Re: Why the Switch of J.Frank Dalton?
From Wharton, Texas
Letter dated Nov. 17, 1950
I hold the key to the whole situation and things got to work out right and exactly on the square. That's the way it must be done if I have to do the final problem alone with no help. Things are moving along slowly and in due form.
[This could be referring to oil, treasure not necessarily killing off Dalton]
Futher in the letter Howk Write:
My Sheriff and Constable backers here in Texas have been solid as gold. Never question what I try to do in my own way to work out problems. They know alot of things Roscoe, Russell, Cooper were not to know. Until such time as we were sure we could absolutely count on them to sit steady in the heat.
[Was this the sheriff and constable of Wharton, Texas Howk was referring to?]
Howk talks about all the angles to the J Frank Dalton Story.
JJ was in Idaho in 1884 posing as Mr. L____. Perhaps Lou or Marsha could fill in who Mr. L was.
Next he was in Montana.
Later in 1901 JJ robbed banks and trains in Montana and Wyom.
Jump on to 1912 to 1918 JJ had a mysterious tie to Germany.
Something was up in this letter and many conclusion can be drawn from it. Who was Howk meeting in 1950 regarding financing him on further JJ work so he could go ahead and keep going as the work should be done.