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Cryptonym: LISIREN-3

Definition:
Stayed at the Ochsner Clinic in early November 1963.
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
Curiously, the dispatches on November 12, 1963, and November 13, 1963, both have different 201 numbers for LISIREN-3. The 201 number for the former was 201-12106 while the latter was 201-347429. Perhaps the 201 number in the dispatch on November 12, 1963, was referring to the OA investigation and not to LISIREN-3. In addition, a dispatch in October, 1964, noted that Enno Hobbing of the Latin American Information Committee gave a sum of money to LISIREN/3 "for defraying some of the costs attendant to the recent visit of Cardinal Tisserant to Mexico."
Sources:

104-10414-10124: MEXICO CITY STATION HISTORY

"In March 1963, LISIREN-3 advised David A. Phillips, the station CA chief, that LISIREN-5 (201-725282), a close personal friend of DCI John A. McCone, had arranged for LISIREN-3 and LISIREN-5 to meet with McCone in Washington. The station cabled Headquarters to be prepared for a request for financial support. LISIREN-3 and LISIREN-5 briefed the Director on the activities of the Social Studies Center and asked for a direct subsidy of $80,000 per month..." (11/16/78, Mexico City Station History from Anne Goodpasture: Page 320)

104-10218-10225: MEMO: COMMENTS ON PROPOSED PROJECT LIHUFF

4/8/63 memo for the record by SAS officer Gabe Lowe: "Several members of the LIHUFF organization are also members of the LISIREN organization. One of them, Eduardo Prieto Lopez, recently discussed the LISIREN organization with the DCI in the latter's headquarters office and is aware of US government funding to the LISIREN complex."

104-10093-10274: CABLE - CLINIC IN NEW ORLEANS FOR UNEXPECTED OPERATION

11/02/63 MEXI 6768 from Mexico City to Director, slugline LISIREN KUJUMP: "FYI: LISIREN-3 (IDEN) now at Oschner clinic New Orleans for unexpected operation. Diagnosis not known MEXI. Suggest HQS through KUJUMP may wish send flowers or note from "(Washington) friends" or perhaps from Thomas J. Brent/CIA director John McCone." 104-10093-10275 provides the identity, still redacted.

104-10100-10415: PRIOR TO SENDING FLOWERS CHECKED WITH CLINIC AND LEARNED PATIENT DISMISSED

11/08/63 cable DIR 81793 from Director to Mexico City, ref MEXI 6768: "Prior to sending flowers HDQs checked with clinic whereupon it determined LISIREN-3 dismissed 8 November with clean bill of health."

104-10310-10251: MEMORANDUM: GARRISON AND THE KENNEDY ASSASSINATION Document View

Re 11/8/63: "Dr. Alton Ochsner (201-834497)...Dr. Ochsner is director of the Ochsner Foundation, founder of the Ochsner Clinic, and president of the Information Council of America. He is a world-famous surgeon. Dr. Ochsner was of contact interest in October 1947 and November 1948. He has been a cleared source since 13 May 1955. The last official contact with Dr. Ochsner personally occurred on 8 January 1962 and with the Ochsner Clinic on 8 November 1963."

104-10098-10141: DISPATCH: LISIREN/3 - POA EXTENSION

11/12/63, Dispatch from Chief, WH Division to COS, Mexico City: "The POA for LISIREN-3 has been extended until 29 January 1964 to allow completion of the OA investigation." HQs File Number: 201-12106.

104-10211-10401: DISPATCH: OA GRANTED FOR AN ASSET

11/13/63 dispatch HMMW-12114 from Chief, WH to Chief, Mexico City, ref HMMA-21714 11 July 1963: "LISIREN-3 was granted an OA on 7 November 1963 for use as outlined in reference." 201-347429

104-10211-10274: CABLE: LISIREN/3 STATION ASSET WITH RELATIVES MRID REPORTS STRONG RUMORS

12/5/63 cable MEXI 7261: LISIREN-3, station asset with relatives (in Madrid) reports strong rumors from ILLEGIBLE that Torres Hermanos, Ford dealers, are engaged in providing tires, batteries and spare parts subsequently smuggled into Cuba. Please advise (of) any confirmation (of) these rumors or any possible connections ILLEGIBLE activities."

104-10101-10219: CABLE:WOULD APPRECIATE MEXI ATTEMPT OBTAIN SPECIFICS RE SUPPLYING AUTO PARTS TO CUBA

12/16/63 cable DIR 89489 from Director to Mexico City info Madrid, slugline PBRUMEN MHVIPER: "Would appreciate Mexi attempt obtain through LISIREN-3 and relatives any specifics re Torres Hermanos involvement supplying auto parts to Cuba. HQS prepared approach Ford (USA) to halt activity if sufficient evidence can be furnished."

104-10218-10047: (ASSET) (LIHUFF) OPERATIONS.

10/08/64, Dispatch from COS, Mexico City to Chief, WHD: Subject: General - Operational/Specific - Enno Hobbing: REFERENCE: MEXI-9619, dated 26 May 1964. "1. On 6 October 1964, LIHUFF/2 reported through LIHUFF/1 that Enno Hobbing of the Latin American Information Committee and his Mexico 'specialist', (fnu) Ferrer, were in Mexico City. Hobbing gave a sum of money to LISIREN/3 for defraying some of the costs attendant to the recent visit of Cardinal Tisserant to Mexico, but declined to provide any financial assistance to LIHUFF/2 for Identity. 2. It was also learned by the Station that Ferrer was going to try to contact LINOODLE/1 on 7 October 1964. Douglas J. Freapane, the outside case officer, told LINOODLE/1 to avoid any type of binding or continuing relationship with Ferrer and Hobbing. This information resulted from a meeting between Michael C. Choaden and Ferrer. The latter called on Choaden at PBSWING, stating that he simply wanted to pay a social call on behalf of Hobbing, intimating that Hobbing was not in Mexico City. Choaden was carefully taciturn during the meeting with Ferrer. (REDACTION) for Willard C. Curtis."

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