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Bloomington, Illinois
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Sunday, November 24, 1963
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Oswald Described Panfnph, Kloomlncton, 111., Sunday, Nov. H, 1S. Foe of Persons Was Early Convert To Marxism as Loner, ii-w.- i -. . . i m - ... - - - - i . - ., . ,, .,, ... w hufc.c t f " ' ' 1 -i . ". V. ' ',."'; 3! "' 1 in Authority mi i M Till By ARTHUR EVERETT DALLAS, Tex. (AP)-He was a loner and kept pretty much to himself all his life. He held rad-! ical views, but wasn't regarded as a troublemaker. Deep within, his inverted personality became imbued in early youth with an alien ideology, enunciated a century ago by Karl Marx. This was the portrait that emerged Saturday of Lee Harvey Oswald, 24, accused of the assassination Friday of President John F. Kennedy. Dallas Police Chief Jesse Curry said Oswald has "readily admitted he is a Communist." "Apparently he was proud of being a Communist," Curry added. "He didn't try . to hide it." Although formally charged with the murder of Kennedy, Oswald has withstood all efforts by authorities to gain any admission from him of any kind in the assassination. Denies Slaying He has told newsmen, "I did not kill President Kennedy. I did not kill anyone." Oswald is 5 feet 9, weighs 160 pounds. He has a firm jaw, regular features, straight black hair. He was described as cool and defiant even arrogant at times under questioning. But he can smile easily. What kind of a man was Oswald before his arrest. He was born in New Orleans, La., Oct. 17, 1939, and said later: r. '-v mf-y'" tervf MhT Aft1 -:- m' -b1 vi..:-.,....' J A month later, Oswald was in "My father died before I was ' Moscow. On Oct. 30, 1959, he born." i appeared at the American Em- His widowed mother brought jjjassy where he announced his her family to Fort Worth and j "mui. iu ihiouiilc u iuur set about at a variety of jobs to This is President Kennedy's accused assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, facing a battery of cameras and microphones at Dallas, Tex., police station after being charged with murder Friday evening. Allen D. Gray, Buffalo, N. Y., said," "He tfwas a lonely, introverted, aloof boy. He was bitter about the tough time his mother had during the depression." Released From Duty Oswald's Marine career ended Sept. 11, 1959, when he was released from active duty to aid in the support of his mother. He was put in the inactive reserve but later received an undesir able discharge This is where the killer lurked, firing on the President's car from open window. Dallas police say they have established that Oswald was in the book de pository building More shooting. He was captured later in a theater after fatally shooting a policeman. support three sons Mrs. Howard Green, wife of a Texas State representative, taught Oswald in the sixth grade of Forth Worth's Ridgely Elementary school. His grades were below average and her description of him from her memory was "an introvert, bookish, a loner." A Fort Worth policeman, asking that his name not be used, said he knew Oswald from fifth grade until his entry into Arlington Heights High School in Fort Worth can citizenship He told officials," "I am a Marxist." Later, Oswald was quoted in an interview as saying, "Capitalism has passed its peak. I would like to spend the rest of my life here." State Department officials said that their records show that on Nov. 2, 1959, in Moscow, Oswald turned in his American passport and in an affidavit de clared, "I affirm that my allegiance is to the Soviet Socialistic Republic." Oswald married a Russian The former classmate re, Marina Nicholaevna, an at- called, "He was always opposed to' any kind of discipline. He tractive, petite blonde who worked in a hospital in Minsk seemed to hold it against peo-;She was pregnant with their pie up there-any authorilv. He,lirsi --nna w"L'n in January, never was like anv other kid. He 1962- 0swa,d wrote to Sen. John didn't associate hardly at all, but he wasn't a trouble maker. He talked a good bit in high school about how things should be." , Embraces Marxism In an altercation with the coach of the school's B football Tower, R-Tex., as disenchant ment set in. The defector pleaded: "Siifce July 20, 1960, I have unsuccessfully applied for a So viet exit visa to leave this country. The Soviets refused to per mit me and my Soviet wife to o k roooiio leave the Soviet Union. I am a ii ui tilt wtiiivu uiaivj jl " ' " 4 h V'1 " r " , 'A - ' if ?4 i ' V f i ll , - , ;. I 0yf ''m.mammm-ittlim ri n ' I lilt J !B6JSJJI!BJIB "T if.. :u un Lr I. (. i Dfl.Ty4ilTn.. .... raw wt-."-" Ufa l These are the curious, waiting across stiwt from Dallas criminal courts building for a glimpse of accused assassin. Puikling, housing county jail, is near one from which fatal shots were fired. (AP Wirephotos) know him by name. Everybody Oswald's mother, a short worn-'and they will turn their backi left him alone." Ian Rray sat anc popper oa me again. . . He knowi Oswald's landlord. Johnson, 'hair. w they've treated me. H saia ne always taiKed in a lor-eign language when he talked on the phone it was either German or Russian, I would say." During the Friday noon hour, 'I haven't seen him in a year, she declared. Slwns Mother wanted to shoulder it himself. She said of hrr son, "He "I'm broken hearted about doesn't come around any more. this. He is really a good boy," ' TjfJ "! -" - J " , Ji rs- Robfrts. the housekeeper, 'America and I beseech you, Oswald shouting: 'Tt'o cnnnncoH frt ho a (rcn country, a man's supposed to be if en- Tower, to rise (sic) a ques- to rfn what hp wants" I tlon of nolng by the Sovlet UnT This is accused man's family, arriving at police station for questioning Saturday. Leading is his mother, carrying his infant child. Behind her are his wife, Marina, and his brother, Robert. i Castro Cuban, Carlos Bringuier,' American Activities lists Os-fine and I had no reason to be-:i id to him 'You sure are in was watching a television re port of the shooting of President Kennedy. Runs Back Out She said of Oswald. "He came Former Foe She added that the stigma of Oswald's Russian adventure hnthir him "He never said why he doesn't I Cawt Aplrl come to the house, but I know," Ja3 TTW,,U in rnnnincr lilro th dUnns nnH Mrs. Oswald Continued. "It's be- LdU.IC lie uxcnn k wtllll llltlll li who said: "He offered himself as a e i: e i t t i i i a. n.i r . . However vocally Oswald ex- 01 a uf 01 l"e nuea mer Marine 10 train v,upans ion - j, d F . p, for;quiet with nice manners and a got a shor pressed his belief in freedom, by States against his will and invasion I was suspicious o r ,UP y appearance" ,back oul" his own admission his conver- Pressed desire" rom the.s ar lrm IlCu.baL ' . t , ...I Police cl uinM irt it? ronnrc qc cnTpfnrv Iipvp nn irloa thp mnn hnH pvpp V,t.,, V,.. ,t;,in' rn DCrSCCUlC me. .... I JlPV all for-L tua m nrlnont rhanfr nf hppn in Russia. Hp was vprv thinc-iust ran to his room and ,turned thcir backs on me bc,Hre got a short tan coat and ran his own admission his conver sion to communism already was well along. He said he became interested in Marxism at the age of 15, when a Communist pamphlet Given Passport Tower's office referred the let- rlaim thaf s sparrh nf On Oct. 14, with just a satchel Oswald's room turned up Com- and a few clothes on coathang- munist literature. thought he might be an agent In Buffalo, N.Y., however V from the FBI or the CIA trying T. Lee, national director of the ter to the State Department and 10 find ou' wnft w'e might be 'Fair Tlay for tuba organization ws jn hi, possession, Oswald! "We had never seen those in February, 1962, it was de-UP to- ' I said : rented an $8-a-week room from books. He must have kept them cided after a review that Os- "Then a few davs later. I en- e have never issued a Mr amj Mrs a. C. Johnson on hidden somewhere," landlord r 1 1 v., i I a vi'iiiiimnioi uniM i iv- v . - -- -- , - - . - . , , . , " ' fell into his hands. Later, he dis-wald never had actually; countered him on Canal Street charter in that area. I don t Dallas' North Hockley Street. Johnson said. Suffers Loss SHIOKAWA, Japan (AP) - The Japanese destroyer captain TUTr4 I hanno whose ship almost killed John I nirU Vndnyc F. Kennedy in 1343 said today, In Leaders Of World covered Marx's "Das Kapital," the bible of communism. At the age of 17, Oswald withdrew from school 23 days after starting in high school. He promptly joined the Marines. His military career was not a success. Twice he faced courts-martial for infractions of regulations. His occupation specialty was electronics operator. He served overseas in Japan but never rose above the rank of private first class. A man who served with him, ine world nas lost an irre placeable man for there Is no other president who worked for peace like he did." Kohei Hanami, now Shiokawa town chief, heard the news from achieved Soviet citizenship, distributing 'Viva Castro' litera-know if Oswald is a memocr.j Hegularly between 9:30 and Dallas Dist. Atty.Jfenry Wade 1 WASHIMiTON (AP)-Lyndon a trend who ran to his house Therefore he was given a pass-'ture. We took all his propagan- He could be. There is no one, in p, m,t Oswald retired for the said after questioning Oswald: B. Johnson's succession to the before dawn, port and provided with the cus-'da away from him. Then the however, named Oswald who is ; niRht. to listen for a time to his "I don't think he is a nut. I presidency brought the third "It was so sudden," Hanami tomary loan available to Amer- police came and arrested the an official of the committee Small radio. He kept his room think he is sane. I don't mean change in leadership among ma- said. "I have sent my condol- icans stranded aboard in this lot of us." :anywere in me tnuea states, j neat and clean, although he that he is any Ph. I)., but he an-: jor Western powers in a nine enccs 10 me isennoay lamny Gets Job In Area brought in fruit to eat and made swers questions very easily more than a month. through U.S. Ambassador Ld- On Sept. 26, President Kenne-' sandwiches and coffee for him-and he is sharp." On Oct. 16. aging Konrad Ad- win O. Rcischauer." dy's plans for a visit to Dallas self. I Mrs. Oswald also was ques- cnauer stepped down as than- Hanami was a 34-year-old a Marxist but not a Communist.' were announced. A few days' The housekeeper, Earlene tioned-through a Russian inter-,cellor of West (.ermany and lieutenant commander when his However, Dallas Police Chief later, Oswald got a job at theRoberts, 58, recalled, "I told preter because she speaks only,was succeeded by Ludwig Kr- destroyer, The Amagiri-"Hpav-Curry said: ITexas school boolc depository as myself that he was a peculiar broken English. She bore in her hard. emy For" rammed and sank "Artuallv. Oswald has npvpr a inmnnraru wapphnnsp wnrkpr man. I took it for eranted that arms, her two-months-old sec-1 On Oct. 10. ailing British Kennedy's PT109 on a dark case $435. It is not clear whether the money ever was repaid. Back in this country, Oswald turned up in his native New Orleans where last June 25 he reportedly applied for a passport to return to Europe and the Soviet Union. Meanwhile, he became involved in a dispute with an anti- Oswald appeared on a radio program in New Orleans in which he described himself as drawn any distinction between the two." The House Committee on Un- Another roomer said, "I didn't TV auiet individual. His work was I V 4 if',, " -w-cvt; ir The man who hired him R. S. he didn t care for neople. But ond daut;hter. The first is two Prime Minister Harold Macrnii- August nigrn on me ,V)iomon Truly, said. "He was a nretty'he never bothered anyone." years old. Ian was succeded by Sir Alec Islands. Kennedy was a 26-year- Brought from Fort Worth was'Douglas-Homc. old lieutenant. 4 'V. , 7 ' A. . V t 'ill .2S f, JO President's limousine speeds toward Dallas Park-hind Hospital momenLs after fatal shooting. White arrow points to Kennedy's foot protruding over side of car. Black arrow points to wife of Texas Gov. John Connally. Connally is visible to right of se cret seniceman at back. Limousine carrying mortally-wounded President Kennedy races over Strmmon expressway on route to hospital. An accompanying automobile with f fa - ' y t machinegun-canying secret servicemen follows, President died shortly after lh end of the frantid dash to Parkland hospital. (AT Wirephotos)

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