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Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. VI - Page 123« Previous | Next »

(Testimony of Jane Carolyn Wester)

Mr. Specter.
it, and side rails on it, on each side of the cart. It has a rubber rim at the edge of it, sort of a bumper type to the upper shelf of the cart.
Mr. Specter.
And what is it constructed of ?
Miss WESTER. Well, it's a metal---steel.
Mr. Specter.
What was done with the mattress?

Miss WESTER. It remained on the cart. It was not moved then, only the sheets were left and rolled into a bundle. And, when the sheets were rolled into a bundle, I didn't actually lift them up.
Mr. Specter.
Did you see Miss Jeanette Standridge at any time in connection with this particular movement of the stretcher?
Miss WESTER. No.
Mr. SPECTER. Did you see Mrs. Henrietta Ross at any time in connection with this particular movement of the stretcher?
Miss WESTER NO; I believe she walked up on my right as I was rolling the sheets up.
Mr. SPECTER. Did you see Darrell C. Tomlinson at any time in connection with this particular movement of the stretcher?
Miss WESTER No.
Mr. SPECTER. Were you interviewed. by the Secret Service about these events at some time in the past?
Miss WESTER. Yes; I was.
Mr. Specter.
Were you interviewed by anyone else?
Miss WESTER No.

Mr. SPECTER. And did the Secret Service interview on one occasion or more than one occasion?
Miss WESTER. Only one occasion.
Mr. SPECTER. And immediately prior to your being sworn in and starting to take this deposition, did I have a very brief conversation with you about the purpose of this proceeding?
Miss WESTER. Yes; you did.
Mr. Specter.
And about the facts to which you have testified since this formal deposition started?
Miss WESTER. Yes.

Mr. SPECTER. And at that did you tell me all the facts previously testified to here to this effect?
Miss WESTER. Yes.
Mr. SPECTER. Did the sheet on which the Governor was lying have anything on it?
Miss WESTER. It had some blood.
Mr. SPECTER. Have you made any notes or any written record of that sort concerning the matters about which you have testified here today?
Miss WESTER. No; I haven't.
Mr. SPECTER. That concludes the deposition, and I thank you very much for appearing here.
Miss WESTER. Fine.
Mrs. Henrietta M. Ross

Testimony of Mrs. Henrietta M. Ross

The testimony of Mrs. Henrietta M. Ross was taken at 6:50 p.m., on March 25, 1964, at Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, Tex., by Mr. Arlen Specter, assistant counsel of the President's Commission.
Mr. SPECTER. May the record show that the oath has been administered to Mrs. Henrietta Ross who is appearing here in response to a letter request to testify as part of the inquiry of the President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy, which involves the, treatment of President Kennedy and Governor Connally at Parkland Hospital.
Mrs. Ross has been asked to appear and testify concerning her knowledge about the stretcher cart on which Governor Connally was transported while in the hospital.
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