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William Kelly

JFK Joint Chronology Timeline Project

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JFK JCP – JFK Joint Chronology Project

The JFK Joint Chronology Project is an attempt to combine the known chronologies of relevance to research and study the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Each chronology will be kept distinguished by color code/ font code/ or identified separately, but entwined by a computer program – and formatted so it can be searched and reformatted by request – as to times/places/subjects.

The known chronologies so far are:

- Mary Ferrell Chronologies : http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...do?docSetd=1111

- Mary Ferrell Archives – Chrono – Mexico City.

- Larry Hancock – Developed from John Martino Timeline. [Attached LHT 1a]

- William Attwood - Chrono of backchannel negotiations with Cubans at UN.

- Ira David Wood III – http://www.assassinationresearch.com/v2n1/chronol.pdf.

- W. Tracy Parnell – http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/parnel/chrono.htm.

- Bruce Campbell Adamson – http://ciajfk.com/timeline.html (DeMohrenschildt)

- Van Gosse – Cuban Timeline [Attached]

- Tippitt Timeline – (begun by Larry Harris) [Attached]

- Jack Ruby Timeline (Warren Commission/HSCA/

- Jack Ruby Timeline Revised and updated.

- Carlos Bringuier – Timeline from App of his book.

- David Atlee Phillips Timeline

- Counter-Culture Timeline 1960s – 1964.

- Other I, II, III, IV.

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Edited by William Kelly

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Counterculture Timeline: The Early Sixties: Folk Music and Idealism 1960-1963 EVENTS ARTS

1945-1962 Silent generation (Artist) born 1925-1942 continues to turn 20

1960 6th military budget 45.8 billion, 49.7% of U.S. budget

Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) formed - League for Industrial Democracy student department (origially from the Intercollegiate Socialist Society of 1905 - first president Jack London; members: Upton Sinclair, John Reed, Walter Lippman, and Young People's Socialist League)

"Between 1957 and Feb. 1, 1960, there have been sit-ins in 16 cities."

January 4 - Albert Camus (47) killed in a car crash outside Paris. The incomplete manuscript of The First Man, the autobiographical novel that Camus was working on, was found in the mud at the accident site and published by his daughter in 1995. Camus hoped that it would be his masterpiece and some critics think it is, even unfinished.

1960

MUSIC / CINEMA / PUBLISHING

Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini,

Are You Lonesome Tonight? (Elvis Presley i.e. It's Now or Never)

Green Fields

*Everly Brothers: Cathy's Clown

Drifters: Save the Last Dance for Me

Shirelles: Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?

Kathy Young and the Innocents: A Thousand Stars in the Sky

Hank Ballard: Finger Poppin' Time

& original version of The Twist

Chubby Checker, 19, records The Twist

The Ventures: Walk Don't Run

Alley-Oops

[from Rhino catalog:]

Tossin' and Turnin' / Runaway / Blue Moon / Please Mr. Postman / Mother-in-Law / The Shirelles: Will You Love Me Tomorrow / The Lion Sleeps Tonight / Bobby Vee: Take Good Care of My Baby / Quarter to Three

Joan Baez first album (on Vanguard)

Tom Lehrer Revisited album

July - Tom Lehrer gives final performance

Under the influence of Sean O'Riada, eight musicians meet in Ireland to form the Ceoltoiri Chualann; five of them later form the Chieftains.

60 television sets:

US 85 million;

Britain 10.5 million;

West Germany 2 million;

France 1.5 million

TV: The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, My Three Sons, Andy Griffith Show, Alfred Hitchcock Presents,

Ed Sullivan, Father Knows Best (final year), I've Got a Secret, Perry Mason, The Twilight Zone

Jean Paul Belmondo -&- Godard first, Breathless - U.S. hit

Hiroshima Mon Amour [1959]

Never on Sunday

Exodus

Big Deal on Madonna Street

(Psycho: Hitchcock; The Alamo with John Wayne;

The Apartment with Jack Lemmon;

Butterfield 9 with Elizabeth Taylor;

Can-Can with Frank Sinatra & Shirley MacLaine;

Cinderfella with Jerry Lewis;

Elmer Gantry with Burt Lancaster;

Spartacus with Kirk Douglas)

Last Year at Marienbad - Alain Resnais

Lisa and David

Paul Goodman: Growing Up Absurd

Black Like Me: John Howard Griffin

John Updike: Rabbit, Run

Allen Watts: Beat Zen, Square Zen, & Zen

Kerouac: Visions of Cody,

Kerouac: The Scripture of Golden Eternity

Ginsberg: Kaddish

To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

John Barth: The Sotweed Factor

Summerhill: A Radical Approach to Child Rearing - A.S. Neill

"Major poetry-world shaker",

The New American Poetry (edited by Donald M. Allen)

UK: Eddie Cochran, r&r, favorite of the Teddy Boys, dies

Lord Buckley records "Bad-Rapping of the Marquis de Sade" at the Gold Nugget in Oakland, California

March - Jean Tinguely (Swiss) - kinetic motion machine "junk sculpture" entitled "Homage to New York" is allowed to destroy itself in the garden of the New York Museum of Modern Art

Pop Art emerges (Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, Andy Warhol);

+ first public show of work by Robert Rauschenberg

Feb 1 Greensboro, N. Car.: first day of Woolworth counter "sit-in" by four freshmen college students from North Carolina A & T (Joseph McNeil, 18; Ezell Blair, Jr; Franklin McCain; and David Richmond) (after 16 similar demonstrations in the previous 3 years); [teachers: *Douglas Moore, George Thomas] arrests include: Diane Nash, John Lewis, James Bevel; by February 2, they are joined by 25 others; by February 5, by over 300.

Feb 13 France becomes the fourth nuclear power

By Feb 16 Civil rights sit-in's have spread to 15 cities in North & South Carolina, Florida, Virginia, & Tennessee; by February's end, 31 Southern cities in 8 states

Feb Media discovers that Tennessee Negro sharecroppers who have been evicted from their farms for registering to vote are forming "Freedom Village" tent cities

March Montgomery, Alabama: denied ability to join sit-ins for fear of jeopardizing the state support of their college; half the student body of Alabama State sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" on the state capitol steps & march back to campus; their leaders are expelled.

Civil rights sit-in's at lunch counters in northern cities; also in 40 new cities in Georgia, West Virginia., Texas, Arkansas

March 3 Elvis Presley leaves army after end of service

March 19 South Africa: Sharpeville Massacre (at new pass law demo): police open fire on South Africans burning id. cards; 63 shot in the back, 13,000 jailed; African National Congress (ANC) and Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) banned; Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe, founding president of the Pan Africanist Congress, sent to prison.

About 11 African countries gain their independence from April 1960 - April 1961

Apr 2-3 Nearly 100 student sit-in'rs from 19 states attend workshop at Highlander School; Guy Carawan teahces them 1930s labor songs: We Shall Not Be Moved, Keep Your Eyes on the Prize, This Little Light of Mine, We Shall Overcome

April 8 Odetta at Carnegie Hall

by April

mid April Sit-ins in 54 cities in nine states [Gitlin]

50,000 students have participated in sit-ins [Democracy Is In The Streets]

April 15 Nearly 150 students from nine states meet in North Carolina with Ella Baker, James Lawson & MLK & form SNCC ("April 17")

April 21 Senate passes Civil Rights Act

April 28 Alan Haber & SLID/SDS host first conference on Human Rights at the University of Michigan; Farmer & Harrington speak

April California: Protests against the death sentence for Caryl Chessman (executed May 2)

May 1 Francis Gary Powers shot down in U-2 over USSR (public discovers spy flights have been routine)

May 6 Civil Rights Act signed by ??

May 13 SLATE sit-in outside HUAC hearings (San Francisco City Hall), police attack 200 protestors --> on national TV

May - early All 160 million Americans participate in the seventh national air-raid alert

May 9 First oral contraceptive, Enovid, licensed

May Payola Scandel (radio)

June 13 Newsweek: apathy of students - get this xx

June Baez & Seeger sing at Newport Folk Festival, which is ended with a hootenanny

summer? Holiday magazine: Kerouac

"mid-year": Malcolm X starts Muslim newspaper "Mohammed Speaks"

summer Gerde's Folk City in Greenwich Village starts holding Monday night hootenannys

University of Michigan Daily editor Tom Hayden, having read Kerouac's On the Road, hitchhikes to California & meets SLATE members in Berkeley

Trailways & several southern department store chains desegregate their lunch counters

mid-1960 Sidney Cohen's survey of 5,000 individuals who had taken LSD 25,000 times concludes it is safe

Aug 9 Timothy Leary, 39, tries psilocybin mushrooms in Cuernavaca

Aug 16 Beatles leave for their first trip to Hamburg, Germany (Lennon, 19, is the oldest)

fall

7th Back at University of Michigan, Hayden founds VOICE

Leary returns to Harvard, secures a supply of psilocybin from Sandoz, & starts the Harvard Project; also makes contact with Huxley and his group: Gerald Heard (Huxley's friend from England's Bloomsbury group), Humphrey Osmond (English psychiatrist in Canada), Al Hubbard

Fall: France - the war in Algeria had been going on for six years. Circles of independent leftists who actively supported the FLN. Some ferried arms, men, money and papers for the Algerians. Called the Jeanson Network, the heart of the group was arrested and was to go on trial on September 6, 1960. The day before, the text of what was to come to be known as the Manifesto of the 121 was released. It calls on draftees to refuse to fight in the Algerian War, cosigners include Simone de Beauvoir & Jean Paul Sartre

Oct 12 Khruschev bangs shoe on desk at the U.N.

Oct 19 MLK & 35 students choose jail after arrest for sit-in requesting service at the snack bar of Atlanta's Rich's department store

Oct 25 MLK, held over on old traffic ticket charges, is denied bail & sentenced to four months hard labor

Oct 26 JFKennedy calls Coretta King & RFK call helps MLK's release (& JFK p.r.)

November President Eisenhower tries to cut US foreign military spending causing gold drain,

warns against power of the "military-industrial complex";

US sends troops to Nicaragua & Guatemala

Nov 2 Charles Van Doren is among 13 contestants on television show "21" admits producers of the TV quiz game "Twenty-One" fixed the show by providing him with questions and answers. He was later arrested for perjury for earlier testifying the opposite.

Nov 8 John FKennedy defeats Nixon - (JFK was 43, the youngest President ever)

with 40% margin among Negro voters in key states, who shifted from 40 to 70% Democratic since the 1956 election

Nov 12 Lord Buckley dies [get more xx]

Nov 13 Sammy Davis Jr marries Swedish actress Mai Britt

December Boynton vs. Virginia: Supreme Court prohibits segregation in waiting rooms & restaurants serving interstate bus passengers

Birth control pills (Enovid) go on sale in the US [when were I.U.D.s?? - around 1962 also]

Dec 20 Look: The Explosive Generation (special issue) - editor George Leonard - get this xx

1960 when? The Place & The Co-Existence Bagel Shop close in San Francisco's North Beach:

"The Place" at 546 Grant was an underground Bohemian hangout from the 40s to the 60s. It was a center for showing underground painters (e.g. Wally Hedrick projected early liquid-light shows on the walls, and paintings by Robert LaVigne and Jy Defco hung here). "The Place" was managed by Knute Stiles and Leo Krikorian, both Black Mountain College alumni. What started as Dada Night evolved in the late 50s into Blabbermouth Night, an open social forum.

1398 Grant Avenue was the site of the Co-Existence Bagel shop where a delicatessen "collided" with a beer-joint-hangout and news center. It was immortalized by Bob Kaufman in Bagel Shop Jazz who describing its regulars as "shadow people mulberry-eyed girls in black stockings, smelling vaguely of mint jelly turtle neck angel guys coffee-faced ivy Leaguers whos Harvard was a Fillmore District step." Sadly, the shop closed in 1960. North Beach Video is the current occupant. http://www.hotelboheme.com/sanfran/tour.html

1961 - Coffee and Confusion was at 1339 upper Grant Avenue

Congress investigates Teamsters Union

April 1959 to April 1961: Eleven African countries declare independence

1961 - Nineteen new nations emerge in Africa

?? Jane Jacobs organizes first successful urban renewal revolt (over West Greenwich Village)

Construction began on Leisure World, Seal Beach, southern California, the first major planned retirement community of its type in the US; first residents moved in in 1962.

1961

7th The Village Vanguard in New York is a famous jazz venue, including "John Coltrane's most stirring moments on stage".

Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon turn 20 1961

MUSIC / CINEMA / PUBLISHING

The Twist -> #1 record for the second time

(-> Watusi, Hully-Gully, Stop & Swim, Mashed Potato +)

Michael Row the Boat Ashore, Moon River, Big Bad John,

Hit the Road Jack, Little Sister, Barbara Ann, Dion: Runaround Sue, Where the Boys Are, Ricky Nelson: Travelin Man, The Dovells: Bristol Stomp,

Roy Orbison: Crying, Neil Sedaka: Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen, The Marvelettes: Please Mr. Postman, Chris Kenner: I Like It Like That,

Ben E. King: Stand by Me, Elvis Presley: Surrender, Bobby Vee: Take Care of My Baby

Surf guitarist Dick Dale "Let's Go Trippin'" becomes a hit

Beach Boys formed, Hawthorne, California

Bob Gibson, inspired to perform after seeing Pete Seeger in concert in 1954, with Hamilton Bob Camp records the first gold album of the folk boom, "Gibson and Camp at The Gate of Horn". "Live at the Gate of Horn," became one of the era's must-have records.

Joan Baez: second album - goes gold

Where Have All the Flowers Gone - Pete Seeger

Ramblin' Jack Elliot starts

Judy Collins first album

TV: Ben Casey, The Defenders, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Dr. Kildare, The Untouchables

Breakfast At Tiffany's, West Side Story [rechck-have as earlier]

Truffaut: Jules et Jim

Kurosawa: Yojimbo

Godard: A Woman Is a Woman (his 3rd feature) - also with Belmondo

Kerouac, Ginsberg, etc: Pull My Daisy (movie)

(Babes in Toyland with Annette Funicello, Back Street, Blue Hawaii with Elvis Presley,

El Cid, The Errand Boy with Jerry Lewis, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse,

The Guns of Navarone, West Side Story)

Salinger's Franny and Zooey published as a book

Baldwin: Nobody Knows My Name

Eric Berne: Transactional Analysis in Psychotherapy

Carl Rogers: On Becoming A Person

Robert Heinlein: Stranger in a Strange Land

John Lilly: Man and Dolphin

Jane Jacobs: The Death and Life of Great American Cities

Miller's Tropic of Cancer finally legally published in US

African Genesis - Robert Ardrey

Harvard ?Student Union's first edition of Let's Go!

Alan Watts speaking on campuses around US

July - Michael Murphy and Dick Price open Esalen Institute in Big Sur

Jan Kennedy Inauguration speech

Bob Dylan, 19, shows up in Greenwich Village, plays harmonica for Fred Neil,

performs at Izzy Young's Folklore Center on January 28;

January 29 - visits Woody Guthrie in the hospital;

end of January, performs at The Wha?

Beatles debut at the Cavern Club - Lennon (21), McCartney (19), Harrison (18)

Atlanta civil rights demonstrations

(Life magazine: President Kennedy calls attention to Bomb Shelters)

Patrice Lumumba, African nationalist leader, first prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, assassinated

Feb 1 (First anniversary of the Greensboro sit-in): demos all across the south, including Nashville movie theater desegregation campaign (which sparks similar demos in 10 other cities); nine students arrested at lunch counter in Rock Hill, South Carolina choose to take 30 days hard labor on a road gang; the next week, four other students repeat the sit-in, also choose jail.

(between Jan & May): University of Georgia: riots against admission of first two Negro students

Feb Dylan performs at The Commons, The Gaslight, The Limelight, The Lion's Head, The Mill's Tavern, Art D'Lugoff's Village Gate, etc. - Feb 13 - Gerdes Folk City

Feb 18 Bertrand Russell, 89, & Committee of 100 lead march of 20,000 & sit-down of 5,000 in anti-nuclear demonstration outside U.K. Defense Ministry; Russell is jailed for 7 days

March (early) Richard Alpert takes psilocybin as part of the Harvard Project

March President John F. Kennedy

March 1 - calls for creation of the Peace Corps

March 21 - increases military aid to Indochina (= South Vietnam)

March 28 - initiates 17 billion dollar nuclear missile program

March Pete Seeger finally called to trial for HUAC silence

spring Beatles back in Hamburg

Apr 9 (Sunday) hundreds of folkniks fight police because banned from Washington Square Park;

10 arrested

Apr 11 - 23 Dylan does first billed performance at Gerde's Folk City: two weeks opening for John Lee Hooker

"MImi Baez and Joan Baez meet Dylan at Folk City on April 10"

Apr 12 USSR launches spacecraft Vostok ("east"): first man in space: Yuri Gagarin (27) - world's first piloted space mission.

Apr 13 East Germany begins constructing the Berlin Wall (? see Aug. 13, 1961)

Apr 16 ? (one week after Apr 9) rally of 500 at Judson Memorial Church (re Washington Square Park banning)

Apr

17 -25 Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba:1400 Cubans trained in the U.S. attempt to invade Cuba & are defeated by forces led by Castro

Apr 23 ? ("two weeks later" was this Apr 30?) 2,000 demonstrate in Washington Square Park

Apr 30 A? ("one week later") another near riot Washington Square Park

---> adverse decision by state Supreme Court

May President Kennedy calls for 12,000 new Marines, the training of new anti-guerilla units ("Special Forces"/"Green Berets"), and tripling of funds for fallout shelters & other

civil defense programs

May 4 James Farmer & CORE leads Freedom Rides (biracial groups ride interstate buses & use station facilities to challenge non-?observance of 1957 & 1960 civil rights legislation

May 7 ? ("one week later") Washington Square Park: singing without instruments

[how was this resolved?]

May 14 First Freedom bus attacked & burned outside Anniston, Alabama & riders beaten

May 16 SNCC students replace CORE riders

May 21 Mobs attack First Baptist Church, Montgomery, Alabama

May 25 First American in space: Alan Shepard (blast off May 5)

Montgomery, Alabama: violence breaks out Negro and white

May 28 Amnesty International founded (by English lawyer Peter Benenson & friends) with notice in the London Observer and the Paris Le Monde ["founded October 15, 1962"]

June President Kennedy first summit (Vienna) with USSR's Nikita Khrushchev

"diplomatic setback": Khrushchev threatens to take over West Berlin

Nearly 200 more arrested & jailed (Montgomery, Alabama??)

July 21 Second American in space: Grissom

Aug 6 A sit-down demonstration took place at a US Polaris Base in which 20,000 people attended a rally and 5,000 sat down and risked arrest. On August 6, 1961 ("Hiroshima Day") they met at Hyde Park, and Russell (88) illegally used a microphone. He was arrested and convicted of inciting the public to civil disobedience; his sentence was commuted to one week.

August 7 Bob Moses (& SNCC) begins first voter registration school in Mississippi (McComb, Fayette County)

August USSR announces reumption of nuclear tests in the atmosphere

Aug 13 East German border guards begin construction of Berlin Wall (huh? see 1960 April)

Aug 29 Bob Moses beaten while trying to register two voters in Liberty

Sept 26 Dylan plays Gerde's Folk City in Greenwich Village (with the Greenbriar Boys), gets first review in the New York Times by Robert Shelton ("20-Year-Old Singer Is Bright New Face at Gerdes Club").

Sept 17 U.K.: March & sit-down, Parliament Square: large numbers & many arrests (while Russell in jail)

Sept 24 Herbert Lee, 52, local Negro leader & freedom school attendee, Fayette City, shot by State Rep. Hurst (check) xx

Oct 4 Mass arrest of 3 SNCC members & 110 Negro high school students praying on McComb City Hall steps in protest of Lee's slaying & suspension of two Freedom Riders - ends SNCC voter registration project

Oct The Twist is still the rage and Chubby Checker leaves for European tour

SLATE leads vigil against resumption of nuclear testing by US & USSR;

50,000 women around US demonstrate against the resumption of nuclear testing

Oct 11 Tom Hayden & Paul Potter beaten on visit to voter registration activities

Nov 1

(Nov 6

Bel Air

fire) Women Strike for Peace

Tennessee: state auctioneers selling off Highland (?Folk Center)

Pushed through by the Kennedys, ICC rules against interstate segregation go into effect - demonstrations throughout the south

Nov 9 Brian Epstein first sees the Beatles at The Cavern, Liverpool

Dec 9 U.K.: Committee of 100 (w Russell) demos at various U.S. air & nuc bases

Dec

10-15 SNCC Freedom Rider test of ICC ruling in Albany, Georgia leads to five days of arrests of 469/500/700 students for marching around city hall. Some 350 choose to stay in jail as part of the Albany movement.

Dec 11 First two U.S. Army helicopter units land in South Vietnam

Dec 16 MLK arrested Albany, Georgia with some 250 more demonstrators

Dec

23-30 Saturday Evening Post: "Youth - The Good Generation": the typical young person

"shows few symptoms of frustration, and is most unlikely to rebel or involve

himself in crusades of any kind. . . . The United States has bred a generation

of nice little boys and girls who are just what we have asked them to be."

1961

when? HUAC film: Operation Abolition depicting SLATE activities in Berkeley draws activists to Berkeley

1961-1962 Saturday Evening Post and Playboy: Malcolm X - xx

1962

when? "The East Village, with blacks, comes into being around Tompkins Square western border: Cooper Square" - Hettie Jones

Bitter End - Tuesday night Hoots

Cesar Chavez (Ce/sar Cha/vez) starts NFWA in Delano with his own savings for 300,000 migratory farmworkers

Gideon case: all people accused of serious crimes have a right to be represented by counsel

Amelia Newell opens her land at Gorda Mountain, Big Sur for the first open-land commune (at its peak in 1967, 200 people lived there; ended 1968)

Sierra Club protests building of dams that would flood Grand Canyon 1962

MUSIC / CINEMA / PUBLISHING

Let Me In, Wah-Watusi, Mashed Potato, He's a Rebel (Gene Pitney/The Crystals), Lonely Tear Drops, Girl From Ipanema, Elvis: Return to Sender,

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons: Big Girls Don't Cry, The Drifters: Up on the Roof

Neil Sedaka: Breaking Up Is Hard to Do, Little Eva: The Loco-Motion,

June 2: Isley Bros: Twist and Shout

Sam Cooke: Twisting the Night Away

*Everly Brothers: Crying in the Rain

*Beach Boys: Surfin' (Dec 1961) & Surfin' Safari

Dick Dale: Surfer's Choice

[Rhino:] Duke of Earl / Soldier

Boy / Sheila / Joey Dee & the Starliters: Peppermint Twist Part 1 / Dion: The Wanderer / Johnny Angel / Palisades Park

(September 4-11 Beatles first recording; December: Love Me Do is on British charts, followed by Please Please Me; a week later Please Please Me first album released)

Peter, Paul and Mary at the top of the charts;

Ian & Sylvia first record (from Canada)

Little Boxes - Malvina Reynolds

Vaughn Meader doing JFK improvisations

TV: Beverly Hillbillies, Leave It to Beaver (final year)

UK: That Was The Year That Was

Fellini: Boccaccio ?70

Lolita

To Kill a Mockingbird with Gregory Peck

Knife in the Water - Roman Polanski

Abraham Maslow: Toward a Psychology of Being

Harrington: The Other America

Kerouac: Big Sur

Rachael Carson: Silent Spring

Miller: Tropic of Capricorn

Ken Kesey: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Aldous Huxley: Island (utopian community)

Alan Watts: The Joyous Cosmology

?Adelle Davis: Exploring Inner Space

Euell Gibbons: Stalking the Wild Asparagus

Aug 9 - Herman Hesse dies, nearly unknown to U.S. readers

John Lilly article on dolphin research in Science magazine

Findhorn Foundation (Scotland) founded

Feb 7 First U.S. Army support companies arrive in Saigon

Feb

16-17 Boston SANE & fledgling SDS hold first anti-nuclear march on Washington; 4000-8000 show up

Feb 20 First (person?) (American) to orbit earth: John Glenn

F? M? Baker v. Carr: one man/one vote

Mar? Harvard Psilocybin Project challenged (meanwhile Leary has discovered LSD)

[? page 162 - Storming Heaven, & page 163 - see]

Mar March 9: Life Magazine: Folk singers and their fans - ABC's Hootenanny television show

Bob Dylan: first album out

Strategic Hamlet program started in Vietnam

Mar? (14 months after JFK in office) military budget up 9 billion

Apr (Dylan writes Blowin in the Wind)

Apr 6 First Hootenanny television show - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor #1

The Limeliters: "I Had a Mule," "Wake Up, Dunia," "The Riddle Song." Bud & Travis: "Raspberries, Strawberries," "Delia's Gone." Bob Gibson: "Good News," "Yes I See" (with the Limeliters). Bonnie Dobson: "She's Like a Swallow," "Fare Thee Well" (with Bob Gibson). FINALE: "Mary Don't You Weep" (Saturdays, 8:30 pm EST) - runs 13 weeks, until April 25,1964

Apr 11 Beatles back to Hamburg to play at the Star-Club (to June 4)

Apr 26 Vanessa Redgrave (among others) speaks at Bertrand Russell's Committee of 100 anti-nuclear weapons demonstration at Air Ministry in London [?=Trafalgar Square]

[Date checked by Dennis Pearson - Sources: Michael Kohlman: Sobel, Lester A. Facts on File Yearbook 1962. New York: Facts on File Inc. 1963:137. / Tarik Husain: Redgrave, Vanessa. Vanessa Redgrave. New York: Random House. 1994.]

Apr 27 Los Angeles Negro uprising (according to "Eyes on The Prize"): Griffith Park - 200 youths vs police arresting one for horseplay on a merry-go-round

May Pete Seeger's charges finally reversed (for HUAC silence)

Jn12-16 Port Huron Statement (SDS)

summer Neal Cassady visits Ken Kesey at Perry Lane, having read "One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest"

Jamaica, Trinidad, & Tobaga become independent

first doubts about LSD research start to surface

(35 Harvards meet at Hotel Catalina in Zihuatanejo)

July - Thalidomide in the news

July 10 Martin Luther King & Abernathy choose to go to jail for their part in December Albany demonstrations

July 12 Unidentified Negro man (secretly sent by JFK) pays MLK's fine

July 19 First tv picture crosses Atlantic ocean by Telstar satellite

July 27 Martin Luther King back in jail (to Aug 10)

Aug Ban the Bomb demos UN, London, Helsinki, Tokyo, Hiroshima;

Women's Strike for Peace (End the Arms Race, Not the Human Race)

Aug 4 Sat eve: Marilyn Monroe dies at 36 (? of drug o.d.??)

fall Leary founds International Foundation for Internal Freedom (IFIF) to promote LSD research & publish The Psychedelic Review; IFIF rents two houses in Newton as "Freedom House"s

Sept SNCC voter registration drive leaders in Georgia sniped at & churches burned & Mississippi (Ruleville)

Sept 30 -Oct 1 JFK calls out troops to allow James Meredith to become the first Negro admitted to University of Mississippi (troops stay until late summer 1963, after Meredith has his degree)

(Dylan writes Oxford Town)

Oct 22 Vaughn Meader tapes The First Family album

Oct

22-28 President Kennedy's Cuban Missile Blockade

(after 10 months of CIA's Operation Mongoose)

JFK quarantines Cuba, demanding removal of Soviet missiles

WORLD COMES CLOSEST EVER TO NUCLEAR WAR

(Dylan writes A Hard Rains A-Gonna Fall)

Nov Nixon loses for governor for California (to incumbent Pat Brown)

First Berkeley sit-in against racial discrimination at Mel's Drive-in, San Francisco & demos around the country and the south

Nov 23 Joan Baez on the cover of Time magazine

Dec Mariner 2 sends photos of Venus

Bob Dylan's first trip to England

1962 when? JFK announces the US would unilaterally stop nuclear tests in the atmosphere,

which began the cycling down of the arms race until JFK left office

1962 when? Nuclear non-proliferation pact

1963-1980 Baby boomer generation (Prophet) born 1943-1960 turns 20

1963 Height of the Mods and Rockers in UK (according to Quadrophenia)

Robert Mangalise Sobukwe is detained after completion of three-year sentence by a special Act of Parliament, and transferred from Pretoria to Robben Island prison. The Act is renewed yearly until 1969, when he was finally released, sent to Kimberley, a place where he had never lived before, and kept under house arrest until his death in 1978. John Vorster, then minister of the country, said of Sobukwe, 'He is a man with magnetic personality, great organising ability and a divine sense of mission.'

1963?? Life? Look?: A College Majority - Dropouts - Six out of ten leave college before they graduate - most by the end of their sophomore year . . . cannot seem to leave the vicinity of the campus, fill cheap apartments . . . whole colonies of dropouts spring up; one student asked, 'What's wrong with hanging around? My God - they're the only real students at the college.' "

Equal Pay for Equal Work law passed

1963

MUSIC / CINEMA / PUBLISHING

(Sam Cooke: Another Saturday Night, The Ronettes: Be My Baby, Beach Boys: Be True to Your School,

The Crystals: Da Doo Ron Ron & Then He Kissed Me, Leslie Gore: It's My Party,

The Angels: My Boyfriend's Back, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons: Walk Like a Man)

Beach Boys: Surfin' USA & Surfer Girl (with Little Deuce Coupe)

Jan & Dean: Surf City

Ventures: Surfing

Chris Kenner: Land of 1000 Dances

PT 109 (what year?)

LIVERPOOL!

Beatles: first album and Feb. 1- "Please, Please Me" #1 in UK (not yet known in US??)

[Rhino:] Louie Louie / Sugar Shack / He's So Fine / It's My Party / Easier Said Than Done / Walk Like a Man / My Boyfriend's Back / Little Stevie Wonder: Fingertips

Hello Muddah, The Singing Nun;

Guantanamara, If I Had a Hammer, Puff the Magic Dragon, ?Charlie off the MTA?

*Freewheelin' Bob Dylan with "Blowin in the Wind"

Peter, Paul, and Mary:

August: Blowin' in the Wind

is #5 in 10th week on Billboard magazine's Hot 100, sixth week in the Top 10, was at #2 two weeks before./ covers by Peter, Paul & Mary & many others.

There But For Fortune - Phil Ochs

Chad Mitchell Trio (with John Denver)

Tom Paxton: The Last Thing on My Mind (?album)

Dave Van Ronk gets recorded

Judy Henske records three albums

Buffy Sainte-Marie: It's My Way (1st album) with Universal Soldier

Bo Diddley first album

Otis Redding first album

Little Stevie Wonder

(Bunny Wailer, Marley, Tosh start playing together).

Merle Haggard cuts first records, launches "Bakersfield Sound" with Buck Owens.

Misssissippi John Hurt, 1920s bluesman, rediscovered and performs at festivals (Son House & Skip James also).

TV: Buddy Dean show (?Philadelphia?) - canceled rather than integrate

Fellini: Eight and a Half

(The Great Escape, Cleopatra, From Russia With Love)

Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, directed by Kubrick

Alfred Hitchcock films The Birds in Bodega Bay, California

Mary MacCarthy: The Group

Book of the Hopi - Frank Waters

Betty Friedan: The Feminine Mystique

James Baldwin: The Fire Next Time + Notes of a Native Son

John Cage: A Year From Monday

Vonnegut: Cat's Cradle (ice 9)

Leary +: The Psychedelic Experience (version of the Tibetan Book of the Dead/Bardo Thodol)

J. D. Salinger: Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters, and Seymour: An Introduction

Pier Avenue Junior High in Hermosa Beach, California

hosts US's first skateboarding competition

(My Fair Lady, Mary Poppins)

(The Umbrellas of Cherbourg)

(Tom Jones - UK)

[Gitlen:] 1963: 930 civil rights demonstrations in at least 115 cities in eleven southern states; over 20,000 arrested.

Jan Albama Gov. Wallace's "Segregation Forever" speech at inauguration

Feb 20 Greenwood, Miss: SNCC Voter Registration headquarters

& 4 Negro businesses burned

Feb 28 Jimmy Travis, 20, Bob Moses & Randolph Blackwell, returning from V E Project meeting, shot at

March shootings & burnings in Greenwood & arrests & Republicans introduce stronger civil rights

legislation into Congress

Apr 3 Birmingham: sit-ins & demos begun by SCLC & volunteers

Apr 11 Birmingham, Alabama city officials (including Bull Connor) obtain injunction against any demonstrations

Apr 12 Dylan's first major concert - Town Hall, New York City

April 12-20 Martin Luther King & Abernathy go to jail in Birmingham for marching in defiance of the injunction

Apr 14 Easter Sunday SANE, New York City "Peace Walk"

May? Dylan tapes John Birch Society Blues for the Ed Sullivan tv show (censored)

May 1 - Dylan interviewed by Studs Terkel

& in last Time magazine issue in May

May 2 Birmingham: 958 children go to jail for marching

May 3 Connor orders fire houses & dogs turned on children marching out of the 16th St Baptist Church in Birmingham to keep them from marching out of the "Negro section"

May 6 (Mon) Birmingham: 1000 children & adults arrested, making a total of about 2500 (Ella Baker, Dave Dellinger, James Forman, Dick Gregory, Guy & Candie Carawan, Joan Baez in Birmingham)

May 7 Thousands of Negro children enter downtown "white" Birmingham

May 8 Buddhist uprisings against Diem start in Hue

May 9? Meetings between white & Negro leaders negotiate an end to much of Birmingham segregation

May 11 (Sat) KKK rally just outside of Birmingham and bombing of A.D. King's home & Gaston Motel,

followed by riot around the motel area

May 16 - xxx Sit-ins & marches throughout the south next 10 weeks: 758 demonstrations,

14,733 arrests - in 186 cities (throughout June & July)

May Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (with Blowin in the Wind)

Joan Baez and Bob Dylan sing at Monterey Folk Festival, and Baez starts introducing Dylan at her concerts

May

15-16 L. Gordon Cooper makes 22 orbits of earth in a Mercury spacecraft -

http://www.spaceline.org/flightchron/mercuryma9.html

May 28 Medgar Evers gets agreement of negotiations in Jackson which is then withdrawn; 4 students & professor harassed during sit-in at Woolworth's lunch counter

May 31 600 children arrested for marching [Jackson?? or Birmingham?]

June 1 First Buddhist monk, Quang Duc (73) immolates self in Vietnam

June Leary quits Harvard; Alpert fired

Bob Dylan's Blowin in the Wind in the top 10

Demonstrations & arrests - Tallahasee, North Carolina

June ?1 Saturday Review: They Split My Personality (negative on LSD) - get?

[June 1 46:39 (& July 6 46:43-5)]

June 5 First Negro student enters University of Mississippi law school (without incident)

June 9 Arinell Ponder of SCLC & 5 students arrested & beaten for using white Trailways bathrooms, Winona, Miss.

June 11 Cambridge, Md: 25 arrested outside courthouse; firehoses in Danville, Va send 48 of 65 demos to hospital;

Gov. George Wallace, trying to fulfill campaign promise to "stand in the schoolhouse door" to halt integration, is confronted by Alabama National Guard, placed under Federal control by JFKennedy

Two Negro students quietly registered at University of Alabama

JFKennedy television speech promises Civil Rights bill, Southern Democrats vow to block

June 12 Medgar Evers (NAACP Field Sec) shot dead, Jackson, Mississippi, on arrival at his home

(Dylan writes Only a Pawn in their Game)

Buddhist monk Trich Quan Duc publicly immolates himself, Saigon

summer Leary hosts Freedom House groups in Zihuatanejo, Mexico & is forced to move on to Dominica & then Antigua (ck Time mag)

[The movie "Dirty Dancing" is set in summer of 1963]

July Dylan, Peter Seeger and Burl Ives visit & sing in field outside Greenwood, Mississippi

July (end) Newport Folk Festival: 37,000 attend, debut for many new folk musicians, including Bob Dylan (introduced by Joan Baez)

---> start of Hootenanny fad

In the following months Dylan appears with Baez at numerous concerts

Aug 3

3-4 Beatles farewell show at the Cavern Club

[Picketers in Torrance, California and other places]

Aug 27 Look magazine: The real folk singers: Miram Makeba; Chad Mitchell Trio; Peter, Paul, and Mary; Burl Ives; The Weavers; Theodore Bikel; Kingston Trio; Brothers Four; the Limeliters; the New Lost City Ramblers; Lester Flatt; Earl Scruggs; Bill Monroe; Doc Watson; Odetta; "Lightnin' Sam" Hopkins; "Big Bill" Broonzy; Leadbelly; John Lee Hooker; Harry Belafonte; Jean Ritchie; Bob Dylan; Pete Seeger; Joan Baez; Woody Guthrie.

Aug 28 MLK's I Have a Dream speech, Wash DC Civil Rights March

200,000 / 300,000 - 500,000 / 210,000 - 250,000+

(JoanBaez, Odetta, Josh White, SNCC Freedom Singers, Peter, Paul & Mary, Dylan perform; also Marlon Brando, Charlton Heston, Paul Newman, Harry Belafonte, Marian Anderson, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Diahann Carroll)

Sept? Negative pieces on Leary/Alpert firing appear in Esquire, Saturday Evening Post, Look (get?)

mid-Sept Timothy Leary, Richard Alpert, and other Harvard alumni LSD-researchers move to the Hitchcock's estate in Millbrook, New York (+ The Psychedelic Exp going to printer)

fall Time mag on IFIF - get?

Sept Birmingham fights over school integration

Sept 10 20 Negro children integrated into Birmingham schools

Sept 13 Wallace announces candidacy for president

Sept 15 Sixteenth Street Baptist church in Birmingham bombed, killing four young Negro female Sunday School students (Addie Mae Collins 14, Denise McNair 11, Carol Robertson 14, Cynthia Wesley 11)

Oct 7 JFKennedy signs Atomic / Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, first disarmament agreement of the nuclear age (banned atmospheric tests? in space & beneath the sea)

Oct 9 JFKennedy announces negotiations for the first wheat sale to USSR

Oct Dylan and Baez at the Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles

Oct 13 Beatles at London Palladium shown on television; media discovers Beatlemania

("I Want to Hold Your Hand is #1 in UK) (Lennon is 23)

Nov 1 Vietnam: Military junta overthrows and assassinates Diem

Nov early: "Freedom Vote" 90,000 Mississippi Negroes "vote" (in parallel election organized by SNCC) for the first time

Nov Beatlemania UK to January 1964

Dylan at Carnegie Hall and Newsweek article

Playboy: Allen Harrington's account of LSD session

& Huxley's last piece on the psychedelic dream - get?

Leary's IFIF mutates into Castalia

Nov end JFKennedy plans withdrawal/withdraws 1000 of 17,000 advisors in Vietnam, quietly opens a dialogue with Castro's Cuba, and pursues detente with the USSR (Hayden)

16,000 troops in Vietnam

Nov 22 President John Fitzgerald Kennedy assassinated,

Lyndon Baines Johnson sworn in as President;

schools and businesses close for days while people watch television coverage of the events and the funeral on November 25

also Aldous Huxley dies, on LSD

Nov 24 Lee Harvey Oswald, under arrest for killing Kennedy, is assassinated

LBJ signs national security memorandum stating US goal in Vietnam is helping the Saigon government to a military "victory"

Dec 24 3000 girls at Beatles Christmas show at the Astoria Cinema, London

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Larry Hancock’s Timeline – for “Someone Would Have Talked.”

Updated version included in latest edition of the book.

Thanks to Larry for all the hard work he's put into this.

JFK TIMELINE (S) = Speculation (Q) = Questionable

PRE-ASSASSINATION

1911 John Martino born in Atlantic City, NJ

1921 Martino arrested for gambling activities

1935 Martino moves to Miami; arrested for running a lottery

1942 Howard Burris graduates West Point as Second Lt.

1943 Howard Burris commands bomber units in England and France; completes two tours

1943 Martino moves to Long Island NY

‘43-47 Delk Simpson is Exec for Air Inspector, inspects every major air command and base

1945 Martino convicted for loan sharking; involved in racing sheets and

associated with Racketeers. Partner in electronics business which

maintains and repairs slot and vending machines for casinos as well

as totalizing machines for race tracks

1945 Burris is Headquarters Commandant, Continental Air Command

1946 Col. Howard Burris marries Barbara Jester, daughter of Texas Governor B. Jester

1946 Paul Roland Jones has been operating a Casino in Mexico City, he is sent to Dallas

to bribe law enforcement officials in preparation for a new drug network out of

Mexico City though Dallas

1947 After conviction for bribery, Jones contacts both Eva and Hyman Rubenstein in regard

to shipment of “pipe” from Dallas to Chicago; he is also spending time at Rubys’ club

‘48-50 Col Delk Simpson station in Japan; Chief of Intelligence, 5th Air Force

1949 Col. Burris takes assignment on UN Staff mission to Mexico

1949 Burris takes job as Congressional Liaison to Secretary of the Air Force

1950 Richard Case Nagell becomes the youngest officer to receive field

promotion to Captain at the age of 22 -- in Korea

1950 Col. Burris becomes aide to Secretary of the Air Force; at the time Nicholas Katzenbach

is working for the Undersecretary of the AF

1952 Malcolm Wallace escapes a 1st degree murder charge through

Jury tampering and with a defense by Johnson's attorney John Cofer;

Cofer represented Johnson in the Box 13 fraud case

(Q) Wallace appears to have been working for Ag Department...tells

arresting officers he is working for Johnson and must get back to

DC but Temco records show a 1951 hire date?

1952 Paul Roland Jones associates have been arrested for smuggling out of Mexico, he has

done time for bribery and smuggling and finally leaves Dallas (S) Ruby may inherit

his connections and may have used his local connections to undermine Jones

1953 Col Burris becomes Executive Officer for the Secretary of the Air Force

‘53-55 Col Delk Simpson is Air Attache at US Embassy in Hong Kong

June '54 Allen Dulles uses David Phillips and E H Hunt as key operatives in the Fonzi

successful disposition of democratically elected President Arbenz in

Guatamela. They run the Agencies Psych warfare and political campaigns.

One of Phillips covert operatives is David Sanchez Morales. Rib Robertson

is another member of the field operations group.

1954 Col Burris is Air Attache to US Embassy in Switzerland

Summer '54 Nagell is the only survivor of a plane crash, parachutes free and begins

counter-intelligence corp (CIC) school at Ft. Holobird

November '54 Nagell is in B-25 bomber crash returning from a midcourse leave.

May '55 Nagell reports back to school and graduates in August being designated

a counter intelligence officer and assigned to LA

‘53-55 Delk Simpson is Assistant to Commander at NORAD in Denver

Sept. 55 Nagell granted Top Secret clearance

1955 Martino moves back to Miami, medical problems require special kidney

medication

Martino begins working for Trafficante organization

‘55-57 Col Delk Simpson is Air Attache in Bucharist Romania

1956 Martino makes first trip to Cuba at invitation of Alan Roth; Martino

and wife stay at the Deauville Hotel -- the Deuville hotel is leased

to Roth by Santos Trafficante and Everisto Garcia.

Roth will tell HSCA that Martino was actually involved in various jobs

during the Hotels final construction. A fellow Deauville co-worker

is RD Matthews, an associate of Jack Ruby and mentor to Charles Harrelson

1956 Jack Ruby reportedly (Breen) has operational drug smuggling network from Mexico City to Dallas

1956 Frank Fiorini begins corresponding with Cubans in regard to

participating in anti-Castro actitivies; contact though wife’s relatives

who are associated with Prio Soccaras supporters

1957 Fiorini leaves wife, begins arms supply activities for Castro

Col. Burris becomes International Liason Officer for 3 year assignment

Feb 7, '57 Nagell transfered into Army Counter Intel in Tokyo Russell

Nov '57 Nagell recruited into CIA defection projection targeted at Col Eroshkin Russell

Jan '58 David Phillips establishes a public relations business in Havana as a

CIA front.

1958 Lewis McWillie, Ruby friend and gambling partner, moves to Havana to manage the Tropicana Casino

R.D. Matthews, Ruby associate and convicted drug smuggler, opens bar in Havana

Letter from Jack Rubenstein to State Department Office of Munitions Control informing them of pending purchase of rifles from Italian firm

Army Intelligence report on US Arms Dealers lists Jack Rubenstein

Note…both documents have disappeared since initially being found and cited in reports by clerks in the two organizations.

Miscellaneous reports linking Jack Ruby and Donald Edward Browder in gun running in Florida to Castro supporters. Other names associated with this operation were Pichardo and Sturgis as well as Norman Rothman Browder was sourcing his guns through Interarmco, a CIA proprietary which of course did its own arms sales as a front

June 20, '58 Oswald into brig for 45 days for barroom altercation with Sgt.

Feb '58 Oswald rotated back to U.S. and assigned to MAC 9 in Santa Ana Ca Fonzi

1959 Both Fiorini and McKewon are running arms into Cuba for Castro; Jack

Rubenstein approaches McKewon in regard to getting into business smuggling to Castro

(S) Ruby really wants an introduction to assist in getting a deal for Trafficante

1958-60 David Morales at American Consulate in Havana

Early '59 Hemming sees Oswald at Cuban consulate in L.A. / Hemming in process

Jack Ruby makes two separate trips to Cuba to visit McWillie (S) that he also visits Trafficate who is being held in custody by Castro

Feb '59 Oswald takes proficiency test in Russian from Marines

Mar '59 Oswald applies to Albert Schwitzer College...claims Russian

proficiency.

1959 Ruby recruited by FBI and for nine months serves as an FBI informant

April ’59 Mob deal for providing guns to Castro fails – theft of Canadian Securities was financing the operation. (S) This may have been part of an arrangement for Trafficante’s release or represent some ongoing agreement between Trafficante and Castro

1959 Merger of Ling/Temco/Vought opposed by DOJ....Ling thereafter considers

RFK and Kennedy's to be personal enemies

1959 Fiorini disenchanted with Castro’s Communism, is contacted by US Military

Air Attache and asked to recruit intelligence sources in Castro regime

1960 Fiorini assists in the first stages of Castro’s takeover of the Cuban casinos

‘59-61 Col. Delk Simpson stationed at Wright Patterson serving under Sam Anderson

July '59 FBI HQ advises Legal Attache in Havana to track John Martino's

"criminal or revolutionary activities"

July '59 Martino and 13 year old son Edward taken into custody in Cuba

July '59 US Embassy Welfare Office Hugh Kessler advises that a Dr. Estevez

has reported that Martino has been making an extensive series of

trips back and forth between Miami and Havana for months - staying

at the Deuville Hotel where Estevez is the hotel physician

Sept 1959 Fiorini is warned he is under suspicion and manages to leave Cuba

Oct 1959 Diaz Lantz and Fiorini initiate air leafletting over Havana during travel agents

convention, provoking a major Castro-US confrontation

1959-1962 Martino imprisoned at Isle of Pines where he will meet Armador Odio,

a JURE anti-Castro activist

Aug ’59 Gladys Davis will later report to FBI that her husband and a Cuban known to her as “Mexicano” introduced Oswald to her at her home in Miami

Sept 4 '59 Oswald passport application references DOD card issued on Sept 11!!

and carries same officers signature, who does not recall sighing either.

Sept 11 ' 59 Oswald receives DOD ID card with same photo as later seen on

phony "Alek Hidell" Selective Service card....card sometimes issued

to civilians requiring ID overseas; same as issued to Gary Powers by CIA

Sept 11 '59 Oswald given hardship discharge based on Mothers injury.....this is

clearly a case of misrepresentation on his part as he already plans

to go overseas....

Oct '59 Oswald travels to Russia and simulates defection

Dec ’59 JC King memo to Dulles proposing elimination of Castro / Dulles approves study

Jan ’60 Dulles kicks off Cuban project / code Operation 40 to provoke general uprising

Jan ’60 Bissell. DDP, appointed to organize upheaval, selects Hunt and Phillips among staff

Jan. '60 Nagel out of Army, Ca State investigator but part time CIA

Dulles appoints Bissell to create overthrow of Castro based on

Guatemala model; Phillips and Hunt will be key operatives....one

CONUS and one in Havana.

Feb ’60 RFK publishes “The Enemy Within”; CIA will recruit Giancana & Trafficante in Aug

March ’60 Eisenhower signs Op 40 NSAM authorizing recruiting and training of exile force

March ’60 Immigration Dept blacklists 45 pilots including Fiorini, Diaz Lantz and Carlos Rojas

1960 Fiorini begis projects for a fellow defector, Jose Joachim Sanjenis Pandero aka Sam Jenis

San Jennis becomes a CIA employee, makes monthly reports to Benard Barker and will

eventually lead Operation 40 and the Nino Diaz provocation operation for the BOP

Apr '60 FPC debuts in New York City

May '60 SA Fain files report on money sent to Oswald in Russia by his mother

May ’60 Confidential paper article on Castro and Marita Lopez

1960 Fiorini forms International Anti Communist Brigade, enlists Larry de Joseph & Larry Buchanan whose brother James is a local reporter

June '60 Hoover memo on possibility of imposters using Oswald's identity

and birth certificate....since his mother reports he had taken it overseas

Aug ’60 Bissell and Shiefield discuss use of organized crime resources

Aug '60 Phillips/Biship first contacts Viciana for covert activities Fonzi

Aug 16 ‘60 First attempt on Castro initiated around box of poison cigars

Sept '60 John Roselli approached by Maheu concerning collaboration between CIA and

organized crime in hitting Castro, offers $150,000 – Roselli refuses money but

agrees to assist the Government

Note: Roselli will eventually remark to a friend that the Syndicate is not involved,

this is purely an effort of he and Giancana to gain leverage over the Government

Sept 24 ‘60 First planning meeting with Roselli; Roselli has asked Giancana (Sam Gold) and

Trafficante to the meeting and gets CIA agreement to their involvement

Oct 18 ’60 Giancana phone tap by FBI leaks the plot and Richard Cain is identified as the

initial field man who will get poison pills into Cuba – Hoover reports to Bissell

Cain is deeply inside the very first Roselli proto Mongoose assassination attempt

Note: Cain has been Mob infiltrator with Chicago PD but is suspended in Sept.;

Cain is fully fluent in Spanish, a pilot and working with Tony Verona

(Sons and Brothers, p.75); Castro will be hit at McLaney’s National Hotel in Havana

Cain always does his own field work and plans to fly into Cuba personally.

Nov 27’ 60 JFK briefed by Dulles and Bissell on Operation 40; no mention of organized crime

Jan 4 ’61 Branch 4; Western Hem. Div directing Cuba project – Bissell/Barnes/Esterline/Hawkins

Jan 20, '61 Friends of Democratic Cuba (formed Jan 6, 61 and with Guy

Bannister as Director) use the name "Oswald" on forms to

buy trucks for Cuban use.....LHO is already in Russia.

1961 Col Burris on special mission to Hungary, Poland and Soviet Union during 61 and

62; begins conducting Top Secret briefings for VP Johnson

Jan est '61 Estes, Carter, Johnson plus one other meet and discuss possibility

of having to kill Agriculture agent Marshall

Jan ’61 David Phillips conducting surveillance of young FPC members, especially those going

To Cuba (Bolt Memo to C/EABLOS)

‘61-;63 Delk Simpson out of AF; in charge of Industrial Intelligence for Martin Aerospace

travels throughout Europe and is headquartered in Paris – where his former commander

at Wright Patterson (‘59-’61) is now Air Deputy at SHAPE and stationed in Paris

Feb ’61 Harvey briefed by Bissell authority on org crime involvement; also briefed by Edwards

Feb 19 '61 Wallace leaves Temco after 9-10 years employment

Feb 25 ’61 Col Burris selected by Johnson as “Assistant to the VP for National Security Affairs”

1962 IABC rumored to train Arango’s AAA members associated with Prio’s

Organization – Hemming states that William Harvey of Mongoose supporting Prio/AAA

Mar. '61 Hunt objects so strongly to Rey's (liberal / socialist groups ) selection by JFK

that he either resigns or is removed as action officer for Bay Of Pigs

March ’61 Harvey discusses application of ZR/RIFLE to Castro – with Bissell; Harvey’s notes show that he is placed in charge of Castro op by Bissell and Helms

Note: Harvey’s Exec Action program will be hidden within the CIA’s Communications Intercept program – Staff D (FI/D). The extremely high security of Comint operations made it a good hiding place for ZR/RIFLE.

(S) In the JFK assassination we see both elements, communications intercepts in Mexico City creating a poison pill to eventually drive the cover-up and the operational aspects

coming directly from the ZR/RIFLE concept/

Note: It will be the Mexico City LIENVOY staff in Mexico City whose activities in the

Oswald impersonation and Kistikov plant are the most suspicious – and who mange to keep the incident dormant until Nov. 22

April ’61 Second attempt on Castro with poison pills via Roselli – attempt aborts

April 15 ’61 Brigade 2506 lands at Bay of Pigs, Robertson goes in with frogmen and

Nino Diaz aborts his Santa Ana mission – with Cuban uniformed exile troops

May '61 FBI and CIA begin joint campaign targeting FPC

June '61 Ag agent Marshall killed...5 shots to abdoman plus carbon monoxide

- during next two years, Krutilek, Orr and Prat all

die from Carbon Monoxide...all associated with Estes

June ’61 Norman “Roughouse” Rothman, a Lansky protégé and acquaintance of both Roselli

And Ruby who had supervised slot machines at pre-Castro casinos meets CIA

officials in DC and claims personnel and capability for sabotage and assassination of

Castro if required (Sons and Brothers p. 160)

June 28 ’61 NSAM 57 initiates formation of Special Group

Aug '61 Phillips made chief of covert operations in Mexico City...maintains job until

Oct '63 when he is promoted to Chief of Cuban Operations, Western Hemisphere.

Sept '61 Bishop instigates attempt through Viciana to assassinate Castro...

one of participants hides with Odio's resulting in their arrest….AMBLOOD

The Ambush has been planned and training done at Guantanamo

Oct. '61 FBI approves 45 actions targeting Socialist Workers Party

Nov. '61 Bishiop instigates Viaciana to form militant exile group…

Fall ’61 When Verona fails them, Harvey and Morales approach Carlos Prio Socarras

for assistance and contacts

which focuses on Russian incidents to escalate conflict in Cuba to

point of U.S involvment. (over a year later this will involve to Alpha 66)

Nov. ’61 Lansdale and Goodwin recommend creation of Mongoose to overthrow Castro

and re-establishes Mob contacts through Rosselli.

Nov 13, '61 Harvey requests transfer of David Morales from Mexico City where he supported

BOP preparations and operations to s Chief of Operations for JM Wave in Miami, he gains a reputation for independence and reports around his superior - appears to

report around Chief of Station Shackley direct to Langly

Nov 15 ’61 Bissell orders Harvey to implement ZR/RIFLE in Cuba; Harvey reestablishes contact

With Roselli

Nov. 16 '61 William Harvey instructed to use ZR Rifle program against Castro

Nov 17, '61 Malcolm Wallace encounters Loy Factor at the Sam Rayburn funeral;

uses actual name Wallace in all meetings with Factor...

(S) Wallace evaluating Kennedy security in Texas; already

stalking JFK for Johnson

- Wallace is 6 ft; weights 200 lbs, hispanic looking with dark

skin, speaks Spanish and English and wears glasses

Nov 29, ’61 JFK fires Alan Dulles and Bissell

Nov 30 ’61 JFK authorizes Mongoose with Lansdale working under RFK; SGA is created

(Special Group Augmented)

Dec est '61 Wallace relocates to LA and goes to work with Ling Electronics and

Missiles.....Ling is sister company to Temco and both are controlled by

McCullough, Ling and major investor D.H. Byrd

- Wallace manages to get security clearance (difficult for

convicted murderer with College Communist associations);

it is later pulled and he continues work as a supervisor on

classified projects with no personal security clearance to

access associated paperwork

Jan ’62 Harvey is put in charge of Task Force W, CIA element of Mongoose – primary

activities are sabotage and interference with Cuban trade

Jan ’62 RFK launches extensive campaign against organized crime using IRS and special units

1963 Barker directs Fiorini to establish broad contacts and report on unsanctioned

Exile activities against Cuba and throughout Latin America

Feb. '62 Ferrie goes to work in New Orleans as Wray Gill investigator and later legal

aide; will use Bannisters firm in various investigations and make

a serious enemy of Jack Martin, one of Bannisters field men

Feb ’62 IRS launches investigation of Roselli’s tax records

Feb 19 ’62 Helms succeeds Bissell as DOP, authorizes Harvey for capability to recruit professional

assassins using criminal elements

Feb 27 ’62 Roselli knows his apt is tapped by FBI but allows Campbell to stay there and call JFK

Feb 20, 62 Lansdale presents six-phase plan for Operation Mongoose; plan is not accepted and is

revised in SGA to cover only intelligence gathering for the moment

March 14 ’62 SGA approves final Mongoose plan to use exiles to create situation which will “prepare

and justify…US military intervention”

March 22 '62 Hoover lunches with JFK and reveals his knowledge of Judith Campbell affair

March '62 Billy Sol Estes indicted for fraud

April ’62 Helms orders Harvey to contact Roselli and revive project without SGA approval; Helms

will later admit he is acting on his own initiative Harvey meets Roselli in NY then DC

and finally in Miami where he passes poison pills for another attempt on Castro – during

these meetings Harvey informs Roselli that Giancana and Trafficante are out of project.

Harvey states Helms agreed it was not advisable or necessary to brief the CIA Director

on the renewed assassination actions against Castro.

April ’62 Richard Cain (Giancana’s right hand man, FBI informant, Cook County Sheriffs Office investigator, CIA contact)…..

Visits CIA’s Mexico City station, describes his Mexican detective agency and offers his

services. He is an expert in electronic surveillance, tapped phones in Miami for Batista

50-52 and for Prio Socarres in ’60. CIA used him in ’60 to tap Czech embassy in

Havana. Cain reportedly had frequent contact in Chicago and Mexico City reporting

on Castro spies in anti-Castro groups.

(S) Cain’s firm may have trained DFS personnel running Embassy intercept programs

late April ’62 Harvey assigned Wave rank as Army Col; works with Shackley to procure arms for

Verona – Harvey now working directly with exiles using Morales as key CIA contact.

Roselli and Ayers only to Americans authorized to go on Cuban penetrations. Morales

Has been seconded to support Roselli’s mission

May, ’62 CIA builds small base for Roselli’s team on Point Mary, Key Largo…the purpose of

the base is to train snipers. Ayers conducts training and meets Roselli’s commander,

a young Cuban speaking excellent English and named Julio. Mongoose is in full swing

Note: Morales, Roselli and Rip Robertson (the favorite of the Cubans) develop

a very special relationship including frequent drinking bouts

May '62 Johnson flies to Dallas for clandestine "on plane" meeting with Estes

and lawyers......would probably have gone unnoticed except for minor

accident to plane during landing

May ’62 RFK briefed on past CIA activities with organized crime but Helms does not tell RFK

of ongoing project and therefore disobeys RFK’s order to get authorization for any

new activities with organized crime. Helms hangs out Harvey with fake memo to him

which orders contacts dropped – but Harvey denies receiving memo

May '62 Marshall death Grand Jury investigation...(S) may have been monitored

for DOJ and RFK by Barefood Sanders for Johnson implications

June 26' 62 FBI agent Fain's first recorded questioning of Oswald in Ft. Worth

June 62 Short term affiliation of IACB and INTERPEN both described in newspaper articles

of the time as associated with Arango’s exile juanta and AAA

Summer ’62 Alpha 66 organization formed under CIA auspices

Summer ’62 Roselli on two missions to Cuba, both fail

Summer '62 Moore's CIA associate provides Oswald's address to DeMorenschieldt

and proposes meeting.

Early Aug '62 Oswald writes to Soviet Embassy'; subscribes to assorted leftist periodicals

July ’62 Hemming and CRC announce cancellation of project under way for months, a training

camp outside New Orleans. Coordination by Hemming, LaBorde and David Ferrie

July ’62 Roselli complains to associates about FBI harassment; major tax investigations…

he complains to Rothman they are running him into the ground

(Sons and Brothers pl 196)

Aug 10, ’62 Lansdale proposes large-scale sabotage raids; SGA rejects but McNamara storms

out of meeting saying only solution is to assassinate Castro

Aug 16 '62 FBI agent Fain interviews Oswald again, who promises to report any

attempted Soviet contacts

Aug ’62 Fiorini and IABC announce drop of 50,000 leaflets over Pinar del Ray Cuba

Sept '62 Marcello makes reported threat against JFK and Trafficante makes "JFK

is going to be hit" remark

Sept '62 Nagell becomes double agent to Soviets, initially working for Robert

Graham (Bob) in Mexico City who is CIA but may have been double agent

for Soviets

Fall '62 Nagell first meets Maria del Carmine, a Cuban national "party girl"

in her mid-20's who works in the Mexican Treasury Department but

is a CIA asset (confirmed by Barney Hidalgo, CIA agent in "Hey Spic")

Del Carmine may have played both sides of the street and actually have

been pro-Castro -- she travels widely in 62 and 63 to Miami, New York

and Montreal

Aug - Oct ’62 Cuban missile crisis

Sept 10 ’62 Biship (Phillips) tells Viciana to have Alpha 66 start an intense series of Cuban

shipping raids

Sept ’62 Roselli tells Harvey that poison pills are in Cuba and Verona is ready to send

in another team but evidently they do not go

Sept ’62 Edward Partin informs RFK investigator of Hoffa plan to murder RFK

Sept ’62 Trafficante tells Jose Alleman that JFK is “going to be hit”

Oct '62 Biship directs Viaciana and Alpha 66 to attack Soviet Merchant ships in

Havana harbor...during the height of the Cuban missile crisis (Bishop is in all

Probability CIA Covet Operations Chief Phillips working out of Mexico city

but with prior Viciana working relationship)

Oct '62 Marina and baby with DeMorenschields daughter; Oswald visits only

on Sunday and is generally unaccounted for....is working at Jaggers with

U-2 photography present during critical Cuban Missile Crisis period.

Oct 9 '62 Lee allegedly rents Dallas PO Box 2915

Oct 11 '62 Oswald goes to work at Jaggers-Stoval

Oct. '62 Nagel receives assignments from Soviets to probe perported JFK assassination

plot as well as Oswald's activities

Oct ’62 Martino released and back in Miami tells reporters his business is gone and he has no

Income

Oct 22, ’62 At height of Cuban missile crisis JFK issues orders to Jupiter missile base commanders

in Turkey to destroy them if any attempt is made to fire them without his orders

Oct 30, ’62 All Task Force W operations are halted, however it is learned that Harvey had ordered

in teams under his own authority to support US military actions – another mission is set

to go in and complains to RFK which eventually gets Harvey booted out…and sent to

Rome. Lansdale is sent to Miami to dismangle Mongoose which officially ends in Nov

1962 FBI will double a Soviet agent in New York and develop the identification of Kostikov in the Soviet Mexico City Embassy as Dept 13 and senior staff for sabotage and assassinations in US (the Tumbleweed operation).

Nov 16 '62 Nagel contacts FBI in New York and begins investigation of Exile community

Nov.est '62 Wallace visits Factor in Oklahoma, tests shooting and leaves $2,000 in cash

for unspecified job with gun, balance of $10,000 to be paid later.

Nov est '62 During this period Jack Bowen (Jaggers employee and convicted bank

robber) claims Oswald brought M-C to work and showed it to

him. Epstein, p. 209

Nov ’62 Martino becomes acquainted with Jerry Buchanian, a Miami reporter and through Jerry’s

brother (involved with Interpen and other anti-Castro activities) to Frank Fiorini

and Gerry Hemming

Dec '62 Cuban exile Kohly in Dallas visiting H.L. Hunt

Dec ’62 Special Group takes over Covert Cuban operations – basically an RFK team. As of this

point the only activities from US soil are intelligence gathering and JM-Wave operations

beyond that are questionable. Khrushchev assumes a non-invasion pledge is in effect.

Dec ’62 Martino relays a story to Weyl about Soviet missile technicians in Cuba; source is Bayo

Dec 22 ’62 Harvey is in Miami again…details of activity unknown

Dec 29 '62 JFK addresses brigade in Miami; first planned hit does not occur Secret Service and

Miami police are tipped off to a “Cuban male, 25 years, 5’4”, strong muscular build,

known only as Chino” (Sons and Brothers p 220)

Jan. '63 JFK announces campaign against Oil Depletion Allowance

Jan ’63 Weyl introduces Martino to John Sourwine, Chief Counsel for Senate Internal Subcommittee – who backs in independent mission to get the Russians and embarrass JFK

Jan. '63 CIA via Des Fitzgerold begins Castro assassination activities

Jan '63 RFK meets with Manual Artime to review and fund exile movement

Jan. 24 '63 Nagel in Miami, contacts FBI and CIA pertaining to exiles and arms running

Jan 27. '63 Oswald uses Hidel alias for the first time in paper order for revolver....Nagel

claims to have previously used this alias.

Jan 29 '63 Dodd hearings begin and include a focus on Kleins and SeaPort

Traders....both Oswald purchase points

Feb '63 CIA sets up new Domestic Operations Division under Tracy Barnes…. chief of

psych and paramilitary during Bay of Pigs. Phillips had been his propaganda chief.

Hunt moves into DDP position Domestic Ops and Phillips takes

over Cuban operations for Domestic Operations Division giving him access

to all counter intel actions against Castro in US and Mexico

Feb ’63 Fiorini and Diaz Lantz meet with Senator Smathers about missiles still being in Cuba;

concurrent with the Bayo-Martino-Weyl approach to the Senate Internal Security Comm.

Feb ’63 Harvey officially demoted and transferred to Rome as COS; he meets again with

Roselli in DC and again in Miami and again in LA

Feb ’63 Des Fitzgerald replaces Harvey and reactivates AM/LASH using Cubela who

had been recruited by Trafficante for initial attempt against Castro – this is done strictly

at the personal initiatives of Helms and Fitzgerald and is totally counter to Administration policy!

Feb ’63 JFK iniatiates “Two Track” approach to Cuba, co-existence with the back-up of an

off-shore exile focused opposition

Feb ’63 RFK makes personal commitment to Artime to support MRR and in return many of BOP

Survivors sign up into US Army at Fort Jackson and Fort Benning. RFK encourages

Artime and Ruiz-Williams to open up fronts from other countries.

Artime turns to Nicaragua, under patronage of Samoza; Samoza’s son Luis travels to

Miami for planning for eventual bases in his country

Feb ’63 Sourwine consults with Senator Eastland who contacts William Pawley, a powerful and longtime exile supported associated with the Batista establishment Pawley has been an advisor to both JC King and Alan Dulles

Feb 17 '63 Marina writes Soviet Embassy about her possible return to Russia

March ’63 Brigade members at Ft. Jackson and in Officer training at Fort Benning, Ga

Feb '63 Nagel in Dallas for a few days inquiring into Oswald

March 25 '63 Mail order Carcano arrives for "Hidell" at Dallas PO box

Mach 30, '63 Government orders crackdown on Exile military actions

March 29-30 Col Burris flies to Seattle, LA and Phoenix; he has been reassigned to Directorate

of Plans at the Pentagon and works on the TFX, DynaSoar and SST projects, however

he continues his connection to Johnson and requests to remain within the White House

offices rather than be moved to the Pentagon

March 31, '63 Presumed date of backyard photos; also first correspondence

with V.T. Lee on FPC activities

March Pawley contacts COS at JM Wave and negotiates a strong level of CIA support for Operation Red Cross which will combine Life and Wave forces to place

a team into Cuba to contact and bring out the defecting Russian missile technicians

end of March Hosty's first contacts with Oswald; Oswald loses job shortly afterwards

March '63 Maurice Biship (Phillips) is using Viaciana/Alpha 66 in an aggressive

Russian Confrontation program.....JFK is an obstacle.

March 18 ’63 Alpha 66 attacks Russian ship and infantry camp

March 19 ’63 Alpha 66 press conference recounting raid on Russian installation and ship in Cuba

March 21 ’63 JFK criticizes raids on Russians and questions lack of intelligence on exile groups

(S) may reflect on Barkers assignment of Fiorini to intelligence collection?

March 26 ’63 Group L-66 sinks Soviet ship Baku ; raiders have Life Magazine photo journalist on

board and Life gives extensive coverage

(S) after 3 years of ineffectual penetration actions a non-CIA affiliated group with no

technical intelligence support is targeting and attacking mobile Russian targets? This

seems almost impossible without US intelligence aide..

March 29 ’63 JFK chairs ExComm meeting on subject of diverting/managing exile attacks;

acknowledges CIA and Wave are no longer in control of exiles (S) but are they?

March ’63 Edward Girnus brokers a deal between Jack Ruby and gun buyers in New Orleans;

the gun buyers were right wing connected with plenty of money. The guns were

ultimately to end up in Central America

March ’63 Sylvia Odio moves to Dallas and begins attempts to source guns for JURE

March ’63 Hidell money orders for pistol and rifle

April ’63 Justice Department begin 24 hour lockstep surveillance of Sam Giancana – Giancana

files suit but the harassment strongly affects him and his operations

April 1, 63 Raiding force led by Jerry Buchanan seized by British in Bermudas chain April ’63

April 3, ’63 SGA cancels sabotage activities due to lack of effect; JFK approves new round June 19

April ’63 Luces walk out of White House luncheon with JFK and begins Tim-Life propaganda

“war on Cuba” via coverage and sponsorship of exile activities

April ’63 Harvey still in telephone contact with Roselli

April ’63 Major initiative with mob money to organize and arm exiles; Paulino Sierra out of

Chicago takes the front position in this…Sierra has nor prior history with exile movement

or previous political history from Cuba…only lots of money

April 8 ’63 Flight plan from Hammond LA to Garland Texas…pilot Ferrie, passengers Lambert, Hidel and Diaz

April 10 ’63 Shooting incident in Dallas on General Walker

April 13 ’63 Harvey at Plantation Yacht Harbor, Florida along with John Wallston aka John Ralston

aka Johnny Roselli Harvey spends 3 days calling Vegas, LA, Miami and Perrine

(JM Wave?). Dinner at Fountainbleu and rooms at Eden Roc Hotel in Miami

April 15 ’63 Castro begins issuing positive responses to US reconciliation

April 16 ’63 Oswald writes VT Lee about passing out FPCC literature in Dallas; FBI steps up

surveillance and mail intercepts against FPCC

April 16, ’63 Alpha 66 expands with branches in Miami, NY, Chicago and Dallas

April 18, 63 Walter Jenkins sends letter replying to DeMorenschieldt request to meet with Johnson and proposes he meet with Col Burris instead

April - May William Girnus is in New Orleans and meets Shaw, Oswald and Ferrie; he is working on plans to run guns through Mexico and Central America

April 23 ’63 First public announcement of Fall trip of JFK to Texas

April 23 ’63 Col Burris memo to Jenkins on keeping Johnson ready to assume role as President at any

time

April 24 ’63 Oswald leaves Dallas for New Orleans

April 26 ’63 Col Burris meets with DeMorenschildt and Clemand Charles of Haiti,.secret appeal for

US intervention (Johnson may actually have been in this meeting)

Note: Dorothy Matlock of the Office of the Army Chief of Staff (working as CIA liason for human intelligence) is in contact with DeMorenschildt on May 7 to set up a meeting

with someone from the Agency (suggestive of Burris CIA back channel); she later

reports that Charles is pleading for US intervention.

DeMorenschildt’s notebook has reference to Burris and Haiti as well as a note about

Haiti-Martin Marietta; also has entry for George Barker, then President of Martin-Marietta

Delk Simpson went to work as a representative for Martin Marietta after his retirement from the Air Force in the Spring of 1963; Delk Simpsons son reported that his father was carrying money back from Haiti

April ’63 Martino and Roselli are both staying in Key Biscayne, both

have CIA files and military ranks and both have been authorized to go on Cuban penetration missions

April Rib Robertson is assigned as the military advisor to the Bayo-Martino-Pawley mission

April '63 Nagel in Dallas and San Antonio inquiring into Marina's

possible return to Russia based on her letter to Embassy

April 4-6 63 States Right party meeting at Fountainblus Motel in

New Orleans

(S) could Milteer and Bannister have become

acquainted at this event?

April 8 '63 Ferrie fly's a Cessna 73 (N63) form Hammond LA. to Garland Flight plan

Texas with 3 passengers....Hidell, Diaz, Lambert....departs 1pm from Garrison

files

April 10 '63 Wallker shooting incident

(Q) mid April '63 DeMohrenschildt knows and tells Russians about supposed

Oswald shooting Walker incident; Igor Vishinins report to FBI

April 16 '63 Lee first writes to FPFC...from Dallas; says he has been passing

out FPC literature and requests more

Concurrently, the FBI is stepping up surveillance and mail

intercept program against the FPC

Spring '63 CIA operation against Popa Doc who was entirely too independent

and sympathetic towards Castro.

April 18 '63 Ruby involved in gun running with Thomas Eli Davis who

was recruiting mercs for a US backed Hatian invasion....

April 19 '63 DeMohrenschieldt departs for Haiti and geological survey

April 23 '63 Future and unscheduled at this point trip to Dallas by JFK is announced

April 24 '63 Oswald departs for New Orleans by bus

April ’63 Rorke raid on Cuban refinary first major action since JFK bans;

other sea borne Alpha 66 raids have continued throughout 63

May '63 Exile Cubans in LA supposedly recruiting FPFC member and ex Marine

Vaughn Marlowe for attempt on JFK.....Nagel monitors.

May '63 (S) Planned Haitian invasion

May 16 ’63 FBI report containing information on extensive illegal bugging of

Mafia facilities is leaked to Mob (S) by Hoover – Justice pulls all of

Its bugs so no surveillance is in place though the rest of 1963

(S) is this what Nixon refers to in his faux paus about bugging being

of value if it had revealed the JFK conspiracy?

(Sons and Brothers p. 232)

May 17 '63 US suspends Hatian relations and ambassador mentions

invasion.

May '63 Nancy Perin Rich goes looking for her husband and gets LaFonatine

help from Tippett and Paul Bentley....who gets her bartending p. 204

job with Ruby.

May 26 '63 Oswald writes V.T. Lee about opening office; requests Fidel

picture.

May 28 ’63 Oswald issued membership card by FPCC; found with him on Nov. 22

May 29 '63 Oswald orders 1,000 handbills, stamps some for Camp Street

June 3 '63 Oswald rents New Orleans PO Box and sets up one man FPFC chapter

June 5, ’63 CIA transmits reports documenting Castro desire to normalize relations

June 5, ’63 JFK meeting in El Paso on Texas trip

June 6, ’63 Oswald applies for passport for Europe and Russia, receives it next day

June 7 '63 JFK in LA for fund raiser; second exile attempt fails to materialize

June ’63 Delk Simpson is retired from AF as of Summer and is working for Martin-Mariett

June 8, ’63 Pawley boards CIA flying boat with Martino to initiate Red Cross operation;

accompanied by Rip Robertson and Life Photographer

June 10, 63 JFK makes American University speech on improving Russian relations

June ’63 Roselli back in DC and meets with Harvey; last official meeting; FBI informs

Harvey he is supposed to be reporting meetings with organized criminals

June ’63 Fiorini in Dallas to inspect airplanes to be purchased for Artime (S) possibly DC3’s?

Note November DC3 incident at Red Bird

1963 Woburn International, located at Red Bird field Dallas, begins disposal of a small fleet

of DC3 transports, the last of the planes is sold on November 18

June Red Cross ends up with the exile team in Cuba and unaccounted for – the final mission evaluation will conclude it was a bogus story intended to get Agency

support for putting a team into Cuba. Loran Hall will tell HSCA that the Bayo

team was yet another mob sponsored Castro assassination squad

Summer Malcolm Wallace observed at minimum of 3 campaign functions by '86 Lucian Goldberg of the Democratic Campaign Office Texas Observer; Sample

June 15, ’63 Oswald hands out FPCC literature at dock of USS Wasp

June 16, ’63 Oswald hands out literature at Trade Center

June 19, 63 JFK approves new Cuban sabotage program to “nourish resistance” ; from then on

A variety of raids organized by SGA continue until 1965

June, ’63 Miami exiles no longer controlled by CIA or US

June 24 '63 Oswald applies for passport and receives ONE day later

- (S) was this quick for an early first trip to Mexico City?

late June Marina again writes Soviet Embassy about "their" possible return

June 29 ’63 Sylvia Odio continues arms connections and travels to Puerto Rico to meet Ray,

the JURE leader

July ’63 Col Burris has combined travel orders and leave which take him to Copenhagen,

Denmark, Paris, Weisbadden and Bern

July 15 ’63 Hal Hendrix breaks story detailing RFK’s involvement with Nicaragua-based front

against Castro. Artime’s movement will prove a complete and corrupt bust.

July 19 '63 Oswald fired; in good spirits, remarks to Alba about "found my pot

of gold at the end of the rainbow"

July 24, '63 IAB members and exiles arrive from Miami for training at Lake Ponchetrain; this

includes Victor Espinosa Hernandez, a life-long friend of AM/LASH-Cubela –

Hernandez obtains explosives from Richard Lauchli

(S) Hernandez along with Oswald will attempt to procure sniper rifles from McKeown

in the Fall

late July, 63 Bringuier is requested to assist exiles in La training camp return to Miami

late July '63 Exiles in contact with Oswald in New Orleans; he trains at Lake

Ponchetrain camp with Ferrie

July 30 '63 Exile training camp raided by FBI; arrested DRE leader and

Minuteman mega gun dealer....this is kept secret while seizure of

dynamite at private home on Lake is released in public. Garrison

Aug 5, 63 Oswalds first reported contact with Bringuier

August 9 ’63 Oswald confrontation with Bringuier in street leafleting; arrest and meeting

with FBI agent – no report on this meeting; supposedly no file on Oswald

(except with 112th military intelligence which records incident and alias)

Aug ’63 FBI uncovers arms cache at McClaney farm outside New Orleans; supports Lake

Ponchartrain camp which is sponsored by Jose Rasco, Prio, and the Samoza regime.

John Birch Society is providing training and assisting with arms which are sourced

through both Hemming and Fiorini – both connected to Lauchli. Trainees were targeted

to serve in Nicauragua and in other initiatives launched from Central America

Note Girnus statements to Garrison which describe this exact traffic and the

Connection of Ruby, Masen, Shaw, Oswald (documents in November Patriots)

Aug '63 (Q) Oswald possibly makes first trip to Mexico City in company with Nagel

Aug '63 (Q) Hunt is given temporary duty in Mexico City, possibly looking into

RFK-JURE operation against Castro....Hunt strong JURE antagonist

Aug ’63 Marita Lorenz involved in public court battle for assets of Perez Jimenez and

his fathering a child with Marita

Summer '63 Artime persuades Samoza to set up exile base in Nicaragua and

Costa Rica, CIA providing major funding.

Summer '63 Nancy Perrin switches clubs and ends up observing gun running

deal with Ruby carrying cash for deals and Vito Genovese involved.

Aug '63 Oswald using Bannister offices for FPC activities

Aug '63 DRE is shelling Havana....accuses JFK of abandoning exiles

Aug 5 '63 (S date) Oswalds visits Casa Roca store and contacts Carlos Bringuier

Aug 9 '63 Oswald arrested during leafleting...in Jail calls for FBI, lengthy Sat meeting

with no records or report available....BFI agent Quigley and NOPD Lt. Martelo

Cubans arrested in confrontation are Bringuier, Cellow Harnandes and Miguel Cruz;

Cruz is FBI informant T2 - in addition WDSU TV cameraman Orvie Aucoin and one of

Oswald’s leafletters, Charles Hall Steel are also FBI informants

(S) this incident is part of anti-FPC operation staged by FBI and CIA, with Phillips in charge

Aug 12 '63 Oswald found guilty; sends news clips to FPC and Communist Party USA

Aug 16 '63 Second leafletting incident with DRE....3 other young men assist (Q) Lee hired them

Aug 17, '63 Radio appearance and taping

late Aug '63 Oswald introduced to – meets with/? Veciana in Dallas during meeting with Phillips

Aug 23 ’63 Sylvia Duran begins work at Cuban embassy; she is a socialist sympathizer

Aug 25/26 Oswald with Ferrie and Bannister in Clinton Voter registration and related incidents

Aug 22-7'63 Nagel tapes conspiracy meeting between two Cubans, Oswald, himself and

another party......plot is targeted towards Sept in Wash DC

late Aug '63 Nagel gets Soviet orders to convince Oswald to exit conspiracy or to kill him

late Aug '63 FBI contact report creates file at 112 Army Intelligence for "Harvey Lee

Oswald" cross referenced to A.J. Hidel.....on Nov. 22, the 112 will inform

DPD that Oswald is carrying a fake Selective Service Card with "A. J Hidel"

on it.

Aug ’63 Martinos book published by Devin-Adair Company of Greenwich, Conn

Aug 31 '63 Oswald writes to "Worker" advising them he is relocating to the East Coast

Aug ’63 Sierra goes on major shopping spree and begins making payments to raider groups

including Alpha 66 and Comandos L; represents Administration support and creates

false image of active involvement in anti-Castro activities – will lead to RFK initiated

investigation

Sept ’63 Martino launches new book “I was Castro’s Prisoner” and begins speaking tour which involves trips to New Orleans and Dallas

Sept ’63 Fiorini’s relationship with Diaz Lantz has cooled (or at least is represented to have done

so by Lantz who attacks many exiles as Communists) ; also Hemming is now referring

to Fiorini as a “snitch” (this does match Fiorini’s assignment from Barker)

Sept 1 '63 Oswald writes to Socialist Workers Party asking how to contact members in

the Washington- Baltimore area.

Sept 7 ’63 CIA offices first meeting with Cubela since missile crisis; cable Fitzgerald that Cuebela

will organize Castro assassination

Sept 7 ’63 Castro gives impromptu interview to AP reporter Harker warning US leaders that if they

continue their attempts against his life they will not be safe (s) Cuebela may well be

serving as a double agent against Castro, ensuring he threatens JFK

Sept 12 ’63 SGA considers possible Castro action and applicable contingency plans

Sept 13' 63 Bobby Baker sued for fraud....several investigations underway including DOJ,

Congressional, and Federal Grand Jury.....will lead directly to Johnson

Sept 10 '63 Nagel meets Oswald in New Orleans and warns him he is being used by Fascist

elements

Sept 13 '63 JFK Texas trip is announced with no details

Sept 15-16 Nagel meets Oswald again and persuades him to meet Soviet handler in Mexico

City....Russo hears party conversation from Ferrie and a "Leon Oswald"

Sept 17 Oswald gets Mexican Tourist Card

Fall '63 Ferrie telephone records show numerous calls to Mexico City

Sept 17 '63 Nagel writes warning letter of JFK conspiracy to Hoover; leaves New Orleans

Sept 19 "Leon Oswald" is killed by mistake

Sept 20 Nagell enters bank in El Paso, fires shots into ceiling and is arrested......in his car

are found Mexican Tourist cards for "Hidell" and "Joeseph Kramer"....the alias

he uses in his FBI communications.

Sept Lee Oswald and a man named Hernandez visit Robert McKeown outside Houston and attempts to purchase 4 rifles with scopes; McKeown ran guns to Castro for Pro circa ’58

period in which Fiorini was also running in guns and arms to Castro. McKewon was

contacted by Jack Rubenstein in ’58 in regard to entering the arms running business

…the names mentioned for Hernandez by McKewon relate to someone he had known

in Cuba are Carlos and Victor; Carlos Hernandez and Victor Espinosa were arrested

at the McClaney arms cache ouside New Orleans in August; associated with the Lake

Ponchartrain camp which is being funded with casino and Samosa funds, where n training and arms are coming from the JBS infrastructure and whose trainees are

to go to Nicarauga for anti-communist actions

McClaney’s brother is the Havana and Miami casino operator associated with a variety

of anti-castro activities in Florida

Sept 25 Oswald left for Mexico City on this date according to the WC

Sept 25 Sylvia Odio visited by Oswald and two Latins; visit and follow up call about

crazy American marksman appear to be attempt to involve or otherwise cast

JURE in patsy role

Sept 26 Col Burris flies to LA and returns to DC on October 1

Sept 26 Rumored Wash DC JFK attempt.....possibly "blown" by Nagel, does not materialize

Sept 27 Oswald in Mexico City

Sept 27 Martino in Dallas addressing exile groups; meets Sylvia Odio

(the only travel receipts found in Martinos effects are for New Orleans and Dallas)

Sept '63 Paine's purchase third car to add to Michael's '59 Citreon

and Ruth's light green Station Wagon

- third car is blue and white Oldsmobile sedan

- one or both Oswalds are on car inspection visit

- Paines tell multiple and wildly inconsistent stories

about reason for purchase including "spare parts"

(S) car was acquired for the Oswalds; supports Lee's driver training

Sept 27, ’63 Coordinator for Cuban Affairs (Phillips?) prepares memo listing

assignments for contingency papers relating to possible retalitory

actions by Castro against US

Sept 27, 63 Oswald visits Cuban embassy in Mex. City, shows numerous papers including

American Communist Party membership card (bogus) and proclaims himself a militant

Communist (in contrast to all previous Oswald statements even during his defection to

Russia - but is refused visa for Cuba. He leaves and returns two more times on the 27th.

Note: Various post assassination intel. Contacts will claim that Oswald either threatened

to kill (FBI – SOLO/ Childs - humint –June 64) JFK or took money to kill JFK (CIA/Phillips/Alvarado – Dec 63). The former version has Oswald offering to provide

information to the Cubans about US assassination plots in return for visas.

(S) This has all the indications of an actual CIA staged Counter Intel incident at the

Embassy to trace leaks and intel connections – and possibly support an anti FPC\

Campaign; such an incident could well have been a Phillips – Angleton collaboration.

It could also have been easily sold as part of a doublecross which would create a known Poison Pill created totally under official auspices of the Agency with no understanding of

its ultimate intention. Before the assassination it appears as a counter intel operation, afterwards it is used by Phillips to float a Castro frame and overall it serves from Nov 22 to December to force a Cover-Up of any conspiracy in order to avoid a War.

(S) One interpretation of this would be that Angleton and Phillips did run an operation with Oswald which clearly did not involve reference to Kostikov and that a third party

managed to plant or fake intercepts which escalated the matter to a totally higher level and which the CI/SIG folks at first tried to minimize to cover their operation but then later were totally caught in a bind after the assassination occurred.

Sept 27, 63 Oswald visits Soviet embassy in Mex. City, speaks poor, broken English

Sept. '63 CIA files are being fed and contaminated with apparent evidence PDS II

to show Oswald as either a Soviet or Cuban agent.

Sept 28 ’63 Phone call to Russian embassy, will later be evaluated as same caller who will later

impersonate Oswald in call from Russian to Cuban embassy – no name given

The speaker says “I went to the Cuban embassy to ask them for my address, because they

have it” -- clearly implying that he is being managed by the Cubans and the Cubans and

Russians are working together on something.

Sept est Frazier gets employment at TSBD....

Oct. 1 '63 David Phillips promoted from Mex. City covert ops to Chief

of Cuban Operations, Western Hemisphere.....travels to Wash. D.C.

Oct. 1, '63 CIA records intercept of call in "broken/poor" Russian from

a self – identified Lee Oswald to the Soviet Embassy; conversation discusses

contact with KGB assassination agent Velery Kostikov

Note: this is one of two and more likely 3 impersonations or false intercepts!!

Oct 1, '63 CIA generates photos of a short, older blonde man identified as

Oswald on visit to Cuban consulate.

- later, CIA internal counsel assets confirm Duran and Azcue

original statements that their visitor was not Lee Oswald, was

older, blonder, inelegantly dressed (unlike supposed locally

done photo of Oswald in Sweater and Tie.....sweater in

Mexico City in early October??).

Oct 3, ’63 Oswald checks into Dallas YMCA

Oct 3, 63 (S) Marcella Insua has after midnight visitors, two men with friend.

Lee in car...looking for Sylvia Odio, she sends them to Oak Cliff.

- this is the date Oswald is supposedly back in the U.S. from Mexico

Oct 3, 63 Jack Ruby calls R.D. Matthews in La. (Trafficante org; Harrelson mentor)

at the address of his former wife

Oct 5 '63 Dallas papers announce upcoming JFK visit in November

Oct 7 '63 Bobby Baker resigns as House Majority Leader

Oct 7, 63 David Phillips is TDY to Langley and will go on to JM Wave on Oct 8th; returning to

Mexico City on Oct 9

Oct 8, '63 CIA Mexico City supplies description and photos of an individual

clearly NOT Oswald; however HQ at Langley responds with bad

info. (Lee Henry Oswald) and incorrect but supporting description

to the FBI.

- David Phillips testified he signed off on the cable to Hdg about Soviet

embassy visit but records later showed him "on leave" in Miami

and not back in Mexico City until the 9th

(S) Five October dated CIA documents give the distinct impression of

a KGB assassinations meeting by Oswald; question is whether CI/SIG

and Mexico City staff could even have produced these under Phillips

direction and inserted into files on evening of Nov. 22 or Nov 23?

Note: the group within the CIA which will most aggressively promote the KGB-Castro sponsored assassination scenario includes: Win Scott, James Angleton, Angleton’s deputy Roy Roca and Angleton loyalist Tennant Bagley at Langley David Phillips will most aggressively pursue separate avenues with Gilberto Alvarado and his attempted recruitment of Viaciana’s relatives in Mexico City to support an Oswald recruitment.

Note: Information on the actual visits of Oswald to both Embassies was not provided to

Langly until after the assassination, maintaining a lowered profile for the incidents.

Oct 9, 1963 David Phillips back in Mexico City

Early Oct ’63 Roselli has two meetings with Jack Ruby in Miami; observed in FBI surveillance

Oct 10, '63 CIA alerts FBI about Oswald in Mexico but leaves out KGB contact

which would certainly have brought about a pick up and close

monitoring.

Oct. 10, '63 Albert Osborne is in New Orleans and visits both Shaw's and

Bannisters officers.....he, of course, is later on bus to Mexico

with Oswald and describes an Oswalder older and blonder than Lee

- (S) Was Osborne's Mexican rance and assassin training

camp actually on Murchison's land and did he provide

services in exchange to Murchison?

Oct 16 '63 Oswald starts work at TSBD (job lead from Frazier's sister)

Oct 16, 63 CIA Mexico City has informed Navy, State and FBI about Oswald visit to Cuban

embassy but FBI HQ is not informed about Kostikov contact; by the 16th FBI in

Mexico is pursuing active investigation but in US Oswald has been removed from

his flash status in October

Note: Numerous CIA Counter Intel staff sign memos on Oswald visit to embassies and verify that their last information on him is as of May ’62….patently false on their parts

Oct 18, ’63 Fred Korth (Simpsons former Ga Washington classmate) and long time Johnson

protégé forced to to resign as Navy Secretary – scandel over TFX contracting with

General Dynamics – Bobby Baker hearings scheduled a few days later. Justice behind Korth investigation

Oct 18, ’63 CIA will compare both Mexico City calls

Oct 23 '63 Second date stamp on special DOD ID card issued to Oswald

Oct 31 '63 DeGoicochea (Perel) , Nonte and Mason meet at Mason's

home and gunshop

Oct '63 Johnson retires to Ranch in face of Baker furor.....largely stays

there until JFK arrival in Dallas

Oct ’63 FBI / Hoover in major push to dig up more dirt on Judith Campbell link to Roselli

Oct '63 John Martino travels to Dallas twice....meeting with exiles, fund

raising and possibly involved in gun running

Oct '63 George Perrel AKA Goicochea Sanchez is running stolem arms LaFontaine

in support of planned November invasion attempt by DRE...the p. 277

Nonte sting is set up by FBI to get info. on invasion, not stop

the gun running per se.

Oct 25 ’63 (S) Hosty sets up Oswald meet after hearing rumors of upcoming

incident in Dallas

Oct 29, '63 Des Fitzgerald, openly representing himself as RFK emmisary, meets

Cubelo in Paris....new discussions of Castro assassination. Helms

authorized Fitzgerald to make this representation without RFK's knowledge.

Oct 29 ’63 SS receives warning of potential threat to JFK; investigation picks

up some suspects but trip is canceled at last minute on Nov 2 and all

records sanitized by FBI

Oct 31- Nov 9 (S) Oswald being framed in Dallas…various activities have him putting scope on

Rifle, buying ammo, target practice, inquiring about tall buildings and describing

Coming into enough money to buy a car (all this fits very well with the post assassination report of Oswald being offered money at the Cuban embassy to kill JFK)

Nov 1 '63 Hosty receives airtel regarding John Mason (IS-CUBA) LaFontaine

and is further asked to check into George Perrel

Nov 1 '63 Hosty visits Paines and talks with Marina

Nov. 1, '63 Oswald opens PO box to receive FPC and ACLU mail

at 2:30....he also sends letter to American Communist

Party and posts his ACLU membership

Nov 2 ’63 JFK Chicago trip cancelled – records covering trip will be destroyed

by SS as late as 1998 after specific warnings are given not to do so

Nov ’63 Cristina Suarez tells nurse Majorie Heim that JFK will be killed by

Castroites; she is the sister of Miqauel Suarez of Ameritas and who is close to Barnard Barker

Nov ’63 Jogre Soto Martinez tells an employee of the Parrot Jungle in

Miami that he has a Russian speaking friend named Lee who is an

American Marxist living in Texas, his friend Lee is a crack marksman

And able to shoot JFK between the eyes

Martinez has been brought to the US by McClaney and work

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I DON'T KNOW WHERE THIS RUBY-CASTRO TIMELINE COMES FROM. I FOUND IT ON AN OLD HARD DRIVE. CAN ANYONE IDENTIFY IT? - BK

1959

January 1st Fidel Castro assumes power in Cuba

8th Jack Ruby is believed to have made his first contact on this date with Robert Ray [Dick] McKeown, a Bashore, Texas, gun-runner who had been supplying Castro with arms.

February 1st Ruby tells McKeown he represents source in Las Vegas who wants to get three Castro prisoners out of jail in Cuba [at a time when Castro had several underworld figures jailed there]. Ruby meets McKeown in Kemah, Texas and offers $25,000 for personal introduction to Castro.

March 11th Ruby meets with Dallas FBI Agent Charles W. Flynn and agrees to become an FBI contact.

15th Throughout this time period, Ruby telephones and meets with Tom Davis, the gunrunner with CIA ties in Beaumont.

April 2nd The Dallas police department's Criminal Intelligence Division lists Ruby and Lewis J. McWillie among those connected with professional gambling activities in the community.

27th Fidel Castro travels to Houston on the last leg of the stop which has taken him to Washington D.C., New York, and Boston.

The same day [27th], Jack Ruby rents a safety deposit box, # 448 at Merchant's State Bank in Dallas, Texas.

28th Castro meets with McKeown and offers him a position in the Castro government, but McKeown is serving a five year probated federal sentence as a gunrunner and would be arrested as a fugitive if he takes off in Castro's private plane, as he is invited to do. McKeown turns down the offer at the airport.

28th Ruby meets with Flynn for first time in his role as undercover contact

May 7th Ruby uses his safety deposit box.

15th Elaine Myneir [at the time McWillie's girlfriend] takes message from Jack Ruby in Dallas to Lewis McWillie in Cuba: "tell McWillie that Sparky from Chicago is coming." He mentions about 5 letters and numbers which are a coded message. McWillie responds to the message, "He is nuts" She said the message had word arriving in it. She also claims to have seen Ruby and McWillie frequently at the Dallas airport. She delivered the message in Havana; although hers was strictly a pleasure trip.

22nd Ruby uses safety deposit box.

June 2nd again, Ruby uses the [deposit] box.

5th Ruby meets with agent Flynn

18th Ruby again meets with agent Flynn

22nd Ruby uses safety deposit box. [Note: In both May and June, Ruby uses the box twice a month].

July 1st Ruby uses safety deposit box.

3rd Norman [Roughouse] Rothman, US Mafia figure and Cuban racketeer, arrested in connection with an $ 8.5 million Canadian bank heist of convertible bonds. Federal

authorities link the Canadian job with a large theft of arms from a Ohio national guard armory and with Rothman's $6,000 rental agreement on an airplane, as part of a massive Cuban gun-running project.

7th Ruby meets with agent Flynn.

8th The Castro cabinet decides that Florida number's racket boss Santos Trafficante Jr., a key figure in the Lansky gambling empire in Havana, is to be expelled from Cuba

along with two others. Trafficante meanwhile, is held in a Havana area jail.

9th Ruby uses safety deposit box.

20th And uses box again

21st Ruby meets with agent Flynn

August 1st [approximately] The dinner Ruby shares in an airport restaurant with one of the Fox brothers and the two criminally associated Dallas attorney's, McCord and McLane

appears to have occurred in July or August.

6th Ruby meets with agent Flynn

31st Meets again with Flynn in the week of his departure for Cuba, [in June, July and August, the FBI followed a pattern of meeting every two weeks with Ruby].

September 4th Ruby uses his safety deposit box then departs for Cuba

5th According to estimates of Ruby and others, he spends next several days, including the long Labor Day weekend, with McWillie the armed syndicate gambler. Ruby also visits gangster "Louis Santos" in jail more than once, according to a British witness.

12th INS says Ruby leaves Miami for Cuba on Sept. 12, 1959. It is worth noting that it is in Miami where Rothman has an interest in the Biltmore Terrace Hotel. Ruby flies back to Miami for one day.

13th Ruby then flies from Havana to New Orleans

21st Ruby uses his safety deposit box again.

October 2nd Ruby meets with Flynn for the last time.

28th Ruby opens his safety deposit box for the last time in the year 1959, [seth Kantor relates that "he uses it only 4 times in the next 17 months, and when authorities crack Box 448 open late in 1963, it is empty."]

November

December

Addendum to 1959 Chronology

Regarding Jack Ruby's use of Box 448 at Merchant's State Bank, Seth Kantor had this to say. "Ruby rented box 448 at his bank in Dallas, the Merchants State, where he maintained a small business checking account and no savings account. He' had no known bank safety deposit box in 11 previous years as a Dallas resident --- and he rented the box the day before the first of his regular meetings as an undercover FBI contact with FBI agent Charles W. Flynn. Then he used the box 12 times in 1959 in exactly the same seven month stretch in which he was meeting nine times with Flynn. In the footnote to this paragraph Kantor writes Ruby never used the box regularly after that. He used it three times in 1960, once in 1961, and never used it again. Who Was Jack Ruby page 247 footnote [2] page 429

August 1st entry: Kantor states rather specifically that on this date, Jack Ruby met with two Dallas attorney's named McCord and McLane. The name McLane should strike a chord to those familiar with the visit of the Warren Commission's hierarchy to Jack Ruby's cell in June 1964. When Ruby spoke to the Warren Commission, he stated "There is a very prominent attorney here in Dallas, McCord. McCord represents the Fox brothers here. They called me because the Fox brothers wanted to see me, and I came down to the hotel. And Mrs McWillie -- Mr McWillie was married to her at the time, and if I recall I didn't see show them off at the airport have. This in when they were still living in Havana, the Fox brothers. We had dinner at --- how do you pronounce that restaurant at Love Field? Luau? That serves this Chinese food, David McCord, I was in his presence, and I was invited out to dinner --- and there was an attorney by the name of Leon. Is he associated with McCord? and there was McLane." After Jack Ruby mentioned McLane, Earl Warren cryptically responded "Alfred was killed in a taxi in New York."

With regards to this matter the HSCA years later had this to say "During his Warren Commission testimony, Ruby identified the Fox Brothers as the owners of the Tropicana, he indicated the Fox brothers came to Dallas "to collect a debt that [some] man owed the Cotton Gin Co., here," and that he had dinner with one of the Fox brothers here at the Laua Restaurant at Love Field. HSCA Hearings Vol 9 page 185.

"The Committee spoke with David McCord on September 28, 1978. When asked about the dinner with Ruby and one of the Fox brothers, McCord stated the meeting did occur at the Luau restaurant at Love Field, but involved Ruby, McCord and the Guadano brothers Robert and Bernie." Regarding McLane's presence at the same meeting, the Committee stated

"The other attorney who was allegedly present at this dinner Alfred W. McLane was killed in a taxi on March 16th 1963."

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CHRONOLOGY/VanGosse

(From Appendix of Where the Boys Are – Cuba, Cold War America and the Making of a New Left by Van Gose,Verson, London/NY 1993).

1952 – March 9 – Former president Fulgencio Batista seizes power in Cuba, suppresses political parties.

1953 – July 26 – Student militants led by Fidel Castro fail in attempt to take Moncada fort in Santiago de Oriente and set off a popular rebellion; most of those caught are killed.

1953 – October 16 – Castro gives his “History Will Absolve Me” speech.

1954 – June – CIA-organized Liberation Army stages ‘invasion’ of Guatemala, instigating coup against elected government of Jacobo Arbenz.

1953 – May – Following a general amnesty, Castro and supporters for 26th of July Movement, go to Mexico to begin planning insurrection.

1953 – October – Castro tours Cuban communities on US East Coast, organizing support.

1956 – December 2 – 82 members of the 26th of July Movement land from the yacht Granma in Oriente province, a dozen survivors reach the Sierra Maestra: Cuban government claims Castro is killed.

1957 – February 24-26 – Series by Herbert L. Matthews in the New York Times proves Castro is alive, inspiring Cuban supporters and U.S. press.

1957 – March – Three sons of US servicemen at Guantanamo base join rebel band in Sierra Maestra.

1957 – May – Robert Taber’s documentary, ‘Rebel of the Sierra Maestra: The Story of Cuba’s Jungle Fighters’, airs on CBS.

1958 – March – Denunciations of US support for Batista in Congress lead to Eisenhower administration embargo on further weapons shipments to Cuba.

1958 – April – General strike by 26th of July Movement in Havana fails.

1958 – July – US servicemen and civilians taken hostage by Raul Castro’s column in Sierra Cristal.

1958 – December – Eisenhower’s private envoy fails in last-minute attempts to convince Batista to resign in favor of a coalition government to exclude Castro. 26th of July Movement begins final offensive.

1959 – January 1 – In New Year’s first hours, Batista flees Cuba; 26th of July Movement assumes power.

1959 – April 15 – Fidel Castro arrives in United States on ‘truth operation’, tours Washington, D.C., New York City, and Harvard and Princeton universities.

1959 – June 3 – Agrarian Reform law promulgated, ending period of ambiguity in US-Cuban relations; State Department protests, demands immediate full compensation.

1959 – July 18-24 – Castro resigns as premier to force resignation of Provisional President Manuel Urrutia, then resumes office.

1959 – August 13 – Major William Morgan of US plays leading role in blocking exile landing from Dominican Republic; hailed by Castro, loses US citizenship.

1959 – October 22 – arrest of anti-Communist Major Huber Matos and a group of his officers.

1959 – November – US begins covert hostilities against Cuba, including support for exile groups in Florida; consensus reached among policymakers to remove Castro.

1960 – January 23 – Robert Taber’s article in The Nation leads to organization of Fair Play for Cuba Committee (FPCC) by Tabor and Alan Sagner.

1960 – February – Deputy Premier Anastas Mikoyan of USSR visits island; Cuba and Soviet Union sign agreement to barter Soviet industrial goods for 5 million tons of sugar over five years.

1960 – March 4 – Munitions ship La Coubre explodes in Havana harbor, US withdraws ambassador ‘for consultations’ in response to Castro’s charges of US involvement.

1960 – March 17 – Eisenhower approves plan for exile invasion.

1960 – April 6 – New York Times advertisement announces formation of FPCC.

1960 – May 7 – Cuba and Soviet Union establish diplomatic relations.

1960 – June-July – US-owned refineries refuse to refine Soviet oil, are nationalized. Most of Cuba’s guaranteed quota of sugar sales to US is cut. Soviet Union pledges support for Cuba against any aggression. FPCC delegation of African-Americans including Robert F. Williams, LeRoi Jones and Harold Cruse visit Cuba.

1960 – August – Democratic presidential candidate John F. Kennedy begins attacks on Republican ‘softness’ towards Castro. Socialist Workers Party enters FPCC after negotiations with Taber.

1960 – September – During attendance at meeting of UN General Assembly, Castro stays at Theresa Hotel in Harlem, greets world leaders.

1960 – October 13 – Cuba nationalizes all major enterprises still in private hands.

1960 – October 19 – Eisenhower administration announces embargo on trade with Cuba as Kennedy continues to attack Republican presidential candidate Nixon for losing Cuba, calls for aid to counter-revolutionaries on island.

1960 – October 24 – Final expropriation of 166 remaining US-owned business.

1960 – November – Kennedy elected.

1960 – November – C. Wright Mill’s Listen, Yankee published. LeRoi Jone’s essay ‘Cuba Libra’ appears in Evergreen.

1960 – November – Candidacy for mayor of New York City by Norman Mailer on pro-Fidel platform aborted.

1960 – November 19 – Ronald Hiton article in The Nation exposes US-run training camps for exile invasion in Guatemala.

1960 – December 23 – FPCC delegation of 326 people departs from Miami on ‘Christmas Tour’.

1961 – January - US breaks diplomatic relations with Cuba, bans travel to island. FPCC ordered to register as foreign agents, refuses. Charges in hearing of Senate Internal Security Subcommittee that Cuban government paid for 6 April 1960 Times ad. Taber stays in Cuba to avoid indictment.

1961 – March – Alliance for Progress announced.

1961 – March – Theodore Draper’s ‘Castro’s Cuba; A Revolution Betrayed?’ appears in Encounter.

1961 – April 5 – Kennedy administration releases ‘White Paper on Cuba’, written by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., accusing Castro of betraying revolution.

1961 – April 15 – Havana bombed in preparation for exile invasion; US ambassador to UN Adlai Stevenson claims raid is by defectors from Cuban Air Force. Castro declares for first time that revolution is ‘socialist’.

1961 – April 17 – Brigade 2506 lands at Playa Giron in the Bay of Pigs on Cuba’s south coast. Defeated in three days by Cuban militia as Kennedy refuses to authorize US air strikes. Protests meetings and rallies across US.

1961 – August – Robert F. Williams receives asylum in Cuba. FPCC begins rapid decline.

1961 – December – Fidel Castro declares ‘I am a Marxist-Leninist.’

1962 – September – Richard Gibson, Taber’s successor as executive secretary of FPCC, flees US.

1962 – October – Cuban Missile Crisis.

1963 – May – Committee for Non-Violent Action begins Quebec-to-Guantanamo Peace Walk.

1963 – November 22 – Lee Harvey Oswald, purported member of FPCC, charged with shooting Kennedy.

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W. Tracy Parnell – Edited to LHO Chrono – Mexico City Sept. - Oct. 1963

September

17th: Lee obtains a tourist card good for one visit to Mexico City from the Mexican consulate in New Orleans.

20th: Ruth visits the Oswalds, and it is decided that Marina will return to Irving with Ruth for the birth of the baby.

23rd: Ruth and Marina leave for Irving.

24th: Eric Rogers, a neighbor, sees Lee running to catch a bus.

25th: Lee collects his unemployment check of $33. Later, he catches a bus bound for Houston. Late that night, he places a phone call to Horace Twiford, an official of the Texas Socialist Labor Party.

26th: Early in the morning, Lee boards a bus for Laredo, Texas. He crosses the boarder into Mexico in the early afternoon.

Mexico City

September

26th

2:15 PM: At Nuevo Laredo, Lee boards a bus for Mexico City.

27th

10:00 AM: He arrives in Mexico City.

11:00 AM: Lee registers at the Hotel del Comercio, where he will stay for the duration of his visit.

11:30 AM: Lee makes his first visit to the Cuban Embassy, where he fills out the application for a visa to Cuba.

In the afternoon, Lee returns with passport photographs he had obtained. When Lee is told that the visa could take up to four months and was not possible without a Russian visa as well, he becomes angry. He walks a short distance to the Russian Embassy to inquire about a visa to Russia and is put off until the next day.

28th: Lee returns to both the Cuban and the Russian Embassies with no success.

29th: He probably attends a bullfight on this, a Sunday.

30th: Lee phones the Russian Embassy one last time with no success. Later, he buys a bus ticket from Mexico City to Laredo, Texas.

October

1st: Lee pays the Hotel bill through that day.

2nd

8:30 AM: He departs on bus #332 for Texas.

3rd

1:35 AM: Lee crosses into the U.S.

2:20 PM: He arrives in Dallas.

Dallas

October

3rd: Lee checks in at the YMCA. Later in the day, he files a claim at the employment office.

4th: Lee applies for work at Padgett Printing Co. He makes a favorable impression, but is not hired because of poor references. Later, he telephones Marina and asks for a ride to Ruth Paine's home and is denied. He hitchhikes the 12 miles

WILLIAM ATWOOD CHRONO OF BACKCHANNEL NEGOTIATIONS WITH CUBANS AT UN

20. Memorandum from U.S. Delegate at the UN William Attwood to Gordon Chase of the National Security Council Staff

By the autumn of 1963 the Kennedy administration was pursuing a two-track policy towards Castro. While sabotage activities against Cuba continued, an effort was underway to develop a secret dialog with Castro, with a view to achieving some sort of an accommodation between Havana and Washington. UN official William Attwood, formally an editor at Look magazine, was a key figure in this diplomatic endeavor. Here he recounts his role in the period from August through early November 1963.

New York, November 8, 1963.

Following is a chronology of events leading up to Castro’s invitation on October 31, to receive a U.S. official for talks in Cuba:

Soon after joining the U.S. Mission to the U.N. on August 26, I met Seydou Diallo, the Guinea Ambassador to Havana, whom I had known well in Conakray. [Attwood had been U.S. Ambassador to Guinea from March 1961 to May 1963].

He went out of his way to tell me that Castro was isolated from contact with neutralist diplomats by his “Communist entourage”….He, Diallo, had finally been able to see Castro alone once and was convinced he was personally receptive to changing courses and getting Cuba on the road to non-alignment….

In the first week of September, I also read ABC correspondent, Lisa Howard’s article, “Castro’s Overture,” [in War/Peace Report, September, 1963] based on her conversation with Castro last April. This article stressed Castro’s expressed desire for reaching an accommodation with the United States and a willingness to make substantial concessions to this end. On September 12, I talked with Miss Howard, whom I have known for some years, and she echoed Ambassador Diallo’s opinion that there was a rift between Castro and the Guevara-Hart-Alveida group on the question of Cuba’s future course.

On September 12, I discussed this with Under Secretary Harriman in Washington. He suggested I prepare a memo and we arranged to meet in New York the following week.

On September 18, I wrote a memorandum based on these talks and on corroborating information I had heard in Conakry…..

On September 23, I met Dr. Lechuga at Miss Howard’s apartment. She has been on good terms with Lechuga since her visit with Castro and invited him for a drink to met [sic] some friends who had also been to Cuba. I was just one of those friends. In the course of our conversation, which started with recollections of my own talks with Castro in 1959, I mentioned having read Miss Howard’s article. Lechuga hinted that Castro was indeed in a mood to talk. I told him that in my present position, I would need official authorization to make such a trip, and did not know if it would be forthcoming. However, I said an exchange of views might well be useful and that I would find out and let him know.

On September 24, I saw the Attorney-General in Washington, and gave him my September 18 memo, and reported my meeting with Lechuga. He said he would pass the memo on to Mr. McGeorge Bundy;…..

On September 27, I ran into Lechuga at the United Nations, where he was doing a television interview in the lobby with Miss Howard. I told him that I had discussed our talk in Washingon,….Meanwhile, he forewarned me that he would be making a ‘hard’ anti-U.S. speech in the United Nations on October 7….{BK – According to Issac Don Levine in his book “Eyewitness to History” notes that LHO listened to Lechuga’s UN speech and Stevenson’s response to it on a shortwave radio in Dallas }.

On October 18, at dinner at the home of Mrs. Eugene Meyer, {BK Note: Publisher of the Washington Post} I talked with Mr. C.A. Doxiades, a noted Greek architect and town-planner, who had just returned from an architects congress in Havana, where he had talked alone to both Castro and Guevara, among others. He sought me out, as a government official, to say he was convinced Castro would welcome normalization of relations with the United States if he could do so without losing too much face….

On October 20, Miss Howard asked me if she might call Major Rene Vallejo, a Cuban surgeon who is also Castro’s current right-hand man and confidant. She said Vallejo helped her see Castro and made it plain to her he opposed the Guevara group. They became friends and talked on the phone several times since the interview….

On October 21, Gordon Chase called me from the White House in connection with my September 18 memo. I brought him up to date and said the ball was in his court.

On October 28, I ran into Lechuga in the U.N. Delegates Lounge….I said it was up to him and he could call me if he felt like it. He wrote down my extension.

On October 29, Vallejo again called Miss Howard at home…

On October 31, Vallejo called Miss Howard, apologizing for the delay and saying he had been out of town with Castro and “could not get to a phone from which I could call you.” He said Castro would very much like to talk to the U.S. official anytime and appreciated the importance of discretion to all concerned….

In October, at a Dallas John Birch Society meeting, Bay of Pigs veteran Nestor Castellanos was recorded as saying: “Get him out! Get him out! The quicker, the sooner, the better. He’s doing all kinds of deals [Tony Summers’ emphasis] …Mr. Kennedy is kissing Mr. Khrushchev. I wouldn’t be surprised if he had kissed Castro too…We are waiting for Kennedy the twenty-second [November], buddy. We are going to see him, in one way or the other. We’re going to give him the works when he gets to Dallas.”

Also take note: Rex mission exposed by New York Times (p.1) on Nov. 1, revealing that Collins Radio served as cover for mission}

On November 1, Miss Howard reported the Vallejo call to me and I repeated it to Chase on November 4.

On November 5, I met with Bundy and Chase at the White House and informed them of the foregoing. The next day, Chase called and asked me to put it in writing.

Washington, November 12, 1963

23. Memorandum from Gordon Chase of the National Security Council Staff to the President’s Special Assistant for National Security Affairs McGeorge Bundy.

On the day of John Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas, William Attwood records the developments that had taken place during the final days of the Kennedy presidency regarding the attempt to hold private discussions with Cuban officials. What might be called the Attwood initiative raises the question of whether relations between Washington and Havana would have improved had JFK not been assassinated.

Washington, November 25, 1963.

SUBJECT

Cuba- Bill Attwood.

1. Attached is an unsolicited chronology from Bill Atwood which describes the activities of the Cuba-Attwood tie-line from November 11 to the present. Apparently, the memo was dispatched on November 22, but because of the recent events [Note: Namely, the assassination of JFK in Dallas on November 22], did not reach us until today.

Attachment

Memorandum From William Attwood to Gordon Chase of the National Security Council Staff

New York, November 22, 1963

Following is an addition to my memorandum to you dated November 8, 1963 [see Document 20]

On November 11, Vallejo called Miss Howad again to reiterate their appreciation of the need for secrecy and to say that Castro would go along with any arrangements we might want to make. He specifically suggested that a Cuban plane could come to Key West and pick up the emissary; alternatively they would agree to have him come to a U.S. plane which could land at one of several “secret airfields” near Havana. He emphasized that only Castro and himself would be present at the talks and that no one else – he specifically mentioned Guevara – would be involved. Valejo also reiterated Castro’s desire for this talk and hoped to hear our answer soon.

On November 12, Bundy called me and I reported Vallejo’s message. He said this did not affect the White House decision that a preliminary talk with Vallejo at the United Nations should be held in order to find out what Castro wanted to talk bout – particularly if he was seriously interested in discussing the points cited in Stevenson’s October 7 speech. [Note: If Castro wanted peaceful relations with his neighbors, Stevenson had asserted, he needed to cut ties with Moscow, end his subversive activities in Latin America, and provide basic constitutional rights for his people] {BK Note: According to IDL, LHO listened to these speeches on a short wave radio in Dallas}. Bundy suggested I transmit our decision to Vallejo, stressed the fact that, since we are responding to their invitation and are not soliciting a meeting, we would like to know more about what is on Castro’s mind before committing ourselves to further talks in Cuba.

On November 13, I went to Miss Howard’s apartment and called Vallejo at home. There was no answer. She then sent a telegram asking that he call her at his convenience.

On November 14, Vallejo called her. She gave him my message – that we would want to talk to him here at the United Nations before accepting an invitation to go to Cuba. She said that, if he wished to confirm or discuss this further with the U.S. official, he could call him (Vallejo) at him on the evening of November 18. Vallejo said he would be there to receive the call. Meanwhile, he did not exclude the possibility of his coming to the UN and said he would discuss it with Castro.

On November 18, Miss Howard reached Vallejo at home and passed the phone to me. I told him Miss Howard had kept me informed of her talks with him and that I assumed he know of our interests in hearing what Castro had in mind. Vallejo said he did, and reiterated the invitation to Cuba, stressing the fact that security could be guaranteed. I replied that we felt a preliminary meeting was essential to make sure there was something useful to talk about, and asked if he was able to come to New York, Vallejo said he could not come “at this time.” However, if that’s how we felt, he said that “we” would send instructions to Lechuga to propose and discuss with me “an agenda” for a later meeting with Castro. I said I would await Lechuga’s call. Vallejo’s manner was extremely cordial and he called me “Sir” throughout the conversation.

On November 19, I called {Gordon} Chase {of NSC}, and reported our conversation.

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Tippit Timeline – per Larry Harris.

12:30 pm – JFK Assassinated, Dealey Plaza.

12:35 pm – Oswald leaves the Book Depository, walks two blocks east, gets on a bus going back towards Dealey Plaza. The bus gets stuck in traffic, Oswald gets off bus (taking a transfer ticket). He walks to the Greyhound bus station, flags down a cab, but offers it to a little old lady who declines. He takes the cab to either 500 or 700 block of North Beckley, 3 to 5 blocks past his rooming house, and walks back.

12:45 pm – DPD radio dispatcher (who is J.D. Tippit’s best friend), instructs Tippit (#78 Car #10) to move from South Dallas to central Oak Cliff and be at large for any emergency. (This instruction to Tippit does not appear in a transcript of pertinent 11/22/63 radio transmission prepared by the DPD in December and submitted to the WC. Its omission gives rise to speculation that the 12:45 instruction was subsequently edited into the tapes to provide a legitimate explanation for Tippit being so far from his assigned district at the time of his murder.)

12:54 pm – Oswald arrives at rooming house.

1:00 pm – Dallas PD radio dispatcher calls patrolman Tippit but receives no response.

1:00 pm – Sitting in the living room watching the assassination news on TV, housekeeper Earlene Roberts says hello to Oswald as he goes to his room. She sees a DPD squad car pull up out front, beep its horn twice, then slowly drive away. Oswald ostensibly gets a jacket and revolver, and is not in his room for more than three minutes.

1:03 pm – Oswald leaves rooming house at 1026 N. Beckley

1:03 pm – Tippit stops in the Top Ten record shop on Jefferson Blvd. near the theater and makes a telephone call on the pay phone. He says nothing and hangs up.

1:04 pm – Roberts observes Oswald standing at the bus stop across the street. This bus route would have taken Oswald back to center city Dallas.

1:04 pm – Helen Markham looks at wall clock before leaving her apartment to catch a bus that she usually gets at 1:12pm. (According to a SS reenactment, it takes two minutes thirty seconds to walk from the washateria to the corner of 10th & Patton – 1:04 + 2:30 = 1:06/07pm).

1:07 pm – Markham one block from Jefferson street bus stop.

1:08 pm – Tippit calls the DPD dispatcher, but receives no response. He has encountered and pauses to speak with a white male pedestrian who is walking west on East 10th Street, near Patton. According to the Warren Report, Oswald was walking east on 10th Street. But almost without exception, contemporaneous reports prepared by the Dallas Police, the FBI and SS state the suspect was walking west on 10th and continued in a westerly direction after the shooting.

1:09 pm – (PROBIBLE) Officer Tippit is shot four times by an unidentified white male pedestrian near the intersection of 10th & Patton (none of the four bullets removed from Tippit’s body are traceable to Oswald’s revolver; four shell casings purportedly found at the scene do not match up with the bullets: 3 Western/ 1 Remington bullets as opposed to 2 Western/ 4 Remington shells).

1:10 pm – T. F. Bowley approaches the scene at 10th & Patton in his car; he gets out to assist Tippit and intentionally notes the time by glancing at his wristwatch: 1:10 pm.

1:14 pm – Domingo Benavides, the closest witness to the shooting, was crouched in his pickup truck, fearful of the gunman. He gets out of his truck and tries to assist Tippit before he picks up the radio in Tippit’s patrol car, but he doesn’t know how to use it.

1:15 pm – According to the Warren Commission, a mile away from the rooming house, Dallas policeman J.D. Tippit is shot and killed by Oswald, who flees on foot.

1:17 pm – Oswald, who presumably shot Tippit, makes his way 6/10ths of a mile down Jefferson Blvd., which is the central business district of the Oak Cliff section of Dallas, moving towards the Texas Theater.

1:26 pm – A white jacket, apparently discarded by the suspect, is found on a nearby parking lot by a policeman. A gray jacket is later turned over to the Warren Commission. It bears a laundry tag that has never been identified, and a manufacturer’s tag that indicates it was sold at the Philadelphia Strawbridge & Clothier store.

1: 30 pm – Tippit is pronounced DOA at Methodist Hospital.

1:35 pm – Quoting an eyewitness, a DPD patrolman notifies the radio dispatcher that the suspect has “black, wavy hair” and is armed with a .32 caliber automatic pistol.

1:40 pm – Sgt. Jerry Hill notifies the radio dispatcher that the shell casings at the scene indicated the suspect is armed with a .38 automatic handgun. (When Oswald is arrested at the Texas theater, he is carrying a six shot revolver, not an automatic).

1:40? pm – Oswald ducks into the vestibule of a shoe store, where he was observed by the manager, who thought this suspicious. Police cars go by, Oswald is in the vestibule, walks out and goes into the movie theater without buying a ticket. The shoe salesman talks to the ticket taker and they notify the police. They had heard that a policeman had been shot not far away.

1:45 pm – A hoard of Dallas police officers, a couple of FBI agents and an assistant district attorney all descent on the Texas Theater. They go in, turn up the lights and in some for or fashion, Oswald is brought to the attention of the police. A patrolman approaches Owald. Oswald allegedly strikes a patrolman, McDonald, and then attempts to pull his revolver from the waistband of his pants, attempts to shoot McDonald, the gun misfires, McDonald’s thumb catches the hammer and the gun doesn’t fire. They scuffle with Oswald and arrest him. He says, “I am not resisting arrest, I am not resisting arrest.”

1:50 pm – Oswald arrested inside the Texas Theater, six blocks from where Tippit was shot. Dallas police later said they had no prior knowledge of Oswald, and that his arrest, initially, was unrelated to the JFK assassination. But as officers beat Oswald during his arrest, a witness heard a policeman shout, “Kill the President, will you!” As Oswald is led from the theater, an employee heard an officer remark, “I think we got our man on both counts.” They take him downtown for the Tippit murder and later learn he was employed at the Book Depository, and later that evening he is charged for the murder of Tippit.

7:10 pm – Lee Harvey Oswald is formally charged with the murder of Officer J.D. Tippit. Oswald angrily responds, “That’s ridiculous!”

Edited by William Kelly

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I DON'T KNOW WHERE THIS RUBY-CASTRO TIMELINE COMES FROM. I FOUND IT ON AN OLD HARD DRIVE. CAN ANYONE IDENTIFY IT? - BK

1959

January 1st Fidel Castro assumes power in Cuba

8th Jack Ruby is believed to have made his first contact on this date with Robert Ray [Dick] McKeown, a Bashore, Texas, gun-runner who had been supplying Castro with arms.

February 1st Ruby tells McKeown he represents source in Las Vegas who wants to get three Castro prisoners out of jail in Cuba [at a time when Castro had several underworld figures jailed there]. Ruby meets McKeown in Kemah, Texas and offers $25,000 for personal introduction to Castro.

March 11th Ruby meets with Dallas FBI Agent Charles W. Flynn and agrees to become an FBI contact.

15th Throughout this time period, Ruby telephones and meets with Tom Davis, the gunrunner with CIA ties in Beaumont.

April 2nd The Dallas police department's Criminal Intelligence Division lists Ruby and Lewis J. McWillie among those connected with professional gambling activities in the community.

27th Fidel Castro travels to Houston on the last leg of the stop which has taken him to Washington D.C., New York, and Boston.

The same day [27th], Jack Ruby rents a safety deposit box, # 448 at Merchant's State Bank in Dallas, Texas.

28th Castro meets with McKeown and offers him a position in the Castro government, but McKeown is serving a five year probated federal sentence as a gunrunner and would be arrested as a fugitive if he takes off in Castro's private plane, as he is invited to do. McKeown turns down the offer at the airport.

28th Ruby meets with Flynn for first time in his role as undercover contact

May 7th Ruby uses his safety deposit box.

15th Elaine Myneir [at the time McWillie's girlfriend] takes message from Jack Ruby in Dallas to Lewis McWillie in Cuba: "tell McWillie that Sparky from Chicago is coming." He mentions about 5 letters and numbers which are a coded message. McWillie responds to the message, "He is nuts" She said the message had word arriving in it. She also claims to have seen Ruby and McWillie frequently at the Dallas airport. She delivered the message in Havana; although hers was strictly a pleasure trip.

22nd Ruby uses safety deposit box.

June 2nd again, Ruby uses the [deposit] box.

5th Ruby meets with agent Flynn

18th Ruby again meets with agent Flynn

22nd Ruby uses safety deposit box. [Note: In both May and June, Ruby uses the box twice a month].

July 1st Ruby uses safety deposit box.

3rd Norman [Roughouse] Rothman, US Mafia figure and Cuban racketeer, arrested in connection with an $ 8.5 million Canadian bank heist of convertible bonds. Federal

authorities link the Canadian job with a large theft of arms from a Ohio national guard armory and with Rothman's $6,000 rental agreement on an airplane, as part of a massive Cuban gun-running project.

7th Ruby meets with agent Flynn.

8th The Castro cabinet decides that Florida number's racket boss Santos Trafficante Jr., a key figure in the Lansky gambling empire in Havana, is to be expelled from Cuba

along with two others. Trafficante meanwhile, is held in a Havana area jail.

9th Ruby uses safety deposit box.

20th And uses box again

21st Ruby meets with agent Flynn

August 1st [approximately] The dinner Ruby shares in an airport restaurant with one of the Fox brothers and the two criminally associated Dallas attorney's, McCord and McLane

appears to have occurred in July or August.

6th Ruby meets with agent Flynn

31st Meets again with Flynn in the week of his departure for Cuba, [in June, July and August, the FBI followed a pattern of meeting every two weeks with Ruby].

September 4th Ruby uses his safety deposit box then departs for Cuba

5th According to estimates of Ruby and others, he spends next several days, including the long Labor Day weekend, with McWillie the armed syndicate gambler. Ruby also visits gangster "Louis Santos" in jail more than once, according to a British witness.

12th INS says Ruby leaves Miami for Cuba on Sept. 12, 1959. It is worth noting that it is in Miami where Rothman has an interest in the Biltmore Terrace Hotel. Ruby flies back to Miami for one day.

13th Ruby then flies from Havana to New Orleans

21st Ruby uses his safety deposit box again.

October 2nd Ruby meets with Flynn for the last time.

28th Ruby opens his safety deposit box for the last time in the year 1959, [seth Kantor relates that "he uses it only 4 times in the next 17 months, and when authorities crack Box 448 open late in 1963, it is empty."]

November

December

Addendum to 1959 Chronology

Regarding Jack Ruby's use of Box 448 at Merchant's State Bank, Seth Kantor had this to say. "Ruby rented box 448 at his bank in Dallas, the Merchants State, where he maintained a small business checking account and no savings account. He' had no known bank safety deposit box in 11 previous years as a Dallas resident --- and he rented the box the day before the first of his regular meetings as an undercover FBI contact with FBI agent Charles W. Flynn. Then he used the box 12 times in 1959 in exactly the same seven month stretch in which he was meeting nine times with Flynn. In the footnote to this paragraph Kantor writes Ruby never used the box regularly after that. He used it three times in 1960, once in 1961, and never used it again. Who Was Jack Ruby page 247 footnote [2] page 429

August 1st entry: Kantor states rather specifically that on this date, Jack Ruby met with two Dallas attorney's named McCord and McLane. The name McLane should strike a chord to those familiar with the visit of the Warren Commission's hierarchy to Jack Ruby's cell in June 1964. When Ruby spoke to the Warren Commission, he stated "There is a very prominent attorney here in Dallas, McCord. McCord represents the Fox brothers here. They called me because the Fox brothers wanted to see me, and I came down to the hotel. And Mrs McWillie -- Mr McWillie was married to her at the time, and if I recall I didn't see show them off at the airport have. This in when they were still living in Havana, the Fox brothers. We had dinner at --- how do you pronounce that restaurant at Love Field? Luau? That serves this Chinese food, David McCord, I was in his presence, and I was invited out to dinner --- and there was an attorney by the name of Leon. Is he associated with McCord? and there was McLane." After Jack Ruby mentioned McLane, Earl Warren cryptically responded "Alfred was killed in a taxi in New York."

With regards to this matter the HSCA years later had this to say "During his Warren Commission testimony, Ruby identified the Fox Brothers as the owners of the Tropicana, he indicated the Fox brothers came to Dallas "to collect a debt that [some] man owed the Cotton Gin Co., here," and that he had dinner with one of the Fox brothers here at the Laua Restaurant at Love Field. HSCA Hearings Vol 9 page 185.

"The Committee spoke with David McCord on September 28, 1978. When asked about the dinner with Ruby and one of the Fox brothers, McCord stated the meeting did occur at the Luau restaurant at Love Field, but involved Ruby, McCord and the Guadano brothers Robert and Bernie." Regarding McLane's presence at the same meeting, the Committee stated

"The other attorney who was allegedly present at this dinner Alfred W. McLane was killed in a taxi on March 16th 1963."

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CHRONOLOGY/VanGosse

(From Appendix of Where the Boys Are – Cuba, Cold War America and the Making of a New Left by Van Gose,Verson, London/NY 1993).

1952 – March 9 – Former president Fulgencio Batista seizes power in Cuba, suppresses political parties.

1953 – July 26 – Student militants led by Fidel Castro fail in attempt to take Moncada fort in Santiago de Oriente and set off a popular rebellion; most of those caught are killed.

1953 – October 16 – Castro gives his “History Will Absolve Me” speech.

1954 – June – CIA-organized Liberation Army stages ‘invasion’ of Guatemala, instigating coup against elected government of Jacobo Arbenz.

1953 – May – Following a general amnesty, Castro and supporters for 26th of July Movement, go to Mexico to begin planning insurrection.

1953 – October – Castro tours Cuban communities on US East Coast, organizing support.

1956 – December 2 – 82 members of the 26th of July Movement land from the yacht Granma in Oriente province, a dozen survivors reach the Sierra Maestra: Cuban government claims Castro is killed.

1957 – February 24-26 – Series by Herbert L. Matthews in the New York Times proves Castro is alive, inspiring Cuban supporters and U.S. press.

1957 – March – Three sons of US servicemen at Guantanamo base join rebel band in Sierra Maestra.

1957 – May – Robert Taber’s documentary, ‘Rebel of the Sierra Maestra: The Story of Cuba’s Jungle Fighters’, airs on CBS.

1958 – March – Denunciations of US support for Batista in Congress lead to Eisenhower administration embargo on further weapons shipments to Cuba.

1958 – April – General strike by 26th of July Movement in Havana fails.

1958 – July – US servicemen and civilians taken hostage by Raul Castro’s column in Sierra Cristal.

1958 – December – Eisenhower’s private envoy fails in last-minute attempts to convince Batista to resign in favor of a coalition government to exclude Castro. 26th of July Movement begins final offensive.

1959 – January 1 – In New Year’s first hours, Batista flees Cuba; 26th of July Movement assumes power.

1959 – April 15 – Fidel Castro arrives in United States on ‘truth operation’, tours Washington, D.C., New York City, and Harvard and Princeton universities.

1959 – June 3 – Agrarian Reform law promulgated, ending period of ambiguity in US-Cuban relations; State Department protests, demands immediate full compensation.

1959 – July 18-24 – Castro resigns as premier to force resignation of Provisional President Manuel Urrutia, then resumes office.

1959 – August 13 – Major William Morgan of US plays leading role in blocking exile landing from Dominican Republic; hailed by Castro, loses US citizenship.

1959 – October 22 – arrest of anti-Communist Major Huber Matos and a group of his officers.

1959 – November – US begins covert hostilities against Cuba, including support for exile groups in Florida; consensus reached among policymakers to remove Castro.

1960 – January 23 – Robert Taber’s article in The Nation leads to organization of Fair Play for Cuba Committee (FPCC) by Tabor and Alan Sagner.

1960 – February – Deputy Premier Anastas Mikoyan of USSR visits island; Cuba and Soviet Union sign agreement to barter Soviet industrial goods for 5 million tons of sugar over five years.

1960 – March 4 – Munitions ship La Coubre explodes in Havana harbor, US withdraws ambassador ‘for consultations’ in response to Castro’s charges of US involvement.

1960 – March 17 – Eisenhower approves plan for exile invasion.

1960 – April 6 – New York Times advertisement announces formation of FPCC.

1960 – May 7 – Cuba and Soviet Union establish diplomatic relations.

1960 – June-July – US-owned refineries refuse to refine Soviet oil, are nationalized. Most of Cuba’s guaranteed quota of sugar sales to US is cut. Soviet Union pledges support for Cuba against any aggression. FPCC delegation of African-Americans including Robert F. Williams, LeRoi Jones and Harold Cruse visit Cuba.

1960 – August – Democratic presidential candidate John F. Kennedy begins attacks on Republican ‘softness’ towards Castro. Socialist Workers Party enters FPCC after negotiations with Taber.

1960 – September – During attendance at meeting of UN General Assembly, Castro stays at Theresa Hotel in Harlem, greets world leaders.

1960 – October 13 – Cuba nationalizes all major enterprises still in private hands.

1960 – October 19 – Eisenhower administration announces embargo on trade with Cuba as Kennedy continues to attack Republican presidential candidate Nixon for losing Cuba, calls for aid to counter-revolutionaries on island.

1960 – October 24 – Final expropriation of 166 remaining US-owned business.

1960 – November – Kennedy elected.

1960 – November – C. Wright Mill’s Listen, Yankee published. LeRoi Jone’s essay ‘Cuba Libra’ appears in Evergreen.

1960 – November – Candidacy for mayor of New York City by Norman Mailer on pro-Fidel platform aborted.

1960 – November 19 – Ronald Hiton article in The Nation exposes US-run training camps for exile invasion in Guatemala.

1960 – December 23 – FPCC delegation of 326 people departs from Miami on ‘Christmas Tour’.

1961 – January - US breaks diplomatic relations with Cuba, bans travel to island. FPCC ordered to register as foreign agents, refuses. Charges in hearing of Senate Internal Security Subcommittee that Cuban government paid for 6 April 1960 Times ad. Taber stays in Cuba to avoid indictment.

1961 – March – Alliance for Progress announced.

1961 – March – Theodore Draper’s ‘Castro’s Cuba; A Revolution Betrayed?’ appears in Encounter.

1961 – April 5 – Kennedy administration releases ‘White Paper on Cuba’, written by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., accusing Castro of betraying revolution.

1961 – April 15 – Havana bombed in preparation for exile invasion; US ambassador to UN Adlai Stevenson claims raid is by defectors from Cuban Air Force. Castro declares for first time that revolution is ‘socialist’.

1961 – April 17 – Brigade 2506 lands at Playa Giron in the Bay of Pigs on Cuba’s south coast. Defeated in three days by Cuban militia as Kennedy refuses to authorize US air strikes. Protests meetings and rallies across US.

1961 – August – Robert F. Williams receives asylum in Cuba. FPCC begins rapid decline.

1961 – December – Fidel Castro declares ‘I am a Marxist-Leninist.’

1962 – September – Richard Gibson, Taber’s successor as executive secretary of FPCC, flees US.

1962 – October – Cuban Missile Crisis.

1963 – May – Committee for Non-Violent Action begins Quebec-to-Guantanamo Peace Walk.

1963 – November 22 – Lee Harvey Oswald, purported member of FPCC, charged with shooting Kennedy.

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W. Tracy Parnell – Edited to LHO Chrono – Mexico City Sept. - Oct. 1963

September

17th: Lee obtains a tourist card good for one visit to Mexico City from the Mexican consulate in New Orleans.

20th: Ruth visits the Oswalds, and it is decided that Marina will return to Irving with Ruth for the birth of the baby.

23rd: Ruth and Marina leave for Irving.

24th: Eric Rogers, a neighbor, sees Lee running to catch a bus.

25th: Lee collects his unemployment check of $33. Later, he catches a bus bound for Houston. Late that night, he places a phone call to Horace Twiford, an official of the Texas Socialist Labor Party.

26th: Early in the morning, Lee boards a bus for Laredo, Texas. He crosses the boarder into Mexico in the early afternoon.

Mexico City

September

26th

2:15 PM: At Nuevo Laredo, Lee boards a bus for Mexico City.

27th

10:00 AM: He arrives in Mexico City.

11:00 AM: Lee registers at the Hotel del Comercio, where he will stay for the duration of his visit.

11:30 AM: Lee makes his first visit to the Cuban Embassy, where he fills out the application for a visa to Cuba.

In the afternoon, Lee returns with passport photographs he had obtained. When Lee is told that the visa could take up to four months and was not possible without a Russian visa as well, he becomes angry. He walks a short distance to the Russian Embassy to inquire about a visa to Russia and is put off until the next day.

28th: Lee returns to both the Cuban and the Russian Embassies with no success.

29th: He probably attends a bullfight on this, a Sunday.

30th: Lee phones the Russian Embassy one last time with no success. Later, he buys a bus ticket from Mexico City to Laredo, Texas.

October

1st: Lee pays the Hotel bill through that day.

2nd

8:30 AM: He departs on bus #332 for Texas.

3rd

1:35 AM: Lee crosses into the U.S.

2:20 PM: He arrives in Dallas.

Dallas

October

3rd: Lee checks in at the YMCA. Later in the day, he files a claim at the employment office.

4th: Lee applies for work at Padgett Printing Co. He makes a favorable impression, but is not hired because of poor references. Later, he telephones Marina and asks for a ride to Ruth Paine's home and is denied. He hitchhikes the 12 miles

WILLIAM ATWOOD CHRONO OF BACKCHANNEL NEGOTIATIONS WITH CUBANS AT UN

20. Memorandum from U.S. Delegate at the UN William Attwood to Gordon Chase of the National Security Council Staff

By the autumn of 1963 the Kennedy administration was pursuing a two-track policy towards Castro. While sabotage activities against Cuba continued, an effort was underway to develop a secret dialog with Castro, with a view to achieving some sort of an accommodation between Havana and Washington. UN official William Attwood, formally an editor at Look magazine, was a key figure in this diplomatic endeavor. Here he recounts his role in the period from August through early November 1963.

New York, November 8, 1963.

Following is a chronology of events leading up to Castro’s invitation on October 31, to receive a U.S. official for talks in Cuba:

Soon after joining the U.S. Mission to the U.N. on August 26, I met Seydou Diallo, the Guinea Ambassador to Havana, whom I had known well in Conakray. [Attwood had been U.S. Ambassador to Guinea from March 1961 to May 1963].

He went out of his way to tell me that Castro was isolated from contact with neutralist diplomats by his “Communist entourage”….He, Diallo, had finally been able to see Castro alone once and was convinced he was personally receptive to changing courses and getting Cuba on the road to non-alignment….

In the first week of September, I also read ABC correspondent, Lisa Howard’s article, “Castro’s Overture,” [in War/Peace Report, September, 1963] based on her conversation with Castro last April. This article stressed Castro’s expressed desire for reaching an accommodation with the United States and a willingness to make substantial concessions to this end. On September 12, I talked with Miss Howard, whom I have known for some years, and she echoed Ambassador Diallo’s opinion that there was a rift between Castro and the Guevara-Hart-Alveida group on the question of Cuba’s future course.

On September 12, I discussed this with Under Secretary Harriman in Washington. He suggested I prepare a memo and we arranged to meet in New York the following week.

On September 18, I wrote a memorandum based on these talks and on corroborating information I had heard in Conakry…..

On September 23, I met Dr. Lechuga at Miss Howard’s apartment. She has been on good terms with Lechuga since her visit with Castro and invited him for a drink to met [sic] some friends who had also been to Cuba. I was just one of those friends. In the course of our conversation, which started with recollections of my own talks with Castro in 1959, I mentioned having read Miss Howard’s article. Lechuga hinted that Castro was indeed in a mood to talk. I told him that in my present position, I would need official authorization to make such a trip, and did not know if it would be forthcoming. However, I said an exchange of views might well be useful and that I would find out and let him know.

On September 24, I saw the Attorney-General in Washington, and gave him my September 18 memo, and reported my meeting with Lechuga. He said he would pass the memo on to Mr. McGeorge Bundy;…..

On September 27, I ran into Lechuga at the United Nations, where he was doing a television interview in the lobby with Miss Howard. I told him that I had discussed our talk in Washingon,….Meanwhile, he forewarned me that he would be making a ‘hard’ anti-U.S. speech in the United Nations on October 7….{BK – According to Issac Don Levine in his book “Eyewitness to History” notes that LHO listened to Lechuga’s UN speech and Stevenson’s response to it on a shortwave radio in Dallas }.

On October 18, at dinner at the home of Mrs. Eugene Meyer, {BK Note: Publisher of the Washington Post} I talked with Mr. C.A. Doxiades, a noted Greek architect and town-planner, who had just returned from an architects congress in Havana, where he had talked alone to both Castro and Guevara, among others. He sought me out, as a government official, to say he was convinced Castro would welcome normalization of relations with the United States if he could do so without losing too much face….

On October 20, Miss Howard asked me if she might call Major Rene Vallejo, a Cuban surgeon who is also Castro’s current right-hand man and confidant. She said Vallejo helped her see Castro and made it plain to her he opposed the Guevara group. They became friends and talked on the phone several times since the interview….

On October 21, Gordon Chase called me from the White House in connection with my September 18 memo. I brought him up to date and said the ball was in his court.

On October 28, I ran into Lechuga in the U.N. Delegates Lounge….I said it was up to him and he could call me if he felt like it. He wrote down my extension.

On October 29, Vallejo again called Miss Howard at home…

On October 31, Vallejo called Miss Howard, apologizing for the delay and saying he had been out of town with Castro and “could not get to a phone from which I could call you.” He said Castro would very much like to talk to the U.S. official anytime and appreciated the importance of discretion to all concerned….

In October, at a Dallas John Birch Society meeting, Bay of Pigs veteran Nestor Castellanos was recorded as saying: “Get him out! Get him out! The quicker, the sooner, the better. He’s doing all kinds of deals [Tony Summers’ emphasis] …Mr. Kennedy is kissing Mr. Khrushchev. I wouldn’t be surprised if he had kissed Castro too…We are waiting for Kennedy the twenty-second [November], buddy. We are going to see him, in one way or the other. We’re going to give him the works when he gets to Dallas.”

Also take note: Rex mission exposed by New York Times (p.1) on Nov. 1, revealing that Collins Radio served as cover for mission}

On November 1, Miss Howard reported the Vallejo call to me and I repeated it to Chase on November 4.

On November 5, I met with Bundy and Chase at the White House and informed them of the foregoing. The next day, Chase called and asked me to put it in writing.

Washington, November 12, 1963

23. Memorandum from Gordon Chase of the National Security Council Staff to the President’s Special Assistant for National Security Affairs McGeorge Bundy.

On the day of John Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas, William Attwood records the developments that had taken place during the final days of the Kennedy presidency regarding the attempt to hold private discussions with Cuban officials. What might be called the Attwood initiative raises the question of whether relations between Washington and Havana would have improved had JFK not been assassinated.

Washington, November 25, 1963.

SUBJECT

Cuba- Bill Attwood.

1. Attached is an unsolicited chronology from Bill Atwood which describes the activities of the Cuba-Attwood tie-line from November 11 to the present. Apparently, the memo was dispatched on November 22, but because of the recent events [Note: Namely, the assassination of JFK in Dallas on November 22], did not reach us until today.

Attachment

Memorandum From William Attwood to Gordon Chase of the National Security Council Staff

New York, November 22, 1963

Following is an addition to my memorandum to you dated November 8, 1963 [see Document 20]

On November 11, Vallejo called Miss Howad again to reiterate their appreciation of the need for secrecy and to say that Castro would go along with any arrangements we might want to make. He specifically suggested that a Cuban plane could come to Key West and pick up the emissary; alternatively they would agree to have him come to a U.S. plane which could land at one of several “secret airfields” near Havana. He emphasized that only Castro and himself would be present at the talks and that no one else – he specifically mentioned Guevara – would be involved. Valejo also reiterated Castro’s desire for this talk and hoped to hear our answer soon.

On November 12, Bundy called me and I reported Vallejo’s message. He said this did not affect the White House decision that a preliminary talk with Vallejo at the United Nations should be held in order to find out what Castro wanted to talk bout – particularly if he was seriously interested in discussing the points cited in Stevenson’s October 7 speech. [Note: If Castro wanted peaceful relations with his neighbors, Stevenson had asserted, he needed to cut ties with Moscow, end his subversive activities in Latin America, and provide basic constitutional rights for his people] {BK Note: According to IDL, LHO listened to these speeches on a short wave radio in Dallas}. Bundy suggested I transmit our decision to Vallejo, stressed the fact that, since we are responding to their invitation and are not soliciting a meeting, we would like to know more about what is on Castro’s mind before committing ourselves to further talks in Cuba.

On November 13, I went to Miss Howard’s apartment and called Vallejo at home. There was no answer. She then sent a telegram asking that he call her at his convenience.

On November 14, Vallejo called her. She gave him my message – that we would want to talk to him here at the United Nations before accepting an invitation to go to Cuba. She said that, if he wished to confirm or discuss this further with the U.S. official, he could call him (Vallejo) at him on the evening of November 18. Vallejo said he would be there to receive the call. Meanwhile, he did not exclude the possibility of his coming to the UN and said he would discuss it with Castro.

On November 18, Miss Howard reached Vallejo at home and passed the phone to me. I told him Miss Howard had kept me informed of her talks with him and that I assumed he know of our interests in hearing what Castro had in mind. Vallejo said he did, and reiterated the invitation to Cuba, stressing the fact that security could be guaranteed. I replied that we felt a preliminary meeting was essential to make sure there was something useful to talk about, and asked if he was able to come to New York, Vallejo said he could not come “at this time.” However, if that’s how we felt, he said that “we” would send instructions to Lechuga to propose and discuss with me “an agenda” for a later meeting with Castro. I said I would await Lechuga’s call. Vallejo’s manner was extremely cordial and he called me “Sir” throughout the conversation.

On November 19, I called {Gordon} Chase {of NSC}, and reported our conversation.

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Tippit Timeline – per Larry Harris.

12:30 pm – JFK Assassinated, Dealey Plaza.

12:35 pm – Oswald leaves the Book Depository, walks two blocks east, gets on a bus going back towards Dealey Plaza. The bus gets stuck in traffic, Oswald gets off bus (taking a transfer ticket). He walks to the Greyhound bus station, flags down a cab, but offers it to a little old lady who declines. He takes the cab to either 500 or 700 block of North Beckley, 3 to 5 blocks past his rooming house, and walks back.

12:45 pm – DPD radio dispatcher (who is J.D. Tippit’s best friend), instructs Tippit (#78 Car #10) to move from South Dallas to central Oak Cliff and be at large for any emergency. (This instruction to Tippit does not appear in a transcript of pertinent 11/22/63 radio transmission prepared by the DPD in December and submitted to the WC. Its omission gives rise to speculation that the 12:45 instruction was subsequently edited into the tapes to provide a legitimate explanation for Tippit being so far from his assigned district at the time of his murder.)

12:54 pm – Oswald arrives at rooming house.

1:00 pm – Dallas PD radio dispatcher calls patrolman Tippit but receives no response.

1:00 pm – Sitting in the living room watching the assassination news on TV, housekeeper Earlene Roberts says hello to Oswald as he goes to his room. She sees a DPD squad car pull up out front, beep its horn twice, then slowly drive away. Oswald ostensibly gets a jacket and revolver, and is not in his room for more than three minutes.

1:03 pm – Oswald leaves rooming house at 1026 N. Beckley

1:03 pm – Tippit stops in the Top Ten record shop on Jefferson Blvd. near the theater and makes a telephone call on the pay phone. He says nothing and hangs up.

1:04 pm – Roberts observes Oswald standing at the bus stop across the street. This bus route would have taken Oswald back to center city Dallas.

1:04 pm – Helen Markham looks at wall clock before leaving her apartment to catch a bus that she usually gets at 1:12pm. (According to a SS reenactment, it takes two minutes thirty seconds to walk from the washateria to the corner of 10th & Patton – 1:04 + 2:30 = 1:06/07pm).

1:07 pm – Markham one block from Jefferson street bus stop.

1:08 pm – Tippit calls the DPD dispatcher, but receives no response. He has encountered and pauses to speak with a white male pedestrian who is walking west on East 10th Street, near Patton. According to the Warren Report, Oswald was walking east on 10th Street. But almost without exception, contemporaneous reports prepared by the Dallas Police, the FBI and SS state the suspect was walking west on 10th and continued in a westerly direction after the shooting.

1:09 pm – (PROBIBLE) Officer Tippit is shot four times by an unidentified white male pedestrian near the intersection of 10th & Patton (none of the four bullets removed from Tippit’s body are traceable to Oswald’s revolver; four shell casings purportedly found at the scene do not match up with the bullets: 3 Western/ 1 Remington bullets as opposed to 2 Western/ 4 Remington shells).

1:10 pm – T. F. Bowley approaches the scene at 10th & Patton in his car; he gets out to assist Tippit and intentionally notes the time by glancing at his wristwatch: 1:10 pm.

1:14 pm – Domingo Benavides, the closest witness to the shooting, was crouched in his pickup truck, fearful of the gunman. He gets out of his truck and tries to assist Tippit before he picks up the radio in Tippit’s patrol car, but he doesn’t know how to use it.

1:15 pm – According to the Warren Commission, a mile away from the rooming house, Dallas policeman J.D. Tippit is shot and killed by Oswald, who flees on foot.

1:17 pm – Oswald, who presumably shot Tippit, makes his way 6/10ths of a mile down Jefferson Blvd., which is the central business district of the Oak Cliff section of Dallas, moving towards the Texas Theater.

1:26 pm – A white jacket, apparently discarded by the suspect, is found on a nearby parking lot by a policeman. A gray jacket is later turned over to the Warren Commission. It bears a laundry tag that has never been identified, and a manufacturer’s tag that indicates it was sold at the Philadelphia Strawbridge & Clothier store.

1: 30 pm – Tippit is pronounced DOA at Methodist Hospital.

1:35 pm – Quoting an eyewitness, a DPD patrolman notifies the radio dispatcher that the suspect has “black, wavy hair” and is armed with a .32 caliber automatic pistol.

1:40 pm – Sgt. Jerry Hill notifies the radio dispatcher that the shell casings at the scene indicated the suspect is armed with a .38 automatic handgun. (When Oswald is arrested at the Texas theater, he is carrying a six shot revolver, not an automatic).

1:40? pm – Oswald ducks into the vestibule of a shoe store, where he was observed by the manager, who thought this suspicious. Police cars go by, Oswald is in the vestibule, walks out and goes into the movie theater without buying a ticket. The shoe salesman talks to the ticket taker and they notify the police. They had heard that a policeman had been shot not far away.

1:45 pm – A hoard of Dallas police officers, a couple of FBI agents and an assistant district attorney all descent on the Texas Theater. They go in, turn up the lights and in some for or fashion, Oswald is brought to the attention of the police. A patrolman approaches Owald. Oswald allegedly strikes a patrolman, McDonald, and then attempts to pull his revolver from the waistband of his pants, attempts to shoot McDonald, the gun misfires, McDonald’s thumb catches the hammer and the gun doesn’t fire. They scuffle with Oswald and arrest him. He says, “I am not resisting arrest, I am not resisting arrest.”

1:50 pm – Oswald arrested inside the Texas Theater, six blocks from where Tippit was shot. Dallas police later said they had no prior knowledge of Oswald, and that his arrest, initially, was unrelated to the JFK assassination. But as officers beat Oswald during his arrest, a witness heard a policeman shout, “Kill the President, will you!” As Oswald is led from the theater, an employee heard an officer remark, “I think we got our man on both counts.” They take him downtown for the Tippit murder and later learn he was employed at the Book Depository, and later that evening he is charged for the murder of Tippit.

7:10 pm – Lee Harvey Oswald is formally charged with the murder of Officer J.D. Tippit. Oswald angrily responds, “That’s ridiculous!”

The idea of melding these timelines is an excellent, excellent concept; the Ruby/Castro 1959 timeline is from Seth Kantor's 'Who Was Jack Ruby?'

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I DON'T KNOW WHERE THIS RUBY-CASTRO TIMELINE COMES FROM. I FOUND IT ON AN OLD HARD DRIVE. CAN ANYONE IDENTIFY IT? - BK

The idea of melding these timelines is an excellent, excellent concept; the Ruby/Castro 1959 timeline is from Seth Kantor's 'Who Was Jack Ruby?'

Hello Robert,

Welcome to the JFK Joint Chronology Timeline Project.

Thanks for the source on the Ruby/Castro Timeline.

God bless Seth Kantor. He was one of the best, on the scene.

The Ruby Timeline Amended will certainly reflect Seth Kantor's report of seeing Jack Ruby at Parkland Hospital, which I don't understand why conflicts with official record.

The idea for the timelines is to make confusing information more simple and to bring out connections that would ordinarily be missed.

Now if we can get some computer wiz kids to help fomat it.

Others are already on this, trying to figure it out, but haven't reported back yet.

Rex has some ideas too.

BK

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Hi, Bill,

Very well done on this effort, and I hope to be actively participating very soon in support.

Now if we can get some computer wiz kids to help fomat it.

Others are already on this, trying to figure it out, but haven't reported back yet.

I don't know if you were including in your statement above the timeline database I posted in the JFK Assassination forum, but I'm pleased to report that I'm informed that a good deal of data has been input into that framework from a variety of sources, and is continuing.

Extraordinary circumstances have kept me away from all foruming for about two months, but it's looking like that is pretty well in hand now, so I'm going to be pouring the coals on the coordination efforts I started some time ago with several people on this.

Meanwhile, if there is anybody reading this who has coding/scripting skills using GREP or any other tool of choice who could tackle the existing timelines that are available in text format anywhere, and convert them into tab-delimited files with fields I'll lay out below, that is the single biggest stumbling block at the moment to doing mass imports of the extant data.

The fields REQUIRED for each record (event) for import into the database I'm referring to are:

DAY OF THE MONTH (as text number without leading zero for single-digit dates; can include "c." to indicate circa)

MONTH NUMBER (as text, leading zeroes not needed)

YEAR (four-digit)

EVENT (Any amount of text)

SOURCE (Cited however)

So here's how an example event would be set up in the text file for import (with actual TABS and RETURN where those are indicated):

6 c.<TAB>12<TAB>1972<TAB>This is a description of an event that happened around 6 December 1972<TAB>Book: "The Kennedy Chronicles," by Dewey Dorfus<RETURN>

That would be one complete record. On import, the database converts the individual date elements into a single human-readable date display, including day of the week.

Events without specific dates (month only, perhaps) can be assigned the dates of 1 or 15 of that month. Events known or believed to be in the first half of a year are assigned the date 1 April of that year. Events known or believed to be in the second half of a year are assigned the date 1 October of that year. Events that are only known as having occurred sometime in a given year are assigned the date 1 July of that year. (As other confirmed-date events are entered, and/or other sources are found, events with these kinds of estimated dates tend to get properly "located" in time--or exposed as having been false in some way.)

For the purposes of this particular timeline database, any purported event that cannot be dated within the paramaters above can be discarded entirely.

I realize this is a sketchy and brief description of what is needed, and may be complete gobbledeegook to most reading this message, but people who have experience with the text-mangling skills to do what's needed will get it.

I've also learned that the database, as it's developing, will be exportable in Excel format and in PDF format, which should open the door to a very wide dissemination of the information indeed.

So, with regrets for this "Hello, I must be going" message--I must be going. But I expect to be back very soon with more to report.

Ashton

Edited by Ashton Gray

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Glad to hear you're going be posting again Ashton. I wondered where you were. I'm sure many members missed your participation and contributions. Welcome back.

Edited by Michael Hogan

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Glad to hear you're going be posting again Ashton. I wondered where you were. I'm sure many members missed your participation and contributions. Welcome back.

Ditto. (God I hate to use that word because Rush kinda coopted it, but we can take it back!).

Great stuff, will look at it more closely when I have more time.

Also Seth Kantor. One of the few good journalists on this case. Bless him. He and Earl Golz ....

Dawn

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Welcome back.

Hi Michael. Thanks. I've missed it.

I'm sure many members missed your participation and contributions.

I'm sure others were celebrating. :)

I've just received from an unexpected source a fresh infusion of timeline data, which currently is being put through some Rube Goldberg Text Mangling Machine to transform it into the database format, and I'm expecting to get that posted sometime in the next week or so.

Ashton

Edited by Ashton Gray

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On the "culture" timeline, don't forget this guy...

http://www.freenetpages.co.uk/hp/lennybruce/

Or the censorship trials of D.H. Lawrence's LADY CHATTERLY'S LOVER (in 1959),

Henry Miller's TROPIC OF CANCER (in 1961) and William S. Burrough's NAKED LUNCH

(in 1962)...

Edited by Cliff Varnell

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Fascinating stuff gentlemen. I presume that Ashton has a specific computer programme in mind. Are there any programmes in existence that are widely available.

Such a database of timelines would serve researchers well, much as namebase has. These assets making in continuingly easier to conduct research and save time searching for sources and relevant books.

One would assume that chronologies of the CIA's existence are to be found in histories of the agency. Books such as William Blum's 'Killing Hope', which are written in chronological order would prove useful in entering major events such as coup's abroad and who was involved in them.

Tony Summers book's would also prove valuable as they frequently reference dates and whereabouts of many would-be Dealey Plaza participants. In order to gleam timelines from books that do not necessarily have a concurrent team would involve constant note- taking while re-reading such books.

If you can follow what I'm trying to get at, you're a smarter man than I am!

John

Edited by John Geraghty

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I just downloaded Progeny's Timeline Maker, though only the demo version. It, and others, are available at download.com for any interested. http://www.download.com/3120-20_4-0.html?t...ne&tag=srch

It is a simple enough process, all you have to do is add the event, its date, a source (as Ashton suggested on another thread), which timeline it came from and whatever perameters you wish. Once you write the date it will automatically sort it into its proper place. It can then be viewed as a proper chronology or in a timeline chart, which can serve to compare concurrent events.

You can place each event into categories e.g. Lee Harvey Oswald, and then sort them according to that topic.

I doubt that it is as sophisticated as the methods as employed by Ashton and whoever he is working with, it would nevertheless be an attainable goal. The entries required to make it worth while would be voluminous.

So there are a few in's and out's for those that wish to know.

All the best,

John

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I just downloaded Progeny's Timeline Maker, though only the demo version. It, and others, are available at download.com for any interested. http://www.download.com/3120-20_4-0.html?t...ne&tag=srch

It is a simple enough process, all you have to do is add the event, its date, a source (as Ashton suggested on another thread), which timeline it came from and whatever perameters you wish. Once you write the date it will automatically sort it into its proper place. It can then be viewed as a proper chronology or in a timeline chart, which can serve to compare concurrent events.

You can place each event into categories e.g. Lee Harvey Oswald, and then sort them according to that topic.

I doubt that it is as sophisticated as the methods as employed by Ashton and whoever he is working with, it would nevertheless be an attainable goal. The entries required to make it worth while would be voluminous.

So there are a few in's and out's for those that wish to know.

All the best,

John

Thanks for that timeline URL John. I've got so much timeline material accumulated that it's getting out of control.

And I want to esp recommend one timeline that's already listed in the first post in this thread. But it's so excellent that it warrants another mention:

- Ira David Wood III – http://www.assassinationresearch.com/v2n1/chronol.pdf.

It's a keeper. Just excellent. It was a lotta lotta work and it shows.

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