Chief Researcher — JFK
||Harold A. Rose|
||Investigations to be conducted in the field|
About a week or so ago, a memo dated Aug.4,1977, to Donovan Gay from Jim Kostman, Research Director Assassination Information Bureau, was brought to my attention by Johanna Smith. Attached to this memo was a copy of an unsigned affidavit from a female, Alveeta Treon. See attached memo and affidavit.
After reading the documents, I began a preliminary investigation, after checking to make sure that nothing prior had been done. I learned that the phone number that Oswald had attempted to call had been lost by the Assassination Information Bureau. I called Alveeta Treon in Springfield, Missouri and found her very cooperative. She had a copy of the telephone number that Oswald had attempted to call. The number was 834-7430 and he wanted John Hurt in Raleigh, N.C. I then contacted the telephone directory assistant for Raleigh, N.C. and was informed that 834-7430 is still listed to John D. Hurt, 201 Hillsborough, Apt. 4. I checked the Martin and Hubble Law Directory in case John D. Hurt may have been an attorney, that Oswald was trying to get in touch with and could not find him listed.
I contacted the telephone room at Dallas City Hall, and learned that Louise Swinney is still employed there and is supervisor of the telephone room.
I believe Louise Swinney should be interviewed to attempt to corroborate Alveeta Treon's affidavit. If she does then John D. Hunt [sic.] should be interviewed in Raleigh, N.C.
I have also been contacted by John Hornbeck, who advised me that it is very important that Sam Pate, former radio broadcaster, be interviewed, relative to the tape he made during the motorcade. I have been able to locate his place of business in Dallas, but have not been able to contact him. I have left meassages [sic.] for him, but he has never answered them.