Saturday, March 30, 2013

50 Years Since JFK Assassination Retrospective: Ruth Paine's Oswald Interest

In Chapter VI of its report, entitled "Investigation Of Possible Conspiracy," the Warren Commission stated that "Ruth Paine speaks Russian...and for this reaason was invited to a party in February of 1963 at which she became acquainted with the Oswalds." Yet, according to Destiny Betrayed: JFK, Cuba and the Garrison Case by James DiEugenio, "...Although she testified that she met Oswald in 1963, Researcher Michael Levy has unearthed a Navy Department document which reports that Ruth Paine was requesting information about the family of Lee Harvey Oswald in 1957."

And as the Warren Commission noted in its Appendix XIII, "Biography of Lee Harvey Oswald," on the day before Oswald was hired to do temp work at the Texas School Book Depository, coincidentally, "Mrs. Paine called Roy S. Truly, superintendent of the Depository, who indicated that he would talk to Oswald if he would apply in person."

(Downtown 5/26/93)

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