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Port Angeles Evening News Newspaper Archive: March 5, 1969 - Page 30

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   Port Angeles Evening News (Newspaper) - March 5, 1969, Port Angeles, Washington                                Pert March 1969 In Clay Shaw trial EDITORS NOTE Sid Moody of The Associated who has read all 26 volumes of the Warren Commission re lates the report in the following news analysis to the testimony In the Clay Shaw trial In New By SID MOODY AP Newsfeatures Writer They were invisible in the dock at the Clay Shaw court But they were on too the 26 volumes of the War ren For If the jury finds Shaw guilty of conspiring to assassl nate President John Kennedy it Is by that the report The report de clared there was no that Lee Harvey murdered the November EDITORS NOTE The jury ruled Shaw was not guilty of the Regardless of what the jury It Is clear that New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison has done little to enlarge the work of the commis The Its case now trod over much the same ground that the reports and the report Itself To any one who has labored through the report and Its 26 supporting volumes of testimo ny and there was little Many of Garrisons nesses as to the events in Dallas were the commissions before Those who were not wit nesses before the commission gave the Shaw trial the benefit of their But they Pro duced If fresh Since entering the assassina tion case two years Garri son has made many statements Commission Report is shadow defendant news conferences trol not the Depository to the fire of assassins between the it enttirt haw And the MJ in news conferences and court records that if to make the report worth little more than the 56 pounds of paper per complete set it is printed Garrison has said there were several plots to kill Kennedy that Oswald never fired a shot that the President was killed by a precision guerrilla team of at least seven men that the involvement of high officials in the United States government in the affair be comes more and more appar ent that a number of men rvho killed the President were former employes of the CIA volved in its ties in the New Orleans The CIA knows their So do Garrisons office filed ment accusing Shaw of deliver ing money to Oswald and Jack the night club owner who shot at Baton Rouge in the fall of There were ac tually two Garrison the second being a decoy used to throw suspicion on the first and authentic We be the district attorney we have discovered his All these allegations point to whether or not Clay Shaw was None of them figured in the prosecu tions They remain what they were Instead Garrison took two ap proaches to prove One was to establish that a 55yearold had seen and heard talking with Oswald and David a bizarre former airline now who figures in the Warren report in that he once may have taught a boyhood friend of Owalds In an air pa trol Perry not in the re testified that he heard the three discussing the murder of the President but also said it could have been nothing more than an inconsequential bull Russo said this had occurred at a party one night In the summer of 1963 at Ferries he was Oswalds Ma had told the ind repeated it at Shaws trial that the only night her hus band was away from home was the occasion when he was ar rested while distributing pro Castro No testimony before the commission ever mentioned Oswald as having been Other witnesses testified they had seen Oswald and Shaw to gether that of them a drug addict who said he saw them just before he was about to give himself a but they were not directly connect ed to Garrisons second ap This was to establish that the fatal shots were fired from the socalled grassy knoll and as the commission the Texas School Book Depository where Oswalds gun and three spent shells were dis Critics of the Warren Com mission such as Mark Lane and Harold have made the same for called Phillip a close eye witness to the who told the Shaw trial she thought fatal shot that hit the Presidents head threw his body but not proving or disproving beyond the shot came from In front of the mo the Knoll not the Depository to The prosecution also repeatedly showed the movie taken by am ateur photographer Abraham Zapruder which shows Kennedy recoiling backwards and down after the shot that shattered his A John Nl chols of the University of Kan said after viewing the films the head wound could be com Patlble with a gunshot having been delivered from the That was an but the best autopsy pho tographs and Xrays of the dead not released by the Justice Department in time for presentation In Garrisons case although the district attor neys subpoena of them had been upheld by a This would have been an 1m Portant step in the controversy surrounding the for the commission a few Possible exceptions statements not view the films and Jn contrast to Nichols was Prosecution testimony from Lyndal an FBI photography who told the court as he had the commis sion that a study of the Zapru der film convinced him the shots came from behind the Shaney said his original ex aminatlon did not take move ments of the Presidents body Into A number of con flicting theories have been ad vance by the critics and sup porters of the Warren but their adherents were not called Another witness called by the prosecution to establish that Kennedy was caught in a cross of assassins between the knoll and the Depository was Robert a surveyor for Dallas County and an eyewit ness of the He said he thought the shots came from the northwest quadrant of Dealey an area that eludes both the knoll and the it could have asked Walther If she still was as she had been In talking to the that the window where she saw the two men was not as high as the sixth the level at which police found the rifle and And the defense could call Pearl Springer a friend of To argue that Oswald did not Walthers who had gone along with her that day to watch the motorcade and who told the commissions investigators that Walther did not mention to her anything about seeing a man standing In a window of the Depository holding a rl act Garrison called Mrs0 Carolyn Walther who repeated the statement she had given the FBI after the assassination that she had seen two men in a win dow of the one of them holding a Should Shaws defense have Replica of first Boeing airplane celebrates air mail anniversary SEATTLE sputtering replica of the old airplanes whose pilots wore goggles and draped long white scarves out side their open cockpits landed In Lake Union here The landing of the floating a copy of the first Boeing marked the end of a one day r6unditrlp flight to celebrate the first air mail The which has a top speed of 75 mph and a range of 120 miles was flown by tired test pilot who sat in the open cockpit in 45 degree he said the flight was pretty normal and not too Its just that wind that gets The replica of the aircraft firms modeled after i 1916 was built three years ago to commemorate Boe ings 50th Its wings are 52 feet itweighs pounds and cruises at 67 miles per The original models had a wooden frame covered by stretched The present version has a steel fuselage contemporary cockpit controls an horse COVERED PORTICO J T FIRST FLOOR PLAN Scott stopped to refuel twice at and was in the air about five He had served as the personal pilot of William Boeing before heading the companys produc tion test flight The elder founder of the made the first air mail flight in 1919 with flier pddfe j System ends MIAMI CAP Private prac tice for Cuban lawyers has end ed and attorneys will now tice exclusively for according to a Havana Radio broadcast monitored in Miami Monday prime minister Fidel Castro is a He pleaded his own defense after his attack on a military garrison InSantia go in 1953 six years before he assumed And the defense could cat Williss a retired Air Force major who was ing hear her that day and told the Warren Com mission he felt certain the shots came from up In the Garrison did draw testimony from Roger had the he had seen a man run from the Depository shortly after the assassination and drive off in a statlonwagon with another then a deputy sheriff and now em Ployed by an automobile dealer who was one of a group of busi nessmen who helped finance Garrisons Investigation of said he later identified the man as Oswald when he saw him In the office of Dallas police captain Will the defense could call Fritz who denied central parts of Craigs testimony to the Garrison could have called an almost endless ber of witnesses t6 testify as to the many ambiguities and filets that lie Inside the Warren He chose not er his Some day the Warren report may have an intensive hearing In It did not get It from Garrison In New onape up Dana VI I w AT YOUR STORE or AT YOUR DOOR COOPERATIVE CREAMERY Port Sequim 4574471 Forks 3745349 Port Townsend 3851660 THIS TUGSTORY HOUS1 gives hesi dollar value The with sLiie floor and leads into the large which has win dow and Slidinu glass tioors go out to the rear The harh American Room has beamed log bin and Adjoining kitchen has a doublebowl The rear entrance is 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