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Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. I - Page 259« Previous | Next »

(Testimony of Mrs. Marguerite Oswald Resumed)

Mrs. Oswald.
leave Fort Worth to come to Washington, sir, and I said to Mr. Mark Lane, "I am not going in the car with Mr. Mike Howard," and there was another Mr. Howard by the way who came there that day. I don't know whether he was his brother or not, we will have to find out, sir, the day I was going to leave for Washington, and I said, "Lane, I am scared to death." He says "Don't worry, I will call Mr. Walden, who is the Star Telegram reporter and ask him to accompany you," and Mr. Mark Lane called Mr. Walden of the Star Telegram and asked him to accompany me and Mr. Walden did accompany me with these two Secret Service men to the airport and when Mr. Walden entered my home I told him I am so glad you are here because I didn't want to go with this agent by myself.
And this is the same agent now--Chief Justice are you interested enough for me to tell you a little more?
The Chairman.
About this?
Mrs. Oswald.
The Chairman.
Tell what you wish about it.
Mrs. Oswald.
We are going to go back now a little bit and then you will see the pattern. At the end of the Six Flags; I will make it as short as possible and when everything was Mama and we were going to live together and I told you they took her from me and I didn't see her, then Marina's testimony started to change, sir. Marina's testimony was not this testimony the first 3 days.
I have testified, and she has testified differently than me. I don't know of all of her testimony but the first 3 days, this was not her husband's rifle, at the police station and she admitted but it wasn't her husband's rifle. She was going to live with her Mama and everything was fine and then when I told you the way they did, then Marina turned against her Mama, you no have work, and from that time Marina has been changed to a different personality, let's admit it, sir, Marina has been changing to a different personality.
Her statements, her way of life, she smokes, as I said today. I am' not saying it now, she stopped nursing her baby. This is a Russian girl, I know she lived with me 1 month, how untouched of worldly things she was, and I mentioned before there was a lot of rumors that I didn't feel like I wanted to go into but that I couldn't overlook.
Sir, if you would know the rumors, then you would put two and two together what I have been trying to say. This man, along with the other one that I have identified, are definitely in this pattern, and Marina Oswald, yes, Marina Oswald has changed completely.
She made a statement on television now she is happy that she has ever been and people have written, her husband is only gone 2 months.
Mr. Rankin.
Mrs. Oswald, this Exhibit 270, you understand, is a transcription, that is the writing out of what was on the tape, you understand that?
Mrs. Oswald.
But I was never taped, sir.
Mr. Rankin.
We have asked, Mr. Chairman, that the tape be sent over so that it can be heard, if you wish.
The Chairman.
Now, you mean.
Mr. Rankin.
Yes. It is on its way over.
The Chairman.
Oh, yes.
Mrs. Oswald.
I have stated previously, if I was taped it was during a conversation going on that they taped me. I have never sat down and been taped, sir. I don't think I am out of my mind, I wonder why.
The Chairman.
May I see this.
Mrs. Oswald.
Mr. Max Phillips, who is a Secret Service agent brought a dictaphone into my home, on Thomas Place, when I left Six Flags, and I saw it connected and Mr. Jim Cox of the Star Telegram can prove that I disconnected it. When I was telling Mr. Jim Cox my story about putting my children into a Lutheran home and I thought it was a personal story that had nothing to do with this particular case I disconnected the tape recorder.
Mr. Max Phillips brought a tape recorder into my home and as you know I do a lot of talking. And I never did sit down.
Mr. Rankin.
This was a tape recording at the Six Flags.
Mrs. Oswald.
No, sir.
Mr. Rankin.
It purports to be. You understand that?
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