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Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. XV - Page 404« Previous | Next »

(Testimony of Wanda Yvonne Helmick)

Mr. Griffin.
The light wavy line that you have drawn at the bottom of the page?
Mrs. HELMICK. This is tables back in here where there is extra customers for dinner hours, and these booths are just used--
Mr. GRIFFIN. Where do people park their cars in this drive-in?
Mrs. HELMICK. I haven't got it drawn in on here, but it is back this way [indicating].
Mr. GRIFFIN. Would you mark on the other side of the wavy line the garage or parking area? Would that be proper?
Mrs. HELMICK. There is places [marking].
Mr. GRIFFIN. Where would the wall of the building be in the front?
Mrs. HELMICK. Right along in here.
Mr. GRIFFIN. Do you want to indicate that with a heavy black line. Do you want to write "wall"on it?
Mrs. HELMICK. OK; this is the wall.
Mr. GRIFFIN. Is there a walkway up?
Mrs. HELMICK. Yes; there is not no walkway. There is just bars out there to stop the ears from running into the building. But there is a parking area all the way around the building for carhops. I have wrote "ear parking" where the carhops just service the ears. But there is a place for them to park all the way around the building. There is mirrors outside in front for the carhops to see from the booths.
Mr. GRIFFIN. Would you want to mark that this is a booth where you put your X?
(Mrs. Helmick marks.)
Mr. GRIFFIN. Would you want to mark in the area where the tables are? Write the word "tables" where it was you said the tables were.
Mrs. HELMICK. Oh, these?
(Mrs. Helmick writes.)
Mr. GRIFFIN. Now, if that is a reasonably accurate diagram of what we were talking about, I will ask you to sign it. If you think there is anything more to put on it, go ahead and do it.
Mrs. HELMICK. I don't know.
Mr. GRIFFIN. Why don't you sign it with the pen I gave you there?
Mrs. HELMICK (signing). It is not a very good diagram.
Mr. GRIFFIN. But you think it is accurate enough for the purpose of what you have explained to us?
Mrs. HELMICK. Yes.
Mr. GRIFFIN. I will ask you one more question. How many telephones were at the Bull Pen Drive-in?
Mrs. HELMICK. Just the one pay telephone.
Mr. GRIFFIN. Are you sure that it is a pay telephone?
Mrs. HELMICK. Yes.
Mr. GRIFFIN. Well, thank you very much.
Nancy Monnell Powell

Testimony of Nancy Monnell Powell

Mr. Griffin.
The testimony of Nancy Mennell Powell was taken at 11 a.m. on July 25, 1964, in the office of the U.S. attorney, 301 Post Office Building, Bryan and Ervay Streets, Dallas, Tex., by Mr. Burt W. Griffin, assistant counsel of the President's Commission.
Mr. Griffin.
Let me introduce myself first. My name is Burt Griffin, and I am a member of the general counsel's staff of the President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy.
Now, we routinely try to explain to the witnesses before we get into the testimony what we are here for, and a little about the Commission, so I will say to
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