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The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, September 12, 1978-Page 5
Tests say second person

may have
WASHINGTON (AP) - New Kennedy
acoustics tests indicate a second person Barg
may have fired on President John F. leading
Kennedy, a finding that would support complex
theories of a conspiracy in the results f
assassination, a House committee was recordin
told yesterday. made it
Dr. James Barger, chief scientist for month.]
a Massachusetts acoustics firm, told experts
the House assassination committee that shots fir
the tests he conducted for the panel The t
disclosed the possibility that four shots seconds
could have been fired. four sho
BARGER SAID the test results
showed the fourth shot theory to be "a
possible conclusion."
Testimony that four shots were
possible contradicts the Warren
Commission, which concluded there
were only three shots. Conspiracy
theorists have contended a fourth shot
was fired and that a second gunman
was involved.
The Warren Commission concluded
that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in
assassinating Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963,
as the President rode in a motorcade in
Dallas.
THREE SHELL casings were found
in the Texas School Book Depository
window from which Oswald was said to
have fired at Kennedy's motorcade.
But some eyewitnesses contended
they heard shots from a grassy knoll to
Kennedy's right, and conspiracy
theorists have contended that a second
person fired from there.
Rep. Louis Stokes (D-Ohio),
chairman of the assassinations
committee, opened the hearing by
urging that no one "too quickly draw
sensational conclusions from this
evidence."
IN HIS testimony, Barger said he and
his staff analyzed a Dallas police tape
recording made when a motorcycle
officer accidentally left his radio
transmitter on for about five and one-
half minutes. During those minutes,

fired
y was killed.
er spent nearly two hours
the committee through a
explanation of how he got his
rom analysis of the police radio
ng and comparison with tests
n Dallas' Dealey Plaza last
During those tests, acoustical
recorded 2,600 rifle and pistol
ed at sandbags.
ests indicated that, during the
in which Kennedy was slain,
ts were fired and that one was

on JFK
fired too soon after the others to have
been fired by the same person, Barger
testified.
HE SAID the tests indicate the police
motorcycle was about 120 feet behind
Kennedy's limousine.
Barger is chief scientist with the
acoustics firm of Bolt, Beranek and
Newman, which also analyzed
recordings of Ohio National Guard
gunfire at Kent State University and
the infamous 181/2-minute gap on the
Watergate tapes.

First Lecture in the Fall Series
on
Child Development & Social Poliq
S"Next Steps In Federal Programs for
Children, Youth, and The Family"
WILBUR J. COHEN, u of m
Professor of Education
Professor of Public Welfare Administration
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1978-4:00 PM
SCHORLING AUD. SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

AP Photo
IRANIAN MOURNERS carry an open casket with tpe body of a demonstrator slain in last Friday's clashes with the army
on the first day of martial law in Iran.

lIARTIAL-LA W BAN DEFIED:

Clashes leave five dead in Iran

TEHRAN, Iran (AP( - Clashes
)etween troops and anti-government
lemonstrators, defying a martial-law
)an on public gatherings, reportedly
illed five persons yesterday in two of
ran's major Moslem centers.
The" new bloodshed came as
iourners buried 97 persons killed
'riday when soldiers leveled their
eapons on rampaging protesters in
us capital city.
ACCORDING TO unconfirmed
eports reaching here, three persons
lied yesterday in Mashhad, 440 miles
iortheast of the capital, and two were
,illed in Qum, 75 miles southwest of
ehran. No details of the clashes were
vailable.
There was no immediate government
"omment on the latest fighting in a
rowing civil revolt against Shah
Vlohammed Reza Pahlavi's efforts to
esternize this predominantly Moslem
ation..
Several thousand embittered
ourners bore the coffins of Friday
ead through a cemetery ringed by
Ps onthe outskirts of Tehran. They,
nted slogans against the shah and

carried banners proclaiming, "We
gave you love, you gave us coffins."
SOLDIERS stationed at the Behsht-
Zahra cemetery did not interfere with
the funeral, one of the few public
gatherings allowed under martial law
imposed shortly before Friday's
demonstration in Tehran.
Social and political unrest in Iran
over the last eight months has claimed
at least 1,000 lives.
On Sunday, President Carter put in a
personal call to the shah to "express his
deep regret over the loss of life and his
hope that the violence would soon be
ended." A presidential spokesman also
said Carter voiced support for the shah
and said he hoped "the movement
toward political liberalization would
continue."
THE SHAH clamped a lid on his
opponents after failing to win them over
with a series of moves, including a
government shakeup that put a devout
Moslem in as prime minister.
The shah's hardcore conservative
Moslem opponents are demanding she
reverse a reform program begun last
year, that passed out lands formerly

owned by the clergy to peasant farmers
and gave women political and social
rights, including the vote and entry into
Iran's universities. The conservatives
see these moves as an affront to
orthodox Islamic precepts.
The feud between the shah and the
leaders of the Shiite Moslem sect,
Iran's largest religious faction, has
galvanized other opposition groups
across the political spectrum.
Government officials claim the
violence is being generated by leftists,
led by an underground terror group

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