Affidavit Of Emmett Charles Barbe, Jr.
The following affidavit was executed by Emmett Charles Barbe, Jr., on June
ON THE ASSASSINATION OF
PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY
STATE OF LOUISIANA,
Parish of Orleans, ss:
Emmett Charles Barbe, Jr. of New Orleans, La., being duly sworn, says:
Signed this 15th day of June 1964.
- I am employed by William B. Reily Company, Inc., as Maintenance
Foreman. The William B. Reily Company plant is located at 640 Magazine
Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. I have been employed by that Company for
five years. During the year 1963 I was serving as Maintenance Foreman.
- William B. Reily Company is engaged in the roasting, grinding, canning,
bagging, and sale of coffee. In its roasting, grinding, canning, and
bagging operations a great deal of machinery consisting of chains, conveyer
belts, motors, blowers, automatic hoppers, grinders, etc., distributed over
some five floors of the premises is employed in said operations. Said
machinery must be kept well greased and oiled. This work required the full
time of one man.
- Lee Harvey Oswald became employed by William B. Reily Company, Inc. as
a greaser and oiler maintenance man on May 10, 1963. His employment
terminated on July 19, 1963. During the latter portion of his employment, I
served as his immediate supervisor. As his supervisor I was aware of
Oswald's performance or lack thereof of his duties.
- There were occasions from time to time when I was unable to locate
Oswald in and about the premises and learned that he was in the habit of
absenting himself from the premises without leave and visiting a service
station establishment adjacent to the Reily Coffee Company known as Alba's
Crescent City Garage. Furthermore, Oswald had become quite indifferent to
the performance of his duties. I spoke with him from time to time about
his absences and his indifferences, all to no avail. Ultimately I
recommended to my superiors that Oswald be discharged. My request was
granted and he was discharged on July 19, 1963.
(S) Emmett Charles Barbe, Jr.
EMMETT CHARLES BARBE, Jr.