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John Dolva

'Dallas Phone numbers in the 60's' question

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http://www.aarclibrary.org/publib/jfk/wc/w...H22_CE_1474.pdf

David S. Leventhal , IRS agent..8th floor, Corrigan Towers, 212 N St Paul st, Dallas Texas gives his phone number as RI 8-5611, extension 2466

and

http://www.jfk-online.com/price.html

"Before me, the undersigned authority, on this the 22nd day of November A.D. 1963 personally appeared Mr. J. C. Price, Address: 2602 Astor, Dallas, Age 62, Phone No. WH 1-1940. Bus. Terminal Annex, Gen. Service RI 8-5611, Ext 3105."

why does Price have a phone number ( RI 8-5611 ) the same as a building some blocks away from the post office?

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http://www.aarclibrary.org/publib/jfk/wc/w...H22_CE_1474.pdf

David S. Leventhal , IRS agent..8th floor, Corrigan Towers, 212 N St Paul st, Dallas Texas gives his phone number as RI 8-5611, extension 2466

and

http://www.jfk-online.com/price.html

"Before me, the undersigned authority, on this the 22nd day of November A.D. 1963 personally appeared Mr. J. C. Price, Address: 2602 Astor, Dallas, Age 62, Phone No. WH 1-1940. Bus. Terminal Annex, Gen. Service RI 8-5611, Ext 3105."

why does Price have a phone number ( RI 8-5611 ) the same as a building some blocks away from the post office?

John, if I am not mistaken the TERMINAL ANNEX and the POST OFFICE are two names

for the same building, on the south side of Dealey Plaza. The Post Office was in the

ground floor, and the upper floors were offices.

Jack

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Hi Jack, thank you. I didn't know about the floor differences in the PO. Any info on the building is good to come across. It's d&&n near impossible to find out anything about it. Understandabls as a federal building I suppose. In those days the central part of the building appears to have been a shaft possibly down to basement level. Presumably with fire escapes.

I was wondering about an office in Corrigan Tower and Price at the Annex apparently having same phone number. I don't know how numbers are done in those days in Dallas. It could be a mistake, or Price actually worked out of Corrigan Tower, but was stationed in the Annex. Or perhaps numbers in those days werre distributed in some way that explains it differently.

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http://www.aarclibrary.org/publib/jfk/wc/w...H22_CE_1474.pdf

David S. Leventhal , IRS agent..8th floor, Corrigan Towers, 212 N St Paul st, Dallas Texas gives his phone number as RI 8-5611, extension 2466

and

http://www.jfk-online.com/price.html

"Before me, the undersigned authority, on this the 22nd day of November A.D. 1963 personally appeared Mr. J. C. Price, Address: 2602 Astor, Dallas, Age 62, Phone No. WH 1-1940. Bus. Terminal Annex, Gen. Service RI 8-5611, Ext 3105."

why does Price have a phone number ( RI 8-5611 ) the same as a building some blocks away from the post office?

My understanding is, that in 1963 and ending I know not when; some of the entities that appeared in the U.S. Government Local section in the Dallas Business Directory Phone Book, used what could be referred to as a 'generic' [i.e. main] number. In this case, the main number was RI 8-5611. So what you had was a single number that was used to contact a whole litany of various governmental agencies; City, State and even Federal. Ostensibly, a person would place the call, an operator would answer, and then the person would give them an extension and/or name to direct their call to.

Which is why you have different individuals throughout Downtown Dallas circa 1963 with 'the same phone number,' the salient point being, that in effect, the extension 'served as the phone number, in a sense.

I would think other Forum members, familiar with this might be able to elucidate further, and correct me if I am mistaken. Hope that helps.

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Certainly it helps Robert, thank you. So, then, can one assume that Price somehow was part of a department separate from the Postal Department, and connected to the I.R.S.? I don't know any of the phone numbers of the PO building except for Prices'.

Either Price worked out of Corrigan Tower, stationed at the PO (terminal annex).

Or he had an office at the PO connected to the IRS.

Or other PO numbers will reveal that this 'prefix' number belongs to a whole group of Dallas places, with the extensions giving location.

Or?

I believe the Dallas Public Library has on the 7'th floor early 60's phone books. Could someone check please?

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Certainly it helps Robert, thank you. So, then, can one assume that Price somehow was part of a department separate from the Postal Department, and connected to the I.R.S.? I don't know any of the phone numbers of the PO building except for Prices'.

Either Price worked out of Corrigan Tower, stationed at the PO (terminal annex).

Or he had an office at the PO connected to the IRS.

Or other PO numbers will reveal that this 'prefix' number belongs to a whole group of Dallas places, with the extensions giving location.

Or?

I believe the Dallas Public Library has on the 7'th floor early 60's phone books. Could someone check please?

David S Leventhal IRS agent 212 N St Paul RI 8-5611 ext. 2466

Business Address 8th fl Corrigan Towers Leventhal last saw Ruby when he and his wife visited the Carousel Club around 1961, His WC testimony mentions re the above number "he never talked to Jack Ruby 'on this extension" he should have went into politics, he would have done well.

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...bsPageId=171723

J.C. Price Terminal Annex Bdlg Gen. Services RI 8-5611, Ext 3105

Residence 2602 Astor, Dallas, Age 62, WH 1-1940.

[J.C. Price, I saw a man run from the fence and go behind the Book Depository-- 30 minutes later gave this information to the Sheriff] WC CE 2003, p 222; Decker Exhibit 5323, p 492; Lane, Rush to Judgement p 24-25, also see interview in Rush to Judgement Film Mark Lane & Emile de Antonio.]

Leo Corrigan Real Estate 211 N. Ervay Bdlg. 17th Fl RI7-0391

Corrigan Properties Inc.

Warren Commission CE 2400 records that Mary Lewandowski, was Secretary to Leo F. Corrigan recieved a check from Jack Ruby for $500.00 on the Thursday before the assassination [11-21-63; for rent according to her statement] Corrigan's son-in-law Edwin B. Jordan owned the Stoneleigh Hotel, Tower Terrace and Maple Terrace; apparently Andre Jitcoff and George DeMohrenschildt both resided for a time at Maple Terrace according to Paul Raigorodsky's WC Testimony; if I understand correctly.

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