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Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. XI - Page 153« Previous | Next »

(Testimony of Mrs. Donald Gibson)

Mrs. Gibson.
have meant in all, meaning putting all your days together, because I never would have said 2 weeks meaning a solid period of time of 2 weeks.
Mr. Jenner.
I think that is about all. I neglected to do this, Mrs. Gibson. You received a letter from Mr. Rankin, did you not?
Mrs. Gibson.
Yes; I did.
Mr. Jenner.
General counsel for the Commission, with which he enclosed a copy of the legislation, Senate Joint Resolution 137, authorizing the creation of this Commission?
Mrs. Gibson.
Yes.
Mr. Jenner.
A copy of President Johnson's Executive Order No. 11130 which created the Commission?
Mrs. Gibson.
Yes.
Mr. Jenner.
And fixed its scope and its powers and its duties and responsibilities, which in general are to investigate the circumstances surrounding leading up to, and involving the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy?
Mrs. Gibson.
Yes.
Mr. Jenner.
And, also, a copy of the rules and regulations of the Commission under which depositions are taken?
Mrs. Gibson.
Yes.
Mr. Jenner.
And you understand from all those papers that the Commission is interviewing people who had, fortunately, or unfortunately, touched the life of Lee Harvey Oswald and others?
Mrs. Gibson.
Yes.
Mr. Jenner.
And we had understood and as has now been revealed you did have a connection with or some connection with the Oswalds?
Mrs. Gibson.
Yes.
Mr. Jenner.
Which you have now elucidated.

I am Albert E. Jenner, Jr., one of the members of the legal staff of the Commission, and Mr. Mosk, who was present earlier, likewise is a member. Now, having in mind the objects and purposes and duties of the Commission, is there anything that occurs to you that you would like to add that you think would be helpful to the Commission in its investigation of this subject?
Mrs. Gibson.
No.
Mr. Jenner.
All right, that is all I have, and I appreciate very much your coming here today. I know it is a considerable inconvenience.

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Ruth Hyde Paine

Affidavit of Ruth Hyde Paine

The following affidavit was executed by Ruth Hyde Paine on June 24, 1964.

PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION
ON THE ASSASSINATION OF AFFIDAVIT
PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY

STATE OF TEXAS,
County of Dallas, ss:

Ruth Hyde Paine, being affirmed, says:
1. I reside at 2515 West 5th Street, Irving, Texas. I am the Ruth Hyde Paine who testified before the Commission on March 18, 19 and 20, 1964, and gave testimony by deposition in Washington, D.C. at the offices of the Commission on Saturday, March 21, 1964, and gave further testimony by deposition in my home the evening of Monday, March 23, 1964.
2. On the occasion of Saturday, November 9, 1963, about which I testified before the Commission, when I took Marina and Lee Oswald in my station wagon to the Texas Automobile Drivers Bureau Station in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas, Texas, to enable Lee Oswald to make application for an automobile driver's learner's permit, each of my two children and both of the Oswald children, June and Rachel, accompanied us.
3. Upon our arrival at the Automobile Drivers License Bureau, which was

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