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On May 8, 1964, FBI Agent D.J. Brennan wrote a memo to W.C. Sullivan.

In his memo, Brennan talks about cooperation with the Secret Service and points to an example of good cooperation. He recounts Dallas SS Agent William H. Patterson taking Burt Griffin of the Warren Commission to the home of Frank Ellsworth on April 17, 1964. There they discussed John Thomas Masen.

Brennan says that Chief Rowley requested that Patterson write a memo on this matter.

Brennan also says in his memo to Sullivan that a copy of Patterson's memo is attached to his.

It's not there.

Patterson also talks about Sylvia Odio in his memo.

You can see a copy of Brennan's memo to Sullivan in the FBI Warren Commission Liaison Files, Section 12 pp. 70 and 71 here:

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...bsPageId=746342

I believe that this cover page is the memo Brennan refers to:

AGENCY INFORMATION

AGENCY : FBI

RECORD NUMBER : 124-10042-10476

RECORDS SERIES : HQ

AGENCY FILE NUMBER : 105-82555-23RD NR 3711

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

ORIGINATOR : USSS

FROM : PATTERSON, WILLIAM H.

TO : INSPECTOR, KELLEY

TITLE : [No Title]

DATE : 04/23/1964

PAGES : 1

DOCUMENT TYPE : PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENT

SUBJECTS : WARREN COMMISSION, INTERVIEW, ELLSWORTH, FRANK

CLASSIFICATION : UNCLASSIFIED

RESTRICTIONS : OPEN IN FULL

CURRENT STATUS : OPEN

DATE OF LAST REVIEW : 10/14/1993

Unfortunately, a search for this RIF number in the Mary Ferrel site produces no results.

Has anyone ever seen this Patterson memo?

Steve Thomas

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On May 8, 1964, FBI Agent D.J. Brennan wrote a memo to W.C. Sullivan.

You can see a copy of Brennan's memo to Sullivan in the FBI Warren Commission Liaison Files, Section 12 pp. 70 and 71 here:

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...bsPageId=746342

You can also find references to this Griffin/Ellsworth interview in the Warren Commission Liaison Files, Section 25 p. 183, Section 10 p. 6, and Oswald's Headquarters files, Section 136 p. 90.

The FBI was more concerned about its image than what might have been learned.

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You can also find references to this Griffin/Ellsworth interview in the Warren Commission Liaison Files, Section 25 p. 183, Section 10 p. 6, and Oswald's Headquarters files, Section 136 p. 90.

Griffin's memo to Slawson concerning this Ellsworth interview were among 23 internal Warren Commission memorandums in two file boxes that the Senate Select Committee were trying to obtain in 1975.

They were noted to be "of CIA interest" and were "security classified".

See here: page 5

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...amp;relPageId=2

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On May 8, 1964, FBI Agent D.J. Brennan wrote a memo to W.C. Sullivan.

In his memo, Brennan talks about cooperation with the Secret Service and points to an example of good cooperation. He recounts Dallas SS Agent William H. Patterson taking Burt Griffin of the Warren Commission to the home of Frank Ellsworth on April 17, 1964. There they discussed John Thomas Masen.

You can see a copy of Brennan's memo to Sullivan in the FBI Warren Commission Liaison Files, Section 12 pp. 70 and 71 here:

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...bsPageId=746342

I think I am getting a better picture of the dynamics here:

On May 8, 1964, FBI Agent D.J. Brennan wrote a memo to W.C. Sullivan.

Patterson also talks about Sylvia Odio in his memo.

According to Patterson, Griffin asked Ellsworth about Cuban activity in Dallas and gun running.

Griffin's memo to Slawson dated April 16th concerning this Ellsworth interview were among 23 internal Warren Commission memorandums in two file boxes that the Senate Select Committee were trying to obtain in 1975.

They were noted to be "of CIA interest" and were "security classified".

See here: page 5

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...amp;relPageId=2

On April 24, 1964 SS Chief Rowley wrote a Memorandum to J. Lee Rankin of the Warren Commission. This memo is CD 853

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...amp;relPageId=2

This memo was in response to a letter from Rankin to Rowley dated April 22, 1964. The topic was Manuel Rodriguez Orcarberro and the Cuban exile community. Some of the things in Rowley’s memo were:

1/16/64 Frank Ellsworth was interviewed about Orcarberro.

Ellsworth had been working undercover gathering evidence against John Thomas Masen.

Masen told Ellsworth that Orcarberro had been trying to buy guns and bazookas from Masen.

Masen told Ellsworth that Rodriguez and George F. Parrel were leaders of the local DRE and also members of Alpha-66

Masen told Ellsworth that George Parrel, an associate of Orcarberro, had also been trying to buy guns from him.

They had made purchases from him and that they presently have a large cache of arms located somewhere in Dallas, although he did not know the location.

Parrel was a student at Dallas City College.

Agent Ed Coyle was also contacted about Orcarberro.

Juan Francisco Quintana Maya and Raul Castro Baile were jointly interviewed by FBI Wallace Heitman at their home in Garland on May 14, 1964. Castro owned the Rambler and Quintana picked up the Kan the Kennedy Klan bumper sticker at a meeting sponsored by the John Birch Society at which John Martino spoke in August or September, 1963.

Quintana and Castro were both officials of the Dallas Chapter of the SNFE Alpha 66 and regularly attended meetings at the house on Harlandale.

Warrren Commission Document# 1085 is a June 11, 1964 letter from J. Edgar Hoover with attached memoranda and reports. Included in that letter is a heavily redacted April 29, 1964 report from Dallas SA Wallace Heitman. It speaks about an automobile parked in front of a residence in Garland, Texas that displayed a bumper sticker that read, "Kill the Kennedy Klan." The names of the families who resided at the house together have been whited out.

His report also says that after the assassination, efforts were made to remove this bumper sticker and that after the assassination, residents of this address began to receive a lot of mail from Miami, New York, and Mexico. His report redacts the names of people who have been receiving mail at that address.

On page 5 of this Report, it says, "On April 9, 1964, SA Wallace R. Heitman observed parked on the street in front of the residence at ..... Garland, Texas a late-model, four door Rambler automobile, bearing license PD-4976." A source told Heitman that this automobile was owned by ......

See here for a Heitman interview of Raul Castro Baile:

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/....do?docId=69112

See here for an interview of Juan Quintana Maya:

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/....do?docId=69111

Castro told Heitman that he owned the Rambler and Quintana was the one who put the bumper sticker on.

On May 25, 1964, Manuel Rodriguez voluntarily appeared at the Dallas FBI offices and spoke to Wallace Heitman. He told Heitman that the members of SNFE met at bi-weekly meetings at 3126 Harlandale. (Although in his Report, Heitman spelled it Hollandale.)

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...p;relPageId=222

In that interview, Orcarberro told Heitman that Ontonio Veciana had come to Dallas and given a speech on April 19, 1964.

Sylvia Odio, July 22, 1964…. we did have some meetings, yes. John Martino spoke… she (Lucille Connell) went to that meeting. I did not go, because they kept it quiet from me so I would not get upset about it…. He came to Dallas and gave a talk to the Cubans about conditions in Cuba, and she was one of the ones that went to the meeting.

Mr. LIEBELER. Mrs. Connell?

Mrs. ODIO. Yes; and my sister Annie went, too.

http://jfkassassination.net/russ/testimony/odio.htm

So here we have Lucille Connell, Annie Odio and a bunch of Dallas SNFE/Alpha 66 guys who were associated with the house on Harlandale in the same room at the same time listening to Martino.

Griffin's visit to Dallas in April of 1964 asking Ellsworth about Cubans and gun running must have given the CIA fits, considering how much they were involved with Alpha 66.

Steve Thomas

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On May 8, 1964, FBI Agent D.J. Brennan wrote a memo to W.C. Sullivan.

In his memo, Brennan talks about cooperation with the Secret Service and points to an example of good cooperation. He recounts Dallas SS Agent William H. Patterson taking Burt Griffin of the Warren Commission to the home of Frank Ellsworth on April 17, 1964. There they discussed John Thomas Masen.

You can see a copy of Brennan's memo to Sullivan in the FBI Warren Commission Liaison Files, Section 12 pp. 70 and 71 here:

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...bsPageId=746342

I think I am getting a better picture of the dynamics here:

On May 8, 1964, FBI Agent D.J. Brennan wrote a memo to W.C. Sullivan.

Patterson also talks about Sylvia Odio in his memo.

According to Patterson, Griffin asked Ellsworth about Cuban activity in Dallas and gun running.

Griffin's memo to Slawson dated April 16th concerning this Ellsworth interview were among 23 internal Warren Commission memorandums in two file boxes that the Senate Select Committee were trying to obtain in 1975.

They were noted to be "of CIA interest" and were "security classified".

See here: page 5

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...amp;relPageId=2

On April 24, 1964 SS Chief Rowley wrote a Memorandum to J. Lee Rankin of the Warren Commission. This memo is CD 853

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...amp;relPageId=2

This memo was in response to a letter from Rankin to Rowley dated April 22, 1964. The topic was Manuel Rodriguez Orcarberro and the Cuban exile community. Some of the things in Rowley’s memo were:

1/16/64 Frank Ellsworth was interviewed about Orcarberro.

Ellsworth had been working undercover gathering evidence against John Thomas Masen.

Masen told Ellsworth that Orcarberro had been trying to buy guns and bazookas from Masen.

Masen told Ellsworth that Rodriguez and George F. Parrel were leaders of the local DRE and also members of Alpha-66

Masen told Ellsworth that George Parrel, an associate of Orcarberro, had also been trying to buy guns from him.

They had made purchases from him and that they presently have a large cache of arms located somewhere in Dallas, although he did not know the location.

Parrel was a student at Dallas City College.

Agent Ed Coyle was also contacted about Orcarberro.

Juan Francisco Quintana Maya and Raul Castro Baile were jointly interviewed by FBI Wallace Heitman at their home in Garland on May 14, 1964. Castro owned the Rambler and Quintana picked up the Kan the Kennedy Klan bumper sticker at a meeting sponsored by the John Birch Society at which John Martino spoke in August or September, 1963.

Quintana and Castro were both officials of the Dallas Chapter of the SNFE Alpha 66 and regularly attended meetings at the house on Harlandale.

Warrren Commission Document# 1085 is a June 11, 1964 letter from J. Edgar Hoover with attached memoranda and reports. Included in that letter is a heavily redacted April 29, 1964 report from Dallas SA Wallace Heitman. It speaks about an automobile parked in front of a residence in Garland, Texas that displayed a bumper sticker that read, "Kill the Kennedy Klan." The names of the families who resided at the house together have been whited out.

His report also says that after the assassination, efforts were made to remove this bumper sticker and that after the assassination, residents of this address began to receive a lot of mail from Miami, New York, and Mexico. His report redacts the names of people who have been receiving mail at that address.

On page 5 of this Report, it says, "On April 9, 1964, SA Wallace R. Heitman observed parked on the street in front of the residence at ..... Garland, Texas a late-model, four door Rambler automobile, bearing license PD-4976." A source told Heitman that this automobile was owned by ......

See here for a Heitman interview of Raul Castro Baile:

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/....do?docId=69112

See here for an interview of Juan Quintana Maya:

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/....do?docId=69111

Castro told Heitman that he owned the Rambler and Quintana was the one who put the bumper sticker on.

On May 25, 1964, Manuel Rodriguez voluntarily appeared at the Dallas FBI offices and spoke to Wallace Heitman. He told Heitman that the members of SNFE met at bi-weekly meetings at 3126 Harlandale. (Although in his Report, Heitman spelled it Hollandale.)

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...p;relPageId=222

In that interview, Orcarberro told Heitman that Ontonio Veciana had come to Dallas and given a speech on April 19, 1964.

Sylvia Odio, July 22, 1964…. we did have some meetings, yes. John Martino spoke… she (Lucille Connell) went to that meeting. I did not go, because they kept it quiet from me so I would not get upset about it…. He came to Dallas and gave a talk to the Cubans about conditions in Cuba, and she was one of the ones that went to the meeting.

Mr. LIEBELER. Mrs. Connell?

Mrs. ODIO. Yes; and my sister Annie went, too.

http://jfkassassination.net/russ/testimony/odio.htm

So here we have Lucille Connell, Annie Odio and a bunch of Dallas SNFE/Alpha 66 guys who were associated with the house on Harlandale in the same room at the same time listening to Martino.

Griffin's visit to Dallas in April of 1964 asking Ellsworth about Cubans and gun running must have given the CIA fits, considering how much they were involved with Alpha 66.

Steve Thomas

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