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Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. XIV - Page 1« Previous | Next »

Hearings Before the President's Commission
on the
Assassination of President Kennedy

Testimony of Curtis Laverne Crafard Resumed

The testimony of Curtis LaVerne Crafard was taken at 9:15 a.m., on April 9, 1964, at 200 Maryland Avenue NE., Washington, D.C., by Messrs. Burt W. Griffin, Leon D. Hubert, Jr., and Albert E. Jenner, Jr., assistant counsel of the President's Commission.
Mr. Griffin.
I want to start out by stating for the record, for your purposes, also, Larry, that we are continuing this deposition under the same authority which it was commenced yesterday morning, and I know that there is no mistake on your part that the oath which you took before is still in effect.
Mr. Crafard.
That is right.
Mr. Griffin.
What we propose to do today is to go through in some detail some of the papers which have come into our possession. The first thing I want to ask you to look at is a notebook, which is a blue cover spiral notebook entitled, "Penway Memo Notebook" and it has Commission Document No. 717, but for the record I will clarify this that this is not the same number as the numbers that we are using in the deposition. I will give it a deposition number in just a minute. I am going to mark this for identification on the front cover--I am going to mark this on the inside of the front cover at the bottom in pen, "Washington, D.C., April 9, 1964, Exhibit 5202, Deposition of C. L. Crafard," and I am going to sign it with my signature, Burt W. Griffin.
Mr. Hubert.
For the purpose of the record, count the number of pages and half pages. Perhaps it is a good idea to initial the bottom of each page with your initials.
Mr. Griffin.
All right. In addition to the front cover, what I am going to do is number the pages at the bottom, and I will put my initials on each. I will make it clear that I am numbering only the separate sheets of paper. I am not numbering each side of the paper. We can refer to these pages as the numbered side and the reverse side for purposes of discussion.
Mr. Hubert.
Why don't you have the record show that pages----
Mr. Griffin.
Page 10 is a blank. Page 11 is a half sheet of paper which has been torn off and there is nothing written on that page. Page 14 is approximately a third of a sheet of paper, the bottom two thirds having been torn off, and it does contain penciled writing on it. Page 15 is a full sheet. Page 16 is approximately a half sheet with penciled writing on it. Page 17 is a full sheet. There is a total of 18 pages including half sheets and third sheets of paper in the notebook, and there is a blue hard cardboard front cover and a buff or dirty brown back cover which is also hard cardboard. Do we have photostatic copies of it?
Do you want to put that in the record?
Mr. Hubert.
I just wanted to get them numbered the same way. We can do that later.
(The document was marked Crafard Exhibit No. 5202 for identification.)
Mr. Griffin.
I am going to hand you what I have marked as Commission Exhibit 5202, and ask you, Larry, if you recognize that.
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