The namebase has 2 entries for Jim Hicks - The Assassinations and High Treason. Neither refer to Hicks as being a radio man.
It also doesn't help me to determine where he was located at the time of the shooting in Dealey Plaza, or where the car is he claimed to see, backed up to the fence.
The New Orleans Parish testimony of James [Jim] Hicks can be read here as an Adobe .pdf file.
Some of the interesting pieces of his account include the fact that a 'caution sign' [?the Stemmons Sign?] was damaged [marked] during the shooting, and that it was removed within 30 minutes. That seems to dovetail nicely with what Emmett Hudson said about the signs being 'moved.'
However, when Hicks refers to his location, the location from whence he believes the shots originated, the location of the car and the men he claims that he saw behind the fence - he is pointing to a reference unknown. Does anyone have any additional info as to where the car was that he claimed he saw, or where he was standing?
I noted on Don Roberdeau's plat that he has one witness on the sidewalk, close to the Stemmons Sign, designated as 'Hicks.' When I compared it to the z-film bystanders, it seems his 'Hicks' is a woman. Is the Hicks on Roberdeau's plat the same as the man with the shortly cropped hair, standing on the sidewalk, next to the man with the hat?
Here's a combined view. The first is Phil Willis #5, which shows a view of the knoll, as taken from the opposite [south] side of Elm. The second is a shot I took from the sidewalk, on the north side of Elm, and closer to where the 'Hicks' designation appears on the Roberdeau Plat. The third is a photo that is allegedly of Hicks [bottom right with hands in pockets] which shows the radio in his back pocket. If this is Hicks, then he appears to be coming from the south side of Elm, from the direction of the corner of Elm and Houston [roughly].
What I noted is the following:
With the 5' high picket fence, behind the 3' high retaining wall, how would it have been possible for Hicks to have seen a car at all? Yet he manages to not only provide details concerning a man kneeling in the back, by he also goes on to ID the car as a '56 Pontiac!
'56 model Pontiac. And the color of it? If I remember right, a brown, sort of beige,, off-color c white. JUROR: '7 It was backed up to the fence? A. It was back in here.
Nix Classic Gunman - Sitzman, in her Josiah Thompson interview:
Thompson: Marilyn, I've showed you this picture, which is approximately Nix frame 24, the famous frame which shows what some people believe to be a vehicle with a man on top of it. We discussed this earlier, and I take it to be your definite and certain opinion that if there was a vehicle there it was not out in this plateau area.
Sitzman: That's correct. This is one thing that you couldn't miss.
Sitzman: Because it's not that large an area back there, and if there'd been a car back there, especially with someone on top of it, you just don't over look it.
Thompson: Right, right. No, I agree. So, whatever this be, whether it be a vehicle, whatever it is, you feel quite certain it's back of the pergola, back of the line joining the periphery of the pergola with the stockade fence. It's shoved back of this bush, in other words, which appears both in this ...
Sitzman: I know what you're saying, but I still can't say it.
Thompson: I can't figure out how to say ... in other words ...
Sitzman: I can't say that there was ... I can't say ... I can't see how any picture could take a picture of a car back there. It'd have to be up on stilts. That fence is rather high.
The Orville Nix film has a vehicle and what appears to be an individual on top of it [as opposed to kneeling in the trunk]. The vehicle doesn't seem to appear in Moorman or Willis. Also, as I've stated before, unless it was backed up between the area of the fence and the retaining wall [which is possible], we shouldn't be able to see it like we do in Nix - it should be behind the picket fence. The opening there between Shelter #3 and the fence is wide enough to permit a vehicle - but wouldn't this have been noticed by Zapruder and Sitzman [and everyone else!!!!]?
Now Nix Classic Gunman aside, as per Holland, the car that was located at the GKS position, as per Roberdeau's plat - 2nd car from the corner of the picketfence was a '61 light tan Oldsmobile Station Wagon [not sure where he got that info]. Holland seems to imply that the car is the 3rd car from the corner. This is the vehicle that had the mud on the bumper, and where the footsteps were seen in the mud, facing almost due South, backed up to the fence.
Mr. HOLLAND - Well, the only thing that I remember now that I didn't then, I remember about the third car down from this fence, there was a station wagon backed up toward the fence, about the third car down, and a spot, I'd say 3 foot by 2 foot, looked to me like somebody had been standing there for a long period. I guess if you could count them about a hundred foottracks in that little spot, and also mud upon the bumper of that station wagon.
Is it possible that Hicks was leaking some information concerning the shooter, beyond what he could have seen from a much lower level elevation, in Dealey Plaza? Or is it possible that he could have seen this Station Wagon at the fence - backed up to the fence - in the GKS location? Brown, sort of beige, off-white Pontiac vs light tan Oldsmobile Station Wagon? Could the tailgate of this station wagon have been down during the shooting? Maybe that could be what Hicks saw?
It would be helpful to know what Hicks was pointing out as to where he saw the car he refers to in his testimony, or whether there is any more in reference to Hicks - beyond some taped conversations that he apparently had with Garrison - unless someone has those transcripts?