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Times-Picayune Publishing Co. v. United States, 345 U.S. 594 (1953)

U.S. Supreme Court, (May 25, 1953)

Docket number: 374

Ashton Phelps argued the cause for appellants in No. 374 and appellees in No. 375. With him on the brief were Charles E. Dunbar, Jr., Henry N. Ess and James C. Wilson.

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Times-Picayune Publishing Co. v. United States, 345 U.S. 594 (1953)

U.S. Supreme Court, (May 25, 1953)

Docket number: 374

Ashton Phelps argued the cause for appellants in No. 374 and appellees in No. 375. With him on the brief were Charles E. Dunbar, Jr., Henry N. Ess and James C. Wilson.

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http://www.jfk-online.com/jpsgatguat.html

After leaving the FBI offices, BARRIOS and GATLIN met with a Mr. DUNBAR, who occasionally represents the United Fruit Co. in New Orleans. They asked for one million dollars from the United Fruit Co., in support of BARRIOS' intended revolutionary movement in Guatemala, but they were unsuccessful in obtaining any commitment.

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Louisiana Secretary of State

Detailed Record

Charter/Organization ID: 02402640X

Name: FOR AMERICA

Type Entity: Non-Profit Corporation or Co-op (Non-Louisiana)

Status: Not Active (Action by Secretary of State)

2008 Annual Report/Reinstatement form is required in order to reinstate Print Annual Report/Reinstatement Form For Filing

Mailing Address: 208 S LASALLE ST, CHICAGO, IL 60604

Domicile Address: 208 S LASALLE ST, CHICAGO, IL 60604

Principal Office: 208 S LASALLE ST, CHICAGO, IL 60604

Principal Bus. Est. in Louisiana:

Qualified: 07/14/1954

Registered Agent (Appointed 7/14/1954): CHARLES E. DUNBAR, JR., 321 ST. CHARLES, NEW ORLEANS, LA 70130

Registered Agent (Appointed 7/14/1954): SUMTER D. MARKS, JR., 321 ST CHARLES, NEW ORLEANS, LA 70130

Registered Agent (Appointed 7/14/1954): LOUIS B. CLAVERIE, 321 ST. CHARLES, NEW ORLEANS, LA 70130

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

United Fruit Building entrance, 321 St. Charles St., New Orleans, LA

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Charter/Organization ID: 22901090D

Name: MODERN MATERIALS OF LOUISIANA INC.

Type Entity: Business Corporation

Status: Not Active (Action by Secretary of State)

2009 Annual Report/Reinstatement form is required in order to reinstate Print Annual Report/Reinstatement Form For Filing

Mailing Address: ', NEW ORLEANS, LA 70150

Domicile Address: ', NEW ORLEANS, LA 70150

File Date: 01/11/1955

Registered Agent (Appointed 1/11/1955): J. BARWELL PHELPS, UNITED FRUIT BLDG, NEW ORLEANS, LA 70130

Registered Agent (Appointed 1/11/1955): ASHTON PHELPS, UNITED FRUIT BLDG, NEW ORLEANS, LA 70130

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Name: THE DIXIE PARKING CORPORATION

Type Entity: Business Corporation

Status: Not Active (Action by Secretary of State)

2008 Annual Report/Reinstatement form is required in order to reinstate Print Annual Report/Reinstatement Form For Filing

Mailing Address: C/O ESMOND PHELPS, 321 ST. CHARLES ST., NEW ORLEANS, LA

Domicile Address: 321 ST. CHARLES ST., NEW ORLEANS, LA 70150

File Date: 05/07/1937

Registered Agent (Appointed 0/00/0000): ESMOND PHELPS, 321 ST. CHARLES ST., NEW ORLEANS, LA

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Note: Just in event you have forgotten (or never knew) where LHO applied for a job at.

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Name: CENTRAL AUTOMATIC SPRINKLER CO. OF TEXAS

Type Entity: Business Corporation (Non-Louisiana)

Status: Not Active (Voluntary action)

Mailing Address:

Domicile Address: 9760 LEMMON AVE., DALLAS, TX 77001

Qualified: 09/02/1949

Registered Agent (Appointed 9/02/1949): ESMOND PHELPS, NO STREET ADDRESS, NEW ORLEANS, LA

Registered Agent (Appointed 9/20/1949): LOUIS B. CLAVERIE, NO STREET ADDRESS, NEW ORLEANS, LA

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Name: COATS SAFE & LOCK COMPANY, LTD.

Type Entity: Business Corporation

Status: Not Active (Action by Secretary of State)

2008 Annual Report/Reinstatement form is required in order to reinstate Print Annual Report/Reinstatement Form For Filing

Mailing Address: 321 ST CHARLES, NEW ORLEANS, LA 70130

Domicile Address: 321 ST CHARLES, NEW ORLEANS, LA 70130

File Date: 07/07/1914

Registered Agent (Appointed 7/07/1914): ESMOND PHELPS, 321 ST. CHARLE ST, NEW ORLEANS, LA 70130

Registered Agent (Appointed 7/07/1914): CHARLES E. DUNBAR JR., 321 ST. CHARLES ST, NEW ORLEANS, LA 70130

Registered Agent (Appointed 7/07/1914): SUMTER MARKS JR., 321 ST. CHARLES ST, NEW ORLEANS, LA 70130

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Name: VIGILANCE INCORPORATED

Type Entity: Non-Profit Corporation or Co-op (Non-Louisiana)

Status: Not Active (Action by Secretary of State)

2009 Annual Report/Reinstatement form is required in order to reinstate Print Annual Report/Reinstatement Form For Filing

Mailing Address: 100 W 10TH ST, WILMINGTON, DE 19801

Domicile Address: 100 W 10TH ST, WILMINGTON, DE 19801

Principal Office: 100 W 10TH ST, WILMINGTON, DE 19801

Qualified: 03/16/1951

Registered Agent (Appointed 3/16/1951): CHARLES E. DUNBAR, JR., 1300 HIBERNIA BLDG, NEW ORLEANS, LA 70112

Registered Agent (Appointed 3/16/1951): SUMTER D. MARKS, JR., 1300 HIBERNIA BLDG, NEW ORLEANS, LA 70112

Registered Agent (Appointed 3/16/1951): LOUIS B. CLAVERIE, 1300 HIBERNIA BLDG, NEW ORLEANS, LA 70112

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There's an article in today's Burlington County Times (Sunday, March 29, 2009) in the Sunday Outlook section under Commentary: Admired by Hitler, dated by JFK, she chose a cowboy. By Jerry Jones Correspondent. At the end of the article it says: (Jerry Jones' column appears in the Sunday Outlook section.)

The article is about Inga Arvad, and goes into details of her life, but neglects to mention that she worked for the North American Newspaper Alliance (NANA).

Can anyone find this article online?

I can't.

BK

Commentary

Admired by Hitler, dated by JFK, she chose a cowboy

By Jerry Jones

Correspondent

During the past couple of years, the local newspapers have been fled with stories about a small and relatively unknown area of Bucks County (Pennsylvania) known as Dolington.

After a long and drawn-out battle among land developers, local officials and groups of private citizens, the tiny community, situated about halfway between Newtown and Washington Crossing, was eventually chosen as the site of the new National Veterans Cemetery.

While it didn't make headlines at the time, for a couple of years following World War II, Dolington was the home of one of the most controversial figures in recent American history.

Her name was Inga Arvad, and at the time, she was married to former cowboy movie actor and real-life Western leged Tim McCoy.

While most of their Bucks County neighbors were long familiar with McCoy's exploits - both on screen and in real life, few if any of them realized that his wife had once been an internationally known and controversial celebrity in her own right.

Born Inga Maria Peterson in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1913, she changed her name to Arvad in 1931 after being named a major Danish Newspaper's annual "Beauty Queen."

By the time the extremely bright and beautiful young women had finished school, she could speak three languages fluently: English, French and German.

Inga's real rise to fame began during a visit to Germany in 1935, when she attended a luncheon at the Danish embassy in Berlin.

There, the then 22-year-old beauty heard a rumor that Herman Goering, the field marshall of the German Luftwaffe, was engaged to be married.

Pretending to be a news reporter, she obtained an interview with his fiancee and sold it to a Danish newspaper. The paper's editor was so impressed that he hired her as a foreign correspondent and assigned her to cover the wedding.

It was there that Inga met Adolf Hitler, Goering's best man. Through her contacts with Goering's wife, she later granted several exclusive interviews with Hitler, who apparently was smitten by what he often referred to in press accounts of the time as Inga's "perfect Nordic beauty."

As a member of the foreign press, Inga covered the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, where she again interviewed Hitler, who also posed with her for photographs.

According to Inga, the German foreign minister approached her in 1936 about becoming a spy for Germany in Paris. Frightened, she refused the request and immediately fled Germany.

Arriving in the United States in 1940, she quickly landed a job as a columnist for the Washington Times Herald.

In January 1942, barely a month after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and America's entery into the war, nationally known radio commentator Walter Winchell broke the story that a young naval officer - the son of a former ambassador - was dating a young women whom many suspected of being a Nazi spy.

The naval officer was future U.S. President John F. Kennedy.

His father, Joseph Kennedy, was the former ambassador to Great Britain.

The women was Inga.

At that period in our history, government agencies were looking for spies under every bedcover, and gossip columnists like Winchell often helped them fuel the flames.

What had apparently sparked Winchell's suspicions was the discovery of one of the photographs of Inga with Hiter. But since it was later learned that the FBI had bugged Inga's apartment and monitored all her conversations - including those with Kennedy - it's probable that much of Winchell's information came from an FBI informant.

Most assume that informant was FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover himself.

Although Hoover later admitted that his investigation found that Inga was not a German spy and had never worked for the Nazis, he refused Kennedy's request to acknowledge that publicly.

At the time the story broke, Kennedy was serving in Naval Intelligence and one of his superior officers, concerned that he might inadvertently be feeding Inga secrets, wanted him thrown out of the service.

Since Kennedy did not have access to critical intelligence information, and since his father was a former ambassador with White House connections, the young officer was merely relocated instead of being sacked.

Only two days after Winchell's column appeared, Kennedy was transferred out of Washington and ultimately sent to the South Pacific, where he wound up commanding the ill-fated PT-109.

At war's end, Kennedy left the Navy and entered politics. Inga became a screenwriter at MGM and ocasionally filled in for Hollywood gossip columnist Sheila Graham.

In 1946, when she was editor of Harper's Bazaar magazine, Inga met McCoy - then 55 - at a Hollywood luncheon.

McCoy, a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II, by then wasa longtime veteran of Western films and a respected authority on both the Old West and Indian sign language.

The two hit it off and were soon married. They settled for a while on a 27-acre estate they called Dolington Manor.

During the time they spent there, their son, Ronald was born at Abington Memorial Hospital.

However, the McCoy's stay in Buck's County was short-lived.

When McCoy was offered a TV documentary on the Old West that was being produced in Hollywood, they returned to California.

Following a long and sometimes controversial career, Inga lived out her final years in quiet retirement with McCoy at their ranch home in Nogales, Ariz.

In 1972, when working on a Western film anthology involving McCoy, I had the opportunity to speak with Inga on several occassions, but never questioned her on the controversial aspects of her life. She died the following year. McCoy would follow his wife in death in 1978.

Burlington County (NJ) Times, Sunday March 29, 2009.

Jerry Jones column appears in the Sunday Outlook section.

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There's an article in today's Burlington County Times (Sunday, March 29, 2009) in the Sunday Outlook section under Commentary: Admired by Hitler, dated by JFK, she chose a cowboy. By Jerry Jones Correspondent. At the end of the article it says: (Jerry Jones' column appears in the Sunday Outlook section.)

The article is about Inga Arvad, and goes into details of her life, but neglects to mention that she worked for the North American Newspaper Alliance (NANA).

Can anyone find this article online?

I can't.

BK

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Commentary

Admired by Hitler, dated by JFK, she chose a cowboy

By Jerry Jones

Correspondent

During the past couple of years, the local newspapers have been fled with stories about a small and relatively unknown area of Bucks County (Pennsylvania) known as Dolington.

After a long and drawn-out battle among land developers, local officials and groups of private citizens, the tiny community, situated about halfway between Newtown and Washington Crossing, was eventually chosen as the site of the new National Veterans Cemetery.

While it didn't make headlines at the time, for a couple of years following World War II, Dolington was the home of one of the most controversial figures in recent American history.

Her name was Inga Arvad, and at the time, she was married to former cowboy movie actor and real-life Western leged Tim McCoy.

While most of their Bucks County neighbors were long familiar with McCoy's exploits - both on screen and in real life, few if any of them realized that his wife had once been an internationally known and controversial celebrity in her own right.

Born Inga Maria Peterson in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1913, she changed her name to Arvad in 1931 after being named a major Danish Newspaper's annual "Beauty Queen."

By the time the extremely bright and beautiful young women had finished school, she could speak three languages fluently: English, French and German.

Inga's real rise to fame began during a visit to Germany in 1935, when she attended a luncheon at the Danish embassy in Berlin.

There, the then 22-year-old beauty heard a rumor that Herman Goering, the field marshall of the German Luftwaffe, was engaged to be married.

Pretending to be a news reporter, she obtained an interview with his fiancee and sold it to a Danish newspaper. The paper's editor was so impressed that he hired her as a foreign correspondent and assigned her to cover the wedding.

It was there that Inga met Adolf Hitler, Goering's best man. Through her contacts with Goering's wife, she later granted several exclusive interviews with Hitler, who apparently was smitten by what he often referred to in press accounts of the time as Inga's "perfect Nordic beauty."

As a member of the foreign press, Inga covered the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, where she again interviewed Hitler, who also posed with her for photographs.

According to Inga, the German foreign minister approached her in 1936 about becoming a spy for Germany in Paris. Frightened, she refused the request and immediately fled Germany.

Arriving in the United States in 1940, she quickly landed a job as a columnist for the Washington Times Herald.

In January 1942, barely a month after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and America's entery into the war, nationally known radio commentator Walter Winchell broke the story that a young naval officer - the son of a former ambassador - was dating a young women whom many suspected of being a Nazi spy.

The naval officer was future U.S. President John F. Kennedy.

His father, Joseph Kennedy, was the former ambassador to Great Britain.

The women was Inga.

At that period in our history, government agencies were looking for spies under every bedcover, and gossip columnists like Winchell often helped them fuel the flames.

What had apparently sparked Winchell's suspicions was the discovery of one of the photographs of Inga with Hiter. But since it was later learned that the FBI had bugged Inga's apartment and monitored all her conversations - including those with Kennedy - it's probable that much of Winchell's information came from an FBI informant.

Most assume that informant was FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover himself.

Although Hoover later admitted that his investigation found that Inga was not a German spy and had never worked for the Nazis, he refused Kennedy's request to acknowledge that publicly.

At the time the story broke, Kennedy was serving in Naval Intelligence and one of his superior officers, concerned that he might inadvertently be feeding Inga secrets, wanted him thrown out of the service.

Since Kennedy did not have access to critical intelligence information, and since his father was a former ambassador with White House connections, the young officer was merely relocated instead of being sacked.

Only two days after Winchell's column appeared, Kennedy was transferred out of Washington and ultimately sent to the South Pacific, where he wound up commanding the ill-fated PT-109.

At war's end, Kennedy left the Navy and entered politics. Inga became a screenwriter at MGM and ocasionally filled in for Hollywood gossip columnist Sheila Graham.

In 1946, when she was editor of Harper's Bazaar magazine, Inga met McCoy - then 55 - at a Hollywood luncheon.

McCoy, a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II, by then wasa longtime veteran of Western films and a respected authority on both the Old West and Indian sign language.

The two hit it off and were soon married. They settled for a while on a 27-acre estate they called Dolington Manor.

During the time they spent there, their son, Ronald was born at Abington Memorial Hospital.

However, the McCoy's stay in Buck's County was short-lived.

When McCoy was offered a TV documentary on the Old West that was being produced in Hollywood, they returned to California.

Following a long and sometimes controversial career, Inga lived out her final years in quiet retirement with McCoy at their ranch home in Nogales, Ariz.

In 1972, when working on a Western film anthology involving McCoy, I had the opportunity to speak with Inga on several occassions, but never questioned her on the controversial aspects of her life. She died the following year. McCoy would follow his wife in death in 1978.

Burlington County (NJ) Times, Sunday March 29, 2009.

Jerry Jones column appears in the Sunday Outlook section.

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Correction:

Among the papers taken from Lee H. Oswald when he was arrested in New Orleans was one kept by Det. Martello, who privately questioned Oswald twice.

The document was found in Oswald's NOPD file after the assassination and includes names and phone numbers of people Oswald knew in USSR, including Priscilla Johnson and "Goldeberg," who I had previously identified in an earlier post as Sidney Goldberg, editor at North American Newspaper Alliance and one of Priscilla Johnson's editors.

I now know, from WC CE 2719, that the "Goldberg" noted in Oswald's document is A. I. Goldberg, Abraham Isaac Goldberg, a Moscow reporter for AP who also interviewed Oswald in USSR but didn't file a story, as far as I can tell.

I now stand corrected, and you can't say I don't change my mind with new information.

BK

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There's an article in today's Burlington County Times (Sunday, March 29, 2009) in the Sunday Outlook section under Commentary: Admired by Hitler, dated by JFK, she chose a cowboy. By Jerry Jones Correspondent. At the end of the article it says: (Jerry Jones' column appears in the Sunday Outlook section.)

The article is about Inga Arvad, and goes into details of her life, but neglects to mention that she worked for the North American Newspaper Alliance (NANA).

Can anyone find this article online?

I can't.

BK

Commentary

Admired by Hitler, dated by JFK, she chose a cowboy

By Jerry Jones

Correspondent

During the past couple of years, the local newspapers have been fled with stories about a small and relatively unknown area of Bucks County (Pennsylvania) known as Dolington.

After a long and drawn-out battle among land developers, local officials and groups of private citizens, the tiny community, situated about halfway between Newtown and Washington Crossing, was eventually chosen as the site of the new National Veterans Cemetery.

While it didn't make headlines at the time, for a couple of years following World War II, Dolington was the home of one of the most controversial figures in recent American history.

Her name was Inga Arvad, and at the time, she was married to former cowboy movie actor and real-life Western leged Tim McCoy.

While most of their Bucks County neighbors were long familiar with McCoy's exploits - both on screen and in real life, few if any of them realized that his wife had once been an internationally known and controversial celebrity in her own right.

Born Inga Maria Peterson in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1913, she changed her name to Arvad in 1931 after being named a major Danish Newspaper's annual "Beauty Queen."

By the time the extremely bright and beautiful young women had finished school, she could speak three languages fluently: English, French and German.

Inga's real rise to fame began during a visit to Germany in 1935, when she attended a luncheon at the Danish embassy in Berlin.

There, the then 22-year-old beauty heard a rumor that Herman Goering, the field marshall of the German Luftwaffe, was engaged to be married.

Pretending to be a news reporter, she obtained an interview with his fiancee and sold it to a Danish newspaper. The paper's editor was so impressed that he hired her as a foreign correspondent and assigned her to cover the wedding.

It was there that Inga met Adolf Hitler, Goering's best man. Through her contacts with Goering's wife, she later granted several exclusive interviews with Hitler, who apparently was smitten by what he often referred to in press accounts of the time as Inga's "perfect Nordic beauty."

As a member of the foreign press, Inga covered the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, where she again interviewed Hitler, who also posed with her for photographs.

According to Inga, the German foreign minister approached her in 1936 about becoming a spy for Germany in Paris. Frightened, she refused the request and immediately fled Germany.

Arriving in the United States in 1940, she quickly landed a job as a columnist for the Washington Times Herald.

In January 1942, barely a month after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and America's entery into the war, nationally known radio commentator Walter Winchell broke the story that a young naval officer - the son of a former ambassador - was dating a young women whom many suspected of being a Nazi spy.

The naval officer was future U.S. President John F. Kennedy.

His father, Joseph Kennedy, was the former ambassador to Great Britain.

The women was Inga.

At that period in our history, government agencies were looking for spies under every bedcover, and gossip columnists like Winchell often helped them fuel the flames.

What had apparently sparked Winchell's suspicions was the discovery of one of the photographs of Inga with Hiter. But since it was later learned that the FBI had bugged Inga's apartment and monitored all her conversations - including those with Kennedy - it's probable that much of Winchell's information came from an FBI informant.

Most assume that informant was FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover himself.

Although Hoover later admitted that his investigation found that Inga was not a German spy and had never worked for the Nazis, he refused Kennedy's request to acknowledge that publicly.

At the time the story broke, Kennedy was serving in Naval Intelligence and one of his superior officers, concerned that he might inadvertently be feeding Inga secrets, wanted him thrown out of the service.

Since Kennedy did not have access to critical intelligence information, and since his father was a former ambassador with White House connections, the young officer was merely relocated instead of being sacked.

Only two days after Winchell's column appeared, Kennedy was transferred out of Washington and ultimately sent to the South Pacific, where he wound up commanding the ill-fated PT-109.

At war's end, Kennedy left the Navy and entered politics. Inga became a screenwriter at MGM and ocasionally filled in for Hollywood gossip columnist Sheila Graham.

In 1946, when she was editor of Harper's Bazaar magazine, Inga met McCoy - then 55 - at a Hollywood luncheon.

McCoy, a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II, by then wasa longtime veteran of Western films and a respected authority on both the Old West and Indian sign language.

The two hit it off and were soon married. They settled for a while on a 27-acre estate they called Dolington Manor.

During the time they spent there, their son, Ronald was born at Abington Memorial Hospital.

However, the McCoy's stay in Buck's County was short-lived.

When McCoy was offered a TV documentary on the Old West that was being produced in Hollywood, they returned to California.

Following a long and sometimes controversial career, Inga lived out her final years in quiet retirement with McCoy at their ranch home in Nogales, Ariz.

In 1972, when working on a Western film anthology involving McCoy, I had the opportunity to speak with Inga on several occassions, but never questioned her on the controversial aspects of her life. She died the following year. McCoy would follow his wife in death in 1978.

Burlington County (NJ) Times, Sunday March 29, 2009.

Jerry Jones column appears in the Sunday Outlook section.

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I have not seen the following information presented with all of these components linked and I think the corporatist angle in all of this, and the intense scope of the propaganda campaign waged against the American bottom ninety percent by the corporatist team of top tier capitalists, the news, entertainment and publishing media they control, and government intelligence outlets has been all encompassing in ways we have not even yet described and given them credit and condemnation they fully deserve. I do not think the Good Reading Rack Services Corp. and its Koster Dana and Barrel unit suddenly became involved with Cuneo in 1963. The WSJ reported the purchase of NANA et al, from Cuneo involved an undisclosed sum of money.

Will Eisner: A Dreamer's Life in Comics - Page 150

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Koster-Dana was a media conglomerate with syndicated newspaper and radio companies to go along with its popular Good Reading Rack Service, which produced instructional pamphlets for schools and corporations; while he never admitted as ...

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.....After college, Siegel went into public relations. He worked simultaneously for the Nixonand Kennedy campaigns in 1960, handling advertising for Nixon in Westchester County, andpress releases for Kennedy in Nassau County. He voted for Kennedy.

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Next he worked for Koster-Dana Publishing Company under Will Eisner, creator of

“TheSpirit,” and father of the graphic novel.

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Koster-Dana owned North American NewspaperAlliance, among other media properties that eventually became United Media.While working on the Koster-Dana annual report , he came across a footnote that didn‟tmake sense. “I got the contract out, because that‟s the kind of person I am, and it turns out that

North American Newspaper Alliance was essentially a dependent of the CIA and the Defense

Department,” he said. “Or let‟s say that two individuals, who were known to have been government intelligence agents, had lent them money, and exercised a great deal of control over the company.”

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Soon after, President Kennedy was assassinated and two days later Siegel got a call from

his first wife, Phyllis who told him to turn on the television. “They‟ve killed Oswald,” she said.

And so that was it

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Siegel remembered.

“B

asically, I was disgusted at where I found

myself.” He soon left, and began his career as a freelance

writer.”

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How I met Will Eisner

By Jules Siegel.....David A. Boehm, the publisher, introduced me to Will Eisner, the fabled cartoonist who created The Spirit. Will was then packaging troop information materials for the Defense Department and had just been named executive vice-president of Koster-Dana Publishing Corporation, a kind of mini-conglomerate that owned the Good Reading Rack Service, a publisher of employee relations propaganda. Koster-Dana had just purchased North American Newspaper Alliance, the nation's largest news and feature service, which operated in symbiosis with the Bell-McClure service (Drew Pearson's Washington Merry-Go-Round and Mutt and Jeff were among the offerings here) and the Women's News Service. Koster-Dana also had an operation that produced promotional literature for banks and financial institutions.......

.....Eisner recognized that I was a potential talent but thought Jules was too Jewish a name, although he was Jewish, too. And so I became Jim to all at Koster-Dana including Sid Goldberg who was then the editor of N.A.N.A.. For years afterward he used to call me Jim even though I begged him to stop. Good Reading Rack pamphlets were distributed by large corporations such as General Motors on reading racks in employee lounges. Legally, a corporation may not directly over-propagandize its workers. The Good Reading Rack Service was an independent company whose function was to help the corporation evade the law.

In fact, when I was there the reading rack buyer at General Motors exercised so much control in the creation of the booklets that it was difficult to consider the service truly independent. I was unconcerned with ideas. All philosophies were interchangeable......

PROPAGANDA-Cafeteria

....And the system has since been adopted by

numerous other companies. One "service" group

which lists 200 clients, estimates that a total of

1,500 companies are now using the device.

And General Motors' experiment is now big

business. So big that the Metropolitan Life In-

December, 1953

surance Company did a special survey on it last

year, and Business Week devoted 3 columns of

story to it in the January 31, 1953, issue.

What is the idea ?

Let's see what Business Week had to say about

it.

"The idea," said Business Week, "is simplicity

itself. Set up racks around offices and plants con-

taining booklets sure to interest the average em-

ployee.

"The trick is to mix enough palatable material

with educational booklets on subjects that man-

agement wants its employees to read. If the

proportions are right, employees won't gag on a.

steady diet of heavy matter. The best assort-

ment will include plenty of 'how-to' articles on

cooking, hobbies, housekeeping, home budgeting,

taxes. It will also include sports schedules,

articles on retirement planning, safety, and

health.

"On the heavier side, booklets on economics,

prices, socialism, government, business policies,

company information, and talks by management

are interspersed with the lighter material."

Does it work ?

It certainly does......

Similarly, the Metropolitan Life publication

reports that in the case of Swift and Company

"Booklets on Swift, free enterprise, and eco-

nomics comprise about 50 percent of the total."

The American Seating Company is a little more

modest, trying "to keep to the ratio of two self-

help subjects to one economic, social, political,

or company information type of coverage."

Business Week reports that the system is

cheap and effective. Costs range from about 1

cent a week per employee up to 4 cents a week

for companies publishing their own materials.

And the reception? On the basis of surveys

conducted by some of the larger companies, it's

good. And one of the leading reading rack service

companies tells. clients that they pan bank on

about half of their employees picking up publi-

cations when they have access to them.

So, quietly and efficiently, management is daily

working on the minds of its employees, trying

to sell them on. its point of view.

As The Labor Leader, publication of the Asso-

ciation of Catholic Trade Unionists, commented:

"While we are, of course, not opposed to em-

ployees reading management propaganda, we

would caution the workers to remember that

what comes off the racks is precisely 'propa-

ganda.' We also caution the workers that, un-

fortunately, many books on 'free enterprise' are

not in keeping with Christian Social Teaching.

Pamphlets on economics, free enterprise, and bus-

iness policy are too often shot through with the

tenets of the 'laissez-faire' school."

—END.

Capitalist Back TalkWall Street Journal - Apr 25, 1950 BY STEPHEN K. GALPIN "If free enterprise dies, it will be because people don't understand-it," explains one industrialist-pedagogue: Adds another: "The

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Editor & publisher: Volume 97

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Continuing in their present positions are NANA Chairman Ernest Cuneo, Executive Committee Chairman John Wheeler and Executive ... Included are the operations of Good Reading Rack Service, American Visuals, Will Eisner Productions, NANA, .

CHAUNCEY LUFKIN, A PUBLISHER, 62; Head of Educational ...

New York Times - Jan 11, 1956

10-Chauncey Forbush Lufkin, president of Good Reading Rack Service, Inc., ... His father was the late Elgood C. Lufkin, who was chairman of the board of the ... Mrs. Margaret Wende Lufkin; three sons, Peter W., Chauncey F., Jr., and Dan W.

Telling Worker About Capitalism Builds Million Dollar...

‎Christian Science Monitor - Dec 27, 1955

By Robert M. SnibbeVice-President, Good Reading Rack Service, Inc. This is the ... The story of Chauncey Lufkin='Chauncey," as his close friends call him-has its ... plain common sense f our peo-. ple to recognize the truth when they see it.

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Dan W. Lufkin, Skull & Bones 1953

...Another son of Chauncey S. Lufkin, Chauncey Forbush Lufkin, graduated from Yale in 1915 and joined the Texas Company. Later he was director of the Sales Analysis Institute and an account executive at Geffen, Dunn & Co. He married Margaret Wende of Buffalo, and they were the parents of Peter Wende Lufkin, S&B 1949; Clarence F. Lufkin Jr., S&B 1951; and Dan Wende Lufkin, S&B 1953. (Chauncey Lufkin, A Publisher, 62. New York Times, Jan. 11, 1956; Deaths. New York Times, Nov. 17, 1977.) Dan Lufkin married a granddaughter of William Russell Grace, the founder of W.R. Grace & Co. One of Dan Lufkin's marriage announcements says that he is the grandson of Dr. and Mrs. Hamilton Wende of Buffalo, and the other that he is the grandson of Dr. and Mrs. Ernest Wende. Ushers included his classmate Baird C. Brittingham and Lawrence M. Nobel Jr. (Elise G. Blagden Will Be Married to Dan Lufkin. New York Times, Nov. 13, 1960; Elsie Grace Blagden Is Married Here. New York Times, Jan. 15, 1961.) [brittingham's investment counseling company handled the Nobel Foundation's U.S. investments. Mrs. Lufkin's mother's brother-in-law's wife was a niece of George C. Clark, the first president of the American Society for the Control of Cancer.] Dr. Ernest Wende was the health Commissioner of Buffalo, N.Y. (Ernest Wende: A Memoir. By Adelbert Moot. Buffalo Historical Society, Apr. 18, 1916.) Hamilton H. Wende was district manager of Texas Oil in Buffalo (Texas Oil to Pay Men training. New York Times, Jul. 17, 1940), until he was appointed chief of the new facilities section of the marketing division in the Office of Petroleum Coordinator. (In Federal Oil Posts. New York Times, Nov. 14, 1942.) Torkild Rieber, the chairman of Texas Oil in 1940, resigned after his ties to German attorney Dr. Gerhard Westrick were exposed. (Chapter 5, I.T.T. Works Both Sides of the War. In: Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler. By Antony C. Sutton.) George Emlen Roosevelt, Lansing P. Reed, and other members of the Guaranty Trust are implicated in this exploit. ....

SEC News Digest, 10-03-1961

KOSTER-DANA FILES FOR OFFERING.

Koster-Dana Corporation, 76 Ninth Avenue, New York, filed a.registra-

don statement (File 2-19053) with the SEC on September 28th seeking registration of 70,000 shares of,common

stock to be offered for public sale at a price of $5 per share.

The offering is to be made by underwriters

headed by Gianis & Co., Inc., which will receive a commission of $ .625 per share.

The registrationi'state-

ment also includes 15,000 shares underlying 5-year warrants to be sold to the underwriters at an aggregate

price of $150. Each warrant will authorize the holder to purchase from the company one share of common stock

at a price of $5 per share during the first year and increasing prices annually thereafter as follows:

$5.25, $5.50, $5.75, and $6.00.

The company is engaged primarily in the business of publishing and marketing informational booklets. to

financial, commercial and industrial organizations which in turn make the publications available to their

employees or customers.

The publications can be classified in two categories:

(1) educational bookletspn

basic economics, health and safety, recreation and the home, and self-improvement

and guidance (pUblished and

distributed by the company's Good Reading Rack Service Division), and (2) booklets and monthly letters on

income and estate taxes and planning of estate and personal affairs (published and distributed by the com-

pany's Financial Publishing Division).

The prospectus states that over 80% of the company's gross profit

Net

during the last fiscal year was derived from the ope ra t Lon s of the Good Reading Rack Service Division.

proceeds of the stock offering are expected to be used as follows:

(a) to retire a loan in the amount of

$150,000 payable to Fairfield County Trust Company, the funds from which, with other funds,were

used to

purchase the business of Good Reading Rack Service, Inc., (B) to pay the final installment, in the amount of

$58,828.49, on a note due February 10, 1962, given as part consideration

for the purchase of the business

of Good Reading Rack Service, Inc., and © for working capital.

In addition to indebtedness,

the company has outstanding 120,200 shares of common stoc,k, of which

Patrick A. Valentine, vice president and director, owns 42,000 shares, Henry S. Koster, board chairman,owns

11,696 shares, and Haryette S. Koster owns 9,Olj,0 shares.

All directors and officers of the company as a

group own 72,156 shares.

Koster-Dana Acquires NANA News Syndicate; Price Is Not Disclosed

By a WALL STREET JOURNAL Staff Reporter. Wall Street Journal Jan 11, 1963. p. 6 (1 page)

News Syndicate Purchased By Koster-Dana

The Washington Post, Times Herald Washington, D.C.: Jan 12, 1963. pg. C10, 1 pgs

.....no price was disclosed. Henry S. Koster, chairman of the purchasing company, said all stock in Alliance (NANA) had been held by Ernest Cuneo, who will remain as director of foreign market operations.

cUTHBERT J. STOVELL

New York Times - Aug 22, 1958

21Cuthbert Joseph Stovell, retired vice president of Congoleum-Nairn, linoleum ... visiting his son-inaw and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Henry S. Koster of Vhite Oak ..New Canaan, CT

The name of the father-in-law of the chairman of Koster-Dana was actually Stovel. There is nothing I can find about him except - http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/STOVEL/2006-09/1158703212 ...and this, about his employer, but he probably retired by 1946 since he died at age 77.

The History of Foreign Investment in the United States, 1914-1945 - Google Books Result

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In 1941, in connection with the British obtaining lend lease, British investors “pledged” 300000 shares of common stock of Congoleum- Nairn (see Chapter 8).

The Koster couple also did not take filing of their tax returns all that seriously :

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Henry S. & Harryette. S. Koster. : : For a Redetermination of a Deflel_ency or a Refund ... Harryette. S. Koster. White Oak Shade Road. New Canaan, Connecticut ...

What does it reveal about Drew Pearson and Jack Anderson that they were silent about the ownership, background, and agenda of the entity that syndicated their newspaper column?

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As I wrote in my last post, NANA did not "change hands" when it was "sold" in 1963. Ernest Cuneo was part of a clandestine, corporatist propaganda department of the U.S. government that had, since WWI, done whatever it takes to manipulate the people of the English speaking world to, "LISTEN TO THE MOCKINGBIRD, LISTEN TO THE MOCKINGBIRD....."

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NANA Acquired By Koster-Dana

Boston Globe - Jan 11, 1963

Harry J. Spiess, former president of Koster-Dana, will assume the presidency of NANA. Cuneo, former NANA president and sole qtockholder, ...

NANA and Bell-McClure Select a New President

New York Times - Jan 17, 1964

... the Bell-l[ Syndicate was announced yesterday by Henry S. 'Koster, chairman of the Koster-Dana ... Mr. Eisner replaces Harry Spiess, who resigned on Jan. ... Osenenko, executive vice president, will continue their present position in NANA.

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These are the words of Eugene W. Castle, author of “Billions, Blunders and ... 108 Eugene W. Castle, Billions, Blunders and Baloney: The Fantastic Story of How ..

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UNITED WORLD, INC., BUYS CASTLE FILMS; Purchase of Control...

New York Times - Jan 2, 1947

... today by Eugene W. Castle, founder and president of Castle Films, and Matthew Fox, ... Like Mr. Castle, Harry J. Spiess, formerly treasurer of Castle Films, also ...

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J. Arthur Rank and the British Film Industry - Page 57

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As Philip Taylor suggests in his study of British overseas publicity and propaganda. Projecting Britain, aggressive British propaganda, whether in the form of film, news, or commerce, risked running aground on the rocks of American public opinion:,,,,,,,

Freedom & tyranny: social problems in a technological society

books.google.com Jack D. Douglas - 1970 - 289 pages - Snippet view

Another is J. Arthur Rank's explanation of the purpose of his films: "When does an export article become more than an export article? When it is a British film.

When the magnificent productions of Ealing Studios appear in the world, they represent something better than just a step forward toward a higher level of export. . . ." Such films are then propaganda for the British way of life....

Propaganda: the formation of men's attitudes

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Another is J. Arthur Rank's explanation of the purpose of his films: "When does an export article become more than an export article? When it is a British film.

When the magnificent productions of Ealing Studios appear in the world, they represent something better than just a step forward toward a higher level of export. . . ." Such films are then propaganda for the British way of life.

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As two former OSS men, Ivar Bryce and Ernest Cuneo, were involved in taking over NANA, it is almost certain that it was a CIA front organisation. One agent admitted that the money for these kind of ventures was siphoned off from the Marshall Plan.

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

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

I urge everyone to read an article written by Thomas Wardell Braden for the Saturday Evening Post (20th May, 1967) on this subject. Braden was head of International Organizations Division (IOD). A unit that worked under the direction of Frank Wisner, director of the Office of Policy Coordination (OPC).

This is an interview he gave to the Granada Television program, World in Action: The Rise and Fall of the CIA (June, 1975):

It never had to account for the money it spent except to the President if the President wanted to know how much money it was spending. But otherwise the funds were not only unaccountable, they were unvouchered, so there was really no means of checking them - "unvouchered funds" meaning expenditures that don't have to be accounted for.... If the director of CIA wanted to extend a present, say, to someone in Europe - a Labour leader - suppose he just thought, This man can use fifty thousand dollars, he's working well and doing a good job - he could hand it to him and never have to account to anybody... I don't mean to imply that there were a great many of them that were handed out as Christmas presents. They were handed out for work well performed or in order to perform work well.... Politicians in Europe, particularly right after the war, got a lot of money from the CIA....

Since it was unaccountable, it could hire as many people as it wanted. It never had to say to any committee - no committee said to it - "You can only have so many men." It could do exactly as it pleased. It made preparations therefore for every contingency. It could hire armies; it could buy banks. There was simply no limit to the money it could spend and no limit to the people it could hire and no limit to the activities it could decide were necessary to conduct the war - the secret war.... It was a multinational. Maybe it was one of the first.

Journalists were a target, labor unions a particular target - that was one of the activities in which the communists spent the most money. They set up a successful communist labor union in France right after the war. We countered it with Force Ouvriere. They set up this very successful communist labor union in Italy, and we countered it with another union.... We had a vast project targeted on the intellectuals - "the battle for Picasso's mind," if you will. The communists set up fronts which they effectively enticed a great many particularly the French intellectuals to join. We tried to set up a counterfront. (This was done through funding of social and cultural organizations such as the Pan-American Foundation, the International Marketing Institute, the International Development Foundation, the American Society of African Culture, and the Congress of Cultural Freedom.) I think the budget for the Congress of Cultural Freedom one year that I had charge of it was about $800,000, $900,000, which included, of course, the subsidy for the Congress's magazine, Encounter. That doesn't mean that everybody that worked for Encounter or everybody who wrote for Encounter knew anything about it. Most of the people who worked for Encounter and all but one of the men who ran it had no idea that it was paid for by the CIA.

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

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