THE COVER-UP CONTINUES...
...AND CONTINUES TO UNRAVEL
by John Armstrong
In the 1950's a teenage LHO worked in New Orleans for Dolly Shoe, Tujague's, JR Michaels, and the Pfisterer Dental Laboratory. These companies were required by law to report Oswald's earnings to the Social Security Administration (and to the IRS and the Louisiana Dept of Revenue). Those very, very important records almost certainly remained safely tucked away in SSA files, at least until November 22, 1963.
On November 22nd and 23rd, 1963, the Dallas Police conducted a search of Oswald's rooming house at 1026 N. Beckley and Ruth Paine's house in Irving, TX. According to Gus Rose, he himself and R. S. Stovall and John P. Adamcik spent hours initialing every item they found at Ruth Paine's garage and Oswald's rooming house at 1026 N. Beckley. The Dallas Police then made a handwritten list of all the items found. The handwritten list was then typed at Dallas Police Headquarters and eventually became the following Warren Commission exhibits: Stovall A- typed version of the handwritten list from Nov. 22; Stovall B- typed version of the handwritten list from Nov. 23; Turner Exhibit 1-typed list of items found at 1026 N. Beckley.
In the early morning hours of November 23, FBI agent Vince Drain took all of Oswald's possessions (about 225 items) that had been gathered by the Dallas Police and departed at 3:10 am for Washington, D.C. from Carswell Air Force Base aboard a C-130 tanker. James Cadigan, an FBI document specialist, received the items (Oswald's possessions) at FBI headquarters. When Cadigan first testified before the WC, the only Commission member present was former CIA Director Allen Dulles. Cadigan said, "Initially, the first big batch of evidence was brought into the laboratory on November 23 and this consisted of many, many items.... It was a very large quantity of evidence that was brought in." Many of the items were immediately treated with a brown colored ink to check for fingerprints. Under normal conditions, when the testing was complete, items were re-treated with a special chemical that neutralized and removed all traces of the brown fingerprint ink. This neutralizing process was known as "desilvering." WC attorney Melvin Eisenberg interviewed Cadigan and asked, "Do you know why CE 820 was not processed or desilvered?" Cadigan replied, "Time was of the essence and this material (Oswald's possessions), I believe, was returned to the Dallas Police within two or three days.....There was insufficient time to desilver it." So, now we know that Oswald's possessions were taken to FBI headquarters in Washington, DC on Nov 23 and returned to the Dallas Police on Nov 26.
On November 26, all of Oswald's possessions were quietly returned to the Dallas Police. The FBI and Dallas Police then photographed and inventoried 455 items (Oswald's possessions) using five rolls of film (CE 2003). The FBI had taken 225 items to Washington, DC but returned 455 items to the Dallas Police. The FBI added an extra 220 items of evidence. Why?
Among the additional items inventoried and photographed were W-2 forms from Dolly Shoe (1955), Tujague's (1955/56), JR Michaels (1956) and the Pfisterer Dental Lab (1956). But not one of these W-2 forms has the initials of a Dallas Police officer. None of these W-2 forms are on the DPD handwritten lists. None of these W-2 forms are on the lists typed at DPD headquarters (Stovall A & B, Turner 1). And none of these W-2 forms appear in photographs of Oswald's possessions spread out on the floor of the Dallas Police Department on November 23. But all of these W-2 forms have the initials of FBI Lab Technician Robert Frazier (FBI headquarters, Washington, DC). The evidence clearly suggests that these W-2 forms were created, initialed by Frazier, and added to Oswald's possessions while in FBI custody between November 23-26. In fact over 200 items of evidence were added to Oswald's possessions while in FBI custody. The W-2 forms were not found by the Dallas Police. They were created in Washington, DC for the purpose of altering the dates of Oswald's employment in the mid-1950s. It is pretty hard to imagine that a 16 or 17 year old teenager would keep 1955 and 1956 W-2 forms during his 3 years in the Marine Corps, 2-1/2 years in the Soviet Union, and year and a half moving from Dallas to New Orleans and back to Dallas. Why would Oswald keep 8-year-old W-2 forms and yet not keep W-2 forms, copies of tax returns, or any employment information from his work in 1962 and 1963?