Sequels: A Last Wish

Another chapter in the history of John F. Kennedy's assassination drew toward a close last week. Jack Ruby, whose conviction for the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald was struck down in October by the Texas Court of Appeals, lay incurably ill of cancer in Dallas' Parkland Memorial Hospital, to which he had been transferred from the Dallas County jail. The chances seemed remote that he would ever face his retrial, which is scheduled for February in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Coughing, vomiting and experiencing chest pains, Ruby at first received treatment for a virus at the...

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