[quote name='Robert Howard' date='08 February 2011 - 12:17 AM' timestamp='1297120655' post='219159']
Hard to believe this person was circa 1949, the wartime liason chief between the Pentagon and the Post office.
Jackson, Col Burris C. 40352978
b. Jan. 27, 1906 d. Dec. 25, 1967http://www.findagrav....&GRid=40352978
The Victoria Advocate - Oct 19, 1959
and Colonel Burris C Jackson of Hillsboro, Texas wartime liason chief between the Pentagon and Post Office Department
DMN December 26, 1967
Cotton Expert Burris Dies
Burris C. Jackson, 62, one of the most widely known
figures in the world cotton industry, died here
Jackson, a Hill County ginner, merchant and farmer
was president of the National Cotton Council
of America and the only council president to be
director more than 20 years. He also served as
perennial chairman of the American Cotton
Congress. Jackson, a native of Hillsboro, was
chosen world cotton's Man of the Year in 1960 by
the "Cotton Digest."
His activities in more than 40 years included
organizing the statewide cotton committee of Texas
in 1936. The committee, which included all
elements of the industry, served as a model
for the national council which was organized in
Dallas in 1938.
Jackson was chairman of the Texas Cotton
Research Advisory Committee, the National Affairs
Committee of the American Cotton Shippers
Association and the legislation and public relations
committee's of the Texas Cotton Ginners Association.
He was a former president of the Texas Cotton
Jackson joined his father's cotton ginning
and land firm, Jackson & Co., in 1926.
He became managing partner in 1930
and assumed ownership in 1940.
Long a supporter of the Democratic party, he
served as postmaster of Hillsboro nearly 20 years.
He also served as chairman of the Democratic Party
in Hill County.
He was particularly well known for hosting
large gatherings at annual barbeques in Hillsboro.
After attending Hillsboro College and Texas A&M,
he served in the Army during World War II.
He was a member of Hillsboro's First Methodist
Church which he had served as a board member more
than 30 years.
Among his civic and community activities were
serving as district commander of Lions International,
commander of an American Legion Post,
president of the National Association of Postmasters
and the International DeMolay Alumni and the State
Fair Board, president of Hillsboro Lions Club and a
member of Texas Civil War Centennial Commission
Survivors: Wife, two brothers, Randolph M. Jackson
and Kirby H. Jackson of Dallas, and a sister, Mrs. Nancy
Barker of Wichita Falls.
Funeral Services will be at 2:00 pm Wednesday in the
First Baptist Church of Hillsboro.
Burial will be in Ridge Park Cemetery here.
But then again, in an odd way it makes perfect sense.
I've read enough obits of intel related persons to realize
they don't exactly shout those types of things from the rooftops.
Obviously, Burris Jackson is just one of many persons
you cited in the thread; but I thought we might all
get a little more aware of just how complicated
a simple subject like a Postal Inspector in a particular
city can be.......
Maybe the Yankee and Cowboy War isn't the ideal
phrase to sum up the dynamic of having a liberal
Democrat President coming to, arguably a city
which had and has a tremendous amount of
political power, during what one writer called
the Second Civil War, but it does emphasize
a point, that is worth being made.
The dynamics of these postal official
inter-relationships through generations
reminds me of that theme song from
the old sitcom Cheers,
"Where Everybody Knows Your Name"
Ironically, somewhere in all the declassified
files is some sort of reference to Lee Oswald
applying for a job as a "cotton picker," I
promise I am not making that up........
Indulge me for one last item, the massive amount
of persons, places, various levels of government,
military, intelligence and soforth can become a little
maddening, but ultimately everything does fit.Take Connie Trammell and Jack Ruby and
his taking her to her appointment before the
A Little backgroundWhat about the fact that on the day before the assassination Brading told a Dallas parole officer he planned on visiting Lamar Hunt, who was a right-wing extremist and an avowed Kennedy hater, and that on that same day Jack Ruby was admittedly in Hunt's office building? Says Reitzes,
Though Peter Noyes unaccountably misses the "Cabana connection" between Ruby and Braden, Noyes does note that Braden is alleged to have paid a visit to the offices of the Hunt Oil Company the day before the assassination -- the same day Jack Ruby drove a young woman named Connie Trammell to those same offices for a job interview with Lamar Hunt. Hunt security chief Paul Rothermel would later state that Ruby himself did not enter Hunt's office that day, but Rothermel was certain that at some point, Braden did. Braden, however, has always maintained that only his associates visited with the Hunts.
Reitzes should know better. He cites books that paint a much more accurate picture than the selective portrait he provides here. In his effort to leave some room for doubt that Brading visited with Lamar Hunt that day, Reitzes never mentions that Brading told a parole officer he planned on visiting Hunt and that Brading's meeting with the parole officer is documented in federal parole records, yet this is pointed out in David Scheim's book The Mafia Killed President Kennedy, which Reitzes cites. Similarly, in arguing that Ruby didn't meet with Hunt, Reitzes omits the fact that Warren Commission staffers Leon Hubert and Burt Griffin determined that Ruby did meet with Hunt and that Ruby gave an "innocent explanation" for the meeting, yet this information is also discussed in Scheim's book. Nor does Reitzes bother to tell the reader that the name "Lamar Hunt" was found in one of Ruby's notebooks. If Reitzes had dealt with all the available facts on the matter, he would have had to concede there is evidence that both Brading and Ruby met with Lamar Hunt.
Seehttp://www.mtgriffit...s/vsmcadams.htmSomeone, somewhere has at least once asked themselves, but what was going on; Yes it gets a little
weird, sifting through the whole miasma, until you realize that Trammell Crow and the Dallas Trade Mart
to some degree were practically synonymous in terms of developer and development.
Where was JFK going when he was assassinated?
I'm not pretending that I know all the answers, but it does give one pause to contemplate.
DMN Six Days in the Swim
March 16, 1891 page 2
Mrs. Mamie Holmes of Murfeesboro, Tenn., is in the city visiting friends
DMN Mirth amid the Heat
August 17, 1891 page 2,
Mrs. Adelaide Holmes of Big Springs is in the city
DMN Letter Box Thieves
November 14, 1891 page 5,
Harry Armstrong, alias “Sheeney” the mysterious
prisoner who was caught here by Post office Department Inspector J.E. Jacobs.......
What is your occupation?
For the U.S. Post Office Department?
How old are you?
I am 57.
What is your educational background? Did you go to high school here?
I graduated from high school in Kansas City, and went 2 years to William Jewell College at Liberty, Mo. and went
almost through my third rear in Kansas City. Went to dental college in Kansas City.
Then what did you do?
Well, all that time I was working in the post office as a clerk, and about that time the war broke out
and I went into the Postal Inspection Service in April 1942, and have been a postal inspector ever since.
Have you been in Dallas ever since then?
Mr. Holmes.No; I came here July 1, 1948. I have been here ever since.
DMN Woman's Club Tea Guests Include Brides, Visitors
/Matrimony Notice; January 21, 1947 Page 10
at another table Mrs Guy Holmes hostess to Mmes.
DMN Nacogdoches Ministers Fight Return of Racing
March 3, 1947 Page Four
The association headed by the Rev. C.F. Carrico with the Rev. Harry Holmes as treasurer
DMN U. S. Jury Bills 27 for Housing Frauds on Vets;
July 15, 1948 Page One
William O. Barnard, Estelle Gremore Payne and Ralph Gremore [defrauded] to Lee Holmes 1409 Metropolitan, $5,500 and $6, 200
Robert: In the late forties through the early fifties, Sam Holmes Jr., was a writer for the DMN
DMN Wanda Jean Holmes Becomes Harry B. Wigzell's Bride;
September 16, 1948 Page 14
and ushers were.... and K. M. Holmes, Dallas
Below is the first DMN Article, I found which specifically mentions Postal Inspector Harry Holmes
DMN Stork Takes First Inning
September 1949A 21-year old Negro woman charged with stealing, forging and cashing a $67 postal money order
didn’t show up for her preliminary hearing before the Federal commissioner, Monday.
But Postal Inspector Harry Holmes, the man who had filed the complaint said he wasn’t afraid
she would skip town.
“She’s in Parkland Hospital,” he said. “Gave birth Sunday to a baby boy.”
DMN Postal Clerk Accused of Embezzling
November 14, 1952 Page One Evidence that a Dallas postal clerk
was short $1,487 in his accounts
was uncovered by Post Office Station
Examiner Roy Cox, Postmaster J.
Howard Payne said Monday.
Payne was referring to a case involving
Jewel Hill of 1222 1/2 North Bishop.
Earlier testimony at Hill’s hearing had
indicated the missing funds were
detected by Postal Inspector Harry Holmes.
I found the item below, sort of a jolt
DMN Fishing World Series Draws Only Youths
By Kenneth Foree; November 1, 1963
[Vinson is arriving] One from Mexico and the other [Houston E. Holmes is arriving] from Michigan
“This writer drove up here with two of them, two
boys; one whose hair is shot with gray, Howard
Vinson, Irving manufacturer, and one whose hair is snowy whiteHouston E (Dooley) Holmes of Dallas and U S Steel,
who is perhaps
better known as Whispering Holmes for in normal conversation
you can seldom hear him over a mile.
DMN Artist, 47, Charged in Photo Case
; January 24, 1964
A 47 year old Richardson artist and writer was
released on $1,000 bond Thursday, after
he was charged with sending obscene photographs
through the mail.
Ben Herbert Phelper was charged with the federal
offense after three months of investigation by
Richardson police and postal inspectors.
in Germany during World War II.
Phelper told Richardson police that he sent the pictures
to a man in Mansfield, La., hoping to have the man sell them.
The Louisiana man, unknown to Phelper was a
Phelper also admitted taking 10-second pictures
and color slides of a 17 year-old girl with whom he became
acquainted while giving her $2 per-hour art lessons in 1963.
The crew-cut ruddy-faced Phelper talked softly when he
appeared before U.S Commissioner W. Madden Hill,
“I did commit the offense,” he volunteered to
US Atty. Barefoot Sanders.
He said he had written “several books”
and had aided in the production of a stage play
about his experiences as a prisoner of war
in Germany during World War II.
Phelper, who lived originally in Illinois, said he had
lived in Richardson for almost three years.
He said he wanted to sell the pictures because
he had no money.
“I don’t even have money to use a phone now” he said.
Postal Inspector H.D. Holmes said Phelper allowed
officers to search his home. Hundreds of obscene pictures
were found, he said.
Phelper was also charged with indecent exposure and
possession of obscene photographs
I cannot assume both John and Tom know the significance
of who Ben Phelper was, although he is referenced
quite a bit in earlier parts of this thread.
[ I kind of hate to get into this, but I am responsible for pointing out anything
that anyone else may not know, but Phelper connects to the dead-Secret
Service agent story.
Here is the Education Forum link to that subjecthttp://educationforu...topic=9658&st=0
But what is strange about that thread is that there is no mention
of Phelper, which may even be a good thing.
As the old Continuing Inquiry issues which referenced
Ben Phelper in the context of the dead Secret Service
Agent never seemed to lead anywhere.
I only have a couple of pages regarding the TCI material
and am not even sure what year this is all from......Confirmation of TCI Phelper/Chilton story
In March we reported about Ben Phelper, a Richardson, Texas
artist at the time of the assassination, who told of getting
advance notice of the JFK murder from a CIA agent named
Howard "Skip" G. Chilton, Jr.
Recently I came across in my files the original June 4, 1964
letter from Phelper to Greg Olds, then a Dallas newsman
referring to the incident......
I do know that in TCI Phelper's new address was
615 East Sunrise Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
[No zip code on the photo reproduction of the letter, but you can easily
find it on google maps]
All I know is the original reference
is CD 362
CHILTON, HOWARD G., JR.
Sources: CD 362-B
Mary's Comments: Member of family who own Merchants Retail Credit Association. In Ruby's notebooks was a card "From Chilton to Sovereign Club, Inc." Wife: Dale
Many WC documents sourced Merchants Retail Credit Association, most are usually prefaced with the name Birdie Sue Belcher.
Robert: Penn Jones, Jr., was a great guy, but you really have to be careful about some of the stories in TCI some are right on the money, some...are not
I do know that this is interesting to me, if for no other reason that the Florida address is near Flagler Street.
Flagler Street in the 1963 era was a known area of anti-Castro [and anti-Kennedy] figures.......
Just read anything by Richard Case Nagell, or Garrett Trapnell, and that street pops up like a jack-in-the-box.