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  1. 1. ...' . : •/!j . I UNITED STATES DEJ,AHTMENT Olo' Jo'EI>lWAL DURJ~AU JU?TI~E OF INVJ.o:STIGA TION In Reply, Plca3ellcfer to No. Fi~ New · or~eans, Louisiana ·Oc,tober 25, 1Q63 . .... 'l'itle FAIR - PLAY FOR CUBll COMMITTEE NEW· ORLE.lt.NS ."DIVISION Character REGISTRATION ACT - . CUBA; INTERNAL'SECURITY - CDEA . . Reference . Report of SA WAr.REN C. DE· BRUEYS d~ ted ,October 2~,. 1.963 ··at · .New ·orleans·. ' •' All sources (except any listed below) whose in referenced communication have rel:i:a.ble ·information in the .past. identitie~ ar~ conceale~ . fur.~~·shed .... ..... 10 o -ad a -11 ': ! ..... , ... '
  2. 2. .. -~ ....... -· ··----·--- ....... ~ --.. • ... ......... . . ... ·· ·· -· . ··- .............. ·--···- ·-""'· ...._.... ..... · - . CD bCf-). ( -- '-· . . . · · ... ~ ·---~ - . ...... .... . _..J:-.;l~BA~ 1 ' "r. UNIT~D STATES DEPARTMENT OF JU$"f1CE .. ... • . 18p . I&NS, New Orleans . Report ole Doter .: SA WARREN C. DE BRUEYS Octol;ler ~5, 1963 ' Ollie•• fl1ld Office File No.1 .97-74 Bureau File No:a NE,W. ORLEANS . ' ' . · 97-4196-33 OFAIR PLAY FOR CUBA COMMITTEE -NEW ORLEANS DIVISION ~--~~------- Till-. MICROFILMED NIO v1'4:' 1963 Characten ·REGISTRATION ACT·- CUBA; INTERNAt. SECURITY - CUBA l DOC,· MICRO~ SER. Information. from NOPD' on 8/9/63 revealed that LEE H. OSWALD WaSi arrested on t .hat date for disturbing the · peace.along with ·'three other Cubans who haq objected to OSWALD's . dis.tribution of ·FPCC literature. OSWALD fined $10.00 or 10 .days · on 8/1'2/63 in Municipal Court ', New Orleans. OSWALD r~ported to have distributed FPCC litera~ure in 'New Orleans 8/16/p~ along with another unknown vhi te male. OSWi'..LD appeared on a ·radio program on 8/21/63 in a debate - against two anti-Castro persons. at which time OSWALD .denied that FPCC is Communist controlled and he. admitted he personally .was· a . ar;,cist. ,··OSWALD reported M to h~ve inoved ,from N~w Orleans · on 9/25/.63·and b~l.ieveq to have returned to Texas. FPCC 'handbills aj.stribute<;l . ·by 'OSWA.I..P . . .. . bore name of · ''A•. J. lUdell, P ..f 0. Box 30016" 1 which box was determined . to be nonexistent·' . Cuban soui·ces at New 01~leans · have no pertinent infoZ..~at.ion regarding ·a nyone named HIDELL and there is no record of any such name ·in the New Orleans dir ec tory or from credit sources. No activity of subject orgahization observed ~ince 8/16/63. Synopll11 :i r...." .i. , . . • I I! , .• r U'u wLLb'- u t " . , ·- ., 0 : f' , DE~AILS: • ,I • • ! I I.! • '.' t :l' p Investigation of subject organiz.ati~n at New Orleans was instituted on the basis of. information received on August 9, 1963, from Lie utenant WILLIAM GAILLOT 1 F·i rst District, New Orl_ earis."•Police Department , that the following persons had been .a rrested on u Canal and· Baronne Streets in New Orleans: · · .. . CS GOri · LEE H. OSWALD, CARLOS JOSE ni. · · ·-.· .. }fo-o-:...?~11 ' BRINGU.IF.if;l,~LSO i 77 ;; . FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION Copy to1 .. rz · 1 MACARio- clooument oo11ta!N 11tiUler recommendation• nor conclualon• of th.l Far. It I• the properl7 ot the FBI and Ia loaned to 70ur lllfrtnc'YI It aad It• rnnt•nl1 f .TO '"' I n lo• <llolr ltu!•·l ntt.lo!o YOU' &7CnC)",
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  4. 4. ..lr. •.:_ ... . .. . .. -. ; ·' t . . o ·-"' ..... - • 0 • ) .-,. . I • .. • NO 97-74 Patrolmen F. HAYWARD e.nd F. WILSON of . the · •First. District. I , He was charged :·with "disturbing ·: the peace by creating ..1 a sc;:ene", .. The records showed · that OSWALD claimed to be a memb~r of the "Fair Play ior· Cuba'· Committee•.• 'and was . passing out circulars in the 700 block ·of Canal Street ·and became ·involved in an argume~t with .three Cuban immigra~ts . ' · ! ;_ :• On August .16, 1963, two· persons, one of which believed identical with OSWALD t ,.'!ho identified thernseives as being · conpected wit,h the Fair Pln.y for. Cuba •Commi ttee . (FPCC), distribut~d pamphlets in front of the International Trade Mart in New Orleans. They r ·e rnained in that location for onlr a f~w ~omen~s ·and departed . i~ On August .19, 1~63, Mr. JESSE CORE, International '· Trade Mart, advised that the two parties who were , . ·· · · dis~vibu~ing ~a ndbill~ for tbe FPCC as ~et forth above were de scribed . as follows: · · ., : I '!" One was · white male , 145 pounds , 5 '9 ••, a ge 32 or 33, ·pallid compl~xion, and black ha i r • . The second one was described as age 22 or 23, .6', black hair, narrow shoulders ·and broad waist. · I I !·· JOSEPH LESSLIE, Office of the Clerk . of Court, Municipal Court, 501 .North Ram-part ·str.eet, advised on Aug ust · 28 ,· 19.63 1 that OSW ALD appe are d before Second Municipal Court Judge EDWIN A. BABYLON on August 12, 1963, and entered a plea· of guilty to the. charge. o:f disturbing ··: the p~ace by crea~ing a · scene and was sentenced to pay a fine of $10.00 or serve ten days in jail. OSWALD elected to pay the fine . Mr •. LESSLIE ac;ivi~.ed that the ·:three persons arrested with OSWALD wer.e discharged. I. ; I I . . . . It was previously de~ermined · on August 5', 196.3, from Mrs. JESSIE JAMES .GARNER , 490 ~ ·Magazine Street, New' orleans, that LEE HARVEY OSWALD and his •Wife, MARINA ·NIKOLAEVNA'OSVlALD, have resided. at :4905 Magazine Street since June, 1963. .[ . .i. ,. 3 . - .... : ·.· : ; .... . .. . ... ....... ····· .... . .. . "' , 1 . ·. .:"to' "' : . .. · '• ..... ., . 0 • • • '
  5. 5. . .. .. ·. . .. . ~ • NO 97-74 Mrs·. MARY BER'i'UCCI, Secretary, William Reilly ,Coffee Company, 640 Magazine _ Street, a~vised on A~gu~t 5, 1963, that Lli=E HARVEY OSWALD had b~en employed· a~ a maintenance man with that company s,in.ce May 16, .1963. · At. the time · he first was employed his address was 757 French· Street. ' '· , 4 .. .. . . .. -.......::-·· ...... --···· ·- ...... . -··_.. ... : .. ·.. • ..., .
  6. 6. ., · f"0·, 1~a-(Rn.l•U•60) h .. v' ,i . .·; ·. . . ' .. . . . . •? • • .L. UUI-<I::AU. Ur IN If t.;.) I IvA I lUI~ Oato · ./ ' ......... 8/15/63 ·~ LEE HARVEY OSWJ~LD was interviewed nt the First District· Station . New Orleans Police Department, at his reQ.uest. OSWALD, said that he had been · }iipked up on August · 9, 1963, ·by t~le New Orleans Police Dep·a rtment and was cha~ged with disturbing. the peace in the 700 block bf Canal Street during the time he was distributing.'7air · Play For Cuba Committee ~t · literature, QSWALD stated that he was unemployed at the present time, h~s last employment 'bei~g terminated July 17, 1963, as a mechan·ic with the William B. R~leY: ·compa·n y, 640 Magazine Street. He said he was born October 18,1939, at New Orleans, Louisiana. He had attended Warren Easton High School in New Orleans until 1956 at which time he .j'oined the ·Unitect'states Marine Corps. He bad only completed twq years of high school : ·at thii s tim~. From 1956 through 1959, he was a memb,eJ; of the Marine . Corps at 'whic.h time he' r .e ceived an honorable discharg.e . Following his discharge he moved ·to Fort Worth, Texas, where he lived with his mother, MARGURITE OSWALD. ·He could not recall her address in Fort Worth, but r 'e marked that she was living now in Arlington, Texas, and was a practical nurse by profession. . ' About -four months ago , he and his wife, MARINA · OSWALD, - ee Prossa, whom he me t and mar.ried in For:t Worth, n · moved to New Orle~ns. I I I ··l 1 1 .. ; .! • After coming to New Orleans he said he . began reading various pieces of literature distributed by the "Fair Play For Cuba ·committe",· and it was his -understanding from reading this material that the mai~ goal and'theme of the ,committee · is to prevent t~1e United Stat~s from · invading; or attac.k ing Cuba or inter;feri.ng in the political affairs of that co~ntry. Furth~r, . that the peQpl~ of · this country should be (';iven an opportunity to go· ;visit Cuba, and in this way th ey could . make up their own ·m:Lnd·s as to ~hat the int~tnal conijitions of ~uba are like at the present time. ·He says . he does not consiqer·· the ''Fair Play For Cuba Commi-ttee" to be communist·or a communist-iccontrolled group. 'OSWALD, said' that ·inq!J.iry in New ' Orleans develop~~ the ' fact that there apparently was a•chapter of the, i .. ' I I 5 On--~8~/~1~0~/~6~3~-at New Orleans, Louisian~ · F i lo '# _ _.....9.... 7..:::-._.7L..:;4..___ _ _ _ _ __ by _ ___:SA=._:J:..O::.:HN=:.....:LE:::::.:S:..:T:.:E:.:R.:.......:Q::.:U;..;:I:;...:G:.::L:.::EY:.=-...:...;_/_c_v.;../..:..~-m-:-k_ _ Do tv di ctoted _ _ · .·_8....:./~1_5~/_6_3 __ _ ThJa document contain• neither recotzlmendatJona nor conc:lualona ' of the F"BI, lt t• the property of the F'BJ your aQencYtll and Ita content• are n ot to be dlatributed outaida your aqenc:y, i. .. _ .. ,_ .. ~ . ... ..... --. ..... .. . .. ··.. .~ ·.. ~.:. . .. ~ . • .. . .. .; . ~- and la lOCIDed to - . ... J ... . . ";;_ .· ' :
  7. 7. .r . I ~ • NO 97-74 2 ''rail• Play j.i'ol' Cuba Cc.nim;t. ·;; t; e .z: ,,. . ;i.~ N'c.::w vr !ea•• :a, i:i•.:.::; 1 (ffcf.. :.;: ltno'V any of the members or where their off ices. were located. He· said. he ·sent a letter to the hea.d quarters : ot 'the • ''Fair. Play for Cuba Cornrni ttee ,. , 799 Broadway, New York City, together with'$5.oo ·and told .them he wished to· join this committee. Du,ring the latter part of ·May · of this year he r~ceived a ~embership card in this qrganization which bore.~ date of May 28, 1963~ and was made · out in th·e name of LEE H. OSWALD and was signed by .Y. L. LEE. · He de~cribed this carer a~ being ·gray in color and signifying membership in the n~tional organizat~on. · A short time - thereafter he said he received in the mail . a . white 'ca1·d which showed that . he was made a member of. the New Orleans Chapter of the F.air l?'l ay For Cuba Committee_ This ·card was.' dated Juno . 6·, 1963. It was signed by ·. _ · · · A. J •. lUDELL, and it .b Qro in the lower right hand cor~er the number 33 ·which said indicated member.s hip · ~umber~ . OS)VALD had in his possession both cards and· exhib:l ted bot• h of -them • · _· · · . · • · · · ; ' · ~ot be · • 0 t, ; Sinc.e · becoming· a member of the national committee, OSWALD said that he has been receiving the _ monthly circular, of the ·committee which is about seven pages . in length·. He claimed that he could not · recall the na~e : of this publication. Since receiving his me~berfihip card in . the New Orleans Chapter of the committee -he said that h~ bad spoken with HIDELL on 1 the telephone on sever.al , occasions. On these occasions, HIDELL woulq di~c'uss ' ·general matters o1 mutrial iriter~st irt 'connectfo~with . committee business~ ­ and on other _qccasions he would inform him of a scl;leouled _ meeting. He said h~ has never personal~y met HIDELL, and. he ·knows HIDELL did have a t e lephone, · but it has now been discontinued. ' . He claimed that -he could not ', recall what _ : , tlie · numb~r w_as. .. OSWALD said 1 that the commi. tee di_ not have any t d offices in Ne~ ·orleans, and wheriever meetings were ·held they were .held in residences ~f v.arious ·m~mbers,. H~ maintained that ' he had attended only two 'meetings of this commit~ee, and at·~ach ' pf the meeti~gs there were about five different indiviquals. At each .of these meetings the . I 6 .. -~
  8. 8. .. . . .. :.. ... . .~ . ~. ' • l I I· ·.~ . NO 97-74 3 :. persons present were differ.ent. He did not · know. the last nacies of any of th~se individ~alstand . ~laim~d he was. only introduced : to them by first n.amesi He maintained that he qould ·not recall any o•f . the fi~st names.- .From what he 'understands there are no regul~rly ischeduled tim~s for meetings, and the on'ly way he know,s · ak'lou.t them· ;i.s •when somebody giv,es him a call and tells ·him there .Yill be a . m~eting. At these meetings he' said ~he general . con~ersation deals •wi tb Cuba and the latest. news . Qln• the internal . a'ffai:r's . • • • . . I of Cuba. OSWALD adroi tted that on one occasion he hel-d . a committee meeting at his home, but he declined to e.laborate on how he got ~oid to tbe various members thai it wouia be held.. · · '. . ·.' . La~t Wednesd:.J.y, August 7, 1963; OSWALD said · .ho re.ceived a ' note · through the mail from HIDELL. The note asked him if he had time would he ~ind distributing some' Fair .. Play literature in the downtown area of New Orle~ns • . He 'said HIDELL knew . that he was not working and·~robably had time • . HIDE~L also knew that · he h~d considerable l:i.terature on the . commi 1:·t ee which had been furnished to hi~ by ~he national comm~ttee in New York. Since ·he did not . have anything .to ao) OS,WALD .said he. . '· de'cided he would gq down to Canal Stre.et' and d.i stribute some literat~re. He d~nied that . he ~as" being paid for his · services, but that h~ . ~as doing i~. as a patriotic duty. ·j . ' · ~ About one P.M. on August 9, 1963, OSWALD said that h,e went. down on Cana l Street by himself and started dlstributed committe~ . literature. He sa·i d he had made ' , up. placard' which he hung' aroun,d his neck with a piece of string. The placard was m-de · up of brown cardboa~d • . 'On the ,placar,d · WE;)re several p~ec;es of li ter.a ture . wh iqh. expressed the,aims. and pur~os~s of t~e committee. At the bqttom of the .cardbo.a r'd pl~card ' he said he had printed in black capital letters the w r~s.. hyi va fiDEL•'. . From · this time until'around ·four P~ . he said he ' distributed a thrOWaWay Wit~ WaS prepared On yellOW paper 1 6 91 X 9'~ 1 a 7 .. . . ( J ': ~ . . .. .,'
  9. 9. • ~·· r . .. ..~':' .~:, ·. • NO 97-74 4 in size, which contained ,the following: "Ha.qds ·Off . Cub_ a! Join The F~ir Play For Cuba Commi t~ee, New Orleans 1 Charter. Member Bra'nch 1 Free Literature, Le.ctures ,· Location:. A•. 'J. HIDELL, P. 0. Box ~.0016, New Orleans, Louisiana, • · ·. Ever ybody W elcome!;" In addition; OSWALD said he ·had . on his person membership applicat i ons which he wruld· pass out to anyone he thought desire d one·.. This .m embership· applicati6n wa~ prepared on a wh~te ~iece ' of _ paper 3~" wide by S~h in ~ength, and it · contain~d the following information: · "To : The Fair, Play for New Orleans,· La . Committee C~ba A. J. HIDELL P. 0 . Box 30016 New Or~eans, La. I . wish to · join the Committee . Enclosed, ls 'my Ini t .ia tion ·Fee of $1.00 and · dues are $1 . 00 a m6n th~ · I cannot participate a s an active member of the C6mmittee, but wish t6 become~ subscriber to mailin~s. Enclosed ·find $5. 0_ fo~ one year. 0 ! ·would like to - have a mote active part in supporting the cause of FPCC. Enclosed is my contribution for ,. -~- Name i. Address City Zone ------------~- --------State----------" OSWALD stated in addi t .ion to : this he had . on his pers on sever~l ~opies of a thirty-nine .page pam~hlet entitled ·~The . Crime Against quba" b y CORLISS LAMONI:, which he carried .w h~ch him a~ it qontai~ed ~11 of the· infor~ation regarding the com~ittee, and he would tie in ~ posi~ion to refer to . it· for p,r ope,r answers in t he even,t someone questi.oned ·· him rega:r-ding the aims a~d pu:r;poses of the committee •. 8 ': ~ . .. ,·. . . I r .. •
  10. 10. .: . . .. , - ........ .. ' ~ ... ... • NO 97-74 5 OSWALD ·had :in his possession at the time of interview a copy of the above three described ·~ocuments and made ·available a copy of each to the Agent~ Around 4 'P.M. while standing: in the immediate vicinity of Walgreen's Drug · Stbre at Canal and Baronhe Str.eets, . OSWALD said three Cubans approached h:Lm, and he gnve each 6ne of . the aboye-described throwaways. These individuals became very angry, tore up the throwaways, threw them down on 'the sidewalk and beg:1n argu~ng with .him •. ' This created quite a disturbance and ~hartly thereafter ttie police arrived, and hci, .as well as the other i~dividuals whom he understood· ·to be · Cuban exiles, was ·a rrested . • ,OSWALD. said it was his understanding that around one P.~. on August 12,1963, he was to be taken into City Cour.t , New Orleans, and cha:rged with distp.r:bing the peace·. · . For further identification OSW~LD exhibited a U. S. Marine Corps, 1nactive Reserve~, :tV-5, Identification Card, which showed that LEE HARVEY OS1/AI.J),, . US1r1 Serial Number 1653230, had. se-rved on active duty f.rom period of October 24, ,19.56 to September 11, · 195.9 . This ID card had .been signed by Lieut~nant A. G.. AYERS, USMCR. From observation and questi1aning, OSWALD . is described· as follows: i'lhi te Race .Sex Age Date of Birth Place of Birth Male 23 October 18, 1939 New Orleans, . Louisiana . (at time : of arrest claimed from Cuba) 5 Height Wei&ht Build Hair I g .tl 140 pounds Slender Light brown ~yes· Blue-haz~l 9 • ·~· . .. , •·"-
  11. 11. ... . . J . .. _ .,..... · .. ; . .f . ·. '"' .. .• .. . . • • NO 97-74 6 Teeth Marita,l Status Good M arried, wi:fe, MARINA OSW ALD, nee Prossa ! t1echanic . U. S. M arine C.orps, Octob,er 24, 1956 to September 11, · 1959, · MSN 1653230,. honorable discharge Denies any 4907 · · MQ~azine Street, New Orlean;;, .Louisilana Occupation M litary· Record i I • Criminal Record Residence (.? '(. -~1 h ;'/ ) • '· (' ~7 c I ~· -! ' .( . '· 10 . .: "' ....... ··· l; . . I ;
  12. 12. ; .· .' . . . . . ,.. . • . '· ~ ; ··-·. ...'""". • NO 97-74 . '· The Times-Picayune, New Orleans, Louisiana 1 , on August 13, 1963 1 contained, the following new~ 1arti6le:. ' I ' ' .. .1:1pamphlet Case S.~ntence , iven G ''Lee Oswald, 23 1 4907 Magazine, Monday was · ~entenced t~ pay : a ,fine of . $10 or serve . 10 days in -jail on a ch~rge, of disturbing the peace bi creating a scene. I I ''Oswald was arresifed by First District pol :i.ce. at 4:1.5 p .'m .. F;riday in the 700 bloclt of Canal wliile he was repqrtedli distr~buting pamphlets asking · !for a "Fa'ir Play for . Cuba"". "Poiic~ were called to the scene · when three Cubans reportedly sought to stop Oswald. Uunicipal charges against . the Cubans for disturbing the peace . were dropped by the court." Confidential· source fimiliar with Cuban activities in the New Or~~ans ' area were contacte~ during. the month .. . of. September, 196.3 · and each advised he had n~ knowleqge r~garding O~WALD ·or any of th. ·aqtiyi ties of · subject e organd.zation in New Orleans,· · except the inforrna tion · regarding OSWA~ '.s ·. arrest· and distri 'b, t ion. of FPCC handbi-lis. u · ,. ' ' • Mrs. ,rESSIE · JAMES GA~NER, · 4909 Magazin'e St:ree,t , New . Or.leans, Louisiana, · advised ' on· October · 1 1 ~963 that Mr. a:nd Mrs. OSWALD vacated their . apartrnent on September. 25, · 1963 •. Mrs. OSWALD and young child ;Left in station wagon bea~ing Texas license pl~te·driven by same · ~oma~ who ,brought 11rs. 'OSWALD to New .Orleans from .Texas. / LEE OSWALD told ·Mrs .• · GARNER that . ~is, wife is going· to haye a · baby· · · · · : · and that sh~ was goinJ to Te~as for . t~e event. · She. said OSWALD·' left owing her 17 days r.ent· for apartment. . • l • 11 ...... - ... .. . ..... .~ · ' ... [.,' ' ... ·~ •
  13. 13. .:)'·., . I .. .! ' . .. ·u ,-.. . • • :s·o 07-74 Mrs. CHARLES F. MURRET 1 J..757 French . Street,. New Orleans, Louisiina~: LEE OSWtlLD's aunt., advised on October .1) 1963, . tha-t when Mrs. OSi'.'ALD origin:J.;iy came . to New Orleans a wo,man driving a' stci.tion 'v::tgon brouaht her · aJid .t he baby from Texas. This woman .s polte the Russian languaga and . appal'ently was :w'e ll, know11 by Mrs. OSWALD. Mrs. MURRET believed that Mrs. OSWALD lived with ·this woman in Texas · wh'ile· ·LEE ·OSWALD .w as seekin'g employment in New Orleans. .. I 110 ' . . I · On October . 7, 1963, NO T-1 advised th;lt: ther~ . is such P:ost Off ice Box· as 30016 in the New Orleans . area. I . • Mrs. JESSIE J.tai~S GARNE~, -1909 Magazine S;treet, advised on October 7, 1963 that LEE . OSWA:LD and his Wi.f e ,did no.t .ha ve a'ny meeting to her ltnowledge Wh. il e he was . residing,at:4907 ~agazine Street; Sh~ advised that th'ey did ·nave som~ .fr.ieqds, approximntely : t'hree or ·four people·,. who used ' to visit them on o~casions. 'She· hP.-d no information as ·t o the identity of these persons, • She · stated she had not learned .wh~re OSWALJ;> had gone. but . p:resumed he· had r.etur1f.e d t .o .Texas. · ' I , On Oc~pber 15, 1963, NO T-2, who {s cognizant of some CP act·i vi ties in the New Orleans area advised • that T-2 is ' not acquainted with 'c;>SWALD' or ' his Wife· and has no know.Iedge· of, any ilctivities on the part of subject o~ganization in New . Orleans.· ' · · On October. 7, 1963 ,. inquiry made at t.he· New OrleaJ:lS Retailers' Credit Burea.'u, New Orl~ans: 1 failed to indicate that there was anyone with a credit reco.rd in New Orlea'n s by the name of A. . J. HIDELL. The city di~ectory in ~ew . Orleans contained no record . in ·the name of A. J. HIDELL·. . On September 12, 1963, confidential informant l'-3 made availa.b le a transcript of . a radio· broadcast 1 animated from radio station Vi'DSU, New ,Orleans, on Aucust 21, 1963, from the program known as "Conver~ation Carte . B1nnche ... This transcript revealed that on AugUst '21, 1963, LEE · HARVEY OSWALD ·a ppea;r:ed on· ~h~ aforementioned radio · prograll1 along with ED BUTLER, Execu~ive Direct9r of the Intormation Council .of the Americas, New· Orleans, · which organiza~ion ! special~z~s in · the distribution of antiCommunist.. educational material through Latin America. NO 12 .. .J , .... ~. :•• '
  14. 14. . ·:., ., ... . ·....• ..... r---., . ' .·......' . ~· • NO 97-74 Also qn the program · was CARLOS BRXNGUIER, a Cuban refugee connected 1with the nevoluntionnry Student Dir~ctorate • . Bo;th BUTLER·:. and BIHNGUIER, .a re anti-Castro and·· during· this progr.am debated With'· OSWALD: Some of' the' per~inept statements made . by OS1ALD' during this program "included the following: t'hat the FPCC is .·n'ot corn~uhist. controlled · and that he, OSWALD, is a Marxi~t .. 13 .. . ' ..
  15. 15. . . . . .... ·, . . • . • . . .... .. . ..... ~ -~. ·. .• APPENDIX , ·FAIR PLAY. FOR CUBA COMMITTEE , The April 6, 1960, edition .of. "Th~. New York Times" newspaper ,contained · a· fu11-pag.e advert.isement . captioned "What· Is Real;Ly . Ha.ppening In Cuba."., · placed by the Fair. · Play for· Cube'. Committee (FPCC). · This · adve1•tisement announced the formation · of th~ FPCC in New ''York City and declared · the · FPCC inter;ded to · promulgate '"i:he 'truth about revolutionary Cuba''.' to neutralize the distorted · American . .. . . m·css·.· · "The New York Times'' edition of January 11, 1961 reported that at a hearing conducted .before 'the United St~tes Senate Interna:l . S~curity, Subcommittee on Janua.ry· ·10:, 1961, D~. Charles A. Sn.ntos-B,uch identified himself and Robert Tab.er n.s organizers of the FPCc. . He. alsa t~sti~ied he arid Taber obtained· funds from the Cuban Government · wlii.ch were applied: to~ard the co,st of · the afore-~entioned advertisement. · ' . . , On May . 16.., 196.3 > a sc1urce advised that during ' the first two ye~rs of · thetFPCC's existence there was a strug;:gle between Communis~ ·par't y, (CP) and ..~oc~i~l~st · Workers Party (SW?) elements to exert their power within the ~ FPCC.and thereby influeti6e FPCC p61icy. Howe~er, during the past year this sourc~ observed there has. been a successful effort.' b y FPCC leadexshi~p ·to minimize the role of these ·and . otner organizations ' in , the FPCC so th~t · today their influ~nce · is negligible. On .May 20, 1963, a s e cond source aav•is.~d that. the National Hc3..d quarters ·of t h#· Fl?CC :rs lo'cat.e d in · Room 329 at 799 Broadway, New Yor.k Ci ty •. · Acc9rding to ' this s6urce, the posit ion ·of Nat i ona l Office'Director · was created in ~he full of 1~62 nnd wu~ filled by Vincent . ''Te~P' .. Lee I !fhO now f"ormul~tes. FPCC policy. Thi· ~. source I . observed Lee has fallowed a. c.our.sc of entertaining· arid accepting t.te coopex;ation of many othe·r organ i z.at.ii:ons including the CP ana .SW when he has felt it would P ~e to ~1~ . personal benefit ns wcll · ~s the FPCC's ~ · nowe v er, · Lee .has i!ldicat'~d to this s o urce he has no ~ntention of permitting FPCC polic y to be d e termined by any· other organization. Lee feels the FPCC should , advocnte resumption of diploma,tic . relations between CulJ::t an" t ·h e Uni.t ed States d and support the right ;~of Cubans to manage ·t heir revolution • ·~ithout int~rference from other nations,· but not support the · Cuban. revolution per .se • . · ~he CP and the S1W have b e en designn t cd pursuant to Executiv.e Order. 104 50... · 14 i.
  16. 16. ,. ' . ... - - . . .. APPENDIX ·. COnLISS LAMONT On. September 28, 1~53 1 _ Louis F. Budenz testified b~fo:re the United States Senate Permanent Investigations Subco'mmi ttee that Earl Browder, n.s head of ' the Communist Party (CP) in the United States, had · referred to Corliss Lamont as one of the '••four prides" ·of the CP because ·c orliss Lamont ,was r.cady to cooperate' with any Co~munist ' front or · any. Communist cause. Brow<;ier. made, this reference n t a National Committee -meeting of ' the CP in the early 1940's. Budenz . also recalled that Lamont was a member -of the CP whe_) he, ·. Budenz,. ,was a member • . l ''Rights", self-identified as. a publication of the Emergency Civil Liberties Committee (ECLC) April - ·May, 1962, issue 1 r .eveals Co1·liss Lamon~ is Vice-Chairman . of 'the ECLC• ·'· . '· 15 :···.
  17. 17. ;' I ..j • • . ·: , :·-=: ·..· • . • -.. . _.,. f;" "' J ' APPEND XX . EMERGENCY · CIVIL LIBERTIES C011iMITTEE Tne "Guide ·to Subversive Organizations and Publications," revised and -published ' as of December 1, 1961, prepared and released by the Committee on Un-Amer ican Activities, ·united States House .o f Representatives, Washington, D.C., contains · the following concerning the Emergency Civil Liberties Committee: . "Emergency Civil Liberties Committee "1. 'The Emergency Civil Liberties .Committee . is ·an organization with headquarters in New York, whose avowed purpose ·is to abolish the House ·Committee· on Un-American Act~vities and discredit the FBI. ~ * ' * The committee finds that the Emerigency 'Civil Liberties Committee, estah'lished in 1951) although representing itself as a non-Communist gr'oup, actua.lly ope~ates as a front for the Communist Party. It hns rep~atedly .assi~te~, - by means of . f~nds ~nd legal · aid, Communists involved. in Smith Act violations ind 'simila·r lec;al: proceedings. One of its chief activ ities. has been and still is the d~ssemina tio·n of .volu.m.i nous Communist· propaga~da material.~ · . . . '·FRANK WILK'rNSON was · called as n witness when he appe~re~ in Atlanta as ·a represent. ative of the Emergency· C±vll Liberties . Committ-ee to· prl)pa·gandize · against' ·the · Committee on Un-American· Activities a.nd to protest its ~eaz:inffS. In 1956 .WILKINSON was ,identified.as a Communist . Party. member by a former FBI undercover agent within th~. party. Summoned at th~t. timG to answer · the.allegation, his 'reply to ~11 quest~ons . . . was 1 ".I. am an,swer ing no ques:t;ions of ±his committee.·" · 'l'his also pecame hj,s · S:tock' reply to ·questions when he appeared during: the Atlanta hea·rings * ·*· WILKINSON has * 16 I ' ·. ·•··· '
  18. 18. ....., .•.: :. .. . . 4 ,. . .. APPENDIX EMERGENCY CIVIL LIBERTIES. COMMITTEE (CONT'D) . since been convicted of _ on.tempt of Cone-ress c and sentenced to one )fear in. j.ail. ' ·, 0 'Di~putirig the non-Communist claim of the organization, the coinmittee finds that . . a .number of other· individuals connected . with ~he ECLC · al~o have been identified under · · oath ·as Corr...'llUpl.sts. * * * (Committ~e on Un-O me.rican 'Activities, A Annual Report' for 1958, House Report 187, March 9, -1Q59, pp. 34 and ~5.) . 'To defend the cases of Communist Lawfront& have ~can devised . malting special appeals. in behalf of civil'libe~~~~~ and reaching but ~ar beyond the confines of the · commun1st _Party itself. Among these orgaui,z3;t~ons a:re the * * * Emcr~ency 'Civil Liberties . ' Committee. l'/he.n the ·Communist Party itself is under fire thes~ 'fronts offer a b. lwa1·lt of protection. ·• . . u (Internal .security Subcommittee of tpe Sena t .e Judiciary· Cornrn:i, ttee, Ha.ndbook for Amer icanso 's. oDec. 117·, ·April 23, 1956·, , .p: 91)." breakers~ ' • 0 0 · APPENDIX I I . .. '~ .•.. . ' · ··:
  19. 19. , ' A_ I . . <.... .,;.. .· -...._ • ' .. ....... .. I : , . , .~ ... _,.,....,_ . • ...... . --.· Federal Bureau -of Investigation NOV 7 1983 . · Director C entra,l Intelligence Agency Washington,· D. C. ·20505 Attention: Deputy Director, Plans Dear Sir: For your· information, I am enclosing commUnications which may be of interest to you. Enc. . (Upon re•ovol of clos sificd enc losur~s, if ony , thu transmittal form becomes UNCL ASSir iED.) .·. nate ~ M '( A • 9?;. .· . ..', ... lt," ., ... ... . ·, ... .
  20. 20. . . .. . . i . 't ~· J Ulii'HD ST/'.Tf""; [. i" Pli'ri'•l. ~··.-i r,:- ,; · : -::: . '",:: · r rr 1r rtt r. '''Jr• <IIJ '•I' rli /r:-. T!'~ l r .• ,,, - / Copy~~ ..... r.c,olt Qla . SA MILTON..R. KAACK Dcll~ac •• October S".Jl 1 1963 omcec fila Numbuc ~ 100:0:. 1 6601 Bufile: 105-82555 New :Orleans ..{EE HARVEY OSllALD ( [ ) 1ilf•• Jo1-J.~1~ " . O•aradcn Svuop.~ba '-/r6 · INTERNAL .SECURI'l'Y - R - CUBA Orleans Parish Board of Heal.t h records show subject born 10/1~/39 at New Orleans. Subject wrot~ letter· to. "The vrorl<e.r", 6/10/63 requesting literature. · . Subject a;rrosted by NOPD 8/9/63 for · distr'ibutin~ literature of Fair Play For Cuba Committee in busin~ss district o~ NeW Orleans; charged wit~ · disturbing th~ · peace by creating a scene. Pleaded guilty 8/12/63 and ·paid $10.00 1ine. Subject admitted being a Marxist in radio broadcast. Uoved from New Orleans with wife and child on 9/25/63 ostensibly for Texas. Unknown to informants. .. - p - '· ·. DETAILS: · BACKGROUND Birth· Mrs. STEPHANIE A • . HENNEL, Orleans Parish ·Board' of Heal~h, Bureau of Vital Statistics~ .City ' Ha·ll, New Orleans, .Louisiana, · advised on October . 24, 1963, . that Book 207 1 Folio No. 1321, ~ecorded the birth of LEE HARVEY OSWALD, white male, on Octobe~ 18, 1939, Ne~ Orleans, Louisiana. The child~s father was . shown as ROBERT E. LEE OSWALD, and his mother as . MARGUERITE CL~VERIE. I·CON f . 'rJ:;r..f~. C'S COP]' .·' iJ,u Joc11atnt COiltaltlf.lllllhar ttcommcnclatloftl nor conclw/onJ of any kine!. It b tho proptrty olth• FBI, anJ ,,·a /oolt to yo11r OfiiiCV. · II onc//or II• content• ott nol to fur tll&tribllterl O!ltdcl• yo11t a~ncy. · -~ ..,.... .. • . · .. lt-f41W-l ~!~.~. :J.·.? . !~t.; (f' oro
  21. 21. • . 1 . .. ! . .~·; .· . '. , -.. ·.• . .r-. NO 100-16601/cv Identification Record · The Identification Division of the Federal · Bureau of ·Investigation furnfshed the following identification record of the subject on September 5, 1963, under FBI Number 327 925 D :. · I . Contributor of Fingerprints .Marine · PD,· New Orleans, Name and . Arresied : or Number Received LEE HARVEY OSWALD #1653230 ·. La~ Charge . Disposition 10/24/56 LEE HARVEY . 8/9/63 . OSWALD .. . #112-723 828 MCS 42-22 dist the peace by creating. ·.a scene 8/12/63, pleaded guilty and sentenced to $10 or 10 ·days ELected to pay fine. · Employment Mrs. MARY BERTUCCI, Pe.rsonnel .Secretary, William ·B. Reily Coff~e Company, 640 Magazine Street, New Orle~ns, . Louisiana, advise~ on August 5, 1963, that ' LEE HARVEY OSWALD was employed as a maintenance man on May· 15, 1963. His address at the time of employment was · 7 57 French ·Street. . ALVIN PRECHTER, Personnel Manager, William B. Reily Coffee Company, 640 Magazine Street, New Orleans, advised on October 1, 1963, that subject terminated his employment on July 19, 1963~ · Residence .Confidential Informan·t NO T-1 advised on July 23, 1963, th~t Post Office Box 30961 ~as rented by L~ H. ·OSWALD .on Jun~ 3, 1963. He fQrniphed as his address 657 , French Street, New ·orleans, Louisiana. T-1 advised on October 25, 1963, that the subject sent a forwarding · ~ddress for P. o. Box 30061 on September 26, 196~, .of 2515 West Fifth Stteet, . Ir~ing, Texas. 2 .. • .. . .. , > ... ... . ... .· '
  22. 22. .. .. .. . • • .. . • • _ , • t '. t. . ... .. ... ;, '. NO· 100-16601/cv Ml·s·. J . SSIE JAMES GARNER ,- 4909 Magazine Street, E New Orleans, advised oti August 5, 1963, that the . ~ubject ·and his wife have resided. at 4905 Magazine Street since ·about June~ · 1963. · · · Mrs ·.' GARNER. advised on October 1, 1963, that the subject ·and his wife vacated their apartment on· September 25, 1963 , She said that J ,irs. OSWALD and the child departed in a station wagon bearing Texn.s .license · plates and driven by the same woman who brought Mrs. OSWAI£J to New ·Orleans from 'rexas. Mrs. GARNER said ·that LEE OSWALD told ·her th.a t · his wife was going- .to have a .baby and that she was going to Texas for her confinement, She remarked that OSWALD left New O~leans owing her $17.Q.O rent for the apart·ment • Mrs. CHARLES F. ·MURRET, 757 French Street, New Orleans1 Louisiana, advised on October 1, 1963, that she was LEE OSWALD's · aunt and that when the subject's wife;~ oz:~ginally came to New Orleans a woman driving a station wagon b~ought · her and the child from Texas. She said that this woman spoke the Russian language and apparently was well known by Mrs. OSWALD. Mrs. MURRET thought that Mrs. OSWALD had resided with this woman in Texas while LEE OSWALD was .here in New Orleans sEleking employment . M . MURRET stated that rs LEE OSWALD never resided at her residence but that he requested that he be permitted to use her address· while he ·· .was seeking employment so that · he could furnish her te.le·phon~ number to prospective employers. CONNECTIONS WITH THE FAIR PLAY FOR CUBA COW.HTJ.'EE ··. A Confidential tnformant, NO T-2, advised on June 26, 1963, that LEE H. OSWALD, Post Office Box 30061, · New Orleans, Louisiana, wrote · a letter on June 10, 1963, to "The Workez:o", 23 West 26th Street, New Yorlc 10, New York. OSWALD claimed in the lette.r to be p. long-time ~ subscriber to . "The Worker" and stated that he was forming : a "Fair Play For Cuba Committee" in New Orleans and requested that he be sent some of ".The Worker's" literature. He also. forwarded honorary membership cards for "those fighters for peace, .Mr. GUS HALL and Mr. ·B. DAVIS". GUS HALL ·is General Secretary of the Communist Party, USA. -· NO T-3 ·· (May 7, ·1962) ·3 . . ·.t . ,.· ..
  23. 23. ... . ... .. .. . ~ ··- : .. NO 100-16601/cv On May 6, 1963~ BENJAMIN DAVIS stated that he is the National ·s~cretary of the Communist Party, . USA. ~ . '!. NO T-4 (May ·7, 196.2 ) . . . .. •' ... Confidential Informant NO ~-5 adv~~ed .on July 8, 1963, ·that LEE HARVEY OSWALD, · Post Office Box 30061, New : Orleans, . Louisiana, sent a cha~ge of address card to . "The Worker"·, 26 ·west 23rd Street, New York 10, New Yorlt, .which. showed that his current address is 4907 Magazinc . Street, New .~rleans, Louisiana. - .. . Informant NO T-6 advised on August 9, 1963,· that at about . l:l5. pm, that date the informant observed . an unknown individual handing out leaflet~ on Canal Street. Some of these leaflets were white in color and other~ were yellow in colo~. The informant was unable to obtain a l~aflet but advised that the yellow leaflet contained .·in large printing "Hands Off Cuba, Viva CAS.'£RO". The informant advised that this individual was passing out these leaflets on the uptown side of Canal Street between Baronne and Carondelet Streets. She described this individual as white male, age 25 to 30 · 5' 10", 140 pollnds, slender build, light , complexion, sandy hair, wenring an off white . or ~ight grayshirt and medium color~d tr6use~s. · Confidentia~ -: O . · _ n Auc;ust 9, 1963, Lt. WILLIAM GAILLOT, First · District, New Orleans Police Depa rtment, advised that ·the following persons had been a rrested on Canal Street on that date and charged· with dis t ur bing the peace: · 1. LEE H. OSW ALD, white ma le, age 23, born October . l8, 1939, New Orleans, residence 4709 Magazine, · New Orleans, lower center .apartment. OSWALD informed arresting officer that he i s a .member of the · N~w Orleans Chapter of the Fair Play · For Cuba Conmittee with haadquarters at 79S Broadway, New York .City. Lt. GAILLOT informed that· OSWALD was h anding out yellow leaflets with . inscription ." Hands Off Cuba, Viva CASTR011 • • . . 2 ; CARLOS JOSE BRINGUIER, white male a ge .2 9, 501 Adele Street, Apartment F, New Orleans, who informed he is the Director of the Cuban Student Directorate for the New Orlearis area. He informed he i mmig~a ted to this · cociritry on ~ebruary 8,· 1961, INS Numbe~ · Al2546223, and has .. .. 4 0 0 • · . ····.·· . .. ..... ····· •... .. ' ~. ' -· ' .• ·~ .· .
  24. 24. i :. . .·· . NO ·100-16601/cv a clothing shop at lOj 3. ~ecatur Street. CELFO MACARIO HERNANDEZ, white malo, age ·· 47, 519 Adele Street, Apartment E. He advised he is a member of the same group as BRINGUIER .• 4. MIGUEL MARIANO CRUZ, whi.te male h.ge 18, advis~d he is also a member of the Cub~n Siudent Directorate. 2526 Mazant, Apartment C, who Ac0ording to Lt. GAILLOt, all f6ui individu~ls . were arrested for disturbing the peace wheri OSWALD bec~me involved in an ar~uJ;lCnt with . BRINGUIER, mmNANDEZ · and CRUZ and that a crowd developed. Lt. GAILLOT informed that he bad no further information at this. time. Lt. FRANCIS MA!1.TELLO, First District, · New Orleans Pol~ce. Departmen~, ·advised on August · ~O, 1963, ~~hat ·LEE. HARVEY OSWALD had been arrested on August 9, 1963, and c-harged with disturbing the peace. He said that OSWALD had ·beel"l distributing literature . for the Fair Play For Cuba Committee in the 700 block ot Canal · street and was desirous of seeing an Agent of the FBI . .: 5 . ....
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  26. 26. .. ·' l .i'~O 100-l~qOl/cv 2 ! t .I I I I Po1, .Cuba. Coim·,litt<:!C 11 , 799 B~:>CI[H~·~:·<lY, . NC·J Yo:t."!~ C~ty, .t cc;cthc·l., 'lith :i.5.· o nnd t;old them l1c ~Ji:Jh(!c.l ·'.;o join o . .this committee. ))urine; the lcd:;·i;cr p::n.·t of ·r,iny thio yc:~n., he rccci vcd n rncr.ll)m:>Dhl~> card in thin . orr•;o.n1zntion 'lhich bo::.•c a. deltc or ~r,;~..Y 2fJ .• 1903, <:mel or· ,.;a!) f:l[;tdC out in .the rW.l~~·~ of L ::.t.: B. O::H·u~.w U~'jd i:!i:.::: s irrncd by V. L. I~EE. Eo d~8Cl.'i'bcd thi~J curd .ar.• bc_in ~~: · . c;z'ay in colot> and o ie:~nifyin~ n~~:•hcl•::; l1ip in tho no. ·i.::i.(ma.l arc;anization. A ~;hol•t tJ.n.~ tl-;::."O<:ti' tcr he sn.1d h~ · l."'t.!CC.l.vcd :tn the mnil ~ 'l hi tc card ~·mich :.:llmsc.d tho. t ho v:ns maqc a member of the New Ol~lc~no Ch:.lptc.i:' of . the. F::i:c• PJ.o.~r lo'oi." Cuba Com:n:lttco. Thia c:n~d ·me dn tccl Ju~H~ G· lS·G::(•. It , · 'JU.a signed by A. J. HID~·:~ I1J~, and it bore ·in ·~n~ l(A..:.:~· . ri~.ht· hand ·corner the m.:mb0l" 33 'lllic11 he I.'H:lid il·,clicu·~,~d membership number. 02.'IJLD hn.cl in hi:l posnoc:.;ion both · cal"'ds nnd exhibited 'both c.of' tham • . . ·. o.r th~ na t1onul he hns bncn l'wceivii.1['; ·~:l~o · .. r.1onthly circulal" oi.' thG cc:r.:·.'littcc ;Ji"lich lo r~bout ncvc.m . pa~cs · J,n lch~th. ·nc cl~imccl tho.t he could not rac~ll the nama of.thio Dublication. . . . · Si11cc bccom:Ln!:;; n committee,~ . ~HALD tHl:l,d m~m1)~l' tl·w. t . I . ' . Since r~ooiving h:l.::l i'i::~:;·;~~:rllh1p CCll'd .:i..l'l thr,; I:c~J . . : . Orl0o.ns. ·chnptcr. of the c•..):.:r.l:i:~t:·...::~ ;-w r;~;:t<l tb.c-•t h~ h~lc.l ... . spolccri 1.Hth HlD~IS.~ on the~ t.(: lcp.;:.. .:.::t~:. (~::-: rH~vc.r...-:.1 oocc.ni,):n:J • ... · ··l uC.!. .... .: On tllC"'."" ·occ'='..,ior.,.. .I -.l-IID·· r·:· •·'"'l"' • ,:; .· • ·• ,,·•• D~·· J, ...~ r;~... t"· ·--..... e:: o;..o.o..J l ... ~ •• ''-' ··· v~ ... o .~ ,..} ···,·c··-.1 of mutual 1ntcrc:Jti in C(wm:::ct:i.(:.: ·~ .·. :.~· ·.~ :.:.::~.:::dtt.~·c: bu<Lt1'! CuD, and on other occaaic~.:> 1·.o ;·:.;:,ul~~' ·'., · ~ ..o:· : ·· :!.·. , o:.: 0: ~'l~f·l':6ulcd · 0 .. .... . .. . j . mcetine. · He sa:Ld h:~ i1:.t¢; r,!:.:'.r·:::·:.' ·.:··. · : ~ :. . · :.. .. . . he kno~TG I·IID:C:LL' d1d .i'l:-:v c: r.: ~~(:1·,,. . : ~ .··· :.· . ·...:.,: .~... cliocontinucd. clni.:;:::·.:l '.:hD.t; He .: ~. ~.:.:· :.l::. ·._ .... i .=::;.J:.::'T..f.~,., ~-i t:.o•.,' . .. ~.. ~ end been :lmt; · tho number .. 'lf!lC. . i 0 ·I 0 i ·I .,,, .. ••• •..t,.,...,.;. :; · .· • J. ·· ··• .:.l,1.lf ..:,;t_; N~i·! Orlc<:m:l .,:~ .-·rJd v~I-:·.:::h: ·'~ 1"' J o.~·~c:;·.,.• · :. ·:·: . •: ! : .::::ld .. • •• · ' t.lc·y •· •er~ · l1c1c1· •·111 rcr:--tc .... ... ,... .•·•· ·a :·' ,, ... ....···~ .... ,-.·~ l"-· · ··· ' · • . ··. ··. ·-··in. ....... - - .., · _u., ... •· · •. J "' ""'" . ... .,..:~., · :·· to.incd that h-~ · hnd attcr; (;.~·i onJ.J '~,.·. , ; ..) r;.c.'cC ... .. ·; . 1 ,_Tilitt"'"' ... ~t·J, < nt c..,ol1 o···· '-;... ,.. ,_..,..·.:.• .l. ~ . :•• ·I· ' ~ ....' ·· , . . : ... · · ·· C:.OJ """j u. J. ..,..,"'t,; ,., .· .. '·""r:··~J ,( ~ .. jt,~ Coh:1 0i""l'· ··· ,,IJ r:l;. •• '"''"• ···1"' o··· .. ,.: l,.r ¥ ~ 1 '"' (.. riv "' dif1"r...1· .l lJ i"1Q~1Vid·· (,r...1•·· • I' J ,.,~ "l·o• •.' ''•'••• • .,~ · · · '· ·· t ·'" o,J ,. ~-}·lC ~ ...... .. 4.1•···'·· '·l1"" L. ·- "'c·..·-··7 t ·.._,~..._, :......, ·~1 • . ,..,_ ...,,. otfi'ceo in • ••• ¥ a 'I f:'"'ia· ..,'-'" ~ 1'X..:'l" 0...., ~.·'· •'- ~..f 1 0 -' , •• . ; '• • ' persor1D p.t~C !..:'l ~.mt •:ere dir'r.:·:;.•Dnt. l·:~~ : i.~.~l ~·; .:~t b~(;:·; th·:: lnnt namco . of ~ny 0~ . thc=..rc indlv:.i.cln.::-. ~.:. ;::~·),:~ (~ :.. ~ ·.k'.. 'l · l•;,':) ·Jn~j only ·1 ~·J~' ·· · · ' '. · ··- ....... · •• , . ,~ IJ. .... ntrod''lCu"'d ~ · o ·u~·1"'·"'l"l. by fj'·" · ~-: • (, ... ... • .. • . ll, .. ..,_ • ·"'· ..., ...·1 - o - ·· ; ...J......J.. ., ... 1...4 k~v,•· l"~r.• · v ..,..:, coulc1 n.o t rcc·~ll any of tllo fi:t.o;:; ·~: llD.i:t.:!:J • li'rc·i:: ···ii~n. t 1-:.~·: .11...4 tmclcrD tands thf.lro ar0 no r~r;ulr.l~"1~.r !jChcdt.:lcd "'liiii1~~:J :Cox• rr.(}ctinss ~ cmd th9 only ~~t.~y 11e J-:iw-:·~ 3 r1bout thcrn· 1~; d~C;.£) nome body given him a cnlJ. and tcllo ·him there tiill :,~ n mootinG. At .thonc meetings he· 8aid tho ~encral ~onyeroatlon 0 • • .. ....... - ! . .. ·- · ..'7::-- · · - ·· ·· --: · ·.· . ~ ~ :!·. ~. ...... . . . ... .. . . . ·:. . . . • •• , . .• I . • ~ .. . ~ ·~. . .; ' .. ' • •. .. ...... . ·: ... . . '• . . . . :·.. : 0 7 . . ~;; ···:> . ..... ·. ·::' . . - ..· . . ' ' .1 ..--.....-;: -·.:·. . · ·: . . . . : .. ... .. ,......'. ..:. :. _ : ·.:; : ' ... · :· •• 0 • ~ · .., ( . . ·:···· ... .. . · ·. .. . .. . .. ~'f ; . t: : :_' .. · •:,., . .. . .··· ·. :· . :;· .:.: ... . .. . ' .. ~- ''.· ' ....... ·' · ~ ... .. ·. . -·-. . -:::··- _ .... ... ~ .
  27. 27. r:O · ioo-166Ql/cv ·. 3 .· dcn.ls : i·lith ·Cubo. and th~ . l~.t~Gt DC~·n;: on tl':c 1:1~c~·na.l or Cuha. 03-.1 ~J...D <::.um:l.'ct:.!d tllnt; on on0 ccc~r.:i.on . he held a · com':'l:l ttcc 1~1eotin0 "t hit: l'JO;il~ J but he <loclinecl to clnbornto hO'J he e;ot 'l<n.~d to the VD.!'iOUO J'nemtCl'O that it 1~ould be held. 11 • ~ ·· . Lo.n t 'lCclno~c~uy, <1J[:;t.1v "'" ,1 ·' 1···6·3 , ~:~·:."·11'... .r l• .;; · 0' l... ·r ') , . ....• 1 .:.. .., ·1.c. r~e recciv(~·d a note thrm~:_;h til.:;! r.i~'.11 f1•o;t• h.L:.:: ·.(:T~. . '1 11·:) note n!J!<:Cd him . :tf he hnd tir::r:· ~·:oult1 he mlnd c:U.:lti•ii:;utine; some Fair Plny 11. tcr~ ture in ti'lc: . dmmtm·m are~1 (>f . ::nw ·. l:1•1co.no. He · ca:.i.d ·HID:·:~LL . !:ne~·1 · Jchi·~t h~ 'i n.~ no'.:; wo·r!ilna; · cind pl'obnbly had t.imo. IIIDELt.. ~l.:io lmc't thn.t~ lie h~~: · :rfairs a I !. on :f. !i 1 · conniclcr.:lblo 11tc1~aturo on the ':oii~:l:l. ttce •;:h:i.ch h:'l.d t)con furninhcu to him by t;hc ~,~~ t1on::1 c01r.ml tt:ec :.i.n J:.:!! :z:·orlc. Since · hiJ did riot have. nnytl'rlr.:3 to c1o, 0:3•Jl·D tin1c:1 ho : dqcidCd he t'JO.tlcl ~0 do'l.i1 . to C:.-~na.l ;,:.iti'CC'G m~cl <li:J t~"lhut3 nome l:ttcro.tura. He denied th::-.t he wns heine; pnld i'o1.. hia ocrvlcco.; but tha ~~ he W.iS doil1G 'it an ll P~ tj.l"'1ot:tc 1 duty. · · . I. I ,: ·· · . i : I . . . · About one ·p.m. on l'.uz~u8t 9., 1>63, O:J·I!L1J nnid · tha-t he ·Jent dot·Jn on Crm.:1.1 ~t:..' . ..>:J~; hi hir...-~ ..::11' r~w.l ot:lj."'i;Od · c11otl.,ibut1113 .committee; · li·~c!r~~;:..a•o. j.i:c c:~:l.r; J:.':'. h~!d r1n.Jc up a plncurd Hhich he~ hu:o:.:; &:G" (Y..::- h:L.:: ~::w.:. ~ .:.~:h a ).llccc ;:1 oi' o trinG. 'l'ho ·placnrd ';i<:.<; !:'.:.· .>~ ~l.i..' :"JJ.' ·:.~:-:··..: n '· :.::.•di:-;:r:."'..l"d. · · On the pJ.aco.rd •Jere ;:.;~vr: -'·' ·. t~. ::~=~ ; :.:•;·!:::. •:;.:C. 1:t ~·:~. ·~:~ ,~ ,~,; ·.:: >lt:lch · · expl"cuo~d tho nir.::> ::~:"1.:'1 ~i':.D':)e>;:;(; : .i: ~.:::~: (;.o·: . . · ::.;:. ::.:·:. . ; A~ ··. ·t'1''' bo ... to•1 oi" ~-h-:o. c--·-. ··J·c,.·•·,·..'·· 1) ·.••. '·· · •.:· • .1.- ..... ~·.··.. •·• ,·· · . .... ttJ.,.•, ~- --d ·• ,,.... ~~ ~ ·· .!.11 l•l.:· . '... L. ,, ,.~~,;, t ••ll., ......~ ... ·· -I 1..·1 . c"r>·Ltnl lct·.f ·· ... :J· ,.. c~ ,. ,_,~ .i.'.:: :.: ·'" · ·- ~ .f: .. ·.! .... t.,·, ... 7'.-:·n! · , ··· · """' · · ~-· . ·~"' ·.: ,. . ., ... .,., .; _:JJ. '"' ··this ti1ne un 1;11 til'ou:.d ! '·'.~J :;,. p. ::: . h~; f.;i.l!d l !~·: .:·::. ·. ··:i·v:'-1 .. o. tln•m:n':uy ';Jhich i·;~t;:; ~· ·· ·: :- ·:.:·:··~(. ~: ') :r.:::J.lcM p:j .!'. -·: · .. : ~:·' ' ·1n o:i.ze,. vihich cmn;c·j.!·:::(.i ·;~~1·:: ·:.',,;.'.Ic,:. lnc;: 11).~ .:-: • • ~. .. ~!i.1b:.1.! Join '£he Fai-r .i?l:.'.:t Fo:.~ Cr~:x.: Cc:.:::..i,i.: l~~:0.J . 'Jo:..::·;·J 0.-.:-v.. :~ ·~.~.. . .: ! v:n~·i;cr . · 'HO!llbOl" Drnnch, l?J.'CC; J_,~. ~;.C:!'~; ·~ut·c~ ;• ....::c 11.ao:·0t;, i.·o.:::~:i:.:l.cn: ·~ .;, • J. · HIDELLt P. 0. De:·;_ 100J~ ~:~:~ J C;;<:.!;::t:!J. ~ouiGir.tnG, 1~'<::."ihcd, ··· 11 ;eJcont'= 1 -r' · 1 n ~C.(1i·~vJ.OZ'l) ,,..,... , ~]·.,•··· .',. : ::.l~ ll.C· 1 · • on l'l' :J i;.:..r·:;.:m ". ··.... .J;;...;.. 1 ..· · ' ·"" •1 · · . ~..:... . ·.:;~ .... 1t•.L mcmhcrallip · D.ppl-ica tion~ ~'/h::.c:h ::..:: :cul<l pa~a-: c:tit to an·'·Jno . he thotlt:ht d0Gi'l.,ac1 oll~. ~~·n.t:Y t·~:· ··:;i.1 •:;::·nhip np:jJ.lca.tlC'n ~!c~~ . ·" · .· prcpo.rcd on a t:hi tc p:l,';J c: of J.·:~:·:~J,::;;... 3··~• 11 ·:lela b w 8-;· 11 in lcn~""tll I 't •u .. .. . in 1~ bl"'c ·~ u .1 • • • foJ:i. •:J'!·r ~mc:; · and it contc.incd 'cl1e ~o .:... im.'ol··mation: · · ,1 .. '. .. ·: 1 I .. ·s ... :··~ -.:r.:.:;~ .-:.:. :~~:~:/·:~~:·::,:.:~-:~~·:::.· .-.~-·-;~~::-:."-:-·~" . ~~· . _·:··-·~·~:·"-7--~~·. ·"T.-1.~'.;''. : . ..: ·. - ·~ .· · . ... . ,·.. . . . . .. .·· ·.. •. :': ·. · ~ ~: . ... .. • •I ' : . ••• • • , :, , ,1 , " · ·~ ; . .. • .• • • I . . • : • : • •: • · ·: · • ~ 0 0 • • • • : · - : .. : . :.":.' ... :-. : : .· ::· : . . ·. ,• : . . :.. : . .... ..... .• :-. . .·• . .·....... ·.. ..:. . . : ···. . · . . .. . . .. .. _; : . ' ·... . :.-:.... ,: ·. ·.. ... : ..... :'. .. . ·. . : . .. ·· ~ .. ~ 'o ' /: '• ·.· I • .. .. . 0 '• : •• 0 . .. . ·.. . . .. ·... .. .. . . .. . . •, ~ ' o : · • .' • . . ·.. ,• ., , . :~> ...... : . .: .. • -: I 0 •• :'• .: :· . ·.:: . . 0 . . 0 11 : 0 • ;, ... : · :. .. 00 .. • • • . ·. ; 'o ' : . • 0 0 0 ... . •o , _ ;·_ ..... .. . . • •o : • ' ... ;· ·· :~: :_ : . . ·::.:_.:_·.:: . .... .:~ .· . .:· . .. ., . • ... . . ... . ! I : :· . I
  28. 28. .;- 100-1G6ol/cv . ;0 l} 11 To:· The Fair Play for Cu'bn Co.o::!:littce N.al•J Orlc~no; ~. . . .. :I wioh to. join the Colr.mlttee. Encloncd io my Init:tut1on · -~ Fc. of $1.00 an.d duco urc ~il. 00 u _month. c - I cnnriot p~rticipntc ·~w an active m:.:z;ibor o.f the Co1Tunitt0c, but •Jioh to become n ::mbocr:1.bcr to mrdlinc;a. El1cloocc1 · find ~5.00 for one ~cur. r ·wbuld lDcc to huvd. n more active part 1a nupportin3.the . ) cv.u:;;e of Free. Enclc~cd is my contl~ibution ror .••. · - - - - :I ·:·Name:--------------. : Addrcso · City __________ZorJt~ !~ t~ -------- 'vo - ~- II OS"JALD Dto.ted .ln :.~ c; ..li~.;~_ <.,: ! to t:l"'.ts he ind on ,..CVC""~'l ")~ ~ ,, , J..._, u .,, .J_...... u ..;t • •i•"'t' Jc.:...·· ··-~ ·.. _..., h :•,.. P"l~,..on u . .. ... ~ C"""p1c"• " , , _ '·~ .•. .••il•, •!•·n· ..•· ' ,,_ r·'lf·~,· .n~ - ..~~·)111·~~ J.itlr.. . . tlh'l··J v~ ..:Llp- ~,.,•£;;.... ...:.. .; ..1.., t~.~ ., ,;..;. ·. ~ f •'·'J . ,., ,·l .l,.J · .. •b·." _1'...-~J. ·~ ....l , .... 1~ ... ~ -• ·• - /' .... . ,. ·. .... .. ... "'· ·,•· '''}""h Cl1u -:.a .~.1 .... ,... •••.. ;·. ·; ··· r ~ llC crl.l.1 r:l.cd W.t t;ll h:l.J;> :,:;1 :~. -~: (;.').,l;:;;.:~;:-;c' (~ t: :!.J. o f:'· tJ·;~ :Ln.i.'cY~ i·.a-tion ··o , .... ·~r· ·.· .•.., . ... -J,, ' (.;.) .... r .,,.;.!"'l,.. din,.... tl1c ., ·_..-··•:·1...'·l· ···<' J ,.•. , ... · 1'·· •t.,1.J ..1 . .J ·.,,.,. ... . .:J. J.H..,...., J.'t _·o'"' t·o ...,;w;.~.• .~~.A.;.; vt., . . . . rc.rer to it fol" p:·c:p•.:·:·:· .: him rcsilrdil'l[; ·tho <::•.il.~;:J had (){.)i·!ftlj) J.lj ~" . :!.r: t;;·•r.: ·:J·~c.::n ·i:i ;;.:- .::,~ on~ qucatloncd .2-rld purpo: .~,D C·f -~;h :~ c ..Ji, ;:J.1;tec • :.!.:;~: '.-·_;~; ro 11:~:.:; no;:::.;c: ~:.i. ..:-:ti ~. -~ t: .:.; ·: :;.: ::.! C f ; intCl'- vicw a. ·copy or" the· r:.!..K•,-:': .t;11.~:=:e <.:..::::c·L·~.b·::d d~.; >..... ~:._ t"J ~.:: and made o.vai;tnblc a copy_ vf ~oc:li ~;u ~h'-:! Ar_:cnt. "-.~. JL vic:ln ;_J.t"'lr ·o-" J.. . .;J r-J· . •.•• ~· ., ·1 ,·~ J.n ·) _. ~lt.:-. o.: ·- · · ·; . ~-'•)1n'~"CC"lt. . . . . ... J.······· :·~ .._-.L, ... ~· ~-">· v ._, _, 1.J ~ ··'·"'-u• .L o·:·1·/·J·,.i) ;-:·.·.• ··~ .·. .. · ..- · .... ~ v ...... • · :· ·· .1 •....... . ... v ...... ... -l.l.- 1 • . •. . ... . , ' - - • .,., .• ·, · . .:.. · ·•• '"0 · '·· •• • • •• - . . ,... ··c'~ . . · J- .. . ·. ·•.,• •~.:.. ·· .,,.. ·•-·• f!/l.Ve c.lch one or the <:bov·J-tk;jic:ri.bod tr:.~·c·.c.~ :: ~ ... • ·::'; ..-.. ;·;~~ ind:l:,vidun.ls bccnmc very D~~ :.;1•y-> torn .up thl~ i: , ·~· · ·,:~·-· -::·· ' ;: ·thret·l thcra dc.n·Jn on the :J id.: ·..:al1· ~-'.!)d bce;rm "i::..::•t:-;t-:: ·:;:_; ·•. ~. t: .. him • : -· This created Quite a diuiiti:•.>:xww•.~ ~u1u ohol,tly ~- ~.... ~:-· ..~J.'~..::j:' the police arrived_, and· he, no H :~J.l c:~; the oth0·r .:i.n .:.:i~.. :!.c:u.:.lc who:n he. Ul'ldOl"S toed to be Cuba n c: ~ilco., ·Ju~ .:r~:c~ t;cu • '-~tl"Cct·n 1-) .I I .. ot;.,"d 1' p .u • ·J~· ..... ~J.. ··· ·t .1 -' .... , .~ ·r . "'1 . . .· >.J, .W: "''~ 1-'1 ..:.~:.. U .;. •• .L , •· 'J ,.. .. •• , v ('•··.. - ....'•.> ,. .·•..HI<.>!. ,.,. - •.. ,.-, , ~ _, L•.;.l!.'" · ,.,.._: .. .. . .0' .. .....,.._.,... -··-·- -.·-------. .. ·._,-... ,.. ... .. -. ~: . ... ·.: . .. .. ' ... .· ; . . .. ·.· . . . . . .. :·. ; . . .. ; .C, .... ~ .. . . ..... • . '.. . .··.· .. ..: .....·. ... ·. . .. . ... .. ~ ·. .. : . . ... · ... . . . . ... . . · ·. .. ·.,... ! •. •
  29. 29. ...... , ., :. ' ... : .. • !. .: i :~ . .· !I NO .lOO-l6GOl/cv r.:: . ·2 •r 11 .! · OS~JALD s£~id it vmi3 hl:j u!·~dc:l..:Jt::mclinc that around one p.ni. on /ugu:-;t 12, . lS:63, be 't'ID.:J to be .tak~n ·1nto City Court.- Nm1 0l'l0i:t.uo, and chUl'[!;Cd 'lith. · is turbi~e; .the·. .peace • a ' . I?ol" :further J.dcnt:l.i':lco.tion o:·)I·If~J.J) c:-;.hibi tccl . S. ~ r.tru~lne C:ol~po, . J:n~.c t;ivc Hc:.;c.n·ve> IV-5 Idcmtification Card, ·1l11ch ohov:cd thD.t v··:l.~ !!M~Vi~~y c:>!!i.X.:u, u::n-1 . Scr:lnl No. · i653230_, had ocl."VCd '.m o.c'd.ve duty f'rc1:1 : period of Octobcr ·24, 19~G to ScJt0n~or ' ll, 1959. Th1a ID Cill"d. had been uic;ncd by Lt. J .• G. AY£;Hf3,· DJl:iCH. . . From ·oboerva'cion and qucot1oning, OS'IAI.D 1.s :i I . !; ' .. ' I .· au.· .: ! , I ~es·cribed C.iJ ... . I . .. ' I .. .:. · · ..· ·~'· · · :..· :I . 23 :: ,. · ·. · Date ' of bir·th · · · · ...:· Place of birth ,. . .. ·. ·.·. . 6 · : · ·. · .';/-1 Slc.mtl~r L:!..r~h t; ·. ·~· . . :' .;.!}·> >>. :. Marital . (100d status :: ... · . ! ...~ ; :0.. ~ ~: ·.. :;: : .. . . ': .1· ·. :; ·.·.:( .. ...:. : . .. . I ' ' :." • ·. f' Occupa t 'i on ·Military record "1·n ~l'"1'·j .,,! ' !J J. ......... '"--""""l;J :• (' ., : jj:.; ~ . J:.;j 'O~~:,:;:. l'f;ocl~-":l.n:!. (~ ; •. Criminal record .. . . Residence .. . · l>rot::n Dluc-i;i:..:.:.cl .· _....· ~ ·- ·:··. · ··... Eyes .. . :; 1 .. · . ..: · Teeth i .. 18.J 1939 ., . Ncu Orlcnnn, Loui'oiana (at · time of nrrcot claimed from Cuba) ll!.Q p oundn· ... Height . ,. .. Bu·ild . ·:-!;i Ho.i+' .=.-· · • • • ... : Oct~b<:1 r . 5'9 11 . , .. .. : ·:·· ·! -:· Heic;ht I .i ·lhite f·1ale Race ,';~~:t-:-_:· :. ~:·;_::·. :-.. ~~~ - -I·· ·. . : follovm: ....... . . ' i I I . .. · .. :~ .. . :. . .. . ... · . . . .·:. . . • ' • : ... 0 . • • .-;:. .., . • •• .. .. .. .• •· • . ~ 0. . .... :: . • • -:. ' 10 : .. . ~ .~ ~ .. · . ~ . " • o I :~,...~-- ·-· ' ~· . .. ..:. ~ ·:~ :· ,· ..: ; .·..·.. . .. . ' ···---r- ··
  30. 30. I , .· ,..·.,• .. • .r...~ ·• · • · ~ } . . ...· . . . ·. .. ,I • ' ; • ! . NO 100-16601/cv . r . . ·The records of the New Orleans Police Depart.ment under Arrest Number 1L2~723 w~re examinod ' on · August. 27, 1963. These records · showed . that OSWALD was . arrested on August 9, 1963, by Lt . . WILLIAM GAILLOT an~ Patrolmen F. HAYWARD and F . WILSON of the First District • . He was char,ged with . "disturbing the peace by . crep.ting a ·scene". . The records showed that OSWALD claimed to be a : member. ·of the "Fair Play For Cuba Committee" and was passing ou~ circulars ~~ the 700 block of Canal Street and became involved in an argument with three Cuban immigra~ts; . . . JOSEPH LESSLIE, Office of the Glerk of· CQurt, · M~nicipal Court, 501 North Rampart Street, advised on August .28, · 1963, tnat OSWALD appeared before Second · . Municipal Cdurt Judge EDWIN A. BABYLON on August .12, 1963, and entered a plea of guilty to the charge of dis. turbing the peace by creating a scene and was senten6ed · to pay a fine · of $10 . 00 or serve ten days in jail. OSWALD elected . to pay the .fine. Mr. LESSLIE advised that the . three persons · ~rrested with OSWALD were discharged~ .: . Mrs. JEANNE RODGERS, Secretary to the Ma~ager, · Radio Station WDSU, 520 Royal, New Orleans, Louisiana, made available on August 22, 1963, a transcript of the radio broadcast of· a program called "Conversation .Carte Blanche" which was broadcast from Radio Station WDSU on August 21, .1963. This transcript reveale~ · that~on · ·August 21, 1963, LEE HARVEY OSWALD appeared on the.:abovementioned program along with EDWARD SCANNELL.BUTLER, . stiff Director of The Information Council ot the Americas which organization specializes ·in the distri9ution of anti~Gommu~ist educational material to Latin . American ) ) countries. During the program OSWAL~ stated . that .the . ~Fair Pl~y For Cuba Committee is not Communist-controled .a nd that. he, OSWALD, is a· Ma~xist. · · On August 30, 1963, BILL STUCKEY, Ross Agency, 525 Gravier Street, New· Orleans, Louisiana, advis~d that h~ · had a conversation with OSWALD after the carte-~lanche broadcast at which time the subject said that he had met his wife in Russia and had married ·her there . He claimed · that she ·was the daugll'ter of a Russian Army Qolonel . OSWALD claimed that he had worked in a factory in Russia· earning eighty rubles ·per month. OSWALD stated that ,the j 11• . .: . : . ' .·· . . . .· 0. ·. . -:. . . ·.· .. · • : . · _ .. :.· :.... • : f •• . ~·~~:.:~···~ . . : ·· . • .. . .; . .: .: . . • •• #lo'''·· '::: · • • I' ..............· ·. :·. ·. :; ... -:: ·.. . • • • • :! •• . ~ • . · .. . .. : .... ···.: .. ~- . ::.: .. • - -~ ·· ~ ': ... . • : . :'·~·--:·· - ··.- ·· --:-;.. - · · - · - ------.~
  31. 31. .... NO ioo·-16601/cv Russians had. "gone soft" on Communism and that Cuba is the' only r~al revolutionary country in the world today • ., .' A Con.f idential Informant NO T-7, who is . . familiar with Cuban activities in the New Orleans are~,. advised on September 9, 1963, ·that OSWALD was unknown to informant. ~ .· ... .. FRANK BARTES, '1608 Mason-Smith Avenue, New brleans, Louisiana, who is a · del~gate to the Cuban Revolutionary Counc~l in New O~leans,· advised on · . .- september 10, 1~63, that OSWALD was un'knovtn ~o . h~ro., I .r I ·· · A Con': fidential Informant NO T-8, who is :· acquainted with some phases of Communist Party activity in the New Orleans area, advised on October 1, 1963 1 . that OSWALD was unknown .. to the informant. · I i .. .· ... 12 · ·.... ----~~s;··:. :·.. .. -:::~.- ;:~r~:·;·:~:-·.-- ...... ,~-.:-:·~~-7-·--· .: . •. :· - ~... . , .. · ·~ ·-~· ~_.;... :·,. .' . ·.;·· · :. ....:..·.: ·.. . ··. ·: ·:.. :.,::· . :· .·· .... ·· ..... . . .·: ; ·-·~· . · ·: .:. -~-; ..' . : : . . ... . . . . .. ~ . ·. ·~ '/ ~ • .. . 0 . • • 0 • . ;·.'' .. ·. .. .. : . ~ ·.. . ~ .:.·. . ,: : . • ... . .· -~­ . ·. ·. . ·-· . ·. ··-~ · . ·-·:-- : . ·. . .' · . ... . . . 1.&:, . · . J . ... .
  32. 32. . .?: . ~-- ;·.. ·. ...,/ ,_, .. ·.1 -· I • 1 I. 1 l .I : APPENDIX I • "THE WORKER"- I c-ation. J· FAIR PLAY FOR CUBA COMMITTEE . "Tbe ·worker" is an east coast Communist ·publi- ·J . I J . The April 6, 1960, edition of ttThe New York Times" newspaper contained a full-page advertisement ·captioned .11 What Is Really · Happening In Cub·a , '·' placed by the Fair.. Play For Cuba Committee (FPCC) . This . advertisement a_ nnounced the formation of the FPCC in New York City and declared the FPCC intended to pro·mulgate. "the truth about revolutionary Cuba" . to neutralize th'e dist. rted American press. · o i I i I . I . "The New York Times" 'e dition of January 11, ~hat at a hea~ing conducted before the - United .States Senate Internal Security Subcommittee on . January 10, 1961, ·Dr. CHARLES A. SANTOS-BUCH identified · 'himself and ROBERT TABER as organizers of the FPCC. He also testified he and TABER obtained funds from the Cuban . . Gov~rnment which were appl~ed toward the cost of t~e aforementioned advertisement; · 1961, repprted -: . "On May 16, 1963, a source advised :. that during the first two years of the FPCC's existence there was a struggle b~~ween Communist Party (CP) and Socialist Workers Party (SWP) elements to · exert their power within the .FPCC and thereby influence FPCC policy . However, during the past year this source observed there has been a successful effort b y FPCC leadership to mindmi~e : the role of these and other organizations - in the FPCC so that today thei r influence .is negli J.~ibl'e . · . '· On May 20, 1963, a sGcond source advised. that the National He adquarters of the FPCC . is located in Room 329 at 799. Broadway, New York City . . According to . this source, _ the position of National~ Offi~e · Director was created in the fall of 1962 and ~as filled by VINCENT "TED" LEE~- who now formulates FPCC policy This. source observed LEE has followed a course of entertaining and accepting the cQoperation :of man~ other organizations including the ·cp· and the SWP ~hen he has felt it wo~ld be to his .personal benefit as -well as the !PCC's. How~ 4 .: i . 13 . !·. r . APPENDIX . . .. . •........- ·- ··- - ----:-~~.: ::_- -: ._.. :; . .·: "!'7"7 ·- . ·"-'·::·r.·--- --· - . --- -. ·-··· ... . ~~---··--·-..:.- - .. :--··· . .. .. .' ,'·.·.::/;<:(. : ·'~ •• • •• o • · o •:, " : :: o • • ;, o 0 I _ , • ', :,f ,.. .· . . ... ... . . . . ' . ,• . . • . .. ~ ·, . . ... · ·.· . . . .. ..... . . . . · .... ·.··· ·. ·. ' • • • • • .' ... • ; ' o . : .. .. . . "':• .. • '.': 0 ' •• • ~ ,, • . . .. 0 .. .. o ·::· ;, . ,;' ' .• . ., - ,... .,_
  33. 33. ... .. .. . · -: I• ·J .• I j . ... . ., ,.. .. ~· .. .... ·r NO 100-16601/cv APPENDIX · ever, LEE has indicate~ to this source he has· no intention o~ policy , t~ permitting FPCC be det~rmined by,. nny other . 6rganization. LEE feel~ the FPCC should advocate ~ · resumption of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States and support the right of Cubans· to manage · · ·their revolution without interfer•nce from other nations, .but not . support the Cuban revolution per s~. The CP and the SV(P ·ha:ve been designated · pursuant to Executive Order 10450 . · ,. CORLISS LAMONT . On September 28, 1963, LOUIS -F • .BUDENZ testified before the United States Senate Permanent Investigations -subcommittee that· EARL BROWDER, as head,.of the Communist . . .. Party (CP) in the United States, had referred to CORLiss · LAMONT as one of the .11 four prides" of. the CP because CORLISS. LAMONT was ready to cooperate with any Communist 'fTon-t··ur any Communist cause. BROWDER made this reference at a · National Committee meeting· of the CP in · the early 1940 '.s .; · BUDENZ also recalled that LAMONT was a member of the CP when he, · BUDENZ, . was a .member ~ , . . "Rights", self-identified as a publ.ication of the Emergency Civil Liberties Committee (ECLC), April - · May, 1962 iss~e, reveals CORLISS LAMONT is· Vice-Chairman of the ECLC. · .: EMERGENCY CIVIL LIBERTIES COMMITTEE The· 11 Guide to Subversive Organizations and Publications," revised and published as of December 1, '1961, · prepar.e d and released by the Committee on UnAmerican Activities , United Stat· s House· of Represente ·atives, . Washington, D.C., contains the following concerning the Emergency Civil ~iberties Committee: .· • • • . ... . t Civil Liberties Committee "Emerg~ncy '-'1. . 'The Emergency Civil Liberties Committee is an organization with headquarters in ~ew Ydrk~ whose avowe~· purpose is to . abolish the House Committee on Un- · American Activities and discredit the FBI. ***. The committee finds that the E.1 nergency Civil Liberties Committee, · · · 14 APPENDIX . . ·-- .- - ~ -~:-.:::--:---:--~-::: .":: -=· ·::.;~.--:-::·· : -. :·-~~ . ·-- ~ ~- - ..·-:-----------:-----:--·--- ... ,,. .. ... .... ···---·--......--· . · . .. • ,, • • : I 'I . " ' • o o ..... ',• .·.• . .. . •• 4 I .. ' o . . ·· I ' .. ·' .. . . . ·..·, .. ·· ,.. ~ . .. . : ..., ·.. . . ·. : : : .. ..... ·.! . : . . ·.. . ~ ·.. ·. ~ -<:-:. : ·. . : · .. . . . .. . . .... ·: ·:... . .: ·~-. .··.:•··..· . :. ..·. ·.... .... . • •• . -·. . .• '! • • .~' , ·.··~:::·.: ..~·~:~ :·.- ~<·.:.. ·.._. . :·.~ · :.:~. ·:r ·=. ., ' '•, ~ • :. '• ... ~~ ... ' ;, . ''" ·; ,· :·. o I ,,. ..
  34. 34. '· . ~· ' I NO 109-1660,1/cv APPENDIX established in 1951, although · repr.esen ting itself as a non-Communist group, act~ally operates as a front for the Communist Party. It hns repeatedly assisted _ by means of ·funds .and legal aid, Communists involved in Smith Act violatipns and ·similar legal proceedings. One of its · chief activities has been and still is the dissemination of vol. mino.u s Communist . u propaganda material.' 'FRANK '1'/ILICINSON was called as a witness when he appeared in Atlanta as a representative of the Emergency Civil Liberties Committ~e to propagaridize against · the Commi.ttee on Un-American Activities and to protest its hearings .· In 1956 WILKINSON was· identified as a. Communist Party:. member · . by a former FBI undercover agent within - the party. S~mmoned at ·that time to answer the allegation, his reply to all questions .. was, "I am answering no questions o:f this committee." This also became his stock · reply_.to questions when he ·a ppeared d.u ring . the Atlanta hearings. * * * WILKINSON has since been convicted of contempt ot,congress an~ sen~enced to on~ year ih ~ail.' ... . 'Disputing the -non-Communist claim · of ~ the o~ganization, the co~mittee finds that ·a ·· number of other individuals. connected with the ECLC also have been id.entified . under · oath as Communist~. *** (Committee on Un-American Activities, Annual Report ' for 1958, House- Report 187, Marc~ 9~ 1959, pp. 34 and 35.) 'To defend the cases of Communist Lawbreakers, fronts have been devis~d making special appeals· in behalf of civil liberties and reaching out far beyond the con~ines of the Communist Party itsel~. Among these . organizations are the ~ * * Emergency Civil Liberties Committee. -When the Communist . 15 . . APPENDIX . .-.~~::-;-~--:---,~.r-~·.~.• • . ' ...,-.··:!"' ~:~-..-·· ·---1"'--·--~· . . -.-:- ··-~-. .. • ·.. •• : • .: . ·.· ·.;.. :· . .. • • ,' ,o . .,., • . ·. . . ... : • o, • . : 0 ... -~ ··; 'o • • : o. . • • < _.;:. -~ .-~ 0 ... ·. . . ! ••• • • ~·:·.:~· . . . .: -~ ~ : • ••• • • • .. . . .. 0 :. . . .. :' . • : ;. • • • 0.. . .. . .: ::.:·.·: ....::: :·.-::. :·:. :: .· • ....... . ; .... · ., . . ·. . ·.. ····.. ··... · . ::: . :.. .. . • •• • o, .. ·.. o' •• •: : ,~,. . · ·-·C. . .. . .. ..·. .... . ' ·.. ·:· ·.·. . .·..,·- .. .. ..• , :. ... .. . : : r' ... - . .-~-~-~~ - -·- ·- .. . . · . ·. ·.' . . _·:·; ·~.- ~;·_·x,:):_:.:. ~ .. ·-. ·_·.: - 0 ;·_ ~ • • •: · - · : · . oo• • • • ·o • • • , · .- . .. ~::: . • • •• :~ : .h · : ··' o , ·' ' • •• 0 ..·..:.: ~-...:· :-· ~•• •', ~· · - ·· . ._ ... ··· ·-·
  35. 35. I .. (~ ... : - .. 0 .! · NO . 100-16601/cv APPENDIX Party ·itself is under :fire these ·.fronts offer a bulwark of protection.' (Internal Security·Subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Handbook for Americans, s. ODoc. 117, April 23, 1956, p. 91.)" .' ,.: 16* APPENDIX ~· -~-·-:· -·-.--:- ,-::--:_• •:•~- " :. ' ,, --·- •••· -- ~-- ·· .. ·· - - • ,. ••·· -• • - - ·- "T ''.., • - • ""·- • ,. .. . .. :' · ·· . ·.· ....·.. ..... .. .. ... . ., .. . · .. ' 0 • .' . ~ .: . . .. .. .- l : . • . • • 0 • • • ·. ·.· . .· ~- 0 • • 0 0 I •·: • · - • - •' .. :-""", ...,..,.. , . ·· -.-- ... -·-··-··-··-
  36. 36. ~ ' . ..:·' . • .,. ....c:~....... UNITED STATES DEI•ARTMENT OF JUSTICE . . .. FEDERAL DUHEAU OF INVESTIGATlON ·· . . In .Reply, Plea•ll Refer to F.i.le No. New Orleans, Louisiana October 31, 1963 v Title LEE HARVEY OSWALD , Character INTERNAL SEC~ITY - R - Cuba .. Report of SA MILTON R~ KAACK, dated October 31, 1963, at New Orleans Reference ;• All sou~pes (except any listed below) whose identities are concealed in referenced communication have . furnished reliable information in ·the . past. NO T-1 is .an employee of another Government agency • . Contact with NO T-6 has been · inspfficient ·to the reliability of hi$ information. judg~ •, I, I ·. This document contains neither recommendations .nor conclusions of the FBI.. It is the property ·o.f the FBI and is loaned to 'your agency; it and its contents are n.o.t to be distr.i but·ed outside your ~gen .cy. • ··- • •• • · - - - - - - - ·· -· • • ·· ·.·. .·· •"''•· ... ............. -- -~· -:--· · · ,. . . , . .. . ........ . 1 ·:... .· · .. ... . . ..·. . . .. ·. · . .. .. . . ·... . . ... .· ~ .··: .·: . :; . :' ·• : • :: ':·. ,-=:..' = ·.. . .. ··.. . · J ·: .· :,., ...· . . . .. -; . .. " ..... . : ·~ .: .. ..· -·-~-"""':.·-·-·~-···-.· 0 ·· ··· · ·:·· ~- :. .· .. . ::. ,, .·
  37. 37. ; . . •' 4 .. # .•. • Federal Bureau of Investigation · I i .I i I "' .. ••• • o • .: ·•. j' ··:_.. NOV 81953 I • I I t· !. I J ~~ ~ -~2.3S"s-:' ,. I ! • .j I· Director Central Intelligence Agency Washington, D. C. 20505 . .., Attention: Deputy Director, Plans Dear Sir: I For your information, I am enclosing communications which may be of interest to you. I" Very truly yours, : i • ·- . -~n~ ':! I . Director I ~' • .I En c. .. · (Upon removal of clas sif ied enclosures, i( oray, thu transmiual form becomes UNCLASS{FlED. ) • . I I I I I ; .. I l. .· .. •, .· . . ·....... ' ,,. ..... . -~ .
  38. 38. ;;.·- : ~S1 r-- . lJNLTEI> ~I'A'l't·:S 1>1-:I'AH'l'Mt-:NT 0~·· JUS'l'l, ,•: I•' I·: D 1:: n A I, Jl U It I·: A tJ 0 F I N V J:: S T lf; A'1' I 0 N · H·:J~ 0 ;.•l·c~.~.:~~:J g Lcn.li:ll:::!r>a scotc:r..b:-.: :&.~ 24~ l11 J(rply, l'II'Wt R rfcr ~ DBAS~ - · · --·7:-·· . .. l:.,C)3 10 l''il•· No. Title Chnracter - 1.:.0 t ta-.c:·~·..~~a ~c..~:.oov.r:-:J. o dn tod Reference ::;j2l~/~3 Zl t ~·;o+~ Orlo~~ All sources (except n.ny . listed below) whose idcnti ti . G e are concealed in referenced commun.ication have furnished reliable information in the past. .. '·, Thl• do~umonl conlalna ne11her rec ommendollon• nor conclu•l .;n • of lh• F'Bl. 11 I• th• rropetiJ of tho F'BI and l• loo!'•d lo your oQency; II and II• conlonl• oro nol to b• Jit~lrlbul•d oulald• . your OQ •ncy. · · . .· . ) '· . . ... ·-··~·· ·...,.. .....-·~-- . '"'•wa~•~ j.Cl:"•' '.•:•·""'~~-urJ·• ·w.;:--l"'"''!''"·Y·"''""!!~ ......,.n-....... ,•.,~,... ,."1<-~-..."""'""... ··..· ~ · ,,.,.. -··· .. · ·~· .,.,,,,r.·· ...~.-. :... ··· . l.:." . . . . .. ... · 'e •'..!w.:l~~k.~ 1il1h . . ., ... -· - 1 r t . .. 4 • . ,, • .,..,,.., ' . ...., . .. . .... . ..· : : :~ . ·.. . .• .: ·.. ..·: . : : .. ... ~ .. .. .·. .· .•.... . . .• ' .....:
  39. 39. ,.- . . . ' uNITED s··: n.TEs J?EPAwrMENT oF . 01~ FEDERAL BUREAU /11 R ..ply, Pi«ur R rfrr JUSTI~ Jb?. Bopt·o:zr.tor .· ~ ·;:;;$ A.5~ .. _.~·· INVESTIGATION (' r_ .__ -... Na;r Orlcr.-.nn, Lou1o1ana 10 FU. No. . ~ :~4, ' . ) ' -:) ... .._ 1963, ; .) .f! . I ·. / .(j) . . On Au~us t 5;, 15,.63, Lt. ~11111run On1llot, firDt Dlotriot, 1'14:?1•. Orlceno, Lou1o1an6 Polio0 Dopartroont, . n<lvlnt~d thnt tho follo~1nz ponro.,.!l hsd been orrcotod on Cannl Strcat bct~oon naronna &nd CnronrclQlet. Strot~tto on tr~t Gate nnd ohar~od ~1~h dioturbins th~ pecoot Loa H. 03>IO.ld., · Carlo3 JcG& Dr1n~u1cu·, · Cel.ro tt.-aoar1o Hornnncloz · and ~11e;uel tv.:ari.aoo. · Lt. · Onillot Gaid thnt O!:n.zn.l d, "wno claJJutCl to oo n member or the ~F&1r Ploy For C~ba Co~~ttec~ ~aD pans~ out literature ~nd booa~~ invol.v{ld 1n an tara~nt with throe Cuban Nfue;~on., n~.moly Br1~,zu1or, Ho.rnanc1oz nod r~ariano, tll'lo wore nff111ntod wlt.h the Cuban Studont · D1rco torn to.· Tho follO'C'ring mntor1nl ~za~a boinll (l1aucr.~1natoc1 · by · Oa~nld ·t li ~ yollow l0:ttlot oapt1or~t~d, "11nndD Off Cub& n £ an appl1oG~1on to Join tho "F'n1.r Plny r·or Cubn Caan1tteo an<l a par.:phlot entitled, '"Tho Crlm~ Againot Cuba" by Corliss Lamont. . . Tho rcCiordu of tho N.sw Orlon1uB Poll.oo DopartrT:4:;}nt undor Arrest· Nuniber 112-723 1-iOI"q) o:ttHn1nad on AiJ3us t 2~{, l¢3. 'I'rurco reo orCa Ghoi-orod thn t Oott&lc:t 1QO ..:IH·reuted on Augu3t 9, 1963, by Lt. William Oa1llot .nnd Po.trolmon F. l'l.aj"1nrd o.nd . lo". W1l.uon of tho F1rot D1atr1ot. H" t1rir: c hor~,;od ~ 1 th '11o turb1.r!~ · tlM> poaoca b,y orca ~in~ a aocmrl'. Tho rooorc:l.o !Dhow ad t~hn t Oa90.ld aln1r.IC2d to bo a s n(r.mbor or thG 11F.Q1r PlAy Fol' C11b11 Cc·.cu~n1 ttce 11 and wna p~Lo~ln5 out oiroulnrli 1n thtll 700 blook ot Canal Street ru·ld bcoomo involvllld. 1.tl nn ar~uu)(lnt ~1~;h thro" Cub&UI .. '( . ''..) . -. , . u~o.nto. ' Oi'f1oo of tho Clorlsr ot Court, 1~1Utn1o1pal Co1rt, 501 :lorth Ras:::;1~rt :JtJ·~<Jt, &dv1oed ·on Ju,3!.lO t 28, 103, 1;hn t Cs w~lct a,,r,~nroa baroN 8aooncl I·ZUtnio!Lpal Caurt .htd;;o !Cd1111n A. Dzbylon. on Au~unt 12, 1~3. und ont0roo n plocn ot 4!;u1l ty to th~ ohn L'"l,e or d1o turb1r~ t.ho p~:noe · b7 or~Cl t.in& a nocno fit.m:l t:CL.o 0 19ntcno~d to ~>.ay- a f.1no ()j~ ~10.00 or G~I"Y._, ten anJiiill 1n j'111. Omzol.d olecatod to pa;r t .ho tln~. ~tr. L~:nol1a 4l..,IV1ltcd th.'it the) throo po.rzonsn arNmtG4 w1tn O~on..ralcl W4Jl'i) clim<,hnlii)O<l. . Lc~m lut, Jcxoeph • .. ' . !. ; ;·d-0 - ~·- 1/ NOO - · _,: r~~~~- ,. . - . : I~ . .,..: .· ..·· . . ' •. ,J.t.' • ·~· - · •t.l . . .. ~• ••• • ,_ • .• ••.•:~- .. . J! .J__ • ~ •.• • ·.... . . . . . .. . .: . ···.: -. . . ·.. · ·, o .·. ' .. _ ; .. , 'Ill . . .. •o I o , ·, · . _ ; :·· . .. ·~:· • . , ~: ~~ - .•••• . ... ... . ': · ' ' /. o''• . ·' ·· .··: ·. ~:' .. . ... . . . . •' ·. . .: . . ..·:.. ... ..:;-, :··. . : .. ....··: ::-.>·;: ::/ . <=;..'. · ... : : ::·;·:·.,:.::...:•••:. ;1 •':·· :•.•.·• ·•.·.·••:..•••. ...:.:.::: : . .. •• .. .. ·• · • . .. . : ·... . . - :.;::::i.:<::;-.::::. :· . · ;' .·.-:·: i·' :~· . . . ... . • . . ': . ·. . :. ·, . . . .. . . ·.: ·:· ...,.. . . ............ . . : '· ... .
  40. 40. i 1> E l' A H '1' ~ t Jo: N 'l' -. . . o,. o en· J u·s'l' 1,:~,:;· .::~ f' IU> t; ll A I. ll U It E A tl ll 1-' l II: ' l-: S T J(; A 'l' I 0 N No~ 0 ..·lc:-.!:~::J., LCll:t~ .tc.rm . .. i . . ~ ' s(lotc:::;li,~r ~~+. l:..i:')3 . l r• U,.l,fy,l'l~t Rtj~r w l 'ilr. No. -~·. Title .: O o, . .. · ;. ... 0 - <:'' :. · ·• Character Reference .. . . . - Lctta-A:·h~~ tr.C."':'l.O'l~n:lu;:; antod . ~/24/u3 ... u t; ~~o·+t. Orlc:l.ns ' ... .· . .All · ·so~rc~s (except any listed .below) whose identities nre conc-ealed in . referenced· -commuiu.ca.tion have furnished · r~liableinfonnation in _.t he past. ~· .. :~.":. .· ..: -·-"' / .. · ·. . ·• - · '1: "' r - ~;0 ·• .. • II • . . t -" 'l • ...... .....t: ,o·/ '• . ... ·r .· ~ • •. • . • • •. ThU documall c:onlolne neither recolftmwndollon• nor conclu•.lon• o .l the J'fH. It I• th• f"'OI'•tly .of the f'BI and I• loon•~ to your ovenC)'J II and u .. con~enl• or• not to b• Jtet r tauted ou!•lcl• your ovenc:y • . ,.. 0. ... 0' .. ... . - .... . • • o .. - - · · ··· • • ..... . ·- - . ....... . . . ...... ... . .. - ·- · - . ..: :· · ··. • . .· . . ,. - <:~~-· · .. . .. .. ··: · ~ . :. . · ;·. :·>~{:(/::_:~·~ ' .~:.·~·.i:!~~(~~:;· . . .. 0 .
  41. 41. ...... REPRODUCED AT THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES ......____ 8 ·-·-·--.. .. --~ tft oft • rri -~~- -·-··· ••~•~ probably May 9 or 10, and then the next Sunday night, that weekend, his wife arrived. A If I 1 m not mistaken, that•s what he 6 said, that she would be 7 weekend. 8 Q I ~n that mean it•s been so long. Shortly after the Oswalds moved in on May 10, this would have been 9 10 probably around some time in early 11 June, did an F.B.I. agent come by 12 your home and speak with you about 13 Mr. Oswald? 14 A Sure did. 15 Q can you tell us the circumstances by whi -t 0 :..> .: .. ") ' >. ~ J this event occurred? 16 17 p A well, I didn•t see any reason, but the ) ~ J - 18 man did come to my house, and he 19 asked me about Lee, you know, 20 I had somebody there by that name, 21 and I told him yes. 22 asking me, you know, different 23 little things about if I had seen 24 him go out and did he have company 25 and all this and that, DIETRICH & BENDIX, Inc. • COU RT REPORTERs • if He started and I NEW O RLE ANS • really BATO N Ro u e s
  42. 42. 11' r. · tf' ; 9 .. ·J didn't pay all that attention, know, and then said, "Well, you even told him, I I hope I I don't have the wrong type of person in my 5 house. 6 he didn't say too much more to me, 7 you know. Q 8 He sa i d , 11 no , " and Oh , Do you remember the name of this F.B.I. agent? 9 A 10 His name was Milton cage (spelled phonetically). 11 Q 12 Could that have been Milton Kaack, K-a-a-c f( 13 14 11 A It might have been, cA,s L. ~e. 15 I but I don't know. understood I have the 16 name in my purse~ if you want to !7 see i t . 18 Q All right. 19 A I think I s t i l l have i t here. 20 gave i t to me, 21 It's here somewhere. 22 Q I When he kept it, You are looking through a 23 directory. 24 I'm sure. telephone you have kept? , 25 A No. It's just a DIETRICH & BENDIX, Inc. • Is this something that little telephone note- COURT REPORTERS • NBw ORL EAN S • DATON ROUGB
  43. 43. in case I f leave the house or something . Q when did you put the name in this particular book that you are now looking for? 6 A Well, fix this over and over every year. 7 8 I Q I see that you have, on a page of your notebook, you have wr i tten "F.B.I. 9 10 man, Mr . Milton," and you have i t 11 spelled K-a-s-c-h, and you have a 12 phone number, New Orleans, 13 JA2-:o4621. 14 A That's the number he gave me if I 15 . >. needed him for anything if any 16 trouble come up, 17 I 18 wrong person in my house." 19 says , and that's when 0. c 0 said, "I hope I don't have the Ill u tl Ql 1.4 Cll 20 Q "Oh , no . " this was in late May or June of '63? 21 22 Now, He A I said i t was about a month after Lee 23 moved in there, maybe something 24 like that. 25 Q Do you know i f this had anything to do DIETRIOI & BENDIX, Inc. • c o u RT RBPORTERS • NEW ORLEAN s • BATON ROUGB
  44. 44. .. AT THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES home 15 looking for Mr. Late one afternoon, yes. 5:00 o'clock, Oswald? about 4:30 something like they rang the bell and I the door, I and there was or that, went to --well, could tell they was cubans by the way they talked and looked. They was They had short fellows. little stacks of these pamphlets under their arms, where and they asked Oswald lived, and I told them, 12 ''Well, 13 things in to put them on the porch, 14 you may as well forget about i t , 15 because he is not going to put them 16 out there." 17 They 18 business. 19 had made him take 20 had my husband go make him take 21 some down. 22 and I 23 goodness." 24 about this man, 25 that come to see me way ahead of DIETRICH & BENDIX, Inc. • i f you are taking those They never did answe.r. just went on about their I think before that some down. One evening I read i t and I • couRT REPORTERs I saw that said, That's when I "My I thought the F.B.I. man, • NEW ORLH.ANS • B,TON ROUGE
  45. 45. REPR~~~~ED . . .., ( AT THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES ' - ~-- 16 .... · · ·. ~ ·- time when he was first there. said, "My God, I I think I may have somebody communist or something in my house." Q You say you saw the Fair Play For cuba pamphlet pinned on the screen 6 door? 7 8 A On the screen door. 9 Q Did you call the F.B.I. when you saw that? 10 11 A Yes. I called him. I I •m sure did. 12 sure I called him, and that very 13 next evening, that's when they 14 showed him on T.V., 15 had him on canal Street somewheres 16 distributing those things, and we 17 were looking at 18 my husband, 19 same thing he had on the porch." 20 Q A 25 and I told "Look who that is, the And you did call the F.B.I. about the I don't really remember if I did or not, but I'm more than sure I did. 23 24 T.v., They pamphlets? . 21 22 I think. Q no you recall whether they said anything to you when you called them, DIETRICH&: BENDIX, Inc. • couRT REPORTERs • N liW ORLBANS • the BATON ROUGII ~i · ;. •
  46. 46. REPRODUCED AT THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES 22 evening, that Mr. Ferrie came by? A I'm more than sure i t was, because they kept coming in and out, and I'm more than sure i t was that same night. Q So during the daytime many people had been coming by your home, one after . , ..,~ another, and at first you assumed ,... 9 this individual was part of either N C!' 10 It: the police or the F.B.I. or the -.;' ~ (.) 11 :.1 Secret Service? ~ .. .... ...., A 12 Q . 0 - That•s right. That•s why I just opened 13 0 the door, and he came in, and he Cll .--1 rl (I 14 u said, ~ c... "I'm David Ferrie." Well, 15 ~ I ' ~ 1:1 thought he was one of the F.B.I. 16 c men or newsmen, and when he came 0 aJ tJ s:l 17 out with that, Q/ 4 ll .. u I told him I had 18 . nothing to do with that, that that 19 was none of my business, to go on 20 21 22 23 24 25 about his business. Q Did he ask you any questions? A No. He just merely said, this? ' ~ , i ~ • I come to see about this." He said they found his library card on Oswald. DIETRICH & BENDLX, Inc. ""* "What • s all • COURT REPORTiiRS When he said that •
  47. 47. • 23 knew then he had nothing to do I the F.B.I., like the other guys, or 3 anything like that. That's when I got him Off my back. I said, "Get out." 4 5 6 Mr. Ferrie didn't ask you any questions? Q 7 He merely volunteered the 8 information? ...• 9 A 10 Q • ''" Yes. Had you heard anything about a library 11 card being found? 12 A No. Q Did you ask him why he thought you knew 13 14 anything about it? 15 A No, because right away I said to 16 myself, "I better stay out of it. 17 It's none of my business. 18 don•t I know anything about it." 19 Q 20 And he then left the premises? A Yes. 21 He left right away. I never had any trouble. 22 Q Do you know if he went next door to 23 the Oswald's apartment? 24 A 25 No, I didn•t pay that no attention, neither. DIE11UOJ & BENDIX, Inc. - ·-- ---- • I just went on about my covar RBPORTERs • NEvt ORLBANs • BAToN Roues I !
  48. 48. business and closed the door . was after dark. if he was in a car or anything. Presume he was. 4 5 A 7 About David Ferrie? A 9 Yes, I did. Q Do you recall who You spoke to about this? 10 .... "' 11 A No, not exactly. . 12 ' . Q Do You reca11 what their response was 13 when you told them about this incident? 14 15 A Something like yours. 16 17 They didn•t have anything to say about it, no more 18 than like you are doing, questions about it, and 19 20 Q 21 just ask ne~er Cubans that came by to talk to 23 you about the pamphlets and to 24 find out where Lee Oswald lived, 25 that he didn•t have any othe r Di llTJUC!{ & BENDIX, Inc. I . i ' said anything to me about it, I mean . All right. You stated earlier, Mrs. Garner, that other than these 22 I Now, did you mention this to the P.a.r.? Yes, I did. Q 8 C' 24 Q 6 ... ... ... ... It • covor ••ooora., • "" ' "'L"""' •
  49. 49. a MEMORANDUl'-1 SUMMARY OF DEPOSITION TO: G. Robert Blakey, Chief Counsel FROM: S. Jonathan Blackmer, Staff Counsel, JFK DATE: June 14, 1978 RE: UD9392. Deposition of Lena (Mrs. Jesse) Garner, Taken on May 5, 1978 in New Orleans, Louisiana Mrs. Jesse Garner and her husband were resident managers of a duplex apartment house at 4911 Magazine Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, during the summer of 1963. During the first week in May of 1963, Mrs. Garner met Lee Harvey Oswald in the company of an older woman. Mrs. Garner had placed an apartment for rent sign on the front porch of her residence and believes it was through this that Oswald knew of the apa~tment's vacancy. Mrs. Garner believes Oswald moved into the ap~rtment on a Friday night and was joined the following Sunday night by his wife Marina. (p.6-8) Shortly after the Oswalds moved into the apartment, no later than the first week in June, ~rs. Garner was visited at her horne by FBI agent Milton Kaack. Kaack asked Mrs. Garner if an individual by the name of Lee {Oswald) was living at that address, and had she observed him coming and going on certain occasions, and, if so, who was with him? Mrs. Garner asked Kaack if "She had the wrong type of person in her house", to which Kaack indicated she did not, but that "they (the FBI) were just keeping an eye on him". (p. 11) Kaack gave Mrs. Garner his telephone number JA2-4621) and told her to call if she needed anything, or if she noticed anything strarige going on concerning Oswald. (pp. 38, 39) On one occasion during the summer, in approximately June or July, Mrs. Garner noticed Osw~ld had pinned a number of leaflets on his front door screen. She summoned her husband l. 2. 1 t Throughout this deposition, Mrs. Garner refers to Milton Kaack as "Kaash" (phonetic), which the stenographer of this deposition has spelled "Cage". In the telephone address book of Mrs. Garner is printed "Milton Kasch" and the telephone number "JA2-4621". {p. 10) Mr. and Mrs. Garner later identified these leaflets as being FPCC leaflets. (pp. 15, 16) ----- - - - -- ------------------- N w w
  50. 50. ______ _..._,. • _ ". . llEP~~~E~. :~-T ~ ~~E .. _NA~~O~AL . ~~~I~_Eit J Garner Det- -.J ~it..i....;l. Page Two May 5, 1978 ,ML~. Jc.~bc J who read the leaflets, and noting they were "Comrnunist" oriented, told Oswald with rather heated words to remove them. It was then that Mrs. Garner remembered FBI agent Milton Kaack, and to the best of her memory, tel ephoned him that evening. (p. 16) (See Jes se Garner Deposi tion, pp. 1517) During the time Oswald occupied the premises at 4907 Magazine Street, Mrs. Garner does not recall him having received vi sitors, except a n elderly couple who picked him up one weekend and Mrs. Paine. (pp. 12, 25) Usually when Mrs. Garner observed him, he was sitting on his screened porch, reading. (p. 13) Mrs. Garner did no t see Oswald at night, as she retired earl y , although she would occasionally hear Lee arguing with Marina at night in a foreign language, arguments which usually ended with the sounds of Marina and her baby crying. (pp. 13, 14) Late one afternoon, two Cubans carrying s t acks of FPCC pamphlets came to Mrs. Garner's front door, asking where Oswald lived. Mrs. Garner told them "If you are taking those things (the pamphlets) in to put them on t he por ch , you may as well forget about it, because he (Oswald) i s not going to put them out there." Mrs. Garner then showed the Cubans where Oswald lived, but did not notice if they went to the apartment. (pp. 14, 15, 18) Mrs. Garner immediately recognized Oswal d from the television coverage of his arrest in Dallas. She then dialed the telephone number Kaack had given her, reported to whomever answered that Oswald h ad lived next door , and was told "They knew all about it already". (pp. 29. 30) Shortly after this , members of the news media began coming to her house, followed throughout the afternoon and early evening by the l ocal police, FBI and Secret Service. (pp. 19- 22) At approximately 9:00P.M., David Ferrie came to Mrs. Garner's door and announced "I'm David Ferrie and I've come here to find out what's all this about Lee Oswald (p. 19) --that they found my library card on his clothes in his pocket ". (p. 1 9) Ferri e went on to explain he had nothing to do with that because "he had just happened to be using hi s (sic) card". Mrs. Garner had initially thought Ferrie was either a Secret Service o r FBI agent, until he began volunteering this information and not merely asking questions as the FBI and Secret Service men had done earlier that day. {pp . 19-23, 33, 34, 35 , 39) Mr s. Garner mentioned this incident with Ferrie t o the FBI. (pp. 241 40) a , t
  51. 51. .. . .- ·...... .• ~ ' r. -~ . . ;..usn • ~ . REPR.~~ycE.~ _.AT~HE NA~IONAL AR~HI~E!} Garner Deposition (Mrs. Jesse) Page Three May 5, 1978 Mrs. Garner feels Oswald vacated the Magazine Street apartment the evening of the same day Marina left with Mrs. Paine. (P. 26) She did not observe Oswald the next day, and after waiting another day, entered the Oswald apartment, finding it vacant. (pp. 26, 27; See Jesse Garner Deposition, pp. 11, 12, 13, 14)

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