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Elizabeth Forsling Harris is unique in that she has been credited with working with Jack Peuterbauch and the Bloom Advertising Agency in Dallas in arranging the motorcade route of President Kennedy through Dealey Plaza, and then went on to be a premier Mockingbird player, as first publisher of MS Magazine. Certainly that rates her own thread.

BK

http://www.theconspiracy.us/vol11/cn11-88.html

In September 1979, the "Red Stockings Collective," a group of radical feminists, issued a statement which read, in part

We feel we must respond to the latest in a series of attempts to suppress the inquiry into the details and nature of Gloria Steinem's association with the Central Intelligence Agency. We are alarmed that the most visible commentary on these events comes from several well-known figures in the feminist movement who not only condone but endorse this suppression. [1]

This statement issued by the Red Stockings was the culmination of years-long efforts by that group to expose infiltration of the feminist movement by the CIA. The "alarm" expressed by the Red Stockings in their statement suggests that the "well-known figures in the feminist movement" are themselves part of the CIA apparatus. As early as 1975, the Berkeley Barb had reported on the Red Stockings' investigations:

A group of women tied-in with the origins of the modern Women's Liberation Movement and concerned about its future, who call themselves "Red Stockings," have been able to piece together enough documentation to convincingly expose and describe the Ms. Magazine/Steinem/CIA connection. Moreover, the Red Stockings have closely examined the financial backing and contents of Ms. Magazine and have arrived at the conclusion that the ideology put forth by Ms. has been positively harmful to the Women's Movement. [2]

One of the principle financial backers of Ms. Magazine was Katherine Graham of the Washington Post. [3] Also part of the Katherine Graham empire has been Newsweek magazine, employer of Eleanor Clift, staunch backer of the Clinton/Rodham White House. And Katherine Graham and the Washington Post itself are long-time affiliates of CIA, for example during the Watergate years when they were part of the "soft coup d'etat" orchestrated against Richard Nixon. [4] The first publisher of Ms. Magazine was Elizabeth Forsling Harris. She is mentioned in volume 4 of Penn Jones, Jr's opus on the John F. Kennedy assassination, *Forgive My Grief* [excerpts]:

The Women's Liberation Movement, as well as the Youth Movement, must constantly be aware of the problem of infiltration by enemies. In fact, the [Women's] Liberation group may very well have been taken over already by the Ms. [Magazine] publisher, Elizabeth Forsling Harris. Elizabeth Forsling Harris was a very close co-worker with Jack Pewterbaugh. And it was Pewterbaugh who made the decision to take the unauthorized and unnecessary detour in Dealey Plaza........

http://www.theconspiracy.us/vol9/cn9-34.html

Dave Emory: (From Gloria In Exxcelsis CN transcript) Conspiracy Nation Vol. 9 #34

We're talking about Gloria Steinem, her association with the Central Intelligence Agency, with Ms. magazine (of course), with people like Katherine Graham, with men like J. Stanley Pottinger. We just took a look at Pottinger's possible role in an arms smuggling scam and his definite role in covering up the assassinations of Orlando Letelier and Martin Luther King.

Now we're going to take a look at the interesting "extra-curricular activities," I guess you could say, of the woman who was the first publisher of Ms. magazine. Sometime in the early '70s, a woman by the name of Pat Carbine ("Carbine," sort of ironic in light of Pottinger's role in these assassinations) was, she became the publisher of Ms. Before that, the publisher of Ms. magazine was a woman named Elizabeth Forsling Harris(sp?). And it appears that Elizabeth Forsling Harris played a primary role in the assassination of John Kennedy.

Reading from Volume IV of one of the best series of books on the Kennedy assassination... It's called, Forgive My Grief. It occurs in 4 volumes. It's authored by Penn Jones, Jr.

Now Penn is the editor of the Midlothian Mirror (Midlothian is a suburb of Dallas), and he's one of the foremost researchers, and a man who began investigating the Kennedy assassination on 11/22/63 and stuck with it for a long time. Far, far longer than most. And he published Forgive My Grief, Volume IV, in 1974. Copyright 1974, privately published by Penn Jones, Jr., in softcover.

By the way, the title comes from a poem: "In Memoriam," by Alfred Lord Tennyson. It says, Forgive my grief for one removed, Thy creature whom I found so fair. I trust he lives in Thee, And there I find him worthier to be loved.

(A lot of people have wondered where that reference comes from.)

But anyway, far more important than that reference, is the association of Gloria Steinem and Ms.'s first publisher, Elizabeth Forsling Harris. And it appears that Elizabeth Forsling Harris was involved in planning the assassination of John Kennedy. (Interesting, in light of Steinem's paramour, J. Stanley Pottinger, and his connections not only to the assassination of Martin Luther King, but also his association with people like Michael Vernon Townley, Frank Turpel, Edwin Wilson -- and not to mention George Bush -- in the assassination of Orlando Letelier.)

Reading now from Forgive My Grief, Volume IV.

(And by the way, most of the articles in Penn's book are actually editorials or investigative columns done by Penn in the Midlothian Mirror. And this is one of them.)

Infiltrating Again

The Women's Liberation Movement, as well as the Youth Movement, must constantly be aware of the problem of infiltration by enemies. In fact, the [Women's] Liberation group may very well have been taken over already by the Ms. publisher, Elizabeth Forsling Harris. According to the Dallas papers, Mrs. Harris accompanied Liberation leader Gloria Steinem during the Steinem appearances in Dallas.

Since reading *Coup d'Etat* by Edward Lipvak(sp?), it is easier to understand the enormous planning, and checking and double-checking, necessary before the killing of President John Kennedy could be successfully accomplished. Taking over the most powerful country in the world is not a small task. Having constant surveillance on the opinion makers in Dallas was only one of the necessary requisites in the planning stages. Betty Forsling Harris appears to have been one of the high-level observers moved here from Washington. She left Dallas shortly after the assassination.

Elizabeth Forsling came to Dallas a few years before the assassination. She was a great and good friend of Stanley Marcus of Nieman-Marcus [department store]. She married and divorced Leon Harris of the A. Harris firm. Elizabeth Forsling Harris worked for the Saul Bloom Advertising Agency and was referred to by Washington planners as "our Dallas contact." She attended the important planning sessions for the coming visit of the President. The Bloom Agency handled the public relations for the visit, then also handled public relations for the Jack Ruby trial. This was a first for any court, to have a public relations firm employed in a court case.

Elizabeth Forsling Harris was a very close co-worker, with Jack Pewterbaugh(sp?), on the Dallas trip which cost the life of President John Kennedy. Pewterbaugh came to Washington from Minnesota, with Orville Freeman(sp?). In the Agriculture Department, Pewterbaugh was working closely with Billy Sol Estes, later convicted and sent to prison. It was Pewterbaugh who made the decision to hold the lunch in the Trade Mart, "because of the proximity to Love Field." And it was Pewterbaugh who made the decision to take the unauthorized and unnecessary detour in Dealey Plaza.

The two decisions make Pewterbaugh up to his hips in the assassination. Neither he, nor Betty Harris, were ever questioned by the Warren Commission.

And again, the Bloom Agency handled the P.R. not only for President Kennedy's visit to Dallas, but also handled the public relations for Jack Ruby's trial. This was the first time any court had had a public relations firm employed in such a capacity. (Although my understanding is that now that is sort of standard operating procedure, where anyone can afford it. So this was sort of a ground-breaking event.)

One thing that is not included in that particular article about the Bloom Agency (and recall that's with whom Elizabeth Forsling Harris was working) is that Oswald had visited the Bloom Agency a number of times before his alleged (and obviously non-existent) role in the assassination of Kennedy.

The important thing in examining Oswald, by the way (as we looked at not only in "The Guns of November," but in a number of Radio Free America shows -- the "Aryan Nation" series and "World Anti-Communist" series in particular [CN: Tapes of past broadcasts may still be available; phone 415-346-1840, or contact Conspiracy Nation for more info]), but the important thing about examining Oswald is to find out who manipulated him in such a way as to take the fall for the Kennedy assassination. Lee Harvey Oswald didn't kill anyone.

The point here is that Elizabeth Forsling Harris appears to have been a primary planner in the Kennedy assassination. She was never questioned by the Warren Commission, she worked for the Bloom Agency, which had some curious roles throughout the [Ruby] trial. And beyond that, she was heavily involved, along with Jack Pewterbaugh, in planning the motorcade route for John Kennedy. (That, of necessity -- for those who've studied the details of the assassination -- has to have placed her, as Penn Jones indicated, in the very center of the conspiracy itself. And as we've looked at in our "Aryan Nation" series as well as "The Guns of November," the Kennedy assassination was, for all intents and purposes, a military coup.)

Now again, perhaps the Steinem association with Elizabeth Forsling Harris in and of itself wouldn't be too damning. But in light of all the other information -- the Independent Research Service connections, in light of her association with J. Stanley Pottinger and some of the things Pottinger's been involved in -- it's one more very interesting detail concerning Steinem and her involvement in a very deep intelligence mileau. And again, Elizabeth Forsling Harris replaced (ironically enough) by Pat Carbine, as publisher of Ms. magazine.

Elizabeth Forsling Harris Namebase:

http://www.namebase.org/main1/Elizabeth-Forsling-Harris.html

How the CIA Used Feminism to Destablize Society

by Henry Makow Ph.D.

http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/Evils%20in%...em-feminism.htm

EFH vs. GS, PC et al :

http://blawgsearch.justia.com/search.aspx?...s-Appellants%22

Appeal:

http://cases.justia.com/us-court-of-appeal...571/119/322853/

Paid Death Notice NYT:

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html...75BC0A96F958260

Part I

http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/8425/ST-CIA.HTM

Part 2

http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/8425/ST-CIA2.HTM

THE HSCA cites Deposition of EFH Aug.16, 1978, JFK Doc No. 013152

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Why would the CIA want to destroy the American family?

http://www.spingola.com/another_revolution.htm

And finally, a Very good question: (Can anybody answer it?)

I'm curious if Katherine Harris is the daughter of EFH?

http://www.cadenhead.org/workbench/news/27...-florida-voters

And the answer is No.

http://www.nndb.com/people/067/000038950/

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Elizabeth Forsling Harris is unique in that she has been credited with working with Jack Peuterbauch and the Bloom Advertising Agency in Dallas in arranging the motorcade route of President Kennedy through Dealey Plaza, and then went on to be a premier Mockingbird player, as first publisher of MS Magazine. Certainly that rates her own thread.

BK

http://www.theconspiracy.us/vol11/cn11-88.html

In September 1979, the "Red Stockings Collective," a group of radical feminists, issued a statement which read, in part

We feel we must respond to the latest in a series of attempts to suppress the inquiry into the details and nature of Gloria Steinem's association with the Central Intelligence Agency. We are alarmed that the most visible commentary on these events comes from several well-known figures in the feminist movement who not only condone but endorse this suppression. [1]

This statement issued by the Red Stockings was the culmination of years-long efforts by that group to expose infiltration of the feminist movement by the CIA. The "alarm" expressed by the Red Stockings in their statement suggests that the "well-known figures in the feminist movement" are themselves part of the CIA apparatus. As early as 1975, the Berkeley Barb had reported on the Red Stockings' investigations:

A group of women tied-in with the origins of the modern Women's Liberation Movement and concerned about its future, who call themselves "Red Stockings," have been able to piece together enough documentation to convincingly expose and describe the Ms. Magazine/Steinem/CIA connection. Moreover, the Red Stockings have closely examined the financial backing and contents of Ms. Magazine and have arrived at the conclusion that the ideology put forth by Ms. has been positively harmful to the Women's Movement. [2]

One of the principle financial backers of Ms. Magazine was Katherine Graham of the Washington Post. [3] Also part of the Katherine Graham empire has been Newsweek magazine, employer of Eleanor Clift, staunch backer of the Clinton/Rodham White House. And Katherine Graham and the Washington Post itself are long-time affiliates of CIA, for example during the Watergate years when they were part of the "soft coup d'etat" orchestrated against Richard Nixon. [4] The first publisher of Ms. Magazine was Elizabeth Forsling Harris. She is mentioned in volume 4 of Penn Jones, Jr's opus on the John F. Kennedy assassination, *Forgive My Grief* [excerpts]:

The Women's Liberation Movement, as well as the Youth Movement, must constantly be aware of the problem of infiltration by enemies. In fact, the [Women's] Liberation group may very well have been taken over already by the Ms. [Magazine] publisher, Elizabeth Forsling Harris. Elizabeth Forsling Harris was a very close co-worker with Jack Pewterbaugh. And it was Pewterbaugh who made the decision to take the unauthorized and unnecessary detour in Dealey Plaza........

http://www.theconspiracy.us/vol9/cn9-34.html

Dave Emory: (From Gloria In Exxcelsis CN transcript) Conspiracy Nation Vol. 9 #34

We're talking about Gloria Steinem, her association with the Central Intelligence Agency, with Ms. magazine (of course), with people like Katherine Graham, with men like J. Stanley Pottinger. We just took a look at Pottinger's possible role in an arms smuggling scam and his definite role in covering up the assassinations of Orlando Letelier and Martin Luther King.

Now we're going to take a look at the interesting "extra-curricular activities," I guess you could say, of the woman who was the first publisher of Ms. magazine. Sometime in the early '70s, a woman by the name of Pat Carbine ("Carbine," sort of ironic in light of Pottinger's role in these assassinations) was, she became the publisher of Ms. Before that, the publisher of Ms. magazine was a woman named Elizabeth Forsling Harris(sp?). And it appears that Elizabeth Forsling Harris played a primary role in the assassination of John Kennedy.

Reading from Volume IV of one of the best series of books on the Kennedy assassination... It's called, Forgive My Grief. It occurs in 4 volumes. It's authored by Penn Jones, Jr.

Now Penn is the editor of the Midlothian Mirror (Midlothian is a suburb of Dallas), and he's one of the foremost researchers, and a man who began investigating the Kennedy assassination on 11/22/63 and stuck with it for a long time. Far, far longer than most. And he published Forgive My Grief, Volume IV, in 1974. Copyright 1974, privately published by Penn Jones, Jr., in softcover.

By the way, the title comes from a poem: "In Memoriam," by Alfred Lord Tennyson. It says, Forgive my grief for one removed, Thy creature whom I found so fair. I trust he lives in Thee, And there I find him worthier to be loved.

(A lot of people have wondered where that reference comes from.)

But anyway, far more important than that reference, is the association of Gloria Steinem and Ms.'s first publisher, Elizabeth Forsling Harris. And it appears that Elizabeth Forsling Harris was involved in planning the assassination of John Kennedy. (Interesting, in light of Steinem's paramour, J. Stanley Pottinger, and his connections not only to the assassination of Martin Luther King, but also his association with people like Michael Vernon Townley, Frank Turpel, Edwin Wilson -- and not to mention George Bush -- in the assassination of Orlando Letelier.)

Reading now from Forgive My Grief, Volume IV.

(And by the way, most of the articles in Penn's book are actually editorials or investigative columns done by Penn in the Midlothian Mirror. And this is one of them.)

Infiltrating Again

The Women's Liberation Movement, as well as the Youth Movement, must constantly be aware of the problem of infiltration by enemies. In fact, the [Women's] Liberation group may very well have been taken over already by the Ms. publisher, Elizabeth Forsling Harris. According to the Dallas papers, Mrs. Harris accompanied Liberation leader Gloria Steinem during the Steinem appearances in Dallas.

Since reading *Coup d'Etat* by Edward Lipvak(sp?), it is easier to understand the enormous planning, and checking and double-checking, necessary before the killing of President John Kennedy could be successfully accomplished. Taking over the most powerful country in the world is not a small task. Having constant surveillance on the opinion makers in Dallas was only one of the necessary requisites in the planning stages. Betty Forsling Harris appears to have been one of the high-level observers moved here from Washington. She left Dallas shortly after the assassination.

Elizabeth Forsling came to Dallas a few years before the assassination. She was a great and good friend of Stanley Marcus of Nieman-Marcus [department store]. She married and divorced Leon Harris of the A. Harris firm. Elizabeth Forsling Harris worked for the Saul Bloom Advertising Agency and was referred to by Washington planners as "our Dallas contact." She attended the important planning sessions for the coming visit of the President. The Bloom Agency handled the public relations for the visit, then also handled public relations for the Jack Ruby trial. This was a first for any court, to have a public relations firm employed in a court case.

Elizabeth Forsling Harris was a very close co-worker, with Jack Pewterbaugh(sp?), on the Dallas trip which cost the life of President John Kennedy. Pewterbaugh came to Washington from Minnesota, with Orville Freeman(sp?). In the Agriculture Department, Pewterbaugh was working closely with Billy Sol Estes, later convicted and sent to prison. It was Pewterbaugh who made the decision to hold the lunch in the Trade Mart, "because of the proximity to Love Field." And it was Pewterbaugh who made the decision to take the unauthorized and unnecessary detour in Dealey Plaza.

The two decisions make Pewterbaugh up to his hips in the assassination. Neither he, nor Betty Harris, were ever questioned by the Warren Commission.

And again, the Bloom Agency handled the P.R. not only for President Kennedy's visit to Dallas, but also handled the public relations for Jack Ruby's trial. This was the first time any court had had a public relations firm employed in such a capacity. (Although my understanding is that now that is sort of standard operating procedure, where anyone can afford it. So this was sort of a ground-breaking event.)

One thing that is not included in that particular article about the Bloom Agency (and recall that's with whom Elizabeth Forsling Harris was working) is that Oswald had visited the Bloom Agency a number of times before his alleged (and obviously non-existent) role in the assassination of Kennedy.

The important thing in examining Oswald, by the way (as we looked at not only in "The Guns of November," but in a number of Radio Free America shows -- the "Aryan Nation" series and "World Anti-Communist" series in particular [CN: Tapes of past broadcasts may still be available; phone 415-346-1840, or contact Conspiracy Nation for more info]), but the important thing about examining Oswald is to find out who manipulated him in such a way as to take the fall for the Kennedy assassination. Lee Harvey Oswald didn't kill anyone.

The point here is that Elizabeth Forsling Harris appears to have been a primary planner in the Kennedy assassination. She was never questioned by the Warren Commission, she worked for the Bloom Agency, which had some curious roles throughout the [Ruby] trial. And beyond that, she was heavily involved, along with Jack Pewterbaugh, in planning the motorcade route for John Kennedy. (That, of necessity -- for those who've studied the details of the assassination -- has to have placed her, as Penn Jones indicated, in the very center of the conspiracy itself. And as we've looked at in our "Aryan Nation" series as well as "The Guns of November," the Kennedy assassination was, for all intents and purposes, a military coup.)

Now again, perhaps the Steinem association with Elizabeth Forsling Harris in and of itself wouldn't be too damning. But in light of all the other information -- the Independent Research Service connections, in light of her association with J. Stanley Pottinger and some of the things Pottinger's been involved in -- it's one more very interesting detail concerning Steinem and her involvement in a very deep intelligence mileau. And again, Elizabeth Forsling Harris replaced (ironically enough) by Pat Carbine, as publisher of Ms. magazine.

Elizabeth Forsling Harris Namebase:

http://www.namebase.org/main1/Elizabeth-Forsling-Harris.html

How the CIA Used Feminism to Destablize Society

by Henry Makow Ph.D.

http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/Evils%20in%...em-feminism.htm

EFH vs. GS, PC et al :

http://blawgsearch.justia.com/search.aspx?...s-Appellants%22

Appeal:

http://cases.justia.com/us-court-of-appeal...571/119/322853/

Paid Death Notice NYT:

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html...75BC0A96F958260

Part I

http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/8425/ST-CIA.HTM

Part 2

http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/8425/ST-CIA2.HTM

THE HSCA cites Deposition of EFH Aug.16, 1978, JFK Doc No. 013152

http://64.233.169.104/search?

q=cache:vMMvHtAuuMEJ:mcadams.posc.mu.edu/russ/jfkinfo4/jfk11/hscv11c.htm+Elizabeth+Forsling

+Harris&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=23&gl=us://http://64.233.169.104/search?

q=cac...cd=23&gl=us://http://64.233.169.104/search?

q=cac...cd=23&gl=us://http://64.233.169.104/search?

q=cac...cd=23&gl=us://http://64.233.169.104/search?

q=cac...cd=23&gl=us://http://64.233.169.104/search?

q=cac...cd=23&gl=us://http://64.233.169.104/search?

q=cac...cd=23&gl=us

Why would the CIA want to destroy the American family?

http://www.spingola.com/another_revolution.htm

And finally, a Very good question: (Can anybody answer it?)

I'm curious if Katherine Harris is the daughter of EFH?

http://www.cadenhead.org/workbench/news/27...-florida-voters

And the answer is No.

http://www.nndb.com/people/067/000038950/

Through a complicated process (see what follows below), I have learned that Sam Bloom was the representative for the Dallas Citizens Council. I find nothing on Jack Peuterbauch or Pewterbaugh.

The process began with a search through newspapers and revealed, first, the family background of Elizabeth (real name Mary Elizabeth) and, second, her professional name--actually Betty Forsling:

June 21, 1952 Albuquerque Journal:

VISITING PARENTS: Miss Elizabeth Forsling of New York City is in Albuquerque visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Forsling, 307 South Solano. During her two-week stay here Miss Forsling will be honored at an "at home" to be given by her parents. She is assistant national director of television for the American Broadcasting Co.

Clarence L. Forsling was called an "expert with many years experience in watershed management," had lived in Utah, New Mexico and Arizona, working in connection with the Jorado Range Reserve, the Great Basin Experiment station for the United States forest service and with the research branch of the Forest Service. Her brother was Richard Armitage Forsling (Princeton U., 1947; LL.B., Yale U., 1950); chmn. bd., Capital Cities Cable, Englewood, Colo., 1981-83; chief exec. officer, Cablecom-Gen., Denver, 1972-81; chmn. bd., Viacom Internat., NYC, 1971-72; with, CBS, Inc., NYC, 1953-71; atty., N.Y.C., 1950-53.

Cap Cities was also connected to William J. Casey of the CIA.

Here is the obituary for her mother, who was a daughter of Charles G Armitage:

ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL Tuesday, March 2,1976

FORSLING — Mrs. Lucie Armitage Forsling, age 79 and a resident of Albuquerque 28 years, died early Monday in a nursing home following a long illness She is survived by her husband, Clarence; a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth F. Harris of New York City; a son, Richard A, Forsling of Denver, Colo.; three grandchildren; and two brothers, Buford Armitage of Bedford Hills, N.Y., and Albert Armitage of McVeytown, Pa. Mrs. Forsling was a member of First United Presbyterian Church, was active in Girl Scouting and worked in the Albuquerque Citizens Committee of the Democratic Party. Prior to her marriage in 1920 Mrs. Forsling taught school in Hurley for one year and at New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (now New Mexico State University) for two years. The family prefers memorials to All Faiths Receiving Home or Chapparal Council of Girl Scouts. Service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in First United Presbyterian Church. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Park. Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors, 3113 Carlisle NE. are in charge of arrangements.

Here's another story that appeared in a Texas paper in December 1956. Keep in mind that the International Rescue Committee was a tool of Leo Cherne and William J. Casey:

DALLAS, Dec. 6.—UP)—Headquarters opened yesterday for a drive for Texas funds to help Texas refugees from Communist oppression. Miss Elizabeth Forsling, executive director, said all funds will go to the International Rescue Committee, inc., a private American institution established more than 20 years ago to aid victims of political oppression.

Albuquerque Tribune - March 1966

Peace Corps Executive Visits

Mrs. Betty Forsling Harris, a Peace Corps executive, left today for corps business in Texas after a short visit here. Mrs. Harris is the daughter

of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence L. Forsling of 307 Solano Drive SE. She will be in Austin and Houston, before returning to her office in Washington. Mrs. Harris is special assistant to Peace Corps Director Jack Vaughn.

Albuquerque Tribune--11-06-1971

Former Albq woman publishes magazine

The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence L. Forsling, 307 Solano SE, is the publisher of a new monthly magazine for women. Elizabeth Forsling Harris is the publisher in New York of "Ms.," the form of address preferred by some feminists. Ms., according to a recent article in The New York Times, is for women "whose needs and interests go far beyond the limits of home and husband."

Double Issue

It will hit the newstands in January with a double issue dated Spring and regular monthly issues are expected by early summer.

The magazine is the first effort of Majority Enterprises Inc., a corporation formed last June "to provide products and services to women."

Mrs. Harris is chairman of the corporation.

Earlier Jobs

Mrs. Harris has been an administrator in the Peace Corps and Girl Scouts, is former radio and TV editor of Newsweek and at one time

was public relations agent for Arthur Godfrey. She was most recently a corporate vice president of CRM, publisher of Psychology Today magazine. Mrs. Harris' father is a former federal g o v e r n m e n t employee in the Interior Department. He was chief state tax commissioner during the administration of former Gov. John F. Simms. He presently is an investment adviser.

Big Spring (TX) Daily Herald --6-13-1955

BOTH FACTIONS

Demo Leaders To Hear Butler Here

Both liberal and conservative factions of the quarreling Texas Democratic Party will be officially represented when the Demo national

chairman, Paul Butler, speaks here Tuesday.

Two members of the State Democratic Executive Committee have signified they will attend, according to Frank Hardesty, who is assisting

with arrangements for the Butler visit. Also to attend are several members of the State Democratic Advisory Council, which was formed

by the liberals after they fell out with the regular state executive committee. Hardesty is a member of the advisory group.

Executive committee members to attend are Mrs. Norman Read, Big Spring, committeewoman from this district; and Mrs. Hal Peck, Midand

vice chairman. C. T. McLaughlin ,Snyder, a former member of the state committee, also will be on hand.

The atmosphere of "harmony" apparent for the Big Spring appearance of Butler is in contrast to prospects for his visits to other Texas

points. The Associated Press reported today that the national chairman will be running into a "new squabble" which his visit is setting

off. Gov. Allan Shivers and some other top conservatives are expected to boycott the meetings Butler will attend.

Butler and his party are to arrive in Big Spring about 10 a.m. Wednesday from Lubbock. He will speak at a $5-a-plate fund raising

luncheon in the Settles Hotel.

Local Democratic leaders have scheduled a meeting for 7:30 p.m. today in the county courtroom, to iron out last-minute details of the

program. Report on ticket sales will be heard. Around 200 West Texas Democrats are expected to attend the luncheon, but planners still are

working toward a larger crowd.

To accompany Butler to Big Spring are Paul Willis, his administrative assistant; Sam Brightman, director of publicity for the national committee; Jim Sewell .chairman of the Texas Democratic Advisory Council; Byron Skelton, chairman of the council's' executive committee; Kathleen Voigt, DAC executive secretary; Larry Blackmon and Bob Sawtelle, members of committee; and Betty Forsling, DAC publicity director.

Butler is a 49-year-old Indiana lawyer who succeeded Stephen Mitchell as National Chairman last whiter. Shivers was highly critical of Mitchell. Several weeks ago Shivers and Butler had what both called a pleasant talk in Washington. It appeared peace was in the making.

But conservative leaders got the idea the national party leadership had put sponsorship of Butler's visit in the hands of the Democratic

Advisory Council.

August 2, 1951

Jack Lait On Broadway

Betty Forsling. who resigned as radio TV editor of Newsweek, planned to go to Majorca until after New Year's, but she will be top aide to Charles Underhill, the CBS exec who just shifted to ABC.

Walter Winchell On Broadway -- 12-19-1953

Betty Forsling. Ex-Newsweek teevy-radio chief, is now in Dallas with the Jack Kemp public relations group. Packaging programs. A big-time gal.

Dorothy Kilgallen - 1-23-1959

Arthur Godfrey's former aide, Betty Forsling, made a new conquest that should startle even the unpredictable old redhead, himself. Her latest admirer, it seems, is Anastas Mikoyan. Betty was in San Francisco on official business for the Democratic Party, met the visiting Russian, and the following day received a handsome jewel box from him.

January 13, 1960

Betty Forsling, former Newsweek staffer, is betrothed, to L. A. Harris, Jr., Dallas department, store exec. They'll wed in the Spring.

Big Spring (TX) Daily Herald - Feb. 21, 1951

Pioneer Air Lines was using its very best "front" Wednesday to let Big Springers know that there are new Pioneer schedules designed to meet local needs. A special delegation was in the city to publicize the new schedules, which go into effect March 3. That included three charming Pionner hostess, Beth Brogdon, Joan Dyson and Ann Wylie, all of Dallas. It was merely coincidental that the girls were

accompanied by Jack Kemp, Pioneer's public relations man.

Obit on former husband appears at

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html...

75AC0A9669C8B63

Leon A. Harris Jr., a biographer and a former department store executive, died on Aug. 17 at his home in Dallas. He was 74.

The cause was pancreatic cancer, said his wife, Jane Wolfe.

After graduating from Harvard University in 1947, Mr. Harris began working at A. Harris & Company, a family-owned department store founded in 1886 in Dallas by his grandfather Adolph Harris. He held several positions, including marketing director, before being named executive vice president in 1950. A. Harris was sold in 1961 to Federated Department Stores, which owns Macy's and Bloomingdale's, and later the store was merged with other Federated stores.

Mr. Harris, who received a bachelor's degree at Harvard, published a children's book, ''The Night Before Christmas -- in Texas,'' a parody of the Clement Clark Moore poem, in 1951. He turned to writing full time after the family business was sold. ''The Fine Art of Political Wit,'' which traced the history of political humor since the 18th century, was published in 1964. He followed with two biographies: ''Only to God: The Extraordinary Life of Godfrey Lowell Cabot,'' about the industrialist and philanthropist, which was published in 1967, and ''Upton Sinclair, American Rebel,'' about the writer and social reformer, published in 1975.

In 1979, Mr. Harris wrote a history of some of America's most successful Jewish businessmen, ''Merchant Princes: An Intimate History of Jewish Families Who Built Great Department Stores.'' In a review in The New York Times, Christopher Lehmann-Haupt described the book as a freewheeling narrative that used the stories of the Filenes of Boston, the Riches of Atlanta, the Rosenwalds of Chicago and the Marcuses of Dallas, among others, to explore Jewish life, philanthropy and anecdotes. The book, the review said, was ''sturdy enough to hold regional history, gossip, personal reminiscences and a history of the art and science of department-store merchandising.''

Mr. Harris also wrote several other children's books.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his 2-year-old daughter, Lee Harris III, and a nephew, Thomas Harris Hartman of New York.

December 19, 1963 Fresno, California BEE

DALLAS (UPI)— State District Judge Joe B. Brown announced today that no television cameras, no radio recording equipment and no still cameras will be permitted in his courtroom during the trial of Jack Ruby. Ruby is charged with murdering Lee Harvey Oswald, accused

assassin of President Kennedy.

Brown's statement ended the possibility that the trial might go on cost-to-coast live television. Brown issued a prepared statement saying:

"Throughout the trial of Jack Ruby, due process of law will prevail in my court, and the decorum will be maintained at all times by those participating in the trial, by the press, and by the public witnessing the trial. No television equipment, no radio recording equipment and no

cameras for still photographs will be permitted in the courtroom while the court is in session."

Brown engaged the public relations department of the Sam Bloom advertising agency to handle press arrangements at the trial.

The Bloom agency was hired to make press arrangements for the integration of Dallas public schools and made arrangements for Kennedy's trip to Dallas Nov. 22. Brown's statement was issued through the Bloom agency.

Feb. 8. 1961

Ruby Trial Seals To U.S. Press

DALLAS (UPI) - All but a few seats in Judge Joe B. Brown's criminal district courtroom will be reserved for the press for the trial of Jack

Ruby. The trial will not be televised, broadcast or photographed. Brown will hold a change of venue hearing Monday and if the trial is not ordered moved out of Dallas, il will start Feb. 17.

Ruby shot and killed Lee Harvey Oswald, President Kennedy's accused assassin. Brown has received than 300 requests for accreditation

to cover the trial. Because the tiny courtroom has facilities for only about 48, he had to decide who could be admitted. He said he had allocated 24 seats to national press personnel, six for international representatives, 15 for local (Dallas-Fort Worth area) news media,

2 for stale news media and one artist.

"There will be no television equipment; no closed circuit TV; no radio recording equipment and no cameras for still photographs permitted in the courtroom while the court is in session," Brown said. The same rules were in effect for Ruby's bailbond hearing. Photographers were allowed inside the court to lake pictures of Ruby before the court sessions began. Brown said official court transcripts will be made available

to newsmen at intervals throughout he proceedings. A probate courtroom next door to his court will be used as a press room, he said.

"The final decision on seating has been mine," Brown said.

Brown Asked Help

"To clarify the role of the Bloom (advertising and public relations) Agency in these proceedings, the Bloom Agency is in no way acting as a public relations agency, but has been requested by me to assist only in the basic mechanics of providing identification and seat designation." There had been some criticism of the fact that the Bloom Agency had been engaged to help Brown with arrangements for the trial and some questions about its role. Brown said the 24 seats allocated to national coverage included 3 for United Press International, 3 for the Associated Press, 2 each for the CBS, NBC and ABC broadcasting networks; 1 each for Newsweek Magazine, Time Magazine, Life Magazine, National Observer Weekly Newspaper, Saturday Evening Post and the New York Times Magazine and 6 pool newsmen for other national coverage.

Denton Record-Chronicle - March 20, 1952

Students and faculty members of leading college journalism schools in the Southwest are gathering on the Texas State College for Women campus for the 22nd annual Southwestern Journalism Congress....Highlights of the morning program are discussions on "Behind the News" by Dick West, editorial writer and columnist for The Dallas Morning News; and "Some Plain Talk About Clear Writing" by David Hall, city editor of The Fort Worth Star Telegram. A question and answers period will follow the two talks.

N. S. Patterson of the University of Houston, Congress vice president, will preside over the Friday afternoon session. First part of the program will be devoted to "Why A Good Journalist Can Be a Good Retailer." Speaking on this topic will be William E. Block, director of the sales promotion at A. Harris Co. in Dallas. Special feature of the afternoon program will be a panel, "How We Organize and Produce a Special Edition—A Re-Creation of the Planning That Went into the 75th Anniversary Edition," by six executives of the Dallas Daily Times Herald. Allen Merriam, editor of the paper, will be the panel moderator. Other Times Herald executives to appear on the panel are Sam Bloom, advertising director; James Chambers, managing editor; B. C. Jefferson, chief editorial writer; Walter West, circulation manager; and Ralph Moffett, mechanical superintendent. ...

Galveston Daily News - August 15, 1961 Galveston, Texas

AT TDNA CONVENTION

A Lynchburg. Va. newspaper consultant Cranston Williams, called on Texas newspaper publishers Monday to explain their papers to their readers. He spoke before the annual convention of the Texas Daily Newspaper Association at the Jack Tar hotel. "We pay too little attention in the newspaper business to the need to keep each generation informed about the service of the newspaper to the people. The

press explains everything to everybody but it explains itself to nobody" said Williams.

Small Beginning

He described the efforts of the American Newspaper Publishers Association In this area as having reached "a small beginning."

"If this program of ANPA needed a text for what It seeks to do. It could be found in the words of Thomas Jefferson, who wrote 'Use basis of our government being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right, and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without government I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter."

The most dangerous moment for the welfare of the people is when government and the press find themselves in too amicable relations, for government is only content when it controls. The government has never existed which feels it has all the power it needs", said Williams.

Advertising Pays

On advertising he declared, "Everything would cost more without advertising, which actually reduces the cost of living. Advertising supports the free press and is nothing less than freedom of speech."

Williams was followed on the afternoon program by Sam Bloom of Dallas, who is counsel to the Dallas Citizens Council and the Dallas Retail Merchants Association. Bloom's subject dealt with Dallas' approach to the integration program and the press' responsibility to the public in such instances. He had high praise for the Dallas newspapers in this regard.

Felix McKnight of the Dallas Times-Herald, president of the American Society of Newspaper Editors, described at the Monday morning session the role of the newspaper in the cold war. It was McKnight who spoke plainly on behalf of American newspapers to President John F. Kennedy just after the president suggested voluntary censorship of the news some weeks ago.

'Urgency of Moment'

"If the urgency of the moment dictates it, the American newspaper can overnight re-enter the World War II operation of voluntary censorship in the interest of national security. The machinery is standing by," McKnight told the publishers.

"However, the newspaper industry does not feel that it should be singled out and asked to conform to wartime restrictions unless all segments of American society assume similar responsibilities in a common fight against our enemy."

"The truth and the free flow of it through newspapers and other media is a weapon that has served us well since the birth of this free nation. It is not enough that on the editorial pages and from lecture platforms, we demand the unrestricted right to publish what we please.

"Such demand without honor, without the keenest perception, without a sense of the deepest knowledge that we hold in our hands an instrument of awesome capacity, would bring ruin."

Proclaim The Right

"When newspapers proclaim the right to free, unfettered existence within legal and constitutional bounds, they must, in the same instance, reaffirm vows of responsibility--the protection of national life and security the maintenance of truth; the complete rejection of shoddy and biased reporting; and the absolute dedication to the laws of decency and good taste." ...

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Bill, Linda...

excellent thread.

Mikoyan, imo, handled the Soviet end of the Oswald mission in '59.

I have a half finished project on the Host Committee which would probably compliment this. Some interesting direct links to radar technology among those on the committee. I'd have to dig among all the other half done projects to get the name - or names? For some reason, I recall it as two individuals who had radar research backgrounds...

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Bill, Linda...

excellent thread.

Mikoyan, imo, handled the Soviet end of the Oswald mission in '59.

I have a half finished project on the Host Committee which would probably compliment this. Some interesting direct links to radar technology among those on the committee. I'd have to dig among all the other half done projects to get the name - or names? For some reason, I recall it as two individuals who had radar research backgrounds...

I don't believe nobody can come up with anything interesting on Elizabeth Forsling Harris.

And hope Linda hasn't dropped out.

BK

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Bill, Linda...

excellent thread.

Mikoyan, imo, handled the Soviet end of the Oswald mission in '59.

I have a half finished project on the Host Committee which would probably compliment this. Some interesting direct links to radar technology among those on the committee. I'd have to dig among all the other half done projects to get the name - or names? For some reason, I recall it as two individuals who had radar research backgrounds...

I don't believe nobody can come up with anything interesting on Elizabeth Forsling Harris.

And hope Linda hasn't dropped out.

BK

I thought I would post this obituary for Elizabeth F Harris because, when I clicked on the link above cited as her obituary, it was the following.

Paid Notice: Deaths

HARRIS, ELIZABETH FORSLING

Published: August 17, 1999

HARRIS-Elizabeth Forsling. To Betty, the mother I always wanted, you opened the door on the real world for me and for others I will never meet. I love you and will be listening for your creative spirit for the rest of my own days on this earth. I know I'll never find another like you in this lifetime. Will be looking for you in the next one. Karen Olson

Here is the full text of the N Y Times obituary:

August 7, 1999

Elizabeth F. Harris, 77, the First Publisher of Ms.

By NICK RAVO

Elizabeth Forsling Harris, who was briefly the first publisher of Ms. magazine, died on July 14 in Manhattan, where she lived. She was 77.

She died in a hospital of complications from emphysema, said a friend, Patricia Reilly.

Ms. Harris helped start Ms. magazine in late 1971, but she left after the first issue, citing disagreement on a wide range of issues.

In 1975, she filed a suit for $1.7 million against the first editor of Ms., Gloria Steinem, and Pat Carbine, the publisher, contending that they had fraudulently misrepresented the value of the magazine's stock. The suit was dismissed.

After Ms. magazine, Ms. Harris worked in the early days of cable television, developing a shopping service called Cable Catalog with Neiman Marcus. In 1976, she became the publisher of Working Woman. In the early 1980's, she was a deputy commissioner at the New York State Department of Commerce.

Ms. Harris was born in Greeneville, Tenn., on Jan. 8, 1922, and graduated from Mount Vernon College in Washington.

In 1941, she took a job at Newsweek in New York as a researcher. She later became a radio and television editor. In 1951, she joined ABC, where she produced a program featuring Walter Winchell, and was one of the network's first programming executives.

Two years later, she left to start her own public relations company in Dallas, where she remained through the late 1950's, until she became a special consultant for Arthur Godfrey Productions in New York.

In 1961, she was the deputy associate director of the Peace Corps. She returned to Dallas in July 1963 and was the local White House liaison for President John F. Kennedy's visit on Nov. 22, 1963.

After the Kennedy assassination, she returned to Washington, where she again worked for the Peace Corps and the Democratic National Committee.

She later worked for the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. in New York, the Urban Institute research organization in Washington and CRM Inc., in Del Mar, Calif., the publisher of Psychology Today.

Ms. Harris was the first president of the Women's Forum, a networking organization, served on the board of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and was a trustee of Mount Vernon College and Tusculum College in Tusculum, Tenn.

No immediate survivors were reported.

What is interesting to me is her relationship with Arthur Godfrey, although Godfrey came from a family of ostensible freethinkers, Godfrey himself was a former navy man who was involved in radio communications.....

One area that deserves mention is that "Godfrey used his pervasive fame to advocate a strong anti-Communist stance and to pitch for enhanced strategic air power in the Cold War atmosphere. In addition to his advocacy for civil rights, he became a strong promoter of his middle-class fans vacationing in Hawaii and Miami Beach, Florida, formerly enclaves for the wealthy. He made a TV movie in 1953 taking the controls of an Eastern Airlines Lockheed Constellation airliner and flying to Miami, thus showing how safe airline travel had become. As a reserve officer, he used his public position to cajole the Navy into qualifying him as a Naval Aviator, and played that against the Air Force, who successfully recruited him into their reserve. At one time during the 1950s, Godfrey had flown every active aircraft in the military inventory at one time or another.

His continued unpaid shilling for Eastern Airlines earned him the undying gratitude of good friend Eddie Rickenbacker, the WWI flying ace who was the President of the airline. He was such a good friend of the airline that Rickenbacker took a retiring DC-3, fitted it out with an executive interior and DC-4 engines, and presented it to Godfrey, who then used it to commute to the studios in New York City from his huge Leesburg, Virginia farm every Sunday night. Such a quid pro quo would nowadays bring charges of conflict of interest, but in the context of the early 1950s, nothing was said."

Small world, isn't it......

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Bill, Linda...

excellent thread.

Mikoyan, imo, handled the Soviet end of the Oswald mission in '59.

I have a half finished project on the Host Committee which would probably compliment this. Some interesting direct links to radar technology among those on the committee. I'd have to dig among all the other half done projects to get the name - or names? For some reason, I recall it as two individuals who had radar research backgrounds...

I don't believe nobody can come up with anything interesting on Elizabeth Forsling Harris.

And hope Linda hasn't dropped out.

BK

I thought I would post this obituary for Elizabeth F Harris because, when I clicked on the link above cited as her obituary, it was the following.

Paid Notice: Deaths

HARRIS, ELIZABETH FORSLING

Published: August 17, 1999

HARRIS-Elizabeth Forsling. To Betty, the mother I always wanted, you opened the door on the real world for me and for others I will never meet. I love you and will be listening for your creative spirit for the rest of my own days on this earth. I know I'll never find another like you in this lifetime. Will be looking for you in the next one. Karen Olson

Here is the full text of the N Y Times obituary:

August 7, 1999

Elizabeth F. Harris, 77, the First Publisher of Ms.

By NICK RAVO

Elizabeth Forsling Harris, who was briefly the first publisher of Ms. magazine, died on July 14 in Manhattan, where she lived. She was 77.

She died in a hospital of complications from emphysema, said a friend, Patricia Reilly.

Ms. Harris helped start Ms. magazine in late 1971, but she left after the first issue, citing disagreement on a wide range of issues.

In 1975, she filed a suit for $1.7 million against the first editor of Ms., Gloria Steinem, and Pat Carbine, the publisher, contending that they had fraudulently misrepresented the value of the magazine's stock. The suit was dismissed.

After Ms. magazine, Ms. Harris worked in the early days of cable television, developing a shopping service called Cable Catalog with Neiman Marcus. In 1976, she became the publisher of Working Woman. In the early 1980's, she was a deputy commissioner at the New York State Department of Commerce.

Ms. Harris was born in Greeneville, Tenn., on Jan. 8, 1922, and graduated from Mount Vernon College in Washington.

In 1941, she took a job at Newsweek in New York as a researcher. She later became a radio and television editor. In 1951, she joined ABC, where she produced a program featuring Walter Winchell, and was one of the network's first programming executives.

Two years later, she left to start her own public relations company in Dallas, where she remained through the late 1950's, until she became a special consultant for Arthur Godfrey Productions in New York.

In 1961, she was the deputy associate director of the Peace Corps. She returned to Dallas in July 1963 and was the local White House liaison for President John F. Kennedy's visit on Nov. 22, 1963.

After the Kennedy assassination, she returned to Washington, where she again worked for the Peace Corps and the Democratic National Committee.

She later worked for the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. in New York, the Urban Institute research organization in Washington and CRM Inc., in Del Mar, Calif., the publisher of Psychology Today.

Ms. Harris was the first president of the Women's Forum, a networking organization, served on the board of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and was a trustee of Mount Vernon College and Tusculum College in Tusculum, Tenn.

No immediate survivors were reported.

What is interesting to me is her relationship with Arthur Godfrey, although Godfrey came from a family of ostensible freethinkers, Godfrey himself was a former navy man who was involved in radio communications.....

One area that deserves mention is that "Godfrey used his pervasive fame to advocate a strong anti-Communist stance and to pitch for enhanced strategic air power in the Cold War atmosphere. In addition to his advocacy for civil rights, he became a strong promoter of his middle-class fans vacationing in Hawaii and Miami Beach, Florida, formerly enclaves for the wealthy. He made a TV movie in 1953 taking the controls of an Eastern Airlines Lockheed Constellation airliner and flying to Miami, thus showing how safe airline travel had become. As a reserve officer, he used his public position to cajole the Navy into qualifying him as a Naval Aviator, and played that against the Air Force, who successfully recruited him into their reserve. At one time during the 1950s, Godfrey had flown every active aircraft in the military inventory at one time or another.

His continued unpaid shilling for Eastern Airlines earned him the undying gratitude of good friend Eddie Rickenbacker, the WWI flying ace who was the President of the airline. He was such a good friend of the airline that Rickenbacker took a retiring DC-3, fitted it out with an executive interior and DC-4 engines, and presented it to Godfrey, who then used it to commute to the studios in New York City from his huge Leesburg, Virginia farm every Sunday night. Such a quid pro quo would nowadays bring charges of conflict of interest, but in the context of the early 1950s, nothing was said."

Small world, isn't it......

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