by Charles Savoie
This is one “conspiracy” that very few have ever recognized!!!
“The mysterious, super-elite Pilgrim Society.”
“The most illustrious world-wide personalities.”
“The most distinguished international organization in the world”.
Romero couldn’t have liked Seward’s British connections, as the British were long against silver money, and Romero wrote a pro-silver article, “The Silver Standard In Mexico” in the North American Review, June 1895 (in which he mentioned the Bank of London and Mexico).
The 1969 list for New York had a John Wesley Seward, an attorney (Sir Ivor was a “barrister,” the British version of that term). John was a director of the Diaz Corporation, which may be linked to Mexico. We had another Pilgrim Society member linked to funding revolutionary activity in Mexico earlier (read about the dangerous Mr. Pierce later). Another Seward, George (born 1910—a member—I do not know), was a director of Howmet Corporation (titanium and part of the Mellon holdings) when its chairman was Pilgrim Society member Eugene Robert Black, ex president of the World Bank, and director of numerous corporations including Royal Dutch Petroleum; Scandinavian Securities; Chase Manhattan Bank; Warner Communications; American Express; New York Times; Cummins Engine and others. Black was chairman of Brookings Institution, an anti-silver organization in Washington, D.C. George Seward was a trustee of the Edwin Gould Foundation, named after charter Pilgrim Society member Edwin Gould, son of gold and railroad manipulator Jay Gould. George Seward, a member of the Raven Society of the University of Virginia, was on the legal advisory committee to the New York Stock Exchange, 1984-1987. He founded the International Capital Markets Group of the International Federation of Accountants and was a member of the Bohemian Club (San Francisco), which the Queen has visited. As of 1994 George listed his address at Hanover Square, London, headquarters of the International Bar Association. Hanover Square is named after the medieval Hanovers of Germany, whose wealthy royal lineage traces into The Pilgrims of Great Britain and was part of the name of a major United States bank—Manufacturers Hanover Trust, headed notably by Pilgrim Society member Gabriel Hauge, who sat on the Bilderberg steering committee.
Another Seward, possibly George’s grandfather, George Frederick Seward (born 1840) was American minister to China 1876-1880, and in 1893 became president of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain. He had residences in New York and New Jersey, yet was appointed to head a British Empire organization, another example of “transatlantic cooperation” of American and British elites. William Seward Pierson (Skull & Bones Society of Yale, 1836) may have been another relation.
G. William Domhoff authored “The Higher Circles—The Governing Class in America” (1970) and “The Bohemian Grove—A Study in Ruling Class Cohesiveness” (1974). He mentions Bilderberg and the Council on Foreign Relations in both books. In the first one the index contains some 82 names identified as Pilgrim Society members, and at least 17 in the second; nowhere does he mention the organization. Probably he had no knowledge of it. Chapter three of his 1974 book is entitled, “Do Bohemians Rule America?” The answer is yes—in the same sense as the Skull & Bones Society, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission and the Rhodes Scholars. They are all very important, yet mere fronts for the super-elite Pilgrim Society, back of which there appears to be no controlling group!
SEIZING THE WEALTH NECESSARY!
We’ve seen how Pilgrim Society members such as William Simon were involved in crushing the Dallas Hunt brothers in 1980, and Howard Hughes in the early 1960’s. A key player in that event was “superstar banker” Frederic H. Brandi of The Pilgrims, Dillon Read & Company and American South African gold trust (ASA Ltd.—why bother listing all the other boards he sat on?) (Below)—
Floyd Bostwick Odlum (born 1892; The Pilgrims, 1969, information not found anywhere else) was a billionaire, possibly several times over. (The list does not state in which year members were admitted; many are probably admitted by mid-40’s and most by age 50). The 1952 Who’s Who, page 1832, had Odlum in the Piping Rock Club; the New York Yacht Club; and the Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club and the Metropolitan—high powered clubs interlocked with The Pilgrims and with most significant “globalist” societies. Ferdinand Lundberg in “America’s 60 Families” (1937) page 32 said—
“The only noteworthy postwar fortune belongs to Floyd B. Odlum, a Morgan corporation executive formerly with the Electric Bond & Share Company. Odlum formed the Atlas Corporation, an investment trust, on the basis of a $40,000 investment in 1924. This enterprise now participates in nearly every industry, having acquired its equities at extreme depression lows. The New York Times of April 23, 1933, reported that Atlas Corporation then owned assets aggregating $100,000,000. Atlas assets are valued now at more than double this sum; the corporation is probably the biggest investment trust in the world. Odlum has been designated, with some truth, the sole newcomer to win in the great postwar boom and collapse.”
Odlum went short stocks before the October 1929 crash. At what point his worth surpassed $1 billion, I haven’t determined, but several sources (www.nf104.com) called him a billionaire. The Globe & Mail, October 12, 2002, had a feature, “Billionaire Stock Tycoon Floyd Odlum.” Odlum was a heavy holder of RCA (Radio Corporation of America) and General Dynamics stock (www.collectspace.com) His Atlas Corporation purchased Paramount Pictures in 1933 at “basement” prices. Odlum was also chairman of RKO Studios, another filmmaker. Atlas Corporation was once known as Atlas Utilities & Investors Company. Odlum was also a heavy owner, through his Atlas Corporation, of Greyhound Bus Lines; Northeast Airlines (nearly 90%); Bonwit Teller (department stores); Convair Aviation; United Fruit Company; and Madison Square Garden. Odlum was “widely reputed to be one of the 10 richest men in the world” (www.nationmaster.com). He also was dominant in Barnsdall Oil Company. History News Network, May 9, 2004, said of him—
“A powerful financial wizard and industrialist, personally convinced Ike to seek the office. The Odlum papers are at the Eisenhower Library.”
Odlum was already personally involved with the office of the President. On October 20, 1948, he met with President Truman (Truman Library reference). American National Biography, published under the aegis of the American Council of Learned Societies, 1999 edition, volume 16, page 623 said of Odlum—
“He built the Atlas Corporation into one of the world’s greatest investment corporations, controlling many companies in a vast array of industries.”
Time Magazine, September 12, 1942, said Odlum “buys everything for 50 cents on the dollar.” In 1954 he bought the nation’s biggest uranium deposit in Utah—the Hidden Splendor mine. Odlum was also the dominant shareholder in Standard Uranium. John A. Roosevelt, son of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, became an officer and director of Standard Uranium. John Roosevelt turned up on page 2820 of the 1981 Who’s Who as a member of The Pilgrims and joined Bache Group in 1957, where he was a director till 1981. Bache Group was founded by Jules S. Bache of The Pilgrims, president and treasurer of Dome Mines (now Placer Dome)—Who’s Who, 1928, page 203. Bache held interests in chemicals; liquor; land; banking; railroads; insurance; copper mines; oil; agriculture; and Chrysler Corporation. Bache Group played a role in flushing the Hunt brothers down the COMEX silver drain! Roosevelt was a trustee of Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship Foundation, whose scholars favor weakening American national sovereignty; a director of the Boy Scouts of America (thoroughly infiltrated); and trustee, State University of New York and Roosevelt College, Chicago.
The Atomic Energy Commission was buying uranium from Odlum, especially in the early 1950’s, that, in addition to his huge aviation interests, is why he insinuated himself into confidentiality with several Presidents. The 1952 Who’s Who, page 1888, shows Pilgrim Society member Richard Cunningham Patterson Jr. (born 1886) as a director of Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation, of which Odlum was chairman (later Convair). Patterson was a “day laborer” in the South Dakota gold mines, 1905-1907. In 1920 he became assistant to the president of J.G. White Engineering Corporation. J.G. White was listed in the 2002 Pilgrims of Great Britain book (page 185) as a charter member in New York in 1903. In 1921-1922 Patterson was with the Du Pont chemical conglomerate (Pilgrim Society, and big silver users). In 1932-1936 he was a director of National Broadcasting Company, owned by RCA and became assistant Secretary of Commerce, 1938-1939, where he was associated with the Export-Import Bank of the U.S., a device for looting the taxpayers. In 1939-1943 he was installed as chairman of Odlum’s RKO Corporation, and became Ambassador to Yugoslavia, 1944-1947; to Guatemala, 1948-1951; then Ambassador to Switzerland. He was an administrative officer with the American Commission to Negotiate the Peace, in 1919, whose role was to insure that Germany would be so galled by the terms of surrender that they’d attack Europe as soon as the next generation reached soldier age.
Patterson, one of Odlum’s key associates, was also a director of the China-America Council of Commerce & Industry. Odlum was a trustee of the Army & Air Force Aid Society and the American Institute for Foreign Trade and as of 1952, was a past president of the important American Arbitration Association. As of 1953 he was chairman of the Arthritis and Rheumatism Foundation, long associated with pharmaceutical interests gouging the public. Odlum’s wife, Jacqueline Cochran Odlum (deceased 1980) held more aviation records than any other pilot—men included— in history. She flew a bomber to England in 1941 and became flight captain in the British Air Transport auxiliary, training pilots. On return to the United States she organized the WASPS—Women’s Air Force Service Pilots. She was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal in 1945 and became a lieutenant colonel in the USAF Reserves in 1948. She was the first woman to break the sound barrier, in 1953; and flew twice the speed of sound on June 3, 1964. In 1961 she achieved an altitude record of 55,253 feet in an F-104G Starfighter and was the first woman to make a “blind” landing.
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