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Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. XV - Page 546« Previous | Next »

(Testimony of John Wilkins Newnam)

Mr. Newnam.
I Would guess so.
Mr. Hubert.
Do you know who placed the Weissman ad or did you have any dealings with the placement of the Weissman ad ?
Mr. Newnam.
I had no dealings at all with the placement of the ad, nor do I know the gentleman who placed it.
Mr. Hubert.
All right, sir. I think that is all. Let me ask you this---we have had a few words of conversation prior to the beginning of this deposition, principally in connection with your drawing of this map Or chart, Exhibit No. 4. Has there been any conversation between us that has not been substantially covered in the deposition since it began?
Mr. Newnam.
There was one thing which might be pertinent which I think--the question has been brought up about being able to see the Texas School Book Depository from my desk.
Mr. Hubert.
Of course, that was not part of the conversation here this morning.
Mr. Newnam.
Right.
Mr. Hubert.
Since you have brought it up, I would like to have your comments on that point?
Mr. Newnam.
And the Building--that portion of the Building cannot be seen from my desk as such.
Mr. Hubert.
Can it be seen from Mr. Jeffery's office?
Mr. Newnam.
Yes, sir; it can be seen from Mr. Jeffery's desk and Mr. Saunders' desk.
Mr. Hubert.
Or any place near the intersection of Young and Houston Streets, I take it?
Mr. Newnam.
Well, outside of course you can see it. All of the desks--the
reason you can't see it from my desk would be this post right here.
Mr. Hubert.
It's how far away ?
Mr. Newnam.
The Building?
Mr. Hubert.
Yes; how far from the second floor to the Texas Depository Building by way of line of sight?
Mr. Newnam.
Of course, my line of sight estimate would be---I'd have to go by blocks. There's the Plaza, and then there's the block the hotel is in, and
the courthouse two courthouses--5 blocks.
Mr. Hubert.
About 5 blocks ?
Mr. Newnam.
Yes.
Mr. Hubert.
Have you any other comment you wish to make?
Mr. Newnam.
I don't believe so, sir.
Mr. Hubert.
Thank you very much. You've been most cooperative and helpful. This is something we didn't have at all.
Mr. Newnam.
Thank you. I hope that takes care of it.
Mr. Hubert.
Yes; I hope so, and that is all.

Robert L. Norton
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Testimony of Robert L. Norton

The testimony of Robert L. Norton was taken at 11: 05 a.m., on June 27, 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.
Mr. Hubert.
This is the deposition of Robert L. Norton.
Mr. Norton, my name is Leon Hubert. I am a member of the advisory staff of the general counsel of the President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy. Under the provisions of Executive Order 11130, dated November 28, 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 that joint resolution, I have been authorized to take a sworn deposition from you.
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