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Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. XV - Page 564« Previous | Next »

(Testimony of Roy A. Pryor)

Mr. Hubert.
In other words, during the 10 years after you stopped working for him, your connection and your contact with Ruby was on that sort of basis, irregular meetings now and then?
Mr. Pryor.
Yes, sir; I believe it was in 1960 on Christmas Day, he came out to our house and he brought, I believe he had two. dogs, dachshunds, that he was quite fond of, and he came out and ate Christmas dinner, although we had already finished dinner, he came out late, and my wife fixed him a plate and he had turkey and all the trimmings, and he stayed, oh, possibly 45 minutes and seemed to enjoy it, and his dogs--we had a lot of yard and his dogs got out and run and it Just seemed to be relaxation for him, and we enjoyed having him, Just as a friend like that.
Mr. Hubert.
Is there anything else you want to say.
Mr. Pryor ?
Mr. Pryor.
No, sir; not that I know of.
Mr. Hubert.
All right, then let me ask you this by was of closing. Of course,

neither you nor I met before I saw you tonight?
Mr. Pryor.
No, sir.
Mr. Hubert.
And there was no conversation between us except to introduce ourselves. Otherwise, everything that has passed between us has been recorded by this lady as far as you know, is that correct?
Mr. Pryor.
Yes, sir.
Mr. Hubert.
All right, sir, thank you very much. I appreciate your coming down and' taking your evening hours with this.
Mr. Pryor.
Well, I don't know whether I was any help to you or not, but I appreciate it. For the life of me, I couldn't bring myself to believe that Jack could do something like that, and I still don't believe that he had any premeditated thought about it, that is, a circumstance that allowed this thing to happen and it was just one of those things that's stranger to me than any fiction writer could possibly write.
Mr. Hubert.
Thank you very much. I am certainly glad you came down.
Mr. Pryor.
All right, fine.

Arthur William Watherwax
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Testimony of Arthur William Watherwax

The testimony of Arthur William Watherwax was taken at 6:55 p.m., on June 26, 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 Arthur W. Watherwax.
Mr. Watherwax, my name is Leon D. Hubert. I am a member of the advisory staff of the general counsel on 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 the Executive order and the Joint resolution I have been authorized to take a sworn deposition from you. I state to you now that the general nature of the Commission's inquiry is to ascertain, evaluate and report upon the facts relative to the assassination of President Kennedy and the subsequent violent death of Lee Harvey Oswald. In particular, as to you, Mr. Watherwax, 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, and about Jack Ruby and his operations and his movements when you saw him and so forth.
I think you appeared here today by virtue of a letter written to you by Mr. J. Lee Rankin, general counsel of the staff of the President's Commission. Under the rules adopted by the Commission, you are entitled to a 3-day written notice prior to the taking of this deposition, but such rules adopted by the Commission also provide that a witness may waive this 3-day notice if he so wishes, and I think that letter addressed to you is dated June 22. When did you get it?
Mr. Waterwax.
June 23.
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