The Torbitt file is one of the most precise accounts of the killing of an America President, John F. Kennedy, and is why I use the alias of Daniel J. Torbitt. This article directly ties Joe Bonanno, Sr. to the Permindex Corp. and its five divisions as a key player.  The Permindex Corporation helped Don Pappino and all his associates complete there 30 year plan to rise to the top of our Society. Not by luck alone was this accomplished! This website will detail how Joe Bonanno, Sr. was not only a key player, but an original member of the Castallammarese's Commission of the 1920's and 1930's. They devised the initial plan for the formation of the Permindex and its 5 divisions and also the Bilderburg Organization that had its beginnings on Dec. 16, 1954. Joe Bonanno, Sr. was the enforcer, and probable point man of both Organizations. Their agenda was led by the Castallammarese's Chamber room, which Joe Bonanno, Sr. was Chairman of the Board of from 1931 until his demise, by natural causes, May 12, 2002 at the ripe old age of 97.  I hope all who view this web page take the time to read the Torbitt file in its entirety.  True history is painful!
The Torbitt File

NOMENCLATURE OF AN ASSASSINATION CABAL

NOTICE

This manuscript is the result of research andinvestigation by the investigator and author. It is compiled for the solepurpose of research and the statements and averments of fact contained hereinare the result of investigation and research of agencies both private andpublic. The purpose of this document is to place into perspective such researchand investigative findings and is to be used only at atime in the future when it may be legally publishedand circulated as an historical document. The name of the author is a cognomenand nom de plume.

CITATIONS

The following abbreviated form of citation is used in thiswork:

References to the testimony in the 26 Volumes of theHearings Before the President's Commission on the Assassination of PresidentKennedy are cited as follows:

C.H. for Commission Hearings, the volume numbers in Romannumerals and the page numbers in Arabic (e.g. C.H. XV, 315)

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

CHAPTERS

I. Permindex and Its Five Subsidiaries.

II. J. Edgar Hoover, Ferenc Nagy, Clay Shaw, L.M. Bloomfield, and Permindex.

III. Roy Cohn, General John Medaris, JoeBonanno, L.M. Bloomfield, The Syndicate and the Mafia.

IV. The Assassination Attempt onDeGaulle.

V. In 1961, European and U.S. Publications Revealed the Defense Intelligence Agency'sSupport of the Revolting French Generals.

VI. Permindex andDouble-Chek Agents and Their Activities.

VII. Albert Osborne, Missionary for theA.C.C.C. and the Cabal.

VIII. Jean DeMenil, OSWALD;, Gordon Novel and Their Activities and Associates.

IX. Hungarian Prime Minister, Ferenc Nagy's Chronological Activities and Werner Von Braun.

X. Tryall Club in Jamaica and World CommerceCorporation Successor to the German Munitions Cartels.

XI. Clay Shaw, Permindex Director, Plans a Murder.

XII. William Seymour, Agent for the Defense Industrial Security Command, Participatesin a Murder.

XIII. Conclusion.

About the Author.

Bibliography

Appendices

Index 

Footnotes

I. Permindex and Its Five Subsidiaries 

When Jim Garrison, the New Orleans District Attorney,began to investigate the assassination of President Kennedy, he took theposition that regardless of who was behind the assassination, the Americanpeople could take the truth, should have the facts, and that the right of theAmerican people to know superseded an damage that might be done to the image ofthe United States by the revelation of respected government leaders' involvementin the crime.

Chief Justice Warren and other members of the Commissioncharged to investigate the assassination took another position: that is, toreveal the assassination scheme would do great harm and damage to the image ofthe United States in the eyes of the world, andtherefore, it would be to the best interests of the Nation that their findingsbe as were reported by them.

Enough evidence has now been uncovered by the WarrenCommission, other investigative agencies here and in Europe, and JimGarrison to reveal an almost total working knowledge of how the assassinationwas carried out and by whom.

The killing of President Kennedy was planned andsupervised by Division Five of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a relativelysmall department within the FBI whose usual duties are espionage andcounter-espionage activities.

Actually, Division Five acted dually with the Defense Intelligence Agency which was acting on behalf of the Joint Chiefs of Staff inthe Pentagon. Directly under the two-pronged leadership of Division Five and theDIA was the Control Group, their highly secret policyagency - the Defense Industrial Security Command.

The Defense Industrial Security Command has always beenkept secret because it acts, in addition to its two official control organizations,on behalf of NASA, the Atomic Energy Commission, the U.S. Information Agency,and the arms, equipment, ammunition, munitions and related miscellaneous supplymanufacturing corporations contracting with NASA, the AEC, USIA, and the Pentagon.One can readily observe that DISC is not compatible with an open Democracy andthe U.S. Constitution. Consequently, the top secret arms manufacturers' policeagency has been kept from the knowledge of even most U.S. officials andCongressmen.

The Defense Industrial Security Command had its beginningswhen J. Edgar Hoover in the early 1930's organized the policeforce of the fledgling Tennessee Valley Authority at the request of DavidLillienthal. The police force covered the entire TVA from Knoxville, Tennesseethrough Huntsville and Florence, Alabama into Kentucky and back through theeastern portion of Tennessee into southern Kentucky. This was one of the firstfederal agencies with a separate police force. This force grew and Lillienthaltook it forward to cover the Atomic Energy Commission, thus tying it into theArmy Intelligence Service.

L.M. Bloomfield, a Montreal, CANADA lawyer bearing thereputation as a sex deviate, the direct supervisor of allcontractual agents with J. Edgar Hoover's Division Five, was the top co-ordinatorfor the network planning the execution. A Swiss corporation, Permindex, was usedto head five front organizations responsible for furnishing personnel andsupervisors to carry out assigned duties.

The five groups under Permindex and their supervisors were:

1. The Czarist Russian, Eastern European and Middle East exile organization called SOLIDARISTS, headed by Ferenc Nagy, ex-Hungarian Premier, and John DeMenil, Russian exile from Houston, Texas, a close friend and supporter of Lyndon Johnson for over thirty years.

2. A section of the AMERICAN COUNCIL OF CHRISTIAN CHURCHES headed by H.L. Hunt of Dallas, Texas.

3. A Cuban exile group called FREE CUBA COMMITTEE headed by Carlos Prio Socarras, ex-Cuban President.

4. An organization of United States, Caribbean, and Havana, Cuba gamblers called the Syndicate headed by Clifford Jones, ex-Lieutenant Governor of Nevada and Democratic National Committeeman, and Bobby Baker of Washington, D.C. This group worked closely with a Mafia family headed by Joe Bonnano.

5. The SECURITY DIVISION of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) headed by Wernher Von Braun, head of the German Nazi rocket program from 1932 through 1945.  Headquarters for this group was the DEFENSE INDUSTRIAL SECURITY COMMAND at Muscle Shoals Redstone Arsenal in Alabama and on East Broad Street in Columbus, Ohio.

The Defense Industrial Security Command is the police andespionage agency for the U.S. munitions makers. DISC was organized by J. EdgarHoover; William Sullivan, his chief assistant, is in direct command. We shalllater examine the involvement of a large number of the DISC agents includingClay Shaw, Guy Bannister, David Ferrie, Lee Harvey Oswald, Jack Ruby and otherswith Permindex's Louis Mortimer Bloomfield of Montreal, Canada in charge.

As it must be, all of the preceding facts are establishedand documented by overwhelming evidence beyond a reasonabledoubt on the following pages. Gordon Novel obtained the aid of the Columbusoffice in 1967 when Jim Garrison was attempting to get him back to Louisianafrom Ohio. Personnel of the Defense Intelligence Agency were subject toassignment with the Defense Industrial Security Command.  

Back to Table ofContents.

II.  J. Edgar Hoover, Ferenc Nagy, Clay Shaw, L.M. Bloomfield, and Permindex.

The Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation was incharge of NASA's Security Division and the Defense IndustrialSecurity Command in his position as head of counter-espionage activities in theUnited States. His agents investigated every employee of the space agency aswell as the employees of the pertinent contractorsdoing business with NASA and also prospective employees of every arms andmunitions manufacturer.

The Defense Intelligence Agency is headed by Lt. GeneralJoseph F. Carroll, a former assistant Director of the FBI. Carrollworked closely with Sullivan, Hoover and L.M. Bloomfield in directing activitiesof the munition-makers' police agency, the Defense Industrial Security Command.Walter Sheridan, whose activities are covered later, was the direct liaison manbetween Carroll and Robert F. Kennedy during the pertinent period. Theaddress for DISC is 3990 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio. The Field office forthe Command was located at the old Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville and MuscleShoals, Alabama.

Von Braun had been decorated more than any other Naziduring World War II. Hoover had worked directly with Von Braun in connectionwith NASA's security since his arrival in the United States in December 1945.

Lyndon Johnson, as Vice-President, was Chairman of NASA,and he, Von Braun, Bobby Baker, [and] Fred Black had worked diligently to obtainthe nine billion dollar Apollo contract for North American Aviation in 1961.NASA awarded this contract to North American despite the fact that it went against therecommendation of its own source evaluation board.1 Each ofthe NASA security personnel who were assigned duties in connection with theassassination were employees or contractees for Division Five of the FBI andmany were connected with the other four groups. It must be born in mind thatthis was a relatively small group within all of these agencies. It was notofficial, and it was not an American operation, but was simply the independentaction taken by these men, some of whom happened to hold official positions.

J. Edgar Hoover was named first Director of the FBI in1924, and he immediately organized the anti-communist Division Five forespionage and counter-espionage work which President Roosevelt made official in1936. Actually, Division Five was in existence as the General IntelligenceDivision of the Justice Department since 1919. Hoover, an Assistant AttorneyGeneral and head of the GID, had used the Czarist Russians in tracing theBolsheviks during the Red Scare and Palmer raids of that period.2

1924 was the year the Communists finally took completecontrol of Russia after five years of resistance by the imperial Czarists. From1918 to 1923, the leaders of the Czarists were leaving Russia with vast fortunesby the tens of thousands. One of those escaping Russians was John DeMenil,presently of Houston, Texas, who fled to France, married into the Schlumbergerfamily, moved to Caracas, Venezuela and then to Houston, Texas before World WarII. He is presently the Chairman of the Board of Schlumberger Corporation, aworld-wide oil well service company.

The forerunners of the Solidarists have been described byJames Wechsler of the New York Post and other writers, before and during WorldWar II, as the Ukrainian Fascists. The Solidarists expanded this group toinclude all East European exiles, including those of various religiousdenominations. Of course, these Russian exiles in allcountries of the world were violently anti-communist and considered themselvesas a government in exile with headquarters in Munich, Germany.3 One has only to glance at Czarist Russian history to learn that these people arethe most proficient dealers in assassination the world has ever known.

George DeMohrenschildt, a Russian emigre who refused tojoin the Solidarists and who was familiar with the workings of espionage groupsand had worked with them in the past, testified that J. Edgar Hoover, usingDivision Five of the FBI, was the planner of the assassination of PresidentKennedy. Through DeMohrenschildt's testimony before the Commission and hisdocumentation, the connection of the espionage section of the FBI andthe Assassination has been established.4

The public records of the Corporate Records Department ofItaly and Switzerland, Who's Who in the South and Southwest, 1963, 1964, TheInvisible Government, The Espionage Establishment by Wise and Ross, Buddy Floydmurder files, Alice Texas, Warren Commission 26 volumes., the Grand Jury recordsof New Orleans Parish, New Orleans Louisiana, all further substantiate, bolster,and corroborate the testimony of DeMohrenschildt concerning the FBI's DivisionFive's involvement.

Many examiners of the case have concluded that GeorgeDeMohrenschildt was a part of the conspiracy because of his close associationwith Oswald during the fall of 1962, and winter and early spring of 1963, but aclose reading of the Russian exile's testimony before the Warren Commissionshows that DeMohrenschildt was being used by theSolidarists the same as Oswald was being used, and was to have been tied in withOswald; in connection with the assassination. However, DeMohrenschildt, a highlypolished professional geologist, saved himself by moving to Haiti in April of1963 in connection with a contract with the government of Haiti, where he stillresided on the day of the assassination of President Kennedy.

DeMohrenschildt, in retrospect, knew that Division Five ofthe FBI and the Solidarists had intended to use him as a scapegoat along withOswald, and he did not hesitate to name the small group within the FederalBureau of Investigation as the instigators of the assassination of PresidentKennedy.5

Concerning the Solidarists, Jack Ruby was a secondgeneration immigrant from the White Russian area of Poland and his brother,Hyman Rubenstein, was born there. Ralph Paul, Ruby's Dallas partner in theCarousel Club, was a Russian immigrant having been born in Kiev, Russia.6

While in confinement, Jack Ruby said in letters laterauthenticated by Hamilton Autographs, New York City, that pogroms against the Jews in this country were a real threat. Herepeated over and over the words "pogroms against theJews" in these letters and in a number of habeas corpus hearings inFederal District Court in Dallas, and at the same time, hetestified that Lyndon Johnson was the head of the organization carryingout the assassination plans. Ruby's testimony is acceptable inevery court as an accomplice witness needing only corroborationin so far as his naming Lyndon Johnson as one of theaccomplices. This has been done.

Ruby's constant use of the words "pogroms against theJews"  reveal his close affiliation with and his deeply ingrainedawareness of his family's Russian Czarist background.Everyone even slightly conversant with Russian history knows thatthe words "pogroms against the Jews" are exclusivelydescriptive of the Czarist Russian Cossacks pillaging and killing of Jewsin their villages and neighborhoods in Russia during thecenturies under the Czars. But to return to J. Edgar Hoover'sconnection with the Czarist Russians in exile.

With the Solidarists' vast number of agents within Russia and the commonanti- communist objectives with J. EdgarHoover,  these two groups immediately merged and have continuallyworked almost as one since that time. In 1960, when it wasdetermined that Castro was a Communist, he too was considered anoccupying force, and the Cuban exiles with the common cause workedquite naturally into the Solidarist and Division Fiveorganizations.  Another organization participating with Division Five wasa religious group called the American Council of Christian Churches. A.C.C.C.'s West Coast representative, E.E.Bradley, was indicted by the New Orleans Grand Jury for complicity inthe assassination. A.C.C.C. launched a campaign in 1964, at J.Edgar Hoover's request, to elect him President of the UnitedStates.7

In 1941, J. Edgar Hoover had his good friend and agent,Carl McIntire, organize the espionage and intelligence unitunder the cover name "American Council of ChristianChurches" with the headquarters in New York City. This group was able to takein many innocent religious groups who did not know they were connected with a spy and propaganda agency. However,Hoover and McIntire through this guise were able to place agentsposing as ministers and missionaries throughout the United Statesand most Latin American countries. We will examine the involvementof this group's agents later.8

HOOVER was joined in the cabal to murder President Kennedyby LYNDON JOHNSON, WALTER JENKINS, Johnson's assistant,FRED KORTH (whom Kennedy had fired as Secretary of the Navysome two weeks before November 22), H.L. HUNT of A.C.C.C, JEAN DEMENIL, Houston multi-millionaire, head of Schlumberger, and adirector of the Russian exile Solidarists, CARLOS PRIO SOCARRAS,ex-Cuban president and long time gambling partner of Jack Ruby and director of the anti-Castro Cubans, BOBBY BAKER, ex-SenateSecretary, ROY M. COHEN, New York attorney and head of theJewish League Against Communism, CLIFFORD JONES, ex-LieutenantGovernor of Nevada, Democratic National Committeeman, and businesspartner with Bobby Baker and L.J. McWillie, L.J. MCWILLIE, of LasVegas, Nevada a partner in Havana gambling with Ruby and Jones, L.M. BLOOMFIELD of Montreal, a long time friend and agent of J.Edgar Hoover, FERENC NAGY, ex-Premier of Hungary, WERNHER VONBRAUN, German Nazi rocket engineer whom Hitler personallydecorated for his work in slaughtering over 7,000 Allies during WorldWar II,  JOHN CONNALLY and CLINT MURCHISON, SR.9

L.J. McWillie, who earlier had been a partner in theHavana, Cuba gambling casino with Jack Ruby, Clifford Jones andex-Cuban President, Carlos Prio Socarras, in 1962 entered a newbusiness arrangement with Clifford Jones and Bobby Baker at the Thunderbird Hotel Casino in LasVegas.10 The WarrenCommission uncovered incontrovertible evidence that Ruby and McWilliewere the closest friends and business associates for overfifteen years. Ruby and Ray Brantly of Dallas, the WarrenCommission discovered, had sent a number of Cobra guns to McWillie inHavana in 1958, but Ruby and McWillie had been gun runners foryears.11

The complicity of Carlos Prio Socarras, President of Cuba from 1948 to 1952, with the assassination group wasdocumented and authenticated in the official volumes of the Warren Commission Hearings in volume XXVI at page 634:

December 1, 1963

AT T-2 advised on November 29, 1963, . . . . stated thatin the . . . 1950's, Jack Ruby held interest in the ColonialInn, a nightclub and gambling house in Hollandale,Florida. He stated that Jack Ruby, known then as Rubenstein, was active in arranging illegal flights of weapons from Miamito the Castro organization in Cuba. According to T-2, Rubywas reportedly part owner of two planes used for thesepurposes.

T-2 further stated that Ruby subsequently left Miami andpurchased a substantial share in a Havana gambling housein which one Carlos Prio. . . . was principal owner. T-2stated that Carlos Prio was within favor of former Cuban leader Batista, but was instrumental in financing and managingaccumulation of arms by pro-Castro forces . . .

On page 650 of the same volume, a revealing document is found connecting Prio, Ruby, and Robert Ray McKeown, thegun-runner who was to work with Ruby in shipping the surplusjeeps to Cuba in 1959, T. Gonzales, who rode the bus into Mexicowith Oswald, and Ramos, who stayed at the Hotel Commercia inMexico City with Oswald. The document follows:

Information concerning reported contact between Jack L.Ruby and Robert Ray McKeown was furnished by President's Commission on March 2, 1964. . . .

Files reveal that McKeown was one of the subjects in anextensive investigation . . concerning the activities ofCarlos Prio. . . . Prio, a former President of Cuba . . . was engaged with others, including McKeown, in attemptingto assist Castro in his revolutionary action against the Batista regime in Cuba. . . .

Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Unit, Bureau of Internal Revenue, continued the investigation in this matter and chargedvarious individuals, including McKeown, with conspiracy to smuggle guns and related equipment to Cuba. The defendantsin this action were as follows: Dr. Carlos Prio Socarras, also known as Carlos Prio, age unknown, male, resident ofMiami, Florida, citizen of Cuba. . . .

Orlando Garcia Vasquez, also known as Orlando Vasquez, F.Valdez, Ramos, age unknown, male, resident of Miami, Florida, citizen ofCuba.12

Angel Banos, age unknown, male, resident of Miami,Florida, citizen of the United States.

Robert R. McKeown, also known as Dick McKeown, Max, J. T.Brown, H.J. McAllister, age 47, male, resident of Galena Park, Texas, citizen of the United States. . . .

Manuel Arques, also known as Manny, age 23, male, residentof Miami, Florida, citizen of the United States.

Evelyn Eleanor Archer, also known as Mrs. Manuel Arques,

Ruby, age 36, female, resident of Keyport, New Jersey,citizen of the United States.

Pedro Luis Chaviano Reyes, also known as Luis Chaviano, F.

Castillo, Gilbert Pawtoja, age 44, male resident of Miami,Florida, citizen of Cuba.

Abelardo Pujol Barrera, also known as Joe Sanco, JoseSauco,

Jose Alonzo, age 42, male, resident of Miami, Florida,citizen of Cuba.

Francisco Gonzales Obregon, also known as T. Gonzales.13

Mrs. Ethel Jane McKeown, age unknown, female, resident ofGalena Park, Texas, citizen of the United States.

The arms and ammunition being smuggled to Castro at thetime and later to anti-Castro Cubans by McKeown, Ruby,Prio, and their New Orleans associates were obtained principallyfrom the Redstone Arsenal in the Florence, Muscle Shoals, andHuntsville area of Alabama, and to a lesser extent from the PineBluff, Arkansas arsenal. The orders for these men and directionfor their activities came from the office of the DefenseIndustrial Security Command, the munitions makers secret policeagency at Redstone..14

McKeown, Ruby, Prio, and their New Orleans associates,David Ferrie, Clay Shaw, Maurice Brooks Gatlin, Guy Bannister,Sergio Arcacha Smith, and the others all followed the orders ofJean DeMenil in Houston and Wernher Von Braun of Redstone. Clay Shaw and Walter Jenkins, only two of the large numberof sex deviates at command and lower level in the cabalwere together almost constantly, pushing LBJ during the 1960 Democratic Convention in Los Angeles, according todelegates present there. Shaw and Jenkins will be covered later andtheir close relationship established.

Prio had met with John DeMenil and Fidel Castro inHouston, Texas in 1956 and furnished Castro with the funds topurchase the ship which transported Castro and his men back to Cubaafter their Mexican stay. This is documented in all accounts of Castro's rise to power.

Prio, DeMenil and their group all turned violently againstCastro in 1960 when Castro made public his Communistconnections.

After this time, DeMenil and Prio, through Schlumberger, furnished agents, arms, transportation and organizationfor the overthrow of Castro. As a matter of fact, Artime, who wasin charge of the Bay of Pigs Cuban Revolutionary Council, hadbeen Cuba's Premier under Prio's rule.

Jack Ruby's complicity with ex-President Prio in therunning of guns to Cuba, both before and after Castro took chargein January 1959, is documented by well over 150 crediblewitnesses in the twenty-six volumes of evidence taken before theWarren Commission. A large group of these witnesses testifiedconcerning Jack Ruby's presence and gun running activities inIslamorada, Florida in 1958.  Islamorada is located on the Florida Keys, which DeMeniland Schlumberger have for a long time used as a shipping pointfor arms due to its proximity to Cuba.

We quote from the testimony of the witnesses:

MRS. MARY THOMPSON, 1155 Dupont, Kalamazoo, Michigan,states as follows: 

On about May 30, 1958, she traveled to Islamorada, Florida, accompanied by her daughter and son-in-law,DOLORES and RICHARD RHOADS. They visited her brother andsister-in-law, JAMES and MARY LOU 'BUTCH' WOODARD, who resided in a cottage, address not known, which was located behind thecottage of TED WILLIAMS, well-known professional baseball player. While there, they met JACK and ISABEL (last nameunknown), acquaintances of the WOODARDS. There was notsufficient room in the WOODARD cottage and JACK and ISABELsuggested that DOLORES and RICHARD spend the night attheir home. The offer was accepted and it was determined thatJACK and ISABEL lived in a small motel situated on a whitecoral pier, which was reached by crossing an old bridge.

. . . . . MARY LOU said that JACK was originally fromChicago, Illinois, and reportedly had killed a couple of men. He later ran a drinking place in Dallas, Texas, wherehe became acquainted with JAMES WOODARD, who was a memberof the Dallas, Texas Police Department for a short time in 1954. . . . . . . .

MARY LOU said that JACK had a trunk full of guns and... that JACK was going to supply them to the Cubans. MRS.THOMPSON stated that she was told that there were supplies of guns hidden in the marshes. . ..15

Mary Thompson and six members of her family identifiedJack Ruby as being the person involved in the gun running inFlorida in 1958. But the Warren Commission had already uncoveredone hundred fifty unimpeached witnesses who put Jack Ruby intheCuban gun running business for over twelve years preceding1963.  Let us return to the involvement of Carlos PrioSocarras.  On November 20, 1963, Salvador Diaz Verson proceeded toMexico City at the direction of Carlos Prio. In MexicoCity, Diazimmediately after the assassination fed the followingstory to the world news media:

Dr. Angel Fernandez Varela stated that when Diaz Verson returned to Miami from Mexico City in the latter part ofNovember 1963, Diaz Verson advised him that while in Mexico City hehad had contact with other newspapermen there and had learnedthat the Mexican Federal Police had arrested a Mexican citizen,Sylvia Duran, an employee of the Cuban Embassy in Mexico City,because of her connection between Oswald and the Cuban Embassy.16 

Dr. Fernandez said Diaz Verson also told him that Oswaldhad stayed at the home of Duran, and subsequently met with theCuban Ambassador in Mexico City at a restaurant called Caballo Bayo, accompanied by Sylvia Duran. Dr. Fernandez said heunderstood from Diaz Verson that Duran, the Cuban Ambassador toMexico, whose name Fernandez did not know, and Oswald, reportedlywent for a ride together in a car. Dr. Fernandez said that thefederal police in Mexico City reportedly had turned over theinformation concerning these incidents involving Oswald; to the UnitedStatesEmbassy in Mexico City.17

Salvador Diaz Verson had been Prio's Chief of Military Intelligence Service during the Cuban presidency of Priofrom 1948 through 1952. Diaz and Prio together had worked forthe Defense Industrial Security Command since coming to theU.S. after Castro embraced Communism.18

The anti-Castro Cuban part of the plan was to tie theCastro regime into the murder of Kennedy and thus to have the U.S. military give all service to the overthrow of Castro.

Another connection of Carlos Prio Socarras and the assassination unit was uncovered by the Warren Commission.This evidence concerned Dr. Cesar Fernandez, Prio's Minister of Information during his presidency of Cuba. Prio andFernandez in addition had been close lifetime friends and Prio obtainedFernandez employment with the Defense Industrial Security Command.

The following was confirmed by the daughter of the witnessin all respects, she having been shown the documents ofMrs. Hoover in October, 1963. Here is the story of Prio'sfriend, Fernandez.

On November 27, 1963, Corporal Theodore La Zar,Pennsylvania State Police, Hollidaysburg, Pa., advised that atapproximately 10:00 pm on November 27, 1963, Robert Steele, 316 BraytonAvenue, Altoona, Pa., stopped at the Pennsylvania State PoliceBarracks and advised that he was the brother of Margaret KathrynHoover, 105 S. Walnut St., Martinsburg, Pa., and had the followinginformation to offer concerning the assassination ofPresident Kennedy which he had received from her.19

During the third week in October, 1963, Mrs. Hoover who lives in a second-story apartment, 105 S. Walnut St.,Martinsburg, Pa., located three items in the dry leaves immediately below her upstairs porch. This porch and Mrs.Hoover's residence are located at the rear of a lotcontaining two homes. The home at the rear is occupied by Mrs. Hooverand the home in the front of the lot, which was formerlyoccupied by Mrs. Hoover, is known as 400 E. Allegheny St.,Martinsburg, Pa., and for the past two months has been occupied by Dr. Julio Fernandez, a Cuban refugee, who is presently teaching atthe Morrison Cove Junior High School, Martinsburg.20

These items consisted of an envelope used for tickets fromthe Seaboard Airline Railroad Company, Miami, Fla.; a usedticket which was enclosed therein indicating the holder had acoach reservation on the railroad, seat number 48, car number3E, on a train leaving Miami, Fla., at 12:40 pm on September 25,1963, and arriving in Washington, D.C., the following date. Thisticket bore the number, D-214332. Also in the leaves was athrow-away advertisement, commonly used in advertising trailers,which was found by Mrs. Hoover. Penciled on the back of thisthrow-away, which contained no handwriting, were the followingnotations:

The upper left hand corner contained the name of a club, unrecalled by Mrs. Hoover, and a six digitnumberthereunder which contained either an address or a telephone number.21 In the top middle of the page was the name, Lee Oswald.22

On the right top of the page was the word, Rubenstein.23In the middle of the page were the words "JackRuby".24

On the bottom of the page, toward the center, were thewords, Dallas, Texas.25

Clay Shaw, the defendant in the New Orleans assassination case and L.M. Bloomfield of Montreal, Canada, were theonly North American members of both the Board of Directors ofPermindex and Centro-Mondiale Comerciale. Shaw had been one of the incorporators of the Swiss corporation,Permindex.26 Theother members of the Board include a publisher of the FascistNational-Zeitung in West Germany, an Italian industrialist whomarried into the family of Adolph Hitler's finance minister, and aRome lawyer, the Secretary of the Fascist Party.27

Also on the Board of Permindex was Ferenc Nagy, aSolidarist and Prime Minister of Hungary from 1946 to 1947; GeorgeMandel, alias Mantello, a Hungarian Fascist who supervisedattempts to purchase national monuments for real estate development inItaly, and Munir Chourbagi, an uncle of King Farouk. Chourbagiwas the victim in a recent murder in Italy. 28

The ruling clique of Permindex and its two subsidiaries,the Italo American Hotel Corporation and Centro Mondiale Comerciale, in addition to the sophisticated Nazis and Fascistsheretofore named, were Gutierez di Spadafora, who was Under- Secretaryof Agriculture in Mussolini's Fascist regime and who was alsoa ruling lord in the Mafia with Italy and Southern Europe ashis land area; Enrico Mantello (Henry Mandel, brother ofGeorge Mandel); Guiseppee Zigiotti, the head of the Italianpolitical party, Fascist Nationalist Association for Militia Arms;and Hungarian emigre and former Nazi, H. Simonfay.29

On December 1, 1962, the representative of thepublication, Who's Who in the South and Southwest, was told by ClayShaw in New Orleans that he was a director for the SwissCorporation, Permindex. Shaw was also one of the directors for CentroMondiale Comerciale of Rome. As we shall see later, one purpose of Permindex was the funding of the 1961 and 1962assassination attempts on DeGaulle.

Both firms being directed by the same men, the stated corporate purpose was to encourage trade between nations.Their actual purpose was fourfold:

1.To fund and direct assassination of European, Mid-Eastand world leaders considered threats to the Western World andto petroleum interests of the backers.

2.To furnish couriers, agents, and management intransporting, depositing and re-channeling funds through Swiss banks forLas Vegas, Miami, Havana and international gambling syndicate.

3.To co-ordinate the espionage activities of theSolidarists and Division Five of the FBI with groups in sympathy withtheir objectives and to receive and channel funds from the financiers to the action groups.

4.To build, acquire and operate hotels and gamblingcasinos in the Caribbean, Italy and other touristareas.30

The principal financiers of Permindex were a number of U.S. oil companies, H. L. Hunt of Dallas, Clint Murchison ofDallas, John DeMenil, Solidarist director of Houston, JohnConnally as executor of the Sid Richardson estate, Haliburton Oil Co., Senator Robert Kerr of Oklahoma, Troy Post of Dallas,Lloyd Cobb of New Orleans, Dr. Oschner of New Orleans, George andHerman Brown of Brown and Root, Houston, Attorney Roy M. Cohn,Chairman of the Board for Lionel Corporation, New York City,Schenley Industries of New York City, Walter Dohrnberger, ex-NaziGeneral and his company, Bell Aerospace, Pan American WorldAirways, its subsidiary, Intercontinental Hotel Corporation, PaulRaigorodsky of Dallas through his company, Claiborne Oil of NewOrleans, Credit Suisse of Canada, Heineken's Brewery of Canada anda host of other munition makers and NASA contractors directed bythe Defense Industrial Security Command.

The gambling syndicate and Mafia contracting agents who handled the transactions with Permindex were ex-PresidentCarlos Prio Socarras of Havana, Miami and Houston, Clifford Jonesof Las Vegas, Morris Dalitz of Las Vegas, Detroit, Cleveland andHavana, former head of the Cleveland mob and close friend of Hunt,Hoover and Roy Cohn, L.J. McWillie of Las Vegas, a gamblingpartner with Cliff Jones, Bobby Baker of Washington, D.C., Ed Levinsonof Las Vegas, Benny Seigelbaum of Miami, Henry Crown of Chicago, associate of the Mafia, Patrick Hoy of the controllingclique in General Dynamics and Joe Bonanno of Lionel Corporation ofNew York.31

It should be pointed out here that John Connally, Paul Raigorodsky and Jean DeMenil were close friends andbusiness associates. The were members of an exclusive club inNorthern Jamaica. The name of the club was Tryall located onMontego Bay. 

Bill Stephenson, former head of British Intelligence inthe U.S., started in the club in 1946. Connally, DeMenil andRaigorodsky owned and still own palatial retreats within the tightlyguarded Tryall compound. L.M. Bloomfield met with the three onnumerous occasions at Tryall in Jamaica.32

Among Connally's assigned duties was the keeping of Texas police agencies in line after the murder. John Connallywas an active participant in the assassination plans, but he wasone of the agents whose over-all knowledge was limited by the"need to know basis".

One of the banks through which the American backers channeled funds to Permindex was Astaldo Vaduz in Miami,Florida.  As a matter of fact, the Miami bank was owned andcontrolled by the Permindex financiers and board members. The Europeanbanks handling the accounts were De Famaco Vaduz, Liechtenstein,Credit Bank of Geneva, Switzerland, (Credit Bank and CreditSuisse are one and the same), Banca Nazionale del Lavoro of Italy, DeFamaco Astalde Vaduz, Switzerland and Seligman Bank of Basal, Switzerland. The attorney for the transactions through theMiami bank was Alex Carlson, Double-Chek's Miami Springsmanager.33

Alex Carlson turned the entire CIA Double-Chekorganization and personnel over to Division Five of the FBI to work for Permindex in executing the assassination thus causing manyastute observers to mistakenly believe the CIA carried out theaffair.

L.M. Bloomfield, a lawyer of Montreal, Canada and a long time friend and confidant of J. Edgar Hoover, has beenHoover's contract supervisor of Division Five since his days in theOSS before World War II. Bloomfield held one-half of theshares of Permindex and was in total command of its operation inEurope and Africa as well as the North and South American continents.He was the co-ordinator of all activities responsible only toHoover and Johnson in carrying out the plans for John Kennedy's assassination.34

Bloomfield ordered Permindex's Ferenc Nagy and George Mandel, alias Giorgio Mantello, to the United States in1962 where they helped to supervise the plans. Mandell wasassigned to the Los Angeles, California area. Ferenc Nagy, formerPremier of Hungary in 1946 and 1947, settled in Dallas, Texas, wherehe contacted H.L. Hunt, Igor Voshinin, George Bouhe, PeterGregory of Fort Worth, Paul Raigorodsky and other members of the Solidarists and took command of actual planning in theSouthwest.  It should be pointed out that although the White Russianswere dominant in the Solidarists, it contained East Europeans,Jewish and Orthodox Christians and even Arabic nationals whosecountries had been taken over by Communism. 35

Nagy in Dallas over the months before November 22, 1963, worked with Carlos Prio Socarras and Alex Carlson inMiami, Clay Shaw in New Orleans, John DeMenil in Houston, CliffordJones and L.J. McWillie in Las Vegas, Bobby Baker and Fred Korth in Washington, D.C., Albert Osborne, alias J.H. Bowen, ofLaredo, Texas and Mexico, Roy Cohn in New York City, and othersall under the direction of L.M. Bloomfield in making the plans and preparations.36

Albert Osborne, the missionary supervisor of the professional assassins, met Nagy in Laredo, Texas a shorttime before the November date. The details of the movement ofthe professionals were worked out and Osborne then traveled to Montreal where he conferred with his direct boss of overtwenty years, L.M. Bloomfield.37

On November 22, Osborne and about ten of his riflemen wereliving at 3126 Harlendale in Oak Cliff, a section ofDallas.  Three of his professionals were at Tammie True's house inFort Worth and Leon Oswald, alias William Seymour, had been atthe Oak Cliff address for about four weeks. Before dark onNovember 23, l963, Osborne, Seymour, Gonzales and the other riflemenwere out of Dallas.38

This is the nomenclature of the assassination team. Thatis the way John F. Kennedy met his death in Dallas.

At the top was JOHNSON, HOOVER, BLOOMFIELD, NAGY, DeMENIL,PRIO, JENKINS, HUNT, BAKER, JONES, McWILLIE, VON BRAUN,COHN, KORTH, CONNALLY and MURCHISON.

L.M. Bloomfield was in overall charge responsible only to Hoover and Johnson.

The second layer of participants with supervisory and working assignments under Bloomfield and the first groupwere Walter Dornberger, ex-Nazi General, Guy Bannister, AlbertOsborne of A.C.C.C., E.E. Bradley of A.C.C.C., Morris Dalitz ofLas Vegas, Major General John B. Medaris, RobertMcKeown, Igor Voshinin, George Bouhe, Peter Gregory, Maurice Gatlin,Sergio Arcacha Smith, Lee Harvey Oswald, William Seymour, David Ferrie, T. Gonzales, Manuel Garcia Gonzales, Layton Martens,Gordon Novel, Walter Sheridan, William Dalzell, Paul Raigorodsky,Joe Bonanno, Dimitri Royster of A.C.C.C., Alex Carlson, GeorgeMandel, Breck Wall, Clay Shaw, Joe Cody, Jake Kosloff,Mike McLaney, Ruth and Mike Paine, Igor Vagonov, Jack Bowen,Mike Ryan, Tammie True, Max Cherry, Patrick Hoy, David Hoy,James Powell and a number of others with limited assignmentsinformed only enough to carry out the assignments with dispatch.

There were others involved also, but the publishedevidence up to 1969 is such that it would be unfair to name them. 

Substantially the same management under Bloomfield of Montreal and J. Edgar Hoover planned and carried out theexecution of Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy.Albert Osborne had his riflemen in Memphis and one of hisprofessionals fired the fatal shot at King. Ray was used as Oswald hadearlier been used.

The book, The Strange Case of James Earl Ray reveals that Ray was a persistent visitor to the International TradeMart in New Orleans39 just prior to the killing40 and that thereal assassin of King entered the naval base near Memphis,Tennessee, where Division Five maintains a headquarters, only minutesafter King's assassination. He was in the white Mustang involvedin the mysterious chase described on police radio immediatelyafter the killing.41

On August 4,1969, James Earl Ray confirmed that Division Five of the FBI was used in the slaying of Martin LutherKing, Jr. He stated on that date that Dr. King was killed byfederal agents and that they used him to be a fall guy.42

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III-  Roy Cohn, General John Medaris, Joe Bonanno, L.M.Bloomfield, the Syndicate and the Mafia.

Roy M. Cohn, using a representative of Intercontinental Company of Garland, Texas, a subsidiary of LionelCorporation, provided a Dallas located agent to work with Ferenc Nagy.This agent was Ramon Buenrostro Cortez. Others with Cortez inTexas were Lorenzo Saunders and a Cuban exile, Ignacio Hernandez Garcia, alias Fernandez Feito.43 

In the September 5, 1969 issue of LIFE Magazine, it was reported that J. Edgar Hoover punished three of his FBIagents in New York for cooperating with the United States DistrictAttorney in New York, Robert Morgenthau, in his prosecution againstRoy M. Cohn on a number of felony charges. The LIFE report hasthis to say:

During the McCarthy inquisitions of the early 1950's,Cohn, as Senator McCarthy's chief counsel, had worked closelywith (Louis B.) Nichols and the FBI in developing cases against suspected Communists. Agents spent weeks screening FBIsecurity files and extracting them in memos for Cohnduring the prolonged hearings. Through these years Cohn's friendship with Director Hoover also developed, and thiswas further cemented by their mutual regard for the multimillionaire boss of the huge Schenley distillerycomplex, Lewis Rosenstiel. (Cohn to this day addresses Rosenstiel variously as "commander-in-chief" or"supreme commander" and Rosenstiel refers to his youngerfriend as "field commander" or "sergeantmajor").

When Nichols decided to retire from the FBI in 1957, Cohnset out to land him a job with Schenley. He had thewilling support of another Rosenstiel friend, the lateconservative columnist George Sokolsky, for whom Nichols represented100% anti-Communist Americanism. At a social evening in August, 1967, Cohn and Sokolsky agreed to try to sell Nichols toRosenstiel as prime executive timber.

The next night they made their pitch to Rosenstiel.Nichols, Cohn contended, was a genius, truly "one of thegreatest men in America", whereupon Rosenstiel dispatched theSchenley private plane to Washington to fly Nichols and his wife toa conference at Rosenstiel's Greenwich, Conn. estate. UnderCohn's continued urging, Rosenstiel agreed to give Nicholsa 10-year contract at $100,000 a year, plus stock options,in addition to arranging for Schenley's to buy and furnish aManhattan apartment for Nichols. The whole package had tobe an impressive introduction to corporate business for a middle-aged FBI man who had spent most of his adult lifeas a modestly paid public servant. Nichols later becameexecutive vice president in charge of corporatedevelopment and public affairs and was elected to the Schenley board.

. . . Hoover personally ordered the three agentstransferred out of New York. On May 2, each received a letter ofcensure and was given 30 days to report to his new post - (Donald) Jones to go to St. Louis, (Russell) Sullivan toLouisville, and (Jack) Knox to Pittsburgh.

Bureau men are accustomed to being ordered around in a fairly peremptory way, but such disciplinary transfersusually have a gloss of logic. This time the men werebeing moved for doing what in essence they were paid to do -- helping a U.S. Attorney protect his case. The ensuingrumble of protest was so loud that it could be heard even outside the Bureau, which virtually never happens. Morgenthau wasfurious. He confronted Assistant FBI Director John F. Malone, the top man in the New York field office, andMalone promptly reported the confrontation to Washington. Thenext day Hoover personally directed the New York field officeto inform the three wayward agents that they now had until midnight the following day - 36 hours in all - to reporttotheir new stations, which they did.

LIFE went on to say: 

"Cohn has cultivated a longfriendship with Edwin Weisl, President Johnson's handpickedambassador to New York's Democratic party. Weisl .... is a frequent Cohn luncheon companion."

Weisl was a long time friend of Johnson. As a matter of fact, during the 1950's, Weisl was the general counsel tothe Senate Space Committee and he and Johnson were constantly together along with General John B. Medaris, then head ofthe Army Space Program. Among other groups, Medaris, duringthis program, had been in charge of Wernher Von Braun and theother Nazi space scientists at Huntsville, Alabama.44

From 1960 to 1963, the ruling hierarchy of Lionel Corporation was General John B. Medaris, Roy Cohn and JoeBonanno (Joe Bananas), a top Mafia man from New York, Las Vegas,Tucson and Montreal, Canada. Lionel Corporation during thisperiod didover ninety percent of their business with the spaceagency and army ordnance furnishing such items as electronicequipment, rocket parts, chemical warfare agents and flame throwers.Also, during this period, General Medaris, though having retiredin 1960, remained on active duty as special advisor to Army Intelligence in thePentagon.45

The Lionel Corporation management was in direct contactwith Louis Mortimer Bloomfield who, among other things, was alawyer with offices in Tangiers, Morocco and Paris, France.Bloomfield was also the president of Heineken's Brewers, Ltd.,Canada.

General Medaris was a director of one of the land speculation companies of Bobby Baker and Senator GeorgeSmathers in Florida. Joe Bonanno (Joe Bananas) in his capacity as aMafia leader, was associated in the Havana and Las Vegasgambling with L.J. McWillie, Clifford Jones and others.46

In addition to J. Edgar Hoover's close association withRoy Cohn, he was also a long time friend of General Medaris.Joe Bonanno (Joe Bananas) had been a personal informer for J.Edgar Hoover for over a decade during 1963.47

Grant Stockdale, ex-United States Ambassador to Irelandand former George Smathers Administrative Assistant and astock holder and officer in Bobby Baker's vending machine andFlorida land transactions, knew and was closely associated withalmost all of the top figures in the cabal.48

Shortly after President Kennedy's assassination onNovember 22, 1963, Grant Stockdale was pushed, shoved or fell fromthe fourteenth story of a Miami building and was killedimmediately in the fall. As an officer in the Bobby Baker enterprises,Grant Stockdale had particular knowledge of a good part of theworkings of the cabal and his death was one of a series madenecessary to protect the group from public exposure.

A number of the conspirators' connections in the early 1960's and the various connections, organizations andfinancial conduits were revealed in books published in 1969.

Donald R. Cressey revealed in his work, Theft of aNation, that a "Lelow" was the top guy of the Joseph L.Bonanno group in Montreal, Canada. The name was overheard on a telephonetap and it is believed to be Lazlo Nagy, a close relative ofFerenc Nagy.

There, it is also revealed, "the Bonanno family hasfor decades had other interests in Montreal which is a bet takinglay-off center for U.S. bookmakers and lay-off men re-insure theirbets."

All of the investigators looking into Louis Mortimer Bloomfield's activities in connection with Permindex, theSwiss corporation, reported him as a banker in Montreal, Canada.He is not a banker as such, but a bet lay-off man is alwaysreferred to as a banker and this is where the confusion came. In fact, Bloomfield, as has been shown before, was the contractagent in charge of Division Five, the espionage agency of J. EdgarHoover, and was a Montreal lawyer with offices in Paris, France,and Tangiers, Morocco.49

Among the large number of suppressed Warren Commission Documents were two which are of interest here. Theirtitles are: 

1.Allegation Oswald was in Tangiers, Morocco
Document Number 1188

2.Allegation Oswald in Montreal, Summer 1963
Document Number 729

Poor's Register for 1963 lists the corporations and dummycorporations through which Bloomfield funneled the fundsinto and away from the Swiss banks. They are:

Credit Suisse (Canada), Ltd. (a subsidiary of CREDITSUISSE of Berne, Switzerland)

Manoir Industries, Ltd.

British Controlled Oil Fields, Ltd.

Grimaldi Siosa Lines (Canada), Ltd.

Berkeley Property Corp., Ltd.

Canscot Realty Investments, Ltd.

Canscot Building, Ltd.

Beaver Hall Investments, Ltd.

Israel Continental Oil Co., Ltd.

Lenzing Pulp and Paper Corp., Ltd.

Leviton Mfg. of Can., Ltd.

Mirelia Investments, Ltd.

Progress Luminaire, Ltd.

Protrade Commercial Devel., Ltd.

Heineken's Breweries (Can.), Ltd.

Ed Reid, in The Grim Reapers, reveals one of the othersubsidiaries of CREDIT SUISSE and conduits through fundswere funneled. There the connection of Bobby Baker, Morris Dalitz, Cliff Jones and others in the conspiracy and theirconnections with the conduits are shown. The principle funding agencyfor Permindex was the Credit Bank of Geneva, also known asCredit Suisse.50

The Syndicate Caribbean money structure is partially represented by the Bank of World Commerce, Ltd., which wasincorporated in 1961 under British law in Nassau, Bahamas. Nevada's Cliff Jones and Ed Levinson were listed asstockholders.

Tied into the whole structure was a firm known in 1961 asAllied Empire, Inc., formerly Allied Television Films, Inc., ofBeverly Hills, California. At that time Allied Empire was listedas a corporate stockholder with ten thousand shares of Bank ofWorld Commerce stock, and was the holding company for the bank.51

The financial structure has myriad connections. A score ofLas Vegas gamblers and state and federal politicians were involved in the setup through Anjon Savings and Loan,account Number 804, and Merritt Savings and Loan of Baltimore,Maryland, which was bought out by Anjon Account Number 804. By meansof a network of American and British corporate laws, AccountNumber 804's list of depositor-stockholders includes not only theBank of World Commerce - $23,000 - but also a number of Las Vegans. 

When all the records are put together, we find that thenames of a number of individuals involved show up again and againin the complex web of gambling operations in various places onthe North American continent and form compass points which chart acourse to the truth of the operation.

Account Number 804 listed among its stockholders: Irving Devine, Las Vegas gambler whose wife was named by LIFE asa mob courier, Clifford Jones, Edward Levinson, John Pullman,one time president, Bank of World Commerce, M.A. Riddle, B.E.Seigelbaum and Sav-Way Investment Company.

The persons holding office and stock in the Bank of World Commerce at the time of its inception were: John Pullman,president and director; Edward Dawson Roberts,vice-president and director; Gerald Nelson Capps, secretary and treasurer; N. Roberts, director; Alvin I. Malnic, director, and Philip J.Mathew, director. Among the stockholders were; Leon C.Bloom, Jr., Clifford A. Jones, John Pullman, Irving Devine,Edward Levinson and Allied Empire, Inc.

On September 8, 1967, two of the individuals involved withthe Bank of World Commerce and Anjon Savings and Loan,Account Number 804, were named by LIFE as "bagmen" forMeyer Lansky in the syndicate's far-flung gambling kingdom. A third, analleged "bagwoman", is the wife of one of the Bank ofWorld Commerce stockholders. Cash was carried by these people and others,the article stated, via the Bank of World Commerce into thefinancial arteries of an organization in the Bahamas known as theAtlas Bank, a working subsidiary of the CREDIT SUISSE in Berne, Switzerland. All three of the boards of directors andstaffs of these money entities were what LIFE described as"studded with both skimmers and couriers" for the mob.52

Among the fund couriers listed was Ben Sigelbaum (Seigelbaum), sixty-five years old, political advisor anda long time associate of Ed Levinson in many of his businessendeavors. Sigelbaum was also a business associate and confidant ofBobby Baker when the latter was Secretary of the DemocraticMajority in the U.S. Senate. Also named was John Pullman, sixty-sevenyears old, original president of the Bank of World Commerce whoonce served a prison term for violating U.S. liquor laws andgave up his American citizenship in 1954 to become a Canadian. Henow lives in Switzerland. Another courier was Sylvain Ferdmann,a thirty-three year old Swiss citizen described as ininternational banker and economist and, by U.S. authorities, as afugitive accused of interfering with federal inquiries into theskimming racket in Las Vegas and elsewhere.53

Ida Devine, wife of Las Vegas gambler Irving (Niggy)Devine, traveled with Sigelbaum from Las Vegas to Miami withskimmed money for Lansky; Ferdmann is said to have carried theskim from the Bahamas to Lansky; and Lansky counted the money inMiami, took his own cut and dispensed other sums, via different couriers, to a few syndicate chieftains in the UnitedStates. At that point, the story went on, Ferdmann and Pullmancarried the remainder of the funds to the CREDIT SUISSE in Berne,Switzerland and deposited them in numbered accounts in the Swiss havenfor secret-money banking.54

An active part in the whole affair was carried out byFerdmann, who organized the Atlas Bank as the Bahamassubsidiary of the CREDIT SUISSE of Berne, Switzerland.

The foregoing further confirms, Bloomfield, Permindex,Double-Chek and the connections with the same group as was connected earlier in Credit Bank of Geneva which is oneand the same as CREDIT SUISSE, Miami Astaldo Vaduz, Double-Chek,Alex Carlson and the other Swiss and Liechtenstein Banks.

Fred Black of Washington, D.C. was a lobbyist for North American Aircraft and business associate with Bobby Bakerand Clifford Jones. Black has confirmed the connection betweenJones, McWillie, Baker, Ruby and ex-Cuban President, Prio.55

After November 22, l963, Black publicly told many peoplein Washington, D.C. he had informed J. Edgar Hoover that anincome tax conviction against him must be reversed or he wouldblow the lid off Washington with revelations of the assassination conspirators.56

Lobbyist Black prevailed upon J. Edgar Hoover to admiterror before the Supreme Court where his case was reversed in 1966.57 

Hoover did well to rescue Black from the conviction. Fred Black, while socially drinking with acquaintances inWashington has, on numerous occasions, been reported to have told ofJ. Edgar Hoover's and Bobby Baker's involvement in theassassination through Las Vegas, Miami and Havana gamblers. He namedsome of these as the Fox Brothers of Miami, McLaney of Las Vegas,New Orleans, Havana and Bahamas, Cliff Jones of Las Vegas,Carlos Prio Socarras of Havana, Bobby Baker and others. He statedthere was also a connection in that some of the gamblers wereRussian emigres.58

Don Reynolds, Washington, D.C. businessman and associateof Bobby Baker and who had a number of questionable business transactions with Walter Jenkins on behalf of LyndonJohnson, also gave testimony concerning Bobby Baker's involvementwith the principals and he has stated on numerous public occasionsthat this group was behind the assassination of President JohnF. Kennedy.59

Black was a stockholder with Baker in the Waikiki Savings& Loan Association in Honolulu. The other members wereClifford Jones and his law partner, Louis Weiner. There was theFarmers and Merchants State Bank in Tulsa where Jones joined Bakerand Black in a stock deal and brought in a Miami pal by thename of Benny Sigelbaum, a courier of funds and documents to theSwiss banks for Permindex and the Syndicate.60

Of all the enterprises, none could compare with the controversialServ-U Corp., a Baker-Black controlledvending-machine firm. Ed Levinson, president of the Fremont Hotel,Las Vegas, Nevada, was also a partner. Grant Stockdale,President of Serv-U and his money is covered later.61

Formed late in 1961, Serve-U Corporation provided vending machines for the automatic dispensing of food and drink incompanies working on government contracts. In the next twoyears, Serv-U was awarded the lion-share of the vending businessat three major aerospace firms - North American Aviation,Northrop Corporation and Thompson Ramo Wooldridge's SpaceTechnology Laboratories.62

Baker and Black each bought stock in the company for $1 a share, while the others paid approximately $16 a share.Early in 1963 when Baker's Carousel Motel in Ocean City, Md. raninto financial difficulties, it was bought by Ser-U for $1 million.63

McWillie, Baker and Jones were involved in numerous transactions together, one of which was the incorporationof Greatamerica, the conglomerate company. The incorporatingpapers in Carson City, Nevada dated April 27, 1962 lists AbeFortas as vice-president, general counsel and director. There is not sufficient evidence made public yet to connect Fortas withthe assassination conspiracy.

One of the incorporators of Greatamerica was Clifford A. Jones, Nevada Lieutenant Governor from 1945-54 and a partowner and officer of the Thunderbird Hotel in Las Vegas. Thegambling license issued to Jones and a partner in the hotel wasrevoked by the Nevada Tax Commission in 1955 on grounds thatunderworld figures had interests in the hotel. The decision was later overturned by the Nevada SupremeCourt.64

On January 5, 1966, Clifford Jones was indicted forperjury in connection with the grand jury investigation of BobbyBaker, former secretary to Senate Democrats.65

Baker was indicted the same day for conspiracy, taxevasion and fraudulently converting to his own use nearly $100,000from California savings and loan executives who thought theywere making political contributions.66

Clifford Jones was named a co-conspirator in that indictment. Baker was later convicted of failing to paytax on the $100,000. Jones' case had not come to trial as of thesummer of 1969.67

Abe Fortas was Baker's attorney until Johnson became President in 1963. At that time he withdrew from thecase.68 

The two other incorporators of Greatamerica were Helen Irving and Katherine Waldman, both of Las Vegas, and bothalso listed as directors of a Las Vegas concern which got agambling license in June, 1964. The same three incorporators -Jones and the two women - were listed as incorporators whenGreatamerica filed to do business in Texas on January 29, 1963, recordsin the Texas Secretary of State's Office in Austin showed.69

Troy Post of Dallas, Texas was the originator ofGreatamerica. It was Troy Post working with Bobby Bakerand Clifford Jones who put the conglomerate together. EdwardLevinson of the Fremont Hotel in Las Vegas was associated withBobby Baker, Clifford Jones and L.J. McWillie in the plans forthe assassination of President Kennedy. Levinson refused toanswer any questions before the Senate Committee investigatingthe Bobby Baker case in 1964. Levinson took the Fifth Amendment seventy-fivetimes.

Levinson and Morris Dalitz of the Desert Inn and Stardustin Las Vegas were also connected with Carlos Prio Socarras,ex-Cuban President, and Cliff Jones in all Havana gambling beforeand after Castro took control. Morris Dalitz, Roy M. Cohn, H.L.Hunt and J. Edgar Hoover had worked together for years in theanti-Communist movement. They had been active as a group forthe Joe McCarthy investigations during the early 1950's.70

Morris Dalitz, for years had been the head of theCleveland, Ohio underworld and as such had been a business partner ofJoe Bonanno of the Mafia and Lionel Corporation. Dalitz andBonanno had been a constant target of Robert Kennedy in hisorganized crime fight. We shall later look into Bonanno's activitiesand connections.

Ed Reid in his 1969 book, The Grim Reapers, published a picture of Lyndon Johnson at Morris Dalitz' Stardust Hotelin Las Vegas, Nevada, taken when Johnson and Bobby Baker met withDalitz prior to the assassination. Johnson and Dalitz werephotographed together a number of times during the important Las Vegas meeting. Also at the meeting with Johnson, Baker andDalitz, the host, were Ed Levinson, Clifford Jones and Roy Cohn.

The great majority of FBI agents knew nothing aboutHoover's actions and capable agents made a conspiracy case against Clifford Jones along with Bobby Baker in connection withtheir various financial transactions. Jones was indicted in 1964for the conspiracy and a second indictment was made againsthim for perjury, that is for lying under oath when testifying forBaker.

J. Edgar Hoover pressured the Justice Department and Joneshas not been brought to trial for more than five yearsafter the charges. Hoover and Jones were personally close friends aswell as a members of the assassination cabal.

Because of the wide publicity and public pressure, Hoover could not quash the Baker case without a trial. However,he worked through Abe Fortas on the Supreme Court and Baker's appeals were handled in such a way as to block any finaldecree and to bring questions on the case lasting into late 1969.

Hoover's adroit handling of the Baker case has made it questionable whether Baker will ever serve a day of hissentence.

History has recorded at least as early as World War II thedefinite working together of the Mafia and J. Edgar Hoover through his espionage department. From 1943 to 1946, LuckyLuciano and selected Mafia members throughout the UnitedStates worked on the docks of the various ports in the UnitedStates and in other areas with J. Edgar Hoover and the militaryintelligence agencies in preventing sabotage. Lucky Luciano's prisonsentence was suspended in 1946 and he was allowed to leave thecountry to take up residence in Sicily.71

Vito Genovese and his select Mafia group worked with Mussolini in Italy before and during World War II and werea part of Mussolini's Fascist governing regime. However, in 1943,as the American Forces worked their way up the Italian peninsula,the same Vito Genovese and his group became active agents forthe United States intelligence agencies and a number ofAmerican officials wrote flowery recommendations for Mr. Genoveseciting his American patriotism, intelligence and ingenuity incarrying out his assigned duties for the U.S. espionage agencies.72

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Chapter IV- The Assassination Attempt on DeGaulle.

A group of Fascist French generals dedicated to keeping Algeria as a French colony were the middle group in the1961 and 1962 assassination attempts on French General DeGaulle.

A French colonel, Bastien Thiery, commanded the 1962 group of professional assassins who made the actualassassination attempt on DeGaulle. Colonel Thiery set his group ofassassins up at an intersection in the suburbs of Paris in this finalattempt in 1962 to kill DeGaulle. The gunmen fired more than onehundred
rounds in the 1962 Colonel Thiery assassination attempt.But General DeGaulle, traveling in his bullet proof car,evaded being hit, although all of the tires were shot out. The driver increased his speed and the General was saved.

Colonel Bastien Thiery was arrested, tried and executedfor the attempt on DeGaulle's life but he was the breakingpoint between the operating level of that assassination attemptand the people financing and planning it and he went to his deathwithout revealing the connection. General DeGaulle's intelligence, however traced the financing of his attemptedassassination into the FBI's Permindex in Switzerland and Centro MondialeComerciale in Rome, and he complained to both the governments ofSwitzerland and Italy causing Permindex to lose its charter and Centro Mondiale Comerciale to be forced to move to Johannesburg,South Africa.

General DeGaulle was furious at the assassination plotsand attempted assassination upon himself. He called in hismost trusted officers with the French Intelligence Agency andthey advised him that they were already working on theinvestigation to ferret out who was behind DeGaulle's attemptedassassination.

The French Intelligence Agency in a very short while completely traced the assassination attempt throughPermindex, the Swiss corporation, to the Solidarists, the FascistWhite Russian emigre intelligence organization and DivisionFive, the espionage section of the FBI, into the headquarters of theNorth Atlantic Treaty Organization in Brussels, Belgium.

French intelligence thus determined that the attempts on General DeGaulle's life were being directed from NATO inBrussels through its various intelligence organizations andspecifically, Permindex in Switzerland, basically a NATO intelligencefront using the remnants of Adolph Hitler's intelligence unitsin West Germany and also, the intelligence unit of the Solidarists headquartered in Munich, Germany. The overall command ofthe DeGaulle assassination unit was directed by Division Fiveof the FBI.

Upon learning that the intelligence groups controlled bythe Division Five of the FBI in the headquarters of the NATO organization had planned all of the attempts of his life,DeGaulle was inflamed and ordered all NATO units off ofFrench soils. Under the contract between France and NATO, General DeGaulle could not force them to move for a period of timesomewhat exceeding one year; yet, he told NATO to get offthe soil of France and put the machinery in operation toremove them within the treaty agreements with the organization.

The Defense Intelligence Agency, the intelligence arm ofall armed forces in the United States and Division Five, thecounter-espionage agency for the Federal Bureau of Investigation,were both found to have been the controlling agencies in NATO directing the assassination attempts on DeGaulle's life.DIA and Division Five of the FBI were working hand in glove withthe White Russian emigre intelligence arm, the Solidarists,and many of the Western European intelligence agencies were notaware of the assassination plan worked directly through NATOheadquarters.

Even the high echelons of the United States CIA were notaware of the DIA, FBI and Solidarist directed activities. 

Jerry Milton Brooks, a close associate of Maurice Brooks Gatlin, Sr., testified in New Orleans that Gatlin was atransporter for the CIA and Division Five of the FBI.Gatlin in 1962 left New Orleans of behalf of Permindex with$100,000.00 in cash of the FBI's money and delivered the cash on behalfof Division Five and Permindex to the group of Fascist French generals planning the assassination of General DeGaulle.Gatlin flew from New Orleans directly to Paris, France and madethe delivery.73

Gatlin was the general counsel to the Anti-CommunistLeague of the Caribbean, and he worked directly under GuyBannister. In 1964 Gatlin was thrown, pushed, or fell from the sixthfloor of the El Panama Hotel in Panama during the middle of thenight and was killed instantly. 

Guy Bannister had been in charge of the Midwestern FBI Division Five operation with headquarters in Chicago upuntil 1955. At this time, J. Edgar Hoover shifted Bannister froman official basis with Division Five to a retainer andcontractual basis with the espionage section of the agency and movedhim to New Orleans where Bannister worked with the New Orleanspolice department and later from a private office at 544 CampStreet. 

In his contractual capacity with Division Five, Bannister had close contacts with all of the armed serviceintelligence agencies and worked closely with them on the espionagesection of the FBI's various projects. Bannister was the officer incharge who dispatched Gatlin with the $100,000.00 cash to Parisfor the DeGaulle assassination group.74

We outline the DeGaulle assassination attempt withPresident Kennedy's assassination because the same organizationcarried out both operations.

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Chapter V - In 1961, European and U.S. Publications Revealed theDefense Intelligence Agency's Support of the Revolting FrenchGenerals.

Before the attempted assassination on DeGaulle by Thieryof Permindex and even before Maurice Gatlin, the New Orleans business associate of Guy Bannister, had acted as courierof assassination funds for Permindex between New Orleans andEurope, a large hassle had developed publicly over the Pentagonand the Defense Intelligence Agency acting in concert with therevolting French generals in Algeria. These were the same Frenchgenerals who were working with the Defense Intelligence Agency and Division Five of the FBI through Permindex, CentroMondiale Comerciale (World Trade Center) and Italo American Hotel Corporation in the attempted assassination of DeGaulle inMarch of 1962. At the time these facts were put into general circulation, neither Permindex, Centro Mondiale Comerciale(World Trade Center) nor Italo American Hotel Corporation hadbeen brought to public light, although we now know theiroperations, connections and purposes.

The story was considered important enough in May, 1961, tobe the subject of the lead editorial in Le Monde, the most respected and influential newspaper in France:

It now seems established that some American agents more or less encouraged Maurice Challe, whose experience inNATO should have put him on guard against the dealings of these irresponsible people and their Spanish and Germancolleagues. Kennedy obviously had nothing to do with this affair. To make this plain he considered it necessary tooffer aid to General De Gaulle, well-intentioned certainly but inopportune.

Columnist Marquis Childs noted that some people at the topwere aware of the Defense Intelligence Agency'sinvolvement. 

Childs wrote:

As one of the highest officials of France put it: "Ofcourse your government, neither your State Department nor your President, had anything to do with this. But when youhave so many hundreds of agents in every part of the world it is not to be wondered at that some of them should havegot in touch with the generals in Algiers."

And l'Express devoted two full pages to Challe and the DIAin a report the content of which obviously bore theimprint of high officialdom. Among other things, l'Express affirmedthat:

Knowing the sobriety, the prudence and the ambition of GeneralChalle, all of his close friends are convincedtoday that he was encouraged by his companions (at NATO). In the course of the final conversations which he had in Pariscertain American agents have told him "succeedquickly - in less than forty-eight hours - in a technical coup d'etatand we will support you."

When the first stories of DIA and NATO involvement in the revolt were being published on April 22, 1961, some ofthem were launched cautiously "by officials at the ElyseePalace itself" according to Crosby S. Noyes in the Washington Star.

At least a half dozen foreign newsmen were given privately to understand that the generals' plot was backedby strongly anti-Communist elements in the United States Government and military services. The leader of therevolt, General Maurice Challe, was reported to have received assurances that any move to keep Algeria under permanentFrench domination and out of Algerian hands would be inthe interests of the United States. There also was a strong implication that a change in the NATO policies of GeneralDeGaulle would be welcome as one of the results of a successful coup d'etat.

Paul Ghali of the Chicago Daily News reported that:

French army circles in the French capital made it known that they had 'irrefutable' documents proving thatPentagon agents in Paris and Algiers promised General Challe fullU. S. support if the coup succeeded. Simultaneously, thePolish  Ambassador in Paris, Stanislaw Gajewski, volunteered the same information with even more precision to colleaguesand social acquaintances.

Said Il Paese in Rome:

It is not by chance that some people in Paris are accusing the American secret service headed by AllenDulles of having participated in the plot of the four 'ultra' generals . . . Franco, Salazar, Allen Dulles are thefigures who hide themselves behind the pronunciamentos of the 'ultras'; they are the pillars of an internationalconspiracy that, basing itself on the Iberiandictatorships, on the residue of the most fierce and blind colonialism,on the intrigues of the CIA . . . reacts furiously to the advance of progress and democracy. . . .

Pravda reported that:

Taking part in the war against the Algerian people isnot only the France of the arms manufacturers.. The war in Algeria is a war of NATO. This was openly and cynicallystated by American General Norstad, Commander in Chief ofthe Armed Forces of the Atlantic Bloc. U.S. reactionaryquarters are helping the French colonialists. . . . The traces of the plotters lead to Madrid and Lisbon, thesehotbeds of fascism preserved intact with the money of American reactionaries and with direct assistance of topNATO circles. The traces from Spain and Portugal leadacross the ocean to the Pentagon and the Central IntelligenceAgency of the U.S. . . .

A version with a new twist appeared in a non-CommunistParis newspaper. It was written by Genevieve Tabouis. MadameTabouis assured her readers that "the fact that the effort ofChalles was encouraged, if not supported, by the most Atlantic ofAmerican services, is from now on a secret everyone knows.

About this time, General James M. Gavin, United States Ambassador to France, attended a luncheon of the FrenchAmerican Press Association. Also on hand was Pierre Baraduc. Ambassador Gavin stood up to answer questions from theguests. One of the guests was Sam White, an Australian andParis correspondent for the irreverent London Evening Standard.White, a man of blunt and simple Anglo-Saxon words, handedAmbassador Gavin a bombshell of a question: "Now that the storythat the Pentagon played a part in the Algerian mutiny has receivedthe blessing of the Quai d'Orsey, what steps does the American Ambassador propose to take to kill it?"

By this time, the Defense Intelligence Agency, DivisionFive of the FBI and the NATO generals' involvement with theFrench Algerian generals was so well established that GeneralGavin declined to make any form of denial.

Digressing somewhat but expanding further, it is desirableto document further the connection between the Defense Intelligence Agency, Division Five of the FBI, the DefenseIndustrial Security Command, the members of the Kennedy assassination cabal, it's employees and their common,connecting links and objectives.

The Defense Industrial Security Command is a direct subsidiary of the Defense Intelligence Agency under thecommand of Lt. Gen. Joseph Carroll, who was a long time friend ofHoover and former Assistant Director of the FBI. The DefenseIndustrial

Security Command was in operation before the DefenseIntelligence Agency was formed in early 1961. However, before thattime, it had worked with the separate armed forces intelligenceagencies which were all brought together under General Carroll. The DISC was a police, security, investigative,intelligence and employee clearance arm of the sprawling militaryindustrial complex consisting of the Atomic Energy Commission, NASA,the munitions makers and suppliers of the Army, Air Force,Navy and Marine Corps and the employees of all of those agenciesand those companies who held contracts with them.

It is not in the least surprising that the syndicate andthe Mafia worked well into the Defense Industrial SecurityCommand because of their members' ownership in many of the huge corporations manufacturing munitions and supplies for thePentagon, Atomic Energy Commission and NASA.

Henry Crown's and Patrick Hoy's ownership of thecontrolling block in General Dynamics between 1960 and 1966 is wellknown by the few who bother to keep up with such things. HenryCrown's close association with the Chicago Mafia figures has beenwell documented in Captive City by Demaris.

Joe Bonanno's (the New York, Tucson and Montreal Mafiahead) connection with the munition manufacturing corporation,Lionel, is also well known. Roy Cohn of Lionel, Ed Levinson,Clifford Jones and Cleveland mobster, Morris Dalitz, and theirbusiness connections are also totally established.

Joe Bonanno keeps his personal lawyer on retainer (and hasfor years) in order to handle the intricate high financiallegal moves in connection with his ownership of munitions,aerospace and other corporations registered on Wall Street.Bonanno's attorney is William Power Maloney who is also GeneralCounsel for the Securities and Exchange Commission, the regulatoryagency over the stock exchanges with headquarters in New YorkCity. And, J. Edgar Hoover until 1959 vehemently denied that theMafia even existed. He said there was no such organization as theMafia.

The Nazi rocket scientists are on management level also inthe munitions and aerospace industry. Walter Dornberger,the Nazi general, left the space agency in the 1950's to become ahigh official in Bell Aerospace Corporation and he was followedby over thirty of the Nazi scientists to control level in the corporations manufacturing munitions and aerospacematerial. This still left well over sixty of the scientists at commandlevel in NASA.75

The Nazis, Mafia and gambling syndicate members were all brought together under the large umbrella of the DefenseIndustrial Security Command and even the larger jointumbrella of the Defense Intelligence Agency and Division Five of theFBI. Of course, General Joseph Carroll of DIA could not possibly participate in any venture without the approval of theJoint Chiefs of Staff sitting over him in the Pentagon.

The host of munitions and aerospace manufacturingcompanies with Mafia Members in the leadership positions began tosurface during the 1960's and one of such connections surfaced asis shown in the Associated Press Dispatch of October 28,1969,which reads as follows:

A Pennsylvania manufacturing firm linked to the Mafia by a Senate subcommittee has won millions of dollars indefense contracts from the Pentagon. Medico Industries Inc. of Pittston, Pa., currently isworking on a $4 million contract to produce parts forrocket warheads used extensively in Vietnam. Since 1966, the firm has received about $12 million inArmy, Navy, and Air Force contracts. Pentagon records indicate it has performed well on all its defense work.

Medico Industries' present contracts do not involve classified material. However, a Pentagon spokesman saidthe firm and its principal officers had a security clearance from Jan. 28, 1968 to June 20, 1968. It was terminated atthe company's request - a request which Pentagon sources said came after security officials asked for additionalinformation about its officers.

The company's name has cropped up in the organized crime investigations of a Senate subcommittee headed bySen. John L. McClellan, D Ark. In 1964, McClellan's subcommittee listed Medico Electric Motor Co., later to become known as MedicoIndustries, as a principal hangout of Russell A. Bufalino, whom it described as "one of the most ruthless andpowerful leaders of the Mafia in the United States."

William Medico, former president and now general manager of Medico Industries, was listed in the samereport as among the "criminal associates" of Bufalino.

James A. Osticco, the firm's traffic manager, was present in 1957 when New York State Police broke up theApalachin Conference - a meeting of top Mafia figures from throughout the United States. The participants alsoincluded Bufalino and Vito Genevese, once described as "kingof the rackets."

Bufalino has been battling deportation since 1952. According to the McClellan committee's 1964 report, theSicilian-born Mafia leader has been active in narcotics trafficking, labor racketeering, and dealing in stolenjewels and furs. Last year, Bufalino was charged with transporting stolen television sets across state lines.

Investigators say Bufalino and Medico have been friends since Bufalino moved to Pittston from Buffalo, N.Y. in1938. A confidential report in the files of state and federal law enforcement officials refers to a company listed inthe Senate report as being owned by Bufalino and says:"One of the silent partners in this enterprise is said to beWilliam Medico . . . who is believed to have money invested in a number of places where the subject (Bufalino) acts asfront man."

In a telephone interview, Medico said he has no business interests with Bufalino. He said he has knownBufalino all his life.

As for the McClellan committee report that Bufalino frequents the Medico plant, Medico said, "Sure hecomes to see us. We're selling his equipment; he's a customer. I can't tell him to get the hell out."

The firm's record of getting government contracts goes back to the 1950's. It has produced such items asmaintenance platforms for the Air Force and Navy, rebuilt generators for the Signal Corps, rebuilt machine tools andhydraulic wing jacks for the Army, Navy and Air Force. It also has had contracts from the cities of New York andDetroit.

In 1963 it competed with eight other firms to take over management of agovernment- ammunition plant in Scranton, Pa., but lost out to a lower bidder.

In 1968 Medico Industries was one of the 166 companies from which the Army sought bids to produce parts for 2.75-inch rocket warheads. Ten firms, including Medico,responded and six got contracts. Medico was not among them.

But in the summer of 1968, the Army announced it needed still more warheads to fill Vietnam requirements. The fourunsuccessful bidders on the earlier round were invited to bid again. All four, including Medico, got contracts. TheMedico contract, awarded September 19, 1968, called for supply of 510,000 parts for $3,090,600.

Then, in December 1968, Medico was among the producers invited to submit proposals for shifting to production ofa different and costlier type 2.75-inch warhead. The firm received a contract on Dec. 31 to supply 380,000 parts ata cost of $4,012,800. That contract is still in effect.

Under Defense Department regulations, a company can not be cleared for work on classified projects until its keypersonnel are given a National Agency check. This includesa search of FBI name and fingerprint files.

If any derogatory information is found, it is up to the Defense Industrial Security Command at Columbus, Ohio, todetermine if it is serious enough to warrant further investigation. If such a determination is made the case isreferred to a higher level for review. No such referencewas made when Medico's application was processed.

In addition to security checks, all prospective defense contractors also undergo a pre-award review to determinetheir ability to produce. The personal background ofcompany officials is not a factor in such reviews.

Medico Industries' success in obtaining government contracts has helped it expand from a small electricalcompany housed in a former mule barn to a large modernplant on the outskirts of Pittston. With a work force of about400 during peak contract periods, the firm is one of thelargest employers in the coal mining area.

William Medico and his four brothers, all officers in the family firm, are often in the news as participants incivic affairs, charity drives and occasionally politics,in the city of 13,000 midway between Scranton andWilkes-Barre.

To return momentarily to some of the employees of the DIA and DISC involved in the DeGaulle assassination attempt,it needs to be pointed out that Jerry Brooks and a number of other witnesses confirmed to District Attorney Jim Garrison thatMaurice Gatlin had carried funds to Europe to finance the DeGaulle assassination attempt. It was also confirmed thatJack Ruby was a close associate of Maurice Gatlin and thatGatlin, Robert Ray McKeown of Baycliff, Texas, (adjacent to theHouston NASA headquarters), and Jack Ruby were all very closely associated over a period of at least ten years. As amatter of fact, Jerry Brooks told Garrison that Gatlin was the onewho called Jack Ruby and Robert Ray McKeown in and orderedthem to drop their plans to ship surplus army jeeps to FidelCastro in the spring of 1959.

Ruby, of course, was also very closely connected with L.J. McWillie of Havana and Las Vegas, the business partner of Clifford Jones, Ed. Levinson, Morris Dalitz, Bobby Bakerand Roy Cohn. When questioned by the Warren Commission, Jack Rubyhad this to say about L.J. McWillie:

Mr. Ruby: . . . As a matter of fact, on the plane, ifI recall, I had an article he sent me, and I wanted to get it published because I idolized McWillie. . . .

Mr. Ruby: A fellow whom I sort of idolized is of theCatholic faith, and a gambler. Naturally in my businessyou meet people of various backgrounds. And the thought came,we were very close, and I always thought a lot of him, and I knew that Kennedy, being Catholic, I knew how heartbrokenhe was, and even his picture - of this Mr. McWillie - flashed across me, because I have a great fondness forhim.76

Also buried deep in the twenty-six volumes of the Warren Commission report are the following statements which, ofcourse, show that Ruby had contact with McWillie, Jones, Dalitz ofthe Stardust Motel and others in Las Vegas about two and onehalf weeks before the assassination time:

GILBERT COSKEY, Casino Cashier, Stardust Hotel, advisedthat about four weeks ago an individual from Dallas,Texas, believed by the name RUBY approached the casino credit department and attempted to have a check cashed. COSKEYrecalled that the man talked about owning the Vegas Cluband another night club in Dallas. COSKEY stated he took the check to JOHN TIHISTA, Credit Manager, for approvalinforming TIHISTA that the customer reportedly was from Dallas and owned night clubs in that city. COSKEY statedthat if he recalls correctly TIHISTA refused to cash this check since the customer had no previous credit with thehotel. He could recall nothing more concerning this incident, but after seeing a photo of RUBY in the paperand reading about his background, he was certain that RUBY and the person attempting to cash a check at the Stardust wereone and the same.77

JOHN TIHISTA, Credit Manager, Stardust Hotel, advisedthat about one month ago GILBERT COSKEY, Cashier in the hotel casino cage, came to TIHISTA with a check from acustomer to determine whether or not it should be cashed.

According to COSKEY, the customer wanting to cash thecheck had no previous credit; however, COSKEY stated that theman was from Dallas and owned a night club in that city. He believed COSKEY had stated the man's name was RUBY.TIHISTA stated that apparently this incident occurred on a weekend since they were unable to contact the customer's bank, andtherefore, did not accept the check.

TIHISTA reviewed hotel registration recorded for themonths of September, October, and November (1963) butcould not locate a registration for the name RUBY or RUBENSTEIN. 

TIHISTA stated there was no credit application for thename RUBY or RUBENSTEIN at the Stardust.78

JOSEPH STEFAN, Caddymaster, Tropicana Golf Club . . . .advised that when the news of RUBY'S killing of  L. OSWALD; first appeared on television, he had the impression thatat one time RUBY might have played golf at that course, since he is sure that at some time during the past year, aplayer from Texas, had given him a card from the Carousel Club in Dallas and told him to look him up if he ever got toDallas. . . .79

Ruby was simply being guided and advised by his superiorsin the gambling syndicate and Mafia section within theDefense Industrial Security Command.

DISC also has within its group the secondary command levelof the U.S. Information Agency whose duties arepropaganda. Fred Korth, in addition to his close connection with NaziWalter Dornberger as fellow board member on Bell AerospaceCorporation, has been active Director of U.S.I.A. and its subsidiary,Radio Free Europe.

In any event, one may well rest assured that in the fallof 1969 and 1970, the Defense Industrial Security Command was continuing its activities on East Broad Street inColumbus, Ohio and at the George Marshall Space Center and Old RedstoneArsenalalong the Tennessee River in Northern Alabama.

When F. Lee Bailey was called to represent Captain ErnestL. Medina in December of 1969, he was employed by DISC and hehad never seen Medina until both were flown to Columbus, Ohio.After being together in Columbus a few days and after a numberof propaganda stories were ground out from there, Medina andBailey were flown to the Pentagon where they met the nationalpress. 

After Ross Perot had flown around the world with food for North Vietnam prisoners of war as a propaganda venture, heflew to Columbus, Ohio where new and effective news releaseswere issued after several days there in January, 1970. TheColumbus group had earlier secured lawyers for James Earl Ray,Sirhan Sirhan and others.

The Defense Industrial Security Command, the police agencyof the munitions manufacturers successors to the Germancartels, has many and varied functions.

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Chapter VI- Permindex and Double-Chek Agents and their Activities.

Double-Chek, a Florida corporation organized and operatedby the CIA and the American counterpart of Permindex andCentro Mondiale Comerciale, was taken over by Division Five ofthe FBI and was used as one of the principal funding agencies for President Kennedy's death planners. Another was theTolstoy Foundation, the Russian Solidarist funding source with itsprincipal offices in New York City and Munich in Germany,and the Kentfield Fund in Dallas.80

The Solidarist world network is connected through the old Orthodox Catholic Church of North America and Synod ofBishops of the Russian Orthodox Church outside Russia which churchconnected organization used one of its priests, David Ferrie, in New Orleans as an agent in the planning of the Kennedyassassination.

Ferrie became a priest and agent for the Solidarists whenhe dropped out of the Roman Catholic Seminary in Ohio andjoined the Byelorussian Liberation Front at 3308 West 43rd Street, Cleveland, Ohio in1946.81

Donald P. Norton told Jim Garrison he was impressed intothe agency's service in 1957 under threat of exposure as a homosexual. In September, 1962, Norton was dispatched fromAtlanta to Mexico with $30,000 for an anti-Castro group.He said he registered in the Yamajel Hotel in Monterrey, Mexico,per instructions, when he was contacted by one Harvey Lee, anexact duplicate of Oswald except that his hair seemed slightly thicker.82

In exchange for the money, Lee gave him a briefcase containing documents in manila envelopes. According toplan, Norton delivered the briefcase to an employee of anAmerican oil firm in Calgary, Alberta, who repeated the pass phrase,"The weather is very warm in Tulsa."83  Breck Wall and JoePatterson were in close contact with a person who called himself Archison, and Jack Wohl from Calgary.

Norton also told of how he met David Ferrie earlier in hiscareer. In early 1958, he was assigned a courier trip toCuba and told to meet his contact at the Eastern Air Lines counterat the Atlanta airport. The contact was a man who called himselfHugh Ferrie. "Here are your samples," Ferrieremarked, handing Norton a phonograph record. "It is in the jacket." Thejacket contained $150,000.00, which Norton duly delivered to a Cubantelevision performer in Havana. Norton asserts he went to Freeport,Grand Bahama, on an Agency assignment late in 1966, and upon hisreturn to Miami, his contact instructed that "something washappening in New Orleans and that Norton should take a long, quietvacation."84

He did, and began to worry about the "people who havedied in recent months--like Ferrie." Then he contactedGarrison. Norton was given a lie detector test, the result of whichwas that he was telling the truth.85

Jules Rocco Kimble said that on the day after David Ferriedied, he drove a top KKK official, Jack Helm, to Ferrie's apartment. Helm came out with a satchel of papers which heplaced in a bank safe deposit box. Kimble said that in 1962, hehad flown to Montreal, Canada with Ferrie on business. Hepromised the District Attorney's investigators that he would gathermore information and report back to them.86

Shortly afterward, he phoned his wife from Atlanta, sayinghe had met an Intelligence contact. "They'll neverget me back to New Orleans," he said. A few days after that, hecalled from Montreal, Canada. Kimble came back to Tampa, Florida,where he was arrested by the city police. Interviewed by Garrison's men, he said that he had once worked special assignments forU.S. intelligence agencies, and in verification named hisAgency contacts and the box number at the Layafette Streetstation they assigned him.87

He averred he had re-contacted the Intelligence agencyafter Walter Sheridan had counseled him to say nothing to theDistrict Attorney and go to Montreal where he named some contacts. 

Sheridan was the liaison man with Bobby Kennedy for JoeCarroll of the Defense Intelligence Agency. Sheridan wassubsequently indicted by a New Orleans grand jury for public briberyfor attempting to induce witnesses to make false statementsagainst Garrison.88

David Ferrie was in Dallas, Texas on the night of November24, 1963. Ferrie talked to Bob Mulholland, an NBC news manfrom the Chicago office, in Dallas the night of the 24th andadmitted that he was connected with Jack Ruby's Carousel Club.Ferrie even knew the emcee at the club and spoke freely exhibiting afriendship with Jack Ruby and a knowledge of an number ofJack Ruby's associates in Dallas.89

We shall return to Ruby, Ferrie and their activities, but now is as good a time as any to add one more piece ofevidence to the mountain of such inculpating the Defense IndustrialSecurity Command.

Gary Underhill, a CIA agent with Walter Kostow and HaroldR. Isaacs at the Center for International Studies at MIT,told friends in early 1964 in New York that a group within theU.S. Intelligence agencies had planned and brought about thedeath of John Kennedy and that he was going to expose them. A fewdays later he was found dead in his apartment in Washington,D.C., a bullet in his head behind his left ear - but Underhill wasright handed.

Harold R. Isaacs, ex-Newsweek Magazine editor, was the subject of a suppressed Warren Commission document.David Ferrie, Maurice Brooks Gatlin, Guy Bannister andMike McLaney of New Orleans, Robert Ray McKeown of Houston,Jack Ruby of Dallas and L.J. McWillie of Las Vegas began apartnership in 1953 with Carlos Prio Socarras, Cuba's President from 1948to 1952, before Batista. Prio and his group were working wellwith Batista in operating all of the Cuban gambling housesuntil about 1957 when Batista began to shake Prio's group down formore than they felt was reasonable.90

Ex-President Prio, Ruby, McWillie, McKeown and thegambling partnership in 1957 contacted Castro who was then in the mountains and secretly began supporting him on Castro'spromise of a more reasonable government tax on the gamblingprofits.

Prio's partner, Jack Ruby, spent a good part of 1958directing the smuggling of arms to Cuba from the Keys in Floridawith James Woodard, an ex-Dallas policeman.91 The arms, ammunitionand supplies were furnished until the Castro takeover of Cubain January, 1959. As had been promised, Prio, McWillie, Ruby, McKeown and the other partners continued to run the Havanagambling casinos until 1961 when Castro evicted McWillie,the last one to leave.92

McKeown, McWillie, Ruby, Prio, McLaney, Gatlin, Bannister and Ferrie immediately began working with otheranti-Castro exiles, Division Five of the FBI and the CIA to overthrow Castro.93

After the Bay of Pigs disaster, the Prio-Ruby group under Bannister's direction continued to work with the Cubanexiles toward an invasion of the Cuban mainland. Bannister, as afree agent. worked with Warren DeBrueys, Division Five of theFBI's resident agent in New Orleans. DeBrueys was also a WhiteRussian and a member of the Solidarists.

DeBrueys' chief assignment in the summer and fall of 1963 was to maintain a close vigil over Lee Harvey Oswald inNew Orleans and Dallas. This he did, and after Oswald's death, DeBrueys gathered all of Oswald's personal belongings andcarried them to J. Edgar Hoover in Washington, D.C.94

On November 22, before it was known that Kennedy was dead,Warren Debrueys walked into Parkland Hospital and tried toforce his way into the room where President Kennedy was beingattended. 

Two Secret Service agents had a terrible fight withDeBrueys, before he was subdued in the room just outside ofKennedy's. He was held down by Secret Service agents until help arrived.95 

L.J. McWillie, one of Jack Ruby's partners in the ex-PresidentPrio-Bannister-Ruby group, was a conservativedressing, highly polished, international socialite who traveled withthe professional golfers in the U.S., Britain and WesternEurope.

McWillie entered the partnership with Clifford Jones andBobby Baker in the Thunderbird gambling casino in Las Vegas,Nevada in 1962. The Dallas and Oklahoma City police who knewMcWillie thoroughly had him officially designated as a"murderer and gambler" on his many-page arrest records.96 As allpeople of this sort do, McWillie used a number of aliases. Some of thesewere Lewis J. Martin, L.J. Chapman, Lewis Olney and others.97 

Robert Ray McKeown of Baycliff, Texas, near Houston,another of Ruby's partners in the President Prio-Bannisterassociation, also had a many-paged criminal record. McKeown's aliasesincluded J.T. Brown, H.J. McAllister, Max, Dick McKeown and others.98 Jerry Brooks further confirmed the close relation between McKeown,David Ferrie, L.J. McWillie and Ruby when he reported Maurice Gatlin put a stopto their plan to sell jeeps to Castro in 1959.

Lee Harvey Oswald was recruited into Division Five of the FBI by David Ferrie in 1956 before joining theUSMC.99

Oswald was taken to Memphis, Tennessee, by Division Fiveof the FBI while in the Marine Corps. There he received thehighest level of covert espionage activities training during June,July and August of 1957 at the Naval Intelligence schoollocated on the Memphis Naval Base. The school is of such a highlysecret nature that Oswald's official Marine Corps records weredoctored so as not to reflect his training there.100

Lee Harvey Oswald was paid by J. Edgar Hoover through a subterfuge account with the Department of Immigration andNaturalization, a Division of the Justice Department, and consequently, he could testify before the WarrenCommission without being technically guilty of perjury that Oswaldwas not on the FBI payroll. Fred Cook in The FBI Nobody Knowsreveals this device which Hoover uses in paying covert agentsthrough the Department of Immigration and Naturalization. Oswald's payslip number, which was revealed by the Dallas Sheriff's office,was the number assigned him out of the San Antonio office ofthe Department. Oswald was paid at the Dallas office of the Immigration Department and their address in the Rio GrandeBuilding was found in Oswald's notebook.

Oswald was tutored by the Solidarists on the Russian language and his duties as an FBI espionage agent. TheRussian newspapers and literature which Oswald received were of Solidarist origin. Just prior to going to Russia in 1959,Oswald received a Solidarist agent in a long visit at Santa Ana, California. In 1959 Oswald admitted his connections were"White Russians".101

The agent came from the San Francisco office of theSolidarists. The San Francisco office went under the covername "Federation of Russian CharitableOrganizations," 376 Twentieth Avenue.102 Oswald had always been a Solidarist andDivision Five of the FBI agent. He had never been employed by the CIA.103

Dallas Chief Deputy Allan Sweatt said in a Secret Service document that Oswald was being paid $200.00 per month bythe FBI and he even furnished Oswald's informant number, S-172.104Dallas District Attorney, Henry Wade, and Texas Attorney General, Waggoner Carr, in a secret meeting with the Commission onJanuary 24, 1964, gave absolute confirmation of this.

George DeMohrenschildt with his long years of experiencein intelligence roles, testified to facts connecting LeeHarvey Oswald and Max Clark and his wife, Gali, to Division Fiveof the FBI and the Defense Industrial Security Command throughthe Henry Crown, Patrick Hoy dominated General Dynamics. He further revealed the name of the Division Five agent in charge inthe Dallas-Fort Worth area. Here is what DeMohrenschildt said: 

Mr. DeMohrenschildt: . . . . . . . in my mind Max Clarkwas in some way connected with the FBI, because he waschief of security at Convair (General Dynamics) he had been a chief of security. And either George Bouhe or someone elsetold me that he is with the FBI to some extent. . . .

Mr. Jenner: Who is Walter Moore?

Mr. DeMohrenschildt: Walter Moore is the man who interviewed me on behalf of the Government after I cameback from Yugoslavia - G. Walter Moore. He is a Government man- FBI . . . A very nice fellow, exceedingly intelligent who is, as far as I know - was some sort of an FBI man inDallas. Many people consider him head of FBI in Dallas. ..

It should be pointed out here that Albert Jenner, one ofthe top lawyers on the Warren Commission staff, had been thepersonal and corporate lawyer for Henry Crown, Mafia-connected headof General Dynamics for a long number of years. Both live in Chicago.105

Gali Clark is a White Russian who was born of royal bloodin exile in France. She was Princess Sherbatov. She and herhusband, Max, both Solidarists and close friends of John Connally,were the first Defense Industrial Security Command contactswith Lee and Marina Oswald when they got back from Russia in 1962.They visited in each others homes and were closely connecteduntil after the assassination.

The Director of Security at General Dynamics, Max Clarkand his wife were also members of the Tryall Compound inJamaica. 

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Chapter VII- Albert Osborne, Missionary for the A.C.C.C. and the Cabal.

The actual assassination was done by a team of highly trained professional assassins from Mexico. These menblended in well with some of the anti-Castro Cubans under thedirection of the Free Cuba Committee with members in Mexico City,Dallas, New Orleans, Montreal, Miami, Chicago, Kansas City and Los Angeles.106

The highly trained expert professional riflemen fromMexico were selected from twenty-five or thirty of the mostproficient firing experts in the world. The group of twenty-five tothirty professional executioners have been based in Mexico andhave been used by espionage agencies of the U.S. and variouscountries all over the world for political killings for the pasttwenty-five years.

The Free Cuba Committee, anti-Communist RussianSolidarists, A.C.C.C. and Division Five of the FBI obtained the team of world's best Mexican riflemen through the offices ofDouble-Chek Corporation, an American based subsidiary of Permindex,the FBI and CIA funded Swiss corporation, and Centro Mondiale Comerciale, also known as World Trade Center Corporation, another FBIand CIA funded corporation which moved from Rome to Johannesburg,South Africa in 1962. Both of these corporations had been usedby J. Edgar Hoover to fund the 1961 and 1962 assassinationattempts on General DeGaulle.

The existence of the espionage section of the FBI's nestof professional assassins in Mexico began under thesupervision of Albert Osborne in 1943. It was Hoover's brain child and hehas kept a close management on the unit of twenty-five tothirty expert riflemen and continues to do so in 1969. He hasallowed the Defense Intelligence Agency to use these men but theyremain as his charges.107

In 1952 two of the professionals, Mario (El Turko) Sapetand Alfredo Cervantes, took a private contract to assassinateJake Floyd, a District Judge in Alice, Texas, and a bitterenemy of George Parr of Duval County. These men were allowed totake such private employment but Division Five never knew anything concerning such unauthorized killings.

At about dusk on September 8, 1952, Sapet and Cervantes positioned themselves in a field adjacent to the rear ofFloyd's house and when Buddy Floyd, Jake's 19 year old son whoresembled his father, started out of the house to the garage,Cervantes mistakenly shot Buddy through the head, killing him.

Cervantes, Sapet and Nago Alaniz, George Parr's personal lawyer, were indicted for the assassination and forconspiracy to murder. Sapet was caught before he could cross the Mexicanborder and was given a 99 year sentence.

Cervantes crossed back into Mexico where he found his Division Five assassination group and although Mexicanauthorities arrested him, political pressure was broughtto bear and Alfredo has remained a free man in Mexico despitesixteen years of constant effort to extradite him by Sam Burris,the Alice District Attorney.

Burris and Bill Allcorn, Special Assistant AttorneyGeneral of Texas, were unable to convict Nago Alaniz but one ofthe conspirators gave Bill Allcorn pertinent information.

The accomplice told Allcorn that there were twenty-five tothirty professional assassins kept in Mexico by theespionage section of the U. S. Federal Bureau of Investigation; thatthese men were used to commit political assassinations all overNorth, South and Central America, the East European countries andin Russia; that these men were the absolute world's mostaccurate riflemen; they sometimes took private contracts to kill in the United States; that the contact man for employment ofthe riflemen was a man named Bowen posing as an AmericanCouncil of Christian Churches' missionary in Mexico; that you couldreach Bowen through the owner of the St. Anthony's Hotel in Laredo, Texas.

Albert Alexander Osborne, alias John Howard Bowen, aliasJ.H. Owen, a charter member and employee of the A.C.C.C.,met Lee Harvey Oswald and accompanied him to Mexico City in late September of 1963.

Osborne or Bowen in 1942 organized and operated a Naziblack shirt group called the "Campfire Council" in thecountry near Knoxville Tennessee. The "Campfire Council" wassponsored by the espionage cover group, the "American Council ofChristian Churches". Osborne so vehemently opposed the UnitedStates war with Nazi Germany that during 1942, he tore down anAmerican flag and stomped it into the ground. The neighbors complainedof the pro-Nazi activities of Bowen and his young Fascists eventhough the rural area in Tennessee where they were located wasvery sparsely populated.108

More than six witnesses on the bus trip from Laredo to Mexico City placed Osborne with Lee Oswald in his companyas a definite traveling companion. The two stayed togetherduring the entire trip and sat together on the bus.109

On February 8, l964, Osborne was interviewed by the FBIand lied to them about his name among other things. He gavethem the name John Howard Bowen and gave them the followingstatement: 

Bowen advised that he has been in the Russellville,Alabama area, speaking at various rural Baptist Churches, and has been residing at the residence of Wylie Uptain, RuralRoute, Russellville, Alabama. He stated that he intended leaving the Russellville, Alabama area, February 11, 1964, enroute back to Lardo, Texas by way of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Bowen stated to the best of his knowledge he was born at Chester, Pennsylvania on January 12, 1885, and hisfather's name was James A. Bowen, and his mother was Emily Bowen.He did not know his parents, but he was reared in anorphanage in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His grandmother, SarahHall, participated to a limited extent in giving him guidanceand shelter during the early years of his life. Hisgrandmother and relatives are all deceased, and he has no known relatives of any kind. . . . . .

Bowen stated he considers himself an itinerant gardenerand preacher. He was formerly a member of the First Baptist Church at Knoxville, Tennessee, and more recently was amember of the First Baptist Church at Laredo, Texas. Hehas visited and worshiped at the latter church intermittently for the past twenty years. . . . . .

. . . . He considers his home to be the St. Anthony Hotel, Laredo, Texas, and he is well known there by the manager,Oscar Ferrina. He has been residing at the hotel intermittently for the past twenty years, and has madetrips
to Mexico for the past twenty years as an itinerantpreacher. . . . .110

On February 20, 1964, Osborne was interviewed by FBIagents in Laredo, Texas and repeated the falsehoods told in theearlier statement. Then on March 5, 1964, he told FBI agents at Nashville, Tennessee the amazing story which follows.Please emember that this is the man who was such a dedicatedNazi that during World War II, he tore down the American flag andstomped it into the ground in protest against the United Stateswar with Hitler's Nazi Germany. A part of the amazing statementfollows:

Albert Osborne, whose permanent address is 920 Salinas,Box 308, Laredo, Texas, was interviewed at his temporary place of residence at the Central YMCA, Nashville, Tennessee,where is registered under the name of John H. Bowen. (Box 308 is the address of the St. Anthony Hotel in Laredo).

At the outset of the interview, Osborne denied his true identity and claimed that his name was John H. Bowen;however he later admitted that his correct name is Albert Osborne and he furnished the following backgroundinformation concerning himself.

Osborne indicated that he was born November 12, 1888 at Grimsby, England, to James Osborne and Emile Cole Osborne,both of whom are deceased. He identified his brothers as Walter Osborne, Grimsby, England;; Arthur Osborne,Grimsby, England; William Osborne, deceased, and Frank Osborne, deceased. . . . . 

. . . .Osborne admitted that he had been untruthful in three previous interviews concerning his own identity andhad furnished false information concerning John H. Bowen, whom he had previously indicated was an acquaintance forwhom he, Osborne, had been frequently mistaken..... 

Osborne was advised that his photograph had beenpositively identified by other English speaking people on the RedArrow Bus from Laredo, Texas to Mexico City on September 26, 27, 1963. Osborne again denied that he was on a bus with anyother English speaking people and that he himself spoke no English to anyone on thebus.111

Osborne's associates said he had lived in Central Mexico since about 1942. One close associate said Osborne had amission in Texmelucan, State of Pueblo, Mexico, and "hismission consisted have no home or ties."112

Rev. Walter Laddie Hluchan of Eagle Pass, Texas, said, "Osborne has for many years given religiousinstruction to Mexican boys who resided at his residence."113

Oscar Ferrino, owner of the St. Anthony Hotel, Laredo, Texas, said Osborne "is operating a school forapproximately 25 to 30 boys" in Pueblo, Mexico. Ferrino has known andtaken mail and messages for Osborne since 1942.114

When not in Mexico supervising his"missionaries," Osborne traveled regularly to Austin, Dallas and Tyler, Texas. InDallas he visited one Cortez and H.L. Hunt. Cortez was reportedto be one of the assassins in the 26 volumes published by theWarren Commission.115 The same volumes connect a Saunders fromTyler, Texas in the plot with Cortez.

Albert Osborne was in Clay Shaw's office at 124 CampStreet, New Orleans on October 10, 1963. Later the same day he wasin the office of Maurice Brooks Gatlin, the FBI transporter andGuy Bannister, the FBI Section Five Southern Manager, at theiroffice at 544 Camp Street, New Orleans. From there, Osborne went directly into Mexico City where on the 17th or 18th ofSeptember, 1963, he was seen by a Mexican detective with the manposing as Oswald. A Cuban Negro delivered a large sum of money tothe man posing as Oswald as a partial payment for his part in the assassinationoperation.116

Osborne, alias John Howard Bowen, was discovered to have another person working with him who also used the aliasJohn Howard Bowen. The second person also traveling as Bowenwas Fred Lee Crismon, another agent for the munitions makers police agency, the Defense Industrial Security Command. Crismonalso posed as a missionary and also used other aliases. Amongthe cognomens for Crismon were Fred Lee, Jon Gould and JonGold. 

Osborne and Crismon also bore a marked resemblance and appeared to be about the same age. Crismon was a Syrianimmigrant and had been closely associated with Osbornesince the 1920's.

Crismon, Osborne and their riflemen charges in Mexico werebased at Clint Murchison's huge ranch when not posing as missionaries in other areas of Mexico.Murchison and J. Edgar Hoover were closer than twinbrothers at Del Charro Hotel, adjacent to Murchison's horse racetracks at La Jolla, California over the ten years preceding the 1963 murder. Hoover, fraudulently charged over $40,000.00 ofhis personal bills at Del Charro to Del Hi-Taylor Oil Company,a Murchison corporation.117

Penn Jones reports in Forgive My Grief, Vol III that ClintMurchison, J Edgar Hoover, Paul Raigorodsky and other topmembers of the Cabal, met at Clint Murchison's house in Dallas thenight of November 21, 1963 to go over the final plans for themurder.

But back to Del Charro and the race tracks in California.

From 1953 to 1963, J. Edgar Hoover and Clint Murchison metconstantly at Del Charro with Johnny Drew, John Connally,Joe Bonanno, Carlos Marcello and other Mafia officers. As amatter of fact, the Mafia was in partnership with Murchison, JohnConnally and Hoover in Boys, Inc., the front organized to avoidpaying taxes in operating Del Mar horse race tracks.118 (Connally,as governor of Texas in 1967, refused to extradite SergioArcacha Smith to New Orleans and was thus carrying out hisprincipal role in the plan.)

Carlos Marcello, Mafia boss of Louisiana and Texas, workedwith his fellow Mafia commissioner, Joe Bonanno, incarrying out the assassination. Bonanno and Marcello met at Del Charroand other points to personally discuss and make decisions ofmiddle responsibility. David Ferrie was an employee of CarlosMarcello before and after the assassination.

Carlos Marcello gave David Ferrie final instructions at about 1:00 pm, November 22, 1963 at the New OrleansFederal Court House. Marcello had just been discharged from adeportation order issued by Bobby Kennedy. Ferrie, Alvin Beauboeuf andMelvin Coffey immediately went to the Alamotel in Houston. Themotel was owned by Marcello and the Mafia.119

Beauboeuf and Ferrie made at least three phone calls from the Texas gulf coast on November 22nd and 23rd to the TownHouse Motel in New Orleans. The Town House is also owned byMarcello and the mob.120

Bonanno, Marcello and the Mafia were all working directly under the Defense Industrial Security Command throughtheir ownership of controlling interests in the large number of companies engaged in manufacturing munitions, hardware andsuppliers for the Pentagon, Space Agency, A.E.C. and U.S.I.A.121

Jack Ruby was one of Marcello's men in Dallas for a numberof years. In June of 1963, Ruby spent about a week in NewOrleans conferring with Marcello and other members of DISC. TheWarren commission investigators uncovered the Ruby New Orleanstrip and revealed his constant visits to the Sho Bar in the French Quarter. The Sho Bar was owned by Marcello and theMafia.122

Jada Conforto, a stripper at the Sho Bar, was sent by Marcello to Jack Ruby's place in Dallas about one monthbefore the assassination. Jada left Dallas on November 23, l963,but returned after Jack Ruby killed Lee Harvey Oswald.123

Joe Bonanno and Carlos Marcello were both on the ruling commission of the Mafia and were in constant businesscontact.  They were very close friends as well. However, theiractions covered here were in relationship to their connection withthe Defense Industrial Security Command.

Joining Hoover, Carroll, Murchison, the Chiefs of Staffand the Mafioso, along with others, on the ruling committee ofDISC, was the Nazi, Wernher Von Braun, in his capacity as headof Army Ordnance and Intelligence in rocketry and later as Chiefof the space agency. John Connally had served with the rulinggroup of the munition makers police agency during his term asSecretary of the Navy ending in 1962. As Secretary of the Navy,Connally had been over the Office of Naval Intelligence.

If one feels the need for further proof of Carlos Marcelloand Joe Bonanno's close association with the assassinationgroup, it is a simple matter to trace their membership in the international Mafia to the Swiss corporation, Permindex,and Rome's Centro Mondiale Comerciale and its Italian Mafiadirector, Gutierez di Spadafora. Spadafora, Marcello and Bonannowere long time associates as ruling members of the internationalMafia. 

Through Permindex and Centro Mondiale Comerciale and its functions, Marcello and Bonanno are easily connected withClay Shaw, J. Edgar Hoover, the DIA, the Defense IndustrialSecurity Command, the gambling syndicate and its Miami, Bahama andSwiss financial conduits, the assassination attempt on DeGaulleand the entire personnel of the Kennedy death planners.

From the evidence gathered by the Warren Commission, it isreasonable to believe that one of these highly trainedMexican professional assassins fired the fatal head shot frombehind the fence at Dealey Plaza. This was the last bullet fired atthe time of the assassination of President Kennedy and it is theone which struck him from the right front blowing off a largeportion of his right front temple and constituting the coup de grace. 

However, at least seven of the Mexican professionals werein firing position in Dallas on November 22nd. Three of theMexican assassins stayed at Tammie True's house in Fort Worthwhile waiting their assignment. Tammie, one of Jack Ruby'sstrippers, allowed them to stay at Ruby's request and they left forthe return trip to Mexico on Saturday, November 23rd.124

Early during the New Orleans investigation, Jim Garrisonquestioned one of Osborne's professionals who was one of the three who hadstayed with Tammie True.  Emilio Santana wasthe assassin firing from the Dal-Tex Building across HoustonStreet from the Depository and behind the President's car.

Santana confirmed many of the facts herein. He went on to admit his close acquaintance with Jack Ruby, Clay Shaw,Gordon Novel, William Seymour and the others. As a matter offact, Santana told of a close relationship between Ruby andShaw. This and other facts gathered by Garrison were corroborated bya host of other witnesses closely associated with the principals.

Santana confirmed that he had been employed by Clay Shaw.He further related that Jack Ruby and Shaw made a number oflong trips together and one of these trips took the traveling companions to Cuba in 1959 where they visited McWillie andthe gambling casinos to work out details in their armssmuggling assignment.

Santana admitted that while he was an employee of Double-Chek, he was an agent for the Central Intelligence Agency.This was the professional assassin and burglar who spent thenights of November 21st and 22nd, 1963, with Jack Ruby's most loyal,long-term stripper, Tammie True.

While Oswald was entering Mexico at Laredo on September26, two persons going under the names George DeMen andFlorence Parson DeMen, as did a person using the name Anthony W.Oswald, were entering Mexico 100 miles to the south of Laredo atCuidad Miguel Aleman. Also entering at Cuidad Miguel Aleman withthe above three were Samuel Thomas North and Judith Marie MuthNorth. 

All five of the people were Russian exiled Solidarists andentered by auto at Cuidad Miguel Aleman. They applied forand were issued their tourist cards in New Orleans onSeptember 17, l963, simultaneously with Lee Harvey Oswald, their cardnumbers from New Orleans being for the six people, 24082, 24083,24084, 24085, 24086 and 24087.125 On October 3rd, when Lee HarveyOswald was re-entering the United States at Laredo, Texas,Anthony W. Oswald made his re-entry at Cuidad Miguel Aleman, onehundred miles to the South.126

The various Solidarists and American Council of Christian Churches' agents were moving in and out of Mexico, Texasand New Orleans as the date of their most important assignment approached.

On the bus to Mexico City with Oswald and Bowen, the agentfor American Council of Churches cover name for theespionage and propaganda unit, was T. Gonzales.127 T. Gonzales was anactive agent with the Jack Ruby, President Carlos Prio Socarras,Richard Ray McKeown, David Ferrie, and L.J. McWillie anti-Castrogroup which had originally run guns to Castro. Gonzales, Prioand McKeown were indicted for conspiracy to violate neutralitylaws in Houston, Texas in 1958.128

Fred Korth, Lyndon Johnson's protégée from Fort Worth,Texas, was revealed by the Warren Commission to have been sendingmoney orders and instructions to one of the men impersonatingOswald in Dallas over a period of a few weeks immediately prior tothe assassination. The manager of the Western Union office inDallas and one of the assistant managers definitely tied Korth tothe cabal.129

There was other and compelling testimony implicating Korthin the planning cabal with HOOVER, ex-Cuban presidentCARLOS PRIO SOCARRAS, H.L. HUNT, JEAN DEMENIL, WALTER JENKINS, LYNDON JOHNSON, CLIFFORD JONES, BOBBY BAKER,L.J. McWILLIE, L.M. BLOOMFIELD. ROY M. COHN, WERNHER VON BRAUN, FERENC NAGY,JOHN CONNALLY, and CLINT MURCHISON, SR. Korth's wife remainedin Fort Worth after the assassination and divorced him later,never returning to Washington, D.C.130 There were at least threeother members of the cabal but documentation is difficult and itwould not be fair to attempt to name them without further proof. 

It is fair to point out that LYNDON JOHNSON, with a compelling motive, was in contact with HOOVER,DEMENIL, PRIO, JENKINS, COHN, HUNT, BAKER, JONES, McWILLIE, KORTH,BLOOMFIELD, VON BRAUN, CONNALLY, NAGY, and MURCHISON for the yearimmediately before the act and it was Johnson who insisted thatKennedy come to Texas thus placing him directly under the rifles of thecabal.

Another planning member of the cabal working for Lyndon Johnson was H.L. Hunt, the Dallas oilman and functioningdirector of the American Council of Christian Churches. Hoover hadhis agents take H.L. Hunt and his family to New York City at12:30 pm, November 22, l963. For protective reasons, theDivision Five .i.FBI; men kept the Hunts at a hotel in New York threeweeks until it was determined Hunt's part in the assassinationcould be kept from public knowledge.131

To recapitulate, the planning members of the cabal underthe direction of LYNDON JOHNSON, were WALTER JENKINS, H.L.HUNT, L.M. BLOOMFIELD, FERENC NAGY, FRED KORTH, JEAN DEMENIL, CARLOSPRIO SOCARRAS, L.J. McWILLIE, JOHN CONNALLY, CLINT MURCHISON,SR., WERNHER VON BRAUN, ROY M. COHN, BOBBY BAKER, CLIFFORDJONES AND J. EDGAR HOOVER as chairman. Of course, there were anumber of other wealthy financiers and lower echelon people workingon this assignment, most of whom did not know the object of theirduties in connection with the assassination plan; some of themdid, however. As in all espionage and intelligence work, thelarge number of employees knew only what they needed to to knowin order to carry out their particular assignment and theoverall plan was on a "need to know" basis.

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Chapter VIII-Jean De Menil, Oswald, Gordon Novel and Their Activitiesand Associates.

Jean DeMenil, The Russian Czarist exile and President ofSchlumberger, had used the company organization in 1960and 1961 to smuggle the rifle grenades, land mines, missiles andother arms for Double-Chek to the forces invading Cuba.132

DeMenil had these arms boxed and transported bySchlumberger with the company name and false labeling on the hugenumber of containers. Gordon Novel, a Double-Chek agent, GuyBannister, David Ferrie, Sergio Arcacha Smith and others workedclosely with Schlumberger in transporting these arms and ammunition.133

Some of the others working for DeMenil on the armssmuggling were Layton Martens, a second generation Russian exileSolidarist agent, Alvin Beauboeuf, a Solidarist agent and WilliamDalzell, a New Orleans based geologist, Russian exile Solidarist anddirect associate of Jean DeMenil.134

Jean DeMenil worked with the same group in New Orleans in planning the assassination using Dalzell as his liaison inNew Orleans. However, Guy Bannister was in over-all command ofthe New Orleans phase of the operation since he was area manfor Division Five of the FBI. DeMenil brought Sergio ArcachaSmith to Houston in March of 1963 to work with ex-President CarlosPrio Socarras, Robert Ray McKeown and the Free Cuba Committee there.135

In Dallas, DeMenil had Paul Raigorodsky, amulti-millionaire geologist and Russian exile Solidarist director whooversaw the assignments of George Alexandrovitch Bouhe, DimitriRoystar and Peter Paul Gregory. These people, like DeMenil, werepopularly called White Russians. There were exiled from Russia afterthe Communist revolution but many were East Europeans whosecountries became Communist controlled some twenty-five years after Russia.136 

This conglomerate kept tight control and contact throughthe intelligence and espionage arm, the Solidarists and theOrthodox Eastern Church.

Gregory and Bouhe picked Lee Harvey Oswald and his Russianwife up when they arrived in Fort Worth and Dallas, Texas,in June of 1962 from Minsk, the capital of White Russia.Bouhe furnished money and other necessities to the Oswalds untilthey moved from Dallas to New Orleans in April and May of 1963.137

George Bouhe met with Robert Ray McKeown and otherparticipants in Baycliff, Texas, for several weeks after the assassination.138

Warren DeBrueys took over George Bouhe's assignment withOswald when he arrived in New Orleans and continued as Oswald'scontact until Nov. 22, 1963.

In the meantime, Guy Bannister, FBI Division Five'sSouthern Director, employed a long term employee of Double-Chek bythe name of William Seymour from Phoenix, Arizona. Seymour wasthe same size and weight as Lee Harvey Oswald and, moreimportant, by his resemblance to Oswald was as that of an identicaltwin.

Seymour was given the name Leon Oswald and falseidentification papers in such a name as well as the name Lee HarveyOswald and others.139

David L. Lewis, a New Orleans private investigator, was employed by Guy Bannister in 1962 and 1963. In late 1962or early 1963, Lewis first met Leon Oswald. Lewis was in Manchuso's Restaurant drinking coffee with Bannister's secretary whenCarlos Quiroga, an anti-Castro Cuban, came into the restaurantand introduced a person resembling Lee Harvey Oswald as LeonOswald to Lewis and Bannister's secretary. The secretary confirmsthis meeting and says that Leon, Carlos, Lewis and she all hadcoffee together.140

About a week later when Lewis was leaving Bannister'soffice on assignment, he saw Leon Oswald, alias William Seymour,a second time as he passed Quiroga, David Ferrie and LeonOswald in the hall of Bannister's building. The three men wereproceeding to Bannister's office.141

On a third occasion about ten days later, Lewis entered Bannister's office and there was a meeting taking placebetween Bannister, Quiroga, David Ferrie, Leon Oswald and RobertRay McKeown of Baycliff, Texas. Lewis was not sure who thefourth person was but McKeown was identified by another source.142

At about the same time as the Leon Oswald appearances as related by Lewis, Sergio Arcacha Smith, leader of theanti-Castro Cuban Democratic Revolutionary Front in New Orleans, wasclosely associated with David Ferrie; and Ferrie was in Arcacha'soffice, and they were seen together on numerous occasions in NewOrleans.

Arcacha admitted that David Ferrie often came to hisoffice in New Orleans to offer his help in recruiting and trainingmen and to use Ferrie's plane in the anti-Castro work. Arcachareturned to Houston with McKeown after the meetings and workedthere withMcKeown until the assassination date.143

William Seymour, alias Leon Oswald, then proceeded to impersonate Lee Oswald at a number of places in NewOrleans, Florida, Austin, Alice, Fort Worth and Dallas, Texas,right down to November 22, 1963. As per his assignment throughBannister from the cabal, Seymour made incriminating statements onbehalf of Oswald which were to be used as evidence against Oswaldafter the murder. Seymour also went to Florida posing as Oswaldand carried the Fair Play for Cuba part down there in thesummer of 1963.144

Seymour, in his masquerade, bought ammunition in FortWorth, made pro-Castro remarks in an Irving barber shop and othershops around Dallas and fired a rifle similar to the Italian onea large number of times and at a number of rifle ranges inthe Dallas area over a month's period immediately before thecabal's murder occurred. Two weeks before the assassination,Seymour, alias Lee Harvey Oswald, alias Leon Oswald, told a carsalesman he would soon come into a large sum of money.145

As Leon Oswald, Seymour in September, 1963, discussed the planned assassination of Kennedy in New Orleans with ClayShaw, David Ferrie and two Mexican appearing men.146 Seymour was introduced to Mrs. Sylvia Odie by two Mexican appearingmen in Dallas on September 25th as Leon Oswald. At this time, hewas said to have made remarks which would incriminate Oswaldin the murder two months away.147

But Seymour was not the only one impersonating and incriminating Oswald with statements and acts prior to theassassination. Gordon Novel's wife testified to JimGarrison that Novel was the clean shaved person impersonating Oswald and fabricating evidence against him in advance of the murder.Novel was an absolute dead ringer for Lee Harvey Oswald and wasin Dallas, Texas, as well as in Mexico and Fort Worth, in thesix weeks prior to November 22nd, doing his part in the conspiracy.148

Oswald himself, Novel and Seymour, impersonating him, werefollowing instructions from the cabal of professionalanti-Communists which would blame the killing on pro-Communistsand offset the detente Kennedy was reaching between the twopolitical worlds.

On November 22nd, William Seymour fired a rifle from the sixth floor of the School Book Depository Building atPresident Kennedy striking him only once in the back. Two of hisshots missed and the one that hit John Connally came from thebuilding across Houston Street from the Depository Building.

Seymour left the building and was picked up by a NashRambler. The driver took Seymour to the vicinity of the AbundantLife Temple and let him out to walk the balance of about twoblocks to the Temple, an affiliate of the A.C.C.C. which wasprovided as a safehouse for Seymour. He killed Police Officer J.D.Tippet and then proceeded to his safehouse, the Abundant Life Temple,about a block from the Tippet murder scene. There he remaineduntil it was safe to leave town.149

Meanwhile, the Dallas Police were arresting a goodlynumber of Permindex agents at the assassination site. Animportant figure, James Powell of Army Intelligence on assignmentthrough the DIA to the Defense Industrial Security Command ofColumbus, Ohio and Muscle Shoals, Alabama, was trapped and arrestedin the School Book Depository Building shortly after 12:30 pm. Hewas later released along with the others by Captain Will Fritzin charge of Homicide for the Dallas Police Department.150

Immediately across Houston Street, Jim Braden of LosAngeles was arrested in the Dal-Tex Building. Braden was also anagent of the Defense Industrial Security Command of Redstone,Muscle Shoals, and Columbus.

The chain of evidence connecting Albert Osborne, Fred LeeCrismon, alias John M. Bowen, Permindex, and hisco-workers became iron clad when a Black Star photographer snapped apicture a few minutes after the assassination of Crismon, aliasBowen, and two of his charges in the process of being arrested bytwo young Dallas police officers at Dealey Plaza. Fritz later released all three. The Crismon, alias Bowen, arrestpicture received limited public distribution in 1969 when it was published in the Midlothian Mirror by Penn Jones, theTexas editor.

Co-Director of the Mexico based assassins, John H. Bowen, alias Fred Lee Crismon, alias Free Lee, alias Jon Gould,alias Jon Gold, and Thomas Beckam, front, and another assassinin the process of being arrested at Dealey Plaza immediatelyafter the assassination.

One of Crismon's Mexican professionals, Manuel Gonzales, firing from the fence to Kennedy's right side struck thePresident in the right temple killing him instantly.Gonzales and his aides returned to Fort Worth after the assassinationwhere they remained at Tammie True's until Saturday, November23, when they met Joe Cody, a Dallas detective who flew them to Houston.151

David Ferrie and Ray McKeown met Cody and theprofessionals at Houston International Airport and Ferrie, using asecond airplane, flew them to Matamoros, Mexico. On Sunday,November 24th, Ferrie flew to Dallas where he was interviewed by newsmen.152 

Late that night, Ferrie flew to Alexandria, Louisiana,where he was met by Coffee and Beauboeuf and they drove back to New Orleans where they were arrested by the DistrictAttorney's Office.

Two homosexuals, Breck Wall and Joe Peterson, on Saturday,November 23, 1963, at about 6:00 pm, left their rooms atthe Adolphus, picked William Seymour up at the Abundant LifeTemple and drove him to the Driftwood Motel in Galveston wherethey turned him over to David Ferrie, Robert Ray McKeown andothers at about 11:00 pm. Seymour then hid out at McKeown's house inBaycliff, Texas until a few days later when he returned tohis sister's home in Phoenix, Arizona. Jack Ruby called Wallin Galveston around midnight of the 23rd to check onSeymour's, alias Leon Oswald, delivery.153

Clifford Jones, Ed Levinson and L.J. McWillie laterbrought Wall and Peterson to Las Vegas where they took upresidence at the Castaway Club.154

Gordon Novel, a Double-Chek employee and Bannister agent, when called before a New Orleans Grand Jury in 1967,decided to write the man who succeeded Guy Bannister after his deathin 1964, Seymour Weiss. Novel told Weiss of Division Five ofthe FBI that Garrison was on to Double-Chek's involvement, warned Division Five not to kill him and suggested the DIA beused to subdue Garrison.155

The suggestion in Gordon Novel's letter to Seymour Weissof the FBI Division Five that the DIA (Defense IntelligenceAgency) be used to stop Garrison;'s investigation was immediately followed by furious activity on the part of a formerDIA liaison man in the Attorney General's Office.

Walter Sheridan, who had served the DIA as liaison man in the Attorney General's Office, immediately contacted Noveland took him to a Division Five, FBI polygraph operator inMcLean, Virginia, and Sheridan prepared news releases to theeffect that Novel had passed the lie detector test. The gist of theSheridan news releases were that Jim Garrison's investigation inNew Orleans was a fraud and amounted to nothing.156

Then Sheridan, the DIA liaison man, was employed by the National Broadcasting Company at the behest of the DIAoffice where he traveled the length and breadth of the UnitedStates interviewing Garrison; witnesses and attempting to getthem to change their testimony, offering them money and otherinducements to appear on the NBC program which was broadcast in Juneof 1967.157

Walter Sheridan himself appeared on the program as an investigator and correspondent for NBC. The program was sodesigned as an attempt to show that Jim Garrison hadabsolutely no evidence of a conspiracy and it, in fact, was acompletely one-sided attempt to libel and defame Jim Garrison personally.Jim Garrison continued his investigation.

After the June, 1967 appearance on the one hour NBC documentary, Walter Sheridan was not heard or seen by theviewers of NBC's programs which proves that Walter Sheridan was on special assignment from his DIA position to pursue thesuggestions made in the letter from Gordon Novel toHoover's Mr. Weiss that the DIA be used to get Mr. Garrison off the track.158

The Warren Commission did not find that Lee Harvey Oswald killed President Kennedy. They simply found there was notenough evidence to find a conspiracy in the murder and theevidence was weighed against Oswald. Consequently, the Commission leftopen the question with an implied instruction to J. EdgarHoover and the other agencies to continue the search for aconspiracy.

Hoover not only failed to continue in the investigation,he has blocked every effort to uncover the assassins and hasridiculed and harassed everyone who dared question thesubject. 

He has purposely protected his unsavory secret. Hoover'svery actions in covering the evidence of the crime constitute admissible evidence corroborating the other evidence ofhis guilt. This is a correct rule of evidence recognized inevery State and Federal Court in the land.

The night dispatcher for the New Orleans FBI officerevealed that a warning of the assassination plan was wired to J.Edgar Hoover five days before November 22, 1963.159 The ironclad evidence of the warning to Hoover was widely published and Hoover, of course, never denied it because of hisinvolvement.

The Division Five agent who reported the pending November22nd Dallas assassination attempt on November 17, 1963,was Lee Harvey Oswald.160 What clearer evidence of J. EdgarHoover's part in the assassination scheme would any reasonable personneed?

Well, there is much more. FBI agent Hosty's name, office address, car license and telephone number were in Oswald'snotebook in Oswald's handwriting. Hoover furnished theWarren Commission with what he told them was a true copy of the notebook. The staff discovered that Hoover had left thepage out with Hosty's name. They had to call this to Hoover'sattention twice before he corrected the fraudulent exhibit. Calledupon to explain, Hoover could, of course, make no legitimateexcuse.

And more. Richard Case Nagell, a CIA agent who inconnection with an official assignment learned of the plan, sent a registered letter to Hoover advising of the assassinationplans against Kennedy. Although this was mailed in August, 1963,Hoover never acted on the warning, but instead arrested Nagell on anothercharge.161

Still more. Frame 313 through 319 of the Zapruder film depicts Kennedy in the process of being slammed violentlybackwards and against the back of the seat at the time ofthe fatal shot. Kennedy's body is rapidly driven about threefeet to the rear and left and the blood and brain is clearly shownflying to the left rear and on to the motorcycle policeman to therear of Kennedy's car. The result is clear and unequivocalproof that Kennedy was shot from the front and to the right. Oswaldwas to the rear. Result: a conspiracy.

The Commission and Harold Weisberg discovered, after the Warren group dissolved, that Hoover had reversed frame 313and 314. Hoover admitted this. He said it was a printingerror. The result reversed the violent backward movement of Kennedy, fabricated a forward movement and further proved Hoover'sinculpatory action.162

In Esquire Magazine in December, 1966, Don Reynolds was quoted as revealing that Lyndon Johnson and John Connallywere two of the people involved in the assassination cabal.Reynolds detailed a telephone call that John Connally made from Washington, D.C. to someone posing as Lee Harvey Oswald inDallas, Texas about two weeks before November 22, 1963.Reynolds got more specific and said the call was to the YMCA inDallas and that John Connally initiated the call.

In the same publication, J. Edgar Hoover was quoted as theonly source who specifically investigated and cleared both Johnson and Connally.

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Chapter IX- Hungarian Prime Minister, Ferenc Nagy's, Chronological Activities, and Wernher Von Braun.

1. June 1946. As Hungarian Prime Minister, Nagy visits theUnited States and receives permission for the U.S. Army in Germany to return fifty-two million dollars in goldreserves (taken from Hungary by Hitler) to Hungary. At the sametime, Nagy spends one full week in Knoxville, Tennessee, Huntsville, Alabama and Muscle Shoals, Alabama, where hemeets and visits with Nazi scientists working at American Redstone Arsenal and with Tennessee Valley Authoritymanagement and security agents under direction of the FBIat Knoxville, Tennessee and Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Albert Osborne, the A.C.C.C missionary from Mississippi, workedfor the security division of the Tennessee Valley Authority since 1933, and he constantly reported to the MuscleShoals, Huntsville, and Knoxville offices of TVA since 1942, the time he moved toMexico.163

2. May 28, 1947. Prime Minister Nagy resigns his post fromBasal, Switzerland, on the German-Swiss border.164 

3. Fall of 1947. Ex-Prime Minister Nagy and family settleon 120 acre farm on outskirts of Herndon, Virginia,twenty-five miles from Washington, D.C., and Nagy becomes agent forany Communist speaking engagements for Division Five of the FBI.165

4. Fall of 1947 to 1951. Nagy covers United States andbecomes closely associated with H.L. Hunt of Dallas, Texas.166

5. 1951. Nagy becomes president of Central EasternEuropean Committee of Refugee Exiles.167

6. 1956 to 1962. Nagy is President and on the Board of Directors of Permindex, a Swiss Corporation, and CMC,Rome, Italy, and commutes between Dallas, Washington, D.C., Herndon, Virginia, Switzerland andItaly.168

7. Spring 1963. Nagy settles in Dallas, Texas with officesin the 600 block of Fort Worth Avenue, ten blocks west of the Dallas School Book Depository Building. He is associatedin the 600 block of Fort Worth Avenue in Dallas with Ralph Paul, C.A. "Pappy" Dolsen, Jack Ruby, and SergioArcacha Smith, the first two named being close business associates of Jack Ruby. Nagy's relatives make their residence at1024 Magellan Circle Apartment D, right next door to Sylvia Odio's abode who was visited by the two Cubans and WilliamSeymour on or about September 28, 1963. The 600 block address of Ferenc Nagy is three blocks from the Fort WorthAvenue address of Dal-Land Memorials, where Penn Jones reports the person impersonating Lee Oswald left clothingshortly prior to the assassination. The 600 block of Fort Worth Avenue is seven blocks west of the City LincolnMercury plant where a person impersonating Oswald tried to buy an automobile and made statements which could later beused to incriminate Oswald some few days before November22, 1963.169

Then on November 22, 1963, Ferenc Nagy appears in morethan thirty-five photographs at the site of the assassination.He is shown with an open umbrella at a point to the right ofPresident Kennedy's car at Dealey Plaza. After the President's carpassed within a few feet of Nagy, he suddenly closed his umbrellaand the last and fatal shots were fired. He is depicted inpictures after the shots with his umbrella folded and thendeparting the area.170

Nagy is easily recognizable in a number of the photostaken by bystanders. Nagy's forward area of cranium is fullybald while the back one-fourth portion is covered and the hair iscombed across the back section of his head.

Nagy, the former Prime Minister of Hungary, President of Permindex and upper echelon boss of Division Five of theFBI, along with Clay Shaw of New Orleans and L.M. Bloomfield of Montreal, Canada carried out his assignment in Dallas withdispatch, but he had his picture taken in the process.

From 1932 until 1945 Wernher Von Braun was Adolph Hitler'smost dedicated Nazi rocket scientist. As a matter of fact,given a few more months time, Von Braun's "buzz bomb"and V-2 rocket in 1945 could have turned the tide and forced the Allies toseek something less than total victory over the Third Reich.The enthusiastic Nazi, Von Braun's V-2 rocket had killedthousands and thousands of British Isle residents, and the sound ofthe approach of the V-2 was terrorizing the entire English countryside.

In 1945, as the Russians were approaching Von Braun'srocket headquarters, he and one hundred and fifteen other of hisNazi rocket scientists escaped with valuable papers andtraveled west in Germany until they could turn themselves in to theAllied armies on the West. Later the same year, Von Braun and the115 other German scientists were removed to Fort Bliss, Texas,where they remained until 1950. In 1950, Von Braun and theothers were moved on the the old Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville,Alabama, where they remain to this date.

Von Braun, immediately upon arriving in the United States,made close personal friends with J. Edgar Hoover andLyndon B. Johnson; and the relationship remained close with VonBraun working with Hoover in security in the Tennessee ValleyAuthority and the Redstone Arsenal; and later, beginning in 1958,they worked together in the security of the National SpaceAgency.

1958 was the year that Lyndon Johnson, as Majority Leaderof the Senate, helped to push through the National Space Act andlater, when he became Vice-President, he was made chairman of the National Space Committee.

Ferenc Nagy, ex-Hungarian Prime Minister, and Albert Alexander Osborne, alias John H. Bowen, the overseer ofthe assassins in Mexico, both reported consistently to theMuscle Shoals, Huntsville, Alabama area; and there is substantial evidence their contact in this area was Wernher VonBraun.171

Another of the Nazi space scientists who worked with the Cabal was Walter Dornberger. He had been the commandingofficer of Wernher Von Braun while both were working for AdolphHitler's rocket program. During the time period involved, Walter Dornberger was a directing officer in the Bell AerospaceCorporation along with Fred Korth. The former Nazi rocketofficer was directly in charge of the assignment of Michael Paineto Bell Helicopter Corporation, a subsidiary in Fort Worth, Texas.

Paine's assignment was to provide a place for MarinaOswald during the approximate eight months prior to November 22,1963. He provided for Marina to live with his wife, Ruth, inIrving Texas. Ray Krystinik testified to the Warren Commissionthat Michael Paine, immediately after Lee Oswald was capturedat the theater, said, "The stupid ________, he was not evensupposed to have a gun."

Von Braun first met Clay Shaw in 1945 when he, Walter Dornberger and about 150 other Nazi rocket scientistsabandoned Peenemunde and traveled south to join the American forcesin Germany close to the French border. The Nazis were broughtto the Deputy Chief of Staff's headquarters where Major Clay Shawwas aide-de-camp to General Charles O. Thrasher, Deputy Chief,European Theatre of Operations. Von Braun, Dornberger, andShaw maintained the relationship over the years through theirmutual connection with the Defense Industrial Security Command,an operational arm of the counter-espionage division of the FBI.172

Ordnance Colonel Holgar N. Toftoy was in charge of theNazi scientists, and Clay Shaw in the European Command sectiongave firm assistance to the transfer of 127 of them to theUnited States after they had spent about five months with thecommand in Europe.173

In the transfer of the Nazi rocket scientists, theservices of Adolph Hitler's intelligence agency was usedextensively, and Shaw, Von Braun, Dornberger and the others began a veryclose association with the Nazi agency and its commander.

The Bundesnachrichtendienst, better known as the Federal Intelligence Agency, or FIA, is largely dependent on theCIA, which subsidizes and controls it. The director in 1963 was Reinhard Gehlen, a former ex-Nazi Colonel 'recuperated' inAugust 1945 by Allen Dulles, who at the time headed the OSS in Switzerland and was in charge of American intelligenceactivities in occupied Germany.

The Solidarists and Gehlen had conceived the idea of the "Vlassov Army" which were Russian anti-communisttroops, and Gehlen was given the responsibility for the undergroundthat continued to operate behind Communist lines until 1950. In Poland, Gehlen's guerillas on March 28, 1947 murderedGeneral Karol Swierczenski, Vice-Minister of Defense, who, underthe name of Walter, had commanded the 14th International Brigade inSpain, and who served as the model for one of the characters in Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls.

Gehlen developed his network under the cover of a firmknown as the "Economic Association for the Development ofSouth Germany". He employed former members of the Gestaposuch as Boemel-Burg, his intelligence chief in Berlin, and FranzAlfred Six, former SS General and one of Eichmann's subordinates,who was put in charge of Gehlen's contacts in Western Europe.

With the aid of other highly-qualified specialists, Gehlensuccessfully infiltrated East Germany and the EasternEuropean states, uncovered Soviet intelligence rings, plantedagents among groups of expatriate workers, and took charge of therefugee organizations. He worked for the CIA, Solidarists, and J.Edgar Hoover.

After two years of intense and extensive investigation,Jim Garrison made a well-recorded public statement showingbeyond doubt that the had traced the Nazi rocket scientists, theWorld Trade Center and Permindex, the Fascist Solidarists,American Council of Christian Churches, Free Cuba Committee, thegambling syndicate and Mafia, and NASA's Security Division into its umbrella controlling organization, the Defense IndustrialSecurity Command of Columbus, Ohio and Huntsville,Alabama. 

Garrison; had traced DISC into its larger umbrella,Division Five of the .i.FBI and the Defense Intelligence Agencysupervised by the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Pentagon. Here is how Garrison's statement came about. On October31, 1968, Jim Garrison subpoenaed a Tacoma, Washington man forquestioning in his continuing investigation of the John F. Kennedy assassination.

Fred Lee Crismon, a "bishop" of the UniversalLife Church, was called to appear before the Orleans Parish Grand Juryon November 21, 1968. Garrison's office said that Crismon"has been engaged in undercover activity for a part of theindustrial warfare complex for years. His cover is that of a'preacher' and a 'person engaged in work to help the Gypsies.'"

Garrison's statement continued, "Our informationindicates that since the early sixties, Crismon has made many tripsto the New Orleans and Dallas areas in connection with hisundercover work. He is a 'former' employee of the Boeing AircraftCompany in the sense that one defendant in the case is a 'former'employee of the Lockheed Aircraft Company in Los Angeles. Inintelligence terminology, this ordinarily means that the connectionstill exists, but that the 'former employee' has moved into an underground operation."

Garrison said that evidence has been developed indicatinga relationship between Crismon and "persons involved inthe assassination of President John F. Kennedy."

Garrison further reiterated the general findings of his controversial investigation. "President Kennedy wasmurdered by elements of the industrial warfare complex working inconcert with individuals in the United States Government. At thetime of his murder, President Kennedy was working to end the ColdWar.

The annual income of the defense industry was well overtwenty billion dollars a year, and there were forces in thatindustry and in the U.S. Government which opposed the ending of theCold War."

As has been pointed out earlier, Fred Lee Crismon used thealias John Howard Bowen and traveled and worked with theMexico based assassins, Albert Osborne, Thomas Beckham andothers. Bowen, alias Crismon, and Becham are shown in photographstaken November 22, 1963. In the picture on page 48, they areshown being taken after arrest by Dallas police across DealeyPlaza immediately after the President's murder.

Fred Lee Crismon, alias John H. Bowen, alias Dr. Jon Gold,and his partner, Thomas Edward Beckham, and Albert Osbornewere all working for the Defense Industrial Security Commandthrough the American Council of Christian Churches.

Garrison also revealed that the Grand Jury recordsconfirmed Johnson's part when he said, "Who had the most togain from the murder? Answer - Lyndon Johnson."

Crismon, alias John H. Bowen, and Beckham played onlysmall roles in the big picture, but not Jack Ruby and FerencNagy. Jack Ruby, agent for DISC through the Mafia and Syndicate hadto be in the basement of Dallas City Hall two days after theassassination to dispose of a dangerous witness.

Ferenc Nagy, fellow director of Permindex and the World Trade Center, with Clay Shaw under L.M. Bloomfield, wasalso in the Dallas City Hall basement the morning of November 24,1963. Buford Lee Beaty, a city detective, said Captain Tabbert "requested him to watch a man of obvious Hungarianorigin who allegedly was in the basement to secure the release of twoof his employees."174 Beaty and other policemen haveconfided to friends that the Hungarian was a former high official and washighly suspect on the morning of the 24th.

About five years after that memorable morning, a few American publications uncovered the fact that the DefenseIndustrial Security Command was employing agentsprovocateur. 

These are the historic agents used over the centuries bydespots to foment division among the population in order to givethe government the people's support in suppressing anunpopular segment of the country involved. Provoking agents are alsoused effectively in creating a munitions market.

The New York Times reported in 1968 that StokelyCarmichael and Rap Brown were Federal agents provocateur. Other medianamed Eldridge Cleaver and a number of other trouble makers as provocative agents of the FBI. Such reports were notconfirmed, but they do make interesting food for thought.

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Chapter X- Tryall Club in Jamaica and World Commerce Corporation Successor to the GermanMunitions Cartels.

The genesis of the munitions cartels is found in thefollowing quotations from H. Montgomery Hyde's book, Room 3603.Hyde's book is a biography of the experience of Sir William Stephensonduring and after World War II. Stephenson was head of British Intelligence in the United States during World War II.Here is what Hyde had to say:175

(In 1946) Stephenson had gone to live in Jamaica, where hehad bought a property at Hillowton, overlooking MontegoBay - "the finest house in the island," he calledit. (Incidentally, it was his wife's choice). His example was followed by several of his friends, including LordBeaverbrook, Sir William Wiseman, Noel Coward and Ian Fleming, all of whom acquired estates on Jamaica'sbeautiful north shore at this time. For a year or so he showedlittle interest in the outside world and was content to enjoylife on this island in the sun. Only gradually did he recoverhis interest in commerce and industry. With some of hiswar-time associates, such as financiers Sir Rex Benson and Sir Charles Hambro in London, General Donovan in Washington,and a number of Canadian and American industrialists likeEdward Stettinius, former chairman of the U.S. Steel Corporation, he formed the British-American-Canadian Corporation, whichdeveloped into the World Commerce Corporation, originally designed to fill the void left by the break-up of the bigGerman cartels which Stephenson himself had done much to destroy. Thus he and his colleagues on the board raised aninitial $1,000,000 to help 'bridge over the breakdown in foreign exchange and provide the tools, machinery and"know how" to develop untapped resources in different partsof the world'."

The World Commerce Corporation also played a useful partin the development and rehabilitation of economicallybackward countries. As one American newspaper editorial put it atthe time, "if there were several World CommerceCorporations, there would be no need for a Marshall Plan". Bartertrade was facilitated on a massive scale. A typical transaction took place in the Balkans in 1951. Yugoslavia and Bulgariawere short of dollars and also short of medicinal drugs.But each country had about $300,000 worth of paprika on its farms. World Commerce accordingly exchanged a year'ssupply of penicillin and sulfa for the paprika, which they then sold on other markets. While normally working on acommission basis, the Corporation would sometimes forgoits profit if it felt it could help an impoverished or economically backward country by giving it the facilitiesof its international connections."

The North Jamaican Hillowton property was latertransformed to Tryall, the exclusive club of John Connally, PaulRaigorodsky and many others of the cabal.

World Commerce Corporation received funds from the U.S. International Cooperation Agency and worked closely withClay Shaw's World Trade Development Commission and Permindex'svarious World Trade Centers.

George DeMohrenschildt, William Dalsell and a number ofthe White Russians had worked for I.C.A. for a number ofyears. This increased DeMohrenschildt's knowledge of the subject ofwho was behind the conspiracy.

The following from Volume XXIV, page 642 of the official Commission evidence is especially interesting since AlbertOsborne and Gordon Novel had been reported at Tryall,Jamaica on a number of occasions.

Ylario Rojas continued as follows:

The latter part of December, 1962, the Cuban visited himin Guadalajara, gave him 900 pesos ($72 U.S.), and on the instructions of the Cuban, he proceeded to Cozumel by bus,arriving there shortly after Christmas, 1962. In Cozumel, ROJAS was met by two Cubans, whose names he could notrecall, and also by a Cuban woman whose first name was CRISTINA. Although he could not recall the names of theCubans, he claimed to have them written in a notebookwhich he lift with DANIEL SOLIS, a municipal policeman in Cozumel, and he affirmed SOLIS would not deliver the notebook toanyone but him.

About December 20, 1962, .OSWALD; arrived in Cozumel, having proceeded there from Jamaica via Compania Mexicanade Aviation (CMA) Airlines. OSWALD, the three Cubans, and ROJAS discussed the introduction of Cuban propaganda intoMexico. During the time of these discussions, OSWALD;and the three Cubans stayed at the Hotel Playa in Cozumel and ROJAS resided at the home of DANIEL SOLIS.OSWALD; remained in Cozumel for two or three days and returned to Jamaica by air, and ROJAS and the three Cubans remained inCozumel until about February 15, 1963, when OSWALD;again appeared in Cozumel from Jamaica and on this occasionstayed three days. The day following OSWALD'S arrival, an American by the name of ALBERT arrived from Jamaica.

ROJAS claimed the Cuban woman, CRISTINA, told him thatshe, the other two Cubans, OSWALD; and ALBERT had discussed the elimination of President KENNEDY. According to ROJAS,she stated OSWALD; was in favor of killing President KENNEDY, but ALBERT and the Cubans did not agree withSWALD;. ROJAS was told by CRISTINA that OSWALD; had stated to the Cubans that he and ALBERT had laid plans toeliminate the President. ALBERT had stayed at the Hotel Isleno in Cozumel and returned to the United States viaJamaica the day after his arrival in Cozumel.

ROJAS claimed to have stayed in Cozumel until early March,1963, when he returned by bus to Guadalajara.

The officials investigating for the Commission pressured Rojas until he recanted his story. However this action onthe part of the investigators is not reliable in that a largeamount of hanky panky was going on in the Mexican part of theinquiry.

Some of this is reflected in Volume XIV beginning on page621:

On March 31, 1964, GILBERTO LOZANO GUIZAR, manager of the Mexico City terminal of the Transportes Frontera buscompany, Calle Buenavista No. 7, Mexico, D.F.,emphatically advised that the original passenger list of manifest relating to departure No. 2 of bus No. 340 on October 2,1963, of the Transportes Frontera bus company, is an authentic record of data pertaining to that particulartrip.. . . . . 

He advised that officers of the Presidential Staffappeared at the bus terminal shortly after the assassination of President KENNEDY, seeking to review passenger lists ofthe bus company for early October, 1963, and it was found at that time that the completed block of forms for most ofthe month of October, 1963, which included the above described passenger list, was still in the baggage room at theterminal prior to being discarded. He stated he had tornthe October 2, 1963 manifest from the block of forms and furnished it to one of the officers. LOZANO advised thatone Lieutenant ARTURO BOSCH, an investigator of thePresidential Staff, had reviewed the above manifest.

LOZANO expressed the opinion that ARTURO BOSCH had filledin the blanks in ink at the top of the form as to the time, destination, trip number, bus number, and date, and had crossed out the date 'November 1', replacing it with the notation 'October 2' which appeared on the manifest. . .

LOZANO stated the hand-printed notation appearing at the bottom of the manifest, 'Driver, DIONISIO REYNA, FCO. SAUCEDO,' was also filled in by BOSCH. 

LOZANO advised that there definitely was only one sectionof bus No. 340 which departed Mexico City at 1:00 pm onOctober 2, 1963, en route to Monterrey, Mexico, and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. He explained that the notation 'Departure 2'appearing on the top of the manifest, which he believed BOSCH had filled out, merely indicated the seconddeparture of a Transportes Frontera bus on that particular day, October 2, 1963. The first departure of one of their buseson that day from the Mexico City terminal occurred at 9:00 am with the terminal point being Monterrey, Mexico. Hestated the second departure of a Transportes Frontera bus from the Mexico City terminal on October 2, 1963, was thedeparture at 1:00 pm with the terminal point being Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, and the passengers on this bus wererecorded on the above-mentioned manifest of October 2,1963. Hestated there were three other departures on that day from the Mexico City terminal, the third departure having occurredat 3:30 pm with the terminal point being Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico; the fourth departure having occurred at 9:00 pmwith terminal point at Nuevo Laredo; and the fifth departure at 10:00 pm with terminal point being Cuidad Juarez,Chihuahua, Mexico. LOZANO advised the only bus operating on theirline which would have arrived at Nuevo Laredo between the hoursof 12:00 am and 8:00 am on October 3, 1963, is bus No.340, which departed from the Mexico City terminal at 1:00 pm on October 2, 1963.

At another point the report goes on:

He (ALEJANDRO SAUCEDO) recalled that shortly after the assassination of President JOHN F. KENNEDY twoinvestigators, whom he described as being with the "Policia Federal Judicial" (Federal Judicial Police), appearedat the Flecha Roja terminal, Mexico, D.F., and requested the original passenger list of bus No. 516 of September 26,1963, for review. SAUCEDO remembered that the two investigators examined the passenger lists, filed bydates, in a storeroom at the offices of the Flecha Roja bus terminal and found the original copy for the pertinentdate and borrowed same. He could not recall the names of the investigators or the exact date they appeared at theoffice.

SAUCEDO now recalled clearly that these two investigators,whom he could only describe as being "in theirthirties," had the duplicate copy of the passenger list which apparently had been at the Flecha Roja bus terminal officein Nuevo Laredo when the trip for September 26, 1963,began.

The investigators stated they wanted the original list because the duplicated copy was not completely legible. 

SAUCEDO stated they had the original and duplicate copy ofthe passenger manifest for Flecha Roja bus No. 516 for September 26, 1963, when they left.

SAUCEDO stated the investigators did exhibit to him government credentials, agency not recalled, and advisedthey were interested only in finding the passenger listfor the incoming trip of bus No. 516 on September 26, 1963.When SAUCEDO asked them if they were interested in locating a departure trip, they stated they were not, explaining theyhad just been at the bus terminal of Transportes Fronterain Mexico, D.F., where They had located the passenger listfor L. H. OSWALD'S departure from Mexico. . . . . .

During this search and review, an untied, loose bundledated October 5, 1963, was located thrown aside in a cardboardbox on the floor of the storage room outside the bin area.This bundle was reviewed and found to include passenger listsfor dates September 21, 1963 to October 5, 1963, but no passenger list for bus No. 516 for September 26, 1963 wasfound.

The information hereinunder was furnished by T-13:

On March 24, 1963, Captain FERNANDO GUTIERREZ BARRIOS, Assistant Director of the Mexican Federal Security Police(DFS), advised that his agency had conduced noinvestigation in connection with the travel in Mexico of LEE HARVEY OSWALD; and did not have in its possession anypassenger lists from any bus lines . . . . . 176

SIC TRANSIT GLORIA.

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Chapter XI-Clay Shaw, Permindex director, plans a murder.

Clay Shaw, under the name of Clay or Clem Bertrand, was overheard planning the assassination of President Kennedywith David Ferrie and Bettit, alias Leon Oswald, during themiddle of September, 1963, in New Orleans.

New Orleans District Attorney, Jim Garrison, produced a witness who told a three-judge criminal district courtpanel March 14, 1967, he heard Lee Harvey Oswald, Clay Shaw andDavid Ferrie plotting to assassinate President John F. Kennedy.177

Perry Raymond Russo, 25, an insurance salesman from Baton Rouge, testified he was in Ferrie's apartment in NewOrleans in September, 1963, and listened to a discussion of how tokill Kennedy and make a getaway. Russo said the plot involved "triangulation of crossfire," diversionaryshooting and the sacrificing of one man as a scapegoat to allow the othersto escape.178

Russo, a part-time college student who lives with ayounger cousin near the campus of Louisiana State University inBaton Rouge, was described as "a nice young kid" by aneighbor. A fellow student at LSU said he was "a quite type whois interested in politics."179

Under questioning by Garrison, Russo said Oswald was introduced to him as "Leon Oswald" and Shaw as"Clem Bertrand". Shown a photograph by Garrison, Russo identified Leon asLee Harvey Oswald. Asked if Clem Bertrand was in thecourtroom, Russo pointed at Shaw. At Garrison's direction, he stepped fromthe witness chair, walked around the defense table and heldhis hand over Shaw's silvery white hair. Shaw, 54, calmly smoking a cigarette, didn't move. He is the former Managing Directorof the International Trade Mart in New Orleans.180

Russo said he first met Oswald at a party and the nexttime he saw him was in Ferrie's apartment where Oswald was"wiping or cleaning a bolt action rifle. It had a sight on it forhunting." 

Garrison showed Russo a rifle and asked if it hadsimilarities to the one Oswald held in Ferrie's apartment. Russo said:"The difference to my mind is that this end (front) was notnearly so bubble shaped." He said the weapon had the same boltaction, but a shinier stock, and its telescopic sight was larger thanthe one on the rifle Oswald had.181

Russo said he had seen Clay Shaw, alias Bertrand, in May, 1963, when Kennedy dedicated a new wharf in New Orleans."I was in school," Russo said. "The President wascoming down to make a speech. At that time I saw Bertrand. While the Presidentwas speaking, I was looking around. Bertrand was one of thefew not looking at the President." Police estimated 20,000people attended the dedication.182

Russo said that after he contacted Garrison following Ferrie's death, the District Attorney took him to "ahouse on Dauphine Street." Shaw lives at 1313 Dauphine Street."He stuck his head out the door and I said, 'That's the man',"Russo said, referring to Bertrand.

Garrison asked, "Do you recall anything unusualhappening at Ferrie's apartment in 1963?" Russo replied,"Sometime around the middle of September I went to the house and at that timethere was some sort of party in progress. There were eight ornine people there. As the party dissipated, it narrowed down tothree people besides myself because I had no ride home."183

Russo testified that Ferrie, 49, a free-lance pilot whowas under investigation by Garrison at the time of his death,did most of the talking about the proposed assassination. Ferrie, pacing the floor, said the attempt should have threegunners in order to provide "a triangulation ofcross-fire", Russo testified. He quoted Ferrie as saying that one man wouldhave to be sacrificed as a scapegoat. Ferrie, Russo added, was tobe the get-away pilot flying into Mexico to refuel for a flightto Brazil.184

Objections were raised by Bertrand, Russo said. He said Bertrand argued that as soon as the shots were fired"the world would know about it" and once the plane landed inMexico there would be no way to get out.185 Under cross-examination byShaw's attorneys, Russo said that when he saw Oswald in newspictures and on television after the assassination, he "couldnot be sure" he was Leon Oswald, the man he knew as one of theconspirators.186 Russo was asked if he thought Oswald was "LeonOswald" when he first saw the assassin's picture. "I gave itthought, but I couldn't be positive of the man," he said. "Iwas not definite. It was probably the same man. It crossed my mind they wereone nd the same but I could not be definite."187

"I knew Leon Oswald, who had whiskers," Russosaid. "He was dirty. His hair was ruffled up." 

A second witness said he saw two men - whom he now can identify as Oswald and Shaw - in conversation near LakePontchartrain in New Orleans in 1963. Vernon Bundy, 29,who said he was a former heroin addict, walked over to Shaw incourt, put his hand over Shaw's head, and identified him as the manhe saw with Oswald at the lake front. Bundy said one of the menhe saw was young, the other much older. He said he heard the"young guy" ask the older man, "What am I going to tellher?"188

The witness then said the older man handed over " aroll of money or it appeared to be. The young guy put his hand inhis right pocket where he had a bunch of pamphlets."189

District Attorney Garrison asked Bundy to identify the pictures. Bundy said one was of Lee Harvey Oswald, theother of "the Shaw who has been in the papers lately."Bundy said the pictures were of the same men he saw at the lake front in1963.

Then he pointed out Shaw in the courtroom as one of them.Under questioning by Garrison, Bundy described the "Olderman" he saw as "about 6-foot-1 or 6-foot-2 but I'm not surebecause I'm squatting down. He was distinguished dress, grayhair." He said the younger man was "a junkie or beatnik guy. He wasnasty. He needed a haircut and a shave. In fact, he neededeverything."190

Asked if a man named Layton Martens was Ferrie's roommateat the time, Russo answered, "No sir." Asked whatwas the name of the roommate, Russo replied, "The roommate at theLouisiana Avenue Parkway apartment was Leon Oswald."191

Layton Martens' name as David Ferrie's roommate wassupplied by Clay Shaw, alias Clay Bertrand, through his attorneysat the hearing. Layton Martens bore a resemblance to Lee HarveyOswald according to the evidence developed in the Clay Shaw proceedings.192 

Russo said he saw Oswald at the apartment three or four times. Asked the last time he saw him there, Russo said,"In the middle of October or late September, 1963."193

There are two compelling reasons to believe that Seymourand not Lee Harvey Oswald was the participant in theconspiracy conversation overheard by Russo. First, Russo testifiedthat the Leon Oswald involved in the conversation with Ferrie andBertrand was the roommate of David Ferrie. It is unquestionable atthe time in question, Lee Harvey Oswald was living with hiswife and daughter on Magazine Street in New Orleans. Secondly, LeeHarvey Oswald was rather neat and usually clean and clean-shaven, whereas the Leon Oswald at Ferrie's apartment was dirty,unshaven and at least, poorly groomed.

The State of Louisiana during Shaw's trial produced over fourteen witnesses who said that in the latter part ofAugust or the early part of September, 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald, ClayShaw and David Ferrie went to Jackson, Louisiana, a small townlocated not far from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. While in Jackson, he (Oswald) talked to witnesses in reference to his getting ajob at the East Louisiana State Hospital in Jackson, Louisiana,and registering to vote in that parish so as to get the job.

Witnesses were produced who talked to Lee Harvey Oswald orsomeone masquerading as him. 

The state proved that shortly thereafter, still in late August or early September, 1963, the defendant, Clay L.Shaw, Lee Harvey Oswald and David W. Ferrie drove into Clinton,Louisiana, which is very close to Jackson, in a black Cadillac,parking the Cadillac near the Voter Registrar's office on St. HelenaStreet.

While the defendant, Clay L. Shaw and David Ferrieremained in the car, Lee Harvey Oswald got out of the car and got inline with a group of people who were waiting to register.194 

The witnesses testified that they saw the black Cadillac parked in front of the Registrar's office and identifiedthe defendant, Clay L. Shaw, Lee Harvey Oswald and David W.Ferrie as the individuals in that car.

Garrison introduced documentary evidence that during the year 1966, the U.S. Post Office letter carrier for thatroute delivered at least five letters to Clay Shaw's addresswhich were addressed to "Clem Bertrand," the name used bythe defendant at the meeting between himself, David Ferrie and WilliamSeymour in Ferrie's apartment in mid-September 1963. None of theletters addressed to "Clem Bertrand" were ever returnedto the postal authorities for any reason.195

On cross-examination, testimony of Clay Shaw at this trialin New Orleans on February 27, 1969 connected WalterJenkins and tied the Rome and Swiss corporations into Americansubsidiaries and showed them active during the murder. The pertinenttestimony follows:

Q. Do you know Tommy Cox of Dallas, Tex?

A. Yes, I met him in New Orleans around Mardi Gras some 10years ago. He was an occasional visitor here and we corresponded.

Q. Have you ever visited Dallas?

A. Yes. The last time in 1966. . . .

Tommy Cox had previously told investigators that Clay Shawand Walter Jenkins were close personal friends and hefurnished pictures of the two of them together. 

A. The Witness Clay Shaw, said he decided to take a two-week vacation at that time and was scheduled to speakat the San Francisco World Trade Building and 'needless to say, on the morning of Nov. 22, nospeech was given.'

Q. How were these arrangements made, Mr. Shaw?

A. By telephone.

Q. Who did you make the arrangements with?

A. A Mr. J. Monroe Sullivan. May I refresh my memory? It was Mr. J. Monroe Sullivan, Managing Director of theSan Francisco World Trade Center. . . .

The World Trade Center is the English language translationof Centro Mondiale Comerciale, the Rome alter ego ofPermindex and of course, the World Trade Centers visited by Shaw onthe dates of and surrounding the assassination weresubsidiaries of Centro Mondiale Comerciale and Permindex. Shaw alsotestified that he met World Trade Center official, Fred Vanderhurstin Los Angeles, Jim Dondson and Charles Walton in San Franciscoand a few days later, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick O'Rourke in Chicago.

During the two years in which the Shaw case was pendingand at the ancillary proceedings and final trial, J. EdgarHoover furnished Shaw's defense with witnesses, investigators and propaganda. Without the immense effort by J. Edgar Hooveron Shaw's behalf, there is little question that theprosecution would have succeeded. History has recorded the firstinstance of the head of a major Federal law enforcement agency manningthe defense in a State criminal case.

Hoover's actions in providing the Shaw defense is cogent evidence of his own guilt and this evidence is recognizedin all courts of law as proof.

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Chapter XII- William Seymour, Agent for the Defense Industrial Security Command Participates in a Murder.

William Seymour came out of the rear of the Depository Building about fifteen minutes after the assassination,ran around the building across Dealey Plaza to enter a car andtake flight. Gordon Novel, the other fabricated Oswald, hasbeen shown to have been elsewhere at the times in question. All ofthe following is taken from the Warren Commission evidence. 

A witness, J.R. Worrel, at the time of the shooting was inthe general area across Elm Street from the DepositoryBuilding. He saw the gun being fired from the sixth floor window butdid not get a look at him while he was firing.

After the shooting, Worrel remained in the vicinity for a while and then proceeded across Elm Street continuingstraight ahead and traversed the east side of the DepositoryBuilding along Houston Street.  Shortly after he arrived at the rear of theDepository Building, a man Worrel identified as Lee HarveyOswald hurried out of the rear door to the first floor of theDepository Building, ran to the west corner of the building andturned to the south disappearing behind the west side of theDepository Building in the direction of the Dealey Plaza Lawn and Elm Street.

Dallas County Officer, Roger Craig, saw Seymour comingfrom the west side of the Depository and cross the Dealey PlazaLawn to enter a car on Elm street. Officer Craig heard Seymourwhistle loudly as he came across the lawn. Officer Craig was thelast person to see Seymour and he testified before theCommission as follows:

Mr. Belin: Now, about how many minutes was this after the time that you had turned that young couple over to Lummie Lewis that you heard this whistle?

Deputy Sheriff Roger D. Craig: Fourteen or fifteenminutes.

Craig: Yes.

Belin: Was this you mean after the shooting?

Craig: After the - from the time I heard the first shot.

Belin: All right.

Craig: Yes. So I turned and - uh - saw a man start to run down the hill on the north side of Elm Street,running down toward Elm Street.

Belin: And, about where was he with relation to the SchoolBook Depository Building?

Craig: Uh - directly across that little side street that runs in front of it. He was on the south side of it.

Belin: And he was on the south side of what would be an extension of Elm Street, if Elm Street didn't curvedown into the underpass?

Craig: Right, right.

Belin: And where was he in relation to the west side ofthe School Book Depository Building?

Craig: Right by the - uh - well, actually, directly inline with the west corner - the southwest corner.

Belin: He was directly in line with the southwest cornerof the building?

Craig: Yes.

Belin: And he was on the south curve of that street that runs right in front of the building there?

Craig: Yes.

Belin: And he started to run toward Elm Street as itcurves under the underpass?

Craig: Yes, directly down the grassy portion of the park.

Belin: All right. And then what did you see happen?

Craig: I saw a light-colored station wagon driving real slow, coming west on Elm Street from Houston. Uh -actually, it was nearly in line with him. And the driver was leaning to his right looking up the hillat the man running down.

Belin: Uh-huh.

Craig: And the station wagon stopped almost directlyacross from me. And - uh - the man continued down the hill and got in the station wagon. And I attempted tocross the street. I wanted to talk to both of them. But the - uh - traffic was so heavy I couldn't get across the street. And - uh - they were gone before I could ---

Belin: Where did the station wagon head?

Craig: West on Elm St.

Belin: Under the triple underpass?

Craig: Yes.

Belin: Could you describe the man you saw running down toward the station wagon?

Craig: On, he was a white male in his twenties, five nine,five eight, something like that; about 140 to 150, had kind of medium brown sandy hair, you know, it waslike it'd been blown - you know, he'd been in the wind or something - it was all wild looking; had on -ju - blue trousers.

Belin: What shade of blue? Dark blue, medium or light?

Craig: No; medium, probably; I'd say medium. And, a - uh -light tan shirt, as I remember it.

Belin: Anything else about him?

Craig: No, nothing except that he looked like he was in anawful hurry.

Belin: What about the man who was driving the car?

Craig: Now, he struck me, as being a colored male, He was very dark complected, had real dark short hair, andwas wearing a thin white-looking jacket - uh , it looked like the short wind-breaker type, you know,because it was real thin and had the collar that came out over the shoulder (indicating with hands) Likethat - just a short jacket.

Belin: You say that he first struck you that way. Do you think that he was a Negro?

Craig: Well, I don't - I didn't get a real good look at him. But my first glance at him I was more interestedin the man coming down the hill - but my first glance at him he struck me as a Negro.

Belin: Is that what your opinion is today?

Craig: Well, I - I couldn't say, because I didn't get a good enough look at him.

Belin: What kind and what color station wagon was it?

Craig: It was light colored - almost - uh - it lookedwhite to me.

Belin: What model or make was it?

Craig: I thought it was a Nash.

Belin: Why would you think it was a Nash?

Craig: Because it had a built-in luggage rack on the top.

And - uh - at that time, this was the only type car I could fit with that type luggage rack.

Belin: A Nash Rambler - is that what you're referring to?

Craig: Yes; with a rack on the back portion of the car,you know.

Belin: Did it have a Texas license plate or not?

Craig: It had the same color. I couldn't see the - uh - name with the numbers on it. I could just barely makethem out. They were at an angle where I couldn't make the numbers of the -uh- any of the writing on it. But- uh - I'm sure it was a Texas plate . . .

Belin: Anything else about the assassination that youthink might be important that we haven't discussed here?

Craig: No; except - uh - except for the fact that it came out later that Mrs. Paine does own a station wagonand -uh- it has a luggage rack on top. And this came out, of course, later, after I got back to theoffice. I didn't know about this. Buddy Walthers brought it up. I believe they went by the house andthe car was parked in the driveway.

Seymour and the dark complected driver vanished under the same underpass the stricken President passed through andSeymour remains at large.

At 5:30 pm the same day, Craig went to City Hall where LeeHarvey Oswald was being questioned and identified Oswaldas the man running across the lawn who entered the Nashautomobile.

While at City Hall, Craig or Fritz asked Oswald who owned the Nash (which Seymour had entered). Oswald inadvertentlyrevealed that he was aware of Seymour's impersonation whenOswald replied, "That station wagon belongs to Mrs. Paine.Don't try to tie her into this. She had nothing to do with it."

At the time Craig saw the person whom he thought to be Oswald and who, in fact, was Seymour leaving the scene ofthe assassination. Oswald was taking a bus and cab to his roomin Oak Cliff. The Commission found this to be so and the evidence sustaining the whereabouts of Lee Harvey Oswald at thistime is substantial.

Seymour and the dark complected driver had gone to his rendezvous as had Emilio Santana and Manuel Gonzales, theother gunmen who had fired from the stockade fence on DealeyPlaza and the Dal-Tex Building.

Oswald, himself, was calm and unhurried in his trip fromthe Depository Building to his room but after a police carhonked in front of his rooming house, his actions changed toindicate some type of involvement.

After knowing of the assassination, Oswald was calm and unhurried. According to the reconstruction of time andevents which the Commission found most credible, Lee HarveyOswald left the building approximately three minutes after theassassination. He walked east on Elm Street for seven blocks to thecorner of Elm and Murphy where he boarded a bus which was headingback in the direction of the Depository Building, on its way tothe Oak Cliff section of Dallas.

When Oswald was apprehended, a bus transfer marked for theLakewood-Marsalis route was found in his shirt pocket. The transfer was dated "Fri. Nov. 22, '63" and waspunched in two places by the bus driver. McWatters, a bus driver, wasable to testify that the transfer had been issued by him on a tripwhich passed a checkpoint on St. Paul and Elm Streets at 12:36pm. 

McWatters was sure that he left the checkpoint on time andhe estimated that it took him three to four minutes todrive three blocks west from the checkpoint to Field Street,which he reached at about 12:40 pm. McWatters' recollection is thathe issued this transfer to a man who entered his bus justbeyond Field Street. About two blocks later, he got off the bus.The man was on the bus approximately four minutes.

Riding on the bus was an elderly woman, Mary Bledsoe, who confirmed the evidence of the transfer. Oswald had renteda room from Mrs. Bledsoe about six weeks before, on October 7th.On November 22nd, Mrs. Bledsoe came downtown to watch the Presidential motorcade. She boarded the Marsalis bus atSt. Paul and Elm Streets to return home. Mrs. Bledsoe stated thatshe was certain it was Oswald; who boarded the bus.

William Whaley, a taxicab driver, told his employer on Saturday morning, November 23rd, that he recognized Oswaldfrom a newspaper photograph as a man whom he had driven to theOak Cliff area the day before. The man asked, "May I have thecab?", and got into the front seat. Whaley described the ensuingevents as follows; "And about that time, an old lady, I thinkshe was an old lady, I don't remember nothing but her sticking herhead down past him in the door and said, 'Driver, will you call me acab down here?' She had seen him get this cab and she wantedone, too, and he opened the door a little bit like he was goingto get out and he said, 'I will let you have this one, ' and shesaid, 'No, the driver can call me one'."

On November 22nd, Oswald told Captain Fritz that he rode abus to a stop near his home and then walked to his roominghouse. When queried the following morning concerning a bustransfer found in his possession, he admitted receiving it. Andwhen interrogated about a cab ride, Oswald also admitted thathe left the slow-moving bus and took a cab to his rooming house.

The Greyhound Bus Station at Lamar and Jackson Streets, where Oswald entered Whaley's cab, is three to four blockssouth of Lamar and Elm. If he was discharged at Neely andBeckley and walked directly to his rooming house, he would havearrived there about 12:50 to 1:00 pm. From the 500 block of NorthBeckley, the walk would be a few minutes longer, but in either event hewould have been in the rooming house at about 1:00 pm. This isthe approximate time he entered the rooming house, accordingto Earlene Roberts, the housekeeper there.

While Oswald was in the house, Mrs. Earlene Roberts, his housekeeper, testified that a police car containing twomen drove up and honked.

Ball: When was that? (Police car honking)

Mrs. Roberts: He came in the house. (Oswald)

Ball: When he came in the house?

Mrs. Roberts: When he came in the house and went to his room....

Ball: Yes.

Mrs. Roberts: Right direct in front of that door - there was a police car stopped and honked. . . .

Ball: You mean, it was not the car of the policemen you knew?

Mrs. Roberts: It wasn't the police car I knew, because their number was 170 and it wasn't 170 . . .

Ball: Where was it parked?

Mrs. Roberts: It was parked in front of the house . . .

Dr. Goldberg: Which way was the car facing?

Mrs. Roberts: It was facing north.

Dr. Goldberg: Toward Zangs?

Mrs. Roberts: Towards Zangs . . .

Ball: Did this police car stop directly in front of your house?

Mrs. Roberts: Yes - it stopped directly in front of my house. . . .

Ball: Where was Oswald when this happened?

Mrs. Roberts: In his room.

Ball: You remembered the number of the car?

Mrs. Roberts: I think it was - 106, it seems to be like itwas 106 . . .

Ball: Did you report that number to anyone, did you reportthis incident to anyone?

Mrs. Roberts: Yes, I told the FBI and the Secret Service both when they was out there . . 

Ball: Did you say there were two uniformed policemen inthe car?

Mrs. Roberts: Yes, and it was in a black car. It wasn't anaccident squad car at all.

Ball: Were there two uniformed policemen in the car?

Mrs. Roberts: Oh, yes.

Ball: And one of the officers sounded the horn?. . . .

Oswald then left the house and the Commission found he killed Dallas Police Officer Tippit about a mile from theroom. Although there is compelling evidence that someone elsekilled Tippit, the Commission cited sufficient evidence tosustain their conclusion.

At approximately 1:15 pm, Tippit, who was cruising west on10th Street, passed the intersection of 10th and Pattonabout eight blocks from where he had reported at 12:54 pm. Aboutone hundred feet past the intersection, Tippit stopped a manwalking east along the south side of Patton. The man was bushyheaded and stocky built. Tippit stopped the man and called him to hiscar.

The bushy headed and stocky man approached the car andapparently exchanged words with Tippit through the right front orvent window.

Tippit got out and started to walk around the front of thecar. As Tippit reached the left front wheel, the manpulled out a revolver and fired several shots. The bullets hit Tippitand killed him instantly . The gunman started back towardPatton Avenue, ejecting the empty cartridge cases and leavingthem to later inculpate Oswald.

About twelve persons saw the man with the revolver in the vicinity of the Tippit crime scene at or immediately afterthe shooting. By the evening of November 22nd, seven of themhad refused to identify Lee Harvey Oswald in police lineups asthe man they saw.

Several said the murderer was short and squat - Oswald wasthin and medium height - and another said that two menwere involved. The Warren Commission's own chronology ofOswald's movements fails to allow him sufficient time to reach thescene of Tippit's murder from the Book Depository Building.

Four cartridges were found at the scene of the slaying.

Revolvers do not eject cartridges, so when someone isshot, you don't later find gratuitous cartridges strewn over thesidewalk - unless the murderer deliberately takes the trouble toeject them.

Of the four cartridges found at the scene, two were Winchesters and two were Remingtons - but of the fourbullets found in Officer Tippit's body, three were Winchesters andone was a Remington.

The real killer of Tippit hid in a cavernous building atthe corner of Tenth and Crawford which in 1963 was known asthe Abundant Life Temple. In an aerial view of the area, the Commission traced the killer's escape path from the scenenear Tenth and Patton to Jefferson Boulevard one block south,thence to the Texaco service station one block west at Jeffersonand Crawford.

A "white jacket" was found at the rear of thestation, which the Commission said was Oswald's. Consequently it had tohave the killer reverse his path so as to bring him back ontoJefferson.  The killer proceeded straight ahead from the rear of theTexaco station, across an alley and into the rear door ofthe Abundant Life Temple. This view is corroborated by policeradio logs.

Shortly after 1:40 pm, Sergeant Hill came on the air:"A witness reports that he last was seen in the Abundant LifeTemple about the 400 block. We are fixing to go in and shake itdown." 

On an alternate channel, Car 95 ordered, "Send meanother squad over here to Tenth and Crawford to check out this church basement."

The Texas Theatre is on the north side of Jefferson Boulevard, approximately fourteen blocks from the scene ofthe Tippit shooting and twelve blocks from where severalwitnesses last saw Tippit's killer running toward the Abundant LifeChurch one block north of Jefferson.

At 1:45 pm, patrol cars bearing at least fifteen officers converged on the Texas Theatre. Patrolman M.N. McDonald,with Patrolmen R. Hawkins, T.A. Hutson and C.T. Walker, enteredthe front door and searched the balcony. The man arrested wasOswald. 

He was sitting alone in the rear of the main floor of thetheatre near the right center aisle. About six or seven peoplewere seated on the theater's main floor and an equal number inthe balcony.

McDonald gave the binding proof that Oswald could not havemurdered Tippit. Oswald snapped the trigger and his guncould not fire because the firing pin was broken. Oswald's pistolcould not fire so he could not have killed Tippit a few minutesbefore his arrest in possession of the useless pistol which could notbe fired under any circumstances.

There is a rule of evidence in American jurisprudence concerning a pattern of events showing a design or plan."A design, plan or intention may be evidenced circumstantially by conduct showing it. The kinds of conduct usable for thispurpose are infinite in variety. In general, however, it may besaid that any act which under the circumstances and in the light of experience would indicate a probable design isadmissible."

Every experienced trial lawyer and criminal investigatoris well versed in the doctrine of "the RedHerring". The oldest and most common of tactics is the employment of a device orartifice in leading the minds of pursuers of the true facts,whoever they might be, from the trail of logic leading to theperpetrator of an unlawful act. Such arts and wiles have been with thehuman race since there has been one. The devices may vary buttheir pattern never does.

It appears that the first and principle red herring in thepresent case was Lee Harvey Oswald. The various actions of Oswald, Seymour and Novel were designed to lead anyonelooking at them to take the actions as all being the actions ofOswald and thus, lead the investigators to believe Oswald was the perpetrator in the assassination of President Kennedy andthat he was acting alone.

It further appears that the second and substitute red herring was to go into effect only in the event it shouldbe discovered that a conspiracy existed. The variousconnections of Oswald with the pro-Castro organization and Seymour withthe anti-Castro Cubans and others was likely designed to lead afalse trail of evidence to suspects other than the person orpersons responsible.

In any event, it is not necessary that the theory of the secondary red herring be correct in order to convictSeymour for the murder of President Kennedy. Seymour was weaving a webof culpatory evidence tying Oswald to the assassination forat least five months before it occurred.

Seymour first appeared in the evidence of Attorney Dean Andrews in New Orleans during June and July of 1963. OnJune 5th, President Kennedy at a meeting with the Vice President andthe Governor of Texas agreed to come to Texas during thelatter part of November, 1963. After June 5th, the planned trip becameknown in many quarters.

Andrews said Seymour was asking about getting his wife's citizenship papers and changing Marine Corps dischargepapers. He was accompanied by two Mexican Americans who were apparent homosexuals. Andrews said Seymour was the "realguy" who killed the President. Seymour visited Pe a's bar in New Orleansin company with a Latin man and became ill after drinking toomuch. This occurred around the middle of August, 1963.

On September 17th or 18th, he appeared in Mexico City inthe company of a Negro and Latin man and the discussed killingof someone was heard and a large sum of money was passed toSeymour. 

On September 25th, he was seen in Austin, Texas by three witnesses and Seymour told one of them he had been toGovernor John Connally's office. On the night of the same day, aman impersonating Oswald called the leader of the SocialistLabor Party in Houston.

On the night of September 26th or 27th, Seymour was a visitor under the name Leon Oswald to anti-Castroite, Mrs.Sylvia Odio and her sister in Dallas. He was accompanied byLeopoldo again and a third man called Angelo.

Leopoldo told the two women "Leon Oswald" hadspoke of the possibility of assassinating Kennedy and that Leon hadbeen in the Marine Corps and was a crack shot. This evidencestanding alone is sufficient enough to convict all three of aconspiracy.

Seymour and Novel were seen with Jack Ruby in the CarouselClub and other places in Dallas in October and November bysuch a large number of witnesses, the investigators could notlocate and list them all. However, a large number testified to seeingthem together and a Dallas attorney overheard them discussing Seymour's assassination of another person.

Seymour impersonated Oswald in an attempt to connectOswald to a rifle by using his name at a gun shop in Irving. Hetried to show Oswald was expecting a large sum of money by sayinghe was while trying out a car in Dallas. He appeared at a grocerystore as Oswald and at a barber shop he made leftist remarks.During the barber shop, furniture store and grocery storeappearances, in Irving, Texas, he was accompanied by Marina or a woman impersonating her. Seymour gave the name Oswald andattempted to cash a large check at the grocery store.

Seymour, as was necessary, kept his rifle practice datesto sharpen his precision for the assignment. As the dates for President Kennedy's visit drew near, Seymour's riflepractice sessions increased and two a day were not unusual. Thenumber of disinterested witnesses to his practice sessions were overwhelming. A "sporterized Mauser" was used bySeymour in many of the target practice appearances.

A Mauser was brought to the School Book DepositoryBuilding, and Truly and two employees were seen with it two daysbefore the assassination. The five police officers who firstdiscovered the rifle on the sixth floor of the Depository Building afterthe murder described it as a 7.65 Mauser.

Eyewitnesses described an assassin firing from the sixth floor of the Depository Building at the moment PresidentKennedy was killed as resembling Lee Harvey Oswald. Lee HarveyOswald was shown in a picture taken as the shots were being fired tobe standing at the entrance to the Depository Building.Witnesses further proved that Oswald did not come downstairs pastthe fifth floor before Baker and Truly met him on the second floor. 

Then the cheek and hand paraffin test was given Oswald andit proved he had not fired a rifle. The cheek test wasnegative.

After the assassination, a witness sees a man resembling Oswald come out the rear of the Depository Building andrun around the building towards Dealey Plaza. Deputy SheriffCraig sees the man coming from behind the building, crossingDealey Plaza and entering an automobile which drove under thetriple underpass and disappeared from view. Craig identified theperson as Lee Harvey Oswald but Oswald was definitely establishedto have been well into his bus trip to the room on Beckleyand away from the scene of the assassination at the time.

There are many rules of evidentiary law which apply, especially to the facts in Seymour's case.First, the rule which provides that if a party fabricates evidence, the act of fabrication may be used against himto show a consciousness of guilt. Next, the guilty actions orconduct of a party may be shown as evidence of guilty knowledge.Then, when a party takes flight or avoids detection, this too may beshown as evidence of a guilty conscious and of guilty knowledge.Also, when circumstances are shown which lead to no otherconclusion but the guilt of the party, no direct evidence isnecessary. 

However, in Seymour's case the direct evidence of eyewitnesses who saw him in the act of shooting thePresident of the United States had been documented.

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CHAPTER XIII- CONCLUSION

Suppressed in the Archives are two Commission Documents which corroborate the large portion of facts containedherein. 

They are:

1. Fascists and Nazis today, Albin Michel, Paris 
Document No. 1096

2. Bundesnachrichtendienst file
Document No. 597

In letters smuggled from jail, Jack Ruby constantly said that Nazis and Fascists were behind the Kennedy murder.Ruby was much more knowledgeable about the conspiracy than most. 

On September 9, 1965, in Judge Louis Holland's court, Rubydisregarded his lawyers who were telling him to be quietand declared that there was a conspiracy in high places behind Kennedy's assassination. Various news reports related thathe said "people in high places" had suppressedinformation about Oswald and about Ruby; said, as his lawyers tried to pushTV microphones away from his face, "The world has theright to hear the truth"; said that Oswald knew Kennedy was comingto Dallas even before Kennedy knew it and that newsmen should search"in the high sources of our political government" to findout how Oswald got a job at the Depository on the motorcade route;said that the full story of the assassination would not comeout because "unfortunately some people in high places hadso much to gain by putting me in this position", and when askedto elaborate on this, said that the results of the lie detector testhad not been divulged, and said that there was a "terribleconspiracy" behind Kennedy's death and he, Ruby, "happened to bea scapegoat to walk into a trap and make that possible."

Ruby's lawyer Sam Houston Clinton says that during aroutine hearing he believes was on March 31, 1966, he was seatedbeside Ruby, and that a reporter stuck a mike in front of Ruby, whereupon Ruby said that people just didn't understand andthat if he ever got a chance to tell his story, they would knowthat "if Adlai Stevenson had been Vice President, Kennedywould still be alive today."

After Ruby died, the Associated Press' Bernard Gayzer reported his accusations against the Nazis and Fascistsand added, "Jack Ruby also complained that his cancer wasinduced secretly in jail. . . . (He) was certain it had beeninjected into him." New fragments of the story were publishedelsewhere.

The St. Paul (Minn.) Dispatch reported that one of its columnists, Bill Diehl, had bought a letter Ruby hadwritten from his jail cell. The seller: Charles Hamilton Autographs,Inc. in New York, which in turn reportedly bought it and four orfive others like it, from a jail trusty, Thomas E. Miller. InDiehl's letter, the paper said, Ruby wrote that Johnson"found me as the perfect setup for a frame. Remember they had the Presidentkilled, and now with me in the picture, they'll make itlook as though Castro or the Russians had it done. Remember theonly one who had all to gain was Johnson himself. Figure that out."

This report is not to criticize actions on the part of anyone. It is simply a report of the facts with fulldocumentation. The actions of the participants stand ascriticism enough for their various roles in the illegal and immoralaffair, and James Earl Ray's report that federal agents killed Dr.King is compelling evidence that the organization was stillgoing about its objective in 1969 in the same ruthless mannerand using the same modus operandi as is revealed in this document. 

It should be pointed out, that during a few yearsfollowing John Kennedy's murder, the crime rate in the United Stateshad more than doubled. Public opinion surveys during the time reflected about 80% of the people did not believe theWarren Commission Report. The general public felt someone or somegroup had been behind the murder of John F. Kennedy and theguilty ones had not been punished. Such an attitude on the part of thepublic leads to a gradual breakdown of law, order and morals ofthe society.

All Penal Codes in the history of nations have set out a twofold purpose. The number one and cardinal purpose of aPenal Code is to deter crime. The secondary purpose is to reformthe offender. There is a basic reason for deterrence of crimeto be the principle purpose of a criminal code. That is, thosewho are inclined to commit crime view the prosecution of allcriminal acts of others and they are not willing to face theconsequences when their own prosecution seems certain. Therefore, crimeis reduced and thus deterred.

However, when the head of the National Police Agency joinswith a handful of other government leaders and they bothin turn throw in with crime to murder a president, (and the peoplehave an uneasy feeling that something of this nature has takenplace) it is only natural that crime and violence increase. Thebasic deterrent to crime has broken down.

Also, the national morals by way of osmosis are gradually lowered and a hardness and cynicism develops among thepeople which allows lower and lower moral standards in thesociety affected. Thus the United States has had reports of murderby the Southeastern Asian Command of the Green Berets of hundredsof agents employed by them. These murders were carried out inviolation of all codes of moral conduct only on the whimsor suspicions of the Green Berets that the murdered Beretagents did not measure up to what the command felt was properbehavior. The reports included that Mafia type weighting of the murderedbodies and dumping them into the South China Sea occurred. Nopunishment was afforded the guilty U.S. personnel for their acts.

The reports on the regular news media of a Mafia type operation by the Generals and Master Sergeants in thePentagon on a world wide basis involving millions of dollars inkickbacks and rake-offs drew very little interest or criticism.

During the last years of the Johnson administration, crimeafter crime among officials was reported across the land. 

Jack Kennedy's last executive order stated that 1,000troops would be brought home from Viet Nam by Christmas, 1963.The dispatch reported this would leave 11,000 non-combatantsin Viet Nam, all of which would be removed by the end of 1964.Thus, in his last official act, the slain President evidenced his opposition to involving ourselves in the Southeastern Asiacivil wars.196

Less than one year after Kennedy's death, responsible Senators reported the Johnson administration staged afalse incident in the Tonkin Gulf. The U.S. went to war. Themunitions makers and their police force, the Defense IndustrialSecurity Command, were well paid.

Then, in 1969, there came to light that, during the last year of Johnson's Commander-in-Chief status, in March of1968 to be exact, a Viet Nam order to destroy certain villages andto kill the inhabitants. An army photographer who observedone of the massacres was Sergeant Ronald L. Haeberle. He said:

At about 5:30 in the morning of March 16, I left where Iwas stationed, Duc Pho, by helicopter for Task Force Barker. That is an outlying area from the base camp. I wassupposed to hook up here with C Company. I hooked up with C Company at 6 or 6:30 . . around sunrise.

No one really explained the mission, but from what I heardfrom the men, it was suspected that these villagers were Viet Cong sympathizers and it was thought there were VietCong there . . . I was going in with the second group ofmen . . .

We landed in the rice paddies and I heard gunfire from thevillage itself, but we were still on the outside of the village.

There were some South Vietnamese people, maybe 15 of them,women and children included, walking on a dirt road maybe 100 yards away. All of a sudden, the GI's just opened upwith M16's. Besides the M16 fire, they were shooting atthe people with M79 grenade launchers. I couldn't believe whatI was seeing. 

As they moved in, closer to the village, they just kept shooting at people. I remember this man distinctly,holding a small child in one arm and another child in the other, walking toward us. They saw us and were pleading. Thelittle girl was saying, 'no no' in English. Then all of a suddena burst of fire and they were cut down. They were about 20 feet away. One machine gunner did it. He'd opened up . . .

I had been on the ground maybe 45 minutes at this point.Off to the left, a group of people, women, children andbabies, were standing around. The machine gunner was standing in front of them with the ammo bearer and all of a sudden Iheard this fire and here this machine gunner had opened up on all these people in the big circle and they were tryingto run. I don't know how many got out . . .

The some GI's went over to a pile where there were four people and one GI leaned over a guy who was still aliveand finished him. 

There were two small children, a very young boy and a smaller boy, maybe 4 or 5 years old. A guy with an M16fired at them, at the first boy, and the older boy fell over to protect the smaller boy . . Then they fired six more shotsand just let them lie.

I left the village around 11 o'clock that morning. I sawclumps of bodies and I must have seen as many as 100killed. It was done very businesslike.

Haeberle said he later saw a news story of C Company's operation in the hamlet, listing a large number of VietCong killed.

Horrible pictures kept coming: of American boys with belching machine guns killing over 560 human beings injust one village; of burning homes in Viet Nam; of a five year oldputting his arm around his little brother as the bullets struck;of innocent dead babies and small children and more deadbabies held by their dead mothers; the grotesque stacks of humanbodies of civilians, women and children totally reminiscent of theNazi massacres and atrocities of World War II; and of a motherbegging for the lives of her five children and in the nextinstant, the bullets slamming into the entire family group; and of U.S. soldiers dropping prisoners of war from airplanes to theirdeaths in order to obtain confessions from their fellow prisoners.197

Reports kept coming in of one atrocity after another beingcommitted by American boys under command level orders. The Pentagon had brutalized our young men but the Pentagonwould try a scapegoat or two and salve the American conscience. Thewas not sufficient.

A purgative from within will be needed to restore a moral balance to the Nation. The arrest, trial and punishment ofthe individuals guilty of the assassination of President JohnF. Kennedy are the only steps which would provide thatpurgative. Aristotle the Greek said "Tragedy moves from pity -to terror - to cleansing catharsis." Pity was allevident immediately after the President's death. Terror in thelate 1960's followed. Only cleansing catharsis by applicationof the criminal laws to the high and low alike in the cabal willrestore the former high collective national conscience.

Law and order return after the catharsis.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR, WILLIAM TORBITT

The author is a lawyer in the southwestern part of the United States with twenty years trial experience. For twoyears, he served as a prosecuting attorney in criminal casesduring 1949, 1950 and part of 1951. He has engaged in both civiland criminal practices and is licensed in all state andfederal courts in his areas and the court of tax appeals.

The author is a typically conservative and successful attorney belonging to the American Trial LawyersAssociation, all of his area bar associations, Kiwanis and local civicclubs. He is a family man and is highly respected in the courtsbefore which he practices. He is not critical of the WarrenCommission or of any other national agency in connection with the assassination.

The author has participated in cases in the southwestwhere professional Mexican assassins have been used to commitpolitical murder. He has also participated in the trial of cases inthe southwest involving gunrunning activities through Mexicoto Cuba, both before Castro was successful and after Castrosucceeded and became the subject of overthrow by gunrunners from thesouthwest.

Close relatives of the gambling syndicate members haveused the legal services of Torbitt in complicated casesinvolving tracing financial dealings of organized crime in Texas andtheir foreign connecting links.

More important, William Torbitt has been a member of the strong supporters of Lyndon Johnson since 1948. Hesupported John Connally in the gubernatorial race of 1962 and earlier was closely associated in the successful congressional race ofLloyd Bentsen in the Texas Valley adjacent to the Mexicanborder.

Torbitt was also a key political backer of Texas Governor,Allan Shivers.

The author remained close to the conservative Connally-Johnson political organization and was personallyacquainted with most of the people he writes about until he left them in1963.

Torbitt remains active in Texas Valley - Mexico border politics but at a subdued pace. During his term asprosecutor, he was deeply involved in the investigations and prosecutionsof the gambling syndicate and Mafia operations in Texas.

Except for five years foreign service in the U.S. Navy during World War II, Torbitt is a life long resident ofTexas. He holds his law degree from the University of Texas atAustin.

The author says "The Fascist cabal who assassinatedJohn Kennedy planned to lay the blame on honest right-wing conservatives, if their first ploy, to lay the blame onOswald and the Communists was not bought."

The author set out in this work simply to analyze, bring together and present his personal knowledge and theevidence which has been gathered by the Warren Commission, JimGarrison and all other investigative agencies connected with thecase. As is the office of a lawyer, he makes legal deductions fromthe evidence gathered but consistently refuses to speculate onthe evidence even when some speculation is warranted. He saysthat speculation is a close kin to rumor and, consequently, heresorts only to those legal deductions which courts allow a lawyerto make from the court approved and documented evidence.

This work is an enlargement of a working paper furnishedto Torbitt by two agents - one with the Customs Departmentand one other with the Narcotics Bureau. For obvious reason, their identities must be protected, but the author gives highestcredit to the investigative work of the two well-informedofficers.

The author especially credits the working paper of the twoagents with revealing the heretofore highly secret Defense Industrial Security Command and its intelligenceassignments on behalf of the munitions and aerospace manufacturers.

The fascistic totalitarian secret police agency is even stronger and more devious in 1970 and threatens ourdemocracy, he says.198

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BIBLIOGRAPHY

American Council of Christian Churches records, N.Y.C.

AP News Dispatch, November 20, 1963.

AP News Dispatch, November 20, 1969.

Appointment on the Moon, Richard S. Lewis, Viking Press,1969, p. 377 et seq.

Associated Press Dispatch, August 14, 1969, St. Louis.

Basal Switzerland Publication A-Z, August, l961.

Black.v. U.S.,Supreme Court Records.

Buddy Floyd case files.

Campaign Records, 1964.

Canadian Le Devoir Publication, March 1967.

Captive City, Ovid Demaris.

C.H. I, 178, 251-252 et seq.

C.H. II, VIII, IX, X, XI and XIV, Russian exilestestimony.

C.H. V, 181 et seq.

C.H. V, 200-201.

C.H. V, Jack Ruby's Testimony.

C.H. VII, 475 et seq.

C.H. VIII, 242.

C.H. VIII, 315 et seq.

C.H. VIII, 355 et seq.

C.H. IX, 3 & 4.

C.H. IX, 23 et seq.

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C.H. XIV, 315 et seq.

C.H. XIV, 542.

C.H. XIV, 615 et seq. and 599 et seq.

C.H. XV, 53.

C.H. XV, 417 et seq.

C.H. XVI, 119 et seq.

C.H. XVI, 644 et seq.

C.H. XIX, 152.

C.H. XXI, 251.

C.H. XXI, 735 et seq.

C.H. XXI, Ralph Paul and Hyman Rubenstein exhibits.

C.H. XXII, 36 et seq.; 161 et seq.

C.H. XXIII, 37 et seq.

C.H. XXIII, 76.

C.H. XXIII, 82.

C.H. XXIII, 83.

C.H. XXIII, 157 et seq.

C.H. XXIII, 159, 627.

C.H. XXIII, 161 et seq.

C.H. XXIII, 166.

C.H. XXIII, 795 et seq.

C.H. XXIII, 795, 798.

C.H. XXIII, 797 et seq .

C.H. XXIII, 925.

C.H. XXIII. 455.

C.H. XXIV, 454.

C.H. XXIV, 574.

C.H. XXIV, 595, Guest list Commercio.

C.H. XXIV, 623-624.

C.H. XXIV, 650 et seq.

C.H. XXIV, 737 et seq.

C.H. XXV, 15.

C.H. XXV, 24 et seq.

C.H. XXV, 35 et seq .

C.H. XXV, 45 et seq.

C.H. XXV, 48 et seq.

C.H. XXV, 51.

C.H. XXV, 75 et seq.

C.H. XXV, 103 et seq.

C.H. XXV, 627.

C.H. XXV, 737.

C.H. XXV, 627, Bus list.

C.H. XXVI, 407 et seq.

C.H. XXVI, 411.

C.H. XXVI, 413.

C.H. XXVI, 499.

C.H. XXVI, 634 & 650.

C.H. XXVI, 644.

C.H. XXVI, 650 et seq.

C.H. XXVI, 651.

C.H. XXVI, 652.

C.H. XXVI, 857.

C.H. XXVI. 834, et seq.

C.H. XXVI, 407 et seq.

Collier's Encyclopedia.

Dallas City Directory, 1962 through 1968; recollections,business and residential neighbors surrounding the vicinity of 600 block of Fort Worth Avenue, Dallas.

Dallas News, May 16, 1969.

Dallas Rotary Kiwanis, and Lion Club records, Dallas,Texas.

Del Charro Hotel Records, 1953 - 1963, La Jolla,California.

District Attorney Records, Southern District of Texas inU.S. vs.

McKeown.

Encyclopedia of Association, Gale.

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Encyclopedia of Organizations, Tolstoy Foundation, Gale,p.__.

Farewell America, (published only in Europe).

Forgive My Grief II, Penn Jones, Jr., p. 36.

"George Smathers" by Robert Sherrill, TheNation, December 4, 1964.

Il Gornia of Milan, Italy, 1967-1968 files.

Il Tempe, Rome 1967-1968 files.

In Silence I Speak, George N. Shuster, Cudahy, PublishingCo.

Jack Martin testimony to the Warren Commission.

Jack Ruby's letter, Hamilton Autographs, N.Y.C.

Martindale-Hubble, 1962.

Membership records, B.L.F., Cleveland, Ohio.

Moody's Industrials, 1960 through 1963.

National Archives Commission Control No. 767.

National Archives, Commission Document #354.

Neighbors testimony, Herndon, Virginia.

New Orleans District Attorney Files; General Staff Files.

New Orleans District Attorney Records.

New Orleans States-Item files.

New Orleans States-Item, 4-25-67 through 5-25-67.

New Orleans States-Item, May 25, 1967.

Photographic Whitewash, Harold Weisberg, p. 24.

Public Corporation Records Office, Berne, Switzerland.

Religious Bodies of America, 1961, Revised.

Rome Paesa Sera Publication, March & April 1967, also1959 through 1969 files.

Saturday Evening Post, August 23, 30, September 6, 1947.

Senate Rules Committee, Transcript of Testimony, BobbyBaker Case, 1964.

Six Seconds in Dallas, Josiah Thompson, pp. 227-8.

State v. Shaw, New Orleans District Court Records.

Statements of A.D. Mueller, Memphis Tennessee.

Swiss Intelligence, J. F. Kennedy files.

The Enemy Within, Bobby Kennedy.

The FBI Nobody Knows, Fred J. Cook.

The Green Felt Jungle, Reid and Demaris, p. 218.

The Grim Reapers, Ed Reid, p. 129.

The Grim Reapers, Ed Reid, p. 130.

The Grim Reapers, Ed Reid, p. 131.

The Kennedy Conspiracy, Paris Flammonde, Meredith Press,1969, p. 215.

The Kennedy Conspiracy, Paris Flammonde, p. 28.

The Kennedy Conspiracy, Paris Flammonde, p. 219.

The Mafia, 1952, Ed. Reid.

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U.S. Army European Command, OUISE Section.

U.S. v. Black.

Warren Commission, 26 volumes.

Who's Who in the South and Southwest, 1963, 1964.

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APPENDICES

APPENDIX I

Commission Exhibit 1546, consisting of three pages fromVolume XXIII of the Warren Commission XVI Volumes.

APPENDIX II

See Commission Exhibit 2195, consisting of approximatelyninety-seven pages concerning Osborne found in Volume XV of the Warren Commission XVI Volumes.

APPENDIX III

Commission Exhibit 2196 from volume XV of the WarrenCommission XVI Volumes


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INDEX

CIA 13, 23, 26, 31, 32, 33, 35, 46, 49

DIA 4, 23, 25, 27, 29, 39, 43, 45

FBI 4, 5, 6, 12, 13, 14, 15, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28,31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 41, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 62, 72

Garrison 4, 5, 29, 31, 32, 39, 42, 45, 49, 50, 55, 56, 57,68

Hoover 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22,24,

26, 27, 32, 33, 35, 37, 38, 39, 40, 45, 46, 48, 49, 57, 58

Johnson 4, 5, 6, 7, 13, 14, 16, 19, 20, 40, 46, 48, 50,65, 66, 68

Kennedy 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 16, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26,29, 31, 32, 33, 38, 39, 40, 42, 45, 46, 47, 49, 55, 63, 64,65, 66, 67, 68, 72

OSWALD 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 14, 17, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36,37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 45, 46, 47, 48, 55, 56, 57, 59, 61,62, 63, 64, 65, 68

Permindex 4, 5, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 25, 31, 35,38, 39, 43, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 57

Ruby 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 18, 29, 30, 32, 33, 38, 39,45, 47, 50, 64, 65, 70, 71

Shaw 5, 9, 12, 13, 14, 37, 39, 42, 48, 49, 50, 51, 55, 56,57, 58, 72

Von Braun 5, 9, 16, 38, 48, 49

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FOOTNOTES: 

1 Appointment on the Moon, Richard S. Lewis, Viking Press,1969, p. 377 et seq.; New Orleans District AttorneyRecords.

2 The FBI Nobody Knows, Fred J. Cook, p. --.

3 C.H. IX, 266; Encyclopedia of Organizations, Tolstoy Foundation, Gale, p.--.

4 C.H. IX, 47 et seq.; 77 et seq.; Russian exilestestimony to the Commission.

5 New Orleans District Attorney Records.

6 C.H. XXI, Ralph Paul and Hyman Rubenstein exhibits.

7 1964 Campaign Records, American Council of ChristianChurches records, N.Y.C.

8 Religious Bodies of America, 1961, Revised; New Orleans District Attorney Records.

9 Jack Ruby's letter, Hamilton Autographs, N.Y.C.; C.H.XXIII, 157 et seq; C.H. XXVI, 634 & 650; Basel, Switzerland Publication A-Z, August 1961; Canadian LeDevoirPublication, March 1967; Rome Paesa Sera Publication, March & April1967, also 1959 thru 1969 files; Il Gornia of Milan, Italy,1967-1968 files; New Orleans District Attorney Records, Swiss Intelligence, J.F. Kennedy files.

10 C.H. XXII, 36 et seq.; 161 et seq.; New OrleansDistrict Attorney records.

11 C.H. V, 181 et seq.; XIV, 542, XXVI, 499.

12 Guest list Commercio, C.H. XXIV, 595.

13 Bus list, C.H. XXV, p. 627.

14 District Attorney Records, Southern District of Texasin U.S. vs. McKeown.

15 C.H. XXVI, 644.

16 C.H. XXVI, 413.

17 Ibid.

18 C.H. XXVI, 411.

19 C.H. XXVI, 652.

20 Ibid.

21 Ibid.

22 Ibid.

23 Ibid.

24 Ibid.

25 Ibid.

26 Who's Who in the South and Southwest, 1963, 1964.

27 Public Corporation Records Office, Berne, Switzerland.

28 Public Corporation Records Office, Berne, Switzerland.

29 The Kennedy Conspiracy, Paris Flammonde, MeredithPress, 1969, p. 215.

30 Basel Switzerland Publication A-Z, August, 1961;Canadian Le Devoir Publication, March 1967; Rome Paesa SeraPublication, March, April, 1967, also 1959 thru 1969 files; Il Gorniaof Milan, Italy, 1967-1968 files; New Orleans DistrictAttorney Records; Swiss Intelligence, J.F. Kennedy files.

31 Ibid.

32 C.H. IX, 3 & 4, New Orleans District AttorneyRecords.

33 Basal Switzerland Publication A-Z, August, l961;Canadian Le Devoir Publication, March 1967; Rome Paesa SeraPublication, March, April, 1967, also 1959 thru 1969 files; Il Gorniaof Milan, Italy, 1967-1968 files; Il Tempe, Rome 1967-1968files; New Orleans District Attorney Records; Swiss Intelligence,J. F. Kennedy files.

34 Ibid.

35 Ibid.

36 Ibid.

37 Ibid; C.H. XXV, 75 et seq.

38 Ibid.

39 p. 126.

40 p. 128.

41 p. 158.

42 Associated Press Dispatch, August 14, 1969, St. Louis.

43 C.H. XXVI, 407 et seq.; C.H. XXV, 103 et seq.

44 Moody's Industrials, 1960 through 1963.

45 Encyclopedia of National Biography, John B. Medaris.

46 The Valachi Papers, 1968, Theft of a Nation by DonaldCressey, 1969.

47 New Orleans District Attorney Records.

48 The Nation, George Smathers by Robert Sherrill,December 4, 1964.

49 Martindale-Hubble, 1962.

50 The Kennedy Conspiracy, Paris Flammonde, p. 219.

51 The Grim Reapers, Ed Reid, p. 129.

52 The Grim Reapers, Ed Reid, p. 130.

53 The Grim Reapers, Ed Reid, p. 131.

54 The Grim Reapers, Ed Reid, p. 131.

55 Senate Rules Committee, Transcript of Testimony, BobbyBaker Case, 1964; U.S.v. Black; New Orleans District Attorney Records.

56 The New Republic, December 24, 1966; New OrleansDistrict Attorney Records.

57 Black.v. U.S. Supreme Court Records.

58 New Orleans District Attorney Records; Jack Ruby'sTestimony C.H. V.

59 Senate Rules Committee, Transcript of Testimony, BobbyBaker case, 1964; New Orleans District Attorney Records.

60 The Green Felt Jungle, Reid and Demaris, p. 218.

61 The Green Felt Jungle, Reid and Demaris, p. 218.

62 The Green Felt Jungle, Reid and Demaris, p. 218.

63 The Green Felt Jungle, Reid and Demaris, p. 218.

64 Dallas News, May 16, 1969.

65 Dallas News, May 16, 1969.

66 Dallas News, May 16, 1969.

67 Dallas News, May 16, 1969.

68 Dallas News, May 16, 1969.

69 Dallas News, May 16, 1969.

70 The Green Felt Jungle, Reid and Demaris; The EnemyWithin, Bobby Kennedy, Farewell America, published only inEurope).

71 The Mafia, 1952, Ed. Reid.

72 The Mafia, op cit.; Theft of a Nation, op cit.

73 New Orleans District Attorney Records.

74 New Orleans District Attorney Records.

75 Appointment on the Moon, Lewis.

76 C.H. V, 200-201.

77 C.H. XXIII, 83.

78 C.H. XXIII, 82.

79 C.H. XXIII, 76.

80 Russian exiles testimony, C.H. vols 2, 8, 9, 10, 11 and14.

81 Membership records, B.L.F., Cleveland, Ohio,Encyclopedia of Association, Gale.

82 New Orleans District Attorney Records.

83 Ibid.

84 Ibid.

85 Ibid.

86 New Orleans District Attorney Records.

87 Ibid.

88 Ibid.

89 C.H. XXIV, 454.

90 C.H. XXVI, 650 et seq.; C.H. XXIII, 157; C.H. XXVI,634; New

Orleans District Attorney Records.

91 C.H. XVI, 644 et seq.

92 C.H. XXIII, 161 et seq.

93 C.H. XXIII, 37 et seq.; C.H. XXIII, 157 et seq.; NewOrleans District Attorney Records.

94 New Orleans District Attorney Records.

95 C.H. XXI, 251; C.H. XXIII, 795, 798.

96 C.H. XXIII, 166.

97 C.H. XXIII, 166.

98 C.H. XXVI, 651.

99 Jack Martin testimony to the Warren Commission; NewOrleans District Attorney Records; C.H. XXIII. 455.

100 C.H. XXIII, 797 et seq ; C.H. XXIII, 795 et seq.

101 C.H. VIII, 315; C.H. VIII, 242.

102 C.H. VIII, 315 et seq.; New Orleans District Attorney Records.

103 Encyclopedia of Association, Gale.

104 National Archives Commission Control No. 767.

105 Captive City, Demaris.

106 New Orleans District Attorney Records.

107 Buddy Floyd case files.

108 C.H. XXV, 24 et seq.

109 C.H. XXV, 24 et seq.

110 C.H. XXV, 35 et seq.

111 C.H. XXV, 45 et seq.

112 C.H. XXV, 51.

113 C.H. XV, 53.

114 C.H. XXV, 48 et seq.

115 C.H. XXV, 45 et seq.; C.H. XXIV, 650 et seq.; CH, XXVI,407 et seq.

116 C.H. XXVI, 857, New Orleans District Attorney Records.

117 Del Charro Hotel Records, 1953 - 1963, La Jolla,California.

118 Ibid.

119 The Kennedy Conspiracy, Paris Flammonde, p. 28.

120 Ibid.

121 The Grim Reapers, Ed Reid.

122 New Orleans District Attorney Records.

123 C.H. XVI, 119 et seq.

124 C.H. XV, 417 et seq.

125 C.H. XXV, 15; C.H. XXIV, 737 et seq.

126 C.H. XXV, 737.

127 C.H. XXV, 627.

128 C.H. XXV, 627; C.H. XXIV, 574; C.H. XXVI, 651.

129 C.H. XXI, 735 et seq.; C.H. XI, 318 et seq.

130 C.H. I, 178, 251-252 et seq.; C.H. VII, 475 et seq.

131 New Orleans District Attorney Records; WarrenCommission testimony.

132 New Orleans States-Item, 4-25-67.

133 New Orleans States-Item, 4-25-67 through 5-25-67; NewOrleans District Attorney Records.

134 New Orleans District Attorney Records.

135 New Orleans District Attorney Records.

136 C.H. IX, 23 et seq.

137 C.H. VIII, 355 et seq.

138 C.H. XXIII, 159, 627.

139 C.H. XXVI. 834, et seq.; New Orleans District AttorneyRecords.

140 New Orleans District Attorney Records.

141 New Orleans District Attorney Records.

142 New Orleans District Attorney Records.

143 New Orleans District Attorney Records.

144 New Orleans District Attorney Records; WarrenCommission, 26 volumes.

145 Warren Commission, 26 volumes.

146 State v. Shaw, New Orleans District Court.

147 C.H. XI, 367 et seq.

148 New Orleans District Attorney Records.

149 C.H. XXIII, 925; New Orleans District AttorneyRecords.

150 National Archives, Commission Document #354; NewOrleans District Attorney Records.

151 New Orleans District Attorney Records; C.H. XV, 417 etseq.

152 C.H. XXIV, 454.

153 C.H. XIV, 615 et seq. and 599 et seq.; New OrleansDistrict Attorney Records.

154 C.H. XIV, 315 et seq.; New Orleans District AttorneyRecords.

155 New Orleans States-Item, May 25, 1967.

156 New Orleans District Attorney Records.

157 New Orleans District Attorney Records.

158 New Orleans District Attorney Records.

159 New Orleans District Attorney Records.

160 New Orleans States-Item files.

161New Orleans District Attorney Records.

162 Photographic Whitewash, Harold Weisberg, p. 24.

163 In Silence I Speak, George N. Shuster, Cudahy,Publishing Co.

164 Saturday Evening Post, August 23, 30, September 6,1947.

165 Ibid ; neighbors testimony, Herndon, Virginia.

166 Dallas Rotary Kiwanis, and Lion Club records, Dallas,Texas; Colliers Encyclopedia.

167 Colliers Encyclopedia.

168 op cit.

169 Dallas City Directory, 1962 through 1968;recollections, business and residential neighbors surrounding thevicinity of 600 block of Fort Worth Avenue, Dallas; Forgive My GriefII, Penn Jones, Jr., p. 36.

170 Six Seconds in Dallas, Josiah Thompson, pp. 227-8.

171 New Orleans District Attorney Records; C.H. XXV, 35 etseq ; Collier's Encyclopedia; Statements of A.D. Mueller,Memphis Tennessee.

172 Appointment on the Moon, Richard Lewis, p. --; Who'sWho in the South and Southwest, 1963, 1964; New Orleans District Attorney Files; General Staff Files; U.S. Army EuropeanCommand, OUISE Section.

173 Ibid.

174 C.H. XIX, 152.

175 pp. 263-264.

176 C.H. XXIV, 623-624.

177 State vs. Shaw, New Orleans District Court Records.

178 Ibid.

1793.

180 Ibid.

181 Ibid.

182 Ibid.

183 Ibid.

184 Ibid.

185 Ibid.

186 Ibid.

187 Ibid.

188 Ibid.

189 Ibid.

190 Ibid.

191 Ibid.

192 Ibid.

193 Ibid.

194 Ibid.

195 Ibid.

196 AP Dispatch, November 20, 1963.

197 AP News Dispatch, November 20, 1969.

198 missing.

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