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Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. VII - Page 70« Previous | Next »

(Testimony of J. M. Poe)

Mr. Poe.
I stayed there until Leavelle and his partner from the crime lab got there.
Mr. Ball.
Then you left?
Mr. Poe.
Yes, sir; I got out and helped try to find the suspect.
Mr. Ball.
Were you at the Texas Theatre?
Mr. Poe.
Yes, sir.
Mr. Ball.
Did you see him apprehended?
Mr. Poe.
No, sir; I didn't.
Mr. Ball.
You were out?
Mr. Poe.
At the back.
Mr. Ball.
At the back?
Mr. Poe.
Yes, sir.
Mr. Ball.
I think that is all, Mr. Poe.
This will be written up and submitted to you for your signature, and you can sign it if you wish, or waive your signature.
Which do you prefer?
Mr. Poe.
Well, sir; I don't have anything to hide. I will tell the truth.
Mr. Ball.
Do you want to give your signature?
Mr. Poe.
I will sign it.
Mr. Ball.
Okay. We'll do that. We can notify you and you can come up here and sign it.
Mr. Poe.
All right.

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John Gibson

Testimony of John Gibson

The testimony of John Gibson was taken at 3:45 p.m., on April 8, 1964, in the office of the U.S. attorney, 301 Post Office Building, Bryan and Ervay Streets, Dallas, Tex., by Mr. Joseph A Ball, assistant counsel of the President's Commission.
Mr. Ball.
Will you please rise and hold up your hand and be sworn?
Do you solemnly swear that the testimony you are about to give before the Commission will be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?
Mr. Gibson.
I do.
Mr. Ball.
Will you state your name, please?
Mr. Gibson.
John Gibson.
Mr. Ball.
What is your occupation?
Mr. Gibson.
I am manager of a retail store.
Mr. Ball.
What kind of retail store is that?
Mr. Gibson.
It's Elko Camera store.
Mr. Ball.
What is the address of the Elko Camera Store?
Mr. Gibson.
239 West Jefferson.
Mr. Ball.
Near the Texas Theatre?
Mr. Gibson.
I'm four doors from the Texas Theatre.
Mr. Ball.
Where were you born, Mr. Gibson?
Mr. Gibson.
I was born in Brashear, Tex.
Mr. Ball.
Where did you go to school?
Mr. Gibson.
Woodrow Wilson High School.
Mr. Ball.
Here in Dallas?
Mr. Gibson.
In Dallas.
Mr. Ball.
Well, what have you done since you got out of school?
Mr. Gibson.
Well, after I got out of school I went in service in the Navy and stayed in there 2 years and came back and went to work for Snap-Shots, Inc., and then went to work for Hermetic Seal in Garland, and then went to work for Elko.
Mr. Ball.
On November 22, 1963, did you go to a picture show that day?
Mr. Gibson.
Yes, sir.
Mr. Ball.
About what time of day?
Mr. Gibson.
It was at 1 o'clock.
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