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    TEXAS GOVERNOR JOHN B. CONNALLY LEFT HOSPITAL IN DALLAS YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) AND FLEW HOME TO?

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    TEXAS GOVERNOR JOHN B. CONNALLY LEFT HOSPITAL IN DALLAS YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) AND FLEW HOME TO AUSTIN. MR. CONNALLY, WHO WAS SERIOUSLY WOUNDED IN THE ASSASSINATION OF JOHN KENNEDY, LEFT PARKLAND MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IN A WHEELCHAIR.

    HIS WIFE, WHO WAS CONSTANTLY AT HIS BEDSIDE, ACCOMPANIED HIM. THEY FLEW DIRECT TO THE STATE CAPITAL, WHERE THEY WERE MET BY THEIR THREE CHILDREN: JOHN, 17 YEARS; SHARON, 14; AND MARK, 11.

    "I'M FEELING FINE," SAID THE 46-YEAR-OLD GOVERNOR AS HE LEFT THE AIRCRAFT AT AUSTIN. "MY CHEST IS IN GOOD SHAPE. MY LEG IS DOING WELL. THE ONLY PROBLEM IS MY RIGHT WRIST."
    THE SECOND OF THREE BULLETS FIRED BY MR. KENNEDY'S KILLER BROKE HIS WRIST IN TWO PLACES. NOW IT WILL HAVE TO REMAIN IN A CAST FOR 90 DAYS OR MORE, AND IT WILL BE SIX MONTHS BEFORE HE CAN TELL WHETHER HE WILL HAVE FULL USE OF IT AGAIN.

    HE IS LEARNING TO WRITE HIS LEFT HAND SO HE CAN CARRY OUT HIS NORMAL POLITICAL DUTIES. HE WILL REST FOR A MONTH.

    MEANWHILE, IN WASHINGTON, PRESIDENT JOHNSON'S SEVEN MAN COMMISSION YESTERDAY OPENED ITS INVESTIGATION INTO THE ASSASSINATION. CHIEF JUSTICE EARL WARREN, OF THE U.S. SUPREME COURT, IS CHAIRMAN. HE SAID HE WOULD ASK CONGRESS FOR A SUBPOENA POWER TO PURSUE THE INQUIRY.

    YESTERDAY'S SESSION LASTED MORE THAN 2 1/2 HOURS. THE OTHER SIX MEMBERS ARE: ALLEN W. DULLES, EX-CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY CHIEF; HALE BOGGS, DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSMAN FROM LOUISIANA; SENATOR JOHN SHERMAN COOPER, KENTUCKY REPUBLICAN; SENATOR RICHARD RUSSELL, GEORGIA DEMOCRAT; JOHN MCCLOY, NEW YORK BANKER; AND GERALD FORD, REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN FROM MICHIGAN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB4GW6XDU7SFQLZ2MAIR5DRV14
    Media URN:
    VLVAB4GW6XDU7SFQLZ2MAIR5DRV14
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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