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Lyle Stuart info from various topics:

Greg:

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"4) Oswald was seen by the court clinic psychiatrist, Dr Kurian. Kurian's report on Oswald though, has never surfaced. Kurian's boss was Dr Harris Peck. As Peck gave evidence before the subcommittee, it is entirely plausible that the report was handed over to the subcommittee by Peck. Another who gave evidence was publisher, William Gaines. Gaines became the sole casualty of this particular wich-hunt after reading a statement to the subcommittee written by business partner Lyle Stuart, under the influence of drugs supplied by Stuart. Stuart would later go on to work in the upper hierarchy of the FPCC and publish the Corliss Lamont tracts distributed by Oswald in New Orleans."

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"Gaines' FBI file (capioned: Sedition/Internal Security)

shows that MI may have played a part due to great concern over his comics

depiction of war. The file actually opens with a MI memo from April '52

stating that his comics were : "detrimental to the morale of combat

soldiers and emphasizes the horrors, hardships and futility of war". MI

wanted the FBI to find out if Gaines company (EC Comics) was disseminating

these comics to those of draft age, or to servicemen, and to ask the Justice

Dept if Gaines was violating sedition statutes. The FBI did action the

request..."

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"In 1963, (Burton) Wolfe was the publisher of a small-time, muck-raking paper called "The Californian". The money to keep this paper solvent was provided by Lyle Stuart, a New York publisher. The Californian ran numerous stories lambasting HUAC over the hearings held on student/peace activist travel to Cuba between June and August.

...Lyle Stuart. By the early sixties, Stuart was one of the leaders of newly formed, Fair Play for Cuba Committee, and though his official ties to it may have been severed by 1963, he was still, nontheless, publishing literature used by the FPCC such as Corliss Lamont's, The Crime Against Cuba - a booklet Oswald handed out, and on which the address "544 Camp St" had been stamped. The FPCC fell apart in the US after the assassination. It seems Stuart had a knack for proximity to downfalls. In fact, literary hatchet jobs were his specialty in the '40s (he has been called the Kitty Kelley of that decade), and all that may have changed after the '40s was the method..."

James:

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"Good stuff, Greg.

Lyle Stuart was a very interesting character. I am sure you are aware that he published some controversial books including 'M-26, The Biography Of A Revolution' by newsman Robert Taber. This book portrayed Castro as the hero and the United States as the villain.

There was also 'Inside The FBI' by Norman T. Ollestad which was very critical of Hoover and the way the FBI was run. Ollestad was subsequently expelled from the FBI alumni.

And let's not forget 'The Anarchist Cookbook' by William Powell. This was a book for revolutionaries with a guide to sabotage, murder and mayhem.

Lyle Stuart below."*

Robert: "Greg...the idea that what Lee Harvey Oswald was engaged in 1963 was part and parcel to a government program to discredit and ultimately destroy the Fair Play for Cuba Committee, in part by his own setup for November 22, 1963. Could it actually be that simple? I think so."

Good comment IMO. Though 'the government' as such may be parts of various state governments and parts of agencies rather than the federal government.

Greg:

http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.ph...ost&p=97142

"The kindest words Gaine's employees had for ol' Lyle was that he was "extremely manipulative"...

Stuart served with Air Transport Command during WWII"

*James, I wonder if you could repost Lyle's photo, please?

EDIT:: Thank you for that, James. Funny fellow. A 'promoter'.

Can you ID any of the people on his pinup board?

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Lyle Stuart info from various topics:

Greg:

http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.ph...post&p=5493

"4) Oswald was seen by the court clinic psychiatrist, Dr Kurian. Kurian's report on Oswald though, has never surfaced. Kurian's boss was Dr Harris Peck. As Peck gave evidence before the subcommittee, it is entirely plausible that the report was handed over to the subcommittee by Peck. Another who gave evidence was publisher, William Gaines. Gaines became the sole casualty of this particular wich-hunt after reading a statement to the subcommittee written by business partner Lyle Stuart, under the influence of drugs supplied by Stuart. Stuart would later go on to work in the upper hierarchy of the FPCC and publish the Corliss Lamont tracts distributed by Oswald in New Orleans."

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John, when I wrote this, I accepted the Kurian story at face value. Since then, I have looked into it as thoroughly as I can, and no longer accept it. Kurian left the Court Clinic in March... Oswald was not referred to the clinic until (from memory) October or November. His file was sent to the clinic around that time by Parole Officer, John Carro. The file was returned when the clinic became aware that Marguerite had taken Lee out of the state.

At that time, Carro noted in the file that a chronology of Lee's problems and dealings within the system was missing. It is not exactly unknown for bureaucracies to lose paperwork - but in my experience, it is never lost from files - it is lost before it gets to the file.

It may or may not be coincidence, but the Juvenile Delinquency Subcommittee was gathering its evidence around this time, and their own report states one of the places from which they gathered evidence was the domestic courts and clinics. Dr Harris Peck was director of the bureau of mental health services for the New York City Court of Domestic Relationship (and included in this responsibility was the court clinic). He provided testimony during the New York Hearings, and this testimony was discussed in the final report which states Peck indicated that there is a possible relationship of crime and horror comic books to juvenile delinquency through appealing to and thus giving support and sanction to already existing antisocial tendencies. 8 While pointing out that it is unlikely that comic books are a primary cause of juvenile delinquency, he stated that that it should not be overlooked that certain comic book may aid and abet, as it were, delinquent behavior which has been set in motion by other forces already operating on the child. Dr Harris has also noted the preoccupation with comics of many delinquents with whom he has come in contact. This observation should be weighed with reference to the fact tat there are many non delinquents who are avid comic-book readers.

Was the Oswald chronology taken by Peck as an example or as a reference to illustrate his point?

But getting back to Kurian... to believe his story, you'd have to believe Carro was not only privy to a deception, but aided in covering it up, both in 1954 and again in 1963. Kurian may have interviewed a short kid named Oswald in March of '53, but it was not Lee Harvey, or anyone pretending to be. New York wasn't exactly bereft of people with that surname...

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Testimony of Lyle Stuart* (born Lionel Simon, Manhattan). As a teenager, he dropped out of James Madison High School near Gravesend, Brooklyn, and joined the merchant marine...

* 170 pages to plow trough...

http://www.mdah.state.ms.us/arlib/contents...36|2|1|1|68731|

(image: Lyle's Feb 8 1963 testimony on the FPCC)

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"In 1963, (Burton) Wolfe was the publisher of a small-time, muck-raking paper called "The Californian". The money to keep this paper solvent was provided by Lyle Stuart, a New York publisher. The Californian ran numerous stories lambasting HUAC over the hearings held on student/peace activist travel to Cuba between June and August.

...Lyle Stuart. By the early sixties, Stuart was one of the leaders of newly formed, Fair Play for Cuba Committee, and though his official ties to it may have been severed by 1963, he was still, nontheless, publishing literature used by the FPCC such as Corliss Lamont's, The Crime Against Cuba - a booklet Oswald handed out, and on which the address "544 Camp St" had been stamped. The FPCC fell apart in the US after the assassination. It seems Stuart had a knack for proximity to downfalls. In fact, literary hatchet jobs were his specialty in the '40s (he has been called the Kitty Kelley of that decade), and all that may have changed after the '40s was the method..."

James:

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"Good stuff, Greg.

Lyle Stuart was a very interesting character. I am sure you are aware that he published some controversial books including 'M-26, The Biography Of A Revolution' by newsman Robert Taber. This book portrayed Castro as the hero and the United States as the villain.

There was also 'Inside The FBI' by Norman T. Ollestad which was very critical of Hoover and the way the FBI was run. Ollestad was subsequently expelled from the FBI alumni.

And let's not forget 'The Anarchist Cookbook' by William Powell. This was a book for revolutionaries with a guide to sabotage, murder and mayhem.

Lyle Stuart below."*

Robert: "Greg...the idea that what Lee Harvey Oswald was engaged in 1963 was part and parcel to a government program to discredit and ultimately destroy the Fair Play for Cuba Committee, in part by his own setup for November 22, 1963. Could it actually be that simple? I think so."

Good comment IMO. Though 'the government' as such may be parts of various state governments and parts of agencies rather than the federal government.

Greg:

http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.ph...ost&p=97142

"The kindest words Gaine's employees had for ol' Lyle was that he was "extremely manipulative"...

Stuart served with Air Transport Command during WWII"

*James, I wonder if you could repost Lyle's photo, please?

EDIT:: Thank you for that, James. Funny fellow. A 'promoter'.

Can you ID any of the people on his pinup board?

Broadcast from NY in the early '70's was a radio show hosted by Long John Knebel and Candy Jones. It began at midnight and would continue till 5:30 am. They would talk about one topic all night. Every year Knebel did a show on clocks for 5+1/2 hours, as an example. (Awful) One of his frequent guests and friend was Lyle Stuart, who at that time had his publishing outfit in Secaucus, NJ. Unfortunately, I can't remember what they would talk about with him. It more or less might have been a panel show. I don't remember any particular controversy. In the country, Nixon was having his troubles. Maybe they talked about that. But I did apply for a job at the Secaucus offices, and never heard back from them. Maybe I'm lucky, if he was "manipulative." But he seems like an interesting character.

Kathy

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summary : Testimony of Lyle Stuart* (born Lionel Simon, August 11, 1922, Manhattan).

- Changed name legally from Lionel Simon May 5, 1952.

- Mother also changed name to Theresa Stuart.

http://www.mdah.state.ms.us/arlib/contents...|122|1|1|68874|

- Father: Alfred Simon, Vienna, Austria.

- Passport application:

http://www.mdah.state.ms.us/arlib/contents...|119|1|1|68870|

- Passport Photo 1960:

(lyle08)

- NYPD Crim ID no B-207872 under both Lionel Simon and Lionel Simonson.

Indicted for extortion by putting a person in fear, suspended sentence May 14, 1942. NY county.

Question about a Boston Extortion charge or suspect in such.

- Married Mary Louise Strong, September 26, 1946

Businesses:

- Book Publishing co.: Lyle Stuart Inc.

- Monthly publiation: 'The Independent', company: Expose` Inc.

- Office ph. : Oregon 4-2244

- Home Ph.: Ulster 8-4525

- Worked with George Goodwin on 'Music Magazine'

- Edited 'Ready to Wear Scout, a women's wear Trade mag.

- 'Wei Sang Products co.' - Sam Fishman, Louis Chu , partners - 'Youthair' hair darkening product

- 'Grove street Book Shop' NYC - owner

- 'Californian' - took over mailing list from Burton H. Wolfe

Employment history:

- after 3 1/2 years at high school left to start a freelance writing career

- joined merchant marine

- left m.m. and joined Air Transport Command Washington National Airport

- left and became reporter for International News Service Columbus Ohio

- after 4 months left and joined 'Variety' for 6 months, doing scripts for State Department(Voice of America) on assignment basis, ghost writing for Congressmen

Handwriting:

http://www.mdah.state.ms.us/arlib/contents...6|35|1|1|68768|

Signature:

http://www.mdah.state.ms.us/arlib/contents...6|78|1|1|68819|

Banking:

- 'Meadowbrook National Bank', NYC

- 'Manufacturers Trust Co.' NYC

- 'The Chase Manhattan Bank'

- 'Manufacturers Hanover Trust'

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- Member ACLU

- Joins and attends FPCC meetings, seconds motion that ALL countries incl. Russia should not intrevene in Cuba. Motion carried against the wishes of Joanne Grant.

- FPCC was set up as a part of 'The Institute for the Improvement of Inter-American Relations Inc.'

(lyle06)

- Faction struggle: Independents, CPUSA, SWP. CPUSA forced out and SWP took over.

- Lyle calls the SWP 'Trotskyites', which indicates antipathy. The corect term SWP members use is "Trotskists'.

(lyle04)

http://www.mdah.state.ms.us/arlib/contents...6|27|1|1|68759|

(lyle05)

- Eastland: (MSC head)

http://www.mdah.state.ms.us/arlib/contents...6|28|1|1|68760|

- Lyle bought FPCC mailing list.

So it appears that by October 1962 the FPCC had been taken over by the FBI.

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FPCC by-laws:

http://www.mdah.state.ms.us/arlib/contents...6|30|1|1|68763|

Lyle Stuart, Publisher 225 Lafayette st NYC - book list:

http://www.mdah.state.ms.us/arlib/contents...6|45|1|1|68781|

Lyle and Postal Inspectors:

(lyle07)

http://www.mdah.state.ms.us/arlib/contents...6|62|1|1|68799|

Lyle and FPCCmailing lists:

http://www.mdah.state.ms.us/arlib/contents...6|66|1|1|68803|

Drug Trade:

http://www.mdah.state.ms.us/arlib/contents...|106|1|1|68854|

Visited Las Vegas Clubs and Hotels 2-3 times a year with Credit at a number of Casinos:

http://www.mdah.state.ms.us/arlib/contents...|155|1|1|68916|

Persons, etc:

Senator Dodd - Trujillo link???

Dr Charles Santos-Buch (Cornell Uni.)???

Richard P. Tussey???

Cesar Torrens???

Ralph H. Hutto???

Berta Green???

Joseph Whalen???

Edwardo Desnoes???

Sergio Giral???

Carleto Beals???

Sidney Lens???

Dave Dellinger???

Shirley Norris Smith???

Carlos Gonzales???

Bernard Tobachman???

Paul Krassner???: http://www.mdah.state.ms.us/arlib/contents...|127|1|1|68882|

Frank Edwards???

United States Inter-American Council inc.??? IAC - John D. J. Moore - chairman

Adolph S. Ochs???

'The Shark and the Sardine'??? June Cobb

*170pages:

http://www.mdah.state.ms.us/arlib/contents...36|2|1|1|68731|

Index:

http://www.mdah.state.ms.us/arlib/contents...|158|1|1|68919|

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A curious coincidence:

Lyle Stuart was in partnership with Sam Fishman and Louis Chu in 'Wei Sang Products co.' which sold various products, among them "Youthair", a lead acetate based hair darkening product similar to "Grecian Formula 16", first 'discovered' by Colonel Julius Amos in Greece during WWII.

Colonel Julius Amos was an agent for the predecessor to the CIA, the OSS, who operated in Greece during World War II.

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"In 1955 Oswald joined the Civil Air patrol where he served under David Ferrie. The following year Oswald became interested in politics. He read books written by Karl Marx and told friends that he was a Marxist. He also joined the Young People's Socialist League."

One of the Y.P.S.L. board of advisors was a Sam Fishman. curious? all just coincidences? or indicative of previously unknown conections?

???LHO-Sam Fishman-FPCC-Lyle Stuart-OSS agent Col. J. Amos???

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In reference to the previous post:

Lyle, as a marketer, dealt in, purchased etc, many varied mailing lists including FPCC's. Related to this, at the same time, he reglarly liased with NY Postal Inspectors.

NY Postal Inspectors directly dealt with CIA FBI agents and often were formal informants. IOW FPCC>Lyle>Agencies is an established connection.

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Colonel Julius Amos was an agent for the predecessor to the CIA, the OSS, who operated in Greece during World War II. (John Dolva)

John,

There are a couple of threads that feature Ulius Amoss here.

http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.ph...;hl=Ulius+Amoss

http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.ph...;hl=Ulius+Amoss

FWIW.

James

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In order to collect all info in one place, copied from above topics. Thank you, James. The Official 'Grecian Formula 16 has him as Julius Amos. No wonder searches otherwise came up empty.

Greg: "(International Services of information, based in Baltimore) founder, Ulius Amoss is credited as inspiration for militias/kkk etc -- particularly pertaining to organisational matters -- much the same as moder terrorist groups, where "leaderless resistence" applies. Many advantages to this method.

One group which used it was a group who were caught transporting arms to Mississippi (reinforcements for Gen Walker). This group is of no small interest to many in this case."

James: "Ulius Amoss, who died in 1961, was a very interesting character. He served with the OSS and in 1945, he was decorated by Gen. Charles DeGaulle with the French Croix de Guerre and Legion of Honor for his service as Commanding Officer of the Experimental Detachment, G-3, Army Forces in the Middle East.

Amoss also attempted to get Stalin's son out of Russia? I'm not sure it was ever made clear whether Vassilly Stalin was to be kidnapped or he was in on the plot."

GPH: "Ulius Amoss was fired by Bill Donovan because Ian and other S.O.E. Brits complained that: As Cairo O.S.S. Chief of Station -- he had recruited teams of Corsicans ["Union Corse"] for assassination Ops.

Bob Johnson said that the Donovan "firing" of Amoss was a phony ploy to placate the Brits -- Especially Mountbatten. And this: Despite the fact that Lord louis had no authority in the Middle-East. [His was bossman in the China-Burma-India*** [C.I.B.]" S.O.E. area of operations, and centered especially on "Force 136" Ops]"

John S: "Are you sure about the death of Amoss in 1961. I have a source that says he died in St Louis in Febuary, 1976. I have just received a document that provides some very interesting information about the relationship between Amoss and Robert Emmett Johnson. This appears to show that the two men were still working together in 1962.

This source gives his dates as 1895-1961. However, it also says his papers date from 1941-1964

Amoss, Ulius L., 1895-1961.

Papers, 1941-1964.

10 boxes; 5 lin. Ft.

Amoss was dedicated to a career in espionage. He started with the war work of the International Committee of the YMCA in Greece, then set up an export business, Gramtrade International Corporation, of which he was president from 1936 to 1942. In 1942, the government took over the business when Amoss was ordered to report to the army. While in the Armed Forces, Amoss served as Director of the Balkan Desk for Information, and Deputy Chief of Staff, U.S. Ninth Air Force, among other positions. After his discharge in 1946, he formed the International Services of Information Foundation, Incorporated (ISI), a non-profit, privately owned and operated intelligence service whose purpose was to collect and disseminate information from overseas countries. He also formed the U.L. Amoss Syndicate in 1948, which in turn invested in other corporations. In 1954**, Amoss discovered the hair restoring product Grecian Formula 16; Amoss sold his stock in the formula in 1957 after discovering it had undesirable side effects. Amoss also wrote articles for magazines and gave numerous speeches promoting ISI.

The papers include correspondence, manuscripts, speeches, espionage material, military material, and some printed matter. The manuscripts include material for an unwritten autobiography of Amoss, with the proposed title “Easier Said Than Done.”

Coll. 5, PH 126

I have just been sent a document that is dated 10/9/99 and is stamped EYES ONLY and DO NOT COPY. It includes some very interesting information about Ulius Louis Amoss and Robert Emmett Johnson.

This document points out that Amoss was a member of the OSS. While he was chief of station in Cairo, Egypt, he "recruited, trained and launched numerous teams of assassins that carried out hits on various targets all over North Africa, Southern Europe, Switzerland, Spain and Portugal." General Donovan officially fired Amoss but in reality he was kept on the OSS payroll in an undercover capacity.

After the war he worked for Frank Wisner at the CIA (OPA). That International Services of Information (INFORM) was a CIA "commercial cover" operation. In 1961 Amoss recruited Robert Emmett Johnson. According to this document: "At this time he (Johnson) was already in close touch with the various independent Cuban Exile anti-Communist groups in Miami and elsewhere."

The document goes on to say that in 1962 Johnson, now working for INFORM, was also a member of InterPen. Later that year Johnson invited Robert K. Brown* (USAR/CounterIntelligence Corps) to a InterPen meeting in Miami. Brown was the publisher of Alberto Bayo's "100 Questions for a Guerrilla". This book included an article written by Ulius Amoss called "Leaderless Resistance" which "referred to the proper strategy for conducting resistance operations against Castro and inside/outside of Cuba". The document also goes onto say: "Also included were numerous fotos of the G/W instructor cadre of InterPen which were taken by Brown at the Everglades training camp."

At the bottom of the document are the words: "Note: Robert Emmett Johnson and Colonel Amoss had some very interesting contacts."

"Another important aspect of this document is that it records that Amoss worked closely with Mossad"

"According to the source who provided me with this document, Amoss was connected to someone called Twinning. He also claims that Amoss and Twinning were both members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Could anyone tell me anymore about Twinning. Is it true about their membership of the JCS?"

*Robert K. Brown: S.O.F. Magazine and Contra contact. Bruce Jones 1975+ in Puerto Rico, 'the Company' CIA landingfields.

**Contradictory to official 'Grecian Formula 16' history which has him 'discovering' it during WWII. Apparently a local in Greece gave it to him for dandruff treatment. If that is correct he possibly capitalised on it between then and 1957, possibly providing the Formula to not only the company that named it Grecian Formula 16, but also to Lyle who marketed it as 'Youthair'. FDA allowed it as studies provided to them claimed the lead component was negligible. Yet the washing of hands and keeping from children is a warning. Lead>Damage to foetuses and childrens brains in particular.

***Ineresting. Lyles partnership had oriental sources.

Amoss (image)

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John,

exceptional work here, some of which flows into what I'm working on at the moment. Just a couple of quick comments...

"In 1955 Oswald joined the Civil Air patrol where he served under David Ferrie. The following year Oswald became interested in politics. He read books written by Karl Marx and told friends that he was a Marxist. He also joined the Young People's Socialist League."
A minor nitpick: Oswald never joined the YPSL. He wrote to the Socialist Party asking for information about it - including how to join, but he joined the Marines instead.
FPCC was set up as a part of 'The Institute for the Improvement of Inter-American Relations Inc.'

According to one source (Sourwine from memory), the Institute was chartered by the New York State Board of Education, but I've been unable to find out anything else about it... or for that matter, any other sources at all.

If this is true, it strikes me as pretty weird on a lot of levels... but let's start with: the FPCC was supposedly formed in a spontaneous manner... after one phone call to suggest "something should be done" followed by one meeting to decide exactly what. Hey presto! A Full page ad announcing its formation. So how and where does the New York Board of Education fit into this scenario?

Think: Mockingbird.

Lyle Stuart was in partnership with Sam Fishman and Louis Chu in 'Wei Sang Products co.' which sold various products, among them "Youthair", a lead acetate based hair darkening product similar to "Grecian Formula 16", first 'discovered' by Colonel Julius Amos in Greece during WWII.
If this is the same "Sam Fishman", and I believe it is, he was a Shachtmanite. SP Splitter. Pro Cuban invasion. TrotskyIST, Social Democrats USA founder, and a fore-runner to neocons.
"According to the source who provided me with this document, Amoss was connected to someone called Twinning. He also claims that Amoss and Twinning were both members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Could anyone tell me anymore about Twinning. Is it true about their membership of the JCS?"

Twinning was a one-time JCS Chairman.

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In order to collect all info in one place, copied from above topics. Thank you, James. The Official 'Grecian Formula 16 has him as Julius Amos. No wonder searches otherwise came up empty.

John,

For a lengthy profile of Ulius Louis Amoss, see: John Kobler, “He Runs a Private OSS,” Saturday Evening Post, 21 May 1955, pp.31, 141-2, & 144:

p.31: “Among Amoss’ efforts is a four-page intelligence letter called Inform, published under the aegis of the International Services of Information Foundation, Inc., of which he is founder and president. Replete with purportedly exclusive inside news and forecasts mostly concerning the USSR and her satellites, it is circulated at irregular intervals to about 1100 subscribers who pay twenty-five dollars a year for it.”

p.141: “…Amoss has warm sympathisers. Among ISI trustees he numbers seven retired generals, including Brig. Gen. Thomas B. Catron, onetime editor of the The Infantry Journal (1927-31)…Brig. Gen. Bonner Fellers…and Maj. Gen. Everett S. Hughes, former chief of Amy Ordnance…”

p.141: “Among ISI’s subscribers [to a scheme to obtain a MIG – PR] was the former governor of Maryland, William Preston Lane, Jr., now the attorney for Fairchild Engine and Airplane Corp…Lane’s law partner, Stuart Bushong, was an ISI trustee…”

p.142: “Who, Amoss wondered, might be willing to invest in such a scheme? [To smuggle Stalin’s son out of the Soviet Union – PR] He found the answer through a complicated chain of contacts, beginning with Mrs. Mary Vaughan King, who runs the Baltimore public relations firm, Counsel Services, of which the colonel is a client. It led to Clendenin Ryan, a somewhat quixotic multi-millionaire, who once served as an assistant to Mayor La Guardia, ran for the New York mayoralty himself on an independent ticket and the governorship of New Jersey, published a semi-political magazine, and sent large sums abroad to break communist-inspired strikes and influence voters in favor of anti-communist candidates for high office.”

p.142: “But Amoss did not leave Germany entirely empty handed. He carried with him what he calls the ‘Bluebird Papers’…Running to 150 pages, written in German, but bearing an official USSR stamp, it appeared to be nothing less than a communist master plan for world-wide sabotage.”

p.142: “He was stationed in Cairo as an OSS deputy director in charge of sabotage and guerrilla warfare for Eastern Europe“ where he met his wife-to-be, Veronica Grogan, who was “an employee of the British Secret Intelligence Service, with the assignment of keeping tabs on Amoss.”

p.144: “Grecian Formula 16, the product of Questers Ventures Inc., an enterprise founded by Amoss and other ISI officers with the object of earning more money with which to support the spy network.”

p.144: “During World War I he landed the post of YMCA secretary for the 79th Division, stationed at Camp Meade, Maryland. After the armistice he was sent to Greece to serve in a similar capacity to the Greek Army…He organized the Greek YMCA” and was “allowed to attend a sabotage and spy school in Salonika…”

p.144: “In 1926, having returned to the United States, he started an import-export business, Gramtrade, which gave him opportunities to go abroad…referred by friends to Maj. Gen. William J. Donovan, head of OSS,…Commissioned a lieutenant colonel, he wound up in charge of all OSS intelligence from Italy to India and from Poland to Ethiopia, presently taking on sabotage and guerrilla operations. In 1943 he was appointed deputy chief of staff to the 9th Air Force…He left the service a full colonel.”

p.144: “It was while on terminal leave in 1945 that the colonel conceived the idea of a private OSS. He persuaded a group of Baltimore and Washington businessmen to form a corporation which would embrace both export-import trade and ISI, the profits from the former to be diverted to the latter. Some dozen investors put up $10,000 each…The export-import side of World-Trade Services, Inc. as they named it, came to nought…”

Joachim Joesten. They Call It Intelligence: Spies and Techniques Since WWII (Abelard Schuman, 1963), p.35:

“…privately sponsored secret services…International Service of Information Foundation, Inc., operated by Air Force Reserve Colonel Ulius (Pete) Amoss on a $50,000 grant from millionaire businessman Clendenin Ryan. This outfit, which at one time claimed to have 7,000 agents (including twelve intelligence chiefs) in different parts of the world, was responsible for a colossal boner in 1953.

Between Beria’s downfall early in July 1953, and his execution late in December of the same year, Colonel Amoss flooded the world press with false reports that the deposed Soviet intelligence chief was still alive and had flown the coop. His story allegedly was based on confidential information he had received from a MVD major. It caused enough of a stir to set the CIA, the FBI and other authentic intelligence forces to hunt confirmation of the report. It was not finally disproved until a volley of bullets ended Beria’s life in a Soviet prison.

According to Newsweek (October 5, 1953), Amoss “suspects that U.S. intelligence agencies aren’t very happy about his efforts – and in this he is absolutely right. The Pentagon rights them off as a dead loss. And a Central Intelligence Agency official has remarked: ‘I can’t think of a single time when Amoss was right.’”

In short, Amoss was a classic "alongsider," doing jobs the CIA wanted doing, but couldn't be seen to be associated with.

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p.141: “…Amoss has warm sympathisers. Among ISI trustees he numbers seven retired generals, including Brig. Gen. Thomas B. Catron, onetime editor of the The Infantry Journal (1927-31)…Brig. Gen. Bonner Fellers…and Maj. Gen. Everett S. Hughes, former chief of Amy Ordnance…” (Paul Rigby quoting text)

Bonner Fellers was certainly a most interesting character. He was national director of 'For America' which of course was headed by Robert E. Wood.

There were also those unsavory rumors that Fellers as head of the GOP veterans division had publically praised Hitler at various functions.

James

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GPH: "Ulius Amoss was fired by Bill Donovan because Ian and other S.O.E. Brits complained that: As Cairo O.S.S. Chief of Station -- he had recruited teams of Corsicans ["Union Corse"] for assassination Ops.

Bob Johnson said that the Donovan "firing" of Amoss was a phony ploy to placate the Brits -- Especially Mountbatten. And this: Despite the fact that Lord louis had no authority in the Middle-East. [His was bossman in the China-Burma-India*** [C.I.B.]" S.O.E. area of operations, and centered especially on "Force 136" Ops]"

According to A. C. Brown 'The Last Hero "Wild Bill" Donovan (p597) in late 1943, Donovan dismissed 'the head of the Greek Irregular Project' Col. Amoss, also executive officer of OSS Cairo, for assissting in rearranging the Greek Cabinet to suit the personal and financial interests of 'a powerful arms dealer'.

Brown does not mention who this arms dealer was. (Stefanos Theofanides? Spyros P. Skouras? ???)

(p292) In early 1943, when Amoss arrived in Cairo, he became involved in negotiations between Admiral Canaris, Dulles, Donovan and others seeking Hitlers downfall in Germany. Himmler was suspicious of Canaris and it was a delicate situation. There were rumours that Donovan and Canaris met either in Southern Spain (Portugal, Lisbon?) or in Istanbul around the middle of 1943.*

There were a number of factions with different agendas in the Greek - Cairo area that pitted British and US intelligence against each other, as well as various native factions. Some were seeking unity of effort between the allies and the Greek Partisans, others were not interested in this as it meant a possible Communist Greece post WWII. All in all it seems like clash of many forces that created a big mess to sort out and understand fully.

*(Interestingly this was around the time that a plane load of Allies Intelligence Agents were sacrificed by Churhill, including the anti nazi Leslie Howard, - (born Lászlo Steiner, Hungarian.)) shot down with all killed, while flying from Lisbon to England.

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Diverse snippets:

- Corporal Lyle Stuart, Air Transport Comand, Washington National airport, mentions : “secret hangar #6” at National Airport. Base Commander : Colonel Frank J. Collins.

- "Air Transport Command plane flies over the pyramids in Egypt. Loaded with urgent war supplies and materials, this plane is one of a fleet flying shipments from the U.S. across the Atlantic and the continent of Africa to strategic battle zones, 1943."

http://www.archives.gov/iwg/declassified-r...-entry-211.html

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GPH: "Ulius Amoss was fired by Bill Donovan because Ian and other S.O.E. Brits complained that: As Cairo O.S.S. Chief of Station -- he had recruited teams of Corsicans ["Union Corse"] for assassination Ops.

Bob Johnson said that the Donovan "firing" of Amoss was a phony ploy to placate the Brits -- Especially Mountbatten. And this: Despite the fact that Lord louis had no authority in the Middle-East. [His was bossman in the China-Burma-India*** [C.I.B.]" S.O.E. area of operations, and centered especially on "Force 136" Ops]"

According to A. C. Brown 'The Last Hero "Wild Bill" Donovan (p597) in late 1943, Donovan dismissed 'the head of the Greek Irregular Project' Col. Amoss, also executive officer of OSS Cairo, for assissting in rearranging the Greek Cabinet to suit the personal and financial interests of 'a powerful arms dealer'.

Brown does not mention who this arms dealer was.

Bump to see of anyone may know who this arms dealer was?

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GPH: "Ulius Amoss was fired by Bill Donovan because Ian and other S.O.E. Brits complained that: As Cairo O.S.S. Chief of Station -- he had recruited teams of Corsicans ["Union Corse"] for assassination Ops.

Bob Johnson said that the Donovan "firing" of Amoss was a phony ploy to placate the Brits -- Especially Mountbatten. And this: Despite the fact that Lord louis had no authority in the Middle-East. [His was bossman in the China-Burma-India*** [C.I.B.]" S.O.E. area of operations, and centered especially on "Force 136" Ops]"

According to A. C. Brown 'The Last Hero "Wild Bill" Donovan (p597) in late 1943, Donovan dismissed 'the head of the Greek Irregular Project' Col. Amoss, also executive officer of OSS Cairo, for assissting in rearranging the Greek Cabinet to suit the personal and financial interests of 'a powerful arms dealer'.

Brown does not mention who this arms dealer was.

Bump to see of anyone may know who this arms dealer was?

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