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REBUTEL SIX fliTYTWO P. M., TODAY, AND NEw ORLEANS
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: 1 t .ht3 basis of information indicating ta'...! ght Lee Harvey
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; :c\"; Orleans attorney G. \:ray Gill. !.!1· . Gill 1•eportcc!ly statecl
that when arrested at Dallas possessed a card
bearing the name of David \'lilliom Fer1·ie. J.'his is not true as
c;1rd which Oswald possessed was in his . o\:m i1ame.
Gill also reportedly Slid thnt Ferrie bn.cl stated in thE: ·.
presence of .one Jaclt s. uartin that th€. President should be kiJ..ied
and had outlined plans to accomplish this.
. It has been determined that Jack s. Martin, a private ·
investigator in Nc•;1 Orleans, is the source of all these allegatio·".S.
uartin is well-l, nown to the New Orler. ns Office and h:ts been
as a psychiatric patient and is considered thoroughly unreliable.
on interview, advised Agents he had witnessed
a Pl"O!;ram 23, 1963, on ,.,.hich several individ..:als
an ussoci:ttion of Lee Csgald and O:tvid Ferrie. Uartin
eaid tLS he kne\·; that was o. forn1cr corilmander of the Civil
Patrol had been active in training members of the
L'AP, he surmised tho.t Ferrie may have trained Oswald in the use ot
telescopic rifle. He reported this suspicion to the District
.Attorney'& Office, .New Orlean!.i, and on this basis members of that
office proceeded ·to Ferrie's residence and in his absence arrested
two associates o.nd subsequently arrested Ferrie, charging &11 with
vagrancy. he had ever s:tid that Ferrie made a
atatement that th.e President should be killed.

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L:vision n.ppcarance on Novcmbct· 23, 1963, stated he knew Oswald
• '.! n forme1· mctaber of the Civil /dr Patrol in New Orleans • . Durint;
: .ir: same television it was :.1c nt:ioncd that David William
.r1·ie T:as a fOl'mer oi the C:..l:' , ho .. ·evtn· , there was no
.:ution of association and Oswald •
Voebcl, on intervie\1
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of the CAP, New Orleans, for a pproximately one year, 1955-1956.
David \','illiam Ferrie took over n.s com:aander of the CAP unit durin<Y
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this time. voobel Oswald to .one of the meetings and stated
Oswald several possibly four meetings at the
most. to vocbel, Os·:;ald lost interest as he disliked
the authority and discipline in connection with the CAP activity.
. r,;vid Uilliam Ferrie upon interview he had'
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been a member und past t:ommander of the CAP unit in New Or leal s._J
He said he does not ltnow anyone named Lee Harvey Oswald and could
not identify a of hitn. Ferrie said he had never instructed
Osnald ·or anyc,.ne else in the use of American-made or foreign-made
firearms. Uhilo in the CAP he assisted in firea1·ms
for safety only. Ferrie denied ever havinG made a statement
that the President should be killed. He said he was
with the Cuban UeY2Autigpary front 1D which is an ,
c.lti-C;astro orgapizat1pn. Ferrie at the time of the nay of Pigs
: .-.-·n.sion of ClJba said he was very much. concerned at the lack of
· J.ir cover provided and at that titne criticizod President Kennedy
in ·public and in pri have used a offhand
.:J# c:>Jloguial expression, o be shot " in connection wi'th
hi s about the Cu time. Ferrie said
h3 h:.s also been called a vrorshiper of because he ia &
believer in many of the programs of the Kennedy administration.
P.:..:!COLlUENDA T I ON:
Above for information. New Orleans Division vigorously
pursuing investigation of all possible information
the activities of Lee Harvey Oswald in that area •
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_ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT
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down in Fla. a number of years ago. [the caller admitted tbatf
[She bad worked as a receptionsist for this doctor and had
lactually signed. the doctor's will as a
Mr. DECKARD advised he had called his headquarters
who bad instructed that this aatter be immediately referred
to this office.
The above is submitted for the Bureau'• information.
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brm3elf ns a psychologist,
this office and advised thnt in
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to his office and bad A younb boy
FERRIE claiJ4ed he was a psychologist :lnt1 a captain
use FERUlE turned out to be
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housed thousands of white mice in his apartment in
New Orleans.' . .For a while, he was employed as a pilot
for Eastern Airlines, but he was suspended, in 1961,
as a consequence of an arrest on a morals charge, and
later dismissed. After that, he· managed to make a
meager living as a free-lance pilot, an independent
psychologist, a hypnotist, and a private cletective.10
Ferrie also became quite interested in Cuban affairs.
In the mid-nineteen-fifties, while Fidel Castro was
waging a guerrilla war against the Batista regime in
Cuba, Ferrie attempted to raise funds for Castro.
Captain Neville Levy, a New Orleans businessman,
recalled that Ferrie carried a loaded army revolver
him while soliciting contributions for Castro's
campaign.
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- After Castro came to power, Ferrie became
rabidly anti-Castro. He approached Sergio Arcacha
Smith, the leader of the Cuban Democratic Revolu-
tionary Front in New Orleans-an at1ti-Castro coali-
tion-and volunteered to b·ain recruits for an invasion
of Cuba.
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declera, the Miami correspondent for El Tiempo, Hew
firebomb raids against Cuba and helped anti-Castro
refugees escape untii 1961, when federal agents con-
fiscated the plane he was using."' After the Bay of Pigs
invasion in Ap1il 1961, Ferrie said in a speech to the
New Orleans chapter of the Military Orders of World
\Vars that he had been a pilot in the abortive invasion,
and then went on to criticize President Kennedy for
failing to provide the necessmy air support for the
anti-Castro forces.'' In 1962, perhaps Gnal!y realizing his
desh:e to "train killers," he reportedly drilled· anti-Cas-. ·
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troites in p"aramilitary tactics in St. Tammany Parish,
across Lake Pontcharb·ain from New Orleans."
In 1963, Ferrie was employed as a private investi-
gator for the law firm then representing Carlos Mar-
cello, who was reputed to be the head of the New
Orleans :vlafia. ?vlarcello had been deported in an
extraleg(ll manner-he was abducted by Justice De-
.partment agents and put on a plane to Guatemala.
According to one story, Ferrie clandestinely Hew Mar-
cello back into this country."' On the day of the assassi-
nation, Ferrie claimed, he was in court, listening to
a judge declare the lvlarcellp deportation illegal. To
celebrate the victory, Ferric drove to Texas on a
"goose-hunting" expedition with two friends. Mean-
while, Garrison's office received the tip from New Or-
. leans private detective Jack Martin (who bel worked
for \V. Guy Banister) to the effect that Ferrie had
trained Oswald in marksmanship and was Oswald's
"getaway pilot." Martin was said to be a melJ1ber of
the same cult in which Ferrie Was a bishop. On his
retun1 to New OrJeall.s, FCrric was arrested and ques-
tioned, but, nccording to FBI reports, ?llartin admitted
that he bad made up tht> whole story. and Feine was
re1eased.
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The FBI may not have thought much o£ ,\lar,tin's
tip, but it was this lip that enabled G,uTison to begin
his investigation, in December 1966, with a specific
suspect in mind-Davicl Ferrie. Garrison set about his
work with the assistance of a small but industrious
staff. His chief investigator, a policeman named Louis
Ivan, had requisitioned other members of the l\'ew
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NAVAL INVESTIGATIVE SERVICE
HOFFMAN BUILDING
2461 EISENHOWER AVENUE
A L EXANDRIA, VIRGINIA 22331
Mr. Alan J. Weberman
Independent Research Associates
6 Bleeker Street
New York, NY 10012
Dear Mr. Weberman,
I N A£!DL Y R IEF £ A TO
NIS-02F/jsc
5400 FS- 135
Ser U5185
2 3 MAY 1978
This responds to your undated request to the Federal Bureau of
Investigation (FBI) seeking, pursuant t o the Freedom of Information
Act (5 U.S.C. 552), all files, reports and related reports in whi ch
the name David William Ferrie appears.
During the processing of your request the FBI surfaced in its
files a Navy-originated investigative report containing information
concerning Mr. Ferrie. By letter of 15 May 1978 the FBI referred
that document to this Service for release determination and a direct
response to you .
As a result of the referral by the FBI the Naval Investigative
Service (NIS) dossier which contained the report referred by the FBI
was searched for additional information concerning Mr. Ferri e .
Additional documentation was discovered and it has also been pro-
cessed for release to you. It should be noted that one of the
documents discovered in the NIS dossier was an FBI- New Orleans
Letterhead Memorandum dated 30 October 1961 concerning Mr. Ferrie.
Contact with the FBI has determined that that document is being
processed by the FBI in connection with your request. This Service
does not maintain a f ile on Mr. Ferrie.
The 1974 Amendments to the Freedom of Information Act provide
for a liberal release of federal records, unless they fall within
specified exemptions. Among those exemptions are information, the
release of which would constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal
privacy (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(7)(C)); and information, the release of
which would disclose the identity of a confidential source of infor-
mation (5 U. S. C. 552(b)(7)(D)) . Therefore, I approve the release of,
and forward herewith, the documentation containing information on
Mr . Ferrie, except for information withheld under the provisions of
the above- cited exemptions.
The 1974 .Amendments t o the Freedom of Information Act also pro-
vide for reasonable search and reproduction fees . I am waiving the
fees in this case as they are minimal.
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NIS-02F/jsc
5400 FB-135
The withholding of information represents a denial under the
provisions of the Freedom of Information Act. I am the official
responsible for this denial determination. You may appeal this
denial within 120 days to the Secretary of the Navy. Such appeal
must be in writing and clearly indicate it is made under the pro-
visions of the Freedom of Information Act. The appeal must fully
describe the circumstances of the request and the initial denial.
This may be done by attaching a copy of this letter to the appeal.
The appeal to the Secretary of the Navy should be addressed to the
Judge Advocate General (Code 14L), Department of the Navy, Washington,
D.C., 20370.
Sincerely,
Encl:
(1) Releasable documents
Din:ctor,
Naval Investigative   e i v i ~
Acting
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INDEPENDENT RESEARCH ASSOCIATES
6 BLEECKER STREET - NEW YORK CITY 10012 - PHONE: AJ WEBERMAN (212) 477-6243
Judge Advocate General
(Code 14L)
Dept of Navy
Wash, D.c.
1. Under the provisions of FOI/PA I wish to appeal deletions made by
A.B. Caruso on document dealing with William David Ferrie.
2. I have enclosed copy of cover letter accompanying document to
facilitate identification.
3. I am not interested in the Marine David Ferrie worked with. I
g ust want to know about some of the activities the Marine a aid
Ferrie was involved i ~ o   ,
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DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY
O F FI C E OF THE JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERA L
WASHINGTON, D . c . 2 037 0 IN R E PLY REFER T O
Mr. Alan J. Weberman
Independent Research Associates
6 Bleecker Street  
New York, New York 10012
Dear Mr. Weberman:
JAG:FOI:FD28:eab
14/15726
2 1 JUN 197R
This is in response to your letter of May 29, 1978, received
in this Office on June 2, 1978, in which you appeal the
deletions to a Naval Investigative Service (NIS) dossier on
Mr. David Ferrie, released to you by Captain A. B. Caruso,
United States Navy. Your letter .. is considered to be a
request for a final determination under the Freedom of
Information Act [5 U.s. c. § 552 (a) ( 6) (A) (ii)] •
It is apparent from your letter -- "I am not interested in
the Marine David Ferrie worked with. I just want to know
about some of the activities the Marine said Ferrie was
involved in." -- that you appreciate the limitations of the
Freedom of Information Act. Specifically, the Act does not
require the release of personal information aboutl living
persons that would constitute an unwarranted invasion of
their personal privacy [5 u.s.c. § 552(b) (7) {C)]. Nor is it
required to disclose the identity of confidential sources [5
U.S.C. § 552(b)(7)(D)].
A review of the unexpurgated dossier reveals that further
disclosure of the source 's identity or activities would
result in not only an unwarranted invasion of personal
privacy, but also reveal confidential sources. It appears
that you have been provided with all the information held
by the NIS to which you are entitled.

JAG:FOI:FD28:eab
You may treat this as a final denial of your request,
under the Freedom of Information Act. As the
Secretary's designee for this purpose [32 C.F.R.
709.l(C)], the undersigned is the person responsible
for this final denial. You are further advised of your
right to seek judicial review of this decision.
Sincerely,
C. E. McDOVvELL •
Rear Admiral, JAGC, U.S. Navy
Acting Judge Advocate General
For the Secretary of the Navy
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·rights volunteered the following information. Subject s tated that in· early
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. s _tated:.that he and· . and being unem-oloyed
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p1cking up· of money and clothes. He further stated that on · .. , .···.:>:
app'i·oximately _l ·:.Aug .1961 F,ERRI.E s_uggested that he ·and . _ _ get passports,:-.. ·
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to be que stioned conccr :, inr!, rny •.:i<l ti o n with J) a •t i. <.1 FERHIE,
Cuban Revo Luti onary F r o nt; rny participation 1n ;:my\

with includin1
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priCJr t o or since my e nlintmcnt into the Co rp:; . 1'/tr. DAVIS
has advised th at I have   ri ght to r<..:mJl!1 silent no :,t;1.te -
men t at alt, ancl h avi.ng b een wa b y Mr. Df, VIS th;:t t il. n y:h i nr, I
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with full knowledge of m y rir,hts in acc:ordancc; with A .r ticl e ?.l(b),
Unifo r:m
Code of ::1ncl it is mnde. withollt having
been extended to me or :1ny thre ats having been rn;1.dc 0.p, ;1.i n.s :: me.
lawyer of n1y own choo :; ing o r th e Navy wi ll appoi n t o ne f n r rnc: <l. t. no
c os t to myself; tha t
I h;1.vc the rieht to h;"t.vc one dur 1ng Lhi n
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wt: kne\v he •.v<t.s going with this Cuban rcfllgec <1wl sh8 would
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was ;;ui lot • !' i r Lines . \'/c. wcr•..: .1 r; :.··, r::.:.e:lp,Cr[;
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clothes ;cnci to creltvc l" them to'
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and mysel f that we should have <1. FERD.lE Gaid
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he would p<1y fo.r t he pictures · and the pas::;port. Aronnd that ti.me ,
__ and myself were asked by FEE'UUE if we were intcrer::tcc.l
in coing into C1tb:::t and 1 loing s ome reconnai.f;:Jncc w o d
:>outh Arnerica to train in t:bis type of wo:-1<.
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i l over and cleci.cl<:.d ;'\.g;L i nst going to South J\mcrica •) r Cuba. It wa8
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not l ong aft.er th<lt w<:. dccidc.:d Lo clrup the C ttb:tl l IU.: volttt i onary F r ont
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1n we re always dirty and ht msc.lf srr11'
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about a n ything and everything. (ic to irl'l fil'CG:> ;i'coplc with
p·osition in anything· he dic'l or • to do.' Dul'i ;,;t the time I knew him,
F£RHIE l os t his jnb wi.th r;::;-t!l:·:•· n Air Lines.   a sma.ll-1-
seater airplane ;:tnd tried to people by offcri;•g to fly th em
somewhere . He.tri.cd to bny a C- -17 t ype :\i r c r·f\i t but to my knowlcd[j<.:
he never did.
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that · could- riot be trns t ed . Dn::-ing the
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of time l was ilssoc iat cd with the C uban H.cvolntion;ll''f .Front, I
did not r e: c e i v c   n y n1 on c y in r :l y rn c n t f o r ;myth I c·: i d.
the best reason but n ot tile onl y rca:;on for , _ _
associating the Cubrtn H.ev o luti,-,n:..·y •
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necessary corrections in i.nl 7 :1 nd hZtVC initi .... l ····i these correctio ns,
."'.nd I hereby affi r m thilt :t: i •:

t.cdh to Lh:· o f :;:) y knowledge anu
belief.
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Subsc ri bed and sworn to hefo.rc me this _ .J._ day of /l;'t? "-

1968
at A r 1 in g ton, Virginia .

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CODE CONTROL
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regarding David William FERRIE (Deceased), contained in attachment . .. :t
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.. ' was levied. Attachment (3) contains some of the news coverage afforded FERRIE Is - ... . .. i' r I
. death in Fe1)ruary 1967. Marine Corps personnel records reflect Subject was scheduled . · ··1
:t;o report to _ _____ _ __ - ·· _ _ o :!
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FIRST ENDORSEl'1ENT on Dir NIS 1 tr Code 21F1 Se.r 2122 of
ll .Ianuary 1968
From:
To:
Commandant of t11e Marj_ne Corps
Director, Naval Investigative Service
Subj :
Ref: (c) Dir NIS ltr Code 21Fl Ser 0314 of 11 Jan 1968 (C)
(d) SecNav Inst 5430 . 138
(e) SecNav Inst 1900 .9
1. Returned .
2 . Based on the information contained herein and the informa-
tion provide d by r eference   ,. it is believed that . .
is identical to the subject- named Marine .
3 . In accordance with the p rovisions of references (d) and (e),
it is requested that appropriate investigation be conducted for
the purpose of determining the nature and ·extent of his associa-
tion with David Wil liam Ferri e. Areas of p rimary concern to this
Headquarters as relate to _______ _ are as follows:
a .
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c. l-ias ever a member of , or associated the
Cuban Revolutionary Front?
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4 . Inasmuch as •is presently occupying a billet \\rhich
will even·tually
priority handling of this case i s request ed.
5. Refe-rence (c) is being returned under separate cover .
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FEDERAL IUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
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2/28/&7 Date _ _.;;. _____ ..;......;,;;.
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Detective Sergeant P.oa1clde
Loul•vllle Pollee Departaent, advsaed •• follow•:
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On tbe •ornlnl of FebruarJ 23, 1967, be received
a telephone call from CARL JObM STANLEY, 4018 Veraont Avenue,
Louisville, kentuckJ. STANLEY calla blaself "Most Reverend
CHRISTOPHER MARIA 8'fAJifLEY" and purports to be Arcbbisbop
of the Metropolitan Eastern Aaerlcan Ortbodox Catbollc
Cburcb. STANLEY in a tone rambling telephone converaatioD
told MITCHELL that DAVID WILLIAM FERRIE and .JOHN I. 'IIARTIK,
botb of whOil were tben "tliabor•" ln &TUlLEY'• church were iD
Louiavllle, lentur.kJ, tn • 1961. •htle tbey were
drinking "blttln& tbe • tbeJ told • • thet FERRIE
en involved in a plot a a1nst NEDY. MITCHELL
a e 0 e date •ovea er
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- . - He ta the "Nost Reverend CRRJSTODBER r.IAR!A STA1iLEY" -.·
and ts "Archbishop of the Ea.stern Province, American
Orthodox Catholic Church". exhibited & number of docu-
. aenta to aupport l\l.s 1dentif1cr.tlon. advised .. :·
as follow-a:
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. -.. z,st J&'= 1r ree= before" MARTIN' 11raa la -_:__ . ,- :-:, ._-.
Louisville "from Tll&.nksgivJ.ng to the of February" .• -';",
l!ARTHi drinks a grer.t deal and w-oile drinking on one occasion · :_;:; ·;.-:.'-.->-.
told STANLE'f thU LEE llARVEY OSI!'1LD and FERRIE •ere "buddies" ... ·· ,.,;:;
and that   'lr&.a also ••connected witfi them". In
TERRIE, ·snnET criticized t'.ARTJN for ha.ving reconended FERRIE :::·i;•.·:/ ..
a a a "Bishop". l!ARTIN at that time said be wquld shoot FERRIE > :.::)·; ·_ .
tf he could get FERRIE tn the right place and that "FERRIE .:·.: __
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1ras also in that plot assassinate tbe President".· ;
named one JERRY DE PVC·8, address unknown, reputedly a relative .. -.- .
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f Teamsters n o re and GEORGE AOGUSTIHE -, -·i
HYDE, a s op tn another church," 1657 Parle Road, Northwest, · ___ ;
Washington, D. c., cbancterized by STANLEY as W4¢¢jt[..,i' _
aa associates of FERRIE and"·MARTIM. · · _,. . . -..
- Later in the tnterv iew- when' asked repeat' tbis -· •,-,,: "C:Y..: . " · ,
tnfonoatton, STANLEY placed the date MARTIN gave -bb the infoi'111aUon . :-
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2/23/67 .. , .. , · - • Louisville "Kentucky · · · LS 105 620 · ., .. ,.s __ '],_A,;, ·'-'··--
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Detecu ve LARRY· BYRo;· Lou is" ille · '-- ·-!::t>ale ·dictated 2/27/67 '':"·:,;; .• i {· -· _
Police D!"P&.rtment · Cll'l)/sms -- · -· -, ··.o,: .. ·,
document eonl&JU nerlh.er aor eoaeJus1oC'l1 of 1he YBl. II b lh. propett.r ott-a.. f"Bl D4 b lO«Jte• te . . :· ..::.;;.:"-\·.,.· .... -- .. ·
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Jt i• Doted tbat STANLEY indicated tbat MARTJW had
talked to bia about tbe association of FERRIE, OSWALD, biaaelf
and the others on onlJ one altbou&h STAHLEY aave three
different •er•ion..
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le&inninc about • 6, 1&67, 6TAMLET two
telephone c•ll• from tE lD •e• Orlean», Louialaaa,
askin& tbat I"'A..n.EY ccme to Jiew Orlca.na to •tart a alssloa and
a church ae•spaper. Thereafter, reeetycd e • • eall ____ _
tro. DE Pp$, Yboae •o1ct: be recc)tniied 6ul 1Jbo did aot ·
biaself, te111D& an·Ato.EY "t' 10" AMP ypyr epuJh ebgut, ua. I
will ah
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S roun explained ftthe1 knew hAd tal ked
\o •e and referred to the plot •1ainat Preatdeat" •
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STA-L!T •aid toat •about a •ontb a&o" be tbe
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'""and II IDE. STXIiLEi ilid lie blfetid io t;o to Jiew Orleans but tbe o• ·
Chief of Pollee told bta lt would DOt be Decesaar.r.
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obtained fro. KARTI" prevSou&lJ becauae ·tbe Warren .Report
indicated that there was no conspiracr involved la otbe assasai- ·
aatlon of President KENNEDY. STAHLEY Indicated tbat be waa . 0 ,
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reporttnc this lnforaation DOW because froa receat aewspaper
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STAMLEt ••td tbLt ICARTJJf, wben in Loulavtlle, earrJed ·
revolver•. StANLEY aatd be bad arsued witb MARTI•
about .carry1D& tbeae revolvera. - · · ·.-·
STAHLEY exhibited what purported to be a record of
of FERRIE aa a Bishop. Tbta record indicated
FERRIE'• address aa of 1961 aa 331 Atberton Dr1Ye, lletarte.
Louisiana.
STANLEY aatd thtt MARTIW tn 1963 and 1964 realded
at 207 Jlaaon Street, Ji).laton, Texas, and •orked •• a writer
for a A!h •• c &lao
wt tb froa 1·"'. Or Jea.na and feels ta DOW .
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pounda, wears slassea. · STAHLEY de•crtbed DE POUB •• followa:
Wblte aale, abort, chunky, dark batr, and ca.plexton,
35 to 40 Jeara old, & feet 7 inches tall; and tou&b When drinklftC. ·
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first 61.Atn.E'!' aa.ld he would DOt talk to an FBI
Acent but •ould talk only to tbe pollee offieera. Be refused
&ive a re&eon for Dot talking to an FBI Acent, but thereafter
when tbe inlervlewinc AJeDt offered to leave, STANLEY auddenlF • ·
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On Marcb a, 1966, Stanley eoaplalned to a : ·
Agent of tbe FBI tbat he bad been refused a peralt for a .. ...
fund drive to raiae funds witb Yblcb to build a ebureb. ·•• · ·.· ·
elalaed tbat tbe peral t .,ad been refused on tbe ba•i• of aa. ·.: · ·
FBI arreat record wbieb be claiaed dld Dot pertaiD to •ta. ;
StanleJ voluntarllJ aubaitted to fingerprintin&. A aet of
bi• f1n&erpr1nta were •ubaitted to tbe Identification D!wialoD
of tbe FBI followinc •btch tbe followin& Jdentlftcatlon Record
wa• furniabed under date of March 18, 1966, FBI Mo. 136085:
eontilbutor ol • ana Arrested or charce
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la a cr1R1nal record dated MArcb Jl, 1111,
aa received froa the Bureau of Jdent1f1catton, Polloe
Departaen\, CltJ of ••• tbelr auaber 141117a
bate of • loroUiS CbLr&• lrreatlna Date, blapoalllon
Arreat or CitJ Officer JudJe and Court

1/27/15 Carl BostoD
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ASSASSIJATIOlf OP PRESIDEKT JOIDf FITZGERALD DDEDI _ : .
aOnKBEB 22, 1863, DALlAS, B.UI _ .. -: '
011 IS, 1167, Carl
iDformation to a Special AeeDt of the
Louisville Office of the Federal Bureau of IDvestigatlOD aDd
to two detectiYes of the LoulaYille Pollee that ..
waa acquaiDted with ,_Yld Wllllaa rerrle and 'JohD •art1D throolb
ehureb aDler call• blaself •aost aevereDd - •
Cbrlstopber __ .arl ·,. tanler". aDd ref era to •i•self aa
of tbe Metropol taD Kasten-Prov1Dce, Aaericu Catholic
.Church.!!.. 3ohD •artia 1•
t.niest.ip_tor.. .who baa preY1ouelr' reported to us coocerDiD&bla
cootacts with .Ja•e• GarrisOD, JUatrlct AttorDeJ of ••• •
LouislaDa, lD connection w1th_·Garr1aDD'a lnvest1cat1oa of tile ·
assasslDatioa of JohD Kenned7.
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StaDler ed 'hat ta Julr, ·1961, on the recoamenda•
tloD of 8l_shop Jo A artia/ be and •art1n .CODsecrated DaYld .. •
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Ferrie aa a blsb • Be said was deposed aa .a bishop
la JaDuar,r, 1962, when lt was learoed that be bad beeD dlsebarced
fro• Ills poai tion w1 tb Zastet"D A1rl1aea becauae of ·boaosexual J ·
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·· ·.. Sartla was ln Louisville fro• !'haDksgiY1nc Dar ot11 Februarr 15tll.
• Be contlaued that ••rtla driDk8 a al and OD one oceaa10D
dr1Dk1DI Kart1D said that J)ayi errie and Lee _, -
Were •buddies• aDd that Jae, . a tin; Was CODD8Cted Wit1a .-_-:.
thea. •artia alle&edlJ aade the atate11ent that be would shoot · · ._
· Ferrie lf be could get hi• la the rlsht place aDd that "Ferrie -· · ·
· was also la to assasstoate the President.• 6taaler - .
: Daaed address and George Augustlae J;
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1Ater la the lDtenlew Btanler placed the date a. : :. · ... , .
recel•ed the lDtonaatlOD fro• ••rt1D •• JaDuarr a, 196&. ID .. 4('(,
additloa, lae claiaed "&bat • • •ald Ferrie, De Pugh, 87de•
Lee llaner Oswald, aDd Wartla· ·lived together, worked together,·
were close · trleDds, aad were connected with a CUbaa or&antzatlon.. t
YbeD 8taDleJ asked •art1D about • • • .- - _ . •
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12, 1J63, DAJ.JAS, ftXAI
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Ia addition to tbe aboYe, 8tule7 allepd tbat ..
rece1Yed two telephone calla troa De Puch ia ••• Orleaaa
about 3anuar,r a, 1967, aaklae ltanleJ to atart a aisaioa lD
•e• Orleans. Yhereafter be receiYed a third telephone call
tro. a peraon who did DOt identifJ blaself INt bOWD to
8tanle7 •• De Pueh ta whieb he was told "it rou opeD JOill'
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Further, ltaale7 elalaed tbat "about ODe 110nth aco" . · . · · .
lae called the Chief of Pollee ia ••• Orleaas and caye 11111 ... -,.
tafonaatloa about the -•oclatlOD ex1at1DI -oae Oswald, - - : . · .
Ferrie, llartla, De Puch, aod IIJde. It ta possible, of eoune,   .·;
that this iaforaatloa was turalshed to the Chief of Pollee . . · .
. at u earlier date and could well b&Ye tonaed the basis lor
the taveatteatloa eurreatl7 bela& eoaducted b7 District .
A ttonae7 .James Garrisoa of •e• Orleua. ·
Accordiac to StaaleJ, lD 1963 aad 1964 •artla 11Yed
ta Boustoa, 2'exu, 1md worked as a writer tor a Denpaper •
. Ia addltioa, Kartia elalas to have beea ia the .llr Force dur1D&
World War 11, to h&Ye worked tor tbe Ceatral late111geace
Agenc7, aad also carries Dwaerous pollee "commissloaa" ri tla ·---
hi•. Martla to 8taale7 tbat bla job t• to •PJ OD . . ..
· other policeaea aud tbat while be was la Louisville be worked . ••
lor "Echo Blue," a publlcatlOD of the Fratenaal Order of Pollee. -l. ·•
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A check of our tile• dlacloaea that the Chief of , : .. •; ..... . · ·-
. DetectlYea, Loulav111e Pollee OepartmeDt, conaidera 8tanleJ ._ · . · '
be craz7 aad a confidence II&D. 8taole7 la.ul been arrested .. - · ::.:...-· · .. ; ·. · \
tor •endlog. obsceoe aattera throu,b the.aall &Dd beea ·. · . :.-_.. · · · \
· eODYicted of automobile theft. • . ·. · .:: ·· . . -: · · .; · ......
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Our ftles •bow that 8. B. •artla, lr., of Sew Orleaaa . _.' · . . ; . .._
letter dated •cweaber 25, 1963
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Jureau la which llo complaiDed about aa laYeatlptloa betas · · · ·. · -:·· . .: :.
ot bia wife based oa allegations aade bT a telepbODe .. · ·:.-=: • ... . . .,: ... .
:wltcbboard operator described b7 blll •• a 118otal. e.... Ia . - :_· _ · · .:-
his regard be •l•o enclosed a letter he bad wrlttea oa tbe : --. - ,. ·· '
\118 date to &ichard z. aobe7 of tbe l'ederal AY1at10D Agone,.· .· .. -.· . .. .. .
\ thla latter COJIUIUD1catloa •artla aakes the allegation• that -.>:=- ·· _· . "
l'r1e was oonnected ·wttb the Cub:laa, • • was trlendl7 wltla .. . -•:<:;; ·. : · :
tald, that be helped jola the IJ.nitod States Marine Col'pa, .· :;··.:.: .:. ... : - ·
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after the assaaaiDatioo of lohD kennedy, aad ao eYldence waa
ever developed to abow that David w. Ferrie knew Lee Barye7
Oswald. ODe copy of •artio'a letter to the Director Of
Bureau &Dd ODe OOpJ Of .. rtlD'8 letter to •r• aobeJ &n
attached.

JfOTE: Bee ae•oraodua W. A. Branigan to W.
Cia ted J/1/67, eaptiooed as above, prepared b7
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"NJTED ITATES Gl ZllNMENT
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OF PRESIDUT
.IOHN fiTZGERALD DHMEDY
lfOVEMBER 22
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, • to poge to New Orleans to start a atisl86 iod i church Dewspaper.
\,._. • 8t,hley added that be received another telephone call lroa . · - ·
• Pugh, whose yolce be recognlud but who did DO"t - · .:# • &.
·· lllaself, 'elllDI Stanley ."'1 rev opep ypyr w;uatb eMyS Me ·I . .,
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called the Chl•f,of at Kew Orleans and cave hla the aboy• J
tnforaatlon abOut •the Ostrald
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Although Btanler claims be furnisbed , the laforaatloa
•• received from Martin to the Chief of Pollee, • --
a .oath aeo," It appears quite possible that Staaler
furnished this lafor•ation to ••• Chief of Pollee before
that time and that It was •uch lnforaatlon that touched off
••• District Attorney James c. Garrison'•
of the assassination and led io bis known contacts with Jack
••rtla In connection with bl• lavestteatloa. Martin reported1J
l• a aental case and •a• bospltallzed Ia 1956-57 for .. atal
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·· ' · . · On Aprll 13, l9G7 ,A'fltf£{#/:;1 made the :· ·::
Jfcw Orleans Office documents · he obtained in connectiOD ·. · -:: .
• · wi tb bis inquiries of tbe investigation of the assassinatioa · .. ·· · . . :
. by •ew Orleans District Attorney James c. GarrlSOD. '
· . ·czz:J£Z:,equested that bis identitJ in . .
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One of the ls a two-page polygraph examination
of Gordon Hovel by Lloyd B. Furr, a polygraph examiner who . .
..aintains offices at McLean, Virginia. According to the document, · .... i
Mr. Furr &tated that Hovel gave what Furr considered a·s truthful : · .. :
answers to his questions regarding Garrison'& investigation. _! ,
of tho questions asked Novel was whether be believed Garrison••
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for criminal charges of David F. ·Lewis, 3r., requesting charges ·_-·. -. :
against White House correspondent Merriman Smith for statements :·_
aade by ia a recent article written about the assassination ,7
investigation of Garrison. This document is a long rambling commu- .· ;
:i'·rt _,:. : aication. 1'1e have previously received information from several . · __ ·,:.=
_ sources that k;•!s, a torlller bus baggage bandl9r • . ,i.s ill. :
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toC!#i!'?f:\.:: ;{ by Jack S. Martin. · Martin is the self-proclaimed : .-:-:-: :
w om vo suspect as being the individual who .
furnished information to Garrison which touched off Garr1-sob '• · ·. ·'·. :<· .·;
probe. llar.tin bas boen reported by a oumber of, ).ndlyldua'ts as ·:(:::·- · _·;
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at which time be stated be wrote to Xew Orlean& District
  Garrison of Hartig£' ''§PC''*'Pnswith
nevtd Ktt!iaa • Stanle7 died of a Karch 8, 1967.
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access to our identification record of Stanley, we do not believe
We 6bould interview Martin concerning such incident.


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Memorandum

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•u_,u:r: ASSASSINATION OF PRESIPERT
JOUN FITZGERALD kENNEDY


lfOVEt.mER 22, 1963
DALlAS, 'I'EXAS
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We baYe proYtouslJ diaaealDated lafor.atlOD to tbe
White Douse, tbe Actin' AttorDeJ General, aDd V.I. Secret Serwlce
to the effect that Vistrict AttorDeJ Ja.ea Garri•oa of
••• Orleans, · Louisiana, bas bAsed bia tnveatigatioa of tbe ·· .
assassination of President Xenned7 OD 1»7 .Jack L
MarttD, a •ental case. _ .•. ---- - - -- - --=-
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NATI ONAL SECURITY AGENCY
CENTRAL SECURITY SERVICE
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE. MARYLAND 207!5!5
Mr . Alan J. Weberman
Independent Research Associates
6 Bleecker Street
New York City, NY 10012
Dear Mr. Weberman:
Serial: N9410
1 Jlj::  
Your letter, which was addressed to the Federal Bureau
of Investigation (FBI) and requested information concerning
David William Ferrie, was referred to the National Security
Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) and received by
this office on 16 May 1978. The FBI referred your letter
to NSA because in their search, pursuant to your request,
the FBI located an NSA/CSS originated document which falls
within the scope of your request .
Therefore , in accordance with Department of Defense
(DoD) Directive 5400 . 7, Section V, Paragraph E, this Agency
has reviewed the record mentioned in the FBI letter of
referral to NSA and provides the following response to you .
We cannot provide you to , or release a copy of,
the record because it is classified and therefore exempt
from access or release pursuant to Title 5 U. S.C. 552(b) (1).
The record has been reviewed and is judged to be currently
and properly classified in its entirety under criteria
set forth in paragraph 2-303, DoD Regulation 5200.1-R, which
implements Executive Order 11652. The record is currently
and properly classified within the categories provided in
Chapter 1 , Section 5 of DoD Regulation 5200.1-R and Section
1 of Executive Order 11652. Further, it is properly
excluded from automatic downgrading and declassification
according to the exemption categories provided in Chapter 3,
Section 3 of DoD Regulation 5200 . 1 - R and Section 5(B) of
Executive Order 11652 .
In addition, this Agency is precluded by law from
providing information on specific results of its classified
activities except to those persons authorized to receive
such information. Title 5 U.S.C. 552(b) (3) exempts matters
which are specifically protected from disclosure by statute.
The appropriate statutes in this case are : Title 18 U.S.C.
4-694 CRev. 2-24-78 )
411 UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF  
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
RECORDS DISCLOSURE COVER SHEET
FOI / PA BRANCH
RECORDS DIVISION
Was hi ngton, D. C. 20535
JUN 5 1978
subject of Request: David Wi ll iam Ferrie
Mr. Al an J. Weber man
6 Bleecker Street
New York , New York 10012
De ar Requester :
Enclosed are copies of documents fr om our files . Excisions have been made from these
documents and/or entire documents withheld in o rder to protect materials which are exempted
from discl osure by t he following subsections of Title 5, United States Code, Section 552 and
Section 552a. The exemption number(s) indicated by a mark appearing in the block to the left
of the subsect i on cited constitutes the authority for withholding the deleted material . (See
below a nd reverse side of this sheet f or an e xplanation of these exemptions.)
Sect ion 552 Section 552a
D
(b) (1)
C!
(b) (7) (A)
0
(d) (5)
Lx..J (b) (2)
D
(b) (7) (B)
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(b) (3) [iJ (b) (7) (C) _[] (k) (1)

(b) (4) [X] (b) (7) (D)
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(k) (5)
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(b) (9)
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(k) (6)
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(k) ( 7)
The decision to withhold exempt portions of our records i s the responsibi l ity o f
Wil li am H. Webster, Director of the FBI
c=J If you believe your name may also have been recorded by the FBI inc ident to the
i nvestigation of other persons or some organization, please advise us of the details describing
the specific incident or occurrence and time frame. Thereafter, further effort wil l be made
to locate, retrieve and process any such records.
j_j
Your request for info rmati o n poncerning yourself has been consider e d in light
of the provision s of both the Free dom of Information Act (FOIA) (Title 5 , Uni ted States Code,
Section 552) and the Privacy Act of 1974 (Title 5 , United States Code , Section 552a). It has
been determiQed by the Attorney General , that requests by individuals seeking information about
t hemse l ves are governed by the Privacy Act . In addition, as a matter of administrative
discreti on, any documents which were found to be exempt from discl osure under the Privacy Act
were also processed under the prov isions of the FOIA. Through these procedures , you have
received the greatest degree of access author ize d by both l aws.
Jil You have thirty days from receipt of this letter to appeal t o the Deputy Attorney
General from any denial contained herein. Appeals should be directed in writing to the Deput y
Attorney General (Attention: Office of Pr iva c y and I nformation Appeals) , Was hington, D. C. 20530 .
The envelope and t he letter should be clearly mar ked "Freedom of I nformation Appeal " or "I nf o r -
mation Appeal. "
[iJ See additional information on continuation page.
Enclo s ure

Freedom of Info rmat ion-Privacy Acts Branc h
Records Management Divis i o n

ltnittb )Bepartmrnt of
OFFICE OF THE ASSOCIATE ATIORNEY GENERAL
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20530
Mr . A. J. Weberman
Independent Research Associates
6 Bleecker Street
New York , New York 10012
Dear Mr . Weberman:
JAN 17 1979
Re: Appeal No . 8- 1332
You appealed from the action of the Federal Bureau of
Investigation on certain records pertai ning to William David
Ferrie .
As a result of discussions between Bureau personnel and
members of my staff, a suppl emental r e l ease of records is
enclosed. After careful consideration of your appeal, I have
otherwise decided to affirm the action i n this case . The re-
mainder of the information in the documents specified in your
appeal l etter was properly wi thheld from you pursuant to 5 U. S . C.
552(b) (7) (C) and (7) (D). These pertain to investigatory r ec-
ords compiled for law enforcement purposes , the rel ease of
which would , respectively, constitute an unwarrant ed invasion
of the personal privacy of third parties and disclose the iden-
tities of confidential sources and/or confidential information
furnished only by such sources . Names of law enforcement per-
sonnel were a l so excised on the basis of 5 U. S . C. 552 (b) {7) (C) .
None of the material being withheld is appropriate for dis-
cretionary release.
Judicial r eview of my action on t his appeal is available
to you in the United States District Court for the j udicial
district in which you reside or have your principal place of
business , or in the District of Columbia , which is also wher e
the records you seek are located.
Sincerely,
Michael J. Egan
Associate Attorney Genera l
Enclosures


INDEPENDENT RESEARCH ASSOCIATES
6 BLEECKER STREET· NEW YORI\ CITY 10012 ·PHONE: AJ WEBERMAN (212) 477·6243
:JUN 3 0 197B
Office of Attorney General
FOI/PA Sec·tions
Justice Building
Wash, D.C.
1. Under provisions FOI/PA I'wish to appeal determination of FBI in letter
dated 5 ,June 7 8 regarding: documents on WILLIAH DAVID FERRIE.
2. I wish to appeal:
a. Serial 46-42600-126- dated 3-ll-64. This eocument consists
of 20 pages. ;The FBI saw fit to release 3. This document
states that the trial of Carlos Marcello in New Orleans
\vas a   criminal case of the Kennedy Administration".
Historical irnpori:ance should have prompted the FBI to
disclose more of.this highly deleted document.
b. Serial 3.2L 64-This document deals \-lith a
theft of documents from the home of WILLIAM DAVID FERRIE
by PATROLMAN:RAYHOUND CONSTOCK. Reference is made to this
entry in 62-10'}060-5334, 5295, 5241, 5296.
c. Serial 62-109081-1 11-25-·63. This letter is from JACK s.
HAR'l'IN aka ED'tlARD S'.rUART SUGGS who is mentioned promenently
in the docmn"j'nts about the Garrison investigation inc-.
62-109060-4554,4539,4515,4518.
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d. Serial 100-446775-60 5.18.67. There is not enough informa-
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ation in this document for me to have the slighest idea
what it is about. -::t\ r,$ AC!.o<J\ c.u/.f CA<;:'[!Ll..'-'.
e. Serial 63-42?6-33-596 1.24.64. '.rhis document conceJ<rrs
JACK S. HARTIN and his dealing with CARL JOHN STANLEY
in diploma mills and the like. Reference to this activity
is made in LS 105·-620 2.28.67; 62=-109060-4595, 4609,5129 •
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f. '97.:.109 7 6-2· ···;:: may deal wJ:th. a connection between Harcello
and F'errie. The House Assassinations Committee received a
copy of it. i think I deservce one too.
g. 105-104340-l. Re; page 2- the source furnished info
about Ferrie, was GUY BANNISTER, a formerFBI/SAC who had
an office in the Balter Building in 1955. Oh page 2 of the
LI!M re the Cuban Democratic Revolutionary Front was
under the leadership of SERGIO ARCACHA SHITH at the time.
Page 2 of the LHN also contains a reference to an FBI
h. interview that took place on 31 August 1961 with Andrew
Blackmon, who comes up in numerous documents on Gordon
Novel.
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i.. 1.05··104340-2. This document cencerns a citizen spoke
with the FBI about Ferrie in October 1961 because he
believed "·the welfare of the nation" \vas a stake. If
the Privacy 1,\ct prevents disclosure of this citizen's
name at least you can furnish me with the allegations he
made against Ferrie.
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j. 105-104340-3. 'l'he fi£•st source in this document in a
Senior PatroL InsJ?ecl:tir. The second, sciurce is an
opera tor, Federal· Aviation 'l'ower, Hoisant Airport.
The tll!b,rd csi:mrce is Dep Sher Joe Battaglia. ,
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k. l.O -4 .. 5393·-B •   J.S c.ocwnents pertaJ.ns to an FBI J.nvestJ.gatJ.a
of Rampart   Since the publication I work for, Yi.pste
•rimes, perfm:ms a similar role in the 1970s I feel this
document. shodldbe released in its entirety.
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Mr. Alan J. Weberman
Please be advised that numerous documents pertaining
to David William Ferrie are part of the investigative
files pertaining to the assassination of President John F.
Kennedy which are presently available for review by the
general public in the FOIPA Reading Room. We require
48 hours advance notice from individuals who desire to
make an appointment to review materials. To set up such
an appointment, you may contact us at telephone number
(202)324-3520.
In response to your inquiry FBI files 46-42600
Serial 127, 87-52503 and 105-104340 are included in the
release .
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Enc l osed for the Bureau n .... e five copies of a
!htf' d September 22, 1 96 J., and captioned as above.
; t he information of the Bureau, on the afternoon
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• -J) , \',' ..... shington, D. C., personally
.) ) c:1ll l" d at til(: :md related that he was
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: l riJot for Eas tern Airlines. A II stated that it may be possibl G
.. ,. · i. some a ct ion against FERRI.L t o kee p him from flying
· c<·mme rcial n irplanes. expl a ine d that a pilot case is
::., preset tJ y untl 0r consideration involving an individual from A tlavt:t ,
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and tha t if a favorable ruling were received in such
· La case , t rroceedings would also be by FAA against
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•..:a ut:d n E' tl in :1 l'reliminary tion of DAVID W·ILLIAM FERRIE
·: ·· nn·de r a pcs:- i. lJl '.;' Ne utrality Act in September of

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: bo wever, as Bet forth in the enclosed l e tterhead memorandum, • •
inquiri es failed to indi c a t e the existence of any
nPutrq. l i ty r:1·· t t -:: r violation. · J,
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r efer e nces in the indices of this office, and that a
msm0r['. n dum ·;,; ou J \..1 b e prepare d concer" i ng in :format ion in the
llr:ow OrlPa'lS f i l. e s regarding '':hich me morandum would be
f11nd s il ,,d tu n•.n· cau headqu?-rters n. t \'iashinaton, with the request ··-

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copies of the euclosed letterhead memorandum to CIA in view
o f tbe r e fcrc•ncGS contained therein concerning the Cubau
n r-- , -.Oll t:tonca ry Front at New Orleans .
The referred to in the enclosed letterhead
furnishe d infor mation in 1955 was a
at that time
•••••-iii.i.i-- Buj. J. cl 5ng- , New Orleans.
Conf idential Informants 1· ef.crred to in the enclosed
l ettcr lle:?.d 1news randum as being cogniza nt in 1955 of some phases
of CP activity i n the New Orleans area are:
  by SA Ernest C. Wall, Jr.
by SA Ernest C. Wall, Jr.
by SA J. Woodrow Gilmore
SA Wright Patton-
Th e enclosed letterhead memorandum is being furnished
to tb0 for the aforementioned reasons and no action is
being take n i" this matter by the New Orleans Office.
There is no investigation pending at the New Orleans
Officf' DAVID WILLIAM FEHRIE at this time.
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DAVID WILLIAM FERRIE
On August 22, 1961,
jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, Je ·erson Paris , Louisiana,
advised that David Ferrie, 331     was under charges
in J"efferson Parish for contributing of a ·
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stated that on the morning of August 22,
1961
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Office went to FERRIE's home at 331 Atherton Drive with a search
warrant and during a search of the premises noticed a number of
syringes1 vials of various types of medicine, tablets, capsules,
needles, and blood pressure equipment.
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contacted himand that he conducted a search of ·FERRIE's home, at ·.
which time he found a Morse code key with an amplifier and power
i:>ox, 1903 Model Springfield rifles, Serial
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and two . • 22 calibre rifles, one English rifle,
Serial No. 7/47 AB 5633; one flare gun, Serial No. _f!.971, one .38
calibre revolver , one- sword, a quantity of three
maps (<;me of Havana Har 'r, one o!' "-Qoast of Cuba, and one of
West Indies, Cuba and N rth Coast) a fi d . wo miniature submarines
1ri the basement of FER E's ' home. stated that FERRIE
· had admitted to m th t he was worldng Cuban Revolutionary
Front, and that he purchased the gun an mmunition_at the
Crescent Gun Shop in .w Orleans. [) , / 1 ( D .. :, F c R R I F-
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at his on August 22
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advised that he did not have to make any statement, that any
statement he did make could be used against him in a court of law,
and that he bnd the right to advice of an attorney. FERRIE
adv:f:-sed that he was born March 28,_J.Jii.§_at   Ohio,
is l presently employea as a fr ' Easterb
which he has held for over ten year . He stated that he bad
received a B.A. Degree from   -Wallace College, Berea, Ohio,
during the enrly 1940's. He also a Ph. D. degree from
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that he bas been working v.·i th and assisting the Cuban Revol utionar
F'ront which is under the l eadership of
  New Orleans, Louisiana, off and on since .
e1:·.ver , 1960. He stated that he has been actively engaged iti
working with the Cuban Revolutionary Front since the end
Aprii, 1961, collecting food, money, medicine, and clothing for
that organizatbn;>: In addition; he has given talks to several
clubs such as the Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs since the end o f
April, 1960. · ·
FERRIE estimated that he spent on an average of thr ee
days per week in working with the Cuban Revolutionary Front.
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FERRIE advised that rifles·
ammunition in bis · residence were purchased by' him personally during
the time the .New Orleans Cadet . rifle club ,was in existence in
:New Orleans, _was_ .. during the summer-.of 1959.
, FERRIE stated that he was the leader of this club and
that the rifles and ammunition '\•ere purchased by him personally
from the Crescent Gun Shop in New Orleans as his personal .
property at the time the New Orl eans Cadet Rifle Club was organized.
lie stated that the flare gun found in. bis residence was given to ·
him in Cleveland, -Obio, while he was a member of the Civilian Air
Patrol in that city, ,. and he does not recall the identity of the
person who gave the flare gun to him.
FERRIE that the Morse Code Key equipped with an
oscillator is used by him to ke ep in practice on his Morse Code
whi ch he tH::es as an pilot. He further informed that the
miniature submarines in his basement are being constructed by
hu1 for the Cuban Revolutionary Movement for their use in getting
food stuffs , medical supplies, etc., to Cuba.
FERRIE advised that he has never solicited any weapons
or ammunition for the Cuban Revolutionary Front and has never
attempted to purchase any such e quipment for that organization.
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were· interv1ewea at the Third
).J.i!..>triet !-\)lice Station in New Orleans after ' their arrests for . [
. vagrancy l; ending investigaSJn RT turf! !i¥   0qaee p5zis?_l 1ce .-
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I nterview of both and failed to
were involved in any activity indicative of a violation
th0 ju isdic of this Pureau. However, both
,.iJio ey unclerstoo wasoei-ng loves ga
authori tius concerning what they . was.:;,.
· They had no pertinent.; informatit:J'ii to offer in
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decency charges.
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tha t about and a half previously, ..
a Jefferson Parish,
l&l,Us:Lau.a office, had
that her. or -y son had been influenced to join an
orgaii i zation ca lled 'Omnipotent." She stated he had been
infiuence'd by n 19 o 20-year-old boy whose name unknown to her.
In effect, allegedly told that the members
of that organization had to swear allegiance and obedience to
the 19 or 20-year-old boy, and that the purpose of this organization
was to train people concerning what they should do in the event
of an all-out attack against the Uni ted States. re-
lated thn.t according to a "Dr. Ferrie" was
behind this orga nization. · s tated that there is a Captain
Ferrie who is a pilot tor Eastern Airlines who holds a Doctor's
Degr ee in Phi los ophy and whose nnme is listed in the telephone
directory Dr. David W. Ferrie, 704 Airline Park Blvd.,
Metairie, Loui siana.
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the effect that · David Ferrie, Eastern Airlines pilot, had
made the statement he could "see no reason to salute the flag,"
the following inquiries were made in August and September of
1955 concerning David Ferrie:
a vised
on Aug us , ;);) ,         acquaint ed with David
au Eastern Air Lines commercial air pilot, · for
years. He said 40 out of 50 people would say David Ferrie is
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dPscribed David Ferrie as being brilliant but not a genius and as
a person who goes off on tangents just short of becoming beserk.
He added, however, that_ David Ferrie a good organizer; that be
AP at th ir ort all that·t it is toda •
e has a large following -among the ca e s o e , an is an
· excellent flying instructor. · He gives six hours ·of his time each
week to instructing cadets of the Moisant Squadron and considerably
more of his time associating with them.
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be had heard make was to the effect that in the abstract
sense it is nothing more than cloth but symbolizes what we stand for.
'. . ' i could furnish no additional ·· information ;.:'::>.·
relative to Ferrie's loyalty. He mentioned Ferrie is a "woman -.
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of his personalityttraits.
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t it I' sot: r c €. c '! tl : i nforma tion to 12 ffect Ferrie had sta ted
he 8 0 uld see "f' reason to salute the f lag . She said Ferri e
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•• p, a u d had reported ::-:on•('> info rmation to the effec t
lt t!I' l.' i e tui ,:ld, " c a "communist." state h e is a
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s he heard Ferrie lee
a ·;;eel: for a :reriod of three months . She advised Ferrie had made
no r t n t e me nt to indicat e di sloyalty to the country,
·:: :·.r.: a r:an, a n d a good with a strong following
t \lc )!c::; ... > · le t s . She adde d, bowcv e r, that Ferrie uses
s t n'nG • wea rs a wi g , does twt dress neatly and does
not a e " t o t he irl cadets. She s •tspected this may have '"been
tte s iked a t the Scout meeting in questio n.
stated September 2S , 1955, she was sorry this
lt n d   up concerning Fe r r i e . She mentioned he was g ren. tly
di s liked l:' y IH"l ' Scout Troop, princ j_pal ly because o f the f act he
ve d a t t ' •'3 nF?eting on his motnr cyc.le, his clothes were not
p:r·nsse d , and h; s hair was unkempt. Rhe described Ferrie as
n " crackpo t.·· She could of no disloyal statements made
by Ferrie but fi nally recalled that he had offered his opinion
to the effe ct t hat marching of militar y forces is silly. She
Ferrie is a brill:iant ma n but stated he had
i mr r cssed u•; J.'avora bly chi e fly o f his d r ess , personal
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J?hn ses o f Conrr ullJ s ar y a ctivity i u the New Orleans· area
adl' i ssd they wc.r c no C acqaatfitca , not did they have any informa-
tton eoncern:t_,.._(' a nyone name d Davi d Ferrie.
Dav i d Ferrie was de scril·ecl i n 1955 as follows: white
mal e, G' t a ll, 1 8 0 lbs., blac k h ai.r aying, dark eyes, complexion
r uddy , mr rit nl single.
Th1 s docurnt? nt c0ntains neither r e C0lniH!nda tions nor conclusions
·of the FBI . I t is the prope rty o f t he FBI and is loaned to your
a g ency; 1 t a nd :!.t s contents are n0t t o be distributed outside
your a gency .
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stated his informatjon came from
complete accuracy. • • • • • .. David William Ferrie, as a Ph. D.
with a brilliant mind but who has behaved at times in a peculiar fashion and has
"gone off the deep end" at times.
He stated his purpose incoming to the FBI was as a good
loyal citizen with the welfare of the Nation paramount in his mind. He requested
that if any contact was made by the Bureau as the
source be held in the strictest confidence. He was assured this would be done .
.,Bufile 62-0-61428 reflects that David William Feyrie has been very
active in the Cuban Revolutionary Front, New Orleans, Louisiana, has possessed
firearms and other equipment in his Metairie, Louisiana, home and that he was
interviewed by Bureau Agents on 8-22-61. Interview and background information
developed strongly suggests that Ferrie, a former Eastern Airlines pilot, is a
"cracl>:pot," a description used by acquaintances to describe Ferrie. A preliminary
Bureau investigation under a possible Neutrality Act character failed to indicate the
existence of any neutrality matter violation by Ferrie. I ·
RECOMMENDATION: REC&tv .IDS"- /fJI{3'fO- ;>_
A copy of this memorandum be furnished to the Domestic Intelligence
Division for whatever is deemed appropriate by that
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Orlenus, La .. ·and the Il. s Burf y o f Orleans,
La., in view of '{ialations w.ithin t&Q j ur isdi ction o f__
tMrs P., agen-e!es . ·No investigation :f!::; being conducted concerning
t his matte1· uy the New Orleans Office unless advised to the
eoHI:.t ·nry by th•J Bureau.
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let tel bcacl as being cognizant in 1955 of some phases
of cr a.c ti .. .-:J t y in the New OrleP.ns :n·ea are:
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DAVID WILLIAM FEll.RIE
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Apartment, who is "' l"ployed as a flight steward f o r
hirlines in New advised on October 17, 1961
thn t he bo s known Captain DAViD FEltRIE who has been a pilot f or
Airl:i.nes for the past seven years. He stated that
Cap t. FETIRJE is presently on e x tended leave without pay based
on charges made against FERRIE by the Jefferson Parish
officials for contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.
advised that Capt. FERRIE has a group of
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stated t hat this group of boys to his knowledge consists of
is originally from Gulfport,
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tha t for the past five or six
has lived with him in his apartment
He stated that he has been endeavoring
to his ass ociation wit h
Capt. FEHHJ I: and his group of boys because he felt that
FEWliE would get a l l of the boys invo}ved in some
·. kind o f trouble. sta te<:l tha t he had been unsuccessful
in his effort s to get to discontinue his association
witb FEHHJE and on the preceding night had told him that he
could no l oor;er live at his apar tment. stated that it
bas been hi s observation that Capt. FEIUUE has been holding
-something over the heads of the boys in this group
that he i s ' I" CQing them g oued up wJ th narcotics, li uor and
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believes that Capt. FERRIE
the various boys in this
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him. stated that he does not have any first an
i n f'onii a tion concerning this other than the fact that he has
obs erved FE:r!.HIE giving the men1bers of his group drinks of' cheap rum
on at least one occasion. He s tated that his knowledge concerning
pornographic pictures is based on information furnished by
who informed him that at the time the
JeJjersou Parish Sheriff's Office searched Capt. FERRIE's
their c
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stated did not mention the individual
with whom Capt. FERRIE was dickering for the purchase of this
plane nor djd be mention the of the plane.
informed that •••• told him that
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He stated that it was from
tali':.ing to that FEHRl 1:
all of the boys in this group. stated that be
s uspec t e d fTi at=cApt . l'ERlt1 E}51Bil ned to try to leave the
UnitPd States and planned to take the young boys 1n his group
with him. He stated that he bad oo specific information in
this regard other than the fact that during recent days
llllllll,and other members of FERRIE's group had been dressed
up a s if they were anticipating leaving New Orleans.
Jefferson Parish
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August 22, 1961 juvenile authorities of the Jefferson Parish
Sheriff's Office went to FERRIE's home at 331 Atherton Drive
with a search warrant and during a search of the premises
noticed a number of syringes, vials of various types of  
tablets, caps ules, hypodermic needles, and blood pressure

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contacted bim and that he conducted a search of FERRIE's home,
at which time he fund a Morse cone key with an amplifier and power
box, fom· 1903 Model Springfield rifles, Serial #319961,
1371172, 867239, and 803168, two .22 calibre rifles, one English
rifle, Serial No. 7/47 AB 5633, one flare gun, Serial No. 8971,
one .38 calibre revolver, one sword, a quantity of ammunition,
three ma ps (one of Havana Harbor, one of Coast of Cuba, and one
of West Indies, Cuba and North Coast) and two miniature
-submarines in the basement of FEniUE' s home. stated
that had admitted to hi ll• thn.t he had purchased the guns
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IW'HD. WILLIAM FEHRIE, 331 Atherton Drive, Metairie,
wa s i ntcr't'l e'i'led' a f his home on Aur;uitL g2, 196j. . FERRIE was
a dv i sed tJJr, t he did not have to statement, that any
statement did make could be him in a c ourt of
and that be had the right to ac'lvice of an attorney. FEn.RIE
advised tbn t he was born March 28, 1918 at Cleveland, Ohio, and
presently employed as a pil o t for Eastern Airlines, a position
which be bas held for over ten years. He stated that he had
received a B.A. Degree from Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea,
Ohio, durinp. the early 1940's. He also received a Ph. D.
degt·ee f l'om Phoenix University at Bari, Bari, Italy in 1957.
FERRIE informed that he has been working with and
the utionary Front, whic h is under the leadership of
off and ou s i nce
actively engaged
sinc e the end of
and clothing for
talks to several
since the end of
IIII• Building, New Orleans,
ovember, He stated that he has been
in working with the Cuban Revolutionary Front
April, 1961, collecting food, money,
that In addition, he has given
clubs such as the Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs
April, 1960.
FERRIE estimated that be spent on an average of
three dr.l ys rer week in working with the Cuban Revolutionary
Front.
FERRIE advised that the Springfield rifles and the
ammunition in his residence were purchased by him personally
during the t i me the New Orleans Cadet rifle club was in
existence in New Orleans, which was during the summer of 1959.
FERRIE stated that be was the leader ot this club and
· that the l'ifles and anununition were purchased by him personally
from the CrescentGun Shop in New Orleans as his personal property
at the time the New Orleans Cadet Hifle Club was organized. He
stated that the flare gun found in his residence was given to
pim in Cle veland, Ohio, while he was a member of the Civilian
Air Patrol in that city, and he does not recall the identity of
the person who gave the flare gun to him.
FEHRIE stated that the Morse Code Key equipped with
an oscilln to1· is used by him to keop in practice on his Morse
Code whi c h he uses as an airU.ne pilot. He further informed
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that the miniature submarines in. his basement are being
constructed by him for the Cuban Revolutionary Movement for
their use in getting food stuffs, wedical supplies, etc. to
Cuba .
FERUlE advised that he bas never solicited any weapons
or ammunition for the Cuban Revolutionary Front and has never
attempted to purchase any such equipment for that organization.
Tbe Cuban Revolutionary Front is an anti-Castro
organization with headquarters in liiami, Florida.

described
as a white male, born
Miss issippi, address Box , lloutel
who claims he is a student at •••£.._...; College,
Miss i ssippi, nnd described as a white male,
born 1943 and a student of College in
Louisiana, with residence Street, New Orleans,
were interviewed at ltat1on ip
o burg ary by New icers on
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indicative of a
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Othe r references conc erning DAVID W. FERRIE included
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Louisiana, had     '     "lf'o I'- ! • \. • • I' •
that her 13 or '14-year-old son had been influenced to join an
organization called "Omnipotent." She s1ated be had been
influence d by a 19 or 20-year-old boy whose name was unknown to
her. In effe ct, a llegedly told that the
members of t hat organization bad t o swear allegiance and
obedience to the 19 or     boy, and that the purpose
of this organization was to train people concerning what they
should do i n the event of an all-out attack a gainst the United
States . related that according to son,
a"Dr. FERRIE .. was behind this organization. stated
that there a Captain FERRIF. who is a pilot for Eastern
Airlines who holds a Doctor's Degree in Philosophy and whose n ame
is l isted in the telephone directory as Dr. DAVID w. FERRIE,
704 Airline Park Boulevard, Metairie, Louisiana.
As a result of informRtion received from a source to
the effec t that Louisiana, bad
informa tion to the effect that DA\'lD FERRIE, Eastern Airlines
pilot, had made the statement he could "see no reason to salute
the flag , " the following inquiries were made in August and
September of 1955 concerning DAVID FERRIE: ·
The above source related that DAVID FERRIE was
a ssociated with the New Orleans Squadron of the Louisiana Civil
Air Patrol, had resigned, and had subsequently given considerable
time as an instructor at the ltl oisant Squadron of Louisiana,
Ci v il Air Fatrol. This source related in 1955 that DAVID FERRIE
was a very popular and an excellent leader among the boys of
the Civil Air Patrol, that he used considerable Erofanity and
had claimed in his lectures that rivilian pilots are much
better thnn military pilots.
_advised on .t\ugust 9, 1955 he had been occasionally acquainted
with DAVID FERRIE, an Eastern Air Lines commercial air pilot,
for three yenrs. He said 40 out of 50 people would say DAVID
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LI SblAN des c ribed DAVID F.ERlliE a s brilliant but not a
genius nnd as a person who goes oif on tangents just short of
bccowing be-serk. He added, hoWt-\'er, that DAVID FERHIE is a
good o1·ganizer; that he made t he CAP at the New Orleans
Airpox·t all that it is today; he has a large following among
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the cad ets of the CAP, and is nn exc ellent flying instructor.
II .;. ::- i ves s i :: -bours of his time week to ins tl·uc ting cadets
of the Mo i sant Squadron and more of his tiwe to
them.
quoted DAVID FERHIE as having been critical
oi the Hooscv clt administration and saying that the
was trying to d1·tve l!nto communism. lie
said that DAVID FERRIE was critical of the TRUUAN administration
for the sawe reason. He said the U. s. Air Force had "turned
loose in3dequately prepared men to fly multi-million-dollar
machine s. " FERRIE made the latter statements in appeal to
cndo t s foJ s cfe flying
stated the only reference to the flag which
had he.c.r d l J:l , IE make was to the e:f f eet that in the abstract
. sense it i s nothing more than cloth but symbolizes what we
stand for.
  furnish no Additional information
:re la ti ve to FERRIE's loyalty. J!e mentioned FERRIE is a "woman
-.JJ.axa-r" n-r:rd ·hat he, himself, pel?son!illy FERRIE becaus e
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Louisi ana, advised on September 26, 1955, she was not
the sourc e of the information to the effect FERRIE had stated
he could see no reason to salute the flag. She said FERRIE
had a Scout meeting, under the direction of
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FEHRIE mi ght be a "communist." stat'ed she is a
-member of
She said du1·ing the previous suuuner she lmrd FERRIE
lec ture twj_ce a week for a period of three months. She advised
FERRIE had me1de no statement wh atsoever to indicate disloyalt-y
to the country, was a brilliant man, and a good leader with a
strong followi ng among the Boy Cade ts. She added, however,
that FERRIE uses strong languag e, wears a wig, does not dess
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greatly disliked by her Scout Troop, principally because of the
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his opinion to the effect that marching of military forces is
silly. She understood that FERniE is a brilliant man but stated
he bad impressed her unfavorably chiefly because of his dress,
personal appearance, and his strong language.
Confidential Informants cognizant in 1955 with some
phases of Communist Party activity in the New Orleans area
advised they were not acquainted, nor did they have any
information concerning anyone nruned DAVID FERRIE.
DAVID FERRIE was in 1955 as follows:
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complexion ruddy, marital status s i ngle.
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DIRECTOR (46-42600)
SAC, NEW ORLEANS (46-173l)(P)
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CARLOS MARCELLO, aka. ;
JOOEPH MARCELLO
FAG - CONSPIRACY; PERJURY
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u. S. Attorney LOUIS C. LA COUR, Eastern District
of Louisiana, advised on 3/4/64 that to date no decision has
been made regarding future prosecution of CARLOS MARCELLO under
the perjury statute and under the immigration statute.

For the information of the Bureau, Mr . LA COUR ad-
vised that officials of the Department of Justice have requested
copies of the transcript of the trial of CARLOS MARCELLO, in-
cluding the Judge's charges to the jury, which record is expected
to be placed in the archives of the Kennedy Memorial Library.
Mr. LA COUR advised that this case, even though lost by the
is to be considered one of the landmark criminal

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TO: DIRECTOR, FBI (46-42500)
FROM: SAC, NEW ORLEANS (46-1731) (P)

FAG - CONSPIRACY;
PERJURY
Re New Orleans airtel, 3/11/64 and Bureau airtel of
3/18/64.

Transmitted herewith are four copies of a letterhead
memorandum reflecting background information
obtaining of letters by the New Orleans Police
which relate to captioned subject and background ·:.; .
regarding DAVID W, FERRIE. ;"' :_. v.' •
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was interviewed by the New Orleans Office in the case
"LEE HARVEY OSWALD, aka, IS - R - CUBA" on whi-Ch '·
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March 21, 1964
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Orleans
Police officer assigned District Attorney s office,
advised that ortly after the assassination of President
John F. edy he was conducting an ' investigation to locate
David W errie who was alleged to have been an associate of
Lee H Oswald. In connection with this investigation he
attempted to locate Ferrie at his residence and in the course
of his investigation at Ferrie's residence, 3330 Louisiana
Avenue Parkw , he found, the folla. ing materl:il:
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withou a warrant a the sea.rch was not conducted incidental
to an arrest as Ferrie was not present at his residence and was
not located unt d subsequent to his investigation
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David w. Ferrie for Eastern
Airlines and according t a notorious
homosexual in the City of errie was observed
during the course of the trial of Carlos Marcello during
the month of November, 1963, to be in frequent contact with
defense G.   and Jack Wasserman. Gill
and Wasserman were Carlos Marcellds principal defense
attorneys.
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David W. Ferrie when interviewed by New Orleans FBI
Agents in connection with another investigation on November
25, 1963, admitted that has been employed by Attorney
G. Wray Gill since March, 1962, and admitted working from
August, 1963 to November, 1963 on the case involving Carlos
Marcello who had oeen charged in Federal Court in connection
with a fraudulent birth certificate.
Ferrie admitted visiting Guatemala on October 11,
1963, and departing Guatemala October 18, 1963, and entering
Guatemala on October 30, 1963, and departing November 1, 1963.
This information is confirmed by U. 3. Passport number B085860
that Ferrie exhibited when being interviewed by Bureau Agents
on another matter on November 25, 1963.
David W. Ferrie is identical with New Orleans
Police Department number 107026. He was born in Cleveland,
Ohio, on March 28, 1918, is 5'11", weighs 195 pounds. He,
is bald and wears a home-made wig, Ferrie's police Depart-
ment record does not reflect a conviction.
This document contains neither recommendations
nor conclusions of the FBI. It is the property of the FBI
and is loaned to your agency; it and its contents are not
to be distributed outside your agency.
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Re New Orleans crimdel
HONORJ..RY AWARDS
Referenced crimdel comm-= nted   r eseived
through Paris Legat regarding of
Paris, France, who posed as an oOa\na.ry
International Academy, Honorary Freeman of the City of New
Orleans and Attorney General of the State of Louisiana.
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associate of
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11111111"' Texas, operated a degree mill wh e re he sold honorary
doctora te degrees. This operation was subsequently close d
by the State of Texas according to FERRIE. FERR IE advi s d that
associated wi th or invo lved wtth are •
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FERRIE advised that several years
he was gathering material for a woman named 4

of the U. S. Health, Education and De part men t,
ton, D.C., regardi ng phony degrees. R
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. Adm!Dlatratfoa: Warren ID.ackle m {Oe.neral Maaaaer), R.obert Kaldenbac:la
(eoDtroller), Yare Stone (Promotloa · ·
- Director). G. W. FelleD (Cenerallat), Ooidoa Finley (E&..tern Advert:lal.n1 Mauler) •
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Pp. 6, I, and 10 "SpeculatlOD: Did the .Ileal OJ-ry Powerl Really Fall Dcryrn?• by
Paal .1acoba. Tbe author, a journallat, waa la _Mo•cow lJa AprU and May 1965 wh.ea
the U-Z waa abot dowo. On Z7 April he w,a• told by the Britl•h Communiat Journallat.
WWnd BuFchett, that Prealdent Ellenhower would not lie com1n& to Mo1cow, althoup :· ·
preparation• for hla trip were well-a'dvanced. Alter u.e U-Z came dOWD• Burchett •
aaid, "You eee. 1 waa riaht." TM article aug&e•t• that CIA provided Powera witla
a defective plane both CIA and KGB feare.d a deteDle and •anted the cold
&o JO OD. .
P. 1 A.dverthement. "Indindual• A&alnat the Crbne of SUence." A printed
proteat •&aln•t the U. 8. war ln Viet.nanl, to· alped by readera and 1ent to the
aponaorlD& or&anl&atiou. which ••J• lt · forward to dae UN. A lid of printed
followa: b Bradbu.ry, Robert )deAle BrOWD. W. H • .-Ferry. Dr. 1erome D:-Fra.nk,
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aamea who have aheady eianed e dec.lantioa included. lt h •• . •• '
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P. 10 and "The Jlape of the Cropa." by Dr. Jua Mayu. Article 1tatea that
·-; U. S. pt&nea duat rice crop• 1D Viet lQ.m with z. 4-D aDd Z, 45- T to ldll the rice
border to deny lt &o enemy u1e. But thoae who euffer from atarvation are dvillana, ' : -·
ddefiy the childrea, elderly, preanant women. e&c. Not the youn1 adult malea. ·
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Pp. ll-16 "Nobody KDow• Wy Name". by Gene Mart..e. R.obert Avakian. &Doll
Petel' CoWer. A piece in pralae and defenae of Ca11ii&YClay. Wh.ite aodety le
a&lty becau1e it doe•n't C£11 him )duh.a.mmad.AU. lt'a aleo na•ty not to prai ae
1dm for combini.DI cow-ace with principle in re!uein& to be i nducted into the Army.
Either decent men 1hould join him ln thh re!u•al "or fac:t the fact that we are.
morally, valve tender a at Auechwits." Tbe white apor-ta-WTlter• are a meua,
malldou.a lot a.nd the ''freedom of the pre••• t.be1e daya, la the fre·edom to be atare
tbat all u.e propa aand£ la oa one aide."
- ,I . .. · · · ' Pp. 17-Z9 W • . Ala article ln pralu "ot
J>l•trlct Attorney Jamea C. wrriaon and 1D defa.mat:loo Gi CIA. Tbe prea1 h&a
ala.Dted ita   cabblilluneDt u1 cold- ahouldered b.lzn.
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, Pil•· I t_ytclt • up the etory of Gordo n ovel and Unlta him to Il aho cb.itna that
, . . Y. Guy-'Baniater and hil Hugh had CIA-tiel. It cla.i.me that the
·· ;-;)· ltallet which ki4ed Preaident Kennedy waa a dwn-dum lnallet and that "an e.x- CIA
._. _ . •l•"t •t.o received pararniUtary tTainlne fi.a.n tile Aaenc:y actvhea thAt the CIA • .. • ____ __ : -· .
. .. :_. . aapplled thia type of bullet to the ant.i-Caatro forcea tt tra,lned.,. ll follow• the . · ·•
. :· - - Carri•oa atory down the llne. with a few typi cal of ita own. Oawald · -.-:-: -· . .:·' !
- - -· - · - · -;:· - · wa1 l.nnocent. Oewa.lcl wa• DOC a Commu.nlst but a CIA etc. "A (or mer C'L\,. · a • • : : • • ,
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2 \\-'2.'HoSJ NEW ORLE.RNS RtPORI
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II:xempt.ions used or, lo whom referred
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SPECIAl. AGENT
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DIRECTOR SAC , DA LLAS /89-43/
(_\ASSASS I NA Tio'N OF PRES I : T J OHN F. KENNEDY,
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THEI'lTYTVJO, S I XTYTH_REE, DA LLAS , TEXAS .
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NEW ORLEANS TELETYPE TWELVE THI RTYTHREE A. M., NOVEMBER TWENTVSEVEN
Aim BUREAU TELEPHONE t DAVID , __ -; . / -·
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/ORLEANS , DURI NG I NTERVI DJS NOVEI•IBER TVJENTYF I VE, S {.__.-
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/ NI NETEEN FI FTYFIVE SCHOOL YEAR v1HI LE AT JUNI OR HiG'i-'{"""
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/ SCHOOL THROUGH FELLOW STUDENT, ROBERT ESTAVE. HE ATTENDED
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i'iEETINGS ABOUT ONCE A AT r10ISANT AI RPORT, KENNER, LOUI SV\ NA ,
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1\ND CONTI NUED DURI NG NINETEEN -'_F r FTYS.I-X ." . AFTER VOEBEL IN
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OSWA-LD TO JOIN CAP AND OSWALD ATTENDED TWO OR THREE, POSSIBLY
FOUR l"l EETINGS AT THE NOST.
OSWALD TOLD VOEBEL TRI P TO MOISANT AIRPORT TOO FAR TO ATTEND
MEETINGS AND DECIDED TO JOI N CAP UNIT WHICH MET AT NEW ORLEANS
MUNICIPAL AIRPORT. VOEBEL LATER LEARNED OSWALD NEVER ATTENDED
MUNICIPAL AIRPORT MEETINGS OF CAP.
VOEBEL BELIEVED
USED CHANGE OF UNI TS AS EXCUSE TO HH1 TO GET OUT OF CAP AS
BELIEVED OSvJALD DID NOT LIKE AUTHORITY, DRILLING, AND HAD BEEN
TALKED INTO JOINI NG BY \IOEBEL. \IOEBEL COUND NOT RECALL IF/! II
FERRIE OF CAP osvJALD ATTENDED MEETINGS. I
BUREAU AND DALLAS NOTE EDWARD VOEBEL WAS INTERVIEWED
ON NEW ORLEANS T\I'PROGRA!·l NOV. TWENTYFOUR, SIXTYTHREE DURING
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WHICH HE RELATED HE AND OSWALD AT ONE TIME FELLOW MEMBERS.
IN C A P • , NEW ORLEANS •
ON SAME PROGRAM DAVID WILLIAM
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FERRIE MENTIONED AS BEING FORHER COMt1ANDER OF NEW
ORLEANS c. A. P. UNIT .
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G. WRAJ
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, ILL ATTORNEY, SEVENTEEN FIVE PERE MARQUETTE BLDG.,
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NEH FOR PAST TWO YEARS OF Dt\ VID . W •. FERRIE, ADVISED
HE HAS NO ' DI RECT KNOvJLEDGE WHATSOEVER OF ANY ASSOC I AT.ION BETWEEN
FERRIE AND OSWAL D. SAID ALL I NFO FURNISHED BY HIM TO LAYTON MARTENS
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WAS OBTAINED FROM FORNER NEVI ORLEANS BAIL BONDSt:1AN vl •. )IARDY DAVIS.
SAID DAVIS ON NOV. TWENTY THREE ADVISED I-IIl'1 THAT OSWALD HAD FERRIE/$
LIBRARY CARD I N HIS POSSESSION HHEN ARRESTED BY DALLAS PD/ ALSO THAT
FERRI E HAD STATED I N t·lARTI N/S PRESENCE THAT PRES. KENNEDY SHOULD BE
. KILLED AND OUTLI NED PLANS TO ACCOMPLISH SAt'lE/ ALSO THAT !vJARTI N HAD
TIPPED OFF FBI, SECRET SERVICE, LOCAL PD AND NEWS MEDIA THAT HE HAD
K
TIED FERRIE TO IENNEDY/S ASSASSINATION SINCE FERRIE KNEW OSWALD,
HAD TRAINED OSvlALD AND HAD FLOVlN HII1 TO DALLAS, TEXAS/ POSSIBLY HAD
ALSO ADVISED BILL THAT FERRIE HAD GIVEN OSvJALD INSTRUCTIONS ON USE
OF FOREIGN WEAPONS AND SCOPE. GILL VAGUE AS TO
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INFORMED MARTENS, HOWEVER UNDERSTANDS
DAVI S/ $ INFO.
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HARDY •   THREE ZERO FOUR FOUR LOUISIANA AVENUE
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PARKWAY, ADVISED THAT SATURDAY EVENING NOV. TWENTYTHREE SIXTYTHREE WAS
DISCUSSING DAVID FERRIE WITH JACK S. f1 ARTIN AT l1ARTI N/S HOI1E, AND THE
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#/ DISCUSSION SPECULATED ON THE POSSIBILITY THAT FERRIE !•liGHT HAVE HAD
SOMETHI NG TO DO WITH KILLI NG PRESIDENT KENNEDY, AS THEY
BOTH KNEW FERRIE WAS A GUN FANCIER AND MARTI N HAD
RECALLED SEEING A PHOTOGRAPH OF A RIFLE ALLEDGEDLY USED TO
KILL PRESIDENT KENNEDY WHICH MARTI N THOUGHT WAS SI MILAR
TO A RIFLE HE HAD SEEN IN FERRIE/S POSSESSION SEVERAL YEARS AGO.
DURI NG THE COURSE OF DISCUUSSION IT vlAS t1ENTIONED BY I1ARTIN THAT
FERRIE HAD ONCE DISCUSSED
A SHORT STORY PLOT tvHICH INVOLVED SHOOTING THE PRESIDENT
OF THE US. DAVIS COULD NOT RECALL HOW THE DISCUSSION OF THE
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SHORT STORY AROSE OTHER THAN IT
TOOK PLACE AS PART OF THE CONVERSATION BETWEEN I1ARTIN AND
DAVIS HELD EARLY SATURDAY EVENING.
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• DAVIS LEFT THE HARTIN RESIDENCE
CALLED DAVIS AND TOLD J·fnJ HARTIN HAD HEARD A TV PROGRAl1 ;THICH
HAD NA!•IED FERRIE AS A CAP INSTRLCTOR OF LEE HARVEY   !1ARTIN
TOLD Hif'l THE T V PROGRAt'l \VHICH HAD REPORTED THAT THE
LIBRARY CARD OF DAVID FERRIE HAD BEEN FOUND IN THE POSSESSION
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OF OSIVALD ON HIS ARREST AT DALLAS, TEXAS. DAVIS ADVISED THAT
HE DID NOT SEE THE TV PROGRA11, BUT II'H1£DIATELY CONTACTED FERRI£/S
Ei'lPLOYER, ATTORN);:Y G. \</RAY GILL, AND TOLD HH1 HHAT l•lARTIN
HAD TOLD Hll'L \miLE TALI\ING TO GILL, DAVIS   HE HEARD THAT
FERRIE HAD RECEIVED CUBAN LITERATURE IN GILLIS OFFICE, AND
GILL CONFIRI1ED THIS IN CONVERSATION TO DAVIS. DAVIS STATED
THAT HE DID NOT KNOVJ \'/HEN THE LITERATURE viAS REC£ IVED OR
HHAT THE NATURE OF THE LITERATURE 1;/AS v/HICH WAS i•lt\ILED TO
GILLS OFFICE.
DAVIS STATED THAT THE INFOR11ATION REGARDING FERRIE/S
. POSSBILE 0\.JNERSHIP OF FIREARNS AND INSTRUCTIOi-1 OF OS\o!ALD IN
USE OF FIREARL1S viAS A l·11A TTER OF PURE SPECULATION ON THE PART
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OF JACK MARTIN, AND HE HAD NO INFORMATIOI'l OTHER THAN PlARTIN/S
STATENENTS TO C THIS ALLEGATION.
JACK S. i1ARTIN ONE THREE ONE ONE 1'1. PRIEUR, NEVI ORLEANS, PRIVATE
INVESTIGATOR,
ADVISED TODAY HE HAD NEVER HEARD DAVID HILLIA!-1 FERRIE i•lAJ<E
STATEl1ENT PRESIDENT 1\ENNEDY SHOULD BE J(ILLED AND NEVER HEARD FERRIE
OUTLINE t·lEANS BY \VHICH THIS COULD BE ACCOl1PLISHED. DENIED EVER TELLING
Al'lYONE FERRIE HAD NADE SUCH A STATEi'lENT. SAID HAS HEARD FERRIE
MAKE STA T£1'1ENT THAT DEPUTY SHERIFFS OF JEFFERSON PARISH HHO ARRESTED
Hil1 ON CHARGE OF CRIME AGJ\INST NATURE SHOULD BE KILLED. THESE REMARKS
WERE t1ADE IN GENERAL CONVERSATION SEVEHAL YEARS AGO. STATED DID NOT
TELL HARDY DAVIS OF THESE REI1ARKS OR ANYONE ELSE. AmJITTED SEVERAL
CONVERSATIONS EVENING, SEPT. T\oiENTYTHREE \oJITH DAVIS RE POSSIBILITY
FERRIE BEING INVOLVED IN SHOOTING OV PRES.   FOLLO\IJING T V
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POSSIBILITY OStoJALD HJ\D USED FERRIE/S LIBRA.RY CAR'D,- Btrr iA
KNOWLEDGE FERRIE/S LI BRARY CARD FOUND IN OSHALD/S POSSESSION IN
ADt-"liTTED DISCUSSI NG DAVIS FACT FERRIE GUNS . l1ARTIN
ADV !SED DAVIS IS SELF CONFESSED HOMSEX UAL.
MARTI' ADMITTED TALKI NG TO NEW ORLEANS ASST. DIST. ATTY.
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\ KOHU1AN, IS FORi'lER NEt·JSPAPER Ttl!TH
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FERRIE/S BACKGROUND. DISCUSSED POSSIBILITY WITH KOHLNAN THJ\T
FERRIE HAD TAUGHT OSWALD TO SHOOT AND USE TELESCOPIC SIGHT
BECAUSE HE KNEW FERRIE TAUGHT f'IILITARY TRAI NNING TO C A P CADETS.
MARTIN ADMITTED TA NG
 
TEIN, FORMER ROOMMATE OF KOHLMAN, WHO HE CONTACTED
TO OBTAIN I<OHU1AN/S CURRENT PHONE NO., BUT DOES NOT RECALL
HE TOLD STEIN, EXCEPT THAT HE SPOKE TO Hii1 GENERALLY ABOUT
HIS SUSPICIONS OF FERRIE •
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MARTIN HAD NO INFO RE FERRIE DISTRIBUTING LITERATURE,
BUT TOLD KOHLMAN THAT HARDY DAVIS HAD TOLD HI M THAT
FERRIE HAD CUBAN LITERATURE FOR FAIR PLAY FOR,iCUBA COM!1ITTEE
IN ATTY. G. WRAY GILLIS OFFICE. STATES DOES NOT BELIEVE THIS
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TO BE TURE, AS FERRIE HAS CONNECTED HITH THE ANTI CASTRO GROUP
THAT OPERATED IN NEVJ ORLEANS BEFOffTHE BAY OF PIGS INVASION.
MART I N STATES HE IS ACQUAINTED WITH THE LEADERS OF ANTI
CASTRO GROUP AND IS l:JELL AHARE OF FERRIE/S CONNECTION HITH
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OBSERVATION OF THE NOV . TWENTY FOUR T V PROGRAM ON WWL, NEW ORLEANS,
AND HIS PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE OF FERRIE FROM PRIOR ASSOCIATION, WHICH
CAUSED HI M TO REPORT HIS ALLEGATIONS TO KOHLMAN OF THE DAIS OFFICE
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NEW ORLEANS POLICE DEPT WHO I NDICATE AN INTEREST I N TAKING
ANY ACTION ON INFO HE FURNISHED.
MARTIN STATED HE TOLD NO ONE FERRIE HAD FLOWN OSWALD
TO DALLAS, TEXAS.
DAVIS WILLIAM FERRIE REINTERVIEWED TODAY AND ADV ISED AT
TIME OF OF PIGS INVASION OF CUBA HE WAS VERY i'l UCH EMBARRASSED
AND CONCERNED OVER THE LACK OF AIR COVER PROVIDED AND SEVERELY
CRITICIZED PRESIDENT KENNEDY BOTH I N PUBLIC AND PRIVATE .
FERRIE STATED HE HAS NEVER MADE ANY STATEt-1ENT THAT PRESIDNET
KENNEDY SHOULD BE KILLLED tHTH ANY INTENTION TO DO SO AND HAS
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NEVER AT ANY TIME OUTLINED ANY PLAN OR /·lADE ANY STATEHENT AS TO
H0\•1 THIS COULD BE DONE OR !VHO SHOULD DO IT. FERRIE SAID
HE IS VERY OUTSPOKEN AND PlAY HAVE USED AN OFFHAND OR COLLOQUIAL
EXPRESSION I HE OUGHT TO BE SHOT/ IN EXPRESSING HIS FEELINGS
CONCERNING CUBAN SITUATION. STATED HHEN IT CAi'iE TO SERIOUS
DISCUSSIONS \VHEN THE QUESTION OF H1PEACHI1ENT OF PRESIDENT
KENNEDY AROSE, HE OPPOSED ANY A TTEI1PTS AT Il1PEAC Hl·lENT. FERRIE
SAID \'IITHIN ONE YEAR PRIOR TO THE FIRST RUSSIAN SPUTNIK
HE RECALLS BEING CRITICAL OF THE U. S • SPACE PROJECT AND
DEFENSE PROGRAM. FERRIE SAID HAS ALSO BEEN CRITICAL OF
ANY PRESIDENT RIDING INOPEN CAR AND HAS STATED ANYONE COULD
HIDE IN THE BUSHES AND SHOOT A PRESIDENT. FERRIE STATED
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HE IS A LIBERAL AND STONGLY BELIEVES IN KENNEDY/S CIVIL
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FERRIE INFORHED HE HAS NEVER LOt\J'JED HIS LIBRARY CARD TO
OS\,IALD OR ANY OTHER PERSON AT ANY
HIS RECOLLECTION HIS LIBRARY
TIME AND TO THE BEST OF
HAS NOT BEEN OUT OF HIS
POSSESSION SINCE IT VIAS ISSUED TO HH1. FERRIE EXHIBITED
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BEARHIG STM1PED LETTERING NRPD IN UPPER LEFT CORNER AND
STATES ABOVE LETTERING MEANS NO RESIDENT, PAID. FERRIE
STATES AT Tit1E CfiJ[D OBTAINED HE \•lAS LIVING IN i'JETAIRIE,
LA. fiND HAD TO PAY FOR CARD TO BE ISSUED. LIBRARY CARD
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DR. AND EXPIRATION DATE IS f•JARCH THIRTEEN, SIXTYTHREE.
FERRIE Sf\ID HAS NO RECOLLECTION OF J(NO\.JING OR HAVING
1. t·1£T LEE HARVEY OS(v!HD IN THE CIVIL AIR PATROL I C.4P I OR IN ANY
BUSINESS OR SOCIAL CAPACITY.
FERRIE CLAIJ.iS HE HAS NEVER OlifNED TELESCOPIC SIGHT, RIFLE
EQUIPPED \HTH TELESCOPIC SIGHT, HAS NEVER USED \•IEAPON EQUIPPED
\HTH TELESCOPIC SIGHT AND DOES NOT KN0\•1 HO\•J TO USE ONE.
FERRIE SAID HE HAS NEVER INSTRUCTED LEE OSviALD OR ANYONE
ELSE IN USE OF AMERICAN !•lADE OR FOREIGN NADE RIFLES OR
FIREARI1S. STATED WHILE IN CAP HE ASSISTED IN FlREARi·!S INSTRUCTION
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NO. EIGHT TVJO NINE THREE K SINCE FORTYEIGHT, VIHICH AIRCRAFT
HAS NOT BEEN AIRviORTHY SINCE LICENSE EXPIRED IN SPRING OF
SIXTYTVlO. STATED HAS NEVER FLOvJN LEE OSv!ALD TO DALLAS,
TEXAS OR ANY OTHER TOv!N IN TEXAS AT ANY T If'IE. THE ONLY
PLANES HE lVOULD HAVE ACCESS TO v!OULD BE RENTAL PLANES.
BUREAU AND DALLAS WILL NOTE ALL ALLEGATIONS AGAINST
FERRIE STE/·1 FROI'i JACK S. 11ARTIN vlHO l-IAS PREVIOUSLY CONFINED
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FOR A CHARACTER DISORDER. MARTIN IS WELL KNOWN TO
KNE\•1 ORLEtHvS OFFICE AND IS CONSIDERED THOROUGHLY UNRELIABLE.
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(See also FERRIE, David)

24 year old Alvin BEAUBOEUF,
David FERRIE's friend, claimed that
he was offered a bribe and threatened
by GARRISON's office to give evidence
about the alleged conspiracy of OSWALD,
FERRIE and SHAW.
SOURCE:
"NEWS WEEK" magazine; NBC TV
program on GARRISON investigation; NEW
YORK REVIE'I! OF BOOKS for 14 September 1967;
and Rosemary JAMES book "Plot or Politics."
• OS INDICES RESULTS:
l November 1967

CIA CONNECTION:
NONE
Negative except for references to newspaper publicity on
BEAUBOEUF's association with David FERRIE.
DErluLS:
Alvin BEAUBOEUF, a 24 year old New Orleans man, was one of two
men who traveled to Houston, Texas with David W. FERRIE, the day President
was assassinated. BEAUBOEUF told NEWSWEEK magazine that he was
offered a bribe and threatened by GARRISON's office in order to get him
to testify in connection with GARRISON's investigation. BEAUBOEUF also
appeared on NBC's TV program concerning GARRISON's case and made the
same charges. His charges were made to a New Orleans Grand Jury in
June 1967 and the foreman of the jury said "no evidence has been produced
to show that GARRISON or his office is guilty of false accusations or
improper conduct . " BEAUBOEUF was named as heir to FERRIE's estate and
a note found in FERRIE's apartment after his death 'las addressed
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side the Seco:r!d Distri'ct o:f the New Orleans Police located
at the corner o:f lfg_gazi:u·e and Napoleon Streets, New Orleans,
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MARTENS gave his address as 3330 Parkway
New Orleans, his E.
lived a.t 5516 C9.mp Street, New O.r·lea:as. He said he. bad lived
at ·the.'3330   3.ddress which· is the home o:f 'DAVID
FER_RIE i{>ince S11nd9.y, Novembe.r 1·7, 1963, a:ftEir<. having been
"k<i'cked o>c:t'Y of motber's res1de:ace. He also stated that
ALVIN haa stayed at the FERRIE residen9e o:n Monday
a4p Novembsr 18 and 19, 1963.
'MARTENS said FERRIE was a :family acquaintance and
that he had kJGo-w;a him far approximately :five years and had
known BEAUBOVEF about year. He £irst became acquainted
With FERRIE in 1958 in the Civil Air Patrol where he, MARTENS,
was a cadet :from August, 1958, to June, 1961, under the leader-
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he is also a psychologist.
a research
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FERRIE suggested that he come to live with him until he could
:find a place to live. :MARTENS is currently employed as a
Photostat Technician :for the New Orleans Blueprint Company,
824 Union Avenue.
• Through his association with FERRIE, he became
associated with the Revolutionary Front on about
April 17, 1961, ULtil the part o:f Augt:.st, 1961, when
he le:ft to go to coll·age at the University of Southwestern
Louisiana, La:fayette, Louisiana. MARTENS/job with the
organization was a one and he visited
and local busines.smen to secure funds to finB.nce the organiza-
tion. He said it was run under the of ARCACHA SMITH
whom he described as the third ranking delegate in the Provisional
Government. o:f t;:uba a:0.d that the organization was anti-CASTRO.
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The office located on the secoad floor of the
Balter B'l.lildirn:g lo<emterl o:;; Carol!lldelet Street.
29, 1961, he, alolll.g with FERRIE, !1ELVIN
SEELING, age 24, whose mother lives in' Gr>!it!lla, L:luisiE,na, and
who is probably employed as an airpqit .control tower operator
in Corpus Christi, Texas, A.c'UJREW   age 22, who was
a.ttending Perkim:sto:nt J'J!Jnior College in Mississippi, were
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and FERRIE was ch:..rgerl with'· Cr'ime Against Nil t'ur;;, and he, MARTENS,
was. cihargerl with Vagr:!..E!lcy. MARTE;.>TS said they were released and
believe was convicted as a result of the charges
made against th,;m. Al!wther member of the Cuban Revolutionary
Front was 10X, about 25 years of age, who had been
born in. a Lati;m Col.tt!try, belt lived in New Orleans for most of
bis life. (
.. About l:OO PM, November.24, 1963, G. WRAY GILL stopped
at 3330 Avenue Parkway, the of FERRIE and
·said he was for FERRIE, but MARTENS, who was home alone,
said he was not GILL stated that he had gotten word that
LEE OSWALD, wt:ce!lll he was picked up, had
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card. with DAVID FERRIE's name on it and tha.t FERRIE should
contact him, GILL, and he would repre$ent him as his attorney.
In addition, GILL said that JACK :lilARTtN, an ex-policeman and
private detective in New Orleans, whd :&IARTEJ:>S k:nows to be a
personal enemy of FERRIE, had gone to the police and the FBI
and said that FERRIE had stated in his, MARTENS' presence, that
the President should be killed and outlined plans to this effect.
MARTENS said was there approximately five to
ten minutes and left.
At about 3:00PM, on November 24, 1963, he
a call from FERRIE who said, after MARTIN had related the
above information to him, that he had talked with GILL and
there was nothing to about. said he did not
know if the call.was local or long distance and that he made
an inquiry this a!llld FERRIE replied something to
the effect that it was :n:oiil·e of his During the
conversation, FERRIE that the name of OSWALD did not
r;l.ng a bell with hiLl and that i1e did not know him.
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MARTENs said dvcring his assoctation with the Civil
Air Patrol th:;ct, ll!nder the supervision o:! FE.!L'\IE, the group
had built a teles.:oop.s to be used for Astronomy, but that to
his knowledge, FERRIE did not possess ·a telescope of his own.
He said FERP.IE OWJ12-d a .38 caliber revolver and a short
30.06 caliboci!r which had "peep" sights and no tele-
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of President KEilliEDY and that he would classify him as a de-
segregationist.
In addition, said he graduated in June,
·1961, from Fortier High School located at the corner of
Nashville and Freret, New Orleans, and had attended McMain
Junior High School located at the corner of Nashville and
Sath Claiborne, New Orleans.
said LEE   OSWALD was to him
until the of the President of the States
and that he ·has no knowledge wh·ich would shed any light concern-
ing the assassination other than what he has read in the news-
papers and heard through other news media.
To his knowledge there has been no association
between FERRIE an<! OSWALD .

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FILES FOR DAVID WILLiaM FERRIE ...
INS file # A 12 729 162
Most of the Ferrie file consisted of articles appearing
during the course of the Garrison investigation.
There were only 3 government documents:
P.M. Orr
Memo for file - regarding Carlos Marcello
from C.W.Johnson, Regional Director, 3/21/67
Johnson received an anonymous tip that
Ferrie had brought Marcello back into
the United States after his deportation
Teletype - from C.W.Johnson to regional Commissioner,
Richmond, Va. and Commissioner, Washington, D.C. 2/28/76
Johnson reporting the death of Ferrie, also stated
that FerEie had denied knowing Oswald before his
death.
Border Patrol report - 2/16/62; Report of investigation
by Patrick Duvall, Special Detail Officer
2/9/62 - Informaiton was received that it was common
knowledge among former CAP Cadets that Ferrie brought
Marcello into the United States subsequent to his
deportation to Guatemala.
Duvall interviewed Eric Crouchet; will interview others
for information whether Ferrie chartered plane
during period Marcello re-entered country.
crouchet claimed Ferrie was to have driven to Miami
with Arcacha and Ferrie ·, but trip cancelled.
Ferrie applied for work visa to Venezuela with Arcacha,
but Venezuela would not approve it.

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Address 1161 Lake Avenue #308
Place His Residence
New Orleans, Louisiana
Interview:
Mr. Layton Martens states that in 1961 he belonged to the Honor
Cadets in the New Orleans Chapter of the Civil Air Patrol, wherein
he met David Ferrie, who was a commander, in that Unit.
Ferrie trained
him; taught him how to fly.
Martens stated that sometime in '61
Ferrie asked for volunteers to assist him in raising funds for the
Cuban Nationals in New Orleans.
He further stated that a number of
students and he, himself, volunteered. However, he checked the local
office of the FBI and was assured by a Mr. Wall, who he identifies
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organization identified as FRD, was authentic.
He then assisted Ferrie in various activities dealing with
these Cubans such as raising, collection of food, and clothing.
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intelligence gathering activity. He said that on several occasions
Banister, Ferrie and himself had lunch at a restaurant nearby whose name
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maps that he had in his possession.
The type of information he received from Smith is
as follmvs:
- Arcacha Smith was receiving coded information
from within Cuba;
- upon receipt of these coded messages, he would
then give Martens the location of missile sites;
- Martens would then mark on his map the location
of these sites,
He further states that sometime in the summer of
1961 he accompanied Ferrie, two other men he thought were
American Marines, he didn't know them at the time; still
does not know who they were, to a location outside of Nel'i'
Orleans, near what he thought at the time was an airport.
He said there were other cars also present. One of the men
that rode with them-went to a building that looked like an
outhouse to him, that a ie to open
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the padlock; they removed some green boxes and drove away.
While driving back to New Orleans, one of the men
opened one of the boxes and took out.a chrome-colored
tube and some soft material which he molded around the
tube. He then thretv the tube out of the opened car
window and about thirty seconds later there was an explosion.
h'hen they arrived in New Orleans ·he left the car.
He said sometime later he had an occasion to be in
Guy Bannister's office and he observed green boxes, like
the ones that they picked up that night, inside of Bannis-
ter's office.
He felt that the boxes that they picked up
contained explosive material.
He further states that he never met Clay Shaw until
the year 1965.
He said that he had stayed at Ferrie's (WB)·
house on numerous occasions and that he stayed at both
houses which were owned by Ferrie.
He stated also that he
did not know Oswald and to the best of his recollection he had
never seen him. Also, that in his presence, he had never
heard of any talk of any assassination plots against Kennedy
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Name Margarita Martens
Address 908 Joseph Street
Date 5/17/78
Place Hospital
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New Orleans, Louisiana
Interview: Margarita Martens, alleged to have written a letter
to her priest, Father Throop (now deceased), in which she stated
that she overheard an assasiination plot against Kennedy.
Subject is now confined at Southern Baptist Hospital,
Room 2307B, Napoleon and Magnolia Streets, with the diagnosis
of "schizophrenia." She is under the care of Dr. Charles Steck.
Her place of residence is 908 Joseph Street, New Orleans, Louis-
iana.
Subject was interviewed in the presence of Jan Perkins,
Group Therapist.
The synopsis of the interview is as follows:
Subject denies a letter concerning an assassina-
tion plot and states that she wrote her priest a letter dealing
with her father beating her. She met David Ferrie in 1961 and
didn't associate with him 1n 1963. He was her son's leader in
the C.A.P. She never met LHO. If she wrote a letter about an
assassination plot, it was while she was under the influence of
pills and after her son's arrest during the "Garrison" probe.
Interviewer Signature                              

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Reference copy, JFK Collection: HSCA (KG 233)
Ferrie was a leader of the unit. He stated that he can clearly
recall that Ferrie headed the CAP _unit .during the period that Oswald
attended.
He stated that Ferrie was " a tough commander" who would chew out the
boys if they "goofed around at all. I remember he chewed me out really
bad once." Hamer stated that if anyone talked when Ferrie was g1v1ng
instructions, he would make them exercise for a half hour, doing strenuous
calisthenics.
He stated that· Ferrie hated women, and later became very upset when some
Girl Scouts began working with the unit; that Ferrie was very mad that his
boys "were distracted by having females around at that age."
Hamer stated that he immediately recognized Oswald's face when he saw
him on tlevision following the assassination; that he could not immediately
recall the name but did as soon as he heard it. He stated that couldn't
f rget He was just a little less skinny and looked a little bit
er when I saw him on TV."
Hamer stated that "Ferrie was at all the meetings during the time Lee
and I were involved in CAP. He didn't always do the teaching, but he
was always there." Hamer stated that "I don't know anything about whether
or not Ferrie and Oswald had any contact outside the CAP. All I know is
that Oswald was in our unit for about two months, and Ferrie ran it
during that time." He stated that Ferrie had a wig even during that period ,
and that the kids referred to it as "the monkey fur . " He recalled that the
wig came off once when Ferrie was flying some kids. He stated that Ferrie
had a Stimson aircraft in the Eastern hanger area during that time, and
would fly t he boys on occasion.
He stated that Oswald "was a real quie\: kid, but I liked him." He stated
that he cannot recall any specific instance in which he remembers Ferrie
expressing any particular feeling towards Oswald; that he " can only
remember that he treated Oswald just like the rest of us; he was just the
teacher so to speak. " He stated that there were some CAP members who
"hung around" at Ferrie's house and were active with him in outside
activities, which Hamer has heard were sometimes homosexual in nature.
However, he stated again that the only contact between Ferrie and Oswald
that he knew of was "at the meetings . They were both there." He again
stated that he would guess that Oswald attended about ten such meetings
during that period.
He stated that he does not know why Oswald quit coming to the meetings,
and didn't have any subsequent contact with him.
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ASAC J. T. SYLVESTER, JR.
ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT
JOl-IN F. KENNEDY, ll/22/63 ,
DALLAS, TEXAS
DATE :
Re: DAVID WII,.LIAM FERRIE
P. J. TROSCLAIR, Intelligence Unit, at 8:32p.m.,
11/22/63 telephonicallY contacted ASAC J. T. SYLVESTER at
bome. He inquired as to whether or not the gun bad been
identified and whether this office bad any information con-
cerning the gun that was used to shoot the President. He
stated the reason be was asking was because they bad received
no request from the Dallas police or anyone; that the only in-
formation he bad was via the radiO and T. v. concerning this
gun. He advised there were a lot of outlets in New orleans
that could be checked as LEE HARVEY OSWALD bad lived here.
He was advised that I bad no definite information concerning
this and that all of our leads would be fcoming out of Dallas
if theY desired any checlc. ·
He referred to DAVID WILLIAM advising be
was tied in with a cuban-movement; was j an ex-pilot of Eastern
Airlines; bad flown planes into America and was cur-
rentlY employed by a.v.JRAY GILL, an attOrney. He stated he unde
stood but he bad th back it up that oswALD was possibly friendl
with FERRIE in vieW of hiS cuban activities. I advised
Mt'. TROSCLAIR that we were interested in anY information be
might have wbicb would indicate that OSWALD was friendly with
FERRIE·
BILL REED of WWL T. V. on 11/24/63 at 12:25 p.m.
stated theY were running a check on DAVID FERRIE of
330 3 Louisia na Ave . pkwy., formerly connected with the civil
Air Pa t r o 1 and Eastern· ·i) ir lines , wbO allegedly a few years ago
was a fr iend of LEE and that OSWALD be
connec ted wi tb ffie_.Ci.vil Air 'll,{tro1.. He stated tb,eY W'\re
looking to intervieW FERRIE wb , r.lemployed bY s;.WR/I.Y G'IkL
but were unsuc cessful and FERRIE bad an unlisted telephope.
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ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY, NOVEMBER
TWENTYTWO, SIXTYTHREE, DALLAS, TEXAS.
RENEW ORLEANS TELETYPE ELEVEN ZERO FOUR A.M., NOVEMBER
TWENTYSIX, BUREAU TELETYPE SIX FIFTYTWO P.M., NOVEMBER TWENTYSIX,
NEW ORLEANS TELETYPE TV/ELVE THIRTYTHREE A.M. , NOVEMBER TWENTY-
SEVEN AND BUREAU TELEPHONE CALLS TODAY CONCERNING DAVID WILLIAM
FERRIE.
EDWARD
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ORLEANS, DURI G INTERVIEWS NOVEMBER TWENTYFIVE, SIXTYTHREE,
ADVISED HE JOINED CIVIL AIR PATROL PAREN CAP END PAREN DURING
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AND CONTINUED DURING NINETEEN FIFTYSIX. AFTER VOEBEL WAS IN
CAP ABOUT SIX MONTHS, DAVID WILLIAM FERRIE TOOK COMMAND OF CAP
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OSWALD TO JOIN CAP AND OSWALD ATTENDED TWO OR THREE, POSSIBLY
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MUNIC.IPAL AIRPORT. VOEBEL LATER LEARNED OSWALD NEVER ATTENDED
MUNICIPAL AIRPORT MEETINGS OF CAP. VOEBEL BELIEVED OSWALD
USED CHANGE OF UNITS AS EXCUSE TO HIM TO GET OUT OF CAP AS
BELIEVED OSWALD DID NOT LIKE AUTHORITY, DRILLING, AND HAD BEEN
TALKED INTO JOINING BY VOEBEL. V.OEBEL COULD NOT RECALL IF
FERRIE , COMMANDER OF CAP WHEN · OSWALD ATTENDED MEETINGS.
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BUREAU AND NOTE EDWAHD VOEBEL WAS INTERVIEWED
ON NEVI ORLEANS TV PROGRAM NOV. TV/ENTY:FOill1, SIXTYTtffiEE DURING
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IN C. A. P. , NEVI ORLEANS. ON SAME PROGRAM DAVID WILLIAM
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,? G. WRAY GILL, ATTORNEY )SEVENTEEN ZERO FIVE PERE MARQUETTE BLDG.,
NEW ORLEANS, EMPLOYER FOR PAST TWO YEARS OF DAVID W, FERRIE, ADVISED
HE HAS NO DIRECT KNOWLEDGE WHATSOEVER OF ANY ASSOCIATION BETWEEN
FERRIE AND OSWALD. SAID ALL INFO FURNISHED BY HIM TO LAYTON MARTENS
WAS OBTAINED FROM FORMER NEW ORLEANS BAIL BONDSMAN W. HARDY DAVIS,
SAID DAVIS ON NOV. THREE ADVISED HIM THAT OSWALD HAD FERRIE/ S
LIBRARY CARD IN HIS POSSESSION WHEN ARRESTED BY DALLAS PO; ALSO THAT
FERRIE HAD STATED IN MARTINiS PRESENCE THAT PRES. KENNEDY SHOULD BE
KILLED AND OUTLINED PLANS TO ACCOMPLISH SAME; ALSO THAT MARTIN HAD
TIPPED OFF FBI, SECRET SERVICE, LOCAL PD AND NEWS MEDIA THAT HE HAD
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TIED FERRIE TO KENNEDY I S       IllfiT FERRIE KNEW OSWALD,
HAD TRAINED OSWALD AND HAD FLOWN HIM TO DALLAS, TEXAS ; POSSIBLY HAD
-:: · ALSO ADVISED GILL THAT FERRIE HAD GIVEN OSWALD INSTRUCTIONS ON USE
OF FOREIGN WEAPONS AND SCOPE. GILL VAGUE AS TO EXACTLY WHAT HE HAD
INFORMED MARTENS, HOWEVER UNDERSTANDS THAT JACK MARTIN WAS SOURCE OF
DAVIS/S INFO,
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RECALLED SEEING A PHOTOGH11PH OF A HIFLE f;LLEGEDLY USED TO
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GILL CONFlRJvlliD Tl-IIS IN CONVERSll'l'ION TO DAVIS. Df,VIS STATED
THAT HE DID NO'l' KNOW WJili:N TI-lli J.dTERliTURE Ylf,S rtECEIVED OR
WHAT 'l'HE Ni>TURE OF THE LI'l'ER!iTUim WAS WHICH \'/liS W1ILED TO
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POSSIBLE OWNEllSHIP OF FHtEflflMS f..ND INS'l'll.UCTIOH OF OSW/\ LD IN
USE OF FIRgAHMS VIAS it MATTER OJ!' PUJ.tE, SPECULl<TION ON THE PART
5 OF JftCK MARTIN, fiND HE HAD NO INFOHM£1TION OTilliH THM'l MAHTIN/S
Wl'ATEMEN'l'S TO COHFIRM THIS !ILLEGNl'IOH.
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STATEMENT PRESIDENT KENNEDY SHOULD BE KILLED AND NEVER HEARD FERRIE
OUTLINE MEANS BY WHICH THIS COULD BE ACCOMPLISHED.rENIED EVER TELL-
ING ANYONE FERRIE HAD MADE SUCH A STATEMENT. SAID HAS HEARD FERRIE
MAKE STATEMENT THAT DEPUTY SHERIFFS OF JEFFERSON PARISH WHO ARRESTED
HIM ON CHARGE OF CRIME AGAINST NATURE SHOULD BE KILLED. THESE REMARK
VffiRE MADE IN GENERAL CONVERSATION SEVERAL YEARS AGO. STATED DID NOT
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CONVERSATIONS EVENING, SEPT. TWENTY THREE WITH DAVIS RE POSSIBILITY
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WHO IS FORMER NEWSPAPER REPORTER AND FAMILIAR WITH FERRIE/S BACK-
KOHLMAN THAT FERRIE HAD TAUGHT GROUND. DISCUSSED POSSIBILITY WITH
OSWALD TO SHOOT AND USE TELESCOPIC
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TO JERRY PHILIP STEIN, FORMER ROOMMATE OF KOHLMAN, WHOM HE CONTACTED
TO OBTAIN KOHLMAN'S CURRENT (PHONE NO. ,BUT DOES NOT RECALL WHAT HE
TOLD STEIN,EXCEPT THAT HE TO HIM GENERALLY ABOUT HIS SUSPICION
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TURE FOR FAIR PLAY FOR CUBA COMMITTEE IN ATTY. G. fHlAY GILLIS OFFICE.
/STATES DOES NOT BELIEVE THIS TO BE TRUE, AS FERRIE WAS CONNECTED
WITH THE ANTI/CASTRO GROUP THAT OPERATED IN NEW ORLEANS BEFORE THE
BAY OF PIGS INVASION. MARTIN STATES HE IS ACQUAINTED WITH THE LEADER
OF ANTI/Cfi.QTRO GROUP AND IS WELL AWARE OF FERRIE/S CONNECTION WITH
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5M'/ MARTIN SAID HIS SUSPICIONS OF FERRIE WERE BASED UPON HIS
OBSERVATION OF THE NOV. TWENTY FOUR TV PROGRAM ON WWL, NEW ORLEANS,
AND HIS PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE OF FERRIE FROM PRIOR ASSOCIATION, WHICH
CAUSED HIM TO REPORT HIS ALLEGATIONS TO KOHLMAN OF THE DAIS OFFICE
AND MAJ. PRESLEY J.TROSCLAIR, NOPD. ADVISED ALSO TOLD TV STATION
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AND CONCERNED OVER TI-ill LACK OF AIR COVER PROVIDED AND SEVERELY
CRITICIZED PimSIDENT KENNEDY BOTH IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE.
li'ERRIE STATED HE HAS NEVER MADE ANY STATEMENT THAT PRESIDENT
KENNEDY SHOULD BE KILLED WITH ANY INTENTION TO DO SO AND HAS
' · NEVER AT ANY TIME OUTLINED ANY PLAN OR MADE ANY STATEMENT AS TO
HOW THIS COULD BE DONE OR WHO SHOULD DO IT. FERRIE SAID
HE IS VERY OUTSPOKEN AND MAY HAVE USED AN OFFHAND OR COLLOQUIAL
EXPRESSION /HE OUGHT TO BE SHOT/ IN EXPRESSING HIS FEELINGS
CONCERNING CUBAN SITUATION. STATED WI-lEN IT CAME TO SERIOUS
DISCUSSIONS WHEN THE QUESTION OF IMPEACHMENT OF PRESIDENT
KENNEDY AROSE , HE OPPOSED ANY ATTEMPTS AT IMPEACHMENT. FERRIE
SAID WITHIN ONE YEAR PRIOR TO THE FIRST RUSSIAN SPUTNIK
HE RECALLS BEING CRITICAL OF UNITED STATES SPACE PROJECT AND
DEFENSE PROGRAM. FERRIE SAID HAS ALSO BEEN CRITICAL OF
ANY PRESIDENT RIDING IN OPEN CAR AND HAS STATED ANYONE COULD
HIDE IN THE BUSHES AND SHOOT A PRESIDENT. FERRIE STATED
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RIGHTS PROGRAM AND PRESIDENT-S FISCAL PROGRAM.
>'ERRlE INJ'OHMED HE HAS NE'I>'R LOANED HIS L<nrumY CATID '10
OSWALD OR ANY OTHER PERSON AT ANY TIME AND TO THE BEST OF
HE IS A LIBERAL AND STRONGLY BEUEVES IN KENNEDY'S CIVIL
HIS RECOLLECTION HIS LIBRARY CARD HAS NOT BEEN OUT OF HIS
pOSSESSION SINCE IT WAS ISSUED TO HIM. FERRIE EXHIBITED
NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC LIBRARY CARD ML EIGHT NINE FOUR THREE
BEARING STAMPED LETTERING NRPD IN UPPER I"EFT CORNER AND
STATES ABOVE LETTERING MEANS NON RESIDENT, PAID. FERRIE
STATES AT TIME CARD OBTAINED HE WAS LIVING IN METAIRIE,
LA. AND HAD TO PAY FOR CARD TO BE ISSUED. LIBRARY CARD
SHOWS ISSUED TO DR. DAVID FERRIE, THREE THREE ONE ATHERTON
DR. AND EXPIRATION DATE IS MARCH THIRTEEN, SIXTYTHREE.
FERRIE SAID HAS NO RECOLLECTION OF KNOWING OR HAVING MET
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FERRIE CLAIMS HE HAS NEVER OWNED TELESCOPIC SIGHT, B.IFLB
EQUIPPED WITH TELESCOPIC SIGHT, HAS NEVER USED WEAPON EQUIPPED
WITH TELESCOPIC SIGHT AND DOES NOT KNOW HOW TO USE ONE.
FERRIE SAID HE HAS NEVElc INSTRUCTED LEE OSWALD OR ANYONE
ELSE IN USE OF AMERICAN MADE OR FOREIGN MADE RIFLES OR
FIREARMS. STATED WHILE IN CAP HE ASSISTED IN FIREARMS INSTRUCTION
AT CAP BIVOUACS FOR RANGE SAFETY ONLY.
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with a brilliant mind but who has at times in-culiar fashion and has
"gone off the deep end" at times. While he feels his activities are motivated
by patriotism, he does not want to see him become invo ved in anything which would
injure the United States. He stated his purpose in c oming to the FBI was as a good
loyal citizen with the welfare of the Nation He requested
that if any contact was made by the Bureau his name as the
source be held in the strictest confidence. He was assured this would be done.
Bufile 62-0-61428 reflects that David William Ferrie has been very
active in the Cuban Revoluti<>nary Front, New Orleans, Louisiana, has possessed
firearms and other equipment in his Metairie, Louisiana, home and that he was
interviewed by Bureau Agents on 8-22-61. Interview and background information
developed strongly suggests that Ferrie, a former Eastern Air lines pilot, is a
"crackpot," a description used by acquaintances to describe Ferrie. A preliminary
Bureau under a possible Neutrality Act character failed to indicate the
existence of any neutrality matter vio1ation by Ferrie. / ' '·-
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Enclosed are five copies of a letterhead memo
concerning DAVID WILLIAM FERRIE. Copies of this letterhead
memo are being furnished to the U. S. Customs Service, New
Orleans, La., and the U. S. Bureau of Narcotics, New Orleans,
La., in view of possible violations within the jurisdiction of,
those agencies. No investigation is being conducted concerning
this matter by the New Orleans Office unless advised to the
contrary by the Bureau.
Confidential InforlllAnts referred to in the enclosed
letterhead memorandum as being cognizant in 1955 of some phases
of CP activity in the New Orleans area are:
885-S, contacted 9/7/55, by SA ERNEST-C. WALL, JR.
996-S, contacted 9/8/55, by SA ERNEST C. WALL, JR.
1052-S, contacted 9/:12/55.,. by SA J. WOODROW GILMORE.
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DAVID WILLIAM FERRIE
On August 22, 1961, Deputy Joseph Battaglia,
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, Je£:1 Parish, Louisiana,
advised that David Ferrie, 3Z1 ·-:... . ve, was under charges
in Jefferson Parish for contribUting of a
j uvenile.
Deputy Battaglia stated that on the morning of August 22,
1961, juvenile authorities of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's
Office went to FERRIE's home Atherton Drive with a search
warrant and during a search of the premises noticed a number of
syringes, vials of various types of medicine, tablets, capsules,
hypodermic needles, and blood pressure equipment.
Deputy BATTAGLIA stated that the juvenile authorities
contacted himand that he conducted a search of FERRIE's home, at
which time he found a Morse code key with an amplifier and power
box, four 1903 Model Springfield rifles, Serial
8672354 and two .22 calibre rifles, one English rifle,
Serial No. 7/47 AB 5633; one flare gun, Serial No. 8971, one .38
calibre a quantity of three
maps (one of Havana Bar r, one o oast of Cuba, and one of
West Indies, Cuba and N rth Coast) a wo ainiature submarines
in the basemen of FER E's home. BA lA stated that FERRIE
had admitted to m t t he was working e Cuban Revolutionary
Front, and that be purchased the gun an unit!on at the
Crescent Gu1:1 Shop in Orleans. p / i · I D , F c R '< ! £"
DAVID WILLIA
was interviewed at his ·
advised that he did not ave to make any statement, that any
statement he did make · couid be used against him in a court of law,
and that he had the right to advice of . an attorney. FERRIE
advised that he was b n M 8 at Cleveland Ohio, and
is presently employe as a pi ot for , sition
which he has held for over ten. year . He stated that he
received a B.A. Degree from 1 -Wallace College, Berea, Ohio,
during the early 1940's. He also eived a Ph. D. degree from
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that he has been working with and assisting the Cuban Revolutionary
Front, which is under the leadership of Sergio Arcacha Smith,
207 Balter Building, New Orleans, off and on since
November, 1960. He stated that he has been actively engaged in
working with the Cuban Revolutionary Front since the end of
April, 1961, collecting food, money, medic.ine, and clothing for
that organizati:>n. In addition, he has given talks to several
clubs such as the Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs since the end of
April, 1960.
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days. week in. working with: Front.
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ammunition in his residence were purchased by him personally during
the t-ime the New Orleans Cadet rifle club was in existence in
New Orleans, which was during the summer of 1959 •
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that the rifles and ammunition were purchased by him personally
from the Crescent Gun Shop inc,New. Orleans as his personal
property:· a:t .the t_ime the New; O_rieins Cadet Rifle_ ciub was organized.
He sta-ted, tll.!l-t the :flare -gun. found _in' his' residem9e was g'iven to
him in .Gl!eveland_, Ohio,, while.- .-\l.e, w_as, _a. ,member of _the Civilian Air
that city,- and _he. does not, recall, the ,identity of the
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·oscillator used by_ hf!n .in on his ,Mo!se. Code
which   _as an ai:t;-.li_ne ;P..i};pt. ;Riil £u:s-t;her infqrmed tha:t the
miniatlll'e in   ¥e ?e:fnlt co,nstr,ucted by -
·him focc the f9:t their use iri getting
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or -ammunition for the cUban ':Jie;v:ohi.ticinaiy Front and has never
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The Guban Revolut:i.otiaiy Front is an anti-Castro
organization with headquarters in Miami, Florida.
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a male, born September 15, 942 at
address B9x 4• who claims he is
a Perkinston College, Perkinston, Mississippi, and
LAYTON · TENS, described as white male, born
and a tudent of Southwestern Cgllege in
6037 ... .Ne.w .   at the Third .
District Police Station in New Orleans after their arrests for
vagrancy pending investigation of burglary by New Orleans Police l
Department officers on August 1961.
Interview of both and Martens failed to reveal
they were .involved in any ac:tivity of a violation
within the jurisdiction of··'thfs·'·lfureau.: However, both Blackmon
and Martens stated that the·:. t·heir· arrests· mi ht ·
be the resu o e r association with· a Captain David
who they understoo was being lnvestiga'€e;:rt}y Je'fferson Parish
authorities ·concerning what they· :termed· was indecency charges.
They had no pertinent in:fornia·fion to• offer in this regard;.
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c/o' Av'iation Tower, M.oisant Airport,· Kenner;
that about "a month and a: half previously,
·a Jdhn F. Barrett, 71.3 Lynette Drive, Jeifersorl' Par'isb,
' former secretary .. ':iii· Koon' s' o·ffice 'had• told koon
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orfarrization called 'Omnipotent.'" She stated he had been
. in: 1 uen:ced hY,.'B. 19 0 . boy whose name was unknown t 0 her.
In effect, Mr.s. Barrett. al_legedLy told Mr. Koon that the members
of that orgahi'zation had'! . anci obedience' to
the 19 of this organization
was to. tra}'n Pe<)P'le' SO_?Uld do _in t i?'e event"
of an all;.;.out attack agirinst'' the" United, states. Mr·; Koon· re-
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1.ated that according to Mrs:;kBarrett''s son,· a "Dr. Ferri.e" w'as
behind this organization:··. Mi-l:. 'Kodn• st'at'ed that ther'e' is. a Captain
Ferrie wh(>;tis'· a pilot :for Eastern· :A:'ir'tines· who holds a·. Doctor·• s
Degree in Philosophy and whose name is listed in the
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to. the .that David Ferrie, Airlines pilot, .had
s.iatement he could "see no.,reason to salute the flag,"
inquiries were made in August and September of
1955 concerning David Ferrie:
above source related that David Ferrie was
associated with the New Orleans Squadron of the Louisiana Civil
Air Patrol, had resigned, and had subse_quently given considerable
time as an instructor at the Moisant Squ&dron of Louisiana
Civil Air Patrol. This source related ili""'1.955 that David Ferri<>
was a very popular and an excellent leadE[:r; the boys of th;
Civil Air Patrol, that he used considerab]_,e, profanity and luid
claimed in ,his lectures tl::a t civilian pilots are much better than
miiitary pilOfS. . . • . . ",:··;eon
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and Commander of the Cadets, Moisant Squadron of the CAP, advised
on August 9, +955, he had been acquainted-with David
Ferrie, an Eastern Air Lint3s c.<;>DIJIIerqial air pilot; ·for '!;hree ....
yea,rs.. He. said 40 out of 50 Pe<?J'le say Daviq _Ferrie is
"nuts" .and. that the other 1.0 might saY he is normaL . Lisman
described David Ferrie as but not a genius a,nd. as
a PE!rson whq goes off on _just ·short of. becoJ!i!l!g
He adq_e(i, _however, tha,t .:t,p ,.a good :J;.l!.at he
made   New :Mr.po_:t;t .all that it· is, 1:.?cffi:r;·
he 4as a following.among         of the CAP, ,and i.:'J?.-an
instructor. •.     hours of hi_s t,4te each
week, to instructing cadets, 9f -t.l!tO> • Squadron anq
more of his time to     • them. · .
Lisman   been :cr!t.i,ca,l
of the Roosevelt administration<and.saying-·that the administration
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was crJ.tic:&l. :Of the Truman ,administration for the same· reason.
He-said the u.s. Air prepared
men to fly multi-million-dolJ,a.r. •. \' ,-Ferrie m.ade _tqe.,.,
latter statements in to.. :flying conc;!i.i!;:!-<?ns, ·
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he had heard Ferrie make was to the effect that in the abstract
it is nothing more than.clotl;l .but symboliZ:e<? what. 1We stand for.
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to.Ferrie's loyalty. He mentioned Ferrie is a "woman
hater" and that he, himself
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had addressed a Scout meeting, under the· . s. R. J.
Durr, and Mrs. Durr had reported some effect
Ferrie might be a "communist." Mrs. Nichols a
member of the Seniors of the 1loisant Squadron of the. CAP and is
in charge of the Girl Scout Squadron, ___ Moisant Sectidn;· CAP.,. .
She said during the previous summer_ she heard Ferrie_ ·lecture.
a week for a period of three · sne;·_ ised; - - .had
no statement whatsoever to indicate to-
was a brilliant man, and a   among the Boy Cadets. She added,
strong language, wears a wig,
not appeal to the girl cadets.
the reason why Ferrie was
Confidential Informants
phases of Communist Party activi
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Enclosed for the Bureau are five copies of a letterhead
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the information of the Bureau, on the afternoon
of E. ROBEY, Investigator for the Security
Divisit>n, Fei!eral "Av1a1:·t.o-Q. Agency
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called ' a! Orleans Office and related that he was
the activities of a DAVID WILLIAM FERRIE, a former
ilot Airlines. ROBEY stated that it may be possible
against FERRIE to keep him from flying
ROBEY explainedthat a pilot case is
underconsideration involving an individual from Atlanta,
Georgia, and that if a favorable ruling were received in such
case, that proceedings would also iDe taken by F-._A against
FERRIE.
ROBEY was furnished verbally with a 9uamary of data
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copies of the enclosed letterhead memorandum to CIA
of the references contained therein concerning the Cuban
Revolutionary Front at New Orleans.
The source referred to in the enclosed letterhead
memorandUJD as having furnished information in 1955 was a
Major W. H. TARVER, Louisiana Civil Air Patrol, at that time
located· in the Masonic Temple New, Orleans.
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Confidential Informants referred to in the enclosed
letterhead"mem.orandum as being .cognizant in 1955 of some phases
of CP activity in the New Orleans area are:
NO 885-S, contacted 9/7/55, by _SA Ernest C. Wall, Jr.
996-S, contacted 9/8/55 by SA C. Wall, Jr .
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October ao. 1961
DAVID WILLIAM FERRIE
On October 16, 1961 Senior Patrol Inspector WINDLB G.
ROACH, S. Border New Orleans, Louisiana, telephoni-
cally advised that JO HARRIS, , 804 Orleans,
who is employed s e d for Eastern Airlines, a
that Captain had been trying to purchase a C47
airplane for $30,000 and has a cache of arms in the
New Orleans area. JOHN 804 Dumaine Street, Second
Floor Center Apartment, is .employed as a flight steward for
Eastern Airlines in New Orleans, advised on October 17, 1961
that he has known Captain FERRIE who has been a pilot for
Eastern Airlines for the past seven years. Be stated that
Capt. FERRIE i& presently on extended leave without pay based
on charges made against FERRIE by the Jefferson Parish
officials for contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.
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'J. .. boys whom he supports and controls coapletely. Be
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weeks GBG&GE WOODCOCX, JR. with hi m :i.n ,ILis apartment
at 804 Duaa±ne Street. Be stated · that he has been endeavoring
to get GEORGE WOODCOCK, JR .. to di&CQ:qtinpe hi&; association with
Capt. FEI&IZ and his boys tiecause he , felt that ·
ulti•ate!y FERRIE would all Qf boys involved in some
kind of trauble. BAB.RIS .Ii1_ated" that ·he had been· 1inauccessful
in his efto'rts to get

t 'q f!• association
with FERRIE and on the prece41ng ntght '.ad hia that
coul d no longer live at ·his HARRIS stated ' that it
has been his observati·on that 7ERRIE has bee:q ·ho.,lding
something over the heads· the boys· in • and
that be is keeping them doped up with liquor and
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with hypnotism. He stated that he believes that Capt. FERRIE
has taken pornographic pictures or the various boys in this
group which he is holding over their heads to make them cooperate
with him. HARRIS stated that he does not have any rirst hand
information concerning this other than the £act that he has
observed FERRIE giving the members or his group drinks or cheap rum
on at least one occasion. He stated that his knowledge concerning _j
pornographic pictures is based on information furnished by
GEORGE WOODCOCK, JR. who informed him that at the time the
Jerrerson Parish Sherirr's Orrice searched Capt. FERRIE's
residence in connection with their charge or contributing to
the delinquency or a juvenile, the pornographic pictures which
Capt. FERRIE had taken of-various young white males together
with narcotics which he gave to these boys hidden in his
mother's room at the residence which was not searched by the
Jerrerson Parish Sherirr's Orrice.
BARRIS advised that several months ago Capt. FERRIE
had asked him to assist in purchasing an airplane. He stated
that he reels that Capt, FERRIE asked him this to determine
whether he would report the matter to the proper officials_
He stated that several days prior to the date or interview
GEORGE WOODCOCK, JR. had told him that Capt, FERRIE was
dickering to. purchase a C47 airplane for $35,000 to $45,000,
HARRIS stated that WOODCOCK did not mention the individual
with whom Capt. FERRIE was dickering for the purchase or this
plane nor 'did he mention the location_ of the plane,
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Capt.· cFERRIE has a cache o£: arms located in severa.l places in
the vie1Id;t;y_or New Orleans, Houma and the Kississippi Gul£
Coast but,- has never indicated what type of arms FERRIE has
collectedsor the location of these caches. HARRIS related· that
approximately a month ago he observed the trunk of FERBJE's car
loaded with hand grenades. He stated that later that same day
FERRIE brought two of the hand grenades to his apartment and
that he asked FERRIE to take the hand grenades out of the
apartment. He stated that he did not know the source from
which Capt. FERRIE obtained the hand grenades or the purpose
£or which he obtained them.
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BARRIS further informed that GEORGE WOODCOCK, JR.
was in possession of a passport issued to him in New Orleans
on October 3, 1961 which Capt. FERRIE had obtained for 1
WOODCOCK. Be stated that it was his understanding from
talking to WOODCOCK that FERRIE had obtained passports for
all of the boys in this group. BARRIS stated that he
suspected that Capt. FERRIE planned to try to leave the
United States and planned to take the young boys ln his group
with him. Be stated that he. had no specific inforaation in
this regard other than the fact that during recent days
WOODCOCK and other members of FERRIE's group had been dressed
up as if they were anticipating leaving New Orleans.
On August 22, 1961 Deputy Sheriff JOSEPH BATTAGLIA,
Jefferson Pari•h Sheriff's Office, Jefferson Pariah, Louiaiana,
advised that DAVID FERRIE, 331 Atherton Drive, was under charges
in Jefferaon Parish for contributing to the delinquency of a
juvenile.
Deputy BATTAGLIA stated that on the aorning of
August 22, 1961 juvenile authorities of the Jefferson Parish
Sheriff's Office went to FERRIE's home at 331 Atherton Drive
with a search warrant and during a search of the preaises
noticed a naaber of syringes, vials of various types of medicine,
tablets, capsules, hypoderaic needles, and blood pre•sure
equipment.
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contacted 4i• and that he conducted a search of FERRIE's hoae,
at which tiae he 1und a •orse code key with an aaplifier and power
box, four 1903 Model Springfield rifles, Serial 13l9961,
1371172, 867239, and 803168, two rifles, one English
rifle, Serial No. 7/47 AB 5633 , one gun, Serial Bo. 8971,
one - .38 calibre revolver, one sword, a quantity of aaaunition,
three aaps   of Havana Harbor, one of Coast of Cuba, and one
of west Indies, Cuba and Borth Coast) and two miniature
submarines basement of f&RRIE's home. BATTAGLIA stated
that FERRIE ' had admitted to him that he had purchased the guns
and ammunition at the Crescent . Gun Shop in New Orleans and that
he was working for the Cuban Front.
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DAVID WILLIAM FERRIE, 331 Atherton Drive , Metairie,
was interviewed at his home on August 22, 1961. BERRIE was
advised that be did not have to make any statement, that any
statement be did make could be used against him in a cour t of law,
and that he had the right to advice of an attorney. FERRIE
advised that he was born March 28, 1918 at Cleveland, Ohio, and
is presently employed as a pilot for Eastern Airlines, a position
which he bas held for over ten years. He stated that he had
received a B.A. Degree from Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea,
Ohio, during the early 1940's. He also received a Ph. D.
degree from Phoenix University at Bari, Bari, Italy in 1957.
FERRIE informed that he has been working with and assistang
the utionary Front, is under the leadership of
SERGIO AR ITB, Lguisian&a.
off and on ain e ovember, 1960. He stated that be has been
actively engaged in working with the Cuban Revolutionary Front
since the end of April, 1961, collecting food, money, medicine,
and clothing for that organization. In addition, be has given
talks to several clubs such as the Rotary and Kiwani• Cl b
since the end of April, 1960. u s
FERRIE estimated that be spent on an average of
three days per week in working with the Cuban Revolutionary
Front.
FERRIE advised that the Springfield rifles
ammunition in his residence were purchased by hi and the
during the time the New Orleans Cadet rifle club• personally
existence in New Orleans which was: d i was in
, . ur ng ... be su.aer of 1959.
FERRIE stated that he was tae leade
that the rifles and aaaunition were ur r of taia club and
from the CrewcentGun 8bop in New by kia personally
•: !h: tiae the New Orleans Cadet Rifle C;-bh1s peraonal property
s a e that the flare gun found in u was org&nizad H
him in Cleveland, Ohio while be his residence was civen.to e
Air Patrol in that city and be dwas a aeaber of the Civilian
the person wbo gave tbe,flare oets not recall the identity of
. gun o him.
FERRIE stated that the Mo .
an oscillator is used by bia to keerse Code Key ·equipped with
Code which be uses as an airli P in practice on his Morse
ne pilot. He further informed
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constructed by him for the Cuban Revolutionary Movement for
their use in getting food stuffs, medical supplies, etc. to
Cuba.
FERRIE advised that he has never solicited any weapons
or ammunition for the Cuban Revolutionary Front and has never
attempted to purchase any such equipment for that organization.
The Cuban Revolutionary Front is an anti-Castro
organization with headquarters in ){iami, Florida.
On August 31, 1961 ANDREW. JEROllE d,escribed
as a white male, born Septembe:r'.l5, 1942 at Greenville,
Mississippi, address Box 230,' Route 4, Natchez, Mississippi,
who claims he is a student at Perkinston College, Perkinston,
Mississippi, and LAYTON MARTENS, described as a white male,
born February 19, 1943 and a student of Southwestern College in
Louisiana, with residence 6037 Laurel Street, New Orleans,
were interviewed at the Third District Police ltation in New
Orleans after their arrests for vagrancy pending investigation
of burglary by New Orleans Police Department officers on
August 30, 1961.
Interview of both BLACKMON and MARTENS failed to
reveal they were involved _in any indicative of a
violation within the jurisdiction of this Bureau. However,
both BLACKMON and MARTENS stated that"they thought their arrests
might possibly be the result of their association with a Captain
DAVID FERRIE, who they understood was being investigated by
Jefferson Parish authorities concerning what they termed was
indecency charges. They had no pertinent information to offer
in this regard.
Other references· concerning W. FERRIE included
the following;
On September 15, l960, a Mr. ARTHUR W, KOON,·JR.,
c/o Federal Aviation Agency Tower, ){oisant Airport, Kenner,
Louisiana, advised that about a month and a half previously,
a Mrs. JOHN F. BARRETT, 713 Lynette Drive, Jefferson Parish,
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Louisiana, a former secretary in KOON's office, had told KOON
that her 13 or 14-year-old son had been influenced to join an
organization called "Oanipotent." She s11ted be had been
influenced by a 19 or 20-year-old boy whose name was unknown to
her. In effect, Mrs. BARRETT allegedly told Mr. KOON that the
members of that organization had to swear allegiance and
obedience to the 19 or 20-year-oll boy, and that the purpose
of this organization was to train people concerning what they
should do in the event of an all-out attack against the United
States. Mr. KOON related that according to Mrs. BARRETT's son,
a"Dr. FERRIE" was behind this organization. Mr. KOON stated
that there i& a Captain FERRIE who is a pilot for Eastern
Airlines who holds a Doctor's Degree in Philosophy and whose name
is listed in the telephone directory as Dr. DAVID W. FERRIE,
704 Airline Park Boulevard, Metairie, Louisiana.
As a result of information received from a source to
the effect that Mrs. RUBY NICHOLS
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information the effect that DAVID FERRIE, Eastern Airlines
pilot, had aade the statement he could "see no reason to salute
the flag," the following inquiries were made in August and
September of 1955 concerning DAVID FERRIE:
The above source related that DAVID FERRIE was
associated with the New Orleans Squ,dron of the Louisiana Civil
Air Patrol, resigned, and had •ubsequently given considerable
time as an instructor at the Moiaant Squadron of Louisiana,
Civil Air Patrol. This source· related in 1955 that DAVID FERRIE
was a very popular and an excellent' leader among the boys of
the Civil Air Patrol, that he used considerable profanity and
had claiaed in his lectures that civilian pilots are much
better tkan ailitary pilots.
· JOSEPH W. LISMAR, SR., Agent of Delta Air Lines,
and Comaander of the Cadets,· Moisant Squadron of the CAP,
advised on August 9, 1955 be bad been occasionally acquainted
with DAVID FERRIE, an Eastern Air Lines coamercial air pilot,
for three years. Be said 40 out of 50 people would say DAVID
FERRIE is "nut•" and that the other· 10 aight say be is normal.
LISMAN described DAVID FERRIE as being brilliant but not a
genius and as a person who goes off on tangents just short of
becoming beserk. He added, however, that DAVID FERRIE is a
good organizer; that he made the CAP at the New Orleans
Airport all that it is today; he has a large following among .
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the cadets .of the CAP, and is an excellent flying instructor.
He gives six hours of his time each week to instructing cadets
of the Moisant Squadron and considerably more of his time to
associating with them.
LISMAN quoted DAVID FERRIE as having been crit i c al
of the Roosevelt administration and saying that the
administration was trying to drive into communism. He
said that DAVID FERRIE was critical of the administration
for the same reason. He said the U. S. Air Force had "turned
loose inadequately prepared men to fly multi-million-dollar
machines.'' FERRIE made the latter statements in appeal to
cadets for safe flying conditions.
LISMAN stated the only reference to the flag which he
had heard FERRIE make was to the effect that in the abstract
sense it is nothing more than cloth but symbolizes what we
stand for.
LISMAN could furnish no additional information
relative to FERRIE's loyalty. He mentioned FERRIE is a "woman
hater" and that he, himself, personally disliked FERRIE because
of his personality traits.
Mrs. G. H. (RUBY) NICHOLS, 1019 Compromise Street,
Kenner, Louisiana, advised on Septeaber 26, 1955, she was not
the source of the inforaation to the effect FERRIE bad stated
he could see no reason to salute the flag. She said FERRIE
had addressed a Scout meeting, under the direction of Mrs. R. J.
DURR, and Mrs. DURR had reported some information to the effect
FERRIE aight be a "coamunist." Mrs. NICHOLS stated she is a
member of tbe Seniors of the Moisant Squadron, Moisant Section,
CAP. She said during the previous summer she bard FERRIE
lecture twice a week for a period of three months. She advised
FERRIE had aade no statement whatsoever to indicate
to the country, was a brilliant man, and a good leader with a
strong following among the Boy Cadets. She added, however,
that FERRIE uses strong language, wears a wig, does not
neatly and does not appeal · to the girl cadets. She suspected
this may have been the reason why FERRIE was disliked at the
Scout meeting in question.
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Jlrs. R. J. DURR, 204 Shrewsbury Court, leader of
Scout Troop #57, stated September 28, 1955, she was sorry this
matter had come up concerning FERRIE. She mentioned he was
greatly disliked by her Scout Troop, principally because of the
fact he arrived at the meeting on his motorcycle, his clothes
were not pressed, and his hair was unkempt. She described
FERRIE as a "crackpot." She could think o f no disloyal
statements made by FERRIE but finally recalled that he had off ered
his opinion to the effect that marching of military forces is
silly. She understood that FERRIE is a brilliant aan but stated
he had her unfavorably chiefly because of his dress,
personal appearance, and his strong language.
Confidential Informants cognizant in 1955 with some
phases of Communist Party activity in the New Orleans area
advised they were not acquainted, nor did they have any
inforaation concerning anyone named DAVID FERRIE.
DAVID FERRIE was described in 1955 as follows :
white aale, 6' tall, 180 lbs., black hair graying, dark eyes ,
complexion ruddy, marital status single.
This document contains neither recommendations nor
conclusions of the FBI. It is the property of the FBI and is
loaned to your agency; it and its contents are not to be
distributed outside your agency.
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.ALLEGATION:
David William FERRIE
(deceased) <ms identified by
Perry Raymond.RUSSO as one
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CIA Cmi11-:BCTION:
lYone
o:r the conspirators who
plotted President  
assassination in FERRIE's
apartment. The other two
<rere OSHALD and Clay L. SRAH,
allegedly !mmm to RUSSO,
FERRIE and OSWALD as "Clem
BERTR.'\li'D". FERRIE was sup-
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Document Number
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SOURCE:
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OS IlTDICES RESULTS:
liTAR 197i
Subject's file contains ne•,;spaper clippings of his involvement in
the alleged conspiracy to assassinate President KENJilEDY as. charged
by GARRISON.
Subject was described as a homosexual >iho had been fired from his
job as an Eastern Airlines pilot after he <ms a=ested in a "=ime·
against nature" case. He had participated in anti-Castro activity in
the New Orleans area; >fOrked as an investigator for Guy BANISTER, .
the former FBI agent who owned a private detective agency in Ne..- Orleans·;
and •..-as identified by Jack S. MARTIN aka Ed•..-ard S. SUGGS, who bad
also ;,rorked for BANISTER, as a friend of OSWALD and "Clem BERTR!IJ'TD".
FERRIE, the night before l!is death, 22 February 1967, was interviewed
by George LARDNER, Jr. of the Hashi.r:§;on Post and denied !mo•,Jing ·
OSHALD. FERRIE's death was a-ttributed to a broken blood vessel in the
brain; although, GARRISON has called his death "suicide". Mter
FERRIE's death, GARRISON subpoenaed officers of the Bank of Co=erce
and the 1-lhitney National Bank of Ne•..- Orleans instructing them to
produce records of FERRIE's checking and savings accounts, stating
that tl!ey <Tere necessary for the State's case against Clay L. SHAH.
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charge against SHAH, he may try to prove that s:ELII2f vas involved with
known homosexuals in Nev Or:Eans; one of them oeirg David FERRIE-
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oUBJECT: BROSHEA.'RS, Raymond
(See also FER.."UE, David l·lilliam)
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an ex-roommate or--David
admitted being homosexual and
replied to a question an a TV
program that "David admitted
being involved with the
assas.sinslt {of President
KENNE!)Y). Subsequent to the
TV interview_. BROSHEARS
:t'urnished information to
GA..-::miSON allegedly about
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FEPJUE' s work with the CIA.
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clipping-s- -for 9-15 -August 1968
and 13-19 Sept 1968.
OS INDICES RESULTS:
Negative
DRI'An.S:
Reverend- RaymOnd BROSREARS wno conducts a Night Ministry
the Long Beach, California area involving help f'or "skid relil' btii:LS
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proving candi tions in the ghettos, and publisb..ing an outspoken
called "T"nP Light of Understanding", appeared as a last-mi.nut.e guast on the
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CS't:;U;l_ BO!!RM.AH,:'televisian show 1n Los Angeles in August 1968. The program
is in the format of receiving questions from outside telephone callers.
In ans•.1er to questions from callers, BROSREA .. admitted he w-as a hon:o-
sexuaJ. and that be was a roommate of David FERRIE for a shorl tii:le in
1965. BROSHEARS stated that FERRIE edm:l. tted being involved 1d th the
assassins of President KENNEDY and to bei:ag in Houston at t:he ti.I:le o:f' the
assassination with a plane -waJ.ting to fly the assassins on a getaway trip,.
first to South .America,. then to South Africa. According to Subject, >J'hlle
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to visit 1n New- Orleans to make a Subject spent six
days with and wen he returned to Los Angeles, ··was again on tha
Stan BOHRMAN TV show. On this program, Subject discussed his interv:l.e-..T w:ith.
GARRISON stating that he told GARRISON about FERRIE's -.rork with the CIA
and SUbject's first meeting with Clay SHAW 'Who had been identified to Subject
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that he knew SHAW. He said he was at first reluctant to becarr.e involved
in the investigation but talking to GARRISON, he is convinced GA .. 1:ffiiSmr
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of impeding the progress of the case.
BROSHEARS admitted to having been taken into custocly by Secret Servj.ce
two years ago for threatening the life of President JOENSON.
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Air Lines- h.e flet'f mostly to :Houston, San Antonio, Corpus Christi
and Brownsville and :various intermediate points; that he some
times t1e-rt to !\:eli York via Atlanta and Washington.

Fer·rie insisted that hewas in· Nel·r Orleans on Thursday , Uovember 21,
1963 and on Friday; November 22_, 1963, until a.bout·J 9:00 p.m. He
said that he is - positive that he was in New Orleans on the dates
mentioned because he had been in Court in connection with a tria l.
involvina....Ca rlos He said that he- departed Ne'.; Orleans_
about 9 aOO p,m. on ii-22- 3 an'ddrove to Houston and Galveston, .
['exas.; '\&.'i.th trro companions, Alvin 'Beauboue.f, about 19 or 20 years
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of' 2427 Alvar st., t!ev: Orleans, and Kel viii Coffey, about 2 6
to 2$ years old, 61$ N. st., Orleans; that - he was driVing
a 1.961 bl.ue Comet 4-door Station Wagon with 1963 Louisiana
having bought the ca.:r i'rom Delta Hercllry, .Inc.·; 2201 Canal.
New O.r1eans, about three or .four \oreeks previously - Charles Graha.l!!,
Salesman- ·
Ferrie stated that he end ·his two companions mentioned above re-
turned to ' New about 9:30 p.m. on 21-24-63; that he
phoned ·Attorney G. Wrey Gill. (by whom-he is employed c.s an Inv-es ....
tigator) several times; Gill!.s su-ggestion he le.rt :Ne;.,. · ,
Orleans about mianight ·that same date and drove to Hammond, La. #
alone,; ·Where he stayed- at the Hol.loway Smith Hall on Sycamore
Street; at the Southeastern Louisiana where fie ha.s a
friend:, Thomas Compton, who do'es ·research· in narcotics addiction
under a Doctor - Nichols; under a Federal He said he- left
Hammond· about ltOO p.m. on ll-25-63 and arrived Net-r Orleans about
3 :oo· that immediately upon arrirlng at Orleans he c on-
tacted ·Attorney Gill., · who accoinpanie d him to the Orleans
· District · Attorney's office, where he wanted for
in .connection '\>rith the oswald ·: · · · :· ·
nuring' the interview rerrie by SAIC Rice · e stetee
that he had lei't New· Orleans on 1.0-ll-63 vi ta.ci Air L:i.nes for
and had- retu.rned via the same line.,   € r1eans
on 10-lS-63. He he agairi 1eft ·New· orleans on 10-30- 63
Lines Guatemala. returning via the same route,
arrJ.ving liie't·r Or!ea.ns on 11-l-63. Ferrie indicated that he h ad
made t!"ips for Attorney Wray GUl and thc:.t
the trips sgme investigative work having to do with. the
Marcello case. · · · ·
Ferrie -emphatically denied that he· had been in
Dallas £or about the last to ten years.
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Ferrie was a leader of the unit. He stated that he can clearly
recall that Ferrie headed the CAP unit .during the period that Oswald
at tended.
He stated that Ferrie was "a tough commander" w.ho would chew out the
boys if they " goofed around at all . I remember he chewed me out really
bad once." Hamer stated that if anyone talked when Ferrie was giving
instructions, he would make them exercise for a half hour, doing strenuous
calisthenics.
He stated that' Ferrie hated women, and later became very upset when some
Gir l Scouts began working with the unit; that Ferrie was very mad that his
boys "were distracted by having femal es around a t that age."
Hame r stated tha t he immediatel y recognized Oswald's face when he saw
him on tlevision following the assassination; that he could not immediately
recall the name but did as soon as he heard it. He stated that "You couldn 't
f rget OSwald. He was jus t a little less skinny and looked a little bit
er when I saw him on TV."
Hamer stated that "Ferrie was at all the meet i ngs during the time Lee
and I were involved in CAP. He didn't always do the teaching, but he
was always there." Hamer s tated that "I don't know anything about whethe r
or not Ferrie and Oswald had any contact outside the CAP. All I know i s
that Oswald was in our unit for about t wo months, and Ferrie ran it
during tha t time." He stated that Ferrie had a wig even during tha t period,
and that the kids r eferred to it as "the monkey fur." He recalled that the
wig carne off once when Ferrie was flying some kids. He s t a t ed that Ferrie
had a Stimson air craft in the Eastern hanger a rea during tha t time, and
would fly the boys on occasion.
He stated that Oswald "was a real quiet ki d, but I liked him. " He s t a ted
tha t he cannot recall any specific i ns t ance in which he remembers Ferrie
expr essing any particular feeling t owards Oswald; tha t he " can only
remember tha t he treated Oswald just like the res t of us; he was j ust the
teacher so to speak." He s tated that t here were some CAP members who
"hung around" a t Ferri e ' s house and were active with him in outside
activities, whi ch Hamer has heard were somet imes homosexual in nature.
However, he s t ated again that the only contact between Ferrie and Oswald
that he knew of was " at the meetings. They were both the r e ." He again
stated that he would guess that Oswald a ttended about t en s uch meetings
during that period.
He stat ed that he does not know why Oswald quit coming t o the meetings,
and didn't have any s ubsequent contact with him.
 
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Reference copy, JFK Collection: HSCA (RG 233)
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SELECT COMMITTEE ON ASSASSINATIONS
014375
Name
Collin Hamer
Date
12/9/78
Time 7:50 pm
Address New Orleans Public Libarary Place by phone: 504/4554574
Interview:
I called Hamer to discuss his membership in the New Orleans C.A.P. during
the period Oswald was active.
Hamer stated that he is now a director of the New Orleans Public Library,
and has worked there since about 1963.
H stated that he knew Oswald in the CAP, and attended several meetings
at which Oswald was present . He stated that Oswald was in the same recruit
class with him, and that he once called Oswald's house to see if he would
be coming to a certain training session.
He stated that he believes very strongly that this contact with Oswald
was in the summer of 1955. He stated that the CAP would meet at the Eastern
Airlines hanger at Moissant Airport in New Orleans; that they would meet
twice a week usually : on Friday nights and on Sunday afternoon. He
stated that occasionally they would meet at the other end of the airport
near the Taca Airlines area. He stated that there were "makeshift classrooms"
at the Eastern hanger .
He stated that he remembers quite clearly that Oswald attended the CAP
meetings for one to two months. He stated that he knew Oswald ' s close
friend, Ed Voebel, and thus knew Oswald thru him. He stated that the
CAP unit would occasionally meet on Saturdays as well for "search practice
missions."
He stated that he believes Oswald " attended about ten or twelve meetings
in total." He stated that he would guesss this was about two months
of involvement by Oswald, perhaps a little more .
He stated that he later became CAP adjutant in the late 1950's; and thus
was in charge of their files. He stated the he "weeded out a l ot
of the old files then, and also typed up an index of current
members."
.stated during was in the CAP with him, David
Interviewer S 1gna ture  
Typed Signat ure __ Mi_· n_g:__ _______ ______ _
Date transcribed
12/16/78
By:
Form #4 - A

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Here is fi.ight plan. Check light colored station \lagon bought in HoW!ton,
Texas in Feb. or l'..ar. ('tTagon lr.l!l 1959 mcdel) o£ 196). Check this \lagon at
Walkers on April lOth 196) and at Garland airport and on railroad
parking lot behind book depository. (See Hollands te:Jtimony to Commission
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SELECT COMMITTEE ON ASSASSINATIONS
006795
NAME
COMSTOCK, Raymond (Lt.) Date 03-20-78

Address 2700 Tulane Avenue Place D .. A .. Office
Hew Orleans, Louisanna
Interview: As a result of a conference between the undersigned
and District Attorney Harry CONNICK, the above, who· is a Lieutenant
with the New Orleans Police Department assigned as the Chief
Investigator for the District Attorneys Office_... was interviewed.
Mr. COMSTOCK assisted the undersigned in locating those persons
who had contact with the Grand Jury minutes from the Clay SHAW
Indictment.
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Lieutenant COMSTOCK further informed the undersigned that
had in his office a {5) five drawer file cabinet containing papeJ..g

tapes, statements and interviews pertaining to the origtnal

investigation conducted by the District Attotney's Office.
perusing these files the following papers were obtained {copies)

for inclusiorr inta this Committees' system- A more
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and detailed examinat£.on a_f these files: wo.uJ!d be deemed _:;:
appropriate and ta the
B.. Flight Plan filed by D. FERRIE indicating: passengers of :n
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Lambert and Diaz. Filed 04-08-63
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b. Affidavit of Mrs, Jessie PA1UC£R


c. Mfid·"avit of Mr. .Tames
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d. Statement of flaysius J. HABIGHORST
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e. Memorandum relating ta; CLINTON, LOUIS ANITA & C. COLLINS
f. Affidavit of CORRIE C. COLLINS
g. Affidavit of WILLIAM DUNN, Sr.
h. CLEM BETRAI'ID New Orleans Library Card
i. Phamphlet and Statement RE: Lee Harvey OSWALD distributing
Propaganda at U'.S.S.Wasp, dated 06-16-6].
Interviewer )rza_;;t:; !l51f,
ciiin.atur
Martin J. Daly
(Typed)
Date ______ M_J_D
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j. (:g) Nine pages of Memorandums by District Attorney
Investigator dealing with Miami and persons thereat ..
k. Ji,ffidavi t of Mr •. HENRY BUR!f:lLL CLARK ...,
l. Copy of the Indictment of CLAY L. SHAW,. dated 03-22-67,
The file "cabinet (25) twenty-five folders-
of Tape Recordings relating to: such persons as Jack MARTIN;
FOWLER; HALL; THORNLEY; QUIROGA; DePENO; SANTANA; RUSSO; LIEBLER;
DAY:i:NRAUER; BUNDY; WRIGHT; J'UZNEDO; BEAUBOUEE; DOODY; FERRIE;
JTOHl'f B.Al'TIST; (moM. Addi tionalJly the cabinet contains papers
relating many and o£ the District Attorneys
investigation c:-onduC'ted. in 196:f,. which evinces information for
probative value to· this Committee.

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Neighbor of Bradley's re his
conservative views
12/29/67 and l/B/68 Interview by Margaret McLeigh
re: Edgar Eugene Bradley
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2 tapes - no transcript
(extra copies of above)
12/29/67 Phone conversation between Art Kevinand H. Weisberg
1 tape with note from Weisberg
Transcript (6 pages)
Re: Radio dispatcher recordings at time of and just after
assassination; wounds, bullets of Connally, President
1967 Miguel Torres - Tape l!=l
No transcript - 1 tape
1967 Higuel Torres - Tape :!t-2
No transcript
1967 Tape of Roger Sharp received from r-1iss virginia Drinan
l dictabelt
Note on envelope - "Transcribed 5/15/67"
l/13/68 Jim
- Interview of Girnus (Informant)
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1 tape and transcript _(10   __ ___ _
Transcript - note at top" "Incomplete-inaudible"
Transcript re: Information from an informant
(Appears informant provided flight plan with Diaz, Hidell,
Lambert (Shaw-he says))
Informant bought station wagon in name of Edwrd Girgius.
Parked it near railroad tracks in Dallas
1/13/68 Date Received - tape of meetings at Lafayette Place,
home of Cinton and Elizabeth Wheat, where Bradley and Hall
conferred.
KLAC radio program, Klu Klux Klan in California
Tape and transcript {3 pages)
Interview - on radio of agent who apparently infiltrated con-
servative group of Col-Gale, Clinton Wheat, Ray York, Harold
Burroughs
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(Circle one)
OUTSIDE CONTACT REPORT
DATE 5/16/78 TntE
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NameLt. J. Comstock, Harry F" Connick Telephone. _________ _
· Address District Attorney's Office. New Orleans. r.a
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Type of Contact; Telephone
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Summary _of Contact:
Betsy Palmer and I visited the . office of the'District Attorney·
for. access to the files compiled during .the Garrison investi-
of the Kennedy assassination which culminated in a
charges and trial against Clay ·shaw f o r conspiracy to
assassinate the President. There were five file drawers
of materials. Betsy indexed three file drawers and reviewed
th.e coriten.ts of file drawers t 3 and 5: I indexed · & reviewed
in drawers tl 2 and reviewed files in drawer 14 .
I was rev1ewing files at the D.A.'s office on April 12, 13,& 14 .
the understanding that we could photocopy those files
which we desired to take back with us. In some cases where
there extra copies in the files, we were all9wed to
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.tO BELLAIRE niNJ<. TO LOCATE OWNER, WHO
tJAS NOT AVAILABLE. FERRiF. CLAIHS HE AND C0i1PANIONS LEFT
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STATION f·lAGOt-1.   IH CtrLF STATICt·r, OBSERVED TELEVISION
PROGRAM   OF LEE OSWALn IN BASEMENT OF DALLAS
CITY JAIL. FERRIE CLAil1S TilEY LEFT PORT ARTHUR, DROVE TO

TEX., AND RETURNED TO STATE OF LA.
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• pe::-lo<! h-e vas of J!- c. PL'\X5I!
recru!t all o! th  
·recr.,;i ts t!l:ou6b tl:.eir   said  
hss o!f!cas at,223 • &t
5704 Pr7t&u1a Street •
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th£t    
does cot r&call  
train1ni: progra:n. he be !a c&rta.b
he did cot the atstsd that he
never at any time eith.g: th., recrut·:;• o.'( the · ·
tha oi     •
them a.ny t7i»• o!   for tha ret£son ha "''d

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with adjustab!e r1tl6G •
vith telescopic Ho
1n tte
fo\:.r ti!Des yeu.     &.
_______ o! the CAP w'1ch o! •
the t't6:1 to "!1.ra X··t ri!loti   t!:•
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FERRii C6VG:" &  
s!ght or & r!!le   & u<i:   •
of his recollect!en a
with a telescopic to use •
P'ERRIE t?:-.a.t h9 c!oes a:c;t LEE
OSWALD to cf h1s •  
member o! the CAP   liell'     t:ee
he vas     if &
.:ember of the tor c.nl7 & te·il va.aa, to.a bs.' a:: •
he   a he
(FERR!E) would Dot hsv• S..:.'J h!z. Fi:P.RIZ
stated that ha   o! t!;e !t•-r
o: the CAP
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the CAP in Ne7 1958 end o! c:- the
    o! 1961,       &s  
ss oi!ica:-. E$ thst Uaior 503 ·
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botb   !l.a served 1.-1 ·· -=·
should be on file with the CAP £t Air Force
Base, Houston, Taxas. FtR?.IS related • Y18 a
1958, exact 1:  
at the CAP   he  
that to of    
he does tny :,J! ..   LEE CSI:-'!a
r.or bas to ovar tba
graph pr6senteC: to h1..m &s of liA."iVZI" 1::1 th• ..
CAP. ln or !n .
sa!d that h• the aw-::-t o:- .; .: ..... . : ··
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photograph state;! th:J.t   '".l!.c·;r o'! of
LEE HARVEY OS\iALD has a     to
the . full face full len"th o! OSVALO •ra
----fa:ciliar·· to

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bee.-, employed by G. t'RJ.? GILL 1::1 J:ow u u.
investigator and clerk. Be caid that of
1963 and 22, 1963 ts
working on a case who v&s chsrzee
1n Federal Court io with a   ce:t1f1-
cate. FERRIE stated th&t trial of 1D
Federal Cocrt 1c Ne7 •   4, 1963
and ended on 22, 1S53 be was
working with AttorLey G. WRAY the  
period. He stated 9 16, 1963
he was at h r hill vh• farm
RCE mapping s ra e
tria. e er , 963 he • 'in
tfrieans, during the d&y and net lGave the   __ __
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said th&t prior to recent trip he
was last in the of in Auguat, 1962 at ttDe
he was 1n Orange, Texas. said th&t b&d
during the trial of tee UARCtLLO case lhit iftmedtately .,OD
bio conctusi§I if ;:at atcu tie woaia take a trip 1w tlte ;:
purpose of re a a . ·
He said that left his at 3330
Avenue Parkway, New on
at 6:30 1a his 195l light statio:
wagon which he purch&sed tr03 the Dalta !2
New Orleans witbla the p2st Ba stated CF-;P.L£8
GRAHAK a at Delt& Uercury sold tte •
station wagoa to hts.
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them 1n   the trip.
He st&ted at   hia he know
where be wz.s   Eo the
to marely relax et £!d he
was going   or •
---- c!iC: not ·take ltD!"' fire-.l-u:: le!t hc..w:e
becauGe he ha   ot s!ate c;!
-and he did kt.c..T   ser.so::s .. 1. ...
st&tes &nd he 7as also
across the !ine.
FERn!! s1!d     •
tiae the of !c9  
ri:k 1n Bev Ee he v.ace a   call, ·'
• to &t
Winterland   Rink Ro
this c:ill to ROLLA!\U 1.·&s   to .. 1:'-L::bar .
· or 4e6-3l:7 be h:a.c! 110 prior
acquaintance witS of
the WinterlaDd RiDk Yas 1D •

FEP..RIA t!:-4t b., !&ft       a .
6:30   b7 &:d
to John fi63t"u:-a:t, Loilie!•::.a, vt.ere
they stopped to • &pproximAtel7 9:CO PX
or shortly after 9:00 Novo=ber 22, 1963, he, 62AVSOVAF
and COFFEY left JohD Paul' a to go to    
He   vas &&toD
Rouge to Lafayette, Louis!Ln&
Louisiana to Houston, T&xas. cla1sed 1:
4:30 and G:SO &nd diractlJ to
Al2l010til located on South Street six to ten blocks
s1Strth of the Hilton 9.h3re they into
Room 19. Be stated that the three ot re61sterPd on the
saMe card at the aotel.   they retired for
the Digbt.
c!&!cs that lo!t c call .
·office tor 8:30 IJJ a.:cd call for 10:30 :..:: bJ1t ba3 ao . ..
recollection of rece1v1Dg a call the motel   at :: • ·
· · either time. FER::t!E he left the ca.lls so ':'_ ·:
call Attoa-r.az G. WAX qxt.t, t p It! Or leaps ta, ttll ltla
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&.fter lr:-eJ-.k!u;t l'.a \.-.. tc,
Se-ars,   a
severz.l ot!:.6r   A;!f.#'!r ·
they drove   to tt-!1   !c".!t  
Norfolk, which he &t 3:SO LD'
--- •t 6:30 .J'll • . •
J'ER:tiE .. z:.!.4   Rla:.tes tt.od     a.t
ri!lk for a lc.Gi.:tll.; tilt' • over •. ;.a.-1 ta.k.""...:• ·.
into cons!<!erat1o: the e.. ... ot t,1:a!!:.ass riu. Ee
stated that ha   to
spoke with hiR &t the cost of
and operatio:1 of the   &   of the
Winterland Ice   Rl»k, Norfolk, Texas,
which he had 1n his state1
the tL,e be   to cf
ROLLAND were E&
there v&s & bor  
man who was O;l c:!uty at bl!t he C:oes not rec"ll
be was to tt6se tvo or F£RA!E
claimed that he at   for
a per1oc! of two e.r.4 &!ter thare ·.
he to the aotel.

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at. §Be Towp fiid ggtal. FERai ur er re
ALV BEAUEO f :ave   a call to h!s
Be said that later tn9y chacke' of tha
to the Bella1re on Rock Rosd in the
Belleview ot HQustoD, cr:iv!ng there 7:30 · ·
&:uS 8 :00 PU. J'ER.'=liE be looke<l the r!!\k ov•r
a:td tr!ed to locat9 the o··ner but ow::1er ws.s
He said that he   at 8911&1re for
approximately to 1 hour. •  
rink they drove out Old P'o:o.·t '!':ail stop:;ec! a
restaurant Des.r Asz..S. t!:is •
at ap:>roximatel7 9:00 o:- &bQrtl:r 9:00 p;: &nd   • . . . . ·
to· 4r1ve to Galvestox., Tex&s. lie sa1c! th'lt • . ·:.:- "· ..
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proceelcc! to Gal•testo:.:,   tD.f.re 10
s:.::.c! 11:30 p;.:.     h •, ;om '#7 •1; S,l;•
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the 1: th$ v_c   of
soce ole! clubs 1c GalVE-D!c.!a, Toxu,     to th& r.oto:.
a.fter     it coul4 poss1b!J • u
---- . late as .. l:OO AU. ·
FER.'C\.T.I: zrc.v.4f c-,r (I :30
AU 0::1 Nove:12ber 24,   ba.v!::26   tcx;,4:
the ferry to pick the to Port
Texas that co4Bt. 7ERRIE &tLted first
they made a.fter   l"c.·rt ··Atthu-was a.t the Gulf   •
Station on the le!t of tLe Port
wherethey pcrchased a set of plUiB
Comet station a    
set   th!s   te w2lk6d tter•
was a p!cture on   •
LEE OS\1ALD 1: thll) o'! tl:e Dallas FLA:.IB
said be h& tea l!v&  
of the shoot1n: tkat   of 12:t0
t:oon o: that ch.te. Ee e&id     t!ls a.;>uk
plugs 1D the ho ra: on rLCk 1D
that tt.e    
· d!fferent1a1. he •
service sta.t1o::a for tp,.?rox:!.:ns.tely 2.0 to 30 '!"'.3t17
then left Port Arthur drove to T6x&s •
cross!ng th9     11:a they at Euat&r'a
Bar and &-. stated that   B·.mtar'a
Bar and is   Ji.:ms who 1s a    
of Attorney G. IRAY GILL. He stated that he contaet6d
at the bar and and talked to JOENSON •ely
30 discussin tha at
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and
drove to       tha:-e at .  
JDately 4:00 P!J. FERai:Z J.LVi.'R B.ZAVSJtiEP hu
relatives in also s&id hsd •
tivelJ to attend a party • h1s
were bac•use h• did or aot
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cc-:.n.ect1oh w! t::.e tr!.i.l &.. t.•\.--rc-:.• c.:.·ze- \ ..
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1i"J:.e-tt.er 1a'Ol!.!d' ·. ·
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FERRlE   's a rer.u!t  
tio:l furnished by • he very l!:.t:c!:     0\"6r tl.e
fact that w&s   o!  
  of the   left  
Lou1s!ana   4:no 6:CO close to
He he &t £6rv!ce  
the to the   LD   to reLch
G. WRAY GILL. He said ho     ta · .
contacting Attorney G!LL !;,y tta.t C·ILL
  h!:1 tha.t H.U)U: DA.VlS. c foe;;er boz;;tSc,:;i, 1n ._-• .,
    bad tele•·be:rt!c&.ll c i!:A ._ ••
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flown OSWALD to • he •
GILL 1f be had to   any o!    
tion if be thought &n7 to it.
said be told Attorney told
about the   of \1\'lL-T'I
Attorney GILL bis &dviee. J.ttorn&y GILL to
continue with his pl&ns to return to New
with his pl&ns. PEkRIE he
c!!rectly to New Orltt&!:S, t & · •
side f the hi hw .. wnich  

s ocate the P.iver   tta .
HC.IOl!Dond Circle. tbr.:t th!s r\lsts.,&:-U!t hsa   • ·
roo:as and tb:tt of t!:.e   roo:'lls is for fonr.c.l a.ttire · -- · · · :. ·
and oae is for attire th&t this rest&t.t:"astt - ·
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ALVIk\ ..   e;-! b.!:.; z.)
ho:a i:l   EEAO,re1'       l:c.::A!t te if
anyo:le vas for J:c., to   cr:,n"Et'•
a:1d hi!: F::? ...   he the:r: tele-
phonically   tG·-5 p·.Arpc_.c., f'.l! •
----to ge! GILL !o. obt:..:.!n n•c:-e      
tio:s E6   e!tor
Attor:ley GXU h.a   !o l-:t.:=.OL·1, Ina1.o!a.u 't7 w;.;;
Baton Rouge,       lr.:;:c·n   E< ... ·"7c:;.d .co>
tacted a fr!e:.d t:.t      
· Soutk'ia&tern '     r. ..-. ,   la ·
doing at tEis sc!ic.ol ... Filli:tiE   hA
the c.f the Hol!cwz.:r-S:.1!th P.;.l!   re3a.be4
ln until 1:00 or 1:30 2S, 1563.
Ee ha th7n to
went to tis he   a
and then to   o! GILL. He
that from there to   of!ica
accompanied by Kr. G;LL to • District
Attor.:leJ.

• FERRIE &a.1d •.1:·t!l.tJ   J:.e   to
· wal service clorkg, a.1:d O?C"ra.tora of
2nd that thesa  
concerning the   of the Presida:-,t a.2u1 h:t4 s;.e:-clate4
as to whether the police 2rrested the right
the press was giving story &nd bad
as to the leftist o! LEE hia theory
of why OSW!Ln shot He !!
his theory that LEE OSWAlD V&S   OD the
psychotic side this act was his to retres•
the imagined wrongs 0Sl7J.J.D 1D tl:e se:-v.lce uC: wz.a ·
accomplished b7 the var7 root o! tha authorlt7
he, OSWALD "bucked".
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also knew   ussd the t>f s:\"'vjS SC"ROifMS ,.,. .. .
au4 that J.fAR'Z'IN 11vas 1D the block of t:ortli PF!&ur oa .. ·: · · ... ·
the corner of 5orth Prieur &.:d u-:1 t:,..a.t tte • · .- · : ·, ..
is located on th$ sou'th7.e.:Jt of tha! l:tersect!o2. · · _ . :.
PERRIZ clail:;ec1 that JAC"Z. s. J;hRTR was a private 4e!eet1ve · • · ::..-} ·' . .. ·
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  t!!.:.t     be  
of
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He   o!
obta!.n!cg som6 o!     of.     •     •
consecret!on csed &nd to forw&rd to
D. C. _He sa!d   h!s   !n this t::.-
vest1gat!o5 acd Se     to       &.-
stated that received of his tee tEe
. tion w!tt FERkiE said ttat he slow 1D
catcl-.!:lg o:1 to UAit'l'lll but     ..lfaaxrif ya&    
ip certif!cates. He that as -
being an cnettic1l €  
that i: 1962   the
several montts that
began   at ..
thz.t 1!r. GILL did h ... ,. · ·"
G3 he
FERRIE &&!d he  
after be put IIARTIN out ot 1:r. oif!ce
moving to various p1rts o: the
first one clerg7man •are  
the old to get FEAKIE'•
name as a ch!lraeter ref.:rre!lce. Be determi!:.ed
UARTIH was mak1 , e c&lls these
alls to the off!ce o: GOY
Guy Banis er Assoctgte•, • •
deteralned that to
psychiatric ward at Hosp!tal he was
a paranoid. said be had also tb&t MARTXi
had a in V. s. Army vh!le 1: service
bad beeD mixed in   in  
ch!ropractic and by a college that waa .. .
not 1D opera t loD b·.at ch:trter w:;.;s Dot · ·:·:
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  o!!1cers cn6 o! tLe     •
---- .. h!.a th:r.t OS',\'AW \;',·.£ h&
(FERRIE's) cuC: 1:::: • pc;$sessic,:l a.tlt!  
had   FEF.R!E'•
card to get bocks Lib:-u7 • . FER4%E
said that 1: his  
Rooa tl:e First !e !11.s card  
ll•trch 13, 1S163. J:e t.ot me.de    
for a card tke r.bove cLrd th•t
carC: has been 1D his possession at all times.
FERR:E 1:,!orl"!-9c! i::!.t J:e ,.;.s ov.•.:ed a !tO
single b!-::.e "•l:i :c,ur  
      lie th1a
aircraft heor •
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's•n't tp
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1 1962. FERRIE   -::his !L!or;r.stio:J   be · .
veritle& tiYouih the FAA      
catioc   he
      to 99lr
• &3 far &s llpri43 He the •
was iiowu to baiiaK, Texas time he it,
wh!cb was du:1ni 7e.r 19(9.
FERRIE free
1961 !le v.c

_,sa ae Angus+ , 196 • • Ee & ... a. ,e- .;:1 a ... ;er t. -Z:::.C
himself with :'rc,:lt t.e     to
co!ltact y14;h    
social in JiE- •. &O!ie     a.!tfr he
his activ! ;r!. ti:tl SSP.oi.1ZO S!!!';'K
gave u., the         t!o::   we:..s re;?ls.ee4 . ·
by an individual   SERClCi
ARCACHA   12
liew Orleans a:d tad 2sS!ute<! S!!l':K 1:. pr6pari:..g
letters in h!s   FERRIE
said that ln 1962 SERGIO to •
a fund raising the of which ho <!oes recall,
but be does :ot     ever     •
He that   was interested at tnat time !:
a coiD tha §?X pf P1zs whlcb
was to be sold to & co1D • P.e that Sk:Tk
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plan providod that for & cert&in &n
individual tta o!
coins from the     rel&ted in
. with this pl&n   froM the C!ty
of New Orlea:a. he not bel!eve that
this pla: was ever plac9<! e!fect t7   it 1;-hla \
belief that subsequently this idea. --------J
FERRIE said he doea Lot have
of any   in Fair for .
Cuba Committee and bas never bad connection &DJ
individual org&n1z&t1on b1 that n&me.
7ERRIE recalled that tha follc,w1n&  
were connected with the Civil Air Patrol during the period
1954 to 1955:
LEO:t GUID?.Y, Cac!et
EOBBY RADZLAT, C'cet Execatlve Oftlcer

GEORGE LOESCH, Lita.der
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ALICE   of G. WRAT GILL:
REu!NA of GILL:
  COFP':LY;
ALVIll
1a b7 C'Art1s  
Suite 400, S!reet;

FERRIE   t1-d tJ. S.
in the of DAVID   VSaRIE 18, 1961.
This passport 1236 vas issued b7
the Consul&te 'of Guzt6mala of Kev.  
September 25, 1963. The scows
uatemala in -..-. ·- ---- - e . 18, 1.963.
The pa r -er th&t l406 w•s .ss:e
by Consulate GEnera.! of  
October 29, 1963. The shows that FERRIE · -
Guatemala on gs;tob!r ,so I ;so3 &!lcL rteC: -XovtAl?_e_r 1 I 1963.
FERRIE he eoes .not k=ow any
vldual by.the of RUS?.or
FERRIE he not 1Dp11cate4 1u
of   in a=y • 1s T!ll!nc
to cooperate 1: any p•ove te
1n the of the President. &e stated that be
to the District of to submit to cer-
tain exam1DatioDs to prove his
The phys!c&l examination
through interview and obaervLtlon:
Name:
Race:
Sex:
J)ate of Birth:
Place of Birth:
.. Height:
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DAVID VILLIAU FERRIE
White

J.!arch 20, 1918
Cleve 1&::4, Oh1o
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Marital St&tus:
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Ohio, dates
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Interview ot JI.ELVIH STACEY COFFEY, 618 Worth _ .. ·
eaployed Chrysler Corp. , Mic ouil.- rntervie1ied 11/29/83 . .. _.;. .
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rears. 3oined Moisant Unit Civil Air Patrol (CAP) earlr
Said DAVID FERRIE was not with Moisant Unit but rather witb _
5ew Orleans Airport Squadron. Oil one oc·casion, FERRIE waa· ,;1_. .;.:
•oisant Squadron on weekend coordinated •ivouac. Got to kDow
FERRIE better after disclarge froa Aray in 1982. Does DOt r.
recall anyone naaed LEE HARVEY OSWAW as aeaber or attendiD&
aeetings Moisant CAP. Did not recognize photo of LBO. OD
ALVIN BEAUBOUEF aentioned FBRRIB and BXAUBOUD' planned trip _ _:,.·-:
_ to &ouston:-COFFEY- decided to aake trip but cUd not decide .: - · ?
it it were t Houston or Florif:\a. Went to Houston becauae . ·; ... l
FERRIE and BKAUBOUEF were interested in ice skat in&. · ... Btatea ...
- FERRIE picked up both BEAuaoUEF and hia Friday evenine _.
a rove to John Paul's, Kenner, ate, and left there enroute
bout 9 or 9:30 p . a. via Baton Rouge and Lafayette, Lake CbarlaL
Arrived Houston 4:30 a.a, 11123/63 checked in Altaaotel,
arose 2 p.a.; all three wen Sears, purchased jackets aad . - -
sweaters and then went to Winterland Skating Rink, returniac
to aotel 7:30 or 8 p.a. when checked out. Bnroute
arriving 11 or 11:30 p.a. stayed Driftwood •otel for aieht; ;..
11/24/63 arose early, breakfa sted, and went t o Port .. -..! ·
thence to Orange, Texas, a4d stopped at bar and restauraat
operated by aan naaed BUSTER known to FERRIE; stayed I bolll'.
and proceeded Alexandria, La. In Alexandria, La., FERRIE calt.l :
":/-_". · YTOM llARTDS in Kew Orleans ancf learned that laad :; f:·
-?:;: been aade involving FERRIE in the assassination of 3n. . ·
... ·:, ·- ately they returned to 110. COFFEY negative re anr threatt!    
·. - · . . FERRII against .JFI or plans to that effect . . :· :·:·
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Was aeaber CAP, Xew 1952-55 and agaia 1158-10
at Bew Orleans Lakefront Airport. Deniea he ever owned a
telescopic eight or that be knew LEE HARVEY OSWAU>. Did ..t -. ' >
recognize photograph of OSiAU> as a person he bad !'·: ... _: -
known. To the best of his knowledge, OSWALD never a aeallllr of · ---·
               
Xovember '22, 1963, on which latter date trial of IIARCBLLO •  
terainated USDC. T avelled froa 10/11/63 through 10/18/13 aad
'igain 10/30/63 and 11/1/63 to Guateaala connection wta
MARCELLO case. , Stated be planned to take rest after ter.batloa
of MARCELLO case to relax. Travelled to Houston, Texas, wttb ·
ALVIN BEAUBOUEF MELVIN COFFEY in FERRIE's 1961 four a11r -
Comet Station Wagon leaving his boae 6:30 p.a., 11/ 22/63. atoppt.c
John Paul's Restaurant, Kenner, Louisiana, leaving there • •·•· : ·
or *hortly thereafter arriving Houston 4:30 to 5:30 a.a •• 11/13/13.
Checked into Alamotel, South Main St., 6 to 10 blocks of
Shaarock Bilton Hotel (rooa 19) and retired. All 3 awoke aboat r:
noon, bad breakfast, went to Sears-Roebuck Co. where
purchased a jacket, sweater, etc. and went directly to Yt.terla ..
Skating Rink, 2400 Xorfolk, which was open between 3:38 p.a.
and 5:30 p.a. At the ice skating rink, FERRIE introduc_. ·
biaself to CHUCK ROLAND and spoke to hia regarding installatioa
and operation cost of the rink. Was at rink 2 hours and returned
to aotel. Later checked out of aotel and went to Bellat.n ·":\ :·- . .
Skating Rink, Chianey Rock Rd., and arrived between 7:30 ...S · ·-: ....
8 p. a. , r ema i ning between 45 ainutes and an hour . Then 41roie
to Old Spanish Fort Trail, stopped at restaurant; thereafter .:
drove to Galveston about 9 p.a. stopping enroute at •annal
- Space for_ 10 atnutes o ·.
· 1..0..:--ao-And 11 p.a., -rit23-/-&i , erfl they checked lato Boo. 11.7 ,··< · ...
: ... rl· Motel. !l'ook in eo.e clubs at Galvestoa aad ret.raecl ·
· ·" · · to •ote 1 1 a. •. ; a rose 8 or 8:30 a. •. , travelled to Port .ll'tbar ·--.... ·
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· · ·- - Jail. Froa there, they went to Orange, T-.., -; · £
...... stopping at Buste nd aestaurant across La a·-·.-:
·i · . the operator of which MARION iJ6fflfS()l(;-s c "lent of At-toraq ..
"· ·. GILL.. FERRIE talked to JOHNSON 30 ainutes and thereafter tM
_: trio -traveled to Alexandria. In Alexandria, FERRIE call .. _•t..
.. and talked to LAYTON MARTENS who told bia TV
.. ;- . Jo -· :. were aaking inquiries relative to FERRIE's being accused_.
.. --- · : laplication of the assassination of JFJt. Left Alexandria··
' P·•· Bnroute be was successful in contacting Attorae7
,: ·-· .. told bia that HARDY DAVIS, for•er bondsaaa ln •ew
told GILL that DAVIS had been contacted by JACK 8. Jllll'I'D
•ho claiaa be bad tied FERRIE in the killing of Presi •
and bad tipped oft the DA'• Office. FERRIE
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apoke to GILL; thereafter drove to Ba-ond, La., where lle · .:l!.f"--·'1,
apent the night at Bolloway-S.ith Ball, Southeastern Louielaaa
State College, remaining tbere until 1 or 1:30 p.a., 11/25/83. ,_
Returned to New Orleans; then saw Attorney GILL who accompanied
Ilia to surrender to District Attorney. .,. _ ..
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the naaes of SUGGS and SCROGGS and bad been a private detectlre
whoa he first aet in tbe Pall of 1961. At that tiae, IIARTI• ' · ·· ¥ ·-·
was·::working for a in the Departaent of Health, Bducatioa, -.:-.
and Welfare named ltATHERINE WILKERSON or WIUIHSOB. IIARTD _ ;._·t
was d6sirous of obtaining phony certificates of ordination • . .:, •; :.
FERRIE assisted IIARTIH in his investigations and stated lle ··· ;:. · - -
regarded MARTIN as unethical and dangerous. In 1962, IIARTilf -- •
disappeared fromtbe scene for several aontba and when reappear ..
began visiting FERRIE at the office of Attorney GILL. PERRI•
put MARTIN out of GILL's office. Since that tiae KARTIIf baa
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bedeviled hia in every possible • anner. States MARTI:& aade :·· ·"'
long distance calla and charged tbea to GILL'• office and GUY
_ v BANMISTBR's office. Claims MARTIN was at psychiatric ward
Charity Bospi tal and diagnosed as paranoid. ·. ·.. "" .....
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FERRIE learned that one of the allegations aade a1aiaat ·.
Ilia was that OSWALD bad been using FERRIE's library card at ·· .
Kew Orleans Public Library. States his library card expire• ·- ..
3/13/63 . FERRIE owns Stinson single engine aonoplane which .  
bas not been airworthy since .April of 1962. Bas never flowa
that plane to Cuba. Adai ta working with Cuban
Front (CRP'), :Rew C.rleans , of which SERGIO ARCACBA SMI TB wa• · "- •
- llead. •ever knew CRF to have office at 544 Caap Bt. Dor did "·:_.-..
-AReACBA. Ust association with CRF or anY.nti-CASTRO orpnlzatla
-.as in August, 1961 ;- Still bad contact with ARCACBA of a _..::...:.
s ocial nature , Does not recall any organization naaed Pair
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anyone representing that organization. Recalled the followiaa
individuals were connected with CAP 1954-55: .
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BOBBY RADELAT .
TOMMY licK I BBEH
GEORGE BOESCH
ROY CLEIBIENS
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"New Orleans, Louisiana .
"December lOth, 1963
"I, DAVID hereby turnish the tollowing tree
and voluntary statement to Special Agent REGIS L. KENNEDY,
who I know to be a Special Agent ot the Federal Bureau ot
Investigation. f.Jn,_, z.,'::) · (_.L).r. t
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"In the last titteen years, I have been in Dallas, Texas.
very intrequently. Usually I only stopped at the
have not trequented any night clubs in the city ot Dallas
in the last titteen years. To knowledge, I have never met
JACK RUBY who, I understand, trom public sources, operated
a night club in Dallas, Texas. I have seen a photograph
ot JACK RUBY, and I do not recognize this photograph to
be a person with whom I am acquainted.
"I have been asked it I am acquainted with BILL DE MAR.
I am told that be operates a mind-reading act at the Carousel
Bar in Dallas, Texas. I have never known or this pers'On,
and to my knowledge, have never met him. ...,
"I know ot no connection Nttleen LEE HARVEY OSWALD,
JACK RtlBY, or BILL DB MAR, and I have never been connected
with ant ot them insotar as I know.
•During the time that I was connected with Civil Air
Patrol, in _l955 or thereabouts, there was a limited amount ..
6t tire-arms training given ordinarily to the advanced
•tudenta. This training was primarily on satety teatures and
iate ot a gun. A student or a CAP Squadron that had
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Jeen a member tor a c.omp.lete course would not have recei vee!
training with tirearms to enable him to develop &nT
proficiency in the use ot a gun
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in opinion. Instructions
were never given, to knowledge and recollection, to use
a telescopic sight. on a ri!le. The guns used were generally
tire-arms owned members themselves and tor the most
would mean .22 calibre ritles. I have no personal
recollection or LEE HARVEY OSWALD ever being a member ot
any cadet class that I instructed and have no records or ·
photographs whioh would establish that LEE HARVEY OSWALD had
ever been connected in any way with the CAP.
"I have tor years been a student ot hypnotism. Prom
my study and knowledge or the errects or hypnotic induction
and the subsequent hypnotic states
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would be possible to induce a post-hypnotic .suggestion,
orginarily, which ·would last long enough without a series
or repeated suggestions. to enable an individual to commit
a crime, especially one involving a series ot discretionary
Judg!.ments.
, •I am acquainted with an individual nami4 JAQX 3.
  8' ot-!311 w. Street, New Or eans, LOuisiana.
' Mr. MARTIN }las told me or how he has secured numerous ·
honorary titles and degrees and has shown me certiricates ot
them
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which in my opinion are probably worthless. I
have never sold or distributed any or these documents, and
have no knowledge or BILL DE MAR or any intormation that be
has any type or rraudulent medical or college degree.
"I realize that in the city ot New Orleans my name
has been associated with that ot LEE HARVEY OSWALD by certain
persona. However, to the best or my recollection and beliet
I have never known LEE HARVEY OSWALD or JACK RUBY.
"I have personally typed this statement ot two and a
halt pages and it is true and correct to the best ot
belier and recollection at this time.•
/a/ "DAVID W. PERRIB"
"Wintess: REGIS L. JCENNEM, SA, PBI, New Orleans, 12/10/63.•
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fte 23; 1967, lsaae of the "Washlngtoa
Poatw aewapaper contains an article datelined at •ew Orlean••
Louisiana; J'ebruaJ7 22, 1967, captioned "La. Suspect ta nE
'Plot' J'ound Dead." !'hla article disclosed David 1f.
a pilot who flcured ln the lovestiptlon by District Attoney
James Garrison of President leoned.r'• assassinatioD, had beea
touod dead lD Ids bed OD 22, 1967. Death, accordlq
to the Orleans Parish Coroner Dr. •icholaa J. Chettal •••
due to a ruptured blood Yessel at the base of the
Garrison, accordlnc to the ana article, called Werrie'• deatJa
aa apparent 8\llclcle. ·
the D8wspaper article cgoted Garr180D aa etatlDC
Ills lnvesttcatora had Intended to arrest Ferrie the followtq
week. Garrison was reported as •tattnc "Evidence developed Jw
our office bad lone elnce confirmed that he (Ferrie) waa .
Involved ln events culaioatinc tn the assasslnatioa of ·
President Eenned7." Garrison refused to apell out the charpa
that atsht haye been lOdsed acaiut J'errie, accordiDC the
aenpaper article. · · .
  follow1q the assassination of
John »-. Kennedy, thla Bureau received alleeattons Ferr
acquainted with Lee Harvey Oswald and was lnYolved 1
eplracy to assaaslnate the President. lnveaticati discloaed
80ll8 of these alleptiooa poasiblf eunated froa llartia · · ·. .
(true aame Bdward 8. Suggs)
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a eelf-deacribed ate lDveati- . · ' · · ·.
· ••tor. Jlartla, Ia .January, 1957, waa a pati_eat ·Ia the · ·. . . ··
psychiatric ward at Charity .Bospltal, •ew Orleans, Louisiana.
• psychiatrist advised Special Agents of thla Bureau ia
. 1957 llartlD was eufferlas troa a ohuacter disorder.
Aaong the alleeatlons appareDtlY eaanatlDC. froa
·lartia recardina were clataa the latter bad been ID the
· CiYil .Air Patrol (CAP) Ia Bew OrleaDs durinc the ••- periOd -.:"" ··."" -- .
.,,._-_-- u Oswald and alebt bave taupt Ilia to ahoot a rifle w1 til a .. __ _
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telescopic •S.eht 1 that when O.Wald was arrested be bad J'errle'• . .
library card ID hia poaseasion; that Jerrie reportedly had -.. .. ·. ·.
•tnted President KeonecJ7 ehould be killed and l'errle had oat- ..
lined a atory plot by which be could be killed. It waa aleo · · ... ·
l'errie had llOWD Onald to -Texaa. .. . ,_. ,,. •.
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Yoebe1, an employee of the Quali t)' Flower Company
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:Y,,. on Bovellber 25, 1983
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-.. they were •tudenta tn the Beaureeard Junior Hip School ta ·
•'"' Orleaoa. Voebel stated be and Oswald were .embers of the
CAP tn Xew Orleans with Captain Dave Ferrie during the time the.r
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· JolDed Qe CAP at ••• Orleans and M persuaded Oswald to jota
the same CAP unit. Be recalled Oswald attended four
at the .oat and lost Interest aa be disliked authority and
discipline. Yoebel could oot recall lf Ferrie was Commander
of the CAP unlt at the time Oswald attended tho meetings or lf
Oswald attended the meetloc• prior to time took
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of the Loui•iaoa Wing, CAP, was interviewed to Hew brte ..... --..: • .,
· 8peclal Agents of the FBI. Be located a record
  Oswnld was tnrolled as a CAP cadet Jul .· -..·.:. :
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indicate OsWa • • na oo a • a o CAP, Bhrllcker
· · ooted the ID8mborshlp would have _txplred on Deptimber ;11, 1@5§, , · _
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called but according to his wife, was interested in an7
photographs which IJC COY migt.t in his possession. These
photographs were in r ,_, "at ion
with the Civil r atrol of which he was a member durir4
earii 1950'1. He laid tHe meetln3So! ·111 iPSU' Wfte 6516
Orleans Airport and that for a time,JPAVID FERRIE waa
the bead gf ABis unit. FERRIE also asked Urs.'it Obi wh&ea ... -
the name of WXLb was-familiar to ber.
Mr. COY said that he had not returned FERRJE'a
call but that in conversations with his wife, it was her
impression that FERRIE was information about OSWALD
and photographs of OSWALD to show that he was not acquainted
with OSWALD.
Mr. MC COY said th&t to the best of his recollection,
OSWALD never attended any Civil Air Patrol meetinc at
rleans.Airport nor did ever meet OSWALD •
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HARVEY OSWALD wa.s in bomC!rocill when s.ttendect · t. . . . :· .;;· ..
Junior E!gh School in either or 1955.
O'SULLIVAN OSWALD as be,
OS\7ALD, was & rather stre.nce individual. O'SULLIVAN explr.ined
that OSWALD was a looer and not the type of individual who
attempted to friends. tho only that
---• OSWALD ·seemed· friendly with flioS an ED\1/.RD wh'>
works at the Qu&l!ty Sbop on Street.
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other pertinent fact he could rect.ll OSWALD was that
OSWALD was a of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) •

In discussing Captain DAVE O'SULLIVAN advised
that be bad recently learned that a homosexual.
He susgested if the FBI wished additional infor-
mation regarding .F.ElldUlttbe¥ contact uoasxs asrn·QTLEE, ·
Highway. who Willi • aecv' friend of lERfij3 •nd wbo W&
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arrested on a aorala charee. ·
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can recall an incident which occurred approximately eicht
)'tars aco when FERRIEwas in chQ.rge of the CAP at Uoisa.nt
Airport. FERRl3had a reputation for being able to
.·· .. hypnotize people and after one of tbe CAP meetings, be
demonstrated his ability by bypnotiziDJ: a fOBERT RADEJ.It
(phonetic) currgptly employed lEt,
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Captain FERRll\ after learning of FER.Rlh"s possible friendship ·'!-··· •
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with OSWALD, . be learned that the following individuals also
were members of the CAP possibly at tbe same time OSWALD was
a member.
THCtiAS IS. CO::PTOlf
WILSON A. DUPLANTIS, J.a.
JP.ARRY A. ESTEVE, J&. ·
f' AtZLVIN COFFEY
WILLIAlf D. HARDEN, Ja • .
JOSEPH THCJPSQH
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O'SULLIVAN stated did DOt know the exact
address of these individuals or wbotber they were ati11
in New Orleans.
O'SULLIVAN advised lf remained in the CAP
enous;:b to be eli:ible fo: &n identification card, be
would have been issued one and a record of this could probabl7
be obta1nod at CAP Headquarters, llasonic Tegple Bu1ld1nc, Jfew
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Jim Garrison, although be could furnish no specific lnformat
that tbe7 were. stated he believes this because aa
far as he knows the old perJury charce acainst hia is still   ..... - lol!
outstanding and be believes that District Attorne7 Garrlsoa
aay be considering prosecuttnc bla and several othera . ·
previousl7 indicted for perJur7 as a "smoke screen" to take
. soae of the beat off of Garrison as Garrillloa ls under
Indictment tor allegedl7 acceptlDC kickbackS froa local pinbal
operators and Is scheduled for trial Ia Federal court la Bew
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UNITED STATES
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SUBJECT: _. ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT
JOHN F.
NOVEMBER 22, 1963
DALLAS, TEXAS

DATE: · ·
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· ASAC Sylvester were arrested yesterday
the home of one television commentators
have been playing·-·up as a person (who might have known Oswald when
Oswald was living in Orleans ·ASAC Sylvester stated that he
understands that the District Attorney's Office has put out a wanted
notice for Ferrie and surmises that District Attorney-is basing his
action on the television stories that Ferrie allegedly knew Oswald.
Ferrie allegedl_L..is La ' • ·
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The New Orleans files contain information to the effect that
has bee o
ing to the New Orleans files, onl ,·
January 24, 1962, one a on who may be identical :_ '.:: . ·
Patrick Martens, came to the New Orleans Office : •
being arrested by the New Orleans Police De artment. Be comp.lained he ·:
was associated with tle era c Revo tionary n :.$tating !
that be thought that he was arrested because Ferrie s a so "iii /
group and a homosexual, and the New Orleans Police ·picked hilli'up .based J
on those circumstances. . . · ·
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ASAC Sylvester said New Orleans bad been in the
J Pistrict Attorney's Office to find outwhy these men were for the
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FBI. He said that the Assistant who did this worked all night and bad .
left the office and those on duty had no iuformation •· New Orleans .is
endeavoring to locate the Assistant District Attorney responsible. · ASAC
Sylvester sta.ted ·he anticiPated ... . .. · . . : . i .- )-'
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.lASSINATION OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY
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• ASAC Sylvester was instructed to locate the Assistant
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District Attorney who instructed that Martens and Beaubeouf be held .
for the FBI, and determine why he booked the prisoners in this manner,
·and to   him out. · · .
MAC Sylvester is answering the press wi th __ no _comment except
to say -that it is the policy of the FBI not to request that a ·person·
be held for the FBI unless a warrant is outstanding, and in this case
we had no warrant fo1· oi ther J4artens or Beaubeouf. llr. DeLoach
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and Beaubeouf. New Orleans instructed to interview these men
1or any information they may have concerning Oswald and his  
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i : ANTI-SEMITISM? . // .
[· . ·a racist ideolog-J. direct.ed
/ against the._.Jews.· It must by at-.
f tacking its economic, social,·- :political and
:--·psychological· foots in· society. There is
nothing inevitable, or mys-
terious about. racism, .and anti-Semitism: is
·only one of its · ::,- · t
the ;_Struggle·:: against.· the
Zionist· Mof.{ement, ··a tendency' born in· the
·:.nineteenth · which ·projected the
. gathering of the Jews in Palestine to establish
·a monocultural Jewish state there, 'at the. ex-
pense of the native Palestinian p<>pulation. In
practiCe, ZiOnism' waS translated into the ex-
of'· the· majority of the Palestinian
· pop\llation. In practice, Zionism was trans-
. Ia ted into the expulsion of the majority of the
Palestinian people, who were reduced to the
of refugees. The struggle against
policies and structures of Israel is thus· an ;..
· anti-colonialist struggle to. restore to the .
. . Palestinians th.._eir .. national 'rights their
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. gle against Zionist c6lonialism-'is thus the
i logic ali extension the ·struggle·: against J
t racism in general, .. and. specifically, ·of_ the 1
; struggle against ·This is under-,!
:. stood by many militants of Jewish· origin,
: both inside. and outside Israel, who, whether
· motivated by revolutionary- convictions or
· simply ·by humanitarian or· religious senti-
ments, refuse to be accomplices in the Zionist
undertaking and · solidarize with the op-
. pressed- Palestinian p-eople's:· struggle for
national emancipation'. Militants·, members ol
;_ Marzpen, a left, Israeij 'ocganiza-
tion, marched through' the-:streetslC:hanting
' the words, ''We are all Palestinian Arabs.''
'Zionism and the State of Israel are indepen-
dent of the -Jewish religion, and of Jewry in
·.generaL Orthodox Jews, especially those of
Palestine, were' bitter and hostile toward the
Zionists." The. Meture Karta movement of
Jerusalem remains so·today. It is extremely
regrettable that many communal and reli-
gious leaders of Jewish communities are will-
. ing to cover the colonial and r:icist policies. of
Israel with their moral authority. They prosti-
tute· the faith of Moses to. the imperialists of
England, France and the United States which
"convinced'! the United Nations to evict the
Palestinians in favor of aliens.·· ·,· ·;·
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Ray Br9shears -has :. · Bu.t is this. in fact. the-case? 'closer <>sotp Ol P<>lOA<>p <>q ·ffiA\ ·.,;l.i<>'i:- "'li
by some as a parasite' and-by others •, ·ex,.:nination· shows that he is a ·pare-· UlOid . S<>ABA\, s,<>nssi lX<lu aq,L
as an agent provocateur.·Recently a · . gone· only to gay ·elements in the '· · ·
has surfaced ir). San Francisco : · ·-·city. The straight establishment loves . Ol u<>do ·s, · suop::m s1q ·smrd · pmrn
mat Ray Broshears.-;ls '¥1 agent of. him. Most of the media list his name· · · Idt[!OUB xo UA\0 srr(. J:dtp:ni&
me. F.B.I. planted in San Francisco and. ·no .others as news: co_ntact for ' r· XU<llB:OOAOXd· B JO -8SOt[! 1j88q Al<llUl
by the late J •. Edgar Hoover ro breed _ the gay community.· . .He .. is definl.tely , -nap <lAB]l ao:<>qA,<>sra PUB opspUB:id
dissention .in the :homosexual'.move:., , good for. copy. • ';.,.;_ , . -
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ment. ;.,• .. ,;· .. _,,_, '. '· .. ;;• The·rpolice''have·:known. about. his •; S8AJll puB AliUnrnmoo 81:[! UIOJJ
A parasite is defined by. Webster's ··· '. :shady' background for years and yet ! . A I<>ua PUB Aauorn S<>){m "H ··aliSBXBd
dictionary as an orgrui.ism living in _ have. at times even helped to main- , :. 1PB<>P " mq
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or on another living organism causing ·.C:tain him,- in 'the: Tenderloin.· This .: i · <>q ?l TI"SUIJ'l u&oqs_ SEq SXE<>qsoo:a
some degree of real· damage to its! : ;c_ould be; because the· police" would
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host. An agent provoc'ateur is de.:. ··_like to keep the gay community di- .. /· :-
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-.spuad<>p lBAJAXllS ,sJ:Baqsoo:a
fined as one employed to associate Vlded and agitated or· because they P<lZIUBSxo -lOU .SI AliUnwrnoo
i'dmself with members· of a group . think as one police type said, ·."Let 'i " "t[! ll18 ·wspBJ:lso <>lBIP<>UIUIJ u1
and by pretended sympathy with their :the scum ;·take· care of the scum." lins<>x prno& suopoB <>s<>tp JO. <>uo
or attitudes to incite them_to. .:'Now· this poses·a_problem. Because AUB lU<lUI<lAOru   · UJ
illegal or harmful acts.":• -· -·•P' .if a worker .for ·gay liberation is
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Officials oftheF.B.I, recently stated what he claims to be theR the result- lluidPH s<>qonol SIB<>qsoo:a
mat" they had in the' past planted should 'be just the reverse. The gay . s Till
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individuals to ;' disrupt liberation commumty should be supporting him lllt[! IdO<Jd asotp Till PUB I8lU8Q
movements. The list of those agents and the straight community,. should lluidi<>H
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lave not been made public SO dle _be o;etching, · ". . _ . . :·c,; · ' · S ·' Btf pU<JJ:dA<ltf SnO<llqlln! 8ql lllq
rumor cannot.be proved or disproved · What exactly are t:qe ·services ·that .. ' ..
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that .way. The only· way to establish ate provided . by _Helping Hands I PUBH Uid!<>H Ol SA<>)[ PUB sscJ:O
the . trudl or falsii:'J. of- the rurrior Center? They• are supposed to offer :

AXlunoo JllO, SJq 1no
would be to. examine Brashear's . jobs and. crash housing. 'Yet their r Sl<l SIB<lqSOI8 :AOU8pJS8J:d 81:[! JO
record and see'._if it:J,':its the defini- · job applicants· are· sent .to the S.I.R. ! ){Bop "'ll PU11J<>q lB<>Xl<>X PTqO& U0'-1N
tion- Of parasite·:·or,:.an. agent ·pro- ;Job Center,''an<). people go to'' Page r){:lllllll SEA\ .
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The need to examine theirownlead- . __ At one time they:._·provided trans- . Sl <>q s,tp
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ers is one· of-the hardest responsi- :·sexual counseling. But their i:oun- spunJ XOJ Aliunmrnoo 8tp-.·£nnq m
bilities of antl-establishmentgroups- ·_. selor has been convicted of castrat- .
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in a police state. Yet· every move---·.: .'-ing a straight. hitch-hiker. And trans- , .. q SJt[! liB JO
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ment for freedom-from the American .. _ . : sexuals have :established their own i .-·uA\Ol u1 UJBllXBq lS<>lllliq "'ll
revolutionairies, · to the Bolsheviks,;· ·:· i center in ,Hayes, Valley. ; ;; Jsnw <>q U<>t[! · SJ:<>dSI'!& S11J XOJ
w militant unions and the anti-war: ·l Drug· counseling. has· also been ab-1 . u.B \ lOU SJ <>q .F '.'lr!OP<>pu<>.L 81:[!
groups have beenc _plagued· \·andonedbyHelpingHands.' · . . . !
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''Quislings" and have had to ferret r·• • of' macabre King ·____;S'l"'- s
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them out of their ranks. If the charges · . ·_:Midas'"his'''·touch-·'leaves ·death and
are.- groundless then the movement .. disorder:·:His'past'is 'sprink1ed with
iS:·.sq-engthened by self-examL'lation. . people who ·have known him and died
If' the charges- are proven true then mysteriously. 'His presence is enouo-h
me;· movement is also strengthened to rurn. any meeting into· rurmoll.
by' the exposing and cuttfug away of He has put his hand into politics
a malignant growth. · and made a mess of it. Is mere a
In·. arguments with the editor of the single· gay group that at one time
Sentinel- I have often stated that or anomer has not had their plans
although Broshears may not be easy· harrassed sometimes killed by ·
to .• work with, he serves· a useful . Ray Broshears? He is either evil as
role;in me ·-Tenderloin and indeed Rhoda in Maxwell Anderson's "The
seems to be the only one ·willing to .. Bad Seed", · or ·he is following a
devote bis time to· needs of the well laid plan to spread strife. dis-
TenS(.erloin. lf his manner make gay ·.order fem; in the gay movement.
and ..... straight establishment·_ types . . · acnons ··in-- ma.'<ing · charges
retch-tough titty···'· ··;.--·/·:"" · ... , .. · _ agamst organizations like Pride and
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Mary J. Scharff (telephone 468-0688)
" I was contacted by Broshears who threatened
to release "dirty pictures" of Allan Sheppard
if I   to Thomas Edwar£s for
a posltlon wlth the Pollee Community Relations
Board •• , he tried to black mail me!! ! " -
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. "Both M---- and myself have heard numerous
rumors, from both reliable and unreliable
sources, concerning Revo Ray's involvement with
CIA,. I'm inclined to believe it. Take care, C---"
Quote SF Policemani
"The department does not have enough to prosecute,
but there is enough evidence to indicate that
Broshears was behind the threat on the lives of
police officers in correction with trouble at the
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HELPING HANDS COMMUNITY CENTER-225 Turk StreetS.?.
Rev. Raymond Broshears, Director. The center is the
social service outreach of the Orthodox Episcopal Church
of God which was established in Illinois in 1966 and in-
corporated in California in 1969 as a non-profit corp.
the Center houses Old Folks League (for elderly, dis
abled and oppressed persons). Used as headquarters for the
Gay Activists Alliance. No financial information avail -
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illegal delegates plus their appointees.
/The socialists Hon vote
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¥;1 and vote. IfJ -- the libs T:jQn vote by 7 vat-u:-;. .
..-1§ ch.:Ji:r declared the particular motion passed.. The motion made to ovc.r-ruJ.c:;
/ the Hhich failed decisively on ell three ,rotes -...:. many of tho 1-.rho
-· voted J.n the second vote 1o1ere appointed by the chnir ( illC'c;:i!.ly) and uncu::_d :1:co>
ruling.. At this point, about Libertarians 1-ralked nut to hold ;;, ::·•tL":".;"\    
in another room. The rest of the delegates, ab1ut ] _ _5t) rcr_::-ilJ:_11C:; ...,jj_ th
seating delegates (even those legal ones 'iiho had wQked out), tho
total number of people who were on the Sb.ate Co:rtr2l Committoo ar.d coUlYCcd to S0·-:.:
if ,tJ8 had r1 quorum.. i:fe did -- even 1·ri. th tho s0 t·'ho F8ren t ..
The next day · I Was elGcted G1.1.11E
of Sonoma County, North State Chairperson; Hargar8t FeiGin ·of Lof>
State Chairperson; Jerry Fillingim of San

Secr0b.l::-y; Sir.lDsan a.:
S.1n t.bse, Treasurer; Gayle Justice of San Jose   of E::n Fta.:.cis.:::c.
National Committee people.
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The meeting upstairs elected people too -- and c:;ues:-i iiilO t:!.:J cler::·t.t:d. · ···
(yes, clitto SF situation) -- Ray Broshec:.:rs. Thr.:-lr nnu+.ii1::; b:7 thi•

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considerably and somA of the people they E>leo:0 . .:.i 1·.TJre:1'
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until after their election.
The Secretary of State has negligently refus8d t-o certify o:i.thor group i;o Qi•doc
continue the confusion and to try to further dir::-c::--edi·0 PF'P A 12..T:Jsu5_t, is und_c;;.•
·t-Jay
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on Broshears is noH raising as the Stc:.tc c:12i::·porsvn oi' tlh; t; ::·
Central Comrr.ittee v.Jhich is illeg21 since our Treasurer -.-m.s f:';_vc::. (111   ·;_.,.;·,:..c- ·
number by someone in the of State
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That's the Bhole gruesome story. Since the o:f eunW.d,ot .. o,; '::o·l .. ·.: ;:·
are 1-:orking in the Pe.rty consider us legal and legitimate:-   '.:i.kL. .. .. ·:
to dq the smnG and communicate directly -,Ji th. us.
Eight no1J Emily Siegel and myself are involved in 1"}. P.:; ·i:!.-
help our statevJide 1
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plus the 1-rrite-in candidates Susan Ker for Bo"o Donov.:D :.oT /rtto:rYlr.Jy
General a:nd James Stanbery for OL•r loral· part? a ·;.,_
Food Conspiracy and helps to keep Tenants Action. Group li8 b2f:/-;·1:i . .a::: .t
day care collecti,re, have a s collestive
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an agitprop collect:. Yo; 1::--:-!13 ·C:-"J
soon have a gay men's collective and a Lesbian collective _; ... t:'1c men ::-.n the Pc.?:t.;.r
want to start a men
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s group too. Elections Pl"'e r.ot p:::-iori ty -11"l t.h UG -- o:1ly .-:
necessary and useful tactic.. I.f there is any t·Je.y ue C0..!-'1 help ;i("'":.'.. in
please let us ,knovJ. He pass out hsl:J ;?Ublicir.':l stl"l'Gl:l :..:.:-;
in Hhatever 1:!ay- you feel is best. G the vplo:;_::;o o:C th:::.S3 :: ..::--:·.7.
Some of the thi11gs Emily and I are doine: ore: to .
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initiative for 1975 in our campaigns for pur.hiYJE ol'
FG&E for the Socialist Coalition; lighting r.igh-:risa do,:-olcopment in I'coh·ero Hill
for the reside$ there; 1.-10rking .:JgrJinst Prop L -- ·;.:.he ,. ... ... l;-t"Col· P',QVe·
rnent and pushing for the propoBition
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cMllin; for the ecological   o::'
the Stanislaus River. If you have other issues, plea!";e us.
the ot0e.r-t1_1apd
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if you HC!nt to snve some money on your high food bill9 c.:..ll
us about the Food Conspircwy -- no volunteer labor required -- just the coot o.f
your order plus 10/U vihich goes to pay the Food Conspirac,Y collective
1.1ages to do political work.
Thank you for your time·. If y u h t· 1 · · t -"l
o ave any p_EJase \.Jrl a· o!."" c..,u. · •·:IG
at, 552-2]66.
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; . : Oliver· Sipple'"livoo. quietly ·ln his· ·
. Tenderloin aparrment. :•· Sipple contri-
,_,_ buted funds from-: his.--: U.S." Marine
pension· ,to'' several· gay
ahd worked hard for tl1e .• ,
I . ·election of Mlke. Carlngi as Emperor. . ...
• Carlngi reward- --. .· ·.;.
::·\'{<i<J'ithe'ex-Marlne·•:wid1 a post ln ·me.·
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··, Si@le:·was .tl1rown· into.me·glare of·
·' .. publicicy··,·_.;:k when .··he ·- -_
•; '.grabbed the' arm· of Sara ::Moore, me· .• .
. :· woman· accused •oftrylngtoassaslnate :' . ·:·:;,:;
· President;, 9erald Ford.·: · . .':·.·: ··. •· · • >:;
:.: ·.:. Secret:.• ·' Ser.vice ··credit ·
: .. ,;Sipple's action· wim)\:qeflecting me
· .• '·bullet" which ·'most'. certalnly would. ·
\.:',have killed me'Presidenr:;· .. -..:, .. ,. '·: :,
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,: '.Rev. ·.Ray· -Brashears·,:- ' . .'a·•·rriendship,
V:repcrted. ln. Herb Caen's'column •: -··
)/:Sipple ·said, ."Broshears has never • · ..
a· friend of mine;'Neverl". The ·: · :;::_: . ...
. \'.former Marine :went"on' to"say mat
"Homosexuality has nothing to dowiili': >. ·
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r·;i': ·sipple,•·a ·3-1/2 year veteran of the<·. :·,.0::)
• Corps;·.· was granted' a 100% · . ··;:;e-.,.:
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·- · waS .. W1til·_::.- . . ·
:; 3:3Q.'ln:. me .. of me·:·,;:.
::;.ai3_Sf1ssijl.at!on cattempt.:J>nd,: lasr·night. · .· · .. {
I· spent;.the'';light· at a. friend's house.,· . , ·. -: .•
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;:,:?he\saved';cSipple.ireplied.· •:'No.- not a·::. : ·;.
;·· ": thing;!" .. 'asked. bY ·the .. Pr esid en t to · · ,.. · ·\ .:
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,; he'•would 'yery;·much llke to meer me · ")
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.: '<:contacted.,;late·:woonesday ·. after-
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·,.<:Secretary;·. 'Bill· Roberts, replied. "I
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:Sipple to ·
· thank@bL-n. far·' his-.act!ons .• ",, When'
'asked· ..< if Piesidem;;'or· any· of his
.. staff.·: intended'· to· do: so,.· Roberts
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. ."· .. ha consp:re vanous tVl ua s .r:;'-·_ oth r:.didkn'oW ail.d.not kllow·frorn ever becoming public.
-.:.· .• politlcalleft and nght to msure that John F.-Kennedy ta• 'th. , .•
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•. live on to destroy the Central Intelligence which .. harasSed' Ferrie up to. a few days before the death of Fer- ,
· · , had set out to do. The vast wealth of the military and · if . ·s • thin- hi· h • believe also Garrison's l
:" _;:industrial complex of America would not allow. Kennedy to: ?me dgC.w!A c ki- . 'tl · · • ..•
-_ •· • · 1 • >'office staff ha operatives war ng m 1 ... -:.. .. , - ..
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• n e. pas. Seven years _smce· e '·.J !_."';de's'; and it that Broshears hims_elf one: time·4
than forty people who were:,.drrectly 9r .. mdirectly._ ·,· ·· d. •tcth CIA· lth gh·ou·r.sources clann.that he ..'
" · d 'h h · ... 'h · .. - · -connecte Wlu .. e ,a ou ... )
·:,. :...connecte _wtt .t e assassination ert er as. Witnesses or .• : .,.k· · l t d" '"th them --After
: .. -. · ·· · · · -· h li 1 ·th- -., · l d.' ha · :,di: .. ;·. ·•·. was not . nowmg y conne-c e • Wl , . : :
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.-.;,.< ,s y_, _,g teen peop e ... w o matena -1 .'-..("fricrhtened person:' 'accordingto".oneof1Us,mfunates,_ and he--l
· . :. on,es who could have been called to testify. should a tnal have , 1 • b d·b'tt l •""'t th U •t d Stafes·gov" ernment trusting!
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:. .. · ··.- t e..1 ovem er 2_n . trage y.. t ose e1g te. _en •. tve ... te o : • . ,.. .. • ·A ' ·d. · ·t roan who knew Broshears then
-· • -.- t I' •HUrt -··· · · f.,· 'd •. ccor mg oa .
. : .. t,,?-a. ' .. 1 VIctimS ,_o . ..:,; ents, .. : :.'\ind with an "Old Catholic ... o_f :vhich .
. :' : sutct es or mu ers. _ura causes. accou.n or more; Broshears are priests in,.'. 'Ray becanJ.e ·obses-j_
,-;_than three-fourths of the death total. There were su murders,•. .· d'· · fte. his· · · d w'th dea'th and he believed. thaf
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·_-.·.Cl e, .. an t _eer:'otorve ce a;cr ents. e em:-a o .t. e: federal government, and in my':
.<JF_K. assassmation-.was a senes .of CIA .tampenngs With . · . .._ Ra. •. .kin· t verthrow the government.'' The·
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an a engtneere · Y · e · - ·, · - · · . ..... ;.··"" · ... .. •-·= :<7'· -- ha b · "I fti t of the most destructive order """·
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-.-·,_There rs documente eVl ence of Lee Harvey Oswald ··.·. · h' - t "'rtainl ears to be with:
, wit!l both.thEi CIA and.the FBLDavid Ferrie,_: a.'f   cet y alpwpho.kno,..r him_ now
.··_,:-kn- d CI' ·· h d 0 · ld"'"' u accor mg osevera . , ,
._::;··: . own an. pr?ven. A_ope.ratlYe, a Lee Har::;e:Y'--. as,]_ that.Broshears. does not trust people on the
:.- .• hi,s,. assoctate for some time. And Oswald,. _most .. unsure.:\
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· .. -_.'1-se:rually ,·found gratification in his relationship With-Feme,: . ra ca e po c scene_. - . .
... · • and,. David Ferrie·. was ..
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·· homosexual. F_oun.d amongst Lee Harvey Oswalds ·effects_ m 1 t involved in the-'ridicalleft organized groups.· 1--Iany '"
. his ·Dillfts hotel room·.was.a New .Orleans Library. Card., t ·feel that·is -why Broshears is somewhat of a "loner"-in the.:,


:to• ._David _Ferrie·:_:.Ifi addition, there' ·.is ·· .-..)::, _..-;-."' .... ·; ... : 'J-:/:.·.:· . _.· .. _. , : .. _ i
testimony In _New Orleans that David Ferrie and Lee· i" · A ·great illany .to ID. ·on"e·of
... • OsWald each ,other. tiuite well, not from one, but four-"' '- old interviews, were involved in the assassinition of JFK, as ..
  ·one:O·f whom is Well-known in gay liberati.on :-::-- several groups were suckered into the .."kill Kennedy.trip'' by';
. B;oshears: Ferrie used to call him 'brother Ray,' as l ·the CIA. Groups of both the left and right wings we:-e _being ·.-
lived· for a very short time with Ferrie in h:is.i li used,;arid even· Cuba:D.. refugees unwittingly volunte€red _to ':
-LOUiSiana·· A venue. Parkway residence .. The relationship ! '· .play.3_' part in the assassination. Broshears_in a television in-. ·
. the tWO was .one of the .'passing ships in the night: i ·teryiew in Los Angeles clnimed that two Cuban refugees were
·-:;.::; .. _kind of affair, with their paths crossing from time to time iri j 'major tOle-players in the actual murder of Kennedy. .
·.'- • Orleans homosexual" .subculture. In checking
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leads:suppiied:to one .I found niOst intriguing-.1 !.o,_,.')assins frOm Houston on the second and last leg of their flight,
·- ..     left·.a {:to the Republic of South Africa. a nation which did not have
·-.: ·-=Hotel. where he and Feme met from time to time w1th vanous1 treaties with the United States. Ferrie, according
. .-_j Br_oshears was. anda'.! to 'B!-Oshears,-Was in Houston. the day of the assassination and
..   ...... tha.t.ij New OrlearuHhe same day and then back to Houstori.
·' .· upon the evidence submitted to this Court, ... ;:··the day after the murder. Broshears claims that Layion 'Mar-
• ;-.. haS· been involved in a threat 'the ;•;.-'tenS 8. good deal than he has told and that Ferrie
Lyndon Baine's-."Johnson.' From my Louisiana· __ :·'told him truit Martens was involved with·a·'.'bunch of nUts that
:. -. learned ·that. Broshears· 'and Ferrie. had met with . three other :j .. ; 'could get us illl by us, Broshears nev-ei explained who
>'-men- to discuSs the late president, and when the group had • 'according to: Broshears,. _was an "on
•- off that the government learned of. their and off agairi, 'trick' of David Broshears said,
·:.---· -· ... soughhlS)'lum in a veteranS hosPital, but tOe SecreH :-;:·according to ·our-sources, that "David was 'hung-up' on lvr'ar-
- .:: Service would not honor th8.t and sought an indictment againsd 'tens,'.' who denies knowing Broshears, at least._to some, but. -
, .. ·: .. Broshears ... .. ::-: .. ·"" . . ... .. J · { .. according:· to a paper found in Marten's room, he did indeed
' .. :·)3roshears·, later,: obtained an end tci·that cOurt:_ order thru_; ·."l. know, Broshears! Broshears, in an interview· to a radi- .. •
. frieDds·in Ne'W- Orleans and was released from the federal i ::;: __ cal ','citizen investigator," said that· David Ferrie:- never
.· .... .'During his incarceration fu the hoSpi:...:1 ..-::got to fly: to Capetown·, that thetwo'he expected to arrive from
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. tal, .Broshea-rs. was subjected to various experimen·tar . DallaS never did, but that they had become frightened at what
..... one which caus-ed a slight brain hemorrage:. Our i "went WTong in Dallas" and tried to make it tO a secondary
::-.sources in Biloxi, reported bevond any doubt ·: .• that the Cuban national, a man whom
Broshears and Ferrie met in 'that City be.fore BroshearS .. · Feriie only described as "Garcia," who was a pilot, could not
· :=:".;north and later to where this writer has atteni.Pted. · handle the _plane-- and it went ·dov..-n;_ off_. the _coast ·of TeXas, ·•
interview· Broshears; but to_little avail,'·aS he' see_ins._ to .be 1 somewhere near 'cOrpus Christi. Ferrie. told Broshea.'rs·
. reluctant to discuss anything concerning David· Ferrie . ;'.the trip back on the day after the 'assassination was-
.'_'-:-:the-.death of two of Broshears· in New Orleans. The'? .;.;: as he hid w ··go baCk tO the motel to make "things right':.and · ·
·: '· thing· Brosheftrs would discuss are things which came out·; someone ina'y ..have been there that would·have to be. flovm Out
· sometime back in other articles and and from a forme( of the country quickly. has documented that Ferrie
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But· evidence shows· that there was a driving rain.stonn that
.. a.m.,. and that to go from New_ Orleans to Houston in ''"::1
: such weather as a ·'.'liuk" is Ferrie later was in_ the There is me ·::
, Ham.Inond, Lousia·n_a tO confer with known CIA operatives ac- L to believe that knew. Hunter during his three week .. :1
: .· cording to evidenCe· collected by the Garrison investigati.on.- .. stay in Long Beach:i;l-:J.964. ·There is also evidence that Bro- · -·
;_-·'But ·Who is Raymond Broshears{where did he come ;··:shears was in N'eW Orleans in 1963, and at that time knew a- -i
--::and is it that he seems to poP.up in the right place_ at the;;·.· ;: person who: is rif tlle. "Old Ca,tholic Church" priests, Jack · :
wrong time and visa Versa. According to official documents he·; s. who knew._DaVid. Ferrie and 'who was a Qrivate de- ,; -.···.:::
.was borTI. to a Martha Gr&ves_ Allen in tective.f;,:iUid hid knOwn contacts with __the ·CIA. and with the" _;· :, .
. 1935. on- February 14th ..... He, contracted polio age of. rune ;! well.' Martin htis testified in the Garrison investiga..:: , . •-: · · · ...
and wo.s affected fOr so.me time. At age   n aS t6 David· Fe.rrie"s involvement· in-the· Kennedy .} " • - ·. . ... :;'".)
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• · ·:mother rema.n1ed, having divorced father a , · .. b?th_ _as to Fer...,f .. _: ;: : · ... : .
.man.she married was· named.Wi11iam ::. ne's._mvolvement. Wlth_the CIA ·m.particular.::nth the 1963,; ..• ·:'-.·· ;,... ,:J-;1 .:.1
.. had Raymond's name changed to ·_ Gu:ite:ro..ila CIA' operations.·.But; -Broshears .seems to ..... ,
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Little Rock, Aikansas';' and · •.. Buf,as to the" :!nan Broshears,--his historY. m &in ... :;·· ... >:,_:- ..• -:
•. : ..• St. L<;iuls; IllinOis during his .very, early years;. His .step-father)'. l:: 0- on. to   iritent .·./.· . ... _;}
; .. in construction:· movini"was· • f.· Ghangmg, the_; government, • ·.an -open .. -..··>.:.:_.-:-;
(· His mother, .fhe· records back ·with her· rriother ;·'.? and liVeS. a very seCret p!-i.vate."life aCcording to ·asso-:>·: ·: .... ·. ·
Minnie GriVes, ·who pasSed aWay in December _19.73r; with;.;, · ciates . but 'his public life _is extremely public. and can
Raymorid/and there.-Rayniond's-ieal a· ·; .: in and media:_such as .tele':- · ,__.
' souD.d homelife"""·thiS ·according. ·w·. a psycholog1st;.who hvision and radio .. Broshears.had a radio program on K.S:'A:N· · ·. · i
l '.'.worked with His inother in the meantin:ie :· F"but Was: dlsmissed• beoiuse he was "always. m'aking" '. ·.;: ··=;.J
husband. Broshears. nev.er again had any respect}Or;-; the _Sai{:Francisco Police
mother·-according to family"," and became solely dependent: 1 accordinkto:))ave-McQueim who hired and fired •. .
upon his and two aunts, .a .. Pric:;an_d   ;·.began a ga:.y_Tadio p_rogram on KPF A in Berkeley.whe.i"e':he re- ;. · .: ..
\"". · Violet Cheatem. Broshears has not seen any of ;them smce _his:·.:\ \;sumed. his. Charges{againSt "the SFPD. and the ·goveinment··: :: :. • <·
strange behaviOI- and involvement }"'lith ."fror:t groups':; itself. -.:He .Was for"ced from that station· because he;·accused ·, :_ _'·    
early si.'Cties. _attended s-b:tign _persOnnel of.· working . .for ;.J
and alsO· in CharlestOn, -South ·Carohna. Accordmg. to one.•:.·i '.kno'Nl.l ro-, be: front.:groups for' the CIA. . , •.. . . ·.   .. :, J
there is ·evidence' of a .Raymond Brosh8ars having ·: 3.ccordi.ng to·SFPD. offiCials, . ·'\1
· tended'rugh School foi ,a couple of months in San ".ill our side" and the same comment came from a FBI off1ctal.··; ... . ·!
backin.1950. A is the same SFPD official said, "\Ve have reason to believe.that BrO-:•
Broshe3.rs'• moth'er"- since rerriarried, .now lives in kshears was indeed involved with various people in and ...
Beach, California, has nOt seBn.·(except ·on teleVision and· .... , KenneCy assassination· and we know that he waS involved '•._ ·- ·I
·in-Time}". her sori""since ·1962,"that according to a.San hvith some others, the·· others plotting to-kill .
:·newsman wh.O.revealecl that hi? mother has in 1965. But, the man couldn't be connected.with the: · < .
• .-:!or being a homosexual. His current step-father .says that.in S /FBI, 8.s they are making inquiries to us about him all the
• ,_;.his opiniOn· "Raymond is' a commie ... But, he and ;'He has a "friend'.'. on the force in 'the Commuriitf · ·: .:.:. . -:' ·
have never liked {)tre .another 'nor had any rapport _with_ one_;_1 ;:·unit Elliot Blackstbrie"!.He thinks th"at 'Brosheafs iS, . ..
.'another. accordin"f;·'to the San'Diego newsman, and· that .way ·after bei:ri.g Soured .on:· the-·· .. ·,
step-father is a right-winger. AcCording to the· neWsman .. ....He might have been c9nnected with· the: ...
- shears. went in and out of the military in 1952 and agam.
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= :,:1954 and out in 1955: He was beaten·up in the Navy and injur-;_:·;- !.' And a former SFPD person,:noW the Sheriff of San Frands:.:··::·,.·.:
·.,_·ed in a.fall.and suffered brain damage, but it did not, County;·Richard. Hongisto, comes the charge _that ·
ing to VA .. officials, impair his thinking abilities. His brain-.- snears is dangerous,". and during his time on the SFPD he·:
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danlage caused. emotional problems further damage said that he Broshears to be connected .with the CI.J,.,
suited iri epilepsy, which Broshears sb.1l suffers from: .And ac< a charge 'refuted.by Elliot Blackstone.·_...__j;;.::: .. ' :' - · . , ·· - · --
cording to VA soUrces, in October of 1973 he had · .. -Whatever BrOShears iS doing some·ver:{·ffiteresting politt- .... · .. _.
and during this illness suffered a stroke, resultmg'. cal work in. the City and the state itself. He is -a good persOO. • ·.
in temporary loss of the use of his right arm and side. He has7 · !. according to his· few close friends, and a 'Vecy evil person if yoU ·· .. - · ... ;;._\
permanent damage as a result and according to_ VA to hiS eneinles;· one of whoin told us about the ·sheriff's; ·,."":" .:;
rePQrts, no longer .has the use of his left r?-·   :, ·- .:. t;." Z: .. :.._ ..• ·. .. .-' · ·
say they know little or nothmg of Broshears poliucal ' · Broshears -according to' JOn Ne"whall,'soTI of former San:·. •. . -·
gues,.and are only_ concerned with his phy_si_cal emotw.nal; Francisco chronicle editor, Scott NewhalL.' 'knows a lot more--.. __::··- : ..
well-being. And according to the offtc1al, his phys1cal: than he is telling.'' But, according to Broshears, an associate-.· · .,..-.
well-being is deteriorating fast. But, a person who works with. ,. said doesn't believe. that anything· he has to say will· _,.' '. :· .
_'.Broshears at his town San Francisco help center, says·: __ ••
·.· that, "Ray is in good. healthl But, he doesn't like fo-r us j was murdered by .the CIA;· the" whole government knows .it,-
:·about his health, even ask him anything aOOut it, for he ,goes
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into a rage if we"doi'' ........ -, .. , ... ;.·"" :.-.. . - _ ··- .   :....--•.   changed Way believe_ the ·gov::_C:.. _. ·]
iCcording·,to. Elli'of'·Blackston"e'· oC the SFPDi ·l-. ernment works ·· '·" ., _ · "• ;t_:.. •• ••-'.
.. came to San Francisco in conversaHo;:_r'"spoke _with   ·_'.
<; 1965.and left ·e·arly m.··Januazy. of 1966 for somewhere the1 , :.he knew was, and I·told him that·ma!!-y people are d1g-- -- ........ __ .·.·.:·i
. and back again in ?Ylarch of 1966, where accordmg to J \::--·gin'g deep into.Ilis .iSSociation with Ferrie· ·and "others'.'_ and -' ':-···..:
... the SFPD he has remained except for a "'trip" to San Jose for l he wOrried;·_ He· told me··he wasn't, for he·hO.d do"ne. noth-
·· ·a month during which time the San Jose Poli-:e Department• ·.ing wrong, Out that the government had best worry th8.t they 1
says that he was involved in .antf-war activities during his · have done a hell of alot Wrong. I asked Broshears if I could
there. Blackstone said that Broshears made a very_ send him a portion of whatl had dug up, and he print it
trip tO Long Beach.during 1968 for about four ·months, a period·.( ;:. ln his free paper. said. that he does;·not··censo(.;: . _. .-
whi:?:h saw considerable controversy in that City, centered.} Submitted to "the paper:·He became quite anj-rj"."when_l ...
around Broshears and/or his associates. Bmshears 'ti.ad him about "LaYtOn MartenS •
. in Long Beach to our informants ·} ":: refused to Z!ant·me an interview, and I told· him that I
· .. 1964, a time in which a newspaper reporter was acc1dently ;_J ?. continue. probing the_ Kennedy_ assassination, and he told ..
··, shot to death by a L<lng Beach Policeman. This reporter .is the "
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· a man who has been in prison:. a man who has been in a men- .. : -.1
.. tal hospital, a man who his cou·nuess lives, a' man who··.. . ;, _-_< ;·)
has fed sands and of .; .. ·-- -.:::i
to be ·on the destruction of1 the- capttalisbc_ form_ of• ->-   .. ;'{
we now have,' a .man who __turp.s on and' ··;·:· _:._   1
people-like a light. switch, a man who- either· or 'likes'':··._-·--_· - ·_._....
with intensity, a·man;:WhO':dislikes drUg-users, a man:_;· . . . .
who wants to end all ..t ._ · t ..   · .. r
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,, in black, a;man who knows-more than·. ... :· t
he is willing.to."telL I'll be)ookiii.g at_:fot(Ray·,7c1oser, and:: · · ·. --·i
maybe someday, 'I and otherS,-.who-want.t·a· change; the_ country:;- ·: .. _: :_': __:;\
!·.-- too, but in a different manr{et than you; .we

·convince you to work with us,. and not .your.'way·:. Keep on·:_---;'· _. ... . .. · .·
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CALIFOR.UU. STATE SENATOR HILTON HARKS
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The central committee of the Gey Liborntion Front (GL.t;') urges all gaypeoplo ill.
San Francisco to turn their backs upon the candidacy of Sen.:.tor Milton !{arlro in
hi:J bid for Hayor of San
Ssnator Hilt,cn Harks has .failed n.s have ao nwny allegedly pro-gay mgisl.atora to
take any positive actio:1 on oohalf of geyrights lcgi"l..atica during hiu in

ae .a State· Senator.
Senator Hilton Marlm, a R9publican
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and a highzy conaGrvativa gentlor.1an who uses
liberal rema.rko to gllin votes, roi"used reqliest aftor request to halt the infamous
and ncr..; dead, Senate Bill Yi (SB-39)-t' which t-rould have flet g&yrighta l>..<t.clc even ·
Senator also has l 'Cpeatedl;y refused to introduce legislation that
would have aboli3hed ·such as 208n (cral copuJntion) end 266 (zoducy) bet\·;eon

Senator lti.lton aU>o refused. to author or 1.obby for leGi::fl.atian \<Jhich -w-ould
hc.vc given equal     rights fer. homosexo..1all1o 'Senatm- Hilton Harks
has to inve5ticato the ?ondition2 of at .(California
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' Fo;.cili'cy) Gven tho he had beon ;roqueated V.:> do so ·ti\-;:cso
Senator Nnrl-;:e rci'used to :intervene en beha lf of in our continuing
with Ste.te CharU=lred, Pacific Te lephone and concerning their
Do no euppol't Senator Hilton for any political
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t···' nounce for. mayor until tomorraw but the Gay Liber- \
;':\ 'ation :Front is· already urging a "no" vote. The GLF
\,: -., .. .: failed ·'to; support any rights-
;'>'· for-homasexual; legislation in Sacramento. But you
:.·. can bet Miltie wqn't be shut out. I know one gay
'·· · communi}y leadenyho is an.activ:.e TYlarks campaign-
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P.o. Box 1983
San Francisco, CA 94101
December 19, 1974
C O:·IT'LUNT
The president of the Pride Foundation has by his words of untruth, hurt
the ;10rk of OUl" brother group, the Helping Hands Center in the area of
drug abuse prevention.
The Helping Hands Center and GLF have been members of the San Frnnc!.sco
Coordinating Council on Drug Abuse since 1972 and have worked on projects
Hhich have effect change in this area for the better, such as the noH
·famous COilA.P expose and the "manili. tor'J methadone mainte.inence program
expose a, and the nmv :famous leaflet HUnclG Sam the Pusherman
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Yet the president of the Pride Foundation has mislead officials of the
.San Francisco Coordi;1.ating Council on Drug kbuse into beleiving that
Helpi.."lg Hands Center and the GLF are doing .nothing Hi thin the gay comrmmity
of San Francisco in the area of drug abuse prevention work through his
tall-..s with l"ls. Beryl Feinglass > vice-president of the Cmmcil.
The president of the Pride Foundation does a tremendous dis-service to
the ·Hark of the Helping Hands Center and the people whor.1 1·;e have helped,
and I uould direct the president of Pride Foundation to· one of his m-m.
Board Hr. Perry H. George and also" to Hr. Zane Tamas to our
effectiveness in the area of drug abuse prevention as both have kno;m
of our uork and have called upon us for information &"ld assistance.
I Hould direct the president of the Pr:i.CB Foundation and "leather crol!d
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devotees of the Pride Foundation to the two people running for the title
ttmr gay san francisco and miss gay san  

a youne couple Hhom
found lii"e instead oil death due to the swift .:interrention of the Helping
Hands Center drug abuse team.
The president of the Pride Foundation is presenting himself as a legislative
lobbiest to Ha. Feinr;lass and others and this a a violation of the 1.at·l in
regard to Pride Foundation's tax en<empt status application. I Hould also
point out to other Pride Fmmdzt.ion projects 1-;hich are highl:;r political in
nature. And I Hould point out that Hhen the President of Pride is speaking
to a body on a political matter that he should not present as the
Pride Foundation president but as aD individual i"or this could damace your
"battle" Hith the Tits,
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attn:Mr. · Jerry 'Leo '
re:new application
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-As director of this agency, a Christian social serVice
agency assistingi tl)e homosexual community of San Francisco, I have . . .
reques.ted application for funding in the past years'73 and '74, .;Or:
each time have been told that I was too late for application. . ··:· . · .,t- -; ..
Please consider this official application for forms for the next fiacal ... ·
years funding.: ':·.·· · ..
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· But, this fetter is prompted by alleged actions on   .:,"'-:
part of either yourself or your agency in regards to the total ·. :' ' · ·
sexual community of San Francisco. ,, .. . ..
·A political organization, Marxist in nature, called BAGL, ·./ ·':
(Bay Area Gay Liberation)
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not to be confused with the Gay Liberat'i6n · ·-'
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Front qf which I am the current chairperson, has been representing . ·
themselves to you as representing the "gay community'' of the area. · 1 •
This BAGL group as said before is political, not a social service .· • ·· ·
agency, and the·y, · do not speak for our agency, nor represent us in <:'nY ···.; .,
way. They are anti-Christian, and are opposed to· our agency in every::··.
aspect ·.   ·. · i :,
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BAGL represenatives Hank Wilson, Claude W¥nn, and Howard · . · ·. ···
Wallace, purport that you advised them to set up a commi tt.ee of the. :, ... ·. ;: ··.
· various gay social service agencies, which they have done (excludinci •
ours of course) . Mr. tvilson says that there is no way that BAGL woul.d·,. ·
. allow us on such a committee, even if we wanted to be.

What I.want to know, by just what authority have you been : .. ··.·
negotiating with a political body that does not have a social service -. .. , ·
outreach; and since when has your bodv been taken this kind of action ·
in the past. I consider it an outrage, and possibly a violation of , .
of your IRS exemption, which I shall direct our attorney to look into
right away.
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San Francisco M!D!
February 1, 1976
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. To All Legislators,
City and County of
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_San Francisco,· California
Greetings!
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·· :'· ..     ;The Harry S. Truman· Club, a gay activist political force
.,within the gay of our City and County, has long been a strong
· ... _ ::. defender·'.of freedom of speech and press, and mos·t c.ertai nly we have worked
  access for ALL peoples with our elected officials.
·.·::;-' ·.- ..   the gay civil rights movement.ha.s been plagued
·;::--:·from 'time. to ti_me by various indiv'iduals who seek to .''''control" .the gay
-.:.:;.liberation civil rights movement in America. . . . · .
.. :.:•And ·san. Francisco has long been the target point of those· who 1'/ould ·
· .. ;.::·control acess .to legislators and media. . .... ; ·..... ··-.
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,::--The letter, is one of parti-cular ·: For it
.·.···,-'.represents _the· views of one particular such type person who- would control
  gay .liberation civil r.ights movement, or would certainly want. to contra
.. ···:> >who has access to our legislators and the news media as well ...
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·'David Bertham Goodstein, who has long sought to control access to
··legislators and the media here in Francisco:·.- ' .. · .
',· Mr .. Goodstein first made his presence known here .in our-City in
jj1971 when he began various projects designed to control the gay
;::;:-civil rights movement h·ere, such as; the Alice s.- Toklas Democrat
Cl.ub which he produced with a grant.of about·$5,000 to James M. Fast
then later he plunked more money down to.begin the Whitman-
Radclyffe Foundation, which in turn other projects.
:.'Th'e only "voice" (unofficial) of gay America· was a bi-weekly
:newspaper called the ADVOCATE, which was quite critical of the
·Goodstein's etc., at least editorially. Goodstein
hen this national newspaper, proceeded to emasculate
it, turning it from a news-paper to a gay journal. He also then
another and smaller gay the CONTACT and then
proceeded to end it, giving the pebple ADVOCATE subscriptions in
. .-.,,.return.
Mr. Goodstein founded an unofficial clique of persons, such as
Mosconeite, Jim-Foster, Frank Fitch, George Raya, Doug
DeYoung, Ms. Jo Daly, Phyllis Lyon, and Duke Smith to name
but a few of those who adhere to the Goodstein "contro1lism''
line. Also the Golden Gate Business Association is now a
Goodstein :pawn"!
FREEDOM •s what the Truman Club, GAY CRUSADER, the GLA
(Gay Lib2ration Alliance), Lavendar Panthers, and the Helpi
Hands Community Services Project have been all about.
It is unfortunate that several of ·our legislators and their
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San rrancisco 94102
Page 2 (Goodtein/Advocate)
aide become · "brainwashed" by the Goodsteinites.
For, when you discount, and ignore any faction of the gay liberation
civil rights . movement, you have cut yourself off from people, from
beings, from voters who can help elect or unelect you.
The politics .of .people, who are damned by Goodsteinites
· are a· bit radical, unorthodox, · and some of the people are .revolutionary .
. But; 'to -y"ou my dear San Francisco legislator and/or ajde, when you discount
: .. : .. any single voice. you have hurt yourself, and you have helped add to. the
_ ·.: ranks of : those who do not believe in the "system of government" as it
·. : · is.· n·ow··- constituted... · . . . .
..:·.You·, . by -listening and "obeying" in a sense, the words qf one of · the
· · · Goodsteinites,' are helping to create a vast un-numbered army of people
. ·who day ·will become so unhappy with the system, they unfortunately
. outside of the system which paople.
·.<:.   to .the Goodstein way of thinking all . . ·
:: some are Republicans, such as Paul Hardman, Wayne · Friday and
.: .. - .. ·tho as , M .. Edwards to name but . three conservatives who· also seek to cut off
.. · '. 5 ·-: from communication with . legislators ·and their ·aides, various gay
·_. ... persons with whom they too di · · ·.·: · .. ·.
would ask that you today, stop and consider the· Goodstein
;.:_. .. letter attached, begining with the third page, Item IV, and
:·. :<:.-·: then consider the vast amount of money that he is . expending
... _to bring about such a conference. And then, if you are a human
who is concerned about all people and not just those with
you too will be alarmed the actions of the Goodsteinit e!
· , ;. - I w o u l d ask that you 1 i s ten to a 11 p eo p 1 who s e e k your a i d ,
voice, your ear, and give heed to them -freely,· and not
· discriminate against them. ·. .. .. ....
Controllist politics is fascism, is nazism·, even if the name
behind it is a Jewish name. Fascism cames in all . names, sizes ,
shapes and colors.
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... I would appreciate a reply fr<?m your office on_ our letter ,
and the letter from Mr . Goodstein enclosed . - Remember, no one
is saying Mr. Goodstein does not have a right to buy, to hold
meetings, but what I am saying to you, is know about who
seek· to cut off meaningful dialogue with ·ce.
· Power to ALL people!
 
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aD associate ot Ferrie and also an lnvestlga
_for Gill, weot through Gills' files for the purpose of
gAthering Information regarding Marcello •hlch •ould
. keep Ferrie iD Gill 'a empl07.   ..
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)tarteos c:o:imented thAt due to the ·above,·· be .. .
that Ferrie and were pressuring
he added thtat this was wwost t1on on hls .. .. ....
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· .·- •artens b911eves Brownlee has furnished 1   .... -h":'!.;·:
tion to Garrison in ion wl tb Garrison's i nvestlga tloD :..:
of the assasst oa tlon ot President Kennedy, and for tbis :::::. :.:::::;,::':'.::!...'D
reason Brownlee not been subpoenaed. also_
coll\!llented that Garrison has a ••tru111ped-up" narcotics · . ....  
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charge whlcb be le holding over Brownlee's head so that· .. ·:,:.
Broilfnlee will 'lOt furnish anyintorrutlon to other
ageoctes. Brownlee Is believed to be living ln
Ohlo, a aS ls there as a pipe fitter. Martens : .:'·-:..:
described hla as a wbl te a3le, about 28 years of age • . ·
slender boneJ build, baldinc, dark hair and eyes aDd
intelll&eat. . . _ . : __ ·.::·· --:· ... . : . . . . · . . · -
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J(artens observed that the people· involved ln
1 GsrrlsoD lovesucatlon ot the assasslnatloo of
: Kennedy, tear Garrison and do not bla.- Re added .
that a noted psycblatrlst io the South, he dld oot . .
1denti fy, had cov.nent ed tbat 1 t would not take •uch to ·. _.
push Gar.rlsoD to suicide. The psychiatrist mE'ntloned that ... ...
Garrison was Jhrtens advised that Garrison waa . -
present l7 seel ag a psychiatrist
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ldentltJ ot this person or the leogth of tl:.e he has beeD
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G. WRAY GILL, l705
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said that 1s but erratic.
He said FERRIE is and to waLt to bo
. the center of a t. ;.:-ae-;ion. o sa!d FERRIE has bafro affiliated
wit oeal Cuban group opera 1
L is reasona c ubans wore an 4- and
were interested 1c tbe Cuban government. ·
GILL believes that FERRIE's interest in aovcment were
probably to a &roup of boys who run around with
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knowledge
P.A.'tVEY OS11ALD •
t e assas 1 on • an a
OS\7ALD, bad trained and had flown b:!.m to Dilllas,
Texas; also, that FERRIE had trained OS\7ALD ln
the use of weapons and rlflo &copo. GILL said he
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by DAVIS but the is th6 cature
of the information •
GILL said that be wont to   residence,
3330 Louisiana Aven\:e P.-rlavay, ·and found a young aan, .
JL4XTON pABTENS tbore. Be informed of allegation
against FERRIE and instructed him to get bimsolf
involved, but to with tho in &D7
manner be a& involvinl FERRIB
was very serious.
GILL said that he rocalled FERRIE in
t¢ew ·orleans the •orr;1na of tho day President was ·
assassinated. Be • he rocalls this date well boeause
on that date the Jury in Xow Orleans returned a
in of GILL's client, GILL
thereupon contacted his socrotary, ;rs. ALICE GU!DROZ, who
stated that she was pvsitivo was In lbe office .at
12:15 p.m. on November 22, 1963, because he left at this
time stating that he would bo back -:l t a bout 1:30 whicla
be tailed to do. GILL said that bad done
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. ·'   work in tho r.nd he • .' · ·:
that FERRIE and others caso voro at ·.
the Royal Orleans Hotel on tho evon1n: of tho day.
KENNEDY was slain. . •
GILL was a of LEE HARVEY OSWALD
at which timo he advi&od he doos not ever recall
seen man in person.
GILL novor hoard FERaiE make
any or would indicate hi•
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ASSASSINATJOI OF PRESIDENT JOHI F. IEIIEDY, DALLAS,
TEXAS, TWENTYTWO, SIXTYTHREE, MISCELLANEOUS, INFO
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RE lEV ORLEANS TELCALL FEBRUARY TWENTYTHREE JISTAIT.
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USA·LOUIS C. LACOUR, EASTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA,
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LACOUR DESIRES THIS INFORMATIOI TO ANSWER JWQUJRES OF AAG
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COPIES O_F LETTERS VFRE • •. TO BY lEW
LETTER DATED r.ARCH TWENTYONE, SIX FOUR, ENTITLED •  
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INTERVIEW OF DAVID W. FERRIE REFLECTED II REPORT OF SA '
WARREN c. DEBRUEYS,   TVO. SIXTYTHREE,
l. ENTITLED •LEE HARVEY OSWAlD, AKA, IS DASH R•-..
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lfew Orleana waa 1natructed to refer thia requeat
to the United States aDd be bas DOW requested
· assistance of the Departaent. The Depart•ent requested
• to be advised if this aaterial was the basis for
1n9estication the FBI. Tbey also  
information concerninc .tbe funds indicated to have been
deposited or wi tbdraWD froa ":this bank account. lfew Orleana
advised DO information was · avail&ble concerning the source
of deposits or the ·withdrawals shown OD the page
• froa Ferrie's bank book. During aD interview in 1963,
·Terrie stated be was .. ployed as aD investicator by one of
Carlos Marcello's attorney-. This be a source of the
deposita indicated. 1fo iavestigation was conducted based
upon the material furnished by Comstock. This letter
furnishes the Departaent the 1DforaatioD it requested • .
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NOTE: ·· Patrolman Comstock,· :·New Orleans Police
:·. assisting an of District Attorucy Garrison'• .=.
office has asked the Now Orleans Office for copies of material be .,._.::,
_ previously furnished the FBI in 1964. This believed to be la -: · ·  
connc::ction with Garrison '• investigation of the :·:-
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:.= .. Whitney National Bank   Ferric, deceased, is a ·
principal in Garrison's assassination investigation. Thi•
material indicated Ferric was in Guafemala makinc inquiries
on bcbalf of Carlps.
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Bcw Orleans was instructed to refer this request
:th,.e United States Attorney and be bas now requested assistance
the Department. Tbe Department bas requested to be advised
this 10aterial was the basis for any investigation conducted .
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funds indicated to have been deposited or wi thdrawo fro• this . . · _:;. ::. · .-
bank account. Jfew Or loans is be ins requested to review files ., · ·. ·
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Ferrie, on interview by Bureau Agents In 1963, stated
toyed by Gill since 1962
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sent to the Department bJ memorandum March 21, 1964. It was ·
also furnished the United States Attorney, Mew Orleans, Louisianr
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Marcello case, does not reveal any reason to withhold return of
copies to Comstock, it ls believed desirable that the matter be
referred to the U. s. Attorney's office in New Orleans for a
determination as to vhetber be bas any objections to the retura
of this •aterial. Since this Matter concerns the assassination,
the attached airtel and the mat_erial in question are being route'

the General Invest.igative Division and the Domestic Inte:
gence Division for review ',nd approval as Ferrie ls a deceased
principal la Garrison 'a . . . .-:. , .. : - .,. ." . · .
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request should be referred to the U. S. Attorney's office la
New Orleans for a determination as to whether this material shou·
be returned to Comstock. The New Orleans Office w111 be directe'
to contact the U. s. Attorney and advise him of this request.
Comstock should be referred to the U. s. Attorney's office for
copies oi this material if the u. S. Attorney bas no objection t•
its return. Alrtel attached for approval. Also is a
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Eastern District of Louisiana, contactea our Kew Orleans Office.
Be requested back&round information consisting of interview with
David w. Perrle, at the tiae of the assasaination of President
KennedJ, and coplea of letters written bJ Ferrie ln connectioD ·
with investigation ..
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instructed our Kew Orleans Office to lnfora llr. Lacour, that ·
•• are furnishinc all tnformatloll ill thla aatter directlJ to 7ou •
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David Wllll.aa l'errie on •ovoaber 25 and 27, 1963.  
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t;· t'be pertinent lettera z,.queste4, wr.t.tten bJ _.,errie, weu
01 previouslr aade available to llr. Lacour ADd to the Crilll1na1
-- Division of the Department of Justice under the Marcello captioD
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DALLAS, !EXAS, ll/22/63
JaSCXLLANEDUS • INFORJOTION OONCERNINO
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_:t FERRIE CASE ON MEDICAL BASIS ONLY;_.AND THAT HE WILL NOT
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Special Acent in Charge, Rtcbt•yer, of •e• Orleans
called at 10:55 a.a. aaking reference to his earlier teletype
to the Bureau regarding Dr. 5icbolas Chetta, Orleans Pariah
coroner, wbo atated he would aake knofn today tbe final resulta
_of testa of tbe body of David Willla\_Ferrie. - I - - . I·;
Right•yer advised that releastnc at 10:00
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indicate that fll teete •ere pegatiye as to PA''ena, bprbi'H3tea - -·
f.Qr saustlce. second report concerning aedicine and pill• · ..
/ound ln Ferrie'• apartment will also be made, and this report
will indicate that one polson called Trlkresol was found. ·
However, there waa ·Do traces of tbia poison in the bodJ • .. · -
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RE BUREAU RADIOGRA", FEBRUARY TWENTYONE, LAST.
NEV ORLEANS RADIO IEVS AT DNE THIRTY P" REPORTED DAVID
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DEAD TODAY. 10 ADDITIOIIAL DETAILS AVAILABLE. 10 INQUIRY --.. - -

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_DALLAS, _t:VENTYTWO, II NETEEN SIXTYTHREE, I
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ADVISED THAT AUTOPSY OF INDICATES)( '
FERRIE•s DEATH, THIS DATE, APPEARS TO BE NATURAL CAUSES,
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HAD BEEN DEPRESSED. BECAUSE OF THIS lj'G¥--
·EXAMINATION WILL BE MADE. 1t· f£8 281961
DISTRICT ATTORNEY JIM GARRISON, ACCORDING TO...Mt...c..LlJSKEAr
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. CLUSKER ADVISED THAT A YOUTH FOUND FERRI£ DEAD IN BED,
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ORLEANS POLICE AND lOT KNOWN WHICH AGENCY IS
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POSITION VITH [ASTERN AIRLIIE BECAUSE OF' HOPIOSEXUAL ACTIVITY.
PlATTER BEING CLOSELY fOLLOWED THROUGH ESTABLI_SHED AND
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DR. IICHOLAS CHETTA, ORLEANS PARISH CORONER, IS QUOTED II
TODAY'S •tiMES PICAYUNE• AS SAYIIG THAT TOXICOLOGICAL TESTS ARE
DR. CHETTA IS
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FERRIE HAD AN OF DRUGS IN HIS APARTMENT BUT HE DID lOT
INOV WHETHER FERRIE HAD AIYe CHETTA PLACES THE tiME OY
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DEATH •soMETIME LAST EVENING• <TUESDAY>. .
.ACCORDIRO TO tHE TIMES PlCAYrNE, GEORGE LARDNER, A REPJ;ER
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FOR THE w•SHIKGTON POST AND TIMES HERALD, VHO WAS IN NEV tO .
COVER tHE GARRISOI JIVESTIGATION, SAID HE VEIT TO FERRJE•s
RESIDENCE ABOUT MIDNIGHT tO INTERVIEW HIM AND REMAINED UJTIL ABOUT
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• FEBRUARY TVENTYTVO LAST. LARDNER IS GUOTED AS
•oNCE YOU GET HUI TALKIIG IT IS HARD tO SHUT MIN OFF,•
DR, CHETTA IS QUOTED A$ SAYIIG THAT RIGOR MORTIS HAD SET Jl At
THE TIME OF HIS EXAMINATION AND THAT THE TIME Of [fRRt[•$ DEATH HAD
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ACCORDIIG tO THE CORONER AND ACCORDIIG tO THE TIME LARDER SAYS HE VAS
. VITH FERRIE, REPRESENTS A MAJOR INCONSISTENCY CASE AND
ONE OF THE MYSTERIES WE OoN•T UNDERSTAID ••.
THIS SAI'IE ARTICrsHOVS, ,VAS   IF HE HAD
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ANY REASON TO BELl EVE At.'Y900Y BUT LEE HARVEY OSWALD TOOK PART .II ·-·-:
.THE ASSASSINATION, TO WHICH GARRISON IS QUOTED AS HAVIIG
REPLIED, •1 HAVE 10 REASON TO BELIEVE AT THIS POJIT THAT LEE
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ALSO, GARRISON IS QUOTED AS SAYIIG AT A PRESS CONFERENCE
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THAT HE HAD DECIDED WEDNESDAY MORNIIG, BEFORE
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HE LEARNED Of FERRIS'S DEATH, TO ARREST FERRIE IEXT WEEK.
                 
THIS ARTICLE ALSO STATES THAT VHEN ASKED WHETHER HE VILL
lOW ASK fOR HELP fROM THE FEDERAL II tHE PROBE, GARRISOI
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BY ASKING, •VHAT WOULD BE tHE PURPOSE OF SEEKIIG fEDERAL
AID, tO DELAY tHE IIVESTIGATION THREE MORE YEARS? VE'V£ DONE MORE
II THREE MONTHS VJTH A SMALL STAFF THAI THE GOVERNMENT DID II THREE
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INI"OIUIATIV& NOT&
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The attached two teletypes rP.late t
tbe death of David w. Ferrie, whose name
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bas figured prominently in the current _
publicity being afforded clnims of Xew
Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison
that be bas evidence showing that pers.ons
besides Lee Harver Oswald were involvea
in the assassination of President John F.
Kennedy.
The New Orleans·coroner baR stated
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publicly that Ferric appeared to have
died from natural eauses. However,Garris
bas termed Ferrie's death a suicide.
Tbe two attached teletypes rep
that the coroner's findings to date have
definitely indicated that Ferrie·died
from natural causes. The coroner confide
tially advised that the District Attorne
has been wanting a suicide report from
the coroner's office, but that all he wi
get will be the facts. The coroner also
confidentially advised that with respect
to a Dote found in Ferrie's residence, h
oes not consider the note to be a
uiclde DOte.
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Upon receipt of complete pathology
report and full text of the note mention
above, the will be fur-
by letter to the White and
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FOR: AND JFK PLOT TAKE 2 DAVID FERRIE
TIME>fTRINGER IN NEW ORLEANS
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BEN GATE ASKED ME TO SEND FULL PARTICULARS ON DAVID WILLIAM
FERRIE.
- MY FIRST CONTACT WITH FERRIE WAS A TELEPHONE CALL AT 5:30 P.M.
FRIDAY, FEB. 17, FOLLOWING THE APPEARANCE OF THE STATES-ITEM'S
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INITIAL STORY ON THE GARRISON INVESTIGATION.
HE HAD READ THE STORY AND, HE SAID, WAS TIRED OF REMAINING
SILENT ON THE HE FELT THAT HE WAS BEING PERSECUTED
BY THE DA'S OFFICE AND HE WAS AFRAID OF ARREST.
FERRIE'S VOICE WAS NASAL AND ALMOST INAUDIBLE. HE SAID HE WAS
PHYSICALLY SICK. DURING OUR FIRST TELEPHONE . CONVERSATION HIS
- BREATHING WAS UNSTEADY.
I ASKED FERRIE WHEN I COULD SEE HIM. HE TOLD ME TO MAKE IT
SOON BECAUSE HE MIGHT CHANGE HIS MIND ABO UT TALKING. I TOLD
BE AT HIS HOUSE BY 6 P.M.
__) I TALKED TO HIM FOUR AND A HALF HOURS FRIDAY NIGHT. HE CALLED
ME AT LEAST ONCE EVERY DAY AFTER THAT UNTIL HIS DEATHo HE WAS
EXTREMELY SICK, HE SAID, WITH ENCEPHALITIS. HE WAS SCARED TO
DEATH OF ARREST BY THE DI STRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, AND HE WAS
BITTERLY CONVINCED THAT THERE WAS NO JUSTICE FOR HIM IN THIS
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- THE MAN INVESTIGATED ON TWO DIFFERENT OCCASIONS BY THE DA'S
OFFICE IN CONNECTION WITH THE ASSASSINATION MET ME AT THE DOWNSTAI RS
ENTRANCE TO HIS APARTMENT AT 3330 LOUISIANA AVE. PKWY.
HIS STEPS WERE FEEBLE AS WE CLIMBED THE STAIRS TO THE SECOND
-· FLOOR. HE APOLOGIZED FOR THE SLOWNESS, SAYING THAT HE WAS SUFFERING
ASSURED ME THAT IT WAS NOT CONTAGIOUS.
HE ALSO APOLOGIZED FOR THE CONDITION OF THE APARTMENT. HE SAID
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THE LIVING ROOM WAS HEAVY THE SMELL OF STALE ClGARETTESo
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EVERY ASH TRAY VJAS HEAPED WITH CIGARETTE BUTTS.
f URNITURE, GREASY FROM SWEAT AND DIRT, RESTED ON A LITTERED,
1HREAD -BARE CARPET. AN AMER !CAN FLAG STOOD IN ONE CORNER . NEXT
WAS A TYPEWRITER IN A CASE.
DRo NICHOLAS CHETTA, ORLEANS PARISH CORONER, SAID TESTS SHOWED
'.:}Ul.T THE SUICIDE NOTE FOUND IN THE APARTMENT WAS TYPED ON THE
TYPEWRITERo
IT IS Wi THEORY THAT FERRIE HAD JUST ABOUT DECIDED ON SUICIDE
AI THE TIME HE CALLED ME FRIDAY. HE MAY HAVE HAD THE NOTE
WRI TTENo WHEN I TALKED TO HIM, ESPECIALLY ON THE PHONE , IT
SEEMS TO ME IN RESTROPECT THAT FERRIE JUST WANTED TO CLEAR
  THEN CASH IN.
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BUT BY THE TIME WE HAD FINISHED OUR CONVERSATION, HE HAD PERKED
UP A LITTLE. HE SAID HE WOULD LIKE TO- FILE A SUIT THAT WOULD
ALLOW HIM TO SUBPOENA GARRISON AND EXPOSE THE HARASSMENT HE
<FERRIE ) WAS GOING THROUGH. I ENCOURAGED HIM BECAUSE I THOUGHT
IT WOULD BE A GOOD STORY IF HE DID FILE A SUIT .
BY THE TIME I LEFT HIS APARTMENT HE WAS SAYING THAT HE WOULD
PREPARE A SUIT OVER THE WEEKEND TO FILE MONDAY.
HE CALLED SUNDAY TO SAY HE PLANNED TO GET TOGETHER WITH AN
ATTORNEY ON THE SUIT . HE SAID HE WAS FEELING BETTER AND SOUNDED
BETTERo
BY . l10NDAY HE WAS WORKING IN AN ATTORNEYS OFFICE, TRYING TO
GET THE SUIT TOGETHER.
THE TARGET OF THE SUIT WAS VAGUE, BUT
ONE OF THOSE SUED WOULD APPARENTLY BE JACK MARTIN, A NUT AND
A SELF STYLED PRIVATE DETECTIVE WHO, HE SAID, HAD SUPPLIED
GARRISON A LIST OF NAMES, BOTH IN 1963 AND LAST YEAR TO CHECK
OUT IN CONNECTION WITH THE ASSASSINATION. FERRIE'S NAME -WAS
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ON BOTH LISTS.
BY THIS TIME FERRIE WAS READING EVERY SCRAP ON THE GARRISON
PROBE AND TAKING ALMOST A HAPPY-GO-LUCKY ATTITUDE TOWARD THE
I NVEST IG AT ION.
I T IS WELL KNOWN IN NEW ORLEANS THAT THERE IS A RIFT BETWEEN
THE FBI OFFICE AND THE DA 'S OFFICE. FERRIE HAD BEEN DO\IJN TO
THE FBI OFFICE MONDAY, HE SAID, TO TALK TO THE AGENTS. ONE
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DISTRICT COURT." THIS IS MENTIONED IN AN EARLIER FILE.
·-- FERRIE SAID THE FBI BOYS WERE CHUCKLING ABOUT THE GARRISON
INVESTIGATION .
- FERRIE ASKED ME IF I COULD FIND OUT EXACTLY WHEN OSWALD WAS
IN NEW ORLEANS. HE SAID HE NEEDED THE INFORMATION FOR HIS SUIT.
I LOOKED THE DATES UP IN A CONDENSATION OF THE WARREN REPORT
AND GAVE IT TO HIM. HE SAID HE WAS HAVING TROUBLE GETTING THE
SUIT TOGETHER, BUT IT WAS APPARENTLY OCCUPING MOST OF NIS DAY.
HE TALKED TO MY WIFE ON TUESDAY. HE HAD A NEW THEORY ON THE
,.. TRAJECTORY OF THE BULLETS)4 THAT ENTERED KENNEDY • S BODY. HE WANTED
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TO TAKE ME TO A TOXOLOGY LAB TO SHOW ME WHAT HE WAS TALKING
ABOUT WITH A CADAVERo HE ALSO COMPLAINED OF HEADACHES.
BY NOW HE HAD STOPPED ASKING ME IF I THOUGHT HE WOULD BE ARRESTED.
HE HAD BECOME ALMOST LIKE A SPECTATOR AS FAR AS THE GARRISON
INVESTIGATION WAS CONCERNED. HE OOZED   CONFIDENCEe
I TALKED TO HIM TUESDAY EVENING AND HE HAD BEEN WATCHING A
TV NEWS SHOW WITH INTERESTe HE WAS IN A GOOD MOOD. WEDNESDAY
HE WAS DEAD.
THE CHANGE IN ATTITUDE OVER THE SPACE OF ALMOST A WEEK LEADS
ME TO BELIEVE THAT HE WAS ATtOW EBB WHEN HE CALLED BUT HAD
DECIDED TO LIVE AND FIGHT BACK AFTER ALLe FOR THIS REASON,
NATURAL DEATH IMMEDIATELY MADE MORE SENSE THAN SUICIDE.
HE LEFT A LONG NOTE, ONLY TWO PARAGRAPHS OF WHICH HAVE BEEN
MADE PUBLICo IT HAS BEEN D)ScRIBED AS PHILOSOPHICAL IN NATURE .
THE CENTER OF THINGS IN FERRIE ' S APARTMENT WAS A COFFEE TPBLE
PLACED IN FRONT OF THE COUCH. IT HELD AN OVERLOADED ASHTRAY
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. THE DA ' S OFFICE SAID 15 BOTTLES OF MEDICINE WERE FOUND I N THE
APARTMENT o I WOULD SAY THERE WERE THAT MANY ON THE T ABLEo
ON FRIDAY, AT LEAST, IJ WAS THE ROOM OF A MAN WHO HAD GIVEN
FERRIE EITHER PROPPED HIMSELF AGAINST THE ARM OF THE SOFA OR
RECLINED FULL LENGTH AGAINST TWO SOILED PILLOWS AS HE REL ATED
THE DETAILS OF TROUBLES THAT HAD REDUCED HIM FROM A "l1AN OF
MEANS" TO POVERTY.
IT IS A MATTER OF RECORD THAT FERRIE WAS ARRESTED IN 1961 ON
A MORALS CHARGE IN JEFFERSON PARISH WITH COMMITTING A CRIME
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AGAINST NATURE AND INDECENT BEHAVIOR WITH JUVENILES.
NEW ORLEANS POLICE REPORTED FERRIE HAD ATTEMPTED TO INTIMIDATE
ONE WITNESS, A 16 YEAR OLD BOY, WHO TOLD OFFICERS THAT HE SIGNED
A PAPER PROMISING NOT TO PREFER CHARGES AGAINST FERRIE.
OTHER YOUTHS TOLD POLICE FERRIE TOOK THEM ON AIRLINE FLIGHTS
TO HOUSTON AND CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS ON DIFFERENT OCCASIONS.
ONE BOY TOLD OFFICERS HE HAD FLOWN TO CUBA WITH FERRIE AND
ANOTHER REPORTED TO POLICE THAT FERRIE HAD ASKED HIM TO DRIVE
A CUBAN CITIZEN TO MIAMI.
FERRIE WAS NOT CONVICTED. ALL OF THE CHARGES WERE NOL PROSSED.
OUT- THIS TIME FERRIE WAS BUMPED FROM THE PAYROLL 0£  
HE HAD BEEN A RESPECTED PILOT. . I
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IN OUR CONVERSATION, FERRIE CONTENDED HE WAS FRAMED BY J EFFERSON
PARISH AUTHORITIES AND, IN FACT, AUTHORITIES TRIED TO SHAKE
HIM DOWN FOR $5,000 TO DROP THE MATTER.
FERRIE WAS BITTER AT THE WORLD. HE SAID THE COURTS OFFERED
NO JUSTICE, THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OFFERED NO PROTECTION TO CIT ! ZEN£
FROM TIME TO TIME HE BROKE INTO AN ALMOST NON-STOP NARRATIVE
OF HIS TROUBLES TO LASH OUT AT THE LAW, AT JUSTICE AND THE NEWS NED I A.
HIS HEAD COVERED WITH A WIG THAT WAS A RUSTY SHADE OF RED,
HIS SHOES OFF, AND A CIGARETTE OR CUP OF COFFEE CONSTANTLY
IN HIS HAND, FERRIE TALKED ON AND ON.
ON CE HE QUESTI ONED THE WARREN CQMMI§_JON REPORT ON THE TRA .. IE CTORY
OF THE BULLETS THAT CRASHED I NTO KENNEDY 'S BODY.
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:-!E DRAGGED BOOKS ON ANATOM Y AND PHYSIOLOGY FROM A BACK ROOM
AND LAUNCHED INTO A MEDICAL DISSERTATION ON THE ASSASSINAT ION.
:-iE SEEMED TO KNOW THE HUMAN BODY LIKE HIS LIVING ROOMo AND
CAUGHT FLASHES OF BRILLIANCE AS HE EXPOUNDED ON HIS THEORIES.
WAS BECAUSE OF HI S KNOWLEDGE OF SCIENCE THAT HE HAD BECOME
A PART - TIME INVEST !GATOR. "FERRIE IS A PILOT," HE TOLD ME,
IN K COMPLEX CASES INVOLVING SCIENCE SEVERAL ATTORNEYS
-: AVE FOUND IT ADVANTAGEOUS TO HAVE l'1E INVESTIGATE FOR THEM."
FOR_JQ?   TOWN, SUCH AS G. WRAY GILL,
LAWYER FOR MAFIA CHARACTER CARLOS MARCELLO.
;·HAT EVER ELSE HE WAS, FERRIE WAS RESPECTED AS AN INVt ST !GATOR
AND A PILOT. HE WAS CONSIDERED BY SEVERAL PEOPLE AROUND TOWN
TOPS AS A FLYER AND AN INSTRUCTOR.
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FERRIE WOULD HAVE BEEN 49-YEARS-OLD IN MARCH.
THE REASON'FOR THE TEXAS TRIP ON THE DAY KENNEDY WAS SHOT,
SAID FFERRIE, WAS A SPUR OF THE MOMENT THING.
wONE GUY REMEMBERED THERE WAS AN ICE SKATING RINK IN HOUSTON
SO WE DECIDED TO GO SKATING."
THIS VERSION IS DISPUTED BY ONE OF THE TWO PERSONS WHO WENT
WITH FERRIE. HE SAID THE TRIP WAS PLANNED FOR A WEEK AND NO
HUNTING EQUIPMENT WAS TAKEN WAS FERRIE'S CLAIM.
- FERRIE'S IHND DWELLED ON ARREST. HE SAID SEVERAL TIMES HE WANTED
l1E TO ARRANGE A LIE DETECTOR TEST FOR HIM IN CASE HE WAS HAULED
IN.
I ASKED FERRIE IF HE THOUGHT THE GARRISON INVESTIGATION WAS
A PHONY,
wWHY   HE SAID. "HOW COULD IT BE ANYTHING ELSE."
AGAIN, HE SAID, "MY ASSESSMENT OF OSWALD IS SUCH THAT HE WOULD
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BE INCAPABLE OF CONSPIRING BECAUSE HE WOULD BE INCAPABLE OF
ANY INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIP." ESPECIALLY IN ANY THING AS
DELICATE AS A CONSPIRACY TO KILL. ONLY A NUT WOULD BE A CO-CONSPIRATOR
BECAUSE HE WAS SO ERRATIC."
OF THE INVESTIGATION, FERRIE SAID, "PSYCHOLOGICALLY, I THINK
ITS AN UTTER WASTE OF TIME."
I UNDERSTAND THAT TONIGHT TELEVISION CARRIED A STORY QUOWING
A DOCTOR WHO TREATED FERRIE AS SAYING THAT FERRIE HAD BEEN
EXTREI1ELY SICK THREE WEEKS BEFORE HE CALLED THE PAPER.
THE DOCTOR SAID FERRIE DECIDED TO CALL ME AT THE NEWSPAPER
BECAUSE HIS FRIENDS HAD STOPPED CALLING HIM. WHEN HE CALLED
TO FIND OUT WHY, THEY TOLD HI!1 THE DA HAD BEEN TALKING TO THEN.
THIS WAS- APPARENTLY THE LAST SIR AW.
TV ALSO QUOTES THE DOCTOR AS BEING TOLD BY FERRIE THAT HE WANTED
TO FILE $5 MILLION LAW SUIT AGAINST GARRISON.
FERRIE TOLD NE THE SUIT WOULD BE AGAINST JACK NARTIN, \IJHOI1
HE SAID-sTART ED EVERYTHING, AND UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL
FOR SOI1ETHING THEY HAD CARRIED , I AI•J VAGUE ON THIS POINT.
ONE !10RE POINT, FERRIE WAS LISTED. IN THE CITY DIRECTORY AS
A "PSYCHOLOGISr. REGARDS
DAVID SNYDER
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RUSH COPY FOR LIFE WEDNESDAY CLOSING
PLEASE NOTIFY ORSHEFSKY UPON ARRIVAL
TEXT OF STORY DICTATED BY WASHINGTON POST REPORTER
oqLEANS LA. FFB. 22--A PILOT WHO FIGURED I N DISTRICT
GPRRI SON 'S I NVESTIGATION OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S ASSASSINATION WAS
DEAD I N HIS BED
  ONCE INTERROGATED AS AN ALLEGED PILOT"
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PllLLCD l' f- TO HIS CHEST • NEIJ ORLEANS AUTHORITIES ARE HJ DI SAG P.EEl1Et-H
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T! -!T" CrUSE OF DEATH.
PARRISH CORO tJOR DR • NICHOLAS J • CHETT\ SAID FERRIE DIED
OF t. RUPTURED BLOOD VSSS!: L AT THE OF THE BRA IN 4 GARRISON CALLED
I T P. ;. P T SUTC IDE •
1 t.JA Y HAVE BEEN LAST PERSON TO SEE Hlr4 ALI VE , DURI NG A FOUR-
HOUR CONVERSATION THAT ENDED SHORTLY BEFORE 4 A.M. TODAY.
.. t, PRESIDENT, .. HE TOLD ME AT ONE POINT IN A RAt1BLING INTERVIE\tJ
i- IW-T PlD!!:D 4 "IS NO BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE •
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IF I ':.'ERE KILLED, J•n· EXPECT t·1 Y DEATH TO BE INVESTIGATED JUST AS THO-
ROUGHLY •"
IT \1A S AU ·lOST AS IF HE WENT BACK UPSTAIRS AFTER I LEFT TO PROVE THE
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GARRISON DECLARED THAT HIS INVESTIGATORS HAD INTENDED TO ARREST
FERRIE NE:XT IN THE DISTRICT ATTORNY'S HIGHLY PUBLICIZED INVESTIGAT•
ION OF THE DEATH OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY • GARRISON ASSERTED
THAT KENrJEDY'S DEATH IN DALLAS ON NOV. 22, 1963, \MS THE PRODUCT OF
A PLOT HATCHED IN ORLEANS.
"GARRISON CALLED FERRIE "ONE OF HISTORY'S MOST IMPORTANT INDIVI-
"EVIDENCE DEVELOPED BY OUR OFF ICE HAD LONG SHJCE CONF IRNED THAT
HE: \•i AS INVOLVED IN EVENTS CUUHNATING IN THE ASSASSHJATION OF PRES!·
DnJT TJE DISTRICT SAID. HE SAID TH..4T H£ DECIDED
0 NL Y THIS t•,ORN !NG TO HOLD OFF FERRIE • S A P.REST A NOT HER \•JEEK •
"APPARENTLY \'E WERE v!A IT ING TOO LONG," GARRISON SAID • HE REFUSED
TO THE CH.ARGES THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN LODGED AGAINST THE
PILOT.
FERRIE TOLD HE FELT CONVI NCED THERE H NO PLOT TO KILL THE
THI'! T LEE HARVEY OSWALD A LONER."
A LONER HI MSELF, FERRIE SEEMED IN GOOD SPIRITS, NOT LIKE A MAN
AE' OlJT TO KILL lfiMSE:LF •
"J( ENNEDY !S DEAD," HE SAID. '"LET
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RECALL IT, GIVEN TO "MANIC-DEPRESSIVE" MOODS.
A BROWN BOTTLE OF MEDICINE, TABLETS APPARENTLYj WAS STANDING ON
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SON SAID 14 OTHER BOTTLES WERE FOUND SCATTERED AROUND THE HOUSE.
FERRIE WAS REPORTEDLY SUFFERING FROM •
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v.'AS CONDUCTING A INVESTIGATION OF \JHAT GARRISON CALLED
I A CONSPIRACY RESULTING IN THE KENNEDY ASSASSINATION, •
FERRIE TOLD I1E HE WAS CONVINCED IT WOULD TURN OUT TO BE A "tHTCH

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"THIS IS NOT A CITY PRONE TO KNOWING WHAT DOING BEFORE IT
• ARRESTS PE 0 PL E , " HE SA I D •

• FERRIE , A RUDDY•FACED IN HIS LATE 40•s \HTH \:JHAT APPEARED

TO BE A DEEP RED WIG GLUED ON HIS HEAD AND APPARENTLY FALSE EYE
• 3RO\'J S, SAID : "I \J.IAS THE FIRST ONE THEY QUESTI ONED ."

H: BEEN SUWi ONED BY GARRISON'S LAST NOVt:rmER ON

ER() t., D!. .. Y THE SAr1E GRo·mms FOR WHICH HE HAD BEEN PICKED UP vJITHIN 72
• 40Ui=;S   •     •
• TH!:tJ Hoo: HAD BEEN ARRESTED AS A •'FUGITIVE FROM TEXAS" AND QUESTION- •
f. D ! BOUT REPORTS THAT HE MIGHT HAVE BEEN IN DALLAS THAT SUNNY AFTER·
• iWOiJ , vlAITI NG AT LOVr FIELD WITH A PLANE TO FLY TO SAFETY. •
• /' FERRIE SAID HE .WAS SITTING ON A COURTHOUSE BENCH OUTSIDE A •
FEDERAL DISTRICT COURTROOM IN NEW ORLEANS, "SHOOTING THE BULL
• A COUPLE OF FEDERAL AGENTS" UNTIL A CASE HE HAD BEEN WORKING ON •
t•rt: s COMPLETED AT 3:20 P.M. THAT DAY.
• •
"THERE WASN'T EVEN ANY CHARGE AGAINST ME IN TEXAS TO FLEE FROM," s
• HE SAID.
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4t FERRIE SAID HE DID LEAVE FOP. TEXAS ON A TRIP WITH SEVERAL I
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• A INTANCES AFTER LEAVING THE COURTHOUSE BUT THAT HE WENT TO GALVESTON •
t: ND HOUSTON "HUNTI NG GEESE," BUT THAT HE taEVER SET FOOT HJ DALLAS •
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FERRIF. SAID
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ClVIL AIR PATROL
/DIFFERENT UNITS.
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HE NEVER KNEW OSWALD AND HAD NO RECOLLECTION OF
OSWALD RUMORED TO HAVE SERVED IN FERRIE'S
UNIT IN ORLEANS, BUT FERRIE SAID THEY WERE IN
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( FERRIE   ALSO RUMORED TO H.C!VE FLOWN OSWALD TO CUBA AROUND 1959. ) •
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HE SCOFFED AT THE REPORT.
"I'VE NEVER BEEN TO CUBA," HE SAID. "AT THE I vJAS SUP-
POSED TO BE FLYING OSHALD TO CUBA, I UNDERSTAND HE WAS IN THE MARI NE
FERRI E SA I D hT CONSIDERED "THIS PRE·OCCUPATION" WITH THE V.ENNEDY


ASA SSINATION ""GHOULISH," BUT HI S ROOI\1S SHOIMED THAT IT OCCUPI ED HHl DAY •
AND NIGHT •
COPIES OF flAG ARTICLES ON THE PRESIDENT'S DEATH, BOOKS A 7 •
I NG T-HE COf.:!H SSION, EVE N HIS 0\JN l:.ATHEMATICAL CALCULATIONS OF T':;
PATH OF THE ASSA SSIN 'S BULLETS, CLUTTERED THE FLOOR,

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ON TUESDAY, HE SAID, HE HAD BEEN AT THE PUBLIC LIBRARY READING THE
• V!A!\RF;N REPORT .
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HE HAD ALSO BEEN CONDUCTING HIS OWN INVESTIGATION TO COUNTER GAR•
RISON's.
ON MONDAY, HE HAD TURNED UP AT A RESTAURANT NEAR CANAL STREET TO
• TALK TO CARLOS BRINGUIER, A CUBAN EXILE WHO HAD SCUFFLED WITH OSWALD
\ THREE YEARS AGO ON A NEW STREET CORNER OVER OSWALD•s DISTRIBU•
• ;>ION OF FAIR PLAY FOR CUBA LEAFLETS.



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BRINGUIER, WHO INSISTS THAT THE ASSASSINATION WAS A PRO-CASTRO
CONSPIRACY, RECALLED FERRIE'S VISIT WITH DISTASTE.
-HE ASKED ME IF I COULD HELP HIM," BRINGUIER "HE TOLD ME THAT
ANYONE 'J.lHO THINKS THERE COULD BE A COMMUN JST PLOT BEHIND THE KENNEDY
ASSASSINATION SHOULD GO TO A PSYCHIATRIST • THAT •s THE FIRST TIME AfJYBODY
EVER SENT ME TO A PSYCHIATRIST."
PULLING OUT A PAPER NAPKIN AS HE WAS SITTING IN HIS STORE, THE
• . CASA CUBA , BRI NGUIER READ OFF THE QUESTIONS FERRIE HAD ASKED OF HIM:
• , ••oNE:. ANY AME RICANS OR ANY CUBANS THAT OS\MLD HAD ANY ASSOCIATION
k iTH I N NEW ORLEANS.

.. THO. IF THERE IS A   IT STARTED, THE DATES ."
BR INGUIER, WHO WENT ON THE SPEMCING CIRCUIT AFTER THE k SSASSHJATI ON
\dTH THE: ORGANIZATION OF F. ILLY JAt1ES HARGIS •• CHECK
tlANE OF ORGANIZATION), SHRUGGED.
"THERE A PLOT," HE INSISTED, THAT h'E DI SP.GREED \'l iTH
DIST . P..TTY. GARP.ISON'S DECLARATION EARLIER IN THE \H: EK THA T A FOREIGN
POWER NOT INVOLVED •
IN HIS APARTNENT SHORTLY BEFORE HE DIED, FERRIE E: XPLAINED THE IN-
• VESTIGATION BY SAYING, "t•M JUST CURIOUS ." liE SAID HE DID NOT TRUST
THE COURTS OR GARRISON'S INVESTIGATION.

IN THE INTERVIEW FERRIE GAVE HIS ASSENT TO THE QUOTATION OF ONLY. A
• OF HIS REMARKS, BUT ON THE GROUNDS THAT IT MIGHT CAUSE HIM PROBLEMS .
HIS DEATH SEEMS TO REMOVE THE RESTRICTION •






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FERRIE SAID HE ESPECIALLY \IJORRIED THAT HE SAID MIGHT TRIG-
GER A "PREMATURE ARREST BY GARRI SON'S MEN." THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY "KNOWS
HE'S GOT TIGER BY THE TAIL," f fRRIE SAID, REFERRING TO HI MSELF.
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A MAN OF PARTS, FERRIE SAID HE VAS FLUE-NT IN SEVERAL
TRAI NED IN PSYCHOLOGY AND MEDICI NE AND SHOWED THE ASSIMILATION OF MANY
THE 3000 BOOKS HE HAD SCATTERSD THR01.JGH HIS ROOMS•

HE SAID HE HAS SURE THAT FBI HAD INVESTIGATED OSWALD
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TIES I N ORLEA NS THOROUGHLY A.' D WAS NOW FOR GARRISON TO FALL







• ON HI S FACE. THE DISTRICT ATTORf:£Y EARLIER IN THE \m EK THAT "ARRESTS •
WILL BE MADE , CONVICTIONS ••• OBT4 INED,"

AT T HE PRESS CONFERENCE AF7!. R FERRIE'S DEATH, GARR I SON EXPRESSED
HIS REGRET AND SUGGi:: STED THAT Tr!: PRESS MA Y HAVE DRIVEN FERRIE TO TAKE
HI S 0\IJN LIFE •
  YOU I NVEST !GATE SOMEBJDY," THE DI STRICT ATTOm) EY SA ID, "YOU
L I KE YOU GET TO KNOW HIM•"
Gt.Rl1 I SON St1 I D THAT HIS MEN BEEN KEEPING "A COre TI :lllGUS STAK!:: -
0 UT .. AROmlD FERRI E • S APARTMENT 1. : 333 0 LOU! SI A NNA AVENUE PA RKll.! A Y " £ OR A

LOrJG PERIOD." ()
• HE SAID THE STAKEOUT AS WEI..:. AS GATHERED ELSEu
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HERE " HAD
CAUSED US TO AS OUR INVESTIGATION PROGRES-
• SE9 , ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF HI :: KILLING HI MSELFti" •
• "\t!E SA\<J SIGNS OF EXTREME ENDLESS PACING OF THE FLOOR; •
CO!IH-JENTS TO INDIVIDUALS Hl THE U ST WEEK OR T\oJO RELATIVE TO KILLING
• HI MSELF," GARRISON SAID• •
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f) "AT ONE POINT," Th'E DISTRICT ATTORNEY SAID, ONE UNIDENTIFIED NEWS::
MAN TO IVHON FERRIE }{1\D DECLINED AN INTERVIEW SHOUTED,   NAY AS WELL
0 TALK TO US YOU lRE GOING TO BE ARRESTED IN A MA ITER Of DAYS.   •
8 THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY SAID HIS OffiCE EVEN PUT fERRIE UP IN A MOTEL 8
EARLIER THIS WEEK, "AT FERRIElS REQUEST," TO GIVE HHl SONE RESL
.. liE FEEL WE KNEW HIM BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE IN THE WORLD,'' GAR-
8 RISON SAID. "THERE'S NO QUEST.ION .. AB.OUI ... _THE FACT .1>. SUICIDE,"
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0 PRESSED ON t.VHETHER HE \'JAS RULING OUT HURDER, HOWEVER, GARRISON
TOLD REPORTERS, .. I'M NOT RULING ANYTHING OUT, I DONIT WANT TO BE IN THE
8 POSITION OF BEING DOGMATIC,"
8 fERRIE 'S BODDY \oJAS FOUND BY A MAN POLICE REFUSED TO IDENTifY,
GARRISON SAID THE INDIVIDUAL HAD TO BREAK INTO THE HOUSE TO MAKE THE
• DISCOVERY.
8 THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY /.;LSO VOWED fULL SPEED AHEAD WITH HIS INVESTI-
GATION OF THE KENNEDY •. HE SAID HE HAD NO INTENTION OF

8 CALLitlG IN THE FBI ... I!!H.4T WOULD BE THE PURPOSE IN SEEKING FSDERAL AID •
TO TRY AND DELAY OUR PROGRESS THREE YE!l.RS?" GARRISON DEMANDED,

  'VE BESN PtBLE TO !•lAKE MORE PROGRESS IN THREE NONTHS WITH A
• H.l\NDfUL OF MEN THAN THEY'VE BEEN ABLE TO DO Hl THREE YEARS o.'ITH
5000 NEN," HE SAID.

G.4RRISON INSISTED TH4T HE 1\'ASN 'T TRYING TO PLAY "IKE DOG THAT KAS



• TO H.l\VE . .? .. .Q'!J,l'! BONE" AND ADDED: "ANY INFORMATION THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT •
HAS TO GIVE, Of COURSE GLAD TO GET," BUT HE PROFESSED UNHAPPINESS
• WHAT HE SAID \<lAS THE SECRET CLASSIFICATION STAMPED ON 36 OUT OF 8
40 PAGES IN THE v!ARRH COMMISSION VOLmlES .. TO fERRIE, HE SIAD
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FERRIE HAD A DIFFERENT STORY.

HE SAID THAT WHEN HE WAS SUMMONED FOR QUESTIONING LAST FALL, FAR• t
RISON'S MAN HIM TO TRACK OVER 'fHE GROUND HE HAD COVERED WITH
THEM IN 1963, ON THE GROUND THAT THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE HAD t
ITS COPY OF HIS INITIAL STATEMENT • CAT THE PRESS GAR•
RISON COI1PLAINED SPECIFICALLY THAT THE FBI NEVER GAVE THEM A COPY OF t
FERRIE'S 1963 STATEMENT •
FERRIE SAID THAT YlHEN THEY TOLD HIM WHAT THEY   HE RESPONDED
THP.T HE

GET A FRESH COPY OF THE STATEr·1ENT FOR THEM fROM THE FBI
HH: SELF •
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"THEY SAID, • No, DON'T DO THAT,
4
" FERRIF' SAID. "I SAID 1 \"OULD.
THEY SAID, •DON'T SAY b.TE SENT YOU.'"

• FERRIE, \I.'HO IN THE PAST BEEN ARRESTED ON MORALS CHARGES IN-
VOLVING YOUNG BOYS, SAID THAT HE DID HAVE UNTIL RECENTLY HIS
• THAT OSWALD l'JAS THE ONLY ASSASSIN. HE REFERRED TO THE "MYRIAD ·OF PAPER- f
BACKS" THAT CAME OUT LAST FALL, AROUND THE TH1E THAT GARRISON BEGAN HIS
• INVESTIGATION •

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FERRIE SAID HE WAS ESPECIALLY DISTURBED BY THE CONTROVERSY OVER
THE AUTOPSY REPORT, SUGGESTHJG THAT THERE MUST HAVE BEEN MORE THAN ONE •
RIFLE AHlED AT KENNEDY ON THE PARADE ROUTE.

HE SAID HE RESOLVED THE PROBLEM IN HIS mJN MIND ONLY LAST SUNDAY
\1HEN HE REALIZED THAT THE POSITION OF BULLETS INDICATED IN KENNEDY'S •
CLOTHING AND IN HIS BODY ON A MARGUE SLAB DISTORTED THEIR TRUE POINTS
OF ENTRY AND EXIT • SINCE HE t.MS SITTHW IN A UPRIGHT POSITION IN A LIM• •
OUSINE.

ALLUDING TO THE GARRISON INVESTIGATION THAT IS APPARENTLY PURSUING
t1ANY OF THE RAISED BY CRITICS OF THE WARREN COMf1ISSION, FERRIE •
SA ID, .. I FEEL IT•s A THESIS-PROVING AFFAIR. GARRISON FELT
• COULD BE BETTER- THAN TO BE A HERO ON Sot>1ETHING THAT'S POPULAR... •



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IN RESPONSE TO QUESTIONS, GARRISON TOLD REPORTERS THAT THE STAKEOUT
HAS !WT A ROUND-T HS-CLOCK SURVEILLANCE , HOI!TEVER • HE SAID HIS f·1 EN YJA ITE:;
UN TIL "APPROXH1ATELY 11 LAST NIGHT WHEN HE TURNED OUT ALL THE LIGHTS."
t
THE LIGHTS \tlERE ON AGAIN, HO\•J EVER,   I ARRIVED AROUND MIDNIGHT •
I COULD SEE FERRI E STANDI NG THE SECOND FLOOR PORCH AS MY CAB PULLED
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XII. DAVID FERRIE
  fu with its investigation of anti-Castro Cuban
groups, the committee examined the act1vities of David William Fer-
rie, an alleged associate of Lee Harvey Oswald. Among other conten-
tions, it had been charged that Ferrie was involved with at least one
militant group of Cuban exiles and that he had made flights into
Cuba in support of their coun.terrevolutionary activities there.
(389) On Monday afternoon, November 25, 1963, Ferrie,
Moreover, voluntarily presented himself for questioning to the
Nnw Orleans police, who had been l ooking for him in connection with
the assassination of President Kennedy. ( 1) The New Orleans district
attorney's office had earlier received information regarding a rela-
tionship between Ferrie and accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald,(2)
including allegations that : Ferrie may have been acquainted with
Oswald since Oswald's days in the Civil A.ir Patrol youth organization
in 1954-55, Ferrie may have given Oswald instruction in the use of a
rifle and may have hypnotized Oswald to shoot the President, and that
Ferrie was in Texas on the day of the assassination and may have been
Oswald's getaway pilot. (3)
( 390) Ferrie denied all ·the contentions, stating that at the time of
the President's assassination, he had been in :Kew Orleans, busy with
court matters for organized crime figure Carlos Marcello, who hncl
been acquitted of immigration-related charges that same day. (4)
Other individuals, including Marcello, Marcello's lawyer, the lawyer's
secretary, and FBI agent Regis Kennedy, supported Ferrie's alib1. (5)
(391) Fenie also gave a detailed aecount of hi::; whereauouts for the
period from the evening of November 2:2, 1963, until his appearance at
the 1\ew Orleans police station.(6) InterYiews of F errie's assot:i:ttes
and the results of a field investigation verified Ferrie's statements. (7)
. (392) Ferrie's assertion that his Stinson Voyager airplane could not
be flown at the time of the assassination was latm- verified ·by the
. FBI.(8) Jack Martin, a New Orleans private detective a.nd colleague
of Ferne, who had originally mentioned F errie to Xew Orleans ofii-
. cials, subsequently informed authorities he had no specific information
to support his allegations. ( 9) Thus, the FBI and theW an-en Commis-
. sion concluded that the stories relating to au Oswa1d-Ferrie relation-
ship were unfounded.
(393) Ferrie died in 1967, shortly after Kew Orleans District Attor-
ney Jim Garrison announced he was reopenl,Ilg the Kennedy probe and
was interested in Ferrie's activities in 19u3. T'il1ile there was nmch spec-
ulation tl1at his death may have been suicide, tl1e New Orleans coroner
determined ilie death was a result of natural causes. (10) Nevertheless,
this fnrther fueled suspicion about his activities .
. (394) The committee determined that Ferrie's activities during the
!fionths prior to the assassin.v..tri.on of President Kennedy warranted
<!lXamination. The committee was particularly conceme·d about the
(105)
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a, rela.ti011Ship between Os-wald illld Ferrie. SeveTal ptu--
n.llels m the hves of the two emerged: complex personality and political
beliefs; difficulty in achieving normal social adjustment; and a. pattern
of the same locality a.t rflhe su,me time1 and engaging in similar
actrntlcs. .
UHHi) A c1e>tailed record of Frrrie
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s li.fr .. a nil f!ESOciates is cnrre.ntlv
available. The committee examined FBI a.nd Secret Service investi-
gative report:; generated inunediately after the. assassination ·and FBI
?'nd INS. Tepor'ts from .before -and -alter -the assassination; it received
1nformat10n developed clurin(T the 1967-68 Garrison investiO'ation ·and
it emroined the files of the e:rlensiYe in-vestiO"ation Df
.by the Federal Al-ia.tion Ac1.ministn1tion, En.stenl Airlines: ann the
'New Orleans police from 1961 to 1963: U.n investigation tha.t was the
=result of criminal charges a.gainSt Ferrie filed in 1961 . .Additionally,
·.the committee conducted its own field investigation.
:.(396) Ferrie was barn in 1918 in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of James
Howfl.l'2t·Ferrie"-n, police ca.ptain and [lJl -atton1e.y. (11)
paroc.h.ia:l grammar and high schools. (113) .Although there. are no ind-i-
cations that his cl1ildhoocl \\as anvthing bnt normaL numerons
ncqnaintances and of FerrieL reveal tha.t hC'   to be a. com-
plex1 even bizarre. inc1iddnal. One aptly sto..tecl, "Not inappropriately,
!1e- (Ferrie) was described as a paradox." (13) ·
(397) :His unU3ual personal11ppen.rance was pa.rtially a result of the
loss of l1is body hair induced by ·a. rare disease. (1!,.) :He ware a. mrure-
shift tou-pee. and   :fake eyeb1·ows affixed crudely with glue
as compensation. (15) PersDTIS who knew him considered !lim sloppy
and unlmm.ptl wibh -::t}woclivity for foul language. (16)
(393) Ferrlc \\·as often described as "Yery uggressive
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obnoxious.11 (17) He resented anthority,(18) was and
often clifiicult tb get along with. (19) Yet he was able to exert tremen-
dous influence o\·er his close including many young men in
his Civil Air Patrol squaclron. (:!0)
(3fH)) SeYern1 of Ferric1s assoclntes indicate l1e was a homosexna.l and
a misogynist. ( £1) 1--:Iis sexual exploitation of younger men would
eventually cause. him numerous problems.
( 400) Altl1ongh his formal education was not extensive) Ferrie was
considered highly intelligent, even brilliant. (22) He had oririnally
sh1diecl theology in tlle l10pe of becoming an ordained priest, but he
left seminrn·y sd1ool before graduation because of "emotional insta-
bility.'1 (BS) Later, in 1941, he a. bachelor of arts degree from
J3aldwin-Wa.11ace Co11ege.(2.0 majoring in "philosophy.(£&) He also
re.ceived, throngl1 a }::orr.csponclence. conise. a doctorate degree in psy-
chology from an mHlccredited school, Phoenix University, Bf1ri
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Italy.(M) In August 1957, he traveled to Italy to take the final board
exams. (£7)
(401) Ferrie spent considerable time studying medicine and psy·
chology,(B8) especially the techniques of hypnosis which he frequently
})ract.iced on his yo1mg associates. (939) Ferrie had even set up a 1abora·
tory over his (SO) where he claimed he lost his hair
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alternately
it to u radiation experiment. chemica.1 e:s:p1osion. and cnn-
cer research (:'J1) He lif:ted his name in the telephone book
as ''Dr.
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DaYicl Ferrie j (SiB) many friends did erroneously believe he
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was a medical doctor and a psvcho)ogist. (33) This veneer of respect-
ability and achievement could. be the reason Ferrie referred to his
Ph. D. degree as his "most })l'ized possession.'
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(40Z) Ferrie was also philosopbicully and politiClllly complex. :He
considered himself a devout Catholic
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(35) and. made several attempts
to become a priest, ( 36) even thou!!h he described himself as a "thea·
logical liberal,ll (37) I-Ie also clnil11ed to be liberal in his civil rights
attitude.(38} He was rabidly anti-Comnnmist,(SB) however1 and fre-
quently critical of each Presidential administration for what he per-
ceived to.be sell·onts to communism. (40)
(403) Ferrie often spoke to business and civic groups about poli-
tics. (41) Ferrie assoc.iates told FBI in 1961 that Ferrie had been
''critical of the RooseYe1t administration * * * (as it) was trying to
dri-ve ns into c.ommtmism.:
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(4£) Assoclates a.lso said Ferrje "was also
critical of the Trnman administration for the same reason.''(4J)
( 404) Ferrie was asked to discontinue his remarks at a speaking en-
in July 1961 before the 1.\ew Orleans chapter of the :Jlilitary
urder of \Vor1d \Yn.rs. ( ..M) His topic was the Presidential adminis-
tration ancl the Bay of Pigs fiasco. (4-5) The organization put a stop
to Ferrie's remarks wl1en be became too critical of President
Kennedy. (1,6)
( 405) He apparently expressed 'his views to anyone who w,ould listen.
During an inter\•ie:w 1\it.h an IRS auditor in 1960l Ferrie was "out-
spoken', in his derogatory comments about. the United States.(47) He
complained bitterly about his alleged tax perse-cution to such an
ext.ent t1u1.t. the agent reported he thought Ferrie IYUS nctuu11y deranged,
a "psycho." (1,8)
(40()) Ferrie's mnjor aYocation nnc1 cccnpatlon \Yas flying. EYen
associates who \Yere critical of Ferrie!s character considered him an
excellent pilot. (49) An early acqnnintance Leljeyes that Ferrie fir;;t.
started to By at his fnthr.r!s suggestlon to take his mind off of his
fni1nres at the scminary.(50) Ht> tool;:: lessons at Sky Tech Airway
Service in Clevelancl, Ohio. between 1942 and 1945.(51) :He then
>Yorked as a pllct lor an oil drilling firm whirl1 ha<1 jobs in Sonth
.....'unerica.(5£) \Yhen the company ,,:c>nt out of bnsincss. Ferrie tried.
teaching at Roc.ky River High Schoo1.(,13) hnt he wns fired in 1048
for psychoanalyzing his stnclents :inetend Df teaching them. (54)
(407) In 1940
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Ferrie left the Cleveland area after rumors, that. he
had taken seYeral young boys to a house of prost.lt.n6on, circulated
through his (.55) Althongh Fenie:s exact moYements
are not k:no'i\n
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it appears he had gone to Tampa, Fla., where he
received his instrumen.t rating at S11nnyside Flying Schoo1.(5fJ)
( 408) In 1D50, Ferr1e returned to CleYehnd. He vmrkec1 as an
insurance inspector,(57) and join(;'d the Army Reserve for a 3-:rear
stlnt, )errving >'lith an honorable dlsc:harge in Ul53.(58)
(409) Life started going well for Ferrie. In 1051. he snbmittc>d nn
application to Eastern Airlines. omitting detn-lls of his pa:-t emotional
nnd occupational Eastern Alrllnes l1ired. him in
:11iami: nnd soon trnnsferrecl him to Kew Orlenns.(6'0} '"'
(410) Internal Eastern Airline;:; memora.ncla incllcnted Ferrie "\laS
ac.ceptec1 for employment. b11t consiclc>ration was g:ivPn to firing- him
a.1most. immediately for falsif;..-ing parts of hls nppllcntion.(.OJ) The

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New Orleans branch Was aclrised to keep Ferrie only ;mtil a replace- 1'-posed of Ferrie=s closest CAP associates.(87) group. within th_is
ment could be :found and a "close watch') on FerrJe·s progress was .r uroup, the "Omnipotents/: was allegedly started to tram cadets 111
recommended. (6.e) Initial reports, however, were. favorable. (?'3) l, to do in the event of a major attack on the United ?tates. (88)
·Ferrie "\TUS considered by his fe1low pilots to be. domg a. gO?d J.ob, j'"(-±17) Ferrie's job and ownership of an tt.irplane enabled lwn to trnxel
althouo-h he was ''odd'' fit times. (64-) East<:>rn c1ecicled t.o hun. i around the country ·with Telative ease. He told officials he
( 411) b Ferrie approacl1ecl his job ent.hnsiasticallJ:l c1eYotn:g o:n1 u·a.veled to Texas and other parts ?f the South, including ( SU)
time to ta1ldno- at schools and clubs to lJromote 1ntere:st m ni Intlou 21-Ie also visited l\
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env York·on occa.swn. (90) The amount of tune Ferrie
and travel in t1\e Southwest nrea.(G'5) In Hl53: the of East- fspent in these other cities could not be August 19601
ern wrote him a letter personn11y e:Eforts on f.-while in lllinmil Ferrie was put under a :24-hour sm·ve1llance by ens-
behalf of the company. (G6) This early record cled1catwn and 1. toms agents 1Yho LelieYecl he was involved in gun smuggling. (91) li'ol-
competence may hn.Ye f9r Ferrie:s 1ongeYlty as an Easter;i tappmg C?f 1ns tele_Plwne
:._.:\.._irlines captfri.n, despite complamts _tluough the yenrs. (6'7) }Jersatl?Ilf'l 1t was deternnned t_hat \\'as not any llle-
mately, the became too serJOns. nnc1. niter mvest:· but merely plmuung un outmg for lus "'scouts". (92) The
cration and a henxmo- process that lnsted from 1961 unhl1963, Ferr1e i mvest1gat10n \\'U.S dropped. (93)
lost 1
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( 41 O) Ferric had always been engrossed 111 n.ctn'1bes to flr· "?found an outlet for lns pohtlcal fann,tlcism 111 the anti-Castro moYe·
ino-"" inclndin!! the CiYi.l Air Patrol. which he hac1 fir:st JOlnecl m By early lUGl, Ferrie and a young man wlwm :Ferrie hacl
Over_t1:e his difficulties. l'lith the and met in.the C.A.P, Layton :Martens) 1;ere with
authorities of the Civil A1r Patrol wonlcl mcrease, bnt Fe:r1e re- l··J..rcacha Sunthl head of the Cuban Revolutwnary ]rout delegatiOn m
mn.inecl intenselv popular with many of' the ml'mbers and enJoyed a f-New Orleans.(95)
re. mta.tion as n. rate instrnctor and organizer. (6'9) Jean Naatzl t'(419) Ferrie soon became Smith
1
s eager partner in counterrevolu-
art aviatrix of nationa1 renov.-n. stated: ''He hacl done more for the. activities. (96) He reportedly bmlt two rniniu'ture subniarines,
CiYi.l .Air Patrol than anvone else and built up t.he squadron to onB 5·'Which he planned to use :for ml attack on Havana Harbor
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(97) ob-
of the biggest squaclJ:ons Lin the State o_f (70) ·. · itained several rifles a.nd mm·taTs for the proposed ... invasion,(98) and
( 413) Ferrie also bm]t t1Ie- same reputation w1tl; SAP m }Was tea_chmg Cubans how to _tly. (99) :E se:e;al.of
the Xew Orlea
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s are.a. One CAP commander srnd. Dnud Fen:eis n £Ferr1e)s cadets clauned to have taken tr1ps to Cuba m Ferne·s an·-
o·oocl orcttmizer * * *he, made tl1e C..:\.P at the J\e" Orleans Anport rplane.(lOO)
:\'eryt.hh
1
g it is toda.y. He has a.l_n.rgl': the <:adets of was also involved '!'ith   adventur:r
the CAP. and is an excellent fiymg 1nstructor. · ( r1) 19o3l there 1\ ovel and Layton :Martens m a nud on a mumtwns dump 111
W('.re. abmlt SO cadets as.sip:necl to hi.s squadron. (7:3) Fe1·_r1e about J_Houma., La. (101) In .Oeptember 19151) tl1e U.S. border pa.trolreceived
() hom'S a weeh: in official CAP activity and mnch of lns. own tm!e · that Ferrie was attempting to purchase a 0-47 airplane
sociat.in{T with his cadets. (73) Ferrie became known for lus enthusiastic . {for $30 000 and reporteclly had a cache of arms in the New Orleans
npp:·oncl\ to tralning._emphasizingtnt?t'ing in ;,ar·ea. (lbB) Th ... e never .. were also unverili.ed
nmtlcs anc1 pnthng m. charg_e of own dJsc1plme. (r4) that }:1 erne proVlcled bm1th w1th personal £nancwl
squadron had an awarc1-\\mmng iln11 tea.m. ( rS) ': :;assistance. (103)
(414) His appeal to se.v.eral you_ng men may have been re_Jate:l to 11JS.(_ -i'421) Arcacha Smith wrote Eastern Airlines tl1en-pre.sident Eddie
tnkino- an extraordinary mtercst m them: he gave them ftymg :IRickenbacker on :Ferrie:s behalf requestinO' a 60- or 90-day leave with
tion a;d flight time in his own ail'pla.rie; (76) he often pa.rt.les fpay for full-time w01·k for the CltO. request was denied. (104)
his residence where liquor flowed freely; (17) and he offerec11us Ferrie:s vacation in .A.prill901 coincided ivith the Bay
as a. place for the boys to \\hen they \\ere unhappy to£ Piers invusion.(J05) Ferrie:s role, if any, is not known.
IIe urged boys to the_armed forces,(79) to careers ... 1; ,t(422tThe CHO in New Orleans was affiliated 1vith ·the main branch
avintion,(SO) or to join semmarres.(Sl) 1\Iany of Ferr1e·s cadets b£::_.=;_- Z'Of t11e CRO in1liami which had been receivinO' funds from the U.S.
came involve;l in Ferrie
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s wic1e spectrum of other acth:iti.es.
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ejY [Government. (106) of these funcls I?aY, disseminated
(±Hi) Ferne
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s tremendous 1nfiuence and close assocmbon w1th thes ifo the New OTleans branch to cO\rer operatmcr costs.!\ evertheless there
-ymmg men eventuaJly became a controversial subject with ma:ny evidence Ferrie received funds from either -the CRC or U.S.
ents.(83) . . . and no evidence Fer:ri.e connected any way
(416) Ferrie d1d not botl1er to renew h1s commander   ·\!::: :With the U.S. Govenunent.(lOt) Ferr1e·s assistance and mterest ap-
-n:hen it ran out in (84) alth_ough to wen.r the _}ears to been :roluntary ..
ma ?fth: CAP on lns fabgnes. ( Bq) He renew lns indt:t Durn1g t1ns tune Ferne hacl c?ntmued to have personal prob-
ter ;n \\hen he .Jns s standard Q_\_p

In 1900, he had provoked the. of other c ...
by an assocmbon w1t.h the :New Orlem1s Cadet R-Ifle ,C :l,''r.'h1le on a. Cadet campout. (108) The 1ne1dent ended w1th Ferne with-
(86) Ferne also started a. group called the "Falcon Sqnadron:
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' his cadets from the outing and eventually led to his penua.-
t resHmution from the CAP in 1960. (109)
J. \ :f'errie:s troubles intensified when charges were brought against
lJUTentS of boys who had run away from home.(110) In one in-
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stance, :fe:rie huc1 gained entrance to the Kew Orleans Detention F. · · . . ·. _. .· .
Center to Vlsit one nma.way boy by signing himself in as a. doctor. (1Z1) _W1th tlns assistance: }"erne was nble to J!Inny of his
( 42.5) The of :mother boy complained to autho;ities that filifficulties. At the end of 1962, Ferrie was tned and acquitted
then son was staymg w1th Ferne.(11£) As a result, Feme was ar- fbf_the.c1u;.rges of extorbon.(1vo) The other charges were nolle prose-
rested on August 8, 1961 for contributinrr to the delinquency of i;;_qmed m 1g62. (136)
juvenile. (113)
0
. a Ferne managed to. sta;: afloat. financially despite his loss of
( 496) e:sil_e leader Arcaclu1 Smith* intervened on Ferriels_be- g_ A1_rlmes m HlOl. Although _?e ons
lmlf telhng pol1ce that the boy would be returned to his parents if ns a.. poor cred1t nsk m. October 1962 by the Orleans Retrnl
they d1d press charges against Ferrie.(114) But Ferrie was ar. i Qr:d1t Eurenu,(137) Ferrw made payments on h1s car(138) and met
rested aga1n on August 11. 1961, for crime af!n.inst nature on a.15-year. expenses. . .
n1il.l)oy ;m<l indece-nt behavior with three others. (115) (43v) lii:a.nwlule, ·he \\aS also attemptmg to be reinstated us an
(42?) An New Orleans police investi7ati.on of the charges p1lot. Att.orney G .. \'\ray Gill notified when the last
Fer_ne produced froi,!; several boys that Ferrie 11ad the agamst _h_nd been 1:olle pr?seqmed; (139) Eastern
comtmttec1111C1ecent. nets W1th them.(71t) The hays also told inw·..sti- with a; letter 111\·lt_mg_Ferne to dlSCUSS the c11arges at a
gators Ferrie 1utd tol<1 them 11e. l1ncl had homo:oPxnal relations with a .it m _llbam_l. (11;0) Ferne d1d not go. (11;1) Instead. severn} in-
married ma.n in Houston .. (118) On Aug-ust 26, Eastern Airlines re- t-_ drvl<luals, mcludn;-g of the boys who had been named. in a sex
moved him ;frC?m the f_or an indefmit.P. J:P ..riod (119) a.nd the .. offe1:s.e charge. agr.nnst wrote to ern to p1ead Ferrie
Fede.ral AYrabon Ac1n11mstrabon then o"[lenec1
1
ts own investiaa.tion t bE' 1t:ln;:;tatrc1.(1!;:9) Fe111e also filPcl a gnevance
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East.
intothe.C'ltRrges.(J£0) b Then, February _1Q63,.1le :'en.t to :Miami with attorney
(429) With his problems mounting, Ferrie-. ?Ought legal aid from for .the hearmg :·egaTC1mg 1us Eastern rnled
New Orleans attorney G. \Yray GilL Sr. (121) Ferrie later testified   h1m; (146) FetTle filed another gnevance. (1.17)
t.l)_at he and Gill hart an a:rr:Pemen.t. ir; tfarcb lfl52 that f were. sc11eclu1cc1 and.resc!1edn)ed.(148) During
GrU wonld repl'E'$Pnt. Ferne m lns lega1 (hffrc.nlhes
1
n retnTn for Fer- :F·ihrs perwd., Fen1e was ofte_n seen at Bamsters offices m 544 Camp
rie1s resP.fl.rch_ anrl work on ot.11er eases for Gi1l. (1Pf3) ; .. f.. Str;_et(1.4.9) lus case. _
(430) __ Ferne also tpst.Jfi(>.d thfl..t 1w n1s<? enterecl. into a similar ll.-lTange- f (,4.3 I). Ferne s fh.1al -was _set. f?r Hi, 19G8
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in
ment 111 February 1962 'nth Guv Bamster. (19?3) a foTme.r FRI anint #-lfmm1- (159) Ferne., and Bamster -were. m 1IIum11 on .Tulv 15 Hi
who nm a. "!lriYnte inYestisrat1Ye firm. (184) ·n:v the terms
0
£ the and 17 wh1le Eastern presented its case against Fer-fie. (}51)
:ne-.nt. FPrne:s work.ior
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:nal:rzing antOJ?SY Tel)ort:; recorcl of .tl;ese tl1at. t1.le compm;y:s. chr:rges_ ':ere
ln_paJ'ITIPnt. for Tiamsterls mvestl.o:ahYe senJ.ces. (1!15) Bamster stat-ed Ferries dehbe1ate omlSSions anc1maccuracres 111 ]us ongma1
hP.lumcllPr1 F_erriP's C'asp (186) . :i the. company: .c11arges of Fenje:s morn} turpitude.: and
( 431) F\rr:re- may 1HlYe first 1n_0t Bnniste; late in 1flGO or early 19{)1 · . · hav1;g m1srepresented lnmself as a medrcal doctor and psycholo·
whf'n a 1so a strong anb-C'ommumst
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was 11e.lping to p.stnblish · --.giSt .. (15...,) .
the. "Fr1encls of De-morratlc Onba:' orf!anization as an adjunct to Sero-io ·_g (438! . The: l1eanngs "\'\ere rpsnnw<1 on Angust 5. (153) Testifyino- in
Arcac.lw. 0RC.. ( 18?'1 At- the time. "R::m1ster1s investigativE'.

cldenfle were former .ca.c1et, .T.o1m Irion: Ferrie:s
ness anc1 t11e- CRC -werC> hoth 1ocntPc1 in the "Balter Bnildin.g. (1£8) In._· .;;.; i.rme _f11e.:-lcl, ,T Le\Ya11en: Ferrre·s m·reshg-ator: Gny Eanister: and
Ff'.hrnary 19fi1. Tinni.ster wns concluding backaronnd investiantions lnmself. (1o4) Lnyton ?llm·tens proyided a sworn deposition in
of .thp. members of tl1e- ORO from_ list p';
0
vic1Pd hy o.f FerrJe:s character .. Bani.ster t:stifi_ed to Ferri::s f!Ood
Sm.tt-h ... (7£.9) !n en.rl:: HHi2, both moved ..their offices to t1
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e .15·:ha1acter supposedly on o-wn mYesbgabo_n of _Ferne .. (156)
Rm1c1Jng. wlnch C'81TlPf1 the. two for the two streets
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t faced:;:: .(439). In cross-exm:nnabon, Bamster could not rnbonahze to the sat-
  n.ncl C.amn StrePt...(131) of tl1e tl1e reasons for Ferrie=s Yituper::ttive re·
(432.) .Tack private investigator wi_th 1-.mnrks 1n ap:ams_t 1101-: could he ade·
ter,(1.s'£) mn} also lune heen contuctP<l. bv Fe-rrre. for :'lss
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st.ance oll?:'" quntely expla1n Fernes ln\olvement -w1th a questionable church
his case. Ferrie testified in AnQ"'Llst 1963 that he hnd helnecl :Martin..Z W:. group.(158)
on a case lnvolvin.<! a phonv reli.dons order in Louisvi1le. ICv ... in On September 30, received tl1e final decisjon from
?961. (1SS) llfart.in \'\rote letters to the F .AA Easterr:- boat·d:(159) 1t unanimously 11pl1eld his clisclwrge.
ern.Aulmes on Ferne's behalf. (134) .'5?!1 'll" (160) .
. ..1''!:£ if.'.'(441) By t!te fall of 1963, Ferne had become actively involved in
(427) *Arcncbu wac:: prohlp-rns of hiR own. moveO tlw .defense. 1r;veshgnbon of Federal clutrges of a fraudulent birth
of the or:-c to the :\ewman. Bm1_rlm1! nt f"'M Camp Street in 1962 .. hut lack i:· :erbficate aaamst Carlos 1larce11o un alleged onnmized crime leader


toh}ea't'e to.ml
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. m m_ttd-1flfl2 .. reputation among anti·Castro     New Orleans.(161) Ties to J\farcello contintlecl t1rrotwh Ferrie:s
ann e 1y 1s asROCla wn W1 h Ferne. He. was also accused bY several hf f A ] t 1"66 6 1 · - ·
0
exiles of misap]Jroprintion of ftmds.(116) • . e m;-e ..   a e as u 1 mont pnor to lus

work-
.... s mg w1th 1larcel1o nssoc1a.te • .T acoh N asbtSl m an a1rca rao
service. (16B) According to information developed, c1nring an FBI
,,
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antiracketeering investigation of Nastasi
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Ferrie had previously
worked with associates .in another airline company known
as United Air Taxi Service. (163) Ferrie.
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s involvement with 11arcell0
may ha.ve begtul as early as the spring of 1961.(164) An unconfirmed
Border Patrol report of February, 196g alle"es that Ferrie was the
pilot who flew Carlos Marcello back into tl1e United States from
Guatemala after he had been deported in April 1961 as part of the
U.S. Attomey General R.obert ICenned:y!s crackdown on organized
crime. (165) This may have helped Ferrie establish an enduring Tela-
tionship with the Jvfarcello orgnnized crime family.
(44") The return of 1Iarcello to the United States coincided chron-
olocrically \\ith Ferrie
1
s activities with the Cuban Revolutionary
(166) ... <i.ccorcling to Carlos Quiroga, a Cuban "ho l1ad been.
involved with the CRC
1
Ferrie often prodded Arcacha. Smith "ith:
funds(JG7) stating) uFerrie Jent him (Arcacha. Smitl1J money "'TI"hen.
he needed it for his family ... He (Ferrie) had $100 b1lls aTound all
the time,:' eYen after he had lost his job with the airlines. (168)
(443) An FBI report of April 1861 indicated offeree!
Arcacha Smith a deal \Yhereby 1farcel]o would make rt substantial
donation to the movement ill return for concessions in Cnba after
Castro's overthrow. (169) One explanation of :Ferrie:s ability to })1'0-
vicle funds to Arcacha Smith may be that he acted as 1:farcello's.
.financial conduit.
( 444:) .,:-\nother indication o:f any early :B""'errie relationship "'IYith the
J\:farcello. organized crime family may be the. 'legal assistance that
J\1arcello:s lu.Y;:yer
1
Jack 1Vasserman,(170) lH'o\·iclecl to Ferrie associ-
ates, Layton 'J\Iarten.s, w1w identified himself to police as Arcaclw.
Smith:s seconc1-in-commancl
1
(171) and Andrew Blackmon. (17£) Both
had ·been arrested shortly after Ferrie:s arrest for indecent
behavior. (173) ·
(445) Ferrie's ties to the i1Inrce11o organized cr1me family con-
tinued through his association >Yith G. \Vray Gi.l1, Sr., who "\\aS also-
attorney of record for Carlos 1fareello. (17 4-)
( 446) Ferrie told tJ1e FBI that he had begun -work on 1\Io.rceJ]o:s
case after his last. Eastei·n p:r.ieva.nc.e hearing. (175) In telling the
Bureau n-bont his work for Jviarcello
1
howe\;erl he mentioned only
activities in October and ber. (176) ·
( 44:'7) Ferrie said he went to Guatemala on business for :Marcello from.
October 11 to October 18 and from October 30 to November 1.(17';")
The day after 1-.:Iarcellols tria.l stnrted
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November 5
1
Ferrie 1mrchasecl
a .38 caliber revolver. (178) On the weekends of November 9 and
Ferrie stayed at Churchill Farms, J\iarce1lo=s I..ouisiana conntr;vsic1e.
estat.e.(179) He sa.id he had gone'there to map ant strategy for }.far-
cello's trial, (180)
(448) Ne"IT" Orleans police- records for November 22, 1963. indicate·
tl10t Guy Banister pistol-whipped .Tack Martin on tl1e evening of the
assassination in a heated argument over "long-distance telephone
colls,'' (181) Although 1fartin reported the assault to the police, he
refused to press charges against Banister. (18B) \Vithin 48 honrs: ho\\-
ever, ·:Martin had tlw. entire Ni?w Orlem1s police c1e.partmE'nt bunting
for David Ferrie.(JBS) He told tl1e police that Ferric may have been
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invo]Yed in the Kennedy assassination. ( 18.0 Specifi.cnl1y, he suRpected,
that Ferrie was in Texas on the. cl.ay of tl1e assassination; that l1e was
supposed to have been the getaway pilot in tl1e assassination; and
that Ferrie had 1."110\\ll Oswald from their days togetl1er in the Civil
Air Patrol, when Ferrie 1md rriven 0s"IT"a1d instructions in tl1e use of n
:rifle. (185)
(449) In an attempt to locate Fenie for questioning, police arrestecl
t\\o Ferrie associates. Layton l\Iartens and Aldn n.t.
Ferrie.!s residence and Chari;ed them \\ith vagrancy.(186) \Vhile Ee.au-
boenf was nncooperat.jve the llfm·tE'nS was
mort> talkatiYe. ( 788) He snicl Gill 11acl come bv t.o re1rrv a. message to
F0rrie. tlmt his library card was fonncl nmon,.i Oswalcl=s effects.(189)
'1:fa rtens: storv was unsn bst.antiatecl..
(4-:)0) FPrrie TPtm·nN1 to Kew Orleans on the afternoon of Novem-
11E'l' '25. ( ],()()) J{e a nO att Ol'111?,Y Gi11 appearecl at the. district. attorney=s
office aronnd 4:30 p.m.(1.91) :F-Ie 1\as qnest.ionc-cl hy t1w 1\PYi Orleans
police. the (T.S. Secret Sen·ice, and the FBI. (1,92) Re rlenied e>er
seeing 0s'1"aln before. (1.93) ,
(4i'i1) FE>rrie. also said that llP luHl be-en in ?\c>w Or1rnns until n.t
lE>nst: n p.m. on November 2:!. re-.lehrnting: ?.fnrcl?llo=;; trial-victory at. the
Roynl 01'1enns.(Jg.J) He said he tl1en left the city with friends
for F-omP rest :mel re1axn'tion. ( 1.95)
(4fi2) nrconnt of l1is trn.vP1s hE'twren Novt>mher 22 nnd 1\o-
Temher 2i1 containe<l some contrndictions. Fc>rrie snicl he. lf'-ff. New
OrlPnns h1 antomol1i1e. l)mmcl for Hanston nncl accomnanied bv 1\fel-
Yin C'offe\· nnd Al Bennboenf. (7.9G) The e:ronp r.lwckerl in nt, tlie, Aln-
mot<"l early- on ?\ ovE>mlwr 2::5. (1/)7) That. da tP on t1u>. mote] rep:ist.ration
rarc1 \"iaS. writt<"n ovrr a Ko,·rmher 22 notation.(7.98) Tlw motr1 E>m-
nloyer ;;nicl tl1at.1"ias lwcansp of t1H:'1 early morninf!: l1onr of the chec1cin,
ho\\"c>V<"r. and \"iaS rPrtnin the corrl?<'t· date was t11e 2Rc1..(199)
(4:'iP.) On tlw aft<"rnoon of No,E>mhrr 20. FE>rrie said he. 'Rt>nnhornf.
nn(1 8offpy went fi;!!nre skating at thP Wi.ntr,..lancl Skatlnf! Rink. (£00)
The three then 11·ent to the TI<>lai.r Skatin:f! R-ink(!?OJ) bE"forE' driving
1 hOlll' to GnhPston. Tex .. w}wre t11E'\' arriYPcl at. f) p.m. ann a sllOrt
t.ime.lntC'r. into t.lw nrift\\0()(1 '\[otel. (!?0.9)
(4:14) 0lwcl:::in and c1wckont timC's for t11E' T-fm1ston and GalvE'ston
1wtels conftir-t. AlamotelrPcords in l-Tonston indicnte t1la.t Frrrlt> and'
l1ls frienilf' r.lwrked into tlw l1otrl earlv nn XnvE>mLE'l' nnO did not
lrflYf' 1mtll8 or fl p.m. on No.,.rmlwr 24:U3D.1) YPt. thE'. rrrristrntlon T'f'C'-
onls nnil. at. the Dr-iftwood 1n Gnln·ston shnw tlw three
rPg-i:::.tnc>rllnte on 1\'oYembE'T ancl c11eckecl ont nt 10 a.m. on Novem-
loer 24. ,
(4-:)fi) Recow1s frorn tllB motels inrllcntP the rrronn mnilr n nnmbt>r
·of nhon<"   Two f'nlls mn(11?. from tl1t:>. Alamntel went t.o
Tn•1io stntions WSHO nnfl \VDSH -in Nt>w OrlE'ans.(f3i?fi') A rollrrt-
'f'rt11 wC>nt to t1w 'Town and Ommtrv Jviote1. l\Iarci?llo
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s NP1"i
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(4:1(-)\ 'F'.viflonrp. inrllcntecl thnt f'prriE' rnnihwted lti>' 0\\1)
Hon into the J\ l?.nn\'il.v nssassinatlon. 0s1"ial fl
1
s former lanrllnc1v in New
{)rlp"ns. ?lfrs .   Gm·nE'r. tolc1 rommittl?f' slol? Tf'r.allp[t t.l1n.t H'pr-
.. ip 11Pl' 1101TlP n11 tlw nirr1tt of t1w aml nhm1t.
()c:"'T'nlcrs librar:' cnrc1..(9!J8) ]\frs. GarnPr 1\0nld not tnlk to Ferrie.
(20.9)
r-
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( 457) A neighbor of Oswald's, :Mrs. Doris Eames, told New Orleans·
district attorney investigators in 1968 tha.t Ferrie had come by her·.
house after the n.ssn.ssination
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inguirinu if l1:h. Eames.l1ad any infor.:.
rnation regarding Oswald's 1ibrary Eames told Ferrie he haa··
seen Oswa!d in the public library but apparently had no information
about the hbrary card Oswald used: -
(458) Ferrie also·talkecl with several former members of the Civir
Air Patrol in an· attempt to find out if any former cadets recalled Lee
Hnrvey Oswn]d in· Ferrie:s squndron. Among tl10se contncted wns
coclet Roy 1IcCo
0
', who told the FBI tlmt Ferrie had c?me by
)ookmg for photogra1_)1ls of the cadets tq see if Oswald was plCturcd
}n n.ny p11otos of Ferrie
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s sqnadron. (1311) · ·
(459) The implications of Ferrie's associations, his activ-ities.
t.he a11egn.tions tlutt Ferrie and Os\\a1d hacl been seen together in
Clinton. La .. in the latr. summer. 1903. and \\ere acguaintPcl while both
were active in the 0ivi1 Air Pa.tro1 in Hl55. are discussed in tl1e rrnti-
Cnstro Cnba.n conspiracy anc1 the organized crime conspiracy sections
of the comn1ittee:s report.
Submitted by:
RRFERE"!\CES
GAETO:\'" ,T. Fm\7.T;
[1unestiqator.
PATRiciA :tiL Onn.
Researcher:·
ll5
:FBI report, inteniew of James Lewallen, November 27, 1963, p. 214.; and.
report, inter-dew of Dn.vicl }'errie, Noveml1er 27, 1963, p. 200 (Ferrie said the
· had not been airwortllY since tht' !-ipring of 1D62). Note: While the evidence
to Rhow Ferrie's plane bad not heeu in working order for some time, an
I
. f.""'".,_ document indicated that Jnck believed Ferrie's Stinson was air·
f"\"l'orthy as of July 19G3, or, at least, tllat a Stinson aircraft was a>ailable to
.,...,.".,....;e at tbn.t time. St>e memo to the file, July 18, 19631 F.A..A.., 1, HSOA.
K. Document Nn. 014004) •
. . Secret Sen·ice Report No. C0-:!-34, 030. December 13, 19G3, p, 5 {J. F. K.
Document ?\o. 014804) : :-:ee also voL G, FAA nen·s nrticle, exhibit A, February 27,,
- · -· -th Star-Telegram.
re: Antotl:O:Y of Ferrie from Jim Garrison to Jim Alcor (J. F. K..
003&10) : fiPP nlRo :\"t>WS\\'et'k. ::\Inrch 6, 10G7, "Carni1nl in i\ew·
Ferrie, n.w. S.W. Gi.fll) (J. F. K. DocmuentNo. 014804): see also·
Star-Telegram, February 23, 1967, "Death of Ferrie Stymies JFK
FAA file. Ynl. f.ionthern ReRe<Ht'h Tm·estign.tion, No. 11-X-224, Janu-
:-: 1!11>3, p, 10 (lwrdn:lfter .SR-11-X-:?2-! nnd dnte) (J. F. K. TioC'ument
Tel. nt 1'· :?B.
I d. nt llfl· 2.1 nnrl :!R.
Jhirl.: nnd ihhl.. 11P.C\'mher Hl. 1fHl3. 11. :!0. A. doctor who trPntf'ct Ferrie
from "fl. (li;::Pn!'e cnnsi11;; emotional anxiety cnnRf'd hy ner>OllR
·old cleficit"ncy."
8R Xm·prnher jfl. Jl. JO. DfE>ister ,:;airl in an tbnt
rs n tonpee, poRRihly self-mmle.'') FBI rf'port. September 2.2. :tflGl. p.ll.
Nichols who knew of Ferrie sairl "l1e wenr<: a wif!." FAA. "V;01. 4.'Rollf'y report.
""il. 9. interliew of !\lr. T. W. Christiansen, p, 10 and inter1iew Col •. ToSeph G.
F.A.A. yol. exl1ihit ITT. f-itatf'mc>nt of C"'ndet; FBI re]lort. interYiew
. Dunn nnd illrs. ?\ichols. Reptemher JflGl.
S.<>n ref. 1l. RR-11-X-22-i, Xm·emhf'r lfl, j8(i2, FAA, \"ol. 2. p. 10, interrit>w
( 1) :'lremo from Sed):!ehN'T to ::\ew Orlf'nm: r1i;;trict nttornpy'f.:
HlH-L Relef't Committee on .A::.;;n::.;;infltiom: (J. F. K. nocumPnt u1 A! .tut::•;:;, __ _
Bee nl:o:o New OrlennR -polic-e report of FrnnciR Unrte11o, No\'. 2:!. lfiHB.· Thirl .. yol. R. exl1ihit "XX, Ferrie file from Chnrl€'J: Reminnr:>, J/erem-
·'-h>r
(2) FIH rpnnrt. No. !12-JOfJ(l(;O, inter>it>W of .Jerry P. Ste-in, J'\oY. 2rl, 1flfl3 (Tl. tier 1, 19Gl. (Ferrie w:n: rleRcrihed aR l;criticnl of authority." "C'nrelN:s nhont-
300): nnd FBI report. Ko. 62-lOflOGo". inter>iew of Jnck R. )!nrtin. l\rw. 2:-i. 1f1C.B: rules." "irnored 11.11thority." "inOnlg:er:: freely in criticiRm of his·
tu. ::lOD). :Xotf': A11 FRT rf'ports Wf're obtained from file N"o. G2-1000fi0 1mles.s; :"mperiors") ; see also FAA. -rol. 4. Rohey report. p.10, intervit>W of Col .• Tost>ph G.
nthpru'i<'t> <'pt'('ifh'a1ly noterr. ·. "resented authority.''
Un Jack 1\fnrtin lt>tter to Rolwrt Rolwy of FAA. the Federal A"dntion Arlm1n- ·._, ?J;tf1.9) Thid .. l\olf'lllh<>r Jfl. 1r1r.2. FAA. -rol, intf'rYlc>"IT" of Genr!?P.
istrntion. I\,..ov. 25, J963: FBI report. intt>r>ie"IT" of Jack "i\Inrt.in. !\o>. :!:i. J003: ':f.jnzzn "IT"ho to1rl ill,..."·"tigntors is thP typE' of im'lilirlnnl wl10 fnncit>R him-
ln. 20Cl): nnd New OrlNms police report. inter>iew of Edward Yoelwl, Xo>. 27.. an e:s:pert in all mutters and. hence. helie>eR hinntelf infn1lihle. To this end
1 fH"l?.. FAA. 1ol. 1 (J. F. K. Document. 014flG4). Ferrie wonlrl Pxpre.:::R hiR philo;::onhicn 1 irlf'M in no nncartn in tPrm:;.'' nl:;o FAA.
( .!, ) FBI report. inter>iew of DHirl Ferrie. No>. 2(). 1!lf1R. .JOl. III, exhihit XX. Ferrie flip from St. ('hn riPs SPrnimtry: FAA. 101. 4. renort of
l..'i) Im1mmizf'rl tf'stimony of Cnrlo>; Mnrcello. Jnn. 11, 1fl78. H01lRE' Rf'lect Con2:"' p. 7. Rev. Fnmci.o; R. Rnlli-r-an. profPF:<'or of tl1eoloey nt Rt. C"'hnrleR
l'littee on A;::Rassinatiom:. p. 67: FBI report. intervipw of G. \\ray Gill. 21. Jta.ry, feels Ferrie to he- a "precomlitioneii psycho. impresses people hy prPteniiing-
JDC'>3: m
1
d FRI ml:'tnO. )fn;r JfHF. X,.,, fi2-10flQ('!O-."i2i'iii. Re;ds Kennerly. p. 2.: ::.: )o be an expert on everything-. rlefinitP1Y baR a talent for character llR<:nssinntion"
?\ott>: Tlwre nre- rliRrrenmwiNt nhonf" 1\'hPther Ferrie wns i.n the cmntl10m'-e ;t:P. 11). Don;rear :!\fcGrny cnllefl. Ferrif' "t>cf'entric and dictat-orial" (p. 12).
in Gi1l'R officP on the rlfiY of tlle J\farct>llo nnd Kennec1y .o:niii FPrne;•#.· "!f llteister describeii l1im ns "officious and iiictn torinl."
wno: in the courtroom (hoth ,o:tatement;:: were taken Rome ypnrs ufter the P\'Pllt).: Ihid .. p.\ . .\. fliP:. ,,.,1, 4. PXhillit TTT. S.tnt<>nH2·nt of Oadet. Def'.l. 19Bl. Ferrie
n•11 Rflid he Ferrie wns in Gill's office at 1Z:1fi p.m. on Nov. 22. 100fL to "lwl£1 tl1e in tlw nnlm of hiR hnnd" (n. 4). "R.
mn ]la<'l caJJorl hi,<: RPCrPtnry nt thnt ti!llf' to tPll lwr tlle fPclernl ;imy harl n':"".t.i;t; ]9. lflf12. n. 10. intPl'\iP"V>' of Al M<>i<:teT". Ho. Rnirl FP.triP. U'fli' Yf'TY inftnentinl.
tnrned n >ercli<'t in fa,or of )fnrC'P.llo. Gill's tolii Gill thnt Ferrie ltn'V!t·     of Pinzzn. He Mid Ferrlt> "Rf't>merl to hn-re· n ct>rtain tnlent nnrl
tiill'<: off"f' nt that time :lfi Jl.m.) Rtating he wmtld retnrn at 1 :RO p.ID-:.f tronnrl in fhp n<:P of P<'Yf'holocy :mil -n·tmlrl 11"1' tllf"' ns well hiR nhllo:-oflllknl
"IT"ltirh he fniler1 to rlo. r,.ill'R i'PCret."T"> .• A.lcl.ic G11irlroz. wns not. !]l1eRtionerl nr< to __ to inf\npnre ,:;cmlP of thf' "'t'flllthR in th<> CAP ."n.nnrlron." 8-Pp intPrdPW
l<'PrriP'R n·hprPnlwnts. Ferrif' told tb€ FBI he wa<' in New Orleans "nll dnY"

litR'"fh "Ro'l""le;::ton. o ... t. JT. H!7R Rl"ll1Re 8E>1Pct 0cnnmittP.P. on
'n"\'". 11. The dnte. No\". 11. may been n Nrnr K. rlocnment Ko. 012RH5): FRI renort. OC't. RO. J91l1. "Dn>ic1 Willinm
to llaVf' heen ?'\ol". 22. 1003. ,o;inN• tlwre if' no to Nov. 11.1863. See !errie." intPrlii:'"IT of Jolm Hnrl'i,<:. who .<:nicl "FP.rrie hns n gr01111 of ymmf!: hoy<:
T"""-t. 1\"o"\'". 26. 196B. for inter>iew with Ferrie. · ilthom hP RlmnortR :mrl controls f'omnletP1Y :" "FAA. Tol. 4. Rohe"'t' rPnorr. P. fl
(f.) "F'R1 rPport. 'intnr>if'"IT Af nn>icl "F'Prrif', ""1\Co\Pmlwr ?ll. 1!¥\R. E,. "F'. K. rlf'<'lHT)Ppt Ko. 01.19f)4.). intpr'l""if'W oi' ("'.olon<>1 l=f"T'"T A. Wphh: "T h"r1
(1) FBI renort. interlie"IT" of CoffH. No,PmhPr 20. Hli3. ('offt>Y tolil to get nffertion of tlle rncletR nnrl thnt they 1\'0nld rlo almo:;;t for
trip nlnnn"'ii F:inf'P Nm·t>mhPr 20. n1thond1lw clicl n...,t know the RP :;nl   h. ln." -
Fa.,.r-iP. Rennhnenf wPre "[lllrticn1nrly intPrei'tf'f1 in irf' Rknting. t1lE'Y wrnt 1h(21) Ih!rl .. RR J 1-X-2-t-i. No>. "19, 1!1R2. p. jO. thnt. bP. hnd lwnrcl
Ron!'1ton. · rrm!!h f'f\ClPt ROnrre;:: "thnt :;nh:iert iR :1 homn,;exnnl." 11ntl nl.<:n tlmt
(8) FRI report. intPr>if'"IT" of Coffey. NovPmhf'r 30, 1!=/GR. CoffH ;::niO )'trrin. "hntPI1 wome11 :" FRT j)lt<>;.,.iP"' nf ·\. Giffowl. Nn>. 2ll. 1!JR.q: Fo\ A. ""nl. 4.
plane bnd not been airworthy for some time. He last beard it was m::ed Re"[lort, p, jl-Ferrie told Hownrd ;:cirls :mrl women were no good
·-
llG
and inteUectuully inferior to men. John Jolmson &'lid Ferrie thought women
dense (J, F. K. document No. 014904.). ·
Ibid., SR :Jrm. ZG, 1963, w16, Mrs .. leun Ka;ttz; FBI
Sept. 1961, Ko. 105--104-340-3, p. 4, iuter1iew of Joseph L1smnn n!Hl mter-
''ie\1 of Mrs. Ruby Nichols, p. 5. .
(23) Ibid., SR-11-N-224, Dec. 19. 19G:2, Ferrie wM trente<1 for_emotwnul
problems in }g44, FAA. YOL 2, letter of J. H. Ferrie to St. Chnrles Seununry.
(24) I d. at pp. 18-lfi. FAA, '\'Ol. III, exhibit. .
(25) Ibid., .FAA. Yol. III. exhibit, transcript of g:rades from Balclwm-Wallace
College, Berea, Ollie, June 9,1941; lists all cour<!es. .
{86) Synopsis of a Rmall Bnsiuess A<lministrntion l1enrin;.!'. te.:;hmon.> of Ron-
.nld Hubner, Southern Research in-restig:ntor, p. 3 (J. F. K. rlocument 014fl30).
See also vol. K FAA file, ALPA SBA, D. IV. Ferrie, 1i:i-li3, 48-U3. 1:1..\T.
EXH No. G. letter of Del'. li, HlG2, from U.S. :Foreign Serdee to ::'llr. Hisle;;·,
Southern Research (J. F. K. tloeumeutKo. 014904).
(2.1) SBA henrin;::c, Ferrie testinwnr, sytWJlSis. p. 4 (J. "F. K. docnnwnt Xo,
014fl30). (Ferrie claims he al.<;o wrote a dnctor's the!:li.<; for degrt>e 011 :111.
of the of '"h::ion-the of in retinitis.)
(£/\) JTAA. yol. 4. Rohet·t Rol1ey Re11ort. Jl. 11 •. ltilm John.<;ou. :Fl'rl'ie told them
l1e bnd taken u,premec1ienl course, p. 12 {.T. }'. K. document :\o. OH1){).!_); AlLan-
-dry said }'errie tol£1 him he wns nt 'l'nlnue Rohl'rt ::.Ionell
(PAA. Ttll. -±.Robey Report. p. 11) (Ferrie led peo}JlP to !JelieYe he wns stndyiul!
"lllec1icint> at Tulane Univer;.;ity. Knrl 1-'Uicl Ferrie tolt1 him be
llletlicine. lterrie also had a COil:>' of a Pll. D. in p:-:rcllo\ogr on 1li:-:: wnll t p. 1ri I j.
(2,11) SBA hearing, of testimony of John Irion (J. F. K. document Kn.
FAA. Yol. 4. Rohey Report. p. S-Edwnxd \1. f-;trnho ndd«ed Ferrie tried
hypnosiR on the studt>nts, p. 10 (.T. F. K. document No, 014[130) ; Robert E. ).Iorrell
said "he bnd s:een DnYid Ferrie llBe lQ'Imo:-:is.."
(:JO) Intert'ie\\' of Juhn Irion. Oet.1D. 1918. Hon:-:e Oommittet> on  
11Rthms, p, 3 (.1. F. K. (1ocnmf>llt No. 01:1704); FAA. \"Ol. 4. Holit>y Revort, ll. S,
l"AA. >'OL 4. re}lort. All!!. 2.2. 1961 .. left'erscm l'ari«h l'olict: llelln.rtmeut, Jm·eui\e
DiYitlion (J. :E'. K. docmnent No. 014904).
(31) Illid., F.AA, '\'Ol. 4, Report, p. 10-Rohert Morrell saitl l"errie
claimed l1e lost hair in n.n e:-:Ilerhneut with Cl\llt·er ::oernm. p. 1:2; Al Lnndr;r
.;o.nid :B'errie tolc1 him the w:1s dne t(J n <:llemil'al eXIJlm>iuu; Lauc1r;r·s fnther
wn..<; told it w:H:: dne to t·udi:ltiou (p. Larry C . .Adnuu; thought it hnd been
"''lost in a <'hemical eXpt>tiroent."
(32) Synopsis of SBA bearing, Dr. Isadore Yager. p, 2 (J. F. :K. Document
•014930), and of DaYid Ferrie, pp, 4-5. Ferrie admitted using "Dr.," but for
legitimate reasons. He claimed be had a Ph. D. degree fwm Phoenix Uni'\'ersity,
Bari, Italy; lOl. E:, FAA file, ALP A. SEA, D. W. Ferrie, 1t""HX:-29-63, 48-C3
(.T. F. K. Document 01490-1) (EAL Exllibit 4a 11hotocopy of telephone book with
"Ferrie listing).
(SS) Ibid., F.A...A, vol. 2, exhibit III, statement of cadet-"be was b-elieved to be
a medicnl doctor and a doctor of philosophy''; SEA l1earing, testimDny of Dr.
Isadore Yager. s_"\'nopsis. p. 2 (J. F. K. Document 014930).-
( .'lh) Ihid., SBA hearing. F{lrtie p. 4.
(35) FAA. -vol. 2. exhibit III, p. 4 (J. F. K. Document 014904), statement of
-cadet-"Ferrie constantly preached to us Dn sutject of religion * * *
sisted we attend church * * * and remember to pray.''
(36) See SR-11-I\'-22.4. Dec. 19, 19G2 (J, F. K, Document 014904)-altlwugh
·Ferrie denies applying for ordainment to any church (SEA bearing, Ferrie
mony), be has shown such a r1esire since his youth. See FBI Report
43fl5, :i\Iur. 2, 1967, p. 1, interview of Carl John Stanley. "..Archbi:.bop of the
:Metropolitan Eastern PrOt"ince, American Orthodox Catholic Church, told the
FBI be consecrated Ferrie as bishop in July 19G1 but deposed him in Jan11ary
JJ)(I2 when it was learned he hnd been discharged from his Eastern Airlines
11osition hecanBe of homost>:xnal ncti>ity.'' See also FA...-\. ,·ol. :.!_. exl1ihit III, p. 4
{J. F. K. Docnment 014904), statement of cadet-"several times he (Ferrie) con·
side red becoming a priest.''
(31) SEA hearings, testimony of Ferrie synopsis, p. 4 (J. F. K. Document
014930),
(88) FBI report of SA E. \\all's and T. "Via tel's intet'Yiew of Ferrie, :t-.·ov. !37,
1flG3. 62-109060. f:nTJDorted Kennedy Ci>il Right.<;
(.'W) FAA, >Ol. 3 (J. F. K. Document Ferrie letter to Captain G. :E.·
Greiner, Oct. 30, 1961, suggesting Ilersecution of 1timself by Communists.
117
(40) FBI report, inter-view of Joseph Lisman, Sept. 22, 1961.
Wl Ibid.
(42) Ibid,
(43) Il>id, •
0-1-) VoL K, FAA file, ALPA SBA, EAL E:xhibit No. 7, D. W. Ferrie, 15-63r
29-63, 48-63, title of talk-"Cuba"-April1901 Present, Future {J. F. K. Docu·
ment 01490-!).
(45) Ibid.
(4G) Ibid,
(47) FBI report, Nov-. 27, 1963, p.199. Ferrie later admitted iliat after. the B::r
of Pigs innsion, be severely criticized President John .F. Kennedy, l>oth lD public
and in private. He said be had alSQ been critical of any President riding in an
open car and bad made the statement that anyone could bide in the bus}:les and
shoot a President. He denied, however, ever making a statement tllat Kennedy
s\J.Onld he tilled wltll tllt' intention that tllis he done. Fll, ''ol. 4, p. l'i, Robey
report'. intPrvit-w of Cburles Williams, IRS Agent (J. F. K. Document 01490-!)_.
(48) Ibid.
{4!1) Synopsis of SEA hearing, testimony of Cornelius Michael Kramer, p. 4
(.1. K. Document0149i:IO).
(50) SPe ref. 11, FAA, yol. 2, exhibit GGG, SR 11-N-224, Jan. 25, 1H03, p, 10
(J. F. K. Document014fl04).
(51) Ibid., FAA, vol. 4, attachment .I. Ferrie application for employment for
Eastern Airlines, Apr. 6,1851.
(:32) lhid., FAA, '\'01. 2, Jan. 25,1963, p.15.
(•iJ) Il>id., FAA, vol. 2, e:illibit FFF, Dec.19,1V02, p, 20.
Ui.1) Ihid.
{Sti) I d. at p. 21.
· (56) Ibid.
(;i7) Ibid., FAA. t>xbihit GGG .. Tun • .2G, 1903.. pp. 13-1--l:.
(58) Ibid., FAA, >Ol. 3, exhihit SS, U.S. CiYil Ser>ice report of
recm·rl . .;;careb. Sept. 1mn. for Dm·id Ferrie (gi,•es military reconl).
(59) IJ:lid., -vol. K, FAA file, AT.PA SBA. D. l'i'. Ferrie, Ko. :!U-U.'3, 48-U3
1
1egalllrief of Eastern Airliues grie"\'auee of DaTicl W. Ferrie, pp. 9-10.
(GO) Ihirl., >'oL R. EAL tile, Ferrie, D. W., JlerBonnel records, June 15, 19Jl,
trnnsferrec1 to Xew Orleans "c1ne to domicile preference.''
(61) Ibirl., FAA, "\'Ol. 4, attachment L, memo from .T. H. Halliburton to
tn.in J. F. Gill, 23, 18.J1; Eastern Airlines recei"\'ed derogatory information
_, froUJwtn.il credit bnreau. :.ln;r 21. Hlii1.
(62) Ibid.; see also memo from .T. F. Gill to CaiJtain G. E. Thomas. June 2G,
1951, atbchment M; and memo frnlll F. A. Stoue to G. E. Thomn:,;, July 5, 1951,
attachment 0.
(GS) Ibid,, FAA, vol. 4. attac11me11t Q: see also memo. July 13, 1931, from
G. E. T1wmns to Captain F . .A. Stone--"1 h:IYe had him with a conple of
tains here and their reports are 11otbing hut the \Jest. They say he bus e:xcel\eut
possibilities."
(6-1) Ihid., .Attnclmwnt r, bamhHittt-n note from "George" to Captain John
on memo fl'om J. H. Hnllihnrton to Ca}ltnin G. E. GreinE"r, Jnly 6, 19:'i9.
(65) Ibid .. FAA, Yol. 4. attachment T, memo, )lar. 19, 1909, A. T. Thornhill to
Captain E. Y. Rickenbn.ckel'.
(66) Ibid., FAA, vol. 4, attachment H, letter, E. Y. Ricli:t>nhncker to D. IY.
rie, May !:3, Jfl53. Ricl;:enbucker had noter1 to the file, "This man's effort<; hear
watching and his qualifications justify his being used and helped whene"\'er
POBsihle in line of rlntr-and e\·en beyond.''
, (61)· Among the cOmJllaints a):!ainst Ferrie: Ibid., FAA exhihit HHH, Sept. 'i,
· 1900, letter to Ferrie from R. IY. Ty-ler, acting regional counsel for Eastern .. re:
use of plnuc by student pilot canying a passenger. Plnne not }lroperly
certificated or registered: see ref. 11. SR-11-X-224, 1\-ov. 1D, 1913::!, regarding-
allowing use of rider JHlSS to George Piazza, -who Ferrie claimed was bi::;
''ward": see also FAA, >Ol. 3, exhibit EE; FAA, vol, 3, exhibit II, memo to·
Captain P. L. Foster, Dec. 19, 1930, regarding n near miss of a mid·air collisiotlr
Nov. 24.19G9.
{ 68) Ibid., SR-11-N-::!24. Dec.19, 1062, e::;.:hibit FFF, p, 21.
(69) FRI report No. 105--104-340---1, September 22,1961, p, 4.
(10) SR-11-J;\-224, Jan. 25,1903, p,15 (J. F. K. Document014904),
(10a) Ibid., F.A..A, Yol. 3 exhibit YY, letter to Colonel D. H. Hass, Oct. 21, 1rlriS,
from Robert E. il1orre1L
•..
118
(11) FBI report No. lO:J--104--340--1, Sept. 22. 19G1, p. 4.
(7£) FAA, Tol. 3, exhibit X..\:, letter, Oct. 21, 1058, Robert )>Iorrell to Colonel
D. Bass (J. F. K. Document 01-1!104).
("'S). FBI report No.105-10±-340-1, Sept. 22, 19G1, p. 4.
(74) ._Synopsis of SEA hearin?:, teRUmon:r of John Irion (J. F. K. Document
014!130); FA..A. vol. 3, e..xhihit YY. letter. Oct. 21, 1978, from Robert :Morrell to
Colonel D. A. Hnss (J. F. K. Document0141J04).
(75) Ibid., FAA, TOl. 4, Rolley report, p. \), attachment XX, the GAP Drill
Team once went to Dallas. to Bob Boyleston {HSOA Inter"iew, Oct.
18, 1978). Ferrie made all the arrangements nnd npppared to ha>e had contacts
there. (Date of the alleged trip is unkno\l"n,) (J. F. K. Document 01·1904.)
- (76) FAA. YOl. 4. pp. 14-1:-i. Rohe.' report. Inter>iew of Ted Ahernathy. Hf' said
flight instructions and flight time were forbidden to CAP cadets (J. F. K. Docu-
ment 014!104).
(77) Rynopsis of SRA testimony of Ronalrl Hnhnt>r. s,>nop,;is p. R
(J. F. K. Document Ol4flR0): see- also F.AA, 'ol. 2, f'Xhibit lii, statement of
Crlilt>t, p. 2 (J. F. K. Document 014904.).
(78) Ihid .. FAA. TO!, .2. exhibit III. statement of Cadet, p, 2, Fenie's. honse was
a "<'enter of operation>; for his ,!!roup."
(7.9) Ihid .. FAA, "ol. 4. Rohey Report: p. 10, intt>niew of Rohprt
(80) SEA hearing, A11g. 8, 19!'h':l, te-stimony of James R. Lewallen, 11- S (:T. F. K.
Document 014D30).
(81) See ref. 11, SR-11-X-224. :\o". 1!1, 1902, p. 21, interview of Spontenelll
CT. F. K. Document 014904): FAA. vol. 2, exbihit I¥. statement of Cadet, p. 6,
Ferrie the boys to become prief:.ts if they fplt inclined in thnt direc-
tion." FAA. TOl. 4. Rohpy rf'port. 11- 11. Father Ward. prfeRt-Ferrie called him
np nnd started sending him CAP memhers e;<epressinl! a desire to go into the
priesthood; p. 1:1, Al was instrnmentnl in per:::.tmc'ling l1im to go
into tbe RPmi.nnry.
(82) Contact report, T-r1.yton Martens. ]'lfny 2ii. 1918. HonSE' SelPPt Committt>e
on AR>;aR>:inntions (J. F. K Docnment. OO.SG2fl): ·"E'E' nl:::n (J. F. K. Document
003287).
(8.';) Synopsis of S.BA llertrin.cs. fp;::timony of John Espetwn. fntltPr of
f'm1et (J. F. K. Document Ol·Hl00): (P.Pe rPf. 11. P.R-11-X-224. :::\ol.lfl. 19l12. ex-
hibit EF.E. p. 9 CJ. F. K. nocnment 014904)). ihi.O., FAA, "ol. 4, Rohey rpport.
p. JO. Tntf'r"''iP\1' of Colonel J. Ehrlicher.
(8.0 Synopsis of SRA hearinl!. tt>stimony of .Tohn R. F.spennn. pp. 2-3 (J. F. K.
Doe11n1e11t 014rlB0) teRtimony of Dtwic1 Ff'rrie, synopsis. p. G; ancl see ref. 11.
SR 11-X-2'24. :\o"''. 19. lfH12. exhihH BF.E. fl. fl.
(R:J) Ibid .. >ol. K. FAA file. AT;RA RRA. n. \\.Ferrie. 1fi-fl._),
hrief of EAL on g-rie'rf\11C'P of F't>rriP. n.
( Rfi) Thi!l .. FAA. 'rnl. 2. f'Xllihit Gfl-G. Dt>r. H'l. Jfl()2. p. 6.
( 81) P.ynopsi.<:' of P.'RA. Hf'lnin.c. 'ft>stimon:> of Ferrie. tP-stimnny of John
F.rnest I don (J. F. K. DoenmPnt 014fl30); FAA. \Ol. 4. Rohe;r report, p. 14
{:r. F. K. nocnnwnt 014004 ).
(88) Ihi.O .. FAA. vol. 4. attarhment I. oet: BO. Jflfll. FRI rf'nort: nnd rE'f. 11.
SR-11-X-224. Dec. ]fl. 19fi2. fl, 7. IDlilP wonlr1·ile mf'mhers rlaimerl approaches
w·f>tp mRc1e to them to ioin the g-ronn. Banister testifipfi ther-e nP-n!r was
n l!ronp hy that name (SEA hNlrinl!. Banister tPstimon;r).
(89) 1hid.
(DOa) P.er>lCP Report. Tier. 13. JMR. Xo. 030. n. 4--trn"Pled to
f'an Antnnio. f'ornn.o: r'hristi. Browmn-.ille (;r, F. K. Dornment
(f/1) FAA.   p,x-bihit FF. to G. J. P.ilnom; from S. :r. 1\Iinnisale. All!!-
14. :l fl:i9 (.T. F. K. Document (l14fl04).
Jhic1.
(!JS) Thiel.
(.G.O F.-\A. >ol. 3. letter to Cnptain G. E. Greirher. Oet. no. Jflfll. from Ferrie
(J. F. K. Docnme11t 014804).
(RS) ref. 82. FAA. \ol. 4. Roher report. attnclmlE'nt I. FRT rPnort. Oct. no,
HH'i1. intPrvif•u· of 'FPrriP. An;:. ?'2. 1flt11, n. 4 LT. F. K DoPnnwnt 014004): "FAA
file. ALPA RRA. n. W. FNrie. 4B,--\1.1: BAL EXH: Jnwnile Bnrenn
Rt'nort.·.J\,ng.1g. 1flCi1.·item ?\o. H.C:ri07-t11. n.
Ulr.) Tllirl.. FBI rPnort. Am!:, :?2. 1flfl1. Xotp: It wns nlso reporterl that Ft>rrir
hnrl npplit>cl for R Yisa to Yeneznela on ::\o".1:i. 1!Hl1. r.-l1lc11 reqne.c;;t OeniPfl.
119
'Ferrie had also apvlied for a 11ussport. His purpose is nnlmo\Yll. l<'AA, Yol. 5,
.attachment QQ. .
. (91) Ibid. The submarines \Yere found in a Sept. 1961 search of Ferne's
hou:-;e, Ah;o discovered among Ferrie's effects n·ere: a 11Ion;e code ke;r, fonr model
1903 Springfield rifles, two .22 caliber rifles, one rifle, a flare gun, .3S caliber re-
·vo!Yer, a sword. a quantity of ammunition. three maps (of Hn"anu the
.coast of Culm, \Vest Indies, Culm nr.d Coast), Jllus the two suhmnrmes.
FAA, vol. 4, attachments F through I. Ferrie said he purchase(l tlle gum; at the
•Crescent Gnu Shop, Ne\1' Orlenns. .
(98) Inter>iew of Carlos Quiroga, June 1978, House Select Comm1ttee on
Assassinations, attached materinl. See also FBI report. (i2-10fl000, FOIA ma-
·terials. interview of Quiroga b;r the l\'ew Orlenns District Attorney's office
(J. F. K. Document 008846).
(!10) Ji'AA, \'Ol. 4. Rolley rt>port. p. 1:!. • Finney said Ferrie hnd lleen
·trniuil!g Cnhan vilots ill the :::\ew Orlennf' nrt>n (J. F. K. Docnment 014904).
(100) Interview of .1obn Irion, Oet. Jf17S, Hotif:;e Select Committee on Assns·
·sinntious (.1.F.K.Doeument01:!7ri4l :st>eref.30.
( 101) FRI telet;q1e, 7, ]fl(ii, to Director from New Orleans, 62-109060-
:G23i'.
(102) -FAA. vol. 4. attaclnnt>nt I. FRI re]JOl't. Oct. 30, JflGl, Xe\\' Orh•ans, Los
An,e:E'leB, for Dn>id 1\'illiam Ferrie (J. F. K. noennH•nt 01-:HW4J.
(103) FBI 02-JOHOfiO. eopy of ?:\ew Orleans district attorney's inter>iew with
·CnrloR Quirog-a, 1rlGCi: ,;pp nl>:o :-;tatement of Herhert. R. \Yn,e:nE'r of Herlf 1\'ttg-JJer
:- Finance Ser'rire, Dec. 6. 1f1GT. int1ieating- that Ferrie n>:si:-;ted An:acha Smith in
·ohtnh!ing- n loan (J. F. K. Document 000834 ). · .
. (J(J.q) ·FAA, Yol. 5, exhihit BB, Jnly JS. JfiGl. letter from Arcacbn Smith to
f ·Cnptnin Etlr1ie \'. Ri<'kenhnrkE'r (.T. F. K. Dornnwnt 014!104).
- Ihlrl.. FAA. Yol. G, e::dtihit CC'. letter to Arcncha Smith frnm .T. I'. Hallilmrton,
_Aug. 1.1flG1.
(1()5) Ihid .. EAT, file. Ferne. D.\\ .. Yntation information form. A11r. 17. lflG1.
ReqneRt for letwe for perioc1 A11ril 1r ... s1. 1rlG1. The Ba;r of T'ig,c; hn-nsion llep:nn
.Apri117. JflGl.
( J(JO) Rtnff rp,·if"w of C'IA filP for Sergio Arcarhn Smith. 1. 1fi7S. Offire Of
Secnrity. memo from Ra;rmotH1 G. Rorca. :Oln;r 31. JflGl. item F: also. memo from
Donm·an B. Pratt. Sept. 2S, lfH17. items A. R. nml 0, rP;:::anlin;::: Arcncha Smith.
The Rppt. 28, lflG7 Pratt memo fonncl in Offirr of 8Penrib' tile for Tin"''ld W.
.Ferrie. One local office did ifplie"e thE' ::roup had the "unofficial Mnction of CIA"-
T.if'ntPnnnt -:\[nrtello. p. 10, 11-X-22-t DE'C. 19, Hl(l2. Exltihit FFF (J. F. K. Docu-
ment014fl0.J-).
( 1()1) Ihlc1 .. Xo,. 19. 1!1G3. p.14: s;rnopsi>: of SRA hearing. Ferrie
·te>:timony. p. 7 (J. F. K. DoC'1li1H'nt01-Hl30).
" (.108) Thifl.
.t. ( tm:n P.ep ref.11. ?\o>. Jfl. p. 14.
:t (_11{)) RRA. lH"nrin;:::s. of. Ro1nn<l r. Fonrnier. rP: FPrrie in>Ol,ement
;:. 'in AIPxanctE'r T.amlry nnd Alhert C'llt'tnllliP pp. 1 nnc1 2.
1: (11.1) Ibid.: nnO. Wll. K. FAA file. ALP.:\ RRA. D.\\. Fen·ie. Xo.lrl---03. 20-----0.'i.
48--GR. EAT. eshihit, insrrt No. 1. JnYE'nile P.menn A up:. 18, 1861. item
,_ H-Sri07-0l. 11. G.
(112) Ihifl .. FAA. \Ol. n. >Ol, 4. attachmE'lli" (". ie"e,;tir;:-nth·e rpsnlts-Jpffpr,o:on
Pnri>-:h Polire .Tn>enile Di>ision. Ang. 29. 1961. Fi--'rrie ".o;nfqlectprl of llnrhorin;:::
the jn"f'nile nnc1 also him to rnn nwny from hmnE'"; AT.PA ?\o. 4fL-.GB.
letter from William G. Et>ll to CaJJt. V. 0. Rowland. Ma:r 1963: and >Ol. K. FAA
- file, ALPA •SEA. D. W. Ferrie. 1ir-B3. 20-----ml.. 48--63. EAL exbihit insert Xo. l,
juvenile bureau report. Ang-.18. 1961. item No. E--f.'.:r07-G1. '
!(113) See ref. 11. lfl. Hl62. e:<C]Jihit F.EE. p. 3, from the
Polir.P <'timinnl l'E'<'Ord for Da.Yid W. FE'rrie. AT.PA Ko. -lf:--.63.
letter from Bell to Rowland. May 2.1963.
(1J.H Ibid .. lilE' No. 4g..G::J. lettt>r from \Villiam Bell to C'nnt. Y. G. Ron·-
land. Ma;r 2. 1963; FAA file. AJ,PA D. W. Ferrie, 1!,..63. 2!1--63. 48-fl3. EAL .....
,. eshihit. insert No. 1, juvenile bureau report. A11g. 18, 1001
1
item No.
-p. 4.
(115) Thid .. Xo>. 19. ]f!fl2. exhilrit EEE. p. J,onisiann
Rtntf' T'olirE' rerorrlo: fnr nnvid W. Ferrie. news nrti<'le. Times-Pica>lme. ::\ew
·Orleans. La .. Aug. 22.1961. attachmentB; FAA, >Ol. 4; FAA, "ol. 4, ;ttachment
·c .. Tt•ffer,<;on Parish Police Department inveRtigative report
. 't
120
{1 ](i) Ibid., SR-11-N'-224, Dec. 19, 18132, e....:hihit FFF, p. 10, Lieutenant·
:Uartello, pp. '9-10; Secret Ser1ice interview of Arnesto Rodriquez, Dec. .9, 1963,.
by SA's Gerrets and Rice (J. F. K. Document 003759), ·
(117) Synopsis of SB.A_ hearing, testimony of Sgt. Roland P. Fournier, 1\ew·
Orleans Police--juvenile bureau (J. F. K. Document 014930}.
(118) FAA., vol, 4, attachment 0, inyestigative report of Jefferson Parish,.
Police Department, New Orleans, .Aug. 22,1961 (J. F. E:. Document 014904).
(11,91 1hid., FAA, vol. 3. exhibit HH, Aug. 26. 1961, Eastern Airlines to FAA
informing them Ferrie had been removed from the par roll; and exhibit JJ,.
Aug. 29, 1961, Greiner to Ferrie. 1
Ihirl., vol. 4, exhibit A, case of "Good   Character," opened
Sept. 8, 1961, by Richard E. Rober, summarr of the report; and FAA, vol. 3,
exhibit KK, Eastern Airlines opened investigation also.
(JBT) Synopsis of SDA hearings, testimony of Da>id Ferrie (J. F. K. Docu-
ment 014930).
U22J See ref. 11, SR-11-?\-224, Nov. 19, 19G2, p, C (J. F. K. Documer.t
014904).
(lf?.'n Ihlf• .. EAT. file, grievances of Drrrid W. Ferrie, A11g. 5, 1!163, >ol. 3,.
testimony of Banister, p, 840.
(If!.}) Iilid., p.S!.!J.
( Ihid .. p .•
U2G) Ibiil .. p. Sii'i.
( 127) Thirl .. p. 840: see also Btaff snrnmar . ..- of FBI file for Gny Banister, House·
Select Committee on Assnssinations (J. F. K. Document 0127!19).
(128) Guy Banister file, Garrison JlUpers, Aug. H, 1977 (J. F. K. Document·.
100189). .
(12.9) Staff summary of FBI file for Guy Banister, House Selec-t Committee on
.-\.c;sa.<:.sinntions {.T. F. K. Docunu:nt 012799). (Note: Banister explained before
the airline pilots hnnrrl ahout l1is work with "Arcncha Smith and others." Banis-
ter Bnic1, "I hnd hi,zh-ranldng" Cuban refugees in my office asking me how to go
underg"round nnd I gave them diag-rams for that. I have talked to military and
TJOlitieal from the >nrions prorinces of Culm that have slipped out and
hack." Yol. 5. E.AT.J fil-e. of DaTid W. Ferrie, Aug. 5, H'Ao3, TOl. 3,.
tPRtimony of RnniRter._p. 841 (J". F. K. Document 014904),
(1.'1(J) Recret St>r1ice filf' Xo. C'0-2-34. 030, Dec. 3, 1003, SA. A. Yiul, p.14, re--
gnrcliu;:r telrtlhOn€' inter\"iew of Sam Newman.
(l.St) Inteniew of Jack :.rartin. Dec. 5 and Dec. 6,1977. House Select
tE'-f' on A.o;RaRsinntlons (.T. F. K. Document 005212 and 005213); and interlie-w of"
.Snm Nt?-wmnn. :unr. 2, lfl/8, Honse Select Committee on Assassinations (J. F. K ..
Document: 00rifJG2).
( 1.'12) Rr•e ref. J31. :\Iartin intf'n-iew, nee. i3. Jfl77; and i-Inrtin inten-iew,
DeP. fi. J!i'ii. ·
US."ll Synnp!'lis of SRA hearin;;. Ferrie testimony, House Select Committee on
.-\R.<;ns.sinntionR. PJl, ii-G (J, F. K. nocnmPnt 014fl30).
U.'l-0 FAA, >"Ol. 1. correspondence from Jack Martin (J". F. K. Document-
014!104).
{JR5) Thiel .. SR 11-X-224, Dec. 19, 1902,
U.'i6) Ibirl,
(1.'17) Ihid.
(1SS) Thiel.
U.''l!l) Ibid., ALPA No. 48-63, letter from G. Wra:r Gill to Capt. George Greiner,.
Jnn. 8. JfiGB.
U.jll) Tilicl .. FAA, \'Ol. 3, exhibit KK, letter from Capt. Greiner to Ferrie,.
Sept. J. HHIL 1 : • •
U.fl) Ibid .. FAA, >ol. 3, exllibit LL, letter from Ferrie to CaJ)t. Greiner, Se11t. 5r
1!101.
Uh2) Thirl .. FAA. "rol. 2. exllibit AAA. letter of Eric 11:1icllael Crouchet to F_-L.\,
Oct. 22. H"H32.
( 143) Ihid, Among those who int.ervenerl on Fnr:ie's he half were
:\f()rri.snn nnd Lon!!. old fric>ntls of G. lfra1 Gill: (See- ALPA No. 48---&3. letter
from William G. :Rt-11 to J, 0 .. Tnr\'ard. May 2.1flG3) {J. F. E. Document 014904).
(14!,) Ihirl .. AT.JPA. No, 48-fl.'i. letter from EAL, Apr. 11, 1BG3 to Ferrie,
fll1t'f' Ko.1!i-G3, filf'd JRn. 21.1863.
(JJ,.'i) Thid .. l'Ol. K. filf'. ALPA SBA., D. W. Ferrie. 1iJ-.--El3, 29-03, 4&-63,
minnte.s nf meeting, Feb.18,18G3, hliarni.
(14G) IlJid.
121
(il/1) Ibid., grievallce Ko. !W----{J3, filed Feb; 18, ·and g-rieVance No. 48---6:3,-
filt!d Feb, 13,· 1903; ALl' .A. No. 2!:1--G3, June 4, lOO.S, to J. B. Railsback from
Charles H. Ruby, Airline Pilots Association; letter from Ferrie to EAL, Feb. 15,
in ALl' A. 29--63.
·. (1,98) l!Jid., see ALP A. tiles for correspondence; ALP .A. Xo. 29-{i3
1
.ALP A file
No .. 48--03, letter to Capt. J. T. RolJertson from J. B. Railsback, .ALP A 45---62, and
.letter to lJ. \\'._Ferrie from R. W. RivenUu.rk.
{14-9). 1nteniew of Vernon Goerdes regarding Louise Decker, Feb. 15, 1978,
Bou:;e St!lect Committee on .lssassiuutious (J • .l'', K. Documenr: ; inter-
view of Carlos Quiroga, :Feb. 22, 1!:178, House Select Committee on .A.ssassina-
:tions {J, F. K. Document 000190); and rei. 11lartin inten-iew, Dec. 5, 1!:177.
· (150) Vol. S--miscellaneous, letter to Capt, George IV. Youngerman et al.,
.from J". B. Railsback, EA.L Pilots System Board of Adjustment, July 8, 1!:16d
.(J. Ji'. K. Document 014904).
. (1V1) Ibid., \'Ol. T, EAL tile, griemnces of Dn>id W. Ferrie, J:iliami, transcript
•Q'f hearing, July 15, lG, l'i, 1!:163, \OL I.
tlii!-!) lLJid., vol. K, Ji'.d.A. tile, .ALl' A SEA_, D. W. Ferrie, 15-63, 29-{i3, 48---63,
.brief of EA.L on grievance o!DaYid W.Jterrie, pp, 9-10.
{158) llJid., voL U, EA.L tile, grienmces of David W. Ferrie, lliami transcript
'()f hearing, vol. II.
(1V4) lbid., vol. 1•, E.A.L file, grievances of David W. Ferrie, transcript ofhear-
irig, Aug. G, 1tl63, Vol. 3, pp, 401-743.
{155 J Ibid., vol. E:, l!'A..A. file, ALP A SBA., D. W. Ferrie, 15-63, 29-63, 48--63,
brief of EAL on grievances for· David Ferrie, p, 10 {A.LPJ:- Exhibit 2;!).
(156) IIJid., vol. V, EA.L tile, grievances ofDinid W .. Ferrie, Aug. 5, 19M, vol. 3,
±estimon:r, llp, 850--Stii .
(1/31) Ibid., pp, 842, 858,
{158) Ibid,, p. S.
{15!:1) Ihld., P.AA, Yol. 4, Ro!Je.r report, p. 17, July 30, 1963, attachment DDD,
Jetter from William G. Bell; \'ol. hl, EAL tile, D. W . .b'errie, ALPA 15-{j3, filed
..Jan. 21,1963, decision of the.board, Sept, 25, 1tl63,
{160) ILJitl., vol. 111, E.AL file, D. W . .b'errie, ALPA 14---63, filed Jan. 21, 19C3,
-decision of the board, Sept. ::!5, 1l:!G3, (1\ote: Jterrie was awarded   in full
settlement of all eluims. See memo from T. J. Kennedy to Capt. C. F. Hamner,
·Oct.ll, 19G3,   D. W., file.)
(1til) l<'Bl report, interYiew of Da1id 1\'. Ferrie, Dec. G, 1963.
(162) l!,.A.A., YO!. 1, attacllment L. :Ferrie was reportedly fired from his job with
.Space Airfrt!lght following complaints by FAA officials that operations under
.Ferrie's direction were not being carried out according to FAA regulations
(J. J<', E:. doeume!!tOH-90-4).
(16";1 J J!'BI Heport 92-10076----2, Nor-. 27, 1968, pp.l-4,
(164) Staff summary of Immigration and Naturalization Service file for Dal'id
Ferrie, House Select Committee on Assassinations (J .. :w. K. doclllllent 01230G;.
· {165) Ibid.
<-

(166) Ibid.; FAA vol. 4, Rolley report, attachment I, FBI report, Aug, .::!2, 19(H,
Ferrie {J. F. K. documentOH904).
, ... t, inteniew of Carlos Quirogil by New Orleans District Attor·
· •
summary of FBI file fQr Sergio Arcnchn Smith, House Select Com-
Assassinations (J. F. K. document 004110).
Outside contact re_port, House Select Committee on Assassinations, Mar.
-n {J.F.Kdocument01-ltl33), ·
Ibid,
Ibid.
lbid.
FBl report, interview of G. Wray Gill, Sr., p. 2.
FBI report, interview of David Ferrie, Nov. 2G, 1963, p, 3.
Ibid.
Ibid.
Receipt of purcha};e, Oct. 1G. 1978 ( J. F. K. document J.
FBI report, inteniew of David Ferrie, Ko1. 26, 1UG3, p, 3.
IIJid.
Guy Bani:::ter file. item GB-2. Garri:-mn pnpers. Xe>Y Orlenn.s Police report.
1003 (J. F:·K. Document 001986).1\"ote: There are conflicting reports as
Banif:iter attacked liinri"iu. i-Iartin has told the committee tltat"it was
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and Shaw whcne\·cr they talked so as to protect him if Shaw tf,ok a swing.
Onr reporter remembers a call on Garrison at his home this way: "lt
wa!; like watchin)! the late. late show-pPople coming and goin;,!, the phone
  e\·ery ten minutes. On the phone, Garrison sounded like a llingo
calicr-'R-Hi, N-37'-and so on.
" ' It's the onl y way I can talk to my people without the Feebecs knowing
my every 1:>tep.' Garrison p:rinncd when he sat down with me. 'They'll never
break this old Na vy code I'm using.'
"His wifl' askt-d if it would be all ri ght if took the children for a walk .
He meditated a while and then said, ' Oh, yes, J suppose so-they always sleep
late.' I asked him who ' they' were, and he replied, 'There's a torpedo from
Havana after me, but they always sleep late.' "
At hi s ofiicc, besides having at least one room "bugged," Garrison also
had a "onc·way" mirror installed and allowed some photographers to make
pictures through it of Shaw and others being questioned .
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accused Shaw and
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hunt for a J FK plot
tho!'!' "''' fnr hi1n \l l:ll' a;_! il im.f hi m. were hauled bt>fo1e the
j u1_1 and indi •·h•d fo1 ltril1er) 01 On !\lay 17,
I'JtJ7, he lwl'allle w t'llrai!'cd :1t \\ 'alt er Sheridan of .:\liC and HH:Iwrd Townl t>y
of 1\'I>SlJ-T\' for tl11:ir tclt:vi scd t•xpo; in;.: prost·euti on hr ihc·ry
and pP-rj Llr )' tl1at !t c orcl o:rl'cl them t.rw::.t eJ . handl' ufTed nnd hci!Lcn. The
order \ liiS ;riH·n <o \\'ill i:t lll Gurvidt, tlwn his ('hic:f investigator. Gun·i"h rc-
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Marcell o helped finance a statie>n that Fcrri t· tl\\'111'11 ftrr a ' ' ltilr·. On f\J--
the day Prf'sidcnt Kennedy was   • Gill W<J!t a Fc·dcral r·ou1 t t·a•c "\- C\,j
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brought a;_!;ainst i\larcello. Fn ri1: !'aid lw in ,.,,urt that Jav. and. tr1 l'dr·· \l \
the vict or). ;. pur of thr rnrrrn•• nl tu lf.,u:: t•lll a111:
wrth t wo 1\ ·h 111 Bt·aullllt·uf a nd
_]>oPuf and       wr·u: ...um·.;lf'd ], \. •         -R._ I \J
tallt'tl' ithout a law a ud lla; J. .rl owr llu· \\ .,, ... r 11ui:i; , '---,.- \...
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. .w () ri•·<Jfl$ tl1 at \\.hen fl r· w lral' l-i rn.mT; u-:itr·mal.t a _
_ clt•portation. Ferric pil ot_t·rl tlw pbw,_,. - ..,(\;"\.
If it was a CIJ I1SjJifa(' y that ki lled Pn·sidr:nt Kt:tllledy. as Garr;.,J!l r "
the Cusa ha\·r !teen a prime i'USJWcL The .\l :rfla r.s :t
conspiracy, and it had the or;..:ani zation, thr ass:1o.; sinati on kurow· IHJI' . tlw
skilled manpo1n: r, and a motive: if not l1in;! P(:-;t•. to rid ,,f tlu: !
brothcr, t\ttornrr General Hol,crt E \\ 'hat t h.· Ull · t
happy Cuban refugees could ga in is ura:lr:ar, and they 11cre a111l aro: ..d .. Hr t ..t3 j
anJ as a kinderp:arte·n lire dril l.
In puhlic records,   ort l) thiul y ol,sc: ured. it )H,,..;.ihle tcr <Pt·
an association between the hi;.:, I .tuff, muralizin;! ])A aud th1• ''r;_!.t lllll'd •
he says does not exist. For example:
Garrison, whose   as )) _.\ :3 1-:-,SOII a   11ith hi!< "i ff' and
five (' hildn•n in a spa<·ious.   furui .... lu·d. UfJJH·r·lllid·lle-l'la' ' h1•H1C'
at <l (jO() Owt'IIS Bini. !It: hnu;.!llt it r.n \o\o•m],.r :2L ]tj(,:",. - f,,ur )r;•r' afte:·
he had announced he 11as ltrukl' and owt·d :'iiJ.!lfHJ in I' .II!IJ•ai ;.: n o],.J ,t•-f,,r
$(,:}.1100. 'li:rms were SI :U:IHJ in t·aslt , llu· l..d;111t..- h; (,f
SS:l.IJU!l, pa)al1l c in in::; t,tllmt·' '"' of s :·;:;."i. lll. Thr- l' •·l•·r I.
Casauo, apparentl y lo!' t S:L'i(}IJ on tlw dr·al. llo· had loou;.:lrt the· l:1111l the pre·\ j .
ous Ap ril S for Sli:,SO( lt-a!- lt and had hurrowt•d

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Fra nk O('l' hipinti. for hui ldin;.: tlu· hou,.. t:-a Lot:d of . .l!HJ.
tire bar;!ain lu: ;!Ill fr••ttl Ca•a rw. 1;:11 • • mu-1 hr.q: h:1• l a
finarwiallnad for a whil<:. It ''"'k hi111 uutil Junr· 2-:-. 1
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ht: fan·.! lllontldy mnrt;::l;_!'l' paynrc· nto; thr·11· uf 53 171.•; .-, 111 a.J,f:ti un I<•
t)u: s :;:\5. 1 () for the IH'\1 hou-<c: .
Carri son, Ca-.a ntl and (kdr ipinti :HI'"" ' t r:u1;:1' r-. Ca,arofl i• ,, J. l,,l •· r.
<1 partia- l wit h ClcTiri p1 11 11 · .... • • in tl rr· la1' hnn ,.f () , d1i !'•r.ti.
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1> situation h<ls ·ffi'isen ,,D. thin the Feace & F'reedom Party thnt mekss necessary this
eJt;planation to you. I flln sure thnt yoU
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ve. experienced ; .::imil: r kind of mess
sometime in your olm hiGtory? so I hope you 1-•ill remember back 1r1hen _o •• -li.sten
11i th ;>n unC:erst;,nC:.ing ear to our plight.
There is em indiviCunl running for office as ,':1 FVP n:;-;med Ray Bro.c:hear::;:,
t>hoppublicly cleinw to be the 6!1' County Chairperson anc the btate Cheirpen:on of
FFP, B6cause anrl. the Debple he 1.rorks have a :r·ecord of C:.i_sruption,
rnn.le chauvinRim ,'1nd r tot81 to rork collcctivel,y, vo need to set tho .
record .strr:.ight r:-o th<?.t-l.;e
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ork in the Farty C[ln continue (or begin to .develop)
n good vrorking t.tith your groupo Therefore
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ne uriting Ii10Vement
groups in order to clc.rifJ' the Eitua.tion in FD:t. If you knoTT nothing ?.bout the
particula:rs of this, please just file this letter·Jor future inforw,1tiono
oF County
County committee members take out their papers before the
and
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are elected by the they live in. people 1'ere elected. Those
si'( 'people plus R..ny ce.nd.idetes (vho· are autoina.ticclly on the County Central Comnittee)
rnake up the Co.unty' s lege.l bociy. On July. 9, the Registri'lr of voters sent " letter
to the 6 non-cnndi<iate ?ilember:> setting the time e1nd place of the County Central
Committee meeting (·>Oer the ilection Code) to elect officers, fi.ll vo..cancier; and
·"PPoint "ny in delegates to the ;:,tate Convention" Officers elected 1mrc;
i\ayren hudiburgh, Chairperson; Fat fropst, Secretary: ·,mily biegel, Treasurcro
Vccancie:: 1•ere filleo; 5 people in the 17th .AoDo, 2 more in the 16th II.D., c:ncJ
2 in the 18th ll,lJ .. l'i:my of the ne1•ly r.ppointed people ''ere·also at·the meetine-"
\1hen had our meeting on JUly 9th, 1I.:'i ted for someone frol.:ll the Registrar of
Voters office to s•'ear us in (also per the 1lection Code), but no one came, In
response to e.n inquiry the neJ:-.t
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the I\egistrar thet Gvearing in 'Pas
not neces!"ary ··- th:·t nll 11e h':d to do ora,; to use the room decign2.tecl., tYPe yp
our minutes and. them to him for his fi l_eso This v.1e did.
\-Jhen Ray Ero;.hea:rs ( vho had overlooked the meeting) found out about i t
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he de-
·clared the entire meeting illegal, cemanclec' the hegi stror of Voters St'e<>r him,
declared himself the legal Count3' Central Committee of one, electecl. himself the
Ch"irperson :;ne.··presu;ned to fill the other se:;ts on the Committee by i
(For reel'·,\).
Of course c-.cti,-lists· clo not :recognize Erosher:u·' s f?.rcicP.l cle.imr. .1.nG
Fe ·o,;k that you clirect ni1y correcpondence to FF'f ,ot 2LJ5 LisDiosi.ppi SL The'
Registr(."lr of Voter;::: to get • in tho matter 00 .l1e by his in<1ction
perpetu;.ltes the ·confuEion.
On the Jtate Level
The situation is the sarne,, but C:ifferent. Our legal convention 'md l:itate Central
Committee 17 e.n6 18 in Sacramento - ..... pl;;ce, time Pnd room in the st·:::te
Ceipitol bu.il0ing 1·
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cre deFignated by the Q.lifornir';l . ..:iecret8r.}' of btc'l.teo [.e kne;,r
beforehand th2.t. there 'llCJ.S going to. be a ;·tal<e-over move" boc2.use the Caliiornia
Libertari<-ln J!llifl.hce, a :r5-ght-Fir1g grouf.J? had alreaC.y it in their paper
(copy er,clo,sed). This PaG a tattle of polit-ic2l philo r;o·phier.< -- 1 aiosez-f aire
cc:1pi te1list ...   noci;1.li.::ts. ri.1Cl fcminist-t::oci,qli,stso Our socialist delegP_tef3 hnd
been l86i1ll,y a:nd i)roperly ttsdo The libertari3DS vere x•ecrui ting people
( mo ntly right l) "· They ;:
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\. e think that the :Secret;,ry of State ""·" thi.s as an a"p;?ortuni ty to reJnove> (by
Civicle ancJ. conouer t.•.ctic.s) the third party threat certified everyo11e 0
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people r2ot as l8eal delegt1.tes Fi.th voting .. You can
·hrragine the IilBf'[; at the Convent-Len -- \'ho could vot·e on • 4. 1·ho coulcl. vote ..
e took
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three votes to the firr;t motion on "t11e s·eating of

The fir;.t vote P.;'IG for just those ?Je0Dle vho 11ere the actupl cnr.dic1ates
autOlnati.cP.ll;y under .•;tate
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Memorandum
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DATE: 20 December 1973 ·
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SUBJECT:. FERRIE, David William
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and his close associate, Layton Patrick MA-RTENS 'Here active in the
Civil Air Patrol in New Orleans., Louisiana. Layton Patrick MARTENS
is the subje-ct of OS file f. --- . :: ' The. 'file o:ontain,s' index cards referenc-
ing the files of Lee Harvey OSWALD and "The G2i-rison Case. " The
FERRIE file reflects.that New Orleans District A':torney James GJ>.RRISON
contends that David William FERRIE vias a conspirator in the assassina-
tion of President John F. KENNEDY.
2. The MAR TENS file also· conllairis an, i!ld:ex card to the file
,ofJo11n  
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tains considerable information concerning WHEL.."U'J' s close as socia-
tion with Layton Patrick MARTENS in 1968. The file does contain
information of pertinence to FERRIE and lv1ARTE:NS not contained in
either OS file, to wit:
3. In 1968, IviARTENS was arrested by the New Orleans Police-
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o f GEO? GE J P., Wh i t e Ma l e , 3 2 ye a r s of age , r e siding
5604 Thi rty-Second St.r e e i: l'lash ir.gtc n, D. C., r e l a tiv e
to his interview wi t h DAVID WILLI AM FERRI E on t h is date .
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Que s tion s by WI LLIAM GURVI CH
Anstve rs by LARDNER
Q. Wh a t is y our full n ame, please?
A. George E_dmu nd La rdne r, Junior .
You are with the washington Po s t , is
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-JJ- Is your pre sence in New Orle ans in r e lation to District
Attorney's inves t iga tion?
A. Yes.
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Q. 'vhere. are you staying?
A. The .Bourbon-Orlea ns.
Q. Have you interviewed DAVID WILLI AM FERRIE since your arrival
A- Yes.
was that?
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approximately midnight Fe bruary t ..... •entx-second to a
few minutes before fotir A. M., this date, or Februa ry t went y-
second, any;.·Tay you want to put it.
Q. ;·;here did this take place?
A. At MR. FERRIE ' S flat, that ' s 3330 Louisicma Avenue Parkwa y.
Q. was anyone else
A. No.
Q. Hmll' riid you get there?
A. By cab. I for get which company it was, I think .it was U:tited.
Q. What was the pur pose of your visit there?
A. To intervievT MR. FERRIE in relation to,. p.ublishe d repo r ts
. about what he had · said of the inv e s tigation. and ..... ·hate ve:;:-
cornments he might care to make .
Q. Hmll' did you gain entra nce ?
A. I rang the doorbell, lights were on, and as I got orit of the
cab I could s e e MR. FERRIE walking to the doors that led to
the second floor porch tha t fronts the stree t.
Q. Did he open the door for you personally?
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A. He came down the s tairs a nd opened the door .
Q. How was FERRI E dre s sed?
A. Had on b r cvm p a n ts , wh i te s hi rt open at the n e ck, he ·.va s
bare foo t . He said h e wa s jus t about t o go t o b ed wh en I
pull12d up .
Q. Di d he say h e you pull U? o r h e fir st
your pre sc nee \·::-: e :-, J"O'..l t he b .:::l l ?

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Hmv long did the cab Hai t until you released it?
Oh, perhaps half a mirmte, I had paid him before I got but
of the cab and had told him to wait till I waved or came
back.
Q. Was FEI\RIE friendly tow?.rds you?
A. Yes, er, I had been out ther.e earlier in the· day when he
wasn't there and had left a note under the door asking him
to get in touch with me.
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Hhat was your first impression of FERRIE?
W'e ll, er, let me see, er, intelligent, we 11-versed guy and
a broad range of subjects. He Has in a good mood.
l·lhat was your first. impression of his apartment?
Kind of messy. He· excused t!-,e condition of it, apologizi.ng •
for the condition stating he had just moved ln.
Q. l'lhere did you sit di.1.rinc; your intervie•,;?
A. I sat on a sort of old chair, living   single
seat.
Q. Where did FERRIE sit?
A. He sat mostly on a couch opposite me and against the wall.
Q. can you recall any particular or unusual statement or an-
S>ver FERRIE gave?
A. Leaking back on it, he described himself as sort of moody,
made a passing reference to it, and at another poi.nt he said
in relation er, the assasination of President.Kennedy
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that a President_·isn't any better than anybody .else. That
any man who is killed deserves a full and complete investi-
gation, as full and complete as is. given the President.
Q. Did FERRIE answer all of your questions?
A. Yeah, he rarrbledquite a bit, I didn't get that many questions
in. He \·:ould ·go into long discussions about various things.
Philosophy, t'raining, and; er, general outlook on the world .
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Q. Did FERRIE say anything to you about moods of depression or
fear of any particular thing?
A. He at various points mentioned that, as I recall it, he made
a reference to manic-depressive moods, and, er, that he was
concerned that some remarks he might make, if published,
might trigger NR. GARRISON into making premature arrests.
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I asked him if he.were.worried and he said he wasn't. He let
me into the apartment, er, with mor<3 or less the understandin
I -.;.muld read back to him the comments I intended to use. On
the grounds he didn't want to make any problems for--himself
and that he wasn't particularly anxious to be interviewed.
Did FERRIE say when he experienced his last manic-depressive
mood?
No, no. He referred to it only in passing.
Your impression vTas that he \•T<'lS not in a manic-depressive
mood during your interview.
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Did he talk cbout any of his
Of his, friends? He
friends?
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ves-t:igator. That should be self-appointed investigator.
Did he go into detail abou·t JACK l-Ll>RTIN or anyone else?
Not too much.
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-He said, at one point, that you, WILLIAi'l GURVICH, Here
acquainted with JACK I•L'\RTIN.
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A. Yes, JACK MARTIN.
Q. Again, did he mention any names or refer to friends?
A. He also referred to youngsters that he had befriend over
the years. He described it as sort of a hobby, taking de-
serving youngsters who are products of broken homes and
helping them get ahead in life. He said hE felt he had been
pretty successful, that some had turned out doctors, mili-
tary officers, and the like.
Q. Did you notice any medication in the apartment?
A. I noticed, particularly, a brmm bottle that was standing
on the piano near where ,.,e were sitting. It had a label on
it but I don't recall what the medication ,.,as.
Q. was the bottle empty?
A. I couldn't telL tile label ·covered most of the tront.
Q. Did FERRIE eat, drink or tak;, any medication, iiquid or
otherwise, during your visit?
A. He made a pot of coffee and we both had a cup?
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Q. Do you l<now if. the coffee was a·lready prepared or did he
make it fresh during your visit?
A. I think he made it fresh, he observed that it came out too
strong.
Q. what room were you'in? ·
A. The 'living room.
Q. Did receive any phone calls or make any calls during
your visit?
A. No.
Q. Did anyone else come to his apartment during your visit?
A. No.
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Did FERRIE say if he was expectipg anyone?
No, he didn't say one way or the other. I take it he wasn·t
since he indicated he was about to go to bed as I drove up.
Did you ask him if he thought he was a suspect in any
current investigation?
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whether he v1as worried in
I asked him,
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as I mentioued
investigation.
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associates
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No, except for LEE HARVEY OSHALD. I only asked about
OS\V'ALD. '
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What vras his reply?
Oh, yes, right, he said no, he didn't knm·T him and had no
recollection of ever meeting him. I did ask him about a
conver iation he had earlier in the week with CARLOS BRING-
litER and he acknowledged it had taken place.
Did he say what the discussed?
BRINGUIER had t old me what they had discussed.
Q. r7hat did BRINGL!IER tell you?
A. He said that FERRIE had asked him several questions in re-
. lation. to the assasination of PRESIDENT KENNEDY.
Q. What were the questions?
A. Let me check my notes. One, any Americans or any Cubans
that OSWALD had any association with in ORLEA.!.'\JS. FERRIE
asked BRINGUIER if he knew any . And two,· if there is a con-
spiracy, when did it start, the dates. FERRIE explained to
me that he v1as conducting his own investigation because he
didn't trust GARRISON'S investigation and didn't have much
faith in the court system.
Q. \'las FERRIE at all n ervous during your interview?
A. He didn't appear to be, several times he would get up and
walk and we parted on what I thought was a cheerful
note.
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Did FERRIE express an opin:bon about recent publicity?
He said he was the one. vrho, by telling the ST].TES·:ITEM
that an investigation was indeed in progress over the
kennedy assasination forced GARRISON to publicly acknmv-
ledge it.
Did he say if the local press was aware of the investiga-
tion prior to that?
I can't recall the sequence on that. I think he indicatid
it was. I was under the_ impression that it was.
Did FERRIE say if anyone was filtering confidential or
classified information to him?
Not in those terms.
Then how did he express it? 1
He indicated that h e felt he was in fair standings with the .
FBI, that they had thoroughly investigated any possibLe
that he may have had in the assasination and that they had !
found nothing wrong .
Q. Did he .say if he was receiving any information from our
office, that is, the DISTRICT   OFFICE, that he
should not have?
A. He said he had \vhat he con-sidered pretty good ::;>ipeLines but
he didn't spe cify who.
Q. Did FERRIE e xp r es s his op inio n of the KEf\""NEDY  
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GEORGE LARDNER, J R. continued
cause me to fee l t here was a second assasin and ther efore
a plot. I found was the r esult of has t ily collated mater i al
poor c ross-checking and editing, a nd that confusion as far
as I am conce rned could have come only fzomrthe autopsy
r eport and nothing else.
NOTE: LARDNER in latter part of a ns\·Ter \ •las quoting FERRIE.
Q. Is there more?
A. Yes. He also said QUOTE It • not until it occurred to me
that the public post-mortem should have r ef lected the po-
sition, not of the various wounds in n body when l ying on
a slab, but r a the r a body sitting i n a position simila r to
what it was at the time of the shooting END QUOTE Parenthe-
sis That I, FERRIE, Close Parenthesis resol ve my d o ubts .
NOTE: LARDNER finishing quote for FERRIE.
A. (continuing) He did say h e had given them a lot of
leads or perhaps , more precisely points, to check out.
That he had given them a n exhaustive run-down of where he
had been on his trip to TEXAS that afternoon;
Q. What afternoon?
A. Afternoon the PRESIDENT was killed. Said he had also given
it to the DISTRICT OFFICE a nd that, as I recall
it, it was at his insistence that the statement be given t o
the FBI, SECRET SERVICE, everybody.
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Q. Did he talk about his arrests o f the past?
A. I only illusion he making to arrests ln p ast
was his reference to youngsters h e had helped and
I took that to be his ansr.ver to · what seems to be a com...u.on
understanding.
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Is there anything you can think of during your inter v i ew
with DAVI D WILLIAH FERRIE that mi ght be of interest or
to the DISTRICT ATTOR.i\TEY?
No, · n ot off h a nd.
Did you want to something? .
. To fini.sh the other answer I . a co::runon understanding or
suspicion that- these mi ght in any way
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Will you describe your parting with FERRI E?
I · had .. b een him. to agr ee to a comment
he had made during the interview. It related to the time
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he said h e was questioned by the DISTRICT   OFFICE
in the recent invest i gation last NOVENBER . The sub stance of
the comment •;-,as tha t vrhe n h e was· called in the DISTRICT
  S OFFICE s a id they wanted to run o v er the sta tr::-
ment he had ma de in 1963 on the grounds that they had lost
their copy. He said h e replied that;. he would get the sta te-
ment for them from the FBI . He said tha t the DISTRICT
ATTOfu\;EY' S me n told him QUOTE NO , DON' T DO Tf-L!\T llliQUOTE.
FERRIE repl i e d tha t he -.:,... ;auld g o to .th2 FBI a nd g e t a c opy
o f the s ta teme n t . He s a id the DI STRICT ATTOP ..... \.GY ' S men t o l d
him QUOTE   T S AY HE SE2;T YCU UEQUO'l'C: .
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GEORGE Ll;RDNER, JR.
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FERRIE said that the DA · S investigation •·ras touched off
by JACK NARTIN.
Q. Did FERRIE say if he got that statement?
A- FERRIE· said that as soon as they said Jj:ICK HARTIN with
some disgust !FERRIE abandoned the idea.
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Relating back to our parting. In any event, FERRIE did not
want these cominents used on the gr'ounds he said that ict .
might get him in the middle o:t a fus.s between the FBI and
the DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE ""'<'1nd that it might trigger
a QUOTE PREH..'\TURE ARREST UNQUOTE. And he implied that this
would be unfair.
Was FERRIE referring to himself?
I did not think that he was.
Do you have any idea about whom he was referring?
No.
Y.7hat time .did you leave FERRIE this morning?
I left shortly, I think, before four a.m.
Did you call a cab?
Yes.
T·7ha t company.
Yellmr cab company. They came within a fe\·r minutes and I
went back to the hot2l.
Q. Will you be available for the next day or so?
A. Next day, pretty sure, or so, I don't knnr. ·
Q. Do you feel that· this ·,_.ias a reasonable and expected inter-
vievr you and me?
A. Yes, except·for the   UNQUOTE.
Q·. was it made voluntarily?
A. Yes.
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This statement taken by, and typed by, 1'/ILLIAH GURVICH, in the
office of the DISTRICT ATTORlTEY, PARISH OF ORLEANS, STATE OF
LOUISIAHA, ON.22 February 1967, concluding at 9:10PM/
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\ "" \ ZNS) A POTENTIAL WITNESS IN THE JOHN KENNEDY ASSASSINATION CASE SAYS THAT HE
  ~ L ~ N K LEE HARVEY OSWALD TO C.I.A.-SUPPORTED RIGHT-WING ORGANI ZATIONS THAT WERE ACTIVE
IN THE NEW ORLEANS AREA JUST PRIOR TO KENNEDY ' S ASSASSINATION.
THE WITNESS MAKING THI S CLAIM IS TH REVEREND RAY BROSHEARS A SAN FRANCISCO
MINI STER AND GAY ACTIVI ST.
BROSHEARS, IN THE EARLY 1960'S WAS A CLOSE ASSOCIATE AND ROOMMATE OF A PART-TIME
C.I .A. CONTACT AGENT NAMED DAVID FERRIE . FERRIE DIED UNDER MYSTERIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES IN
1967 JUST FIVE DAYS AFTER HE WAS PUBLI CLY ACCUSED OF BEING INVOLVED IN A J.F . K. MURDER
PLOT BY NEW ORLEANS DISTRICT ATTORNEY JIM GARRISON .
BROSHEARS STATED THIS WEEK THAT HE MET LEE HARVEY OSWALD ON TWO OCCASIONS IN THE
MONTHS PRECEDING THE PRESIDENTIAL ASSASS INATION. THE FIRST TIME, BROSHEARS CLAIMS,
WAS WHEN OSWALD UNEXPECTEDLY STOPPED BY FERRIE' S NEW ORLEANS APARTMENT.
BROSHEARS SAYS THAT HE MET OSWALD ONCE AGAI N A FEW DAYS LATER IN A NEW ORLEANS
OFFICE BUILDI NG THAT SERVED AS TH E HEADQUARTERS OF C. I .A. -SPONSORED ANTI-CASTRO GROUPS .
BROSHEARS RECALLS THAT I N THE OFFICE OF A FORMER F. B.I . AGENT NAMED GARY BANISTER HE SAW
OSWALD MEET ING WITH BANI STER AND OTHERS. BANI STER, AT THE TIME, WAS FUNDING AND
ORGANIZING ANTI -CASTRO ACTI VI TIES, ALLEGEDLY WI TH THE HELP OF U.S . INTELLI GENCE AGENCIES.
BROSHEARS, TODAY, SAYS HE BEL IEVES THAT OSWALD WAS A LOW- LEVEL U.S. INTELLIGENCE
AGENT WHO WAS SET UP TO TAKE THE BLAME FOR KENNEDY' S MURDER --ZODIAC
Note t o News Editors : Bros hears can be reached at (415) 771-3366.
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(MY/19/77)

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