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Pseudonym: Cargould, Preston

Definition:
Unknown identity. A dispatch on November 20, 1963, from Chief, WE Division was signed by Preston T. Cargould and Oliver G. Galbond (J. C. King). Therefore, Cargould was possibly Chief, WE, at this time.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
This dispatch was to be brought to the attention of Dudley P. Jentons, which was a pseudonym for J. Deering Danielson. In addition, three cables in August and September of 1964 were from Cargould Acting, and were about the Swedish investigation of Ridderstrale. The cables carried the slug GPFLOOR, a cryptonym referring to Lee Harvey Oswald (post-assassination designation). It is usually used as a "slug" to describe the contents of a memo as "Oswald-related".
Sources:

104-10169-10129: REQUEST FOR HANDWRITING SAMPLES, ASK TO PROVIDE US WITH COPIES OF THE HOTEL CARDS.

03/19/62: Dispatch from Chief, SR via Chief, WE to COS, Withheld: Subject: REDWOOD/LCIMPROVE - Request for Handwriting Supplies AELADLE: "We would appreciate your asking VALINK/6 to provide us with copies of the hotel cards quoted in reference providing they were filled out by the individuals concerned. We have found that analysis and comparison of handwriting samples is useful in establishing the identities of illegals or suspected illegals. While there is no immediate need for these, please tell VALINK/6 to bear this requirement in mind and furnish us with samples whenever possible. Mary B. Laxton. Preston T. Cargould." Originating Officer: A. D. Dickinson, SR/CI/P. Coordinating Officer: (Signature), C/SR/CI. (Unintelligible), WE/1.

104-10211-10420: DISPATCH: POSSIBLE OPERATIONAL LEAD

11/20/63: Dispatch from Chief, WE Division to COS, Mexico City (Info: COS, (REDACTION), JMWAVE). Attn: Jentons: Subject: PBRUMEN - Possible Operational Lead: "1. It is requested that Identity be assessed for possible recruitment as an asset against PBRUMEN (Cuba). MEXI 4151, 4289, and 5433 plus travel listings show that Identity traveled to PBRUMEN and returned to Mexico City on 13-21 April and 22 June-2 July of this year. Headquarters traces revealed that he was in PBRUMEN to negotiate regarding his country's frozen assets there, and also to negotiate for the release of one of his countrymen who had been arrested for alleged espionage activities. We assume that Identity's superior has made Identity responsible for matters pertaining to PBRUMEN, and that he will be travelling to PBRUMEN two or three times a year. It would be important to determine the duration of his present tour of duty; he has already served there three years. Other Headquarters traces on IDENTITY are forwarded in Enclosure, as is a biographical sketch on Identity's father. As Enclosure above (assuming only that Identity resided with his father during his teens), Identity spent his youth (from 8 to 21 years of age) in PBPRIME (U.S.), graduating from a PBPRIME University. Considering his and his family's long residence here, there is a reasonable likelihood that Identity is pro-PBPRIME and would be cooperative...Preston T. Cargould. Oliver G. Galbond (J. C. King)."

104-10418-10449: CABLE: CHIEF PBSWING TO TAKE UP REF SITUATION WITH FOREIGN OFFICE

08/24/64: Cable from Withheld to Director (Cargould Acting): Slugline RYBAT GPFLOOR: (Handwritten note: Re Oswald file SIG): "1. Chief PBSWING (U.S. Embassy, consulate, consul general, or official installation) to take up ref situation with Foreign Office 26 August. Will discuss initially on informal basis and follow up with formal request if this appears necessary. 2. Based on past history Swedish procrastination and reluctance this matter, both station and Chief PBSWING not overly optimistic investigation will be undertaken and completed in time for inclusion in commission report. However we will continue apply pressure vigorously whenever possible. CS Comment: *(Unintelligible) to acquire interrogation report on Ridderstrale from Swedish (unintelligible)."

104-10436-10058: CABLE: PARA 1 REF COVERED WITH BELFRAGE AT FORMIN 26 AUGUST.

08/27/64: Cable from Withheld to Director (Cargould Acting): Slugline RYBAT GPFLOOR: REF: (REDACTION) 5173 (IN 58637)* (Handwritten at top: Mr. Hartman (?), CI/R&A): "1. Para 1 ref covered with Belfrage at FORMIN 26 August. Chief PBSWING (U.S. Embassy, consulate, consul general, or official installation) states Belfrage responded with understanding, and sympathy, and indicated he would notify appropriate people to undertake investigation promptly. 2. View above will continue press TIPSTAFFs (probably Swedish intelligence service) from our side. If no action forthcoming Chief PBSWING will reopen with FORMIN early September. C/S Comment: *Chief PBSWING (2) will take up question of Ridderstrale investigation with the Foreign Office on 26 August."

104-10005-10098: INTERVIEW OF SUBJECT WHO DENIES VISITING COUNTRIES OUTSIDE EUROPE AND LIVING IN CUBA FOR SEVEN YEARS OR VISITING HAITI AS ALLEGED. DENIES HE HAD FORETOLD ASSASSINATION OF KENNEDY.

09/18/64: Cable from Withheld (Cargould Acting): Slugline RYBAT GPFLOOR: REF: (REDACTION) 5179* (IN 61547): "1. After repeated queries TIPSTAFFs (probably Swedish intelligence service) on 17 Sept handed us report on subject ref. According report he interviewed 9 Sept and gave following: A. Had never visited countries outside Europe and had not 'lived in Cuba for seven years' or visited Haiti as alleged. B. Had discussed politics and spoken of Swedish Communism as well as Fidel Castro govt and revolutions supported by Castro in Mexico and Venezuela. However pointed out these topics all in Swedish newspapers. C. When asked whether he had foretold assassination of Kennedy, he denied quote ascribed to him and said could not recall any similar statements. Said he knew nothing of assassination before it happened. 2. TIPSTAFF/4 said subject had appeared slightly embarrassed as if ashamed statements he made while drunk, but was not defensive or belligerent. Tended believe subject but in any case felt further follow-up fruitless. 3. Tho statement para 1A above apparently contradicts earlier TIPSTAFF report that subject was in Cuba in 1956 (REDACTION) 4397) believe subject was only denying seven year residence. Will double check with TIPSTAFFs. 4. Pouching copy TIPSTAFF memo 18 Sept. C/S Comment: *Subject of Ridderstrale investigation will be re-opened with Foreign Minister in early September."

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