The Day Kennedy Was Shot Jack Jove cited pages 121-123, 318; by Bishop, Jim (1968) Jack Jove stood in the glass octagonal tower and watched the Clipper coming, head on, with about 20-degree flaps, like a dragonfly trailing a dirty veil.
It was over the skyscrapers of downtown Dallas, dropping steadily. The overhead speaker crackled and the first officer gave his call letters and said, " . . . . on final 31 right."
Jove, chief of FAA at Love Field, watched five of his men work the consoles. A radar man below had the plane on scope and said: "Okay, Pan American Clipper 729."
It was obvious to Jove that, in flight, the three presidential planes had spread further apart. They had taken off from Carswell at two-minute intervals but radar showed that the Clipper had come in a little faster; the Vice-President's AF-2 had swung wide to the right, which gave it additional space; and Colonel Swindall had climbed to 7,000 feet to ease the moderate turbulence and held the speed down to a minimum.
Mr Jove liked that. A little spacing never hurt any aircraft. He was a dark wavy-haired man with an office below the tower, but he wanted to be in the tower this time. Two weeks ago, the Air Force had sent Major Charles Nedbal to Jove to work out the entire procedure. It was a nothing flight, from nowhere to nowhere in no time, but Nedbal wanted to know where the fire trucks and ambulance would be stationed, whether they could follow the plane on an apron runway without being hit by jet blast, who would man the "Follow Me" jeep, what turns would be made, and where each of the three planes would come to rest.
He also had to know and report on departure procedures when the President had finished his Trade Mart speech; what gate; what minute of what hour; what commercial jets might be taking off or landing at Love Field at 2:45 P.M.; when he could have a weather projection for Nov. 22, 1963, and what would be the three favored flight plans direct to Bergstrom Air Force Base at Austin, Texas
..........There was a parking area for 1,666 automobiles, but it was not enough and there was contention between the police and the residents. Love was used by several airlines the main ones were American, Braniff, Delta, and Eastern. Mr Jove used his binoculars and could see mechanics on the opposite side of the field dropping work to come out on the apron.
Has anyone ever heard of this guy, Jack Jove?
Whitmeyer, Frances Raby was born February 21, 1922 and passed away April 4, 2009. Frances was born in Athens, Alabama to S.W. and Donna Raby. She graduated from Alabama Women's College in Athens. She moved to New Orleans and worked for the Lykes Steamship Co. and also for the City of New Orleans helping to translate French law into English. She later married George Whitmeyer and they moved to Germany where he was stationed after the war. They moved to Fort Worth in 1961 and then to Dallas in 1963. She pursued her love of antiques by first working for a silver dealer and eventually opening her own business in the 1960's on Sale St. and Dickason. She later moved her shop to Milam and N. Henderson. She loved the antique business and made so many friends during those years. She also was an estate appraiser. Her husband George, Sr. and her youngest son, Glenn, preceded her in death. She is survived by her son George, Jr., daughter-in-law Cindy and granddaughters Lindsey and Allison. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at Restland Memorial Park.
DMN April 19, 1978
Whitmeyer, George L., Sr., 5301
Mockingbird Lane, Survived by
wife, Frances Whitmeyer; Son,
George Whitmeyer, Jr., Glenn
Whitmeyer, Dallas; brothers
John Whitmeyer, Roselle Park, N.J.,
Victor Whitmeyer, Cranford N.J.,
sisters, Helen Arthur Kenilworth,
N.J., Louise William,
Philadelphia, Pa., Services 2:00 pm
Thursday RESTLAND WILDWOOD
CHAPEL, Greenville Ave. at
Restland Rd., Internment Restland
Memorial Park Full
military graveside service
Greenville Ave. at Restland Rd
mary ferrell's website bio of Whitmeyer,
is reposted here, "WC Vol 21, p. 578; WC Vol 24, pp. 295, 323; CIA 1642-1092 re "military assistant" to
J. Walton Moore of CIA; Dallas Morning News, Wednesday, April 19, 1978, p. 5-D.
Mary's Comments: He rode in Pilot Car in 11/22/63 motorcade. Was he the "military assistant" assigned to
assist J. Walton Moore in running the Dallas CIA office? 1963-1964 City Directories list him as
Area Commander USA Reserve Training Center. In 1963, his wife Frances Raby Whitmeyer had a gift shop
in [the Dallas] Trade Mart. There was a rumor that FBI set up command post in her shop on 11/22/63.
[Robert: i could really go places on this rumor business, if anyone really
knows the name of the shop.]
FBI 62-109060 JFK HQ File, Section 8 pg 28
Found in: FBI JFK Assassination File (62-109060)
At 3:25 pm November 24, 1963 Supervisor J.W. Burns telephonically contacted SAC Harry Maynor
of the New Orleans office with reference to the allegation of Airman Second Class Palmer McBride
who had worked with Oswald as delivery boy for Pfisterer Dental Laboratory, New Orleans, Louisiana,
from 1957 to 1958 at which time according to McBride Oswald was preaching the communist doctrine
and stated he would like to kill President Eisenhower in view of "Eisenhower's exploitation of working
Defector [pfc.] Bruce F. Davis from 18 August 1960 to 19 July 1963
after leaving the Soviet Union he was given a lie-detector test on August 9, 1963 while at
the Frankfort Post Stockade, the INTC groups are clearly shown in the document referenced
when Oswald was in the Soviet Union, he had been primarily at Minsk, whereas Davis
was at the Kiev Institute of Technology for some 34 months.
Frankfurt Joint Interrogation Center (JIC) and the 513th INTC Group APO (757) U S Forces.
this document was prepared by Clay R Sturn 66th INTC Grouphttp://www.maryferre...16&relPageId=86
Robert: Palmer McBride had met a "Lee Oswald" in 1956;
(references Warren Report, 360; CE 1386; CD 75, pp. 16, 251-254, 325, 495-498; Lee, Robert Oswald, 76)
At the time of the assassination he was "an Airman Second Class in the United States Air Force at Patrick
Air Force Base in Florida." Without expounding on the possibility of whether McBride knew "the" Lee
Oswald, or an Oswald double, what I believe can be proven to a degree, is that the document in which
McBride is referenced as saying Oswald wanted to kill Eisenhower was forwarded by the San Antonio
office of the 112th MI Group, to Dallas within a very short time after Oswald was in the custody of the
Dallas Police Department.
DMN 11-16-196510 Dallas reserve Units Included In Inactivation
By Gene Ormsby
Fourteen Army Reserve units in Dallas, including 10 in the 90th Infantry Division,
are scheduled to be inactivated immediately, Major Gen. William R. Calhoun
commander of the Eighth U.S. Army Corps said Monday in Austin.
Some 1,000 reservists are attached to these units, but one local military
source said other units may be moved in from other areas to help absorb
Dallas bases with the 90th Infantry Division which would be inactivated
by the Pentagon order include:
HEADQUARTERS DIVISION ARTILLERY; Headquarters and Headquarters
Co., 3rd Infantry Brigade; 90th Division Band; Military Police Co.;
Headquarters and Service Battery, Battery A and B of the 3rd Howitzer
Battalion, 12th Artillery; Co. D of the 790th Maintenance Battalion;
Headquarters and Headquarters Co. and Co. A of the 1st Battalion,
359th Infantry; Co. A of the 2nd Battalion 359th Infantry;
All of these units are based at the Muchert Reserve Center
10031 E. Northwest Highway, and include about 800 reservists.
Other units expected to get the ax include the 363rd Engineering
Group's Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment;
the 327th Military Intelligence Detachment (Armed Forces
Censorship) the 406th Military Intelligence Detachment
(Armed Forces Censorship) and Co. B of the 719th
Transportation Battalion, all based at the Herzog Reserve Center
at 4900 S. Lancaster.
Lt. Col. George L. Whitmeyer, deputy East Texas sector commander
said the same units were listed more than a month ago by
Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara as the ones to be disbanded.
McNamara announced at that time that the 90th Infantry Division
would be disbanded
Whitmeyer said he had not received confirmation of the orders from
Gen. Calhoun, but said they could take place in the next two to three
months. The Colonel speculated that in another location where the
unit is sharing facilities with a 90th Division unit which is being
disbanded the remaining outfit might be moved to another location,
"I hope they have something in mind to offset the loss," Whitmeyer
Dallas personnel in the abolished units may be able to transfer to
remaining reserve units to complete their military obligation,
Other alternatives include enrollment in an Army Reserve school
or transfer to National Guard units or to a ready reserve
Calhoun said the ready reserves or "select force"
will qualify members for a 50 per cent increase in drill pay
as announced by the Pentagon.
150,000 reservists and Guardsmen will compose the
full strength force.
"I do not anticipate that all Dallas personnel will find a vacancy
in other reserves of the Guard." Calhoun added. "If they cannot,
school courses leading to retirement will be made available."
Col. George Lumpkin, a member of the Dallas police force is head of the Dallas
google books The Eccentric Genius, Trammell Crow
and How He's Changed the Face of America.
by Joseph Nocera
Texas Monthly Aug 1984
page 202, By the mid-fifties Crow was the biggest warehouse builder
in Dallas and on his way to becoming the biggest in the country. But a
little of the thrill was gone; so he turned to other pursuits:
he made an ill fated attempt to build a bus line;
he began building parking garages with Eugene Locke, the well-known
attorney who would later become US Ambassador to Pakistan; he constructed
a small decorative center in the Trinity Industrial District to house a
number of rug manufacturers. And in 1956 he got involved in the project
that would mark the next big turning point in his career.
He decided to build the Homefurnishings Mart.
The Homefurnishings Mart was a unique concept for the time, the article
mentions his travels to Chicago and North Carolina; the idea which translated
to a cost of 5.6. million dollars, was so successful that by 1958,
he had to build the Dallas Trade Mart.
And on and on and on........
see google books mojo on the edge
Mother Jones Magazine May/June 1995
Help Wanted Spying on Allies
"The CIA's economic spies are currently
active in Japan, Western Europe and key
developing countries like Mexico, Brazil
India and the countries in the Middle East.
The recent spy scandal in France exposed
four U.S. diplomats and a NOC*— an American
woman working as a public relations executive
for the Dallas Market Center
international real estate mogul Trammell Crow.
She was accused of trying to recruit and bribe
French corporate and government officials
to pass technology secrets to the CIA."
* Non-official cover
The CIA Crosses Over http://motherjones.c...ia-crosses-over
Pondering the future, while wondering what became of George Orwell or
Does anyone remember that the "1984" Republican Convention was held in Dallas.As a final point to consider, insofar as
just how well the circles of who knew who
back in those days specifically pre-1963
Dallas, consider Jack Ruby and the whole
Atomic Energy issue, the following
excerpt reveals just how essential
at least a rudimentary knowledge
of Warren Commission documents
What can be gleaned is that the complexity
of understanding Lee Harvey Oswald
and Jack Ruby is made more confusing
by the lack of objective accounts
of what their motivations were,
according to their own words.
For Instance, There are multiple
assertions that "Oswald said,
he wanted John Abt to represent
him," but if you pay attention to detail
you will discover, the only assurance
we have of this is "what other people
said Oswald said;"
I believe it is far from certain that Oswald
even said that, nevertheless
the same point should be kept in mind when
reading the following excerpts from CD 732
Jack Ruby is simply a contact point for these
persons, what I believe is really interesting
is the fact that Chance-Vought is not exactly
unheard of in JFK lore
CD 732 - FBI Letter from Director of 07 Apr 1964 with Attachments; 24 pages
Letter to Lee Rankin from J Edgar Hoover
In response to your letter of March 3, 1964, a thorough search was made of all FBI records. Copies of all the records located wherein mention is made of Ruby prior to Nov. 23, 1963 have been prepared and are being forwarded to you.
Item 1 Information indicating that in March 1962 Ruby was the owner of the Carousel Club. This information was developed in connection with a survey of crime conditions in the Dallas Division.
Item 2 Information obtained from a confidential source during the course of an investigation concerning Ralph Eugene Young [3110 North Clybourn, Chicago, Ill.] which related to a possible violation of the Atomic Energy Act. The investigation was conducted in 1950.
Item 3 Information furnished by Bunny Breen.....
Item 4 Information obtained from Lt Jack Revill on July 9, 1959......
Item 5 Information obtained from......
Item 6 An interview with Jean Bostick on September 25, 1961.
Item 7 An interview with Mrs. Sue Brown on November 13, 1962
Item 8 Information submitted by Special Agent Ralph J Miles .......
Item 9 Information obtained from a confidential source.....
Item 10 The description of Jack Ruby.......
He did not furnish any information and further contacts with him were discontinued
A confidential source exhibited the records of the Ambassador Hotel which reflected that Ralph Young 3110 North Clybourn, Chicago, Ill., was registered in apartment 321, John E Wahl Engineering Co., and Russ Products Co., The source stated that had been brought to Dallas along with R. M. Piper, Fred N. Ruic, Charles Campbell, Donald Henry Mars, Leo Stukas, and Pat Henry Roethe by L. A. Robinson. It was the source's understanding that these individuals had been brought to Dallas by Robinson for employment with the Chance Vought Company.
Joyce Skillman R. H. Hopkins
LO-2841 Barba Carden, 4113 Hyer, Apartment 26
(It is to be noted that this call was to the original informant in instant matter and was dated Oct. 3, 1950 which substantiates the allegation of informant that she was called by Ralph E. Young on the morning of Oct. 3, 1950, from the Ambassador Hotel, Room 321.
also see DMN 12/16/1951Engineering Company Leases Industrial District Building;
also see CD 1100 where it states:
1950 relative to Ralph Eugene Young who was suspected of violating the Atomic Energy Act.
In October and November 1950 investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation concerning a possible violation of the Atomic Energy Act by Ralph Eugene Young and Joyce Skillman, both then residing at the Ambassador Hotel in Dallas, Texas. This investigation was instituted when one Barba Carden, 4113 Hyer Street advised Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation that she and Skillman had been hired as stenographers by a private contractor at Los Alamos, New Mexico and were leaving Dallas soon thereafter to take up this employment. Miss Carden advised she had learned through Skillman and Young that the latter was endeavoring to ascertain information concerning various activities at Los Alamos, New Mexico. On October 6, 1950, Lillian Louise Kness, room clerk at Ambassador Hotel
in Dallas, advised agents she suspected Joyce Skillman and Ralph Eugene Young of engaging in the obtaining of secret government information, based on Skillman's unusual interest in servicemen and engineers staying at the hotel and Skillman's friendliness with Young. Max Moore, Plant Protection Division, Chance-Vought Aircraft Company, Grand Prairie, Texas, advised during the course of the investigation that Young was one of several employees hired through the John E Wahl Company of Chicago, an employing agency for engineers hired by Chance-Vought. Young was hired as a draftsmen.
Ralph Eugene Young was interviewed by a Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation on October 27, 1950. He said his interest in Los Alamos was prompted by a desire to promote the formation of a new company at Los Alamos, similar to the John E. Wahl Company of Chicago. The purpose of such a company would be to furnish engineers to various companies at Los Alomos, and, in order to promote the formation of such a business, he had attempted to secure the identities of the companies at Los Alamos which were doing work which required the service of engineers. He said he had asked Joyce Skillman to obtain this information for him, as she was to be employed at Los Alamos.
Young stated he had no desire to violate any of the laws of the United States and had no interest in Los Alamos other than as stated. During the course of the above investigation it was learned that among telephone calls made by Ralph Young
was one made to HA-3654.* It was further determined that this number was to the Silver Spur Club
* For a long time I thought that there was a missing digit regarding this phone number, but what I believe
is the case, is that in this time frame , phone numbers in the Dallas area, were actually only six digits.
I am still not 100% about that, but I believe that is the case........
It also is good to remember "Oswald's alleged
signature on a register at the Atomic Energy Museum, wonder
where the inspiration for that came from....I believe it had something to do with the above lol
I have several irons in the fire, but the Tippit thread and others will be updated......
Edited by Robert Howard, 11 February 2011 - 04:55 PM.