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greg,

I'm sure you remeber this Washington Post article.

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.

The "local university" was most likely the University of Dallas. Robert Morris was president. Morris was a noted Bircher, lawyer to Walker, and source to Loran Hall.

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greg,

I'm sure you remeber this Washington Post article.

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.

The "local university" was most likely the University of Dallas. Robert Morris was president. Morris was a noted Bircher, lawyer to Walker, and source to Loran Hall.

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Thanks David,

Had forgotten about that story.

I don't necessarily buy that Oswald was leading any placard carrying demonstrators. He had no known history of such public activity for r-w causes. And I'm no aware of any evidence there were pro-UN demonstrators there. The witness could easily have mistaken a student for Oswald.

I can only say, I believe both Oswald and Paine were at the US Day rally, and that Oswald - and maybe Paine - were at the UN Day meeting the following night.

Paine places LHO at the latter, even though he seemed oblivious to this in his testimony. And Marina's testimony was that they attended meetings, together, including at least one with Walker present. Walker was at the one on the 23rd, and had been one of the planners of the Stevenson ambush.

Morris remains a person of... dare I say... great interest. And in my opinion it was at a meeting of his (per)version of the ACLU - the Defenders of American Liberties - where the audience was urged not to portray Birchers as anti-Semites. I'd hate to think that the ACLU would really try and stamp out freedom of speech.

And it wasn't long before Schmidt, who had previously told Weissman he needed to change his name before coming to Dallas (because of the fever pitch of anti-Jewish sentiment), wanted to use Weissman's name in a certain ad to show just how Jewish friendly the Right really was - hell, here's a Jew who stands with us!

Something big was being brewed in October - though I guess that's probably a given B)

Am also coming to believe that Paine was a FBI informant, and had met Schmidt in Sept 1962 via the Indignant White Citizens Council... both attended meetings during that month.

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