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A new book has been published by 80 year old Sam Pryor III, a tribute to his late father, Sam Pryor Jr., with family history chapters described as:

http://samuelpryor.com/Table_of_Contents_LI7U.html

Table of Contents ....

Chapters

One – Samuel F. Pryor Sr., 1865-1934 1

Two – The Early Years Ferguson, Missouri, 1898-1913 15

Three – Taft School, Yale, and World War I, 1913-1921 21

Four – Traveling the World, 1921-1922 29

Five – Pittsburgh, 1922-1927 35

Six – Gene Tunney 41

Seven – Life in Cos Cob, 1927-1941 49

Eight – American Brake Shoe & Foundry Company, 1922-1941 59

Nine – Connecticut Politics, 1932-1941 63

Ten – Hobe Sound, Florida, 1931-1960 69

Eleven – Wendell L. Willkie and the Republican National Convention, 1939-1944 85

....Twenty-two – Hawaii,1968-1972 205

Twenty-three – Living in Kipahulu 217

Twenty-four – The Apes 223

Twenty-five – Charles A. Lindbergh Jr., 1951-1974 231

Twenty-six – The Vietnam War, 1965-1975 241

Twenty-seven – Hawaii, 1975-1986 247...

...SAMUEL F. PRYOR SR. FAMILY TREE 251

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New Book on Pryor Celebrates a Wonderful Life

Man of Many Talents, Powerful Friends

By Anne W. Semmes

Updated: 12/26/2008 06:49:48 PM EST

The Sam Pryor family is among those remarkable families that have given Greenwich its fabled reputation. Consider their Christmas cards, sent to thousands of their friends. They're in the hedge-funder Paul Tudor Jones' holiday lights show category.

"They were bizarre Christmas cards," said Sam Pryor III, now 80 and living in Bedford, N.Y. "Every summer father would design a Christmas card with his secretary, then get them mailed from Santa Claus, Ohio or the North Pole, Alaska. That was the biggest event every Christmas."

Pryor has documented the extraordinary life of his father, Samuel F. Pryor Jr., in the recently published Make It Happen - The Fascinating Life of Sam Pryor Jr. ($30; Maple-Vail). The 1955 card opens to an oversized Santa Claus formed entirely by the thousands of initials of the card's recipients. Below Santa, the Pryor family, Mary Tay and Sam and their five children, spouses and two grandchildren, are aligned at their hearth in the "Pryory," the family home of two generations of Pryors in Belle Haven.

Another card, the size of a long-playing record, which included one, features an illustrated Christ Episcopal Church with its Boys' and Men's Choir that Sam Pryor Jr. was instrumental in creating, with a record of the choir singing Christmas carols.

An even more astonishing card-with-record featured Pryor's youngest brother, Larry, on assignment in Vienna playing the guitar used to compose "Silent Night," giving its history followed by its singing by the Vienna Boy's Choir.

Bigger Than Life

Sam Pryor Jr. was bigger than life. "Fun was his middle name," wrote Sam III's Greenwich friend, Bill Barnum, who called Pryor, "a real-life Peter Pan." Putting fright into his children and their friends was a favorite pastime.

He was "a man of great buoyancy that always seeks to do a favor for his friends," said Wendell Willkie, the Republican presidential candidate in the critical year of 1940. Pryor's favor to Willkie was his nomination.

"Father was certainly responsible for the nomination of Willkie," said Pryor. "He was running against five midwestern isolationists. Willkie was for 'One World,' and in favor of Lend Lease to Britain."

Sam Pryor III lives with his wife, Sally, in Bedford, N.Y. A conservationist, Pryor is chairman of the World Rehabilitation Fund, president of the Palisades Interstate Parks Commission and he chairs the Town of Bedford Open Space Committee. (Anne W. Semmes/ for the Greenwich Citizen)

Though Willkie lost to incumbent Franklin Roosevelt, his nomination had an historic impact. "Second only to the Battle of Britain, the sudden rise and nomination of Willkie was the decisive event, perhaps providential, which made it possible to rally the free world when it was almost conquered," wrote journalist Walter Lippmann.

In 27 chapters, Sam III describes his father's lifetime of accumulated contacts and influence. "Luck doesn't just happen," he told his children. "You make it happen."

He began with well-to-do parents, the Sam Pryor Srs., who came to Greenwich from St. Louis at the onset of World War I. At Yale, he bonded with pioneering aviators who became lifelong friends. His boxing aspirations led to his friendship with heavyweight champion Gene Tunney.

Settling in a modest colonial on Indian Field Road in Cos Cob in the early 1930s with his wife, Mary Tay, where they had their five children, and assorted exotic animals, Pryor built a reputation as a salesman at the American Brake Shoe company in New York. This translated well into his future career with Pan American Airways and in the political arena.

His climb to national political prominence began with the Cos Cob Republican Party. By 1935, at 37, he was eastern treasurer of the Republican Party and soon after Republican National Committeeman.

By 1938, two years before Willkie's nomination, Pryor had transformed Fairfield County into the strongest Republican county in the U.S. He was being visited by former President Herbert Hoover to enlist his help on a possible rerun for the presidency.

The Pryor prowess for raising funds for Republicans continues with Sam III, a senior counsel in the New York law firm of Davis, Polk & Wardwell. A moderate Republican and former head of Republicans for Choice, Pryor was contacted earlier this year by Karl Rove in the White House to raise money for incumbent Republican Sen. Susan Collins' race in Maine. Money was raised, and "She won big," said Pryor.

Politics aside, Make it Happen shows this man's worldly reach. As vice president and assistant to Juan Trippe, founder and president of Pan Am who lived in Greenwich for a time, Pryor brought his people skills to building bridges in Washington and elsewhere for Trippe's airline expansion ambitions.

His wartime accomplishment was as planner, organizer and supervisor of the Airport Development Program, the secret wartime project undertaken by Pan Am, to lay down a 10,000-mile air transport route for bombers and cargo planes from Miami to South America, to West Africa, to Cairo.

Disguised as a Pan Am commercial expansion of its routes overseas, the effort enabled the allied forces to defeat the enemy in North Africa and laid down Pan Am's international route.

Pryor was awarded the U.S. Medal of Merit, the civilian equivalent of the Medal of Honor by President Truman in 1945, as was Juan Trippe.

All those free passes on the romantic Pan Am clipper ships is a story in itself.

Sam III relates his first hop age 12 with 8-year old brother Taylor, or Tap, to New Brunswick, Canada and back.

"Father was determined to give each of us the opportunity to broaden our lives and experiences," Pryor wrote. And around the world his children went.

Pryor encouraged his children to learn to fly, from the age of 13, and flew himself until the day he sailed down Greenwich Avenue in a seaplane en route to Greenwich Harbor and barely missed the railroad power lines.

Flying didn't take with Sam III, but it did with Tap. As a Marine helicopter pilot based in Hawaii, it was Tap who discovered the Maui paradise of "Seven Pools" where Pryor would build his retirement house overlooking the sea.

That paradise brought his friend, Charles Lindbergh, who built his house on land nearby acquired from Pryor in a trade for a "large and expensive collection of French mechanical dolls." Pryor's doll collection was world-famous and included 8,000 dolls, some over 3,000 years old. Part of the Pryor estate included a Doll Museum.

The doll collecting came from Sam Pryor Jr.'s travels, said Pryor. "It showed his love of all kinds of people. He liked traveling, meeting people and learning their customs, whether they were Arabs or gypsies, peasants or royalty."

His father's legacy to him, Pryor said, was "His respect for people."

"Father enjoyed everybody. But most particularly the people who run the stores, and the policemen." His license read GPD 1 to honor the Greenwich Police Department.

"People said he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, that he had motorcycles and cars. But he was really down to earth and never let us forget it.

"'Don't be a wise guy,' he told us. 'Stay out of trouble.' And we did. As far as I know, I and my brothers never got into trouble."

Since the tone and descriptions in the above article stand in such contrast to the background I recently posted here:

http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.ph...st&p=161781 and

http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.ph...mp;#entry161030

I am very curious to read what new information, if any, is provided in the book about Pryor Sr.'s relations with George Walker in St. Louis before both moved their business activities to New York, whether they allied in instances other than Atlantic Fruit, how Pryor Sr. came to be a founding director of Hamburg American Lines and Union Banking, how he was chosen as PercY Rockefeller's point man in the bankers' take over of the vast Remington Arms manufacturing operations in 1916.

What is mentioned about Sam Pryor III's first cousin, Joseph V. Reed Jr., directed by David Rockefeller to manage the Shah's assets in 1978, anecdotes about Jupiter Island and it's residents, Prescott Bush, Robert Lovett, Clarence Dillon, Paul Mellon, Edsel Ford, Dupont president, Walter S. Carpenter, Pryor III's possible awareness of the influence on the shaping of the OSS, CIA, MIC, cold war policy, and the two Bush presidencies that came out of the Jupiter Island community, and whether the subjects of Pryor Jr. acting as the liason between Willkie in 1940 and Abwehr agent "C-80", Willkie campaign financier, William Rhodes Davis, and the curious fact that Nazi sympathizer Charles A. Lindbergh's grave is close by the grave of his friend, Sam Pryor Jr., while Lindbergh's wife renounced her 1940 support for her husband's Nazi sympathies, and elected to make far removed funeral/burial arrangements for herself:

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html...751C1A9679C8B63

THE LIVES THEY LIVED: ANNE MORROW LINDBERGH, B. 1906; The Heroine

.....Then, in an anguished attempt to reconcile her husband's politics with her Smith College humanism, she made a terrible mistake: ''The Wave of the Future.'' In less than 100 pages of murky and illogical prose she tells the world that we must let Fascism take its course and learn to live with it, if necessary. In other words, do what she did. Submit.

The book's negative reception pained and humiliated her. She was considered as bad as her husband -- anti-Semitic, egomaniacal, a tool of the Nazis. What made the situation so much worse was that she didn't believe what she had written. She had done it all for Charles. Well, she never would again. ......

Charles Lindbergh Discussion Center: Why was Anne not buried with ...

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This reveiw alone would make me want to read the book:

President George H.W. Bush: "I have read every word of Make It Happen and got an enormous kick out of it."

Peter, Rove's "reaction" to Sam Pryor III's new book is even more priceless....the question is, how ******** stoopid do GHW Bush, Karl Rove, and Sam Pryor III, think we are?

http://samuelpryor.com/Home_Page.html

Karl C. Rove: If anything, Make it Happen underplays Sam Pryor's role in the 1940 Republican Convention and nomination of Wendell Willkie. Pryor was the pivot on what so much turned in those quick and important months.

If mainstream US journalists were not thoroughly compromised, the opinion above, of Karl Rove, would justly insure that he would be judged as having lost all remaining credibility and would never work again in any politically related capacity.....

http://books.google.com/books?id=Bhnf0fxI2...2&ct=result

In Danger Undaunted

By Justus D. Doenecke, America First Committee

The events of 1940 were distressing to R. Douglas Stuart, Jr., a student at the Yale University Law School. Son of the first

vice president of Quaker Oats, Stuart had graduated from Princeton University in 1937.....

...By the spring of 1940 he was meeting informally with students who feared direct involvement and with such kindred spirits among the Yale law faculty as Edwin M. Bourchard and Fred Rodell.

Late in the spring of 1940, Stuart and four other law students - among them future president Gerald R. Ford and future

Supreme Court justice Potter Stewart - launched a petition aimed at organizing college students into a nationwide

anti-interventionist organization. Their efforts centered on enforcing the key provisions of the Neutrality Act of 1939:

banning loans to belligerents and blocking shipments of war goods abroad. Insisting on cash-and-carry, the students said, "We demand that Congress refrain from war, even if England is on the verge of defeat." In a history of the America First

Committee completed in October 1942, Ruth Sarles tells how the Yale gtoup began it's activities....

Annals of Iowa: A Historical Quarterly‎ - Page 1168

by Iowa. Division of Historical Museum and Archives, State Historical Society of Iowa, Iowa Historical Dept - Iowa

After a week, Pryor took Marshall to the Scarsdale home of fifty-one-year-old

William Rhodes Davis, an independent oil operator. ...

Exquisite Befuddlement - TIME

Monday, Jan. 06, 1941

".... Organized hastily three weeks ago in Iowa was a new isolationist group (No Foreign War Committee) headed by Verne

Marshall, editor of the Cedar Rapids Gazette, a dark, hard-bitten veteran of World War I and of numerous local crusades. (In 1936 Marshall and his Gazette managed to have 31 Iowa State officials indicted, and the Gazette was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for "most meritorious service to the community." Same day the Iowa Supreme Court dismissed the indictments on technical grounds.) Marshall moved to Manhattan, took luxurious headquarters (recently Willkie's) for his committee, at once paid $41,000 for full-page advertisements in 60 papers in 51 cities, asking for money to fight interventionists. Another ad was set for this week in 79 papers in 57 cities.

Marshall, who once described himself as a "rabble-rouser" of the first World War, planned a St. Louis mass meeting soon after Jan. 1, to be addressed by Colonel Lindbergh. ...."

If Sam Pryor II had only worked the hardest of anyone to unite Davis and his Nazi money with Willkie and his 1940 presidential campaign, it would be cause for great concern, but Pryor also chose to have a long and intimate friendship with his fellow at Pan Am airways, Charles A. Lindbergh, and it is Pryor buried close by Lindbergh's grave in a small Hawaiian cemetery, and not Lindbergh's wife, Anne Morrow....

Even Willkie's loss to FDR in November, 1940, did not stop Pryor from continuing to help Nazi abwehr agent Davis:

http://books.google.com/books?id=VBJnAAAAM...days&pgis=1

Mystery Man: William Rhodes Davis, Nazi Agent of Influence‎ - Page 166

by Dale Harrington - History - 1999 - 276 pages

"...The trip supposedly was purely for pleasure, as Willkie said to reporters, "I am

not even going to talk politics."1 ' Despite this declaration, on December 11, Sam Pryor,

Willkie's former campaign manager, invited Davis to Hobe Sound to meet with Willkie.

Accompanied by Marshall, Davis went to Florida to persuade Willkie to oppose

President Roosevelt's aid-to-Britain policy.

According to Willkie, Davis and Marshall were only two of at least fifty people

who argued with him on the war issue.12 Davis and Marshall stayed two days...

There was a long procession of persons, including some of ...

to see Willkie during his vacation stay in Florida. These emissaries tried

to convince him that there was still political capital to be made out of..."

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Trading with the Enemy: An Exposé of the Nazi-American Money Plot, 1933-1949‎ - Page 65

by Charles Higham - Germany Commerce United States History - 1983 - 277 pages

Hitler said, "Gentlemen, I have reviewed Mr. Davis 's proposition and it sounds

feasible. I want the bank to finance it." Then he walked out. ...

The Official German Report: Nazi Penetration, 1924-1942‎ - Page 239

by Oetje John Rogge - National socialism - 1961 - 478 pages

Hitler said: "Gentlemen, I have reviewed Mr. Davis' proposition and it sounds

feasible, and I want the bank to finance it." As a result of this, ...

Mystery Man: William Rhodes Davis, Nazi Agent of Influence‎ - Page 16

by Dale Harrington - History - 1999 - 276 pages

Hitler sent a reply for Davis to appear the following day at the ... Mr. Davis's

proposition and it sounds feasible, and I want the bank to finance it. ...

The Game of the Foxes: The Untold Story of German Espionage in the United ...‎ - Page 353

by Ladislas Farago - World War, 1939-1945 - 1972 - 696 pages

Admiral Erich Raeder warned Hitler that "the High Command [had] completely

exhausted all possibilities of buying oil for Reichsmarks." Davis, who had been

http://books.google.com/books?q=pryor%20rh...sa=N&tab=np

Dark Horse: A Biography of Wendell Willkie - Page 171

by Steve Neal - Biography & Autobiography - 1984 - 371 pages

After the election, it was learned that William Rhodes Davis, ... Willkie told

Marquis Childs that he had never heard of Davis until Pryor told him about ...

http://news.google.com/archivesearch?hl=en...range=1944,1945

NAZI SCHEME TO DEFEAT FDR TOLD BY GOERING

Pay-Per-View - Los Angeles Times - ProQuest Archiver - Jul 8, 1946

A Nazi scheme to use a huge fund to try and defeat President Roosevelt in the 1940 election campaign was disclosed today by Asst. Atty. Gen. O. John Rogge.

http://news.google.com/archivesearch?q=gor...359273373368352

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Google News Archive - Oct 23, 1946

goering remembered his meet ings with davis Rogge said. recalled that they had discussed Mexican oil and using the influence of John L. Lewis to defeat dent ...

...Rogge said Goering related he was certain he did not talk to Davis about influencing the presidential election "on a basis

as ridiculous" as that of $3,000,000 to $5,000,000.

Davis, FDR Parley Cited

"I would have spent $100,000,000 to $150,000,000," Rogge said the late German marshal stated...

Wendell Willkie

By Ellsworth Barnard

Willkie ought, Childs suggests, to have been more curious about Davis and his motives; ...

http://books.google.com/books?id=xurZhUonA...1&ct=result

http://books.google.com/books?q=davis+lewi...nG=Search+Books

Mystery Man: William Rhodes Davis, Nazi Agent of Influence‎ - Page 119

by Dale Harrington - History - 1999 - 276 pages

While Davis was in Berlin, the Abwehr made another interesting decision,

registering John L. Lewis in German military files as a subagent of Davis (agent

http://books.google.com/books?id=VBJnAAAAM...e+davis+indiana

Mystery Man: William Rhodes Davis, Nazi Agent of Influence‎ - Page 152

by Dale Harrington - History - 1999 - 276 pages

“Pryor telephoned Wilkie from Davis’s home and told him of the oilman’s willingness to pay for the Lewis broadcast. Wilkie

wanted to immediately meet this mysterious man who would make an offer of such dimensions. Pryor used his private plane to fly Davis to meet with Wilkie, who was then at his home in Rushville, Indiana. After Davis repeated his offer to Wilkie in person, the Republican nominee pointed to the contribution limits of the federal election law and suggested that the money be given to various Wilkie clubs to maintain the legalities. Davis concluded the meeting by reiterating to Wilkie his offer to carry the cost of a nationwide radio speech by his friend John L. Lewis, who would publicly endorse Wilkie...

...Wilkie’s willingness to take Davis’s money puts a tarnish on Wilkie’s incorruptible image both because of Davis’s known

Nazi connections and Wilkie’s early public insistence that the federal campaign finance laws be adhered to in the spirit as

well as the letter of the law. When Wilkie was later asked if he was aware of Davis’s contributions to the Republican Party,

Wilkie lied and said he never knew about these funds. These questionable actions show that Wilkie, like many politicians, was more interested in winning than in the morality of what he had to do to win.”...

At the conclusion of the Davis-Wilkie meeting, an arrangement was made for Wilkie to meet Lewis in New York on the night of September 28. To prepare for this meeting, Davis and Wehrle met with Pryor and several other Wilkie supporters, including Gene Tunney, the famous boxer, to discuss his support for Wilkie at New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Pryor wanted assurance that Lewis would endorse Wilkie. Davis said, ‘I’ll call Lewis and I think he is ready to make a pro-Wilkie statement.’ Davis telephoned Lewis and Lewis agreed to endorse Wilkie. Davis returned to the meeting and told Pryor of Lewis’s answer, and the Wilkie supporters left the meeting excited about the boost that Lewis endorsement would give Wilkie’s campaign.Soon after, Lewis called Wilkie from Davis’s home in Scarsdale to confirm their upcoming meeting. Wilkie met with Lewis at the Manhattan apartment of Sam Pryor. Joe Martin, the national chairman of the Republican Party, was also present. Late into the night, Lewis and Wilkie engaged in a brisk conversation about their politics.

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Mystery Man: William Rhodes Davis, Nazi Agent of Influence‎ - Page 155

by Dale Harrington - History - 1999 - 276 pages

On October 21 Davis called the three radio networks to schedule the broadcast and identified himself as a personal

representative of Lewis. He arranged for the payment of $55,000 for a thirty-minute radio broadcast in which John L. Lewis

would deliver a speech on the national election to more than 362 stations on all three major radio networks. Davis also paid for the printing of millions of copies of Lewis’s speech to be distributed across the country after the broadcast.

Davis financed the Lewis broadcast by passing the money to the Democrats for Wilkie political committee, which included in its leadership such prominent anti-New Deal Democrats as former presidential candidates Al Smith and John W. Davis. This political committee then paid the radio networks for the broadcast. This indirect arrangement was used to get around the federal campaign finance laws and to hide the source of the contribution. There was a furious exchange of checks to ensure that no one individual would be listed as contributing more than the $5,000 limit of the federal campaign law, and Republican lawyers scanned all the transactions and scrutinized the checks to make sure there were no violations.

The White House was aware of who paid for Lewis’s broadcast almost immediately, but chose not to publicize the information until after the election. . . .

. . . With an estimated 25-30 million listeners, Lewis delivered in his deep baritone voice a bitter attack on Roosevelt and

asked trade unionists to oppose his reelection. He accused the president of not ending unemployment and of neglecting labor, but his most emphatic accusation was that he was leading the nation into war. What was the president’s objective, asked Lewis? ‘It is war. His every act leads to this inescapable conclusion. The President has said that he hates war and will work for peace but his acts do not match his words. The President has been scheming for years to involve us in war.’ Vehemently denouncing Roosevelt and asserting that his election could very well mean both war and dictatorship, Lewis declared for Wilkie...

http://books.google.com/books?id=DVhCAAAAI...ate+plane+davis

Never Again; a President Runs for a Third Term‎ - Page 233

by Herbert S. Parmet, Marie B. Hecht - Presidents - 1968 - 306 pages

At Davis' home in Bronxville, New York, Pryor was told that the oilman was out

to ... friend to use his private airplane to fly Davis to meet with Willkie, ...

Mystery Man: William Rhodes Davis, Nazi Agent of Influence

http://books.google.com/books?um=1&q=p...nG=Search+Books

Mystery Man: William Rhodes Davis, Nazi Agent of Influence‎ - Page 166

by Dale Harrington - History - 1999 - 276 pages

Hobe Sound, Florida, which was one of Sam Pryor's real estate projects. ... most

of the time in the company of Willkie and Pryor. Davis said that he talked ...

http://books.google.com/books?um=1&spe...nG=Search+Books

Mystery Man: William Rhodes Davis, Nazi Agent of Influence‎ - Page 151

by Dale Harrington - History - 1999 - 276 pages

... possibly even more, a large percentage of the Republican Party's funds in

1940 came from Adolf Hitler.61 Not surprisingly, following the Germans' lead, ...

http://books.google.com/books?id=VBJnAAAAM...cast&pgis=1

...Not surprisingly, following the German's lead, Davis aided Willkie's campaign by contributing large amounts of money. He

directly gave at least $48,000. To sidestep the federal limit of $5,000 in campaign donations,

http://books.google.com/books?hl=en&sa...sa=N&tab=wp

Mystery Man: William Rhodes Davis, Nazi Agent of Influence‎ - Page 152

by Dale Harrington - History - 1999 - 276 pages

William Rhodes Davis ... called Willkie from Davis's home in Scarsdale to

confirm their upcoming meeting. Willkie met with Lewis at the Manhattan

apartment ....

Never Again; a President Runs for a Third Term

Never Again; a President Runs for a Third Term‎ - Page 233

by Herbert S. Parmet, Marie B. Hecht - Presidents - 1968 - 306 pages

... left the race track with Joe Martin and went to the Manhattan apartment ...

received a phone call from a wealthy oilman named William Rhodes Davis. ...

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A Compassionate Conservative: A Political Biography of Joseph W. Martin, Jr ...

A Compassionate Conservative: A Political Biography of Joseph W. Martin, Jr ...‎ - Page 65

by James Joseph Kenneally - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 335 pages

....When John L. Lewis, president of the CIO, needed $5,500 to fund a national broadcast on behalf of Wendell Willkie, the

RNC turned to Hamilton for the money, who in turn received it from William Rhodes Davis, a wealthy oil magnate with Nazi

connections. As one observer noted, what was lacking was not money, but coherence. Even the way it was decided to accept

Lewis's offer was peculiar. The nominee met with the flamboyant CIO leader in Pryor's apartment from midnight until 2 A.M.

discussing the endorsement, while Martin, the nominal campaign manager was asleep in the next room....

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Mystery Man: William Rhodes Davis, Nazi Agent of Influence‎ - Page 152

by Dale Harrington - History - 1999 - 276 pages

Soon after the Lewis broadcast, Willkie wrote Davis a letter asking Davis not to

publicly endorse him because of the allegations that Davis had German ...

http://books.google.com/books?q=pryor+davi...=1&oi=spell

Wendell Willkie: Fighter for Freedom‎ - Page 559

by Ellsworth Barnard - Biography & Autobiography - 1971 - 628 pages

Willkie told me after it was all over that he had never heard of Davis before

Sam Pryor told him of the oil man's willingness to pay for the Lewis broadcast

http://books.google.com/books?q=Hertslet+a...nG=Search+Books

Mystery Man: William Rhodes Davis, Nazi Agent of Influence‎ - Page 126

by Dale Harrington - History - 1999 - 276 pages

Like Davis, Hertslet had become an agent for the Abwehr, apparently because the

acquisition of oil was too critical a matter to be left solely under the ...

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The Game of the Foxes: The Untold Story of German Espionage in the United ...

The Game of the Foxes: The Untold Story of German Espionage in the United ...‎ - Page 372

by Ladislas Farago - World War, 1939-1945 - 1972 - 696 pages

As far as it was possible to ascertain, Davis, Hertslet, and Lewis spent about

$1.5 ... The Abwehr supplied him with a Danish passport for the transatlantic

...

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The Shadow War: German Espionage and United States Counterespionage in Latin ...

The Shadow War: German Espionage and United States Counterespionage in Latin ...‎ - Page 55

by Leslie B. Rout, John F. Bratzel - History - 1986 - 496 pages

Also, when he returned to Mexico in February 1940, Joachim Hertslet, while

ostensibly working for the Reich Economic Ministry, had developed Abwehr ...

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The Shadow War: German Espionage and United States Counterespionage in Latin ...

The Shadow War: German Espionage and United States Counterespionage in Latin ...‎ - Page 55

by Leslie B. Rout, John F. Bratzel - World War, 1939-1945 - 496 pages

Also, when he returned to Mexico in February 1940, Joachim Hertslet, while

ostensibly working for the Reich Economic Ministry, had developed Abwehr ...

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The Game of the Foxes

The Game of the Foxes‎ - Page 372

by Ladislas Farago

As far as it was possible to ascertain, Davis, Hertslet, and Lewis spent about

... and Hertslet set out. The Abwehr supplied him with a Danish passport for ...

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Political Currents in the International Trade Union Movement‎

by G. K. Busch - International labor activities - 1980

Page 27

... Rhodes Davis, an American oilman who was a German agent and run by the

Abwehr ... Hertslet and Davis brought $5 mn to the USA in 1940 for this purpose....

Espionage in Mexico: The 20th Century‎ - Page viii

by Marjorie Locke Mahoney - Technology & Engineering - 1997 - 320 pages

... 147 Dr. Heinrich Norte 147 Edgar Hilgert 148 Abwehr Agents in the 1940s 148

... and Dietrich Klamroth 150 William Rhodes Davis 150 Karl Bertram Franz ...

Das dritte Reich und Mexiko: Studien zur Entwicklung des Deutsch ...‎ - Page 172

by Klaus Volland - Petroleum industry and trade - 1976 - 364 pages

(50) Im März 1941 hob Davis aus nicht sicher bekannten Gründen die Hertslet

gegebene Generalvollmacht für Deutschland und Luxemburg auf ...

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Tagebücher eines Abwehroffiziers 1938-1940: Mit weiteren Dokumenten zur ...

Tagebücher eines Abwehroffiziers 1938-1940: Mit weiteren Dokumenten zur ...‎ - Page 212

by Helmuth Groscurth, Helmut Krausnick, Harold Charles Deutsch - Munich Four-Power Agreement - 1970 - 594 pages

... volligen Zusammenbruchs unserer Abwehr bei Kriegsbeginn noch ein Nebelmeer.

... Mission des Amerikaners William Rhodes Davis, der über Dr. Hertslet, ...

This California attorney suspects his late uncle was "suicided" by Davis and other Nazi agents in Mexico City in 1941, not long after his uncle, WJ Cash had written two pieces published in a US newspaper, critical of Davis's support for Nazi Germany:

http://www.wjcash.org/Elkcash/W.J.Cash.P.1...page3_1941.html

The fact that on the last evening of his life Cash suddenly and secretly fled the Geneve within an hour after checking in

and then obtained a room at La Reforma thus does not fit at all Cash's lifelong parsimony--resulting for instance in an angry

reaction from Cash when Mary bought an extra copy of the New Orleans Picayune for a dime during the trip to Mexico.

Subsequent history shows that the Reforma was a favorite hostel for Nazi agents in Mexico City, notably Hermann Goering

protege and one of the the Nazi's top experts on Latin American economic penetration, Joachim Hertslet of the Reich Foreign

Economics Ministry, and his associate and Texas-Louisiana millionaire and Nazi oil supplier, William Rhodes Davis, Abwehr

agent number C-80. The two had repeated meetings with Germany's ambassador to Mexico, Baron Rudt, in the Reforma's

presidential suite throughout 1939 and into early 1940. Davis used the hotel whenever he went to Mexico. Davis went to Mexico City in mid-June, 1941 to meet with Mexican government officials in an effort to establish a bank in Mexico which would have, if implemented, ultimately enabled re-funding of the financially depleted Nazi espionage activities.(See, e.g., Mystery Man, by Dale Harrington, Brassey's, 1999, pp. 63, 80-81, 126, 184; Hitler's Undercover War, by William Breuer, St. Martin's Press, 1989) Cash had editorialized on Davis as late as January 7 and 10, 1941, calling him first a "prize sucker", then a traitor for his trades--in mercury. (See "Bad Defense"

and "A Buyer" ,

Charlotte News) Alchemy may not turn mercury to gold, but may yet yield truth from untruth, reality from unreality....

......THE Cashes never blamed Mary for her judgment but obviously it deprived them of any hope of a proper autopsy and an

objective determination of the cause of death. In times where nearly half the population of Mexico had pro-Nazi leanings as evidenced by the 40% vote the previous summer for the fascist-backed presidential candidate, for anyone today or then to believe that the Mexico City Police Department would have provided a thorough, unbiased investigation into the death of an American journalist who could easily be passed off as a deranged suicide is to engage in fantasy beyond belief.

Indeed, after a deal made with the Texas-Louisiana oil man, William Rhodes Davis, the Mexican government had shipped massive quantities of expropriated American and British oil to the Nazis from 1938 until the invasion of Poland in 1939 and would have continued to do so but for a British blockade preventing shipments into Germany. In return, Mexico received industrial goods from Germany. The Mexican government was trying to walk a tight rope between not overly offending the United States, its geographical ally, and also not offending Germany, its historical economic ally. Meanwhile, the United States was trying not to do anything which would inexorably bring it into the War.

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/...,765913,00.html

Monday, Aug. 11, 1941

"Died. William Rhodes Davis, 52, the oil world's "mystery man" of World War ii; in Houston, Tex. In 1938 he fixed the barter

deal which gave Germany and Italy some 20 million barrels of Mexican oil, some of it expropriated from U.S. and British oil companies, and in late 1939 he came back from Germany with a negotiated peace conference proposal. "

British WWII spymaster, Stephenson, aka "Intrepid" William Stephenson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

head of British espionage in the western hemisphere, later, in his dictated memoirs, claims to have "removed" (assassinated) William Rhodes Davis.

http://libcom.org/library/allied-multinati...any-world-war-2

Excerpts from "Trading With the Enemy: An Exposé of The Nazi-American Money-Plot 1933-1949" by Charles Higham;

The Mexican Connection

p63

Even the supposed enemies of The Fraternity were connected to it by almost invisible threads. One of Jersey Standard's most powerful rivals in the field of petroleum supplies to Germany, William Rhodes Davis's Davis Oil Company, was connected to Goring and Himmler. Davis was linked to Hermann Schmitz and I.G. Farben through the Americans Werner and Karl von Clemm, New York diamond merchants (who were first cousins to Nazi Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop by marriage), and through the National City Bank.

The von Clemms were fanatical devotees of Germany, even though both had become American residents in 1932. They used a device typical in Nazi circles: a device copied, ironically, from the Rothschilds. One brother stayed in Berlin, the other remained in New York. They were connected to the Schroder banks through interlocking directorships, and on the board of a company that helped finance General Motors in Germany along with I.G. Farben.

In 1931 they financed the Gestapo with funds supplementing those supplied by Schroder's Stein Bank. Yet another Fraternity link was their involvement with the First National Bank of Boston, an associate of the Bank for International Settlements. They conceived the idea of unblocking First National's blocked German marks to build a vast oil refinery for Goring's air force and for Farben and Eurotank near Hamburg, with Karl von Clemm in charge. This oil refinery would bypass the terms of the Versailles Convention and supply Goring's so-called Black Luftwaffe, which was secretly being prepared for world conquest.

In order to secure the oil for the refinery, the von Clemm brothers had to find an American who would aid and abet them. The choice was easy. From 1926 to 1932, Werner von Clemm had financially sustained a largely unsuccessful oil prospector and confidence trickster named William Rhodes Davis.

Davis was on the face of it unprepossessing. He was short, not much over five feet, with a solid-gold left front molar and a badly bowed left leg that contained a silver plate put there after he was injured in a train wreck in 1918. His head was too large for his body, and his face sported a broken nose. Yet despite his lack of good looks he had the one indispensable quality needed for success. He had the gift of gab. He was capable of talking anyone into the ground. He spoke in superlatives. He never took no for an answer, and he would shaft anyone when the chips were down.

Davis was born in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1889. Poorly educated, he left school at sixteen and jumped a freight car. A kindly porter gave him a job as candy butcher, selling chocolate and ice cream from a tray. Railroad crazy, he graduated to brakeman, fireman, and engineer in the Southwestern states until the collision put him out of commission. Emerging from the hospital with a gimpy leg, he used his plight to his own advantage by working as a comedian on the Keith vaudeville circuit, making audiences laugh as he wiggled his distorted member in a dance. When his popularity ran out, he shipped off on tramp steamers as stoker, fireman, and engineer.

Back in the United States, he dabbled in the oil business but consistently went broke. He was under frequent investigation for a variety of swindles. People were fascinated, even hypnotized, by him; but disillusionment would always set in, followed by the inevitable lawsuit. He sold dry wells, manipulated stocks, and set up and collapsed small companies, carrying the shareholders with him.

In 1926 he was penniless. The von Clemm twins stepped into the picture in 1933. Their support of him saved him from ruin and imprisonment. As a result of this he became deeply committed to Nazism. He was fascinated by the opulence of a Germany heavily financed by American bank loans, the handsome, healthy men in black uniforms, the pretty blond women. It all seemed a far cry from the bread lines and pinched faces of America in the Depression.

After the deal with the German government over Eurotank, Davis saw the way to make his fortune at last. He owned a few wells through the von Clemms' good graces. With German money he could certainly start pumping.

He traveled to Berlin in 1933. He had to have the personal approval of Hitler before he could go ahead. He arrived at the Adlon Hotel, where Karl von Clemm arranged a reception for him to meet Hermann Schmitz of Farben, Kurt von Schroder, and other German members of The Fraternity. He was welcome at once when he gave the group the Nazi salute as he entered the room.

Next morning, two Gestapo officers delegated by Himmler arrived at the door of his suite. They carried with them a letter from the Fuhrer. The former brakeman and candy butcher was overwhelmed. He could not believe he had received so signal an honor. The letter asked him to meet with Finance Minister Hjalmar Schacht at the Reichsbank. When he arrived, Schacht seemed cold and uninterested and brushed the whole matter aside. Schacht already had deals going with Walter Teagle and Sir Henri Deterding of Shell. What did he want with this small fry?

Furious, Davis returned to the Adlon empty-handed. He wrote to Hitler, insisting upon better treatment. Hitler replied immediately in person, asking him to return to the Reichsbank the following morning for another meeting.

Davis arrived in the boardroom at 11 A.M. As FBI records show, Schacht smiled faintly in a corner, obviously in no mood to talk. But a door flew open and thirty directors of the bank appeared, to greet Davis with warm handshakes. Hitler strode in. Everyone jumped to attention and gave the Nazi salute. Hitler said, "Gentlemen, I have reviewed Mr. Davis's proposition and it sounds feasible. I want the bank to finance it." Then he walked out.

It was clear to Davis that the directors of I.G. Farben, along with Kurt von Schroder, had exercised influence over the Fuhrer.

Davis traveled to England, where he resumed an earlier business relationship with Lord Inverforth's oil company. He obtained major concessions in Ireland and Mexico. He traded Mexican oil for German machinery when it proved impossible to export marks. Eurotank was built. By 1935, Davis was shipping thousands of barrels of oil a week from his wells in Texas and eastern Mexico.

Davis knew Senator Joseph F. Guffey of Pennsylvania, whose friend Pittsburgh oilman Walter A. Jones had major contacts in Washington. Through Guffey and Jones, Davis met with John L. Lewis, the labor leader of the CIO. Davis worked hard on Lewis, convincing him that national socialism was preferable to democracy and that the German worker far exceeded in health, good humor and muscular prowess the American equivalent. In 1936, Davis tried to influence Roosevelt by pouring money into the election campaign. From then on he was always able to telephone the Oval Office.

In 1937 he saw a major opportunity in Mexico. He was convinced President Lazaro Cardenas would nationalize the oil fields. He foresaw a way to corner all the oil in Mexico. In February 1938 he started bribing high-ranking officials in the Mexican government. He made a close friend of Nazi Vice-Consul Gerard Meier in Cuernavaca, who was allegedly encouraging Cardenas to invade and repossess California, Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico.

Davis obtained the Mexican government's cooperation. He was promised all the oil in Mexico when Cardenas expropriated it on March 18, 1938. Cardenas kept his promise. On April 18, John L. Lewis telephoned Cardenas's right-hand man Alejandro Carrillo. Lewis told Carrillo that Davis would be making a deal with Germany and Italy immediately and that these two countries were the only two with which it would be safe for Mexico to deal.

Why did America's most famous labor leader support the arming of the Nazi war machine? Because Lewis had major territorial ambitions himself. He dreamed of a Pan-American federation of labor of which he would be the unchallenged leader. Through Davis, and through Cardenas, he would be able to consolidate the unions north and south of the border. In this he had the total collusion of Vincente Lombardo Toledano, head of the Mexican labor force.

By June 1938, Davis's first tanker was steaming to Germany with thousands of tons of Mexican oil. But by 1939 he was already running into trouble. On May 31 his chief geologist, Nazi Otto Probst, was found murdered in his hotel room in Mexico City. Probst had been strangled by a clothesline that was tied to the head of his bed.

The German Embassy intervened and prevented an autopsy. FBI investigators determined Probst had been poisoned. It turned out he had bribed government officials and stimulated action against communists. It was almost certainly a communist killing.

Communist cells infiltrated Davis's growing oil empire. He used strikebreakers to vanquish the opposition and shipped millions of barrels of oil until after World War II broke out in Europe.

Meanwhile, the von Clemm brothers profited enormously from his success. Goring gave them the German franchise in hops, putting them in virtual control of the beer business.

Along with Davis, they became multimillionaires.

http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Michael-von-Clemm

Michael von Clemm

Dr Michael von Clemm (1935-1997) was an American businessman, restauranteur, anthropologist and President of Templeton College, Oxford.

Early Life and Education

Von Clemm was born in Long Island, USA on March 18, 1935, the son of Werner von Clemm, a prominent German-American banker, and grandson of a former Citibank Vice-President. When Von Clemm was 6 years old, during WWII, his father was arrested for trading smuggled diamonds from Europe and served two years in prison, before returning to banking....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_von_Clemm

...Banking career

In a career move away from academia, Von Clemm followed his father and grandfather to Citibank in 1963 where he gained a reputation for innovation - and dealmaking. He responsible for inventing several financial instruments and services. He found himself posted to London where he worked with a fellow American, Stanislas Yassukovich, at White Weld, on the development of the Eurodollar CD market. Citibank launched its first Eurodollar issues in 1966. However Von Clemm went back to Harvard Business School to lecture.

In 1971, Yassukovich hired Von Clemm to join White Weld, first as a temporary consultant on the feasibility of a Euro-commercial paper market, which did not catch on. However in 1972 Von Clemm effectively gave up his academic career to concentrate on banking full time. He had an aggressive style - for example on one occasion printing up T-shirts for staff which read Buy Bonds. He was also said to effectively bully clients into taking on the bank.

When Credit Suisse took a 40% stake in White Weld, he rose rapidly to become a senior Director of the combined Bank. However, Merrill Lynch made a play for White Weld in 1978 and Credit Suisse needed a new partner. The existing Chairman Sir John Craven wanted Dillon (later Warburg Dillon Read). Von Clemm went behind his back and did a direct deal with First Boston. This prompted Craven's resignation.

Von Clemm replaced Craven as Chairman of the newly formed Credit Suisse First Boston, and then additionally Chief Executive in 1979....

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NEWS ANALYSIS Has Bush Taken the Right People to Asia? Trade: Heavily...

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Michael von Clemm Executive vice president/Merrill Lynch & Co. Chairman-elect, U.S.-Korea Business Council Patrick Ward Chairman, CEO/Caltex Petroleum Corp. ...

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To Probate WR Davis's Will

- New York Times - Sep 11, 1941

The estate was estimated at $5000000 to 510000000. Beneficiaries under

the will are Mr. Davis's widow, two sons and former wife. ..

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DORIS MEYER MORELL, 83: The mother of former California Gov. Gray Davis, who actively campaigned for her son during several key elections, died last Sunday

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Davis' Friends Fall Away, Ambition Endures - Los Angeles Times

“I didn’t want a Big Joe and a Little Joe,” recalled Davis’ mother, Doris Morell , 79, who coined the nickname when Joseph

Graham Davis Jr. was an infant.

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New York Times - Nov 30, 1941

29u The marriage of Miss Doris Jane Meyer, daughter of Mrs. Thomas Joseph Crowley of this community and the late George H. Meyer, to Joseph Graham Davis, ...

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New York Times - Nov 30, 1941

Currie Boyd Davis, brother of the bridegroom, was best man. A reception was held at the Greenwich Country Club. Mrs."Davis was graduated fro

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ct.html%3Fres%3DFB0814FC3B5F1A7A93C2AA178AD95F458485F9&ei=JFquSLiKGpb23AaYoLikCg&usg=AFQjCNEL15k_eWZGVsYxck4kOnWYBUw4hw

New York Times - Nov 30, 1941

... of this community and the late George H. Meyer, to Joseph Graham Davis, ... N. Y., and the late William Rhodes Davis,

took place here this morning in ...

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New York Times - Jun 29, 1947

Miss Barbara Gay Bryant, to Currie Boyd Davis, son of Mrs. Paul G. Matthews of Greenwich, Conn.. and the late William Rhodes Davis. ...

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219 NYS2d 533 31 Misc.2d 270 In re DAVIS' WILL.

Subscription - Supreme Court, Kings County - Fastcase - Sep 14, 1950

Account of Proceedings of James Lee Kauffman and Old Colony

Trust Company as Trustees under the Last Will and Testament

of William Rhodes Davis, Deceased...

.... for Joseph Graham Davis and Currie Boyd Davis; Charles L. Brieant, Jr., New York City, of counsel...

...In form it appeared to be a common-law claim for work, labor and services performed for the decedent in Italy prior to

his death on August 1, 1941

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A new book has been published by 80 year old Sam Pryor III, a tribute to his late father, Sam Pryor Jr., with family history chapters described as:
http://samuelpryor.com/Table_of_Contents_LI7U.html

Table of Contents ....

Chapters

One – Samuel F. Pryor Sr., 1865-1934 1

Two – The Early Years Ferguson, Missouri, 1898-1913 15

Three – Taft School, Yale, and World War I, 1913-1921 21

Four – Traveling the World, 1921-1922 29

Five – Pittsburgh, 1922-1927 35

Six – Gene Tunney 41

Seven – Life in Cos Cob, 1927-1941 49

Eight – American Brake Shoe & Foundry Company, 1922-1941 59

Nine – Connecticut Politics, 1932-1941 63

Ten – Hobe Sound, Florida, 1931-1960 69

Eleven – Wendell L. Willkie and the Republican National Convention, 1939-1944 85

....Twenty-two – Hawaii,1968-1972 205

Twenty-three – Living in Kipahulu 217

Twenty-four – The Apes 223

Twenty-five – Charles A. Lindbergh Jr., 1951-1974 231

Twenty-six – The Vietnam War, 1965-1975 241

Twenty-seven – Hawaii, 1975-1986 247...

...SAMUEL F. PRYOR SR. FAMILY TREE 251

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New Book on Pryor Celebrates a Wonderful Life

Man of Many Talents, Powerful Friends

By Anne W. Semmes

Updated: 12/26/2008 06:49:48 PM EST

The Sam Pryor family is among those remarkable families that have given Greenwich its fabled reputation. Consider their Christmas cards, sent to thousands of their friends. They're in the hedge-funder Paul Tudor Jones' holiday lights show category.

"They were bizarre Christmas cards," said Sam Pryor III, now 80 and living in Bedford, N.Y. "Every summer father would design a Christmas card with his secretary, then get them mailed from Santa Claus, Ohio or the North Pole, Alaska. That was the biggest event every Christmas."

Pryor has documented the extraordinary life of his father, Samuel F. Pryor Jr., in the recently published Make It Happen - The Fascinating Life of Sam Pryor Jr. ($30; Maple-Vail). The 1955 card opens to an oversized Santa Claus formed entirely by the thousands of initials of the card's recipients. Below Santa, the Pryor family, Mary Tay and Sam and their five children, spouses and two grandchildren, are aligned at their hearth in the "Pryory," the family home of two generations of Pryors in Belle Haven.

Another card, the size of a long-playing record, which included one, features an illustrated Christ Episcopal Church with its Boys' and Men's Choir that Sam Pryor Jr. was instrumental in creating, with a record of the choir singing Christmas carols.

An even more astonishing card-with-record featured Pryor's youngest brother, Larry, on assignment in Vienna playing the guitar used to compose "Silent Night," giving its history followed by its singing by the Vienna Boy's Choir.

Bigger Than Life

Sam Pryor Jr. was bigger than life. "Fun was his middle name," wrote Sam III's Greenwich friend, Bill Barnum, who called Pryor, "a real-life Peter Pan." Putting fright into his children and their friends was a favorite pastime.

He was "a man of great buoyancy that always seeks to do a favor for his friends," said Wendell Willkie, the Republican presidential candidate in the critical year of 1940. Pryor's favor to Willkie was his nomination.

"Father was certainly responsible for the nomination of Willkie," said Pryor. "He was running against five midwestern isolationists. Willkie was for 'One World,' and in favor of Lend Lease to Britain."

Sam Pryor III lives with his wife, Sally, in Bedford, N.Y. A conservationist, Pryor is chairman of the World Rehabilitation Fund, president of the Palisades Interstate Parks Commission and he chairs the Town of Bedford Open Space Committee. (Anne W. Semmes/ for the Greenwich Citizen)

Though Willkie lost to incumbent Franklin Roosevelt, his nomination had an historic impact. "Second only to the Battle of Britain, the sudden rise and nomination of Willkie was the decisive event, perhaps providential, which made it possible to rally the free world when it was almost conquered," wrote journalist Walter Lippmann.

In 27 chapters, Sam III describes his father's lifetime of accumulated contacts and influence. "Luck doesn't just happen," he told his children. "You make it happen."

He began with well-to-do parents, the Sam Pryor Srs., who came to Greenwich from St. Louis at the onset of World War I. At Yale, he bonded with pioneering aviators who became lifelong friends. His boxing aspirations led to his friendship with heavyweight champion Gene Tunney.

Settling in a modest colonial on Indian Field Road in Cos Cob in the early 1930s with his wife, Mary Tay, where they had their five children, and assorted exotic animals, Pryor built a reputation as a salesman at the American Brake Shoe company in New York. This translated well into his future career with Pan American Airways and in the political arena.

His climb to national political prominence began with the Cos Cob Republican Party. By 1935, at 37, he was eastern treasurer of the Republican Party and soon after Republican National Committeeman.

By 1938, two years before Willkie's nomination, Pryor had transformed Fairfield County into the strongest Republican county in the U.S. He was being visited by former President Herbert Hoover to enlist his help on a possible rerun for the presidency.

The Pryor prowess for raising funds for Republicans continues with Sam III, a senior counsel in the New York law firm of Davis, Polk & Wardwell. A moderate Republican and former head of Republicans for Choice, Pryor was contacted earlier this year by Karl Rove in the White House to raise money for incumbent Republican Sen. Susan Collins' race in Maine. Money was raised, and "She won big," said Pryor.

Politics aside, Make it Happen shows this man's worldly reach. As vice president and assistant to Juan Trippe, founder and president of Pan Am who lived in Greenwich for a time, Pryor brought his people skills to building bridges in Washington and elsewhere for Trippe's airline expansion ambitions.

His wartime accomplishment was as planner, organizer and supervisor of the Airport Development Program, the secret wartime project undertaken by Pan Am, to lay down a 10,000-mile air transport route for bombers and cargo planes from Miami to South America, to West Africa, to Cairo.

Disguised as a Pan Am commercial expansion of its routes overseas, the effort enabled the allied forces to defeat the enemy in North Africa and laid down Pan Am's international route.

Pryor was awarded the U.S. Medal of Merit, the civilian equivalent of the Medal of Honor by President Truman in 1945, as was Juan Trippe.

All those free passes on the romantic Pan Am clipper ships is a story in itself.

Sam III relates his first hop age 12 with 8-year old brother Taylor, or Tap, to New Brunswick, Canada and back.

"Father was determined to give each of us the opportunity to broaden our lives and experiences," Pryor wrote. And around the world his children went.

Pryor encouraged his children to learn to fly, from the age of 13, and flew himself until the day he sailed down Greenwich Avenue in a seaplane en route to Greenwich Harbor and barely missed the railroad power lines.

Flying didn't take with Sam III, but it did with Tap. As a Marine helicopter pilot based in Hawaii, it was Tap who discovered the Maui paradise of "Seven Pools" where Pryor would build his retirement house overlooking the sea.

That paradise brought his friend, Charles Lindbergh, who built his house on land nearby acquired from Pryor in a trade for a "large and expensive collection of French mechanical dolls." Pryor's doll collection was world-famous and included 8,000 dolls, some over 3,000 years old. Part of the Pryor estate included a Doll Museum.

The doll collecting came from Sam Pryor Jr.'s travels, said Pryor. "It showed his love of all kinds of people. He liked traveling, meeting people and learning their customs, whether they were Arabs or gypsies, peasants or royalty."

His father's legacy to him, Pryor said, was "His respect for people."

"Father enjoyed everybody. But most particularly the people who run the stores, and the policemen." His license read GPD 1 to honor the Greenwich Police Department.

"People said he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, that he had motorcycles and cars. But he was really down to earth and never let us forget it.

"'Don't be a wise guy,' he told us. 'Stay out of trouble.' And we did. As far as I know, I and my brothers never got into trouble."

Since the tone and descriptions in the above article stand in such contrast to the background I recently posted here:

http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.ph...st&p=161781 and

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I am very curious to read what new information, if any, is provided in the book about Pryor Sr.'s relations with George Walker in St. Louis before both moved their business activities to New York, whether they allied in instances other than Atlantic Fruit, how Pryor Sr. came to be a founding director of Hamburg American Lines and Union Banking, how he was chosen as PercY Rockefeller's point man in the bankers' take over of the vast Remington Arms manufacturing operations in 1916.

What is mentioned about Sam Pryor III's first cousin, Joseph V. Reed Jr., directed by David Rockefeller to manage the Shah's assets in 1978, anecdotes about Jupiter Island and it's residents, Prescott Bush, Robert Lovett, Clarence Dillon, Paul Mellon, Edsel Ford, Dupont president, Walter S. Carpenter, Pryor III's possible awareness of the influence on the shaping of the OSS, CIA, MIC, cold war policy, and the two Bush presidencies that came out of the Jupiter Island community, and whether the subjects of Pryor Jr. acting as the liason between Willkie in 1940 and Abwehr agent "C-80", Willkie campaign financier, William Rhodes Davis, and the curious fact that Nazi sympathizer Charles A. Lindbergh's grave is close by the grave of his friend, Sam Pryor Jr., while Lindbergh's wife renounced her 1940 support for her husband's Nazi sympathies, and elected to make far removed funeral/burial arrangements for herself:

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THE LIVES THEY LIVED: ANNE MORROW LINDBERGH, B. 1906; The Heroine

.....Then, in an anguished attempt to reconcile her husband's politics with her Smith College humanism, she made a terrible mistake: ''The Wave of the Future.'' In less than 100 pages of murky and illogical prose she tells the world that we must let Fascism take its course and learn to live with it, if necessary. In other words, do what she did. Submit.

The book's negative reception pained and humiliated her. She was considered as bad as her husband -- anti-Semitic, egomaniacal, a tool of the Nazis. What made the situation so much worse was that she didn't believe what she had written. She had done it all for Charles. Well, she never would again. ......

Charles Lindbergh Discussion Center: Why was Anne not buried with ...

Here are reports of the parents of Charles L Bartlett, the man who, along with his wife Martha, would become best friends with JFK and Jackie, as well as with Cord Meyer Jr., CIA covert operation manager, accused in E Howard Hunt's near death video interview of responsibility, along with LBJ in the death of JFK, Cord Meyer whose first cousin, S. Willets Meyer was best man at the wedding of Edward Gordon Hooker, chumming around with Sam Pyror Jr's sister Permelia Reed and her husband, Joseph Verner Reed Sr.....

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Bullitt Is Guest In Palm Beach; US Ambassador to France Is Honored at...

New York Times - Mar 24, 1940

... William H. Harkness, Mr. and Mrs. William G. Lord, Mr: and Mrs. Stephen Sanford, Mr. and Mrs. Valentine C. Bartlett and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Verner Reed

PALM BEACH CLUB GREETS MEMBERS; Old Guard Society of Golfers Will...

Nov 27, 1935

Joseph Verner Reed of Greenwich, Conn., and Mr. and Ars. Valentine C. Bartlett of Lake Forest, Ill., have opened their homes at Hobe Sound

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BARTLETT FUNERAL SET; Chicago Business Leader Found Shot in Florida...

- New York Times - Feb 12, 1953

11 -Private family funeral services for Valentine Crouse Bartlett, 59 years old, who was found shot in his Jupiter Island home Tuesday morning, ... Related web pages

Palm Beach Host to List of Notables

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Announced here is the sale of the Valentine C. Bartlett prop- erty on Jupiter island to C. Doug- las Dillon, newly appointed United States ambassador to ...

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T. BUTLER BECOMES A BRIDE; She Is Wed to Edward Gordon...

- New York Times - May 24, 1946

S. . Willets Meyer of New York was best man. The ushers were George Herbert Walker Bush of Greenwich, ... Mrs. Edward Gordon Hooker David Berns. David Berns.

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Sisters to Be Members of Her Bridal Party at Marriage to...

- New York Times - Dec 9, 1948

The ush ers will be Cord 1V[eyer Jr., another brother; Willetts Meyer of New York, cousin of the prospective ; David F. Bartlett of I-lobe Sound, Fla., ...

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From a one-world crusade to the 'department of dirty tricks';...

- New York Times - Jan 7, 1973

On the other hand, Charles Bartlett, who knows Meyer perhaps better than any other man, says, "Cord is a very frank guy. When he doesn't agree with somebody ...

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Facing Reality: From World Federalism to the CIA‎ - Page 281

by Cord Meyer - Political Science - 1980 - 433 pages

....Another powerful incentive toward early retirement from the Agency was a generous

offer from an old friend, Charles Bartlett, a nationally syndicated Washington columnist.

We had gone to college together and remained friends over the years.

Planning a research project and a book of his own, Bartlett needed some relief

from the constant pressure of producing three columns a week and he proposed

that I write one column a week under my own name, while he continued to write the other two.

Fearing that my pen had become rusty with disuse and my

prose corrupted by bureaucratic jargon, I accepted the challenge of facing a

large and critical national readership on a weekly basis with trepidation.

As soon as I had retired, I began to work on a series of sample columns that Bartlett could show

the Field Newspaper Syndicate to persuade them to offer my output to the newspapers thoughout

the country that carried his column. With Bartlett's indispensable guidance, I wrestled with the....

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Grace And Power: The Private World of the Kennedy White House‎ - Page 138

by Sally Bedell Smith - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 686 pages

...Kennedy's closest journalistic consigliere was Charly Bartlett, a columnist for the Chattanooga Times. JFK had met Bartlett in late 1945

in Palm Beach, when JFK was poised to run for congress and Bartlett was an aspiring newspaperman, Bartlett had served with the navy in the Pacific

as an intelligence officer specializing in radio eavesdropping. They were both Catholics, and they had in common Joe Kennedy's editorial factotum,

Arthur Krock, who had recommended Charley to Arthur Hays Sulzberger, publisher of the New York Times, for a reporter's job on the family's newspaper

in Tennessee.

Bartlett came from what Krock called the "Chicago industrial aristocracy," solid Republicans with conventional values and attitudes. The family had

made a fortune from a headache remedy, and Charley's father, Valentine Bartlett, was a successful stockbroker. Charley went to Yale, like five previous

generations of Bartletts. His wife, Martha, was the granddaughter of a founder of U.S. Steel and had a slightly stern manner...

...Like Walton, Bartlett had a separate connection to Jackie - coincidentally through Arthur Krock, who knew her through his friend Hugh Auchincloss...

...Of the three journalists in Kennedy's inner circle--Bradlee, Alsop, and Bartlett--it was Bartlett who most overtly abandoned his journalistic principles

for his friendship with Kennedy. Pierre Salinger felt that as a result, Bartlett's writing "became so dull" during the Kennedy years. Bartlett later

admitted that "nothing mattered to me more than to have Jack Kennedy succeed as president. It did compromise my role as a journalist...

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In this post on the "The Yankee-Cowboy Conflict and 2006", I posted details on the initial financing of Pan Am Airways by Juan Trippe's Yale classmate, son of Harry Payne Whitney and Gertrude Vanderbilt, Cornelius Whitney.

Cornelius Whitney's first wife married Averill Harriman shortly after her divorce from Whitney.... father Harry's brother (William) Payne Whitney was the father of Joan Whitney Payson, GHW Bush's "Uncle Herbie" (George H Walker Jr.), partner in the NY Mets baseball franchise, and Walker Jr. was the son of Samuel F. Pryor's investment banking and Atlantic Fruit Corp. partner, GHW Bush's grandfather, George H "Bert" Walker.

Joan Whitney Payson's daughter, Sarah Helen, married in 1948, William Blair Meyer, brother of the CIA's Cord Meyer Jr. Ushers in their wedding party were Edward Gordon Hooker's "best man", was S. Willets Meyer, first cousin of William and Cord, along with usher David Frost Bartlett, married a year later, in 1949. with JFK and Jackie, as yet unknown to each other, attending Bartlett's wedding reception. Bartlett's brother Charles L., already friends of both JFL and Jackie, later became best friends with JFK and Jackie, a friend of Prescott Bush, and close friends with Cord Meyer Jr., and GHW Bush.....

In 1965, new directors were named at Pan Am:

http://news.google.com/archivesearch?q=Pan...user_hdate=1965

Pan American Appoints Lindbergh as Director

- New York Times - Mar 18, 1965

United Press International Gen. Charles A. Lindbergh Brig. Gem Charles A. Lindbergh, consultant to Pan American World Airways since his historic ...

Pan American Adds Anderson to Board

- New York Times - Jul 15, 1965

The election of Robert B. Anderson former Secretary of the Treasury, as a director of Pan American World Airways, was announced yesterday by Juan T. Trippe

Sam Pryor Jr. retired as Pan Am VP, staying on as a director,

http://news.google.com/archivesearch?q=Pan...user_hdate=1965

Samuel Pryor Retires From Pan Am Post

Pay-Per-View - Washington Post - ProQuest Archiver - Aug 31, 1965

Samuel F. Pryor Jr., of Washington, vice president for public relations and governmental affairs of Pan ...

Robert B, Anderson later went to federal prison:

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html...755C0A961948260

FROM TREASRUY SECRETARY TO GUILT IN A FRAUD

Published: June 16, 1987

...Robert B. Anderson.....

....Mr. Anderson was Secretary of the Treasury in the second Eisenhower Administration; his signature had appeared on all the nation's currency from 1957 to 1961. Questions About His Conduct

He had also been Secretary of the Navy and Deputy Secretary of Defense. Yet even then, questions about his conduct were raised in connection with his ties to Texas oilmen and his unofficial lobbying efforts on their behalf before Congressional committees. There were reports published years later that also raised questions about his willingness to accept $1 million from Texas oilmen for a possible Vice-Presidential bid.

After his Government service, Mr. Anderson took on sensitive overseas assignments for various Presidents. As a businessman and lawyer, he had access to the highest ranking government and financial officials in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and the Orient....

....Investigators and some of Mr. Anderson's colleagues had a different view. They said Mr. Anderson was not being candid, and described him as a sophisticated businessman who used his public reputation for personal gain.

According to the charges, Mr. Anderson was illegally running a banking business in Manhattan that was not registered with state or Federal agencies and did not carry deposit insurance. Prosecutors said that depositors lost a total of at least $4.4 million. ...

The depositors' $4.4 million was sent to a longtime friend of Mr. Anderson's, Newton J. Steele, an oil and gas man from Huntsville, Tex. Federal investigators believe he used some of the money to buy thousands of acres of oil and gas leases in nine counties in Oregon. The rest he used to pay off debts, according to Federal investigators.

Mr. Steele pleaded guilty in Federal court to fraud charges last year and is cooperating with the Government in its case against Mr. Anderson. Mr. Steele, who is yet to be sentenced, also faces state criminal charges in Texas. ...

Pryor Jr. and Lindbergh ended up "yards apart" in a cemetery in Hawaii, but before Pryor retired, there was this interesting reporting, two weeks before JFK's death:

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=x1MKA...+gates+levinson

Hotelman Links Baker with Gambling Casinos

The Virgin Islands Daily News - Nov 8, 1963

Washington (AP) The Washington Post quoted a Las Vegas, Nevada hotel man yesterday saying Robert G. Baker. former

Secretary to the Senate's Democrats, set up a meeting for casino operators interested in gambling franchises in

Caribbean hotels.

The hotelman, Clifford Jones, part owner of the Thunderbird in the Nevada resort, said Baker had no financial interest

in the matter and got "nothing but my good will, which he has anyway." Bakers outside financial affairs as currently

under investigation by the Senate Rules Committee.

Jones who does not hold the gambling concession in the Las Vegas hotel, does have casino interests in the West Indies.

He was quoted as saying he got an invitation last summer to put in a bid for the gambling franchise at a hotel in Curacao.

He said he did not know anyone in the ownership of the hotel and told Baker "I would be happy id Baker could arrange a meeting."

Jones said he did no know how Baker went about setting the meeting up but there was a conference in New York in June at which

Baker introduced him to John Gates, President of Intercontinental Hotels, Inc., a subsidiary of Pan American Airways.

Other participants in the talk with Gates, Jones, said, were Jacob Kozloff, who runs gambling operations in Aruba, and

Edward Levinson, owner of the Fremont Hotel in Las Vegas.

Subsequently, Jones said, there was a second meeting with Gates in which Baker took no part. Under discussion, her said, were

gambling concessions in both Curacao and the Dominican Republic. He said neither contract has been awarded yet.

Samuel Pryor, a Vice President of Pan American, was quoted as saying Baker phoned him to ask who was the proper person in Pan

American to see about bidding on the concessions. He said he mentioned Gates' name and later "I called Gates and told him what

they wanted." Pryor said that was all he knew about the negotiations.

"I know Bobby Baker," Pryor said. "Lyndon Johnson is a good friend of mine and Bobby was his assistant. It looked to me

that Bobby Baker was doing a political favor for Jones and Levinson.

Baker is reputed to have been backed by Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, former Senate Majority Leader, in the post of Secretary

to the Democratic members.

http://books.google.com/books?q=john+gates...=N&start=10

Latin America & Empire Report‎ - Page 16

by North American Congress on Latin America - Latin America

Ben Siegelbaum a long time associate of Meyer Lansky's, he was one of the people used by the Mob to establish

contact with Bobby Baker, Lyndon B. Johnson's protege. He owned stock in Baker's Serv-U Corp. with Ed Torres

and Ed Levinson, the two other Lansky associates. Barker introduced Siegelbaum to John Gates of Intercontinental Hotel Corp., a

subsidiary of Pan American Airways. The Lansky group was anxious to land casino concessions for Intercontinental Hotels in the

Caribbean and Latin America. Siegelbaum was alson one of the key people used by the Mob for illegal moverment of

funds across borders. For many years he acted as a "bagman" or courier for the Mob. He went on to become one of the

official owners of the Exchange and Investment Bank if Switzerland, known as a "laundromat" for Lansky money....

http://books.google.com/books?um=1&lr=...=N&start=10

Payoff: The Role of Organized Crime in American Politics‎ - Page 151

by Michael Dorman - Organized crime - 1972 - 333 pages

John Gates, board chairman of Intercontinental Hotels, was in charge of choosing the gamblers.

He needed men familiar with the credit aspects of casino gambling--expert at judging how much credit to extend and at

collecting from losing bettors.....

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The information posted in Bill Kelly's Carroll Rosenbloom thread, .....seems to mesh nicely with what I've posted in the lower quote boxes in the immediately preceding post...a surprise, and with the following:

http://www.geocities.com/jiggy2000_us/malniktimeline.html

....July 28, 1960

Malnik is named one of three principal figures involved in the incorporation of WATCH Inc. William Raskin and Ellen Mink are named as the other two Directors. The primiary business address is listed as 605 Lincoln Rd.

March 10, 1961

Bank of World Inc., is organized in Nassau Bahamas. John Pullman a money courier for Myer Lanksy is installed as President, Alvin Malnik serves as his legal counsel. Former Nevada lieutenant-govenor Clifford A. Jones, Irving Leff, Nig Devine, Eddie Levinson, Phillip Nasser and Phillip J. Matthews are all listed as investors.

July 10, 1961

Allied Empire Inc., recieves a $250,000 loan from the Bank of World Commerce in Nassau. Allied would go on to borrow $940,000 between 1961 and 1962. Malnik, Mike Singer and Phillip Nasser were directors of both organizations when the loans were made.

July 14, 1961

Mall Mortgage Loan Co., changes its name to Metro Mortgage Loan Inc.

September 26, 1961

Wallace Groves, Louis Chesler, Dino Cellini and several Bahamian government officials attend a meeting with syndicate financier Myer Lansky at the Fountainbleau Hotel in Miami. Alvin Malnik's prescence at this meeting was never confirmed.

February 21, 1962

Charlotte Rudeau the lone employee of the Royal Bank of Canada is detained at Miami International Airport. Instructions to forward mail to Alvin Malnik is found amoung her possessions.

May 1962

Rudeau is fired by Alvin Malnik for providing information about her dutites as an employee of the Royal Bank of Canada.

October 15, 1962

Huntington Hartford signs a contract which insures Alvin Malnik a substanial fee for securing a certificate of exemption for a casino on Paradise Island.

1963

B.-The FBI installs a bug in Malnik's business office. An agent is later caught by Malnik servicing the bug providing the young attorney with a layer of protection he would later use to fend off government investigations.

January 2, 1963

Alvin Malnik and Clifford Jones join Allied President Phillip Matthews in resigning as directors. Allied changes its name to Riverside Financial Corporation.

April 1, 1963

Bahamas Amusement Ltd (ownership split 50/50 between Louis Chesler and the wife of Wallace Groves) receives a exemption to operate a gambling facility anywhere on Grand Bahama Island so long as the casino is built in conjunction with a hotel containing at least 250 rooms. Sir Stafford Sands Bahamas Amusements attorney negotiates an annual license fee of $280,000 per casino and $280 per slot machine.

May 24,1963

Metro Mortgage Foundation goes out of business.

May 24, 1963

Metro Mortgage Foundation goes out of business.

August 14, 1963

The FBI illegally records a conversation between Alvin Malnik and Lansky lieutenant Ben Siegelbaum in which they learn the Lansky syndicate has obtained a confidential report from the justice department concerning the Bank of World Commerce.

October 11, 1963

Returns to Florida from Nassau and continues negotiations to acquire Scopitone Inc.

October 18, 1963

A.-Malnik closes the Scopione deal and sends a telegram to Phillip Mero announcing the receipt of unspecified funds. Malnik invests $5,000 of his own money and lines up 11 co-investors to provide operating capitol for the companies expansion. Amoung the investors are his older brother Irving.

November 1, 1963

Mary Carter Paint Co., acquires the physical property owned by Leo F. Poppel Inc., at a public auction for $25,000. Malnik earned a $54,000 commission for selling Poppel Inc., shares owned by Jay Weiss at a profit.....

http://www.la84foundation.org/SportsLibrar...02/jsh2902k.pdf

"Detrimental to the League":

Gambling and the

Governance of Professional

Football, 1946-1963

MICHAEL E. LOMAX

Department of Physical Education and Sport Studies

University of Georgia

....On October 11, 1959, Bell died and Alvin "Pete" Rozelle

replaced him the following year. Born on March 1, 1926, in South Gate, California,

Rozelle began his career as an assistant athletic director at the University of San Francisco

in 1950. In 1952, he left that job and became publicity director for the Los Angeles Rams.

Four years later Rozelle left the Rams to work for a public relations firm. In 1957, Rozelle

returned to the Rams as general manager at Bell's behest. The commissioner felt that

Rozelle could bring harmony to a club divided by warring factions. When Bell died, a

deadlock developed in the choice of a new commissioner, and Rozelle was chosen as a

compromise candidate. Wellington Mara and Paul Brown put Rozelle's name forward,

and Rosenbloom recommended him for the job.28

To understand the controversy surrounding Carroll Rosenbloom, it is necessary to

describe his relationship with Louis A. Chesler. Chesler was one of Rosenbloom's close

friends, and they were involved in several business deals. In 1962, Chesler controlled three

large companies—Universal Controls, General Development, and Seven Arts, Ltd. Other

corporate officers involved in this sophisticated acquisition of these three companies included

Morris M. Schweble, a New York attorney; Max Orovitz, an associate of gangster

Meyer Lansky; and Carroll Rosenbloom. According to author Robert Pack, Chesler was

instrumental in bringing gambling to Freeport in the Bahamas in 1963. When Chesler

needed advice on staffing the Monte Carlo Casino at Freeport, he turned to Meyer Lansky,

a renowned mob boss and reputed controller of gambling in the Caribbean. Acting on

Lansky's advice, Chesler chose Frank Ritter, Max Courtney, and Charles Brudner—all

New York bookmakers with large clienteles—to run the casino.29

Summer 2002 -297-

JOURNAL OF SPORT HISTORY

In addition to being business associates, Rosenbloom and Chesler were betting partners.

Chesler was known as a "compulsive gambler," and he reportedly wagered as much

as $500,000 on a horse race. Reportedly, Rosenbloom and Chesler wagered a "bundle" on

the 1958 championship game between the Baltimore Colts and the New York Giants.

This contest that went into sudden death overtime has been touted as the game that

established the NFL as a television attraction with enormous audience potential. Both

men supposedly bet on the Colts to win by four or more points. On their way down the

field to ultimate victory, the Colts surprised everyone by passing up an opportunity to kick

a field goal and win by three points. Instead, the Colts risked losing it all, scored a touchdown,

and won by six points. The decision to go for the touchdown instead of a field goal

was a source of controversy. Rosenbloom allegedly got on the press phone and ordered his

team to go for a touchdown, but no evidence exists to determine whether this call was

made. In any event, the Colts won by six points, and Rosenbloom and Chesler were

ecstatic.30

In 1958, Rosenbloom and Chesler advanced the initial start-up capital to Mike

McLaney, a professional gambler, to purchase the Hotel Nacional with its casino in Havana,

Cuba. Rosenbloom loaned McLaney a reported $200,000 to buy the hotel. This

venture, however, coincided with Fidel Castro's takeover of Cuba, forcing McLaney to flee

the country, leaving Rosenbloom and Chesler's money behind. McLaney then filed a $4.2

million lawsuit against Rosenbloom, claiming he had been cut out of a share in the American

Totalizer Company takeover, engineered by the Baltimore owner and Chesler. McLaney

argued that he had introduced the two men and was entitled to a finder's fee. On September

2, 1960, McLaney filed his suit in federal court in Miami, Florida, to recover the fee in

either money or stock. The trial's bizarre testimony resulted in revealing Rosenbloom's

prior gambling activities.31

Four principals who claimed Rosenbloom bet on or against the Baltimore Colts produced

two sets of affidavits. Robert J. McGarvey, a former Philadelphia detective and onetime

Rosenbloom employee, stated that he placed bets for the Baltimore owner on professional

football games. The former detective pointed to the last game of the 1953 season,

between the San Francisco 49ers and the Colts, when Rosenbloom bet against his club and

won a substantial amount of money. Larry E. Murphy, McLaney's chauffeur and

Rosenbloom's golf caddy, asserted, "I particularly remember that in 1953 when his team,

the Colts, was playing against the 49ers out on the coast, Rosenbloom bet a large amount

of money against his own team, and because of the point spread, won the bet." Richard

Melvin, an investor married to Tommy Dorsey's widow, claimed: "I distinctly remember

that during one professional football season he made nine straight winning bets on professional

football games." McLaney also pointed to the final game of the 1953 season. Although

he erroneously stated the Colts played the Pittsburgh Steelers instead of the 49ers,

McLaney declared that Rosenbloom wagered $55,000 against his own team. McLaney

also alleged that the Baltimore owner left several of his best players at home for that game.

Despite this damaging testimony, Federal Judge Joseph P. Lieb dismissed the suit and

ordered the records sealed, on the grounds that revealing the contents of the depositions

would humiliate and embarrass Rosenbloom.32

-298- Volume 29, Number 2

Virtually overlooked, and underreported, was the ongoing investigation of Carroll

Rosenbloom. From the outset, the press focused primarily on the players' indiscretions

and marginalized the Rosenbloom investigation. Baltimore Sun journalist Cameron Snyder

reported that Rozelle said Rosenbloom's accusers withdrew their charges. Tex Maule and

Shirley Povich raised some doubts about the way Rozelle handled the investigation. Maule

pointed to the commissioner withholding the name of Hornung's associate, Barney Shapiro,

until the day he announced the suspensions. Povich focused on Rosenbloom's on-going

investigation citing Rozelle's critics and admirers would anticipate his judgment against

the Baltimore owner. But when Rozelle declared that Rosenbloom's accusers withdrew

their affidavits, Povich wondered what the commissioner meant by that. Both Maule and

Povich speculated whether Rozelle was withholding information. However, Maule quickly

dismissed his suspicion, concluding that his doubts were unfounded.53

On July 16, 1963, Rozelle made public his investigation of Rosenbloom. The commissioner

claimed: "No proof whatever has been uncovered that Rosenbloom ever bet on

a NFL game since becoming an owner . . . the charges were unfounded." In an ironic turn

of events, Rosenbloom's accusers had withdrawn their affidavits. According to Rozelle,

McGarvey issued a new affidavit stating that he wagered on the football games and that to

the best of his knowledge Rosenbloom "never bet on a pro game." As part of Rozelle's final

report, the Baltimore owner "freely admitted that he has bet substantial sums on activities

other than professional football" but indicated "that he has ceased such practices." At the

time of announcement, the media storm had long since subsided.54

It was unclear why Rosenbloom's accusers suddenly withdrew their affidavits.

According to Harris, by the summer of 1963 Mike McLaney scheduled a meeting with

Rozelle and supposedly handed the commissioner an envelope containing retractions of

the previous charges. McLaney reportedly told Rozelle the "Irish Mafia" was after him, the

nickname given to the Kennedy political machine. Rosenbloom was a good friend of

Joseph Kennedy and President John F. Kennedy. The validity of such charges is subject to

debate, but Rosenbloom's connection with Louis Chesler, who had ties with organized

crime, could have also pressured McLaney to withdraw his charges.55

Nevertheless, Rosenbloom was unhappy with the way Rozelle handled the investigation.

According to Harris, Rozelle recalled that the Baltimore owner was "upset about the

delay and thought he was being left on the hook." The Baltimore Sun reported Rozelle

awaited the outcome of the private litigation against Rosenbloom. On June 28, the Baltimore

owner was acquitted of all charges. Rosenbloom's son, Steve, explained: "My father

had helped Rozelle get his job but Rozelle had considered him guilty until proven innocent."

Rosenbloom's anger towards Rozelle was unfounded. The revelations of his gambling

habits were the result of his business deals unrelated to the NFL. In many ways,

Rozelle saved the Baltimore owner's reputation and imposed no fines or a suspension. In

any event, Rozelle's verdict in the Rosenbloom investigation marked the start of a strained

relationship between the two men that lasted for the next fifteen years.56

-304- Volume 29, Number 2

....Part of this answer lies in the way Rozelle handled the Rosenbloom investigation. To

be sure, Carroll Rosenbloom was one of the NFL's most influential owners. His relationship

with Bell lent him influence from the beginning, and his team's success enhanced it.

Rosenbloom was at the forefront in getting the league to recognize the players' union, and

he made an unsuccessful attempt to arrange a possible merger with the AFL. Although the

Baltimore owner denied the charges regarding his betting habits, Rozelle contended he

had no choice but to investigate. To do otherwise would have established a double standard.

In fact, Rozelle established a double standard. According to his report, Rozelle found

no evidence of players giving less than their best or trying to influence the outcome of a

game. The players' association with "known hoodlums," leading to some betting, provided

Rozelle the rationale to impose sanctions. On the other hand, Rozelle justified his

actions to exonerate Rosenbloom when his accusers withdrew their affidavits and a court

of law acquitted him of all charges. Yet no evidence was uncovered to suggest that

Rosenbloom relinquished his relationship with Louis Chesler. Since Rozelle's status as

commissioner was still in question, absolving Rosenbloom was understandable. Like the

players, Rozelle was well aware of the power of the owners......

-306- Volume 29, Number 2

...28 Harris, The League, 7-13, 22-27; idem, "Pete Rozelle," New York Times Magazine, 15 January

1984, p. 16; Leonard Shecter, "Does Pete Rozelle Run Pro Football? Ask Joe Namath," New York Times

Magazine, 17 August 1969, p. 82.

29Robert Pack, Edward Bennett Williams for the Defense (New York: Harper & Row., 1983), 340-

344. For accounts on Chesler's association with Lansky, see Robert Lacy, Little Man: Meyer Lansky and

the Gangster Life (Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1991), 316-317; Hank Messick, Lansky (New York: G.

P. Putnam's Sons, 1971), 221-235; Parrish, They Call It a Game, 190.

30There have been several accounts regarding Rosenbloom's alleged betting coup of the 1958 championship

game. See, for example, Wismer, Public, 52-53; Shecter, "Does Pete Rozelle," 84; Parrish, They

Call It a Game, 190; Pack, Edward Bennett Williams, 339-340; Harris, The League, 45-46; Moldea,

Interference, 89-95.

31 Parrish, They Call It a Game, 190; Pack, Edward Bennett Williams, 342; Baltimore Sun, 13 March

1963; Miami Herald, 13 March 1963.

32Ibid. McGarvey and Melvin quotation in Parrish, They Call It a Game, 193-194.

33Miami Herald, 13 March 1963 (QUOTATION); Parrish, They Call It a Game, 191-192; Harris, The

League, 46-47.

34Baltimore Sun, 13 March 1963....

Summer 2002 -309-

.....53Baltimore Sun, 18 April 1963; Maule, "Players," 25. Povich's speculation in Washington Post, 19

April 1963.

54Rozelle's report in Harris, The League, 47. Baltimore Sun, 17 July 1963; Miami Herald, 17 July

1963; New York Times, 17 July 1963; Washington Post, 17 July 1963. No editorials were uncovered

regarding the Rosenbloom verdict.

55Harris, The League, 47.

56Ibid; Baltimore Sun, 17 July 1963.

Summer 2002 -311-

http://www.mrpopculture.com/files/html/dec31-1952/

Week of December 31, 1952

In sports - Baltimore is just one step away from getting a pro football team. Two

men are leading candidates for team ownership - Carroll Rosenbloom, 45-year-

old wealthy Baltimore clothing manufacturer and Bruce Livie - owner of the

Bobanet Racing Stable and head of the NFL ticket sale drive in Baltimore. The

cash involved would be approximately $200 thousand.

http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.htm...4DD405B808BF1D3

R. Bruce Livie, Dies at 71; Football and Racing Figure

- New York Times - May 2, 1970

R. Bruce Livie, a founder of the Baltimore Colts football team and former chairman of the Maryland Racing Commission, died here yesterday after surgery.

Livie's Bobanet Stables fielded competitors in prominent horse races from the mid 1940's into the 1950's.

Owners of competing horses were members of Du Pont, Whitney, and Kleberg families.....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_M._Kleberg

Richard Mifflin Kleberg, Sr. (1887-1955) was a seven-term member of the United States House of Representatives from Texas's 14th congressional district over the period 1931-1945 and an heir to the King Ranch in South Texas. He was elected unopposed in 1940 and 1942. Lyndon B. Johnson served as a congressional secretary under Kleberg in 1931.

http://news.google.com/archivesearch?q=liv...ed=us&hl=en

… ; Shifts From Lord Boswell for Preakness--12 Due to Run --Assault...

- New York Times - May 8, 1946

With Assault, Robert Kleberg's Texas terror of last Saturday's Run for the Roses, ... Marine Victory, who belongs to Robert Bruce Livie of Baltimore, ...

http://www.kentuckyderby.info/kentuckyderby-trivia.php

....Only 11 horses have won the Triple Crown — the Derby, Preakness and Belmont. And only one inspired such scant faith in the betting public as Assault, who went off at 8-1 in the 1946 Derby. (Maybe it was his Texas roots; nobody could imagine a Texas horse winning the Derby. Or maybe not. Assault had never been favored in any race.) The entry of Lord Boswell, Knockdown and Perfect Barham was an odds-on favorite, but Assault brushed them aside and handily won over other horses whose names had been inspired by the war: Spy Song, Marine Victory and Wee Admiral. Assault’s 8-length victory matched the record held by three other horses, including 1941 Triple Crown champion Whirlaway.

The same names just keep popping up:

http://www.mail-archive.com/ctrl@listserv....m/msg28043.html

an excerpt from:

Interference

Dan E. Moldea©1989

William Morrow and Company, Inc.

New York, NY

ISBN 0-688-08303-X

---[9]--

10

A New Commissioner

......Bookmaker Marty Kane told me, "H. L. Hunt stiffed about four or five

bookmakers for a lot of money, including Gil Beckley. Hunt just told them he

wasn't going to pay. He was really a greasy son of a bitch."

The Hunt family contained serious gamblers. However, there is no evidence

that the low-key Lamar Hunt was ever a sports gambler. Yet, it is difficult

to believe that he did not, wittingly or unwittingly, pass along inside

information about his team to members of his family. There is little in his

father's background to suggest that he was above gaining such an edge.

Another AFL team owner was Barron Hilton. He purchased the Los Angeles

Chargers and moved the team to San Diego in 1961. A longtime gambler, Hilton

was a top executive of the Hilton Hotel chain. He was the son of Conrad

Hilton, who had built the first Hilton Hotel in 1919.[4] Barron's older

brother, Nicky, had been the first husband of actress Elizabeth Taylor.[5]

Barron Hilton, a college dropout, resisted the hotel business at first,

turning down an offer at age nineteen to work for his father. Instead, he

bought interests in other companies. By 1960, he had sold off his own

business and returned to the family fold. He was immediately appointed by his

father as a vice president for the hotel chain. While taking an active role

in Hilton affairs, he helped to create the Carte Blanche credit card company

and bought the Chargers of the AFL.[6]

Hilton told The Wall Street journal that he was called into his father's

office when his businesses appeared to be in trouble. "I've been reviewing

the operations of the football club and I've noticed that you have a very

substantial loss of about $900,000," Conrad Hilton told his son. "And the

credit card business looks to me like it's going to lose about $1.5 million.

What kind of record are you trying to establish?’[7] Barron Hilton later sold

his interest in Carte Blanche, but he kept the Chargers.

Hilton had maintained a long-term personal and business relationship with Los

Angeles attorney Sidney Korshak, according to an official statement made by

Korshak to the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement. Korshak has also

been described by law-enforcement agencies as "the link between the

legitimate business world and organized crime." He had been active in

Hollywood since the early 1940s but had moved to Los Angeles in January 1948,

beginning a new and more sophisticated era of the crime syndicate's

penetration of the film industry.[8]

Korshak had done legal work for Hilton. He had been recommended to Hilton by

Patrick Hoy, a mutual friend and a top executive with General Dynamics, the

military hardware firm.

The other members of the AFL—all of whom put up $25,000 for their charter

franchises, as well as "performance bonds" of $100,000—were

* Philips Petroleum heir and the AFL's cofounder Kenneth Stanley "Bud" Adams

of the Houston Oilers, a close friend of the Hunt family, who owned Texas

Adams Oil which distributed Philips Petroleum's products;

* minor-league baseball team owner Bob Howsam of Colorado, who purchased the

Denver Broncos and immediately named Frank Filchock as his head coach;[9] and

* Austrian-born Max Winter, an ex-boxing promoter and vending machine

operator, who bought the Minnesota Vikings. Winter was the former owner of

the Minneapolis Lakers of the National Basketball Association. The team moved

to Los Angeles in 1957 and became the Los Angeles Lakers.

Two other AFL franchises were purchased in the fall of 1959.

* Detroit trucking executive and thoroughbred race horse stable owner Ralph

C. Wilson, the owner of Ralph C. Wilson Industries and a onetime minority

owner of the Detroit Lions, created the Buffalo Bills after unsuccessfully

attempting to gain the use of the Orange Bowl for a Miami franchise.

* Pittston Corporation executive William H. "Billy" Sullivan, Jr., organized

the Boston Patriots.[10]

World War II pilot and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Joe Foss, the

former governor of South Dakota, was selected as the AFL's commissioner.

League play was slated to begin in 1960.

The owners of the AFL were nicknamed the Foolish Club. Professional football

experts and the media gave the new league little chance of long-term survival.

However, there was good news for the upstart AFL in July 1960. Giving the new

league a showcase, ABC bought the five-year television rights to AFL games

for $10.65 million. The AFL proved its worth, producing a new, wide-open

style of football featuring exciting passers and pass-receivers, as well as

highscoring contests, which caused oddsmakers to take notice and to begin

setting lines on the new league's games.

On October 11, 1959, two months after the formation of the AFL,

sixty-five-year-old Bert Bell died of a heart attack with six years left on

his contract as NFL commissioner. Also, earlier in the year,

seventy-one-year-old Tim Mara, the founder of the New York Giants, had a

heart attack and died too. His team was taken over by his sons, Wellington

and Jack Mara.[11]

Bell had actually been supportive of the entry of the AFL into the ranks of

professional football and provided the new league's management with

considerable advice and support. Although he may have done so for altruistic

purposes, Bell was also fully aware that in Washington, D.C., Congress was in

the midst of its preliminary investigation into possible antitrust violations

within the professional sports world. By encouraging the AFL, Bell and the NFL

had hedged their bet.

After Bell's death, NFL treasurer Austin Gunsel became the acting chief

executive officer of the league. Gunsel, a former FBI agent, wanted to

maintain Bell's ritual of keeping in touch with mobsters and bookmakers in

order to monitor the betting line. "When my father died," Upton Bell told me,

"Austin Gunsel asked my older brother [bert Bell, Jr.] who these people were.

My brother said, 'I don't know, and I wouldn't tell you if I did.' Bert Bell

promised that as long as they gave him the information every week, he would

take their names to his grave-which he did." Consequently, Gunsel had to

develop his own sources.

On January 26, 1960, thirty-three-year-old Alvin "Pete" Rozelle, who had

served as the general manager of the Los Angeles Rams, was tapped to succeed

the seemingly irreplaceable Bell at a meeting of the NFL owners at the

Kenilworth Hotel in Miami. Rozelle was selected as a compromise candidate on

the twentythird ballot of voting.[12] He was strongly supported by New York

Giants owner Wellington Mara, head coach Paul Brown of the Cleveland Browns,

and Carroll Rosenbloom, who placed Rozelle's name in nomination. Rozelle left

the room while the vote was taken. A few minutes later, Rosenbloom came out

alone and gave Rozelle the good news....

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Update....only in far right leaning America could Sam Pryor Jr., who pushed traitor and Nazi moneyman, Abwehr agent C-80, William Rhodes Davis, on 1940 presidential candidate, Wendell Willkie, and who is buried next to Hermann Goering "medal winner", Charles A. Lindbergh (in lieu of Lindbergh's wife who renounced his politics)....receive such an enthusiastic reaction to Pryor's biography....(Whatever happened to shameful legacy in silence?) Instead, a homegrown book tour:

http://www.fairfieldcountylook.com/gallery.php?id=67

The members of the Historical Society’s Chairman’s Advisory Council and invited guests enjoyed a delightful evening on January 15 that was warm with stories of Greenwich history and community spirit despite the frigid winter weather. The focus of the evening was featured speaker Sam Pryor III who introduced his new book about his father, Make It Happen: The Fascinating Life of Sam Pryor Jr. 1898-1986.

Sam Pryor, Jr. was a key figure in Greenwich for most of the 50 years he lived here and was even known by many as “Mr. Greenwich.”.....

An Evening with Sam Pryor III

Regina Gabelli and Susan Bevan Daddino of Greenwich. Date: 02/07/2009. Owner: Gallery Administrator. Size: 640x457, 1024x731. Full size: 1024x731 ...

http://www.norwalkplus.com/eventpics/main.php?g2_itemId=9179

Scandal tears at Gabelli legacy - June 26, 2006

Jun 26, 2006 ... Gabelli has made his home in both areas, but today he lives Sound-side with his second wife, Regina Pitaro, 51, who has worked at Gamco for ...

http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/for...79985/index.htm

From a 2004 JFK Debate thread:

http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.ph...post&p=8295

John, I do believe there is someone else you've left off your list, a man who on many occasions used unethical means to change the world to his liking. a man whose right hand held influence in both the CIA and the mob, and a man who could have funded the whole operation without batting an eye, Howard Hughes.

Since his right hand was Robert Maheu, and Maheu was the preferred cut-out for the CIA, it would not have been difficult at all for Maheu to have Kennedy killed by the mob and the Cubans and make it look like the CIA did it. Maheu knew (based upon the wiretapping incident) that he had a get-out-of-jail free card. It would have been no sweat at all for Maheu, Rosselli, and Giancana, with the help of a few disgruntled CIA operators--perhaps Morales, or even Barnes--to pull off the hit, knowing that LBJ, the CIA and the FBI were too cowardly to come after them. After all, LBJ had been on Carlos Marcello's payroll in the fifites, and Nixon had been in Hughes' pocket for years.

If Howard Hughes had been involved in the assassination he possibly fits into the Military Industrial Complex category.

During the Second World War Hughes was awarded two contracts, of $18m and $22m each, to create and build two revolutionary aircraft - a giant plywood cargo seaplane that could carry thirty-five tons of men and weapons (HK-1), and a very fast photo-reconnaissance aircraft (F-11).

In 1946 Owen Brewster, chairman of the Senate War Investigating Committee, announced that he was very concerned that the government had given Hughes $40m for the development and production of two aircraft that had never been delivered. Brewster also pointed out the President Franklin D. Roosevelt had overruled his military experts in order to hand out the contracts to Hughes for the F-11 and HK-1 (also known as the Spruce Goose).

Brewster also pointed out that Hughes had provided "softening-up parties" for government officials. Howard paid movie starlets $200 to attend these parties. Their duties included swimming nude in Hughes's swimming pool. Julius Krug, the chief of the War Production Board, was someone who often attended these parties. One congressman who was also a frequent guest at Hughes's home claimed: "If those girls were paid two hundred dollars, they were greatly underpaid".

Hughes, accused of corruption, leaked information to journalists, Drew Pearson and Jack Anderson, that Owen Brewster was being paid by Pan American Airways (Pan Am) to cause trouble. According to Hughes, Pan Am was trying to persuade the United States government to set up an official worldwide monopoly under its control. Part of this plan was to force all existing American carriers with overseas operations to close down or merge with Pan Am. As the owner of Trans World Airlines, Hughes posed a serious threat to this plan. Hughes claimed that Brewster had approached him and suggested he merge Trans World with Pan Am. When Hughes refused Brewster began a smear campaign against him.

Drew Pearson and Jack Anderson believed Hughes and began their own campaign against Owen Brewster. They reported that Pan Am had provided Bewster with free flights to Hobe Sound, Florida, where he stayed free of charge at the holiday home of Pan Am Vice President Sam Pryor. These charges were repeated by Hughes when he appeared before the Senate War Investigating Committee. He also accused Brewster of trying to blackmail him into merging Trans World with Pan Am. Brewster denied the charge but it helped divert attention away from the charge that Hughes had wasted $40m of government money.

The Senate War Investigating Committee never completed its report on the non-delivery of the F-11 and the HK-1. The committee stopped meeting and was eventually disbanded. Hughes got away with his $40m.

Hughes was always seen as an opponent of JFK. However, this might not have been the case. During the 1960 presidential campaign someone leaked another story to Drew Pearson and Jack Anderson (was it Hughes again). Apparently, in 1956 the Hughes Tool Company provided a $205,000 loan to Nixon Incorporated, a company run by Richard's brother, F. Donald Nixon. The money was never paid back. Soon after the money was paid the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reversed a previous decision to grant tax-exempt status to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

This information was revealed by Drew Pearson and Jack Anderson during the presidential campaign. Nixon initially denied the loan but later was forced to admit that this money had been given to his brother. It was claimed that this story helped John F. Kennedy defeat Nixon in the election.

It is true that Hughes was linked to the assassination via Robert Maheu. In the late 1950s Hughes began employing Maheu, a former FBI agent and veteran of CIA counter-espionage activities, on a freelance basis. This included intimidating would be blackmailers and obtaining information on business rivals.

In 1960 Richard Bissell and Allen W. Dulles decided to work with the Mafia in a plot to assassinate Fidel Castro. Maheu was employed by the CIA to organize the conspiracy. The advantage of employing the Mafia for this work is that it provided CIA with a credible cover story. The Mafia were known to be angry with Castro for closing down their profitable brothels and casinos in Cuba. If the assassins were killed or captured the media would accept that the Mafia were working on their own.

In 1966 Hughes sold his TWA stock for $546m and moved to Las Vegas where he used his money to buy up four hotels and six casinos. He employed Robert Maheu to oversee this business.

If Hughes had been involved in the assassination he would have been very foolish to have used Maheu in the plot. Maheu was well-known to have been closely linked to Hughes.

By the way, has anyone read Maheu’s book, Next to Hughes (1993)? Does it say anything about the assassination of JFK?

Maheu was still alive in 2000? Is he still alive? Has anyone interviewed him about what he knows about the assassination?

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/JFKhughesH.htm

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/JFKmaheu.htm

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I was curious whether Sam Pryor III finally got his book about his father published, and indeed, he has:

http://www.amazon.com/Make-Happen-Fascinat...r/dp/0615282105

Related to the documentation below is an earlier thread on this forum discussing Lamar Waldron and Thom Hartman's book, excerpted below....

Sam Pryor Jr.'s family owned long and narrow Jupiter Island, which today has a permanent population of less than 700. His sister Permelia married Joseph Reed, father of Joseph Reed Jr,, investigated in 1992 as a suspect in a plot to delay the release of the 52 American hostages held in the US Embassy in Tehran in order to better the chances of unseating president Jimmy Carter in the 1980 campaign for president against Ronald Reagan.

Pryor Jr.'s father was the partner of the Harrimans, Browns, Bob Lovett, and Prescott Bush. Jupiter Island was home to the Bushes, JFK's best friend and close friend of Cord Meyer Jr., Charles L. Bartlett. It was home to the Samiel Wynne Mills, parents of Alexa, married in 1973 to Thomas Devine, with Willaim B. Macomber Jr., best man in the 1946 wedding of Nancy Bush and Alexander Ellis, namesake of the "E" in J.E.B. Bush, serving as best man in the Devine - Mills wedding, as well....

Macomber, declassified CIA documents available at Maryferrell.org, reveal, ordered a State Dept. study of defectors, including Lee Harvey Oswald, in September, 1960. In 1963, Macomber married the personal sectetary of John Foster Dulles. When Dulles underwent surgery in the 1950's, it was Macomber and Allen Dulles who maintained a vigil at the hospital. At JFK's senate oath taking ceremony, Macomber attended as the invited guest of Precott Bush.

I mention all of this in the context of my prior posts in this thread, and ask you to consider the following....how many ties can this small group of Jupiter Island residents have to Oswald, his best friend Demohrenschildt, Demohrenschildt's step-nephew and business partner, Edward Hooker, and now, to FBN agents who knew Jack Ruby and his brothers....before this group become persons of interest seriously considered by authorities charged with upholding the law....especially involving a crims as serious as the assassination of the a U.S, president?

Sam Pryor Jr. long had links to fellow republican, Gerald Ford, as well as links to many folks in the Federal investigatory and clandestine intelligence community:

http://www.broadcastpioneers.com/40gop.html

In June of 1940, W3XE (later WPTZ and now known as KYW-TV) televised the entire National Convention of the Republican Party...

...NBC-TV executives in 1940 said that the GOP convention coverage would constitute the most elaborate television coverage ever given anywhere in the world to a single

event. The network sent two complete mobile units to Philadelphia for use in its feeds.

On Friday, June 21, 1940, three days before the start of the convention, a handful of newspaper reporters gathered in the Bourse Building. They saw and heard a

demonstration which included Samuel K. Pryor, Jr. of Connecticut, chairman of the Committee on Arrangements for the Convention, tell about the elaborate plans made for the

comfort of the delegates....

...An aspiring lawyer from Grand Rapids, Michigan was there shouting with many others, "We Want Willkie." His name was Gerald Ford...

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1356...pg=4394,3187293

Ocala Star-Banner - Mar 11, 1979

Sam Pryor: Quiet Lifestyle Hides His Rich Adventures

...He was cited for his work as a Justice Department and Interpol special agent who helped crack the French Connection drug case. The author of the book about the case sent him an autographed copy: "To Sam, who was there."...

http://www.thefridayflyer.com/FF-2009-7-31/FFS-12444.htm

....My first impression was of an old man, lost in senility, speaking to his memories. But as I listened, I heard references to Interpol (an international police organization), Charles Lindbergh and Gibbon apes. Paraphrased, he said, in his travels for Pan American Airways (we later learned he had been a vice-president of the airline), he did missions for Interpol, was a friend and companion to Kippy, George and Keiki, buried beneath the cement slabs – and a friend and confidant of Charles Lindbergh, buried nearby.

We moved closer and Sam Pryor showed us his Interpol credentials and confided that Charles Lindbergh came to Maui and lived the last years of his life in a home he built on the ocean edge of the Pryor estate....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Bureau_of_Narcotics

The Federal Bureau of Narcotics (or FBN) was an agency of the United States Department of the Treasury. Established in the Department of the Treasury by an act of June 14,

1930 consolidating the functions of the Federal Narcotics Control Board and the Narcotic Division. These older bureaus were established to assume enforcement

responsibilities assigned to the Harrison Narcotic Act, 1914 and the Narcotic Drugs Import and Export Act, 1922.[1] (aka Jones-Miller Act)

Harry J. Anslinger was appointed its first commissioner by Secretary of the Treasury Andrew Mellon under President Herbert Hoover. Under Anslinger, the bureau lobbied for

harsh penalties for drug usage....

http://books.google.com/books?id=Bed0gQKn-...amp;ei=x2R6Sp7-

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The strength of the wolf

By Douglas Valentine -Page 106

...and during the war he managed the Pan Am subsidiary that flew Lend_lease supplies from India to Nationalist forces in Chungking. In 1949, he helped the Nationalists

relocate to Taiwan, and inreturn for his patriotic endeavors, he obtained government-awarded franchises for Pan Am in Turkey, Iran, Italy and France. Thereafter Pryor

provided logistical support and cover for FBN and CIA agents overseas.20 Pryor was only one of the Establishment scions Anslinger relied upon, and the FBN was fortunate to

have a Commissioner so intimately connected to the espionage Establishment - people like Bill Donovan and David Bruce - who conspired with their British cousins to create

tax-exempt foundations to fund surveys abroad and to promulgate unstated policy through journalists, academics, and businessmen attached to the Council on Foregin Relations

and the Foreign Policy Association....

...Through the Office of Public Safety, CIA officers would also organize and support repressive security forces in Lebanon and South Vietnam, which were both protecting

narcotics traffickers. In exchange for their silence, and the type of favors described by Ralph Frias, FBN agents in return received tips on politically incorrect drug

smugglers from CIA officers working under OPS cover. And through OPS's chief, CIA officer Byron Engle, the FBN would form a relationship with TWA like the one it enjoyed,

through Sam Pryor, with Pan Am.14

Page 170

...Iran was aware of its addiction problem, and in 1953, newly elected president Mohammed Mossadegh banned opium production. But he also nationalized American and British

oil firms, so the British Secret Service called upon Kim Rossevelt and the CIA. Roosevelt in turn concocted a coup d'etat with Lebanon's security chief, Faroud Nashashibi,

a CIA asset employed as Pan Am airlines' chief of security in Beirut.13...

Page 224

Few agents knew that the mysterious apartment was funded by the CIA, and its existence fueled rumors that headquarters was involved in corruption - that the bosses,

perhaps, were receiving "things," if not money, from Establishment benefactos like Pan Am executive Sam Pryor. In this way the 13th Street pad further undermined the

integrity of the stressed-out New York office. But bigger CIA-related problems were looming.

Page 302

...In Chapter 15, (Page 223), John Marks described the types of tests that Gottlieb and his associates conducted at the safehouses starting in 1955. Gaffney acknowledged

that the 13th Street pad was made available to government officials whom the bosses wanted to impress. Agent John Tagley would pick them up at the airport, buy them tickets

to a Broadway show, or provide some other form of entertainment, and clean up after they left. Anslinger and Sam Pryor stayed there, as did Gaffney's relatives when they

were in town. The pad was so widely used that Gaffney never suspected foul play - not until former District Supervisor Jim Ryan found a wiretap on the phone in the pad.

Ryan's shocking discovery made Gaffney wonder if the CIA was tape recording of filming Senators with their pants down. "If the place was bugged." he muses, conjuring up the

specter of political blackmail, "it could have been very embarrassing."

As noted earlier, Siragusa assumed that the safehouses were used to uncover "defectors" within the CIA. According to author Tom Mangold, Angleton bugged at least one

Treasury official who entertained important foreign guests and diplomats.5 And if he did it on one occasion, it's likely that Angleton used the FBN pads to monitor other

government officials as well. Political blackmail was not MKULTRA's sole purpose. Feldman, in a 1994 article for Spin Magazine, said that another purpose was

"assassinations." And indeed, a stated goal of the program was to find out "if an individual can be trained to perform an act of attempted assassination involuntarily."6 In

other words, the CIA was trying to develop mind-control techniques, including the use of LSD, that could be used to create a push-button assassin who would possess no

memory of his deadly deeds.

In summation, the FBN safehouses served as bases for counterintelligence operations, political blackmail schemes, training and recruiting of assassins, and, as will become

apparent later on as way stations for CIA drug smugglers.

Page 505

Sam Pryor was instrumental in opening the Mexico City Office. "Through him," said George Gaffney, "We were able to establish a rapport with scors of..."

http://books.google.com/books?id=jg4eYQh_Y...;q=&f=false

Ultimate sacrifice

By Lamar Waldron, Thom Hartmann -Page 300

...history of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics (FBN) by Michael Valentine says that Jack "Ruby and Rosselli had known each other since the 1930's and...

they both Knew George White," and FBN supervisor with CIA ties who later "often sent" his subordinate to the airport to pick up Rosselli and bring him to

the office."5....

...Why isn't Ruby's role in narcotics and as an informant better known? "The FBN had a file on Ruby," according to FBN agent George Gaffney, "but there wasn't much in it...

just that he was the source on numerous occasions, on unimportant suspects."10 As he would do later with the Dallas Police, Ruby was just using the system to provide

protection for his illegal activities. Even son, "right after Ruby shot Oswald," FBN agent "Mort Benjamin checked the files in the New York office and found one that

indicated that Ruby had been an FBN informant since the 1940's. But the next time Benjamin looked for it, the New York file had gone missing, and the Secret Service Chief

Rowley," who had asked Gaffney to check the FBN headquarters file, "never returned the FBN headquarters file to Gaffney."11

Warren Commission Hearings and Exhibits

Mary Ferrell Foundation - preserving the legacy ... Assistant to the Commissioner of Narcotics George Gaffney telephonically advised the undersigned on ...

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...bsPageId=143444

http://books.google.com/books?um=1&q=s...nG=Search+Books

The Valachi papers

by Peter Maas - Social Science - 1969 - 307 pages

...Once in solitary, Valachi informed the prison's chief

parole officer that he wanted to speak to George Gaffney,

currently Deputy Director of the Bureau of Narcotics and former head of its

New York office.

Valachi's message to Gaffney— that he was "ready to talk"— was never relayed.

In the inquiry that followed, the parole officer

said that since Valachi refused to elaborate,

he took no action on the ground that Gaffney would not make the trip to

Atlanta without more information.

Next Valachi wrote a letter to his wife. Through her he hoped to send word to

another Cosa Nostra boss in New York, Thomas (Three-finger Brown) Lucchese,* that the way in which

he was being summarily judged violated the Cosa Nostra code.

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To understand why I have posted this material on this thread, you need some background to see how it all "fits":

Read post #3 on this thread

To this day, the following has been intentionally obscured because it speaks poorly of so many powerful people in American politics and of their now deceased family members. GHW Bush and Karl Rove felt comfortable endorsing the book about Samuel Pryor Jr., William Rhodes Davis was the still unpublicized paternal grandfather of former California governor, Gray Davis. George DeMorehnschildt's connection to Baron Maydell was underemphasized, possibly even to the point of input on the makeup of the WC senior Asst. counsels from Tom Clark. In a climate of coverup, with a history of coverup, who knows?

.......
http://books.google.com/books?id=WrgC6N_oS...3+years+korshak

The Nick Tosches Reader By Nick Tosches

Korshak was "a man who was more investigated by more authorities than any person I ever heard of: the FBI, the Secret Service, the local police in various communities. Never once was he ever indicted or charged with anything."

"....Korshak was "a very dear friend" who would "do anything in the world for you." But Kupcinet conceded there was also a dark side." He could be very tough on some members of the Mob who would get in his way and interfere with him. He knew he had the backing of (Chicago crime boss) Tony Accardo.Tony Accardo loved him: he depended on him." Korshak, Kupcinet said, "was considered to be a fair haired boy in the organization with the blessings of Tony Accardo."

According to an FBI informant, it was also through Korshak and Jake Arvey that Accardo and Gus Alex, by 1961, were able to acquire large blocks of stock in the Hilton hotel chain.

Korshak was involved not only with Hilton but also with the Hyatt chain, having arranged a Teamster loan for Hyatt. He was close to the Pritzker family, who owned Hyatt, and to the Hiltons as well. Today, Korshak's son Harry is married to the sister of Trish Hilton, the widow of Nicky Hilton...."

Items of interest and "coincidences":

Along with Dean Acheson, former US Atty Gen. Tom Clark, knowing Crown's background, enabled Earl Warren advising his fellow commissioners on December 16, 1963,

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...bsPageId=172531

that Tom Clark had vouched for Albert Jenner's appointment as WC senior assistant counsel:

http://books.google.com/books?um=1&q=r...nG=Search+Books

Deep Politics and the Death of JFKý - Page 155

by Peter Dale Scott - History - 1996 - 424 pages

"....Tom Clark told me afterward that it led to very high places. ...

and the Hilton-Korshak retainer was in fact recommended by Patrick Hoy, a vice-

president of ... "

...............

http://news.google.com/archivesearch?hl=en...range=1944,1945

NAZI SCHEME TO DEFEAT FDR TOLD BY GOERING

Pay-Per-View - Los Angeles Times - ProQuest Archiver - Jul 8, 1946

A Nazi scheme to use a huge fund to try and defeat President Roosevelt in the 1940 election campaign was disclosed today by Asst. Atty. Gen. O. John Rogge.

http://books.google.com/books?hl=en&so...sa=N&tab=wp

Mystery man: William Rhodes Davis, Nazi agent of influence‎ - Page 208

by Dale Harrington - History - 1999 - 276 pages

33. Tom Clark fired Rogge!! Covering up fascist intrigue apparently runs in the family—Ramsey Clark (his son and also an Attorney General of the U.S.) helped to cover-up the assassinations of John and Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. He has represented Nazi war criminals, the fascist Lyndon Larouche, and Sheik Rahman among others. (Sheik Rahman is linked to al-Qaeda and the first plot against the World Trade Center.) Clark also lobbied against the establishment of the Office of Special Investigations—the Justice Department unit encharged with ferreting out Nazi war criminals living in the U.S. (This unit was headed by John Loftus.) “On the morning of October 25, Rogge left New York by plane for a speaking engagement in Seattle, Washington. Due to bad weather, the plane made an unscheduled stop in Spokane. At the airport Rogge was informed that there was no room for him on the next leg of the flight. Stuck in Spokane, he was told that a Mr. Savage was on his way to the airport to see him. Soon afterward, a man approached Rogge at the airport and said, ‘My name’s Savage, I’m from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.’ He handed Rogge an envelope. The envelope contained a letter to Rogge from Attorney General Clark. The letter curtly notified Rogge that he was dismissed from the Justice Department immediately. Clearly, the FBI had been following Rogge and had arranged to keep him in Spokane so that he could be handed his termination letter. Attorney General Clark wanted Rogge’s authority as a federal official stripped away before he could speak at another college.” (Ibid.; pp. 207-208.) .

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ANALYSIS

DeMohrenschildt lied to the FBI. In reality what happened was that when the Russian civil war

ended with the Communists in power, Baron Sergius Von Mohrenschildt was imprisoned (with

his other son, Dimitri Von Mohrenschildt) and both were held for over a decade. Baron Sergius

Von Mohrenschildt was released from prison in 1935. He traveled to Germany to join his family

there. In Nazi Germany, Baron Sergius Von Mohrenschildt resided with his sister, who had

married high-ranking Abwehr Officer, Baron Konstantine Von Maydell. The Abwehr was the

military intelligence section of the Nazi Army. In 1944 DeMohrenschildt also told the FBI that

his father "had been interned, presumably by the Germans." Baron Sergius Von Mohrenschildt

hoped to reclaim his oil fields after a Nazi invasion of the USSR.

GEORGE DEMOHRENSCHILDT - NAZI SPY

.......BARON KONSTANTINE VAN MAYDELL AND FILM FACTS

In The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, William Shirer described Baron Konstantine Van

Maydell as "a Baltic German of Estonian citizenship who told the German Embassy,

Washington, that he had come to the United States on an Abwehr sabotage mission." In Game

of the Foxes, Laslo Farago described Baron Konstantine Van Maydell as "the top Abwehr

agent in the United States in 1940."Baron Konstantine Von Maydell was arrested on a

Presidential warrant as a dangerous alien in September 1942, tried for espionage in Federal

District Court for the Southern District of New York, and interred for four years in North Dakota.

The proceedings were either closed, or the Court records have disappeared. He was released

in 1946. George DeMohrenschildt intimated that he had once testified against Von Maydell in a

legal proceeding. There was no record to support this. Assistant United States Attorney Stuart

Z. Krinsly of the Southern District of New York advised S.A. Stanley Ross in October 1944,

that "the government had contemplated using George DeMohrenschildt as a witness for the

Government in the habeas corpus proceedings involving Baron Konstantine Van Maydell who

had been interned as a dangerous enemy alien, but at the time of the trial the government

decided not to use George DeMohrenschildt as a witness." [WCD 533 p27] George

DeMohrenschildt told the FBI: "In regard to having a cousin in an Interment Camp in the United

States, Subject stated the only manner in which this could have arisen was from statements

made by Konstantine Maydell that he was a fifth cousin of his, and he had gone to Dimitri

regarding this statement and Dimitri had informed him there was no relation whatever." Edward

Epstein reported Baron Konstantine Van Maydell was subsequently "sent to Russia, never to

be heard from again." [Farago, Game of the Foxes Simon and Shuster p685 f.n.; WCD 533]

WARREN COMMISSION AND MAYDELL

Albert Jenner asked: "At this particular time, did you have some, oh, let me call it tenuous

connection with some movie business...what was it?"

A. I have a distant cousin by the name of Baron Maydell...some people considered him pro-

Nazi.

Q. He was accused of being, was he not, during this period, a German spy?

A. No. I didn't know that...He was White Russian. And having lost everything through

Communism, he saw the future of his return to Russia, back to his estates, through German

intervention...he had a very interesting movie there of the Spanish revolution which he made...

This movie was backed by quite a number of people here. I remember most of them. By

Grace, who is President of Grace Lines today. So we decided with Maydell that we could make

another documentary movie, on the resistance of Poland.

Q. Resistance Movement?

A. Yes.....

http://books.google.com/books?id=82ohAAAAM...s#search_anchor

The official German report: Nazi penetration, 1924-1942

By Oetje John Rogge

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I think the book excerpted below contains authentic translations:

The price of Admiralty. the war diary of the German Naval Attaché in Japan, 1939-1943 ... Vol.1, 25 August 1939 - 23 August 1940.

. If so, the material below supports the idea that Baron Maydell was an Abwehr agent, and that Baron Maydell was doing exactly as ordered, as were Abwehr agent William Rhodes Davis and 1940 republican party partisans Sam Pryor Jr. and Wendell Willkie, all under the direction/financial aid of Joachim Hertslet. Gerald Ford was aiding the Abwehr by co-founding the AFC:

http://books.google.com/books?q=by+J.+W.+M...nG=Search+Books

The Price of Admiralty: 25 August 1939-23 August 1940‎ - Page 218

by J. W. M. Chapman - History - 1982

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The head of this firm came to Germany in September and October 1939 and was

introduced to Goering. He promised to make supplies available secretly to the

German Navy, using chartered Norwegian and other neutral shipping, to the German-owned refinery on

the Canary Islands. It was planned to employ chartered Japanese, Dutch and other neutral tankers to deliver oil to the Japanese firm of Okura & Co. with which Admiral Wenneker was instructed to make contact via a man named Htlnges, the Tokyo representative of the heavy industrial company, Otto Wolff.

13a The Asiatic Shell company's action was closely connected with the incident at Curacao involving the German tanker 'Nordmeer' which broke a pledge involving the sum of £10000. The point was explained to Captain Lietzmann in OKW/Ausland IV Nr. 1585/39 g.

Kdos of l8 December 1939 in reply to his B.Nr. 23/39 g.Kdos. See OKM: l.

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Japan therefore began to gain in significance as an important channel through

which raw materials and especially tropical products might be collected from the

Pacific Basin. The despatch of JoG.A. Hertslet of Eurotank AoG. to Mexico and of

Htinges of Otto Wolff to Japan was intimately bound up with this economic strategy on the

oil supply side. During January 1940, Admiral Wenneker was briefed on these economic

problems by Admiral Fuchs and others.Part 6 Notes to p.96 22 The original request.

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...another American oilman named Davis had promised to obtain supplies through Mexico. The oil expert of the German Navy, Dr. Fetzer, was currently trying to persuade

the Soviet Union to export oil in tankers from the Black Sea fields to the Baltic or to release tanker

wagons used to supply the Soviet Far East by arranging supply of the Soviet Far East from neutral tankers sent from Mexico. See Grassmann memoran- Part 3 Notes to pp. 44-48 dum OKH/A IV Nr

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They stood at 1\ million marks at the outbreak of

war and an additional 1 million marks were transferred from German

from German business organisations between then and 1 March 1940.

OKW/Ausland IV B.Nr.766/40 Kdos of 20.3.1940 in: source cited in fn.b above, but pp. 75-81. 75-81.19

Lietzmann again indicated his dissatisfaction with the arrangement for the exchange of secret naval intelligence

to be conducted primarily between Commander Menzel of the Secret Military Intelligence Service (Abwehr I Marine) and Admiral Yendo in Berlin, previously raised in cables exchanged 24 - 28 October 1939.

To some extent, the complaints appears to have reflected friction betvreen

officers in the Japanese Naval Staff and/or inter- factional rivalry within the naval officer corps.

Yendo had advised Admiral Yamamoto Isoroku against accepting an invitation by von Ribbentrop in January 1935 for informal talks way home from the preparatory naval conference in London,

and insinuations appear to have been put in Lietzmann' s mind about Yendo1 s

identification with court pro-Anglo-Saxon circles: see entries above for 24 and 25 November

1939- Yendo was quietly replaced as Naval Attache in the autumn of 1940

and Japanese naval officers who were encouraged by Admiral Wenneker to

embellish on the reasons for his replacement maintained a conspicuous silence.20

The previously mentioned signal was recorded in the Diary under 24 January

1940. 21 The Duke of Coburg had been sent in his capacity as President of the German Red Cross.

Elsewhere in the Diary, Admiral Wenneker noted that he was also a general in the old German Army.

What is of interest here is the fact that also against this entry in the Diary

is a notation indicating that the item had been noted by

the Secret Military Intelligence Service. Whether Stahmer or von Grol- man in particular had received

any kind of undercover instructions is uncertain.

What is known is that at this time senior officials of the Foreign Ministry had been extremely worried by the knowledge that representatives of the Secret Military Intelligence Service's

Section II (subversion and sabotage) had been sent to the United States.

This had been revealed in a conversation between a Baltic German,

Baron von Maydell, and a member of the German Embassy in Washington which

reported the matter to Berlin in Embassy Tel. No.29.11.1940.

The matter was not brought to the attention of the State-Secretary of the Foreign Ministry until 4 March and enquiries were made with the military authorities.

On 12 March, State-Secretary von Weizs'acker noted in Auswartiges Amt memorandum zu Pol IM 3023/40g that agents like Maydell had instr-uctions to stay in the United States in anticipation of the outbreak of war with Germany but were strictly forbidden to engage in acts of sabotage until such an eventuality occurred.

Similar instructions were issued to the Military Attache at Washington, General

von B»tt- icher on 15 March. At the end of March 1940,

a cipher telegram was sent via the Naval Attache in Washington to

Ministerial Counsellor Fetzer by JGA Hertslet asking that Grand-Admiral

Raeder prevail upon General Keitel to order Admiral Canaris not

to allow any undercover operations by the Secret Military Intelligence Service in the

United States which could endanger efforts currently being made to open up the

possibilities for increased trade between the United States and Germany

and Germany and to try to stop President Roosevelt being elected to a third

term of office.

Colonel Lahousen confirmed in OKW/Abwehr II/LA Nr. 489/40 g.Kdos of 8. IV.

1940 the previous assurances given to the

Foreign Ministry and the Military Attach^ in Washington and this

was duly relayed to the Naval Attach^ and Hertslet in OKW/Ausland IIIc Nr.

0017/40 g.Kdos of 12 April.

Further reassurances were sent to Generals Haider and von Btttticher

in von Mellen- thin memorandum OKH/Attache'-Abteilung Nr. 243/40 g.Kdos of 5.5.1940

and to Foreign Minister von Ribbentrop in Canaris memorandum Chef Abwehr I

Nr. 24/40 Chefsache of 25. IV. 1940.

The memorandum from Canaris set out in detail the intelligence-gathering

emphasis of his Service's agents in the United States, mainly in the

collection Notes to pp. 127-129 Part 11 of technical and military-economic data and about US assistance

to the Western Powers.

3 According to central agencies, Tokyo held RM 456179

and Shanghai RM 547832 in funds for the supply of war materials on 1. III.

1940.

Admiral Wenneker reported holding ¥702, 160, £325, 2500 sovereigns and $VS 10000

in Tokyo and $204569 at Shanghai.

4 To a considerable extent, the idea of belonging to " the nationalist faction"

was erroneous or at least a misnomer.

No naval officer could claim to be any other

than a nationalist and even members of the Japanese Communist Party, then as

now, could claim to be true patriots. There have been claims that the bases of

factionalism in the Navy were less on a regional basis in the 20th century...

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I was curious whether Sam Pryor III finally got his book about his father published, and indeed, he has:

http://www.amazon.com/Make-Happen-Fascinat...r/dp/0615282105

Related to the documentation below is an earlier thread on this forum discussing Lamar Waldron and Thom Hartman's book, excerpted below....

Sam Pryor Jr.'s family owned long and narrow Jupiter Island, which today has a permanent population of less than 700. His sister Permelia married Joseph Reed, father of Joseph Reed Jr,, investigated in 1992 as a suspect in a plot to delay the release of the 52 American hostages held in the US Embassy in Tehran in order to better the chances of unseating president Jimmy Carter in the 1980 campaign for president against Ronald Reagan.

Pryor Jr.'s father was the partner of the Harrimans, Browns, Bob Lovett, and Prescott Bush. Jupiter Island was home to the Bushes, JFK's best friend and close friend of Cord Meyer Jr., Charles L. Bartlett. It was home to the Samiel Wynne Mills, parents of Alexa, married in 1973 to Thomas Devine, with Willaim B. Macomber Jr., best man in the 1946 wedding of Nancy Bush and Alexander Ellis, namesake of the "E" in J.E.B. Bush, serving as best man in the Devine - Mills wedding, as well....

Macomber, declassified CIA documents available at Maryferrell.org, reveal, ordered a State Dept. study of defectors, including Lee Harvey Oswald, in September, 1960. In 1963, Macomber married the personal sectetary of John Foster Dulles. When Dulles underwent surgery in the 1950's, it was Macomber and Allen Dulles who maintained a vigil at the hospital. At JFK's senate oath taking ceremony, Macomber attended as the invited guest of Precott Bush.

I mention all of this in the context of my prior posts in this thread, and ask you to consider the following....how many ties can this small group of Jupiter Island residents have to Oswald, his best friend Demohrenschildt, Demohrenschildt's step-nephew and business partner, Edward Hooker, and now, to FBN agents who knew Jack Ruby and his brothers....before this group become persons of interest seriously considered by authorities charged with upholding the law....especially involving a crims as serious as the assassination of the a U.S, president?

Sam Pryor Jr. long had links to fellow republican, Gerald Ford, as well as links to many folks in the Federal investigatory and clandestine intelligence community:

http://www.broadcastpioneers.com/40gop.html

In June of 1940, W3XE (later WPTZ and now known as KYW-TV) televised the entire National Convention of the Republican Party...

...NBC-TV executives in 1940 said that the GOP convention coverage would constitute the most elaborate television coverage ever given anywhere in the world to a single

event. The network sent two complete mobile units to Philadelphia for use in its feeds.

On Friday, June 21, 1940, three days before the start of the convention, a handful of newspaper reporters gathered in the Bourse Building. They saw and heard a

demonstration which included Samuel K. Pryor, Jr. of Connecticut, chairman of the Committee on Arrangements for the Convention, tell about the elaborate plans made for the

comfort of the delegates....

...An aspiring lawyer from Grand Rapids, Michigan was there shouting with many others, "We Want Willkie." His name was Gerald Ford...

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Ocala Star-Banner - Mar 11, 1979

Sam Pryor: Quiet Lifestyle Hides His Rich Adventures

...He was cited for his work as a Justice Department and Interpol special agent who helped crack the French Connection drug case. The author of the book about the case sent him an autographed copy: "To Sam, who was there."...

http://www.thefridayflyer.com/FF-2009-7-31/FFS-12444.htm

....My first impression was of an old man, lost in senility, speaking to his memories. But as I listened, I heard references to Interpol (an international police organization), Charles Lindbergh and Gibbon apes. Paraphrased, he said, in his travels for Pan American Airways (we later learned he had been a vice-president of the airline), he did missions for Interpol, was a friend and companion to Kippy, George and Keiki, buried beneath the cement slabs – and a friend and confidant of Charles Lindbergh, buried nearby.

We moved closer and Sam Pryor showed us his Interpol credentials and confided that Charles Lindbergh came to Maui and lived the last years of his life in a home he built on the ocean edge of the Pryor estate....

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The Federal Bureau of Narcotics (or FBN) was an agency of the United States Department of the Treasury. Established in the Department of the Treasury by an act of June 14,

1930 consolidating the functions of the Federal Narcotics Control Board and the Narcotic Division. These older bureaus were established to assume enforcement

responsibilities assigned to the Harrison Narcotic Act, 1914 and the Narcotic Drugs Import and Export Act, 1922.[1] (aka Jones-Miller Act)

Harry J. Anslinger was appointed its first commissioner by Secretary of the Treasury Andrew Mellon under President Herbert Hoover. Under Anslinger, the bureau lobbied for

harsh penalties for drug usage....

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The strength of the wolf

By Douglas Valentine -Page 106

...and during the war he managed the Pan Am subsidiary that flew Lend_lease supplies from India to Nationalist forces in Chungking. In 1949, he helped the Nationalists

relocate to Taiwan, and inreturn for his patriotic endeavors, he obtained government-awarded franchises for Pan Am in Turkey, Iran, Italy and France. Thereafter Pryor

provided logistical support and cover for FBN and CIA agents overseas.20 Pryor was only one of the Establishment scions Anslinger relied upon, and the FBN was fortunate to

have a Commissioner so intimately connected to the espionage Establishment - people like Bill Donovan and David Bruce - who conspired with their British cousins to create

tax-exempt foundations to fund surveys abroad and to promulgate unstated policy through journalists, academics, and businessmen attached to the Council on Foregin Relations

and the Foreign Policy Association....

...Through the Office of Public Safety, CIA officers would also organize and support repressive security forces in Lebanon and South Vietnam, which were both protecting

narcotics traffickers. In exchange for their silence, and the type of favors described by Ralph Frias, FBN agents in return received tips on politically incorrect drug

smugglers from CIA officers working under OPS cover. And through OPS's chief, CIA officer Byron Engle, the FBN would form a relationship with TWA like the one it enjoyed,

through Sam Pryor, with Pan Am.14

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...Iran was aware of its addiction problem, and in 1953, newly elected president Mohammed Mossadegh banned opium production. But he also nationalized American and British

oil firms, so the British Secret Service called upon Kim Rossevelt and the CIA. Roosevelt in turn concocted a coup d'etat with Lebanon's security chief, Faroud Nashashibi,

a CIA asset employed as Pan Am airlines' chief of security in Beirut.13...

Page 224

Few agents knew that the mysterious apartment was funded by the CIA, and its existence fueled rumors that headquarters was involved in corruption - that the bosses,

perhaps, were receiving "things," if not money, from Establishment benefactos like Pan Am executive Sam Pryor. In this way the 13th Street pad further undermined the

integrity of the stressed-out New York office. But bigger CIA-related problems were looming.

Page 302

...In Chapter 15, (Page 223), John Marks described the types of tests that Gottlieb and his associates conducted at the safehouses starting in 1955. Gaffney acknowledged

that the 13th Street pad was made available to government officials whom the bosses wanted to impress. Agent John Tagley would pick them up at the airport, buy them tickets

to a Broadway show, or provide some other form of entertainment, and clean up after they left. Anslinger and Sam Pryor stayed there, as did Gaffney's relatives when they

were in town. The pad was so widely used that Gaffney never suspected foul play - not until former District Supervisor Jim Ryan found a wiretap on the phone in the pad.

Ryan's shocking discovery made Gaffney wonder if the CIA was tape recording of filming Senators with their pants down. "If the place was bugged." he muses, conjuring up the

specter of political blackmail, "it could have been very embarrassing."

As noted earlier, Siragusa assumed that the safehouses were used to uncover "defectors" within the CIA. According to author Tom Mangold, Angleton bugged at least one

Treasury official who entertained important foreign guests and diplomats.5 And if he did it on one occasion, it's likely that Angleton used the FBN pads to monitor other

government officials as well. Political blackmail was not MKULTRA's sole purpose. Feldman, in a 1994 article for Spin Magazine, said that another purpose was

"assassinations." And indeed, a stated goal of the program was to find out "if an individual can be trained to perform an act of attempted assassination involuntarily."6 In

other words, the CIA was trying to develop mind-control techniques, including the use of LSD, that could be used to create a push-button assassin who would possess no

memory of his deadly deeds.

In summation, the FBN safehouses served as bases for counterintelligence operations, political blackmail schemes, training and recruiting of assassins, and, as will become

apparent later on as way stations for CIA drug smugglers.

Page 505

Sam Pryor was instrumental in opening the Mexico City Office. "Through him," said George Gaffney, "We were able to establish a rapport with scors of..."

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Ultimate sacrifice

By Lamar Waldron, Thom Hartmann -Page 300

...history of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics (FBN) by Michael Valentine says that Jack "Ruby and Rosselli had known each other since the 1930's and...

they both Knew George White," and FBN supervisor with CIA ties who later "often sent" his subordinate to the airport to pick up Rosselli and bring him to

the office."5....

...Why isn't Ruby's role in narcotics and as an informant better known? "The FBN had a file on Ruby," according to FBN agent George Gaffney, "but there wasn't much in it...

just that he was the source on numerous occasions, on unimportant suspects."10 As he would do later with the Dallas Police, Ruby was just using the system to provide

protection for his illegal activities. Even son, "right after Ruby shot Oswald," FBN agent "Mort Benjamin checked the files in the New York office and found one that

indicated that Ruby had been an FBN informant since the 1940's. But the next time Benjamin looked for it, the New York file had gone missing, and the Secret Service Chief

Rowley," who had asked Gaffney to check the FBN headquarters file, "never returned the FBN headquarters file to Gaffney."11

Warren Commission Hearings and Exhibits

Mary Ferrell Foundation - preserving the legacy ... Assistant to the Commissioner of Narcotics George Gaffney telephonically advised the undersigned on ...

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...bsPageId=143444

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The Valachi papers

by Peter Maas - Social Science - 1969 - 307 pages

...Once in solitary, Valachi informed the prison's chief

parole officer that he wanted to speak to George Gaffney,

currently Deputy Director of the Bureau of Narcotics and former head of its

New York office.

Valachi's message to Gaffney— that he was "ready to talk"— was never relayed.

In the inquiry that followed, the parole officer

said that since Valachi refused to elaborate,

he took no action on the ground that Gaffney would not make the trip to

Atlanta without more information.

Next Valachi wrote a letter to his wife. Through her he hoped to send word to

another Cosa Nostra boss in New York, Thomas (Three-finger Brown) Lucchese,* that the way in which

he was being summarily judged violated the Cosa Nostra code.

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I just revived this thread and the Carroll Rosenbloom thread because Rosenbloom's former team the Colts, are going to the Superbowl against the team once owned by John Mecom, Jr., the New Orleans Saints.

My notes, without citing a source, say that John Mecom and Leon Trujaque both served on the board of directors of the North American Bank of New Orleans in 1957, which if true, have the employers of both George de Mohrenschildts and Lee Harvey Oswald in the same room. I don't know what that means, but Oswald was working as a messenger for Trujaque on the docks while de Mohrenschildt went to Yougslavakia for Mecom, years before their paths would cross in Dallas.

In any case, I thought, in light of the Superbowl, I would revive interest in these characters. - BK

The information posted in Bill Kelly's Carroll Rosenbloom thread, .....seems to mesh nicely with what I've posted in the lower quote boxes in the immediately preceding post...a surprise, and with the following:

http://www.geocities.com/jiggy2000_us/malniktimeline.html

....July 28, 1960

Malnik is named one of three principal figures involved in the incorporation of WATCH Inc. William Raskin and Ellen Mink are named as the other two Directors. The primiary business address is listed as 605 Lincoln Rd.

March 10, 1961

Bank of World Inc., is organized in Nassau Bahamas. John Pullman a money courier for Myer Lanksy is installed as President, Alvin Malnik serves as his legal counsel. Former Nevada lieutenant-govenor Clifford A. Jones, Irving Leff, Nig Devine, Eddie Levinson, Phillip Nasser and Phillip J. Matthews are all listed as investors.

July 10, 1961

Allied Empire Inc., recieves a $250,000 loan from the Bank of World Commerce in Nassau. Allied would go on to borrow $940,000 between 1961 and 1962. Malnik, Mike Singer and Phillip Nasser were directors of both organizations when the loans were made.

July 14, 1961

Mall Mortgage Loan Co., changes its name to Metro Mortgage Loan Inc.

September 26, 1961

Wallace Groves, Louis Chesler, Dino Cellini and several Bahamian government officials attend a meeting with syndicate financier Myer Lansky at the Fountainbleau Hotel in Miami. Alvin Malnik's prescence at this meeting was never confirmed.

February 21, 1962

Charlotte Rudeau the lone employee of the Royal Bank of Canada is detained at Miami International Airport. Instructions to forward mail to Alvin Malnik is found amoung her possessions.

May 1962

Rudeau is fired by Alvin Malnik for providing information about her dutites as an employee of the Royal Bank of Canada.

October 15, 1962

Huntington Hartford signs a contract which insures Alvin Malnik a substanial fee for securing a certificate of exemption for a casino on Paradise Island.

1963

B.-The FBI installs a bug in Malnik's business office. An agent is later caught by Malnik servicing the bug providing the young attorney with a layer of protection he would later use to fend off government investigations.

January 2, 1963

Alvin Malnik and Clifford Jones join Allied President Phillip Matthews in resigning as directors. Allied changes its name to Riverside Financial Corporation.

April 1, 1963

Bahamas Amusement Ltd (ownership split 50/50 between Louis Chesler and the wife of Wallace Groves) receives a exemption to operate a gambling facility anywhere on Grand Bahama Island so long as the casino is built in conjunction with a hotel containing at least 250 rooms. Sir Stafford Sands Bahamas Amusements attorney negotiates an annual license fee of $280,000 per casino and $280 per slot machine.

May 24,1963

Metro Mortgage Foundation goes out of business.

May 24, 1963

Metro Mortgage Foundation goes out of business.

August 14, 1963

The FBI illegally records a conversation between Alvin Malnik and Lansky lieutenant Ben Siegelbaum in which they learn the Lansky syndicate has obtained a confidential report from the justice department concerning the Bank of World Commerce.

October 11, 1963

Returns to Florida from Nassau and continues negotiations to acquire Scopitone Inc.

October 18, 1963

A.-Malnik closes the Scopione deal and sends a telegram to Phillip Mero announcing the receipt of unspecified funds. Malnik invests $5,000 of his own money and lines up 11 co-investors to provide operating capitol for the companies expansion. Amoung the investors are his older brother Irving.

November 1, 1963

Mary Carter Paint Co., acquires the physical property owned by Leo F. Poppel Inc., at a public auction for $25,000. Malnik earned a $54,000 commission for selling Poppel Inc., shares owned by Jay Weiss at a profit.....

http://www.la84foundation.org/SportsLibrar...02/jsh2902k.pdf

"Detrimental to the League":

Gambling and the

Governance of Professional

Football, 1946-1963

MICHAEL E. LOMAX

Department of Physical Education and Sport Studies

University of Georgia

....On October 11, 1959, Bell died and Alvin "Pete" Rozelle

replaced him the following year. Born on March 1, 1926, in South Gate, California,

Rozelle began his career as an assistant athletic director at the University of San Francisco

in 1950. In 1952, he left that job and became publicity director for the Los Angeles Rams.

Four years later Rozelle left the Rams to work for a public relations firm. In 1957, Rozelle

returned to the Rams as general manager at Bell's behest. The commissioner felt that

Rozelle could bring harmony to a club divided by warring factions. When Bell died, a

deadlock developed in the choice of a new commissioner, and Rozelle was chosen as a

compromise candidate. Wellington Mara and Paul Brown put Rozelle's name forward,

and Rosenbloom recommended him for the job.28

To understand the controversy surrounding Carroll Rosenbloom, it is necessary to

describe his relationship with Louis A. Chesler. Chesler was one of Rosenbloom's close

friends, and they were involved in several business deals. In 1962, Chesler controlled three

large companies—Universal Controls, General Development, and Seven Arts, Ltd. Other

corporate officers involved in this sophisticated acquisition of these three companies included

Morris M. Schweble, a New York attorney; Max Orovitz, an associate of gangster

Meyer Lansky; and Carroll Rosenbloom. According to author Robert Pack, Chesler was

instrumental in bringing gambling to Freeport in the Bahamas in 1963. When Chesler

needed advice on staffing the Monte Carlo Casino at Freeport, he turned to Meyer Lansky,

a renowned mob boss and reputed controller of gambling in the Caribbean. Acting on

Lansky's advice, Chesler chose Frank Ritter, Max Courtney, and Charles Brudner—all

New York bookmakers with large clienteles—to run the casino.29

Summer 2002 -297-

JOURNAL OF SPORT HISTORY

In addition to being business associates, Rosenbloom and Chesler were betting partners.

Chesler was known as a "compulsive gambler," and he reportedly wagered as much

as $500,000 on a horse race. Reportedly, Rosenbloom and Chesler wagered a "bundle" on

the 1958 championship game between the Baltimore Colts and the New York Giants.

This contest that went into sudden death overtime has been touted as the game that

established the NFL as a television attraction with enormous audience potential. Both

men supposedly bet on the Colts to win by four or more points. On their way down the

field to ultimate victory, the Colts surprised everyone by passing up an opportunity to kick

a field goal and win by three points. Instead, the Colts risked losing it all, scored a touchdown,

and won by six points. The decision to go for the touchdown instead of a field goal

was a source of controversy. Rosenbloom allegedly got on the press phone and ordered his

team to go for a touchdown, but no evidence exists to determine whether this call was

made. In any event, the Colts won by six points, and Rosenbloom and Chesler were

ecstatic.30

In 1958, Rosenbloom and Chesler advanced the initial start-up capital to Mike

McLaney, a professional gambler, to purchase the Hotel Nacional with its casino in Havana,

Cuba. Rosenbloom loaned McLaney a reported $200,000 to buy the hotel. This

venture, however, coincided with Fidel Castro's takeover of Cuba, forcing McLaney to flee

the country, leaving Rosenbloom and Chesler's money behind. McLaney then filed a $4.2

million lawsuit against Rosenbloom, claiming he had been cut out of a share in the American

Totalizer Company takeover, engineered by the Baltimore owner and Chesler. McLaney

argued that he had introduced the two men and was entitled to a finder's fee. On September

2, 1960, McLaney filed his suit in federal court in Miami, Florida, to recover the fee in

either money or stock. The trial's bizarre testimony resulted in revealing Rosenbloom's

prior gambling activities.31

Four principals who claimed Rosenbloom bet on or against the Baltimore Colts produced

two sets of affidavits. Robert J. McGarvey, a former Philadelphia detective and onetime

Rosenbloom employee, stated that he placed bets for the Baltimore owner on professional

football games. The former detective pointed to the last game of the 1953 season,

between the San Francisco 49ers and the Colts, when Rosenbloom bet against his club and

won a substantial amount of money. Larry E. Murphy, McLaney's chauffeur and

Rosenbloom's golf caddy, asserted, "I particularly remember that in 1953 when his team,

the Colts, was playing against the 49ers out on the coast, Rosenbloom bet a large amount

of money against his own team, and because of the point spread, won the bet." Richard

Melvin, an investor married to Tommy Dorsey's widow, claimed: "I distinctly remember

that during one professional football season he made nine straight winning bets on professional

football games." McLaney also pointed to the final game of the 1953 season. Although

he erroneously stated the Colts played the Pittsburgh Steelers instead of the 49ers,

McLaney declared that Rosenbloom wagered $55,000 against his own team. McLaney

also alleged that the Baltimore owner left several of his best players at home for that game.

Despite this damaging testimony, Federal Judge Joseph P. Lieb dismissed the suit and

ordered the records sealed, on the grounds that revealing the contents of the depositions

would humiliate and embarrass Rosenbloom.32

-298- Volume 29, Number 2

Virtually overlooked, and underreported, was the ongoing investigation of Carroll

Rosenbloom. From the outset, the press focused primarily on the players' indiscretions

and marginalized the Rosenbloom investigation. Baltimore Sun journalist Cameron Snyder

reported that Rozelle said Rosenbloom's accusers withdrew their charges. Tex Maule and

Shirley Povich raised some doubts about the way Rozelle handled the investigation. Maule

pointed to the commissioner withholding the name of Hornung's associate, Barney Shapiro,

until the day he announced the suspensions. Povich focused on Rosenbloom's on-going

investigation citing Rozelle's critics and admirers would anticipate his judgment against

the Baltimore owner. But when Rozelle declared that Rosenbloom's accusers withdrew

their affidavits, Povich wondered what the commissioner meant by that. Both Maule and

Povich speculated whether Rozelle was withholding information. However, Maule quickly

dismissed his suspicion, concluding that his doubts were unfounded.53

On July 16, 1963, Rozelle made public his investigation of Rosenbloom. The commissioner

claimed: "No proof whatever has been uncovered that Rosenbloom ever bet on

a NFL game since becoming an owner . . . the charges were unfounded." In an ironic turn

of events, Rosenbloom's accusers had withdrawn their affidavits. According to Rozelle,

McGarvey issued a new affidavit stating that he wagered on the football games and that to

the best of his knowledge Rosenbloom "never bet on a pro game." As part of Rozelle's final

report, the Baltimore owner "freely admitted that he has bet substantial sums on activities

other than professional football" but indicated "that he has ceased such practices." At the

time of announcement, the media storm had long since subsided.54

It was unclear why Rosenbloom's accusers suddenly withdrew their affidavits.

According to Harris, by the summer of 1963 Mike McLaney scheduled a meeting with

Rozelle and supposedly handed the commissioner an envelope containing retractions of

the previous charges. McLaney reportedly told Rozelle the "Irish Mafia" was after him, the

nickname given to the Kennedy political machine. Rosenbloom was a good friend of

Joseph Kennedy and President John F. Kennedy. The validity of such charges is subject to

debate, but Rosenbloom's connection with Louis Chesler, who had ties with organized

crime, could have also pressured McLaney to withdraw his charges.55

Nevertheless, Rosenbloom was unhappy with the way Rozelle handled the investigation.

According to Harris, Rozelle recalled that the Baltimore owner was "upset about the

delay and thought he was being left on the hook." The Baltimore Sun reported Rozelle

awaited the outcome of the private litigation against Rosenbloom. On June 28, the Baltimore

owner was acquitted of all charges. Rosenbloom's son, Steve, explained: "My father

had helped Rozelle get his job but Rozelle had considered him guilty until proven innocent."

Rosenbloom's anger towards Rozelle was unfounded. The revelations of his gambling

habits were the result of his business deals unrelated to the NFL. In many ways,

Rozelle saved the Baltimore owner's reputation and imposed no fines or a suspension. In

any event, Rozelle's verdict in the Rosenbloom investigation marked the start of a strained

relationship between the two men that lasted for the next fifteen years.56

-304- Volume 29, Number 2

....Part of this answer lies in the way Rozelle handled the Rosenbloom investigation. To

be sure, Carroll Rosenbloom was one of the NFL's most influential owners. His relationship

with Bell lent him influence from the beginning, and his team's success enhanced it.

Rosenbloom was at the forefront in getting the league to recognize the players' union, and

he made an unsuccessful attempt to arrange a possible merger with the AFL. Although the

Baltimore owner denied the charges regarding his betting habits, Rozelle contended he

had no choice but to investigate. To do otherwise would have established a double standard.

In fact, Rozelle established a double standard. According to his report, Rozelle found

no evidence of players giving less than their best or trying to influence the outcome of a

game. The players' association with "known hoodlums," leading to some betting, provided

Rozelle the rationale to impose sanctions. On the other hand, Rozelle justified his

actions to exonerate Rosenbloom when his accusers withdrew their affidavits and a court

of law acquitted him of all charges. Yet no evidence was uncovered to suggest that

Rosenbloom relinquished his relationship with Louis Chesler. Since Rozelle's status as

commissioner was still in question, absolving Rosenbloom was understandable. Like the

players, Rozelle was well aware of the power of the owners......

-306- Volume 29, Number 2

...28 Harris, The League, 7-13, 22-27; idem, "Pete Rozelle," New York Times Magazine, 15 January

1984, p. 16; Leonard Shecter, "Does Pete Rozelle Run Pro Football? Ask Joe Namath," New York Times

Magazine, 17 August 1969, p. 82.

29Robert Pack, Edward Bennett Williams for the Defense (New York: Harper & Row., 1983), 340-

344. For accounts on Chesler's association with Lansky, see Robert Lacy, Little Man: Meyer Lansky and

the Gangster Life (Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1991), 316-317; Hank Messick, Lansky (New York: G.

P. Putnam's Sons, 1971), 221-235; Parrish, They Call It a Game, 190.

30There have been several accounts regarding Rosenbloom's alleged betting coup of the 1958 championship

game. See, for example, Wismer, Public, 52-53; Shecter, "Does Pete Rozelle," 84; Parrish, They

Call It a Game, 190; Pack, Edward Bennett Williams, 339-340; Harris, The League, 45-46; Moldea,

Interference, 89-95.

31 Parrish, They Call It a Game, 190; Pack, Edward Bennett Williams, 342; Baltimore Sun, 13 March

1963; Miami Herald, 13 March 1963.

32Ibid. McGarvey and Melvin quotation in Parrish, They Call It a Game, 193-194.

33Miami Herald, 13 March 1963 (QUOTATION); Parrish, They Call It a Game, 191-192; Harris, The

League, 46-47.

34Baltimore Sun, 13 March 1963....

Summer 2002 -309-

.....53Baltimore Sun, 18 April 1963; Maule, "Players," 25. Povich's speculation in Washington Post, 19

April 1963.

54Rozelle's report in Harris, The League, 47. Baltimore Sun, 17 July 1963; Miami Herald, 17 July

1963; New York Times, 17 July 1963; Washington Post, 17 July 1963. No editorials were uncovered

regarding the Rosenbloom verdict.

55Harris, The League, 47.

56Ibid; Baltimore Sun, 17 July 1963.

Summer 2002 -311-

http://www.mrpopculture.com/files/html/dec31-1952/

Week of December 31, 1952

In sports - Baltimore is just one step away from getting a pro football team. Two

men are leading candidates for team ownership - Carroll Rosenbloom, 45-year-

old wealthy Baltimore clothing manufacturer and Bruce Livie - owner of the

Bobanet Racing Stable and head of the NFL ticket sale drive in Baltimore. The

cash involved would be approximately $200 thousand.

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R. Bruce Livie, Dies at 71; Football and Racing Figure

- New York Times - May 2, 1970

R. Bruce Livie, a founder of the Baltimore Colts football team and former chairman of the Maryland Racing Commission, died here yesterday after surgery.

Livie's Bobanet Stables fielded competitors in prominent horse races from the mid 1940's into the 1950's.

Owners of competing horses were members of Du Pont, Whitney, and Kleberg families.....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_M._Kleberg

Richard Mifflin Kleberg, Sr. (1887-1955) was a seven-term member of the United States House of Representatives from Texas's 14th congressional district over the period 1931-1945 and an heir to the King Ranch in South Texas. He was elected unopposed in 1940 and 1942. Lyndon B. Johnson served as a congressional secretary under Kleberg in 1931.

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… ; Shifts From Lord Boswell for Preakness--12 Due to Run --Assault...

- New York Times - May 8, 1946

With Assault, Robert Kleberg's Texas terror of last Saturday's Run for the Roses, ... Marine Victory, who belongs to Robert Bruce Livie of Baltimore, ...

http://www.kentuckyderby.info/kentuckyderby-trivia.php

....Only 11 horses have won the Triple Crown — the Derby, Preakness and Belmont. And only one inspired such scant faith in the betting public as Assault, who went off at 8-1 in the 1946 Derby. (Maybe it was his Texas roots; nobody could imagine a Texas horse winning the Derby. Or maybe not. Assault had never been favored in any race.) The entry of Lord Boswell, Knockdown and Perfect Barham was an odds-on favorite, but Assault brushed them aside and handily won over other horses whose names had been inspired by the war: Spy Song, Marine Victory and Wee Admiral. Assault’s 8-length victory matched the record held by three other horses, including 1941 Triple Crown champion Whirlaway.

The same names just keep popping up:

http://www.mail-archive.com/ctrl@listserv....m/msg28043.html

an excerpt from:

Interference

Dan E. Moldea©1989

William Morrow and Company, Inc.

New York, NY

ISBN 0-688-08303-X

---[9]--

10

A New Commissioner

......Bookmaker Marty Kane told me, "H. L. Hunt stiffed about four or five

bookmakers for a lot of money, including Gil Beckley. Hunt just told them he

wasn't going to pay. He was really a greasy son of a bitch."

The Hunt family contained serious gamblers. However, there is no evidence

that the low-key Lamar Hunt was ever a sports gambler. Yet, it is difficult

to believe that he did not, wittingly or unwittingly, pass along inside

information about his team to members of his family. There is little in his

father's background to suggest that he was above gaining such an edge.

Another AFL team owner was Barron Hilton. He purchased the Los Angeles

Chargers and moved the team to San Diego in 1961. A longtime gambler, Hilton

was a top executive of the Hilton Hotel chain. He was the son of Conrad

Hilton, who had built the first Hilton Hotel in 1919.[4] Barron's older

brother, Nicky, had been the first husband of actress Elizabeth Taylor.[5]

Barron Hilton, a college dropout, resisted the hotel business at first,

turning down an offer at age nineteen to work for his father. Instead, he

bought interests in other companies. By 1960, he had sold off his own

business and returned to the family fold. He was immediately appointed by his

father as a vice president for the hotel chain. While taking an active role

in Hilton affairs, he helped to create the Carte Blanche credit card company

and bought the Chargers of the AFL.[6]

Hilton told The Wall Street journal that he was called into his father's

office when his businesses appeared to be in trouble. "I've been reviewing

the operations of the football club and I've noticed that you have a very

substantial loss of about $900,000," Conrad Hilton told his son. "And the

credit card business looks to me like it's going to lose about $1.5 million.

What kind of record are you trying to establish?’[7] Barron Hilton later sold

his interest in Carte Blanche, but he kept the Chargers.

Hilton had maintained a long-term personal and business relationship with Los

Angeles attorney Sidney Korshak, according to an official statement made by

Korshak to the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement. Korshak has also

been described by law-enforcement agencies as "the link between the

legitimate business world and organized crime." He had been active in

Hollywood since the early 1940s but had moved to Los Angeles in January 1948,

beginning a new and more sophisticated era of the crime syndicate's

penetration of the film industry.[8]

Korshak had done legal work for Hilton. He had been recommended to Hilton by

Patrick Hoy, a mutual friend and a top executive with General Dynamics, the

military hardware firm.

The other members of the AFL—all of whom put up $25,000 for their charter

franchises, as well as "performance bonds" of $100,000—were

* Philips Petroleum heir and the AFL's cofounder Kenneth Stanley "Bud" Adams

of the Houston Oilers, a close friend of the Hunt family, who owned Texas

Adams Oil which distributed Philips Petroleum's products;

* minor-league baseball team owner Bob Howsam of Colorado, who purchased the

Denver Broncos and immediately named Frank Filchock as his head coach;[9] and

* Austrian-born Max Winter, an ex-boxing promoter and vending machine

operator, who bought the Minnesota Vikings. Winter was the former owner of

the Minneapolis Lakers of the National Basketball Association. The team moved

to Los Angeles in 1957 and became the Los Angeles Lakers.

Two other AFL franchises were purchased in the fall of 1959.

* Detroit trucking executive and thoroughbred race horse stable owner Ralph

C. Wilson, the owner of Ralph C. Wilson Industries and a onetime minority

owner of the Detroit Lions, created the Buffalo Bills after unsuccessfully

attempting to gain the use of the Orange Bowl for a Miami franchise.

* Pittston Corporation executive William H. "Billy" Sullivan, Jr., organized

the Boston Patriots.[10]

World War II pilot and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Joe Foss, the

former governor of South Dakota, was selected as the AFL's commissioner.

League play was slated to begin in 1960.

The owners of the AFL were nicknamed the Foolish Club. Professional football

experts and the media gave the new league little chance of long-term survival.

However, there was good news for the upstart AFL in July 1960. Giving the new

league a showcase, ABC bought the five-year television rights to AFL games

for $10.65 million. The AFL proved its worth, producing a new, wide-open

style of football featuring exciting passers and pass-receivers, as well as

highscoring contests, which caused oddsmakers to take notice and to begin

setting lines on the new league's games.

On October 11, 1959, two months after the formation of the AFL,

sixty-five-year-old Bert Bell died of a heart attack with six years left on

his contract as NFL commissioner. Also, earlier in the year,

seventy-one-year-old Tim Mara, the founder of the New York Giants, had a

heart attack and died too. His team was taken over by his sons, Wellington

and Jack Mara.[11]

Bell had actually been supportive of the entry of the AFL into the ranks of

professional football and provided the new league's management with

considerable advice and support. Although he may have done so for altruistic

purposes, Bell was also fully aware that in Washington, D.C., Congress was in

the midst of its preliminary investigation into possible antitrust violations

within the professional sports world. By encouraging the AFL, Bell and the NFL

had hedged their bet.

After Bell's death, NFL treasurer Austin Gunsel became the acting chief

executive officer of the league. Gunsel, a former FBI agent, wanted to

maintain Bell's ritual of keeping in touch with mobsters and bookmakers in

order to monitor the betting line. "When my father died," Upton Bell told me,

"Austin Gunsel asked my older brother [bert Bell, Jr.] who these people were.

My brother said, 'I don't know, and I wouldn't tell you if I did.' Bert Bell

promised that as long as they gave him the information every week, he would

take their names to his grave-which he did." Consequently, Gunsel had to

develop his own sources.

On January 26, 1960, thirty-three-year-old Alvin "Pete" Rozelle, who had

served as the general manager of the Los Angeles Rams, was tapped to succeed

the seemingly irreplaceable Bell at a meeting of the NFL owners at the

Kenilworth Hotel in Miami. Rozelle was selected as a compromise candidate on

the twentythird ballot of voting.[12] He was strongly supported by New York

Giants owner Wellington Mara, head coach Paul Brown of the Cleveland Browns,

and Carroll Rosenbloom, who placed Rozelle's name in nomination. Rozelle left

the room while the vote was taken. A few minutes later, Rosenbloom came out

alone and gave Rozelle the good news....

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Jim DeEugenio,

Do you happen to have any more information along these lines...(I found the 1987 LA Weekly article on CTKA)?

About 1930, Samuel F. Pryor bought Jupiter Island in Hobe Sound, FL. After Pryor's death in 1934, his daughter Permelia, wife of Joseph Reed, and her brother Sam Pryor, Jr., screened and approved all prospective original buyers of lots on their private island enclave. Residents included Paul Mellon, Bob Lovett, Walter S. Carpenter of Dupont,

Prescott Bush, and Valentine Bartlett, father of Prescott Bush, JFK, and Cord Meyer, Jr., friend, Charles L. Bartlett. Until 1945, David KE Bruce was married to Paul Dillon's sister.

FWIW, a bunch of coincidental relationships common to the small group of original incorporators of Hamburg-Amerika Lines and Union Bank Corp., both seized by the Alien Property Custodian in 1942.

http://hnn.us/articles/1811.html

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By Herbert Parmet 11-17-03

...George Herbert (Bert) Walker’s relationship with Averell Harriman went back to 1919, reported Buchanan, when both went to Paris to set up “the German branch of their banking and investment operations, which were largely based on critical war resources such as steel and coal.” Other corporate entities, all with ties to similar German interests, were then created by UBC, which had Prescott Bush on its board – most notably, the Hamburg-American Line, the Holland-American Trading Corporation, and the Seamless Steel Corporation. On October 12, 1920, the St. Louis Globe-Democrat headlined “Ex-St. Louisan Forms Giant Ship Merger,” explaining that Bert Walker was the “moving power” behind the “merger of two big financial houses in New York, which will place practically unlimited capital at the disposal of the new American-German shipping combine.” In the summer and fall of 1942, Congress, under the authority of the Trading With the Enemy Act, seized the first group of entities, the UBC, the Holland-American Trading Corporation, and the Hamburg-American Line.....

http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=9501EFDF133AE03ABC4E53DFB066838B639EDE

HARRIMAN LINE IN GREAT SEA MERGER; Takes Over All Trade Routes of ...

New York Times - Jun 6, 1920

W. A. Harriman, S. F. Pryor and Lester H. Dsonks, representing by. A. Ilarrlman Co., inc., were duly elected Directors. " Fur many weeks W. A. Harrtman: Co. ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lowell_Thomas#Later_career

Lowell Thomas

...Thomas was a successful businessman. In 1954, he and his long-time business manager/partner Frank Smith bought a small Albany New York-based broadcasting company and turned it into Capital Cities Communications, which in 1986 took over the American Broadcasting Company, and developed the Quaker Hill community in Dutchess County, New York, near Pawling, where Thomas resided when not on the road. Among his neighbors there was Thomas E. Dewey, one of a huge circle of friends that included everyone from the Dalai Lama to Franklin D. Roosevelt. In 1976, President Gerald Ford awarded Thomas the Presidential Medal of Freedom. ....

http://www.museum.tv/eotvsection.php?entrycode=murphythoma

....After service in the U.S. Navy, a Harvard MBA, and five years at Kenyon & Eckhardt and Lever Brothers, Murphy began his broadcasting career with a little help from his father's friends. The legendary broadcaster, Lowell Thomas, and Thomas's business manager, Frank Smith and a few other investors started Hudson Valley Broadcasting. They needed a station manager and turned to their friend's ambitious son. ....

...n 1960, chair Frank Smith moved Murphy to New York City, as executive vice president of Capital Cities. In 1964 Murphy was named president. With Smith's death in 1966, Thomas Murphy became chair and chief executive officer...

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Mary T. Pryor Engaged To Lowell Thomas, Jr.

- Hartford Courant - ProQuest Archiver - Nov 27, 1949

Greenwich, Nov. 26.--(AP.)-- Mr. and Mrs. Samuel F. l , .Ir., today the of their daughter. Miss Mnry Taylor Prynr. lo Lowell Thomas, Jr., ...

http://w-westfall.tripod.com/relfam7b.html

....(1aa) Samuel Frazier Pryor Jr. and Mary Tay (Alderdice) Pryor's daughter Mary Tay Pryor married Lowell Thomas Jr. Lowell Thomas, Jr. was a film and television producer who collaborated with his father, the accomplished reporter and author Lowell Thomas, on several projects before becoming an Alaskan State Senator in the early 1970s, and later the Lieutenant Governor of Alaska (1974-1978). Today, Lowell Thomas Jr. remains an active bush pilot, environmental activist, and he and his wife Mary Tay (Pryor) Thomas continue to live in Alaska. ....

http://www.ctka.net/abc_cap.html

The Seizing of the American Broadcasting Company

This article originally appeared in the February 20-27, 1987 issue of The LA Weekly.

There is an untold story about the ABC television network. It is about how a company in which CIA Director William Casey is a major player took over the network. The least of the questions this raises is whether Casey used his CIA position to help drive down the price of ABC stock, thereby facilitating the takeover. The most important question it raises is, who really controls ABC, and what can be expected of these people?

......ABCIA?...

....A closer look at Cap Cities shows three areas that beg for deeper inquiry. One is the founders themselves --- who they are and what their ties may have been to the U.S. intelligence establishment. Another is the relationship of Cap Cities' founders and execs to a company called Resorts International, some of whose divisions have been said to be intimate with intelligence agencies. And finally, there is the stock deal and William Casey's role in it, as well as any ongoing Casey role in Cap Cities.

Cap Cities was founded in 1954 by several men who were or would become prominent. Chief among them, and the principal players in the company, were famed explorer-newscaster Thomas; Tom Dewey, the former New York governor and twice GOP candidate for president (both, like most other Cap Cities founders, now deceased); and William J. Casey, who was Cap Cities' chief counsel and a member of its board of directors until 1981, when he joined the Reagan administration. He still owns $7.5 million in stock in the now-merged entity called CC/ABC, his largest holding.

Casey should require no introduction. Appointed by Reagan in 1981 as director of the Central Intelligence Agency, he brought to the job an early training in intelligence in the wartime Office of Strategic Services (which later became the CIA) and a lifelong network of friends and allies in the intelligence community. Crafty, secretive, an ardent supporter of covert action and a big-time player in corporate politics, Casey is part of an "old boy" network of intelligence hands who have frequently used American companies to help in intelligence or covert-action matters or, as in the case of ITT and the CIA in Chile, persuaded the CIA to help out in corporate affairs. (Using corporations to help out in a variety of ways --- from washing money, to providing fake business to CIA "front companies," to furnishing cover for intelligence agents --- was a specialty of the man who did the most to give the CIA its power and covert network: its former director, Allen Dulles, a friend, wartime colleague and, rumor has it, business partner of Casey.)

Lowell Thomas was a larger-than-life figure --- an explorer, a broadcast personality, a film documentarist and a best-selling author. The Soviets long accused Thomas of also being an American intelligence agent because he often appeared with photographers and film crews at highly sensitive points of "communist versus the Free World" conflict. Thomas, though he had at minimum good journalistic connections in the U.S. intelligence community, always denied being a spook in the face of published articles questioning his activities. But he made no bones about his staunch anti-communist leanings. (He even appeared with John Wayne, Martha Raye and several U.S. generals in No Substitute for Victory, a denunciation of commie-coddling sponsored by the far-right John Birch Society.)

Thomas lived in a New York state enclave for the rich where one of his neighbors was Thomas E. Dewey. (Another was Lawrence E. Walsh, later to become special prosecutor in the Iran-Contra affair.) Dewey and Thomas later were involved in another company, Mary Carter Paint, which later became Resorts International (more on this below).

Before becoming governor of New York and a presidential candidate, Dewey had been a U.S. attorney and district attorney in New York City, where his biggest success was putting behind bars Mafia chieftain Lucky Luciano, who was Meyer Lansky's mentor. As governor during World War II, Dewey agreed to a deal to parole Luciano in exchange for Mafia assistance to the OSS and Naval Intelligence. The assistance involved helping with the invasion of Sicily and using Mafia-controlled dock workers to guard against Nazi saboteurs.

This led to a long association between the OSS' successor agency --- the CIA --- and the Mafia. According to Rolling Stone investigative reporter Howard Kohn, much of the association passed through Dewey. Kohn has reported that both the CIA (via Dulles) and the Mafia (via Lansky) funneled money and valuable information to Dewey's political campaigns as well as to Dewey's protege, Richard Nixon, and to Nixon's pal Florida Sen. George Smathers, like Nixon a close friend of the shadowy Bebe Rebozo. Kohn alleged that Rebozo and Lansky went on to further profitable associations with Resorts International.

Even before becoming governor, Dewey had close ties to the intelligence community. He was known as "the man" in the U.S. attorney's office who could be relied on to threaten New York publishers with prosecution if they were to publish books revelatory of intelligence matters. Dewey helped suppress several such books.

Joining Dewey and the Murphy family in Cap Cities ownership were powerful New York GOP leader Alger Chapman and, for balance, John McGrath, who managed Democrat Averill Harriman's New York gubernatorial races in the 1950s. Also purchasing Cap Cities stock were the following members of the U.S. House of Representatives: Leo O'Brien, Eugene Keogh and James Delaney, all New York Democrats; and Peter Rodino, New Jersey Democrat and presently head of the House Judiciary Committee.

The final important founding player in Capital Cities is its president, Tom Murphy, who Wall Street and media executives widely consider to be among the most talented and successful businessmen alive. (He is also a director of Texaco and IBM.) A very private man, Murphy associates mainly with his relatives and business cronies, while avoiding the public attention cultivated by media moguls like Ted Turner.

Murphy's Gang

In terms of knowing who the players are behind ABC, these relatives and business associates loom large. Chief among them are people prominent in Resorts International, which, as mentioned above, began as Mary Carter Paint Company and was purchased in 1959 by an investment group that included Lowell Thomas and Thomas Dewey.

Rolling Stone in 1977, after being legally challenged by Resorts, retracted a story that CIA Director Allen Dulles was majorly involved in the buyout. Quoting CIA sources, Kohn wrote that in 1958 Dulles gave Dewey and Thomas $2 million in CIA money to set up a front company. With it they supposedly bought Crosby-Miller Corp, which merged with Mary Carter a year later. In its retraction, Rolling Stone noted that while it respected Kohn as a researcher, Resorts International had shown the magazine persuasive evidence that Kohn had been wrong or been misled by his sources.

Tom Murphy was, according to at least one published report, another member of the purchasing group. So was a man named John Crosby, whose sone James would become chief executive of Mary Carter/Resorts International and whose daughter would become Tom Murphy's wife.

James Crosby, who died last April, was a close friend of Nixon (to whose campaign he donated $100,000 in 1968) and Rebozo, and he played host to the recently deposed Shah of Iran at Resorts International's hotel on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. (The shah, of course, was put on the Persian throne in a coup engineered by the CIA, and maintained close lifelong ties to the agency; it is axiomatic that the agency would have tried to see to his welfare after he fled the country.) John Crosby, according to Kohn, had been, like Casey, a "member of the secret circle that lobbied for establishment of the CIA after World War II."

During the early 70s, Resort International/Mary Carter's activities were occasionally cited in the left-wing press as evidence that it had been carrying out CIA business. When similar allegations appeared in a Las Vegas newspaper, Resorts --- as in the case of Rolling Stone --- threatened suit and won a full retraction.

In 1968, the company changed names, sold the paint business and concentrated on hotels and casinos in Atlantic City and the Bahamas. Later, it acquired its Intertel subsidiary, which specializes in private "security" and in intelligence gathering for corporate and other clients. Among these clients were several with intimate CIA relationships, including ITT, Anastasio Somoza, the Shah of Iran and Howard Hughes' vast empire of casinos and military manufacturers. Some published reports have alleged that Resorts may have engaged in money laundering, mentioning the mob, Nixon, and Rebozo as possible beneficiaries. Resorts has also been accused of having ties to Robert Vesco and the Meyer Lansky faction of the Mafia that was involved in CIA attempts to kill Fidel Castro. New Jersey state law enforcement officers who unsuccessfully opposed Resorts' application for a license to run a casino in Atlantic City also claimed that Resorts had suspicious ties to the mob. (Resorts strongly denied this.)

At their New Jersey casino license hearing, Resorts officials also admitted paying $431,000 that went to Lyndon Pindling when he was the Bahamas' prime minister to obtain gambling rights in that country.

Time magazine has characterized Resorts International as "largely a family affair run by [James] Crosby and some of his relatives." These include the two Crosby sisters, one of whom, as mentioned, married Tom Murphy, while the other married Murphy's brother, Henry. A cousin, Charles Murphy, is the corporate counsel. After Jim Crosby died, the Crosby-Murphy extended family inherited some of his stock and voting control of Resorts and Intertel. (The only member of this cozy clan not included in Resorts operations is brother Peter Crosby, an irrepressible swindler with Mafia ties whose Wall Street shenanigans have earned him several prison sentences.)

With Murphy and the other key players now involved in ABC, Cap Cities and Resorts International, it's useful to explore the significance of their other holding, Resorts' Intertel subsidiary --- the largest private security and spy organization in the U.S.....

The two posts linked below contain information tying in Bush to Tom Devine to Wm. B. Macomber (and his 1960 knowledge of LHO), and Macomber's brother, the mentor of Edward Gordon Hooker's daughter Susan's husband.

Wm. B. Macomber was a busy guy....Yale grad, Marine Capt. in OSS Europe and Burma, best man @ Nancy Bush's 1946 wedding, friend of Prescott Bush, Dept. of State liason to CIA, (or, was it the other way around?) Asst. to John Foster Dulles, waited with Allen Dulles @ hospital during Foster Dulles's surgery, married Dulles's personal secretary, Phyliss Bernau. In 1960, he asked Otepke to look at Oswald, JFK's ambassador to Lebanon, sent to Haiti in early 70's to negotiate release of captured U.S. Ambassador, Nixon's Ambassador to Turkey, Tom Devine's best man in '73 when Devine married the daughter of Samuel Wynne Mills, of....Jupiter Island-Hobe Sound. C. Douglas Dillon appointed Wm. B. Macomber to president of NY. Met. Museum of Art.

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In several pages before this interesting excerpt about Wallace Grove's "service", the suthor of this book goes into detail sbout Thomas, Crosby, Dewey, Murphy and DOJ prosecutor Peloquin, who went from describing the corporate structure as "ripe for a Lansky skim", to resigning from the DOJ in 1966, to work for Mary Carter/Resorts subsidiary, Intertel. see AJ Weberman, Nodule 9.:

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Alan A. Block - 1998 - 345 pages

"...On 30 December 1965, there was an internal CIA request "for a Covert Security Approval" to allow Groves to work as "an advisor" or "possible officer" for a project probably involving Cuba.47 This was approved on 1 1 April..."

I lifted the following info from my post on the Carroll Rosenblooom thread, at this link.:

http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=14186&view=findpost&p=165227

( I am just shocked to discover that Sam Pryor, Jr. did not reveal that his daughter's father in law, Lowell Thomas, along with Thomas's protege, Murphy, were two of the Mary Carter Paints/Resorts "front" men.)

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Hotelman Links Baker with Gambling Casinos

The Virgin Islands Daily News - Nov 8, 1963

Washington (AP) The Washington Post quoted a Las Vegas, Nevada hotel man yesterday saying Robert G. Baker. former Secretary to the Senate's Democrats, set up a meeting for casino operators interested in gambling franchises in Caribbean hotels.

The hotelman, Clifford Jones, part owner of the Thunderbird in the Nevada resort, said Baker had no financial interest in the matter and got "nothing but my good will, which he has anyway." Bakers outside financial affairs as currently under investigation by the Senate Rules Committee.

Jones who does not hold the gambling concession in the Las Vegas hotel, does have casino interests in the West Indies.

He was quoted as saying he got an invitation last summer to put in a bid for the gambling franchise at a hotel in Curacao. He said he did not know anyone in the ownership of the hotel and told Baker "I would be happy id Baker could arrange a meeting."

Jones said he did no know how Baker went about setting the meeting up but there was a conference in New York in June at which Baker introduced him to John Gates, President of Intercontinental Hotels, Inc., a subsidiary of Pan American Airways.

Other participants in the talk with Gates, Jones, said, were Jacob Kozloff, who runs gambling operations in Aruba, and Edward Levinson, owner of the Fremont Hotel in Las Vegas.

Subsequently, Jones said, there was a second meeting with Gates in which Baker took no part. Under discussion, her said, were gambling concessions in both Curacao and the Dominican Republic. He said neither contract has been awarded yet.

Samuel Pryor, a Vice President of Pan American, was quoted as saying Baker phoned him to ask who was the proper person in Pan American to see about bidding on the concessions. He said he mentioned Gates' name and later "I called Gates and told him what they wanted." Pryor said that was all he knew about the negotiations.

"I know Bobby Baker," Pryor said. "Lyndon Johnson is a good friend of mine and Bobby was his assistant. It looked to me that Bobby Baker was doing a political favor for Jones and Levinson.

Baker is reputed to have been backed by Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, former Senate Majority Leader, in the post of Secretary to the Democratic members.

http://books.google.com/books?q=john+gates...=N&start=10

Latin America & Empire Report‎ - Page 16

by North American Congress on Latin America - Latin America

Ben Siegelbaum a long time associate of Meyer Lansky's, he was one of the people used by the Mob to establish contact with Bobby Baker, Lyndon B. Johnson's protege. He owned stock in Baker's Serv-U Corp. with Ed Torres and Ed Levinson, the two other Lansky associates. Barker introduced Siegelbaum to John Gates of Intercontinental Hotel Corp., a subsidiary of Pan American Airways. The Lansky group was anxious to land casino concessions for Intercontinental Hotels in the Caribbean and Latin America. Siegelbaum was alson one of the key people used by the Mob for illegal moverment of funds across borders. For many years he acted as a "bagman" or courier for the Mob. He went on to become one of the official owners of the Exchange and Investment Bank if Switzerland, known as a "laundromat" for Lansky money....

http://books.google.com/books?um=1&lr=...=N&start=10

Payoff: The Role of Organized Crime in American Politics‎ - Page 151

by Michael Dorman - Organized crime - 1972 - 333 pages

John Gates, board chairman of Intercontinental Hotels, was in charge of choosing the gamblers. He needed men familiar with the credit aspects of casino gambling--expert at judging how much credit to extend and at collecting from losing bettors.....

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From 1928 to 1931 a codebreaker wrote two articles

entitled

The Deciphering of Cryptograms. Police Journal, Dec. 1928, pp. 621-633.

The Jules Verne Cipher. Police Journal, Jan. 1931, pp. ...107-119

His name was C. W. R. Hooker; I do not know what the initials

C.W.R. stand for.......

There seems to be nothing on this guy, I am just wondering

if he could have been a relative of the Hooker's featured

in some of Tom Scully's threads......

FWIW

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Jim DeEugenio,

Do you happen to have any more information along these lines...(I found the 1987 LA Weekly article on CTKA)?

About 1930, Samuel F. Pryor bought Jupiter Island in Hobe Sound, FL. After Pryor's death in 1934, his daughter Permelia, wife of Joseph Reed, and her brother Sam Pryor, Jr., screened and approved all prospective original buyers of lots on their private island enclave. Residents included Paul Mellon, Bob Lovett, Walter S. Carpenter of Dupont, Prescott Bush, and Valentine Bartlett, father of Prescott Bush, JFK, and Cord Meyer, Jr., friend, Charles L. Bartlett. Until 1945, David KE Bruce was married to Paul Dillon's sister.

Paul Mellon's sister. Their father was Secretary of the Treasury Andrew W. Mellon. Paul was married to Bunny Mellon, one of Jackie Kennedy's good socialite friends.

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From 1928 to 1931 a codebreaker wrote two articles

entitled

The Deciphering of Cryptograms. Police Journal, Dec. 1928, pp. 621-633.

The Jules Verne Cipher. Police Journal, Jan. 1931, pp. ...107-119

His name was C. W. R. Hooker; I do not know what the initials

C.W.R. stand for.......

There seems to be nothing on this guy, I am just wondering

if he could have been a relative of the Hooker's featured

in some of Tom Scully's threads......

FWIW

Robert, CWR Hooker seems unrelated, but he is Charles William Ross Hooker, married to U. of Penn. grad., Mary Ruth Whittle of Blue Mountain, Miss. Her father seems to have been Rev. Walter Andrew Whittle.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&tbs=bks%3A1&q=%22mary+ruth+whittle%22++&btnG=Search&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=

Who was who among English and European authors, 1931-1949: based ...

1978 - 1564 pages - Snippet view

Hooker, Chas. Wm. Ross, OBE, MA, B.Sc. 4: Lon 1884. t: Bancroft's Sc, Univ Col Lon & Clare Col Cam. m: Mary Ruth Whittle. 1:1. d: 1. na: Ed Lady Clare Mag Cam 1903-04, Code & Cryptographic expert to Intelligence Service during War '15-19. Publ: What is the Fourth Dimension?; Textbook of Chemistry (with HA Wootton). ct: The Police Journ, Harmeworth Business Ency, etc. 1.1: Popular science, codes & cryptography, a: " Linie Rock ", Hillside Rd, Harpenden. f: 544. H00LK-JACK80K, Percy ...

And, Linda, the close ties Jackie and her in-laws had with so many potential and actual adversaries, DeMohrenschildt, Ernest Byfield Jr., and his mother, Gladys Tartiere, the Chicago democratic party political machine, etc., etc., etc., folks from the Rockefeller-Pryor-Lovett-Bush enclave on Jupiter Island, neighbor Earl "Vanderbilt" Smith at Palm Beach, make it all the more curious that no one warned JFK or Jackie about a plot in Chicago, Miami, or Dallas. Or, maybe Jackie did receive warning, or, maybe the plot(s) were so compartmentalized that one group only had knowledge of and selected and dispatched Ruby, and the actual hit on JFK was planned and kept totally apart from and much more secret than Ruby's role....

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