JFK ASSASSINATION SYSTEM IDENTIFICATION | RECORD NUMBERS 124-10087-10143 & 124-10087-10144
ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT
JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY
On March 14, 1977, Arlen L. Fuhlendorf, Group Manager, Internal Revenue Service, Intelligence, Dallas, Texas, telephonically contacted Special Agent Specht, FBI, Dallas, Texas, and advised that he was at a school all last week, and therefore, could not get in contact with Special Agent Specht. He was advised that Bob Vanderslice to date has not made himself available to be interviewed by the Dallas office of the FBI. Fuhlendorf advised that Vanderslice has been furnishing information to Internal Revenue Service in connection with a special enforcement program that Internal Revenue Service Intelligence has concerning the criminal element. Vanderslice has furnished information to Internal Revenue Service on local Dallas bookmakers. Fuhlendorf advised that as far as he knows, that the information that Vanderslice furnished has been reliable. Fuhlendorf advised that when he last talked to Vanderslice on March 4, 1977, that Vanderslice asked him that if he talked to the FBI, what use would be made of the information. Fuhlendorf told Vanderslice that he might get a free trip to Washington to testify before a Congressional Committee concerning his information. Fuhlendorf stated that Vanderslice might have had second thoughts after he told him that.
Fuhlendorf advised that several weeks ago, specific date unrecalled, he met
Vanderslice at the restaurant located on the twenty-fifth floor of the Manor House, Commerce Street, Dallas, Texas. Fuhlendorf stated that Vanderslice talked to him about Candy Barr, a former stripper in one of Jack Ruby’s nightclubs. This conversation led to Vanderslice discussing his knowledge of Ruby. Vanderslice told him that on the morning of the assassination, Jack Ruby called him on the telephone and asked him if he would like to go to the Presidential Parade with him, and if he would “like to watch the fireworks.” Vanderslice said that he was with Jack Ruby and standing at the corner of the Postal Annex Building facing the Texas School Book Depository Building, at the time of the shooting. Immediately after the shooting, Ruby left and headed toward the area of the Dallas Morning News Building, without saying anything to him.
NOTE: A review of Jack Ruby’s testimony before the Warren Commission on 6/7/64, indicates that Ruby testified that he was at the “Dallas Morning News” building at the time of Kennedy’s assassination on 11/22/63. Ruby advised he went to the News building at approximately 11:00 a.m. on the morning of 11/22/63, to arrange for advertising space for his night club. Ruby’s testimony was corroborated in part by the testimony of John William Newnam, an Advertising Department employee of the “Dallas Morning News.” Newnam testified before the Warren Commission on 6/26/64. No further attempts being made by our Dallas Division to interview Robert Murray Vanderslice at this time.