|Name: ||Sharon Kovac|
|Type of Contact: ||Telephone|
I called Ms. Kovac to ask her about what occurred in the Dallas City Hall switchboard room on the night of November 23, 1963 when Oswald allegedly attempted to place a call to John Hurt in Raleigh, North Carolina. Ms. Kovac is the daughter of Alveeta Treon, who originally reported the information to the Committee.
Ms. Kovac stated that at the time of the assassination she was 20 years old and employed by the Dallas Police Department as a records stenographer in the Records Office. She said that on the night of November 23, 1963 she was working from 10:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. She believes her mother was working the same shift.
Sometime later during the night Ms. Kovac went into the switchboard room to talk to her mother as they often did when they were both working. She cannot any longer remember the details of what transpired. However, she recalls that her mother told her when she arrived in the room that Oswald was supposedly going to make a call from the jail that night. Ms. Kovac's "impression" is that "everyone" was interested in finding out who he was going to call.
A short time later two men came in to the switchboard room and went behind the switchboard to an electrical equipment room to be present when Oswald made his call. Ms. Kovac said the two men were dressed in business suits and she assumed they were F.B.I. or Secret Service agents. She said her work at the police department made her familiar with the faces of almost everyone, and she had never before seen either man at the police department so she assumed they were not Dallas police. She never say any identification by the men nor learned their names. She said that on Sunday, November 24, 1963 when Oswald was shot in the Dallas Police Department basement, Lt. Leavelle, the man to whom Oswald was hand cuffed at the time of the shooting "resembled" one of the men who had come into the switchboard room on November 23, but she does not believe it was Lt. Leavelle.
Ms. Kovac said she cannot recall anyone else being present in the switchboard room that night besides herself and her mother. She said she knows Louise Swinney, her mother's supervisor, but she does not recall Mrs. Swinney being present at the time. She said when Oswald called in, it is her recollection that her mother handled the call and she remembers seeing her mother open her key on the switchboard at the time of the call. She said she does not remember what happened at that point, but has a recollection that the person Oswald wanted to call did not answer, so the call was not completed. Ms. Kovac said she recalls that her mother wrote the call information down as she listened to Oswald. Ms. Kovac said she does not remember any incident where her mother retrieved the call information from the wastebasket. She said her mother later gave her the call slip she had filled out from that call as a souvenir as her daughter had asked her to do when she learned Oswald would make a call that night.
Ms. Kovac said she doesn't remember what transpired after Oswald tried to make the call.
Ms. Kovac said she had nothing else to offer of information about the events surrounding the assassination. She said she has never been contacted by anyone about the incident at the Dallas Police Department switchboard.