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Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. II - Page 71« Previous | Next »

(Testimony of Roy H. , Special Agent, Kellerman)

Mr. Specter.
Did the President actually leave the car?
Mr. Kellerman.
No.
Mr. Specter.
And how long did that stop last?
Mr. Kellerman.
A matter of seconds.
Mr. Specter.
Was there any other unusual occurrence en route to the downtown area itself?
Mr. Kellerman.
No; I can recall, however, one small affair. I think we were in the heart of Dallas on this street when a young boy jumped off the curb and apparently he was thinking of running over to the President's car and shaking his hands when one of our people left the followup car and put him back on the curb, and that all happened in motion so there was nothing out of the way.
Mr. Specter.
I show you a photograph marked Commission Exhibit No. 347 and ask you if you are at this time able to tell us what that photograph represents.
The Chairman.
Congressman Ford, may I interrupt at this time to ask to be excused? I have a session in the Supreme Court, but I will be back later.
Representative Ford.
Thank you very much, Mr. Chief Justice.
(Chief Justice Warren left the hearing room.)
Mr. Kellerman.
This is an aerial photo of the downtown parade.
Mr. Specter.
Are you able to identify the street on which you proceeded coming into the area depicted by that photograph?
Mr. Kellerman.
Yes, sir. This is--this would be Main Street as we came into the heart of Dallas.
Mr. Specter.
I think it might be helpful if we marked that as Main Street if we can get a pencil or pen that will mark on that.
Mr. Craig.
May I suggest the witness mark it?
Mr. Specter.
I think it is a good idea. Will you mark the street which you have identified as Main Street?
(Witness marking.)
Mr. Specter.
Will you also mark--
Mr. Kellerman.
We were traveling--
Mr. Specter.
The street onto which you turned from Main Street?
Mr. Kellerman.
As we were coming up from Main Street or down, either way.
Mr. Specter.
In what general direction were you proceeding on Main Street?
Mr. Kellerman.
This was a westerly direction.
Mr. Specter.
Would you put an arrow indicating which way is north on the map? That is a general northerly direction on the map.
(Witness indicating.)
Mr. Specter.
Will you mark an arrow on Main Street showing the direction on which you were proceeding on Main? And how far did you proceed on Main Street to what street?
Mr. Kellerman.
Elm Street, sir. This is a very short block, maybe a couple of hundred feet at the most.
Mr. Specter.
My question was to what street did you proceed on Main? You then drove to what street?
Mr. Kellerman.
Houston Street.
Mr. Specter.
Which way did you turn onto Houston Street?
Mr. Kellerman.
Turned right, which would be north.
Mr. Specter.
Will you mark the street that you have told us would be Houston Street?
(Witness indicating.)
Mr. Specter.
How far did you proceed down Houston Street?
Mr. Kellerman.
I am sure it wasn't more than 200 feet at the most. It was a real short block.
Mr. Specter.
What street then did you turn onto as you turned off of Houston Street?
Mr. Kellerman.
From Houston we turned onto Elm, which was a rather sharp turn with a downgrade, sir.
Mr. Specter.
Was that a turn on the left or the right?
Mr. Kellerman.
To the left, sir.
Mr. Specter.
I ask that Exhibit 347 be admitted in evidence, may it please the Commission.
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