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The Warren Commission conceded that OSWALD was aware of the Newman Office Building which was located at 544 Camp Street and 531 Lafayette Street (there were two addresses to this corner building) since OSWALD rubber stamped the address "Fair Play for Cuba Committee 544 Camp St, New Orleans LA." on a pamphlet by Corliss Lamont, entitled The Crime Against Cuba. [Camp1.jpg] Oswald created this rubber stamp from his rubber stamp kit. This pamphlet was taken from him by the New Orleans Police after his arrest in August 1963. OSWALD told the police he carried the pamphlet with him, "as it contained all of the information regarding the committee, and he would be in a position to refer to it for proper answers in the event someone questioned him regarding the aims and purposes of the committee." Herbert Philbrick stated: "Corliss Lamont's Hate America propaganda helped to condition the mind of OSWALD." OSWALD had informed V.T. Lee that he was still intent on opening a Fair Play for Cuba Committee office in New Orleans, but he never mentioned 544 Camp Street in any of his correspondence. The landlord of 544 Camp Street, Sam Mike Newman, testified that he was never approached by Oswald to rent an office. The address was stamped on only one pamphlet, the Crime Against Cuba by Corliss Lamont. However, the Reilly Coffee Company where OSWALD worked was one block from 544 Camp Street. OSWALD'S supervisor at the Reilly Coffee Company told the FBI that he would disappear for at least an hour each day. The most illustrious tenant of 544 Camp Street and 531 Lafayette Street was William Guy Banister who worked out of 531 Lafayette Street. The Cuban Revolutionary Council had once had office at 544 Camp Street. In 1961 the Cuban Revolutionary Front had offices in the Balter building. The Kefauver Senate Investigation into Organized Crime mentioned the Balter Building as a center of organized crime activity in New Orleans. By late April 1961, after the Cuban Revolutionary Front became the Cuban Revolutionary Council, it was moved to 544 Camp Street. When the Cuban Revolutionary Front was in the Balter Building, so was Guy Banister. When the Cuban Revolutionary Front became the Cuban Revolutionary Council and moved to 544 Camp Street, so did Guy Banister.
"I was born in a log cabin in Caldwell Parish, Monroe, Louisiana, on March 7, 1901, the son of William Henry Banister and Aline Gregory Banister, the oldest of seven children. I was educated in the Louisiana public schools, and attended Louisiana State University and Soule College of New Orleans. The beginning of my career was as an investigator with the Monroe Police Department. I received an appointment as a Patrolman on December 2, 1929. About two weeks later, the Police Superintendent asked me to take a course in stenography, after which he would assign me to his office as his secretary with sergeant's pay. This was done at the end of six months from the date of my first appointment. About six months later the Superintendent died, and I was assigned duties that made me actually, the Chief of Detectives. On November 5, 1934, I was sworn in as Special Agent, Division of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice. The name of this organization was changed a short time later to FBI. I went to training school and I was sent to my first office in Indianapolis, Indiana, as an Agent. I served there until April 1935, when I was assigned to New York City. I worked over the northern part of the country on special assignment for approximately three years. Beginning in New York City, the man having a desk next to mine was S.A. George Starr. George Starr, who spoke Russian fluently his father was a trainer of race horses for the Czar at one time in Russia, was actually the leader in conducting subversive activity investigation for the FBI, for several years. Mr. J. Edgar Hoover, Director, never lost sight of the danger of Communism in this country...George Starr had familiarized me with the problems of Communist Party work and, in fact, he has been given credit for teaching the FBI agents how to conduct these investigations. After I was promoted to SAC, it was my duty to supervise the work of Special Agents assigned to such activity. It was also my duty to develop and supervise those people commonly called informers. To be more specific, we might say that they were counterspies sent in to report on the activities of the Party members. That was part of my duty throughout the nearly 17 years I served as SAC. [FBI 62-103863-13] In May 1938 I was promoted to Special Agent in Charge of a Division, and transferred to Newark, New Jersey. I remained there from May until August 1938, and I was promoted to the position of Special Agent in Charge, and given my first office of command, which was in Butte, Montana..."
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