Guest Tom Scully Posted March 5, 2012 Share Posted March 5, 2012 (edited) A short synopsus; an Irish immigrant named John K. O'Doherty settles in River Forest, IL, via Brooklyn, NY, and eventually manages an insurance agency. He has a sister, Gladys Corser, who lives in Houston, TX and is employed by the IRS. Two or their brothers, Vincent and Eugene, do not emigrate from Ireland for a number of years. John K. eventually sponsors Vincent, who initially comes to live with John in River Forest and works for several years for a major lumber supplier there. The other brother, Eugene, is sponsored by their sister Gladys Corser in Houston, where he meets and is employed for a short time by photography studio owner Jack Nichols Payton, the head of the local John Birch chapter and a friend of General Edwin Walker. Eugene soon moves to the town in Ohio near where his brother Vincent lives. Vincent has moved from River Forest to Ohio by 1963. Vincent tells the FBI when he is contacted by them after an operator overheard a suspicious conversation conducted between Eugene in Ohio and Jack Payton in Texas, shortly after Ruby shot LHO, that Eugene had returned to Texas to work for Payton early in 1963 and had been introduced to General Walker by Payton. Vincent related that Eugene had conducted an interview of Walker approved for publication by Walker, but Eugene had yet to find a paying publisher of the Walker interview. Eugene had returned to live in Ohio a second time, just weeks prior to the shooting attempt against Walker. It also just so happened that their brother John's daughter was married in the same small RC church as Tony Accardo's daughter was, just months apart. So was the daughter of a friend of JR Willens who accompanied Willens on a 1956 trip to the Soviet Union. It also happens that Vincent O'Doherty likely sold lumber to River Forest home builder, JR Willens, a man who happened to move right next door to Tony Accardo in River Forest, and had a son, Howard, who happened to design the organizational structure of the Warren Commission, and to set and direct the WC's investigative priorities. There would have been a disincentive for Howard Willens, especially since a 1964 CIA report also described him as head of the DOJ criminal division, to insist on a thorough investigation of Eugene O'Doherty and his brothers, John and Vincent because Howard Willens probably considered it irrelevant that John O'Doherty was a parishioner of the same church as Tony Accardo, that Vincent probably knew Willens's father when Vincent was a River Forest lumber salesman, and because the detail of Willens's father moving in next door to Tony Accardo seems not even known to the CIA at that time. So, there is a reasonable possibility that there were conflicting interests at the WC blocking as thorough an investigation of Walker, Payton, and the four O'Doherty siblings and the odd telephone call between Payton and Eugene O'Doherty that had aroused a telephone operator to the extent she listened in on and then reported the call for further investigation, as might have taken place if Howard Willens had not had the WC responsibilities he later testified as having, or if the O'Dohertys had had no ties to River Forest. http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?docId=145523&relPageId=395 http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?docId=145523&relPageId=396 http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?docId=145523&relPageId=397 ...Vincent (O'Doherty) said that Eugene had not returned to Texas since coming to Columbus, Ohio. however, Eugene has called their sister, Gladys Corser, on a number of occasions.. ...Vincent said that Eugene had informed him that he had met and talked with General Walker in Walker's home in Texas. he said Eugene may have met General Walker through Peyton. Eugene, ????? between August, 1962, and April, 1963, actually interviewed General Walker, and as a result of that interview.... Links to last two pages: http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?docId=145523&relPageId=398 http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?docId=145523&relPageId=399 Jack Nichols Payton agreed to pay for the call from Eugene O'Doherty, a man with one brother, Vincent in the lumber business in River Forest, IL, at the same time JR Willens was building a large number homes in the area, and another brother, John K. O'Doherty, who had sponsored Vincent's immigration from Ireland, lived and worked in River Forest, and was a parishioner in the same St. Luke's catholic church as Tony Accardo just happened to be. John K. O'Doherty and Tony Accardo were fathers of daughters who were both married in 1961, six months apart, in St. Luke's church.: Marriage Announcement 13 -- No Title - Chicago Tribune - Apr 30, 1961 St. Luke Catholic church, River Forest, will be the for the October of Miss Barbara Ann O'Doherty, daugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. John K. O'Doherty, ACCARDO ASKS MOB TO PARTY - Chicago Tribune - Apr 20, 1961 The ceremony will be in St. Luke's at 528 Lathrop av., River Forest. The church is a half mile from Accardo's home at 915 Franklin av., River Fores\, ... http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=GE8_AAAAIBAJ&sjid=t1AMAAAAIBAJ&pg=3067,105327&dq=wedding+missing-cars&hl=en ['rime Syndicate Branches Out .Trace Missing Cars To... Windsor Star - May 30, 1961 And on April a wedding was held at St. Luke's Roman Catholic Church in River ... The- link between the missing autos and the marriage in River —the crime ...girl being married was Linda Lee Accardo...Police were outside the church checking on the guests. The found a surprising num- ber were driving cars missing from the Sterling-Harris auto agency on Cicero Avenue..... The federal government, operating under orders from the attorney-general, Robert P. Kennedy, formed a special prosecuting unit in Chicago last week and the Sterling_Harris case was put on the top of its agenda... (Oh, Really...."on the top of its agenda?"} Out on bail pending appeal from an income tax evasion conviction, G-Man Howard Willen's father lives next door, Richard Cain is soon to be his or Giancana's plant in the Sheriff's office, and his guests are driving extremely hot stolen cars to the church. Look at that smile, does he look like a man under siege, or a man with no worries?: http://books.google.com/books?id=p08EAAAAMBAJ&q=wedding#v=onepage&q=wedding&f=true http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?docId=62264&relPageId=159 The FBI exhibits no interest in even asking about Eugene O'Doherty's interview of Edwin Walker or in the story O'Doherty wrote about Walker, which Eugene's brother Vincent told the FBI had been approved by Walker for publication.: http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?docId=62264&relPageId=165 By 1958, wouldn't someone have to either be crazy or hooked up, to move himself and his wife into the house next door neighbor of Tony Accardo? https://www.google.com/search?tbm=bks&tbo=1&q=van+corbin+former+neighbor&btnG= Family Affair: Treachery, Greed, and Betrayal in the Chicago Mafia books.google.com Sam Giancana, Scott M. Burnstein - 2010 - 294 pages - Google eBook - Preview ...Specifically, close to fifteen years earlier, when Accardo was suspected to have ordered a murder contract on a man named Van Corbin. A builder, part-time thief, and former neighbor of the don, Corbin had been hired by the Accardo ... https://www.google.com/search?q=van+corbin+IRS&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:unofficial&client=firefox-a#pq=van+corbin+irs&hl=en&ds=n&cp=78&gs_id=1b&xhr=t&q=%22been+extremely+nervous+recently+because+of+his+talks+with+the+IRS+about+his*%22&tok=qlXtDQcWaQzw3Orxe7IVCg&pf=p&sclient=psy-ab&client=firefox-a&hs=8ek&rls=org.mozilla:en-US%3Aunofficial&tbs=ar:1&tbm=nws&source=hp&pbx=1&oq=%22been+extremely+nervous+recently+because+of+his+talks+with+the+IRS+about+his*%22&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&gs_sm=&gs_upl=&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=be59eea957654fe1&biw=1280&bih=781 LINK TALKS WITH IRS IN GANG SLAYING - Chicago Tribune - Jul 21, 1966 Friends of Corbin told police he had been extremely nervous recently because of his talks with the IRS about his tax re- turns and those of people for whom had built homes. ... http://books.google.com/books?id=GFYEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA3&dq=%22neighbor+of+accardo#v=onepage&q=%22neighbor%20of%20accardo&f=false Reunion on the gangland beat - Apr 21, 1967 - Page 3 books.google.com LIFE - Vol. 62, No. 16 - 136 pages - Magazine The Gangland Beat ....... "Don't follow the Runyonesque bit too far," says Smith. "These people are not just lovable rogues with funny nicknames. I remember one guy they killed by impaling him on a meat hook and torturing him for three days. And the neighbor who let me use his house to watch the Accardo party had his factory bombed a few days later. These people are a threat -- one the public doesn't really appreciate.".... https://www.google.com/search?q=van+corbin+IRS&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:unofficial&client=firefox-a#sclient=psy-ab&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=R2P&rls=org.mozilla:en-US%3Aunofficial&tbs=ar:1&tbm=nws&source=hp&q=accardo+fence+neighbor&pbx=1&oq=accardo+fence+neighbor&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&gs_sm=s&gs_upl=335118l335308l10l336792l5l1l0l0l0l0l313l313l3-1l1l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=be59eea957654fe1&biw=1280&bih=781 Underworld Doss Lives In Lavish .Mar . St. Joseph News-Press - Jul 10, 1958 At one of these parties— held in 1955— reporters peering through h the fence spotted Accardo in shorts carrying on an animated conversation with his cronies ... Rackets Figure . Spokesman-Review http://www.aarclibrary.com/archive/jfk/wc/wcvols/wh24/html/WH_Vol24_0273a.htm CE 2094 - FBI report of interview conducted on November 25, 1963, of Jack Nicholas Payton at Bellaire, Tex. (CD 301, ...). https://www.google.com/search?q=Jack+Nichols+Payton++&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:unofficial&client=firefox-a#sclient=psy-ab&hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US%3Aunofficial&tbm=bks&source=hp&q=%22*Senator+from+Arizona+and+for+your+Founder%2C+Barry+Payton%22&pbx=1&oq=%22*Senator+from+Arizona+and+for+your+Founder%2C+Barry+Payton%22&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&gs_sm=s&gs_upl=15567l15567l7l16564l1l1l0l0l0l0l146l146l0.1l1l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=460d130ed75b57e9&biw=1280&bih=781 The White book of the John Birch Society for ... books.google.com John Birch Society - 1961 - ...Sincerely, Our Youngest Honorary Member Named for the distinguished Senator from Arizona and for your Founder, Barry Payton was 4 1/2 months old when this picture was taken a month ago. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack N. Payton, of Austin, Texas, Mr. Payton being Chapter Leader of our Chapter No. 444 in that city. And, if we all do our job well enough, Barry Payton will -- as his father says live to see the day when we will have less government, more responsibility, and a much better world. (quote)http://www.joplinglobe.com/obituaries/x1910033953/Jack-Nichols-Payton June 11, 2010 Jack Nichols Payton The Joplin Globe BASTROP, TX — Jack Nichols Payton passed away on June 8, 2010, at 10:34 a.m. at the age of 91, at his home in Bastrop, Texas. He was born in Joplin, Mo., Aug. 30, 1918. He was third child of George Warren and Letha Nichols Payton. Jack graduated from Joplin High School in 1937, and attended junior college in Joplin. In 1941, Jack joined the Army before war broke out. He knew war was inevitable. Three days later he volunteered for the Army Air Corps. Jack served four years in the 8th Air Force stationed in Texas, Kansas, and England, with the 44th Bomb Group. He was a trainer and crew chief on a B-24 Liberator Bomber and flew 31 daytime missions before returning to Joplin in November 1945. Because of his war time service he was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, Air Medal with three Oak Clusters, the Distinguished Flying Cross and a Bronze Star. After the war, Jack began work as a professional photographer, developed a unique system and moved his fledgling company to Houston, Texas, where he met and married the love of his life, Nancy Mackey. They married Dec. 22, 1951, in Austin, Texas. Jack and Nancy developed a process oriented high volume photography system and founded the original baby boomer photographer business which was the concept forerunner of the baby portrait industry of today. Jack was preceded in death by his two sisters and brother, Virginia Unger, Jean Klein and George Warren Payton Jr. Jack is survived by his wife of 58 1Ž2 years and his six children, Jack Nichols Payton Jr., Patricia Butler Spiers, Baron Welch Payton, Sarah Payton Gehmann, Joseph Mackey Payton and Paul Daniel Payton. He is also survived by his 12 grandchildren,...(/quote) More, here: http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=18446&view=findpost&p=240539 Edited March 5, 2012 by Tom Scully Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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