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    PRESIDENT LYNDON JOHNSON'S COMMISSION TO INVESTIGATE THE ASSASSINATION OF JOHN KENNEDY IS DUE TO HOLD ITS FIRST MEETING IN WASHINGTON TODAY (THURSDAY).

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    PRESIDENT LYNDON JOHNSON'S COMMISSION TO INVESTIGATE THE ASSASSINATION OF JOHN KENNEDY IS DUE TO HOLD ITS FIRST MEETING IN WASHINGTON TODAY (THURSDAY).ITS CHAIRMAN IS CHIEF JUSTICE EARL WARREN, OF THE U.S.SUPREME COURT.

    MEANWHILE, AN EXHAUSTIVE REPORT BY THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) IS EXPECTED TO INDICATE THAT LEE HARVEY OSWALD WAS THE LONE AND UNAIDED ASSASSIN OF THE LATE PRESIDENT.WHITE HOUSE SOURCES,REPORTING THIS, SAID THE DOSSIER WOULD BE SUBMITTED TO PRESIDENT JOHNSON WHO WOULD THEN HAND IT OVER TO THE COMMISSION.

    THE DOSSIER FOLLOWS THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE KENNEDY KILLING, AS SHOWN ON FILM.ALSO SHOWN IS A RECONSTRUCTION OF OSWALD'S REPORTED ACTIVITIES AFTERWARDS.

    FROM THE FIFTH FLOOR WINDOW OF A DALLAS BOOK WAREHOUSE, THE FBI, SECRET SERVICE AND LOCAL POLICE MAD THEIR OWN ASSESSMENT OF THE TRAJECTORY OF THE FATAL BULLETS.THEY LAY UP THERE IN AMBUSH ARMED WITH A CAMERA INSTEAD OF A RIFLE.

    AT THE SAME TIME, AN OPEN CAR APPROACHED THE SPOT WHERE THE BULLETS HIT THE PRESIDENT.A DETECTIVE AND POLICEWOMAN PLAYED THE PARTS OF MR.KENNEDY AND HIS WIFE.

    SPEEDS AND ANGLES HAD ALL TO BE CHECKED BECAUSE ONE OF THE UNANSWERED QUESTIONS IS HOW COULD THE KILLER, PRESUMED TO BE OSWALD, GET OFF HIS THREE SHOTS SO QUICKLY AND SO ACCURATELY.

    IN ANOTHER RECONSTRUCTION, DETECTIVES MOUNTED A FILM ON CAMERA ON A TRIPOD IN A SIMILAR OPEN CAR TO GET AN IDEA OF THE EXACT FLIGHT THE MURDERER'S BULLETS MUST HAVE TAKEN.

    NO ONE WILL EVER KNOW WHAT OSWALD WAS THINKING, BUT HE WAS OBVIOUSLY COOL ENOUGH AS HE SLIPPED AWAY FROM THE BUILDING AND BEGAN HIS ESCAPE.IT LOOKS AS THOUGH OSWALD WAS PLANNING TO RIDE ON A BUS PAST THE SCENE OF THE ASSASSINATION -- JUST 20 MINUTES AFTER HE WAS ALLEGED TO HAVE PULLED THE TRIGGER.

    HE GOT ON BOARD A BUS AND TOOK A SEAT, BUT HE DID NOT STAY LONG.THE BUS WAS NOT FAST ENOUGH FOR HIM -- THICK TRAFFIC WAS HOLDING IT UP, SO HE GOT OFF AND HURRIED SEVERAL HUNDRED YARDS TO THE GREYHOUND BUS STATION.BUT HE DID NOT TAKE A BUS.HE GOT A TAXI.

    TO THE DRIVER HE SAID: "TAKE ME TO 500, NORTH BECKLEY." "WHAT DO YOU THINK HAPPENED OUT THERE?" ASKED THE DRIVER.OSWALD DID NOT REPLY.AS THEY MADE THE JOURNEY, AWAY FROM THE CENTRE OF DALLAS ACROSS VIADUCT, OSWALD'S DESCRIPTION WAS SOON CRACKLING OUT OVER THE POLICE RADIO.

    HE PAID OFF HIS TAXI WITH A DOLLAR BILL AND RAN BACK TO THE HOUSE WHERE HE LIVED FIVE NIGHTS A WEEK.HE RUSHED IN, TOOK OFF HIS DARK COAT,PUT ON A LIGHT ONE, AND WENT OUT AGAIN.

    THAT WAS THE LAST TIME HE LEFT THE HOUSE.HIS LANDLADY NOW HAS A VACANCY.

    A FEW STREETS AWAY, OSWALD WAS SPOTTED BY A PATROL CAR.HE WAS WALKING ALONG TENTH STREET.DALLAS POLICEMAN J.D.TIPPITT JUMPED FROM THE CAR AND IN THIS QUIET ROAD OSWALD IS ALLEGED TO HAVE SHOT HIM DOWN.

    TWENTY MINUTES LATER, THE SCENE SHIFTED TO A CINEMA IN A BUSY SHOPPING AREA.THE CASHIER, WHO WAS UPSET BY THE PRESIDENT'S DEATH, SAW A MAN GO BY HER WINDOW IN THE CINEMA.A FEW MINUTES LATER SOMEONE TOLD HER TO PHONE THE POLICE.

    AND SHORTLY AFTER THAT, POLICE SIRENS WAILED AND OSWALD WAS DRAGGED FROM HIS HIDING PLACE IN THE DARKNESS INSIDE.A PRESIDENT WAS DEAD, A POLICEMAN WAS DEAD, AND SOON OSWALD WOULD BE DEAD.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6EK3TILTBUDVOKM0JODSFA9PV
    Media URN:
    VLVA6EK3TILTBUDVOKM0JODSFA9PV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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