Robert Howard

Adlai Stevenson in Dallas

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Does anyone have a good clear image of the famous October 24th Stevenson-heckling incident in Dallas, a month before November 22, 1963? There is only one photo that I've seen and I have been trying to find it for quite some time without success. There is a good reason for wanting it. Can anybody help?

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Does anyone have a good clear image of the famous October 24th Stevenson-heckling incident in Dallas, a month before November 22, 1963? There is only one photo that I've seen and I have been trying to find it for quite some time without success. There is a good reason for wanting it. Can anybody help?

You didn't happen to spot LHO or the hobos in it did you?

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Does anyone have a good clear image of the famous October 24th Stevenson-heckling incident in Dallas, a month before November 22, 1963? There is only one photo that I've seen and I have been trying to find it for quite some time without success. There is a good reason for wanting it. Can anybody help?

You didn't happen to spot LHO or the hobos in it did you?

Washington Post, 12/9/63

Oswald Picketed Adlai Rally in Dallas, Witnesses Say

By Ronnie Dugger

DALLAS, Dec.8 -- Curious ironies continue to multiply in the wake of the

President's assassination here Nov. 22.

It now appears that Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin, attended not

only a rally addressed by Gen. Edwin Walker Oct. 23, but also one addressed by

United Nations Ambassador Adlai Stevenson Oct. 24.

A Dallas woman who sat near Oswald at an Oct. 25 meeting of the Dallas

Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union says that when the Stevenson

meeting of the night before was being discussed, Oswald nodded his head and said, "I was there."

Oswald said this in an aside to Michael Paine, who had brought him to the

meeting, the woman clearly recalled. Oswald's wife and children lived with

Paine's estranged wife in Irving, a Dallas suburb.

Larrie Schmidt, Dallas insurance salesman was also at the Stevenson meeting,

leading a group of pickets against Stevenson.

Yesterday Bernard Weissman, who placed an anti-Kennedy advertisement in the

Dallas News on the morning of the assassination, told a newsman in Mt. Vernon,

N.Y., that Schmidt telephoned him after the meeting at which Stevenson was spat upon, and

asked Weissman to come to Dallas to help out in the aftermath.

Schmidt acknowledges that, in advance of the Stevenson speech, he telephoned

"a friend of mine in a local university" and asked if he could help find people

to demonstrate against the United Nations. The friend arrived with 14 young

pickets, and a "peaceful picketing" was organized, Schmidt said.

The persons who spat on Stevenson and struck him with a picket sign had

nothing to do with his well-dressed and orderly group, Schmidt said today. "We

deplore and certainly do not condone the actions of those people," Schmidt says.

At the A.C.L.U. meeting on Oct. 25, Oswald rose during the open discussion

and remarked that he had attended the Walker speech two nights before and had

observed anti-Semitic and anti-Catholic symptoms there.

A man who attended the A.C.L.U. meeting and who sat beside Oswald, has been

located and corroborates other recollections about Oswald's remarks there.

This source confirms that Oswald said in the aside that he had attended the Stevenson

rally. A Dallas businesswoman, who refused to be identified, said she believes she

saw Oswald picketing at the scene of the Stevenson speech.

"He was the only one who did a military type turn. This called my attention

to him," she said.

She believed Oswald's group picketed and left before the disturbance broke

out against Stevenson.

A second Dallas woman, a housewife, said:

"I believe he was there, and he was carrying a picket sign in the lobby."

Neither the businesswoman nor the housewife remembered what kinds of signs

were carried by the group led by the man they now believe was Oswald.

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Rather than starting a new topic just to mention this (and not meaning to digress)

while hunting for a photo :

http://www.medaloffreedom.com/JohnFKennedyTribute1.htm

lots of Kennedy photos, some really interesting ones with various celebrities and from his childhood etc etc. it goes up to about 12 pages but if you change the number after Tribute in the url upwards in increments you go through to about 21 pages.

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