Switzerland, on the German-Swiss border.164
3. Fall of 1947. Ex-Prime Minister Nagy and family settle on
120 acre farm on outskirts of Herndon, Virginia, twenty-five
miles from Washington, D.C., and Nagy becomes agent for any
Communist speaking engagements for Division Five of the FBI.165
4. Fall of 1947 to 1951. Nagy covers United States and becomes
closely associated with H.L. Hunt of Dallas, Texas.166
5. 1951. Nagy becomes president of Central Eastern European
Committee of Refugee Exiles.167
6. 1956 to 1962. Nagy is President and on the Board of
Directors of Permindex, a Swiss Corporation, and CMC, Rome,
Italy, and commutes between Dallas, Washington, D.C.,
Herndon, Virginia, Switzerland and Italy.168
7. Spring 1963. Nagy settles in Dallas, Texas with offices in
the 600 block of Fort Worth Avenue, ten blocks west of the
Dallas School Book Depository Building. He is associated in
the 600 block of Fort Worth Avenue in Dallas with Ralph
Paul, C.A. "Pappy" Dolsen, Jack Ruby, and Sergio Arcacha
Smith, the first two named being close business associates
of Jack Ruby. Nagy's relatives make their residence at 1024
Magellan Circle Apartment D, right next door to Sylvia
Odio's abode who was visited by the two Cubans and William
Seymour on or about September 28, 1963. The 600 block
address of Ferenc Nagy is three blocks from the Fort Worth
Avenue address of Dal-Land Memorials, where Penn Jones
reports the person impersonating Lee Oswald left clothing
shortly prior to the assassination. The 600 block of Fort
Worth Avenue is seven blocks west of the City Lincoln
Mercury plant where a person impersonating Oswald tried to
buy an automobile and made statements which could later be
used to incriminate Oswald some few days before November 22,
Then on November 22, 1963, Ferenc Nagy appears in more than
thirty-five photographs at the site of the assassination. He is
shown with an open umbrella at a point to the right of President
Kennedy's car at Dealey Plaza. After the President's car passed
within a few feet of Nagy, he suddenly closed his umbrella and
the last and fatal shots were fired. He is depicted in pictures
after the shots with his umbrella folded and then departing the
Nagy is easily recognizable in a number of the photos taken
by bystanders. Nagy's forward area of cranium is fully bald while
the back one-fourth portion is covered and the hair is combed
across the back section of his head.
Nagy, the former Prime Minister of Hungary, President of
Permindex and upper echelon boss of Division Five of the FBI,
along with Clay Shaw of New Orleans and L.M. Bloomfield of
Montreal, Canada carried out his assignment in Dallas with
dispatch, but he had his picture taken in the process.
From 1932 until 1945 Wernher Von Braun was Adolph HItler's
most dedicated Nazi rocket scientist. As a matter of fact, given
a few more months time, Von Braun's "buzz bomb" and V-2 rocket in
1945 could have turned the tide and forced the Allies to seek
something less than total victory over the Third Reich. The
enthusiastic Nazi, Von Braun's V-2 rocket had killed thousands
and thousands of British Isle residents, and the sound of the
approach of the V-2 was terrorizing the entire English
In 1945, as the Russians were approaching Von Braun's rocket
headquarters, he and one hundred and fifteen other of his Nazi
rocket scientists escaped with valuable papers and traveled west
in Germany until they could turn themselves in to the Allied
armies on the West. Later the same year, Von Braun and the 115
other German scientists were removed to Fort Bliss, Texas, where
they remained until 1950. In 1950, Von Braun and the others were
moved on the the old Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama,
where they remain to this date.
Von Braun, immediately upon arriving in the United States,
made close personal friends with J. Edgar Hoover and Lyndon B.
Johnson; and the relationship remained close with Von Braun
working with Hoover in security in the Tennessee Valley Authority
and the Redstone Arsenal; and later, beginning in 1958, they
worked together in the security of the National Space Agency.
1958 was the year that Lyndon Johnson, as Majority Leader of the
Senate, helped to push through the National Space Act and later,
when he became Vice-President, he was made chairman of the
National Space Committee.
Ferenc Nagy, ex-Hungarian Prime Minister, and Albert
Alexander Osborne, alias John H. Bowen, the overseer of the
assassins in Mexico, both reported consistently to the Muscle
Shoals, Huntsville, Alabama area; and there is substantial
evidence their contact in this area was Wernher Von Braun.171
Another of the Nazi space scientists who worked with the
Cabal was Walter Dornberger. He had been the commanding officer
of Wernher Von Braun while both were working for Adolph Hitler's
rocket program. During the time period involved, Walter
Dornberger was a directing officer in the Bell Aerospace
Corporation along with Fred Korth. The former Nazi rocket officer
was directly in charge of the assignment of Michael Paine to Bell
Helicopter Corporation, a subsidiary in Fort Worth, Texas.
Paine's assignment was to provide a place for Marina Oswald
during the approximate eight months prior to November 22, 1963.
He provided for Marina to live with his wife, Ruth, in Irving
Texas. Ray Krystinik testified to the Warren Commission that
Michael Paine, immediately after Lee Oswald was captured at the
theater, said, "The stupid ________, he was not even supposed to
have a gun."
Von Braun first met Clay Shaw in 1945 when he, Walter
Dornberger and about 150 other Nazi rocket scientists abandoned
Peenemunde and traveled south to join the American forces in
Germany close to the French border. The Nazis were brought to the
Deputy Chief of Staff's headquarters where Major Clay Shaw was
aide-de-camp to General Charles O. Thrasher, Deputy Chief,
European Theatre of Operations. Von Braun, Dornberger, and Shaw
maintained the relationship over the years through their mutual
connection with the Defense Industrial Security Command, an
operational arm of the counter-espionage division of the FBI.172
Ordnance Colonel Holgar N. Toftoy was in charge of the Nazi
scientists, and Clay Shaw in the European Command section gave
firm assistance to the transfer of 127 of them to the United
States after they had spent about five months with the command in
In the transfer of the Nazi rocket scientists, the services
of Adolph Hitler's intelligence agency was used extensively, and
Shaw, Von Braun, Dornberger and the others began a very close
association with the Nazi agency and its commander.
The Bundesnachrichtendienst,better known as the Federal
Intelligence Agency, or FIA, is largely dependent on the CIA,
which subsidizes and controls it. The director in 1963 was
Reinhard Gehlen, a former ex-Nazi Colonel 'recuperated' in August
1945 by Allen Dulles, who at the time headed the OSS in
Switzerland and was in charge of American intelligence activities
in occupied Germany.
The Solidarists and Gehlen had conceived the idea of the
"Vlassov Army" which were Russian anti-communist troops, and
Gehlen was given the responsiblity for the underground that
continued to operate behind Communist lines until 1950. In
Poland, Gehlen's guerillas on March 28, 1947 murdered General
Karol Swierczenski, Vice-Minister of Defense, who, under the name
of Walter, had commanded the 14th International Brigade in Spain,
and who served as the model for one of the characters in
Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls.
Gehlen developed his network under the cover of a firm known
as the "Economic Association for the Development of South
Germany". He employed former members of the Gestapo such as
Boemel-Burg, his intelligence chief in Berlin, and Franz Alfred
Six, former SS General and one of Eichmann's subordinates, who
was put in charge of Gehlen's contacts in Western Europe.
With the aid of other highly-qualified specialists, Gehlen
successfully infiltrated East Germany and the Eastern European
states, uncovered Soviet intelligence rings, planted agents among
groups of expatriate workers, and took charge of the refugee
organizations. He worked for the CIA, Solidarists, and J. Edgar
After two years of intense and extensive investigation, Jim
Garrison made a well-recorded public statement showing beyond
doubt that the had traced the Nazi rocket scientists, the World
Trade Center and Permindex, the Fascist Solidarists, American
Council of Christian Churches, Free Cuba Committee, the gambling
syndicate and Mafia, and NASA's Security Division into its
umbrella controlling organization, the Defense Industrial
Security Command of Columbus, Ohio and Huntsville, Alabama.
Garrison; had traced DISC into its larger umbrella, Division
Five of the .i.FBI and the Defense Intelligence Agency supervised
by the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Pentagon.
Here is how Garrison's statement came about. On October 31,
1968, Jim Garrison subpoenaed a Tacoma, Washington man for
questioning in his continuing investigation of the John F.
Fred Lee Chrismon, a "bishop" of the Universal Life Church,
was called to appear before the Orleans Parish Grand Jury on
November 21, 1968. Garrison's office said that Chrismon "has been
engaged in undercover activity for a part of the industrial
warfare complex for years. His cover is that of a 'preacher' and
a 'person engaged in work to help the Gypsies.'"
Garrison's statement continued;; "Our information indicates
that since the early sixties, Chrismon has made many trips to the
New Orleans and Dallas areas in connection with his undercover
work. He is a 'former' employee of the Boeing Aircraft Company in
the sense that one defendant in the case is a 'former' employee
of the Lockheed Aircraft Company in Los Angeles. In intelligence
terminology, this ordinarily means that the connection still
exists, but that the 'former employee' has moved into an
Garrison said that evidence has been developed indicating a
relationship between Chrismon and "persons involved in the
assassination of President John F. Kennedy."
Garrison further reiterated the general findings of his
controversial investigation. "President Kennedy was murdered by
elements of the industrial warfare complex working in concert
with individuals in the United States Government. At the time of
his murder, President Kennedy was working to end the Cold War.
The annual income of the defense industry was well over twenty
billion dollars a year, and there were forces in that industry
and in the U.S. Government which opposed the ending of the Cold
As has been pointed out earlier, Fred Lee Chrismon used the
alias John Howard Bowen and travelled and worked with the Mexico
based assassins, Albert Osborne, Thomas Beckham and others.
Bowen, alias Chrismon, and Becham are shown in photographs taken
November 22, 1963. In the picture on page 48, they are shown
being taken after arrest by Dallas police across Dealey Plaza
immediately after the President's murder.
Fred Lee Chrismon, alias John H. Bowen, alias Dr. Jon Gold,
and his partner, Thomas Edward Beckham, and Albert Osborne were
all working for the Defense Industrial Security Command through
the American Council of Christian Churches.
Garrison also revealed that the Grand Jury records confirmed
Johnson's part when he said, "Who had the most to gain from the
murder? Answer - Lyndon Johnson."
Chrismon, alias John H. Bowen, and Beckham played only small
roles in the big picture, but not Jack Ruby and Ferenc Nagy. Jack
Ruby, agent for DISC through the Mafia and Syndicate had to be in
the basement of Dallas City Hall two days after the assassination
to dispose of a dangerous witness.
Ferenc Nagy, fellow director of Permindex and the World
Trade Center, with Clay Shaw under L.M. Bloomfield, was also in
the Dallas City Hall basement the morning of November 24, 1963.
Buford Lee Beaty, a city detective, said Captain Tabbert
"requested him to watch a man of obvious Hungarian origin who
allegedly was in the basement to secure the release of two of his
employees."174 Beaty and other policemen have confided to friends
that the Hungarian was a former high official and was highly
suspect on the morning of the 24th.
About five years after that memorable morning, a few
American publications uncovered the fact that the Defense
Industrial Security Command was employing agents provocateur.
These are the historic agents used over the centuries by despots
to foment division among the population in order to give the
government the people's support in suppressing an unpopular
segment of the country involved. Provoking agents are also used
effectively in creating a munitions market.
The New York Times reported in 1968 that Stokely Carmichael
and Rap Brown were Federal agents provocateur. Other media named
Eldridge Cleaver and a number of other trouble makers as
provocative agents of the FBI. Such reports were not confirmed,
but they do make interesting food for thought.
Tryall Club in Jamaica and World Commerce Corporation Successor
to the German Munitions Cartels
The genesis of the munitions cartels is found in the following
quotations from H. Montgomery Hyde's book, Room 3603. Hyde's book
is a biography of the experience of Sir William Stephenson during
and after World War II. Stephenson was head of British
Intelligence in the United States during World War II. Here is
what Hyde had to say:175
(In 1946) Stephenson had gone to live in Jamaica, where he
had bought a property at Hillowton, overlooking Montego Bay
- "the finest house in the island," he called it.
(Incidentally, it was his wife's choice). His example was
followed by several of his friends, including Lord
Beaverbrook, Sir William Wiseman, Noel Coward and Ian
Fleming, all of whom acquired estates on Jamaica's beautiful
north shore at this time. For a year or so he showed little
interest in the outside world and was content to enjoy life
on this island in the sun. Only gradually did he recover his
interest in commerce and industry. With some of his war-time
associates, such as financiers Sir Rex Benson and Sir
Charles Hambro in London, General Donovan in Washington, and
a number of Canadian and American industrialists like Edward
Stettinius, former chairman of the U.S. Steel Corporation,
he formed the British-American-Canadian Corporation, which
developed into the World Commerce Corporation, originally
designed to fill the void left by the break-up of the big
German cartels which Stephenson himself had done much to
destroy. Thus he and his colleagues on the board raised an
initial $1,000,000 to help 'bridge over the breakdown in
foreign exchange and provide the tools, machinery and "know
how" to develop untapped resources in different parts of the
The World Commerce Corporation also played a useful part in
the development and rehabilitation of economically backward
countries. As one American newspaper editorial put it at the
time, "if there were several World Commerce Corporations,
there would be no need for a Marshall Plan". Barter trade
was facilitated on a massive scale. A typical transaction
took place in the Balkans in 1951. Yugoslavia and Bulgaria
were short of dollars and also short of medicinal drugs. But
each country had about $300,000 worth of paprika on its
farms. World Commerce accordingly exchanged a year's supply
of penicillin and sulfa for the paprika, which they then
sold on other markets. While normally working on a
commission basis, the Corporation would sometimes forgo its
profit if it felt it could help an impoverished or
economically backward country by giving it the facilities of
its international connections."
The North Jamaican Hillowton property was later transformed
to Tryall, the exclusive club of John Connally, Paul Raigorodsky
and many others of the cabal.
World Commerce Corporation received funds from the U.S.
International Cooperation Agency and worked closely with Clay
Shaw's World Trade Development Commission and Permindex's various
World Trade Centers.
George DeMohrenschildt, William Dalsell and a number of the
White Russians had worked for I.C.A. for a number of years. This
increased DeMohrenschildt's knowledge of the subject of who was
behind the conspiracy.
The following from Volume XXIV, page 642 of the official
Commission evidence is especially interesting since Albert
Osborne and Gordon Novel had been reported at Tryall, Jamaica on
a number of occasions.
Ylario Rojas continued as follows:
The latter part of December, 1962, the Cuban visited him in
Guadalajara, gave him 900 pesos ($72 U.S.), and on the
instructions of the Cuban, he proceeded to Cozumel by bus,
arriving there shortly after Christmas, 1962. In Cozumel,
ROJAS was met by two Cubans, whose names he could not
recall, and also by a Cuban woman whose first name was
CRISTINA. Although he could not recall the names of the
Cubans, he claimed to have them written in a notebook which
he lift with DANIEL SOLIS, a municipal policeman in Cozumel,
and he affirmed SOLIS would not deliver the notebook to
anyone but him.
About December 20, 1962, .I.OSWALD; arrived in Cozumel,
having proceeded there from Jamaica via Compania Mexicana de
Aviation (CMA) Airlines. .I.OSWALD;, the three Cubans, and
ROJAS discussed the introduction of Cuban propaganda into
Mexico. During the time of these discussions, .I.OSWALD; and
the three Cubans stayed at the Hotel Playa in Cozumel and
ROJAS resided at the home of DANIEL SOLIS. .I.OSWALD;
remained in Cozumel for two or three days and returned to
Jamaica by air, and ROJAS and the three Cubans remained in
Cozumel until about February 15, 1963, when .I.OSWALD; again
appeared in Cozumel from Jamaica and on this occasion stayed
three days. The day following .I.OSWALD;'S arrival, an
American by the name of ALBERT arrived from Jamaica.
ROJAS claimed the Cuban woman, CRISTINA, told him that she,
the other two Cubans, .I.OSWALD; and ALBERT had discussed
the elimination of President KENNEDY. According to ROJAS,
she stated .I.OSWALD; was in favor of killing President
KENNEDY, but ALBERT and the Cubans did not agree with
.I.OSWALD;. ROJAS was told by CRISTINA that .I.OSWALD; had
stated to the Cubans that he and ALBERT had laid plans to
eliminate the President. ALBERT had stayed at the Hotel
Isleno in Cozumel and returned to the United States via
Jamaica the day after his arrival in Cozumel.
ROJAS claimed to have stayed in Cozumel until early March,
1963, when he returned by bus to Guadalajara.
The officials investigating for the Commission pressured
Rojas until he recanted his story. However this action on the
part of the investigators is not reliable in that a large amount
of hanky panky was going on in the Mexican part of the inquiry.
Some of this is reflected in Volume XIV beginning on page 621.
On March 31, 1964, GILBERTO LOZANO GUIZAR, manager of the
Mexico City terminal of the Transportes Frontera bus
company, Calle Buenavista No. 7, Mexico, D.F., emphatically
advised that the original passenger list of manifest
relating to departure No. 2 of bus No. 340 on October 2,
1963, of the Transportes Frontera bus company, is an
authentic record of data pertaining to that particular trip.
. . . . .
He advised that officers of the Presidential Staff appeared
at the bus terminal shortly after the assassination of
President KENNEDY, seeking to review passenger lists of the
bus company for early October, 1963, and it was found at
that time that the completed block of forms for most of the
month of October, 1963, which included the above described
passenger list, was still in the baggage room at the
terminal prior to being discarded. He stated he had torn the
October 2, 1963 manifest from the block of forms and
furnished it to one of the officers. LOZANO advised that one
Lieutenant ARTURO BOSCH, an investigator of the Presidential
Staff, had reviewed the above manifest.
LOZANO expressed the opinion that ARTURO BOSCH had filled in
the blanks in ink at the top of the form as to the time,
destination, trip number, bus number, and date, and had
crossed out the date 'November 1', replacing it with the
notation 'October 2' which appeared on the manifest. . . . .
LOZANO stated the hand-printed notation appearing at the
bottom of the manifest, 'Driver, DIONISIO REYNA, FCO.
SAUCEDO,' was also filled in by BOSCH.
LOZANO advised that there definitely was only one section of
bus No. 340 which departed Mexico City at 1:00 pm on October
2, 1963, en route to Monterrey, Mexico, and Nuevo Laredo,
Mexico. He explained that the notation 'Departure 2'
appearing on the top of the manifest, which he believed
BOSCH had filled out, merely indicated the second departure
of a Transportes Frontera bus on that particular day,
October 2, 1963. The first departure of one of their buses
on that day from the Mexico City terminal occurred at 9:00
am with the terminal point being Monterrey, Mexico. He
stated the second departure of a Transportes Frontera bus
from the Mexico City terminal on October 2, 1963, was the
departure at 1:00 pm with the terminal point being Nuevo
Laredo, Mexico, and the passengers on this bus were recorded
on the above-mentioned manifest of October 2,1963. He stated
there were three other departures on that day from the
Mexico City terminal, the third departure having occurred at
3:30 pm with the terminal point being Matamoros, Tamaulipas,
Mexico; the fourth departure having occurred at 9:00 pm with
terminal point at Nuevo Laredo; and the fifth departure at
10:00 pm with terminal point being Cuidad Juarez, Chihuahua,
Mexico. LOZANO advised the only bus operating on their line
which would have arrived at Nuevo Laredo between the hours
of 12:00 am and 8:00 am on October 3, 1963, is bus No. 340,
which departed from the Mexico City terminal at 1:00 pm on
October 2, 1963.
At another point the report goes on:
He (ALEJANDRO SAUCEDO) recalled that shortly after the
assassination of President JOHN F. KENNEDY two
investigators, whom he described as being with the "Policia
Federal Judicial" (Federal Judicial Police), appeared at the
Flecha Roja terminal, Mexico, D.F., and requested the
original passenger list of bus No. 516 of September 26,
1963, for review. SAUCEDO remembered that the two
investigators examined the passenger lists, filed by dates,
in a storeroom at the offices of the Flecha Roja bus
terminal and found the original copy for the pertinent date
and borrowed same. He could not recall the names of the
investigators or the exact date they appeared at the office.
SAUCEDO now recalled clearly that these two investigators,
whom he could only describe as being "in their thirties,"
had the duplicate copy of the passenger list which
apparently had been at the Flecha Roja bus terminal office
in Nuevo Laredo when the trip for September 26, 1963, began.
The investigators stated they wanted the original list
because the duplicated copy was not completely legible.
SAUCEDO stated they had the original and duplicate copy of
the passenger manifest for Flecha Roja bus No. 516 for
September 26, 1963, when they left.
SAUCEDO stated the investigators did exhibit to him
government credentials, agency not recalled, and advised
they were interested only in finding the passenger list for
the incoming trip of bus No. 516 on September 26, 1963. When
SAUCEDO asked them if they were interested in locating a
departure trip, they stated they were not, explaining they
had just been at the bus terminal of Transportes Frontera in
Mexico, D.F., where they had located the passenger list for
.I.OSWALD;'S departure from Mexico. . . . . .
During this search and review, an untied, loose bundle dated
October 5, 1963, was located thrown aside in a cardboard box
on the floor of the storage room outside the bin area. This
bundle was reviewed and found to include passenger lists for
dates September 21, 1963 to October 5, 1963, but no
passenger list for bus No. 516 for September 26, 1963 was
The information hereinunder was furnished by T-13:
On March 24, 1963, Captain FERNANDO GUTIERREZ BARRIOS,
Assistant Director of the Mexican Federal Security Police
(DFS), advised that his agency had conduced no investigation
in connection with the travel in Mexico of LEE HARVEY
.I.OSWALD; and did not have in its possession any passenger
lists from any bus lines . . . . . 176
SIC TRANSIT GLORIA.
Clay Shaw, Permindex director, plans a murder
Clay Shaw, under the name of Clay or Clem Bertrand, was
overheard planning the assassination of President Kennedy with
David Ferrie and Bettit, alias Leon Oswald, during the middle of
September, 1963, in New Orleans.
New Orleans District Attorney, Jim Garrison, produced a
witness who told a three-judge criminal district court panel
March 14, 1967, he heard Lee Harvey Oswald, Clay Shaw and David
Ferrie plotting to assassinate President John F. Kennedy.177
Perry Raymond Russo, 25, an insurance salesman from Baton
Rouge, testified he was in Ferrie's apartment in New Orleans in
September, 1963, and listened to a discussion of how to kill
Kennedy and make a getaway. Russo said the plot involved
"triangulation of crossfire," diversionary shooting and the
sacrificing of one man as a scapegoat to allow the others to
Russo, a part-time college student who lives with a younger
cousin near the campus of Louisiana State University in Baton
Rouge, was described as "a nice young kid" by a neighbor. A
fellow student at LSU said he was "a quite type who is interested
Under questioning by Garrison, Russo said Oswald was
introduced to him as "Leon Oswald" and Shaw as "Clem Bertrand".
Shown a photograph by Garrison, Russo identified Leon as Lee
Harvey Oswald. Asked if Clem Bertrand was in the courtroom, Russo
pointed at Shaw. At Garrison's direction, he stepped from the
witness chair, walked around the defense table and held his hand
over Shaw's silvery white hair. Shaw, 54, calmly smoking a
cigarette, didn't move. He is the former Managing Director of the
International Trade Mart in New Orleans.180
Russo said he first met Oswald at a party and the next time
he saw him was in Ferrie's apartment where Oswald was "wiping or
cleaning a bolt action rifle. It had a sight on it for hunting."
Garrison showed Russo a rifle and asked if it had similarities to
the one Oswald held in Ferrie's apartment. Russo said: "The
difference to my mind is that this end (front) was not nearly so
bubble shaped." He said the weapon had the same bolt action, but
a shinier stock, and its telescopic sight was larger than the one
on the rifle Oswald had.181
Russo said he had seen Clay Shaw, alias Bertrand, in May,
1963, when Kennedy dedicated a new wharf in New Orleans. "I was
in school," Russo said. "The President was coming down to make a
speech. At that time I saw Bertrand. While the President was
speaking, I was looking around. Bertrand was one of the few not
looking at the President." Police estimated 20,000 people
attended the dedication.182
Russo said that after he contacted Garrison following
Ferrie's death, the District Attorney took him to "a house on
Dauphine Street." Shaw lives at 1313 Dauphine Street. "He stuck
his head out the door and I said, 'That's the man'," Russo said,
referring to Bertrand.
Garrison asked, "Do you recall anything unusual happening at
Ferrie's apartment in 1963?" Russo replied, "Sometime around the
middle of September I went to the house and at that time there
was some sort of party in progress. There were eight or nine
people there. As the party dissipated, it narrowed down to three
people besides myself because I had no ride home."183
Russo testified that Ferrie, 49, a free-lance pilot who was
under investigation by Garrison at the time of his death, did
most of the talking about the proposed assassination. Ferrie,
pacing the floor, said the attempt should have three gunners in
order to provide "a triangulation of cross-fire", Russo
testified. He quoted Ferrie as saying that one man would have to
be sacrificed as a scapegoat. Ferrie, Russo added, was to be the
get-away pilot flying into Mexico to refuel for a flight to
Objections were raised by Bertrand, Russo said. He said
Bertrand argued that as soon as the shots were fired "the world
would know about it" and once the plane landed in Mexico there
would be no way to get out.185 Under cross-examination by Shaw's
attorneys, Russo said that when he saw Oswald in news pictures
and on television after the assassination, he "could not be sure"
he was Leon Oswald, the man he knew as one of the conspirators.186
Russo was asked if he thought Oswald was "Leon Oswald" when
he first saw the assassin's picture. "I gave it thought, but I
couldn't be positive of the man," he said. "I was not definite.
It was probably the same man. It crossed my mind they were one
and the same but I could not be definite."187
"I knew Leon Oswald, who had whiskers," Russo said. "He was
dirty. His hair was ruffled up."
A second witness said he saw two men - whom he now can
identify as Oswald and Shaw - in conversation near Lake
Pontchartrain in New Orleans in 1963. Vernon Bundy, 29, who said
he was a former heroin addict, walked over to Shaw in court, put
his hand over Shaw's head, and identified him as the man he saw
with Oswald at the lake front. Bundy said one of the men he saw
was young, the other much older. He said he heard the "young guy"
ask the older man, "What am I going to tell her?"188
The witness then said the older man handed over " a roll of
money or it appeared to be. The young guy put his hand in his
right pocket where he had a bunch of pamphlets."189
District Attorney Garrison asked Bundy to identify the
pictures. Bundy said one was of Lee Harvey Oswald, the other of
"the Shaw who has been in the papers lately." Bundy said the
pictures were of the same men he saw at the lake front in 1963.
Then he pointed out Shaw in the courtroom as one of them. Under
questioning by Garrison, Bundy described the "Older man" he saw
as "about 6-foot-1 or 6-foot-2 but I'm not sure because I'm
squatting down. He was distinguished dress, gray hair." He said
the younger man was "a junkie or beatnik guy. He was nasty. He
needed a haircut and a shave. In fact, he needed everything."190
Asked if a man named Layton Martens was Ferrie's roommate at
the time, Russo answered, "No sir." Asked what was the name of
the roommate, Russo replied, "The roommate at the Louisiana
Avenue Parkway apartment was Leon Oswald."191
Layton Martens' name as David Ferrie's roommate was supplied
by Clay Shaw, alias Clay Bertrand, through his attorneys at the
hearing. Layton Martens bore a resemblance to Lee Harvey Oswald
according to the evidence developed in the Clay Shaw proceedings.192
Russo said he saw Oswald at the apartment three or four
times. Asked the last time he saw him there, Russo said, "In the
middle of October or late September, 1963."193
There are two compelling reasons to believe that Seymour and
not Lee Harvey Oswald was the participant in the conspiracy
conversation overheard by Russo. First, Russo testified that the
Leon Oswald involved in the conversation with Ferrie and Bertrand
was the roommate of David Ferrie. It is unquestionable at the
time in question, Lee Harvey Oswald was living with his wife and
daughter on Magazine Street in New Orleans. Secondly, Lee Harvey
Oswald was rather neat and usually clean and clean-shaven,
whereas the Leon Oswald at Ferrie's apartment was dirty, unshaven
and at least, poorly groomed.
The State of Louisiana during Shaw's trial produced over
fourteen witnesses who said that in the latter part of August or
the early part of September, 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald, Clay Shaw
and David Ferrie went to Jackson, Louisiana, a small town located
not far from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. While in Jackson, he
(Oswald) talked to witnesses in reference to his getting a job at
the East Louisiana State Hospital in Jackson, Louisiana, and
registering to vote in that parish so as to get the job.
Witnesses were produced who talked to Lee Harvey Oswald or
someone masquerading as him.
The state proved that shortly thereafter, still in late
August or early September, 1963, the defendant, Clay L. Shaw, Lee
Harvey Oswald and David W. Ferrie drove into Clinton, Louisiana,
which is very close to Jackson, in a black Cadillac, parking the
Cadillac near the Voter Registrar's office on St. Helena Street.
While the defendant, Clay L. Shaw and David Ferrie remained in
the car, Lee Harvey Oswald got out of the car and got in line
with a group of people who were waiting to register.194
The witnesses testified that they saw the black Cadillac
parked in front of the Registrar's office and identified the
defendant, Clay L. Shaw, Lee Harvey Oswald and David W. Ferrie as
the individuals in that car.
Garrison introduced documentary evidence that during the
year 1966, the U.S. Post Office letter carrier for that route
delivered at least five letters to Clay Shaw's address which were
addressed to "Clem Bertrand," the name used by the defendant at
the meeting between himself, David Ferrie and William Seymour in
Ferrie's apartment in mid-September 1963. None of the letters
addressed to "Clem Bertrand" were ever returned to the postal
authorities for any reason.195
On cross-examination, testimony of Clay Shaw at this trial
in New Orleans on February 27, 1969 connected Walter Jenkins and
tied the Rome and Swiss corporations into American subsidiaries
and showed them active during the murder. The pertinent testimony
Q. Do you know Tommy Cox of Dallas, Tex?
A. Yes, I met him in New Orleans around Mardi Gras some 10
years ago. He was an occasional visitor here and we
Q. Have you ever visited Dallas?
A. Yes. The last time in 1966. . . .
Tommy Cox had previously told investigators that Clay Shaw
and Walter Jenkins were close personal friends and he furnished
pictures of the two of them together.
A. The Witness Clay Shaw, said he decided to take a two-
week vacation at that time and was scheduled to speak
at the San Francisco World Trade Building and
'needless to say, on the morning of Nov. 22, no
speech was given.'
Q. How were these arrangements made, Mr. Shaw?
A. By telephone.
Q. Who did you make the arrangements with?
A. A Mr. J. Monroe Sullivan. May I refresh my memory? It
was Mr. J. Monroe Sullivan, Managing Director of the
San Francisco World Trade Center. . . .
The World Trade Center is the English language translation
of Centro Mondiale Comerciale, the Rome alter ego of Permindex
and of course, the World Trade Centers visited by Shaw on the
dates of and surrounding the assassination were subsidiaries of
Centro Mondiale Comerciale and Permindex. Shaw also testified
that he met World Trade Center official, Fred Vanderhurst in Los
Angeles, Jim Dondson and Charles Walton in San Francisco and a
few days later, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick O'Rourke in Chicago.
During the two years in which the Shaw case was pending and
at the ancillary proceedings and final trial, J. Edgar Hoover
furnished Shaw's defense with witnesses, investigators and
propaganda. Without the immense effort by J. Edgar Hoover on
Shaw's behalf, there is little question that the prosecution
would have succeeded. History has recorded the first instance of
the head of a major Federal law enforcement agency manning the
defense in a State criminal case.
Hoover's actions in providing the Shaw defense is cogent
evidence of his own guilt and this evidence is recognized in all
courts of law as proof.
William Seymour, Agent for the Defense Industrial Security
Command Participates in a Murder
William Seymour came out of the rear of the Depository
Building about fifteen minutes after the assassination, ran
around the building across Dealey Plaza to enter a car and take
flight. Gordon Novel, the other fabricated Oswald, has been shown
to have been elsewhere at the times in question. All of the
following is taken from the Warren Commission evidence.
A witness, J.R. Worrel, at the time of the shooting was in
the general area across Elm Street from the Depository Building.
He saw the gun being fired from the sixth floor window but did
not get a look at him while he was firing.
After the shooting, Worrel remained in the vicinity for a
while and then proceeded across Elm Street continuing straight
ahead and traversed the east side of the Depository Building
along Housto Early during the New Orleans investigation, Jim G
Depository Building, a man Worrel identified as Lee Harvey Oswald
hurried out of the rear door to the first floor of the Depository
Building, ran to the west corner of the building and turned to
the south disappearing behind the west side of the Depository
Building in the direction of the Dealey Plaza Lawn and Elm
Dallas County Officer, Roger Craig, saw Seymour coming from
the west side of the Depository and cross the Dealey Plaza Lawn
to enter a car on Elm street. Officer Craig heard Seymour whistle
loudly as he came across the lawn. Officer Craig was the last
person to see Seymour and he testified before the Commission as
Mr. Belin: Now, about how many minutes was this after the
time that you had turned that young couple over to
Lummie Lewis that you heard this whistle?
Deputy Sheriff Roger D. Craig: Fourteen or fifteen minutes.
Belin: Was this you mean after the shooting?
Craig: After the - from the time I heard the first shot.
Belin: All right.
Craig: Yes. So I turned and - uh - saw a man start to run
down the hill on the north side of Elm Street,
running down toward Elm Street.
Belin: And, about where was he with relation to the School
Book Depository Building?
Craig: Uh - directly across that little side street that
runs in front of it. He was on the south side of it.
Belin: And he was on the south side of what would be an
extension of Elm Street, if Elm Street didn't curve
down into the underpass?
Craig: Right, right.
Belin: And where was he in relation to the west side of the
School Book Depository Building?
Craig: Right by the - uh - well, actually, directly in line
with the west corner - the southwest corner.
Belin: He was directly in line with the southwest corner of
Belin: And he was on the south curve of that street that
runs right in front of the building there?
Belin: And he started to run toward Elm Street as it curves
under the underpass?
Craig: Yes, directly down the grassy portion of the park.
Belin: All right. And then what did you see happen?
Craig: I saw a light-colored station wagon driving real
slow, coming west on Elm Street from Houston. Uh -
actually, it was nearly in line with him. And the
driver was leaning to his right looking up the hill
at the man running down.
Craig: And the station wagon stopped almost directly across
from me. And - uh - the man continued down the hill
and got in the station wagon. And I attempted to
cross the street. I wanted to talk to both of them.
But the - uh - traffic was so heavy I couldn't get
across the street. And - uh - they were gone before I
Belin: Where did the station wagon head?
Craig: West on Elm St.
Belin: Under the triple underpass?
Belin: Could you describe the man you saw running down
toward the station wagon?
Craig: On, he was a white male in his twenties, five nine,
five eight, something like that; about 140 to 150;,
had kind of medium brown sandy hair, you know, it was
like it'd been blown - you know, he'd been in the
wind or something - it was all wild looking; had on -
ju - blue trousers.
Belin: What shade of blue? Dark blue, medium or light?
Craig: No; medium, probably; I'd say medium. And, a - uh -
light tan shirt, as I remember it.
Belin: Anything else about him?
Craig: No, nothing except that he looked like he was in an
Belin: What about the man who was driving the car?
Craig: Now, he struck me, as being a colored male, He was
very dark complected, had real dark short hair, and
was wearing a thin white-looking jacket - uh , it
looked like the short wind-breaker type, you know,
because it was real thin and had the collar that came
out over the shoulder (indicating with hands) Like
that - just a short jacket.
Belin: You say that he first struck you that way. Do you
think that he was a Negro?
Craig: Well, I don't - I didn't get a real good look at
him. But my first glance at him I was more interested
in the man coming down the hill - but my first glance
at him he struck me as a Negro.
Belin: Is that what your opinion is today?
Craig: Well, I - I couldn't say, because I didn't get a
good enough look at him.
Belin: What kind and what color station wagon was it?
Craig: It was light colored - almost - uh - it looked white
Belin: What model or make was it?
Craig: I thought it was a Nash.
Belin: Why would you think it was a Nash?
Craig: Because it had a built-in luggage rack on the top.
And - uh - at that time, this was the only type car I
could fit with that type luggage rack.
Belin: A Nash Rambler - is that what you're referring to?
Craig: Yes; with a rack on the back portion of the car, you
Belin: Did it have a Texas license plate or not?
Craig: It had the same color. I couldn't see the - uh -
name with the numbers on it. I could just barely make
them out. They were at an angle where I couldn't make
the numbers of the -uh- any of the writing on it. But
- uh - I'm sure it was a Texas plate . . .
Belin: Anything else about the assassination that you think
might be important that we haven't discussed here?
Craig: No; except - uh - except for the fact that it came
out later that Mrs. Paine does own a station wagon
and -uh- it has a luggage rack on top. And this came
out, of course, later, after I got back to the
office. I didn't know about this. Buddy Walthers
brought it up. I believe they went by the house and
the car was parked in the driveway.
Seymour and the dark complected driver vanished under the
same underpass the stricken President passed through and Seymour
remains at large.
At 5:30 pm the same day, Craig went to City Hall where Lee
Harvey Oswald was being questioned and identified Oswald as the
man running across the lawn who entered the Nash automobile.
While at City Hall, Craig or Fritz asked Oswald who owned
the Nash (which Seymour had entered). Oswald inadvertently
revealed that he was aware of Seymour's impersonation when Oswald
replied, "That station wagon belongs to Mrs. Paine. Don't try to
tie her into this. She had nothing to do with it."
At the time Craig saw the person whom he thought to be
Oswald and who, in fact, was Seymour leaving the scene of the
assassination. Oswald was taking a bus and cab to his room in Oak
Cliff. The Commission found this to be so and the evidence
sustaining the whereabouts of Lee Harvey Oswald at this time is
Seymour and the dark complected driver had gone to his
rendezvous as had Emilio Santana and Manuel Gonzales, the other
gunmen who had fired from the stockade fence on Dealey Plaza and
the Dal-Tex Building.
Oswald, himself, was calm and unhurried in his trip from the
Depository Building to his room but after a police car honked in
front of his rooming house, his actions changed to indicate some
type of involvement.
After knowing of the assassination, Oswald was calm and
unhurried. According to the reconstruction of time and events
which the Commission found most credible, Lee Harvey Oswald left
the building approximately three minutes after the assassination.
He walked east on Elm Street for seven blocks to the corner of
Elm and Murphy where he boarded a bus which was heading back in
the direction of the Depository Building, on its way to the Oak
Cliff section of Dallas.
When Oswald was apprehended, a bus transfer marked for the
Lakewood-Marsalis route was found in his shirt pocket. The
transfer was dated "Fri. Nov. 22, '63" and was punched in two
places by the bus driver. McWatters, a bus driver, was able to
testify that the transfer had been issued by him on a trip which
passed a checkpoint on St. Paul and Elm Streets at 12:36 pm.
McWatters was sure that he left the checkpoint on time and
he estimated that it took him three to four minutes to drive
three blocks west from the checkpoint to Field Street, which he
reached at about 12:40 pm. McWatters' recollection is that he
issued this transfer to a man who entered his bus just beyond
Field Street. About two blocks later, he got off the bus. The man
was on the bus approximately four minutes.
Riding on the bus was an elderly woman, Mary Bledsoe, who
confirmed the evidence of the transfer. Oswald had rented a room
from Mrs. Bledsoe about six weeks before, on October 7th. On
November 22nd, Mrs. Bledsoe came downtown to watch the
Presidential motorcade. She boarded the Marsalis bus at St. Paul
and Elm Streets to return home. Mrs. Bledsoe stated that she was
certain it was Oswald; who boarded the bus.
William Whaley, a taxicab driver, told his employer on
Saturday morning, November 23rd, that he recognized Oswald from a
newspaper photograph as a man whom he had driven to the Oak Cliff
area the day before. The man asked, "May I have the cab?", and
got into the front seat. Whaley described the ensuing events as
follows; "And about that time, an old lady, I think she was an
old lady, I don't remember nothing but her sticking her head down
past him in the door and said, 'Driver, will you call me a cab
down here?' She had seen him get this cab and she wanted one,
too, and he opened the door a little bit like he was going to get
out and he said, 'I will let you have this one, ' and she said,
'No, the driver can call me one'."
On November 22nd, Oswald told Captain Fritz that he rode a
bus to a stop near his home and then walked to his rooming house.
When queried the following morning concerning a bus transfer
found in his possession, he admitted receiving it. And when
interrogated about a cab ride, Oswald also admitted that he left
the slow-moving bus and took a cab to his rooming house.
The Greyhound Bus Station at Lamar and Jackson Streets,
where Oswald entered Whaley's cab, is three to four blocks south
of Lamar and Elm. If he was discharged at Neely and Beckley and
walked directly to his rooming house, he would have arrived there
about 12:50 to 1:00 pm. From the 500 block of North Beckley, the
walk would be a few minutes longer, but in either event he would
have been in the rooming house at about 1:00 pm. This is the
approximate time he entered the rooming house, according to
Earlene Roberts, the housekeeper there.
While Oswald was in the house, Mrs. Earlene Roberts, his
housekeeper, testified that a police car containing two men drove
up and honked.
Ball: When was that? (Police car honking)
Mrs. Roberts: He came in the house. (Oswald)
Ball: When he came in the house?
Mrs. Roberts: When he came in the house and went to his
Mrs. Roberts: Right direct in front of that door - there
was a police car stopped and honked. . . .
Ball: You mean, it was not the car of the policemen you
Mrs. Roberts: It wasn't the police car I knew, because
their number was 170 and it wasn't 170 . . .
Ball: Where was it parked?
Mrs. Roberts: It was parked in front of the house . . .
Dr. Goldberg: Which way was the car facing?
Mrs. Roberts: It was facing north.
Dr. Goldberg: Toward Zangs?
Mrs. Roberts: Towards Zangs . . .
Ball: Did this police car stop directly in front of your
Mrs. Roberts: Yes - it stopped directly in front of my
house. . . .
Ball: Where was Oswald when this happened?
Mrs. Roberts: In his room.
Ball: You remembered the number of the car?
Mrs. Roberts: I think it was - 106, it seems to be like it
was 106 . . .
Ball: Did you report that number to anyone, did you report
this incident to anyone?
Mrs. Roberts: Yes, I told the FBI and the Secret Service
both when they was out there . . .
Ball: Did you say there were two uniformed policemen in the
Mrs. Roberts: Yes, and it was in a black car. It wasn't an
accident squad car at all.
Ball: Were there two uniformed policemen in the car?
Mrs. Roberts: Oh, yes.
Ball: And one of the officers sounded the horn?. . . .
Oswald then left the house and the Commission found he
killed Dallas Police Officer Tippit about a mile from the room.
Although there is compelling evidence that someone else killed
Tippit, the Commission cited sufficient evidence to sustain their
At approximately 1:15 pm, Tippit, who was cruising west on
10th Street, passed the intersection of 10th and Patton about
eight blocks from where he had reported at 12:54 pm. About one
hundred feet past the intersection, Tippit stopped a man walking
east along the south side of Patton. The man was bushy headed and
stocky built. Tippit stopped the man and called him to his car.
The bushy headed and stocky man approached the car and apparently
exchanged words with Tippit through the right front or vent
Tippit got out and started to walk around the front of the
car. As Tippit reached the left front wheel, the man pulled out a
revolver and fired several shots. The bullets hit Tippit and
killed him instantly . The gunman started back toward Patton
Avenue, ejecting the empty cartridge cases and leaving them to
later inculpate Oswald.
About twelve persons saw the man with the revolver in the
vicinity of the Tippit crime scene at or immediately after the
shooting. By the evening of November 22nd, seven of them had
refused to identify Lee Harvey Oswald in police lineups as the
man they saw.
Several said the murderer was short and squat - Oswald was
thin and medium height - and another said that two men were
involved. The Warren Commission's own chronology of Oswald's
movements fails to allow him sufficient time to reach the scene
of Tippit's murder from the Book Depository Building.
Four cartridges were found at the scene of the slaying.
Revolvers do not eject cartridges, so when someone is shot, you
don't later find gratuitous cartridges strewn over the sidewalk -
unless the murderer deliberately takes the trouble to eject them.
Of the four cartridges found at the scene, two were
Winchesters and two were Remingtons - but of the four bullets
found in Officer Tippit's body, three were Winchesters and one
was a Remington.
The real killer of Tippit hid in a cavernous building at the
corner of Tenth and Crawford which in 1963 was known as the
Abundant Life Temple. In an aerial view of the area, the
Commission traced the killer's escape path from the scene near
Tenth and Patton to Jefferson Boulevard one block south, thence
to the Texaco service station one block west at Jefferson and
A "white jacket" was found at the rear of the station, which
the Commission said was Oswald's. Consequently it had to have the
killer reverse his path so as to bring him back onto Jefferson.
The killer proceeded straight ahead from the rear of the
Texaco station, across an alley and into the rear door of the
Abundant Life Temple. This view is corroborated by police radio
Shortly after 1:40 pm, Sergeant Hill came on the air: "A
witness reports that he last was seen in the Abundant Life Temple
about the 400 block. We are fixing to go in and shake it down."
On an alternate channel, Car 95 ordered, "Send me another squad
over here to Tenth and Crawford to check out this church
The Texas Theatre is on the north side of Jefferson
Boulevard, approximately fourteen blocks from the scene of the
Tippit shooting and twelve blocks from where several witnesses
last saw Tippit's killer running toward the Abundant Life Church
one block north of Jefferson.
At 1:45 pm, patrol cars bearing at least fifteen officers
converged on the Texas Theatre. Patrolman M.N. McDonald, with
Patrolmen R. Hawkins, T.A. Hutson and C.T. Walker, entered the
front door and searched the balcony. The man arrested was Oswald.
He was sitting alone in the rear of the main floor of the theatre
near the right center aisle. About six or seven people were
seated on the theater's main floor and an equal number in the
McDonald gave the binding proof that Oswald could not have
murdered Tippit. Oswald snapped the trigger and his gun could not
fire because the firing pin was broken. Oswald's pistol could not
fire so he could not have killed Tippit a few minutes before his
arrest in possession of the useless pistol which could not be
fired under any circumstances.
There is a rule of evidence in American jurisprudence
concerning a pattern of events showing a design or plan. "A
design, plan or intention may be evidenced circumstantially by
conduct showing it. The kinds of conduct usable for this purpose
are infinite in variety. In general, however, it may be said that
any act which under the circumstances and in the light of
experience would indicate a probable design is admissible."
Every experienced trial lawyer and criminal investigator is
well versed in the doctrine of "the Red Herring". The oldest and
most common of tactics is the employment of a device or artifice
in leading the minds of pursuers of the true facts, whoever they
might be, from the trail of logic leading to the perpetrator of
an unlawful act. Such arts and wiles have been with the human
race since there has been one. The devices may vary but their
pattern never does.
It appears that the first and principle red herring in the
present case was Lee Harvey Oswald. The various actions of
Oswald, Seymour and Novel were designed to lead anyone looking at
them to take the actions as all being the actions of Oswald and
thus, lead the investigators to believe Oswald was the
perpetrator in the assassination of President Kennedy and that he
was acting alone.
It further appears that the second and substitute red
herring was to go into effect only in the event it should be
discovered that a conspiracy existed. The various connections of
Oswald with the pro-Castro organization and Seymour with the anti-
Castro Cubans and others was likely designed to lead a false
trail of evidence to suspects other than the person or persons
In any event, it is not necessary that the theory of the
secondary red herring be correct in order to convict Seymour for
the murder of President Kennedy. Seymour was weaving a web of
culpatory evidence tying Oswald to the assassination for at least
five months before it occurred.
Seymour first appeared in the evidence of Attorney Dean
Andrews in New Orleans during June and July of 1963. On June 5th,
President Kennedy at a meeting with the Vice President and the
Governor of Texas agreed to come to Texas during the latter part
of November, 1963. After June 5th, the planned trip became known
in many quarters.
Andrews said Seymour was asking about getting his wife's
citizenship papers and changing Marine Corps discharge papers. He
was accompanied by two Mexican Americans who were apparent
homosexuals. Andrews said Seymour was the "real guy" who killed
the President. Seymour visited Pea's bar in New Orleans in
company with a Latin man and became ill after drinking too much.
This occurred around the middle of August, 1963.
On September 17th or 18th, he appeared in Mexico City in the
company of a Negro and Latin man and the discussed killing of
someone was heard and a large sum of money was passed to Seymour.
On September 25th, he was seen in Austin, Texas by three
witnesses and Seymour told one of them he had been to Governor
John Connally's office. On the night of the same day, a man
impersonating Oswald called the leader of the Socialist Labor
Party in Houston.
On the night of September 26th or 27th, Seymour was a
visitor under the name Leon Oswald to anti-Castroite, Mrs. Sylvia
Odio and her sister in Dallas. He was accompanied by Leopoldo
again and a third man called Angelo.
Leopoldo told the two women "Leon Oswald" had spoke of the
possibility of assassinating Kennedy and that Leon had been in
the Marine Corps and was a crack shot. This evidence standing
alone is sufficient enough to convict all three of a conspiracy.
Seymour and Novel were seen with Jack Ruby in the Carousel
Club and other places in Dallas in October and November by such a
large number of witnesses, the investigators could not locate and
list them all. However, a large number testified to seeing them
together and a Dallas attorney overheard them discussing
Seymour's assassination of another person.
Seymour impersonated Oswald in an attempt to connect Oswald
to a rifle by using his name at a gun shop in Irving. He tried to
show Oswald was expecting a large sum of money by saying he was
while trying out a car in Dallas. He appeared at a grocery store
as Oswald and at a barber shop he made leftist remarks. During
the barber shop, furniture store and grocery store appearances,
in Irving, Texas, he was accompanied by Marina or a woman
impersonating her. Seymour gave the name Oswald and attempted to
cash a large check at the grocery store.
Seymour, as was necessary, kept his rifle practice dates to
sharpen his precision for the assignment. As the dates for
President Kennedy's visit drew near, Seymour's rifle practice
sessions increased and two a day were not unusual. The number of
disinterested witnesses to his practice sessions were
overwhelming. A "sporterized Mauser" was used by Seymour in many
of the target practice appearances.
A Mauser was brought to the School Book Depository Building,
and Truly and two employees were seen with it two days before the
assassination. The five police officers who first discovered the
rifle on the sixth floor of the Depository Building after the
murder described it as a 7.65 Mauser.
Eyewitnesses described an assassin firing from the sixth
floor of the Depository Building at the moment President Kennedy
was killed as resembling Lee Harvey Oswald. Lee Harvey Oswald was
shown in a picture taken as the shots were being fired to be
standing at the entrance to the Depository Building. Witnesses
further proved that Oswald did not come downstairs past the fifth
floor before Baker and Truly met him on the second floor.
Then the cheek and hand paraffin test was given Oswald and
it proved he had not fired a rifle. The cheek test was negative.
After the assassination, a witness sees a man resembling
Oswald come out the rear of the Depository Building and run
around the building towards Dealey Plaza. Deputy Sheriff Craig
sees the man coming from behind the building, crossing Dealey
Plaza and entering an automobile which drove under the triple
underpass and disappeared from view. Craig identified the person
as Lee Harvey Oswald but Oswald was definitely established to
have been well into his bus trip to the room on Beckley and away
from the scene of the assassination at the time.
There are many rules of evidentiary law which apply,
especially to the facts in Seymour's case.
First, the rule which provides that if a party fabricates
evidence, the act of fabrication may be used against him to show
a consciousness of guilt. Next, the guilty actions or conduct of
a party may be shown as evidence of guilty knowledge. Then, when
a party takes flight or avoids detection, this too may be shown
as evidence of a guilty conscious and of guilty knowledge. Also,
when circumstances are shown which lead to no other conclusion
but the guilt of the party, no direct evidence is necessary.
However, in Seymour's case the direct evidence of
eyewitnesses who saw him in the act of shooting the President of
the United States had been documented.
Suppressed in the Archives are two Commission Documents
which corroborate the large portion of facts contained herein.
1. Fascists and Nazis today, Albin Michel, Paris
Document No. 1096
2. Bundesnachrichtendienst file
Document No. 597
In letters smuggled from jail, Jack Ruby constantly said
that Nazis and Fascists were behind the Kennedy murder. Ruby was
much more knowledgeable about the conspiracy than most.
On September 9, 1965, in Judge Louis Holland's court, Ruby
disregarded his lawyers who were telling him to be quiet and
declared that there was a conspiracy in high places behind
Kennedy's assassination. Various news reports related that he
said "people in high places" had suppressed information about
Oswald and about Ruby; said, as his lawyers tried to push TV
microphones away from his face, "The world has the right to hear
the truth"; said that Oswald knew Kennedy was coming to Dallas
even before Kennedy knew it and that newsmen should search "in
the high sources of our political government" to find out how
Oswald got a job at the Depository on the motorcade route; said
that the full story of the assassination would not come out
because "unfortunately some people in high places had so much to
gain by putting me in this position", and when asked to elaborate
on this, said that the results of the lie detector test had not
been divulged, and said that there was a "terrible conspiracy"
behind Kennedy's death and he, Ruby, "happened to be a scapegoat
to walk into a trap and make that possible."
Ruby's lawyer Sam Houston Clinton says that during a routine
hearing he believes was on March 31, 1966, he was seated beside
Ruby, and that a reporter stuck a mike in front of Ruby,
whereupon Ruby said that people just didn't understand and that
if he ever got a chance to tell his story, they would know that
"if Adlai Stevenson had been Vice President, Kennedy would still
be alive today."
After Ruby died, the Associated Press' Bernard Gayzer
reported his accusations against the Nazis and Fascists and
added, "Jack Ruby also complained that his cancer was induced
secretly in jail. . . . (He) was certain it had been injected
into him." New fragments of the story were published elsewhere.
The St. Paul (Minn.) Dispatch reported that one of its
columnists, Bill Diehl, had bought a letter Ruby had written from
his jail cell. The seller: Charles Hamilton Autographs, Inc. in
New York, which in turn reportedly bought it and four or five
others like it, from a jail trusty, Thomas E. Miller. In Diehl's
letter, the paper said, Ruby wrote that Johnson "found me as the
perfect setup for a frame. Remember they had the President
killed, and now with me in the picture, they'll make it look as
though Castro or the Russians had it done. Remember the only one
who had all to gain was Johnson himself. Figure that out."
This report is not to criticize actions on the part of
anyone. It is simply a report of the facts with full
documentation. The actions of the participants stand as criticism
enough for their various roles in the illegal and immoral affair,
and James Earl Ray's report that federal agents killed Dr. King
is compelling evidence that the organization was still going
about its objective in 1969 in the same ruthless manner and using
the same modus operandi as is revealed in this document.
It should be pointed out, that during a few years following
John Kennedy's murder, the crime rate in the United States had
more than doubled. Public opinion surveys during the time
reflected about 80% of the people did not believe the Warren
Commission Report. The general public felt someone or some group
had been behind the murder of John F. Kennedy and the guilty ones
had not been punished. Such an attitude on the part of the public
leads to a gradual breakdown of law, order and morals of the
All Penal Codes in the history of nations have set out a
twofold purpose. The number one and cardinal purpose of a Penal
Code is to deter crime. The secondary purpose is to reform the
offender. There is a basic reason for deterrence of crime to be
the principle purpose of a criminal code. That is, those who are
inclined to commit crime view the prosecution of all criminal
acts of others and they are not willing to face the consequences
when their own prosecution seems certain. Therefore, crime is
reduced and thus deterred.
However, when the head of the National Police Agency joins
with a handful of other government leaders and they both in turn
throw in with crime to murder a president, (and the people have
an uneasy feeling that something of this nature has taken place)
it is only natural that crime and violence increase. The basic
deterrent to crime has broken down.
Also, the national morals by way of osmosis are gradually
lowered and a hardness and cynicism develops among the people
which allows lower and lower moral standards in the society
affected. Thus the United States has had reports of murder by the
Southeastern Asian Command of the Green Berets of hundreds of
agents employed by them. These murders were carried out in
violation of all codes of moral conduct only on the whims or
suspicions of the Green Berets that the murdered Beret agents did
not measure up to what the command felt was proper behavior. The
reports included that Mafia type weighting of the murdered bodies
and dumping them into the South China Sea occurred. No punishment
was afforded the guilty U.S. personnel for their acts.
The reports on the regular news media of a Mafia type
operation by the Generals and Master Sergeants in the Pentagon on
a world wide basis involving millions of dollars in kickbacks and
rake-offs drew very little interest or criticism.
During the last years of the Johnson administration, crime
after crime among officials was reported across the land.
Jack Kennedy's last executive order stated that 1,000 troops
would be brought home from Viet Nam by Christmas, 1963. The
dispatch reported this would leave 11,000 non-combatants in Viet
Nam, all of which would be removed by the end of 1964. Thus, in
his last official act, the slain President evidenced his
opposition to involving ourselves in the Southeastern Asia civil
Less than one year after Kennedy's death, responsible
Senators reported the Johnson administration staged a false
incident in the Tonkin Gulf. The U.S. went to war. The munitions
makers and their police force, the Defense Industrial Security
Command, were well paid.
Then, in 1969, there came to light that, during the last
year of Johnson's Commander-in-Chief status, in March of 1968 to
be exact, a Viet Nam order to destroy certain villages and to
kill the inhabitants. An army photographer who observed one of
the massacres was Sergeant Ronald L. Haeberle. He said:
At about 5:30 in the morning of March 16, I left where I was
stationed, Duc Pho, by helicopter for Task Force Barker.
That is an outlying area from the base camp. I was supposed
to hook up here with C Company. I hooked up with C Company
at 6 or 6:30 . . around sunrise.
No one really explained the mission, but from what I heard
from the men, it was suspected that these villagers were
Viet Cong sympathizers and it was thought there were Viet
Cong there . . . I was going in with the second group of men
. . .
We landed in the rice paddies and I heard gunfire from the
village itself, but we were still on the outside of the
There were some South Vietnamese people, maybe 15 of them,
women and children included, walking on a dirt road maybe
100 yards away. All of a sudden, the GI's just opened up
with M16's. Besides the M16 fire, they were shooting at the
people with M79 grenade launchers. I couldn't believe what I
As they moved in, closer to the village, they just kept
shooting at people. I remember this man distinctly, holding
a small child in one arm and another child in the other,
walking toward us. They saw us and were pleading. The little
girl was saying, 'no no' in English. Then all of a sudden a
burst of fire and they were cut down. They were about 20
feet away. One machine gunner did it. He'd opened up . . .
I had been on the ground maybe 45 minutes at this point. Off
to the left, a group of people, women, children and babies,
were standing around. The machine gunner was standing in
front of them with the ammo bearer and all of a sudden I
heard this fire and here this machine gunner had opened up
on all these people in the big circle and they were trying
to run. I don't know how many got out . . .
The some GI's went over to a pile where there were four
people and one GI leaned over a guy who was still alive and
There were two small children, a very young boy and a
smaller boy, maybe 4 or 5 years old. A guy with an M16 fired
at them, at the first boy, and the older boy fell over to
protect the smaller boy . . Then they fired six more shots
and just let them lie.
I left the village around 11 o'clock that morning. I saw
clumps of bodies and I must have seen as many as 100 killed.
It was done very businesslike.
Haeberle said he later saw a news story of C Company's
operation in the hamlet, listing a large number of Viet Cong
Horrible pictures kept coming: of American boys with
belching machine guns killing over 560 human beings in just one
village; of burning homes in Viet Nam; of a five year old putting
his arm around his little brother as the bullets struck; of
innocent dead babies and small children and more dead babies held
by their dead mothers; the grotesque stacks of human bodies of
civilians, women and children totally reminiscent of the Nazi
massacres and atrocities of World War II; and of a mother begging
for the lives of her five children and in the next instant, the
bullets slamming into the entire family group; and of U.S.
soldiers dropping prisoners of war from airplanes to their deaths
in order to obtain confessions from their fellow prisoners.197
Reports kept coming in of one atrocity after another being
committed by American boys under command level orders. The
Pentagon had brutalized our young men but the Pentagon would try
a scapegoat or two and salve the American conscience. The was not
A purgative from within will be needed to restore a moral
balance to the Nation. The arrest, trial and punishment of the
individuals guilty of the assassination of President John F.
Kennedy are the only steps which would provide that purgative.
Aristotle the Greek said "Tragedy moves from pity - to
terror - to cleansing catharsis." Pity was all evident
immediately after the President's death. Terror in the late
1960's followed. Only cleansing catharsis by application of the
criminal laws to the high and low alike in the cabal will restore
the former high collective national conscience.
Law and order return after the catharsis.
THE AUTHOR, WILLIAM TORBITT
The author is a lawyer in the southwestern part of the
United States with twenty years trial experience. For two years,
he served as a prosecuting attorney in criminal cases during
1949, 1950 and part of 1951. He has engaged in both civil and
criminal practices and is licensed in all state and federal
courts in his areas and the court of tax appeals.
The author is a typically conservative and successful
attorney belonging to the American Trial Lawyers Association, all
of his area bar associations, Kiwanis and local civic clubs. He
is a family man and is highly respected in the courts before
which he practices. He is not critical of the Warren Commission
or of any other national agency in connection with the
The author has participated in cases in the southwest where
professional Mexican assassins have been used to commit political
murder. He has also participated in the trial of cases in the
southwest involving gunrunning activities through Mexico to Cuba,
both before Castro was successful and after Castro succeeded and
became the subject of overthrow by gunrunners from the southwest.
Close relatives of the gambling syndicate members have used
the legal services of Torbitt in complicated cases involving
tracing financial dealings of organized crime in Texas and their
foreign connecting links.
More important, William Torbitt has been a member of the
strong supporters of Lyndon Johnson since 1948. He supported John
Connally in the gubernatorial race of 1962 and earlier was
closely associated in the successful congressional race of Lloyd
Bentsen in the Texas Valley adjacent to the Mexican border.
Torbitt was also a key political backer of Texas Governor, Allan
The author remained close to the conservative Connally-
Johnson political organization and was personally acquainted with
most of the people he writes about until he left them in 1963.
Torbitt remains active in Texas Valley - Mexico border
politics but at a subdued pace. During his term as prosecutor, he
was deeply involved in the investigations and prosecutions of the
gambling syndicate and Mafia operations in Texas.
Except for five years foreign service in the U.S. Navy
during World War II, Torbitt is a life long resident of Texas. He
holds his law degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
The author says "The Fascist cabal who assassinated John
Kennedy planned to lay the blame on honest right-wing
conservatives, if their first ploy, to lay the blame on Oswald
and the Communists was not bought."
The author set out in this work simply to analyze, bring
together and present his personal knowledge and the evidence
which has been gathered by the Warren Commission, Jim Garrison
and all other investigative agencies connected with the case. As
is the office of a lawyer, he makes legal deductions from the
evidence gathered but consistently refuses to speculate on the
evidence even when some speculation is warranted. He says that
speculation is a close kin to rumor and, consequently, he resorts
only to those legal deductions which courts allow a lawyer to
make from the court approved and documented evidence.
This work is an enlargement of a working paper furnished to
Torbitt by two agents - one with the Customs Department and one
other with the Narcotics Bureau. For obvious reason, their
identities must be protected, but the author gives highest credit
to the investigative work of the two well-informed officers.
The author especially credits the working paper of the two
agents with revealing the heretofore highly secret Defense
Industrial Security Command and its intelligence assignments on
behalf of the munitions and aerospace manufacturers.
The fascistic totalitarian secret police agency is even
stronger and more devious in 1970 and threatens our democracy, he
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The New Republic, December 24, 1966.
The Valachi Papers, 1968.
Theft of a Nation by Donald Cressey, 1969.
U.S. Army European Command, OUISE Section.
Warren Commission, 26 volumes.
Who's Who in the South and Southwest, 1963, 1964.
Commission Exhibit 1546, consisting of three pages from Volume
XXIII of the Warren Commission XVI Volumes
See Commission Exhibit 2195, consisting of approximately ninety-
seven pages concerning Osborne found in Volume XV of the warren
Commission XVI Volumes
Commission Exhibit 2196 from volume XV of the Warren Commission
CIA 13, 23, 26, 31, 32, 33, 35, 46, 49
DIA 4, 23, 25, 27, 29, 39, 43, 45
FBI 4, 5, 6, 12, 13, 14, 15, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 31, 32,
33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 41, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 62, 72
Garrison 4, 5, 29, 31, 32, 39, 42, 45, 49, 50, 55, 56, 57, 68
Hoover 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24,
26, 27, 32, 33, 35, 37, 38, 39, 40, 45, 46, 48, 49, 57, 58
Johnson 4, 5, 6, 7, 13, 14, 16, 19, 20, 40, 46, 48, 50, 65, 66,
Kennedy 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 16, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 29,
31, 32, 33, 38, 39, 40, 42, 45, 46, 47, 49, 55, 63, 64, 65, 66,
67, 68, 72
OSWALD 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 14, 17, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37,
38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 45, 46, 47, 48, 55, 56, 57, 59, 61, 62, 63,
64, 65, 68
Permindex 4, 5, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 25, 31, 35, 38, 39,
43, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 57
Ruby 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 18, 29, 30, 32, 33, 38, 39, 45, 47,
50, 64, 65, 70, 71
Shaw 5, 9, 12, 13, 14, 37, 39, 42, 48, 49, 50, 51, 55, 56, 57,
Von Braun 5, 9, 16, 38, 48, 49
1 Appointment on the Moon, Richard S. Lewis, Viking Press,
1969, p. 377 et seq.; New Orleans District Attorney Records.
2 The FBI Nobody Knows, Fred J. Cook, p. --.
3 C.H. IX, 266; Encyclopedia of Organizations, Tolstoy
Foundation, Gale, p.--.
4 C.H. IX, 47 et seq.; 77 et seq.; Russian exiles testimony to
5 New Orleans District Attorney Records.
6 C.H. XXI, Ralph Paul and Hyman Rubenstein exhibits.
7 1964 Campaign Records, American Council of Christian Churches
8 Religious Bodies of America, 1961, Revised; New Orleans
District Attorney Records.
9 Jack Ruby's letter, Hamilton Autographs, N.Y.C.; C.H. XXIII,
157 et seq; C.H. XXVI, 634 & 650; Basel, Switzerland
Publication A-Z, August 1961; Canadian LeDevoir Publication,
March 1967; Rome Paesa Sera Publication, March & April 1967,
also 1959 thru 1969 files; Il Gornia of Milan, Italy, 1967-
1968 files; New Orleans District Attorney Records, Swiss
Intelligence, J.F. Kennedy files.
10 C.H. XXII, 36 et seq.; 161 et seq.; New Orleans District
11 C.H. V, 181 et seq.; XIV, 542, XXVI, 499.
12 Guest list Commercio, C.H. XXIV, 595.
13 Bus list, C.H. XXV, p. 627.
14 District Attorney Records, Southern District of Texas in
15 C.H. XXVI, 644.
16 C.H. XXVI, 413.
18 C.H. XXVI, 411.
19 C.H. XXVI, 652.
26 Who's Who in the South and Southwest, 1963, 1964.
27 Public Corporation Records Office, Berne, Switzerland.
28 Public Corporation Records Office, Berne, Switzerland.
29 The Kennedy Conspiracy, Paris Flammonde, Meredith Press,
1969, p. 215.
30 Basel Switzerland Publication A-Z, August, 1961; Canadian Le
Devoir Publication, March 1967; Rome Paesa Sera Publication,
March, April, 1967, also 1959 thru 1969 files; Il Gornia of
Milan, Italy, 1967-1968 files; New Orleans District Attorney
Records; Swiss Intelligence, J.F. Kennedy files.
32 C.H. IX, 3 & 4, New Orleans District Attorney Records.
33 Basal Switzerland Publication A-Z, August, l961; Canadian Le
Devoir Publication, March 1967; Rome Paesa Sera Publication,
March, April, 1967, also 1959 thru 1969 files; Il Gornia of
Milan, Italy, 1967-1968 files; Il Tempe, Rome 1967-1968 files;
New Orleans District Attorney Records; Swiss Intelligence, J.
F. Kennedy files.
37 Ibid; C.H. XXV, 75 et seq.
39 p. 126.
40 p. 128.
41 p. 158.
42 Associated Press Dispatch, August 14, 1969, St. Louis.
43 C.H. XXVI, 407 et seq.; C.H. XXV, 103 et seq.
44 Moody's Industrials, 1960 through 1963.
45 Encyclopedia of National Biography, John B. Medaris.
46 The Valachi Papers, 1968, Theft of a Nation by Donald
47 New Orleans District Attorney Records.
48 The Nation, George Smathers by Robert Sherrill, December 4,
49 Martindale-Hubble, 1962.
50 The Kennedy Conspiracy, Paris Flammonde, p. 219.
51 The Grim Reapers, Ed Reid, p. 129.
52 The Grim Reapers, Ed Reid, p. 130.
53 The Grim Reapers, Ed Reid, p. 131.
54 The Grim Reapers, Ed Reid, p. 131.
55 Senate Rules Committee, Transcript of Testimony, Bobby Baker
Case, 1964; U.S.v. Black; New Orleans District Attorney
56 The New Republic, December 24, 1966; New Orleans District
57 Black.v. U.S. Supreme Court Records.
58 New Orleans District Attorney Records; Jack Ruby's Testimony
59 Senate Rules Committee, Transcript of Testimony, Bobby Baker
case, 1964; New Orleans District Attorney Records.
60 The Green Felt Jungle, Reid and Demaris, p. 218.
61 The Green Felt Jungle, Reid and Demaris, p. 218.
62 The Green Felt Jungle, Reid and Demaris, p. 218.
63 The Green Felt Jungle, Reid and Demaris, p. 218.
64 Dallas News, May 16, 1969.
65 Dallas News, May 16, 1969.
66 Dallas News, May 16, 1969.
67 Dallas News, May 16, 1969.
68 Dallas News, May 16, 1969.
69 Dallas News, May 16, 1969.
70 The Green Felt Jungle, Reid and Demaris; The Enemy Within,
Bobby Kennedy, Farewell America, published only in Europe).
71 The Mafia, 1952, Ed. Reid.
72 The Mafia, op cit.; Theft of a Nation, op cit.
73 New Orleans District Attorney Records.
74 New Orleans District Attorney Records.
75 Appointment on the Moon, Lewis.
76 C.H. V, 200-201.
77 C.H. XXIII, 83.
78 C.H. XXIII, 82.
79 C.H. XXIII, 76.
80 Russian exiles testimony, C.H. vols 2, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 14.
81 Membership records, B.L.F., Cleveland, Ohio, Encyclopedia of
82 New Orleans District Attorney Records.
86 New Orleans District Attorney Records.
89 C.H. XXIV, 454.
90 C.H. XXVI, 650 et seq.; C.H. XXIII, 157; C.H. XXVI, 634; New
Orleans District Attorney Records.
91 C.H. XVI, 644 et seq.
92 C.H. XXIII, 161 et seq.
93 C.H. XXIII, 37 et seq.; C.H. XXIII, 157 et seq.; New Orleans
District Attorney Records.
94 New Orleans District Attorney Records.
95 C.H. XXI, 251; C.H. XXIII, 795, 798.
96 C.H. XXIII, 166.
97 C.H. XXIII, 166.
98 C.H. XXVI, 651.
99 Jack Martin testimony to the Warren Commission; New Orleans
District Attorney Records; C.H. XXIII. 455.
100 C.H. XXIII, 797 et seq ; C.H. XXIII, 795 et seq.
101 C.H. VIII, 315; C.H. VIII, 242.
102 C.H. VIII, 315 et seq.; New Orleans District Attorney
103 Encyclopedia of Association, Gale.
104 National Archives Commission Control No. 767.
105 Captive City, Demaris.
106 New Orleans District Attorney Records.
107 Buddy Floyd case files.
108 C.H. XXV, 24 et seq.
109 C.H. XXV, 24 et seq.
110 C.H. XXV, 35 et seq.
111 C.H. XXV, 45 et seq.
112 C.H. XXV, 51.
113 C.H. XV, 53.
114 C.H. XXV, 48 et seq.
115 C.H. XXV, 45 et seq.; C.H. XXIV, 650 et seq.; CH, XXVI, 407
116 C.H. XXVI, 857, New Orleans District Attorney Records.
117 Del Charro Hotel Records, 1953 - 1963, La Jolla, California.
119 The Kennedy Conspiracy, Paris Flammonde, p. 28.
121 The Grim Reapers, Ed Reid.
122 New Orleans District Attorney Records.
123 C.H. XVI, 119 et seq.
124 C.H. XV, 417 et seq.
125 C.H. XXV, 15; C.H. XXIV, 737 et seq.
126 C.H. XXV, 737.
127 C.H. XXV, 627.
128 C.H. XXV, 627; C.H. XXIV, 574; C.H. XXVI, 651.
129 C.H. XXI, 735 et seq.; C.H. XI, 318 et seq.
130 C.H. I, 178, 251-252 et seq.; C.H. VII, 475 et seq.
131 New Orleans District Attorney Records; Warren Commission
132 New Orleans States-Item, 4-25-67.
133 New Orleans States-Item, 4-25-67 through 5-25-67; New Orleans
District Attorney Records.
134 New Orleans District Attorney Records.
135 New Orleans District Attorney Records.
136 C.H. IX, 23 et seq.
137 C.H. VIII, 355 et seq.
138 C.H. XXIII, 159, 627.
139 C.H. XXVI. 834, et seq.; New Orleans District Attorney
140 New Orleans District Attorney Records.
141 New Orleans District Attorney Records.
142 New Orleans District Attorney Records.
143 New Orleans District Attorney Records.
144 New Orleans District Attorney Records; Warren Commission, 26
145 Warren Commission, 26 volumes.
146 State v. Shaw, New Orleans District Court.
147 C.H. XI, 367 et seq.
148 New Orleans District Attorney Records.
149 C.H. XXIII, 925; New Orleans District Attorney Records.
150 National Archives, Commission Document #354; New Orleans
District Attorney Records.
151 New Orleans District Attorney Records; C.H. XV, 417 et seq.
152 C.H. XXIV, 454.
153 C.H. XIV, 615 et seq. and 599 et seq.; New Orleans District
154 C.H. XIV, 315 et seq.; New Orleans District Attorney Records.
155 New Orleans States-Item, May 25, 1967.
156 New Orleans District Attorney Records.
157 New Orleans District Attorney Records.
158 New Orleans District Attorney Records.
159 New Orleans District Attorney Records.
160 New Orleans States-Item files.
161New Orleans District Attorney Records.
162 Photographic Whitewash, Harold Weisberg, p. 24.
163 In Silence I Speak, George N. Shuster, Cudahy, Publishing Co.
164 Saturday Evening Post, August 23, 30, September 6, 1947.
165 Ibid ; neighbors testimony, Herndon, Virginia.
166 Dallas Rotary Kiwanis, and Lion Club records, Dallas, Texas;
167 Colliers Encyclopedia.
168 op cit.
169 Dallas City Directory, 1962 through 1968; recollections,
business and residential neighbors surrounding the vicinity of
600 block of Fort Worth Avenue, Dallas; Forgive My Grief II,
Penn Jones, Jr., p. 36.
170 Six Seconds in Dallas, Josiah Thompson, pp. 227-8.
171 New Orleans District Attorney Records; C.H. XXV, 35 et seq ;
Collier's Encyclopedia; Statements of A.D. Mueller, Memphis
172 Appointment on the Moon, Richard Lewis, p. --; Who's Who in
the South and Southwest, 1963, 1964; New Orleans District
Attorney Files; General Staff Files; U.S. Army European
Command, OUISE Section.
174 C.H. XIX, 152.
175 pp. 263-264.
176 C.H. XXIV, 623-624.
177 State vs. Shaw, New Orleans District Court Records.
196 AP Dispatch, November 20, 1963.
197 AP News Dispatch, November 20, 1969.
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