Infidelities that never seem to stop…especially with Ellen Rometsch
A Life Cut Short in Dallas
It’s the beginning of a new year, and JFK is looking forward to a much better year than 1962. He barely survived both the Berlin and Cuban Crises. He was outfoxed by Nikita Khrushchev and Fidel Castro. He’s still married to Jackie, but just barely. But it’s not all bad. He still maintains a healthy stock of young and willing women to have sex with, which appears to be the most important thing in the world to JFK.
The Kennedy family spends the holidays in sunny Florida.
Tuesday, January 1, 1963
On New Year’s day, JFK is still on his Christmas vacation in Florida, and there’s no better way to bring in the New Year than go to a college football bowl game. He goes to the Orange Bowl.
In the Orange Bowl, JFK watches Joe Namath take the Alabama Crimson Tide to a 17-0 win over the Oklahoma Sooners.
Wednesday, January 2, 1963
JFK and family spend their vacation time playing golf and cruising on the presidential yacht Honey Fitz, but troubling news will arrive before they return to Washington on January 8.
Monday, January 7, 1963
Before the Christmas vacation ends, JFK will receive news of a major setback in Vietnam.
The Battle of Ap Bac takes place while JFK is in Florida on Vacation. This is the first defeat for the U.S. backed South Vietnam forces. The battle results in heavy casualties for the South Vietnamese troops who have American assistance and planning. This battle reveals the poor performance in both fighting ability and spirit of the South Vietnamese compared to their rival, the Viet Cong.
Tuesday, January 8, 1963
Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa is exhibited in the United States for the first time, at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. The famous painting’s visit to the U.S. is the result of Jackie Kennedy’s performance in Paris during JFK’s visit with Prime Minister Charles De Gaulle the previous year.
Thursday, February 7, 1963
JFK hosts the Presidential Prayer Breakfast at the Mayflower Hotel along with the Reverend Billy Graham. Mary Meyer, one of JFK’s former girlfriends, is his unofficial invited guest awaiting him in his suite for some sexual pleasure.
The Ellen Rometsch Affair
Friday, February 8, 1963
Travel, financial and commercial transactions by United States citizens to Cuba are made illegal by the John F. Kennedy Administration. All financial transactions between the U.S. and Cuba cease at this time. The CIA’s domestic operations division is created, and now the government can spy on U.S. citizens as part of their overreach.
It’s about this same time that JFK becomes involved with Ellen Rometsch, a 27 year old East German beauty who turns out to be a communist spy.
Bill Thompson, is a railroad lobbyist and an intimate friend of President Kennedy, Thompson is a wealthy bachelor and is privy to many of the secrets of Kennedy’s love life. Thompson discovers Rometsch at the Quorum Club and asks Baker about her. Baker tells him, “She’s a very lovely party girl who always wears beautiful clothes. She has good manners, and she is very accommodating. She is a real joy to be with,” says Baker.
According to Baker, he often arranges for women to meet politicians, including Kennedy. Baker says Kennedy likes sharing the details of his conquests and comes off as something of a boyish showoff.
Kennedy sends back word, “Rometsch was the best sex I ever had in my life.”
That is not the only time they are together. She sees him on other occasions that go on for a while in the White House. Baker then tells Lyndon B. Johnson about Kennedy’s relationship with Rometsch. Details of the affair reach J. Edgar Hoover who waits, watches and takes notes.
Working in a call-girl ring out of the Quorum Club, Ellen attends naked pool parties at the White House in the spring of 1963. To the dismay of the Secret Service, Ellen goes to the White House on more than one occasion, even though she has not been cleared by the Secret Service. She is not even searched before she enters. It is a terrible breach of security, but JFK is so hot for Ellen that he throws caution to the wind.
At this point, Hoover has the goods on not only JFK but also a number of other important congressmen and politicians in the inner circle of Washington movers and shakers. The Kennedy presidency at this time is on the verge of collapsing from his reckless sex dalliances.
Friday, March 8, 1963
The Kennedys have their sixth and what would be their final dinner dance at the White House on Friday, March 8, 1963. Although Kennedy appears to be in a “lighthearted mood” at the dance, something goes awry with Mary Meyer that night.
Mary’s date is Blair Clark, JFK’s old friend from Harvard. At some point in the evening, Mary simply disappears for a half an hour in one of the upstairs bedrooms with JFK, and then she goes walking out in the snow. Whether Kennedy tries to break it off with Meyer that night is unknown.
At dinner, Jackie startles Adlai Stevenson, her dinner partner, by confiding that she and her sister, Lee, “always talk about divorce as something to look forward to.” Jackie also tells Stevenson “I first loved you,” when she and Stevenson met back in Illinois just after she married Jack.
“I don’t care how many girls Jack sleeps with as long as I know he knows it’s wrong, and I think he does now. Anyway, that’s all over, for the present.” –Jacqueline Kennedy
Monday, March 18, 1963
In the case of Gideon V. Wainwright, The Supreme Court of the United States rules that state courts are required to provide counsel in criminal cases for defendants who cannot afford to pay their own attorneys.
A wiretap on Carlos Marcello’s phone in New Orleans reveals an assassination plot against JFK.
FBI director J.Edgar Hoover does not contact the Secret Service nor the President about the Marcello conversation. However, Hoover does confer with his good friend and next door neighbor, Vice President Lyndon Johnson. They both conclude that it’s just mobster B.S., because the conversation is about a “cunt” as the hit man.
JFK goes to Costa Rica without Jackie for a meeting of Central American Presidents. He takes Fiddle and Faddle along to have extra sex while he’s away from the White House. Of course, the American taxpayers pick up the tab for this and other JFK dalliances. But he’s used to having whatever he wants, regardless of the cost. After all, it’s not coming out of his pocket.
Saturday, March 23, 1963
JFK is in Chicago for the dedication at O’hare Airport. He makes a speech at the Conrad Hilton Hotel and is back in Camp David by 7 p.m. that same evening. He spends Sunday the 24th at Camp David.
Pamela Turnure is there to help him with extra presidential activities and pleasures.
Wednesday, March 27, 1963
JFK and Jackie host a dinner for King Hassan II in the White House.
Sunday, March 31, 1963
Monday, April 1, 1963
JFK takes time out to be with his children on the back lawn of the the White House.
Thursday, April 4, 1963
Monday, April 8, 1963
The 35th Academy Awards ceremony is held in Los Angeles.
Wednesday, April 10, 1963
Friday, April 12, 1963
Saturday, April 13, 1963
Sunday, April 14, 1963
Tuesday, May 2, 1963
Thousands of black people, many of them children, are arrested while protesting segregation in Birmingham, Alabama. Public Safety Commissioner Eugene “Bull” Connor later unleashes fire hoses and police dogs on the demonstrators.
Saturday, March 23, 1963
Fidel Castro visits the Soviet Union asking for financial assistance for his impoverished Cuba.
Wednesday, May 29, 1963
Jackie arranges a dinner cruise on the Potomac with two dozen guests aboard the Sequoia. Friends and family included Bobby and Ethel Kennedy, Sarge and Eunice Shriver, the Bartletts, the Bradlees, and Mary Meyer, as well as British actor David Niven and his wife, Hjordis.
A three-piece band plays mostly twist music that Jackie keeps requesting for the dancers. “It was a wild party,” Tony Bradlee recalls “People shouting and laughing.” David Niven is “whispering in my ear all night, three sheets to the wind,” says Martha Bartlett. “I loved it!” Everyone is “more or less drenched,” Ben Bradlee recalls. Teddy Kennedy is “the wettest,” and during some “fairly strenuous Kennedy games,” he loses the entire left leg of his trousers—“ripped off at the crotch,” Niven recalls, “with white underpants on the port side flashing.”
But it’s Jack himself who misbehaves in an especially reckless fashion. With Jackie nearby, not to mention Mary Meyer, he zeroes in on Tony Bradlee. “Oh, Jack, you know you always say that Tony is your ideal,” Jackie jokingly says “Yes, that’s true,” J.F.K. replies, pausing before adding, “You’re my ideal, Jacqueline.” Twice since then Kennedy urges Tony to join him on state visits to Europe at the end of June. Both times she refuses. Several hours into the birthday cruise, as Tony makes her way to the bathroom, she realizes Jack is following her. “He chases her all around the boat,” she recalls. “All laughing. I am running and laughing as he chases me. He caught up with me in the ladies’ room and made a pass. It was a pretty strenuous attack, not as if he pushes me down, but his hands wander. I said, “That’s it, so long.” Tony said Kennedy was not that drunk.
“The atmosphere probably influenced Jack’s chase,” she later recalls. “I guess I was pretty surprised, but I was kind of flattered, and appalled too.” Tony would eventually tell Ben, but not until much later. She never told Mary Meyer.
Monday, April 8, 1963
Thursday- Wednesday, April 11-17, 1963
JFK is in Palm Beach for Easter vacation. Jack visits his father Joe and cruises on the Honey Fitz. He returns to Washington on the 17th at 5:30pm. Jackie is not with him at this time. She stays at the farm in Glen Ora.
Saturday, April 20, 1963
Wednesday, April 24, 1963
JFK meets actor Cliff Robertson in the Oval Office.
Sunday, April 28, 1963
JFK and Jackie at Camp David.
Monday, April 29, 1963
JFK meets with Danny Thomas in the White House.
Tuesday, April 30, 1963
JFK and Jackie host a state dinner for the Grand Duchess of Luxembourg.
Wednesday, May 1, 1963
The Coca-Cola Company introduces its first diet drink, Tab cola.
Sunday, May 5, 1963
JFK goes to Camp David without Jackie. He brings along Pamela Turnure in case extra secretarial work is needed while he’s alone in bed.
Wednesday, May 8, 1963
Friday, May 10, 1963
JFK meets with J. Edgar Hoover at the White House at 10:30 am.
Saturday, April 11, 1963
Jackie meets up with JFK at Camp David.
Sunday, May 12, 1963
JFK returns to the White House alone and makes a radio address concerning the race riots in Birmingham, Alabama.
Saturday, May 18, 1963
JFK goes to Nashville for the opening of the Cordell Hull Dam project on the Cumberland River.
He travels on to Alabama to visit the Redstone Arsenal at Huntsville and then back to Camp David by 8:00 pm with Jackie along for the ride.
Thursday, May 23, 1963
JFK arrives at the Waldorf Astoria in NYC for a Democratic Fund Raising Dinner. He stays at the Carlyle Hotel that evening. Mimi Beardsley is waiting for his nooky call two floors down from his suite. She doesn’t have to wait long.
Saturday, May 25, 1963
JFK flies from the White House to Rattlesnake Mountain to meet up with Jackie then on to Camp David. The First Family then goes back to White House on Monday, May 27.
Thursday, May 30, 1963
Memorial Day festivities are arranged for JFK.
The First Family then flies on to Camp David. Later that evening, JFK is back in the White House alone.
Friday, May 31, 1963
Tuesday, June 4, 1963
President John F. Kennedy signs Executive Order 11110, authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to issue silver certificates.
Wednesday, June 5, 1963
JFK flies from DC to Colorado Springs to the Air Force Academy for graduation exercises, then tours NORAD. Afterwards he then flies to White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. He ends the day in El Paso and stays at the Cortez Hotel.
Thursday, June 6, 1963
JFK flies from El Paso to San Diego where he inspects the USS Oriskany and the USS Kitty Hawk. He spends the night on the USS Kitty Hawk.
Friday, June 7, 1963
JFK finishes the inspection of military installations and ends up at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles for a fund raising dinner with Jack Benny
Saturday, June 8, 1963
JFK spends the Day at Peter Lawford’s beach house then leaves in the evening on a flight to Honolulu, arriving there the following morning.
Sunday, June 9, 1963
JFK visits the USS Arizona and leaves in the evening for Washington D.C.
Monday, June 10, 1963
President John F. Kennedy delivers his American University speech, “A Strategy of Peace,” in Washington, D.C. President John F. Kennedy also signs the Equal Pay Act into law.
Tuesday, June 11, 1963
In Saigon,a Buddhist monk commits self-immolation to protest the oppression of Buddhists by the Ngo Dinh Diem administration.
Alabama Governor George Wallace stands in the door of the University of Alabama to protest against integration, before stepping aside and allowing black students James Hood and Vivian Malone to enroll.
Wednesday, June 12, 1963
Medgar Evers is murdered in Jackson, Mississippi. Time? JFK meet with Eisenhower and LFB then the next day with Truman.
Sunday, June 16, 1963
Thursday, June 20, 1963
JFK travels to West Virginia for a quick campaign trip..
Establishment of the Direct Communications Link, or DCL, unofficially the “red telephone” and in fact a teleprinter link is authorized by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding in Geneva by representatives of the Soviet Union and the United States on this day.
Saturday, June 22 , 1963
JFK flies to Camp David with Jackie and family then at 9:45pm he departs for Bonn Germany.
JFK’s Trip to Germany
“Ich Bin Ein Berliner,”
It is probably no surprise that the dates chosen by the Kennedy administration for this trip to Germany are directly connected with the events, 15 years prior…The Berlin Airlift.
Gen. Lucius D. Clay, in his role as U.S. military governor of occupied Germany, orders the airlift to begin.
In the following 324 days, the U.S. military transports some 1,783,573 tons of supplies at a cost to the American taxpayer of some $137,177,427. The U.S. Air Force manages some 277,570 flights. The British transports another 542,236 tons at a cost of £5,850,000.
For the first time in history, military air transport is successfully used as a diplomatic weapon. More importantly, the airlift costs the lives of 31 American and 39 British Soldiers and Airmen, along with nine German workers, connected with this operation, underscoring Western resolve to remain in Berlin.
No visit to Germany by any political representative would be so emotionally remembered as that of U.S. President John F. Kennedy in June 1963. During the short trip, he speaks directly to the German population, offering the courage and support of the American people. The German population admires this young American president.
Kennedy is greeted like a rock star, and his popularity remains unmatched. Millions of Germans line the streets in each of the cities in an attempt to gain a glimpse of this American president.
The visit of JFK marks a highlight in German/American relations.
Sunday, June 23, 1963
First stop on JFK’s trip to Germany is in Bonn. His flight lands a 9:50am and he is greeted by Chancellor Konrad Adenauer
Monday, June 24, 1963
JFK returns to the Palais Schaumburg for more meetings with Chancellor Adenauer and the President of the Federal Republic of Germany Heinrich Luebke. He attends a Peace Corp ceremony at Villa Hammerschmidt. Later that evening JFK hosts a dinner for Chancellor Adenauer at the American Embassy.
Tuesday, June 25, 1963
JFK if flown via helicopter from Bonn to Hannau, Germany to the Fliegerhorst Kaserne base. Here he reviews the 3rd Armored Division V Corp and has lunch with the American troops.
After lunch JFK motors to Frankfurt where he signs the Golden Book and addresses the crowd assembled in Roemerberg Square. Then on to Frankfurt Stadium to take the helicopter to Wiesbaden, Germany.
JFK lands on the east lawn of the hotel General Von Steuben. Where a state dinner is planned the afterward JFK returns to his hotel at the General Von Steuben.
Fiddle and Faddle travel on the presidential trip to Germany to attend JFK’s personal sex pleasures. Just down the hall at the opposite wing of the Hotel General Von Steuben is their suite. While the president is screwing the two girls the Secret Service posts an agent so no one interferes. Where ever he travel in Germany, Jill Cowen and Priscilla Wear are ready and willing to service the President. Mimi Beardsley couldn’t make the trip.
The following day he departs from Wiesbaden Air Base for Berlin.
Wednesday, June 26, 1963
JFK leaves Wiesbaden and flies to Berlin arriving at Tegel Airport. German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer (1867-1967) invites Kennedy to visit Berlin when he hears of the president’s planned trip to Italy. Adenauer is 87 years old, while Kennedy is the youngest president elected in the history of the United States and is only 46 years old at the time. After the normal greeting ceremony at the airport, JFK motors to the Congress Hall.
Afterward the President tours the Brandenburg Gate and Checkpoint Charlie.
He is impressed seeing the Berlin Wall firsthand; a wall which will divide families for more than 30 years — some 136 individuals lose their lives while attempting to escape.
His visit to Berlin, emphasizes America’s support for a city, which only recently is walled in by the East Germans. The West Berlin population is concerned whether the Americans will remain in their city and if Americans will defend their interests and stand up to the Russians?
Kennedy realizes the importance of the situation in Berlin, and decides to improvise from his original speech. His speech on the steps of the Schöneberger City Hall, which ends with the words “Ich bin ein Berliner,” will make him immortal.
Kennedy underscores the importance of his visit and support to a city recently divided by a wall. Kennedy manages, with these words, to impart a feeling of personal responsibility for a people’s fate. It is also a statement that the Soviets understand all too well.
After lunch JFK visits the Free University and addresses the audience.
Afterwards he reviews the US troops at the Headquarters on Clayallee. He addresses the troops. At 5pm JFK departs West Berlin for Dublin, Ireland.
Thursday, June 27, 1963
John F. Kennedy, an Irish-American and the first Catholic to become president of the United States, arrives in Ireland for a visit.
Saturday, June 29, 1963
JFK travels from Ireland to England at 3:25pm
Sunday, June 30, 1963
JFK travels from England to Italy arriving at 5:45pm
Tuesday, July 2, 1963
At 10am JFK meets with Pope Paul VI….he’s back at the White House on July 3rd.
The Ellen Rometsch Affair Unravels
Wednesday, July 3, 1963
Attorney General Robert Kennedy is informed by J. Edgar Hoover of the planned investigation into the Ellen Rometsch affair with the president. The FBI agents question Rometsch about her past. They come to the conclusion that she is probably a Soviet spy.
Ellen ends up to be real trouble for JFK.
Thursday, July 4, 1963
JFK goes to Hyannis Port to spend time with Jackie & family cruising on the Honey Fitz. & visiting Squaw Island. back in the WH by July 8th.
Monday, July 8, 1963
JFK takes an evening cruise with Paul Fay on the Sequoia at 7;30pm until Midnight. Paul has brought two young females to join them on the late night cruise.
Tuesday, July 9, 1963
Friday, July 12, 1963
JFK goes to Hyannis Port with Paul Fay to play golf then an afternoon cruising on the Namad. This time Paul has brought along two different young females.
Monday, July 15, 1963
Friday, July 19, 1963
JFK flies to Hyannis Port to be with Jackie and family for the christening of Bobby’s son Christopher. The men play golf and motor to Squaw Island. Kennedy visits with his father and takes in a weekend cruise on the Honey Fitz with Jackie & Peter Lawford.
Wednesday, July 24, 1963
A high school student and delegate to the American Legion Boys Nation, travels from Hot Springs, Arkansas to meet President John F. Kennedy in the White House Rose Garden. Knowing that his music talent would never be as great as John Coltrane nor have the ability to be a physician like Michael DeBakey, he decides to go into public service. His name is Bill Clinton.
Friday, July 26, 1963
JFK addresses the nation on TV about a nuclear test ban treaty with Russia. The treaty will ban against nuclear testing in the atmosphere and. They motor to Squaw Island residence.