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    Default EXCELLENT Research on LHO & Ruth Hyde Paine [and family] - Linda Minor

    Linda Minor is one of the better researchers, IMHO, and not known to many. This series of four posts from HERE on her blog, I think, are excellent! She is a lawyer, genealogist, and Deep Political researcher of high quality. [Original has many photos and hyperlinks that don't seem to post here]

    PART I
    LEE H. OSWALD AND RUTH HYDE PAINE:
    The Big Picture
    By Linda Minor




    Ruth Hyde Paine
    Ruth Paine has often been referred to as "Marina Oswald’s babysitter” during the eight months preceding President Kennedy's assassination. She has been called other names as well, but mostly there has been a big question mark concerning (1) what role she really had and (2) which organization, among the plethora of intelligence groups active in those months, assigned her that role.


    Ruth clearly was someone’s tool. Was she merely an implement of care and compassion emanating from a woman who wanted to practice her Russian-speaking skills? Was she, as wife of Bell Helicopter design engineer, Michael Paine, working as an agent of death and deceit on behalf of her husband's employer?


    Michael Paine


    My goal as an objective researcher is not to find evidence that would answer those questions. Only you can answer them for yourself. My job as I see it is to explore whatever databases I have access to in order to make this woman a little less mysterious, to learn about her family dating back several generations, possibly discovering details she herself has never known, possibly some of which is irrelevant. However, when all the dots of her her life are pinpointed on her historical timeline, her place in history will fall into its proper context.


    The HYDE family history




    Sixty-one years before John Kennedy was murdered, Ruth Hyde’s father was born in Palo Alto, California, and given the name of William Avery Hyde. The ancestry of his grandfather, William Penn Hyde, a Methodist minister who had been born in Mystic, Connecticut, has been traced back to his first American ancestor, William Hyde, born in 1583, who, with wife Anne Bushnell, had a son named Samuel, born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1637. Samuel married Jane Lee, and from their union sprang several distinct branches of the family, two of which eventually spawned Ruth Hyde.


    Samuel Hyde's son Jabez, born 1677, descended through Phineas I, Phineas II, and John, down to William Penn Hyde. Jabez’s brother John descended through Captain James Hyde (wife Martha Nevins), Rev. Charles Hyde (wife Mary Ludlow), and Peter Ludlow Hyde (wife Harriet Clapp), down to Charles Ludlow Hyde, the father of Carol Elizabeth Hyde, who married William Avery Hyde. Small world, as they say!


    There is a third distinct line, seemingly unrelated at this point, that descended through Samuel's son Thomas down to Henry Baldwin Hyde, who in 1859 founded the Equitable Life Assurance Society in the United States, leaving the company’s control in the hands of his son, James Hazen Hyde upon the older man’s death in 1899. We will talk about that branch later as the research continues.




    Reuben Hyde Walworth's book is online.


    William Penn Hyde in California


    William Penn (W.P.) Hyde, suffering ill health from which he hoped to recover in California, retired from his Methodist ministry which had sent him to Rhode Island after a variety of pastorates in Massachusetts and Connecticut. In 1859 he had married Seraphine Smith Carr with whom he had eleven children, and in 1881 the family moved to Santa Clara County, California, about 50 miles south of San Francisco.


    Leland Stanford was also a transplant to California, having previously been in business in Albany before moving to California after the 1849 gold rush. As a supporter of Abraham Lincoln in the Republican convention in 1860, he attended the new President's inauguration and supported his plans for the transcontinental railroad. That same year he was elected governor of California, and in 1863 president of the Central Pacific Railroad, subsequently renamed the Southern Pacific. Made land-rich by the federal grants made to finance the construction of the railroad, by 1881 Stanford owned thousands of acres of land in Santa Clara County where William Penn Hyde settled that year with his large family.




    334 Lincoln - Hyde residence
    Stanford's teenage son, Leland, Jr. died of typhoid fever in 1884, and his father, former governor and future Senator, as a memorial to his only child, began creating a university--and a new town to house it--out of his acreage. Even before construction was complete, the Hyde family moved within the same county, settling permanently in Palo Alto.


    Herbert Hoover, 1894
    When Leland Stanford, Jr. University opened its doors in 1891, future president Herbert Hoover was among the ten or so students who would study geology and graduate in the class of 1894. The first campus bookstore was managed by William Fletcher (W.F.) Hyde, eldest son of W. P. Hyde, who would remain in that position for sixteen years. His sister, Bessie Hyde, had married in 1891 to a minister named William A. Kennedy, and moved to Denver. Rev. Kennedy did not live long, and Bessie and her daughter Laura eventually moved back to Palo Alto to live in the stately Lincoln Avenue residence with her maiden sisters, which they operated as a boarding house after W.P. died in 1919.


    The Hydes lived in a three-story home at 334 Lincoln Avenue in the now historic area known as Professorville, where William Avery Hyde's uncle, James McDonald Hyde--thirteen years younger than W.F.--had grown up and where he lived while attending Stanford in the same class as Herbert Hoover's older brother Theodore, both of whom studied geology. James McD. Hyde later became a Stanford professor of metallurgy. Their sister,Mary Hyde, studied back east and became assistant librarian at Stanford, living with Lillian, a teacher, and Laura, who ran the boarding house. Their brother Edward L. Hyde, operated a stationery store at 160 University Avenue and lived with his wife, the former Lauretta Coe, at 381 Lincoln.


    William Fletcher Hyde and Martha Smith


    W.F. Hyde, who had been 20 when his family moved west, had not had the benefit of a formal college education, but he did well in business. He married Martha Constance Smith in 1900, and they proceeded to have three children--William Avery, Theodore, and Sylvia Alden Hyde, all born before 1910. In that year the census shows them living at 959 Bryant (also known as 301 Addison) in the Professorville section of Palo Alto, while W.F. managed the Stanford bookstore. Martha's mother, Elizabeth Avery Smith, widow of yet another clergyman, Rev. William Augustus Smith who died in 1887, lived in the same house.


    It is not known how William Fletcher Hyde and Martha Smith met. Her family tree, surprisingly, also traces back to colonial Connecticut, her first American ancestor being Christopher Avery who arrived from Devon, England, to New London, Conn. in 1630 with his wife Margery Stephens of Exeter. The wife of John Foster Dulles (Janet Pomeroy Avery) was a member of that same Groton Avery clan, although the nearest common ancestor she shared with Martha was born around 1650, making them extremely distant cousins.


    Nevetheless, there is another link through Martha's father which almost connects her to this other Groton branch. Her father's brother, Augustus Ledyard Smith (born 1833) was given the maiden name of his grandmother, Catherine Ledyard Childs, daughter of Benjamin Ledyard. Benjamin moved to the area now known as Aurora, New York from Groton, Connecticut in 1793, becoming one of its founders, and, intriguingly, his mother, Mary Avery Ledyard, descended from the same Avery line as Janet Pomeroy Avery Dulles, mentioned earlier.


    Martha's maternal grandfather, Addison Avery married Sylvia Moseley in 1834 in Wilbraham, Mass., where his father, Abraham Avery, a dedicated Methodist, had helped in founding the Wesleyan Academy. Abraham also was instrumental in the establishment of Wesleyan University at Middletown, Conn., where he served as a trustee. A dealer in leather goods as a tanner and saddle maker, he taught this skill to his grandson, Addison Avery, Jr., who operated a leather shop in Denver in 1892, according to a listing in a Denver directory of that year.


    Augustus William Smith was, like Abraham Avery, one of a handful of the men involved in the creation of Wesleyan University in 1831. One of sons, William Augustus Smith, married Abraham Avery's granddaughter, Ann Elizabeth Avery, in 1862 in Philadelphia. The newlyweds soon departed for the wilds of Illinois, where Rev. W.A. Smith died in 1887. About her father-in-law we learn as follows:


    Augustus William Smith was born in Newport, New York on May 12, 1802. He attended Hamilton College, from which he graduated in 1825, and went on to teach at Oneida Conference Seminary in Cazenovia (located southeast of Syracuse). In 1831, Smith was among the founding faculty of Wesleyan University. He taught astronomy and mathematics at Wesleyan for twenty years before his selection as Fifth President of the university in 1851. After eight years at the helm of Wesleyan, Smith accepted a position as Professor of Natural Philosophy at the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis. He remained in this post until his death on March 26, 1866.
    Smith was an accomplished scholar. In 1860 he was selected by the U. S. government to be one of the corps of astronomers sent to Labrador to observe the annular eclipse of the sun. He was reputed to be an excellent mathematician, and authored of several textbooks, including an An Elementary Treatise on Mechanics (New York, 1846). He married Catherine Rachel Childs, by whom he had several children including a daughter, Katherine Louisa. A convert to the Methodist-Episcopal Church, Smith also held a life-long interest in denominational affairs and was active in that capacity.
    Addison's sister, Martha's Aunt Julia Avery, married Rev. John Roper in Boston in 1842. After only four years of marriage, Rev. Roper died in Ohio, and Julia returned to Massachusetts, where she married George Curtis Rand, owner and operator of a large printing firm in Boston. Addison Avery, who had been educated first to be a minister and then a lawyer, gave up both professions to become a partner with his brother-in-law, creating Rand & Avery. Rand died in 1878, and Addison Avery in 1893. Five years afterRev. Smith's death, Ann Elizabeth Avery Smith obtained a passport for herself and Martha to travel abroad. Martha's biography at Northwestern states she studied in Berlin and Paris that year, then did graduate work at the University Chicago in 1894 while she also taught Latin and English. In 1898 she attended Stanford, followed by a year at UC Berkeley, before marrying W.F. Hyde in 1900.


    Northwestern University Alumni Records




    This was the family of William Avery Hyde's mother, Martha Constance Smith, another of whose paternal aunts was Helen Fairchild Smith, mentor to the wife of President Grover Cleveland.
    Stay tuned for next section of Ruth Hyde Paine's family connections.


    PART II
    LEE H. OSWALD AND RUTH HYDE PAINE:
    The Big Picture
    By Linda Minor
    My project to tear down the veil that separates Ruth Hyde Paine from the mysterious array of skeletons in her past began in Part I with a trail that took us back to a group of America's first settlers. Surprisingly, both of Ruth's parents were discovered to have stemmed from Christopher Hyde, who stepped foot on American soil in 1630. We tracked the life of William Penn Hyde, a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church during the civil war years until he left his Rhode Island pastorate to move to California in 1881. They initially settled near the University of the Pacific in Santa Clara.


    William Penn Hyde move to California in 1881
    At first I thought William Fletcher Hyde could not possibly have received a college education given these circumstances. Why, I wondered, did Martha Constance Smith, with all her degrees from Berlin, Paris, Chicago and Stanford marry him. Upon further research, it was discovered that in 1891, ten years after relocating to Santa Clara, California, not only did W.F. Hyde attend the University of the Pacific, but that he operated its bookstore as well.




    Mrs. Leland Stanford's Hyde ancestry
    Then I realized that Leland Stanford, who owned thousands of acres of land in Santa Clara County in 1881, had studied law at Cazenovia Methodist seminary, where Martha's grandfather had taught mathematics before he left there in 1831 to help establish the Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. Was there a connection? After a year in Cazenovia Seminary, Leland Stanford served a legal apprenticeship in Albany, where he met and married Jane Lathrop.


    Incredibly enough, Jane Lathop Stanford's heritage takes us back to Norwich, Connecticut. What a small world indeed!


    So far it seems that everyone connected to Ruth Hyde Paine is a member of the Hyde extended family The list below, modified from an Ancestry.comfamily tree gives a whole new meaning to the term "elite class"!


    Four Branches of Samuel Hyde Family
    So what does all this mean in terms of the murder of John F. Kennedy, an upstart Irishman born into an immigrant Catholic family in Boston? Who REALLY wanted him dead in 1963?


    How do we proceed at this point? I always remember the first rule of research, taught to me from repeatedly watching the movie "All the President's Men." Remember how Hal Holbrook's character "Deep Throat" whispered to Robert Redford through a haze of cigarette smoke: "Follow the money!"


    Thus, I backed up the research to discover how Leland Stanford became such a wealthy man in only twenty years. One website succinctly summarized:
    Stanford had joined with Huntington, Hopkins and Crocker to found the Central Pacific Railroad Company on June 28, 1861. Stanford was elected president of the company and used his position as Governor of California to further the railroad's interests. President Lincoln supported the concept of a transcontinental railroad as being another important link between the Union and California and important Federal assistance was made available. Construction of the line commenced in Sacramento on January 8, 1863. Charles Crocker directed the actual construction, C.P. Huntington handled relations with the Federal Government in Washington D.C. and with the Eastern financial community, and Mark Hopkins kept an eye on the company's finances. As president, Stanford was the public face of the company in California and usually took the lead in dealing with state politics.


    C.P Huntington on railroad bonds
    Who was this C.P. Huntington, who handled the land grants from the federal government, leveraged with investments from the "Eastern financial community?" I wondered. I learned that Collis Potter Huntington had been born to Henry Edward Huntington, whose ancestry tracks back to where else but Norwich, Connecticut, where Samuel Huntington had been born in 1665 to the first American in the tree, Deacon Simon Huntington who arrived from England in 1629. On a whim, based on years of research on Skull and Bones, I decided to check further back to determine whether William Huntington Russell had any connection to Deacon Simon.


    William H. Russell was born in 1809 in Middletown, Connecticut to Matthew Talcott Russell and Mary Huntington, daughter of Rev. Enoch Huntington. Enoch was the son of Nathaniel (born 1691), grandson of Joseph Huntington (born in Norwich in 1661), who was son of this same Deacon Simon Huntington! The world is absolutely microscopic.


    So let's return to Stanford. The same website quoted above brings us up to date:
    Stanford and his Central Pacific Railroad partners completed the construction of the Southern Pacific Railroad to Los Angeles in 1876 and linked it to New Orleans in 1883. Stanford was elected Senator in 1885 on the Republican ticket and he moved to Washington D.C. In 1885 the Central Pacific Railroad was leased to the Southern Pacific Railroad and the partners controlled a total of 4,711 miles of track from California through Arizona, New Mexico, Texas to Louisiana. During the 1870s and 1880s Stanford assembled a large estate south of San Francisco and began breeding horses. By the end of the 1880s the Palo Alto stock Farm amounted to more than 8,000 acres and was producing some of the very finest trotting horses in the nation. ... During this period Stanford also owned 55,000 acres of land in Vina, California where he unsuccessfully experimented in grape growing and champagne production.


    The Stanfords' only son, Leland, Junior, died in Florence, Italy, on March 13, 1884, while the family was vacationing in Europe. The parents were heartbroken and decided to use their wealth to establish a university as a memorial to their son. On November 11, 1885, Mr. and Mrs. Stanford, established a board of trustees to govern the new university. Land from their Palo Alto Stock Farm and the Vina vineyard were deeded to the university and construction on the first buildings were begun in 1887. Stanford University opened in 1891 with David Starr Jordan serving as its first president. That same year Stanford was reelected to the Senate. Stanford's partner, C.P. Huntington, did not approve of Stanford's second candidacy having committed himself to support Aaron A. Sargent for the position. Relations between Huntington and Stanford deteriorated dramatically and resulted in a long bitter and very public fight between the two men.


    Leland Stanford died in his sleep at home on June 20, 1893.
    At this point we will resume with Part III.


    PART III
    LEE H. OSWALD AND RUTH HYDE PAINE:
    The Big Picture
    By Linda Minor




    Ruth Hyde Paine's Grandfather
    William Fletcher Hyde


    Martha Constance Smith Hyde, described more fully in the previous segment, arrived in Palo Alto, California, in 1898 from Chicago. Although she had a Ph.D. and did additional graduate study at the University of California at Berkeley and at Stanford, she seems to have sacrificed all those years of education when she married William F. Hyde in 1900. Only a year after they married William Avery Hyde was born, and before long, another son, Theodore, undoubtedly named for President Theodore Roosevelt, who spent time in California. Sylvia Alden Hyde, the third child, was born in 1907.


    Although W.F. Hyde seems to have tried to become a miner in 1896, it was short-lived, since he never completed an engineering degree. Instead, he relocated to Palo Alto, evidenced by a letter written to Mrs. Leland Stanford in 1898, as manager of the Stanford bookstore. He held a similar position at University of the Pacific before his attempt at mining. His move to Palo Alto occurred three years after future U.S. President Herbert Hoover had been in Stanford's first graduating class (1894).


    W.P. Hyde moved to Lincoln Ave. residence in 1899.


    Census records of William Fletcher Hyde family in Palo Alto: 1900, 1910, 1920 and 1930.




















    The Birth of Stanford and Palo Alto


    Although George Washington had admonished his countrymen to "steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world," when he left office in 1796, he also advised that "just and amicable feelings towards all should be cultivated." Herbert Hoover, a member of Leland Stanford Junior University's first graduating class of 1894, embodied those feelings during his career. He studied geology under John Casper Branner, who was destined to become Stanford's second president in 1917.


    Hoover family in 1917
    As the Hoovers settled themselves into Palo Alto life, Herbert Hoover was contacted by President Wilson's Ambassador to the Court of St. James in London, Walter Hines Page, to assist Europe in finding gold to finance the war. He took his family with him briefly until Germany invaded Belgium in August 1914. Then theboys returned to school in Palo Alto (the 1920 census shows them living on Cabrillo Avenue, near Dolores Street, close to where they contracted to build their mansion at 623 Mirada).


    South of the Stanford Quad, the Hoover home was about two miles from the new Palo Alto High School, which opened in 1918.Channing grammar school was less than a mile from the Hyde residence on Lincoln Avenue. Since these were the only public schools, it is impossible that William Avery Hyde, Ruth's father, eldest of the children of W.F. and Martha Smith Hyde, was not acquainted with both Herbert Hoover, Jr. and his younger brother, Allan H. Hoover, born in 1903 and 1907 respectively.


    President Jordan
    As the United States had grown, it experienced one financial panic after another--the result of not having a central bank in charge of monetary policy. Both the Bank of the U.S. and the Second Bank of the U.S., envisioned by Alexander Hamilton, had been killed by policies instigated by Andrew Jackson before the civil war. Hope had been renewed by discovery of gold in California and Colorado, but still investment in infrastructure required money, much of which was sought from Europeans who bought stocks and bonds issued by American banking houses.


    Leland Stanford, one the "Big Four," who built Abraham Lincoln's Central Pacific Railroad, had become wealthy in California by the time his son died in 1884. He and his wife decided to create Leland Stanford Junior University in his memory and consulted Andrew Dickson White, who had built Cornell in Ithaca, New York, staffed with elite Skull and Bones graduates of Yale, White's alma mater. White highly recommended that the Stanfords offer the job as Stanford's first president to David Starr Jordan.


    Leland Stanford did not live to see the first graduating class cross the podium. He died in 1893, and the endowment continued to be controlled by his wife, the former Jane Lathrop, with whom Jordan worked very closely to ensure the university would survive during the difficult years resulting from the financial panic of 1893. Working with them was Timothy Hopkins, appointed a trustee in 1885; he was the adopted son of Mrs. Mark Hopkins, wife of Stanford's former partner in the Southern Pacific Railroad, though he received no inheritance from her when she died in 1891.




    Only in the new century did the assurance come that the university would survive, at the time of Jane's death (1905), when the endowment received the anticipated funds from her estate:
    In June 1903, Jane transferred control of the university’s endowment to the Board of Trustees, and she urged the board to increase graduate enrollment and support research and teaching. However, it was only with her death in February 1905 in Honolulu [allegedly from strychnine poisoning]# that the transfer of powers was legalized, and funds continued to flow to the construction of several significant buildings through 1905.
    Stanford's "World View"


    Jordan was a young man of 40 when he assumed the presidency. An ichthyologist (student of fish), he had studied at Cornell before assuming presidency of Indiana University at the age of 34.


    Some of Jordan's papers, labeled "Peace Collection," note that he was president of the World Peace Foundation from 1910 to 1914 and president of the World Peace Conference in 1915; these papers were donated to the Quaker college atSwarthmore, Pennsylvania. Jordan retired from Stanford in 1916, remain in the public eye until 1925. His death in Palo Alto occurred in 1931, while his friend Herbert Hoover was U.S. President. An obituary referred to him as the "chief director" of the World Peace Conference. In 1922 Jordan dedicated his selected essays entitled War and the Breed: the Relation of War to the Downfall of Nations to Andrew Dickson White, "who taught me to see in history, not a succession of events but a segment of human life."


    The World Peace Foundation was the American section of a broader movement for international peace at that time, one goal being the expansion of the league of nations and the Hague Permanent Court of Arbitration to settle international disputes. One advocate of this Court was the grandfather of John Foster Dulles and Allen Dulles--John Watson Foster--who was on the Advisory Council of the World Peace Foundation with David Starr Jordan. As Foster related in his history of the Hague Peace Conference, among the Americans present in 1899 was Jordan's mentor, Andrew D. White.


    White, as first president of Cornell University, also acted as a behind-the-scenes mentor of the man given credit for putting together the coalition that in 1912 elected President Woodrow Wilson--"Colonel" Edward M. House of Texas, who attended Cornell in the mid 1870's but never graduated.


    By the time Ruth Paine's grandfather moved to Palo Alto in 1897, Hoover had jumped into his mining career on the international stage, and was determined to assist his somewhat older brother, Tad, in completing his degree in mining engineering at the same college.


    As his biographer Will Irwin reported, in 1899 Herbert married Lou Henry, and together they set out to the Far East, where they found themselves at Tianjin in the midst of the Boxer Rebellion in China. From there they would move to London where two sons would be born. By 1909 the Hoovers were able to return at least several months a year to the United States, much of it in Palo Alto, especially by 1912. As Europe became more involved in war, requiring gold as payment for arms, munitions and other necessities, Herbert Hoover remained on call for globe-trotting assignments in search of such gold, although in 1912 he became one of Stanford's trustees. The Hoover sons were enrolled in school in Palo Alto, undoubtedly the same school as the children of W.F. Hyde.+


    Theodore Jesse (Tad) Hoover entered Stanford in the same class with W.F. Hyde's younger brother, James McDonald Hyde in 1897, and they not only graduated together in the class of 1901, but in 1919 both were named Stanford professors. They had spent the intervening years, much as Herbert Hoover had, traversing the world in search of gold and other precious metals. Dr. Branner continued to head the geology department until President Jordan's retirement in 1918, succeeding him in that position the following year. Tad Hoover got his place heading the geology department, with James Hyde as his chief associate.


    Good Government and Career Changes




    William Fletcher Hyde, father of W.A. Hyde


    Like Forrest Gump, William Fletcher Hyde was in Palo Alto, California during the above events, though he was quite invisible to historians. A photograph of the Carnegie public library in Palo Alto can be seen online.


    In addition to working with library and bookseller groups (see clipping to left), W.F. also was involved as a delegate to local and state Republican Party conventions as early as August, 1906, when he and Marshall Black were elected to attend the California state Republican convention. Black, head of Palo Alto Mutual Building and Loan Association, served as state senator, and was so wealthy by 1903 he built the historic mansion in nearby Menlo Park recently purchased by Mark Zuckerberg. By 1912, however, Black was accused of irregularities that led to his conviction and imprisonment. We can only wonder whether W.F. Hyde, who served on five grand juries over the years, had a role in seeing this associate sent to jail.


    As elections rolled around in November 1906, Hyde helped towrite a constitution for the Palo Alto "Good Government League" with several men with strong business connections --Dr. Jefferson Elmore (Stanford Latin professor), Walter E. Vail (life insurance agent), Dr. C. W. Decker (physician), and Constable Fred B. Simpson. Various Hyde family members are listed on page 62 of the 1915 city directory, with W.F. Hyde being conspicuously absent at that time. We do, however, find him listed in 1918 as an employee of Underwood & Underwood in Los Altos under the heading "stereoscopic views." According to Taylor & Francis:
    By 1900, Underwood and Underwood, the largest company in the United States, was turning out 35,000 stereograph cards daily and 10 million yearly (Darrah1977, 47). The large-scale production and distribution of stereographs enabled them to become a mass-distributed visual source of information consumed for a variety of purposes, such as entertainment, education and propaganda (Speer 1989, 301).


    1922 ad
    In about 1913, however, the Hyde Book Store in Palo Alto was operated by his brother, Edward L. Hyde and his wife, the former Lauretta Coe Foster. By 1920 William Fletcher had become an insurance agent and began to sell real estate as well. In fact, when the Hoover family in 1930 gave up their 15-room residence at Stanford's "San Juan Hill," the realtor who listed it for rent was none other than W.F. Hyde.


    Carol Hyde Meets W.F. Hyde


    As mentioned in Part I, Carol was descended from the original Hyde ancestor as William Avery, but from a different branch. Her parents entered the ministry when Charles Ludlow Hyde, her father, was 35 and graduated from Oberlin College in Ohio. By 1916, however, after being sent to churches in Colorado and California, he had seemingly tired of the ministry. According to an item that appeared in several United Press news carriers in July 1916:
    Another strange case is that of Rev. Charles L. Hyde of Niles, Cal., who wants to give up his pastorate at the First Congregational church there and go to work as a farm hand or on a poultry ranch.
    Nevertheless, Rev. Hyde had the last laugh on the press, since the 1920 census finds him employed as the secretary of a poultry association in Palo Alto, California. As the item to the right shows, once they moved to the Palo Alto area, the Charles L. Hydes became acquainted with the W.F. Hydes at the local Congregational Church. Carol's mother played the organ, while Charles and William Fletcher sang bass in the choir. Carol was an alto, but William Avery was nowhere to be found. Most likely it was Carol Hyde Hyde who encouraged her youngest daughter Ruth to take up folk singing and dancing, where as it turned out she would meet her husband, Michael Ralph Paine in Philadelphia prior to their marriage in 1957.


    Like his son's new father-in-law, William Fletcher Hyde would also experience an abrupt change in his career during the years prior to or during WWI, at a time the couple had three young children ranging in age from six to ten years old. He had served as president and trustee of the Palo Alto Public Library for many years, and his sisters were librarians, Mary at the San Francisco public library and Lillian at Stanford. W.F. also was a trustee for the California state library association. Though he could not have known then that Herbert Hoover would become U.S. President in 1928, he most likely knew that Herbert Clark Hoover was his younger brother's employer, and it is possible that, through that connection, W.F. felt greener pastures were in store for him.


    James McDonald Hyde, had graduated from Stanford in 1901, and by 1903 had a teaching job at the University of Oregon. Then in 1910 he went to London to work for Herbert Hoover's brother Tad, whom James had known in college. Tad, actually Theodore Jesse Hoover, had been manager of Minerals Separation, Ltd., since 1907, but left soon after installing James at the company. While there, James had a disagreement with another Stanford geologist named Edward Nutter, but left within a year to work in Montana. Minerals Separated, Ltd. then sued James for infringing one of its patents. When the case came to trial in Montana in 1912, the Hoover brothers were the chief witnesses on James' behalf. The case went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court on appeal in 1915. A portion of James' testimony is excerpted to the left.


    The 1920 census record shown above indicates the W.F. Hyde family lived in Los Altos, Santa Clara County, that year, with W.F. engaged in insurance and real estate. He had also become involved with theLos Altos Improvement Club. The eldest child, William Avery, was 17 and looking forward to attending Stanford University soon--almost at the same time his father starting selling insurance and real estate. While he was a student, his mother died at the young age of 53.


    In 1932 William Avery Hyde's aunt, Sylvia Hyde, was an art instructor at San Jose State College. She and Theodore Hyde, neither of whom had married, continued, after their mother's death, to live in the three-story residence at 334 Lincoln, even after their father's death in 1939. Sylvia most likely developed her interest in art from her aunt, Bessie Hyde Kennedy, who also lived in the large residence until her own death in 1944.


    Sylvia worked from home as an artist and also worked in her father's insurance/real estate office, and at 310 University Avenue, Menlo Park. This address was the same as the University Realty Co., just a few doors from the Hyde Bookstore of Edward L. Hyde at 362 University (either the location or the street numbering changed). Edward's wife, Lauretta was the daughter of Harrison Streeter Coe, a 1903 Stanford mining graduate, who filed a patent for an invention like the one J.M. Hyde had been sued for infringing.


    By 1943, she was hired as a teacher at Grant Union High School and had moved to Del Paso Heights north of Sacramento. Sylvia later married Otto V. [von Thulen] Rhoades at some point after he divorced in the 1930's, and she continued to correspond with her nephew and visit with him on infrequent visits in California; she only recalled meeting Ruth on two occasions. Theodore Hyde died in Walnut Creek, California in 1991. Nothing else about these siblings of William Avery Hyde has been discovered.


    Part V
    LEE H. OSWALD AND RUTH HYDE PAINE:
    The Big Picture
    By Linda Minor
    One Memorandum Dredges Up Much History


    Memo to Mr. Bielefeldt, C/FDD at CIA
    Approximately six weeks after John F. Kennedy was murdered in Dallas, Texas, Lee H. Wigren of C/SR/CI/ Research section the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) typed a memo addressed to the attention of "Mr. Bielefeldt," in the CIA section called C/FDD -- the Foreign Documents Division.
    Wigren's research department for counterintelligence (CI) was ultimately headed by Tennent "Pete" Bagley:
    Bagley was the chief counterspy for the Soviet Russia [SR] division, and had been stationed in Switzerland (eventually to become station chief) during the time [March 1959] that Oswald was due to attend Albert Schweitzer College.[ 69 ] Bagley had been transferred from Berne to Langley where he gained a rapid promotion to become C/SR/CI.
    Pete Bagley's Baggage: Uncle Josephus


    Pete Bagley, CIA


    In 1950, when he joined the CIA, Pete Bagley was a youthful 26 years old. He undoubtedly had been groomed from birth for the role he was to play in international spy games. His given names came from his mother's father,Tennent Harrington, cashier of the Colusa County Bank in California. As a teen, his mother, Marie Louise Harrington, traveled frequently with with her maternal aunt and uncle, Commander William D. Leahy, to Washington, D.C., and was introduced to an array of naval officers there.


    Although she may have met Lieutenant Commander David Worth Bagley, whom she married in 1918, in Washington, one wedding announcement indicates they had in fact met in Newport, R.I., the upper crust resort to which Marie Louise had traveled with a paternal aunt and uncle, Admiral Albert Parker Niblack.


    In Pete's parents' wedding announcement in the Washington Post (right) toward the end of WWI, the groom, David Worth Bagley, was revealed as a brother of Adelaide Bagley Daniels, wife of Woodrow Wilson's Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels.


    As a matter of fact, Daniels (editor of a Democrat-financed newspaper in Raleigh, N.C.) had published in 1898 a biography of his wife's older brother, Ensign Worth Bagley, the first Navy officer killed in action during the Spanish-American War, and Adelaide would name David's brother Worth Bagley Daniels after the war hero.


    Secretary Daniels first entered appointive political office in 1893 when another southerner, M. Hoke Smith, a railroad reformer and champion of farmers, selected him to work in Grover Cleveland's Interior Department, a position he would hold for only a year. After purchasing controlling interest in the Raleigh News and Observer and in 1905, however, he perfected his political writing skill and was chosen in 1912 to head the "publicity bureau" of the Wilson campaign. Since Wilson's campaign was controlled by Edward M. House of Texas, Daniels no doubt had acquired the attention of the "Colonel" himself. After the campaign he was rewarded with the job as Secretary of the Navy, probably because of his wife's close ties to Naval officers.




    Although Daniels left office in 1921, his propaganda efforts continued. His wife worked with Mrs. Robert Lansing, wife of the Secretary of State, in sponsoring the first National Conference of Church Women in Washington, D.C. in 1920. The Interchurch World Movement's division for "Women's Activities," organized by Adelaide Worth Daniels and Eleanor Foster Lansing and other wives in the administration of Woodrow Wilson, also had help from Mesdames John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and Henry P. Davison. This "women's work" allowed their husbands to gather unofficial intelligence through the State Department, the Rockefeller Foundation, the American and International Red Cross Societies, and Protestant church-related foreign missionary groups, which allied themselves with Friends' organizations, the YMCA, and "war work councils". There was no official civilian intelligence agency in those days.
    This blog discussed the Dulles family's role in world missions a year ago, under the caption "John Birch Society Warning to JFK in 1958." It should be recalled that the wife of Wilson's Secretary of State, Mrs. Robert "Eleanor Foster" Lansing, was a sister of Edith Foster Dulles, whose sons John Foster and Allen Dulles were being trained to exert the same missionary zeal in the 1940's and 50's over world affairs and intelligence as these sisters' father, John Watson Foster, had done in the 1870's, 80's and 90's. Protestant fundamentalists were the original settlers of American colonies. Through their control of institutions such as Harvard, Yale and Princeton, they also controlled the purse strings of charitable and missionary efforts abroad. It was simple enough to set up front groups through which to spy on suspected dissidents.



    Josephus Daniels returned to "public service" in 1933 to become President Roosevelt's Ambassador to Mexico, a post he held in Mexico City at the time Leon Trotsky was living in asylum at nearby Coyoacan. Did Daniels have a role in having Trotsky murdered in August 1940 by an "ice-ax-wielding assassin"?


    Had young Pete Bagley ever heard stories told by his uncle about those days in Mexico? Daniels died in 1948. Pete was then 24 years old, but he would have been a teenager in 1940 when he read about Trotsky's death.The convicted assassin Jacques Mornard van den Dresch finished serving his prison sentence in 1960 and went to Cuba with a Czech passport. Mexican officials by then claimed he was a Spaniard, though he had earlier claimed to be Persian-born of Belgian parents. Pete Bagley must have wondered what his uncle had known. But we can no longer ask him. He died in March 2014.


    Talbot Bielefeldt's Own Skeletons


    By 1963, however, Pete Bagley was not looking back to Trotsky's murder in Mexico in 1940. He had a more current assassination to solve. Having been in charge of Soviet counterintelligence since 1959, it was his office which tasked Lee Wigren to obtain an "analysis of the Soviet press reaction" to the assassination of President Kennedy. Was there a reason Wigren addressed his questions to Talbot Bielefeldt, whose expertise was not Russian, but Japanese?




    J. Bagnall
    Exactly who was Talbot Bielefeldt? We do know from the above memo that he worked in the Foreign Documents Division of the CIA, and therefore his boss would have beenJohn J. Bagnall. who also seems to have something to do with "Project USJPRS".


    In February 1962 E. Howard Hunt, who had been attempting to find work for his wife Dorothy, was advised to check with Bagnall to see if he could find work for her in JUSPB [sic]; the writer must have been referring to, USJPRS, the U.S. Joint Publications Research Service:
    JPRS was established in March 1957 as part of the United States Department of Commerce’s Office of Technical Services, about six months before the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1.Acting as a unit within the Central Intelligence Agency, JPRS staffers prepared translations for the use of U.S. Government officials, various agencies, and the research and industrial communities. During the Cold War, the reports were primarily translations rather than analysis or commentary, with an emphasis on scientific and technical topics. Over time, however, that scope expanded to cover environmental concerns, world health issues, nuclear proliferation, and more.
    Writer, Leo Sarkisian, who worked with Voice of America, was once photographed at a party with the Bielefeldts and other CIA officials who worked with foreign translations.


    Nixons at Fullerton Union
    Talbot's family in 1920 was living in Placentia, California, a Quaker community, the same small town where Richard Nixon’s family lived at that time. Though Talbot was ten years older than Richard, he did have siblings the same age as the Nixon boys. Talbot and his younger siblings attended Fullerton Union High School, where Richard Nixon was a student in 1927-28, though the Nixons had moved to Whittier after 1920. Did they cross paths before Nixon came to prominence during the Red Scare wave?


    Though Talbot’s parents were born in Iowa, both sets of his grandparents immigrated to Iowa from Hanover, Germany. His father and grandfather tried their hands at mining near Silverton, Colorado for a time, but moved to Maryland after a scarlet fever plague killed several family members. Talbot and his two closest siblings were born while the Bielefeldts lived in a large house on the Miles River in the Chesapeake region, and his name likely came from Talbot County, where it was located.


    When Talbot was five years old, his family had moved from the east coast to the west, settling in North Orange County, where three more children were born. Talbot's father turned to farming and by 1930 owned a prosperous citrus ranch in Placentia. It is likely Talbot's exposure to the German language stuck with him. Then, at Stanford in the early 1920's, he gravitated toward internationalism. The summer before his senior year, he spent a month in Japan with a group of young men his age. Although there is no independent evidence of the fact, his wedding announcement in 1936 revealed:
    Mr. Bielefeldt, who is postmaster at Placentia, is a graduate of Stanford University. He was afaculty member of American schools in the Orient, in China and Japan.


    Fernanda Eliscu in Winterset, 1936
    His new wife, Eugenie Pfeil, was the daughter of two stage actors, who used the names Carl Anthony and Fernanda Eliscu (born in Romania). After Carl's death in 1930, Fernanda began making movies, her first being the "photoplay," Winterset, written and produced by Maxwell Anderson in 1936. Talbot took his new wife back home to Placentia, where he had been assigned a commission by the President as Postmaster of his hometown.


    A week before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor Talbot enlisted in the Navy and served six years, first being assigned to the Japanese Language School on the campus of University of California at Berkeley. By September 1944he had risen to the rank of Lieutenant Commander and there are indications he was involved in cryptology. From there it was only natural that he would join the Central Intelligence Agency when it was created in 1947.


    Excerpt from Roger Dignman in Deciphering the Rising Sun: Navy and Marine Corps Codebreakers, Translators and Interpreters in the Pacific War.
    As shown in the excerpt above, W. A. Talbot Bielefeldt was among the first men chosen for the Japanese Language School held in California, along with someone called "Gerald J. Bagnall". Could Gerald have been a disguised "John"? This first class preceded the selection of Roger Pineau, who attended the same school after it was moved to Colorado because of internment of Japanese taking place at the original location.


    According to the CIA's website:
    With the creation of the Central Intelligence Group there commenced a process of accretion of functions taken from the wartime agencies and from departments which were anticipating reductions in budget under peacetime conditions. The Strategic Services Unit was transferred from the Department of the Army and became the Office of Special Operations - charged with espionage and counterespionage functions. The Washington Document Center was taken over from the Navy and shortly after that the Army's German Military Documents Center at Fort Holabird joined this unit and together became the Foreign Documents Division. The Foreign Broadcast Information Service, an organization with worldwide bases for monitoring all non-coded radio traffic, which had originally been under the Federal Communications Commission, was transferred from the Army and became the Foreign Broadcast Information Division. During World War II the Army and Navy and OSS and occasionally other agencies had all approached US businesses and institutions in search of foreign intelligence information. An early agreement was reached that this domestic collection should be performed as a service of common concern by Central Intelligence with other agencies participating as they desired, and this became the Contact Division. Another illustration of the type of functions taken on is the division of responsibilities with the Department of State on biographic intelligence. The list would be much too long if we attempted to enumerate all of the functions acquired in this method.
    In December 1953 Talbot was rated at the salary level GS-14 in the C.I.A., and his name appeared on a list of 96 CIA employees cleared for Top Security, who were "certified to meet the standards required" to attend lectures at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. On that list were also the names Thomas W. Braden, C. Tracy Barnes, E. Howard Hunt, and Cord Meyer, Jr., but many more names were redacted, even upon the list's release in 1998.


    Two years after receiving clearance to attend the Industrial College, Talbot wrote the following memorandum to Bruce Solie of the CIA's Security Analysis Group (SAG):


    click to enlarge
    Re: Orr, Paul & Violet
    William A. Hyde was in Washington this last week-end, visiting his daughter and son-in-law, Sylvia and John Hoke, 763 Kennedy, N.E. The latter invited [REDACTED] and me over to meet him on Saturday night, 17 December, since we three were friends at Stanford.




    Why would Solie's security group have been curious about William Hyde and his eldest daughter, Sylvia Hyde Hoke? And who, pray tell, were Paul and Violet Hyde?
    If there is no struggle there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” - Frederick Douglass
    "Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws. - Mayer Rothschild
    "Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience! People are obedient in the face of poverty, starvation, stupidity, war, and cruelty. Our problem is that grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem!" - Howard Zinn

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    Thanks for posting this Peter! I love Linda's research too. All that amazing dot connecting she can do like few others.
    "I think it would be a good idea." Mahatma Gandhi, when asked what he thought of Western civilization.

    The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point is to change it.
    Karl Marx.

    "Well, he would, wouldn't he?" Mandy Rice-Davies, 1963, replied Ms Rice Davies when the prosecuting counsel pointed out that Lord Astor denied an affair or having even met her.

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    Funny how Ruth Paine is described in the early 60's as a "Quaker" even though the Congregational Church (to which her family apparently belonged) is more of a Puritan thing than a Quaker thing. [The two do share a similar style of church governance, in that each church governs its own affairs.] Wikipedia says she went to a Unitarian college (Antioch) and became a Quaker...?

    It's also said that she meets Michael Paine thru her "love of song and dance," but Quakers aren't big on singing or dancing, IIRC.

    I wonder who, and why, decided to portray Ruth Pane as a "Quaker?"
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    "All that is necessary for tyranny to succeed is for good men to do nothing." (unknown)

    James Tracy: "There is sometimes an undue amount of paranoia among some conspiracy researchers that can contribute to flawed observations and analysis."

    Gary Cornwell (Dept. Chief Counsel HSCA): "A fact merely marks the point at which we have agreed to let investigation cease."

    Alan Ford: "Just because you believe it, that doesn't make it so."

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    With the creation of the Central Intelligence Group there commenced a process of accretion of functions taken from the wartime agencies and from departments which were anticipating reductions in budget under peacetime conditions. The Strategic Services Unit was transferred from the Department of the Army and became the Office of Special Operations - charged with espionage and counterespionage functions. The Washington Document Center was taken over from the Navy and shortly after that the Army's German Military Documents Center at Fort Holabird joined this unit and together became the Foreign Documents Division. The Foreign Broadcast Information Service, an organization with worldwide bases for monitoring all non-coded radio traffic, which had originally been under the Federal Communications Commission, was transferred from the Army and became the Foreign Broadcast Information Division. During World War II the Army and Navy and OSS and occasionally other agencies had all approached US businesses and institutions in search of foreign intelligence information. An early agreement was reached that this domestic collection should be performed as a service of common concern by Central Intelligence with other agencies participating as they desired




    This is an admission that powers attained under total world war were preserved in a permanent war bureaucracy that sought to maintain those powers during peace time. The war state with its state police agency were created.

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    http://quixoticjoust.blogspot.com/20...elligence.htmlMonday, January 5, 2015

    Hyde Family in the CIA and USAID

    ..............QUAKER

    When Ruth Paine was 15 years old, she preached [sic] with a traveling Bible school. Ruth Paine told the Warren Commission: "I was asked to be a leader, a teacher with a traveling Bible school. We went to three different small towns in Indiana and Ohio, and taught young children. I led songs and games and read stories." Ruth Paine became a Quaker while attending Antioch College in 1951 and was a delegate to two conferences of the Friends World Committee in England in 1952. She graduated from Antioch College in 1955. In 1993 Ruth Paine described herself as a financial contributor to the Friends World Committee.

    RUSSIA/UNITED STATES EXCHANGE PROGRAMS

    According to the Warren Report:
    "In 1955 Mrs. Paine was active in the work of the North American Young Friends Committee, which, with State Department cooperation, was making an effort to lessen the tensions between Soviet Russia and the United States by means of ...exchanges of young Russians and Americans. It was during this period that Mrs. Paine became interested in the Russian language. Mrs. Paine participated in [and arranged] a Russian-American student exchange program...Ruth Paine was the "convener or clerk" of the East-West Contacts Group of the North American Young Friends Committee which was established in 1955. She has corresponded, until recently, with a Russian schoolteacher." [WR p285]

    Ruth Paine told the Warren Commission:
    Paine: It was at this conference, toward the later part, arising out of a discussion of the need for communication and more of it between the United States and the Soviet Union, by no means the bulk of business of this conference, but a small committee of interested people, was working on this matter.

    Jenner: Are these interested young people?

    Paine: These are all young Friends.

    Jenner: And you were then of what age, 1955. Twenty-three?

    Paine: Yes...This was at the time that plans first began for encouraging an exchange of young people between the Soviet Union and the United States, and I became active with the committee planning
    that, and from the planning there was an exchange, three Soviet young people came to this country and four young Quakers went to the Soviet Union... The Committee worked on: "Organization of pen pal correspondence between American and Soviet young people." In 1958 Ruth Paine was involved in a Russian/American exchange program on a leadership level. [Friends Journal 4.26.58]
    ANALYSIS

    Another Quaker group, the American Friends Service Committee, sent a delegation to the Soviet Union in 1955. The American Friends Service Committee was very much on the Left. The Friends World Committee soon sent a delegation to the Soviet Union. The CIA had an interest in "cultural exchange programs."

    CIA DD/P Richard Bissell stated:
    "Exchange of person programs...are more effective if carried out by private auspices than if officially supported by the United States Government." [Marchetti Cult of Intell. p52]
    The SSCIA reported that from 1964 to 1974
    "the FBI identified over 100 intelligence officers among the approximately 400 Soviet students who attended universities as part of an East-West student exchange program. Also, in this program's 14-year history, more than 100 American students were the target of Soviet recruitment approaches in the USSR." [SSCIA For. & Mil. Intell. V1 p164]
    What was the story behind the Friends World Committee?

    Ruth Paine answered negatively when she was asked if she had been aware of any intelligence community interest in student exchange programs. She stated:
    "The Soviets that came over were real party-line types, very doctrinaire."
    Ruth Paine was asked to name the State Department official who was involved with her program. She responded, "I haven't a clue, but you know they were working on cultural exchange at that point. Trying to make a crack in the Iron Curtain." Michael Paine stated, "I remember reading about that kind of thing in The Times and finding it so frustrating that a genuine effort to try to get person-to-person contact was being subverted by the government there.".......

    I posted this back in January in response to an individual who was gushing with enthusiasm in reaction to Ruth granting him an audience at her Santa Rosa residence......

    Would she talk "seriously" with someone who finds it troubling that DeMohrenschildt left Dallas on April 14 after allegedly teasing Oswald with, "Lee, how could you have missed the shot?" and eleven days later, on 25 April, have met in NYC with Tom Devine, who was posing as an investment banker, and "independently" on that same day, with Devine's best friend from Rochester, a man who knew that DeMohrenschildt's party included an undercover CIA asset posing as a secretary, and Devine's friend Dryer, himself, posing as a kenaf farmer?

    Our Man in Haiti: George de Mohrenschildt and the CIA in ...
    https://books.google.com/books?isbn=1936296535


    Your post and your attitude are pretty creepy, Bill.: 1930 US census, Paine "household"

    Ruth Paine is to be encountered to be challenged, not petted, stroked, and flattered. Did Bill ask her how well she got to know her parents' close friend who was rooming in her parents' house in New York in the 1930's, and dining with them in the 1950's?
    Mike did not want Ruth to be on the WC record as principal correspondent with Robert Webster's employer, Rand's friend, Frederick T Merrill at the State Dept.:

    https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q...l%22+east-west
    Russian Students To Arrive Soon - The Harvard Crimson
    www.thecrimson.com/.../russian-students-to-arrive-...
    The Harvard Crimson
    Four Russian students, visiting the University for a year's study, will arrive next week, Frederick T. Merrill, Director of East-West Contracts in Washington, said last ...

    State Department Disclaims Support of Youth Festival - The ...
    www.thecrimson.com/.../state-department-disclaims...
    The Harvard Crimson
    Frederick T. Merrill, Director of East-West Contact, told the CRIMSON last night that "we are simply informing all applicants of what is involved in attending the ...

    The Surveillance Imperative: Geosciences During the Cold ...
    https://books.google.com/books?isbn=1137438746
    Simone Turchetti, ‎Peder Roberts - 2014 - ‎History
    Thurston to Frederick T. Merrill (Director East-West Contacts Staff, State Department), January 23, 1958. NASA Division of Earth Sciences: Conference on Arctic ...

    http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/ar...7&relPageId=82

    Ruth won't meet with anyone who wants to ask her anything potentially meaningful. She's convinced a niche audience that she is above suspicion. History is not as kind to her, given the facts......
    This is the obit of the father of Robert E.Webster's employer's (H. James Rand's) business partner.:

    It seems Jim Rand's father thought highly of the father of Ruth Paine's State Dept. contact that she could
    not recall the name of.........

    The Diamond of Psi Upsilon - Volume 20, Issue 1 - Page 47

    https://books.google.com/books?id=pJ5MAAAAMAAJPsi Upsilon - 1933 - ‎Full view - ‎More editions

    William Fessenden Merrill 1933....Resigning both positions in June, 1928, he was named vice- president and general manager of Remington Rand, which had previously absorbed his old company, the Library Bureau. .Two months after joining the company, Mr. Merrill was promoted to the presidency of the organization, succeeding James H. Rand, Jr., who became chairman of the board. More than a year ago Brother Merrill retired because of ill health, but retained many directorships until the time of his death. He was a ... He is survived by a widow, a son, Frederick T. Merrill, and a brother, Oliver B. Merrill, Gamma '91. Charles
    This is one of my favorite finds.:
    http://tomscully.com/node/10
    • My Response to Robert Parry's April 9, 2014 Report on Bi-Parisan Hypocrisy in Congress Suppressing Truth of 1980 October Surprise



    http://newspaperarchive.com/us/illinois/sterling/sterling-daily-gazette/...
    "...while H James Rand of Cleveland, Ohio was best man."

    Reagan and Shaheen were both born in Tampico, IL, pop. 600, just a couple of years apart. When Bob Gates was questioned in his DCIA senate committee appointment confirmation hearing, his answers related to questions about John Shaheen's business partner, Roy Furmark, are a real hoot. By that time, Shaheen had died of cancer, along with Bill Casey.......

    I have problems with this. from Bill Simpich's first chapter.:


    http://www.maryferre...Secret_Chapter1


    ....Rand president James H. Rand, III. Jim Rand was almost certainly not a CIA officer because he had a "201 number" – this number is the name of a biographical file that is used for persons of interest to the CIA. However, Rand was a well-respected CIA source, as seen in this analysis report cover sheet .....
    http://research.arch...sion=henry rand


    1. Rand, Henry J., Maj - [Serial Number] 906999,
      National Archives Identifier: 2183903
      HMS Entry Number: A1 224
      Creator(s): Joint Chiefs of Staff. Office of Strategic Services. (06/13/1942 - 10/01/1945)
      http://research.arch...ription/2183903


    I thank Bill Simpich for drawing renewed attention to Robert E. Webster and his Rand Development employer.
    Bill Simpich described Marina's statement passed along to the FBI by Katherine Ford.: (As have authors Evica and DiEugnenio and probably others.)

    http://www.maryferre...6&relPageId=265




    http://archive.org/s...11unit_djvu.txt
    Report of the congressional committees investigating the Iran- Contra Affair :....
    Washington, D. C. Wednesday, July 22, 1987 Deposition of ROY FURMARK, called for examination at the offices of the Senate Select Committee, Suite 901, the Hart Senate Office Building, at 10:00 a.m.
    .....
    AFTERNOON SESSION (1:00 p.m.) Whereupon, ROY FURMARK resiimed the stand and, having been previously duly sworn, was examined and testified further as follows: EXAMINATION (Continued) BY MR. KERR:
    ........
    4 Q Let's shift gears a little bit. In terms of 5 Mr. Shaheen's relationship with William Casey, there was a 6 relationship? A Yes. 8 Q Can you describe what that relationship was? 9 A They were extremely close personal friends.- They 10 were both very much involved in Republican politics. They 11 were very much involved in the William J. Donovan Foundation 12 or the OSS, the Office of Strategic Services, which is an 13 all members who were in that service, and they would meet and I 14 have dinners and present awards out. They presented awards 15 to Thatcher, Willy Mountbatton, the three astronauts that 16 landed on the moon. They presented awards to President 17 Reagan, and so that was a focal point for them to get 18 together, I think, and in addition, they were involved with, 19 you know, doing legal work. He was in his own firm and then 20 he became a counsel to Rogers & Wells, and Jack Wells and 21 John, I think, were great pals as well as Casey, you know, 22 was involved in it, in New York City. Q Was Casey counsel to Shaheen during the time you were employed by Shaheen? A He did special things like when the company got into financial trouble, Newfoundland Refining Company, Casey and Shaheen and I went to Kuwait for about a week or 10 days trying to interest KNPC, Kuwait National Petroleum Company, owned by the government, to become a partner in Newfoundland Refinery, to invest funds to revamp the refinery so that we could use 100 percent Kuwaiti crude. .... He was an advisor when Shaheen had problems, and you know, but that was my longest involvement with Casey on that trip. Q Place that time for me, will you please? A 1975 or 1976, let's say. Q So this would be just before the time that you left? A Yes. Q Coming back, Shaheen had been in OSS at the same time Casey was in OSS and that's how they got to know one another? 2 A Yes . 3 Q Casey thereafter acted as legal counsel for 4 special projects for Shaheen; is that correct? 5 A Basically, yes. 6 Q Did Casey and Shaheen have business relationships 7 together to your knowledge? 8 A To my knowledge, I have never heard of any 9 business relationship. 10 Q So you don't know of any partnerships, joint 11 ventures, joint projects? 12 A No . I don't believe so. Shaheen just never did 13 things like that. 14 Q Shaheen, I believe, from a conversation you and I 15 had sometime ago, you characterized him as being a man who 16 didn't work well with partners?


    17 A He wanted to do everything himself, you know, and 18 like, we got shares in the Newfoundland Refining Company, but 19 we had to sign an agreement that he could buy it back at any 20 time, so he wanted to be the -- he didn't want any, like you 21 say, he didn't want somebody to die and have the wife get a 22 lawyer and start poking around in his company. He didn't 1 mind the employees making lots of money, you know, as long as 2 he could control it. 3 Q With regard to the relationship between Shaheen 4 and Casey after you left, you were aware that they continued 5 to maintain a friendship? 6 A Oh, yes. 7 Q You were aware of that because of, among other 8 things, you saw them at the OSS dinners each year; correct? 9 A Sure. 10 Q The reason you were going to the dinners was not 11 because you were a member of the OSS -- 12 A No, I was invited to fill out the table, and it 13 was an a honor, really. I met lots of people because if it 14 was in New York, Shaheen would have a party back at his 15 apartment. I met the astronauts, lots of important people at 16 the apartment, so it was — 17 Q You were aware, though, that the relationship 18 between Casey and Shaheen continued, that they continued to 19 be friends? 20 A Yes. 21 Q Let's move on now to your relationship with 22 Casey. You got to know Casey best, I guess, on the trip to Kuwait; is that correct? A Well, I knew him all these years through Shaheen, you know, and you got to know more and more, and of course I J was- Shaheen 's heir apparent, okay, and so I would see Casey a lot and lots of times I wouldn't see him, you know. Q Let me move you into the period 1984, 1985. To ^ what extent were you in contact with Casey in '84-85? .....
    (Roy Furmark's 1987 testimony excerpted above reminds me of the WC testimony of Nancy Perrin Rich, but she was less vague. Furmark stated that Shaheen spent $16 million on his failed NYC newspaper start up,The New York Press.

    IN 1972 Shaheen was quoted in the NY Times saying the purpose of the newspaper was to support president Nixon.)


    https://www.google.com/search?q=elro...2+rand&tbm=bks
    The President's private eye: the journey of Detective Tony ... - Page 184
    books.google.com/books?id=ToRLAAAAYAAJ
    Tony Ulasewicz, ‎Stuart A. McKeever - 1990 - ‎Snippet view
    if my existence as Nixon's private eye wasn't going to receive any support from the White House if my identity was disclosed. But as Caulfield explained, Chotiner had files on people which
    I had to take a look at so I'd know the type of information the President was looking for when I got the call to go to work.
    When I met with Chotiner, the first thing he did was to hand me a file he had been keeping on the Rand Development Corporation and its officers. He made it clear that he kept exhaustive records on everyone who played the political power game. He told me that if, instead of Nixon, I had gone to work for the Democrats, I'd probably be meeting with Larry O'Brien instead of him. "We'll get around to O'Brien," Chotiner said, "don't worry about that." Chotiner said that O'Brien, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee in 1968, still had some dues to pay from the 1960 election that Nixon had lost to Jack Kennedy......
    http://news.google.c...pg=6080,1110710



    Other considerations, of many..:





    http://en.wikipedia....d_M._McClelland

    Harold Mark McClelland (November 4, 1893 – November 19, 1965)[2] was a United States Air Force (USAF) major general who is considered the father of Air Force communications.[3] ....

    On August 30, 1949, McClelland was appointed director of communications-electronics in the United States Department of Defense for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, with station at Washington, D.C.[2]
    In 1951, a sharp increase in diplomatic tensions was seen by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as the precursor to war. A greater volume of communications required a stronger system, and CIA Director Walter Bedell Smith hired McClelland as chief of CIA communications, a position known as "Assistant Director, Communications", on September 10, 1951.[4] There, McClelland oversaw the technical development and implementation of a secure global communications system.[4] He served the CIA for 14 years until his death in Washington, D.C. in 1965.[19] ....

    Lt. Col. J. Elroy Mccaw : "Elroy served at Army Air Forces Headquarters in the Pentagon as Executive Officer and Special Assistant to General (Harold M.) McClelland, head of USAAF communications. He was also McClelland's liaison to OSS.."

    Mccaw became chairman of Rand Development in 1968.


    http://news.google.com/newspapers?ni...g=7384,2778544


    (Entire article text available at link above article image.)



    http://seattletimes.com/html/obituar...cawobit30.html
    Opera supporter Marion McCaw Garrison dies
    By Paul de Barros
    Seattle Times staff reporter
    June 29, 2012
    .....
    The family moved to Seattle in 1953. In 1969, John McCaw died suddenly. Facing lawsuits claiming all but $20,000 of his $12 million estate, Mrs. Garrison spent years resolving the company's finances, enlisting the help of attorney William H. Gates Sr.
    She saved the business, and her sons took the helm, creating McCaw Cablevision & Cellular Communications. She remained as chairman emeritus.
    In 1994, the family sold the company to AT&T for $11.5 billion......

    OSS: The Secret History of America's First Central ...
    books.google.com/books?isbn=1599216582
    Richard Harris Smith - 2005 - ‎History
    Wisner's Bucharest team included George Bookbinder, now president of the Rand Development Corporation, and Columbia political scientist Henry Roberts.....

    https://www.google.com/#q=cia.gov+wisner+bookbinder+


    1. [PDF]
      http://www.foia.cia.gov/sites/default/files/document_conversions/1705143/BISHOP, ROBERT_0064.pdf]Download PDF for 51966ece993294098d50b3c6 - CIA FOIA[/url]
      www.foia.cia.gov/.../BISHOP,%20RO...‎
      Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
      End Lt. F.k.. Frank G. Wisner. Robert Bishop. William L. Cary. Wallace Fair. Louis L. Madison. Richard F. Won. George H. Bookbinder ... Finance 0 and Russian. ....


    Bookbinder NY Times 15 Nov 1959




    http://community.sea...0404&slug=1694




    Money From Thin Air April 4, 1993

    ...World War II disrupted Elroy's expansion plans, but it served to enhance the air of mystery about him. He served in the old Army Air Corps in intelligence, working mainly with radio systems.

    Exactly what he did remains murky even to family and close friends. ....

    (Continued from text in quote box directly above.)
    One story has him making a secret journey to Russia to install a weather station to assist British pilots. Many suspected that Elroy for many years stayed active in intelligence work as an operative for the CIA.

    In 1965, Nixon was in Moscow on an unplanned trip, he received a Soviet visa in Helsinki in just three hours. He was accompanied by and representing John M. Shaheen.


    Shaheen's sister is married since the 1940's to broadcast journalist Hugh Downs. Shaheen honeymooned at Marathon Key, FL in 1951 with Henry J. Rand and Dan T. Moore. Moore's sister was Luvie Moore Abell Pearson, wife of syndicated columnist Drew Pearson. They all cameto Florida at the invitation of their friend, Dr. George W. Crile, Jr., Skull & Bones, 1928. Crile's son George III worked for Pearson and Anderson and then for 31 years, CBS News and 60 Minutes.

    http://www.maryferre...720&relPageId=2


    George H.Bookbinder is mentioned in the CIA doc image above.:





    http://consortiumnew...tober-surprise/


    The document revealing White House knowledge of Casey’s Madrid trip was among records released to me by the archivists at the George H.W. Bush library in College Station, Texas. The U.S. Embassy’s confirmation of Casey’s trip was passed along by State Department legal adviser Edwin D. Williamson to Associate White House Counsel Chester Paul Beach Jr. in early November 1991, just as the October Surprise inquiry was taking shape......

    Quote


    http://www.consortiu...004/110204.html

    by Morgan Strong November 2, 2004

    ......Longtime Arafat confidant Bassam Abu Sharif said that in mid-1980, he met in Paris with John Shaheen, a friend to both Ronald Reagan and Reagan’s campaign chief, William J. Casey. Abu Sharif told me that Shaheen, a former U.S. intelligence officer of Lebanese origin, extended a Republican offer of improved U.S. relations with the PLO if the Arafat-led organization would assist in persuading the Iranians to delay the hostage release until after the November 1980 elections.

    Shaheen, who died in 1985, has long been a central figure in the so-called "October Surprise" case, allegations that Republicans sabotaged Carter’s hostage negotiations as a way to ensure the 1980 election of Reagan as president and George H.W. Bush as vice president. Though Abu Sharif and Arafat have previously discussed the Republican overture, they had refused to identify the Republican intermediary until now.....
    Roy Furmark's name is mentioned literally countless times in Robert Gates failed February,1987 Senate, DCI confirmation hearing. Shaheen is never spoken of.:


    https://www.google.c...eliable person"

    NOMINATION OF ROBERT M. GATES
    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17 AND WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1987
    .....Senator COHEN. Well, when your General Counsel made the investigation, who did the General Counsel talk to? Mr. GATES. I don't know. He simply told me when I got back from being out of the country that he had looked into it and as far as he could determine there were no problems legally from the Agency's standpoint. Let me go back again to make the point that even with the call from Furmark and Allen's analysis—

    Mr. ELLIFF. IS Furmark a reliable person?

    Mr. GATES. I don't know him. I can't answer that question. We felt we had some fragments. This was the first thing that we had ever seen that suggested there might have been some possibility of a diversion. It was very shaky stuff. What you had was an analytical judgment by Allen with no concrete evidence, and as I point out again in this seven or eight-page memorandum, his concern about this is expressed in one sentence and it doesn t even mention the contras, but simply the possibility of a diversion to other U.S. projects. And we had this call from Furmark, that the Director took from Furmark. It was at that point that we told Allen to lay all this out in a piece of paper that we then passed to Poindexter when we saw it on paper.
    Peter Janney's uncle was Frank Pace, chairman of General Dynamics who enlisted law partners Roswell Gilpatric and Luce's brother-in-law, Maurice "Tex" Moore, in a trade of 16 percent of Gen. Dyn. stock in exchange for Henry Crown and his Material Service Corp. of Chicago, headed by Byfield's Sherman Hotel group's Pat Hoy. The Crown family and partner Conrad Hilton next benefitted from TFX, at the time, the most costly military contract award in the history of the world. Obama was sponsored by the Crowns and Pritzkers. So was Albert Jenner Peter Janney has preferred to write of an imaginary CIA assassination of his surrogate mother, Mary Meyer, but not a word about his Uncle Frank.

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    An abbreviated quote from my last post, intending to provide context for what follows it......

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Scully View Post
    http://quixoticjoust.blogspot.com/20...elligence.htmlMonday, January 5, 2015

    Hyde Family in the CIA and USAID

    ..............QUAKER

    When Ruth Paine was 15 years old, she preached [sic] with a traveling Bible school. Ruth Paine told the Warren Commission: "I was asked to be a leader, a teacher with a traveling Bible school. We went to three different small towns in Indiana and Ohio, and taught young children. I led songs and games and read stories." Ruth Paine became a Quaker while attending Antioch College in 1951 and was a delegate to two conferences of the Friends World Committee in England in 1952. She graduated from Antioch College in 1955. In 1993 Ruth Paine described herself as a financial contributor to the Friends World Committee.

    RUSSIA/UNITED STATES EXCHANGE PROGRAMS

    According to the Warren Report:
    "In 1955 Mrs. Paine was active in the work of the North American Young Friends Committee, which, with State Department cooperation, was making an effort to lessen the tensions between Soviet Russia and the United States by means of ...exchanges of young Russians and Americans. It was during this period that Mrs. Paine became interested in the Russian language. Mrs. Paine participated in [and arranged] a Russian-American student exchange program...Ruth Paine was the "convener or clerk" of the East-West Contacts Group of the North American Young Friends Committee which was established in 1955. She has corresponded, until recently, with a Russian schoolteacher." [WR p285]

    Ruth Paine told the Warren Commission:
    Paine: It was at this conference, toward the later part, arising out of a discussion of the need for communication and more of it between the United States and the Soviet Union, by no means the bulk of business of this conference, but a small committee of interested people, was working on this matter.

    Jenner: Are these interested young people?

    Paine: These are all young Friends.

    Jenner: And you were then of what age, 1955. Twenty-three?

    Paine: Yes...This was at the time that plans first began for encouraging an exchange of young people between the Soviet Union and the United States, and I became active with the committee planning
    that, and from the planning there was an exchange, three Soviet young people came to this country and four young Quakers went to the Soviet Union... The Committee worked on: "Organization of pen pal correspondence between American and Soviet young people." In 1958 Ruth Paine was involved in a Russian/American exchange program on a leadership level. [Friends Journal 4.26.58]
    ANALYSIS

    Another Quaker group, the American Friends Service Committee, sent a delegation to the Soviet Union in 1955. The American Friends Service Committee was very much on the Left. The Friends World Committee soon sent a delegation to the Soviet Union. The CIA had an interest in "cultural exchange programs."

    CIA DD/P Richard Bissell stated:
    "Exchange of person programs...are more effective if carried out by private auspices than if officially supported by the United States Government." [Marchetti Cult of Intell. p52]
    The SSCIA reported that from 1964 to 1974
    "the FBI identified over 100 intelligence officers among the approximately 400 Soviet students who attended universities as part of an East-West student exchange program. Also, in this program's 14-year history, more than 100 American students were the target of Soviet recruitment approaches in the USSR." [SSCIA For. & Mil. Intell. V1 p164]
    What was the story behind the Friends World Committee?

    Ruth Paine answered negatively when she was asked if she had been aware of any intelligence community interest in student exchange programs. She stated:
    "The Soviets that came over were real party-line types, very doctrinaire."
    Ruth Paine was asked to name the State Department official who was involved with her program. She responded, "I haven't a clue, but you know they were working on cultural exchange at that point. Trying to make a crack in the Iron Curtain." Michael Paine stated, "I remember reading about that kind of thing in The Times and finding it so frustrating that a genuine effort to try to get person-to-person contact was being subverted by the government there.".......

    I posted this back in January in response to an individual who was gushing with enthusiasm in reaction to Ruth granting him an audience at her Santa Rosa residence......

    Would she talk "seriously" with someone who finds it troubling that DeMohrenschildt left Dallas on April 14 after allegedly teasing Oswald with, "Lee, how could you have missed the shot?" and eleven days later, on 25 April, have met in NYC with Tom Devine, who was posing as an investment banker, and "independently" on that same day, with Devine's best friend from Rochester, a man who knew that DeMohrenschildt's party included an undercover CIA asset posing as a secretary, and Devine's friend Dryer, himself, posing as a kenaf farmer?

    Our Man in Haiti: George de Mohrenschildt and the CIA in ...
    https://books.google.com/books?isbn=1936296535


    Your post and your attitude are pretty creepy, Bill.: 1930 US census, Paine "household"

    Ruth Paine is to be encountered to be challenged, not petted, stroked, and flattered. Did Bill ask her how well she got to know her parents' close friend who was rooming in her parents' house in New York in the 1930's, and dining with them in the 1950's?
    Mike did not want Ruth to be on the WC record as principal correspondent with Robert Webster's employer, Rand's friend, Frederick T Merrill at the State Dept.:

    https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q...l%22+east-west
    Russian Students To Arrive Soon - The Harvard Crimson
    www.thecrimson.com/.../russian-students-to-arrive-...
    The Harvard Crimson
    Four Russian students, visiting the University for a year's study, will arrive next week, Frederick T. Merrill, Director of East-West Contracts in Washington, said last ...

    State Department Disclaims Support of Youth Festival - The ...
    www.thecrimson.com/.../state-department-disclaims...
    The Harvard Crimson
    Frederick T. Merrill, Director of East-West Contact, told the CRIMSON last night that "we are simply informing all applicants of what is involved in attending the ...

    The Surveillance Imperative: Geosciences During the Cold ...
    https://books.google.com/books?isbn=1137438746
    Simone Turchetti, ‎Peder Roberts - 2014 - ‎History
    Thurston to Frederick T. Merrill (Director East-West Contacts Staff, State Department), January 23, 1958. NASA Division of Earth Sciences: Conference on Arctic ...

    http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/ar...7&relPageId=82

    Ruth won't meet with anyone who wants to ask her anything potentially meaningful. She's convinced a niche audience that she is above suspicion. History is not as kind to her, given the facts......
    This is the obit of the father of Robert E.Webster's employer's (H. James Rand's) business partner.:

    It seems Jim Rand's father thought highly of the father of Ruth Paine's State Dept. contact that she could
    not recall the name of.........

    The Diamond of Psi Upsilon - Volume 20, Issue 1 - Page 47

    https://books.google.com/books?id=pJ5MAAAAMAAJPsi Upsilon - 1933 - ‎Full view - ‎More editions

    William Fessenden Merrill 1933....Resigning both positions in June, 1928, he was named vice- president and general manager of Remington Rand, which had previously absorbed his old company, the Library Bureau. .Two months after joining the company, Mr. Merrill was promoted to the presidency of the organization, succeeding James H. Rand, Jr., who became chairman of the board. More than a year ago Brother Merrill retired because of ill health, but retained many directorships until the time of his death. He was a ... He is survived by a widow, a son, Frederick T. Merrill, and a brother, Oliver B. Merrill, Gamma '91. Charles
    This is one of my favorite finds.:


    Reagan and Shaheen were both born in Tampico, IL, pop. 600, just a couple of years apart. When Bob Gates was questioned in his DCIA senate committee appointment confirmation hearing, his answers related to questions about John Shaheen's business partner, Roy Furmark, are a real hoot. By that time, Shaheen had died of cancer, along with Bill Casey.......

    I have problems with this. from Bill Simpich's first chapter.:

    Bill Simpich described Marina's statement passed along to the FBI by Katherine Ford.: (As have authors Evica and DiEugnenio and probably others.)

    http://www.maryferre...6&relPageId=265






    (Roy Furmark's 1987 testimony excerpted above reminds me of the WC testimony of Nancy Perrin Rich, but she was less vague. Furmark stated that Shaheen spent $16 million on his failed NYC newspaper start up,The New York Press.

    IN 1972 Shaheen was quoted in the NY Times saying the purpose of the newspaper was to support president Nixon.)



    http://news.google.c...pg=6080,1110710



    Other considerations, of many..:


    Lt. Col. J. Elroy Mccaw : "Elroy served at Army Air Forces Headquarters in the Pentagon as Executive Officer and Special Assistant to General (Harold M.) McClelland, head of USAAF communications. He was also McClelland's liaison to OSS.."

    Mccaw became chairman of Rand Development in 1968.


    http://news.google.com/newspapers?ni...g=7384,2778544


    (Entire article text available at link above article image.)

    http://seattletimes.com/html/obituar...cawobit30.html
    Opera supporter Marion McCaw Garrison dies
    By Paul de Barros
    Seattle Times staff reporter
    June 29, 2012
    .....
    The family moved to Seattle in 1953. In 1969, John McCaw died suddenly. Facing lawsuits claiming all but $20,000 of his $12 million estate, Mrs. Garrison spent years resolving the company's finances, enlisting the help of attorney William H. Gates Sr.
    She saved the business, and her sons took the helm, creating McCaw Cablevision & Cellular Communications. She remained as chairman emeritus.
    In 1994, the family sold the company to AT&T for $11.5 billion......

    OSS: The Secret History of America's First Central ...
    books.google.com/books?isbn=1599216582
    Richard Harris Smith - 2005 - ‎History
    Wisner's Bucharest team included George Bookbinder, now president of the Rand Development Corporation, and Columbia political scientist Henry Roberts.....
    https://www.google.com/#q=cia.gov+wisner+bookbinder+


    1. [PDF]
      http://www.foia.cia.gov/sites/default/files/document_conversions/1705143/BISHOP, ROBERT_0064.pdf]Download PDF for 51966ece993294098d50b3c6 - CIA FOIA[/url]
      www.foia.cia.gov/.../BISHOP,%20RO...‎
      Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
      End Lt. F.k.. Frank G. Wisner. Robert Bishop. William L. Cary. Wallace Fair. Louis L. Madison. Richard F. Won. George H. Bookbinder ... Finance 0 and Russian. ....


    Bookbinder NY Times 15 Nov 1959 .................
    http://www.nytimes.c...tchen-dies.html

    Alan Davidson, 79, an Envoy Who Loved the Kitchen, Dies

    By WILLIAM GRIMES
    Published: December 05, 2003

    Alan Davidson, a diplomat whose passion for food and its history led him to write indispensable works on seafood and to edit the comprehensive Oxford Companion to Food, died on Tuesday in London. He was 79.....

    ....Alan Eaton Davidson, the son of a Scottish tax inspector, was born in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. His studies in the classics at Queen's College, Oxford, were interrupted in 1943 by service in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, which he left as a lietuenant in 1946 after seeing action in the Pacific, North Atlantic and Mediterranean.

    In 1948 he joined the Foreign Office, serving in Washington, The Hague, Cairo and Tunis. While in Washington, he married Jane Macatee, an American. She and the couple's three daughters -- Caroline, Jennifer and Pamela -- survive him.

    From 1968 to 1971, Mr. Davidson served in Brussels as head of chancery of the British delegation to NATO. After two years as Britain's ambassador to Laos, he retired from the foreign service in 1975 to devote himself full time to food writing......

    JANE MACATEE A FIANCEE; Will Be Wed to Alan Davidson of ...


    New York Times - Jul 3, 1951
    Robert Berry Macatee have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jane, to Alan Davidson, son of Mr, and Mrs. William John Davidson of New Maiden, ....




    Foreign Service List - Page 44



    http://www.eatyourbooks.com/library/...sort=buzz+desc
    Frogmore 'shrimp, corn and sausage'

    from North Atlantic Seafood by Alan Davidson



    • Categories: Main course; Picnics & outdoors; Central Southern States
    • Ingredients: shrimp; spicy hot sausages; crab boil seasoning; sweetcorn on the cob


    AN ISLAND OF GULLAH CULTURE - NYTimes.com

    www.nytimes.com/.../an-island-of-gullah-culture.ht...


    The New York Times


    Feb 2, 1986 - Called Frogmore stew, it is what the natives of the coast, many of whom are ... By George McMillan; GEORGE McMILLAN is a writer who lives in ...
    Tom Scully - Posted 23 June 2012

    Miss Stanwyck To Be Starred In Other Love' .

    ‎Deseret News - Mar 6, 1946
    Jinx Falkenburg and Tex McCrary have rented the guest house on Jock Whitney's estate in Manhassett, Long Island, and moved in last week. They will stay...

    Tex McCrary: Wars, Women, Politics : an Adventurous Life Across ... - Google Books Result

    books.google.com/books?isbn=0761844554...Charles J. Kelly - 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages
    Page 146
    .....On another program, Tex picked up the story which he had heard on election night when U.E. Baughman, Chief of the U.S. Secret Service, had briefed Eisenhower on security matters. He began the program, “In such a world as we face today, our guest has a very special mission. He is U.E. Baughman, Chief of the Secret Service. Chief, could you explain just what your job is? In the beginning the Secret Service was formed to catch counterfeiters. What's your job now?” The Chief took out of his pocket a little cloth, opened it on the table, and removed something that looked like a wad of chewing gum. He poked it with a red pen. Tex asked, “What's that thing?” He said, “That is to remind us of what our job is. This is the bullet that killed President Lincoln.” Years later, when Tex thought about Kennedy's assassination and Reagan being shot, he remembered Baughman's statement....
    Page 167

    .....Jock died in 1982, Betsey lived until 1992. Whitney estate lawyers served an eviction notice on Jinx the day following Betsey's death. [Footnote: Jinx attended a birthday party for Tex at the Racquet and Tennis Club and my wife, Maggie, and I .....

    I had never heard of Jinx & Tex, until I stumbled onto this:

    Clinton County Times - Apr 2, 1942
    Behind the Scenes in Hollywood by Harrison Carroll

    family reunion for Jinx Falkenburg. Since the war, members of her family have been flocking to York from all over the world.
    They now include 23 aunts, uncles and cousins. One of them. Robert mcatee was the former United. States consul general in Yugoslavia. Other branches of the family have arrived fropm Antwerp and Barcelona.
    The Foreign Service


    New York Times - Oct 27, 1940
    Robert B. MacAtee of Front Royal, Ya., consul at Belgrade. Yugoslavia, also designated first secretary o! legation. Karl L. Rankin of New York, attache at ...
    Government to Be Moved


    New York Times - Apr 6, 1941
    The Yugoslavia Government was in emergency session early today while, with Yugoslav-Axis ... Robert B. Macatee, the United States Consul, will accompany the ..

    ...................

    Jinx Falkenburg, Model, Actress, Pioneer Of Radio and TV...

    ‎New York Times - Aug 28, 2003
    By RICHARD SEVERO Jinx Falkenburg, one of America's highest paid cover-girl ... died on Wednesday in Manhasset, NY She was 84 and lived in the nearby .
    John 'Tex' McCrary, 93; Radio, TV Pioneer Urged Voters to Like Ike

    articles.latimes.com/2003/aug/02/local/me-mccrary2
    Aug 2, 2003 – John Reagan "Tex" McCrary, a radio and television host and a publicist who masterminded the political rally that helped launch Dwight D.
    Barbara Walters Talks .

    Sarasota Herald-Tribune - Feb 13, 1972
    Barbara Walters first applied for a job at She even' tually quit and went to work for Tex mccrary Inc., a publicity firm, in charge of . the radio and TV department.


    William Safire: Knocking Them `When They're Up'


    • Pay-Per-View -
      Los Angeles Times - Aug 31, 1987
      The late CIA director William Casey was a longtime ally from the days when ... In the summer of 1949, Safire went to work for McCrary and Jinx Falkenberg.

    • Salon.com News | William Safire's dubious legacy


      Salon - Nov 22, 2004
      So why does New York Times pundit William Safire want to be remembered as ... famed broadcaster, publicist and political strategist Tex McCrary, Safire went to .... punches" in a 1987 column about his old friend Bill Casey and the major role ...

    • Long Island Business News : The era of Paul Townsend, Long...

      $2.95 -
      Long Island Business News - Jan 24, 2003
      Friends and associates included William Casey who became Ronald Reagan's ... Townsend was a partner with Safire at Tex McCrary Inc. a public relations firm ...

    • And The New York Times .


      Times-News - Jan 19, 1994
      He said that Safire had com plained about the decision to William Casey, ... when Safire was a vice president of the Tex mccrary public relations firm. ...
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    Peter Janney's uncle was Frank Pace, chairman of General Dynamics who enlisted law partners Roswell Gilpatric and Luce's brother-in-law, Maurice "Tex" Moore, in a trade of 16 percent of Gen. Dyn. stock in exchange for Henry Crown and his Material Service Corp. of Chicago, headed by Byfield's Sherman Hotel group's Pat Hoy. The Crown family and partner Conrad Hilton next benefitted from TFX, at the time, the most costly military contract award in the history of the world. Obama was sponsored by the Crowns and Pritzkers. So was Albert Jenner Peter Janney has preferred to write of an imaginary CIA assassination of his surrogate mother, Mary Meyer, but not a word about his Uncle Frank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Phipps View Post
    Funny how Ruth Paine is described in the early 60's as a "Quaker" even though the Congregational Church (to which her family apparently belonged) is more of a Puritan thing than a Quaker thing. [The two do share a similar style of church governance, in that each church governs its own affairs.] Wikipedia says she went to a Unitarian college (Antioch) and became a Quaker...?

    It's also said that she meets Michael Paine thru her "love of song and dance," but Quakers aren't big on singing or dancing, IIRC.

    I wonder who, and why, decided to portray Ruth Pane as a "Quaker?"
    Quakers and Unitarians share some overlap at times [if one were to do a mathematical type diagram there would be some slight overlap], but are really quite a bit different on the whole. As an aside, my sister also went to Antioch and I think her [my sister's] first year there was Ruth's last. They never met that my sister knows. But, as a result, I know a lot about Antioch. At that time it was known as just about the most 'experimental' university of quality in the country. It had few rules, many political, artistic, societal rebels or alternative thinkers; students were free to construct their own curricula and were encouraged to do community projects - either in the area or anywhere in the world as an integral part of their coursework. Professors were similarly off-beat. At the time it was a hotbed of the 'Beats' which proceeded the '60's' activists and/or anti-establishmenters. At that time, going to Antioch was a statement of being anti-establishment. I'm not aware that Antioch had any real religious affiliation by the 50's. It was started by a strange and little-known Christian sect https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_Connection, but I'm sure by the 50's this was considered a totally religiously non-affiliated school, at least as far as the students were concerned. My sister was an atheist who came from a Jewish heritage, for example. It could have been a target for paranoid intelligence people in the late 50's to watch the anti-establishment students going there - or it could just have been Ruth's pick for some other reason. It was considered very offbeat, but a very good education non the less. For many students the attractions were the co-ed dorms, a laissez-faire attitude toward sex, drugs, dress, coursework; and the chance to begin some work/travel/experience for credit elsewhere in the country or world while still at college. Political/social activism (such as it was in the 50's) had a major nexus there. It was in some ways equivalent to Berkeley in the 60s. If Ruth was already in intelligence, or just reporting to them, that could be why she was there. Perhaps it was before she was recruited - as she SURELY was not long afterwards. She might have been recruited for having that liberal college background, which could be used for assignment/legend purposes.

    Antioch College is a private, coeducational liberal arts college in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Founded in 1850 by the Christian Connection, the college began operating in 1852; politician and education reformer Horace Mann became its first president. It was the founding, constituent college of Antioch University. Although there are several other federally recognized work colleges in which all students are required to work, Antioch is the only liberal arts institution in the nation to require a cooperative education work program for all its students. Democracy and shared governance, especially as a means to activism and social justice, are at the heart of the college. Since 1921 Antioch's educational approach has blended practical work experience with classroom learning, and participatory community governance. Students receive narrative evaluations and academic letter grades.
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    If there is no struggle there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” - Frederick Douglass
    "Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws. - Mayer Rothschild
    "Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience! People are obedient in the face of poverty, starvation, stupidity, war, and cruelty. Our problem is that grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem!" - Howard Zinn

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    from: Jim Garrison, On the Trail of the Assassins (1988)

    Lee and Marina Oswald had met Ruth Paine in February 1963 at a party in Dallas to which George de Mohrenschildt and his wife had brought them. I found that Ruth Paine was the wife of Michael Paine, an engineering designer who did highly classified work for Bell Helicopter, a major Defense Department contractor.
    Ruth Paine was a rangy, intelligent woman with widespread interests, among them the Russian language, which she had learned to speak quite well. Her father had been employed by the Agency for International Development, regarded by many as a source of cover for the C.I.A. Her brother-in-law was employed by the same agency in the Washington, D.C. area.
    It was on Ruth Paine's way back from a long vacation, during which she had visited her in-laws in Washington, D.C., that she made the stop in New Orleans to pick up Marina Oswald and her daughter for their return to Dallas. I wondered vaguely whether Mrs. Paine herself had been manipulated in the course of this move.
    As a routine matter, I wanted to examine the income tax returns of Ruth and Michael Paine, but I was told that they had been classified as secret. In addition to the Paines' income tax reports, Commission documents 212, relating to Ruth Paine, and 218, relating to Michael Paine, also had been classified as secret on grounds of national security.
    Classified for the same reason were Commission documents 258, relating to Michael, and 508, relating to Michael Paines sister, as well as Commission documents 600 through 629, regarding relatives of Michael Paine. What was so special about this particular family that made the federal government so protective of it?
    If there is no struggle there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” - Frederick Douglass
    "Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws. - Mayer Rothschild
    "Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience! People are obedient in the face of poverty, starvation, stupidity, war, and cruelty. Our problem is that grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem!" - Howard Zinn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Scully View Post
    .................
    .............................
    Ruth Paine is to be encountered to be challenged, not petted, stroked, and flattered. Did Bill ask her how well she got to know her parents' close friend who was rooming in her parents' house in New York in the 1930's, and dining with them in the 1950's?
    Mike did not want Ruth to be on the WC record as principal correspondent with Robert Webster's employer, Rand's friend, Frederick T Merrill at the State Dept.:

    https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q...l%22+east-west
    Russian Students To Arrive Soon - The Harvard Crimson
    www.thecrimson.com/.../russian-students-to-arrive-...
    The Harvard Crimson
    Four Russian students, visiting the University for a year's study, will arrive next week, Frederick T. Merrill, Director of East-West Contracts in Washington, said last ...

    State Department Disclaims Support of Youth Festival - The ...
    www.thecrimson.com/.../state-department-disclaims...
    The Harvard Crimson
    Frederick T. Merrill, Director of East-West Contact, told the CRIMSON last night that "we are simply informing all applicants of what is involved in attending the ...

    The Surveillance Imperative: Geosciences During the Cold ...
    https://books.google.com/books?isbn=1137438746
    Simone Turchetti, ‎Peder Roberts - 2014 - ‎History
    Thurston to Frederick T. Merrill (Director East-West Contacts Staff, State Department), January 23, 1958. NASA Division of Earth Sciences: Conference on Arctic ...

    http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/ar...7&relPageId=82

    Ruth won't meet with anyone who wants to ask her anything potentially meaningful. She's convinced a niche audience that she is above suspicion. History is not as kind to her, given the facts......
    This is the obit of the father of Robert E.Webster's employer's (H. James Rand's) business partner.:

    It seems Jim Rand's father thought highly of the father of Ruth Paine's State Dept. contact that she could
    not recall the name of.........

    The Diamond of Psi Upsilon - Volume 20, Issue 1 - Page 47

    https://books.google.com/books?id=pJ5MAAAAMAAJPsi Upsilon - 1933 - ‎Full view - ‎More editions

    William Fessenden Merrill 1933....Resigning both positions in June, 1928, he was named vice- president and general manager of Remington Rand, which had previously absorbed his old company, the Library Bureau. .Two months after joining the company, Mr. Merrill was promoted to the presidency of the organization, succeeding James H. Rand, Jr., who became chairman of the board. More than a year ago Brother Merrill retired because of ill health, but retained many directorships until the time of his death. He was a ... He is survived by a widow, a son, Frederick T. Merrill, and a brother, Oliver B. Merrill, Gamma '91. Charles
    This is one of my favorite finds.:


    Reagan and Shaheen were both born in Tampico, IL, pop. 600, just a couple of years apart. When Bob Gates was questioned in his DCIA senate committee appointment confirmation hearing, his answers related to questions about John Shaheen's business partner, Roy Furmark, are a real hoot. By that time, Shaheen had died of cancer, along with Bill Casey.......

    I have problems with this. from Bill Simpich's first chapter.:


    Bill Simpich described Marina's statement passed along to the FBI by Katherine Ford.: (As have authors Evica and DiEugnenio and probably others.)

    http://www.maryferre...6&relPageId=265






    (Roy Furmark's 1987 testimony excerpted above reminds me of the WC testimony of Nancy Perrin Rich, but she was less vague. Furmark stated that Shaheen spent $16 million on his failed NYC newspaper start up,The New York Press.

    IN 1972 Shaheen was quoted in the NY Times saying the purpose of the newspaper was to support president Nixon.)



    http://news.google.c...pg=6080,1110710



    Other considerations, of many..:




    Lt. Col. J. Elroy Mccaw : "Elroy served at Army Air Forces Headquarters in the Pentagon as Executive Officer and Special Assistant to General (Harold M.) McClelland, head of USAAF communications. He was also McClelland's liaison to OSS.."

    Mccaw became chairman of Rand Development in 1968.


    http://news.google.com/newspapers?ni...g=7384,2778544


    (Entire article text available at link above article image.)


    http://seattletimes.com/html/obituar...cawobit30.html
    Opera supporter Marion McCaw Garrison dies
    By Paul de Barros
    Seattle Times staff reporter
    June 29, 2012
    .....
    The family moved to Seattle in 1953. In 1969, John McCaw died suddenly. Facing lawsuits claiming all but $20,000 of his $12 million estate, Mrs. Garrison spent years resolving the company's finances, enlisting the help of attorney William H. Gates Sr.
    She saved the business, and her sons took the helm, creating McCaw Cablevision & Cellular Communications. She remained as chairman emeritus.
    In 1994, the family sold the company to AT&T for $11.5 billion......

    OSS: The Secret History of America's First Central ...
    books.google.com/books?isbn=1599216582
    Richard Harris Smith - 2005 - ‎History
    Wisner's Bucharest team included George Bookbinder, now president of the Rand Development Corporation, and Columbia political scientist Henry Roberts.....
    https://www.google.com/#q=cia.gov+wisner+bookbinder+


    1. [PDF]
      http://www.foia.cia.gov/sites/default/files/document_conversions/1705143/BISHOP, ROBERT_0064.pdf]Download PDF for 51966ece993294098d50b3c6 - CIA FOIA[/url]
      www.foia.cia.gov/.../BISHOP,%20RO...‎
      Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
      End Lt. F.k.. Frank G. Wisner. Robert Bishop. William L. Cary. Wallace Fair. Louis L. Madison. Richard F. Won. George H. Bookbinder ... Finance 0 and Russian. ....


    Bookbinder NY Times 15 Nov 1959



    http://community.sea...0404&slug=1694




    Money From Thin Air April 4, 1993

    ...World War II disrupted Elroy's expansion plans, but it served to enhance the air of mystery about him. He served in the old Army Air Corps in intelligence, working mainly with radio systems.

    Exactly what he did remains murky even to family and close friends. ....

    (Continued from text in quote box directly above.)
    One story has him making a secret journey to Russia to install a weather station to assist British pilots. Many suspected that Elroy for many years stayed active in intelligence work as an operative for the CIA.

    In 1965, Nixon was in Moscow on an unplanned trip, he received a Soviet visa in Helsinki in just three hours. He was accompanied by and representing John M. Shaheen.


    Shaheen's sister is married since the 1940's to broadcast journalist Hugh Downs. Shaheen honeymooned at Marathon Key, FL in 1951 with Henry J. Rand and Dan T. Moore. Moore's sister was Luvie Moore Abell Pearson, wife of syndicated columnist Drew Pearson. They all cameto Florida at the invitation of their friend, Dr. George W. Crile, Jr., Skull & Bones, 1928. Crile's son George III worked for Pearson and Anderson and then for 31 years, CBS News and 60 Minutes.

    http://www.maryferre...720&relPageId=2


    George H.Bookbinder is mentioned in the CIA doc image above.:




    http://consortiumnew...tober-surprise/


    The document revealing White House knowledge of Casey’s Madrid trip was among records released to me by the archivists at the George H.W. Bush library in College Station, Texas. The U.S. Embassy’s confirmation of Casey’s trip was passed along by State Department legal adviser Edwin D. Williamson to Associate White House Counsel Chester Paul Beach Jr. in early November 1991, just as the October Surprise inquiry was taking shape......

    Quote


    http://www.consortiu...004/110204.html

    by Morgan Strong November 2, 2004

    ......Longtime Arafat confidant Bassam Abu Sharif said that in mid-1980, he met in Paris with John Shaheen, a friend to both Ronald Reagan and Reagan’s campaign chief, William J. Casey. Abu Sharif told me that Shaheen, a former U.S. intelligence officer of Lebanese origin, extended a Republican offer of improved U.S. relations with the PLO if the Arafat-led organization would assist in persuading the Iranians to delay the hostage release until after the November 1980 elections.

    Shaheen, who died in 1985, has long been a central figure in the so-called "October Surprise" case, allegations that Republicans sabotaged Carter’s hostage negotiations as a way to ensure the 1980 election of Reagan as president and George H.W. Bush as vice president. Though Abu Sharif and Arafat have previously discussed the Republican overture, they had refused to identify the Republican intermediary until now.....
    Roy Furmark's name is mentioned literally countless times in Robert Gates failed February,1987 Senate, DCI confirmation hearing. Shaheen is never spoken of.:

    https://www.google.c...eliable person"

    NOMINATION OF ROBERT M. GATES
    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17 AND WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1987
    .....Senator COHEN. Well, when your General Counsel made the investigation, who did the General Counsel talk to? Mr. GATES. I don't know. He simply told me when I got back from being out of the country that he had looked into it and as far as he could determine there were no problems legally from the Agency's standpoint. Let me go back again to make the point that even with the call from Furmark and Allen's analysis—

    Mr. ELLIFF. IS Furmark a reliable person?

    Mr. GATES. I don't know him. I can't answer that question. We felt we had some fragments. This was the first thing that we had ever seen that suggested there might have been some possibility of a diversion. It was very shaky stuff. What you had was an analytical judgment by Allen with no concrete evidence, and as I point out again in this seven or eight-page memorandum, his concern about this is expressed in one sentence and it doesn t even mention the contras, but simply the possibility of a diversion to other U.S. projects. And we had this call from Furmark, that the Director took from Furmark. It was at that point that we told Allen to lay all this out in a piece of paper that we then passed to Poindexter when we saw it on paper.
    What is new? .................... Bookbinder's company of 1955, in the business of distributing films in Europe, featured as its V.P. a man who had been FDR's official steno,
    leaving the White House in 1941 for a position as assistant to the president of our H. James Rand's father's company, Remington Rand.

    Bookbinder's friend Blatnik had married a citizen of the German Reich employed after WWII in Frankfurt in the film business, just as Bookbinder was.

    Blatnik was enlisted by John Shaheen to rehabilitate William Casey's reputation. Robert E. Webster sure knew how to pick who to work for, and lest we forget
    Rand and Shaheen got along well with Drew Pearson's wife's brother Dan Moore or that Shaheen's sister was the wife of Hugh Downs, or that the birthplace of both
    Reagan and John Shaheen, three years apart, is Tampico, IL., Pop. 600, or that Elroy Mccaw ended up succeeding H James Rand as chairman of Rand Development Corp.!

    http://maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?...ted_and%20ford


    http://newspaperarchive.com/us/illin...1/05-01/page-9
    "...while H James Rand of Cleveland, Ohio was best man."




    https://books.google.com/books?id=kO...epage&q&f=true
    Veil
    By Bob Woodward

    .......



    Quote
    https://www.google.com/search?tbm=bk....+bookbinder&=
    The Final Film of Laurel and Hardy: A Study of the Chaotic Making ...

    https://books.google.com/books?isbn=0786451742
    Norbert Aping - 2008 - ‎Preview - ‎More editions
    Soon after the end ofWorld War II, American businessman George H. Bookbinder realized that Laurel and Hardy still enjoyed star power in Europe which they had essentially lost ...
    At the end of the forties he renamed it All Star Pictures Sales Corporation [All Star] in order to enter the European market. ... Bookbinder was also aware of the tremendous impact of World War II on the European film industry.

    https://books.google.com/books?id=qVbWAAAAMAAJ
    1956 - ‎Snippet view -
    AH Star Picture Sales Corp. ... OFFICERS President George H. Bookbinder Vice-Presidents. .Henry M. Kannee.
    Irving Shapiro Treasurer Julian Benjamin Secretary Eleanor Eisenberg Allart Pictures Corp.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/archi...=.1d1793724cac
    ..........
    .....Mr. Kannee compiled the official record of President Roosevelt's speeches and press conferences from 1933 to 1941, when he left to become assistant to the president of Remington Rand Inc.

    http://www.startribune.com/obituarie...hager)-blatnik

    Blatnik, Gisela Hager Age 93, of Ashburn, VA, peacefully passed away with family at her side March 30, 2016. Born November 19, 1922, in Hamburg, Germany to Annalise and Konrad Hager. She received a degree in language translation from Heidelberg University in 1945, just weeks prior to the American liberation of the city. Her first job was as an interpreter for the commanding forces. Thereafter, she worked for the Motion Picture Association of America in Frankfurt. She was married to the late Congressman John A. Blatnik, who represented Minnesota's 8th District from 1946-1974. Their marriage ended in divorce. Gisela was an active member of numerous cultural, social, and political organizations. She was the consummate congressional wife and a loving, devoted mother. She will be remembered for her exceptional kindness, humility, and grace. She is survived by her children.......

    1977....


    Peter Janney's uncle was Frank Pace, chairman of General Dynamics who enlisted law partners Roswell Gilpatric and Luce's brother-in-law, Maurice "Tex" Moore, in a trade of 16 percent of Gen. Dyn. stock in exchange for Henry Crown and his Material Service Corp. of Chicago, headed by Byfield's Sherman Hotel group's Pat Hoy. The Crown family and partner Conrad Hilton next benefitted from TFX, at the time, the most costly military contract award in the history of the world. Obama was sponsored by the Crowns and Pritzkers. So was Albert Jenner Peter Janney has preferred to write of an imaginary CIA assassination of his surrogate mother, Mary Meyer, but not a word about his Uncle Frank.

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    I like to think of myself as someone who shoots from the hip kind of guy sorta say, a person who will just tell it like it is without the bullshit, truth is, some folks will tell you it's raining while peeing on your leg.

    Linda Minor is NOT the second best researcher, she's second to none in researching, (top notch,) and the only researcher I would listen to very closely, in person and through cyber communication. She is and would be the only person I could count on for accurate, honest, true information. She is the most levelheaded person I've ever met, unlike many other researchers, they add more cream to their tacos just to beef up their stories.

    I love, love, love the fact that she allows the readers to judge for themselves on all points of view. The evidence she discloses and tries to bring to light is not always black and white, there appears to be some gray in the middle as she bestows her vast information before an audience of readers. She's to the point, no nonsense person is what she is, and it's not my opinion, but these are the facts.

    When I read her information it reminds me of two things, one, she's asking questions in her write up so the readers may characterize what they believe is really going on, it doesn't mean she's clueless or she's unaware as to what's going on, it means she knows and understands what's going on by her own definition, and she's also allowing the reader to visualize what they believe is going on.

    And, secondly, what shes done as far as her findings reminds me of a person who was/is trying to justly tell his story, (in the same manner,) by asking questions in his publication. It doesn't mean he doesn't understand or not know what's going on, on the contrary, (he does,) it's just that without solid proof he would rather present his circumstantial evidence through a series of questions that allows the readers to make up their own mind as to what they believe is really going on! Bravo Mrs. Minor! Great work, though a publisher would consider passing on the material because it presents a few questions. However, I'd rather express the story through a series of questions, than to create a story that has no questions, as if I knew everything, as if the story itself is not worthy of any fact finding evidence, perhaps, circumstantial evidence can be just as compelling than finding that needle in a haystack?

    She truly is one of a kind! And, I mean that with total sincerity.
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