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U.S.A.: KENNEDY ASSASSINATION -- DALLAS INTERVIEW WITH DISTRICT ATTORNEY AND LEE HARVEY OSWALD

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IN DALLAS, TEXAS -- SCENE OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S ASSASSINATION REPORTERS YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) QUESTIONED LEE HARVEY OSWALD, THE MAN POLICE HAVE ACCUSED, AND THE LOCAL DISTRICT ATTORNEY. OSWALD, 24 AND AN EX-MARINE, DENIES BOTH THE ASSASSINATION AND A SECOND CHARGE OF MURDERING A DALLAS POLICEMAN.HE SPEND HIS FIRST NIGHT IN A MAXIMUM SECURITY CELL, WATCHED ALL THE TIME TO MAKE SURE HE DID HIMSELF NO HARM.HE WAS REPORTED RELATIVELY CHEERFUL, WITH A GOOD APPETITE. FOUR YEARS AGO, OSWALD TRIED TO BECOME A RUSSIAN CITIZEN WHILE VISITING THE SOVIET UNION.LAST YEAR, AFTER THE AMERICAN STATE DEPARTMENT LENT HIM 435 DOLLARS, HE RETURNED TO THE UNITED STATES WITH HIS RUSSIAN WIFE.HE WAS QUESTIONED YESTERDAY ABOUT HIS POLITICAL BELIEFS...

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1. GV DALLAS STREET SCENE 2. LV FLAG AT HALF-MAST 3. CU SOF BEGINS..INTERVIEW:??DISTRICT ATTORNEY DO YOU FEEL... SOF ENDS..."WILL YOU ASK DEATH IN THE ELECTRIC CHAIR FOR OSWALD?" YES, SIR. 4. CU PAN..OSWALD SURROUNDED BY POLICE 5. CU SOF..OSWALD SPEAKS.."THE RED HERRING AND SO FORTH... SOF END.."RELATIONS WITH CUBA. REPORTER: "MR DISTRICT ATTORNEY, DO YOU FEEL THAT YOU NOW HAVE ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO SUCCESSFULLY PROSECUTE OSWALD?" D.A.: "I THINK WE HAVE SUFFICIENT EVIDENCE AT PRESENT TO PROVE THAT HE IS THE ONE THAT KILLED THE PRESIDENT." REPORTER: "WHAT IS THE MOST TELLING OF THAT EVIDENCE? D.A.: I DON'T WANT TO GO INTO ALL OF THE EVIDENCE HERE BECAUSE WE HAVE TO PICK A JURY THAT IS GOING TO TRY HIM AND THAT BINDS US FROM GOING INTO ANY OF THE EVIDENCE THAT WE HAVE." REPORTER: SUFFICE IT TO SAY THAT YOU NOW FEEL YOU HAVE ADEQUATE EVIDENCE?" D.A.: "YES, I FEEL WE HAVE SUFFICIENT EVIDENCE TO TRY HIM. I FIGURE THAT HE'LL LIKELY BE TRIED AROUND THE MIDDLE OF JANUARY." REPORTER: "DO YOU THINK YOU CAN FIND AN UNBIASED JURY IN DALLAS, TEXAS?" D.A.: "WE HOPE WE CAN FIND A JURY THAT'LL WILL BE FAIR TO THE DEFENDANT AND FAIR TO US." REPORTER: "AND WILL YOU ASK DEATH IN THE ELECTRIC CHAIR FOR LEE OSWALD?" D.A.: "YES, SIR." OSWALD: "THE RED HERRING AND SO FORTH IS RATHER RIDICULOUS ASSUMPTION TO BE...." REPORTER (INTERRUPTION): "ARE YOU A MARXIST?" OSWALD: "WELL, LIKE I ALREADY SAID...IN MY PHILOSOPHY AND...." REPORTER: "BUT ARE YOU A MARXIST? I THINK YOU DID ADMIT ON AN EARLIER RADIO INTERVIEW THAT YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF A MARXIST." OSWALD: "WELL, I WOULD VERY DEFINITELY SAY THAT I ER, I ER, AM A MARXIST, LIKE I SAID: BUT THAT DOES NOT MEAN, HOWEVER, THAT I AM A COMMUNIST." REPORTER: "WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO?" OSWALD: "WELL, THERE IS A GREAT DEAL OF DIFFERENCE, SUCH AS SEVERAL AMERICAN PARTIES AND SEVERAL COUNTRIES ARE BASED ON MARXISM -- SUCH AS GUIANA, ER GHANA -- CERTAIN COUNTRIES HAVE CHARACTERISTICS OF A SOCIALIST SYSTEM, SUCH AS GREAT BRITAIN WITH ITS SOCIALISED MEDICINE. THESE THEN ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN AN OUTRIGHT COMMUNIST COUNTRY AND COUNTRIES WHICH ADHERE TO LEFTIST OR MARXIST PRINCIPLES." REPORTER: "IN YOUR WORK FOR THE "FAIR PLAY FOR CUBA COMMITTEE, WHAT ARE YOU ADVOCATING?" OSWALD: "WE ADVOCATE RESTORATION OF DIPLOMATIC, TRADE AND...RELATIONS WITH CUBA." Initials IT/N/MR/ES EDITORS: COMMENTATOR'S VOICE FOR GUIDANCE ONLY. Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

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1. GV DALLAS STREET SCENE 2. LV FLAG AT HALF-MAST 3. CU SOF BEGINS..INTERVIEW:??DISTRICT ATTORNEY DO YOU FEEL... SOF ENDS..."WILL YOU ASK DEATH IN THE ELECTRIC CHAIR FOR OSWALD?" YES, SIR. 4. CU PAN..OSWALD SURROUNDED BY POLICE 5. CU SOF..OSWALD SPEAKS.."THE RED HERRING AND SO FORTH... SOF END.."RELATIONS WITH CUBA. REPORTER: "MR DISTRICT ATTORNEY, DO YOU FEEL THAT YOU NOW HAVE ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO SUCCESSFULLY PROSECUTE OSWALD?" D.A.: "I THINK WE HAVE SUFFICIENT EVIDENCE AT PRESENT TO PROVE THAT HE IS THE ONE THAT KILLED THE PRESIDENT." REPORTER: "WHAT IS THE MOST TELLING OF THAT EVIDENCE? D.A.: I DON'T WANT TO GO INTO ALL OF THE EVIDENCE HERE BECAUSE WE HAVE TO PICK A JURY THAT IS GOING TO TRY HIM AND THAT BINDS US FROM GOING INTO ANY OF THE EVIDENCE THAT WE HAVE." REPORTER: SUFFICE IT TO SAY THAT YOU NOW FEEL YOU HAVE ADEQUATE EVIDENCE?" D.A.: "YES, I FEEL WE HAVE SUFFICIENT EVIDENCE TO TRY HIM. I FIGURE THAT HE'LL LIKELY BE TRIED AROUND THE MIDDLE OF JANUARY." REPORTER: "DO YOU THINK YOU CAN FIND AN UNBIASED JURY IN DALLAS, TEXAS?" D.A.: "WE HOPE WE CAN FIND A JURY THAT'LL WILL BE FAIR TO THE DEFENDANT AND FAIR TO US." REPORTER: "AND WILL YOU ASK DEATH IN THE ELECTRIC CHAIR FOR LEE OSWALD?" D.A.: "YES, SIR." OSWALD: "THE RED HERRING AND SO FORTH IS RATHER RIDICULOUS ASSUMPTION TO BE...." REPORTER (INTERRUPTION): "ARE YOU A MARXIST?" OSWALD: "WELL, LIKE I ALREADY SAID...IN MY PHILOSOPHY AND...." REPORTER: "BUT ARE YOU A MARXIST? I THINK YOU DID ADMIT ON AN EARLIER RADIO INTERVIEW THAT YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF A MARXIST." OSWALD: "WELL, I WOULD VERY DEFINITELY SAY THAT I ER, I ER, AM A MARXIST, LIKE I SAID: BUT THAT DOES NOT MEAN, HOWEVER, THAT I AM A COMMUNIST." REPORTER: "WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO?" OSWALD: "WELL, THERE IS A GREAT DEAL OF DIFFERENCE, SUCH AS SEVERAL AMERICAN PARTIES AND SEVERAL COUNTRIES ARE BASED ON MARXISM -- SUCH AS GUIANA, ER GHANA -- CERTAIN COUNTRIES HAVE CHARACTERISTICS OF A SOCIALIST SYSTEM, SUCH AS GREAT BRITAIN WITH ITS SOCIALISED MEDICINE. THESE THEN ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN AN OUTRIGHT COMMUNIST COUNTRY AND COUNTRIES WHICH ADHERE TO LEFTIST OR MARXIST PRINCIPLES." REPORTER: "IN YOUR WORK FOR THE "FAIR PLAY FOR CUBA COMMITTEE, WHAT ARE YOU ADVOCATING?" OSWALD: "WE ADVOCATE RESTORATION OF DIPLOMATIC, TRADE AND...RELATIONS WITH CUBA." Initials IT/N/MR/ES EDITORS: COMMENTATOR'S VOICE FOR GUIDANCE ONLY. Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

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