1945 Pierre J Huss Patton Eisenhower Bavaria Marysville Tribune OH September 28
PATTON MUST EXPLAIN HIS JAZTPOLKJY EISENHOWER CALLS GENERAL^' TO HEADQUARTERS $0 B3t4lt PLAIN SETUP IN i * : BAVARIA . By PIERRE J. HUSS International hew* o«rvl«t MUNICH, Sept. 28.—-Oeii. George S. Patton, Jr., U. 8. Third Army ^ commander, left his BAd Tolz head- * quarters for Frankfurt today to, explain or deny allegations that,he was slow in removing Nazis from important'positions in Bavaria. A statement was expected within a few days of his appearance before General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower to'justify hi» administration of the occupied zone. , ._At the name time, ..Robert Murphy, political adviser to '=C€n, Eisenhower, returned to Munich for .a further investigation of .the Bavarian political situation which was expected to result In the dismissal of Frederich Shaeffer, Allied appointed Bavarian' comnils- sioner. Schaeffcr.; a widely-known anti-Nazi, already has depressed' a wish to resign. . Remarks About Naxfe Murphy apparently will investl-- gate leftist charges that the centrist party strove to place, its own supporters In governmental posts regardless of their former Nazi affiliations. '• .Although it .was anticipated, that Gen. Eisenhower would take the colorful Third Army chief to'task for recent inadvertent remarks to the effect that bemg'a Nazi was 1ft- fle different from beiiig a member of a political'party In the United. States, it was .believed there was ' little likelihood ,tnat Gen. Patton'' would be removed. ..Gen. Patton alrecdy has declared he has faithfully executed dtfec-. tives from Gen. Eisenhower on de-' Nazification* of his area. He left the implication fhf t any alleged laxity in throwing Nazis out of office in Bavaria was not his responsibility. This stand was taken 'despite his opinion that a gi-adual purge is preferable to n \^Wlesale sweep of officials since this might throw all Bavaria into chtfos.