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Daily News readers learned of Oswald four years before '63

Published: Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 11:25 a.m. CDT

To the editor:

As it’s now been 50 years since President Kennedy’s assassination, it was with interest that I discovered an item related thereto while reading microfilmed copies of the Daily News at the Newton Public Library recently.

An AP Wirephoto appeared on the front page of the Nov. 3, 1959, issue that was identified as Lee Harvey Oswald, “20-year-old ex-Marine from Fort Worth, Tex., who has told the U. S. embassy in Moscow he had applied for Soviet citizenship.”  The photo caption further stated that Oswald had been in Russia as a tourist since Oct. 13.

So apparently the name of President Kennedy’s accused assassin was known to your readers four years prior to Nov. 22, 1963.

Larry Hurto


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