Thursday, March 8, 2012
Mary Ferrell's Files on Collins Radio
Mary Ferrell had the most comprehensive index of government records on the assassination, including name and subject files that include the following information on records related to Collins Radio. Many thanks to Rex Bradford for scanning Mary's records and making them available on line.
FROM MARY FERRELL’S FILES (SEE: Maryferrell.org)
ASHMAN, CHARLES, R.
CD 59 (5); CIA 1227-512 (1) The Fish Is Red, Hinckle & Turner (361)
Re: “No Name Key” people; dropped “N” from last name and wrote “CIA-Mafia Link.” Miami attorney who has radio program. Hemming, Collins, Davis, et al, appeared on his radio program 11/22/65 (?)
BAUMGARTNER, EDWARD H.
300 East Greenbriar (Trailer Court), Dallas, TX
CD 1085 (1-2)
Pro-Castro (?); member of Cuban groups; worked at Collins Radio. (Note: The Rex, one of the CIA boats used in raids on Cuba, was leased to Belcher Oil and then to Collins Radio.
BELCHER, J. A.
New York Times, 11/1/63 (1); NY Times, 11/3/63 (40); The Dallas Conspiracy (Unpubli. Mss.) P. Scott (VIII, 16-8, 24; IX 30); Crime & Coverup, Scott (30); The Fish Is Red, Hinckle & Turner (146); They’ve Killed the President, R. Anson (268); Government by Gunplay, Blumenthal & Yazijian (164-5)
NY Times, 11/1/63 (1) printed a picture of a 174-foot vessel, The Rex, a CIA ship in the Caribbean, registered out of Bluefields, Nicaragua, but operating out of West Palm Beach, FL. NY Times learned that the Rex had been bought by J.A. Belcher of Belcher Oil Co. in Miami, from the Somoza-owned Paragon, Co. (related to Paragon Air Svs., a CIA dummy corp.). Belcher leased the Rex to Collins Radio International of Dallas.
BELCHER OIL COMPANY
Miami , FL
The Dallas Conspiracy (Unpub. Mss.) P. Scott (VIII, 16-8, 24; IX 30); Crime & Cover-up, Scott (30); The Fish is Red, Hinckle & Turner (138). Owner of The Rex, a CIA ship in the Caribbean. Belcher’s books showed they acquired it from the Somoza-owned Paragon Co. (related to Paragon Air Svs., a CIA dummy corp.) Belcher leased the Rex to Collins Radio International of Dallas.
BRUTON, HENRY, CHESTER
Farmers Branch, TX (Suburb of Dallas)
WC Vol. 9, p. 253; HSCA Vol. II, p. 314; HSCA Vol. XII, pp.62, 188-194); Legend, Epstein, pp. 175, 177, 183.
Retired Admiral; when he retired from Navy, he became Vice President of Collins Radio; friend of George DeMohrenschildt who urged the Brutons to provide a home for Marina Oswald; Bruton’s wife, Frannie, was ex-school teacher and wa a talented artist. They had a son whose friend, Philip Weinert, also met the Oswalds.
COLLINS RADIO CO.
1200 N. Alma Road, Dallas, TX (214) 295-9511
The Fish Is Red, Hinckle & Turner (138); CD 205 (369-75) The Rex, CIA ship, was leased to Collins Radio in October 1963; Carl Mather, Tippit’s neighbor on Glenfield, was employed at Collins Radio. Mather was questioned re his auto’s strange movements in Oak Cliff as reported by Wes Wise; when police arrived at Tippit’s home 11/22/63, Mather’s car was in Tippit’s driveway.
FROM MARY FERRELL’S FILES [See: Maryferrell.org]
CD 59 (5)
In Dec. 1962, Jerry Patrick Hemming, Steve Wilson, LeRoy Collins & Chas. R. Ashmann appeared on his radio program; interviewed re: Cuban activities at No Name Key, FL; it was believed Oswald called in near end of show.
3382 Southern Oaks Blvd., Apt. D, Dallas, TX
CD 206, p. 124
Formerly worked in the Graphic Arts Department, Texas Employment Commission. By January 2, 1964, he was working for Collins Radio, Dallas.
DAVIS, NORMA JEAN
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
CD 7 (722-24)
Employee of Collins Radio Corp. Questioned re David M. Whitney
3622 Binkley, Apt. C., Dallas, TX
CD 913, pp. 139-140
Engineer, Collins Radio; made “remarks” about JFK at Maria Morrison’s home.
MATHER, CARL, AMOS
1963: 2012 Glenfield, Dallas, TX; 12/3/63; 4309 Colgate Lane, Garland, TX; 1994: Rt. 1, Box 40-3, Overton, TX 75684
1963: (214) BR 6-8214; 1994: (903) 834-7281
CD 205, pp. 369-375
DOB: 10/22/27. Former neighbor of J.D. Tippit; employed at Collins Radio Co. in Richardson, TX; questioned re his auto (1957 Plymouth license PP4537) at El Chico, (re Wes Wise) then same car at Tippit’s home 11/22/63.
Dallas Times Hearld, Wed., June 1, 1983, p. 4-D
DOB: 1917; he won a number of awards for his filming of events related to assassination of JFK. Came to Dallas in 1959 and went to work for Collins Radio Co. Joined WFAA in 1961 as a cameraman. Filmed capture of LHO and also killing of LHO. Died Mon. May 30, 1983. Survivors: wife: Sheena Gordon Reiland and daughter: Rahnee Reiland of Dallas; a son: Robin Reiland of Houson.