The President's intention to make a political trip to Dallas on
November 21-22 was announced in September, 1963. Oswald heard about
the possibility that he could find a job at the Texas Schoolbook
Depository in October, and he was hired on October 15, starting work
on the 16th.
According to Scotty Reston's investigation, the route selected for the
motorcade was not set until a week before the visit, when the location
for the luncheon, the Trade Mart, was decided. The plan had to be
changed after October 28, when Texas Christian withdrew an offer to
award an honorary degree to the President.
The "Three Furies" that Brought Kennedy to Oswald
"In late September the White House announced a two-day trip to Texas
on November 21-22. On October 4, during a visit with Kennedy in
Washington, Connally formally acquiesed to the trip but suggested that
one fund-raiser would suffice and would raise as much money as four."
'Advance man Jerry Bruno, when he visited Connally and Dallas on
October 28, was given to understand that the TCU honorary degree was a
"Connally, for reasons that are still in dispute, was absolutely
insistent upon holding the luncheon at the new Trade Mart, near the
airport along the Stemmons Freeway. Kennedy and O'Donnell wanted to
hold it at the Women's Building, near the Fairgrounds."
LEE HARVEY OSWALD
"Oct. 15, 1963 Dallas Oswald Hired by Roy Truly at Texas School Book Depository
Oct. 16, 1963 Dallas Oswald begins work at Depository"
Oswald Hired by Roy Truly at Texas School Book Depository
"On October 14, 1963, about a month after Frazier started at the TSBD,
his sister Linnie Mae was having coffee and chatting at the home of
one of her neighbors, Ms. Dorothy Roberts. Also present was another
Randle neighbor, Ms. Ruth Hyde Paine. With Pain e was a young
Russian-born woman, Marina Oswald."
Thus, the trip had been announced about two weeks before Oswald knew
of the job at the Depository, and was hired more than two weeks before
the itinerary had been set, and a month before the motorcade's route
had been chosen.