ARRB 13th Batch
FBI Documents: Open in Full
1.) Document # 124-10023-10241
2.) Document # 124-10023-10242
3.) Document # 124-10027-10402
4.) Document # 124-10034-10056
5.) Document # 124-10063-10017
6.) Document # 124-10068-10068
7.) Document # 124-10069-10030
8.) Document # 124-10069-10051
9.) Document # 124-10069-10394
10.) Document # 124-10070-10076
11.) Document # 124-10070-10088
12.) Document # 124-10070-10350
13.) Document # 124-10072-10150
14.) Document # 124-10072-10402
15.) Document # 124-10081-10324
16.) Document # 124-10084-10205
17.) Document # 124-10087-10331
18.) Document # 124-10087-10336
19.) Document # 124-10095-10117
20.) Document # 124-10100-10265
21.) Document # 124-10111-10170
22.) Document # 124-10119-10143
23.) Document # 124-10119-10221
24.) Document # 124-10119-10261
25.) Document # 124-10128-10024
26.) Document # 124-10142-10166
27.) Document # 124-10163-10135
28.) Document # 124-10167-10052
29.) Document # 124-10171-10143
30.) Document # 124-10171-10193
31.) Document # 124-10178-10262
32.) Document # 124-10183-10178
33.) Document # 124-10184-10259
34.) Document # 124-10228-10062
35.) Document # 124-10228-10069
36.) Document # 124-10229-10111
37.) Document # 124-10230-10423
38.) Document # 124-10240-10290
39.) Document # 124-10249-10417
40.) Document # 124-10257-10477
CIA Documents: Open in Full
1.) Document # 104-10001-10008
2.) Document # 104-10001-10035
3.) Document # 104-10001-10103
4.) Document # 104-10002-10039
5.) Document # 104-10002-10084
6.) Document # 104-10003-10006
7.) Document # 104-10003-10030
8.) Document # 104-10003-10032
9.) Document # 104-10003-10179
10.) Document # 104-10003-10193
11.) Document # 104-10015-10032
12.) Document # 104-10015-10298
13.) Document # 104-10015-10305
14.) Document # 104-10015-10339
15.) Document # 104-10015-10344
16.) Document # 104-10016-10042
17.) Document # 104-10017-10056
HSCA Documents: Open in Full
1.) Document # 180-10075-10092
2.) Document # 180-10076-10011
3.) Document # 180-10077-10207
4.) Document # 180-10077-10208
5.) Document # 180-10078-10450
6.) Document # 180-10089-10019
7.) Document # 180-10089-10024
8.) Document # 180-10089-10215
9.) Document # 180-10089-10227
10.) Document # 180-10110-10082
11.) Document # 180-10110-10106
12.) Document # 180-10117-10177
13.) Document # 180-10118-10068
NARA Documents; Open in Full
1.) Document # 178-10004-10022
2.) Document # 179-40001-10233
3.) Document # 179-40001-10430
4.) Document # 179-40001-10431
FBI Documents: Postponed in Part
1.) Document # 124-10003-10038
2.) Document # 124-10012-10057
3.) Document # 124-10027-10396
4.) Document # 124-10049-10006
5.) Document # 124-10049-10007
6.) Document # 124-10065-10076
7.) Document # 124-10068-10016
8.) Document # 124-10068-10034
9.) Document # 124-10069-10000
10.) Document # 124-10069-10065
11.) Document # 124-10070-10083
12.) Document # 124-10070-10297
13.) Document # 124-10070-10309
14.) Document # 124-10070-10347
15.) Document # 124-10072-10190
16.) Document # 124-10074-10030
17.) Document # 124-10074-10142
18.) Document # 124-10075-10040
19.) Document # 124-10075-10086
20.) Document # 124-10075-10087
21.) Document # 124-10075-10088
22.) Document # 124-10075-10121
23.) Document # 124-10075-10209
24.) Document # 124-10076-10049
25.) Document # 124-10077-10025
26.) Document # 124-10077-10059
27.) Document # 124-10077-10195
28.) Document # 124-10081-10142
29.) Document # 124-10081-10224
30.) Document # 124-10081-10228
31.) Document # 124-10087-10328
32.) Document # 124-10087-10332
33.) Document # 124-10100-10040
34.) Document # 124-10100-10306
35.) Document # 124-10102-10077
36.) Document # 124-10102-10200
37.) Document # 124-10103-10219
38.) Document # 124-10105-10245
39.) Document # 124-10108-10046
40.) Document # 124-10108-10090
41.) Document # 124-10108-10141
42.) Document # 124-10110-10420
43.) Document # 124-10112-10058
44.) Document # 124-10119-10129
45.) Document # 124-10119-10134
46.) Document # 124-10119-10142
47.) Document # 124-10119-10287
48.) Document # 124-10125-10102
49.) Document # 124-10126-10080
50.) Document # 124-10126-10124
51.) Document # 124-10126-10345
52.) Document # 124-10127-10018
53.) Document # 124-10133-10055
54.) Document # 124-10143-10394
55.) Document # 124-10160-10009
56.) Document # 124-10163-10133
57.) Document # 124-10169-10052
58.) Document # 124-10178-10493
59.) Document # 124-10182-10122
60.) document # 124-10272-10091
CIA Documents: Postponed in part
1.) Document # 104-10015-10030
2.) Document # 104-10015-10035
3.) Document # 104-10015-10037
4.) Document # 104-10015-10058
5.) Document # 104-10015-10129
6.) Document # 104-10015-10150
7.) Document # 104-10015-10158
8.) Document # 104-10015-10178
9.) Document # 104-10015-10220
10.) Document # 104-10015-10223
11.) Document # 104-10015-10227
12.) Document # 104-10015-10240
13.) Document # 104-10015-10259
14.) Document # 104-10015-10269
15.) Document # 104-10015-10330
16.) Document # 104-10015-10348
17.) Document # 104-10015-10364
18.) Document # 104-10015-10375
19.) Document # 104-10015-10385
20.) Document # 104-10015-10396
21.) Document # 104-10015-10402
22.) Document # 104-10015-10403
23.) Document # 104-10015-10410
24.) Document # 104-10015-10435
25.) Document # 104-10015-10448
26.) Document # 104-10016-10007
27.) Document # 104-10016-10022
28.) Document # 104-10017-10000
29.) Document # 104-10017-10008
30.) Document # 104-10017-10009
31.) Document # 104-10017-10010
32.) Document # 104-10017-10011
33.) Document # 104-10017-10021
34.) Document # 104-10017-10035
35.) Document # 104-10017-10048
36.) Document # 104-10017-10052
37.) Document # 104-10017-10062
38.) Document # 104-10017-10063
39.) Document # 104-10017-10068
40.) Document # 104-10017-10076
41.) Document # 104-10017-10080
42.) Document # 104-10018-10000
43.) Document # 104-10018-10004
44.) Document # 104-10018-10005
45.) Document # 104-10018-10006
46.) Document # 104-10018-10041
47.) Document # 104-10018-10048
48.) Document # 104-10018-10055
49.) Document # 104-10018-10065
50.) Document # 104-10018-10082
51.) Document # 104-10018-10092
52.) Document # 104-10018-10094
53.) Document # 104-10018-10096
54.) Document # 104-10095-10001
HSCA Documents: Postponed in Part
1.) Document # 180-10084-10094
2.) Document # 180-10086-10235
3.) Document # 180-10101-10053
4.) Document # 180-10102-10278
5.) Document # 180-10106-10011
6.) Document # 180-10107-10194
7.) Document # 180-10111-10065
8.) Document # 180-10115-10028
9.) Document # 180-10120-10343
Additional Releases (Major surprise! They were actually there in the ARRB releases Box. I’m stunned!)
1.) Document # 180-10110-10034
2.) Document # 180-10110-10035
3.) Document # 180-10110-10036
4.) Document # 180-10110-10037
5.) Document # 180-10110-10038
6.) Document # 180-10110-10039
7.) Document # 180-10110-10040
8.) Document # 180-10110-10041
9.) Document # 180-10110-10042
10.) Document # 180-10110-10043
11.) Document # 180-10110-10044
12.) Document # 180-10110-10045
13.) Document # 180-10110-10046
14.) Document # 180-10110-10047
15.) Document # 180-10110-10048
16.) Document # 180-10110-10049
17.) Document # 180-10110-10070
18.) Document # 180-10110-10072
19.) Document # 180-10110-10077
20.) Document # 180-10110-10096
21.) Document # 180-10110-10097
22.) Document # 180-10110-10110
23.) Document # 180-10110-10136
24.) Document # 180-10110-10137
25.) Document # 180-10110-10138
26.) Document # 180-10110-10139
27.) Document # 180-10110-10140
28.) Document # 180-10110-10141
29.) Document # 180-10110-10142
30.) Document # 180-10110-10143
31.) Document # 180-10110-10092
32.) Document # 180-10110-10093
33.) Document # 180-10110-10095
FBI Documents: Postponed in Part
1.) Document # 124-10035-10420
2.) Document # 124-10144-10355
3.) Document # 124-10173-10071
4.) Document # 124-10242-10265
5.) Document # 124-10023-10245
6.) Document # 124-10143-10038
FBI Documents: Open in Full
1.) Document # 124-10230-10106
2.) Document # 124-10079-10230
FBI Document : Postponed in Part
1.) Document # 124-10058-10007
FBI Document review (of those Open in Full)
Document # 124-10023-10241 Is a one page airtel from SAC, New Orleans to Director dated 9/24/63.
To: Director, FBI (105-82555)
From: SAC, New Orleans (100-16601)
Subject: Lee Harvey Oswald
Re Bureau letter 8/21/63.
Enclosed are nine copies of letterhead memorandum concerning captioned matter.
Confidential Informant No T-1 is identified as NO 1213-S who was contacted on 9/9/63 by SA WARREN C. DEBRUEYS. The sources mentioned in the characterization of the “Fair Play For Cuba Committee” are identified as NY-3164-S and NY 3467-S.
Investigation of OSWALD is continuing, and a report containing the results thereof will be furnished to the Bureau together with the recommendation of the New Orleans Office concerning further action concerning OSWALD.
Document # 124-10023-10242 Is a 25 page document from Milton Kaack to Director dated 10/31/63. Only two pages are here. These are two cover pages to an LHM. The first page refers to Kaack’s plan to interview Lee Oswald’s mother, Mrs. Margaret Oswald, 1308 Eagle Street, Apartment 3, in Vernon, Texas, concerning subject’s whereabouts. And will attempt to locate Lee at 2515 West 5th street in Irving.
Cover page C is the second page giving identity of sources and file where located.
NO T-2 is NY 2002-S*
NO T-3 is NY 694-S
NO T-4 is NY2750-S
NO T-5 is CSNY 48-S
NO T-6 is Mrs. Andrea McCormick, 8313 Palm Street, New Orleans, Louisiana
Under Administrative they report, “The following information was furnished to the Bureau by Legat, Mexico City, with the instructions that it be classified secret and not be further disseminated.
“CIA, Mexico City, advised legat, Mexico City on October 18, 1963, that Lee Oswald contacted a Vice Counsel VALERIY VLADIMIRIVICH KOSTIKOV at the Soviet Embassy on September 28, 1963, inquiring for a response from Washington, D.C. to an unknown request made by him. Oswald was again in contact with the Soviet Embassy, Mexico City, on October 1, 1963.
Document # 124-10027-10402 Is missing
Document # 124-10034-10056 Is missing
Document # 124-10063-10017 Is missing
Document # 124-10068-10068 Is missing
Document # 124-10069-10030 Is a one page document from SAC, Chicago to Director dated 12/11/63.
PCI Gloria Mata, this office, advised SA Robert A. Cook this date that she had received information that Diana Hunter, known as “The Goddess”, who is a stripper and was working in a Cleveland night club, at the time Ruby killed Oswald, flew to Dallas as soon as she heard that Ruby was involved. PCI advised that she had heard that Hunter formerly lived with Ruby when working for him in Dallas.
If not already done, Dallas will attempt to locate and interview Hunter re her association with Ruby.
Document # 124-10069-10051 Is missing.
Document # 124-10069-10394 Is missing.
Document # 124-10070-10076 Is missing.
Document # 124-10070-10088 Is an 18 page document from SAC, Las Vegas to Director dated 11/25/63. Only one page is here.
Re Bureau Teletype to all SACs, Chicago teletype, Milwaukee teletype, and Dallas telephone call, all this date.
Following investigation conducted at Las Vegas. Records Las Vegas police department negative on Ruby, November 25, `63. Det. Ted Rosen to SA Leo. A Stevens. Records Clark County Sherrif’s office negative on Ruby, November 25, `63, Lt. Bart Jacka, to Stevens. Gambling informants and sources LV 26-C, LV 127-PC, LV 117-C-TE, Charles Edward Anderson, PCI, Harry Coopersmith, PCI, Emanual Freedman, PCI, All contacted November 25, `63 negative concerning Ruby. Las Vegas indices negative Re Yudie Jacobs, Art Wayne, and Sammy Menosh.
Document # 124-10070-10350 Is a two page memorandum from Rosen to Belmont dated 11/27/63. Only one page is here.
Subject: Joseph Brantley Brown
Criminal court, District Judge
The following information is contained in Bureau files concerning the captioned individual and is being submitted pursuant to your request. It is noted that the “Washington Post” issue of November 27, 1963, contained an article indicating Judge Joe B. Brown will preside at the trial of Jack Ruby, accused murderer of Lee Harvey Oswald. Bureau files indicate Brown’s true name to be as it appears in the caption.
We have not investigated Judge Brown. In October, 1959, in connection with our General Intelligence Program, a potential confidential informant, Ivan Irwin, advised that the grand jury in Dallas, Texas, was “rigged”. According to Irwin, Judge Brown had aligned himself with Dallas County District Attorney Henry Wade. Irwin stated that he considered the grand jury “rigged” because the grand jury was planning on indicting Dallas County Commissioner Mel Price. Judge Brown, according to the informant, decided that it would be necessary for him, Judge Brown, to take a rest before the actual indictment of Price, in order that Brown’s political foes could not connect him with the actions of the grand jury. It appeared that Mel Price, Dallas Commissioner, had been scrutinizing the financial dealings of other commissioners, as well as [the] District Attorney’s Office. No further information in this connection is noted in our files. (63-4296-12-302)
In September, 1960, in connection with our investigation in Dallas, Texas, to locate one William H. Keys, a conditional release violator, we ascertained that one Dick J. Curtis was being held by Judge Joe B. Brown having been “booked” by the local police as “hold for Joe B. Brown.” Curtis was interviewed in Judge Brown’s office, in the presence of Judge Brown and a Dallas Deputy Allen Sweatt. Curtis related that he had met Keys, our suspect, previously, and Keys had run off with his, Curtis’s wife. Keys had threatened Curtis and indicated that if Curtis…(continued on missing page)
Document # 124-10072-10150 Is a 3 page document from SAC, in El Paso, Texas to Director. It is dated 11/25/63.
On November 25, 1963, Mr. Harry Thomas, 705 Arizona Street, El Paso, Texas, advised he was associated with the AP in Chicago, Illinois, in the early 1930’s and resided for a time at the Olympic Hotel, 1016 North Clark Street, Chicago. The hotel was operated by a man named Rubenstein who used various first names, namely Harry, Jack and Abe. Rubenstein had a violent temper and was seen beating up an unidentified individual on one occasion. Rubenstein reportedly was part owner of a number of night clubs up and down Clark Street, including McGoverns Liberty Inn and was reportedly tied in tightly with the rackets in Chicago. Mr. Thomas said he did not know if the above-mentioned Rubenstein was identical with the man who shot Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas.
Gerald Wolfe, owner of Ramada Inn in El Paso as well as a chain of restaurants, was introduced to subject two years ago in Dallas by Harmon Scheppe, owner Scheppes Dairy, Dallas, but has had no further contact with subject. On November 24 last Wolfe was telephonically contacted by Scheppe and reminded of meeting subject. Wolfe said Scheppe is personal friend and business associate of subject and is in position to furnish extensive info re subject.
No leads being set out for Chicago.
Dallas requested to interview Scheppe re subject.
Butel this date instructed all offices contact gambling informants re subject. Gambling informants in El Paso division contacted with negative results except for following info —
On Nov. 25, `63 PCI Joseph Lewis Prensky, theatrical booking agent, El Paso, Texas, who has furnished reliable information in the past, and whose identity should be protected, advised that the subject was known by most theatrical agents to use exotic dancers. In Feb. `62 Prensky talked to the subject over the telephone concerning the employment of Beth King, exotic dancer, who was looking for work. The subject talked in a very pleasant manner but did not employ Beth King in view of the fact that he did not have an opening for her. Prensky said he had no additional contacts with the subject and had no personal knowledge of the subject’s background and associates. Prensky said the subject was never known to spend any time in El Paso, Texas.
Document # 124-10072-10402 Is missing
Document # 124-10081-10324 Is a four page report from SAC, Cleveland to Director dated 12/30/63. Only two pages are here, and those two copies of one page. So, it may really be only a two page report.
PCI Ernest L. Nemeth, who has furnished reliable information in the past, on December 11 last related that he recently met a girl in a bar in the theatrical section of Cleveland who during course of conversation mentioned she once worked for Jack Ruby in Dallas. PCI only knew her as “Yum-Yum” and believed she is an exotic dancer of Syrian extraction. “Yum-Yum” was identified as [sic, “and”] subsequently interviewed instant date.
Stella Bray, Nee Kalifia, also known as Mrs. Charles Bray, The Village Apartments, Cleveland, Ohio, is a stripper who uses the professional name, “Yum-Yum”. On instant date she related that during summer 1956 she had a three month engagement at Jack Ruby’s.
(The rest is missing and presumably on page two)
Document # 124-10084-10205 Is missing
Document # 124-10087-10331 Is a 4 page document from SAC, Chicago to Director dated 11/26/63. It is about the Polish reaction to the assassination of President Kennedy. On November 23, 1963 Professor Robert Barry Farrell of Northwestern University and Behdan Lewandowski, (I hope I didn’t misspell that. This doc is terrible to read) Polish Ambassador to the United Nations, and Manfred Lachs, Special Advisor for Disarmament Matters to the Polish Foreign Minister met, according to a source, where they talked about the assassination. “Lewandowski commented that his first reaction to the assassination was the possibility of a military coup d’etat in the United States; however, Lachs had convinced him that such a reaction was unfounded and based on a lack of knowledge of the American political system.”
“Lachs and Lewandowski then discussed the inefficiency of the Dallas Police Department, and commented that the Chief of Police in Dallas had impressed them on his television interviews as being an “incompetent idiot.” Lachs commented that the arrest of Lee Oswald and his identification as a Communist was probably a whitewash by the inefficient police department to dig up a scapegoat for the incident, and Lachs compared the arrest of Oswald to the Sacco and Vanzetti incident. Lachs commented that no disciplined Communist could have committed the assassination, since it was contrary to the interests of Khrushchev as there was no alternative in the United States as good as President Kennedy.
“Lachs and Lewandowski appeared very shocked by the incident and commented that as a result of the assassination, they were very uncertain of the future and anticipated a possible change of relations between the United States and the Soviet bloc. Lachs and Levandowski both stated that the Poles had no definite assessment of the new president, Lyndon Johnson, and did not know what he would be like…
“Lachs and Lewandowski both were fearful that the assassination would cause a hardening of U.S. policy towards the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe in general, and they both expressed fear that McGeorge Bundy, the Advisor to President Kennedy for National Security Affairs, would exert even more influence on U. S. policy in the near future. Both Lachs and Lewandowski referred to Bundy as unbending and unyielding, and Lewandowski referred to Bundy as “an American Stalinist.”
Professor Farrell later remarked to the source that the murder of Oswald would be taken by the Soviet bloc to have been committed with the connivance of the Dallas Police to cover up their own inefficiency and to eliminate the possibility of having to bring him to trial.
Document # 124-10087-10336 Is missing
Document # 124-10095-10117 Is a copy of Document # 124-10069-10030.
Document # 124-10100-10265 Is missing
Document # 124-10111-10170 Is missing
Document # 124-10119-10143 Is a copy of Document # 124-10072-10150.
Document # 124-10119-10221 Is missing.
Document #124-10119-10228 Is a copy of Document # 124-10070-10088.
Document # 124-10119-10261 Is a copy of Document # 124-10070-10088.
Document # 124-10128-10024 Is missing.
Document # 124-10142-10166 is a 5 page report. It is a copy of Document # 124-10072-10150. Really two copies. All of the information fit into two pages, and then the rest is the report again this time on three pages.
Document # 124-10163-10135 Is missing.
Document # 124-10167-10052 Is missing.
Document # 124-10171-10143 Is a copy of Document # 124-10023-10242.
Document # 124-10171-10193 Is missing
Document # 124-10178-10262 Is missing
Document # 124-10183-10178 Is missing
Document # 124-10184-10259 Is missing
Document # 124-10228-10062 Is a copy of Document # 124-10023-10241.
Document # 124-10228-10069 Is a copy of Document # 124-10023-10242.
Document # 124-10029-10111 Is a copy of Document # 124-10023-10242.
Document # 124-10230-10423 Is a copy of Document # 124-10023-10241.
Document # 124-10240-10290 Is missing
Document # 124-10249-10417 Is missing
Document # 124-10257-10477 Is missing
CIA Documents: (of those Open in Full)
HSCA Documents: Open in Full
Document # 180-10075-10092 is a one page Outside Contact Report. In the Marina Oswald folder of the Secret Service’s declassified JFK materials, James H. Martin, Marina’s first business manager, used the name of Leroy Gutch (then of Pompano Drive, St. Petersburg) as a reference. Gutch disclosed the following in an interview conducted by phone.
Martin and Gutch were neighbors: Martin lived across the street with his wife and two sons. In St. Petersburg, Martin managed the kitchen and luncheon for a local college. The Martin family also worked a large newspaper route for the St. Petersburg Times and Evening Independent. Approximately 5 years ago, Martin left for Oklahoma with his family to take a position with Ramada Inn Motels. Gutch has not heard from Martin more recently than 3 or 4 years ago.
They recommend seeing the OCR on Marietta Viter.
Document # 180-10076-10011 Is missing.
Document # 180-10077-10207 Is a three page document from Leadis C. Matthews to Blakey, dated 8/10/78. It is a memorandum or summary of a deposition. Dr. Charles Laburda is a clinical psychologist at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Bonham, Texas. He supervised the treatment of Seymour Weitzman since 1974.
Weitzman testified to finding a particle of bone fragment from Elm Street and giving it to a Secret Service agent.
Document # 180-10077-10208 Is the 25 page statement of Dr. Charles Laburda. Dr. Laburda told Mr. Matthews that Mr. Weitzman was a chronic schizophrenic. He was constantly in fear of his life. Also, he would tell people some things to make them happy and get them to go away. This was the case with Mr. Weitzman’s identification of Watergate figures being in Dealey Plaza.
Dr. Laburda stated that Mr. Weitzman was on 800 mg. of Mellaril, which was increased to 1,000 mg. a day. Dr. Laburda stated that that is 200mg. above maximum which is generally used but Mr. Weitzman tolerates it well. Mr. Weitzman was also on 300 mg. of Elavil, an anti-depressant medication, which contributes also to regulating his sleep pattern.
Mr. Weitzman told Dr. Laburda that he believes positively there were two people shooting. That he saw some men crouching behind some bushes. Now he does not know who it was, but after the shooting the man was not there. I asked him at the time that it could have been somebody from the police and he said it could have been but then he said he found a spent cartridge at that time, and it was from a Mauser rifle 7.65 in that area. I suspect that these things are partly elaboration of somewhat what he had heard, what other people said, and speculation that had been advanced in the last ten years, so I could not say that this was the idea that he had at that time, but he told me that he believed from the beginning that there was more than one person shooting.
Document # 10078-10450 is a 7 page document interview summary of Secret Service Agent Ernest Ignacio Aragon dated 3/25/78.
He started with the Secret Service in 1953 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, then he went to Los Angeles, California for two years, then to Washington, D.C. He was subsequently transferred to the White House Detail and in June 1961, largely because he spoke Spanish, he was transferred to Miami, Florida.
When he arrived in Miami, the office consisted of SAIC John Marshall and SA Robert Jamison. The bulk of the office work consisted of check forgery cases but Aragon spent a lot of his time developing Cuban Intelligence and working on Presidential Protection since ca. 1961, President Kennedy spent his weekends at Palm Beach.
Aragon said that he became aware of the deficiencies of the Secret Service in Presidential protection very early in his career. Because of his work on Cuban subjects in Miami he became friendly with some CIA operatives working out of the Miami Station. He was reluctant to identify them but was persuaded to do so and told the writer that he dealt with Ted Shackley, Bill Finch and Mitch Lawrence. Finch was head of the Miami office and Lawrence succeeded him. Aragon discussed with Chief Rowley the need for more formal liaison with the CIA and as a result, was asked to come to Washington in 1962 to discuss it further. He hitched a ride to Washington from Palm Beach on Air Force One.
Aragon met with Richard Helms, Goshen Zogby, Victor Wallen and Clark Simmons* in Washington. Aragon said representatives of the FBI were also present at this meeting. He said that arrangements were made for the immediate coordination and dissemination of intelligence information relating to the protection of the President.
* The writer talked to Sam Papich, also in Albuquerque, N. M., who had been liaison between the FBI and the CIA in that period. He identified Wallen and Simmons as being with the Cuban and Latin American desks at the CIA at the time. Zogby’s name was not familiar to him. Helms was DDP. Papich acknowledges that he was aware of this meeting but he did not attend it.
After the meeting Aragon conferred with Chief Rowley, Assistant Chief Paul Paterni and Chief Inspector Edward Wildy and informed them of his activities. The Chief advised him to contact Bob Bouck and S.A. Brown in PRS and brief them.
Aragon said that he had conflicts with SAIC Marshall over the handling of Cuban Intelligence and Marshall was resentful of Aragon’s dealing directly with the chief’s office in Washington. Marshall’s resentment resulted in harassment and hampered Aragon in pursuit of Cuban Intelligence, he said. On January 20th, 1963, Aragon was again summoned to the Chief’s office to assist in a survey of the effectiveness of PRS.* Aragon said there had been complaints about its effectiveness, particularly regarding the dissemination of information to the field. Only with great difficulty was he able to get a copy of this report, later in Miami.
Aragon told the writer that SAIC John Marshall and Gerald Behn, head of the White House Detail, were at sword’s point over who had the responsibility for protection of the President when he was in Florida. It reached a stage where Chief Rowley had to issue a directive reasserting the prerogatives of the White House Detail.
In March 1963, Aragon had occasion to interpret for President Kennedy in connection with a Florida visit of Peruvian students. He did so but missed some words, and he felt that his translation was not perfect. He therefore requested Marshall to
* He worked with Chet Miller on this.
send him to a Spanish-language school which the F.B.I. ran in Washington, D.C. It was not until 1966 that the request was approved and Aragon left for the school.
Aragon said that he was familiar with Somersett and Milteer. Indeed, his DR’s for the period 11/29/63 indicate Milteer’s name and “PRS.” Aragon said he only knew the basic details of the Milteer tape. Again, SAIC Marshall shut him out and he was unable to learn what the SS had done with the case or obtain more specifics when President Kennedy arrived at Miami International Airport on November 18th. Aragon had a detail at the airport for Kennedy’s arrival speech. The President was speaking from a portable podium and SA Aragon was in front of him facing the crowd. A Latin-American newspaperman shoved a “shot-gun” type microphone up from the crowd. Aragon said his heart almost stopped beating but he wrestled the microphone from the man and the President went on speaking.
When asked why helicopters were used to transport President Kennedy to the Americana Hotel on Miami beach, Aragon said, “Well, Mr. Kelly, I suppose the most logical reason was the time of day. It was rush hour (ca. 5;00 p.m.) and that would be the quickest way to get him there.” He was never aware of any “last minute change” from motorcade to helicopter based on a security threat, i.e., Milteer. “They kept me in the dark about a lot of things but that’s one I would have known about,” Aragon said.
He told me that in 1964 President Johnson was due to fly to Miami on Air Force One. The SS received information that Orlando Bosch was going to ram Air Force One and knock it out of the sky. “We had three planes similar to Air Force One fly down. The real one landed at Palm Beach and the Secret Service helicoptered Johnson to Miami, ” he said. “This was the only time I recall helicopters being substituted,” Aragon told me.
The writer questioned Aragon about names of Cuban activists such as Manuel O. Rodriguez, who appears to have been connected with Miami and Dallas. He could not recall specifics but said that if he had worked on him, the records of his interview or reports would be on file at Secret Service in Washington, D.C.
Aragon was more than mildly critical of the performance of the Secret Service in the area of Presidential Protection. He said that most agents including some of the White House Detail were less than proficient in their approach to this subject. “I did not consider the protection of the President a statutory obligation; I considered it a personal one,” he said.
Alone, of all the agents interviewed thus far by the writer, former SA Aragon seemed to feel that the Secret Service was not always doing its best to protect the President. He recalled how on the November 18th, 1963 visit he went to the Americana Hotel where President Kennedy was giving a speech. In the lobby he saw SA McIntyre standing alone. He went up to pass the time of day with him and McIntyre allegedly said: “What am I supposed to do? I don’t know what to do.” Aragon said he was in the process of explaining his functions to him when SA Coughlin came up. He suggested to Coughlin that he instruct him on his duties.
Aragon speaks eloquently and with some knowledge about Secret Service procedures. He outlines their strengths and their shortcomings. He appears very credible. Although reluctant to lose his privacy in the process, he would be a good witness.
Document # 180-10089-10019 Is related to the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. This comes from Jim Garrison’s files. 26 pages dated 6/7/68. People of the State of California vs. Sirhan Bishara Sirhan. This is really The Grand Jury of the County of Los Angeles, The People of the State of California, Plaintiff vs. Sirhan Bishara Sirhan, Defendant. No. A-233421. Reporter’s transcript of Grand Jury Proceedings Friday June 7th, 1968. This is an excerpt, it starts with page 6 and goes to p. 30, concentrating on the testimony of Dr. Henry M Cuneo and Dr. Noguchi.
Document # 180-10089-10024 Is 69 pages of the Report on the Medicolegal Investigation of Senator Robert F. Kennedy. Really 66 pages.
Document # 180-10089-10215 This is 57 pages of documents received from the Veteran’s Administration Hospital dated 1/14/77. This VA hospital is in North Chicago, Illinois. This is information on Mr. Ivo A. Tucci.
There is a two page index listing 21 items. This is duplicated.
Robert Tannenbaum requested info on him on December 17, 1976.
But who is this guy?
Document # 180-10089-10227 is a copy of the above.
Document # 180-10110-10082 Is more stuff on the RFK assassination. 66 pages.
Blakey subpoena this stuff. Daryl Gates sent it to him on June 12, 1978. It’s in three sections.
Section I is on James Braden AKA Eugene Hale Brading.
Section II is “The Potential Involvement or involvement of organized crime or individuals affiliated with organized crime in the assassination of Senator Kennedy and President John F. Kennedy.” This is a 182 name list.
Section III contains all pages listed in the investigation summary under Kennedy, John F. The reference pages are also included for clarity and continuity.
Section I begins with the p. 1426. Much is spent in a reaction to the writings of Peter Noyes.
Investigation into the activities of James Braden revealed that he had an extensive police record, that he had been involved in several confidence schemes and that he had served time in both Federal and State prisons. It was learned that Braden had been the head of an oil company named, Empire Oil corporation. Braden was also in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963, and was questioned by that jurisdiction after being arrested in a building in which he didn’t belong. That structure was located across the street from the Dallas School Book Depository building from which the shots were fired at President John F. Kennedy. The speculation by Peter Noyes suggested that James Braden was actually the man being sought by District Attorney James Garrison of New Orleans instead of Edgar Eugene Bradley of North Hollywood, California.
Because of this possible connection between Braden and the John F. Kennedy assassination, Noyes hypothesized that Braden somehow established himself in a conspiracy through Arnoff, Dubrin and Kassab to kill Robert Kennedy. Investigation revealed that the ties between the above persons were not sufficient to warrant support for Noyes’ theory
Particularly lacking in this hypothesis is any real connection between Sirhan and any of the other participants. The only known tie is that of Michael McCowan. There was no evidence to suggest that McCowan had ever had a contact with Sirhan prior to his employment as defense investigator. In addition, McCowan’s association with the others was limited to Kassab and had ceased after 1963. McCowan stated in an interview that he had had no recent contact with Kassab. Noyes’ hypothesis was based upon the premise that McCowan was in some way involved in the assassination conspiracy and that he was hired as defense investigator to keep an eye on Sirhan. therefore, the ties between McCowan and Kassab ultimately must be tied with James Braden and the John F. Kennedy assassination.
The investigation in no way supports such a tenuous premise and in fact the alleged ties between several of the parties are non-existent, nor does Sirhan’s personal history suggest possible ties with any of these participants.
In connection with Braden, several other allegations were suggested. One alleged that Vincent Di Pierro, an Ambassador Hotel employee and witness in the Sirhan trial, was actually named Victor E. Pereira, an ex-convict and associate of Braden’s. This allegation was disproven.
In suggesting that Braden was at the scene of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, Noyes directed investigators to several unpublished photographs which showed two men being led away from the Texas Book Depository by two policemen. These two men allegedly resembled James Braden and James Earl Ray, the convicted assassin of Martin Luther King. James Earl Ray was in prison from March, 1960, until his escape in April, 1967. A comparison of the photographs and pictures of Braden revealed no resemblance.
Mafia Connection With a Conspiracy
Peter Noyes proposed several unrelated hypotheses with regard to James Braden and a possible tie with Sirhan and the assassination. Noyes’ primary allegation required that there be some ultimate tie with McCowan. Noyes contacted investigators of the Department several times on the premise that he was hoping to assist the investigation. In this regard he would suggest various options which he felt might uncover a conspiracy. He advised investigators that he had “penetrated” the defense investigation staff through one of its members. Though he declined to name him he hinted broadly that the man was Robert Kaiser, the writer originally retained to write an inside story on Sirhan for a national magazine.
As the investigation progressed Noyes proposed that Braden had been somehow tied to the Friars Club card game scandal and in a real estate development controlled by the Mafia. From this premise Noyes conceived that the Robert Kennedy assassination was inspired by the mafia and that Braden and David Kassab were the principals. Noyes felt that the Mafia would want Robert F. Kennedy killed because of the alleged pressure brought by Robert F. Kennedy on the mafia while he was the Attorney General.
As with the potential Arab conspiracy allegation, investigators set out to establish the extent of Mafia involvement with Braden and Kassab and ultimately to prove or disprove any Mafia involvement with Sirhan.
Investigation revealed that both David Kassab and James Braden have possible Mafia connections. The investigation of Kassab revealed that he had at one time been involved in a scheme to swindle a group of U.C. L. A. students during a European travel tour. An associate of Kassabs, George Dimitrovich, was subsequently convicted with Kassab for the swindle. Intelligence reports indicate that there was a tie between Joe Sica, a known mafia figure, and Dimitrovich; and, though it was never proven, it was suspected that Sica received a part of the money taken in this scheme. The only other possible known connection between the Sica family and Kassab was a mutual acquaintance between them and Karl Hoogoian, a member of the Board of Directors of the San Fernando Trash Collection Association. This potential tie was found to be nothing more than a mutual acquaintance. This is the extent of Kassab’s known association with the Mafia.
Braden has a slightly more extensive connection with the Mafia. While in prison, Braden corresponded with Anthony Smalldone, a known Mafia figure, regarding several small oil ventures in which Braden was interested.
Braden was also a business associate of Victor E. Pereira. Both were acquainted with the Smalldone brothers. Pereira and Braden had been involved in several swindles, one involving a large sum of money from one of Pereira’s wives. In addition, Braden was shown to have had some association with an Arthur Clark, Sr., now deceased, who was a one time member of the Detroit Purple Gang. This constituted the extent of Braden’s known Mafia connections.
Except for the probable obvious connection between the Sica brothers and the Smalldone brothers in the overall network of the mafia, the tie between Kassab and Braden within the Mafia itself is not well supported. As was previously shown, the tie between Kassab and Braden through Gerald Chase, Joe Arnoff and Dr. Dubrin was not well founded. The connection which is attempted within the Mafia must also rely on the strength of the other relationship and this was not found. In addition, the tie must ultimately hinge upon the Kassab-McCowan relationship which has been shown to have been weak.
If the assumption continues that McCowan was to be the inside contact with Sirhan, the existence of a previous association between Sirhan and any of the parties, including McCowan, must be shown. As discussed earlier, this relationship did not exist.
As shown earlier, Victor E. Pereira and Vincent Di Pierro, the trial witness, were two different persons. The potential tie from this angle was therefore broken.
Peter Noyes also learned of information which linked defense attorney Russell Parsons with the Mafia. The investigation substantiated his claim and revealed that Parsons had represented the Sica brothers in some legal matters dating back as far as the mid-1950’s. This tie with the Mafia removes the necessity for a complicated series of contacts to Sirhan through Braden to McCowan. However, the same requirement is necessary to link the Mafia with Sirhan through Parsons to McCowan directly. That requirement would be some prior association between Sirhan and any of the parties, especially McCowan or Parsons. This relationship has not been shown.
It should be pointed out that any conspiracy theory must show that Sirhan was sufficiently influenced to commit the crime. In order to exert such an influence the conspirator would require more than a superficial of chance relationship with Sirhan. The extensive background investigation into Sirhan’s history does not suggest that such a relationship ever occurred or existed.
The investigation of James Braden, the Kassabs, and the Mafia was concluded at this point. No evidence was discovered which would strengthen the complicated hypothesis which Noyes had created. In fact, the investigation tended to weaken and disprove the allegation. However, due to the potential truth in the discovery that James Braden may have been the man wanted in the Garrison investigation in New Orleans, the F.B.I., was given all information on this matter. The investigation regarding Braden, his oil interests, Louisiana oil interests and the John F. Kennedy assassination is not within the jurisdiction of the Department.
Right-Wing Conspiracy Allegation
At another point in the investigation of the allegations made by Peter Noyes, he constructed another set of circumstances. In brief his premise was that the Minutemen, an ultra-right wing group, formed a conspiracy to kill Robert F. Kennedy and…
(2) The Potential involvement or involvement of organized crime or individuals affiliated with organized crime in the assassination of Senator Kennedy and President John F. Kennedy.
NOTE: The 182 name list supplied by the Select Committee on Assassinations was used to conduct this search.
Page numbers from the summary index have been added after every subject on the attached list whose name appeared in the index.
1. Jean Aase – Chicago – No
2. Anthony Accardo – No
3. Phil Alderisio – No
4. Gus Alex – No
5. William Alexander – No
6. James Allegretti – No
7. Vincent Alo – No
8. Salvatore Amarena – No
9. Evelyn Eleanor Archer – No
10. Andrew Armstrong – No
11. Robert Bernard (aka Barney) Baker – Teamster, Chicago – No
12. Dominic Bartone – No
13. Sam Battaglia – No
14. Karen (Carlin) Bennett – No
15. Sam Benton – Miami and Louisiana – No
16. Benjamin (Benny) Binion – Texas and Nevada – No
17. Joseph Bond – No
18. Joseph Bonnano – No
19. James (Jim) Braden, aka Eugene Hale Brading – California – No
20. Bunny Eileen Curry Breen, aka Carol O’Connor – No
21. James Eckford Breen – No
22. Morgan Holbert Brown – California and Texas – No
23. Fred Browning – No
24. Fiore Buccieri – No
25. Bill Buffalino – No
26. Russell Buffalino – No
27. George Butler – No
28. Richard Cain – Chicago – No
29. Joe Campisi – No
30. Sam Campisi – No
31. Bruce Carlin – No
32. Dino Cellini – No
33. Eddie Cellini – No
34. Jackie Cerone – No
35. Frank Chavez – Puerto Rico Teamster – No
36. Nick Civella – No
37. Joe Civello – No
38. Arthur Lewis Clark – Yes, Page 1429
39. Anthony Colosacco – No
40. Joseph Columbo – No
41. Janet Conforto – No
42. Vic Corona – No
43. Curtis Laverne Crafard
44. Napoleon J. Daniels – No
45. I. Irving Davidson – No
46. Thomas E. Davis, III – No
47. Patrick Dean – No
48. Paul DeLucia, aka Ricca – No
49. Sam DeStephano – Chicago – No
50. Johnny Dioguardi – No
51. James Henry Dolan – No
52. Allen Dorfman – No
53. Paul Dorfman – No
54. Ben Darrow – No
55. Leopoldo Ducos – No
56. Thomas Eboli – No
57. Charles English – No
58. David W. Ferrie – No
59. Joe Fischetti – No
60. Rocco Fischetti- No
61. Frank Fitzsimmons – No
62. Martin Fox – No
63. Pedro Fox – No
64. James Fratianno – No
65. Carlo Gambino – No
66. Jim Garrison – Yes, pages 84, 94, 114, 518, 583, 709, 716, 719, 720,
67. Anthony Giacalone – No
68. Joseph Giacalone – No
69. Vito Giacalone – No
70. Sam Giancana – No
71. Harold Gibbons – No
72. Frank Richard Goldstein – No
73. Salvatore Granello – No
74. Eva Grant – No
75. Herman Greenspun – No
76. John M. Grizzaffi – No
77. Alexander Gruber – No
78. Peter Guarisco – No
79. Harry Hall, aka Harry Haler – No
80. Carlos Hernandez – No
81. Victor Espinosa Hernandez – No
82. James Hoffa – Yes, pages 568, through 571, 912, 1000, 1111, 1115,
83. James Hoffa, Jr. – Yes, pages 965, 966, 1000, 1172, 1192
84. Tom Howard – No
85. John C. Jackson – No
86. Milton Jaffe – No
87. Paul Roland Jones – No
88. Fay Kirkwood – No
89. Patrick Kirkwood – No
90. Sidney Korshak
91. Raymond Franklin Krystinik – No
92. Paul Labriola – No
93. La Cosa Nostra – No
94. Jake Lansky – No
95. Meyer Lansky – No
96. Frank Laporte – No
97. John LaRocca – No
98. Maurice Lerner – No
99. George Lewis – yes, page 290
100. Nick Licata – No
101. Pete Licavoli – No
102. George McGann – No
103. Robert Ray McKeown – No
104. Michael (Mike) McLaney – No
105. William McLaney – No
106. Gordon McLendon – No
107. Roland McMaster – No
108. Lewis J. McWillie
109. Robert A. Maheu – No
110. Alvin Malnik – No
111. Gabriel Mannarino – No
112. Sam Mannarino – No
113. Anthony Marcello – No
114. Carlos Marcello – No
115. Joseph Marcello – No
116. Pasquale Marcello – No
117. Peter Marcello – No
118. Salvadore Marcello – No
119. Vincent Marcello – No
120. Vincent Marchesi – No
121. Mario Marino – No
122. Russell Douglas Matthews – No
123. Frank Matula – No
124. Albert Meadows – No
125. Donald Medlevane – No
126. Maurice Medlevane – No
127. Edward Meyers – No
128. Lawrence V. Meyers – (there is no “No” or “Yes” here)
129. Murray M. (Dusty) Miller – No
130. Isador Miller – No
131. Mike Miranda – No
132. Charles Nicholetti – No
133. Chuckie O’Brien – No
134. Marina Oswald – No
135. Michael Ralph Paine – No
136. Ruth Hyde Paine
137. Mrs. Syvia O’Brien Paris – No
138. Edward Grady Partin – No
139. Leonard Patrick – No
140. Ralph Paul – No
141. Sam Paxton – No
142. Nofio Pecora – No
143. Mrs. Nofio Pecora – No
144. Victor Emanuel Pereira – Yes
145. Nancy Perrin – No
146. Juanita Dale Phillips, aka Candy Barr – No
147. James Plumeri – No
148. Alfred Polizzi – No
149. Joseph Poretti – No
150. Anthony Provenzano – Yes, Pages 115, 1192, 1220
151. Frank Ragano
152. Fred Randaccio – No
153. Max Raymond – No
154. Joe Rivers – No
155. John Roselli – No
156. Norman Rothman – No
157. Earl Ruby – No
158. Jack Ruby – No
159. Mickey Ryan, aka Roy William Pike – No
160. Earl Schieb – No
161. Mike Shore – No
162. Theodore Shulman – No
163. Sidney Sieband – No
164. D’Alton Smith – No
165. Anthony Spelotro – No
166. Joseph Stacher – No
167. John Eli Stone – No
168. Frank Timphony – No
169. Robert James Todd – No
170. Joe Tonahill – No
171. James Torello – No
172. Charles Tourine – No
173. Santo Trafficante – No
174. Louis Triscaro – No
175. Irwin S. Weiner – No
176. Abraham Weinstein – No
177. Jean West – No
178. James Woodward – No
179. David Yaras – No
180. Anthony Zerilli – No
181. Joe Zerilli
182. Anthony Zoppi (aka Tony) – No
There are then a series of pages 91, 114, 568-571, 716;
an unnumbered page but bearing upon the statements of Mrs. Anita Stewart on p. 91, 720,
an unnumbered page with a paragraph of information for each the names Conklin, Dennis T.; Conrey, Maureen; Cooney, Annabel;
Cooper, Fred; Cooper, Leon;
another page with the names Davies, Jack; and Davis, Leonard;
another with the names De Nier, Veronica; Denis, Franklin Diego; Dennis, Lee; Desist, Samuel; Destutels, Kristine;
a page with the names Garcia, Ernestine; Garcia, Irene; Gardner, John; Gardner, Wesley; and Garson, Joseph;
a page with the names Hively, Ken; Hodges, Linda Lee; Hoffa, James Jr.; Hoffa, James Riddle; Hoffmeister, Velda;
a page with the names Stevens, David O.; Stevens, Theodore; Steward, Richard; Stewart, Anita; Stewart, Anthony; and Stewart, James;
a page for the names Turner, Jessie (Mrs.); Turner, Wallace; Twinning, Howard; Tyson Theron. [this is probably page 1192]
p. 1220?, Wright, Donald; Wrightson, James; Wylie, (Mrs.) Wynn, Howard; Wynn, Keenan
This section contains all pages listed in the investigation summary under Kennedy, John F. The reference pages are also included for clarity and continuity.
Index Page Reference Page
The information in Section II and Section III is extremely fragmentary, and basically useless. Without the full report and the data from which the report and conclusions were drawn it is impossible to review.
Document # 180-10110-10106 Is a one page document from Albert Maxwell to files. It is in regard to the return of stolen property dated 9/12/78.
On August 22, 1978 Staff Investigators Al Maxwell and Jack Moriarty conducted an interview of William F. (Bill) Alexander, in his office located at 1025 Elm Street, Suite 500, Dallas, Texas. Mr. Alexander is a former A. D. A. under Henry Wade and was the Chief Prosecutor during the Jack Ruby trial.
During the course of the interview Mr. Alexander gave me a folder and a 402-page transcript of the pre-trial investigation of Ruby. The interview continued for four hours and a xerox copy was made of the investigation report later while I was making notes of the interview. The folder was inspected and the photograph was viewed after examination of same. It was decided that the photograph did not aid in the investigation of the Committee.
The photograph was mailed back to Mr. Alexander to be returned to his files.
This was stamped “Committee Sensitive”.
Document # 180-10117-10177 Is a 87 page document from the FAA on David Ferrie. There is a remarkable portrait studio photograph of David Ferrie in his pilot’s uniform, with a much smaller photograph of Ferrie that is more familiar, that being with the, for lack of a better term “fright wig” and grease eyebrows. Ferrie was at one point a normal looking guy.
Document # 180-10118-10068 Is a 162 page document. Only 19 pages are here. Only the pages dealing with Forrest Sorrels, an Outside Contact Report, and Maurice Martineau are here.
Outside Contact Report
I called Forrest Sorrels, former agent in charge Secret Service, Dallas office, now retired, to try to arrange for an interview. I told Mr. Sorrels who I was and asked him if we could arrange for an interview. He was very abrupt, stating, “If you want to know what I have to say, read my testimony in the Warren Commission Report. I have nothing to add or detract from that.” He then told me that he would not talk with me and before I could say anything else, he stated, “That’s all I have to say” and he hung up.
I did not pursue the matter, not wanting to cause an incident.
There is a brief biography of Martineau given.
Maurice Martineau was retired from the SS in 1978. He entered the SS as a Special Agent in 1940. In 1954 he was promoted to Special Agent in Charge (SAIC) of the field office in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In 1955, he transferred to Milwaukee, Wisconsin as Special Agent in Charge (SAIC) and remained in that position until 1961, at which time he was transferred to Kansas, Missouri.
In February 1963, he was sent to the Chicago, Illinois field office as Assistant Special Agent in charge (ASAIC). From 1969 until he retired in 1972 he was an “Inspector” in the Inspections and Review Division of the Secret Service.
During the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Mr. Martineau was in Chicago. At the direction of Thomas Kelly, Secret Service Inspector, he became involved in a limited post-assassination investigation.
Then there are three pages detailing the questions asked.
GENERAL LINE OF INQUIRY
WITH REGARD TO PRESIDENTIAL PROTECTION AND SECURITY
1. What were the function and responsibility of Secret Service field offices/White House Detail for Presidential protection and security?
2. Who in the field offices assumed primary responsibility?
3. What systems and goals were developed and maintained in regard to:
a. Identification of individuals who represented a threat;
b. Identification of groups who represented a threat;
c. Determining the modus operandi of both individuals and groups;
d. Acquaintance with the motivation of both individuals and groups;
e. Acquaintance, awareness and knowledge of geographic range of both
individuals and groups.
4. Were there difficulties between the protective purposes and the practicality of protective operations?
a. Manpower to perform necessary procedures?
b. Considerations for legal and political rights?
c. Lack of cooperation and coordination with other agencies?
d. Access to desired information?
5. In what manner and with what emphasis did the Field Office / White House Detail concern itself with Presidential protection and security?
a. Coordination with White House Detail Advance Agent?
b. Nature and thoroughness of discussion with Secret Service senior officers
regarding effectiveness of intelligence information?
c. Nature and thoroughness re the use of liaison contacts?
d. Interoffice cooperation and coordination between White House Detail and
e. “Significance” attached to un-nullified threats?
f. Consideration given high incidents or criminal activities in various cities;
e.g., number of shootings, types of weapons used, etc.?
g. Consideration given to prior hostile political demonstrations; White House
Detail index on local or regional hostile groups?
h. The extent to which threats from one region were considered in protective
efforts in another region?
6. What procedures were established for the purpose of establishing liaison contacts with other investigative and intelligence agencies?
c. State Department
d. National Security Council
e. Office of Naval Intelligence
There is then a 7 page interview summary of an interview with Maurice Martineau. These 7 pages are the same as Document # 180-10087-10191 in Batch 10.
There is then a 6 page SS document dated 11/26-11/29/63. Apparently it took them 3 days to type it. This document is referred to in the 10th Batch Document # 180-10087-10137. This 6 page SS document is what is shown to Martineau by the HSCA, “Martineau recalled nothing about the Mosley information until HSCA staff read a portion of a Secret Service memo (q.v.) written by SA Ed Tucker (and which Martineau signed as “Approved by”) which outlined the SS 1963 interest in Mosley, whom it appears was an informant.”
NARA document review
Document # 178-10004-10022 Is an exact copy of the one below. However, the RIF on this one gives you a better clue as to what the document is. Deposition of Charles Hall Steele Sr. taken on 4/07/64.
Document # 179-40001-10233 Is a one page document. It is a page of testimony. No idea from whom or to whom. It is the same document as Document
# 179-40001-10233 but the RIF here has no information in the “From” “To” or “Title”
fields. But it’s substance is mentioned briefly in Document # 179-40001-10432.
“X : 73 Mr. Steele: He “was called by the priest and told that [his son Charles] had tried to get in a little girl’s pants.”
So this is the testimony of Mr. Steele from Warren Commission Volume 10 p. 73.
Document # 179-40001-10430 Is a 3 page document from Stuart Pollak from the Department of State to J. Lee Rankin dated 6/18/64. Really only one page is here. It is a copy of page 3 of Document # 179-40001-10432 from the previous 12th Batch.
Document # 179-40001-10431 Is an exact copy of the above.
FBI documents postponed in part
Document # 124-10003-10038 Is a two page document from SAC, Albuquerque to Director dated 3/6/64.
About two weeks ago employer of this informant, Everett D. Schafer, Pyramid Commercial Refrigeration Service, Albuquerque related following information.
About January 10 last Schafer and his wife, Frances, were in Dallas visiting Schafer’s brother, Carl Schafer. Brother is oil and securities promoter at Dallas. At Carl Schafer’s residence at [the] time were a German writer, name unknown, working on story of Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald, Mrs. Oswald’s business manager, name unknown, and an attorney named Tom, last name unknown but possibly Howard who was supposed to be attorney for Ruby. Everett D. Schafer allegedly learned that Mrs. Oswald’s attorney and business manager are getting a perchange [sic] of funds donated to her and that Tom Howard was afraid he was going to be replaced as attorney for Ruby. Informant states has not heard Everett D. Schafer repeat this information to anyone else and believes if Everett D. Schafer were interviewed, he would be compromised.
Informant advised witnessed Everett D. Schafer call brother in Dallas on Christmas Day from Albuquerque unlisted number 855-4405. Source at Mountain State T and T, Albuquerque, show station to station call to Dallas LA 8-5858 on that date.
Above furnished to Dallas in view of indicated association of Tom Howard, Ruby’s attorney, with representatives of Mrs. Oswald. If Carl Schafer interviewed, phrase questions so that AQ [ ] will not be compromised. Inserts being forwarded to Dallas.
Document # 124-10012-10057 Is a one page document from R. W. Smith from W. C. Sullivan dated 11/23/63.
At 12:10 p. m. November 23, 1963 Special Agent Thorton Wood of the New York Office advised Special Agent Russell S. Garner, Supervisor on duty, that according to[ blank ] President DeGaulle and the Prime Minister of France will attend President Kennedy’s funeral.
Document #124-10027-10396 Is missing
Document #124-10049-10006 Is missing
Document #124-10049-10007 Is missing
Document #124-10065-10076 Is supposed to be 787 pages. 4 are here. Only the cover page and 3 other cover pages are here. It is from Manning C. Clements to Director dated 12/21/63.
Cover Page B:
On 12/16/63 PCI Edmond F. Zufferey, Roswell, N. M., advised SA William L. Eddy that he had just returned from El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico. The PCI learned through Roberto and Willie Moya, Mexican nationals who operate night clubs in Juarez, that two female performers in Juarez had previously worked for Jack Ruby in Dallas, Texas. These girl performers were identified as Candy Cane and Julie Summers. The booking agent for these two girls is Joseph Prensky at El Paso, Texas. The PCI stated that Cane and Summers can be located through Roberto and / or Willie Moya at Juarez. PCI Zufferey did not ascertain if Cane and Summers possess pertinent information concerning Ruby, but furnished the information inasmuch as they formerly worked for him.
Cover Page C:
At Baltimore, Maryland
Information from the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone company of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, reflecting no record of Baltimore Publications, Inc, Angola Building, or phone TL 6-2770, was furnished on December 13, 1963, by BA CS # [there is a little dab of black ink] to Special Agent J. Stanley Rotz.
On December 17, 1963, Postal Inspector H. A. Wescott, Baltimore, Maryland, advised Special Agent Rotz he had checked appropriate files and individuals in the Baltimore, Maryland Post Office but could find no recollection of an Angola Building in the area.
At Tampa, Florida:
On December 5, 1963, TP [ ]-S advised that Dottie Visovatti, former waitress, Rennie’s Restaurant, Orlando, Florida, formerly worked for Jack Ruby in Dallas, Texas.
Document # 124-10068-10016 Is a two page document from SAC, Denver to Director dated 11/25/63.
DN [ ]-C frequented Clover Bar next door to Sherman Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, 1946 to 1949. He described this bar as a hangout for hoodlum element. At that time it was operated by Ira Colitz who was described as a personal friend of Colonel Jacob Arvey, well known Chicago political figure. Colitz possibly was recently a candidate for Alderman in Chicago and resides in penthouse apartment on Michigan Boulevard.
Informant related Jack Ruby, whom he identified from Newspaper photographs, frequented Clover bar in about 1946 or 47 and was an acquaintance of Ira Colitz and possibly was a former school mate of Colitz on the West Side of Chicago. He does not know nature of Ruby’s activities in Chicago.
Document # 124-10068-10034 Is a three page document from SAC, Atlanta to Director dated 11/25/63. Only one page is here.
Re Bureau tel to all SACs Nov. 25, `63.
AT [ ] -C advised during latter forties he knew racketeer named Paren FNU Paren Rubin around Daytona, Fla, but knew nothing concerning his activities. Pictures of Ruby appear similar to Rubin as he knew him then. Informant suggested that following people should have complete knowledge of Ruby if identical with Rubin.
Mattie Tracy, Daytona, Fla., A bookie, gambler and prostitute procurer.
Johnnie Whalen, Daytona, Fla. If Whalen still living, is probably night club operator.
M. T. Browning, Daytona, Fla., PD.
Tom Johnson, former Chief of Police, South Daytona, Pd.
Informant advised above people, particularly Whalen and Tracy, were buddies of Batista of Cuba when Batista in this (rest missing)
Document # 124-10069-10000 Is supposed to be 330 pages. It is from Manning C. Clements to Director dated 12/19/63. Only 5 pages are here. The cover sheet states that this report is on Jack Ruby. The 5 pages give the identities of informants.
Page one is a copy of Document # 124-10069-10030.
Page two, Cover Page D:
On December 10, 1963, PCI [ blacked out ] Chicago, informed SA William F. Hood, Jr. that about 1948 or 1949 a Bob Mullenix, a private investigator, had conducted the Wastepaper handlers Union, Chicago, Illinois. About November 1962, Mullenix was killed in an automobile accident and thereafter, his files were sent to a brother, John C. Mullenix, 1232 West Maypole South, Springfield, Illinois. These files possibly contained information regarding Ruby’s association with Dorfman.
Page three, Cover Page L:
Information concerning New Orleans telephone number 524-4322 was furnished to SA Nathan O. Brown on December 13, 1963 by Mrs. Edith Hudson, Central Office, Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company, whose identity should be protected.
Page four, Cover Page M:
Information concerning telephone number 524-4322 was furnished on December 16, 1963 to SA Nathan O. Brown by Mrs. Barbara Boyd, Central District Office, Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company, New Orleans, Louisiana, whose identity should be protected.
Document # 124-10069-10065 Is a 120 page document from Manning Clements to Director dated 4/3/64.
The cover sheet for the LHM states that 3 items were enclosed to the Bureau.
(1) Envelope and letter addressed to Jack L. Ruby
(2) Two-page handprinted Application for Employment of Jeno Farkas
(3) Four pages of handwriting reported to be that of Farkas.
Cover page C:
Reference is made to pages 40-48, report of SA Manning C. Clements, 2/18/64, relative to allegations Ruby was in Cuba in late 1962 and early 1963, and specifically to the allegation he traveled to Cuba by air from Mexico City.
Legat, Mexico City, by communication 3/6/65, furnished information received from CIA in a memorandum dated 2/27/64 as follows:
“Information available to this office fails to confirm that subject left Mexico for Habana, or arrived in Mexico City from Habana by air anytime during 1962.”
Reference pages 23-29 report of SA Manning C. Clements, concerning efforts to identify one “Davis,” with whom Ruby had allegedly been in contact regarding shipment of merchandise to Cuba.
The Miami Office has advised as follows;
On 3/5/64, MM [ ]-S true name [ ] advised he had seen newspaper photographs of Jack Leon Ruby but had never seen him before, never had any dealings with anyone with that name and had never met him in Houston, Texas.
It is noted MM [ ]-S is from [ ] and Miami, Florida, and does not have any criminal record.
Miami sources and informants were contacted with negative results concerning the identity of Davis.
Local federal agencies advised they do not know anyone possibly identical with Davis.
Reference is made to page 772, report of SA Manning C. Clements, 11/30/64, Dallas and Dallas airtel 1/29/64, concerning a notation found in effects of Ruby, as follows:
“Carlos Camorgo (probably Camargo), telephone 14-9628, Mexico City.”
Cover Page G:
The following investigation was conducted by SA Thomas A. Bronstad:
At San Antonio
On March 6, 1964, Reverend Wayman Whitney, age 47, 716 College Street, Belton, Texas, furnished the following information and requested that his identity as the source of the information not be disclosed. He said that he is presently working for Mary Hardin-Baylor College, Belton, in contacting prospective students and donors of funds for the college.
He explained that on June 30, 1942, he left Kelly Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, where he had served as a cadet and went to work for KTBC, a radio station at Austin, Texas, owned by Lady Bird Johnson. Later in 1943, and continuing into the fall of 1944, he was employed by WRR, a radio station owned by the City of Dallas. He said he was a staff member under a Civil Service organization for this radio station.
Reverend Whitney said that while connected with this radio station in Dallas about twenty years ago, he had observed a gambling syndicate situation in existence at Dallas with a local leader named Denny Pugh. He said he was not aware of the individual who took Pugh’s place after his death, but that if Jack Leon Ruby took his place, a knowledge of the gambling setup at Dallas might explain Ruby’s motive in killing Oswald.
Reverend Whitney advised that as he recalled there was an out-of-town gambling syndicate trying to move into Dallas during about 1943 and 1944, and during this period, Cat Noble, a Dallas hoodlum, was a victim of several car bombing attempts. He said someone conceived the idea of putting Denny Pugh at the head of gambling in Dallas in an effort to exclude foreign interests. He described Pugh as a carnival worker, working out of Fair Park, Dallas. Pugh was given unlimited power and even had the approval for all electrical installations in Dallas and other local utility work. He was allowed to put in gambling casinos all over Dallas with no payoff to the local officers on the beat. On regular intervals, however, raids were made on these casinos and the fines collected went into the City treasury. He indicated Denny was a moral man, however, got into some type of trouble with a carnival woman and subsequently died in a narcotics coma.
Cover Page H:
Reverend Whitney continued that Denny Pugh operated out of a small electrical shop across the street from the fair grounds. This shop was owned by Carroll Sands and was known as the Sands Electrical Shop. During that time, Mr. Hinkle was commissioner at Dallas and had his office in the same building with Denny Pugh.
Reverend Whitney added that he did not know who succeeded Denny Pugh after Pugh’s death, but it would seem to him, Whitney, that if this method of operation has not stopped and if there is a line of succession that would reach Ruby, then Ruby may be the man in control of the gambling syndicate at Dallas.
He said the only people he knew who could describe the system subsequent to the death of Denny Pugh would be:
1. Mrs. Emma Ried who was formerly secretary and bookkeeper for Sands Electric Shop and worked for Pugh. He said she is now manager of the South and East Dallas Chamber of Commerce whose offices recently moved from the fair grounds.
2. Carroll Sands would know if he is still alive.
3. His ex-wife, Mrs. Carroll Sands, also known as A. Z. or Azey, would know about the syndicate.
4. Reverend Ray Morelan who was formerly at the Northside Baptist Church, Baytown, Texas, and has now moved from this address with forwarding address unknown. Morelan was formerly an engineer for North American Aviation, Ft. Worth, who knew all the gamblers in North Richmond Hills, a suburb of Ft. Worth.
5..Criminal District Judge Byron Mathews, Ft. Worth, would know the entire situation as he formerly represented various gamblers and knew the inner workings of the syndicate. He indicated that Mathews had connections with Trujillo of the Dominican Republic.
Cover Page I
The following investigation was conducted by SA Robert L. Chapman:
At Nuevo Laredo, Mexico
On November 25, 1963, PCI Jose Camacho advised that an American male was at the Papagayo Club at Nuevo Laredo and had made the statement he was acquainted with Jack ruby, the person who had killed Lee Harvey Oswald.
On November 25, 1963 SA [ ]-C advised that he had located the above person named James Wells at the Papagayo Club and that Wells was then at the Nuevo Laredo Police Department.
Document # 124-10070-10083 Is a three page document from SAC, San Antonio to Director dated 12/02/63. Only one page is here.
Enclosed to the Bureau are eight copies letterhead memorandum pertaining to Ruby possibly traveling to Bandera, Texas, to gamble.
Two copies of letterhead memorandum enclosed for Dallas. One copy is being furnished to Secret Service, San Antonio.
The source of information is SA [ ]-C whose identity is known to the Bureau and who advised that he believed that Ruby is possibly known to Ralph Mitchell.
Bennie (Last Name Unknown) who operates Bennie’s U-Bar Guest Ranch, and Pat (LNU) who operates Pat’s Dry Goods Store, all Bandera, Texas, and whom the informant believed engaged in gambling with Ruby.
Document # 124-10070-10297 Is a two page document from SAC Cleveland to Director dated 11/27/63. Only one page is here.
RE Baltimore Tel to Bureau and Cleveland, Nov. 27 instant.
RE info furnished by Dale Dawn, Baltimore.
CV [ ]-C-TE was contacted on Nov. 25 last negatively re subject and recontacted by SA John, J. Barrett this date on basis of re tel. source, whose identity must be concealed, is owner of bar mentioned re tel. Source stated does not know one Ruby Paren LNU end Paren from Texas. Advised has discussed subject’s killing of Oswald with sources girl friend, Taffy Twist, a former stripper who resides at the Colony Hotel and sources knows that Taffy has no info concerning subject nor Ruby Paren LNU end paren reportedly from Texas.
Document # 124-10070-10309 Is missing
Document # 124-10070-10347 Is a two page document dated 11/26/63 from SAC, Albuquerque to Director dated 11/26/63.
ReButel to all SACS, 11/25/63.
Albuquerque teletype to Dallas, same date.
Enclosed herewith for the Dallas Division are 32 copies each of three page insert to be inserted in the Administrative Section of report submitted to the Bureau mentioned in referenced Bureau teletype dated 11/25/63.
For the information of the Bureau, the same information is furnished in referenced Albuquerque teletype to Dallas, 11/25/63, and contains results of negative contacts with informants familiar with gambling and hoodlum activities at Albuquerque, Roswell, Grants and Clovis, N.M. Also, for the information of the Bureau, contact with AQ [ ]-C revealed that this informant once met Ruby in an unknown hotel in Dallas, Texas, many years ago, but was unable to recall any events whatsoever concerning this contact.
AQ[ ]-PC furnished information concerning Ruby by stating he met him at the Carousel Club in Dallas, Texas, on a visit approximately eleven months ago. Informant advised Ruby was a good friend of Lou Lebby, Albuquerque resident and minor gambler. Informant learned through Jack Hardee, Jr., the later presently being a fugitive, (Bufile : 88-21156), that Ruby had a “good in” with the Dallas Police Dept., which would be borne out from his observation that Ruby had a B-girl operation where drinks were pushed heavily with no interference from the police department. AQ [ ]-PC had a brief conversation with Ruby.
On 11/25/63, Lou Lebby, 722 Sundown Place, SE, Albuquerque, N.M., who requested his name be kept confidential, is a previously admitted former bookmaker in Chicago, Ill. He grew up in Chicago in the same general area as Jack Ruby, known to him as Sparky Rubenstein. States as a child was not closely acquainted with Ruby, but knew Ruby’s father as the neighborhood drunk. Lebby described Ruby as emotional, unstable and a person who made his living primarily from “scalping” tickets to sports events in Chicago and at one time traveled throughout the country selling punch boards prior to the Senator Kefauver investigations.
Lebby described Ruby as an extremely stubborn person and a publicity hound due to Ruby’s emotional instability. Lebby did not think it unusual when Ruby was reportedly more upset over the death of the President than the death of his own father. Lebby said he was surprised when Ruby actually killed Oswald, adding that he would think it more proper that Ruby would shoot him in the leg with a .22 caliber weapon in order to get publicity.
Lebby saw Ruby approximately 1 1/2 years ago at Dallas, Texas, for the first time in more than 20 years. He knew of Ruby’s presence there and visited him at the Carousel Club where they talked briefly of old times. Lebby knew of no specific connections of Ruby at Chicago, Illinois, or with the Dallas Police Dept., and stated that Ruby had no contact with organized criminal, hoodlum or subversive element. He did not know Oswald and knew of no connection between the two.
Document # 124-10072-10190 Is a four page letter, (only two here, Page 2 and Page 4 missing) from SAC, Chicago to Director dated 11/26/63.
Tony Leonardi, manager of the Playhouse Cafe, 550 North Clark Street, Chicago, advised SAs William A. Meincke and Joseph G. Shea on 11/26/63 that he has been associated with the operation of strip joints in Chicago for over 25 years. He advised that he knew practically every owner and male employee in such business over the years. He advised that Jack Ruby was never associated in the nightclub business in any way in Chicago for the past 25 years. Leonardi advised that he feels that it is likely that Ruby may be confused with one Harry Rubenstein who was a successful strip joint owner from 1946 to sometime in the 1950’s. Harry Rubenstein.
…frequented a gambling place formerly operated by Joe Tuchman, now deceased, in the vicinity of Damen and division street in Chicago. Ruby, according to Warshawsky, was a small time better and frequented the place more for the free food which was offered in those days than for gambling activity. Warshawsky said that Ruby would put down a “few bets” each week of small size. In those days Ruby was considered to be “loner” and that he had no close friends. Warshawsky knew him as a loud and boisterous individual with a quick temper. Warshawsky advised that to his knowledge, Ruby had no connection with anyone in Chicago for many years.
CG [ ]-PC was contacted by SA William F. Roemer on 11/25/63 but at that time had no personal knowledge of Ruby. On 11/26/63, CG [ ] -PC advised that he had solicited information from politicians of the 24th Ward, the former.
Document # 124-10074-10030 Is missing.
Document #124-10074-10142 Is a 659 page document from Manning C. Clements to Director dated 12/19/63. It is basically just a copy of Document # 124-10069-10000. It has Cover Page C which is about Mata, then Cover Page D about Mullenix, then one we haven’t seen previously, Cover Page H.
Cover Page H
Burton Johnson, Vice President, Westfield Metal Products, Westfield, Mass., telephonically contacted SA Walter F. Brady, Springfield Mass., 11/25/63. Johnson, who requested name be kept confidential, advised that Bob Sparks, Orbit Industries, 2700 Weisenberger, Ft. Worth, Tex., who is a customer of Johnson, called Johnson morning of 11/25/63 concerning business order. Incidental to business conversation, Oswald was shot and understood Oswald had been seen going into Jack Ruby’s place for the past month through a rear door. Johnson does not know source of Sparks’ information but feels FBI should be advised of above. Johnson stated he was unable to furnish any additional information.
Then there is Cover Page L.
Document # 124-10075-10040 Is a two page letter from SAC, Albuquerque to Director dated 3/6/64. It is a copy of Document # 124-10003-10038.
Document # 124-10075-10086 Is a 374 page report from Manning C. Clements to Director dated 1/31/64. Only 8 page are here, and those are two copies of four pages. Cover Page A, Cover Page G, Cover Page H, Cover Page L.
Cover Page G
Information concerning long distance telephone calls was furnished by R. A. Burrow, Chief Special Agent, Southwestern Bell Telephone company, Dallas, Texas, to SA Robert C. Lish on January 24, 1964, concerning telephone numbers LAkeside 8-4775 and RIverside 7-2362.
One Zola Slayton, Zoo Bar, Dallas is reported to have known Ruby and to be able to furnish information concerning him.
Zola Slayton was identified to be identical with Zaola Slayton Willia, who is a PCI of the Dallas Office and has been interviewed concerning her knowledge of Ruby.
The following investigation was conducted at Youngstown, Ohio:
On January 13 and 14, 1964 Cleveland Confidential Informants who are aware of some phases of Communist Party activities in the Youngstown, Ohio, area, were contacted and advised that they did not know Mrs. Anne or Anna Volpert also known as Mrs. Ralph Volpert.
They further advised that they have no knowledge of Jack Ruby.
A review of Cleveland files of the FBI revealed no identifiable information with regard to Mrs. Anne or Anna Volpert or Mrs. Ralph Volpert.
On January 13 and 14, 1964 the following informants were contacted negatively by SA James W. De Garmo, jr., at Youngstown, Ohio; it is to be noted that all these informants have furnished reliable information in the past:
Re speech by Orin Fenton Potito, St. Petersburg, Florida, January 16, 1964.
On January 17, 1964 TP [ ] PCI (RAC) furnished to SAs James P. O’Neil and James E. Wallace the following information:
On the evening of January 16, 1964 a dinner sponsored by Oren Fenton Potito was held at Donat’s restaurant, 6001 Haines Road, North St. Petersburg, Florida. The dinner meeting was informal public in nature and approximately 41 persons were in attendance.
The source has identified Potito as a member of the National States Rights Party (NSRP) in the Spring of 1963 at which time Potito resigned while holding the office of National Organizer. Since that time Potito has held meetings of a public nature under various titles all of which are non-existent organizations. He is not known to have any national affiliation at the present time although he is in contact with various leaders of right wing groups in the United States.
In the course of his speech of some 3 hours following the dinner Potito touched on the association between Lee Harvey Oswald and Ruby.
Potito identified Ruby, real name, Rubenstein, as a Communist Party member since 1929 and through this connection linked him to Oswald. He identified Oswald as a Communist through his association with the Fair Play for Cuba Committee (FPCC).
According to Potito only two organizations knew the route of the parade in Dallas on November 22, 1963 for any period of time prior to the parade and these two were the United States Secret Service and the Dallas Police Department. Ruby had insinuated himself into the Police Department circle, obtained the route and arranged with Oswald to take the job at the state school building along the route to carry out the assassination.
Potito said the “Surgeon General’s report” on the assassination stated the first bullet entered the President’s throat below the adams apple clearly showing that two persons were involved with the first shot being fired from the bridge across the park way in front of the car. To further substantiate this, Potito said there was a bullet hole in the wind shield of the President’s car.
Cover Page L
The following reflects additional investigation to identify and locate people who sent telegrams to Jack L. Ruby so they could be interviewed. This investigation has been unsuccessful:
On January 19, 1964, the Denver Office advised that Mr. A. Lotz, manager, Western Union Office, Denver, Colorado, whose identity should be protected, advised on January 8, 1964, that in order to find a record of a telegram sent by Pat McNamara, Denver, Colorado, in November or December 1963 that he must have the date that it was sent and any other identifying information concerning McNamara, such as a Denver address or telephone number.
On January 20, 1964, the following information was received from the New York Office:
CS NY 3, on December 30, 1963, was unable to locate a record of telegram sent by Mr. and Mrs.Charles Smith, Bronx, New York, to Jack Ruby at Dallas, Texas, on November 24, 1963. The source indicated a further search would be made in an effort to locate this telegram.
CS NY 3, on January 15, 1964, said that he could not locate any record of the Smith telegram and therefore was unable to furnish any information about this telegram.
Document # 124-10075-10087 Is a 238 page document from Manning C. Clements to Director dated 1/17/64. Only 3 pages are here. Cover Page A, Cover Page H, Cover Page I.
Cover Page H
With reference to the name “John Rogers, Post Office Box 10707,” with no further identifying data, appearing on a note pad belonging to Jack Ruby, Mr. L. Allen Maddox, clerk in the office of the U. S. Post Office Inspectors, Room 500, U. S. Terminal Building, 207 South Houston Street, Dallas, advised SA Harold R. Dobson on January 10, 1964, that there is no post office box numbered 10707 in the Dallas, Texas, Metropolitan area. Post office box numbers in that area jump from 10704 to 10715. He suggested that the Ft. Worth, Texas, Post Office might possibly have a box number 10707.
The information from the records of the Bank of Dallas pertaining to the joint savings account and safety deposit box of Eva Grant and Jack Ruby was furnished to SA James S. Weir by Betty Calvert, Assistant Cashier, Bank of Dallas.
On December 26, 1963, LA [ ]-C advised SA Homer E. Young that “Stripper SIRS” is Siri Putnam, who is presently engaged at “The Follies theater”, Los Angeles, California.
On January 3, 1964 Leon Cornman, PCI, business agent, American Guild of Variety Artists, New Orleans, Louisiana, was contacted by SA Alvin J. Zimmerman in an attempt to determine the identity of Kitty (last name unknown), who is reported by Dallas stripper Candy Cane to have been associated with Jack Ruby. Cornman advised that the only stripper he knew by the name of Kitty who worked in New Orleans was Kitty Raville. He advised Raville committed suicide in New Orleans in August or September 1963.
Cornman stated his records indicate one Vivian Mellinger, known as Kitty DeVille, a stripper, paid union dues at New Orleans August 17, 1963, but he does not believe she is currently working in New Orleans and does not know her present whereabouts.
Joseph Francis Civello with whom an interview is reported here-in subject of a Dallas Anti-Racketeering file. Civello was in attendance at the Appalachin Meeting.
Cover Page I
On January 14, 1964 DL [ ]-C advised SA Alfred D. Nealy that Roy Kimes (Roy Eugene Kimes, FBI # 228 639, a well-known Texas and Oklahoma police character, now deceased) brought Jack Ruby to his home at Farmersville, Texas. He stated that Kimes was trying to buy a motel located north of Durrant, Oklahoma, and was trying to promote Ruby into financing the purchase of this motel for him. Informant stated that he accompanied Kimes and Ruby to Colbert, Oklahoma, where they let him out and on their return picked him up and returned to Farmersville. He stated that this was the only contact he had with Jack Ruby. Informant stated that this incident was from six to seven months after Kimes had been released from the Texas State Penitentiary and approximately four years ago.
Document # 124-10075-10088 Is a copy of the above.
Document # 124-10075-10121 Is a 4 page document, only 2 pages are here and that two copies of one page. It is from SAC, San Antonio to Director. It is a copy of the one page from Document # 124-10070-10083.
Document # 124-10075-10209 Is a four page document from SAC Houston to SAC, Dallas. It is dated 12/04/63. All four pages are here. Really two copies of two pages. This is about Mary Ann McCall.
HO [ ]-C, contacted by SA Leverette A. Baker on November 26 and December 1 and 4, last advised on last contact he saw Mary Ann McCall in Dallas at which time she did not freely discuss instant matter.
Informant stated McCall reported a number of Dallas officials were taking money from Ruby for various reasons and Ruby was considered a PD pawn. She reportedly stated Ruby probably was “encouraged” to shoot Oswald by some remark such as “if someone did it nothing would happen to him since he could get off on an insanity plea”, thus by suggestion and encouragement Ruby did shoot Oswald.
Informant stated McCall has not yet furnished him names of officers taking payoffs from Ruby.
NO FD 302’s or insert being submitted.
Dallas should locate and interview Mary Ann McCall without disclosing or compromising informant.
There is important notation on the first page. McCall’s home telephone number LA1-3059. Another number which looks like a phone number is RI7-4893, perhaps another number for McCall.
Document # 124-10076-10049 Is missing
Document # 124-10077-10025 Is a 6 page document from SAC, Chicago to Director dated 11/25/63.
Administrative -CG[ ]-PC advised SA John R. Bassett on 11/24/63 that he had been a close friend of subject Ruby for many years in Chicago. This informant advised that “Sparky” was hot tempered on occasions but was generally of a good disposition. He stated that Ruby was an excellent fist fighter. According to this informant, Ruby, in the mid 1940’s operated a “book” over a restaurant located east of Kedzie Avenue on the north side of Roosevelt Road in Chicago. Subject was a close friend of one Abe Zuckerman, also known as “Zuckie”. In the middle 1940’s according to the informant, Zuckerman was shot and the informant believed that this occurred because Zuckerman did not cut Leonard Patrick, one of Chicago’s top hoodlums in on the profits of his book. Shortly after this shooting, Patrick told the subject to leave town, accusing him of operating a book without Patrick’s sanction. Patrick warned the subject that if he did not leave Chicago, he would “get what Zuckie got”. The subject left Chicago at this time for Dallas, Texas where he ran a club owned by his sister. Informant advised that he has not been in touch with the subject in recent years and was completely at a loss to understand the subject’s action in shooting Oswald.
PCI Frank DiLeonardo advised SA John W. Roberts jr., on 11/24/63 that Jack Ruby had, at one time, been close to Ross Prio, Chicago top hoodlum. This informant further advised that Ruby had been a close friend of one Joe Scaramuzzo who owns a gun shop on Halsted Street near Taylor Street in Chicago.
The Chicago division records contain no information concerning Abe Zuckerman, also known as “Zuckie”. The same records reflect that Joseph Scaramuzzo is the owner of Scaramuzzo and Sons gunshop, 801 S. Halsted St. Chicago, Illinois. It should be noted that three of the four guns used by members of the Nationalist Party of Puerto Rico in the shooting at the House of Representatives, Washington, D.C. on March 1, 1954 were purchased by one William Galetty, Gary, Indiana from Scaramuzzo and Sons, 801 S. Halsted St. Chicago.
CG [ ]-C advised Sa Joseph Shea on 11/24/63 that he believed the subject was related in some manner to one Harry Rubenstein. The informant advised that Harry Rubenstein had owned the Hotel Olympic on N. Clark St. on Chicago’s North side. Approximately 15 years ago, Harry Rubenstein killed a man in this hotel, but by a payment of $25,000 dollars to a Chicago police captain, was able to fix this charge. According to this informant, Harry Rubenstein had good connections with certain unknown criminals in the Chicago area but was not considered by the informant to be a member of the organized criminal element in this city.
It should be noted that the records of the Chicago police department reflect one Harry Rebenstein (did they misspell?), a hotel owner on the near north side, as having been sentenced to one year probation on a charge of manslaughter in 1946.
CG [ ]-PC advised SA Joseph G. Shea on 11/24/63 that the subject was related to Harry Rubenstein who formerly operated two or three bars in the Chicago loop area. According to this informant, the subject worked as a bartender for Harry Rubenstein in a bar at the banker’s building in Chicago-x loop. The informant advised that in 1942 or 1943, Jack Rubenstein attempted to enlist in the United States Navy but was rejected when he failed to pass the physical examination. The informant described Jack Rubenstein as extremely patriotic but moody. This informant was unable to furnish any information concerning Harry Rubenstein’s present whereabouts or activities.
Bernard Glickman, protect identity, advised SA John R. Bassett on 11/24/63 that he does not know the subject. Glickman advised that he had contacted a person known to him whose identity he would not reveal, who recalled the subject as a friend many years ago in the area around Independence Boulevard and Roosevelt Road in Chicago. According to Glickman, this source stated that the subject was not connected with the criminal element the (should be “in”) Chicago. This source indicated that Rubenstein was good natured but on occasion was extremely hot tempered. According to this source, the subject had left Chicago in the late 1940’s for Dallas, Texas where he operated a club belonging to his sister. Glickman advised that he had made an unsuccessful attempt to contact Anthony Accardo in an effort to obtain information concerning the subject.
It should be noted that Anthony Accardo is a high ranking member of Chicago’s criminal element. Bernard Glickman is known to be a close associate of many of Chicago’s top echelon criminals and has, in recent years, been active in the management of several ranking prize fighters.
All other Chicago informants negative and Chicago files reflect no information pertaining to subject’s involvement with Chicago criminal element.
Document # 124-10077-10059 Is a 3 page document from SAC, San Juan, Puerto Rico to Director dated 11/26/63. Only one page is here.
Administrative Page. At San Juan, Puerto Rico, [ ] PCI,[ ] for Local 610, Hotel and Restaurant workers Union (HRWU), SJ, advised SA Royal L. Blassingame on November 26 instant: Anna Maria Del Valle, Secretary – Treasurer, HRWU was approached by Miguel Cruz, organizer for local 901, Teamsters Union (TU) who made a statement “Now that we’ve taken care of President Kennedy, we’ll have no trouble in taking over things.” [ ] Also furnished above info to Thomas A. Kennelly, Departmental Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington.
Details: At SJ, PR. Possible connection between Jack Leon Ruby and Teamsters Union (TU). The following investigation was conducted by SAs LaVerne J. Moore and Royal L. Blassingame.
Anna Marie Del Valle, Secretary – Treasurer, Local 610, Hotel and Restaurant Workers Union (HRWU) advised on November 26, 1963 that she is acquainted with Miguel Cruz as an organizer for local 901, Teamsters Union (TU), SJ. on Friday, November 22, 1963, at about 5 P.m., Miguel Cruz made this statement to her: “They killed Kennedy and the second will be Ramos Ducos.”
Leopoldo Ramos Ducos is president of local 610 HRWU.
Document # 124-10077-10195 Is a copy of Document # 124-10070-10297.
Document # 124-10081-10142 Is a two page document from SAC, Houston to Director dated 9/25/64.
Re: Houston airtel to Bureau dated 9/24/64
Enclosed for Dallas are 25 copies each of the following items:
FD-302 re interview of Hazel Kingcaid, Operator of Desert Room Lounge, Houston, Texas;
FD-302 re interview of Peter Flores
FD-302 re interview of Paul Polo Guerrero;
FD-302 re interview of Martin Rizo, aka., Marty Rizo, Rachael Rizo;
Insert reporting miscellaneous investigation at Houston conducted 9/21, 22/64.
It is to be noted that HO [ ]-C (protect Identity), advised on 9/21/64 he never knew of Jack Ruby ever having been in the Desert Room Lounge nor had he ever heard of Ruby’s having been there. He did not recall James J. Kneiding or Wayne Craven. He informed that Marty Ruiz, aka., Rachael Ruiz, is probably identical with Marty Rizo, aka Rachael Rizo. He further noted that “Paul” is probably identical with Paul Guerrero and that “Pete” is probably identical with Pete Flores. CI stated these three were frequently in the Desert Room Lounge together. On 9/22/64, HO [ ]-C furnished the whereabouts of Rizo and Flores in Houston, Texas.
On 9/21/64, PCI [ ] (Protect Identity), advised that Paul Guerrero resides at 310 Crosstimbers, Houston, Texas, and is a hairdresser at Gulfgate Beauty Salon, Houston.
Document # 124-10081-10224 Is a one page document from SAC, Chicago to Director dated 12/10/63. It is a copy of Cover Page D from Document # 124-10069-10000
Document # 124-10081-10228 Is a two page document from SAC, NY to Director. It is dated 11/30/63. This is about an alleged link between Jack Ruby and Chief Curry.
New York [ ]-S advised that at 12:15 PM November 30, 1963 Wieslaw Gornicki, Polish Correspondent of the Polish Press Agency, in a conversation with
(?) Lewanowski, Polish Ambassador to the United Nations stated that he had information indicating that the correspondent / name not given / of the Indian publication “Blitz” was in Dallas the day of the attack / assassination and apparently obtained documents stating the Police Chief Curry and Ruby were members of the
“MS SESIDE” / PH/. Gornicki was to verify this information December 2 next and Gornicki also indicated this information would be published in the near future by “Blitz” which he described as an anti-American publication. The list of non United States nationals accredited as correspondents and representatives of information media by the United Nations as of October 31, 1963 lists Ramesh Sanghvi of Indian nationality as associated with “Blitz”. Wieslaw Gornicki of Polish nationality was listed as associated with the Polish Press Agency.
Document # 124-10087-10328 Is a two page document from SAC, Washington Field Office to Director dated 11/26/63.
Page 1 is an airtel. “Enclosed are five copies of an LHM dated and captioned as above. The source of information is [ ].
“The LHM is classified “Confidential” since information furnished could result in identification of a confidential informant of continuing value and compromise the future effectiveness thereof.
On November 26, 1963, a confidential informant who has furnished reliable information in the past, advised that Venezuelan Ambassador Enrique Tejera-Paris, under instructions from Venezuelan President Romulo Betancourt, had invited Drew Pearson, newspaper columnist, to observe elections in Venezuela “next Sunday.” Pearson revealed that there were plans being made for a memorial service for President Kennedy “that evening” and he felt he must attend. He, therefore, declined the invitation to observe the elections.
Pearson indicated that he was trying to organize approximately 40,000 members of the Protestant, Catholic and Jewish religions to stage a march on President Kennedy’s grave in order to do some thinking on the question of hate and intolerance.
According to the informant, Tejera has stated that the death of President Kennedy has had a tremendous impact on Latin America.