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Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. VI - Page 284« Previous | Next »

(Testimony of James Elbert Romack)

Mr. Belin.
Now, Mr. Romack, you have the right, if you want, to come back down here after these notes of the court reporter are typed, to read the typewritten transcript and sign it, or you can waive reading it and signing it and just have her send it directly to Washington, whatever you want to do. It makes no difference with us.
Mr. Romack.
I will waive.
Mr. Belin.
You want to waive it then?
Mr. . ROMACK. Yes, sir.
Mr. Belin.
Again we want to thank you very much.
Mr. Romack.
You are quite welcome.

Lee E. Bowers, Jr.

Testimony of Lee E. , Jr. Bowers

The testimony of Lee E. Bowers, Jr. was taken at 2 p.m., on April 2, 1964, In the office of the U.S. attorney, 301 Post Office Building, Bryan and Ervay Streets, Dallas, Tex. by Mr. Joseph A. Bail, assistant counsel of the President's Commission.
Mr. Ball.
Will you stand and be sworn, Mr. Bowers?

Do you solemnly swear that the testimony you are about to give for this Commission will be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?
Mr. Bowers.
Yes, sir.
Mr. Ball.
Will you state your name, please.
Mr. Bowers.
Lee E. Bowers, Jr.
Mr. Ball.
And what is your residence address?
Mr. Bowers.
10508 Maplegrove Lane.
Mr. Ball.
Dallas, Tex.
Mr. Bowers.
Dallas.

Mr. BALL. And would you tell me something about yourself, where you were born, raised, and what has been your business, generally, or occupation?
Mr. BOWERS. I was born right here in Dallas, and lived here most of my life except when I was in the Navy, art he age of 17 to 21, and I was away 2 years going to Hardin Simmons University, also, attended Southern Methodist University 2 years, majoring in religion. I worked for the railroad 15 years and was a serf-employed builder, as well as---on the side. And the first of this year when I went to work as business manager for Dr. Tim Green who operates this hospital and convalescent home and rent properties.
Mr. Ball.
What railroad did you work for?

Mr. BOWERS. Worked for the Union Terminal Co. with the 8 participating railroads.
Mr. BALL. And on November 22, 1963, were you working for the Union Terminal Co.?
Mr. Bowers.
Yes.
Mr. Ball.
What kind of work were you doing for them?
Mr. Bowers.
I was tower man in the north tower, Union Terminal, operating the switches and signals controlling the movement of trains.
Mr. Ball.
Through railroad yards?
Mr. Bowers.
Yes.
Mr. Ball.
What were your hours of work?
Mr. Bowers.
7 to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Mr. BALL. Now, do you remember what is the height of--above the ground at which you worked in the tower?
Mr. Bowers.
It is second story, it is 14 feet, 12 or 14 feet.
Mr. Ball.
You worked about 14 feet above the ground?
Mr. Bowers.
Yes.
Mr. Ball.
And the tower was arranged so that you could see out?

Mr. BOWERS. Yes; it is windows except for posts that--posts on each comer. It is windows on all four sides.
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