Dear Hal, 11/5/90 I was glad to hear your voice yesterday, als4t on a

Dear Hal,
11/5/90
I was glad to hear your voice yesterday, als4t on a poor circuit, and Ray
marcus' shortly later. as you know, he is depositing he papers at local teed College,
where mina will be and I think Sylvia's. Her papers a there witil Greg ,4tone makes
his
final decision. Perhaps you'd like to arrange for that as your ultimate deposit. I do
recommend it.
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Your letter with the enclosures came today and I've read it and them. Thanks.
These days as I read L. use a highlighter so when I came back to something I don t have
to go over it all again or drubsyst depend on an erratic memory. So some may appear to
be disjointed.
You ask what happened to the police Gazette. I have sen or heard of it in many
years
I'd not heard that Snepp is working on a book related to the assassination. I
do confess a prejudicpie. As I indicated to you and I think you say there is an enormous
mount of information now available. 12 far from all, so much that really responsible
writing simply isn,!,t possible without some knowledge of it. So, I have suspicions about
all the sudden experts who have something to say without bothering to become acquainted
with what fact is available. I am not prejudiced against bis truly great book, though.
He did very well and it took considerable courage. moo, I'm interested in anything you
noted in your notebook on this.
The FBI report you enclosed on a Hack -aubenstin as an informer was not Jack &uby.
That information has veeb available for yours.
I've never believed the Charles Harrelson story and have no reason to now. I think
it originated with Gary Mack and/or Jack White.
You use good judgement in referring to "the so-called 'tramp' photos because all
theit has been said a out the, is fiction and the first to make anythiA: up was Di4
Sprague. "e fixed the tramp mis-identification on Ike= them. They were actually winos
and it wa- almost two hours after the assassination that they were found in a boxcar
belling-the Central annex Post uffice. But as to a degree you note, if they'd had had
anything to do with the assassination the scene of the crime is the last place they'd
have been. I doubt you have any notion the great number of "identifications" of them
that have been made. teginning with Edgar Eugene Bradley.
I donlit know why you are surprised at anything in Marrs' book. He also prefers to
keep some distance between himself and fact and his book, shish I've not seen, seems to be
a compendium of all the nutty theories. Sp nothing in it should surprise you at all. I'm
sure that all he needed is what Mack had in his newsletter.
There is no telling what was meant by any article in Spotlight, which for accuracy
can't compare with The National inquirer. Did you know that Lark Lane is affiliated with
the fascist who owns and runs it and some political groups, the man who published Yockey's
Imperium, intended to be the US Mein Kempf? That story may have had Hemming in mind but
if so there is no less dependable source. Ditto for the woman who claims to have slept with
Castro, :,orenz. Both would have troubke telling the truth even by accident. But aside
from the part of that story that has the man befriending Oswald, it also sounds/ like a
Skip Ball yarn because he did transport guns from Dallas (originated on the west coast)
to Miami intending them for use against Castro. Hall spoke to me at great length about
several of his trips on several occasions.he even asked me to appear with him when he went
to New Orleans, which I persuaded him to do after your former governor, iteugan, ruledhe
did not have to Well even wanted us to have connecting rooms) and he phoned and asked me
to appear with him when he was before the House assassins committee. I declined that but
did get to the hearing room after the baring was to have started. There was but a single
empty seat, next to the door, and when Skip looked around and saw he he waved and than mom
came right up to me. Which caused quite a stirring and press interest. What he actually s
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said after a warm greeting, with profanity .4- doli't try to recall, was why don't we go
someplace'and have a drink and talk after this crap is over. I agreed and then I asked
George llsrdner of the Wash. Post if he'd like to go alone, on an off-the-record basis,
to which Skip agreed, and we did spend quite a few hours talking and drinking at either
the Shoreham or the W-rdeman-'ark. Hall and his lawyer drove me home, in fact, and then
borrowed some pictures 1 hadn of him and then he stole them by bot returning them.
He is not the only one of those yo4der-of-fortyhe types who liked and trusted me.
Hemming did, too. en the recent past he s referred people to me and last time I was out
there he laid out his participation in a planned hopskotch invasion of Cuba, via Haiti.
Be also discussed that with others on the phone in my presence! I have that on tape and
perhaps three days of Hall interviews on tape somelpere.
Larry Howard, another of that type, was Hall's associate on some of his projects
as he was Hemming's. He drove me to Hemmings, as I remember. Lived in El Monte, Ca. Or he
led someone else who was driving me to Hemming's ap artment.
You have what you say is a :Roscoe White note from Tony Summers' book. It was yxin
had printed but I have trouble making some of it out in the Xerox. as I make the name
out if id Robert Hester. Tne note= says he was a commercial photog and ma assisted the
police and the FBI. I do not remember his name and have no reason to believe he had any
connection with the FBI in the JFK case if he ever did. However, his name is not White.
The Oswald/rifle picture was available 11/22 and the police were careless with the many
copies they made. But I've flat heard of any color version of it and the negative /Aid
examine is black-and-white. I don't believe there was any color version and I do not
regard 'orky as a dependable source.
There is no connection betweten the CIA's assassin ZR/Rifle and the JFK case or any
people who are in the reports about it. ZR/Rifle was not connected with the CIA's unsuccessful effort to get the =Ana to off Castro. Your note says that Trafficante had him
as a principal. I have no reason even to suspect this and the chief honchos were Roselli
and Giancana, not Trafficante.
There is a hilarious story much of which is in FBI records T have but has gotten
McGyire, of the than
very little notice. It begins with Giancana's belief that
wholesale with his wife)
doing
was
ho
him
on
two-timing
was
sisters,
McGuire
famous
by sleeping with Dan hartin, of Rowan and Martin. So he demanded of 4obert Mahay, who the
CIA had gotten to handle that deal, that the CIa find out for him. They got an incoletent
to wegas to bug and wiretap to get the evidence. e did
name Baletti is Miami and sent
he then let it be known that iii anything; happened to
and
caught'
got
he
it so amateurishly
him he would not suffer alone or in silence. So he was let go and adliag it required that
had
the FBI- know and it gads LBJ those records and that is what convinced LBJ that there
been a conspiracy to kill Vastro and that the CIA was part of it....I've rambled because
i think you did not know those stories.
Glad to hear from you, thanks and best wishes,
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