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Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. IX - Page 396« Previous | Next »

(Testimony of Ruth Hyde Paine Resumed)

Mr. Jenner.
occasion when he was in Irving, Tex. residing or staying as a guest in your home?
Mrs. Paine.
The only time when he was there and I was away long enough for him to have gone somewhere and come back, and I now know that I can recall was Monday, the 11th of November. I have described my presence at the home on the 9th and 10th. And to the best of my recollection, there was no long period of time that I was away from the home when he was there. I may also say that there is no way of getting from my home unless you walk or have someone drive you.
Mr. Jenner.
All right.
Mrs. Paine, was there an occasion or incident in which the possibility of Marina seeking or obtaining employment in Philadelphia arose?
Mrs. Paine.
When she was with me in May of 1963, we talked briefly about the possibility of her going with me, accompanying me on my vacation to the East--this was before I had plans to---definite plans to teach for the summer.
She was interested in finding out what sort of job possibilities there might be for her in New York, Philadelphia, or Washington, where there were larger speaking Russian populations, and where her knowledge of Russian might be an advantage rather than a handicap. She was quite excited about this possibility and wrote Lee a letter in which she referred to it.
After thinking about it, I felt that it was not a good time for her to be applying, since she would be very clearly pregnant when making such an application, and I thought she would be apt to be discouraged.
Mr. Jenner.
And you so told her?
Mrs. Paine.
And I told her so, after she had written a letter.
Mr. Jenner.
And that letter of hers is in evidence?
Mrs. Paine.
No; it is not. She only refers to having written this letter.
Mr. Jenner.
Exhibit 415?
Mrs. Paine.
That's right.
Mr. Jenner.
All right. Even I am exhausted of questions, Mrs. Paine. I want to express to you on the record my personal appreciation of your tremendous patience. Some of these inquiries, I know, have been quite detailed. Unfortunately we must make this sort of search. You have been very helpful. On behalf of myself and the Commission, I express to your our appreciation.
Mrs. Paine.
Well, I am very glad to be of help.
Mr. Jenner.
We have no further questions as of this time. Mr. Reporter, we will close this particular deposition.
Mrs. Paine, it is customary, and the witness has the right, to insist upon reading and signing a deposition. It is also customary for counsel to inquire whether the witness desires to waive that privilege. And I now put that question to you.
Mrs. Paine.
I understand it would be difficult for you to get that typed up for me to read before going back to Texas.
Mr. Jenner.
It would be impossible to get it typed up for you to read before you go back to Texas, because I understand you are going back to Texas tomorrow, or Monday morning.
Mrs. Paine.
Monday morning. So realizing--while I would be interested to read it through, and would hope to sometime, I will waive the right to do so.
Mr. Jenner.
Thank you.

Testimony of Ruth Hyde Paine Resumed

Mr. Jenner.
The testimony of Ruth Hyde Paine was taken at 7:30 p.m., on March 23, 1964, at 2515 West Fifth Street, Irving, Tex., home of deponent by Mr. Albert E. Jenner, Jr., assistant counsel of the President's Commission.
Mr. Jenner.
Let the record show that this is a resumption of the deposition of Mrs. Ruth Avery Hyde Paine, who appeared before the Commission last week and whose supplemental deposition I took on Saturday.
Since we are in a different jurisdiction now, Mrs. Paine, may I swear you?
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