Malice in Dallas Photos by Dawn Steinberg
OF JFK” On Wednesday night,
November 14, the
hosted a program in the
downstairs card room, based
on the assassination of JFK.
Welcoming remarks were
made by acting Co-President
followed by the introduction
of speakers Howard Ehrlich
and Harvey Sackowitz. Both
adjunct professors from St.
John’s University were brought
in by Co-President Gloria Beck.
They presented a well-researched
account of the tragic event in Dallas,
using information provided by
Special Service Agent Clinton Hill,
who was present at the motorcade.
Exploring events leading up
to the shooting, they started with
JFK’s planned trip to Texas and
showed slides of the parade route.
Ironically, the car was equipped
with a bullet proof bubble, but on
President Kennedy’s insistence, the
bubble was removed to give parade
watchers a clearer view of him, Texas
Governor Connolly and their wives.
The speakers went on to discuss
the secret service personnel,
wearing both military uniforms and
business suits. In charge of crowd
control as well as security, the
slides showed the route to Dealy
Plaza past Elm Street. Agent Hill,
who’s story has been made into
a novel, was riding on the back
of JFK’s car. Kennedy felt it did
not look appropriate, so Hill was
removed from the vehicle and rode
in the car behind. Included in the
speakers’ slides was a picture of
Wesley Buell Fraseran, the unsuspecting
man who gave Lee Harvey
Oswald a ride to the motorcade
area from his boarding house.
It was also mentioned, while
Oswald was perched at the window
in the Book Depository
building waiting to take his shot,
he was eating fried chicken. Six
shots were fired in rapid succession.
These were the shots which
rocked the world. So the little man
with the big rifle who wanted to
be “somebody” got his moment
Joint Speakers (l. to r.) Harvey
Sackowitz and Howard Ehrlich
Harvey Sackowitz address the assemblage
“What film are you doing?
Where’s the discussion being
held? I have a bridge game, I have
a trainer, I play Mah-Jongg, can
you change the date?”
Unfortunately we cannot change
dates due to careful scheduling
with the management of the theater.
We appreciate all your queries
because it shows your continuing
interest in the Cinema Club activities.
The clue to information is
in your mailroom. The flyer with
the yellow rose will give you the
date, time and film to be discussed.
The easel at the top of the movie
staircase also has the info.
This month’s discussion spotlights
“The Wife” with Glenn
Close. In addition to discussion
leader Vicki Mazel, Dr. Nurit
Israel will provide professional
insight into the changing role
of women in marriages. But
most of all, we look forward to
YOUR participation and want
to hear your reactions to the
films. Your ongoing interest is
encouraging, and those of us
on the committee work hard to
make this club something we all
look forward to. Many thanks to
Gloria Beck, Chickie Kaufman,
Carol Klinger, Vicki Mazel, and
Mimi Radin. We also thank
co-manager Howard Simon for
his cooperation in providing the
theater and a trailer for each
film we select.
It’s holiday time....join us for our
Bingo Bagel Bash.
Wednesday, December 19th.
Doors open at 4:45 p.m.
Bingo starts at 5:00 p.m., followed
by bagels and stuff. Prizes
Limited number of guests and
You must call individually for a
Bldg. #1—Anita Levien:
Bldg. #2—Marilyn Goldberg:
Bldg. #3—Chickie Kaufman:
Need details? Look for the
flyer in your mailroom with the
YELLOW ROSE - that’s us.
WC South open
Women’s Club South President
Bobbi Gould has set up shop and
already made plans to convene
her fellow WC snowbirds. Join
her and keep the fun and camaraderie
of the Women’s Club alive
throughout the winter!
NST WC South Buffet
Thursday, December 13, 12 noon
Polo Club in Boca Raton
Come join us! Call Bobby
Gould for details: 561-496-6650
Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanza; whatever your holiday, we wish you a joyous season. Happy New
Year from all of us to all of you. We hope 2019 brings health and happiness.
December 2018 ¢ NORTH SHORE TOWERS COURIER 39