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Group 68

pdfs 2502 - 2512 Ruby's narration of his activities and FBI interviews of Ruby.

pdf 2601 Handwriiten note, "There when a lot of reports that said the same thing in this file. We zeroxed them, anyway."

Memorandum by Henry Wade re: Jack Ruby. Interview with Ruby. He sent McWillie a gun so his wife would have some protection in Havana.

Letter by George Betts from Tulsa, OK. "Shame on the City of Dallas for such poor protection of Oswald."

Article from Tulsa Tribune. "Foreign Press Raises Oswald Death Queries." "Ruby Indicted Speedily for Oswald Death."

Letter to Wade from L.C. Young 11/25/63. With the President's Death, Oswald's murder and Fritz immediately declaring the case was closed, "Pardon me while I vomit."

Article from American Capsule News, the Uninhibited A--American Newspaper 11/30/63 "Predestination: From the moment the last vote was stolen in Texas, on the night of November 8, 1960, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was predestined to die in the office of President of the United States.

Handwritten letter - the men who own the Dallas newspapers killed Kennedy.

Handwritten letter by William Fleming - the enclosed article by Dorothy Kilgallen sums up my feelings. Why was Oswald's transfer turned into a Hollywood premier?

Article by Dorthy Kilgallen. "The Oswald Story Needs Full Telling" "The Killing of President Kennedy shocked and grieved Americans, but the murder of Oswald made them bitter, ashamed, and a little afraid."

pdf 2602. Copy of Ruby interview by Wade.

p. 6. Ruby is addressing the Court. "One little itme that will come out later on about me being involved in sending four guns to a friend of mine in 1959..."

"How I criminally indicted myself in a conspiracy that will be proven later..." (by going to the radio station Friday night).

"I accepted the call (from Little Lynn) at 10:15 and went down to the Western Union... The second wire was postmarked 10:00. At 11:17 I walked..."

Then when I left the Western Union, I walked down that ramp and I said to this guard, I said, I saw it.

Jail guard had a microphone in his pocket. "You promised you wouldn't tell because we are biblical buddies now. "He made me the greatest scapegoat in the history of this world, which will be proven later, that I was a party of a conspiracy in the assassination of our beloved President."

pdf 2603. Plaintiff's Exhibit 19. Foreign body envelope. Held a bullet.

Handwritten letter from Ann Carson. "You, Dallas and the jury all stink." "I hope some one gets you, you punk."

Letter to Wade from M.L. Barron 3/23/64.

Transcript of Proceedings March 18 and 19, 1964.

Ruby addressing the Court. "It has been a conspiracy between him (Joe Tonahill) and the District Attorney, Phil Burlson and Joe Tonahill to convince the public that Jack Ruby is insane." "This is the most tragic thing that will ever happen. I am going to die and I don't care."

Admissions of Jack Ruby in Captain Fritz's office 11/24/63. Had never seen Oswald before. Came down the Main St. ramp. Said he felt very badly when Officer "Slick" got killed. No one else was involved with him in the shooting of Oswald.

Report by James Leavelle.

Report to Curry by Patrick Dean. "In the presence of Forrest Sorrells, Ruby said he came down the ramp. (Sorrells would later dispte this).

pdf 2604. Report by Dean to Curry re: Interview of Jack Ruby by Forrest Sorrells.

Article by M.L. Barron about Melvin Belli.

pdfs 2701 - 2705. Report to Curry (I think by Deputy Chief N.T. Fisher) compiled by all of the police officers mentioned. Concerning the events of 11/14 - 11-24

pdf 2703. "Mr. Cooper (Trade Mart security) aggreed to put his security personnel on the roof of the Market Hall Bldg located across Industrial Blvd and north of the Trade Mart and on the roof of the Furniture Mart located south of the Trade Mart. A police officer would be assigned on the roof of the Trade Mart itself."

(I've seen a picture somewhere of the limousine speeding toward Parkland, and in the background there is a building with a man on the roof holding what appears to be a rifle)

Group 69

pdfs 2706 - 2718 Combined after-action report of Deputy Chiefs Batchelor, Lumpkin and Stevenson. Chronology and events of 11/22 - 11/24.

pdf 2801. Memo to Frits from Billy Combest on shooting of LHO by Ruby.

Memo to Gannaway from Lt. Erich Kaminski on the location of Special Service Bureau personnel on 11/22.

pdf 2802 is a copy of 2801.

pdf 2803. Memo from Revill to Gannaway re: Lee Harvey Oswald, 605 Elsbeth. "The FBI was aware of the Subject and they had information that this Subject was capable of committing the assassination of President Kennedy."

Memo from K.E. Lyon to Curry on the arrest of LHO.

pdfs 2804 - 2805. Memo from Bob Carroll to Gannaway on the arrest of LHO.

page out of sequence. Memo for the record from Henry on an interview he conducted with Ruby on 7/15/64. "He said there was absolutely no blackout, that he had premeditation and went in the basement with the intent to kill Oswald if he was there."

Handwritten letter from George Betts, Tulsa, OK. to Henry Wade on the poor performance of the Dallas Police.

pdfs 2805 - 2807 are copies of Group 68 pdf 2601 - letter from Betts and Tulsa Tribune article.

Group 70

pdfs 2808 - 2825. These are copies of newspaper articles and letters that we have seen in earlier pdfs.

Group 70. pdf 2901 - Group 72. pdf 2923. Supplemental and Reply Brief. These are the State's arguments against Ruby's Appeal.

pdf 2914 is actually 2913, and pdf 2819 is actually pdf 2914.

Group 73 Group 73 is a bunch of pictures, mostly taken by Jack Beers. They are very sharp and clear.

pdf 3001. Picture I believe of Bill Decker.

Picture of a building.

Picture of the Central Jury Room. I believe these are the potential jurors.

pdf 3002. Picture of a stack of newspapers, a Sheriff's Deputy and another man. (Are these papers destined for the potential jurors?)

Closeup of someone pointing a pen at a nick in the concrete curb - presumably a bullet strike.

Picture of a woman and three children.

pdf 3003. Note to 3002. Mrs. Juston Holtman, a juror's wife and family.

Note: Captain Dep. Sheriff, F.M. Buckalew on door. Spectators waiting in line - identifies next picture.

pdf 3004. Women waiting on steps.

Picture of spectators in courtroom. The name of the press guy is on the tip of my tongue, but I can't think of it.

Picture of woman being searched outside the courtroom and other women waiting to be searched.

pdf 3005. Picture of the judge being interviewed.

Note: Judge on steps talking to press after verdict.

Picture of people outside the courtroom and a deputy sheriff guarding the door.

pdf 3006. Reception area of some kind.

Oswald shooting re-enactment.

Picture of Ruby being led down the hall.

pdf 3007. Note: Ruby and escort emerge from courtroom.

Two other pictures of people I don't know.

pdf 3008. Ruby with Deputy Sheriff Luke Bockemehl.

Same picture with the words, "Destiny in Dallas" over the top of it dated 3/15/64.

Ruby in court sitting at defense table with his lawyers.

pdf 3009. Note: Hearing to put Ruby in Hospital after Ruby butted wall.

Picture of a bank of telephones, I believe for the foreign press.

Pictrue of a bunch of press crowded around someone or something you can't see.

pdf 3010. Press people.

People waiting to get into courthouse.

Press people.

pdf 3011. Pickets outside courthouse.

One sign says, "Jesus Christ saves from all sin. Pry to Jesus Now."

Other sign says, "Soblen the Russian spy was a psychiatrist for over 20 years. When he got caught he killed himself."

Picture of potential jurors?

Picture of someone, I think was the Oswald re-enactor.

pdf 3012. Picture of Oswald re-enactor?

Picture of a man being interviewed. Behind him the sign on the door says, Criminal Investigation Division - Theft. Member of CID?

Two men with a yellow legal pad. Lawyers?

pdf 3013. A man and a woman. One of Ruby's lawyers?

Group of people in the hall.

Two men. Same men as in 3012?

pdf 3014. Youn man being taken into custody. The police have drawn their guns.

Another man being forcibly led away. A hand is covering his eyes.

Close up of Barney Ross I think.

pdf 3015. Note: Barney Ross. photo by Joe Laird.

Young man in 3014 is being led away in handcuffs by two men. Downtown Dallas in the background.

Note: Jail break during Ruby trial. Sweatt, Gregory and Harris.

pdf 3016. Young man being fingerprinted.

Note: Glass and Deputy Sheriff J.H. Kitchings.

Note: Man picked up in DA's office carrying a gun - planned to shoot Ruby. 2/18/64.

Another angle of same photo.

pdf 3017. Copy of above.

Kids being frisked outside of courtroom.

pdf 3018. Note: Andy Bowie 8. Son of Ass't DA Jim Bowie. James Roy Cunningham 10. Bowie's nephew from Venezuela being searched by Cap't. Dep. Sheriff F.M. Buckalew.

Man being searched outside courtroom.

Man being interviewed. Might be Melvin Belli.

pdf 3019. Photo of Market Hall.

Picture of Nick McDonald, who arrested LHO in the Texas Theater.

Group 74

These are copies of Reports filed with Captain Gannaway on ther esults of investigations of various persons associated with Ruby and who might be possible witnesses for the defense.

You can find these in the DPd Archives.

pdfs 3214 - 3215 are LHO's school records.

pdf 3217. Inter-Office Memo Fort Worth Police Department. "Characters Living at 3809 Meadowbrook Dr." This was the address of Little Lynn and Bruce Carlin. an informant said several characters are coming and going that he suspects are prostitutes and pimps.

Cancellation of Little Lynn's missing persons report.

pdf's 3218 - 3219. You might be interested in the report filed by Officer Burkhart of the FWPD on Little Lynn and the Celler in Fort Worth.

Steve Thomas

Group 75

pdfs 3221 - 3227. Copies of police reports you will find in the DPD Archives.

pdfs 3301 - 3305. Interrogation of Sam Ruby.

pdfs 3305 - 3310. Interrogation of Eva Grant.

pdf 310. Letter to Robert Larsen, Colorado Springs, CO from Bernard Tabakin 6/27/67. Larsen doing a picture called "Countdown in Dallas." World Entertainment Corporation is willing to serve as worldwide distributor.

pdfs 3310 - 3315. Chronology taken from Ruby's handwritten notes.

- This marks the end of the Dallas District Attorney Files -

Steve Thomas

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Group 1 is the transcript of the interrogation of various police officers (Graves, Archer, Clardy, McMillan, etc) at Ruby's trial relative to the facts and circumstances surrounding Oswald's murder by Ruby. In several of the PDF's (PDF 4, %a, and another one), half of the PDF's are posted upside down.

Group 2 appears to be more of the same.

The first 3 pdf files were all posted upside down.

You have to save them to your hard drive, and then using Adobe, rotate them.

I had to laugh. At one point Belli is arguing with Judge Brown on the statements given by police officers. The defense has not been allowed to see them.

Finally, Ass't DA William Alexander introduces one as state's evidence, but it is a photostatic copy and Belli hasn't had the chance to examine it to see if it is authentic.

Belli says' "Judge, these may be as valid as a Chinese laundry ticket, as far as I know." He demands to see the originals. He is refused.

Belli asks, "Are we back in the Middle Ages, Judge, that we can't see the original of a document?"

The Court: "Yes, Sir."

Steve Thomas

I had skipped Groups 3 - 9 in the first go round, so I thought I'd go back and pick them up here:

Group 6

pdfs 51 - 55. These pdfs revolve around Wade's participation in the making of a movie called "Countdown in Dallas" in 1967. The movie was going to be produced by Robert Larsen Productions in Colorado Springs, CO They were going to create a seperate company called Flag-Star, Inc. The movie was going to be a documentary, but it was also supposed to bolster the image of Dallas, TX in the eyes of the world. Wade, Curry and Robert Denson had agreed to open their personal, confidential, and public files and records. Wade was going to get $20,000 plus 20% of the producer's gross. Curry was going to get $10,000 and 10% of the gross. Denson was going to get $5,000 and 5% of the gross. Robert Denson was a private eye and the Chief Investigator for the defense during Ruby's trial. There were newspaper articles in the LA Times and NY Times on this movie at the time. Roy Truly wanted $2,000 to act in the movie and another $5,000 for use of the TSBD.

Negotiations started around April of 1967, but the project appears to have fizzled by October.

There are budgets for the movie project and anticipated rates of returns for investors. Together, Wade, Curry and Denson were projected to receive $255,000.

There are some letters to Wade written by people who read about the project in the papers. Some are not very complimentary.

pdfs 55 - 56. DPD Transcripts of Channel 1 beginning at 10:54 AM.

pdfs 56 - 57. Warren Commission Exhibit 705. DPD Transcripts of Channel 1.

Steve Thomas

Wade recommended the producers use Marina Oswald

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Group 1 is the transcript of the interrogation of various police officers (Graves, Archer, Clardy, McMillan, etc) at Ruby's trial relative to the facts and circumstances surrounding Oswald's murder by Ruby. In several of the PDF's (PDF 4, %a, and another one), half of the PDF's are posted upside down.

Group 2 appears to be more of the same.

The first 3 pdf files were all posted upside down.

You have to save them to your hard drive, and then using Adobe, rotate them.

I had to laugh. At one point Belli is arguing with Judge Brown on the statements given by police officers. The defense has not been allowed to see them.

Finally, Ass't DA William Alexander introduces one as state's evidence, but it is a photostatic copy and Belli hasn't had the chance to examine it to see if it is authentic.

Belli says' "Judge, these may be as valid as a Chinese laundry ticket, as far as I know." He demands to see the originals. He is refused.

Belli asks, "Are we back in the Middle Ages, Judge, that we can't see the original of a document?"

The Court: "Yes, Sir."

I had skipped Groups 3 - 9 in the first go round, so I thought I'd go back and pick them up here:

Group 6

pdfs 51 - 55. These pdfs revolve around Wade's participation in the making of a movie called "Countdown in Dallas" in 1967. The movie was going to be produced by Robert Larsen Productions in Colorado Springs, CO They were going to create a seperate company called Flag-Star, Inc. The movie was going to be a documentary, but it was also supposed to bolster the image of Dallas, TX in the eyes of the world. Wade, Curry and Robert Denson had agreed to open their personal, confidential, and public files and records. Wade was going to get $20,000 plus 20% of the producer's gross. Curry was going to get $10,000 and 10% of the gross. Denson was going to get $5,000 and 5% of the gross. Robert Denson was a private eye and the Chief Investigator for the defense during Ruby's trial. There were newspaper articles in the LA Times and NY Times on this movie at the time. Roy Truly wanted $2,000 to act in the movie and another $5,000 for use of the TSBD.

Negotiations started around April of 1967, but the project appears to have fizzled by October.

There are budgets for the movie project and anticipated rates of returns for investors. Together, Wade, Curry and Denson were projected to receive $255,000.

There are some letters to Wade written by people who read about the project in the papers. Some are not very complimentary.

pdfs 55 - 56. DPD Transcripts of Channel 1 beginning at 10:54 AM.

pdfs 56 - 57. Warren Commission Exhibit 705. DPD Transcripts of Channel 1.

Steve Thomas

Wade recommended the producers use Marina Oswald

Group 3

pdfs 19 - 20. Witness interrogation of Patrick Dean.

pdf 21. Witness interrogation of Karen "Little Lynn" Bennett.

Witness interrogation of Ralph Templin, District Manager, Southwestern Bell. Offered proof that a long distance, person to person call was made on 11/24/63 from JE - 48521 (Little Lynn's phone) to WH - 15601 (Jack Ruby's phone) at 10:18 AM. The call lasted 2 minutes and 19 seconds.

pdf 22. Witness interrogation of Mr. Serur, Ruby's car upholsterer.

pdfs 23 - 28. Statement of Facts, March 9, 1964. Index to volume 4. Witness interrogations of Dr. Fred Bieberdorf, Barney Ross, George Senator, etc.

Steve Thomas

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Group 1 is the transcript of the interrogation of various police officers (Graves, Archer, Clardy, McMillan, etc) at Ruby's trial relative to the facts and circumstances surrounding Oswald's murder by Ruby. In several of the PDF's (PDF 4, %a, and another one), half of the PDF's are posted upside down.

Group 2 appears to be more of the same.

The first 3 pdf files were all posted upside down.

You have to save them to your hard drive, and then using Adobe, rotate them.

I had to laugh. At one point Belli is arguing with Judge Brown on the statements given by police officers. The defense has not been allowed to see them.

Finally, Ass't DA William Alexander introduces one as state's evidence, but it is a photostatic copy and Belli hasn't had the chance to examine it to see if it is authentic.

Belli says' "Judge, these may be as valid as a Chinese laundry ticket, as far as I know." He demands to see the originals. He is refused.

Belli asks, "Are we back in the Middle Ages, Judge, that we can't see the original of a document?"

The Court: "Yes, Sir."

I had skipped Groups 3 - 9 in the first go round, so I thought I'd go back and pick them up here:

Group 6

pdfs 51 - 55. These pdfs revolve around Wade's participation in the making of a movie called "Countdown in Dallas" in 1967. The movie was going to be produced by Robert Larsen Productions in Colorado Springs, CO They were going to create a seperate company called Flag-Star, Inc. The movie was going to be a documentary, but it was also supposed to bolster the image of Dallas, TX in the eyes of the world. Wade, Curry and Robert Denson had agreed to open their personal, confidential, and public files and records. Wade was going to get $20,000 plus 20% of the producer's gross. Curry was going to get $10,000 and 10% of the gross. Denson was going to get $5,000 and 5% of the gross. Robert Denson was a private eye and the Chief Investigator for the defense during Ruby's trial. There were newspaper articles in the LA Times and NY Times on this movie at the time. Roy Truly wanted $2,000 to act in the movie and another $5,000 for use of the TSBD.

Negotiations started around April of 1967, but the project appears to have fizzled by October.

There are budgets for the movie project and anticipated rates of returns for investors. Together, Wade, Curry and Denson were projected to receive $255,000.

There are some letters to Wade written by people who read about the project in the papers. Some are not very complimentary.

pdfs 55 - 56. DPD Transcripts of Channel 1 beginning at 10:54 AM.

pdfs 56 - 57. Warren Commission Exhibit 705. DPD Transcripts of Channel 1.

Wade recommended the producers use Marina Oswald.

Group 3

pdfs 19 - 20. Witness interrogation of Patrick Dean.

pdf 21. Witness interrogation of Karen "Little Lynn" Bennett.

Witness interrogation of Ralph Templin, District Manager, Southwestern Bell. Offered proof that a long distance, person to person call was made on 11/24/63 from JE - 48521 (Little Lynn's phone) to WH - 15601 (Jack Ruby's phone) at 10:18 AM. The call lasted 2 minutes and 19 seconds.

pdf 22. Witness interrogation of Mr. Serur, Ruby's car upholsterer.

pdfs 23 - 28. Statement of Facts, March 9, 1964. Index to volume 4. Witness interrogations of Dr. Fred Bieberdorf, Barney Ross, George Senator, etc.

Steve Thomas

Group 4

pdf 29. Witness interrogation, Ike Pappas.

pdf 30. Witness interrogation, Jim Underwood and James Davidson, camera man WFAA.

Jack Revil identifies everyone in the WFAA film of Ruby shooting Oswald.

pdf 31. Witness interrogation, Michael Hardin, ambulance driver for O'Neal, Inc. His attendant was Harold Wayne Wolf. He was on his way back from the V.A. Hospital. He was on the Stemmons Freeway, SW of Industrial going north. He taook the call at 11:21 AM and it took him two minutes to get to City Hall. He drove Oswald to the hospital.

pdfs 31 - 35. Testimony of Dr. Roy Schafer, clinical psychologist on psychomotor epilepsy and fugue states.

pdf 36. picture of a bank bag, National Bank of Dallas.

pdfs 36 - 37. Picture of Jack Ruby's spiral bound notebook and its pages.

pdf 37. Search warrant for Jack Ruby's apartment. Letter to Al Sharpe, AGVA dated 11/21/63. Brochure on how to use the twist board. It cost $3.95 and was marketed by Earl Products Co., Dallas. Article by Dallas Power and Light, "New Ideas in Home Modernization." Newspaper recipe for roast turkey. Memo from Tom Palmer, Dallas Branch Manager for AGVA to All Club Operators dated 11/13/63. Only paid professionals may be used in auditions and auditions are not contests.

Blank telephone message form, "While You Were Out." On the back side of that message form is a handwritten note that says, "Complaint of Lee Harvey Oswald."

pdf 38. Henry Wade's rebuttal to Jack Ruby's appeal to the Supreme Court, October, 1965.

Steve Thomas

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Group 1 is the transcript of the interrogation of various police officers (Graves, Archer, Clardy, McMillan, etc) at Ruby's trial relative to the facts and circumstances surrounding Oswald's murder by Ruby. In several of the PDF's (PDF 4, %a, and another one), half of the PDF's are posted upside down.

Group 2 appears to be more of the same.

The first 3 pdf files were all posted upside down.

You have to save them to your hard drive, and then using Adobe, rotate them.

I had to laugh. At one point Belli is arguing with Judge Brown on the statements given by police officers. The defense has not been allowed to see them.

Finally, Ass't DA William Alexander introduces one as state's evidence, but it is a photostatic copy and Belli hasn't had the chance to examine it to see if it is authentic.

Belli says' "Judge, these may be as valid as a Chinese laundry ticket, as far as I know." He demands to see the originals. He is refused.

Belli asks, "Are we back in the Middle Ages, Judge, that we can't see the original of a document?"

The Court: "Yes, Sir."

I had skipped Groups 3 - 9 in the first go round, so I thought I'd go back and pick them up here:

Group 6

pdfs 51 - 55. These pdfs revolve around Wade's participation in the making of a movie called "Countdown in Dallas" in 1967. The movie was going to be produced by Robert Larsen Productions in Colorado Springs, CO They were going to create a seperate company called Flag-Star, Inc. The movie was going to be a documentary, but it was also supposed to bolster the image of Dallas, TX in the eyes of the world. Wade, Curry and Robert Denson had agreed to open their personal, confidential, and public files and records. Wade was going to get $20,000 plus 20% of the producer's gross. Curry was going to get $10,000 and 10% of the gross. Denson was going to get $5,000 and 5% of the gross. Robert Denson was a private eye and the Chief Investigator for the defense during Ruby's trial. There were newspaper articles in the LA Times and NY Times on this movie at the time. Roy Truly wanted $2,000 to act in the movie and another $5,000 for use of the TSBD.

Negotiations started around April of 1967, but the project appears to have fizzled by October.

There are budgets for the movie project and anticipated rates of returns for investors. Together, Wade, Curry and Denson were projected to receive $255,000.

There are some letters to Wade written by people who read about the project in the papers. Some are not very complimentary.

pdfs 55 - 56. DPD Transcripts of Channel 1 beginning at 10:54 AM.

pdfs 56 - 57. Warren Commission Exhibit 705. DPD Transcripts of Channel 1.

Wade recommended the producers use Marina Oswald.

Group 3

pdfs 19 - 20. Witness interrogation of Patrick Dean.

pdf 21. Witness interrogation of Karen "Little Lynn" Bennett.

Witness interrogation of Ralph Templin, District Manager, Southwestern Bell. Offered proof that a long distance, person to person call was made on 11/24/63 from JE - 48521 (Little Lynn's phone) to WH - 15601 (Jack Ruby's phone) at 10:18 AM. The call lasted 2 minutes and 19 seconds.

pdf 22. Witness interrogation of Mr. Serur, Ruby's car upholsterer.

pdfs 23 - 28. Statement of Facts, March 9, 1964. Index to volume 4. Witness interrogations of Dr. Fred Bieberdorf, Barney Ross, George Senator, etc.

Group 4

pdf 29. Witness interrogation, Ike Pappas.

pdf 30. Witness interrogation, Jim Underwood and James Davidson, camera man WFAA.

Jack Revil identifies everyone in the WFAA film of Ruby shooting Oswald.

pdf 31. Witness interrogation, Michael Hardin, ambulance driver for O'Neal, Inc. His attendant was Harold Wayne Wolf. He was on his way back from the V.A. Hospital. He was on the Stemmons Freeway, SW of Industrial going north. He taook the call at 11:21 AM and it took him two minutes to get to City Hall. He drove Oswald to the hospital.

pdfs 31 - 35. Testimony of Dr. Roy Schafer, clinical psychologist on psychomotor epilepsy and fugue states.

pdf 36. picture of a bank bag, National Bank of Dallas.

pdfs 36 - 37. Picture of Jack Ruby's spiral bound notebook and its pages.

pdf 37. Search warrant for Jack Ruby's apartment. Letter to Al Sharpe, AGVA dated 11/21/63. Brochure on how to use the twist board. It cost $3.95 and was marketed by Earl Products Co., Dallas. Article by Dallas Power and Light, "New Ideas in Home Modernization." Newspaper recipe for roast turkey. Memo from Tom Palmer, Dallas Branch Manager for AGVA to All Club Operators dated 11/13/63. Only paid professionals may be used in auditions and auditions are not contests.

Blank telephone message form, "While You Were Out." On the back side of that message form is a handwritten note that says, "Complaint of Lee Harvey Oswald."

pdf 38. Henry Wade's rebuttal to Jack Ruby's appeal to the Supreme Court, October, 1965.

Steve Thomas

Group 5

pdfs 39a - 39b. Defendant's Brief in Support of Motion for Change of Venue.

pdf 39b. Affidavit of Clarence Newsom, employed at Sigil's Liquor Store 1336 Commerce. Ruby used to buy liquor from him. Ruby's reputation was bad.

pdf 40. Index of witnesses. List of Exhibits. List of State's witnesses.

Handwritten letter from Jerry Richmond to "Bill" (William Alexander?) "Vincent T. Lee is going to be hard to get at."

List of flight times and flight numbers.

Hate-filled letter from Vera Edens, Plano, TX to Melvin Belli.

Subpeona for Parkland Medical Records Librarian to bring LHO's medical records of treatment.

Handwritten letter to Wade from Arthur Watwood, Compton, CA re: Robert Shorman dated 2/15/64.

Cirriculum Vita of Dr. Austin Foster.

Newspaper article about Arnold Samuel Johsnon and Vicent T. Lee.

pdfs 40 - 42. Various scholarly articles about the Medico-Legal Dilemna and criminal responsibility and mental illness.

pdf 42. "Why Psychiatrists Do Not Like to Testify in Court", by Manfred Guttmacher.

pdf 42. Affidavit of Claude Govar, owner of ZIP Sign Co. Robert Craven commissioned Govar to paint some signs on the midway at the Texas State Fair in late October. The money to pay for the signs was backed by Ruby. With Govar at the Fair was a 13 year old daughter of a neighbor. Ruby sexually fondled the girl. Govar rebuked him for it. Ruby said the girl should come to the Carousel and audition for amateur striptease night. Govar said no. Ruby said, "he liked them as young as he could get them." The check to Govar bounced.

pdf 43. Handwritten notes about police in jail office with Ruby.

pdfs 44 - 47. Witness testimony by Manfred Guttmacher (see pdf 42.)

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Group 1 is the transcript of the interrogation of various police officers (Graves, Archer, Clardy, McMillan, etc) at Ruby's trial relative to the facts and circumstances surrounding Oswald's murder by Ruby. In several of the PDF's (PDF 4, %a, and another one), half of the PDF's are posted upside down.

Group 2 appears to be more of the same.

The first 3 pdf files were all posted upside down.

You have to save them to your hard drive, and then using Adobe, rotate them.

I had to laugh. At one point Belli is arguing with Judge Brown on the statements given by police officers. The defense has not been allowed to see them.

Finally, Ass't DA William Alexander introduces one as state's evidence, but it is a photostatic copy and Belli hasn't had the chance to examine it to see if it is authentic.

Belli says' "Judge, these may be as valid as a Chinese laundry ticket, as far as I know." He demands to see the originals. He is refused.

Belli asks, "Are we back in the Middle Ages, Judge, that we can't see the original of a document?"

The Court: "Yes, Sir."

I had skipped Groups 3 - 9 in the first go round, so I thought I'd go back and pick them up here:

Group 6

pdfs 51 - 55. These pdfs revolve around Wade's participation in the making of a movie called "Countdown in Dallas" in 1967. The movie was going to be produced by Robert Larsen Productions in Colorado Springs, CO They were going to create a seperate company called Flag-Star, Inc. The movie was going to be a documentary, but it was also supposed to bolster the image of Dallas, TX in the eyes of the world. Wade, Curry and Robert Denson had agreed to open their personal, confidential, and public files and records. Wade was going to get $20,000 plus 20% of the producer's gross. Curry was going to get $10,000 and 10% of the gross. Denson was going to get $5,000 and 5% of the gross. Robert Denson was a private eye and the Chief Investigator for the defense during Ruby's trial. There were newspaper articles in the LA Times and NY Times on this movie at the time. Roy Truly wanted $2,000 to act in the movie and another $5,000 for use of the TSBD.

Negotiations started around April of 1967, but the project appears to have fizzled by October.

There are budgets for the movie project and anticipated rates of returns for investors. Together, Wade, Curry and Denson were projected to receive $255,000.

There are some letters to Wade written by people who read about the project in the papers. Some are not very complimentary.

pdfs 55 - 56. DPD Transcripts of Channel 1 beginning at 10:54 AM.

pdfs 56 - 57. Warren Commission Exhibit 705. DPD Transcripts of Channel 1.

Wade recommended the producers use Marina Oswald.

Group 3

pdfs 19 - 20. Witness interrogation of Patrick Dean.

pdf 21. Witness interrogation of Karen "Little Lynn" Bennett.

Witness interrogation of Ralph Templin, District Manager, Southwestern Bell. Offered proof that a long distance, person to person call was made on 11/24/63 from JE - 48521 (Little Lynn's phone) to WH - 15601 (Jack Ruby's phone) at 10:18 AM. The call lasted 2 minutes and 19 seconds.

pdf 22. Witness interrogation of Mr. Serur, Ruby's car upholsterer.

pdfs 23 - 28. Statement of Facts, March 9, 1964. Index to volume 4. Witness interrogations of Dr. Fred Bieberdorf, Barney Ross, George Senator, etc.

Group 4

pdf 29. Witness interrogation, Ike Pappas.

pdf 30. Witness interrogation, Jim Underwood and James Davidson, camera man WFAA.

Jack Revil identifies everyone in the WFAA film of Ruby shooting Oswald.

pdf 31. Witness interrogation, Michael Hardin, ambulance driver for O'Neal, Inc. His attendant was Harold Wayne Wolf. He was on his way back from the V.A. Hospital. He was on the Stemmons Freeway, SW of Industrial going north. He taook the call at 11:21 AM and it took him two minutes to get to City Hall. He drove Oswald to the hospital.

pdfs 31 - 35. Testimony of Dr. Roy Schafer, clinical psychologist on psychomotor epilepsy and fugue states.

pdf 36. picture of a bank bag, National Bank of Dallas.

pdfs 36 - 37. Picture of Jack Ruby's spiral bound notebook and its pages.

pdf 37. Search warrant for Jack Ruby's apartment. Letter to Al Sharpe, AGVA dated 11/21/63. Brochure on how to use the twist board. It cost $3.95 and was marketed by Earl Products Co., Dallas. Article by Dallas Power and Light, "New Ideas in Home Modernization." Newspaper recipe for roast turkey. Memo from Tom Palmer, Dallas Branch Manager for AGVA to All Club Operators dated 11/13/63. Only paid professionals may be used in auditions and auditions are not contests.

Blank telephone message form, "While You Were Out." On the back side of that message form is a handwritten note that says, "Complaint of Lee Harvey Oswald."

pdf 38. Henry Wade's rebuttal to Jack Ruby's appeal to the Supreme Court, October, 1965.

Group 5

pdfs 39a - 39b. Defendant's Brief in Support of Motion for Change of Venue.

pdf 39b. Affidavit of Clarence Newsom, employed at Sigil's Liquor Store 1336 Commerce. Ruby used to buy liquor from him. Ruby's reputation was bad.

pdf 40. Index of witnesses. List of Exhibits. List of State's witnesses.

Handwritten letter from Jerry Richmond to "Bill" (William Alexander?) "Vincent T. Lee is going to be hard to get at."

List of flight times and flight numbers.

Hate-filled letter from Vera Edens, Plano, TX to Melvin Belli.

Subpeona for Parkland Medical Records Librarian to bring LHO's medical records of treatment.

Handwritten letter to Wade from Arthur Watwood, Compton, CA re: Robert Shorman dated 2/15/64.

Cirriculum Vita of Dr. Austin Foster.

Newspaper article about Arnold Samuel Johsnon and Vicent T. Lee.

pdfs 40 - 42. Various scholarly articles about the Medico-Legal Dilemna and criminal responsibility and mental illness.

pdf 42. "Why Psychiatrists Do Not Like to Testify in Court", by Manfred Guttmacher.

pdf 42. Affidavit of Claude Govar, owner of ZIP Sign Co. Robert Craven commissioned Govar to paint some signs on the midway at the Texas State Fair in late October. The money to pay for the signs was backed by Ruby. With Govar at the Fair was a 13 year old daughter of a neighbor. Ruby sexually fondled the girl. Govar rebuked him for it. Ruby said the girl should come to the Carousel and audition for amateur striptease night. Govar said no. Ruby said, "he liked them as young as he could get them." The check to Govar bounced.

pdf 43. Handwritten notes about police in jail office with Ruby.

pdfs 44 - 47. Witness testimony by Manfred Guttmacher (see pdf 42.)

Steve Thomas

Group 7

pdf 58. Channel 1 DPD transcript and beginning of Channel 2 up to the President's shooting.

pdfs 59 - 64. Index to Volume 5. Witness testimony of Dr. Martin Towler and Dr. M.S. Guttmacher.

Group 8

pdf 1a. Index of Defendant's Special Requested Charges. Defendant's Objections. Assignment of Judges.

pdf 1b. Belli's letter to Judge Brown accepting the case.

Letter requesting a copy of every document, picture, etc that Henry Wade and Jesse Curry have in their possession relating to the assassination and the shooting of Oswald.

pdf 2a. Continuance of 1b.

Brief in Support of Defendant's Motion for Discovery.

Amended Motion for Discovery.

pdf 2b. Motion over-ruled.

pdfs 2b - 3. Brief in Support of the Motion for Discovery.

pdf 3. Motion for Change in Venue.

Affidavit by Eva Grant and Sam Ruby in support of Motion for Change in Venue.

State's rebuttal.

Affidavits by W.C. Hardman and John McKee saying that there does not exist in Dallas County so great a prejudice against Ruby that he couldn't get a fair trial in Dallas County.

Order denying Request for Cahnge of Venue.

List of State's witnesses.

Form lettr for prospective jurors to sign saying that there does not exist so great a prejudice in Dallas County against Ruby that he could not get a fair trial in Dallas County.

pdf 4. Defendant's Motion for Acquittal By Reason of Insanity.

Motion over-ruled.

Bill of Exceptions. 2 jurors saw Oswald's murder on TV. Both were issued subpoenas as defense witnesses. Both subpoenas were quashed.

Pleadings of Eva Grant and Eileen Kaminsky. Ruby is a person of unsound mind and does not know the difference between right and wrong.

pdf 5. Motion over-ruled.

Motion to have insanity determined before the trial.

Motion over-ruled.

Letter to District Cler, Bill Shaw from R. Dale Vliest asking that law student James V. Teegerstrom be allowed to attend the trial.

Defendant's Special Requested Charges to the jury. Ruby was insane and didn't know what he was doing. Judge Brown refused all of them.

Special Charge# 8. That the police aided and abetted Ruby by failing to adequately protect Oswald.

pdfs 6a - 6b. Defendant's Objections to Judges Charges to the Jury. They had 139 objections.

Judge over-ruled them all.

pdfs 7 - 8. Defense's Amended Objections. There were 139.

Judge over-ruled them all.

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Group 1 is the transcript of the interrogation of various police officers (Graves, Archer, Clardy, McMillan, etc) at Ruby's trial relative to the facts and circumstances surrounding Oswald's murder by Ruby. In several of the PDF's (PDF 4, %a, and another one), half of the PDF's are posted upside down.

Group 2 appears to be more of the same.

The first 3 pdf files were all posted upside down.

You have to save them to your hard drive, and then using Adobe, rotate them.

I had to laugh. At one point Belli is arguing with Judge Brown on the statements given by police officers. The defense has not been allowed to see them.

Finally, Ass't DA William Alexander introduces one as state's evidence, but it is a photostatic copy and Belli hasn't had the chance to examine it to see if it is authentic.

Belli says' "Judge, these may be as valid as a Chinese laundry ticket, as far as I know." He demands to see the originals. He is refused.

Belli asks, "Are we back in the Middle Ages, Judge, that we can't see the original of a document?"

The Court: "Yes, Sir."

I had skipped Groups 3 - 9 in the first go round, so I thought I'd go back and pick them up here:

Group 6

pdfs 51 - 55. These pdfs revolve around Wade's participation in the making of a movie called "Countdown in Dallas" in 1967. The movie was going to be produced by Robert Larsen Productions in Colorado Springs, CO They were going to create a seperate company called Flag-Star, Inc. The movie was going to be a documentary, but it was also supposed to bolster the image of Dallas, TX in the eyes of the world. Wade, Curry and Robert Denson had agreed to open their personal, confidential, and public files and records. Wade was going to get $20,000 plus 20% of the producer's gross. Curry was going to get $10,000 and 10% of the gross. Denson was going to get $5,000 and 5% of the gross. Robert Denson was a private eye and the Chief Investigator for the defense during Ruby's trial. There were newspaper articles in the LA Times and NY Times on this movie at the time. Roy Truly wanted $2,000 to act in the movie and another $5,000 for use of the TSBD.

Negotiations started around April of 1967, but the project appears to have fizzled by October.

There are budgets for the movie project and anticipated rates of returns for investors. Together, Wade, Curry and Denson were projected to receive $255,000.

There are some letters to Wade written by people who read about the project in the papers. Some are not very complimentary.

pdfs 55 - 56. DPD Transcripts of Channel 1 beginning at 10:54 AM.

pdfs 56 - 57. Warren Commission Exhibit 705. DPD Transcripts of Channel 1.

Wade recommended the producers use Marina Oswald.

Group 3

pdfs 19 - 20. Witness interrogation of Patrick Dean.

pdf 21. Witness interrogation of Karen "Little Lynn" Bennett.

Witness interrogation of Ralph Templin, District Manager, Southwestern Bell. Offered proof that a long distance, person to person call was made on 11/24/63 from JE - 48521 (Little Lynn's phone) to WH - 15601 (Jack Ruby's phone) at 10:18 AM. The call lasted 2 minutes and 19 seconds.

pdf 22. Witness interrogation of Mr. Serur, Ruby's car upholsterer.

pdfs 23 - 28. Statement of Facts, March 9, 1964. Index to volume 4. Witness interrogations of Dr. Fred Bieberdorf, Barney Ross, George Senator, etc.

Group 4

pdf 29. Witness interrogation, Ike Pappas.

pdf 30. Witness interrogation, Jim Underwood and James Davidson, camera man WFAA.

Jack Revil identifies everyone in the WFAA film of Ruby shooting Oswald.

pdf 31. Witness interrogation, Michael Hardin, ambulance driver for O'Neal, Inc. His attendant was Harold Wayne Wolf. He was on his way back from the V.A. Hospital. He was on the Stemmons Freeway, SW of Industrial going north. He taook the call at 11:21 AM and it took him two minutes to get to City Hall. He drove Oswald to the hospital.

pdfs 31 - 35. Testimony of Dr. Roy Schafer, clinical psychologist on psychomotor epilepsy and fugue states.

pdf 36. picture of a bank bag, National Bank of Dallas.

pdfs 36 - 37. Picture of Jack Ruby's spiral bound notebook and its pages.

pdf 37. Search warrant for Jack Ruby's apartment. Letter to Al Sharpe, AGVA dated 11/21/63. Brochure on how to use the twist board. It cost $3.95 and was marketed by Earl Products Co., Dallas. Article by Dallas Power and Light, "New Ideas in Home Modernization." Newspaper recipe for roast turkey. Memo from Tom Palmer, Dallas Branch Manager for AGVA to All Club Operators dated 11/13/63. Only paid professionals may be used in auditions and auditions are not contests.

Blank telephone message form, "While You Were Out." On the back side of that message form is a handwritten note that says, "Complaint of Lee Harvey Oswald."

pdf 38. Henry Wade's rebuttal to Jack Ruby's appeal to the Supreme Court, October, 1965.

Group 5

pdfs 39a - 39b. Defendant's Brief in Support of Motion for Change of Venue.

pdf 39b. Affidavit of Clarence Newsom, employed at Sigil's Liquor Store 1336 Commerce. Ruby used to buy liquor from him. Ruby's reputation was bad.

pdf 40. Index of witnesses. List of Exhibits. List of State's witnesses.

Handwritten letter from Jerry Richmond to "Bill" (William Alexander?) "Vincent T. Lee is going to be hard to get at."

List of flight times and flight numbers.

Hate-filled letter from Vera Edens, Plano, TX to Melvin Belli.

Subpeona for Parkland Medical Records Librarian to bring LHO's medical records of treatment.

Handwritten letter to Wade from Arthur Watwood, Compton, CA re: Robert Shorman dated 2/15/64.

Cirriculum Vita of Dr. Austin Foster.

Newspaper article about Arnold Samuel Johsnon and Vicent T. Lee.

pdfs 40 - 42. Various scholarly articles about the Medico-Legal Dilemna and criminal responsibility and mental illness.

pdf 42. "Why Psychiatrists Do Not Like to Testify in Court", by Manfred Guttmacher.

pdf 42. Affidavit of Claude Govar, owner of ZIP Sign Co. Robert Craven commissioned Govar to paint some signs on the midway at the Texas State Fair in late October. The money to pay for the signs was backed by Ruby. With Govar at the Fair was a 13 year old daughter of a neighbor. Ruby sexually fondled the girl. Govar rebuked him for it. Ruby said the girl should come to the Carousel and audition for amateur striptease night. Govar said no. Ruby said, "he liked them as young as he could get them." The check to Govar bounced.

pdf 43. Handwritten notes about police in jail office with Ruby.

pdfs 44 - 47. Witness testimony by Manfred Guttmacher (see pdf 42.)

Group 7

pdf 58. Channel 1 DPD transcript and beginning of Channel 2 up to the President's shooting.

pdfs 59 - 64. Index to Volume 5. Witness testimony of Dr. Martin Towler and Dr. M.S. Guttmacher.

Group 8

pdf 1a. Index of Defendant's Special Requested Charges. Defendant's Objections. Assignment of Judges.

pdf 1b. Belli's letter to Judge Brown accepting the case.

Letter requesting a copy of every document, picture, etc that Henry Wade and Jesse Curry have in their possession relating to the assassination and the shooting of Oswald.

pdf 2a. Continuance of 1b.

Brief in Support of Defendant's Motion for Discovery.

Amended Motion for Discovery.

pdf 2b. Motion over-ruled.

pdfs 2b - 3. Brief in Support of the Motion for Discovery.

pdf 3. Motion for Change in Venue.

Affidavit by Eva Grant and Sam Ruby in support of Motion for Change in Venue.

State's rebuttal.

Affidavits by W.C. Hardman and John McKee saying that there does not exist in Dallas County so great a prejudice against Ruby that he couldn't get a fair trial in Dallas County.

Order denying Request for Cahnge of Venue.

List of State's witnesses.

Form lettr for prospective jurors to sign saying that there does not exist so great a prejudice in Dallas County against Ruby that he could not get a fair trial in Dallas County.

pdf 4. Defendant's Motion for Acquittal By Reason of Insanity.

Motion over-ruled.

Bill of Exceptions. 2 jurors saw Oswald's murder on TV. Both were issued subpoenas as defense witnesses. Both subpoenas were quashed.

Pleadings of Eva Grant and Eileen Kaminsky. Ruby is a person of unsound mind and does not know the difference between right and wrong.

pdf 5. Motion over-ruled.

Motion to have insanity determined before the trial.

Motion over-ruled.

Letter to District Cler, Bill Shaw from R. Dale Vliest asking that law student James V. Teegerstrom be allowed to attend the trial.

Defendant's Special Requested Charges to the jury. Ruby was insane and didn't know what he was doing. Judge Brown refused all of them.

Special Charge# 8. That the police aided and abetted Ruby by failing to adequately protect Oswald.

pdfs 6a - 6b. Defendant's Objections to Judges Charges to the Jury. They had 139 objections.

Judge over-ruled them all.

pdfs 7 - 8. Defense's Amended Objections. There were 139.

Judge over-ruled them all.

Steve Thomas

Group 9

pdfs 9 - 10. Judge's charge to the jury.

pdf 10. Judge's ruling that Ruby murdered Oswald with Malice. This carried the death penalty.

Defendant's Motion for a New Trial.

Motion For Statement of Facts For Indigent Defendant. Ruby was unable to pay for a transcript of the trial.

Letter from Belli to Judge Brown 3/21/64. Ruby and his family have asked me to withdraw from the trial.

Letter from Hubert Smith to Judge Brown 4/9/64. Smith was asked to be Chief Counsel.

Request for a transcript or a copy of the Court Reporter's recording.

Motion over-ruled.

State's Response. Ruby's lawyers were present during the trial and didn't exercise due diligence.

pdf 11. First Amended Motion for a New Trial.

State's Response.

Motion for an Extension of Time to File a Second Amended Motion for a New Tria

pdfs 12a - 12b. State's Response.

Supplemental Motion for an Extension of Time.

State's Response.

Judge denies motion.Motion to hospitalize Ruby for new tests.

Motion over-ruled.

pdf 13. State's Response.

Affidavit from Eva Grant 4/27/64. Ruby is now insane.

Report of Psychiatric Exam of Ruby by Dr. Louis Jolyn West 4/26/64. "There has been an acute change in the patient's condition..."

Defendant's Second Amended Motion for a New Trial.

pdf 14. State's Response.

Judge over-rules.

Letter from Hubert Winston Smith to Judge Brown 6/7/64 withdrawing from the Ruby case.

Letter from Clayton Fowler to Judge Brown 6/10/64. He is Ruby's new attorney.

Motion to Continue Application for Ruby sanity hearing.

pdf 15. Motion for a transcript of the Jury examination, Change of Venue Hearing and Hearing on the Motion for a New Trial.

State's Response.

Letter from Emmett Colvin, Jr. to Judge Brown 7/27/64. He has now entered the case.

Motion of Extension of Time to File Statement of Facts and Bills of Exception.

Judge allows extension of time for Statement of Facts, but denies Motion for more time to file Bills of Exception.

pdfs 15 - 17a. Bills of Exception

Judge reused approval.

This concludes all 75 Groups.

The two things that surprised me was the statements by three people associated with WBAP-TV who said that they saw and spoke with Ruby on Commerce St. in downtown Dallas between 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM on November 24, 1963. This runs counter to what we have been told of Ruby's activities on that day.

See Group 44, pdf 2108.

The other thing that surprised me is that Dealey Plaza grounds keeper, Emmett Hudson apparently knew Lee Harvey Oswald.

See Group 45, pdf 2127.

I hope you have found these document breakdowns useful.

Steve Thomas

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Group 1 is the transcript of the interrogation of various police officers (Graves, Archer, Clardy, McMillan, etc) at Ruby's trial relative to the facts and circumstances surrounding Oswald's murder by Ruby. In several of the PDF's (PDF 4, %a, and another one), half of the PDF's are posted upside down.

Group 2 appears to be more of the same.

The first 3 pdf files were all posted upside down.

You have to save them to your hard drive, and then using Adobe, rotate them.

I had to laugh. At one point Belli is arguing with Judge Brown on the statements given by police officers. The defense has not been allowed to see them.

Finally, Ass't DA William Alexander introduces one as state's evidence, but it is a photostatic copy and Belli hasn't had the chance to examine it to see if it is authentic.

Belli says' "Judge, these may be as valid as a Chinese laundry ticket, as far as I know." He demands to see the originals. He is refused.

Belli asks, "Are we back in the Middle Ages, Judge, that we can't see the original of a document?"

The Court: "Yes, Sir."

I had skipped Groups 3 - 9 in the first go round, so I thought I'd go back and pick them up here:

Group 6

pdfs 51 - 55. These pdfs revolve around Wade's participation in the making of a movie called "Countdown in Dallas" in 1967. The movie was going to be produced by Robert Larsen Productions in Colorado Springs, CO They were going to create a seperate company called Flag-Star, Inc. The movie was going to be a documentary, but it was also supposed to bolster the image of Dallas, TX in the eyes of the world. Wade, Curry and Robert Denson had agreed to open their personal, confidential, and public files and records. Wade was going to get $20,000 plus 20% of the producer's gross. Curry was going to get $10,000 and 10% of the gross. Denson was going to get $5,000 and 5% of the gross. Robert Denson was a private eye and the Chief Investigator for the defense during Ruby's trial. There were newspaper articles in the LA Times and NY Times on this movie at the time. Roy Truly wanted $2,000 to act in the movie and another $5,000 for use of the TSBD.

Negotiations started around April of 1967, but the project appears to have fizzled by October.

There are budgets for the movie project and anticipated rates of returns for investors. Together, Wade, Curry and Denson were projected to receive $255,000.

There are some letters to Wade written by people who read about the project in the papers. Some are not very complimentary.

pdfs 55 - 56. DPD Transcripts of Channel 1 beginning at 10:54 AM.

pdfs 56 - 57. Warren Commission Exhibit 705. DPD Transcripts of Channel 1.

Wade recommended the producers use Marina Oswald.

Group 3

pdfs 19 - 20. Witness interrogation of Patrick Dean.

pdf 21. Witness interrogation of Karen "Little Lynn" Bennett.

Witness interrogation of Ralph Templin, District Manager, Southwestern Bell. Offered proof that a long distance, person to person call was made on 11/24/63 from JE - 48521 (Little Lynn's phone) to WH - 15601 (Jack Ruby's phone) at 10:18 AM. The call lasted 2 minutes and 19 seconds.

pdf 22. Witness interrogation of Mr. Serur, Ruby's car upholsterer.

pdfs 23 - 28. Statement of Facts, March 9, 1964. Index to volume 4. Witness interrogations of Dr. Fred Bieberdorf, Barney Ross, George Senator, etc.

Group 4

pdf 29. Witness interrogation, Ike Pappas.

pdf 30. Witness interrogation, Jim Underwood and James Davidson, camera man WFAA.

Jack Revil identifies everyone in the WFAA film of Ruby shooting Oswald.

pdf 31. Witness interrogation, Michael Hardin, ambulance driver for O'Neal, Inc. His attendant was Harold Wayne Wolf. He was on his way back from the V.A. Hospital. He was on the Stemmons Freeway, SW of Industrial going north. He taook the call at 11:21 AM and it took him two minutes to get to City Hall. He drove Oswald to the hospital.

pdfs 31 - 35. Testimony of Dr. Roy Schafer, clinical psychologist on psychomotor epilepsy and fugue states.

pdf 36. picture of a bank bag, National Bank of Dallas.

pdfs 36 - 37. Picture of Jack Ruby's spiral bound notebook and its pages.

pdf 37. Search warrant for Jack Ruby's apartment. Letter to Al Sharpe, AGVA dated 11/21/63. Brochure on how to use the twist board. It cost $3.95 and was marketed by Earl Products Co., Dallas. Article by Dallas Power and Light, "New Ideas in Home Modernization." Newspaper recipe for roast turkey. Memo from Tom Palmer, Dallas Branch Manager for AGVA to All Club Operators dated 11/13/63. Only paid professionals may be used in auditions and auditions are not contests.

Blank telephone message form, "While You Were Out." On the back side of that message form is a handwritten note that says, "Complaint of Lee Harvey Oswald."

pdf 38. Henry Wade's rebuttal to Jack Ruby's appeal to the Supreme Court, October, 1965.

Group 5

pdfs 39a - 39b. Defendant's Brief in Support of Motion for Change of Venue.

pdf 39b. Affidavit of Clarence Newsom, employed at Sigil's Liquor Store 1336 Commerce. Ruby used to buy liquor from him. Ruby's reputation was bad.

pdf 40. Index of witnesses. List of Exhibits. List of State's witnesses.

Handwritten letter from Jerry Richmond to "Bill" (William Alexander?) "Vincent T. Lee is going to be hard to get at."

List of flight times and flight numbers.

Hate-filled letter from Vera Edens, Plano, TX to Melvin Belli.

Subpeona for Parkland Medical Records Librarian to bring LHO's medical records of treatment.

Handwritten letter to Wade from Arthur Watwood, Compton, CA re: Robert Shorman dated 2/15/64.

Cirriculum Vita of Dr. Austin Foster.

Newspaper article about Arnold Samuel Johsnon and Vicent T. Lee.

pdfs 40 - 42. Various scholarly articles about the Medico-Legal Dilemna and criminal responsibility and mental illness.

pdf 42. "Why Psychiatrists Do Not Like to Testify in Court", by Manfred Guttmacher.

pdf 42. Affidavit of Claude Govar, owner of ZIP Sign Co. Robert Craven commissioned Govar to paint some signs on the midway at the Texas State Fair in late October. The money to pay for the signs was backed by Ruby. With Govar at the Fair was a 13 year old daughter of a neighbor. Ruby sexually fondled the girl. Govar rebuked him for it. Ruby said the girl should come to the Carousel and audition for amateur striptease night. Govar said no. Ruby said, "he liked them as young as he could get them." The check to Govar bounced.

pdf 43. Handwritten notes about police in jail office with Ruby.

pdfs 44 - 47. Witness testimony by Manfred Guttmacher (see pdf 42.)

Group 7

pdf 58. Channel 1 DPD transcript and beginning of Channel 2 up to the President's shooting.

pdfs 59 - 64. Index to Volume 5. Witness testimony of Dr. Martin Towler and Dr. M.S. Guttmacher.

Group 8

pdf 1a. Index of Defendant's Special Requested Charges. Defendant's Objections. Assignment of Judges.

pdf 1b. Belli's letter to Judge Brown accepting the case.

Letter requesting a copy of every document, picture, etc that Henry Wade and Jesse Curry have in their possession relating to the assassination and the shooting of Oswald.

pdf 2a. Continuance of 1b.

Brief in Support of Defendant's Motion for Discovery.

Amended Motion for Discovery.

pdf 2b. Motion over-ruled.

pdfs 2b - 3. Brief in Support of the Motion for Discovery.

pdf 3. Motion for Change in Venue.

Affidavit by Eva Grant and Sam Ruby in support of Motion for Change in Venue.

State's rebuttal.

Affidavits by W.C. Hardman and John McKee saying that there does not exist in Dallas County so great a prejudice against Ruby that he couldn't get a fair trial in Dallas County.

Order denying Request for Cahnge of Venue.

List of State's witnesses.

Form lettr for prospective jurors to sign saying that there does not exist so great a prejudice in Dallas County against Ruby that he could not get a fair trial in Dallas County.

pdf 4. Defendant's Motion for Acquittal By Reason of Insanity.

Motion over-ruled.

Bill of Exceptions. 2 jurors saw Oswald's murder on TV. Both were issued subpoenas as defense witnesses. Both subpoenas were quashed.

Pleadings of Eva Grant and Eileen Kaminsky. Ruby is a person of unsound mind and does not know the difference between right and wrong.

pdf 5. Motion over-ruled.

Motion to have insanity determined before the trial.

Motion over-ruled.

Letter to District Cler, Bill Shaw from R. Dale Vliest asking that law student James V. Teegerstrom be allowed to attend the trial.

Defendant's Special Requested Charges to the jury. Ruby was insane and didn't know what he was doing. Judge Brown refused all of them.

Special Charge# 8. That the police aided and abetted Ruby by failing to adequately protect Oswald.

pdfs 6a - 6b. Defendant's Objections to Judges Charges to the Jury. They had 139 objections.

Judge over-ruled them all.

pdfs 7 - 8. Defense's Amended Objections. There were 139.

Judge over-ruled them all.

Steve Thomas

Group 9

pdfs 9 - 10. Judge's charge to the jury.

pdf 10. Judge's ruling that Ruby murdered Oswald with Malice. This carried the death penalty.

Defendant's Motion for a New Trial.

Motion For Statement of Facts For Indigent Defendant. Ruby was unable to pay for a transcript of the trial.

Letter from Belli to Judge Brown 3/21/64. Ruby and his family have asked me to withdraw from the trial.

Letter from Hubert Smith to Judge Brown 4/9/64. Smith was asked to be Chief Counsel.

Request for a transcript or a copy of the Court Reporter's recording.

Motion over-ruled.

State's Response. Ruby's lawyers were present during the trial and didn't exercise due diligence.

pdf 11. First Amended Motion for a New Trial.

State's Response.

Motion for an Extension of Time to File a Second Amended Motion for a New Tria

pdfs 12a - 12b. State's Response.

Supplemental Motion for an Extension of Time.

State's Response.

Judge denies motion.Motion to hospitalize Ruby for new tests.

Motion over-ruled.

pdf 13. State's Response.

Affidavit from Eva Grant 4/27/64. Ruby is now insane.

Report of Psychiatric Exam of Ruby by Dr. Louis Jolyn West 4/26/64. "There has been an acute change in the patient's condition..."

Defendant's Second Amended Motion for a New Trial.

pdf 14. State's Response.

Judge over-rules.

Letter from Hubert Winston Smith to Judge Brown 6/7/64 withdrawing from the Ruby case.

Letter from Clayton Fowler to Judge Brown 6/10/64. He is Ruby's new attorney.

Motion to Continue Application for Ruby sanity hearing.

pdf 15. Motion for a transcript of the Jury examination, Change of Venue Hearing and Hearing on the Motion for a New Trial.

State's Response.

Letter from Emmett Colvin, Jr. to Judge Brown 7/27/64. He has now entered the case.

Motion of Extension of Time to File Statement of Facts and Bills of Exception.

Judge allows extension of time for Statement of Facts, but denies Motion for more time to file Bills of Exception.

pdfs 15 - 17a. Bills of Exception

Judge reused approval.

This concludes all 75 Groups.

The two things that surprised me was the statements by three people associated with WBAP-TV who said that they saw and spoke with Ruby on Commerce St. in downtown Dallas between 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM on November 24, 1963. This runs counter to what we have been told of Ruby's activities on that day.

See Group 44, pdf 2108.

The other thing that surprised me is that Dealey Plaza grounds keeper, Emmett Hudson apparently knew Lee Harvey Oswald.

See Group 45, pdf 2127.

I hope you have found these document breakdowns useful.

Steve Thomas

I want to thank you for doing this, because it is so extremely important. I am re-reading what I consider to be perhaps the best single early era book on Jack Ruby, - Jack Ruby by Garry Wills/Ovid DeMaris. It is a remarkable book and is obviously intertwined with some of the material you are looking at.

I do not doubt you will find many more irregularities....Hat's off to you, and there are a lot of people watching your work in this area with much interest.

Robert

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Bill,
Yea Steve,

I concur with Robert,

Many thanks for all you do.

BK

Thanks.

Sorry, no Mary Simms box.

Steve Thomas

I still think it's out there.

People don't just destroy boxes of evidence.

They take it home with them and keep it in a closet.

BK

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Bill,
Yea Steve,

I concur with Robert,

Many thanks for all you do.

BK

Thanks.

Sorry, no Mary Simms box.

Steve Thomas

I still think it's out there.

People don't just destroy boxes of evidence.

They take it home with them and keep it in a closet.

BK

This is the original text of the full article that ran in the Dallas Morning News.

March 28, 1976

Dallas Morning News, page 30

Assassination Notes

Papers Link Ruby, Oswald

By Earl Golz

Handwritten notes and other papers that linked Lee Harvey Oswald

and Jack Ruby were viewed in the Dallas County courthouse by

several deputy sheriff constables, shortly after the assassination

of president John F. Kennedy, the Dallas Morning News has learned.

One of the deputies, Billy Preston said he has not heard what happened

to the papers after he and the late constable, Robie Love personally gave

them to Dist. Atty. Henry Wade in a cardboard box in late 1963 or early 1964.

Love died in 1973, apparently without ever mentioning the incident to his wife.

Preston and three other deputies however, told the News they recalled

seeing the box in Lovie’s office. In addition to Preston, two others—

Mike Callahan and Ben Cash— said they examined some of the box’s contents

along with Love. A fourth deputy at the time, Tom Stockard, Jr., said he did not

look inside the box.

Preston and Callahan are now the deputies of Constable Forrest Keene, who

succeeded Love. Cash is a constable at Port Aransas. Stockard resigned as deputy

last June and is now opposing Keene for re-election.

Preston said he got the cardboard box from the apartment of a woman in Dallas

several weeks after the assassination on November 22, 1963.

“She was really scared that she had all that stuff,” Preston said.

“She wanted me to pick it up for her, and I just wish I had made some more copies now.

He could recall the woman only the name of “Mary" and assumed she was an

associate of Oswald’s because the material seemed to have been written by the accused

assassin.

Cash however, said he remembered the papers as originally in the possession

of the woman’s roommate who was hiding them for her Latin-American boyfriend.

"The impression I got, the papers were from the Latin-American because he mentioned

Ruby and he mentioned Oswald in the writings,” Cash said. “He didn’t mention the third party

but he kept referring to a third party. And the third party would have to be him.”

Preston and Cash said newspaper clippings from Mexico also were in the box

including some which depicted, “a pistoleer down in Mexico— what we

would call a bounty hunter.”

They said they recalled seeing a photocopy of what appeared to be a

press card with the words “Daily Worker” issued to Ruby when he lived in Chicago.

Callahan, the third deputy who looked at the box’s contents said he saw

“a card back then, but I can’t tell you what it was.”

Preston and Cash also said they saw a receipt for a motel in New Orleans

dated several weeks before the assassination with Oswald’s and Ruby’s names on it.

The receipt showed several phone calls to numbers in Mexico, later

which were found to be those of the Cuban and Russian embassies, they said.

The papers also pinpointed a landing strip somewhere in Mexico City,

and referred to meetings with “agents” designated by numbers in the border towns

of McAllen and Laredo they said.

Callahan said he recalls seeing among the contents of the box

a Dallas church brochure which had markings over the letters.

“It was deciphered out where it was mentioned about going to Cuba,”

Callahan said.

Other handwritten notes recounted a plan to assassinate Kennedy during

“the dedication of a lake or dam in Wisconsin,” Preston said.

(Law authorities in Wisconsin had speculated in December 1963, that such a plan

may have existed after they found what appeared to be Oswald’s signature September

16, 1963, on the registry of a restaurant in Hubertus, Wis.,

Kennedy had made speeches Sept. 24, at Ashland, Wis., and Duluth, Minn., as part

of a national conservation tour.

(The FBI later dismissed the possibility that the signature was Oswald’s.

The incident however, received little publicity outside of Wisconsin.)

“We kept quiet about all of this,” Cash said.

We figured it would be handled on a higher level, and when it didn’t come out

we thought at the time possibly they [Warren Commission] thought that that kind of information tying it into

the Cubans or Russians couldn’t be released at that time because it might put us in World War III."

Cash remembers that the piles of papers and clippings “was quite extensive. He went into the time between

the firing of the shots” at the Texas Schoolbook Depository Building

Cash and Preston said the writings noted another gun,

at the assassination scene, but they couldn’t remember other details except Cash’s recollections of

a “25 caliber automatic.”

Cash speculated that the writer had his girl friend keep his notes as “protection” against being “fingered”

later on.

Wade said, “it might well have happened” that he was given the box from Love’s office, “but I know

whatever they had didn’t amount to nothing.”

“You can see how much it would have helped us in the trial (of Ruby) if we could prove

Ruby and Oswald were together,” Wade said. “We never found any substantial proof

that they knew each other. Everything that indicated that there might be a connection

was checked out more carefully than anything else by our office.

Wade’s chief investigator for Ruby trial evidence, Dallas Police Lt. Jack Revill said,

he “didn’t even know if (the boxload of papers in Love’s office) existed.

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Most informative thread Steve, thanks a bunch for all the hard work done on this!

 

The links to the DMN are all dead, but the wayback machine shows some bits

 

https://web.archive.org/web/20080225151626/http://www.dallasnews.com:80/sharedcontent/dws/news/city/dallas/stories/022208dnmetjfkdocs.15b53191.html

https://web.archive.org/web/20080226203141/http://www.dallasnews.com:80/sharedcontent/dws/news/longterm/stories/022208dnjfkdocs14.17214bfc.html

https://web.archive.org/web/20080226202903/http://www.dallasnews.com:80/sharedcontent/dws/dn/localnews/columnists/sblow/stories/022108dnmetblow.2ef91cc.html 

 

Sadly no PDFs. Steve did not nab them back then, did anyone else?

There are a few bits I would like to have.

Group 4
pdf 30. Witness interrogation, Jim Underwood and James Davidson, camera man WFAA.
Jack Revil identifies everyone in the WFAA film of Ruby shooting Oswald.

Group 6
pdfs 51 - 55. These pdfs revolve around Wade's participation in the making of a movie called "Countdown in Dallas" in 1967. The movie was going to be produced by Robert Larsen Productions in Colorado Springs, CO They were going to create a seperate company called Flag-Star, Inc. The movie was going to be a documentary, but it was also supposed to bolster the image of Dallas, TX in the eyes of the world. Wade, Curry and Robert Denson had agreed to open their personal, confidential, and public files and records. Wade was going to get $20,000 plus 20% of the producer's gross. Curry was going to get $10,000 and 10% of the gross. Denson was going to get $5,000 and 5% of the gross. Robert Denson was a private eye and the Chief Investigator for the defense during Ruby's trial. There were newspaper articles in the LA Times and NY Times on this movie at the time. Roy Truly wanted $2,000 to act in the movie and another $5,000 for use of the TSBD.


Group 14.
Letter from Wade to Donna Clark of Fort Worth dated March 25, 1964, a junior doing a term paper on JFK's assassination,
"The shots came from the Texas School Book Depository and all of the facts indicated that the assassin was Lee Harvey Oswald, although the facts are circumstantial, there being no eyewitness that identified him."

pdfs 55 - 56. DPD Transcripts of Channel 1 beginning at 10:54 AM.

pdfs 56 - 57. Warren Commission Exhibit 705. DPD Transcripts of Channel 1.


and

Group 43 
pdf 288. Interview with David Johnston, Justice of the Peace. Saw Ruby at midnight press conference.

 

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What was disappointing about these Dallas files, was their intensive focus on Jack Ruby.

In my CT, Jack Ruby had nothing whatsoever to do with the JFK Assassination.   Jack killed Lee Harvey Oswald -- which is a totally different murder.

What we should be seeking from Dallas is this:

1.  Documents about the events and Dallas official participants on 11/22/1963 behind the picket fence of the Grassy Knoll

2.  Documents about the events and Dallas official participants on 11/22/1963 at the Texas School Book Depository building

3.  Documents about the events and Dallas official participants on 11/22/1963 at Oak Cliff's Texas Theater

4.  Documents about the events and Dallas official participants on 11/22/1963 at Ruth Paine's garage

5.  Documents about the events and Dallas official participants on 11/22/1963 at LHO's North Beckley address

6.  Documents about the events and Dallas official participants on 11/22/1963 at the Dallas City Jail.

The documents we have from the Warren Commission are woefully inadequate.   I would especially like to see:

7.  Any semblance of correspondence between Chief Jesse Curry and General Walker

8.   Any semblance of correspondence between Sheriff Bill Decker and Captain Will Fritz

9.   Any semblance of correspondence between Sheriff Bill Decker and Chief Jesse Curry

10.   Any semblance of correspondence between Sheriff Bill Decker and General Walker

11.   Any semblance of correspondence between Captain Will Fritz  and Chief Jesse Curry

12.   Any semblance of correspondence between Captain Will Fritz  and General Walker

13.   Membership list of the Friends of Walker in Dallas  (to cross-check against Dallas Police and Deputies)

14.   Membership list of the Dallas Minutemen (to cross-check against Dallas Police and Deputies)

15.   Membership list of the John Birch Society chapter led by General Walker (to cross-check against Dallas Police and Deputies)

If we can't get these documents, then IMHO we are spinning our wheels and merely reviewing data we've seen for the past 55 years.  Seeking in vain for some connection between Jack Ruby and the JFK Assassination has proved fruitless for 55 years.   When will CTers realize that it's time to research the Dallas Police and Deputies?

Regards,
--Paul Trejo

 

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On 4/10/2008 at 2:06 PM, John Hunt said:

Here is the foot note on the ARRB and Burros from an upcoming essay of mine:

"The ARRB claimed to have determined that “David Burros” was a DPD motorcycle officer and that he turned a skull fragment over to Weitzman [ARRB Final Report, pg. 140]. Yet as far as the City of Dallas was concerned, no one by the name of David Burros had ever worked for the DPD, which is what they twice told the ARRB. Margaret McGee told me in a telephone conversation on September 16, 2002 that she vaguely recalled the ARRB-initiated search for “Burros.” [The ARRB used the Burkley typo version Burros] She also related that her records went back no farther than 1975 and would not have covered the period of the assassination. At my request, she checked her files for a “David Burros or Burris” and reported that no record of could be found. However, she did find a “David Burroughs” who was “hired in 1982.” Obviously, this is not the 1963 “Burros” being sought by the ARRB. Additionally, an employee of the DPD payroll records office checked payroll files at my request. A day later she reported that no payroll records existed for a “David Burros, Burroughs, or Burris” from 1964 going back as far as the records reached, which was the “mid-1920’s.” Intriguingly, according to the information in CE-5002, there was a Burris on the DPD payroll in November 1963. His first name was not David, but Homer, and he worked in CID- Burglary and Theft [19H146]. It is interesting to note that “Dallas motorcycle policeman” “David Burros’ ” supposed historic recollections are not recounted anywhere in the ARRB files. Indeed, no ARRB information about “David Burros” and his story exists outside that single, slim paragraph in the ARRB Final Report."

Where is the late John Hunt's essay on the Burros fragment now?

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