George Hunter White – The Early Years

This library article covers the activities of George Hunter White up to WWII,
including many items that probably haven’t seen the light of day in more than 70 years.


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George Hunter White

alias ‘Morgan Hall’

by Virginia McClaughry


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George Hunter White is a key addition to our Encyclopedia of the Bad Guys due to his lifetime role in facilitating the suppression of humanity through narcotics and hallucinogenics for the British/Vatican slavemasters and their American sycophants.

This is a man who cared not for his fellow man as equals, quite the contrary. He believed in a two-class system as the only ‘workable’ measure and control of humanity.

If no one said yes to the slavemasters, they would have no power. It is people like George who did say yes, and yes again, and again and again, that are a large part of why the world is the way it is today.

That alone, would justify his inclusion in our Encyclopedia but George went much further than simply being a yes man. He brokered some of the most corrupt alliances that have been seen since probably Medieval times. The human suffering he directly helped to facilitate probably now numbers more people than were killed in both World Wars.

He should have said no.

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George White

The Early Years

George White (born in 1906), started out as a journalist specializing in undercover work for newspapers in San Francisco and Los Angeles, before becoming a narcotics agent in the early 1930s. He worked for Harry Anslinger at the Federal Narcotics Bureau – the FNB.


Let’s talk about Anslinger for a moment.

One of the things going on out there is one of the worst misquote-fests I have ever seen regarding this guy. Now, the problem with this, that you might not think of right away, is that this tends to push people one of two ways. For the people that buy into the quote and then are set up to be ‘shot down’ when someone calls them on it, there is a tendency afterwards to jump to the opposite of the spectrum (thinking that’s the truth) about Anslinger – ie: he must be a good guy.

Oh, no, no, no.

Oh no no no

Do not make that mistake.

For those that cling to the false quotes as the truth? They are then misled off down the garden path.

That’s actually the same though for those who just reject it outright – they are just as misled because they tend to jump to that same “opposite must be true” conclusion too.

The guy was a jerk, no two ways about it, but he was just a front man and all this hullaballoo around him just distracts off of who’s behind him.

And that’s the point.

Get it?


Just to set the record straight, let me show you a sampling of the usual listings of FALSE quotes attributed to Anslinger.

  1. There are 100,000 total marijuana smokers in the US, and most are Negroes, Hispanics, Filipinos, and entertainers. Their Satanic music, jazz, and swing, result from marijuana use.
  2. This marijuana causes white women to seek sexual relations with Negroes, entertainers, and any others.
  3. The primary reason to outlaw marijuana is its effect on the degenerate races…
  4. Marijuana is an addictive drug which produces in its users insanity, criminality, and death.
  5. Reefer makes darkies think they’re as good as white men.
  6. Marihuana leads to pacifism and communist brainwashing…
  7. You smoke a joint and you’re likely to kill your brother
  8. Marijuana is the most violence-causing drug in the history of mankind.

Most of them try to point to the Marijuana Tax Bill Hearings as the ‘source’. That is simply not true.

Here’s a listing of what looks to be pretty good sources for what Anslinger actually said in the hearings.

The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937, Transcripts of Congressional Hearings on H.R. 6385 April 27, 28, 29, 30, and May 4, 1937 –

OK, now see false quote #3 –

The primary reason to outlaw marijuana is its effect on the degenerate races

That is someone’s spin on a statement by the City Editor of the Alamosa Daily Courier (Alamosa, Colorado) – Floyd K. Baskette.

Floyd_K._Baskette_Alamosa_1937Floyd K. Baskette, 22 years old, Adams State College in Alamosa, Journalism, 1937


Floyd wrote a letter to the Bureau Narcotics on September 4, 1936. He was still in school, so this strikes me as an obvious shill action solicited by Anslinger somehow. His letter was included in the hearings and read out into the record. Look at this part of what Floyd had written –

I wish I could show you what a small marihuana cigaret can do to one of our degenerate Spanish-speaking residents. That’s why our problem is so great; the greatest percentage of our population is composed of Spanish-speaking persons, most of who are low mentally, because of social and racial conditions. 

See what someone did with that? Anslinger presented that letter (and a number of other things as well) to the hearings, but that letter was not his words, any more than any of the other reports he submitted.

That’s intentional people, as in not an accident. Whoever started that false quote meant to misrepresent it that way.

Strangely enough, in my, granted, brief perusal of the 5 or 6 pages of Google results of sites and books using the same false quotes, I noticed that the earliest seemed to be a book by Ron Paul. Ron Paul and his accolytes are people whom I’ve already noted have a rather repeated habit of using some of the worst misquotes of famous people out there. Anywhere from misquotes of Thomas Jefferson to Andrew Jackson, to apparently now Harry Anslinger as well.

Granted, Anslinger obviously meant to influence the hearings with what he was presenting, that is what should be focused on, not leading people off mental cliffs into the la-la land of imaginary and fanciful versions of who said what and what actually happened – that’s just plain wrong.

Now here’s some REAL quotes for you, that really are by Anslinger.

Notice how he starts out trying to tell the committee that marijuana (as used in the U.S. at the time) was the same as it’s many-times-stronger version hashish. It’s obvious why he did that, he figured no one knew the difference, and you know what? They probably didn’t.


MR. ANSLINGER: Mr. Chairman, my name is H. J. Anslinger; I am Commissioner of Narcotics in the Bureau of Narcotics, in the Treasury Department.

Mr. Chairman and distinguished members of the Ways and Means Committee, this traffic in marihuana is increasing to such an extent that it has come to the be cause for the greatest national concern.

This drug is as old as civilization itself. Homer wrote about, as a drug that made me forget their homes, and that turned them into swine. In Persia, a thousand years before Christ, there was a religious and military order founded which was called the Assassins and they derived their name from the drug called hashish which is now known in this country as marihuana. They were noted for their acts of cruelty, and the word “assassin” very aptly describes the drug.

[he just positioned that using marijuana turns you into an assassin versus saying it directly – plus this is obviously where false quote #8 originally got skewed from]

The plant from which the drugs comes is a hardy annual, growing from 3 to 16 feet in height.

Marihuana is the same as Indian hemp, hashish. It is sometimes cultivated in backyards. Over here in Maryland some of it has been found, and last fall we discovered three acres of it in the Southwest.

…Marihuana is the Mexican term for cannabis indica. We seem to have adopted the Mexican terminology, and we call it marihuana, which means good feeling.

[He’s trying to indirectly blame the Mexicans for it, which he has done twice now, when in another place in the testimonies someone mentioned that apparently the seed comes from CHINA.]

…MR. ANSLINGER: Ten years ago we only heard about it throughout the Southwest. It is only in the last few years that it has become a national menace. It has grown like wildfire, but it has only become a national menace in the last three years. It is only in the last two years that we have had to send reports about it to the League of Nations.

…MR. MCCORMACK: What are its first manifestations, a feeling of grandeur and self-exaltation, and things of that sort?

MR. ANSLINGER: It affects different individuals in different ways. Some individuals have a complete loss of sense of time or a sense of value. They lose their sense of place. That have an increased feeling of physical strength and power.

Some people will fly into a delirious rage, and they are temporarily irresponsible and may commit violent crimes. Other people will laugh uncontrollably. It is impossible to say what the effect will be on any individual. Those research men who have tried it have always been under control. They have always insisted upon that.

MR. MCCORMACK: Is it used by the criminal class?

MR. ANSLINGER: Yes, it is. It is dangerous to the mind and body, and particularly dangerous to the criminal type, because it releases all of the inhibitions.

I have here statements by the foremost expert in the world talking on this subject, and by Dr. Cutter a noted and distinguished medical man in this country.

(The statements referred to are as follows:)

(From the report by Dr. J. Bouquet, Tunis, to the League of Nations)

Does Indian hemp (Cannabis Sativa) in its various forms give rise to drug addiction?

The use of cannabis, whether smoked or ingested in its various form, undoubtedly gives rise to a form of addiction, which has serious social consequences (abandonment of work, propensity to theft and crime, disappearance of reproductive power).

– The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937, Transcripts of Congressional Hearings on H.R. 6385 April 27, 28, 29, 30, and May 4, 1937 – Anslinger Statement

Clearly much better and more revealing of his covert attempts at manipulating and lying to the Hearings than the false quotes try to imitate. You can also see that most of the false quotes sound rather illiterate and idiotic by comparison, like they were invented by some two-bit hack.

Here’s an entertaining discussion during the hearings with an AMA representative who keeps trying to get out of various things that an editorial put out by the AMA said, while at the same time revealing some rather interesting information – like the China connection.

AMA Dr. Woodward talking –

On page 6 of the hearings before this committee, section no. 1, we find the following:

In an editorial on this subject appearing in its editorial columns of April 10, 1937, the Washington Herald quoted the Journal of the American Medical Association in part, as follows:

“The problems of greatest menace in the United States seem to be the rise in the use of Indian hemp (marihuana) with inadequate control laws.”

I have here a copy of the editorial referred to and clearly the quotation from that editorial and from the editorial in the Journal of the American Medical Association do not correctly represent the views of the association. The Herald is not discussing marihuana alone, but is discussing the narcotic invasion of America.

It says:

This industry has spread its tentacles throughout the Far East and has direct connections with the narcotic rings in Europe and the Americas.

It continues:

To the extent these charges are true the effect is to “weaken and debauch” not the Chinese but the American race.

The evidence that they are largely true is contained in this recent statement in the Journal of the American Medical Association:

The problems of greatest menace in the United States seem to be the rise in the use of Indian hemp (marihuana) with inadequate control laws, and the oversupply of narcotic drugs available in the Far East threatens to inundate the western world.

Mr. Vinson: Whose article is that? That was in the American medical Association Journal?

Dr. Woodward: That is from an editorial that appeared in the issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association for January 23, 1937, on page 3, in the nature of a review of the report on the Traffic in Opium and Other Dangerous Drugs in the United States of America for the year ending December 31, 1935, and published by the Bureau of Narcotics of the Treasury Department.

Hearings on TAXATION OF MARIHUANA H.R. 6385, Tuesday, May 4, 1937, House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means, Washington, D.C. The committee met at 10:30 a.m., Hon. Robert L. Doughton (chairman) presiding.


Look closely at these statistics that Anslinger put together in this report that the AMA is reviewing in their editorial. Notice the predominance of WHITE people being users – not this skewed idea of that it’s black, mexican, and “degenerate” races that both the false quotes twist and the real quotes by Anslinger (and papers he presented) tried to influence the hearings with.


[Journal of the American medical Association, Jan 23, 1937]

Opium Traffic in the United States

As part of the international policy of controlling traffic in opium and other dangerous drugs, each nation signatory to the International Drug Conventions is supposed to prepare an annual report. The report of the United States of America for the year ended December 31, 1935, has been prepared and published by the Bureau of Narcotics of the Treasury Department.1

The number of nonmedical drug addicts in the United States is difficult to determine accurately, but, while formerly believed to approximate one person in every thousand of the population, recent surveys indicate that this figure no longer obtains in many sections of the country. In the nature of a further inquiry into the problem of addiction, the Bureau of Narcotics examined the records of 1,397 of the persons investigated in connection with violation of the narcotic laws in their personal use of drugs. Of these, 946 were found to be addicted to some form of opium or coca derivative, the other 451 giving no evidence of addiction.

Of the addicts, 757 were male and 159 female. The average age of the men was 41 and the women 35. Seven hundred and seventy-five were white, 88 oriental, 78 colored, and 3 American Indian, while in two instances the race was not reported.

A striking feature was the educational background of these addicted violators. Five hundred and twenty had attended only grade school, 211 had reached high school but not college, and 153 had received some college or university training. These figures indicate a considerably higher percentage of moderately educated people than that existing among the general public.
1 Anslinger, H.J.: Traffic in Opium and Other Dangerous Drugs for the Year Ended Dec. 31, 1935, U.S. Treasury Department, Bureau of Narcotics, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, 1936.

The reasons given for drug addiction were of interest. In 486 instances “associations” were blamed; in 337 illness or injury was named as the responsible factor: other causes mentioned less frequently were indulgence or drink in 50, mental strain or nerves in 14, curiosity or experiment in 10, physical strain or overwork in 6, and deliberate addiction in 1.

The previous criminal records of the 946 addicts included 545 charges of felony, 468 misdemeanors, and 1,887 violations of either Federal or State narcotic laws. This is an extremely high criminal record; higher, in fact, than that found in any other group of lawbreakers.

The heaviest arrivals of raw opium in 1935 were in the Atlantic-coast area. There were 14 seizures, 3 of which concerned fairly large quantities: 23, 19, and 17 kilograms. The largest seizures of prepared opium were effected in the Pacific coast area, almost all of which came from China and appeared to be mostly a blend of Chinese and Persian opium. More than twice as much smoking opium was seized in the United States in 1935 as in 1934, amounting in 1935 to 779 pounds.

Hearings on TAXATION OF MARIHUANA H.R. 6385, Tuesday, May 4, 1937, House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means, Washington, D.C. The committee met at 10:30 a.m., Hon. Robert L. Doughton (chairman) presiding.


And now the AMA editorial (perhaps quoting the Anslinger report, that’s not clear) positions marijuana as an equal menace to opium –

Closely allied with the opium traffic is the present situation with regard to Indian hemp, or marihuana.

….The two problems of greatest menace at the present time seem to be the rise in use of Indian hemp with inadequate control laws and the oversupply of narcotic drugs available in the Far East, which threatens to inundate the western world.


Here’s something interesting to note for later on when we get to the Truth Drug Committee …

That there are medical uses for Cannabis is admitted in a report, that has I think, been quoted here before, by a hospital pharmacist in Tunis, Dr. Bouquet. Dr. Bouquet is speaking of the medicinal use of Cannabis and has this to say:

(c) The work of F. Pascal (Thesis, Toulouse 1934–Contribution to the Study of Cannabis indica.) seems to show that Indian hemp has remarkable properties in revealing the subconscious; hence it can be used for psychological, psychoanalytical, and psychotherapeutic research, though only to a very limited extent.

These are the present uses recognized—–

Mr. Lewis: Are there any substitutes for the latter psychological use?

[AMA guy] Dr. Woodward: I know of none. That use, by the way, was recognized by John Stuart Mill in his work on psychology, where he referred to the ability of Cannabis or Indian hemp to revive old memories, and psychoanalysis depends on revivification of hidden memories.

The discussions between Woodward and Vinson are particularly entertaining, here’s one example.

Mr. Vinson: How long has it been that the American Medical Association has been critical of the Federal Government in the matter of enacting legislation looking toward the control of the marihuana habit?
Dr. Woodward: It is not a habit that is connected with the medical profession and the medical profession knows very little of it.
Mr. Vinson: I did not ask you that, doctor.
Dr. Woodward: It arises outside of the medical profession, and the American Medical Association has no more evidence concerning it or the extent of the marihuana habit than this committee has.
Mr. Vinson: My question was this. has the American Medical Association taken cognizance of the marihuana habit and the need for its control?
Dr. Woodward: Only in connection with the development of a uniform State narcotics act.
Mr. Vinson: Let us see, doctor—-

The funny part if you continue reading it, is watching Woodward try to get out that the AMA editorial was critical of the government and that it did appear to any reader that the AMA was making those conclusions. Woodward tries to blame it on Anslinger, which Vinson and others wouldn’t go for at all.

Let’s look at our false quote list again –

  1. There are 100,000 total marijuana smokers in the US, and most are Negroes, Hispanics, Filipinos, and entertainers. Their Satanic music, jazz, and swing, result from marijuana use.
  2. This marijuana causes white women to seek sexual relations with Negroes, entertainers, and any others.
  3. The primary reason to outlaw marijuana is its effect on the degenerate races…
  4. Marijuana is an addictive drug which produces in its users insanity, criminality, and death.
  5. Reefer makes darkies think they’re as good as white men.
  6. Marihuana leads to pacifism and communist brainwashing…
  7. You smoke a joint and you’re likely to kill your brother
  8. Marijuana is the most violence-causing drug in the history of mankind.

See how they are all obvious that someone just made up their own idea of what was said, and then said Anslinger said it? And they were really badly done too. Godzilla face-palm level of bad.

godzilla facepalm - when the FAIL is EPIC

Let’s take it one step further. After all, this is George White’s boss and I think it really helps us understand what kind of schlocky, manipulative, and grandstanding boss he had there in the FNB.

A few month after these hearings, Anslinger went even further in this crusade he was tasked to do. He wrote an article for the American Magazine in July of 1937.

Let’s see some of what he said, yes? Ok, then.

[marijuana is] …as dangerous as a coiled rattlesnake.

Marijuana: Assassin of YouthThe American Magazine Volume 124, July 1937

come on!

How many murders, suicides, robberies, criminal assaults, holdups, burglaries, and deeds of maniacal insanity it causes each year, especially among the young, can be only conjectured.

…No one knows, when he places a marijuana cigarette to his lips, whether he will become a philosopher, a joyous reveler in a musical heaven, a mad insensate, a calm philosopher, or a murderer.

Marijuana: Assassin of Youth The American Magazine Volume 124, July 1937

Wow! What a list. Is there anything he didn’t accuse marijuana of doing?

Watch. He’s going to blame Mexicans again –

That youth has been selected by the peddlers of this poison as an especially fertile field makes it a problem of serious concern to every man and woman in America.

Marijuana was introduced into the United States from Mexico, and swept across America with incredible speed.

It began with the whispering of vendors in the Southwest that marijuana would perform miracles for those who smoked it, giving them a feeling of physical strength and mental power, stimulation of the imagination, the ability to be “the life of the party.” The peddlers preached also of the weed’s capabilities as a “love potion.” Youth, always adventurous, began to look into these claims and found some of them true, not knowing that this was only half the story.

Marijuana: Assassin of Youth The American Magazine Volume 124, July 1937


Now here’s something truly quoteworthy.

No need for any false quotes now.

They were not told that addicts may often develop a delirious rage during which they are temporarily and violently insane; that this insanity may take the form of a desire for self-destruction or a persecution complex to be satisfied only by the commission of some heinous crime.

Marijuana: Assassin of Youth The American Magazine Volume 124, July 1937

Now he’s going to blame musicians.

ONE of the first places in which marijuana found a ready welcome was in a closely congested section of New York. Among those who first introduced it there were musicians, who had brought the habit northward with the surge of “hot” music demanding players of exceptional ability, especially in improvisation. Along the Mexican border and in seaport cities it had been known for some time that the musician who desired to get the “hottest” effects from his playing often turned to marijuana for aid.

One reason was that marijuana has a strangely exhilarating effect upon the musical sensibilities (Indian hemp has long been used as a component of “singing seed” for canary birds). Another reason was that strange quality of marijuana which makes a rubber band out of time, stretching it to unbelievable lengths.

The musician who uses “reefers” finds that the musical beat seemingly comes to him quite slowly, thus allowing him to interpolate any number of improvised notes with comparative ease. While under the influence of marijuana, he does not realize that he is tapping the keys, with a furious speed impossible for one in a normal state of mind; marijuana has stretched out the time of the music until a dozen notes may be crowded into the space normally occupied by one. Or, to quote a young musician arrested by Kansas City officers as a “muggles smoker”.

Marijuana: Assassin of Youth The American Magazine Volume 124, July 1937

This next part is quite revealing. Know one reason why? Look at it and see if you can guess.

…REPORTS from various sections of the country indicate that the control and sale of marijuana has not yet passed into the hands of the big gangster syndicates.

Marijuana: Assassin of Youth The American Magazine Volume 124, July 1937

And what happens if they start outlawing it?


For the gangsters (and the slavemasters behind them). Which is exactly what happened.

Finally, look at this. We get one clue of who’s our next level up that’s behind this whole move.

…As this is written a bill to give the federal government control over marijuana has been introduced in Congress by Representative Robert L. Doughton of North Carolina, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. It has the backing of Secretary of the Treasury Morgenthau, who has under his supervision the various agencies of the United States Treasury Department, including the Bureau of Narcotics, through which Uncle Sam fights the dope evil. It is a revenue bill, modeled after other narcotic laws which make use of the taxing power to bring about regulation and control.

Marijuana: Assassin of Youth The American Magazine Volume 124, July 1937

Notice who it is?



We gots ourselves a second-level slavemaster there kids. A real nasty one too.

Morgenthau was the Ambassador to Turkey at the time of the outbreak of the Armenian genocide, which Allen Dulles was mixed up in happily making sure it happened.

Morgenthau tried to do something about the horrific atrocities being perpetrated on the Armenians, he officially informed the U.S. government of the activities of the Ottoman government and asked for it to intervene.

The American government (which meant Wilson and a few others) continued marching in lockstep with the “we’re neutral” cry of their British masters and DID NOTHING.

Morgenthau erroneously thought that his Zionist leader friends would help – perhaps not wanting to realize just how duplicitous these men like Stephen Wise, Louis Marshall, and Louis Brandeis actually were.

But he did try – and these sick people just used it as a way to get money from the American Jews, and work them into a furor to being willing to go to war “for the allies” against the Turks/The Ottoman Empire. Which was, again, the plan for Zionism in the first place.

Morgenthau actually resigned from the ambassadorship in 1916, he was so horrified with what was going on and the lack of action of his own country, but he was soon back marching in lockstep with whatever nasty plan his masters had in mind for him, all things he should have said no to.

What happened to the Armenians is a horrific story, probably worse than what happened in Nazi Germany. See Archibald Voke Walker Specific Person page for more about that, and also the OSS Turkey library article.

As I said though, Morgenthau was a second-level slavemaster, maybe better described a high-level Igor.

A Yes, Master man, like Rockefeller.

come igor rockefeller - slavemaster

Behind Morgenthau were people like Presidents Wilson (and later on F.D.R) who in turn were complete puppets to the British nobility/Vatican top level slavemasters such as Robert Cecil, several Popes, etc.

That’s who is being Treasury Secretary, the boss of the FNB and backer of the Marijuana Act.

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Some people like to present the idea
that the illegalization of marijuana was because Rockefeller interests were in competition with the cheaper hemp industries and that’s why it was illegalized.

no shaking head

That’s what I call a misleading truth. While I think there is truth to that idea, you don’t get heavy-hitting slavemasters and their Igors involved over a little profit-margin problem like that. They get involved when it’s a big part of some plan they have formulated.

And so it was.


After suffering a harsh defeat to their initial one-world plan (the League of Nations) – a defeat led by Senator Borah of Idaho and a wonderful story in and of itself – they were working on getting the American government on-board in the time-honored British and Vatican drug and slave-running business to work together to create a two-class one world where “kings and priests” rule.

Ah…the bliss of it all.

lights them up crop

While humanity burns…


You would also expect to see some pretty ridiculous and nasty PR things going on surrounding this part of their plan – the illegalization of marijuana – and boy do we.

Just look at some of these covers, fliers, and newspaper images from that time period –

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There was even a mini-movie put out to go with Anslingers American magazine article –

It’s always interesting to see people ‘live’ if possible, so here’s a video composed of clips of live footage that was all part of Anslinger and buddies cheesy propaganda campaign that was meant to distract from what was really going on (among other things it was designed to do.)

How ’bout them apples…


You know, just for some perspective here –

Fresh-faced and naive-as-hell, J. Edgar Hoover had also just founded the FBI right in this same time period – in 1935.



All this “investigative” activity happened to coincide with the heyday of organized crime and these men weren’t shy about trying to look like they were actually really doing something about it (which they weren’t).

Look at this press photo of George’s boss Harry Anslinger supervising a marijuana bust in 1937 (he’s on the far left)

anslinger far left 1937 marijuana drug bust

George White was lalso good at grabbing headlines with drug busts that fit right into that ‘Yea. We’re really doing something about it” complete farce.

These boys took ‘workin’ it’ to a whole new level, shamelessly prostituting themselves before the press and selling outright lies to the American public (and the world).

For example, one of his first big (and strategic) ‘drug busts’ was against Jimmy Wong in 1937 (who was coincidentally, a rival to certain Mafia heroin operations). It was a big media splash revolving around an intentionally colorful story detailing 50 arrests nation-wide and what seemed to be a large amount of drugs seized (hundreds of pounds).

Check out some news articles that I have gathered for you about it –

  • The Bend Bulletin, Sat. Nov. 20, 1937
  • Montana Butte Standard, Sun. Nov.. 21, 1937
  • The Chillicothe Constitution Tribune, Sat. Nov. 20, 1937
  • The Algona Upper Des Moines, Thu. Dec. 9, 1937




.The_Chillicothe_Constitution_Tribune_Sat__Nov_20__1937_ .

This article really goes over the top in it’s lies and exaggerations, but we see they are coming from?

George White.

He’s the un-named ‘Narcotics Bureau Agent in Seattle‘ in this article.



Wow. What a piece of propaganda that was.

Let’s pull out this little gem of a disingenous description of Chin Joo Hip aka a “wrinkled, cadaverous Tong man with a drooping white mustache.”

This just happened to be a cartoonish stereotype deliberately being employed by Hollywood and ‘fanzines’ usually to represent a shady or ‘sneaky leader’ archetype of a Chinese man, complete with that kind of mustache dubbed the Fu Manchu.

fu manchu chinese propaganda hollywood

Charlie Chan –charlie_chan1a

Charlie Chan

Extreme cheesiness, to be sure.

In March of 1937 (I’m sure the timing isn’t lost on you considering the upcoming ‘drug bust’) one of America’s largest comic book companies, DC, published this issue of Detective Comics #1. The majority of villains in this issue are Asians and share Fu Manchu’s physical appearance: yellow skin, slanted eyes, and long whisker mustaches.

march 1937 fu manchu propaganda

This same archetype began showing up in other comic stories –

mandarin fu manchu chinese propagandaYellow Claw –

yellowclaw fu manchu chinese propaganda

That kind of coordinated PR-positioning usually means something is going on, and it was, but before I talk about that I’d like to finish up on this PR-whoring ‘drug bust’ of Harry Anslinger and George White.

And, like all the cheesy representations of this time we have the bust basically portrayed as the heroic Federal Bureau of Narcotics versus the dastardly Fu-Manchu Jimmy Wong and the Hip Sing Tong.


whoo bored

Fiction was one of the newly preferred vehicles by the slavemasters for spreading propaganda to the ‘little’ people – they had a different approach for the ‘important‘ people. Two-class system to the end, even in propaganda!

Just for a little perspective, Ron Hubbard was one of the writers of Argosy busily helping out British Intelligence with similarly cheesy stories for the ‘little’ people that same year.  The August 1937 issue features a story by him called Nine Lives (Hell Job series) about a black cat that “just won’t go away”.


Kinda have a theme going, don’t they.

The first news article I showed you, would have us believe that George, on the trail of this dastardly opium ring, tracked it like this.

The trail led to Chin Joo Hip in Montana, back to New York, thence to Pittsburgh, Chicago and San Francisco, and again to New York to the original source of the smuggled drugs.


Did Wiley Coyote draw him one of his famously convoluted maps or something?

george whites wiley coyote drug route he dreamed up


You’d have to be some kind of seriously mentally defective drug dealer to have a route like that.

And…there’s the fact that WTF is George/Wiley doing working undercover in Seattle (which isn’t mentioned at all in these articles) after busting someone in New York?

See, we get some (as much as can be expected considering the source) of the ‘real story’ about George White’s role in this Hip Ton Sing ‘bust’ in…wait for it…another cheesy magazine. A helpful find and detailing of which came from here.

In 1936 George had masqueraded as a drug dealer to infiltrate the Hip Sing Tong brotherhood of Seattle, leading to the FNB’s simultaneous sting operation on both coasts based on information supplied by him. This destroyed the organization and led to over 30 arrests. (“When the Rookie took the Tong” – True Magazine)

This is the Hip Sing Tong building in Seattle, and by the way Tong means gathering or association.

hip sing tong 8th ave s international district seattle

I’d say a worthy side-trip into the source quoted above is in order here.

Off we go –


True Magazine, George White, and James Phelan.

A little side-trip that I think you’re going to really like.


Twenty-two years after the fact – this When the Rookie took the Tong was one of the stories in True: The Man’s Magazine – the December 1959 issue.


The image isn’t very good that I found but you can still see it. The story was written by James Phelan.


Of course, in true (pun intended) cheesiness, this same issue sports a several page spread about the abominable snowman.

true magazine abominable snowman george white issue

Definitely some extra fine reporting going on there.

But why in the hell would these ancient bust stories about George White be showing up more than two decades later, all of a sudden and in such a crappy venue. Now there’s a question. And who the heck is James Phelan, who wrote the article?

That one, at least, I can answer right now.


TRUE magazine flying saucers

Speaking of UFO’s and True magazine, a few years earlier James Phelan was the ghost-writer for another article in True – a quite famous one.

what our air force found about flying saucers true magazine may 1954

The article was by former Project Blue Book Chief, Capt. Edward J. Ruppelt, which was actually a first draft outline of a book that he worked on with ghost co-author/editor and newspaper reporter James Phelan through 1955.

And what was that book? Said with tongue firmly in cheek, I do believe some of you may recognize it.

ruppelt book cover

So, now Phelan is mixed up with semi-disinformation campaigns about UFO’s and then moves directly from that to writing up George White’s supposedly heroic Hip Sing Tong bust from 2 decades earlier?

I smell a rat.


In 1954, Phelan had just quit working as a reporter in Long Beach and become a ‘freelance’ writer.

Oh sure.

More like a contract writer for the intelligence community would be my bet. The first thing he does is work on the Bluebook project book? Really?

smiley drumming fingers

The control and manufacturing of ‘UFO’ information being a rather important combined CIA and military intelligence project at the time.


What’s the big thing standing out about his writing stories about George White?

George White was working for the CIA.

You know, secretly dosing people with LSD and spying on them having sex.

Important work like that.


*See this post which teaches you about declassified documents concerning George’s secret work for the CIA’s MK ULTRA mind control research program – he had his very own subprojects.

But hey, that’s not all. Let’s look at another ‘story’ and ridiculous bust that George and this Phelan guy are mixed up together in.

A little backstory to it first –

In 1948, a man named Hank Greenspun ‘liberated’ an inactive naval depot in Hawaii for its surplus WWII weapons. Somehow, he gets the weapons to the U.S. and then seizesd a private yacht at gunpoint near Wilmington, Calif. then sailing merrily off to Mexico where he poses as a confidential agent of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek’s Nationalist Chinese government. That’s where the story goes a little off-the-rails, to put it mildly, because its obvious that he was either playing at (or really was) conducting very real CIA type black operations of arms deals with Kai-shek. And yet…the next thing we’re told is that after detouring off to Mexico for some bizarrely unexplainable reason, he then delivers 6,000 tons of weapons and ammunition to Israel – on the other side of the world!

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I told you it was bizarre…

But then, hey now, ho now, hear now – what happens next?

After his brief stint at being Hank-the-arms-dealer, Hank has himself another idea.

I think I’ll be a journalist and hotel owner.

I think ill be a journalist - hank greenspun

In Vegas.

hank greenspun vegas

Oh boy.

Little history about that now –

In 1949 the Las Vegas Evening Review was bought by Donald W. Reynolds. It then becomes the Review-Journal. He installs new equipment, thereby eliminating jobs of the pressmen who then started their own tri-weekly, the Las Vegas Free Press.

When Wilbur Clarks Desert Inn finally (a story in itself) opened April 24th of 1950, Hank Greenspun was doing its publicity. A two-day gala opening event was heavily publicized nationally.

Clark –

wilbur clark desert inn

Hotel Lobby –

desert inn lobby

Front Shot

desert inn

Swimming pool –

desert inn 1950s

In attendance at the gala were a number of mafiosi including –

  • Black Bill Tocco – founding member of the Detroit Partnership of La Cosa Nostra (“our thing”) aka the Sicilian Mafia.
  • Joe Massei – consiglieri, friends with Moe Dalitz. Massei became one of the leaders of a national gambling consortium, along with Meyer Lansky (George White’s recruit into Operation Underworld of the OSS). In 1930 Massei was named Public Enemy #1 in Detroit. In 1931 he and Peter Licavoli of Detroit were to stand trial for murder, but the chief witness for the prosecution ‘vanished’ at the last minute.
  • Sam Maceo – aka the “Velvet Glove” as a description of his ‘smooth style’ and ability to influence people – like Sauron’s mouthpiece in the Lord of the Rings. Maceo cultivated ‘relationships that lead to accomodations‘  – a fine mafia euphemism – with celebrities and politicians throughout Texas and the United States. Originally based out of Galveston, as part of a late 1940’s shift of the mafia to more protected, isolated, and controllable territories like Nevada, Maceo became a key financier towards establishing the Desert Inn. Moe Dalitz and Maceo had long been allies and business partners, and financing of the Las Vegas project was largely facilitated by the Maceos and Texas Moodys through the ANICO – American National Insurance Company (William L. Moody’s company). Over the years Sam was able to secure substantial financing from Moody’s American National Insurance Company. As part of the Anslinger/White pressure, let’s call it, to restructure the who’s in and who’s not of the new drug network the slavemasters had in mind, in 1937 federal charges were filed against Sam Maceo accusing him of being the mastermind of a nationwide narcotics trafficking scheme. (think Butte Montanas supposed drug lord Chin Joo Hip here) Once he agreed to play ball behind-the-scenes, he was ultimately released and it is worthy of note that raids on his businesses (with only 1 exception) always managed to be carried out in an unsuccessful way.
  • Peter –  friend and mafia partner to Joe Massei. You could call him one of the mafia men on the ‘out list’ versus the ‘approved of’ ones. In the 1930s, he was convicted and made to spend two years at Leavenworth Penitentiary. Hint #1 – he’s out. Then, he was arrested, tried, or suspected of murder seven times (and released seven times) until he finally got the point. He left Detroit in 1944 and moved to Tucson, Arizona – spending the next 40 years of his life literally buried in relative obscurity.
  • Frank Malone – who is this guy, anyone know?
  • Moe Dalitz – often referred to as “Mr. Las Vegas.’ He was one of George White’s Division 19 secret “Operation Underworld” guys during WWII, deployed in the U.S. with a cover of ‘designing laundry systems’ apparently. Dalitz began his mafia career by bootlegging when Prohibition began in 1919 and developed a partnership with the Maceo syndicate which ran Galveston and supplied liquor from Canada and Mexico. Though he admitted under oath that he had been a bootlegger and had operated illegal gambling houses, Dalitz was never convicted of a crime. When Senator Estes Kefauver questioned his bootlegging, Dalitz said, “If you people wouldn’t have drunk it, I wouldn’t have bootlegged it.” Good one.
  • Sydney Korshak – one of the Desert Inn’s early investors, he was attorney to the stars, politicians and mobsters of junior slavemaster and Igor ranks, including Moe Dalitz, Bernie Cornfeld, etc.  See wikipedia article.

Here they all are (except Malone) in this little slideshow I have prepared for you.

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In its first week the profit for the Desert Inn was more than 750,000 dollars – and that’s 1950 dollars.

It’s interesting that supposedly per Hank and Barbara Greenspun, Wilbur Clark supposedly rolled over and let the mafia men run things, which in turn supposedly precipitated Greenspun’s divesting himself of his minority ownership in the Desert Inn and he then ‘quit’.

What really happened was a bit different.

In 1947-1948 Clark ran out of money and construction stopped, and in order to finish the Desert Inn, in 1949 he turned to ‘associates’ from Cleveland – Morris “Moe” Dalitz, Morris Kleinman, Sam Tucker, Tom McGinty, and Lou and Bernie Rothkopf. These associates, (headed by Dalitz) took a 74% interest in the Desert Inn. Dalitz received his financing from the Teamster’s Union Central States Pension fund (highly illegal).

In essence Clark allowed his project to be taken over and thereby had his own role now relegated to a 1/4 interest. Greenspun knew this, but yet even today the story persists that he somehow only became aware of it after the Club opened – which is obviously highly implausible – and that is why he had to ‘quit’.


Sounds like a good cover story, is what it sounds like, because of what happened next. Within two months of the Desert Inn opening, Hank has managed to get himself supposedly bought out (but still needs to borrow money for some reason), quits, borrows a thousand dollars and puts it down toward the $104,000 purchase of the Free Press – see where that’s coming in now?

On June 21, 1950 — Hank publishes the very first edition of the Free Press, renaming it barely 10 days later to…

The Las Vegas Morning Sun.


The column, “Where I Stand” makes its Sun debut, with Hank welcoming readers to his new paper, but in less than 10 days he’s on the outs with the locals because his old gun-running adventures are suddenly of interest to the Justice Department. On July 10, 1950 Hank pleads guilty to violating the federal Neutrality Act. He holds off his plea in a Los Angeles courtroom until afternoon, so the Review-Journal cannot get the story first. He is fined $10,000 and loses the right to vote.

Four months later, on November 15, 1950, Senator Estes Kefauver of Tennessee opens a five-month probe of organized crime in Nevada and California, with hearings in Las Vegas.

More of a farce, if you ask me.


This is the senate investigation George White gets involved in, so please kind of keep that in the back of your mind for later on when we get into what George was really doing (and helping get going) in this time period – the makings of a planet-wide drug network, not to mention the CIA’s Project BLUEBIRD.

George had been assigned to Boston (for some reason) when he was tapped as a special investigator to Kefauver hearings into tax fraud and racketeering

Reference – Guide to the George White Papers 1932-1970 (M1111) Stanford University Manuscripts division


OK, now why are we learning about all this again?



Because of James Phelan the obvious-CIA-is-obvious ghost writer and his sudden promotions of George White’s narcotics agent extraordinaire stories starting in 1959.

Ah, but now we get to the point of where this intersects with the mafia and Hank Greenspun. You see, just a year after James did his first spin project (the Project Bluebook UFO book) in the August 1955 issue of True Magazine a headlining story was “The man who took Las Vegas.”

James spins a story using….wait for it….George White’s ‘special’ mafia man who helped get the whole heroin French connection going in Marseille for Helliwell and the CIA and British intelligence and the Vatican Bank – the ubiquitous Pierre LaFitte.

Purportedly while White was in Marseille in 1948, he hooked up with a man named Pierre Lafitte, who was raised there. As a small child his mother simply left, and he was literally raised by various members of the Corsican mafia.

Sometime in the mid-30’s Lafitte returned to the U.S. where he was involved in the drug trade and when WWII broke out he went to work for the OSS. Granting White’s role in the OSS, it’s no surprise that he would ‘run into’ Lafitte in Marseille where all this action was taking place with the Corsican Mafia. Lafitte was also well acquainted with Santo Trafficante, Jr., whom he initially knew from his days in Tampa and St. Petersburg, Florida.

On 31 July 1950, former OSS China man Paul Helliwell formed Sea Supply in Florida with an office out of Bangkok and at this same time Helliwell became an attorney for Trafficante. Helliwell had just finished helping broker the deal with Chennault for Civil Air Transport (CAT aka Air America) which he and Frank Wisner had worked with British intelligence and the Vatican (Keswick/Soong/Chiang Kai-Shek) to incorporate in Hong Kong 17 November, 1949. Paul was then operating out of Taiwan, and the idea was that CAT (Air America) would fly around drugs (heroin) for guns on behalf of the CIA.

By 1951 Pierre Lafitte began ‘officially’ working with George White as an ‘undercover informer’. However, what most people don’t seem to know is something that I found out about when I was researching my British Security Coordination Compendium. In Part II: The Party Boys I wrote this –

Helping White decorate the apartment with Toulouse-Lautrec posters was his “Special Employee” Pierre Lafitte, who also hired prostitutes to lure victims into White’s lair. Also assisting White were Gil and Pat Fox.

And what apartment was that?

The one that George White had just been paid thousands of dollars by Sydney Gottlieb to begun covert experiments of dosing people with LSD, otherwise known as George White’s CIA MKULTRA subprojects.

I’m being very brief here until we get to that whole time period, but I’m sure you’re getting the idea here. Please understand that this James Phelan story?

Was right when Pierre and George were BOTH working for the CIA.

They had just moved, that year, their CIA LSD/Sex operation to San Francisco and there’s good old Phelan helping to build George and Pierre’s drug and mafia busting (choke) intelligence cover.

Phelan, in the True mag article, writes that Hank Greenspun hired a ‘New York investigator” in August 1954. Besides the fact that puts Greenspun mixed up with the whole George White operation, this adventure with LaFitte began while George and he were still in New York hiring prostitutes and dosing johns with LSD.

Phelan continues with this rather thin story and tells the readers that LaFitte (apparently taking a break from his role as CIA pimp for White) posed in Las Vegas as “Louis Tabet” while flashing cash and meeting with ‘crooked power brokers’. The story recounts how Tabet pulled off a sting operation centered around Roxie’s brothel and how the Sun scored one bombshell story after another as the result. Proof is obtained of Sheriff Glen Jones’ kickback scheme at Roxie’s; Jones loses his libel suit against Greenspun.


roxies_brothelCaption: the most popular brother in the Las Vegas area, Roxie’s is the best place around.With live entertainment and girls available 24/7, this brothel is the premier spot to wet your whistle in the desert heat.

Raid on Roxies by the FBI in April of 1954


However, there is a little more bite to the real reason all this was done – POLITICAL. It changed the face of the election for Governor of Nevada, which in turn stopped Cliff Jones (outgoing governor and partner in the Thunderbird hotel) and a different mafia faction (than the approved of ones by the slavemasters) from trying to get around state gaming controls which would have shifted the balance-of-power away from the approved of mafia-men.

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See the part that talks about the listening equipment being in LaFitte’s hotel room? Well, he had just come from George’s massive amounts of surveillance tricks and bells and whistles such as two-way mirrors, hidden doors – the works – apartment in New York. The one that had been paid for by the CIA to spy on men having sex while covertly dosed with LSD.

One hell of a story I’m laying out for you here, eh?

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Now let me point out something else that I doubt most people realize, and that is, by involving LaFitte (with George White behind him) in this whole Roxie aka control-the-election situation?

Means this was a CIA operation.


I’m also sure that another thing not many people realize is that at this time Santos Trafficante, long-term associate of East-Coast based mafia man Meyer Lansky (and George White personal contact for OSS/CIA work) was gearing up to take over the Lansky Empire.

One of the things that came out of this whole raiding Roxie’s scheme was that it was ‘discovered’ that Lansky’s brother was in fact a hidden owner of the Thunderbird hotel.

thunderbird hotel opened sept 1948

Lansky’s brother was a bit of a problem child (I wonder if he was mentally deficient in some way?) and Meyer had backed him buying into the Thunderbird to “give him a job” and keep him “out of trouble”. Apparently, that didn’t go so well.

The brothers Lansky – Jake (Jack, Jacob) is on the left.


When all was said and done and they had the ‘right’ people making Gaming law in Nevada (while looking like they’re being all legal and everything) the Thunderbird lost its gaming license in 1955, effectively knocking Jake Lansky (and anyone else at the Thunderbird) out of the game.

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Jake went off to run a different hotel far far away from Vegas – like completely out of the country far away, in Cuba.

Here he is working at Nacconal casinos in 1958 –

Jake Lansky brother of gangster gambler Meyer Lansky in Nacconal casino 1958.

Yikes. No wonder Meyer kept trying to hide him away places.

Now, considering all these mafia fracks had prostitution rings and palm greasing arrangements going in one way or another, you can see the ridiculousness of manufacturing an up-in-arms event over Roxies. But, as I have just explained, this just happened to be connected to several men that they, the ‘in crowd’ of the Mafia wanted out of the game with the CIA’s help.

Note: Another book for background information about all this is The Black Book and the Mob: The Untold Story of the Control of Nevada’s Casinos By Ronald Farrell, Carole Case

When all was said and done, James Phelan (with readers not knowing he’s really tooting the CIA’s horn) wrote that Greenspun’s hiring of the investigator (George White’s man) “rocked Las Vegas and the entire state of Nevada like an A-bomb set off at Yucca Flat.

Oh, it rocked it all right. But I think now we know that wasn’t necessarily a ‘good’ thing.

That’s James Phelan.

There’s several other stories that Phelan put out about George White that are also key, which I’ll get to a little later where they go in time. For now though, let’s finish up a bit on the supposed dastardly ringleader of this little fiction tale of George and Harry’s – sounds like a vaudeville act, don’t it? Kinda true actually.


Back to the 1937 Tong drug ‘bust’ now

As we now know, the surface story was that “agents traced the source of supply of a minor addict arrested in New York.”

Then we had the George White does a Wiley Coyote of where this trail went.

george whites wiley coyote drug route he dreamed up

Where the center of this ‘gigantic’ heroin smuggling ring was in Butte, Montana, where Chin Joo Hip and his son Chin Joo Hip Jr. presided over it as “principal advisers and contact men for the ring.

We have vague references to Japan, Persia and France as the sources.

What we don’t have –

  • No mention of George or any Seattle arrests, which we know from Phelan’s writeup in 1959 that this is where George ‘infiltrated’ the Tong.
  • No mention of China/The Golden Triangle, the true source of opium (which heroin is made from) at the time.

Interesting omissions.

I’m sure it was just an oversight.



So, now, who’s this Chin Joo Hip?

Here he is, pictured with his family.


He’s the one labeled “Albert.  You will notice that this photo is about 20 years before the description of him as the drug lord as looking like:

wrinkled, cadaverous Tong man with a drooping white mustache.”

Doesn’t quite match the reality. But, that’s what these unethical and deliberately drama queen articles were capitalizing on – that the majority of the country didn’t know that as a false description.

Get it?


Albert and Howard Chinn were originally known as Chin Joo Hip and Chin Joo Hip Jr. but that was a long time before this drug bust, so there again we have the use of a true detail but in an untrue way. George White was tricksy, very tricksy and sneaky that way.

Kind of like Gollum.

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I think it would serve us well to lay out a bit of real history about these two Chinamen in Butte.

The story goes that –

His father Chin Hin Doon came from Guangzhou Province and the city of Canton, or today’s Guangzhou/Shenzhen. He, like many Chinese families, had been disrupted by the Opium Wars and the Taiping Rebellion. Doon then showed up in Butte, Montana in 1894 and became a partner in the Wah Chong Tai Company, a mercantile business.

We’re told by historian Richard I. Gibson that Chin had special privileges as a merchant, which allowed him to send for his son in the 1880s, well after the bans on Chinese entering the US were in effect.

By 1910 Chin was the leading investor in the Wah Chong Tai Company, with $5,000 put in. The next highest investor was Chin’s son, Chin Yee Fong, who put in $2,000.

The company had been created in 1868 in Seattle by a man named Chin Chun Hock, who came to the city in 1860, “probably the first Chinese to settle in Seattle.” At that time there were but 302 people in Seattle’s King County. Following the establishment of the company, Chin Chun Hock was referred to as Wa Chong.

By the late 1920s or early 1930s, Chin Yee Fong began to use his Americanized name, Albert Chinn. He was the manager and primary owner of the business and the buildings by that time, and he and his family were living in the buildings as well. The Chinns became important, well-known, and well-respected members of the Butte community.

But, when the allegations came out that he was running “the hub of the distribution system controlled by the Chinese tong” that distributed opium? He was also known as Chin Joo Hip.

Now despite all this noise about it and that it was obviously seriously trumped up in typical George/Gollum style, Albert Chinn was convicted of the charges. BUT – He only served two years at California’s Terminal Island federal prison. Sounds more like a ‘show’ incarceration to me.

Getting out in October 1939, Chinn went back to Butte and opened the Mai Wah Noodle Parlor in 1942.

maiweh noodle parlor chinn

I just do not buy George White and Harry Anslinger’s story about this guy – it’s just too stupid for words.

One last thing about this Hip Sing Ton bust – did you notice that a couple of the news articles mentioned that they arrested Mary Debello Pennochio and Vito Pennochio, the wife and brother of Tommy (The Bull) Pennochio, who is listed as “a member of the “Lucky” Luciano gang?

Ah! But, not Luciano himself though.

Oh, no no no.

Oh no no no

That just wouldn’t do at all. They had such plans for Luciano, as you will soon see.

I think that these two jokers were just token arrests to make it look like George and Harry were going after the ‘big fish’ – but not really. I also wouldn’t be surprised if ole Tommy the Bull wasn’t being smacked for something that had nothing to do with opium smuggling. The fact that it was his brother and wife tells me that he was probably in some kind of trouble within the mafia (and ergo with the slavemasters) because that’s the tactic in a lot of cases. Go after the person’s family, not them directly.

This Tommy the Bull when he was younger

Tommy the bull pennochio luciano

Older –

Tommy the Bull pennochio

Pennochio was the treasurer of the Prostitution Bonding Combination and the highest-ranking member of the Mott St. Mob. (which really isn’t saying much). He was just running ONE of Lucky Luciano’s many games. However, Bull was a narcotics dealer with a long criminal record, he had been arrested in 1929 and spent 18 months in jail over drug charges.

But what actually happened there ( that I just now found) supports my earlier observation of why he (or rather his family) is getting smacked again, because as you are about to see, he has this tendency to frack things up doing asinine things in Luciano’s name.

Read this –

tommy_the_bull_lied_about_lucianoPage 127 of For Members Only by G. T. Harrell

Let me say it again. At the time of this colorful George White bust, it’s Tommy’s wife and brother that are arrested but not him even though he’s Mr. Narcotics apparently?

A bit odd, that. But, this whole thing is such a farce I guess I’m not really surprised. Tommy’s obviously getting smacked for being too much of an idiot again – that’s my take on this little gem added in to this whole Hip Sing Tong George and Harry show. I’m really, really tempted to position that with the old George and Gracie vaudeville act (I wonder…who’s better as Gracie?) but –

I’ll try to restrain myself.

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One thing you’ll come to know about George White, is that if he is somewhere doing a big, colorful, headline grabbing bust? He’s either facilitating MUCH bigger drug deals or up to some kind of nefarious OSS/CIA crap. Either of which doesn’t really matter, I’m making the point that these ‘busts’ of his are simply a very good cover for why he is where he is, and that they point to that he’s invariably up to something that you don’t see in the headlines.

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Shortly after the Hip Sing Tong bust, George found himself promoted to the Federal Bureau of Narcotics (the FBN) New York City office – a ‘plum’ job.

Overall, when one factors in just how much the Mafia gangs were trafficking (thousands of pounds) who didn’t get arrested, you begin to get the real picture here.

anslinger bust versus trafficWhen the slavemasters push to illegalize a substance like marijuana it’s because they want exclusive control of it by using their ‘criminal element’ underlings. This, of course, means they also control the profits. If Marijuana had stayed ‘legal’ and free, well, anyone could make money at it and it cannot be controlled so easily.

Look at the huge jump as soon as marijuana/hemp was illegalized.

hemp traffic 1936 vs 1948 2

These are only estimates (from here) in trafficking volume, the true numbers were probably a lot higher.