On Nov. 22, 1963, I was county attorney. Being a nut about the U.S. Constitution, I developed a speech to deliver to the city police and the Sheriff Officers to explain its purp0oses. High School civics used to teach this subject. I was invited to attend the Kennedy party in Ft. Worth party on Wednesday evening, by long time friend, Congressman Jim Wright from Tarrant County but a trial here kept me in court until 7 p.m. Missed the party.
Early High School Principal O.B. Chambers heard about my speech. He asked me to speak on the subject to the assembly of Early High School Students. I agreed. The date was set for Nov. 22, 1963.
I was about 2/3rds through with my presentation when Mr. Chambers, standing on a side behind a curtain I heard Chambers say “George” and signaling me to come to him.
I asked the audience to excuse me a moment, walked over to Chambers. He said the President had been shot, to cut it short.
I returned to the podium, wrapped it up in five minutes, took my seat. Mr. Chambers went to the podium, made his announcement about the shots, that Kennedy was in critical condition, then dismissed classes for the rest of the day.
Incidentally; according to private papers of FBI director Hoover, Oswald did not shoot Kennedy. Four hired assassins from Sicily, hired by the Mafia killed him because he broke a promise.
Colonel George Day