Pseudonym: Tharpe, Martha
7/7/61 cable from Martha Tharpe, WH/4/PA-PROP x 4935: "There has been no new designation of (US) agency for handling AMBUD as stated ref (WAVE 6974)..."
9/27/61 Response to Green List, by Margaret Forsythe, WH/4/PA-PROP x 8247: A first-time request for operational clearance of Miguel Diaz Isalgue, AMICE-14.
07/11/62: Dispatch from Chief, Task Force W to COS, JMWAVE: Originating Officer: M. Tharpe. Office: TFW/PA-PROP. Coordinating Officer: Seymour R. Bolten. Office: C/TFW/PA-PROP.
11/16/62 Memo for office: "In telephone conversation Nov 15 with Dr. Miro's secretary, she informed me that Norman Diaz had informed her as follows: That Gandero's Sunday evening program had been suspended but that he would have a program at 8 am; that he had a meeting 15 November with Arturo? Artalejo, Juan? Joalo, Otto Sirgo and Juan Amador Rodriguez to exchange ideas, and that they had decided to prepare a program (1) Against the CRC/AMBUD, (2) Against the suspension of radio programs (taken over by Voice), (3) And the inaction of the United States...How Norman Diaz obtained this information was not indicated." Marginalia states "Margaret (probably Forsythe), Evvy (Evalina Garcia), can you draft a cable pointing up anti-CRC news commentators having free rein while our assets' voices are stilled?" Another note states: "Partly sent WAVE 26 Nov 1962 - WMET, WMIE, WFAB - (note: may be signed by) NRS."
4/3/67 Memorandum for the Record by A. E. Dooley: "The DRE was an anti-communist student organization funded covertly by CIA. It was known by the cryptonym AMSPELL. In the fall of 1962, the DRE organization in Cuba was penetrated and wrapped-up by the DGI. We continued to provide nominal financial support to the DRE until September 1966 and terminated our relationship completely on amiable terms on 1 January 1967...Another anti-Castro organization mentioned in connection with the (altercation between Carlos Bringuier and Lee Oswald) was the Information Council of the Americas (INCA). According to Paul Oberst, of the Cuban Operations Group (COG/CA) CIA did not fund this organization although we had contacts with some of its members. It is abundantly clear that the DRE had no part in the Kennedy assassination. Oswald was not a member of the DRE, which, in fact, rejected him. In developing information regarding CIA's relations with the DRE, I conferred with REDACTED of the Cuban Operations Group who recently returned from a tour with our Miami station; Carl Trettin, Deputy Chief of the Counterintelligence Branch of the Cuban Operations Group, who knew Bringuier and was stationed in New Orleans at the time of the above incidents; and Margaret Forsythe also of the Cuban desk, who is thoroughly familiar with the DRE operation."
2/8/68 memo by Unknown re Calvin Thomas of the SB Division, who read the "Possible DRE Animus Towards President Kennedy" memo and felt from his experience that DRE might have been involved in the assassination. "(Calvin) Thomas was assigned to Miami from July 1962 to August 1963...Mr. Thomas is still at Headquarters. Mr. Arthur Dooley of CI/R&A discussed this matter with the following members of WH/COG: a. Miss Margaret Forsythe. She stated that CIA's interest in the DRE had been made known to the office of the Attorney General by letters of 9 January and 18 April 1963 to J. Walter Yeagley (of the AG's office)...In April 1967 the undersigned showed a copy of the Thomas memorandum to Tom Flores, C/WH/COG, who considered that it reflected inadequate information and bias."