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Marcus Cuthbert Stewart Sr. - publisher : 'The Recorder'

http://66.218.69.11/search/cache?p=Marcus+...=1&.intl=us

" 'The Recorder' has been a powerful liberal voice in the black community, but Stewart is concerned with the total community as well. He led the first challenge to change the dual order of society in Indianapolis. He took on the Ku Klux Klan as well as the entire white community in a 1943 editorial campaign, which he continued until theaters, restaurants and hotels opened up to blacks in 1949.

A 1951 editorial attacked Frank H. Best, a wealthy eccentric who backed "Vigilance, Inc.," a Ku Klux Klan-type organization. Stewart compared Best to D.C. Stephenson of the 1920s."

(know anything about this Best. Is that the correct name? could it be Frank B. Best?)

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And exerpts from "Under Cover" which mentions a Mrs Washburn aka T.N.T. and ex Gov Talmadge and his bodyguard (know who that body guard is?) and the setting up of Vigilantes Inc. in 1943?

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c168/yanndee/vig_inc01.jpg

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From Willam Pawley Topic - 03/16/1951

post #107

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Tom: "Louisiana Secretary of State - Detailed Record - Charter/Organization ID: 02100760X

Name: VIGILANCE INCORPORATED

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

Status: Not Active (Action by Secretary of State)

2007 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"

Could these three separate references to a Vigilance(t) inc. all be the same organisation that Mrs Washburn while on the run in 1943 recommended the "Undercover" author to contact?

She and the extreme right were going underground, being caught and tried in sedition trials.

In the summary of the book the author refers to the groundwork being set in place for a militant resurgence in the future (1943)

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Lee : "JC Price, Jean Hill and Ed Hoffman's accounts seemed to indicate that a man ran off along the tracks. Possibly even James Worrell's story.

I had heard a story of an SS man that was stationed on an overpass - not the triple, and that he was gunned down by one of the shooters fleeing the scene. I poked around and decided maybe there was some truth to it - and maybe it was the railroad overpass, since the cops stationed there [names forgotten at the moment] said they saw nothing. I took a look, but in 2005, it's essentially a jungle back there, and someone clearly was living in the location. I took another photo closer to the RR underpass itself, but the roll somehow got exposed, and the last 10 or so photos didn't even come out.

Another item worth mentioning was that one researcher gave me to understand that one of the SS had told about a Winship, or Goodwin - can't remember."

Anyone have an answer to this? Goodwin? Major John E. Goodwin - Georgia State Highway Patrol? Talmadges Bodyguard?

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A Senator's Shame - Byrd, in His New Book, Again Confronts Early Ties to KKK

By Eric Pianin - Washington Post Staff Writer - Sunday, June 19, 2005; A01

"In the early 1940s, a politically ambitious butcher from West Virginia named Bob Byrd recruited 150 of his friends and associates to form a chapter of the Ku Klux Klan. After Byrd had collected the $10 joining fee and $3 charge for a robe and hood from every applicant, the "Grand Dragon" for the mid-Atlantic states came down to tiny Crab Orchard, W.Va., to officially organize the chapter.

As Byrd recalls now, the Klan official, Joel L. Baskin of Arlington, Va., was so impressed with the young Byrd's organizational skills that he urged him to go into politics. "The country needs young men like you in the leadership of the nation," Baskin said."

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"By the time Byrd began organizing for the Klan during World War II, the organization had largely morphed into a money-making fraternal organization that was virulently anti-black, anti-Catholic and anti-Semitic.

Married, with two daughters, Byrd developed a network of friends and associates while working as a meat cutter. He wrote that he became "caught up with the idea of being part of an organization to which 'leading' persons belonged."

Byrd's book offers a truncated description of his days with the Klan that does not completely square with contemporaneous newspaper accounts and letters that show he was involved with the Klan throughout much of the 1940s, and not merely for two or three years.

According to his book, Byrd wrote to Samuel Green, an Atlanta doctor and "Imperial Wizard" of the Ku Klux Klan, in late 1941 or early 1942, expressing interest in joining. Some time later, he received the letter from Baskin, the "Grand Dragon" of mid-Atlantic states, saying he would come to Byrd's home in Crab Orchard whenever Byrd had rounded up 150 recruits for the Klan.

When Baskin finally arrived, the group gathered at the home of C.M. "Clyde" Goodwin, a former local law enforcement official. When it came time to choose the "Exalted Cyclops," the top officer in the local Klan unit, Byrd won unanimously.

Byrd asserts that his Klan chapter never engaged in or preached violence, "nor did we conduct any parades or marches or other public demonstrations" -- other than one time delivering a wreath of flowers in the shape of a cross to the home of a member who had been killed in a pistol duel.

Byrd wrote that he continued as a "Kleagle" recruiting for the Klan until early 1943, when he and his family left Crab Orchard for a welding job in a Baltimore shipyard. Returning to West Virginia after World War II ended in 1945, he launched his political career, but not before writing another letter, to one of the Senate's most notorious segregationists, Theodore Bilbo (D-Miss.), complaining about the Truman administration's efforts to integrate the military.

Byrd said in the Dec. 11, 1945, letter -- which would not become public for 42 more years with the publication of a book on blacks in the military during World War II by author Graham Smith -- that he would never fight in the armed forces "with a Negro by my side." Byrd added that, "Rather I should die a thousand times, and see old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels."

With the help of fiddle-playing skills that became his political trademark for decades, Byrd won election to the state legislature, where he served in both chambers until he ran for the U.S. House in 1952. His political career almost ended there, however, when his opponents revealed his former ties to the KKK.

Confronting the issue, Byrd went on the radio to acknowledge that he belonged to the Klan from "mid-1942 to early 1943," according to newspaper accounts. He explained that he had joined "because it offered excitement and because it was strongly opposed to communism." He said that after about a year, he quit and dropped his membership, and never was interested in the Klan again.

Byrd won the primary, but during the general election campaign, Byrd's GOP opponent uncovered a letter Byrd had handwritten to Green, the KKK Imperial Wizard, recommending a friend as a Kleagle and urging promotion of the Klan throughout the country. The letter was dated 1946 -- long after the time Byrd claimed he had lost interest in the Klan. "The Klan is needed today as never before, and I am anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia," Byrd wrote, according to newspaper accounts of that period. Byrd makes no mention of the letter in his new book.

Stunned Democratic state party officials, including then-Gov. Okey L. Patteson, urged him to drop out of the race. Byrd survived the ensuing political firestorm, won the general election and went on to serve six years in the House before winning his Senate seat in 1958. During his Senate campaign, he told a newspaper reporter that he personally felt the Klan had been incorrectly blamed for many acts committed by others.

Byrd's life story is one of political transformation and redemption as he evolved from a redneck politician to a mainstream Democrat in a party dominated by liberals. But there was no way for him to completely bury his Klan ties, and his past would resurface time and again throughout his career.

During the 1960 presidential campaign, Byrd, who was closely allied with then-Senate Majority Leader Lyndon B. Johnson (Tex.), tried to derail the Democratic front-runner, Sen. John F. Kennedy (Mass.), in the crucial West Virginia primary. At Johnson's urging, Byrd supported Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey (Minn.) in the primary. Kennedy allies retaliated with leaks to the press about Byrd's work as a Klan organizer. Byrd said in his book that as a result he received hate mail and threats on his life.

Four years later, Byrd's Klan past became an issue again when he joined with other southern Democrats to oppose the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Byrd filibustered the bill for more than 14 hours as he argued that it abrogated principles of federalism. He criticized most anti-poverty programs except for food stamps. And in 1967, he voted against the nomination of Thurgood Marshall, the first black appointed to the Supreme Court."

There are a number of other Goodwin/man's dotted throughout various aspects. Related?

eg:

Vigilante inc. KKK Atlanta, Georgia contact.(1943 : )Major John (E) Goodman/win

some other jfk Goodman/win's: related???

Lee's ex employer (1955) : Dolly Shoe Co., Inc__Co-Owner: Maury Goodman

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Mrs Rex Goodman - Ruby's sisters landlady.

DPD files affidavit: Declined to tell DPD investigator who it was that had come to her house with questions and a mugshot from Oswald's New Orleans arrest.

ie One can infer she knew who the person was. A local? One of Walker/Watts investigations? Ferrie?

This person had by early december a mugshot from NO, and was investigating separately from the Police, yet had access to New Orleans Police files???

in the following extract the Vigilante inc. contact is named as Goodman and signed Goodwin:

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c168/yanndee/vig_inc01.jpg

William Morgan's Cuban-born wife, Morgan's widow, Olga Morgan Goodwin (she has remarried) lives in Morgan's boyhood city of Toledo, Ohio.

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I understand that there was a 1960's reporter who did at least start an in-depth investigation of the right wing jfk issues.

What became of him/her and his/her investigation I have no idea.

So it's incumbent on present day investigators to explore this least mentioned, most often left out segment.

Please take the time to read through the previous posts.

Over time there are a few names that repeat themselves, apart from Johnson and Walker, there are Byrd, Thurmond, and Talmadge. I'd also include Hugo Black (KKK). As well as Eastland, Stennis, Prsecott Bush, and various Louisiana notables.

Each of these in some way were Kennedy's enemies, and each in some way, some more than others were tied together.

As this thread appears to show, one 'hidden' tie-in is the KKK connections and particularly an elusive organisation Vigilance inc. set up during that period after Pearl Harbour when the Isolationists or the Nazi Fifth Column went underground.

Following the war (WWII) many Ukrainian ex-einasatzgruppen members were resettled in the US, particularly in New Jersey.

Thesis: this was the embryonic genesis of connections and organisations that later took part in the assassination of Kennedy.

Because they were interwoven with Law enforcement, Senators, Governors and other southern (and northern Good ole' Boys) they had the manpower and ability to control the investigaton. Plus, they, as once more raising the Battle Flag of the Confederacy (southern cross waved throughout the crowds greeting Kennedy in Dallas) struck a blow in the Civil War that if it had been recognised as such would have rent the USof A asunder. In such a circumstance the vanguard of the left would have swung to the forefront and a socialist revolution threaten the US. The primary vanguard would have been the SWP and possibly a revitalised USCPA. The very groupings that the backyard photos and other propaganda pointed to as having part in the assassination. Hence the 40 mllion dead scenario that is the figure set on a US first strike on the Soviet Union. Martial law etc would have followed. Therein lies the reason for the WC and the silence of many who could otherwise have spoken out.

The first major Foreign delegation to visit LBJ at his ranch in 1963 was the German Chancellor Erhard, accompanied by his head of security, Ewald Peters, who two months later had committed suicide after being unmasked as a former EinsatzKommando Head (Ukraine) Minsk (interestingly serving in the area was at least one Oswald).

Johnson particularly wanted, and as the contemporary account tells, 'ordered', Erhard to take a more active role in Latin/South America, which as is well known, a place where many Nazis fled to along the ratlines and where in the coming years a brutal struggle between the left and right would erupt.

This is also where the incredible focus on Cuba kicks in as a nation that serves as an example of survival of freedom from the domination of US capital.

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Various articles of interest:

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

http://www.assassinationweb.com/shack3d.htm

http://karws.gso.uri.edu/JFK/the_critics/Whitmey/Small.html

http://spot.acorn.net/jfkplace/03/MS/1d.html

http://ajweberman.com/nodules2/nodulec13.htm

http://www.geocities.com/whiskey99a/carcano.html

"The ammunition allegedly found at the TSBD had marks consistent with it having been chambered more than once. The implication of these marks is that the shells may well have been fired previously, the empty shells collected and then reloaded*. Another possibility is that the shells were fired in another rifle and then loaded into C2766 to produce forensic evidence. (50)

Needless to say, Oswald did not appear to own any of the equipment necessary to reload ammunition. In Dallas 2 gun shops stocked Western Cartridge Company 6.5mm ammunition but only one of these reloaded bullets with the same type of hunting load used in the suspect bullets. He was John Masen, a right-wing extremist and member of the notorious Minutemen organization and a man with a history of illegal arms dealing."

*This is consistent with the process of producing a 'Cat's Sneeze' cartridge which is, when properly done, a near silent non-silencer technique used in previous early 1900's assassinations in the Balkan area.

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Lee wrote himself of his opinion of the Minute men as being on the right track, and proposed a strategy whereby heightening contradictions one could bring about a New Order. Shooting at, and missing, a compatriot like Walker, and then assassinating Kennedy is consistent with such a way of thinking. Through Oswalds Nazi Party and Minutemen connections it's possible that this was seized on as a cover for the assassination by people who then led Oswald unkowingly to his fate. Ie. the definition of a 'Patsy' as 'the cheated one' applies.

Further, as far as Oswald could at best hope for was a successful transiton to a penitentiary. Therefore the fist salute is not a communist signal but rather the then IDing (shackled clenched fist) of oneself as a White Supremacist as was/is the custom in southern prisons, thus coming under the protection of a brotherhood. Otherwise, as a communist, to enter the prison system with such a declaration is foolish in the extreme.

A lot of the contradictions in the assassination that hint at a conspiracy can be explained by an incomplete yet, through circumstances outlined in the previous post thesis, successful coverup involving after the fact complicity of the US governemnet and agencies who's main aim could have become the nullification of this attempt at sparing a second round in the Civil War of the mid 1860's.

The truth is then sacrificed for the good of the country, as defined by the authorities, and subsequent complicities in the coverup does not necessarily indicate involvement in the assassination.

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from: http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.ph...ost&p=57431

Lee : "JC Price, Jean Hill and Ed Hoffman's accounts seemed to indicate that a man ran off along the tracks. Possibly even James Worrell's story.

I had heard a story of an SS man that was stationed on an overpass - not the triple, and that he was gunned down by one of the shooters fleeing the scene. I poked around and decided maybe there was some truth to it - and maybe it was the railroad overpass, since the cops stationed there [names forgotten at the moment] said they saw nothing. I took a look, but in 2005, it's essentially a jungle back there, and someone clearly was living in the location. I took another photo closer to the RR underpass itself, but the roll somehow got exposed, and the last 10 or so photos didn't even come out.

Another item worth mentioning was that one researcher gave me to understand that one of the SS had told about a Winship, or Goodwin - can't remember."

Anyone have an answer to this? Goodwin? Major John E. Goodwin - Georgia State Highway Patrol? Talmadges Bodyguard?

John,

There was a reporter named Frederick Winship who wrote about how the Kennedys and LBJ did not like each other. He related a story about LBJ going beserk when Secret Service agents would wear their PT-109 tie clips. One of Winship's sources was Richard Goodwin.

Herman Talmadge was very close friends with Dallas man, Wallace R. Fields. Fields was on the far right and also friends with Gen. Walker.

FWIW.

James

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...And exerpts from "Under Cover" which mentions a Mrs Washburn aka T.N.T. and ex Gov Talmadge and his bodyguard (know who that body guard is?) (Goodwin/man?) and the setting up of Vigilantes Inc. in 1943?

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c168/yanndee/vig_inc01.jpg

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James, thank you,

OK that may clear up the Winship issue. This Robert Goodwin was married to Johsons biographer/defender?

Could you give or point to more info on his Wallace R. Fields?

(The Talmadge that "Undercover" mentions is Hermans dad Eugene. Still, 'in the family'.)

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...And exerpts from "Under Cover" which mentions a Mrs Washburn aka T.N.T. and ex Gov Talmadge and his bodyguard (know who that body guard is?) (Goodwin/man?) and the setting up of Vigilantes Inc. in 1943?

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c168/yanndee/vig_inc01.jpg

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James, thank you,

OK that may clear up the Winship issue. This Robert Goodwin was married to Johsons biographer/defender?

Could you give or point to more info on his Wallace R. Fields?

(The Talmadge that "Undercover" mentions is Hermans dad Eugene. Still, 'in the family'.)

John,

Yes indeed, Eugene Talmadge.

When acting cyclops, Richard Eubank called for unanimous Klan support for Herman Talmadge as governor, it was met with some surprising resistance. It was pointed out that Herman's father, Eugene, had broken up labor unions and had set-up labor concentration camps. His claim that one dollar a day was good enough for anyone in overalls was not well received.

A group was then organized amonst the dissenting Klan members to keep Herman out of the governor's mansion. This was headed by a Klan member named Wingate. I can't recall his first name.

You will not find anthing on the Internet regarding Wallace R. Fields. I sourced my information from a guy who knew Walker very well. Fields was president of the Mt Pleasant Little Theater and active in right-wing activities which included some fund raising.

Through this angle, connections can be made in Dallas between Gen. Walker, R.E. Davis and Wallace Fields, through to Talmadge and Joseph Milteer in Georgia. Davis and Milteer being good friends.

I haven't been able to find out if Wallace Fields was related to Edward R. Fields who knew Milteer well and in fact wrote to him telling him about Garrison's interest. Edward Fields was from Birmingham and violently against desegregation.

FWIW.

James

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