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Answer Questions on

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DALLAS - Two months after
the shooting of President John F.
Kennedy, questions about the as-
sassination still await/satisfactory'
public answers.
Nevertheless, federal authorities
remain convinced that Lee Harvey
Oswald shot the President, and
that he acted alone.
Here are 12 questions some-
times asked and the most authori-
tative answers now available:
Had Oswald served at some
period as a paid informer for the
Federal Bureau of Investigation?
A spokesman for that agency
denied today that Oswald was at
any time employed by the bureau
in any capacity.
Newspaper and magazine art-
icles have speculated that Oswald
was in the service of the FBI, in-
filtrating leftist organizations at
its request. The bureau's denial is
Quiz Oswald
Agents did meet with Oswald,
however, several times after his
return from the Soviet Union in
mid-1962. The last interview was
on Aug. 10, 1963, after he had been
arrested in New Orleans for a
scuffle with anti-Castroites. The
spokesman said that Oswald, as a
defector, had been under FBI in-
In the fall of 1963, agents called
twice at the home of Mrs. Ruth
Paine in Irving, Tex., where Os-,
wald's wife and children. were
Mrs. Paine told them in the first
interview that Oswald was living
in Dallas and working at the
Texas School Book Depository.
"It's a sore point with the FBI
that the fact that Oswald was
employed along the motorcade
r WorI
By The Associated Press
TOKYO - Soviet stubbornness
over Berlin and German reunifica-
tion all but kills chances for a
treaty between NATO and the
Communist Warsaw Pact powers,
Secretary of State Dean Rusk was
reported to have told the Japanese
Rusk, ranging over the inter-
national spectrum at the United,
States-Japanese Third Economic
Conference, also was said to have
expressed doubt over the likelihood
of a formal agreement with the
Soviet Union to prevent the spread
of nuclear weapons.I

route was not passed on to the
Secret Service or the Dallas Po-
lice," a Dallas police official said
Did Oswald receive a series of
$10 and $20 money orders from an
unknown sender through the Dal-
las Western Union office?,
This report first appeared in a
Dallas newspaper shortly after the
shooting of Oswald. An unnamed
Western Union clerk was quoted
as remembering him as receiving
the money orders because he was
so unpleasant to deal with.
w Confusion Suspected
An extensive check of Western
Union recbrds discloses no such
transactions. Investigators are now
convinced that the clerk confused
Oswald with other customers.
Oswald did repay his debt to the
State Department through West-
ern Union money orders, however.
He had borrowed $435 through the
American Embassy in Moscow to
bring his family back from the So-
viet Union in 1962.
Was a large sum of cash, as
much as $5000, found in Oswald's
Nt, even the figure of $150 that
was first released by Dallas po-
licemen proved to be high. A little
more than $100 was found in the
room. Oswald had been working at
his $50 a week job at the textbook
depository since Oct. 16. Given his
frugal habits and the fact that he
was not contributing to the sup-
port of his wife and children in
Irving, he could have saved that
Was a map found in Oswald's
room with the Presidential motor-
cade route and a bullet's trajec-
tory drawn from a window of the
textbook depository?

The map of Dallas found in Os-
wald's room was a job-hunting
guide he had prepared. Neither
the motorcade route nor a bullet's
trajectory had been added.
Metal Cases
Mrs. Paine, who was shown the
map for identification by the FBI
said that the textbook depository
was marked with a line of about
a quarter of an inch, which may
have accounted for the initial con-
fusion about the map's purpose.
Similar confusion has surround-
ed seven metal cases that police-
men took in custody Nov. 22. They
have been reported erroneously as
filing cabinets filled with the
names of pro-Castro political
The cases were taken from Mrs.
Paine's house in Irving. She said
that three of them contained let-
ters she had received in the period
before she met the Oswald's; three
were filled with folk-dancing rec-
ords; and one case contained a
motion picture projector.
Investigators took the bulk of
material pertaining to Oswald on
three occasions: From Mrs. Paine
and Oswald's wife in Irving on
Nov. 22; from Oswald's room in
Oak Cliff on the same day; and
fi om the Paine garage on Nov. 23.
Did one bullet strike the Presi-
dent from the front indicating an
The number of bullets reported,
their direction and damage have
been matters of wide dispute.,
investigators are now satisfied
that the first of three bullets hit
the President in the back of his
right shoulder, several inches be-
low the collar line. That bullet
lodged in his shoulder. The seconJ

bulet wounded Gov. John B. Con-
nally of Texas.
Third Bullet
The tnird bullet, according to an
autopsy at Bethesda Naval Hos-
pital in Maryland, ripped away a
portion of the back of the Presi-
aent's head on the right side
Fragments from the bullets cut a
wound in the President's throat
and damaged the windshield of
the Presidential limousine.
Doctcrs at Parkland Hospit'il
have explained tha early and cn-
flicting reports were owing to the
fact that they could not make a
detailed examination of the Pies-
ident's wounds.
The President's body was lying
face up from the time he was
brought to Parkland until the
time the body was removed, Dr.
Malcolm O. Perry said. As a re-
sult, only throat and head wounds
were initially reported.
Some reporters on the scene
have also questioned whether shots
from the rear could have produced
the hole they observed in the
windshield. Close examination has
disclosed, however, that the dam-
age was not the result of a shot
fired from in front of the car.
Was it possible for Oswald to
shoot three times fro m the sixth
floor of the depository building
and run down to the second floor
by the time a policeman observed
him there?
The entire procedure-firing the
rifle, running to the second floor
and then out of the building, a
bus and taxi trip to Oak Cliff and
a chase that ended at the Texas
Theater - has been timed by the
Secret Service and the FBI. So far
as possible, they have duplicated
conditions on the day of the assas-
sination; they have allowed extra
time for the crowds on Nov. 22.
The reconstructions had demon-
strated that Oswald had ample
time for the action ascribed to
Mrs. Oswald's Father
Is Mrs. Oswald's father a Soviet
Army intelligence officer in
Marina Oswald's father died
when she was two years old. Her
stepfather was an electrician. This
report refers to her mother's
brother, a lieutenant colonel,
whose duties include ordering sup-
plies for the Soviet Army.
A check has provided no indica-
tion that he is engaged in espion-
age or intelligence activities.
Did Mrs. Oswald know that her
husband had a rifle?
Yes. Mrs. Paine, a Quaker, has
said that she did not know that
Oswald owned the rifle and would
not have permitted him to store it
at her home. Mrs. Oswald knew
of her husband's weapon.
But Mrs. Marguerite Oswald,
Oswald's mother, has said that
her daughter-in-law told her on
the night of Nov. 22 that the
drifle that policemen showed to her
did not seem to be the one she
remembered her husband as own-
It is understood that Oswald's
wife has since resolved her doubts.
Until she testifies before the War-
ren Commission, this point will
remain clouded.
Where Oswald obtained the pis-
tol with which he allegedly shot
Patrolman J. D. Tippit has not
been established. Evidence now
suggests that he ordered the pistol

I News Roundup

ning, I have decided that I shall.-'
As a "moderate Republican" the
66-year-old Senator will enter the
first primary in New Hampshire
March 10.
* * *
ATLANTA -- Police arrested
about 50 anti-segregation demon-
strators yesterday and hauled
them off in paddy wagons to the
applause of large crowds of white
spectators in downtown Atlanta.
It was the third day of sidewalk
marching and picketing, mostly by
Negro students protesting restau-
rant and hotel segregation.
The arrests swelled to more than
130 the total for two days of dem-
onstrations disrupted by fisticuffs
and scuffling Sunday night.
* * *
Robert F. Kennedy, returning
from a 13-day peace-making mis-
sion to the Far East, said yester-
day that if the Indonesian-Ma-

laysia cease-fire1
will escalate into
other countries.

breaks down it
war and involve


* - * *

WASHINGTON--Sen. Margaret
Chase Smith (R-Maine) recited
yesterday all the reasons she
should not run for the Republican
presidential nomination, and then
said that "because of these very
impelling reasons against my run-

Kennedy told newsmen at Dulles
International Airport near here
that he will report to President
Lyndon B. Johnson today at the
White House on his talks.
WASHINGTON - Sen. Thomas
H.. Kuchel (R-Calif) announced
yesterday he will support New
York Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeil r
in California's June 2 Republican
presidential primary.
* *
JACKSON, Miss.-The prosecu-
tion accepted last night a full
slate of white men to sit in judg-
ment on Byron De La Beckwith,
accused of the rifle slaying of
Negro civil rights leader Medgar
Evers last summer.
NEW YORK-The Dow-Jones
stock market average climbed 2.30
points to an all-time record of
785.34 yesterday, highlighted by a
report from General Motors Corp.
that last year it rung up its high-
est profits and sales in Ameri-
can corporate history. Thirty in-
dustrials were up 2.30, 20 ra.1-
roads were up .13, 15 utilities were
down .24 and 65 stocks were up

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