Investigations: A Sad & Solemn Duty

The seven-member commission appointed by President Johnson to investigate the assassination of John Kennedy got started last week — but just barely. It met twice in Washington's National Archives building, performed a few routine organizational chores, voted to ask Congress for subpoena powers, and called it a week. "This commission has a sad and solemn duty to perform," said Chief Justice Earl Warren, chairman of the investigating panel. But, he added glumly, "we are operating somewhat in the dark." A first step toward getting the inquiry off the ground would be the receipt of an FBI report on the...

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