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Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. II - Page 166« Previous | Next »

(Testimony of Arnold Louis Rowland)

Mr. Rowland.
work, at the Pizza Inn. At present I am working with the P. F. Collier Co.
Mr. Specter.
What sort of work are you doing with P. F. Collier?
Mr. Rowland.
That is promotional advertising.
Mr. Specter.
What college are you attending, if any, at the present time?
Mr. Rowland.
None at the present.
Mr. Specter.
What postgraduate work had you been doing that you just mentioned?
Mr. Rowland.
Studies in math and science.
Mr. Specter.
Where were you studying these courses?
Mr. Rowland.
This was a high school in Dallas as advanced courses.
Mr. Specter.
Have you been accepted in any college?
Mr. Rowland.
Yes; several. Texas A. & M., Rice, SMU, Arlington.
Mr. Specter.
Do you have plans to attend one of those colleges?
Mr. Rowland.
Yes.
Mr. Specter.
Which one do you plan to enter?
Mr. Rowland.
Preferably Rice.
Mr. Specter.
Do you have an entry date set?
Mr. Rowland.
No; I am trying for a scholarship for it.
Mr. Specter.
Have you been in the military service?
Mr. Rowland.
No; I haven't.
Mr. Specter.
What is the general condition of your health.
Mr. Rowland.
Good.
Mr. Specter.
What is the condition of your eyesight?
Mr. Rowland.
Very good.
Mr. Specter.
Do you wear glasses at any time?
Mr. Rowland.
No.
Mr. Specter.
When, most recently, have you had an eye test, if at all?
Mr. Rowland.
About 7 months ago.
Mr. Specter.
And you know the results of that test?
Mr. Rowland.
Very good vision.
Mr. Specter.
Do you know what classification the doctor placed on it?
Mr. Rowland.
No: I don't remember it.
Mr. Specter.
Do you recollect if it was 2020?
Mr. Rowland.
He said it was much better than that.
Mr. Specter.
And what doctor examined your eyes?
Mr. Rowland.
This was the firm of doctors Finn and Finn.
Mr. Specter.
F-i-n-n and F-i-n-n?
Mr. Rowland.
Yes.
Mr. Specter.
Where are they located?
Mr. Rowland.
The Fidelity Union Life Building in Dallas.
Mr. Specter.
Approximately how long ago was that examination?
Mr. Rowland.
About 6 months.
Mr. Specter.
Going to the day of November 22, 1963, how were you occupied at that time, Mr. Rowland?
Mr. Rowland.
I was attending classes in school part of the day, working part time as a pizzamaker in Pizza Inn.
Mr. Specter.
Had you regularly scheduled classes on the morning of November 22, 1963?
Mr. Rowland.
Yes. I had classes up until 11. I just had two classes on Friday.
Mr. Specter.
And what school were you attending at that time?
Mr. Rowland.
W. H. Adamson High.
Mr. Specter.
How far is that from the intersection of Houston and Elm Streets in Dallas, approximately?
Mr. Rowland.
It must have been about a mile and a half.
Mr. Specter.
Will you describe for the Commission what you did on that morning, in a general way, up until approximately noon time?
Mr. Rowland.
I went to my classes. My wife got out of school early. We went to town. I had to go to work at 4, so we were going downtown to do some shopping. We went early so we could see the President's motorcade.
Mr. Specter.
What time did you arrive in town?
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