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Pseudonym: Jenrette, Alice

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Definition:
Alice P. Jenrette was probably an alias for Alice B. Caponong. In turn, Caponong was probably a pseudonym for Evalena S. Vidal.
Category:
alias
Status:
Probable
Discussion:
A dispatch in June of 1962 from JMWAVE requested to headquarters that a number of station personnel be entitled to an extension of housing allowance. Alice P. Jenrette was among those listed, along with Harold R. Noemayr (Ross Crozier), Peter J. Digerveno (Emilio Americo Rodriguez), Henry J. Sloman (probably Tony Sforza), Irving G. Cadick (William Robertson), Philip D. Glavasco, and Irving C. Devuono (Grayston Lynch).

Alice P. Jenrette, PW, wrote a memo in February, 1963, based on information from AMIGGY-1 (Espino Lopez Rieto) and Berta Ferrer on the MDC. Jenrette also mentioned Jose Miro Cardona's secretary, "Nena".

A memo from Alice B. Caponong, PW, in late August of 1963 stated that "Asencion C. Perez, secretary of Dr. Jose Miro Cardona, asked Maria Antonietta Ferrer Diaz certain biographic data as requested by Caponong." The memo stated that Perez was known as "Nena" and also mentioned Berta Ferrer.

Given the similar names of Alice P. Jenrette and Alice B. Caponong, the fact that they were in the PW unit at JMWAVE, then it is probable that Jenrette was an alias of Caponong. In turn Caponong was probably Evalena S. Vidal.
Sources:

104-10215-10099: ROSS L. CROZIER, 201-168881, VOL. V.

06/30/62: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Task Force W: GYROSE Housing Allowance for Contract Renewal: ..."Based on JMWAVE initial survey of the status of contract personnel the station requests that Headquarters approve extension of the housing allowance to the following individuals: Harold R. Noemayr (Ross Crozier), Peter J. Digerveno (Emilio Americo Rodriguez), Henry J. Sloman (probably Tony Sforza), Irving G. Cadick (William Robertson), Philip D. Glavasco, Irving C. Devuono (probably Grayston Lynch), Alice P. Jenrette. 2. Upon approval JMWAVE will forward to Headquarters copies of the proposed amended contracts and will pay and administer the allowance in the same manner as is now applicable to staff agents."

104-10231-10095: MEMORANDUM:CAPTURE OF MDC COUNTERREVOLUTIONARIES

02/11/63: Memo from A. P. Jenrette, PW, to IS: Source: AMIGGY-1: "1. Additional information furnished by Berta Ferrer to Source re capture of MDC group in Cuba: a. The MDC general coordinator in Cuba uses war name 'Abel' and 'Omar'. b. The informant who passed previous info to brother-in-law of Berta Ferrer also stated that he travelled by car from Oriente to Havana just before leaving Cuba and that he saw a 'lot of army equipment, consisting of tanks and heavy trucks, near Mayari, Cuba.' 2. Lucas, the head of the MDC faction under the CRC, told Source that he had spoken with 'Olga' in Cuba on 3 Feb 63 and she said the younger people had been captured but not the older people. Lucas took this to mean that the leaders had not been captured. 3. Dr. Miro Cardona's secretary, 'Nena' informed A-1 that Lucas passed on to her the news that Lucas had heard on 9 Feb 63 of the capture and imprisonment of 'Olga' in Havana, along with other MDC leaders throughout the island. 'Olga' is described as 'second to Lucas', or 'Lucas Plus.' It is feared that there will now be many more arrests, as Olga knew many people involved with the MDC. Few people knew that Olga was second to Lucas, but one of the few who did know was the general coordinator in Cuba, 'Abel'. However, Lucas still does not believe that 'Abel' is a Castro agent and responsible for the many arrests, as Lucas stated 'he had worked with Abel for two years now.'"

104-10231-10332: MARIA ANTONIETTA FERRER DIAZ

08/30/63: Memo from Alice B. Caponong, PW to FI: "As per your request. 1. Asencion C. Perez, secretary of Dr. Jose Miro Cardona, asked Maria Antonietta Ferrer Diaz certain biographic data as requested by Caponong. This was provided on 30 August and is as follows...4...The bank said they did not know all the rules or how to solve her problem but suggested she see someone in the Dupont Building (Nena Perez did not remember the name, but gathered it was some kind of office of the State Department)...Nena then asked Ernesto Aragon, the CRC delegate in Washington, to get a copy of the law freezing the bank accounts...5. Getting back to the office of Maria Antonietta Ferrer in Cuba, Nena thought it was still functioning...6. At the request of FI, I checked out the following with Nena who also checked them out with Maria A. with the following results...7. Maria Antonietta Ferrer has been most cooperative in answering the questions put to her by Nena C. Perez, although she undoubtedly knows that they actually come from the U.S. Government...8. Nena Perez also phoned Dra. Berta Ferrer, a lawyer and officer of the UR, to see if she might be the one in question..."

104-10229-10171: DISPATCH: EXPIRATION OF MOC'S (CONTRACTS)

02/20/64: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Special Affairs Staff: Cryptonyms of AMPAN-4 and AMJOKE-1 (Felix Rodriguez Mendigutia) mentioned, the latter being terminated. ..."4. Contract extensions or requests for extensions of reference contracts were made as follows...Jenrette, Alice P.: WAVE-(Unintelligible)..." Note: Donald F. Mazutis (probably Mickey Kappes) and Spencer O. Terteling (Bernard Barker) also mentioned.

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