Testimony XI

Richard J. O'Melia Collection

  1. "Witnesses Who Have Invoked the Fifth Amendment During 1954 in Testimony Before Committees or Subcommittees of the Congress Investigation Subversion"
    Date: June 21, 1955
    Author: Edward N. MacConomy
    Content: List of people who invoked the fifth amendment {76pp}

  2. "Statement of Jess D. Barker"
    Date: February 16, 1954
    Author: Jess D. Barker
    Audience: To Whom it May Concern
    Content: "Early on the morning of October 17, 1953, an investigator, Mr. Wilbur Morgan, employed by Senator McCarthy, visited my home in Asbury Park. He was extremely insistent in obtaining information on the personal habits of Carl Greenblum..."

  3. (?)
    Date: February 1, 1954
    Speaker/Author: (?)
    Audience: (?)
    Content: "There is, as of this writing, in the Govt. Printing Office, a CAF5, female, initials M ? M, who has been used and also abused by Surine. I'm positive that neither Joe or Frank are aware of this situation. I am equally positive that Mrs. Surine is not aware of the situation."

  4. (?)
    Date: March 24, 1954
    Speaker/Author: (?)
    Audience: (?)
    Content: "1. Additional data re Morgenthau concerns his associations with William Pickens, Negro, utilized in T Dept. During this association Pickens was an active, Card Carrying member of the CP..."

  5. (?)
    Date: March 6, 1954
    Speaker/Author: (?)
    Audience: (?)
    Content: "In view of the rumor to the effect that Saltonstall is moving into Joe's field the Saltonstall 'file' is being dusted off."

  6. "Item: The following, although most difficult to prove, is an accepted fact."
    Date: August 5, 1953
    Speaker/Author: (?)
    Audience: (?)
    Content: "McCarthy, has in his possession, some seventy odd pieces of correspondence, obtained by Surine, from the IPR depository in Lee, Mass. This fact has been admitted confidentially by both, Joe and Don. It has also been more or less, confirmed, by the FBI, in commenting on the fact that app. 100 items are missing from the Judiciary Comm. listing as compared to the FBI registry of the Lee material in 1950."

  7. Memorandum
    Date: November 25, 1953
    Speaker/Author: (?)
    Audience: Frank
    Content: "Frank: Per your call last nite. Joe does not want Bill to know about the projects revision.. Keep your fingers crossed on G in Canada"

  8. Memorandum
    Date: (?)
    Speaker/Author: (?)
    Audience: Don
    Content: "Don: Per your request. ... I will be at home to receive your wire concerning amount to be receipted for at this end of the transfer..."

  9. Case #3, RPT #1: Statement of: Mr. Clifford Simpson
    Date: February 13, 1954
    Speaker/Author: Clifford Simpson
    Audience: To whom it may concern
    Content: "During the afternoon of November 24, 1953, I was visited at my home, in Newark, by a Mr. George Anastos, who informed me that he was representing Senator Joe McCarthy. Anastos stated that, in view of my position, Civil Guard, Main Ent. USAF Trans. Con. Dep. Newark, I would most likely be able to furnish him with very valuable information about, Harry A Hyman."

  10. "Current Events"
    Date: March 19, 1953
    Speaker/Author: (?)
    Audience: (?)
    Content: "Of the principals refusing to, or not signing the 'Loyal Oath Cohn' Anderson, Surine's secy, became most prominent by not affixing her sig. thereto. She has always been objectionable to Cohn and Schine and their extracurricular relationship. She coined the office phrase 'Fruit Boots' (suede Shoos)."

  11. Letter Memo-Personal. Re Introduction to Don's Contact D.C.
    Date: June 14, 1954
    Speaker/Author: (?)
    Audience: (?)
    Content: Contact was mad at O'Donnel's Steak House D.C. at 1135 hrs 14 June 1954. Contact was wearing a Tan Suit, White Silk Blouse, White Shoes, and suit coat bore a Lerner's label. Contact's voice and appearance was, to say the least, striking.

  12. Case #2, RPT #1: Statement of: Miss Lydia C Meckles
    Date: February 11, 1954
    Speaker/Author: Lydia C Meckles
    Audience: To whom it may concern
    Content: During the early part of the afternoon, of November 13, a Mr. Levinia, of the McCarthy staff, visited my office, the personnel division of the main plant at Schenectady, and interviewed several of the clerks of that division."


  13. Case #6, RPT #1: Statement of: Mr. Richard Walker
    Date: February 17, 1954
    Speaker/Author: Richard Walker
    Audience: To whom it may concern
    Content: A Mr. Kantor, acting for Senator Joseph McCarthy, came to my apartment early in the evening, on the 15 of December, and questioned me at great length about Mr. Levine (Martin), who I used to work with, at the Griffiss AFB laboratory in Rome, prior to his suspension."

  14. Case #1, RPT #1: Statement of: Mr. Albert S Sexton
    Date: February 2, 1954
    Speaker/Author: Albert S. Sexton
    Audience: To whom it may concern
    Content: "On the night of November 11th. 1953, and during the General Electric hearings, a Mr. Surine, employed by Senator McCarthy, visited my father, Mr. Albert E. Sexton, at his home in Schenectady NY. The visit took place at 1800 hours and Mr. Surine, after showing identification, was invited to have supper with my father, which he did. After supper Mr. Surine questioned my Father about my work and my friends. Mr. Surine was especially insistent in obtaining any information, with reference to, UEL or any other union group."

  15. Re: United States v. Paul H. Hughes
    Date: December 1, 1955
    Speaker/Author: US Attorney Paul W. Williams and Assistant US Attorney Thomas A. Bolan
    Audience: Mr. Donald Surine
    Content: "Enclosed herewith please find documents promised you by my Assistant Thomas A. Bolan. It is my understanding that you will review these documents and inform this office as to any matters appearing therein which are true to your knowledge, other than those which are of public record.

  16. Case #4, RPT #1: Statement of: Mr. Aaron Boles
    Date: February 15, 1954
    Speaker/Author: Aaron Boles
    Audience: To whom it may concern
    Content: On November 25, 1953, at about 8:00 pm, Mr. Anastos came to my Apt. in North Cadwell NJ. After he showed me his credentials, he started asking me questions about some of the people that Mr. Hyman, (Harry A), visited, at the NY Army Engineer Station, where I do electrical work. I told him that I was not familiar with any of the persons Hyman visited and that he had not visited me. Anastos then offered me money as a reward, if I would visit some of my friends, to pick up information for him."

  17. "Sworn Statement by West Hooker"
    Date: (?)
    Speaker/Author: West Hooker
    Audience: (?)
    Content: " had an astounding interview for two hours a couple of weeks ago (on a Friday) with Norman L. Marks of the American-Jewish league Against Communism, Inc. As a matter of fact, I was brought along by another party and Mr. Marks did not know anything about me (hence he really opened up) because the person who took me was "trusted" by him."

  18. "Loyalty of Government Employees"
    Date: (?)
    Speaker/Author: (?)
    Audience: (?)
    Content: "The first witness, Richard M. A. Fenwick, testifies that he was a member of the military company raised in this city by E. C. Carrington, now United States district attorney for the District of Columbia; and that 'when our company was ordered up the river to defend that line, Captain Carrington refused to go himself,..." {2pp}

  19. "Statement by L. Kelch Pogueon behalf of the Civil Aeronautics board before the commerce committee of the United States before the commerce committee of the United States Senate on Friday, February 22, 1946"
    Date: February 22, 1946
    Speaker/Author: L. Kelch Pogue
    Audience: United States commerce committee of the United States Senate
    Content: "The Civil Aeronautics Board believes that the Bilateral Air Transport Agreement between the United Kingdom and the United States, signed at Bermuda on February 11, 1946, represents an important step forward in international air transportation. We believe that this agreement will assist the United States in important step forward in international air transportation." {10pp}

  20. "Shift 1% of U.S. Defense Funds to UN Police Force, says CO-OP Official"
    Date: June 8, 1956
    Speaker/Author: Cooperative League of USA
    Audience: (?)
    Content: An official of the Cooperative League of the USA suggested that one percent of US defense funds transferred to the United Nations to establish a UN police force as a first step toward disarmament." {8pp}

  21. "Statement of Samuel D. Marble"
    Date: June 8, 1956
    Speaker/Author: (?)
    Audience: Senate Subcommittee on Disarmament
    Content: "The Society of Friends has a commitment to peace that rests on religious grounds. The society has always sought an end to warfare, and believes that the relationship between men and nations should be based on consent and cooperation rather than on force and fear. Friends welcome any practical step that may be taken now to which reduce tension and eliminate armament. We would like to stress several points which are related to disarmament, and which we feel are particularly important at this time."{2pp}

  22. Letter to Mr. Chairman and members of the Committee
    Date: (?)
    Speaker/Author: Dr. Charles F. Boss
    Audience: Chairman and members of Committee
    Content: "Mr. Chairman, I have here, first, the statements on Disarmament adopted by the General Conference of the Methodist Church as a whole; second, the statement adopted by the Council of Bishops of The Methodist Church; and third, the statement adopted by the Board of World Peace. Copies will be supplied and I am requesting that these be made a part of the record of the Committee on Disarmament. Then, Mr. Chairman and Members of the Committee, I should like briefly to present points we deem essential. I shall be glad to respond to questions which you or other members of the Committee may desire to ask." {3pp}

  23. "Statement of David F. Schlothauer"
    Date: June 8, 1956
    Speaker/Author: David F. Schlothauer, National Executive Director of AMVETS
    Audience: Subcommittee on Disarmament
    Content: "AMVETS composed of veterans of World War II and Korea who have actively participated in armed defense of these United States, in behalf of its members as citizens and of veteran of our country , feels a keen interest and a sober responsibility in matters affecting the means of defense of our Country and maintenance of the Peace." { 9pp}

  24. "Rewards for Information leading to the detection and punishment of persons violating internal revenue laws."
    Date: February 6, 1950
    Speaker/Author: Treasury Department
    Audience: Collectors or internal revenue and others concerned
    Content: Rewards for Information leading to the detection and punishment of persons violating internal revenue laws. The Commissioner of Internal Revenue is hereby authorized to pay as he shall deem suitable for information that shall lead to the detection and punishment of persons guilty of violating the internal revenue laws, or conniving at the same.

  25. "Testimony of Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer and Mrs. Katherine Oppenheimer regarding Paul and Sylvia Crouch and 1941 Communist meeting at 10 Kenilworth court, Berkley, California"
    Date: (?)
    Speaker/Author: Mr. Robb, Dr. Robert, Mrs. Robert
    Audience: (?)
    Content: "Testimony of Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer and Mrs. Katherine Oppenheimer regarding Paul and Sylvia Crouch and 1941 Communist meeting at 10 Kenilworth court, Berkley, California"; taken from pages 216, 217, and 921 of transcript

  26. "Credit Dumont's "Keep Posted"
    Date: (?)
    Speaker/Author: Mr. Van Doren and Mrs. Porter
    Audience: (?)
    Content: "Mr. Van Doren: My position is this, that he has surrendered some of that independence on this side or that."

  27. "Secretary Stevens' call to David Schine in New York City, telephone Murrary Hill 8-0110, from his office in the Pentagon: 21 October 1953, 9:22 a.m."
    Date: October 21, 1953
    Speaker/Author: Mr. Stevens and Mr. Schine
    Audience: (?)
    Content: Secretary Stevens' call to David Schine {3pp}

  28. (?)
    Date: (?)
    Speaker/Author: Mr. Hayden and Mr. Jenner
    Audience: (?)
    Content: Conversation between Mr. Hayden and Mr. Jenner about mail fraud.

  29. "Study Censure Charges Pursuant to Senate Order on S. Res. 301" {1-16pp}
    Date: September 27, 1954
    Speaker/Author:
    Audience: Select Committee from Senate
    Content: "Hearing before Select Committee to Study Censure Charges Pursuant to Senate Order on S. Res. 301";

  30. "Study Censure Charges Pursuant to Senate Order on S. Res. 301" {17-34pp}
    Date: September 27, 1954
    Speaker/Author:
    Audience: Select Committee from Senate
    Content: "Hearing before Select Committee to Study Censure Charges Pursuant to Senate Order on S. Res. 301";

  31. "Citations
    Date: (?)
    Speaker/Author: (?)
    Audience:(?)
    Content: Citations of cases presented and powers related to impeachment

  32. "On Aug. 2, 1954, under questioning by Senator William Knowland, Sen. Flanders made the following confession on the floor of the Senate:"
    Date: August 2, 1954
    Speaker/Author: Mr. Knowland and Mr. Flanders
    Audience: Senate
    Content: Confession of Senator Flanders

  33. "Brief Excerpts from a Three and One-half hour Recording of a Meeting Held in Parlor A of the New Yorker Hotel New York City, New York"
    Date: October 11, 1951
    Speaker/Author: Harry Bridges
    Audience: (?)
    Content: Excerpts from a meeting presided over by Communist Harry Bridges

  34. "The Record of Clifford Case (It states plainly that he is no Republican)"
    Date: August, 1952
    Speaker/Author: James P. Selvago
    Audience: (?)
    Content: "Clifford case voted with the ADA on every issue. He repeatedly deserted the Republican House leadership to support the ADA."

  35. "Index to testimony of Walter S. Steel"
    Date: (?)
    Speaker/Author: (?)
    Audience: Committee on Un-American Activities; Martin Dies, Chairman
    Content: Index of Walter Steel's testimony

  36. "The May-Garsson Case"
    Date: (?)
    Speaker/Author: (?)
    Audience: President of the United States
    Content: Memorandum in support of petition of Murray W. Garsson and Henry M. Garsson for clemency in the form of a pardon heretofore filed in the Department of Justice" {21pp}

  37. "Copy of Personal Notes
    Date: (?)
    Speaker/Author: (?)
    Audience: (?)
    Content: Personal notes including "Local Numbers"

  38. "Book of Exhibits"
    Date: Issued January 12, 1920
    Speaker/Author: United States Government
    Audience: (?)
    Content: Copy of passport of Josef Fleischinger, copy of passport of Steve Nelson, letter from Earl Erowder; General Secretary of Communist Party, USA, and lists of committees of Communist Party.


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