The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 23, 1967 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, February 23, 1967
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Page Fourteen - Blythevllle (Ark.) Courier News - Thursday, February 23, 1967 out •w D IM IU a Ul IU m OS 6:: I 11 6: T; 8: B 0 JO: 10: More Questions Tkan Answers Garrison Investigation Has Bizarre Twists By JAMES MARLOW AP News Analyst WASHINGTON (AP) - Talk without evidence is all so far from the efforts of New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison to prove a plot in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. But there twists. The Warren Commission concluded Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the killing in Dallas Nov. 22, 1963. There have been doubts about this ever since. Up are some bizarre until now Garrison has simply | made. "Apparently we waited too long," Garrison said, although he called Ferrie "one of history's most important individuals." Feme's death was one of the bizarre twists. The other, in Florida, was the start of an investigation into the 2-year-old death of another man. • * * Garrison referred to Feme's death as an "apparent suicide." Coroner Nicholas Chelta said Ferrie died of a ruptured blood vessel in the brain but added that further tests were being added to them. He says he has no reason to believe Oswald killed anybody in Dallas that day. Last Saturday, giving no delails, he promised five arrests and convictions, though the arrests were "most certainly months away." Then Wednesday, after David Ferrie, a plane pilot of about 45, had been found dead in his bed in New Orleans, Garrison said he had planned to arrest Ferrie next week. A note, found in Ferrie's dining room, said: "To leave this life is, for me, a sweet prospect. I find nothing in it that is desirable and on the other hand everything that Is loathsome." But — and this is written after consultation here in Washington with a physician wfio is an internist — it would have seemed impossible for Ferrie to write the note at all and then walk back to his bedroom after the blood vessel burst. Yet, if Ferrie wrote the note, intending it as a farewell, how could he have possibly known that as soon as he got back to bed the blood vessel in his brain would burst? Blood vessels are not that obliging. Ferrie, no stranger to the Kennedy case, was questioned i" 1963 shortly after the President's death by both the FBI and Garrison's office and was questioned again in Garrison's office last November. * * * Each time he was released. He said the FBI first became interested in him when a New Orleans man reported he had ;erved with Oswald in a Civil Air Patrol unit under Ferrie. Oswald lived in New Orleans in :he summer of 1963. Ferrie had lived there 15 years. He repeatedly denied he ever knew Oswald and complained that Garrison had him "pegged as the get-away pilot in an elaborate plot to kill Kennedy." He called this a "big joke." Pensameola authorities Wed- Wednesday began investigating the 1964 death of Thomas Henry Killam, a sometime house painter, who died beside a broken store window with a slashed throat. The police at the time called it a suicide; the coroner called it an accidental death. But now his brother, Earl Killam, asking that the body be exhumed for further examination, says the dead man feared he was being pursued by "agents" connected with the Kennedy assassination and fled Dallas in December, 1963, saying he knew he would be killed by "agents" he didn't name. The dead man's wife, Wanda Killam, had been employed several years in a nightclub run by Jack Ruby, who killed Oswald and died last Jan. 3. She said ler husband had been employed as a painter by a man who once roomed in a Dallas boarding louse with Oswald. Unless Garrison has a lot more that he hasn't revealed, none of this so far shows any conspiracy. Censure, Setbacks, Pay Restrictions Powell Report Recommends Seating By CARL P. LEUBSDORF WASHINGTON (AP) - Members of the select House com- ittee on Adam Clayton Powell meet today to dot "I's" and cross "T's" in their report rec- omending seating, censure and setbacks for the controversial Harlem congressman. Although at least one member confided he would be a bit uneasy until all nine signatures are affixed to the committee's report, agreement was reached late Wednesday on the basic accord to be presented today to the House for action, probably next Tuesday or Wednesday. Under the proposal, Powell, who was kept from membership Jan. 10 pending this investigation, woud receive his seat along with a stiff censure, loss of seniority and a requirement he repay from his salary government funds he allegedly cOn. verted to his own use. This amount has been estimated at about $35,000, incud- ing salary illegaly ticketed for his estranged wife and personal plane trips charged to congressional credit cards. It would represent more than half of the $60,000 salary he is to draw over the two years of the 90th Congress. Rep. Claude D. Pepper, D- Fla., the committee's chief exponent of expulsion rather than seating with punishment for Powell, said Wednesday he planned to sign the committee's report, and Chairman Emanuel Celler, D-N.Y., confirmed the recommendation would be unanimous with no dissenting views. "As the report will be written I am going to sign it but that depends on how it is written," Pepper told reporters as he left the session in mid-afternoon to fly to Florida to fulfill a speaking engagement. Pepper said the report would contain a provision spelling out his differences with the rest of the committee. Committee members plan to unveil their detailed recom- endations at a news conference later today. The report must be filed with the House clerk today under terms of the resolution voted by the House 364 to 64 on Jan. 10. It confirmed by the House, Powell would be left with his seat but little else that'he had accumuated in more than 22 years as a congressman. Demo- crats on Jan. 9 ousted him as chairman of the Committee on Education and Labor, and he is expected to be placed last in seniority among the 19 Democrats serving on the committee. "Happy Hunting Grounds" The Indians themselves did not refer to their future state as the "happy hunting grounds." This name «a= given by the white man to the place where Indians go after death. Lake Tanganyika East Africa's Lake Tanganyika is the longest fresh-water lake in the world (420 miles) and the second deepest (4,708 feet), but it is relatively narrow, varying in width from 35 to 40 miles. Now, from American Motors, the car that wasn't there. This may well be the most important news to come out of Detroit this year. A major gap has developed in today's automobile market- a gap that no American-built car is filling. 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