BK NOTES: This report fails to note that Patterson and Stuart are informants for the Dallas Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) and they are specifically mentioned in one of the documents signed off by ONI Director Adml. Rufus Taylor.
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
ROBERT KERMIT PATTERSON, commonly known as BOB PATTERSON, appeared at the Dallas Field Division at approximately on
November 26, 1963. PATTERSON advised
that he resides in Room 511 at the YMCA located at 605
North Ervay Street, Dallas, Texas.
PATTERSON stated that at the present time he is unemployed and is dissolving a partnership which he formerly had with DONALD C. STUART in a business which they operated under the trade name Contract Electronics at
Elm Street, Dallas, Texas. He stated their business was the repair of
televisions, radios and other small appliances.
He stated that he and STUART employed one CHARLES ARNDT, age 18, who
resided at Room 516 of the YMCA, as a helper.
About two weeks ago PATTERSON stated he returned to his place of business at approximately . On his arrival in addition to STUART and ARNDT he found JACK RUBY and a man believed by PATTERSON to be
HARVEY OSWALD. He stated that he could
not recall being introduced to the man with JACK RUBY but has a vague
recollection that the other man was introduced as being from . Chicago
PATTERSON estimated that RUBY and the man he believes to be OSWALD were at the Electronics Shop for approximately one hour during which time their general conversation was generally about the buying and selling of electronics equipment. PATTERSON recalled that RUBY questioned STUART about installing some speakers in the Carousel Club where amplifiers were already present.
Sometime during the discussion RUBY told STUART and PATTERSON that he would give them passes to his club. RUBY pointed out that he did not give passes to everybody but that he would make them available to these two men. RUBY then handed what he referred to as a guest book to the man who was with him and instructed that individual to put the names of STUART and PATTERSON in this notebook. PATTERSON stated that he personally observed the man with RUBY write in his notebook.
Special Agent JOHN J. FLANAGAN atd
The book which RUBY referred to as a guest book was described by PATTERSON as having the appearance of a small address book or small notebook, approximately 4 x 5 inches in size. He could not recall the color of the book nor could he recall whether it had a spiral back. PATTERSON stated he could not recall whether the man with RUBY handed the book back to RUBY or kept it himself.
About two days after the visit of RUBY and the man PATTERSON believes to be OSWALD were at the Electronics Shop, RUBY again appeared about . On this occasion JACK RUBY was alone and brought with him a microphone and cable for repair. PATTERSON was instructed by RUBY to have the microphone and cable ready by that night. PATTERSON stated he actually returned the microphone and cable to the Carousel at approximately , and handed it over to a Negro boy employed by the Carousel Club. This individual paid PATTERSON in cash for the week and also paid PATTERSON a 50 cents parking fee which PATTERSON had incurred having parked on a nearby lot.
PATTERSON stated he could not recall seeing anyone else at the club on this occasion other than the Negro boy and possible the Master of Ceremonies.
PATTERSON stated that it is his belief on the basis of the photographs of
OSWALD which he has observed in various newspapers that OSWALD was in fact the
individual present in the Electronics Shop with JACK RUBY on the occasion
PATTERSON stated he has discussed this matter with his partner DONALD C. STUART and employee CHARLES ARNDT and he stated they are likewise of the opinion that
HARVEY OSWALD was the individual with JACK RUBY on the occasion described
above. According to PATTERSON the man
with RUBY in his shop on the occasion set out above was described as follows:
Height 5'8 - 5'9
Build Not too heavy, not too thin
He was believed to have a tattoo on the left forearm; was wearing blue jeans (very tight fitting) and possibly a white shirt. He was not wearing a hat nor was he wearing a jacket.
The following group of photographs were made available to ROBERT PATTERSON for examination:
GRIMES, DPD #29069, Photo dated 10/11/49
JAMES HENRY DOLAN, DPD #109263, Photo dated
CECIL BERNARD SIMMONS, DPD #29032, Photo dated
RUSSELL DOUGLAS MATTHEWS, DPD #28253, Photo dated
After viewing these photographs PATTERSON selected the photograph of
HARVEY OSWALD, New Orleans No. 112723 and stated he believed that this
photograph depicted the individual who was present in the Contract Electronics
Shop with JACK RUBY on the occasion set out above.
PATTERSON stated that at the present time he is a student at the Metropolitan Technical Institution, 402 North Good-Latimer,
He stated he was born on Dallas, Texas January 24,
1930 at ,
and had the rating of RD-3 while in the US Navy. His US Navy Serial No. is 4278665. Lincoln, Nebraska
The name of DONALD C. STUART's wife is
and they reside on NANCY Pleasant Street
turning left off Second Street
while driving away from the downtown area of .
Their residence is in the first group of apartments on the left hand
side of Dallas,
Texas Pleasant Street. He stated the number might possibly be 1314
Pleasant. According to PATTERSON, DONALD
C. STUART is a full time employee of Radio Station KLIF, .
He is employed as a broadcast engineer and is on duty at the station
several nights a week. Dallas,
PATTERSON stated that it is his understanding that DONALD C. STUART has reported this matter to the Dallas Police Department.
This interview was terminated at approximately .
My copy of the Warren Report, St. Martin's Press (1992) edition mentions Patterson on page 360 located in the "RUBY
OSWALD WERE NOT ACQUAINTED" section of "POSSIBLE CONSPIRACY INVOLVING
JACK RUBY" chapter. They write that
Patterson was mistaken and that the man with Ruby was someone named Larry
According to the HSCA, "Crafard fled
unexpectedly on Saturday morning November 23. Although we tend to believe his
explanation, we believe a background check on him plus verification of some of
his activities on November 23 are warranted." Dallas