[Report to W. F. Dyson by C. T. Burnley, March 2, 1967] Page: 3 of 10
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The Dallas Times Herald
DALLAS, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY EVENING, MARCH 1, 1967
More Facts, Less Doubting
THE STRANGE investigation of New
Orleans Dist. Atty. Jim Garrison into
the assassination of President Kennedy
has raised more questions than answers
and it is high time he did more than
Only the fact that Garrison is an
elected official, a prosecutor with the
weight of a fact-finding organization be-
hind him, gives him any stature among
the many critics of the Warren Com-
In the short time since he rocketed
into the headlines, Garrison has made
many extreme statements, including
saying flatly he does not concede that
"Lee Harvey Oswald killed anyone in
He also claimed pilot David W. Fer-
rie had committed suicide, although a
coroner reported Ferrie died as a result
of a bursting blood vessel and could not
possibly have caused his own death.
In the light of continued press con-
ferences and investigations, the Ameri-
can public can only ask a few questions:
If Garrison sincerely believes he has
found evidence of an assassination plot,
why does he not work with the FBI and
other law enforcement agencies in com-
pleting his case?
If there is enough evidence to war-
rant a continuation of his investigation,
why is it necessary to seek funds from
private individuals,, who reportedly have
pledged huge sums to permit secret de-
If Garrison has found links between
anti-Castro groups operating in New Or-
leans and the assassination, how does he
fit Oswald into the puzzle, since Oswald
was known to be pro-Castro?
If Oswald "did not kill anyone in
Dallas" how does an elected prosecutor
ignore the facts established by officers
on the scene and the conclusions drawn
by the Warren Commission?
It is our belief that the American
people, along with Garrison, want to
kno w the truth behind the assassination.
The Warren report has not been serious-
ly challenged by any erf its many pub-
licity hungry detractors.
If Garrison has specific facts and not
mere conjectures, he should proceed
with the full help of all available agen-
cies. If he does not, he does a disservice
by spreading doubt from a position of
trust and responsibility.
Here’s what’s next.
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