On August 29, 1962, at approximately 2:30 p.m. I went to the business location run by Charles McKee and talked about the futility of making horse bets when one was a stranger in town. He agreed that such was the case and said there were only a couple persons around town who took horse bets, and we agreed to play a horse together; namely, Kitty Moon, in the fourth at Waterford. McKee called one place and asked if Brownie Arnal was present and was told no. He then called another place and asked for Brownie Arnal. Brownie came to the phone and McKee informed him that it was Ching McKee calling. I could hear Brownie's reply, heavy and deep set, stating that this was Brownie on the other end of the phone. Ching stated that he wanted $ 5 and $ 5 (win and place) on Kitty Moon in the fourth at Waterford; and Brownie said, 'O.K.' Ching told me that I should see him tomorrow at the same time if we hit.
On September 13, 1962, I again saw Ching McKee at his place of business and talked about our losing horse bet. During the conversation he stated that he always played with Brownie Arnal, the man he called for our last previous bet. We agreed that we would split today's play of $ 2 across the board ($ 6 total) on Gray Topper in the sixth at Wheeling. McKee called a five digit number to place the bet with Arnal but couldn't get any answer, following which he said that Brownie would not be in until 5:00 p.m. at which time he would call the bet in again in as much as the race started at 8:15 p.m.
On Monday, September 17, 1962, I stopped in McKee's Natural Food Center at approximately 2:30 to 3:00 p.m. and McKee had my share of the winnings from the horse bet made previously with Arnal on September 13. The amount he paid was my half or $ 7.30. There being no race at Wheeling that day, it was decided I would see him the next day to discuss a further bet on the horses with Mr. Arnal.
I asked Mr. McKee at the instance when he made the last horse bet, namely, on September 13, through him to Brownie Arnal if he called Brownie at his home and McKee said, 'Yes.' He said he usually called him at home for bets by telephone.
The description of George 'Brownie' Arnal is as follows:
Approximately 5'5' to 5'6' tall, weight about 140 pounds, wears dark shell-rimmed glasses, straight black hair, gray on sides, receding on top, and about 52 years of age.
Mr. Arnal is a very dapper dresser and usually wears a tie and sports slacks and sports shoes.
Attached hereto is a photostat of a photograph of Brownie Arnal (and George Kakias) taken by the Valley Daily News, Tarentum, Pennsylvania, on the instance of their appearance before a Federal Grand Jury on or about May, 1959.
I have read the foregoing statement consisting of 2 pages, each of which I have signed. I fully understand this statement and it is true, accurate and complete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I made the corrections shown and placed my initials opposite each.
I made this statement freely and voluntarily without any threats or rewards, or promises of reward having been made to me in return for it.
(s) John C. Schwartz (Signature of affiant)
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 22nd day of September, 1962, at Pittsburgh, Pa.
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Internal Revenue Service
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