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Attention: Mr. S. J. Papich
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FROM: Deputy DiJ.·cctor for Plans
SUBJECT: Garrison Assnosination:
Layton Palr,ick Martens
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1. On 15 January 1969 we wore advised by t he FBI tha t
Subject had been in t ouch with the Bureau' s office in New Ol'leana
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and had stated tha t he had been c ontaclcd by one of Clay Sh:l.w
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attorneyc; , who r equested that he ::;c;-ve as a witneGs for the defense.
He fo1·esaw no probl<.: tn , he said, exce1)t that he co\llcl be asked
ques tions about tho Cuban F r ont , which was associated
with, or acted on tho beha lf ot:;" CIA. Subject asked the FBI for advice.
The Bureau xeplied that it could not provide advice on the l opic.
2. Martens appears prominently in six previous FBI rcpoxts
!o1·wardcd to thio Agency and 1'an3ine in dates from 3 March 19 67 lo
SJuly 1968.
3. Subject i s not and has n ot been an employee or associate of
CIA.
4. Tho Frente ,Eemoc:_:::_tico (FRD, Cuba n
was created in l'4ay 1960 with CLA assista:1cc . In
October 1961 it was absorbed by the Cuban Revolutionary Council ( CRC) .
Sere io Viceut.c Arcacha Smith wa::; the FRD clelc!:;dC in New Orl eans before
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ceased to function in October 1961. He was not, however, an employee
or sourco of CIA. FBI reports and the press have indicated that Martone
and Arcacha were associated in New Orle ans in 1961, when they solicited
funds for an anti-Castro organization. The preaa has repeated asse1·tions
by Garrison'o office at both Martens and Arcacha , as well as others,
were involved in the ro e1·y of a munitions bunker at Houma, Louisiana.
According to one John Vf._. \1.hclan, cited in an FBI report of 5 July 1963,
Martens is under indictmen,in state court on a charge of perjury. Tho
charge was levelled by Garrison.
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Jack S. ;.,fAR TIN
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for rOtA Rsview .otl
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1 According to recent articles in '.7ith.
the "l'!ew ·.Jrlea.ns death plot,;; one .:);f th.a ir..divichuls \vb.n bs
:figured pro!r:i:tently in the case is Jac:, S. . .:'\.R TI0!, a.ka.:
SUGGS, "Colonel   • and !::Sisho? :-JlARTDf''
Orthodo:-<: 0lci Catholic Church of i\.rr:ericaL :'.-!ART!?-!' P..as been
described as a 5t (or 52) year old native of Phoer:.i..x, Arizona--a self-
styled expert on electronic eavesdroppir:.g who c!e:;crU::es himseli as a..a
author, forrr.er :nan, sol.:iier, a:xd
(See the 'i·rashinqton i:'atly :-iews, 6 ;.,;arch l967j. In the
y}ashin?ton Star on 26 February 1967, h:;;! Cescribed as s:::1a.ll a!ld thin
;vith a mustache; and was .said to have teen i!l the J:l;1ing Tigers be!ore
'.Vorld War II and in the late 1950s--eady 1960s was said to have been
employed by Guy BAtyfrSTSR. Also, a.c::ording to tha newspapers, he is
said to be an "episoC.ic dru.""'lk and no Btrai'l.Jer to jails and !":!ental v;a'!"ds. t!
2. lv!ART.I0: is said t? h.a,le told a of tales linki:!g   .. LD
with David William FERRIZ, who is alleged to have engaged in a plot
·pre-sfdent X:E?·E-rED_!; __ b.as   and.
F:SR RIE were heavily influenced byfeuy   #4283 l 0,! former
FTII agent and later Deputy Chief of"t-r;.e N.:w Orlear:.s pollee !'or;;e, who
prior to his death in 1964 had his own ;:.ri-.rate investigative agency in .. ,...hose
ollie\! plots against ?re3iclent   allegeCly occu=red .. According
to :..t.P .. RTIN, it FEP.RIE ·who alleger!ly train:!d .:;svrALD in the use of
firearms with telescopic sights and rr.ay have been   up as a get-away
pilot after the as3a3sination. : ../LA.R TD'i is supposed to P..av.a the
initial leads to District Attorney Jir:1 GAB RISON which hia
curre:lt investig<J.tioo. .His story '.VilS reportedly told earlier to gove::-n.:-ner:.t
investigators but \vas disrnissecl ''u....'"l.factua.L ''
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about his cwn sa.iety and as having '
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·..vas said to have returned to l'·Ie .. » Orlca..,_s anci gaae i!:ltJ hiding.. t'rithL""'l
a few clays he wa:o being quite vocal again in connectio::r. witb. the investigatio:J,
but in the last several weeks, since the introductioa of Clay S:r.A W i:lto
the case, has not played much of a rola in newspaper accounts. He did
state, however, that FERRIE mtlntioned 3-:-lA W to him.
MARTIN's wile, when intervie-:1ed <luring t..'le period of b.b
disappearance, stateJ that such a <.lisappearance was not unusc.al, ;J.s he
t:J.kes of! alone for several months e 'lery year. She ad::r.itted that he
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for his friend:3. " According to lvf_rs .. ... TI)i, her bwsb.a.nd sL11ce the •.va:
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Subject \r6S iDtervie""ea b;y the FBI or: 25 .J)oven::ber 1963 co::Jcerning his.
mo•.-ledge of David FERRIE's Ci\'"il Air Patrol e.>.:perience and honose.>:usli ty.
t-:J.P.1'D; said that be bed seen pictures of CAP student groups ii:! FER?.IE
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!10::-\f:IE \.as e and co:.Ua bave ii: OS"n"ALD "s    
s-.;!;festion be kill tbe Presider.t". B: .furtter said that in 1961
!!:?.?.IT '\olCE cbc.rged ""-:. tt a cri!:.e sgc.i!Jst i.I:!vol Ying a "kid" ... .-to lste:-
the 1<::.ri.:oe Corps a nd S'-4---r:..ise:l tbc.t t!ie :r:.ay bsve bee!:
_::: I'I>I .foi.l:.:5 tbese cb&rges 1:y 1·:APJD: \.·c:-e "tc:se2.eH.
Subject -...-as bo::-n l July 1915 ir: P"Doe::.:J:, lie is ttin,
l:.as & and \.'as in "[.!je Fl:."'in[ T::.gers, before 'r."orla War II.
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• p-aiL of confidence. l f you listen to bi.It fo:- tvo l,o;.c-s, ofteL you vill
receive t..:o n.i.Dut.er of ur.eful iLfo:uation. J supJ:·::>SE: to 6UI:. biJ:. up, be 1[: like
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be·,; all the princ::pele ... -z:,o b6Ye beer. iL t!::e cbse tt.us far
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Cb 23 1967 e persor. lo'bo identified bi!tself e s Mr. Jeck
tbe lie ... · 0:-leans DCS office and told the \ibo eosvere5
tl::.e pbo::le that be •'Bs. \IOr}:iDg or. a:1 important und!::rco·.-er deal for Jill
6.!lO that De'Lective Louis IVOii of tbe Fe.,· Q:-}elms Di s'b-ict
A-.. s O:fice ....a:::: ted to get in to·Jcb vi t.b t.be local CIA office to bave
t:.e:::. c&ll rvar. et bis ur.listea D'..ll!.ber. Tr.e secretary gc.ve tbe
ns.::-e B.:Jd -t.elepbO:Je DUI!.:,er OCS 1\e..- 0:-leans Afenc;y
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: auer, l"'IB
1. ne t't!reDce u made to a rtK}uest t'l'CII Mr. Scott }rn.ER tor 0
rertev at tbe Security 1'1le at tw 1181* CIA eupl.oyee, Joaeph J. NARl'm
to determine the posuibUity of h1a being c John J. MARrlll hu been
nlksed to tbe Lou.1av1l.le
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nep.t...rtmtmt am the FBI to be
one til!le associate of Lee Harvey OSWAlD W1111 em 1I'ERRIE ; and to
el.nim. to have 11arked for CI.A. (See tbe nttaebid tm repQiE 3!'
J'ebrua:r.Y 1967, Lee OSWAID). nmtiE, 1dlo oo 22
Fe'bruary 1967, baa been alleged to haft been iDYolftd 1n the "Dew Orl.eans
kennedy Death Plot,.
2. AeeardiJla to the 1nd1 "f'1dual \lbo made the e.llegntian eoncern1nt:
John J.   oae C2rl John f1rA11Ll!:l', akA "Moat Jeorereud Olriatopber
t-:ro-ia m'Am..Er' ', se11'-atyled Arcllbi.abop the Faatern
Pro'rince, Amerleon Orthodox Catholic be end "'Biabop" John J.
1-\ftBTm in July 1961 c:m MARl'II's c:onMc:re.te<! FElmiE
cs o. Bishop 1n S'l'Al'ILEI's church.· FERBIE, aeeardi.D8 to eJ.'AliLEr, bad
substquently been ' 'deposed'' as 'Biahop 1n Jem.tary 1962, llben f!rAflJ..ZY
learned that. be hnd been disclu!rsed by the &stern Airllnaa becauM or
arl1v1t1es.
3. J.ceording to &rANLEY, ( vhan the lDui8v1lle Pollee Depo.rtme.nt
believes 1a a mentnlly unbal.snoed COD-m-m ), John J. MARri1f drank o grec.t
de:::.l and on one oeea.eion, vhlle ao.id tbst Iae IJanoey OSWALD
end FrnRIE .. \ollere buddies" P.nd that be (MARrm) vas eoanec:tet! Y1tb them.
f:rMfT-Ef added that MAffi'm told b!.n: that be PERRIE, Jerry
De PUSE--a reputed relt!tive of Union Pree1dent IDFl"A, Gearce
A\lgustine HYDE- "a Bi.ebop in enotber church", 1.657 Pnrk R.v.,
Washington, D. c., WCE! ftrJ\ffl.EY characterized as & bomoaexttnl
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end Lee
F.e.rvey lived together, \IOrlsed toe;etber, cl.oae 1'rlends ond were
connected v1tb some Cub!1D
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4. !JrAliLEf enid thnt John J. MARl'm in 1963-64 resided at 2CfT
street, Bou.8tal:l,. Tem8
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1100 vna a Be
eMe<S that during th18 period I'.ARI.'D vith him tram
n.v Orleana as wll ae fnD Baaat.cxl. Be aaid that MARTIB btla been 111
I.oa.UY!.l.lA, rantuaq, wan ,.f!Z ar tbe betUN n aDd l.ater H14 be
batJ 'beeD there 1Jl JarJUIII7 1966. Be vu •aid to twel that MARrD 1a
"Dow" 1D llav AacardiDg t.o s.r.AJILII, JobD J. JIA1lTI1I el a'• to
hoe been 111 tt.e A1z Paroe War nJ t.o haft vorllad CIA;
aDd C'tlH"'I out lllJDrOU8 police "eamd••iODS... Br.AIILEf aaid he
1JJdicsted tbet it vu h18 3ob to apr em other policemen; sed *i.le 1n
IDuav1.lla bad   'Yt!!"gd tor "Echo m.ue ", tbe publ.ieaticn ar the
Pratern&J. Order t4 Police. !!rMCIZr aa a Wite ml.e,
45-50 7081"5 old, 5' 9 .. 1D. betpt, aD! •18b'ag 150 pouDd&J and eMed tbe
coament that be wan sJ a•aes.
5. albJeet, Je»eph .TGB8 MAifl'lll. 143847, vna b;y CIA
t'rcD .,ridler 1950 UDtU effeetift 3uDe 1958,
at ld11ch be vu an IDtel.l.1geDce M81.Btant, GS-7 (step T) in the
Bnmch, Slln1.oe& Diviaica, OBR. W.. aM.reea at the t.1JIIe
be ret1.ret' vu 50C6 atnet, B.ll., 'Waab.1Dgtoll. D. c., ( tbe fha.eybrook
Apurtments ), \ilbeft be and h1.8 v11'e appee.r to lltill
6. Joseph 3t!IIIafj MART'l1l, \lbO:te PBS 1Ddieatu that h15 nickname
1a ''Joe", vos born em 20 April 1913 1.D Cleft lend, Ohio. Bt 1a DOW 53
.,ears old End at the t!JDe be ezzteUted h1a 1950 CIA PiL9 tbst be
vaG 5
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8i" tall ond llleigbed 135 pound& • le vaEi WDrino gleaee G at t.be time
hie CIA picture vas tsklen.
1· Pr1.or to hi• e.ployJZient by CIA in Sovamber 1950, Joseph JmrJea
MARTili been 1n tbe \lo.ehiDBtOO area aince 1938 by anerol
airllDea, :trw tbe l.rurt of lddch be reai8ned as station J.lensger of the
D. c., l5raDch or Jlat1oca.l A1rl.1Des llben c.slsed to g:ive up
that Job end t.ala! o lua respana1ble Job. Aecwdins t.o hi.e superYi.so:r
«t toot tiJ:Je be V3S COllB1.dered t.o be unable pcyaically and to
handle the {;r"'V1.Dg reepooaibW ty or the 'Waahington station, though
otbervi.se n aati.Bfnc:tary employee.
8. SubJect • s Security file rerl.e<:ts no i.n!'on!:l...<ltioo as to hi&
oct1-r1t.1es since his 1958 die.al>Uit7 retirement, other than th&t be hes
on aeverul. occe.aions telepbODC(I the CIA Yateh Office enC! em ooe oeee.sion
tbe office oi" tbe DCI (C.lD 19 September 1958, 5 1960, 14 Ravember
1965 o.nd 14 Febru...'\1"7 1.967) aDd 1'rom his conversations indicated t h=t be
\t'!\5 1n t.be Vnab!Jigton &rea. Jw g1.ng f:ra: hi.G r:=.mblinci t ell
our1.ne his pbale cnlls and tbe r 1d1c:uloua reasons g1 ven tar these ec.l.l...s,
1 t \10\.l.l.c:! appear that albject 1a or llil8C7UDt! mind. Be i.Micatea t.hat be
boo been in touch Vith tbe 7th Precinct end the FBI end said the individuul
v1 tt. llham be spoke at the FBI lllld tboug)rt he vas 'nut& •· but thnt be did
not think be vas.
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9. ))griDS Subject 'a tel.epboae call to tbe DCI • a oU1ce 1n
DltefDiber 1960. to report that aomeooe vu defacing tkdted Statu '1JDDe7
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be T01\IIIteered that aled\oli.am Ya8 tbe CSUM or h1a diaab1llt7 at the
tb8 ot h1a ret1relle.DtJ am tor DO apparent reaaoa .tated tbd be vas
a !man Catbollc but voul"D 't Tote ror ltlldltnX. Dur1Dg b1.a pbooa eall
to tbe \latch ON'1ce 1ll Bcmnaber 1965, to report that acme DB18bbart:loc'x!
bo,p wre ahoot1Dg JIB's at bia bou.M, bU 8pHeh vu to haft
indicated be sight be 1Dtox1cated. At tbe tt.e or b1.a 1a. hbruarT
1967 ean_ be requested ua1atance Y1th hta baDe telephoDe mJP!ber,
333-81.84, lolbieh be vu n ecmai.ateut source 1n that be
was ecast.entl.7 rece1-r1Dg pboDe calla at odd hours or the eD4 111gbt
aDd ecmti.Dued to reeeift aueh cal..la despite haY1Dg had hia pboDe mmber
changed tvo earlier. Tbe C\D"l'eiJt Waab1 agtoa Tel.ephoDe Directory
bas oo l.ist1Dg UDder tbe name Joeepb ..JellS• MAB'l'II' but Va.ah1Dgt.oo
Telepb.ooe InrcmDat1ol1, lAbel aeked a r.w ago tar h1a DUmber, SDe
it es 333-81.8l. aDd 1Mieated that h1a addreu b 50C'B "\"' Street, I.W.
SubJect 'a u CD tbe CIA Watch LU"t.
10. A eunent c:red1t eback em Subject (a eaa or 11h1eb 1a
attached ) baa reoreal.ed a credit report dated 9 September 1965, wbieh
i.Ddicated that be aDO h1a vite rea1ded at 5odJ "V" street, J.w., and bno
reside<! at th1.a alnce It DOted that SubJeet vas retired
t'rom CIA 8M a $113 per JDOXIth d1aabWt;r pesw1aDJ end that h18
vite, Grace, vas as e &ec::ret&rT b;r a Wa.ah1..Dgtca, D. C., lav
firm.
l.l. 'l'bere i• nothi.ng 1n &b.Jed 'a Security f'ile to suggest
that be u tbe John J. MARl'IB to in tbe 23 Februar7 1961 FBI
report on tbe OSWALD eaae; but there is al..ao notb1Dg wbieb
the poss1b1llty. Bia age And pb;rsieal deaer1pt1on are DOt at too great
e Teriance with those of Jobn J. MAR'l'IB; and h1a mental atet.e# eppe.rent
addiction t.o aleobol and preSl.D:Ded cUall.ke of Preaide.nt IDidFJJ! (as
1001eat.ed by h1.a interJection of tb& statement that be vu a Catholic
but vouldn 't TOte tor !EHNE!J'f) eppear web thl!t be vould 1'1t vell iato
tbe seneraJ. pattern of thoae involTed 1D t.be "Rev Orleans Plat··. CiYen
&bjeet 's apparently \Dlbalanced Jaental 1 tion, 1 t vould aeem 1mposa1ble
v1tb the 1n:f01'1Dtltion at to rule out the possibU1t7 that
be could have travel.OO about tbe country and   in the o.ct1rtt1es
S'I.'AliLEY baa c.ttributed to John J. tr&Vel CI..Dd act1Y1t1ea
\10Uld
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be no tiOr'e strane;e than those of sever81 i.M1T1dunl.a
involved in the New Orlee:n.a c:e.se, including Jc..clt s. Jt.AR.rm, one of the
princ1pl.es
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vbo l1lce SubJect appears to be of \Dlsound mind anCl \lho 1n e.ll
probabillty 1& John J. MARTIH regarding WoD: STANLEY reported. (For
1n.tormat1on the posn1bU1ty that John J. MARI'Dl 1s Jack s.
V..ARTIN. see the memorsndUJS dated 5 April 1967).
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12. To even apeeulate tbat Subject Jack s. WJrriB are the
same peraoo atretebea the to t)le bt'eaktl\g aa it 1IOUl.d
eutell &abject '• bartllg a double Ute aince h1a retuemeut trca
CIA and voW.d •an that .tatementa regsroing Jack s. MARl'li • a D.aY1.Dg
aened Vitb tbe Jl'l71Dg T1pra before \JorM War n, etc., are tal.M. Bov-
e"Nr, the t.nt'oii"Etlan regarding Jack s. MARl'IB 'a u si'ftn
1D atJ1' 1n rrezzt be eaapletel1" tal..ee; aDd tram
h18 •a statement th«t be talaea att' al.ooe tor aeveral amt.hs eaeh
be J11XY hsTe been leadt.ng a dOUble lU'e.
13. The very general physical ot 5_ )'.AR!'nf
given 1n Devs accounts ( nsmo.l.l and thin vith a mustru:be") doe.a fit
SUbject, including the JI!Ua'taebe. Unfortunately, Jack s. Jl.artin 1a the
CXl}J' principle 1n tbe Rev Orl.esne case vbose picture, e.:s trrr as I can
det.ermine, h.e.8 not appeared 1n tbe oewpapers •
14. I do not 1Dtend the a.boYe theorizing 8.00 apeculattoo to
1Dd1cote that I bellrle Subject to be Jobn J. JI..ARTIN. I do DOt. I "o
l'.eel bcJwe-nlr, 1n Tiev ot tbe st.atemezzt that tbe latter cleh""' to baYe
worked tar CIA. that even the Ttl8UI!8t poaa1b111ty that t.bq ra-e tbe aazae
•bould be rule: dout. I euggeat that e.n 1n-ill1..17 be made or
the 111m1ecer or the Sbadybrook Apartments to determ1oe   or DOt
&lbject 1a C'USt.ol!lar1.4 in Wash.i.ngtan ar 'Wbetber be haa done extena1ve
trnel.ing eJ2d been avo;y tram Wacbingtoa tor long periods ot time. Th.1..a
1.Dqui.ry alooe \Q:l.d eettle tbe queatian if, a.e eeems probable, it turns
out that Subject ri.Q'B pretty much nt home.
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This is to that at. 1530 hours
(Tuesday) 1 August 1967, I was -work:i.n.:; in r.ry of.:.'ice when
I a call. The caller identi.:ied him-
self as 11r Jo'm He st2.ted that he v.'Cl.S wor ki_ng for
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Ji..--n l·:O:>.R!. :;.'): ·, out of Hew c;>rleans.
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had never he rd. of John   and had no lmouled.ge of Jim
} B.:: )()N other than that obtained through the news media.
J.:A..1?IIT stated that he was in the ·. Ta sh;i,ngton, D. c.
area lookin6 for a for.!er lartyer fran Hew th-leans named
Grady Cliff ord IJUR:!AH. HA.H'I'IN stated that he had to find
in furtherance of the investigation l-rlri.ch he lJaS
conducting for GAR:USON. HARTIN stated that DURH.·U.l had been
in 'Yiashington, D. C., after absconding 'd th funds
belo:1-:ing to ce!"tain of his clients and that DURF • .AH had re-
  '-O the · iashin; tor., D. c. area. stat ed that he
not been able ·Jo locate D:..?.?"_\1-:, <·mo reportedl:- l:aS living
in l id. Iie asked t hat I deter:-.ine DU'"RIJJi' s
ad ress or number t hrough records at the telephone
com"1any. 1-';A.ICIN stated he could not make this check himself
as he did not have any effective contacts in the i. Tashington,
D. C., area. He stated that after he found that DURli/oJ·!
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telephone number uas restricted, he had called llew th-leans
asking various friends for contacts in l.Jashington, D. c.
He stated that be had been given rrry name by a police officer
in New Orleans, whom he named. ( 'lhi.s police official has
acted as an infomant for me in the past. In order to preserve
this relation, I decline to this official unless it
is absolutely essential do so. )
In order to preserve 1'1\Y relation with the info:nnant,
I told !-t,RTn.r I lTOuld try to get the address or phone nunber
of JU? ..   for him. stc:t ed that he could be reached
at t :'le follmnng local (lvashington, D. c.) telephone nur.lber :
387-4488) .
After conpleting this con;·ersation, I telephoned my
i..l"l.for:-,c.nt in i!eH Urle.::ns, La., and asked to ver:i f:y his
relat i r n :·:ith i:.·.:unr . He st.:: ted that he lmel-r and ask ed
t ;1at I give him li.."!lited assistance. I told t:1e in.fornant I
uould nak:e a tel ephone check, but 1·rould not get too involved
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I was 'l!Ilable to nal:e a c i.eck on 1 .-1:JQ1St 1967 as
t he sou...-rce s in t!1e co:-: )any not available. I
tele-,:
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oned ·:_.;,.-=t ""Tii at t h e nunber he ·!;.ad ? r ovided a..1d advised
I Hould not to get the ·infor:nat i n until the
morni..DE; of 2 Aur-us., 1967. He seemed satisfi ed ,.rith t'•lis
in.forr:ation. During this brie'f conversation he asked t hat
I call him

  Uo further conversation took place.
On the £i.fternoon of 1 1967, I made a check
t hrou'""h t he Frovost : :ars.': Liaison Section, Defense Central
Index, Fort Holabi:·d , lid . , on 00 I t:as advised that
DURu...:u: did not h ave a cri.,-inal r ecord. The researcher ad-
vised Has a Cauc<>.sian nale , born in 1907, and
cous in t o a Governor DAVIS (phonetic) of l<>ui siana . 'lhe
conve:,red to -:<e the idea t.."lat DtJ.P_.:.J: was t he
subject of s everal intelligence files . I told the researcher
t hat I did n:-t i·r.mt to become e:q>osed to any intelligence
information and directed tha t the files be returned to the
stacks · i.nnediately. 'Ihe r esearcher I talked vri. th on this
occasion was Linda HACK (ph onetic ) .
On the morning of 2 Augus t 1967, I had the telephone
files checked and '1-TaS advised that DlJR.;.rAM' s unlisted telephone
number ;:as
At about 0815 hours 2 August 1 -67, I t elephoned HARTIN
at t.i-Je nu::tber he nad provided. A woman Hho did not identi..fy
herself ans>·Tered the telephone . I asked f or I!r N.A.RTD-I and
after a s hort while H .."- .,_,n: came to t he telephone .
who ha s a deep voice and a !le;: Vrleans accent , sounded
loggy wt:en he first anSi;ered t h e phone. I thoueht at first
that he :1ad be9!l drinking the night before and I a?JOlogised
for -..raking him up. He said it had been so hot during the
night that he hadn' t been able to sleep but had gone t o sleep
early in the morning after tossing all   •
I explained t o EARTIK that I ba d obtained the phone nunber
he >-ranted and gains to give it to him, but l-rould have t o
insist he use the number discreetly and not campranis e
.r:Ij- source. liAH.TIH' began to talk then and continued to talk
f or     an hour and a half'. As he talked I doodled
on a tablet. Later -t1at he said beca""te inte::-esting I
notes.
A'":- :'irst J:. .RTIE exr>l <' ined :.o· · ;·ould discreetly contact
Dlr:r· .. .:.E. F.i s intent at t :,i s ti..-,e a -.parc::!nt: y ·:as t o reassure
n e i."1 o:-der to t et the t ele_?hone nu..•ber , ap:?e:rred to
want baeD..; . Du.nn s t hi s .Jart o:: con.-,e-s ation, J-:;_1'.:'!:. t ol d
t hat he a perso!1al frie!1d of J J!P_...: • He insinuated
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t hat t !:is '}.' ___ --::- .:0r had ci"1osen him to :-:ake t he
cont act ::i th D::Jr_u:. st.ateC. -c,:,.c:t Ji;-:..:....:. hc:.d been
a l a· --er in ::eu Lrle_..,$, La., :.ad beco e a co:::::Ycl.=ive
ga;bler, had :;<:: 1bled :.i s clie-._ts
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cit·-, al'l'. :-:aci beer. a• :-e··.e::1-:iec.i .; :1 ..   · :.0"1, J . C. . .. en
!X?.::..:::   t o :·eu Grle-.:ls , La. . , . -L1.:::: co:1t'J1ued,
s f:-i8-:-.ds r ai sed e::1: .:..::;h no:1e: - to satisf';,- the cli-9n-vs '
de--:c...;d- , out J: soent the noney a.."'ld r et·.:.."':1ed t o .. ·:::.shi..-'1::-ton,
D. C. , :?.-.e::-e ;;as avoi ::1::: i:is cred.i _n•· t portion
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: t :1e conve:-s "-ti 0:1,   a:so stated t i1at . ..:: be'?n
s e':)a r ated from ills •d.fe in :·el-l Orl e.....r. s , b't.:t i1ad not been
eli a.;d t hat :uu:::.:_J.: had :-a:..·ried a second ;··oman in t he
·.rasX.ngton, D. c., a..."""ea. ! :_.l_:r:IH s tated,
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bee:-. good to hin. If he doesn' t coo?er:.te, JJJ: could pro-
sec·.·t e ·· i · : o:- bi g a-.- . :t '- !:,;. h<!steneci t o s t 'lte t.'1at he ;;as
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s f:-ie:1d a.'!'ld t:.-_at   ·. ·ould be glad t o s ee hi..-: . He
s t.,·;;.e c. :. .. c:.-v :1e and n:·;c..: : had once J:.·.:: . .: : ' s of.:' ice and
at o:1e ti:.e in ::eu k ., J ... ::· ..:: i1'"ld dra: r.: up the
ci:c.:-":.e:- o: a Cuba- orie:1ted ( .• this
o··gar.::.. :>a"tion ·ras nr o.lor uas not ryl ain in the
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conver s .1. ,J;;;;;Jii!'. , o·;Bver, 1.. ---'" · s
1:as nJ.s having act ed :.n his capacity
as a 1 2·-rcr in dra;-iing U? t he or ganizati: n
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s charte r .
l·=----7Il! continued t:1at at one ti..T-Je in the past D'L-:t.-=t'J:
:1ad   a s-c.o17 concer."!._ng :iJGR.:::.:: ' s in
:tal:- dt::::r.; · :ar II · M.ich ::; ... "till: was t o edit. I:.L1Tr:;
s tated :re ::ad br -i.l--:.:. t,_e stor :r ::ith ::i.r.l and 1.,.ocld use thi s
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At a-,out this poi:1t I g:..·..re . -"' ._T: .J\..-_:__; .
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hvpi..;-- tr.at ::e t:..l:e the mr::,er a!1d l eave ·.e alone . :lou-
eve:-, ::.e c t o tal:.'{.
descr ib':d J::..: · . .,:: ' s ar e::perie:1ces
in s ome detail , ::s ing t e:--s ..,ed ti1at
had sone experience as a l·JTiter. Du.ring t his of t.'le
oonve rs:.ti ('n , :' . st:.ted that his friend,      
bnonetic) had recent l,y fur:1ished with an address
o:Z 6900   H·attsville, i··· ., f or J:.-:tr..::,
but thc:t     a."'!.d  
k:1o·;leage of DlB:!AL. Ul)()n q-res vl.on:.ng, .. u .. -:nat
J-·::·.: :: a vrriter f or t'le :a.s:1L1gton 3":.:= ne··S?=-:--3r , a
so_rce -.: co:1tc.c-v f or MAR7D: , a ""J:'ize -:.!1!1e:·, an<i the
=· ·-'-..h.or o: :.. book.
,'..t t",is   I a s::ed __ · •.. _r::.: , '3ince :rou
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I '·ot:J.d 1:. :e :.o :-ou does n ve so:-.et .. L'1g
or is -:.:1a ... jt:s t in ::e1·1 Orlea.l'l s?
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    began to discuss the recent G.'\..'UU.30N press
confere• ces, referrinz to GA l.RI SCN as
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JIH
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o:- "JIJ.: Gh..-""..!. .3CXJ .
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:Ie indicated a perso:1al rela him and G.'L-=t... TI30i;
in addi t i on to an of!'icial relat i on . ·'
1 ;.R'.:'IU by sa:.'int: that -4
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JTI·!" ha_p4ad.e a nistake
presenti ng the Hay he had. I cannot at this time
quote the words, 63S t. .e tone was friend.J.y, but essentially
neutral, and t he PUI/OSe of J
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s speech was that
GA "1.-t:l 30N had a good position · i1ich he had by over-
ne also said that the news !"lad distorted
t he coYe:-age in an at·.-:.empt to
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s;;ear
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GA.. it?..ISOJ: . During
this ?orticn of the convers'ltion the name ';Jack

   
1-ms · but I do not recall t he connotation.
T .en · A..=nm began to talk in a confide:1tial tone
and -·. ore intentl.l . He stated that"GA.a_rrr s uu can prove tile
cr;,. bac,(ed local poll tical. candidates throutbo".!t the state
of louisi ana and in J;ew Orleans, La.
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He st.at ed that "Steve
I.KJu1 (phonetic) was the CIA satchel man in Orlec:.ns . "
:_ .... "1':'IH stafd that I.R:..u:, who apparently is a Eew urleans
la:;:-rer, ha Gt\?_HI SJll and his political ap:->anent
. ;J., OOO. ')O urin: their race for District Attorney.
stated that -his was CIA money. He stated "'1he s tudent
asoociations in Tulane and Loyola weren •t the only people the
CIA backed. " He discussed t he candidates in detail, naming
nanes wnich 1rere not s iy..ificant t o me and 1-dri.ch I do not
recap. . He said that "GA? ... =>..I.:>OI P s D.pponent lost because .. e
s a icy:e wo·.lld be a part-ti1e DA couldn ' t live on the
D.'t
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'lh u-;h :-essing strong adJ'"l.irati C'n
for G. 1. l :A.:zm stat ed t :-tis ap:>onent wou1d have Jllade
a better !):.strict Attorney t 'han GA-l.... :USON.
At this TJo int HA..:1.:N stated that he had seen photogaphs
on Jir.! • s desk in his off:. ce s houing liew Or le-ns police
Hith t•ro rifles in t heir poss ession one hour bef ore they
found OS .'· LD' s rifle. He stated that t hese rii1.es had
recovered fran the lmoll (at the Kennedy assassination scene)
and t hat one of the rifles had been f'ur:1. i shed ldth a tripod
(sic) .
I indicated that I h ad trouble accepting the so-called
si.!gle b llet t :1eory of t he ·.-Jarren Report and . :.\RTI:; discussed
t · .e r e;Jo;-t in soTile de7-ai l . He stated t hat :1e had. s:-:i.:r:ed 30
of t t e ort. His pri_nz.r:- cr:_ tic is:: of the ·.:a.. -r-ren
Co:-_ uc-_s that the uork had been done '.:rJ u.rlia101m ,eople
a."!d t:1e s i t u:.-':,i" n •:as s i i l r..r t o the re:x>r '- si .;:-1ed by
t:1e Co• an;-- Ccr.::ander ;hich had been p:-ep:'.red by t he First
Ser gea!t Clerk.
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1 stated
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if the CIA backed local candidates,
cocldn ' t t hey also back national c andiciates? i·hat if
wasn 't the CIA ca.""ldidcte?" t he inference being that the c-.!..A
have caused the assassination of President :-::.:I!":. ::DY.
By this ti..1e I the intent to report this
conve:-sation to cy superiors :md/or officials of the CIA.
'Iherefore, I asked EA.RTI:: , "Does have a:rry more
proof? n l iA.-qTm ans:rered,
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JIJ'i keeps back the :iroportant
pieces a""ld doesn't even tell the people he 1-nrks uith
i1e
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s got. He 's made some , :a:r-out state:":ents rThich he ' s"\ater
uroved. If he says black i s   stick and watch
it change.
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Also during this conversation, lu\RTIN nade
scne refer e:-:ce to Gordon NOVEL (phonetic) which I did not
u.T1dersta..11d. He also indicated that key figures in the
i=:i[r:::!)y assassination being ldlled-off, but he oke
ra and in a lm·rer tone of voice during this portion of
t..'1.e co:wersation and it rTas im:x>ssible for me to muierstand
ever;rt hi..; g he said.
At -vhis ooint I about the raci al situation
in new Orleans.   eJ:ered into a long discussi on of
s:> cio-econonic conditions in the South, discussi·· g the
racial si t u.ation in detail. I •·rould describe him from this
discussion as a node rate. nenti0ned
several. current r a cial incide:1t s in liew Orlea..""l s, le.., including
one in 1-lhich he a""ld a Lieutenant from t..'le Intelligence Division,
.-ew '"'rleans, La., sat LT'l a police ca:- "last viednesday" (26
July 1967), and watched a !Jee;ro-operated gasoline s}ation sell
gasoline bol"lbs to Hegroes f or fifty cents each . H¢.lso re-
counted an L-.cide--:t in 1m:.ch a Hegro woman, a politi cal figure
in t 'le city •:hon he pro:essed t o lmc1r, had been apprehended
'fby tl·ro young har:1es s - bulls
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f or creating a disturbance, when
i:1 fact she 1:as using a sotmd- t ruck to induce IJegroes to have
TB ations .
1·1.·,..q.TDJ entered L"'lto a long analysis of the current racial
problems in the United States, taking the positicn
that in t he long run the effect of the current r iots will
be beneficial.. He explained that the activities of the white
and black extrenists i·rere drivin.; the •·:hi te and black noderates
touard eac:1 other. He of:'ered an of the ef: ects of a
l eek of nale innuence on the Hegro f anily, statin; t;1at this
partly c c..used t..he lack of discipline in the younger
"::>O:rul at.i"'n. The prese:1tc..tion more inge_,..,;•us t han this
brief st'..:-::-: ".r:.,. · indicates .
cont inued his conversation by discussing his
associatic-n -w-:i. th a private investigator in !lei; Orlea!!s,
a man he described as "a fomer FBI !.gent nane d B .
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:.·_"1:-Il j stated that BAif 'I ST=:R, now deceased, lTaS an expert
on Un.i..:::e:!'ican activiti es. He discussed 7-ne S!.o;linB of the
movie Exodus in Hel-7 Orleans a."'ld its pi cketting by George
Liilcoln ::tOC!::I.t!:LL and ''his B:-itish associate, Lichael SL., Tfi' ....R
(phoneti c ) .
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stated that l·D.cliael SL;.T£R vras t he son
of a Br"i t i sh Air I·a:-shal He stated t hat c ' c; SL.A.Tt::R
had lived in the Vieu Car:-es (phonetic ) , i;ew 0rleans, Ia.,
and had a photograph of hi sfat:1er, a photogra}h of rldolph
    and a po:-trait of ROC1-·. t "LL on the wall of his apart-
ne:1 t . tin12r t hese pictures, J:nRTili continued,

co!'l d. ssion as a I·:.ajor :in the 'iiazi party. stat ed that
he \cote to Senat or ( F!nJ ) LOIW protesting

Uazi
activities and that ub.en SLATSR voluntarily r eturned to England
for a visit, he was refused re-entry into the United States.
EARTm described hi... :.sel.f at this time as a nidcD..e of the
road il.':lerican 'Who atte;:pted to avoid extre:-::es on t he Lei't and
the Right.
TilT stated t hat "there are a lot oi' British citizens
r...ixed uu :in rabble-rousing in the United States." In this
co:1.-:ota tion he nenti oned Stokley G.:UI·:I
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s current visit
to Cuba, indicating t hat he believed I C :..A3L to be a
.fo:-ei '!I'l national. EA .... stat ed t hat C.'.R.!.IG:'.:.A..:.:L should be
re:used re-entry into the United States. He also stated
t hat the British look after t heir citizens abroad, but that
Un:. ted S\ates does not . He described t:. s. S-;,ate
filled ld th
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a b'..lnch of ball-less bastards.
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then discussed t he riots in t he United
States, mentioning a r;egro !'lili tant who -- accordi. to H...ffiT1lr
had called f or a Negro insurrection in several r ecent speeches
made in Louisiana. stated that this Negro ;.1ould
h ave been prosecuted for su·vvers ion if he had been i·lhite and
had acr;ocat ed degre& of violence against Hegroes .
At about this time he also described in some detail a
ps:rcholo:::;ical-econor.d.c-and sociolosical study he had helped
'Jre?are in llew Orleans as a ca."'!lpa.ign aid to local politicians.
Through -ut t his conversation , ; _G'l'Ilr nade i'requent intir.late
refere:1ces to politi cal in new Orleans, La. He ;ras
familiar nanes, positions, and current status of
major officer-=+._, the Hew Orlea.!s Police Department. 'Ihere
no inte rnaJ. conflicts in his statement s these
o:f..Lic ::.. als and his remarks ap;>eared to be logical and ap:Fopriate.
i:F..r1TDJ sta ted t hat if I were to come to Hew Orl eans, La.,
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or to visit any of the follouing cities, I should call
one or of the felloidng persons, nenti, n his nane,
and t.."le follo·. ;±ng persons would give me such assistance
as I might require:
1.
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3.
5.
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As sistant Chief of Pol:.ce, !lOLA PD
TROSCLAIR - 822-0842 (a orivate line)
949-1313 -
lewis IVOU (phonetic )
822-0584 - a private or restricted line
2L.2-3853
(Identified by llARTTI-1 as "the :man I work for
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and
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the !'lan I 'rork Hi th.
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EARTIN stated, "He 's
GA=:.'i!.D! j
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s new chief investi ga tor." At this point,
  advise d that he was not a govern-:ient erilployee
working in s off i ce, but
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did special jobs
for hi.m.-
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Jim GA .. -
821-3821
288-0353
(HA .. sta ted that s econd number was GA ..  
unlisted numbe r, but that he changed his Ull..o..1sted
numbers eve ry two or so •reeks . MA.rtTIN stated, nth is
is the ...nlisted numbe r he used a weeK ago. u He also
referred to GA .. i1R.. .SON as
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'lhe 1-..nN. n)
Bill NITZ!-3Y (phonetic )
(Des c!'i bed by ::A.:nnr as an ex- FBI agent wor¥-..ing for
L.SA, Hho "will give infor::ation off the record.
He stated lHTZ?\EY can als o s ecure infor::1ation from
other industrial s ecurity officers "like at the
Boeing and plants.
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He could not provide
HITZI::."'Y
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s phone nUlilber . )
lir Adolohe 1·JEl·rLAND
137 South Beverly Hills, los: Angeles, Cal.
(Described as x one of the best ?I0
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former campaign nanager for several political figures.
HI\.RTD-T s tated is
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close
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to the current
Sheriff of los Cormty. )
T.1e ne::es a..11d adW'esse:L in l -4 ;;ere civen rapidly as
if fror: -kl en he s -':.artecyc.o .. -..::. s adcress,
- ·_1._ : Tr: tl:.r had t o reacVchis address because he paused
and s t at ed,
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ve got to ..;et -: ry slo:.s:;e s on.
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(Described b;· Lo.R'.i'IK as a Hire-tap specialist, one
of the best L""l the b . ;;;10 !Tlade his own
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eq L'.l.p:-; .. ..... . -·-'" .. _l. s l..'!a . • , e o ..... .,
nm! knO'r who beat··an FBI for 'Hire-tapping.
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He offered that he believed COOK's es caoe was due
to his having set up taps for Internal. Revenue Service
and stated that
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I think he did sane work for the
Bureau (FBI) also.")
offered his unlisted telephone number in New Orleans,
La., (943-6949) and stated that his Hife could be trusted to
take message and keep her mouth shut . He terninated the
call l·d th t he re.-:1ark that he had to go on from
D.C., but Hould cet.b'"Il to     D.c., and call me bef ore he
returned to 1Jeu Orleans, Ia. I received the impres sion from Hhat
he said that he •rn.s going to New York City. He stc.ted he '!lad sar:te
ot:1er work to do up there,
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but •·lhet her this ivork pertainecyto
the . investigaton or not was not made clear.
On the afternoon of 2 August 196'r , I contacted the GIA
and related t he e sse!1tial points of the foregoing to an Agent
from that organization.
At ap"" roximately 1 605 hours 2 August 1967, I recei ved a
telepi1one call from He seened excited and elated.
He stated that he had cal.led D1.i1lli.-J.1 and t hat Dlr.F""J·: had been
hap 'Y t o hear from l:ARTIH. He s tated that he and J L'l'::..A.l'. had a
neeting set up for t he evening of 2 August 1967. !:ARITN .1.urther
stated that he might need help W:.th his investigation in New
York and he 'W2!1ted to k oH if I could help him there. I advised
1-1e had a in He1-1 Yo::-k and. -r,hat it might be
ooss ible to hel p him tl1ere. • Of course I agreed t o in tile
event that future contact with 1·:.-\..-q!'IJ; n:!.:;;ht be useful. At
t.'1is :;>oint , !::A:1'fll: , \h o see:-1ed tremendously appreciat:ive of
n:r help in l ocating .i)Uffii..j:, advised that with ley' pennissi un
he ;·rould tell Jim G,. 1-rs:m hoH helpful I had been. I agreed
a.""ld expressedadni r ati -n f or This caused ri.ARTDl To
off er t o get me an autographed photoEraph of and an
honorary connission as a Hew Orleans Parish fuputy. He
reoeated l:ihat he i:ould call r.:e frojT! liew York if he needed
heip aT'ld · muld s top md caJ.l :-a.e U?On .. :. s return t o lla shL•gton,
D.c.
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On 3/11/GB, an individual siving his as DAVID
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appeared at the office of the Avia Rent-A-Car and made
applicatim1 for a job.
Lf.\l !S talked continuously while he was at the /\vis
Rent-A- Car·. r:e indicated that he had been acquainted 'rli tr,
New Orleano District Attorney JA11ES 's investigation
into the assi'lssin<ltion i"Jld felt that GAFRISON was on the right
tr.:>.ck.
fel t that LL:·.-Jis was either a ::-.ent.::l cuse
or 0:1 narcotics. She added tl,at LLi iiS could have l>ccn tryinc
to ir.tpress her that he everything.
LI:\H::i is described as follows:
Sex
Race
Date o.f birtl1
Place of b irth
Hurital status
Height
Vieir;ht
!.:yes

h'hite
S/12/40
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Indicated that he was
rna rricc in April l9b2 anG
prescrtly has four children
but their whereabouts are
unknown.
5' 8"
120 lbs.
Ilazel
Social Security
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Selective Service
Clausification
Forner Addresses
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Loui"siana, '3119 35 3
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2532 Cleveland Street
New Orleans
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819 Canal
New Orleans, 1962-1963
ltike Persia Chevrolet Company
300 Rampart
New Orleans, 1963-1965
Continental Trailways
1314 Terrain Avenue
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New Orleans
Mrs. PAULA }i . MARTIN
1836 Gsplawade
Hew Orleans
Dr. I:LIZJ\I3ETH FRI:NCH
GOO City Park Avenue
New Orleans
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Indices in San Antonio Division contain no identifiable
references to LEWIS.
This information is being furnished to New Orleans and
a copy of this letter is being furnished to Dallas in view of
references made by LEh'IS to JAMI:S GARRISON, for any action New
Orleans and Dallas cee1'l appropriate .
further action being t aken by San Ant onio.
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NOT BEEN INTER VI EVED BY THE FBI U CONNECTI OR VITH tHE
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VAS QUOTED AS SAYING HE WOULD lOT TURI OVER HIS IIFORMATIOI
TO ANYONEI THAT HE IS RUNNI16 THE JIVESTIGATION AND lOT tHE
TTORNEY GENERAL.
THE BUREAU VILL !E XEPT ADVISED OF PERTIIEIIT DEVEl.OPI'IEIITS
CONCERNING THE INVESTIGATION BEIIG CONDUCTED BY THE ORLEIS
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BECKHAM'S MOTHER REPORTED ON OCTOBER NINETEEN, SIXTYTWO THAT
HE WAS CONFINED IN MENTAL WARD, THIRD FLOOR, CHARITY HOSPITAL,
NEW ORLEANS. MRS. BECKHAM MADE AVAILABLE A CARD WHICH REFLECTED
THAT BECKHAM liAS "PRIEST IN CHARGE OF THE HOLY CHAPEL FOR PEACE,
352 SOUTH RAMPART STREET".
THE FILES ALSO SHOW THAT ON JULY SEVEN, NINETEEN SIXTY,
JACK S. MARTIN ADVISED THAT THOMAS EDWARD BECKHAM, AGE SEVENTEEN,
A SINGER WHOM MARTIN WAS ATTEMPTING TO PROMOTE, WAS IN CALIFORNIA,
ALLEGEDLY PASSING FRAUDULENT CHECKSOON FATHER'S ACCOUNT.
DAVID LEWIS, ACCORDING TO MARTIN, IS EMPLOYED AS CLERK AT
TRAILWAYS BUS STATION, NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, AND WAS FORMERLY
EMPLOYED AS "OFFICE BOY" OR "ERRAND BOY" FOR W. GUY BANNISTER.
IT IS TO BE NOTED THE TRUE NAME OF THE INDIVIDUAL REFERRED
TO AS DONALD LEWIS HAS BEEN DETERMINED TO BE DAVID LEWIS.
INVESTIGATOR, WHO
ADVISED ON
JANUARY TWENTYSEVEN, NINETEEt)l SIXTYSEVEN, Jlrllui!II:U HE HAD BEEN
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CONDUCTING INVESTIGATION FOR THE TRAILWAYS BUS LINE REGARDING
THEFTS FROM THE NEW ORLEANS TERMINAL AND ONE OF THE INDIVIDUALS
UNDER INVESTIGATI ON IS DAVE LEWIS.
LEWIS IN CONNECTION WITH THE ALLEGED THEFTS, DURING. WHICH LEWIS
ADVISED THAT HE HAD BEEN INTERVIEWED BY THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S
OFFICE AND HAD TOLD THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE AND HAB-TOb9
'NfBc=UISIRWT ATTORNFr.¥-!:.S OEFICE- THAT HE HAD MET LEE HARVEY OSWALD
IN THE OFFICE OF W. GUY BANNISTER. LEWIS CLAIMED THAT HE HAD
BEEN GIVEN A POLYGRAPH TEST BY THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
AND HAD PASSED THIS TEST. THE INFORMANT ADVISED THAT DAVE LEWIS
IS A FORMER EMPLOYEE OF W. GUY BANNISTER.
ADVISED ON FEBRUARY NINETEEN,
NINETEEN SIXTYSEVEN THAT LEWIS, FORMER EMPLOYEE OF W. GUY BANNISTE ,
E HAD BEEN INTERVIEWED BY TNVESTIGATORS OF
ORLEANS PARISH DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE AND IDENTIFIED THE
FOLLOWING PERSONS AS THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
SUSPECTED OF BEING INVOLVED IN TO ASSASSINATE
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PRESIDENT KENNEDY: RAUL TORRES; SERGIO ARCACHA SMITH AND
CARLOS QUIROGA.
ACCORDING TO LEWIS, RAUL TORRES IS THE MAN
INVESTIGATORS OF ORLEANS PARISH DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S . OFFICE WERE
LOOKING FOR IN MIAMI, FLORIDA. LEWIS FURTHER ADVISED
THAT ORLEANS PARISH DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S INVESTIGATORS ARE
ENDEAVORING TO LOCATE BOB (PHONETIC) , A FORMER PRIVATE
INVESTIGATOR, WHO WORKED FOR ADVISED THAT
LEWIS STATED THERE WAS A LEAl< IN THE STAFF OF ORLEANS PARISH
DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, WHO WAS LEAKING STORY OF INVESTIGATION
BEING CONDUCTED BY THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE TO NEWSPAPERS
AND OTHER NEWS MEDIA.
LEWIS FURTHER ADVISE T DISTRICT ATTORNEY JIM
GARRISON IS UPSET OVER THE PUBLICITY CONCERNING HIS INVESTIGATION
BECAUSE HE FEELS HE IS "ON THE SPOT".
LEWIS FURTHER ADVISED LEWIS, WAS TO
APPEAR ON THE TEN P.M. NEWS ON CHANNEL SIX TELEVISION, NEW
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ORLEANS, ON NIGHT OF FEBRUARY NINETEEN, NINETEEN SIXTYSEVEN.
LEWIS APPEARED ON CHANNEL SIX NEWSCAST AT TEN P.M., FEBRUARY
NINETEEN LAST AND STATED HE KNEW OF SEVERAL INDIVIDUALS IN NEW
ORLEANS AREA WHO WERE CAPABLE OF BEING INVOLVED IN SUCH A PLOT
THAT HE HAD FURNISHED THIS INFORMATION TO THE DISTRICT
ATTORNEY'S OFFICE BUT NOT IDENTIFY ANY OF THESE INDIVIDUALS.
LEWIS ALSO STATED HE HAD NOT FURNISHED THIS INFORMATION TO. THE
WARREN COMMISSION OR THE FBI AND HAD NOT BEEN INTERVIEWED BY THE
FBI I N CONNECTION WITH THE INVESTIGATION OF THE ASSASSINATION
OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY.
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TRhiLWAYS BUS SERVICE IN NEW ORLEANS. LEWIS LS A WHITE MALE, AGE
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LEWIS IN ABOUT NINETEEN FIFTYEIGHT OR
NINETEEN FIFTYNINE WHEN HE WORKED FOR W. GUY BANNISTER AS AN
OFFICE BOY. LEWIS' FATHER RESIDES AT ONE FIVE TWO SIX LOUISIANA
AVENUE, NEW ORLEANS.
FILES Of'Tti'HF; NEW ORLEANS OFFICE IN CASE ENTITLED "UNSUB,
EMPLOYEE OF OF VOTERS, NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA; DAVID
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HAD ATTEMPTED TO REGISTER TO VOTE ON TWO OR THREE OCCASIONS AND ON
EACH MR. GALLINGHOUSE HAD EITHER REFUSED TO ACCEPT LEWIS AS A
REGISTRANT OR HAB PERMITTED HIM TO FILL OUT A CARD AND THEREAFTER
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ADVISE LEWIS HE HAo1 MISTAKES AND COULD NOT BE REGISTERED.
INTERVIEWED IN CONNECTION WITH THIS INVESTIGATION AND
FURNISHED SIGNED STATEMENT REFLECTING HE WAS BORN MAY TWELVE,
' ... - 7EEN FORTY AT HOUSTON, TEXAS AND HAD LIVED IN ORLEANS PARISH,
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LOUISIANA SINCE NINETEEN FORTYSEVEN. HE STATED HE HAD RESIDED
AT TWO NINE ONE NINE CARONDELET STREET, NEW ORLEANS, FOR A YEAR
AND A HALF AND WAS UNEMPLOYED AT THAT TIME, HOWEVER, CLAIMED HE
HAD PREVIOUSLY WORKED FOR THE GULF OIL CORPORATION IN NEW ORLEANS
AS A MAIL CLERK. LEWIS STATED HE RECEIVED DIPLOMA FROM WARREN
SE HIGH SCHOOL AT NEW ORLEANS BY A GENERAL
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WHITE MALE, BORN MAY NINETEEN FORTY, AT HOUSTON,
TEXAS, FIVE FT. EIGHT IN., ONE HUNDRED FOURTEEN POUNDS, SLENDER
BUILD, GREEN EYES, DARK BROWN HAIR, WEARS GLASSES, MARITAL STATUS
SINGLE, OCCUPATION - SALESMAN BY TRADE, EDUCATION - NINTH GRADE,
McDONOUGH #28 SCHOOL, NEW ORLEANS = OBTAINED HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA
BY GENERAL EDUCATIONA.L DEVELOPMENT TEST THROUGH WARREN EASTON
HIGH SCHOOL, NEW ORLEANS, RESIDENCE - TWO NINE ONE NINE CARONDELET
STREET, NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, MILITARY SERVICE - ENTERED U. S.
NAVY, MAY WENTYNINE, NINETEEN FIFTYEIGHT, RECEIVED HONORABLE
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DISCHARGE JULY SEVENTEEN, NINETEEN FIFTYEIGHT AS UNDER WEIGHT,
REGISTERED WITH LDB NO. FORTYFOUR, NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA,
ADMITTED NO ARRESTS, RELATIVES - FATHER - DAVID FRANKLIN LEWIS,
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INFORMATION TO DISTRICT ATTORNEY GARRISON SEVERAL DAYS AGO AND
THAT THE FOUR OR FIVE PERSONS WHO WERE INVOLVED IN THIS PLOT. TO
PRESIDENT KENNEDY OAUSED HIM TO FEAR FOR HIS LIFE.
DAVID LEWIS HAS NOT BEEN INTERVIEWED BY THE NEW ORLEANS
OFFICE OF THE FBI IN CONNECTION WITH THE ASSASSINATION OF
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In 'ocating LOUISE currontlJ residing In . : ·
Louit;lana, and fC>rlllcr secretar7 of w. GUY DANISTEI . .. .;.--:,.,.':.:!t!.
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was active ta•tbe Frente nevoluclonarlo Dcaocratico which . '
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organJza tlon known as Crusade to Free Cuba which appareatl,. · · · : - •
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to the U. S. au thorilics fro11   5trec t to ·
Sbainolo 6tr4:et, TaiDpa, l'lorida, Files or the New Orleana
Office do not indicate that ARACJIA-s:nru has been Wlve ln the,_:; i ·.
New Orle:s area .;·_ ·- •:
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wAs a Loult;iana State Unl verst ty (LSU) student wl th CUbaa .. £• ·-· ·
Passport 36935 who was adnsi t ted to the t1111 ted States on : .... · _i ....
8/11/tiO, Jlc wau born on 1/27/36 at Havnna, CUba. Be waa;"Z
interviewed 111 conuect.ioD with the of the assassinatic
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te le lYtiC ll/2U/63, · ln wh icb ho IHlrul t. ted vlsl tiug ·LEE HARVBY .. z
1 :.;WALD at 4907 )la&azine Street, rcqecsting iniorma tion regard-
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Jr., Civil Division, Department of Justice, called the Bureau
at 5:35p.m., February 20, 1967, and made reference to an
article in the "Washington for February 20, 1967.
According to this article,   a bus station express
handler who worked as a   .. in New Orleans
in the months before the assassination, claimed to have the
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phase of the plot on President Kennedy's life. Mr. Sanders
requested that he be furnished information in Bureau files
that can be identified with David Lewis. (}
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that the District Attorney's Office had interviewed David
Lewis in connection with the assassination. According to
Martin, Lewis claimed to have Harvey Oswald while
working for former SAC W. Guy in New Orleans, at
which time Mr. was a private investigator. Martin
claimed Oswald was in so9tact with two Cuban nationals at the
time Lewis. met Oswald. V . ·. . . "'· ""' •
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source of Office, January 27,
he had been conducting investigation for the Trailways Bus
Line regarding thefts from the New Orleans terminal, and one
of the individuals under investigation is David Lewis.
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PRESIDENT JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY
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llllllllinterviewed Lewis in connection with the
alleged thefts, at which time Lewis • told
the District Attorney's Office in New Orleans he had met
Lee Harvey Oswald in t office of former SAC W. Guy Badlster.
Lewis been given a polygraph test
by the District s Off ice and had passed this test.
On February 19, 1967,11111111111111 advised he
learned that Lewis had been of
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Ra s. th is a emigr..e . who has
rated with our Office in anti-Castro matters.
He is a former delegate of an anti-Castro organization in
New Orleans. He is not known to be an acquaintance of Lee
Harvey Oswald and we have received no is involved
in the assassination of President
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is a Cuban refugee in New Orleans who
volunteered to our New Orleans. Office on November 27,
1963, reporting he had become aware of Oswald's activities in
New Orleans in August, 1963, at which time Oswald was passing
out Fair Play for Cuba Committee literature. Quiroga stated
he contacted Oswald to determine the extent of his pro-Castro
activities and had reported such contacts to the New Orleans
Police Department. we have received no evidence that Carlos
Quiroga is involved in the assassination of President Kennedy.(/
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Attached is a letter to Assistant Attorney General
Sanders furnishing him with a copy of our memorandum concerning
the involvement of Lewis in the assassination and the investiga-
tion being conducted by the District Attorney's Office in
New Orleans and other items mentioned herein which give an
insight into the type of investigation being conducted by
District Attorney Garrison. A copy of our memorandum is be i ng
disseminated by separate communications to the
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l'ece!ved IDt oraatlon 1roll a local et.ore ta. iOworleans lm ....
Jack IIArtlD bad boco• IDYOlved Ia aJa altereatlOQ Yitb a wo ...
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etore '"'bar1 ••a• epd Q1tiM4 tg .. M rsr Agent.. •• Sutltuted
Soqulriea ta. this •tter at that tl• to locate Jb.rt1D ud
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AttorDOJ '• Of flee lroa -'Jlaraaslog ldll. • JbrtlD was
Sa ble CODYGrsatloD, but • to atate that tbe
AttorDGJ'• Office bad l•tt a 8U.JJ:mOD• at Jai• residence requostlDC
Ilia to appear at the P1•trlct AttorDOT'• Office. llutla.
our OrleaDS Office that the aoope bf • • lnvestlsatloa
ta that thore waa a consplrac.r tnvolvod ID the .aasasslnatloa
aDd thore YAa a &OOODd aa.aosla. flrtac at Prealdent Konoody la
1>a 11••• IJ'exas.  
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thle Bureau Sa 1001 Sa conn.oc,lon w1 t a • of
lrree-ularltlos Ia Sew Orleans. Our IDqutrtos at that t1•
rovealed tha' IHd• wa• llnJ 12, 1040
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lbaagor, Assoclatod Proaa, IJow OrleaDS, Lo\dslaaa, acSvlsecJ that
1Atw1• lnformocl "the DOn lD Jfo1r Orlenu that ho foela
lata llfe I.e Sa joopArdy lor hie JlavlQC tu.rnlsbecS Safora.attoa to ..
J)l•trlct AttorDO)' GnrrleoA eoveral da7a to the effect that
lour or llve poreou "n lavolvod ID tbe.plot to usasslaate
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• our eU&oUon durille the coarse of OLII' exteuiY• lneatlpUoo
of the assll881natlon 1D'r1a knew Oswald. '
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l!poe1a1 Agent ill Charge of th1a Bureau, DeVer C:ODtacted thla
. Buronu after tho aN:las1nUon to report that be waa personaU,
· .• ·: acquaiDtod with Lee Barve7 Olnrald. We feel corta1a. that laad .
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reported that be l&arned Loo lbrvey Oswnld waa p:1sstoc out SalJ'
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be tnforme" Onald he bad a leaflet thd bad beon pasMCJ
out l••• Oswnld and that be wa• Ia 1110re about
the Pair Pln7 for CubA OoiiiiDitteo. Be also cla.l.Dod that Os1rald .
•u ••1'7 pro-J1'1dol Castro and that Onald told hla that It tbe
Vol ted Shtos -.ould hvado Cuba, he would Iicht .t th Fidel Cutro
aglllnst the Onitod states. Aeoord1n, to Qulrop, ho told
O!I'VIlld he would 11ko to nad 801110 U ternture on tho orgnnlzlltloa
. and •u chen a booklet on Cuba by Oswald and a bla.nk appUcat1oa
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Qu!rop further etated that followine lab oonveraatloa
•lth OsYald, be contaetod LieutenAnt Francis Martello, Fir.t
District, Jrew Orle11ns Pollee Dopnrtmont, to furnish
eoocornlnr ble contact with Oswald. Do etatod be told Jmrtollo
be ••• .tlUnr to fill out tho application h111 by Oawald
and report aay lafonr.1t1on bo obtained to Jl.u-tello tD aa effort
do •WA:Y .ttb the Fair PlaT·"for Cuba Oollllm1ttee in llew Orloau.
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fhble tritb GUU::;i S.bo allegedly le bolag sought b7 the
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to h1a oonveraation, but to att•te thot the Dlstr1et
Attorney's 01f1CG bud loft a aummons at his requesting
hl11 to appear at the District Attorney's Office. Martin 1oforme4
our New Orleans Otfico thnt the scope ot Garrison'• lnvest1gat1oD
la thore was a conttplrncy lnvolvo,, ln the assassination
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· »nllns, Texas. Martin allegod thnt thls originated
la the rooJ!tS above the offl<!O of llr. w. Guy D3o1ster lD
Bew Orleans, LouiaiaDa. · c.

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our a«eDtloD duriq the 00\IJ"H of our uteoal ve iavHtlpU.Oa .,.; c. : ·•
of the aaaaasloatlon alleglq Loria Jnse• OswAlcS. · ·
Our fllea oonta1n ·DO loformatlon that Sullth ever kDew
Oswald or waa lnvolvod iD tl'o u•fleslnatloD of
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hao been GUIJpocn:lcd tu testify before the Ol'lcnns .l'l'risb
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approximately one month before leaving New Orleans to co to Dallu, Te.xu. •
Garrison claims that be bas five or etx Individuals who are wiWn& to tesWJ
to the fact that they had seen Oswald living In Ferrie's apartment. GarrlaoD
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and that one or his shots hit Governor Connally. Be additionally alleJea,
bowever, that Oswald did not fire at the President. Garrison •trongly eJalma
that a black haired, beaVJ eet Individual ehooting from the overpass In frolll
of the motorcade was the Individual who fired the fatal •bot at the Presldelll. •
Garrison alleges that the conspirators In this plot Consisted of
Sergio Arcacha Smith, David William Ferrie, Carlos Quiroga, David Lewta,
Wllllam Guy Banister, Jack S. MarUn (true name Edward Stewart Suggs), aDd
one Mrs. IOoepher, as well as a number or Cubans Including Batte au and ·-- -
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and a priest, respecUvely, In a specific religious order they joined. Ma.rt1D
and Ferrie wore cassocks and conducted sell-styled masses. On one occasloa
Martin took Ferrie to IA>ulsvllle where they met with Archbishop Stanley of th18
religious order. At that Ume Ferrie was ordained as a priest. Later oo,
Eastern Airlines told Archbishop Stanley that Ferrie was a homosexual and
had been fired by them for •ucb acUvlUes. 'lbe aell -styled Archbishop unfrocked
Ferrie by addressing a letter to him Indicating that he was being kicked out of
this order. Ferrie refused to be unfrocked, ·however, and continued boldiJll
•eU -etyled "mas•••·"

The New Orleans coroner Js receiving great presSW"e from
Carrlson to change hla opinion of the cause of Ferrie's death from "natural
causes - cerebral hemorrhage" to suicide. a;:] stated the coroner wUl
definitely not change bls oplnlon. However, there are Jlrong Indications that
Ferrie, knowing that bls health was bad and knowing be was susceptible to
either a eoronar1 or cerebral hemorrhage, walked hlmsell to death In bte. • •
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United Priiss International to iive him $1,000 ror bls ato.,U
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ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY
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thlnb that Le wla ·.,
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alternately lJes and tells the consequently, It u difficult to pln him down.
One of Garrison's claims Ia that Oswald was hypnotized by Ferrie. Garrison'•
chief hero and model Is the late Suey IDfli. Garrison u copying the motto of
• Huey Long ln that he constantly atates he believes that "anyone who can aupplJ
e entertainment wtU 1el the power." .
Lieutenant Goverb?rshlp o1 Louisiana. Be actuallY. aspires to be the Vice
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President of the States. .
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that Garrison may be able to file aeveral cases and cet one or two eonvtcUona. I
He ataled that Garrison has no reasonable eredibllity and that be bu aot
surfaced anyone or any new facts. tr;13 stated that Garrison, U be bad &DJ
facts, would not be able to keep facts on a confidential basls Inasmuch u
he Is DOt the type of Individual who can keep a •ecret. ..
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belleve that Garrison ts telllnc the truth and that be ls a courageous reporter wbo la I
interested in uncovering a belnous ploL a:-:; f2menUoned that Garrlson Ia .
almlng for accessorJ convictions of either Lewis or Martin or both of theae - ·
lndlvJduala. Garrison cJalms Quiroga will be the best witness and knows all
facts with respect to the aasasslnatlon ploL Garrison also places great faith . 1
ln a aeep sea diver whose name 11 SJdney Manning was with the
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·observed DAVID LEWIS on television in· New cntina
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1407 Conti &trect, Apartment C, and
LEWIS at that tiac. He advised at no time durinc period
of did LEWIS ever he bad any
knowledcc of the KENNEDY assassination. At uo time did LEWIS
ever indicate that be war; acquainted witb.any CulJan
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IUIJECT: ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT
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DALLAS, TEXAS
NOVEMBER 22
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1963
BACKGROUND:
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DATE: 2/27/67
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investigation being conducted by New Orleans District Attorney
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names of five individuals who. plot\'d the assassination-of
Kennedy. Information bas also been developed that
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Assistant Attoroey General Harold Barefoot Sandera,
Jr., Civil Division, Depart.ent of Justice, called tbe Bureau
at 5:35 p.a., Yebruary 20, 1967, and aade reference to au .
article in the "Washington   for Februar, 20, 1967.
According to this article. Davi w s, a bus station express
handler who worked as a private investicator in New Orleans ·
in the aonths before the assassination, claimed to have tbe
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names of five persons allegedly involved 1n tbe plannin&
• phase of the plot on President &:enn•cfy 's life. llr. Sanders
r,equested that be be furnished info1·antlon 1D Bureau files
can be identified with David Lewis.
Our files disclose that James S. Martin, a private
lnvestigator in Bew Orleans who reportedlJ is a aental case
wbo was a psychiatric patient in a Bew Orleans bospital ·
;in 1956-1957• informed our Dallas Office on January 13, 1967/
the District AttorneJ's Office bad interviewed v
Lewis in connection with tbe .assassination. According to
• Martin, Lewis claiaed to have aet_ Lee Harve7 Oswald while
working for SAC .-. Guy Bar\1-ster in wew Or leaDs, at
which time Mr. was a private investigator. Kartia
claimed Oswald was 1n contact with two CUban aationals at tbe
tiae Lewis aet Oswald.
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On Febru 1967, ·.our inforaant advised be
learned that Lewis interv1ewed b)' investigator• of
the District Attorney's Office. in Hew Orleans and had identified
Raul Torres, Ser&io Arcacha Smith and Carlos Quiroga as
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individuals under suspicion bJ the District Attorney's Office
as being involved 1D tbe conspiracy to assassinate President
XellDedy.
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is a Cuban refugee in Mew Orleans wbo
volunteered infor.ation to Hew Orleans Office on Xovember 27,
1963, report in& be bad become aware of O&Wald • s activities  
Jie1L Orleans in August, 19G3, at which time O&Wald was passiilc -
out -Fair Play for Cuba Committee ·l -iterature. Quiroga stated
he contacted Oswald to deteraine the extent of his pro-Castro
activities and bad reported aucb contacts to the New Orleans
Police Departaent. We bave received no evidence that Carlos
Quiroga ia 1Dvolved in tbe assassination of President Kennedy.
ACfiON:
Attached is a letter to Assistant Attorney Genera1
Sanders hi• with a copy of our memorandum concerning
the involvement of Lewis in the assassination and the investiga- ·
tion being conducted by tbe District Attorney's Office in
New Orleans and other items .antioned herein which give an
insight into tbe type of investigation being conducted b.1
District Attorney GArrison. A copy of our .emorandua is beinc
disseainated by separate co••unications to the White Bouse,
tbe Acting Attorney General and the Secret Service.
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surmi5ed thbt thQ youth have been
OSWALD· Reintcrvicwed, P'.ARTIN denied
that he ever heard r.ay that
the should be killed or outline
a plot for doir.g   Be an6 one B&rdy
n;a..v:rs "tr.i'>Y hc;VG! coll"'3 to the conclusion
OSW1-.LD bad use Ci or carried FERRIE' • ·
lib=cy card. • Be denied every having
told anyone that FERRIE had flu.rn OSWALD
to 'l'Oxa!l. Be- sa\d Ba.rc'IY DJI.VIS had told
him that FERRIE had "Fair Play for C\lhl.
co=J. tt.ee" propngandn but disbelieved
DAV1S bscoW!B FERRIE "me witll llD
anti-Communist cubnn group.
3. FBI report of 22 :tlerch 1967, no fils  
a. subject interviewed on 25 ana 27
t•ovember 1963. He !laid that FERRIE wa.s
a sex deviatG and a
dien;putable person. Be (MARTIN) dis-
CU!Osed the assas5inatior. with W. Bardy
DAVIS, a self-confessed homosexual.
b. r'.hRTIN'!: true nnroo is Eawar.cl Stewart
SUGGS. Bs 1952
in Houston. At that t.i.Iw he was 10anted
or. a murder charge in Dalla.:. Dis-
i tioi'l of case not )cnzy..·n. Finger-
in Galveston in 1954, when
chnrged with "'vugr;mcy-drunk".
c. Born 1 July 1915 .,in Phoenix, llri:oonc..
d. :In • 1956 wn:l evictfld from a
New Orleans for causing a dis- ·
turbance. Sa told etore then
that he was an FBI agent. On 23 Pecel:'.bor
1956 be was aCmitted to the psychiatric
wurd, Charity Bospltal, 'Ne\i Orlsans, a.s
a patient. The resident psychiatrist
advised that •ne was from soma
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\!as intcrvieved by the FBI on t.ha
of t..'lat he had im-
per3onated •a ?oderal officer". Be dEnied-
the allegation.
New   of 19 June
1963 a !!t.ol."}' that H.:vtn:N had
filed a $50,000 snit
Carrl!lon Md bla chief in?Wstigator,
0. GeivU!!.
thf; '25 1963 it
vas Cl'\"idc.nt that KARn:S h3d recs!:ltly
s11ffered a aevere phydcal beating. Be
said thZt.t: w. Gti]     had •pistol-
vhippPd" bilr., t.hat BAUISTLI'\ bad been
drinking, nod ha woold not prefer
cbargeSI.
Mr. Rz.y BERG, president,
Poblishing Co. , 'Z'e-tr Orlel>Il!!, said t-'la t
he had beard MARl'Vi say that Cr..rrlsc.n' a
inveztigation vas based on
•r-.adel up• by and David L:.-wl:S. Ba
c=si&n ID.R'l"IN cO:::IPletely tmtru3b.-orthr
a =:nt.r.l BG ::aid that he
&ay the arrest of
Clay SR];;f va!e a • fr.!l..:I>B'. • ne advlaed
t..'u!. t:   think..s so= o!'le h t ryi.ng to
kill hilli and hil!:! to Bo=ton.
4. 1he Outlook, 2 A?ril 1967,
•S£cildnq ';r.:ri:.h in Orle:=s. in ths Hiddlc of the
Ni¢1t• by Ceol."JG urdner, Jr.
· a. The FBI traetld about a Y.f:R."UX-
OSWALD tie to NA-t>-'l'Dl, •eoDeti- private
eet&etive and h;mg-er-on vho
had· kno'IL'n FERRIE for aavenl :rears and even
reportedly ordained into an Obscure
a:1d CaCI.olic sect (Hartin waa
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t:..r.Jrrr.• •had every appc&.rCl.Ilce of being an
alcoholic" added that be
calling Garrison's his tales
during a drinking   Abo 'k.l'lOW'!l as
Stovart SUGGS, has told at
lea::t that a r.xrder
charge against him in Dallas
in 1952 and 1ater droppocl.
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IDENTIFICATION FORM
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AIR TEL
AIRMAIL
TO: DIRECTOR, FBI (62-109060)
FRail: SAC, NEW ORLEANS (89-69)
SUBJEcr: ASSASSINATION OJ' PRESIDENT
JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY,
DALLAS, TEXAS
11/22/63
MISCELLANEOUS - INFORMATION CONCERNING
(00: Dallas)
Re: New Orleans airtel, 12/16/66.
DECLASSIFIED OY tjg{J :3 /(4/dL/f/1
Bureau airtel, 12/23/66. ON ,3__-:_/:f_-::_ 9.'3: .. ... -=
New Orleans nirtGl, 1/4/67.
New York teletype to Director, 1/19/67.
The follariog additional information has been
:t·eceived at New Ol"leans rega1•ding .,JlM,..:zaQN, Distrlct
Attorney, Parish of tirleans, New Orleans, La., conducting
investigation in the assassi.catio11 o:f Pr sident JOHN
FIT7.GBRALD KENNEDY.
JACK telephonically contacted SA
REGIS L. January 27, 1967, and demanded that
tbe FDI stop the ish of Orleans District Attorney•a
Office from "harassing him." IIARTIN was rather incoherent;
however, during the conversation it was developed
an investigntor f1.·om the Distl·ict Attorney's Office named
I,Y.NN (Phonetic) had left a summons,at MARTIN's
residence, requesting him to appear at the District
Attorney's Office. MARTIN hnd responded to this summono
by calling LOISEILL (Phonetic) at his residencte at 5:00A.M.,
.in the morning, which MARTIN advised ucaused LOISEILL
(Phonetic) to gat bot.'' MARTIN claimed that LOISEILL
(Phonetic) told him thnt if ho did not app0ar he wns
going to issue n subpoenn to f orce him to appear '3 - .!J
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a - Or leaDII Graad hrJ. JUa'riK OODU....ct __ L.I'.._
acope of • 1a that t.._.,.. a
ooaapiracf which cwiP,aated ia tbe n- a abon..!., avr
(DMeMed) o.f:tloe iD ... Grl.a... UG ftlf"
tliire ,.. a ' PCOQd ---1• ftriaa at ,.._ldaat
DIIDD'I in Dall.u. ftDall.
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w. our BUUin'JDl fGI'_.lJ   a priYate
1nveatlgat1aa office 1a ... Grl•••• aad ,.. a nUzed
SAC of tbe FBI.
The abcwe lnf-..tloo la be1DC .turllial»d to
Bureau for 1 ta infanaatioa. •o • 1a bel-
cODducted by tbe ... Office.
Copies of tbe folloriac c- uli oati- ue
being fur Ilia bed to tbe Dallaa Office f• their laf--tiOD
in view o:t the fact that Dallaa ia Mfioe o1 Clrlai•u
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WEDERAL BU&EAU OF INVESTJCATJON
Mew orleans, Louisiana
Uarch 17, leG7

ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT
JOUN FITZGEnALD KENNEDY
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H · OIUUl, Attorney of the fin or Beman and
Berman, 107 Carllp Stl'eet, Orleans, LoulGtnna, telephonically
contacted the New cn·lcans on the evening of Uarcb 16,
1967 and advised be bad information W'bich be desired to
available to the
Ur. contacted at his office &nd bo
advised that Ur. President of Pacesetter Publtsbinc
Company, 107 Caup Gtr et, was a client of their lnv fira.
He advised thl\t llr. ·g bnd SOJDe infol·l'lntlon tbe
current investigation of District Attorney Jaues Gnrrison,
Parish of Orlenns, the assassination or President
John Fi tzccrald kennedy. ' '• "'' ' I ; ,- ' • I
Mr. Ray Berg, Publishinc
Company, 107 Canp Street, advised that his waa
incorporated . f.anuary of 1967. Be advised that be used
Attorney 10mas Uaumle to e the legal work and a
person by 1c a. o who used to handle office
work Ly llt'UJIIler. Derg advised that J111rtin3 filea the incorpora-
tion papers with the Civil District Court, Parish of Orleans;
and this activity becnme acquainted with Ro.y
Berg advised that about January 29, 19G7,
»artins disappeared Orleans and when be lett be
told the District AttorneysOffice that if tbey •nnted hia
they shoulC contact his attorney or his publlsher, Pace-
setter Publishing H;rg advised that he bas oo
business dcallncs wltl ltARTIJ J?jat that L!Ju"tios wns
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or a telephone conversation betwee      
in which they named the naMes or the .
Garrison invcstieation and the •cans Ly which Lewis bad l ·
identified these individuals as a part of tho P.ssacdina- . \
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Bcr& advise<i that a tb lrty-:Jccond e;:ccrpt fr""
this tape was sent to New Orfeans to him tor the purpose of .,.,., ., '
selling it and be bas been contacted by various news
and IJy Martins for the purpose or buyinc tbiG tape Which is
in the possession of Cool• in llouston, Texas. tile t
individuAls he recalls contacting bia was a Gar · oore,
cMerarnan for WIJ3U-TV, New Orleans.' · Berg ad\ll&cd hot the
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excerpt in possession of Ar ..
reporter, Stitlon· Los An&eles, Californ • •
various
rg a v sed
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ndvised that he is not personally acquainted with any of
the individuals JDenttoned by M:1rtins but he has oiJserved
tl\at one by oue these various names are being mentioned in
the news story. Berg stated that the newspapers were
to locate 3ack Martins Martins was unavailable
tor contnct IJut c'lled ono or the TV stntions and furnished
thea with Dove Lewis' name aud address and sugcestod that
he be interviewed regarding the
Vartins has indicated in convcrsntion3 with
Dcr,; and tt is Dcrc'a belief that It Is indicated on the
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Cook is involved with !Jar tins is a letter dtted II:u·cb
G, 19G7, the of which ls in the files of Her.P.u
and Uc1•1J1au addressed to him frotn Coot;, 2 cop1
of which be available and is bein: set forth as folluw3:

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March 6, 1967
Mr. Ray Berg
Pacesetters Publishing Co.
107 Camp
New Orleans, Louisiana
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I have authorized my secretary by phone to forward
this letter to you immediately. Please handle 1t
vith the utmost secrecy.
I need Shaw'• home address, his former placeJof
business address. Ferrie'• apartment addres• (tbe
one be died 1n). oswald's address, where be atayed
when be was in Louisiana and that little clUb, %
can't think of the name of it and my secretary
4oesn't know where the records are, but its tba
one not too far from Jack'• place where Oswald
. and Ferrie and possibly Ruby were supposed to have
.. t.
Either call or send .tbia information by Air Mail
Special Deliver,r.
filanking you 1n advance, I remai.D,
Very truly youra,
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investigation. Tbis includes Willinm Perry nusso,
Ferrie and Arcacha Sroith and his only connection witb
ls os set forth. He odvlsod be DO personal
knowled"e other than tbe infon,otlon bo bos obtained froa I
J:cl: IJartlns as to the detnlls o:: the olle;:ed plot. Be I
stated thnt he ia positive thot tbe orlcinal
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be also some things which ho cannot vouch tor
"s being true. He litoted that Atto1·ney t1J.scuuoe4
\71th him the m!blicaation uf a which l':'ith tbc
prac.tice . or variOiis in- tho Citf-or ·trcv-Orlcons.
Vel"& &toted be decliiu!d ·to· publish the book, of tihicb oul7
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lcnrn 1 that there is a • of
promiaient 'l:iicH.vidua.ls in tbe · Cityoi ·New ·urieans.
Tho lit lie cnn !)ieee tocetber is IJistrict Attorney
13 a r.aer.,ber of this group nnd alco Jo.ck
) :;.•t ins -Cnur:slel" and AD indiviuunl by tbO OruDC Of
:t :; ho B<frif descrlLed os bc1nc: a prOSDincnt o!
t Citizens Council and a major politicnl or
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a telephone cell frora Uartins wbicb Uartins told hill ·
be bad thirty Minutes to live. Unrtins uiu not
wby be only bad thirty to live. Derg stated the
laat inlorttJntion he bnd was tbnt sol!ioonc had
a ooa*ros• rn•t tor • • • Berc advised bo as3uweo that
llar inc t!links.Jomobs>dl ..     •
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This will with r egr et, your letter 6£ r es i gnation as Cbiet' Investigator
of the Car1bbean D1V1s1on of the Anti - Communist Committee of the Americas, of which
I have been General Counsel. As a student a young man soon t o embark upon a
pz:ofess1onal I can well understand the necessity for your not being affiliated
w1th any organlZahon that might even r emotely have an affect upon your future. I am
also indeed sorry that investigators bad to ask you questions and bother
you in any ma!IDer.
You may be sure, however, that those who questi oned you were acting strictly on the
orders_ of their and that they know, as well as we, that not only does this
Comm1ttee and 1ts General Couns el not r epresent any foreign government or "movement"
of a political nature or otherwise, but that we have a long r eputation of cooperation with
the proper authorities of our government, and t hat all they need to do at any time i s
call upon me to ascertain any and everything that I may know having t o do with the
welfare of our country. I£ it was t he Federal Bureau of Investigation that interrogated
you, you may be sure that they, above nearly all other Intelligence Agencies
have the proper training and "professionalism" which is so tor proper
results; and, as you know, it was my own strong feeling about this very aspect of
our national predicament, that motivated me in seeking your association with this
Committee; for you· have h ad some training and experience, and, as you know so
well, contrary to some of the radical movements of either "left" or the "right",
this Committee having probably a longer experience than any' other of its kind, and
having more proven results behind it, has never lost sight of its proper position and
the scope of its duties . Hence we have never become obssessed about Communism or
anything else, and our inquirie,s have a l ways b een lawful and practical, and at times
when we have discovered what we considered the most pertinent information, we
have done but one thing, and that i s , given it to the proper agency of our government,
leaving it to such agency to take whatever action is indicated, and not even requestin-g
that we be informed as t o whether any action was or was not taken. This has been
b ecause we have been "professional '' enough to realize what damage we could do if
we ran about "discovering" subversives and making a public i ssue of it , when it
might well b e that our ."discovery" was only a bona fide intelligent agent, implanted
in some subversive group by our own intelligence services at great pain and effort.
That our government is not abl e to handle the situation confronting it with the forces
available t o it is evident, as one may gather by simply looking at Cuba, Ecuador,
the Congo and almost anywhere else. Hence it is hardly at issue that our country
needs the efforts of all of us , but we believe that only those of us who have the
  and o-rientation can really be of assistance, and that those who do not
D . G1>Tl... "TN.-CA:NERAL COUNSEL
IN THI: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
CONFERENCE ANO GUI!ST QUARTERS
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may be completely reassured. Indeed, if anything, the contrary would be true, since
we have used our connections over the years strictly for the purpose of obtaining information-
which we believed might affect the welfare of our country, and when we have discovered
what we believed to be such information, we have invariably advised the proer and
legally constituted goverrunental agent in the matter. For example, on th"' last day
of February, 1954, we determined that an attack would be made the following day on
our Goverrunent by persons terming themselves "Nationalist" Puerto Ricans . We
immediately asked the Federal Bureau of Information to send an operative to confer
with us at our home (it was a Sunday afternoon) which they did, and we disclosed our
information to that operative; and, in addition, early the following morning we
dispatched one of our members to Washington by plane to convey the same information
to the De partment of State. Before his arrival in Washington, however, the persons
terming themselves "Puerto Rican" Nationalists carried out their famed "shooting up"
of the United States House of Representatives .
This is only one example of our anonymous and behind-the-scenes activities, and
the various Intelligence Agencies of our goverrunent know of all of such actitivities .
They also know that not only have we never represent ed any foreign goverrunent, but
that we have financed all of our activities from our own funds, and that the only secrecy
involved ha.s b een that the patriotic people who have worked in the matter have protected
their own anonimity from Communist retaliation by making use of Client-and-
Attorney privilege. If either the writer as an individual or this Committee could, by any
tortured reasoning, be considered as having violated the Foreign Agents Regisration Act,
then it would follow that Senator Allen J. Ellender, Wayne Morse, many
members of the staff of the Department of State, and, indeed, members of our various
intelligence organizations, would be equally guilty as accessories, since I have always
known to all of them everything concerning the welfare of our country that has
come within my knowledge, and that it the sole and only activities in which I have engaged
. in this matter. The records of the Attorney General will indicate that on the one
occasion when the question arose in- a purely civil matter in which I was sought to be
retained by a high officer o£ a Latin American nation to obtain certain routine information
from our government as a possible prelude to a claim by that nation against another
Latin American nation, I immediately made inquiry in respect to the Foreign Agents
regisration Act, and, upon being informed by the Attorney General's Office that, in
their opinion, I would be required to so register, I refus e d the proffered retainer, since
I did not care to be identified as representing any foreign nation, with or without such
registration, feeling that since I never had violated that Act, that to register as a
Foreign Agent might impede my value in the work I was doing on behalf of our country.
All of our Intelligence Agencies know that any information they desire about my activities
may be obtained from me directly, and that they always have and always will get
straight and sincere answers . All of which I detaill.n or.de r to ease your mind in the
matter. Againf I regret_ ¥at I feel)n }os_ing your services on behalf of
our country and. I 1ze for(_tlie c1rcum;;tances wh1cn you found embarrasing.
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ASSASSINATION OP PRESIDENT -
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number Mart n dviaed that he 1s an admirer
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or a conservative group and teels that his action might be
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Jmown •• John the who entered the residence
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prior to the Issuance or a search warrant. Martin advised
that because Garrison had prior knowledge ot the possessions
ot Clay Shaw, he was able to make a subsequent search warrant
and search •1oo good.• Martin advised that a triend ·or
his named William_ 1btr1tz 540 camp Street, •oul4 be 1n
a position to supply ormation regarding Garrison and
Garrison's rormer chief investigator, Pershing Gervais. _
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he ls not the 1tlwestigator or t:z:l Garrison 'a probe into
the assassination or Prestdent Kennedy. He advised that
'tn December, 1966, a3ked him to come to
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the Fontainbleau Motel, and told h1m, Martin,
that he had a civil case against David Ferrie and asked
Martin tor intormation against Ferrie. Gervais asked · .
Martin lt he was interested ln a rast titty bucka. Martin .
advised that he was not a tr1end or David Ferrie and*he _
• provided Gervais with extensive .1.nformation regarding · -<- ,
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office and interviewed him regarding the same lntormatlon,
Martin advised that since this time, Garrison has been . ·
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have attempted to sell a tape recording ·ot a conversation
between witness David Lewis and h1mselt. Martin said that
th1a •as not true as his, a private
1nveat1sator 1n Hou3ton had made a rccord-
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Address Lafayette Hot el
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628 St. Charles Ave , New Orleans , La. Phone: 504- 524-5112
· Interview: (by phone)
On November 22, 1977, Invest igator Robert Buras called Mr .
Jack. s . Martin , at above referenced hotel and phone number . Mr .
Mart in was interviewed about correspondence that he sent to the
Se lect Committee dated September 19 , 1977 . In this correspondence
Mr . Mart in addresses his remarks to Chief Investigator Clifford
Fenton. The l etter starts with a negative note about wasting
time and money talking to Mr . Thomas Beckham alias Mark Evans.
This letter also has a copy of David Ferrie ' s death certificate
attached to it and Mr. Martin a lleges that the FBI moved the
body twice . He further writes that Mr . John Dean "of watergate
fame " was involved in framing then District Attorney of New
Orleans , Jim Garr i son. Mr . Martin closes his letter stating
that he has two letters of reference to his character and his
association with W. Guy Banister . Mr . Martin states in his
last sentence that he has heard personal confessions of some
who admitted lying to the Warren Commission .
Mr . Martin stated that he would be willing to meet with
I nvest i gato rs at any time and would cooperate in any way possible .
He explaine d that he sent letter to the Se l ect Committee to
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arouse their interest in him so he might be interviewed .
Regarding Thomas Beckham, Mr . Martin stated that he had
known the "kid" for ) ears and he was nothing but trouble to him
(Martin) because he had a bad character , lying, ste.il ing, etc .
Mr . Martin stated that you could not believe a word Thomas
Beckham said . A later check by the Investigator with Mr . Jim
Garrison revealed that Thomas Beckham did not say anything of
value to his investigation .
Mr . Martin stated that David Ferrie's body was moved
from its grave under FBI direction. A young negro man that
drove a morgue wagon did the moving . Mr . Martin did not, and
as of this date does not , know the name of the black male or
the morgue that he drove for. David Ferrie ' s death certificate
is attached to Martin ' s letter, but Martin did not have any
new evidence in the matter.
Mr. John Dean is mentioned but can not be related to
the investigation of President Kennedy.
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He believed that these men covered up information about
the assassination and in the process they maligned his
character . Anthony Garrets is pointed out as being
particularly critical of Martin . Martin is allegedly
a "purveyor of false information" according to Mr . Garrets '
reports .
Arrangements were made to meet Mr . Martin at a later
date to speak with him.
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Mr . Hartin stated that he met Hr . Smith in New Orleans
sometime in 1960 or 1961 . Martin helped arrange office space
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for Mr. Smith at the Balter Bldg . located in the 400 block of
Camp Street . Smith was involved with the Cuban Re volu-
tionary Front or an organizat ion that sounds like that .
Mr. Smith was a native of Cuba and had to leave when
Castro took over . He l eft h is family behind and was very dis-
turbed about this . Jack Martin , William Dalzell , , W. Guy
Banister and Guy Johnson made "arrangements" to help Smith ' s
family . Through the connections of Guy J ohnson who was con-
nected with the Office of Naval Intellige nce in New Orleans ,
located in the 600 block of Camp Street , Smith's family was
flown into the United States .
Martin doesn ' t know how but he s tates that he and Dalzell
were present with Smith at Alvin Callender daval Air Base in
Bel l echase , La. when the reuni on occurred . They were on the
airstrip and two planes flew 1n. The first plane contained
the household furnishings of Arcacha Smith and the second plane
brought Martin gave a account of
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Martin feels that this e?isode has endeared him co
Arcacha Smith and Martin volunteered to speak with Smith
and ask him to cooperate with the Select Committee .
This is one assignment that Martin volunteered for
in the first interview. He has voiced his willingness to
go on other assignments. Jack Martin has given informat i on
to the offices of the organizations:
Metropolitan Crime Commission in New Orleans.
Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office .
New Orleans Criminal Sheriff ' s Office .
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u. S. Customs
Federal Bureau of Investigation
New Orlean's Mayor's Office .
The investigators found investigative reports from
Jack Martin i n the Select Corr ... 'ilittee • s files from the Feceral
Aviat ion Administration during its investigation of David
Ferrie .
Mr. Martin also sent information (letter dated September
19, 1 977) to the Select Committee with informatio n regarding
Thomas Beckham and David Ferrie .
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628 st. Charl·es Ave. . Mr. Martin brought us to the Pair-a-dice
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Martin stated, and we __ later confirmed·,.· that '\ii'lliam "Little HQrsc
Dalzell worked part-time there.
The and Jack Martin to the.Hollday
Inn locate·d in the 100 block of Royal Street and an-
interview. Martin stated that he had been in Ne\., Orleans sinc2
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1955 or ·'56. He was separated from his . wife, Paula whc
worked in City Hall in New Orleans .
Martin stated that he was a and
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part-time writer. He in WW-II in the Air Corps and servE
years in the Pacific where he did a lot radio work, includi1
military intelligence work on ships .out of Pearl £e
was Pear l Harbor on December 7, 1941 when · the Japanese
attacked. He received an Honorable Discharge and is· very anti
· Communist. He told the investigators about a letter from
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  Gen. Chennault asks Martin to help him and a group
,,ericans that would work for Gen. Chiang Kai Shek. They
/ uld use WW-II fighters and capture ships going to mainland
China and force them to port in Formosa. Martin stated that the
plan fell through for lack of finances.
Mr. Martin stated that he has worked as an investigator
for or furnished information to the following people in the New
Orleans area:
Mayor Victor Schiro (1960 - 1968)
w. Guy Banister - Private Investigator
Aaron Kohn - lvletropolitan Crime Commission
Jim Garrison - then District Atrorney of New Orleans
G. Wray Gill, Sr. - N.O. Attorney for Carlos Marcello
Mr. Martin stated that he had been closely associated
with people that the Select Committee might be interested in,
such as:
David Ferrie - was an airline pilot for Eastern
and got fired because of homosexual problems. Ferrie was a
genius and an adventurer. He was always luring young boys
to him by his activities with the Civilian Air Patrol (C.A.P.),
where he met Lee Harvey Oswald in about 1955. Ferrie knew a
lot about guns and kept a few around his apartment. · Jack Martin
had seen Oswald with Ferrie in Guy Banister's office, located
at 531 Lafayette St. On the day that President Kennedy was
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on TV and remembered that he had seen one just like it in David
Ferrie's apartment. Martin c a lled a frie nd that was an As sistant
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_ct Attorney, Herman Coleman, and told him about seeing
,ald with Ferrie and about the gun. Jack Martin feels that this
was the first call anyone made to the N.O. Dist rict Attorney.
As a result of that call, David Ferrie's apartment was raided
by Special Investigators of Jim Garrison. Ferrie was later
arrested and released.
Jack Martin felt that the gun Oswald used might have
belonged to Ferrie or he (Os\'/ald) might have purchased the
rifle from the same place that Ferrie bought his. Martin
that Ferrie was very close to many Cubans and often wore Arm)·
fatigues and allegedly trained with the Cubans. Ferrie helpe j
Mr. Sergio Arcacha Smith and made flights over Cuba . dropping
supplies and possibly a bomb run. Some of the supplies that we :
dropped in Cuba came from the efforts of William Dalzell, who
helped Sergio Arcacha Smith get medical supplies when they were
in the Balter Building   Camp Street.
Jack Hartin stated that since he ma de that first phone
call in 1963, he has been a branded man. People no longer askf
for his and his bus iness contacts went down to zero.
He feels that he is being unjustly harasse d for trying to be
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an argument. They went to Banister's office and, in the heat of
the argument, Guy Banister said something and Ma rtin replied:
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.; are you going to do -- kill me like you all did Kennedy?"
J nister drew his .357 magnum and beat Martin in the head
{which required medical attention, but not serious). When
Martin was on the ground, Banister pointed the gun at his head,
and he believes Banister would have killed him. One of the
secretaries, possibly Delphine Roberts, told Banister not to
shoot him. A police report was made and Banister paid all the
medical bills. Martin dropped the charges.
Other people in the interest of the Select Cornrni ttee ' "e n
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Layten Martens- now working at Leonard Krowder's
Jewelry Store . Layten Martens was a roommate of David Ferrie
and also wore combat fatigues and possibly trained Cuba ns.
Layten Martens was seen at Guy Banister's office ma ny times, an
for some time actually worked as an investigator for Guy Banist
Vernon Gerde s and Joseph Newbrough.
Carlos Quiroga was an associate of Arcacha Smith and We
in 544 Camp St. a lot. Jack 1-iartin gave him the ide a of carryj
a h uge flag down Canal Street in a parade and having people
throw dollars into it. The theme was "Paper bullets at Castro
or some thing to that effect. Quiroga might still b e in New
  if not, he could be located by asking for me r ma yor
Schiro, because he married a Schiro girl that wa s s ome type of
relation to the mayor.
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Ronnie Caire was a Cuban trying to help the anti-Castro
He is presently on the Gulf Coast somewhere.
Guy Johnson was an attorney that knew Banister well and
was with the Office of Naval Intelligence, which was located in
the upstairs of the old Post Office in the 600 block of
Camp Street.
Grady Durham was a Lt. Col. in the service (possibly
Army Reserve) and an attorney that Jack Martin knew well from
around Guy Banister. Grady Durham passed a few bad checks and
people were going to press charges against him. Jack Martin
and Joseph Newbrough went to the New Orleans Coroner, Dr. Nick
Chetta, and got warrants issued for mental incompetency. They
took these papers to the District Attorney's complaint desk and
got the check charges killed as they carne in. The Louipiana
Bar Association knew about the charges, but Grady Durham is
ex-gove:::-nor Jimmie Davis's first cousin, so nothing was eyer
done to him.
Federal Bureau of Investigation Agent Regis Kennedy used
to come around and was friendly with the people in Guy Banister'
office. Regis Kennedy also spent a lot of time north of
Lake Pontchartrain by the Cuban training camps. Jack Martin
talked to Kennedy by phone from the apartment of Barbara R   ~ d
and had the conversation taped. Jack Martin claims that Regis
Kennedy stated that the information about Oswald and the anti-
Castro Cubans would be taken care of or straightened out at a
later date. (Barbara Rceced cannot find the tape, but does confirm
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William Nitsche was also a partner of Guy Banister.
  worked with Banister in the Chicago office and also in
Butte, Hontana. Nitsche and Banister handled the FBI Russian
counter-intelligence and also allegedly handled information from
Russia over Alaska to Butte, Montana. Nitsche later went to
Michaud and worked as a security -guard for Mason Rusk in N.A.S . A.
Mary Banister and Bill Nitsche did not get along,and Jack Martin
stated Nitsche appeared to lead Banister deeper into drinking
problems. Martin believes that Michaud also had 3200 interpre te1,
doing some type of intelligence work. One of Banister's short -
term employees was a man named Earl Stalley, who also did some
work for Michaud and in a firm believed to be the Jefferson
High\-lay Co. This company checked out the electronics on the
Polaris submarines for the military.
Jack Martin identified the following people as intellige
agents with either the CIA or DIA at one time or another:
William Dalzell
Joseph Newbrough
Himself -but only for short periods, and
never officially. Mr. Martin
appeared to let this slip out and
when pressed for more information,
he would not elabo rate.
Hr. Jack Martin stat ed that he saw the large cache of
arms and ammunition in the back of 531 Lafayette Street .
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boxes had 'bGSS" on them, which stands for the French intelligence
agency. The boxes were "stolen" by plan from the Schlurnbeger
co. from Houma, La. David Ferrie played a lead role in the move-
ment of these arms. The boxes went to Guatemala for a revolution.
Martin believes that Robert Kennedy was angry with the Guatemalan
government for helping Carlos Marcello to get back into the
United States in 1961 or '62.
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Orleans, Louisiana, advised that he was listening to a
TV program on WWL-TV reporting the life of LEE OSWALD
and reporting various interviews with people in New Orleans
that were acquainted with LEE OSWALD. MARTIN stated that
one of the people interviewed whose name he does not
know who he described as a white male, age early 20's,
wearing horn rimmed glasses, recalled tb.a t OSWALD
been active in the Civil Air Patrol with DAVID FERRIE.
MARTIN stated that when he heard this he "flipped" •
HARTIN advised that in his occupation as a private investi-
gator he · has had occasion to develop considerable  
mation about FERRIE and reported it to RICHARD E.;ROBY,
Special Agent, Investigative Division, Office of Compliance
and Security, Federal Aviation Agency, Washington, D. C.,
who must have a big file on FERRIE as they conducted a
complete investigation of his activities in New Orleans
several years ago. MARTIN advised tha.t he called WWL-TV
Station and furnished the station with background infor-
mation about FERRIE, particularly his homosexual tendencies
and the fact that he formerly operated the Civil Air Patrol.
He also told them that FERRIE was an amateur hypnotist and
that it was his idea that FERRIE may have hypnotized LEE
OSWALD and planted a post-hypnotic suggestion that he kill
the President.
MARTIN stated that he has visited in the home of
DAVID FERRIE and he saw a group of photographs of various
Civil Air Patrol cadet groups and in this group he is
sure he saw several years ago a photograph of LEE OSWALD
as a member of one of the classes. He stated he did not
recall the group that OSWALD was in or any other details.
In addition he stated that FERRIE conducted military t ype
drills with rifles , fatigue clothes and hel me t liners of
the Civil Air Patrol Cadets and he r e called t hat FERRIE
claimed to have taught these cadets how to shoot . MARTIN
stated that he has observed in FERRIE ' s home a number of
foreign made firearms and it is his opinion that FERRIE
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could have taught OSWALD how to purchase a foreign made
firearm or possibly have purchased the gun that was shown
on television. He advised that he saw similar type weapons
at FERRIE's home when he visited there two years ago.
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MARTIN advised that FERRIE discussed with him the
charges of crime against nature which resulted in his arrest
by Jefferson Parish authorities and he recalled that FERRIE
had told him that one of the "kids that was a witness against
him'' bad moved to Mississippi from New Orleans and subsequently
joined the United States Marine Corps. He heard on tele-
vision that OSWALD had been in the Marine Corps therefore
be surmised that OSWALD was that "kid", that he was a witness
against FERRIE in the crime against nature charge that had
joined the Marir.e Corps. MARTIN explained it might have
been the same individual or a very close coincidence.
MARTIN advised that he has reported this matter
to Major TROSCLAIR of the New Orleans Police Depariment,
Intelligence Division , and he felt that Major  
was not giving the matter sufficient concern so he called
Assistant District Attorney HERMAN who was a former
newspaper reporter and who was very familiar with the
FERRIE case as he had written various feature stories about
FERRIE. MARTIN stated that he explained all of his ideas
and suspicions to KOHLMAN •

MARTIN advised that he was really suspic ious of
FERRIE's activities when ·he received a report from W.
a New Orleans Bail Bondsman, who told him G.
WRAY GILL, New Orleans attorney and employer of FERRIE had
called him to locate FERRIE who lives down tb.s street from
him and at the same had denied to the TV that
FERRIE was an erc.ployee of GILL's Office. DAVIS ftlrnished
MARTIN information FERRIE had left town for Texas on
Friday evening, Novembe r 22, 1963, which   he

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office. MARTIN stated that FERRIE is a completely disreputable
person, a notorious sex deviate with a brilliant mind being
highly traine d in mathematics, sciences, several foreign
languages including Latin, modern Greek and ancient Greek.
, MARTIN advised that FERRIE· had been in a seminary
· and subsequently expelled from the Catholic Church and he,
MARTIN, suspected him of being capable of committing any type
of crime .
HARTIN stated that he f e lt that FERRIE's possible
association with LEE OSWALD should be the subject of close
examination as he personally be lieved that he could be impli-
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On 2/2/ 67, Mr. FLOYD RAY, Chief, New Orleans Field
Office, Central Intelli gence Agency (CIA) and HUNTER LEAKE,
Assistant Chief, New Field Office, advised
that on or about l / 23/67, Captain WILLIAM E.?TWITTY, Qpera-
tions Officer, 112th Military Fourth-
(MIG) had informed him as   !_
@.!ptain TWITTY advisedfoe CIA that he had received
a telephone call from one (referred to in
referenced communications) on l/23/ 67. MARTIN inquired of
Captain TWITTY as to the phone numbe r of CIA in New Orlea ns.
Captain TWITTY related he told MARTIN the telephone number
was in the tele[)hone directory, whereupon MARTIN ....all.egedly
told Captain he should advise CIA they
should call LOUIS VON at telephone number 822-2184. MARTIN
a ll eged l y told Cap in TWITTY that is all
for tile Office of the District Atto!rney' for OrLeans Parish .
.MAhTIN did not reveal the purposes for such a Roth
HAY and they had not contacted ·rvoN · \ It
i s noted th:!t s reportemi stating in re e ,! .
01· l eans airtel or , that LEO ··. lYON is a
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f'Mr. that his only purpose in furnishing the
above to apprise the New Orleans Office of
the above information indicating that the District Attorney 's
New Orleans was allegedly conducJJ_ug some type o.r
investigation conct\z'ning the OSW.1U...D case . l_!r . RAY also men-
tioned thc.lt   a Cuban refugee, who had testified
before the warren Commission, had contacted CIA in the recent
past, however, Mr. RA1·'felated that the only purpose for this
contact advise : CIA that many Latin Americans are o.r the
opinion that the assassination of KENNEDY was a
result of a conspiracy .including LEE HARVEY OSW.I\LD and ri ght-wing
elements in Lhe USA.   wanted to advise CIA that the
U. S. is losing this of its propaga nda war in Latin
America and made sugg$tions to CIA .for instituting chan ges
and in the United States Government' s p1·opaga nda program to
count e ract the growing aforementioned belief by .tin Americans
concerning the assassination of President KENNEDY . (A....)
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Edward Stuart Suggl 1-11-45
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12-12-46
Edward Stewart 12-31-47 dlst. peace
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Edward Stewart 5-17-49 P/o bond
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Weight : 135
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Chief, Security Research Staf£
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IPPIOVtD FOR RaEAS£ 1993
CIA HISTORICAL REVIEW PROGRAM
1. Subject, who was bo rn on 2:l April 1913 h Cleveland, C: hio,
is a former Agency employee in whom tals office ha.: a current intcre:;t.
His la3t known is SuJg•·v" ..>t rect, N . , ... . ;   .iJ.C.
2. It is rcq_uested that a discretu credit chec..· ... k ue conducted on
Subject, on an expedite basis, to determine what his pre3ent locati.:>n is
and where he bas been located since his retirement from this Agency on
30 June 19 58. Any indication of trips or change in residence on SubJect'•
part would be of interest.
3. It is requested that thid iufor.nJ.tion be o utained by Thur.;day,
3J March 19<-7, if possible. Results oi this check should ue rcturnec..l to
this Staf! to the attention of Marguerite D. Stevens.
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CIA IRSTORICAL RE.VIEW PROGRAM
Deputy Chief, Security r·.escarc:: Star:
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Joseph JameD
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1. Reference is :nade to a request froc Scott HILER for a
review of the Securi 'cy file of formsr CIA employee Joseph J. J.lP.RTm
to   the possibility vf his be inc; a John J. I·'.A.ll'l'UI ,,.ho has been
n]leeed to the louisville, Kentucky Depc=trrant a..rrd the FBI to be
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a one time associate of Lee lbrvey OS'.IAID a.'1d David Hi.lliam FERRIE, and to
claim to have \IOrk<;d -(see· the' attache: FBI repart of 28
February 1967, Subject: lee Harvey OS'Iif<:LD). FER!UE, died on 22
February 1967, ha:; been alleged to have been involved in the "flew Orleans
Death Plot".
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5. Subject, Joseph Jrunes l·!AP.TU<, #113847, wac er"ploycd by CIA
from liover.:bcr 1950 until he reti.red r'or disability effective Jtme 1958
at lo.'hich time he was an Intelligence Jl.ssistant, GS-7 (Step 7) in the '
Branch, Services Division, ORR. His ajdress at the tune
he retired was 5008 "V" Street,   Wet,;hington, D. c.? (the Sho.dybrook
Apartments), where he and his wife appear to still resiae.
6. Joseph Jams }!ARTIN, whose PHS indicates that his nickna!re
is "Joe", was born on 20 April 1913 in Cleveland, Ohio. He is now 53
years old a..r1d at the time he executed his 1950 CIA PHS indicated that he
""s 5' 8}" tall and •-eighed 135 pounds. He was wearing glasses at tr.e tine
his CIA badge pic-ture was ta.lcen,
7. Prior to his employment by CIA in November 1950, Joseph Jrunes
l·!ARTIN had been employed in the Washington area since 1938 by several
airlines, from the last of whi.oh he resic;ned as Station Manager of the
Hashington, D. C., Jlranch of National Airlines when asked to give up
that job and tN<.e a less responsible job. According to his supervisor
at that time, he considered to be unable physicall;,• and mentally to
ha'1clle the growing responsibility of the Hashington Station, though
othenrise a satisfactory employee.
8. Subject's &ocurity file reflects no infor'Tlation as to his
activities since his 1958 disability retirement, other than that he hns
on several occasions telephoned the CIA \·btch Office 81ld on one occasion
the office of the DCI (on 19 September 1958
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llf Nov'-"n1b0.r
1965 and llf February 1967) and fro!'l his conversations indic.'lted that he
was apprer,tly in the vbshington area. .Judcing from his rnmbling t"D'
d1rring his phone calls and the ridiculouc rea3ons civen for these calls,
it vould appear that Subject is of' unsow1d mind. lie indicated that he
had bcc!l in touch with the 7th Precinct and the FBI said the individual
,.fi th whom he spoke at the FBI had thought he was "nuts" but that he did
not think he was.
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19()0, t:> :reu-;lr1... th:.t sc:-. .::!ooe ;:·, = de i"<: ti, i • ., . ..,. .. -··
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he volun"..e:e•:ed alco'1olisr:1 ...,,s the C<! ..:::;e of r.is ci<;·tbU:ity t!
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i.ir;:e of hi3 r etircl'::;:rt. j a:-tj for 110 th;-.t he ,,""J. ::
<.1 F.omun Catholic but Houl(1n' t vote for 1\:: ·;:;-z:..>y. 1)1.1..!' ir·c phone
to the ''htch Office in Novcr..bcr 1965, to t"Cp.Jrt ti! ... t neighbor: :oo.:
boys 1r1ere shooti:1g EB' s at his

his s peech ..,._s reported to ha·;.:?
in::licated that he might be intoxicated. t.t the tir.-.e =-'f his 14 Fcb
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he requezted azsista:1ce with herr.: tele3-•hone number, '
333-8184, which he clairr.ed was a consistent source of trouble in that he
\-laS constantly receiving phone Calls at C"ld hours Of "., he and
and continued to receive such calls desp·i.t.e having h:\·; his phone nu.:;:bcr
cha,sed t1r:o '-"eek:;; earl i.er. The cnrrent   Telephone Directo
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has no listing under the nrune Joseph James HAR'I'IH hut Hushin[!ton
Telephone Informatio!1
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\olhen asked a fe•..1 d:1ys aflO for his nun;ber, s ave
it as 333-8184 and i!11icated that his address is 50C8. "V" street,
Subject ' s na."l:e is on the CIA Hatch List.
10. A current cre:iit check or. Subject (a of which is
attached) has revealed a credit report 9 Se:pter.!l;er 1965, "'hic!1
indicated that he a."ld his wife resided at 5oo8 ''v'' street, N. W. , nnd hai!
resided at this address since 1944. It that Subject was retirea
from CIA o.n::l received a $173 per n:onth ty pension; and thot
vi.fe, .Grace, Yas ere_?loyed as a secreta....--y by a \-hst":ington, D. c., 1av
firm.
11 . There is nothing in Subject's file to sucgest
that he is the J ohn J. HJ\RTDf referred to in the 28 Febntary 1967 FBI
report on the OS\·TALD case; but there is ·.1 l so nothinc; which precludes
the possibility. His age and physical arc not at too
a variance with those of John J. HARTIN; and his :r.e:1tal state, apparent
addiction to alcohol and presumed dislike of ?resident Y.EN1ffinY (as
indicated by his interjection the statenent that he was a CathQlic
but wouldn ' t vote for KEinfEDY) appear such th::t.t he v1ould fit Yell into
the general pattern of those involved in the "Ne...- Orleans Plot". Given
Subject ' s apparently mental co:-tdition, it vould seem in•p·.>::> ..
with the information at ha-"ld to entirely rule out possibility th::..t
he could have travele.l about tnc country and in the
Such tro.vel r.nd activitie3
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in fact, be no iT\Ore stro.:1ee ti':.'l!l tl:ose of ::eve1·o.l individuals
involved in the Nev OrleD..!1S case, inclu:::J.r:. g Jock S. H\I\TIN
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one of the
principles, who like Subj ect appears to be o f ur.sou.;d miud nnd who in all
probability is John J . HARTIN (For
information re13arding the poss ibility ,Tohn J . HATITIN is Jock S,
l.C.ARTTII, see the attached n:e::.oro.ndum dotec1 5 April 1967) .
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per:.o:-. stretchc:; th(: ir.c,--.;1::.\l.i.o.-, t·""J p.)i!1t, u::; it ·,-:_,iJ.l:;
ent..,il Su":Jjcct's led ;t. l'..J.'o; hLs fz.· ... --,:-::
ClA anj \.:o'J.lJ 111e<:.tl that Js.c}·. C. 1'.A!?"1'IU's
\Tltl: ti::: Flyjn[ 'ri£(·r:;   .: .. ::e E:-.·.:-
e·;cr, the in fo:I.'r . .....:.t ion reG:-,_r,J inc J.:l.ck s. I r. E...S ci·\·c:-.
in th0 r: .. "'' in any e-.r2:1t 1" cc:.cplet'"lY f'llce; c.T!   fr.:c.
hi0 vifc 's that he to.kes off ctlorte •     ec·.ci:
yecu-, ;cell have been leaJine a do'lble life.
13. 'I11e very gener::tl physical cl:!scriptio:1 of Jack s.  
gj_vcn in news accounts ( "sr:1::tll arYl thin :"i th a must.::1-:·he") fit
Subject, including the Jc,ustache. Unfor':.•.rnately, Jack s.   in is ti1c
only principle in the Nel{ Orleans case
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.-:hose picture, c..s far as I
.cleterrr.ine, h:.ts not appeared in the ne;TSJ'·lpcrs.
14. I do not intend the above theo:hzinc an:l speculation t::>
indicate tilat I believe Subject to be John J. 1·\1\R'i'IN. I do no·t. I do
feel ho\-:cver, in viel-1 Of' the stat0ment the l<:tttc-T clail:'..S to h?.'ie
·,;orked for CIA, that even the vaguest po.;sibl.lity th<·.t they o.re the s=.e
individual should be ruled out. I sut;gest that an inquiry be Inade of
the manager of the Shadybrook Apartments to cleter:nine ;;hether or
SUbject is customa.rily in Washin(rton or Shether he has done extensi'll!
traveling and been n.v:ay from Washington for lo11B perio:ls of J.'his
inquiry alone ;:auld settle the question if, as seer-s probable, it tcrns
out that Subject st::tys pretty much at ho'lle.
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