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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 28, 1964, Mason City, Iowa                                Edition VOL 1M Tka newspaper that makes all North Iowans neighbors WASHINGTON are MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY SEPTEMBER HM i lite Coeriitt ef Twe Iirityi ttrttm OM Pnw Full m Warren on Kennedy report Commissions report on the assassination of President John F Kennedy on No v 22 LK3 At 1 pm after all heart ac tivity ceased and the last rites were administered by a priest President Kennedy was pro nounced dead u BULLETS FIRED FROM HIGH LEVEL The autopsy revealed a small wound of entry in the rear of the Presidents skull an other wound of entry near the base of the back of the neck the bullets which struck the President were described as having been fired from a point behind and somewhat above the level of the deceased ONE SHOT MISSED CAR From the initial A one shot passed through toe Presidents heck and then most probably passed through the governors Bodyr a subse quent shot penetrated the Presi dents head no other shot struck any part of the auJ bile and three shots were fired it follows that one shot probably missed and its occupants The evidence is in conclusive as to whether it was the first second or third shot which missed v ASSASSIN WAS JN BOOK DEPOSITORY The shots which killed PresU dent Kennedy and wounded Governor Connally were fired from the sixth fleer window the Southeast corner of the Texas School Beck i OSWALD FIRED FATAL BULllETS The shots were fired by Lee Harvey Oswald I the Mannlichcrarcano 65 milli meter Italian rifle from which the shots were fired was owned by and in the possession of Os wald 6swiid at the of the assassination was I ent at the from which the shots were i ired VJ A rifle man of Lee Harvey Oswalds capabilities could have firedithe shqts from therifle used in the assassination within the elapsed time of theshootirig i1 OSWALD KJLLED OFFICER TIPPIT V Oswald killed Dalles Pelice Patrptman J D Tippit ap 45 minutes alter the assassination RUBY RUMOR NOT SUPPORTED There is no evidence to sup port the rumor that Jack Ruby may have been assisted by any members of the Dallas Police Department in the killing ger train slammed into a Rock Details of the hopeless from the start WASHINGTON AP the last rites were given In the emergency room the doctors still worked feverishly But they were nearly helpless Then it was noted There was electrical silence of the Presidents heart i At about 1 pmDallas time Nov the last small flicker of hope had gone out Dr Kemp Clark chief neurological urgeon pronouncedthe end of 6 years and 177 days of life for ohn Fitzgerald Kennedy 35th iresident of the United States For the last hour of that ife from the time two bullets ripped through the Presidents neck and head he had hov ered1 somewhere beyond reality somewhere short of death Now for the benefit of histo ry a presidential commission headed by Chief Justice Ear Warren has recounted the her culean effortsto saye a life tha already was beyond saying It began at about prri in a span of something less tha eight seconds but not less tha LBJ appoints To correct problems in presidential protection WASHINGTON The Warren report on President John F Kennedys assassination has sparked a demand Congress act at once to prove presidential security report was vdenounced by the Communist press While the commissions find ings and criticisms of the FBI andSecret Service r were The down being relayed i to President Johnson the r world swiftly ap Warren Oswalds report guilt pinned to the commissions own certainty under a weight of eyewitnesrtestimony and other evidence far more massive than WHERE TRAINS MONTGOMERY ILL Pholofax l in of Oswald NO RUBY OSWALD LINK The commission has found no evidence that anyone assisted Oswald in planning or carrying out the assassination No evidence that Oswald was in volved with any person or group in a conspiracy to assassinate the President No evidence to show that jOswald was em ployed persuaded or encour aged by an foreign government to assassinate President Ken nedy There was nothing to support the speculation that Qsj wald was an agent employe or informant of the FBI the CIA or any other governmental agency No direct or indi rect relationship between Lee Harvey Oswald and Jack Ruby has been discovered by the com mission MOTIVES FOUND IN LEE OSWALD The commission concludes that Oswald acted alone Therefore to determine the motives one must look to the assassin himself OSWALD HATED AMERICAN WAY It is apparent that Os wald was moved by an overrid ing hostility to his environment He does not appear to have been able to establish meaningful re lationships with other people Long before the assassination he expressed his hatred for Amer ican society and acted in pro test against it He sought for himself a place in history SECRET SERVICE HAS FALLEN BEHIND The complexities of the presi dency have increased so rapid HIGHLIGHTS Continued en Page J North Iowa Weather outlook Mostly fair through Tues day Warmer Menday night with increasing e v t K erty winds reaching WJSmph by evening lows Tuesday 4173 ASSASSINATION SCENE Photofax Photo taken by Associated Press photographer James W Altgens of Dallas only seconds after President Ken nedy washit with the first bullet fired The same scene during reenactment of the assassina tion pointed a fourman committee to advise him fon the execuwas believed to exist tion of the commissions rec This was1 the Jongawaited ommeridations verdict Sunday fromthe Idential commission headed by The main conclusion by the rfEarl of sevenman presidential United States J which 1 on is that Lee Harvey Oswald Concluded ctihg alone and not as Prt 9H f was ny foreign or domestic cpnspirany conspiracy cy murdered President also1 edy It said Jack Ruby acted involved in s a loner in gunningdown DallasTex on Nov 22 1I963 wald two days later m which the United States lost its 35th president a CbltlltllSSIOn Island train early Monday kill ing four crewmen and injuring at least 40 passengers said the Rock Is land jrain was riot moving at thetittie The train was traveling at an estimated 40 Waterloo woman dies after crash i ST ANSGAR Mrs Leo L Grace Ellen Rigel 67 Water loo died Sunday evening at the Mitchell County Memorial Hos pital Osage of injuries suffered officials We were just sitting there waiting for about five minutes Earl Petz 61 Chicago apas senger on the 3ock Island train told The Associated Press Most of us relax ing I was reading All of a sudden there was a terrific bang Petz said My head hit the seat in front of me and I started gushing blood Hospital authorities he was suffering from a possible fractured nose The collision demolished at least five diese units parts hundred feet of track At leasteight Burlington car were derailed and tracks wer torn up for hundreds of feet J control tower was toppled am twisted about a baggage car on both trains Engine were strewn over a an auto accident Sunday morning Mrs Rigel was riding in a ar driven by her husband They were pulling a onewheel railer going north for a vaca Minnesota According to SheriffRichard Jahnel who in vestigated the accident Rigel ost control as he met another carbon Highway 218 He went offthe road and the car rolled over i Mrs Rigel was thrown about 45feetvfrom the car Rigel is in serious condition in the Osage hospital He has a fractured right leg rib injuries and lacerations Inside The Globe The Chicago Burlington uincy train was the No 3 over from Chicago to ight Zephyr maha The Rock Island Golden State imited headed for Chicago rom Los Angeles was being erouted over Burlington tracks Three of the railroad men were killed outright President base of hisheck the shoulder blade tp the right of the spine It torethrough the front of his neck below the adamY apple atthe knot of his tier My I am hit he cried perhaps his last words1 His wife at his side saw quizzicallook on her hus bands face as he raised his left hand to histhroat Then a second shot and she saw the Presidents skull torn open under the impact of the bullet As shecradled her mor tally wounded Kennedy cried husband Oh my Mrs God Editorials Society news47 Sports news 111 Bowling news North Iowa news Latest markets 14 Mason City news 1415 Comics 14 The dead were identified as lussell Reeves of Mokena 111 ft L Parker of Aurora111 and Jeorge Donaldson of Galesburg 11 The fourth victim George lancoln of Galesburg died a few lours after the accident in Co ley Memorial Hospital in near jy Aurora about 40 miles west of Chicago All but Reeves the Rock Is land engineer were riding inj the lead Burlington cab Fire Chief Herbert Hoffman of Aurora said the impact threw the Rock Island engine completely up and over the Burlington cab A Rock Island official esti mated there were about 200 passengers aboard both trains Six lowarts were among the injured They were Urmay McConnell Daven jp o r t DeWayne Rosenfield they have shot my husband I love you Jack V Doctors later said President Kennedy could have survived DEATH Continued on Page 2 By JAMES MARLOW Associated Presc News Analyst WASHINGTON AP Why The great unanswered ques tion in the reportof theWarren Commission which had just concluded hat Leer Harvey Oswald killed President John F Kennedy is why he didit The sevenman commission headed by Chief Justice Earl Warren after almost io months of investigation and with the help of all the resources of gov ernment admits it couldnt learn Oswalds reason for the assassination Since Oswald died two days after the assassination killed by Jack Ruby the commis sion also admits it cant even say honestly whether Oswald was insane any plotor connection Oswaia and themari IS OPPOinteCI rr i he main recommehda hecpnimissioh in its 888page f report made piibuc i Sunday kjs own emotional Zv night is legislation to tighten b Mhim two The main recommehdation of Ruby independent assassinate former Gen 19 iNichols and Mrs Jesse Thom as Des Moines all treated at Copley Memorial Hospital in Aurora Treated at Copley Memorial land released were Everett Don ney 50 Carson William Clear Lake news I Transit timetable Mjlock Clinton and George Classified pages 1021 James 64 Davenport Gar C Wild welcome for LBJ as car burns PORTLAND Maine AP President Johnson got a wild roaring welcome in New Eng land Monday and responded by delivering more than adozen offthecuff speeches in a little more than an hour Johnson standing up in an open convertible inched through massed thousands in Providence RI Every few blocks he ordered his car to halt so he could reach down and shake hands and using a bat terypowered megaphone deliv er short speeches The wild of the caval cade was pointed up when an auto two car lengths behind the LBJ on Page 2 SoOswalds mojive will profa ably remain one of the most baffling enigmas of history which would probably make Oswald happy if he knew it Thats because the commis offer this opinion That Oswalds apparent desire for a place in history led the seven men to believe that such con cern is an important factor to consider in assessing possible motivation for the assassina tion 1 Yet when the commissions Edwin A Walker shooting at him through the of iis home He missed he went to Walk ers house he left in his i own home a notebook full of his plans fore shooting the general plus pictures ofhimself with a rifle and revolver If i he had killed Walker arid been captured fwmer cer tainly would been searched Those notes would have been dreadfully nating The morning of the day on which he shot Kennedy r he lefl at home and took only with him certainly not enough to carry him very far if ic wanted to escape from Dal Mike Mansfield of Montana said Congress should stay on the job to act on such recommendations even though it is protection of presidents and M maker of Federa failed to the presence Dallas 4 of o Jia Investigatiba las He had a neglected childhood his father died before be was born and his mother for long report about 20 volumes testimony interviews and eyi stretches had to work leaving him with friends or relatives or putting him in a home but he tiad a sense of weapons and violence from childhood When he was 3 he threw a toy gun at a woman taking careof him When he was 9 he chased his brother with a knife and threw it at him At 12 the corii he had fantasies and But whether President John son plans to submit any legisla Live proposals lalong these lines apparently will await the advice of the fourman ibie appointed 4r Secretary of the Treasury Douglas Dillon acting Atty Gen Nicholas zenbach DirectOT Cone of the Central Intelligence Agency and McGeorgeBundy special assistant to the Presi dent for national security af fairs Among the first te cemment on the commissions findings was Robert F Kennedy brother of the late President The for mer attorney general now run ning for the US in New York said the commissions 1 onds to more thar sevenlt One shot probably V f Two bulletsprobably all the wounds suffered by ident Kennedy and Gov JoMn B Cohnally of Texas Medically the President was alive bat in condition on arrival at the hospital dence isall made Oswald will emerge as public one of the shabbiest little men in histo ry He liar He was preten tious He was a crybaby And if the truth were know his at tempts at murder may have been a perverted way of seeking his own destruction The commission raises this question about Oswald who was plagued all his life by feel ings of defeat and mediocrity Did he really want after committing crime to escape great inquiry was thorough and con scientious and that was satisfied it had every lead and examined every piece of evidence Hesaid he did not intend to read the re port Texas Gov John B Connally who was riding with Kennedy whent the President was assasi nated last Nov22 in Dallas said he agreed fully with the Warren Commissions conclu sions The general feeling in Dallas was that the commissions re port amounted to a verdict of nnocent for the city where Ken nedy met death Oswald acted without help Overseas theBritish press generally agreed that the com mission1 came up with an hones and competent report But the Report to answer Thus didthecommission con clude its nearly 10 tion and historic work months of testimony iriVestigai from V 552 people ranging from1 obscure witnesses to the widowed Jacqueline Kennedy and dentLyndon Thusv did the government of the Uait ed States seekto many doubts rumors and con spiracy theories which have mushroomed widely especially abroad since Kennedys death In every casethe commission said it had no evidence to support suspicions of a acy there was noevidence that Os wald was an agent of or wai empktyed penwded or en couraged by aay Saw gun in window Eyewitness evidence gives reliable WASHINGTON AP Among the most telling evi dence in the Warren Commis sion report on President John F Kennedys assassination re leased Sunday were the words of those who actually saw the shootinglhe eyewitnesses were a steamfitter schoolboy the wife of Dallas Mayor Earle Cabell a photog rapher They snapped alerj when they heard a noise it sounded to them like a fire cracker or looked up to see a man in a sixthfloor window of the Texas School Book Depository shooting a rifle v The steamfitter Howard L Brennah 45 hadbeen lounging oa abalustrade directly across he street from the book buiW ng The presidential motorcade was passing in1 front of him when he heard the noise Something just right after this explosion made me think it was a firecracker being thrown from the Texas book And I gtsnced up And this man that saw previous was aiming for lis last shot Well as it appeared to me ie was standing up and resting against the left window sill with the gun shouldered to his right shoulder holding the gun with his left hand and taking positive aim and fired his last shot He drew the gun back from the window and maybe paused for another second as though to assure hisself sic that he hit his mark and then he disap peared Amos Lee Euins 15 a school boy was standing nearby As the motorcade turned the corner I was facing looking dead at the building And so I seen thispipe thing sticking cat the window I wasnt paying too much attention to it Then when the fired I start ed looking around thinking it was a backfire Then I lookec up at thewindow and he shot Bob Jackson photographer of the Dallas Times Herald who was later to take a famous photo i of Jack Ruby shooting Lee Har vey Oswald was riding in a car ack in the motorcade I no ticed the two Negro men in a window of the depository straining to see directly above hem I saw the rifle or what looked like a rifle Mi s Cabell also in the mo torcade jerked her head up ai the first shot and saw a rather longlcioking thing sticking out the window Watching the from toe fifth floor of the depository building where they worked were JamesJarman 34 Bonnie lay Williams 20 and Harold Gorman 26 I heard a shot Norman told he commission acid then after I heard the shot well it seems as though the President you enow slumped or something 1 believe Jarman or someone told me be said I believe someone is shooting at the President anc I think I made a statement 1 believe it came from up above he floor and the ejecting of a rifle The blasts sent showers of dirt or dust down on his head Williams said because it shook the windows and every thing That shot probably did come from upstairs saidJarman 1 know it did because I couW hear theaction of the bolt Nonnao answered Later the commission three bear a rifle bott bekg worked us I could also hear somethingtimes gathered on the fifth Oaor sounded like the shells determine whether they could and sheila dropping oi the floor ibove They aU members agreed v After the shooting Breoafca ran to a policeman and sail IN saw a man in his early 30s about 5 feet aad shootmg fromi the window Later s Oswald had arrested Brenman was c pafiee to Yes baked like the said   

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