"Patman Attacks ‘Secret’ C.I.A. Link: Says Agency Gave Money to Private Group Acting as Its Sub Rosa ‘Conduit’" (New York Times, September 1, 1964)

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 — Representative Wright Patman disclosed today that the Central Intelligence Agency had given money to a private foundation that, he said had served as a “secret conduit” for the agency.

The Texas Democrat quoted an unidentified official of the agency as having said that the intelligence agency had had an “arrangement” with the J.M. Kaplan Fund of New York City from 1959 until some time this year.

[…]

Mr. Patman’s disclosure at a public hearing of his House Small Business subcommittee was the source of some concern and embarrassment to Internal Revenue officials attending as witnesses.

Apparently, the intelligence agency’s involvement with the Kaplan Fund was a secret shared by only a few persons in official Washington.

Mitchell Rogovin, assistant to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, said that until Aug. 10, the date of the last Patman subcommittee hearing on the subject, he was the only present employe of the service who knew of the C.I.A.-Kaplan relationship.

Even the New York District office of the Revenue Service, which is conducting the Kaplan investigation, was not aware of the relationship, Mr. Rogovin said.


When in 1967 Ramparts exposed the CIA’s role in the National Student Association and other groups, it cited Patman’s 1964 statement as an important early warning:

It is widely known that the CIA has a number of foundations which serve as direct fronts or as secret “conduits” that channel money from the CIA to preferred organizations. An intimation of the scope of this financial web was afforded the public on August 31, 1964, when Texas Congressman Wright Patman, in the course of an investigation into the use of foundations for tax dodges, announced that the J.M. Kaplan Fund of New York was serving as a secret conduit for CIA funds. As soon as Patman made his announcement, representatives of the CIA and Internal Revenue came scurrying to his office for a hasty conference. Patman apparently was satisfied with the results. Without retracting his allegations about the Kaplan Fund he announced: “… The CIA does not belong in this foundation investigation.”

Before bringing down the curtain of secrecy, he did, at least, reveal one fact of substance. It turned out that a number of other foundations had contributed to the Kaplan Fund during the crucial years of 1961-63 when the Fund had been serving the CIA. Five of these foundations were not even on the Internal Revenue Service’s list of tax-exempt foundations. They were the Borden Trust, the Price Fund, the Edsel Fund, the Beacon Fund and the Kentfield Fund. The implication was clear that some or all of these were the channel through which the CIA money passed into the Kaplan foundation coffers.

Ramparts was provided with an unusual insight into the manner in which the CIA uses legitimate foundations with liberal interests, such as the Kaplan Fund, in a recent conversation with the president of a prominent New England foundation who asked to remain anonymous: “I didn’t want my foundation dragged through the CIA mud.” In 1965 he was approached by what he described as “two nice middle-aged Irish cop types who flashed CIA cards at me.” The men asked the foundation president if they could look over the list of organizations that his foundation supports. He volunteered the list to them and after looking it over, the agents said that there were organizations on the list that they would also be willing to support. The CIA men explained, “We are trying to pose an alternative to communism and want to back third-force programs, which we could not do if it was known that this support comes from a government source.”

The agents then proposed to support some of the organizations already on the foundation’s list as well as suggesting new prospective recipients. The agents promised that if this arrangement was accepted, they would be able to channel CIA money into the foundation without it ever being traced back to the CIA. They said that they were very skilled at these manipulations.

COINTELPRO in Atlantic City: memo from Cartha DeLoach details infiltration of the Mississippi Democratic Freedom Party and other civil rights groups during the 1964 Democratic National Convention. August 29, 1964.

For example, through informant coverage and by controlling the situation, we were able to prevent a potentially explosive stall-in and sit-in demonstration planned by ACT and  [    ???    ] By counseling Messrs. Jenkins, Carter and Moyers, we convinced them that they must make major changes in controlling admissions into the Convention Mall and thereby preclude infiltration of the illegal Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) delegates. Through our counterintelligence efforts, Jenkins, et al., were able to advise the President in advance regarding major plans of the MFDP delegates. The White House considered this of prime importance.

Though our highly confidential coverage of Martin Luther King   [    ???   ] together with similar coverage we established on the headquarters of CORE-SNCC, we were in a position to advise the White House in advance of all plans made by these two sources in an effort to disrupt the orderly progress of the Convention. This coverage was highly effective.

[…]

On Sunday morning, August 23, 1964, we located a truck on Pacific Avenue carrying a burned-out car, a huge burlap-wrapped cross and a large church bell. Rumors swept Atlantic City that the car was actually the one used by Schwerner, Goodman and Chaney. Shortly after its appearance this truck was placed on a parking lot close by Convention Hall. We quickly established the fraudulency of these rumors and through police contacts we thwarted the racial group’s plans to parade this burned car through Atlantic City streets.

(Source: aarclibrary.org)

thesearethethingsthatilike:

We have come farther than we think.
Columbia avenue race riot, Philadelphia, 1964

thesearethethingsthatilike:

We have come farther than we think.

Columbia avenue race riot, Philadelphia, 1964

theneverendingballoon:

"Robot K-456", 1964
Creators: Nam June Paik and Shuya Abe. Japan, 1964
(Construction started in 1963 with Nam Jun and his brother and was completed in 1964 with the aid of Abe helping with the electronics).

theneverendingballoon:

"Robot K-456", 1964

Creators: Nam June Paik and Shuya Abe. Japan, 1964

(Construction started in 1963 with Nam Jun and his brother and was completed in 1964 with the aid of Abe helping with the electronics).

(Source: beausievers.com)

Lennon mixed cocktails for her and her assistants, mixing gin, vodka, red wine and cocaine as the ”secret ingredient”…Jayne asked her friend to read her the Tarot, for her and Lennon.
Her friend began the cast and suddenly he dropped them horrified, exclaiming, ”Oh my God, this is terrible, I see a tragic end for both of you in all this” (right prediction, as it’s said before Jayne Mansfield died three years later victim of one car accident and Lennon was shot in 1980). By hearing this, Lennon got angry and threw the cards.

Jayne Mansfield died in a car accident in 1967. John Lennon always remembered that fact of the Tarot when she met Jayne Mansfield in 1964 and he was in alarm.
As it’s known, Lennon was obsessed with numbers and, particularly, with number nine.
Lennon said to Chris Hutchins: ”Jayne was born on April 19 and died on June 29.
April is the forth month and June the sixth. If you put them together you have one ten. I was born on October 9, the ninth day of the tenth month.
Jayne Mansfield died two months after her birthday, that means that I’m going to die on one day with a nine, in the month of December.”

historicaltimes:

Lee Harvey Oswald’s wife Marina, with daughters June and Audrey ≈ 1964 -

historicaltimes:

Lee Harvey Oswald’s wife Marina, with daughters June and Audrey ≈ 1964 -

1greatchange:

Let’s talk about the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party’s time at the 1964 Democratic National Convention. MFDP arrived by bus to Atlantic City a few days prior to the start of the convention. MFDP challenged the right of the Mississippi Democratic Party’s delegation to participate in the convention, claiming that the regulars had been illegally elected in a completely segregated process that violated both party regulations and federal law. The National Party referred the challenge to the Convention Credentials Committee. The MFDP delegates lobbied and argued their case, and large groups of supporters and volunteers established an around-the-clock picket line on the Boardwalk just outside the convention, which garnered considerable publicity. The Credentials Committee televised its proceedings, which allowed the nation to see and hear the testimony of the MFDP delegates. President Johnson called a press conference during the testimony of Fannie Lou Hamer. President Johnson used Hubert Humphrey & Walter Mondale to work on a compromise between the Mississippi delegations. They offered MFDP two at-large seats on the convention floor. the MFDP refused this compromise; however, they commandeered the seats of the regular Mississippi Democratic Party, after they left the convention in frustration. (NOTE: Pictured here are protesters on the boardwalk in Atlantic City) #BHM #FreedomSummer #MFDP

1greatchange:

Let’s talk about the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party’s time at the 1964 Democratic National Convention. MFDP arrived by bus to Atlantic City a few days prior to the start of the convention. MFDP challenged the right of the Mississippi Democratic Party’s delegation to participate in the convention, claiming that the regulars had been illegally elected in a completely segregated process that violated both party regulations and federal law. The National Party referred the challenge to the Convention Credentials Committee. The MFDP delegates lobbied and argued their case, and large groups of supporters and volunteers established an around-the-clock picket line on the Boardwalk just outside the convention, which garnered considerable publicity. The Credentials Committee televised its proceedings, which allowed the nation to see and hear the testimony of the MFDP delegates. President Johnson called a press conference during the testimony of Fannie Lou Hamer. President Johnson used Hubert Humphrey & Walter Mondale to work on a compromise between the Mississippi delegations. They offered MFDP two at-large seats on the convention floor. the MFDP refused this compromise; however, they commandeered the seats of the regular Mississippi Democratic Party, after they left the convention in frustration. (NOTE: Pictured here are protesters on the boardwalk in Atlantic City) #BHM #FreedomSummer #MFDP

indypendent-thinking:

Leatherwood, Kentucky, 1964. “Cornett boys smoking by car.” No after-school soccer for these lads. Print from a 35mm negative by William Gedney.
(via Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Cigarette Lighter: 1964)

indypendent-thinking:

Leatherwood, Kentucky, 1964. “Cornett boys smoking by car.” No after-school soccer for these lads. Print from a 35mm negative by William Gedney.

(via Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Cigarette Lighter: 1964)

COINTELPRO at the DNC: the FBI spies on Dr. King and the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. (Via the Church Committee report.)

1greatchange:

Let’s talk about the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party’s time at the 1964 Democratic National Convention. MFDP arrived by bus to Atlantic City a few days prior to the start of the convention. MFDP challenged the right of the Mississippi Democratic Party’s delegation to participate in the convention, claiming that the regulars had been illegally elected in a completely segregated process that violated both party regulations and federal law. The National Party referred the challenge to the Convention Credentials Committee. The MFDP delegates lobbied and argued their case, and large groups of supporters and volunteers established an around-the-clock picket line on the Boardwalk just outside the convention, which garnered considerable publicity. The Credentials Committee televised its proceedings, which allowed the nation to see and hear the testimony of the MFDP delegates. President Johnson called a press conference during the testimony of Fannie Lou Hamer. President Johnson used Hubert Humphrey & Walter Mondale to work on a compromise between the Mississippi delegations. They offered MFDP two at-large seats on the convention floor. the MFDP refused this compromise; however, they commandeered the seats of the regular Mississippi Democratic Party, after they left the convention in frustration. (NOTE: Pictured here are protesters on the boardwalk in Atlantic City) #BHM #FreedomSummer #MFDP

1greatchange:

Let’s talk about the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party’s time at the 1964 Democratic National Convention. MFDP arrived by bus to Atlantic City a few days prior to the start of the convention. MFDP challenged the right of the Mississippi Democratic Party’s delegation to participate in the convention, claiming that the regulars had been illegally elected in a completely segregated process that violated both party regulations and federal law. The National Party referred the challenge to the Convention Credentials Committee. The MFDP delegates lobbied and argued their case, and large groups of supporters and volunteers established an around-the-clock picket line on the Boardwalk just outside the convention, which garnered considerable publicity. The Credentials Committee televised its proceedings, which allowed the nation to see and hear the testimony of the MFDP delegates. President Johnson called a press conference during the testimony of Fannie Lou Hamer. President Johnson used Hubert Humphrey & Walter Mondale to work on a compromise between the Mississippi delegations. They offered MFDP two at-large seats on the convention floor. the MFDP refused this compromise; however, they commandeered the seats of the regular Mississippi Democratic Party, after they left the convention in frustration. (NOTE: Pictured here are protesters on the boardwalk in Atlantic City) #BHM #FreedomSummer #MFDP