|Name: ||Alveeta Treon|
|Type of Contact: ||Telephone|
I called Mrs. Treon about the corrections she made to the "affidavit" received by the Committee in connection with the John Hurt allegation.
Mrs. Treon said she did not recognize the affidavit, but assumes it was made by Sheriff Owen or the F.B.I. men who interviewed her in 1967 about the John Hurt call. She said she had never seen it before and would not have signed it as it is because of the inaccuracies in it. She said the most important inaccuracy was the statement in the affidavit that she watched Louise Swinney make the clal and then retrieved the call slip from the wastebasket. Mrs. Treon repeated that she stayed on the line and heard Oswald ask for the call to John Hurt and give the two numbers. Mrs. Treon stated that there is obviously a great difference in whether she actually heard him place the call herself and whether she merely got the piece of paper from the trash.
Mrs. Treon stated the F.B.I. men may have asked her what Mrs. Swinney did with her call slip after the incident; Mrs. Treon only surmised that Mrs. Swinney trhew it in the trash and suggests that that may be the reason the affidavit is written up as though Mrs. Treon had gotten the slip from the trash.
Mrs. Treon said she has never talked to reporters or private investigators about this allegation.
I asked her how I could locate Winston Smith, the man to whom she first told the information. Mrs. Treon said Smith still lives in Springfield on South Kansas Street; he is now retired from the Federal Penitentiary records office. She gave his number as (417) 865-3786. She said he may also be listed in the phone directory as W.J. Smith.