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Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. XV - Page 182« Previous | Next »

(Testimony of Marvin E. Hall)

Mr. Hall.
part of the waiting period. It was in the early part of the waiting period, and I feel that 3 to 5 minutes was a fairly accurate estimate.
Mr. Hubert.
Did you converse with this gentleman?
Mr. Hall.
Briefly; we shook hands, smiled at each other, and sat there.
Mr. Hubert.
He stayed there until after the shot was fired?
Mr. Hall.
He stayed in the truck until we pulled over across the street and until after the ambulance had gone by.
Mr. Hubert.
I think you said he was in uniform?
Mr. Hall.
Yes; definitely.
Mr. Hubert.
Were there any kind of records kept by your company concerning the movement of the trucks?
Mr. Hall.
Normally; yes, sir. This Sunday morning adventure was such an unusual thing and participated in by two administrators of the company, that we made no formal truck report as you normally would when you come in off a run. We made an informal memo report, I did, and mailed it to our home office in Fort Worth, Monday morning, describing the situation, just for the file.
Mr. Hubert.
Did that report contain any reference to the various times that we have discussed? For example, today, and particularly the time of leaving the terminal and returning to the terminal?
Mr. Hall.
No; it was just a rough informal memo to Mr. Mastin, the president of the organization, putting on paper what we had done.
Mr. Hubert.
Was any charge made to the city for this service?
Mr. Hall.
No, sir; we were available to the city for emergency use. Couldn't very well charge when we don't accomplish our mission.
Mr. Hubert.
Well, I think that is all I have; sir. I now would like to ask you this question so the record may be clear. There has been some informal discussion between you and me since you came in, but I believe, and I ask you whether you concur in this, that all that we discussed informally has been again discussed formally in the sense that it has been recorded?
Mr. Hall.
Yes, sir.
Mr. Hubert.
All right, sir; I think that is all, and thank you very much indeed.

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Cecil E. Talbert

Testimony of Cecil E. Talbert

The testimony of Cecil E. Talbert was taken at 10: 45 a.m., on July 13, 1964, in the office of the U.S. attorney, 301 Post Office Building, Bryan and Ervay Streets, Dallas, Tex., by Mr. Leon D. Hubert, Jr., assistant counsel of the President's Commission. Sam Kelley, assistant attorney general of Texas, and Dean Robert G. Storey, special counsel to the attorney general of Texas, were present.
Mr. Hubert.
This is the deposition of Captain Cecil E. Talbert. Captain Talbert, my name is Leon D. Hubert. I am a member of the advisory staff of the general counsel of the President's Commission.
Under the provisions of Executive Order 11130 dated November 29, 1963, and the joint resolution of Congress, No. 137, and the rules of procedure adopted by the President's Commission in conformance with that Executive order and the joint resolution, I have been authorized to take a sworn deposition from you, among others.
I state to you now that the general nature of the Commission's inquiry is to ascertain, evaluate and report upon the facts relevant to the assassination of President Kennedy and the subsequent violent death of Lee Harvey Oswald.
In particular as to you, Captain Talbert, the nature of the inquiry today is to determine what facts you know about the death of Oswald and any other pertinent facts you may know about the general inquiry.
I understand, Captain, that you appear today by virtue of a general request made to Chief Curry by Mr. J. Lee Rankin, general counsel of the staff of the President's Commission.
Under the rules adopted by the Commission, every witness has the right
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