What makes the whole Neville business such a farce on the part of the investigators
was that [the note on Western Union stationery], no-one seems to have a clue [hard to swallow] and it is full of ambiguities and raises many more questions than it answers at least in my mind.
Apparently, there is now much more to the document than what was initially discovered, it has grown significantly!
I don't believe it would be too hard to ascertain the identities of the two right wing Oklahoma individuals, that is
if they were in Oklahoma in November 1963. I seem to recall some Lee Oswald in Oklahoma documents......
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NARA Record Number: 1993.06.24.16:03:26:460800
FBI SOURCE REPORT RE WESTERN UNION CABLE SIGNED L.H.OSWALD
On April 5, 1973, a confidential source, who is a professional man, and is in a position to know, furnished a document which is described as follows:
A 4x5 inch piece of paper bearing a yellow letterhead with Western Union International Communications Cablegram imprinted thereon with the following message to one Jack
Nellville dated September 20, 1963, via Western Union Cables at Tulsa, Oklahoma.
“Meet me at Sheritan Hotel in Dallas at 4 on 9/21 PM room 567 stop expecting something big stop dash be on time dash signed L. H. Oswald.”
ADDRESSEE OF MESSAGE FROM LEE HARVEY OSWALD
Source advised he discovered this document while unloading a 14-volume set of medical books from his pick-up truck struck. Source was not certain whether this document had fallen from these particular books or had fallen into the truck from other books which he had recently collected. Source stated he had been collecting veterinary books
for the past several months in order to establish a veterinary library in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and that these books had all been contributed to him by various veterinarians in the Tulsa, Oklahoma, area. Source also advised he had previously recieved books from [ ] and [ ] both practicing veterinarians. [ ]
Tulsa, Oklahoma. Source advised that both [ ] [ ] are known to be “right-wingers” and at the local veterinary meetings these two individuals had requested to bring in speakers who would talk about Communism, law and order, and other topics completely unrelated to the veterinarian field.
Source stated they no longer attend the local veterinary meetings.
On April 5, 1973, Harold Anderson, Manager, Western Union, 15th W. 5th Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma, was shown the Western Union document without revealing its contents,
and he advised that this document appeared to him to be a Western Union memo form. Anderson stated he has been in the Western Union organization in Tulsa for 11 years, and this form became obsolete sometime during 1964 and it appears it had never been sent, or if it had been sent it may have been phoned into his office since it does not bear the Western Union stamp number or time sent. Anderson further advised that these forms may have at one time been given out for promotional purposes and also given to large companies who had extensive dealings with Western Union.
An official at Western Union, Minneapolis, Minnesota, advised on April 12, 1973 that Western Union is the central nationwide repository for Western Union money order records only. He further advised Western Union messages are not filed at any central location, but are maintained at the originating office for a period of 6 months to one year.
On April 13, 1973, John Fedak, Assistant Controller, advised the Sheraton Hotel was in existence in Dallas, Texas during 1963. He further advised registration cards from
the hotel are maintained for about 6 years. He stated there would be no registration cards from the Sheraton Hotel going back to September, 1963, and there were no
hotel records that would establish who occupied Room 567 on September 21, 1963.
A summary of residences, schools and employments for subject maintained at FBI Headquarters and the Dallas Division of the FBI, reflects information from Mrs. Ruth Paine, Irving, Texas, with whom Marina Oswald, wife of subject, was residing at the time of the assassination, who stated she drove Marina Oswald to New Orleans, Louisiana
on May 10-11, 1963 to be with subject and she returned from New Orleans with Marina Oswald on September 23, 1963.
Information from above file reflects that Mrs. Jesse James Garner, 4911 Magazine Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, had substantiated that subject Lee Harvey Oswald
resided at 4905 Magazine Street from May 9, 1963 through September 23, 1963. It is also reflected that Subject file claim with the New Orleans Division of Employment
Security on both September 17, 1963 and September 24, 1963 in person.
The above file reflects that Lee Harvey Oswald was in New Orleans on September 21, 1963 but does not specifically indicate he was in that city on September 21, 1963.
LEE HARVEY OSWALD
FBI Laboratory letter dated May 4, 1973, indicates typewriting on above noted telegram most closely resembles a Remington pica style of type used on a Cadet portable machine model 4 B. This style of type dates back to 1938. The age of this document could not be determined. FBI Laboratory letter dated May 8, 1973, noted no latent prints of value developed on submitted specimens.
May 18 1973 John M Adams Assistant Manager Washington District Office of Western Union Telegram Company (WUTC) 1405 G Street Northwest, Washington, D. C., advised that while above document could conceivably serve as a rough draft for a subsequent telegram and/or cablegram it, basically is a sheet from a Western Union International Communications type note pad then, (1963) readily available at hotels, Western Union offices, etc. But only up until, about October 23,1963, when Western Union Telegram Company was legally required to discontinue all cablegram operations, Western Union International, Inc., (WUI) came to be established as a separate company. Mr. Adams noted originating offices are required to hold file copies only to 7 months, or if charged thereafter, until paid.
On May 21, 1973, Mr. Henry G. Catucci, Vice-President for WUI Washington Operations, 2100 M Street, Northwest, Washington D,C. stated he was of the opinion such memo pads were generally available and questioned item could have been tendered as the actual text for a telegram and/or cablegram. He was of the opinion that the item in question, most likely, was simply a personal message typed for some unapparent reason and possibly passed along by some other means, rather than an actual WUTC telegram or cablegram.
On June 5, 1973, A Special Agent for the FBI contacted the following agencies regarding [ ] Jack NELLVILLE, [ ] with negative results
Pat Malloy, Records, Tulsa Police Department
Retta Cook, Records, Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office
Debra Williams, Records, Tulsa Credit Union
Robert: Then there is this little gem, from eight years earlier.
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NARA Record Number: 1993.06.19.10:33:55:870000
WESTERN UNION SENDING BLANK FOUND IN ROOM 661, PLAZA HOTEL, NEW YORK C
Mr. [Harold] Petersen advised he is an engineer with International Business Machine [IBM] and is in New York City attending an IBM award dinner [April 19, 1965]
IBM and the assassination yet again!
Edited by Robert Howard, 21 March 2012 - 09:23 PM.