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FBI Files On Chappaquiddick Incident

FBI Files On Chappaquiddick Incident

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On June 14, 2010, the FBI released its collection of newspaper clippings and confidential documents about the 1969 death of Mary Jo Kopechne in a car accident on Chappaquiddick Island. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy was the driver.
On June 14, 2010, the FBI released its collection of newspaper clippings and confidential documents about the 1969 death of Mary Jo Kopechne in a car accident on Chappaquiddick Island. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy was the driver.

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cause I 'have copies of all

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.reports," Rollins said. I

t{~~thel'g was no conspi,r: ,,-_~ottlieb said ':_~

z been,fOld by Jes~~1." cords to his successor,

.. 2d, then chier of 'the 12-- . O~iyeF:.._,,_ -~

member Edgartown' de- Oliver was suspended ~&' partment, that the records 'pollee chief for accepting

of -the 1969 auto accident money from Universal

. , Studios, makers of "Jaws,"

, , - had 'disappeared from the • and other alleged imprtr

" . files., - ' .. prieties, He has since resigned, but supports Arcy na's claim. of having returned the Chappaquiddick material.

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nal police documents on nature. Original docu-' / SEm:"'"Edwal'l M.~me- merits get misplaced, espe'(.f6 dy's Chappaquiddick acci- cially police reports. Our lY" dent, are still missing, but file is intact and com~',

the district attorney said plete." "

yesterday it doesn't matter

But Pratt said that since

because he has copies.

Sgt. Bruco Pratt, acting head of the police depart,ment, said it was highly irregular, that the papers .cannot be found, but, di~tr!ct attorney Philip Rollins said police' records

,often get misplaced.

, "I am not concerned be-

he has been with the d~partmant it has been "very irregular that' original documents become missing. "

The mystery of the vanished recordj, was raised i1:ecentIy In a book by Carl Gottlieb a script writer for the movie 'IJ,aws," which was filmed at Martha's Vineyard .last sum-

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However, between the time that Gottlieb talked with Oliver and the book was published, the' missing,

documents including

-the original accident report and a copy of Kennady's first statement to po-

C lice - were said to have

been returned to the de-' partrnent,

However. Pratt' says

(\ ~they are still missing,

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, Dominick J. Aren-a, wno

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"A~ to what happened to the documents since 'then, or why the present, -----ftz-- '-'----,--"

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e .. Y!}!..S Ydgartown'sl polic~ chief at the time Of the;;'ccident, in whlch Mary Jo .IQ,echne died, said in an'other interview that when he quit-the department in 1973, he took Some of the records with him. '

Now the police chief in

, .Essex Junction, Vt., Arena . said he wanted the papers

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to. answer questions from'

newsmen and:others.

Arena said he Iearnsd 'that the missing records were causing concern while taking part in a Boston radio, talk show

_last spring, After that, he , 'said, -he made copies for , himself and sent the re-

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"He sent the records' back last April and they were there in June," Oliver said.

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'1 r~:i1scriplt rights~ ",;.;

~.: .' t .J" '{ '. - . . '~ -. YJ • - ~ !.,.;~

~laj~ed . ~y pair" OIl

B:fWaiter'n:.O'Leary '. .ers could have sold the'

Globe Staff \ ,:~ranscrip"ts for at least

'.: . \ ~ . $34,000 t6 the 112 custom-

: AitY. Jero~~ P::Facher,. ers they. had lined up. .. :.: counsel fot the two fdee- " As it \VaS, he: said' that. . lance reporters who took ·the reporters, SidneyL iIithe stenographic notes at 111 an. and Harold T. McN-' the inquest into the death em; received only $370Q~' of . Mary J,o Kopechna at f01;' their labods,' .', .~. Chappaquiddick, charged' " . ' . .' " ;.~·i

,-tcx;Iay in' . Federal .CoUl'f··· Pending, 'before J.udg$, that 'his clients were de-

prived: 'of': substantial fi- Caffrey is.va 'civil .suit for

~ damages brought 'by. Lip- .

nancial. benefits, , man and McNeill against.

. :it.~ ~ appear~d before US ~ the Commonwealth, of JlIage Andrew A. Caffrey: Massachusetts, arid . Clerk, . ' He told the judge tpat Suf:- Edward V. Keating of the ~ . folk Superior Court 01'- 'Suf{olk Superior Court. ..' 'deded the .transcr~p~s of the, the Edgartown inquest . .inquest.to be sold .to inter- in Dukes County in Janue~t~d parties for $75, each. ary 1970 dealt wlfh 'the :

, However,'; he said that .' death of Mi~s Kopeehne a _ the, two 'free lance- report-s 'passenger . hi the car' :of'~

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15 THE BOST.ON GLOBE BOSTON, HASS.

THE BOSTON HE~ALD TRAVELER

BOS TON, M.A_S S •

TIlE BOSTON RECO~D AHE.RICAN BOSTON, HASS.

Date:

EditIon:

Author:

Editor:

Title:

3/22/72 Evening Walter O'Leary Thomas Hinship SENAT.OR E1Ji1ARD

KENNEDY

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ClassifIcation: 62- 5078

S~bm1tt1nq OfHce: Boston

D.Selng Investigated

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'S,en:" _ Edwar,d. Kennedy " transcdipt solli ,'f9r ,$75'

, when the car 'toppled -off apiece, .and th~ Judge';" su-: " the. bridge at Chappaquid-". pervised the sale; '_. .

~~~~c~, o,~ ~a~th~';. V:i~eya~d. , . ' "I bought 'a copy myself ;

Atty. Fached. -contended: foro$75;" said Facher..' " .

that Lipman' 'and O'Neill - Facher said Dist, Atty.' .. had the exclusive rights to Edmund Dinis -of Duke's" ;sel~ the. inquestt ranscripts- County authorized Lipman , after' the document was to make -arrangements for . .made . :public by order of taking the stenographic

.the Superior Court. ,notes ~~cause Judeg. Jam~s >

~,,' ':,' .,' . , A. Boyle of Edgartown had,'

-: , ~e .told, "',ud~e "Caffre~ '~' , no, budget to take care 'of. 'freelance reporter: usually this emergency.. '. :; .,-charges 70 .cents a page. A jury was impaneled: ':f3,~t1 even If the charge , -by Judge Caffrey yester-

.. "',en: o.~y 40 cents a page, day but today counsel for: :t:he official-charge .ma~e .by both sides agreed to waive <', :'~ourt deportees, hIS. -clients the jury' and the fury was ;mould', have recelve~' a dismissed. . , 'goodly 'sum. Asst." Atty. Gen., Walte~: . . Atty .• Facher said there Mayo appeared for the; .was tremendous public in- commonwealth. At t y 5., 'terest in the case and James W. Kelleher, and' newspapers and magazines Kevin Keating appeared .would have been willing .to for the Superior, Court ',pay',nearly any price for clerk. ,.,..,; .the tran§,criot. .,. -Lipmantestified that he-':

As it was, he said Judge, eventually received $3700.

Wilfred: Paquette of the ,from Dist, Atty. Dinis for', ~~up.e~i?~ Court ordered the his services. .. -;_, ',. ":;: .~.:.:.~

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Two ~:t(>n(lW:Jl)hpJ"S who ivrcNcil. claim they could origin;ll had been impounded

recorded testimony in the 1!lli9 have sold copies of t h e by the court, and that it cost

,he::aring into the neath of transcripts Jo1' up to $325 a $2()O. to hive the no pic s

I Mary Jo Kopechne. in a car. copy : but that- instead the . authenticated.

rj"iven 'by Sen. J<;dward 11'1. court sold JJ2 of them for S75 He sl(id the t91al cost cf 1'C-

Kennedy wore not consulted each. . ! .: pro<1udng the 112 copies was

J:iQfore h'ans("]'";pt~ of the: pro- Under questioning by Atty. $52(;'1) lind thvt the> Income

eeedings were put up for sale, Jerome Facher, counsel for from the sale was ~S400.

it was testified Thursday in, the stenographers, Keating A little more than SlOG, re-

Federal Couto said there was no court order presenting the profit, he' said,

The testimony was givei1 by preventing him from confer- still remains in escrow pend-

Suffolk Superior Court Clerk ring with the stenographers jng settlement Qf the case.

Edward V. Kc>ating in a suit about sale of the transcripts. He cl~(l not consider, Keat-

b a 0 ugh t hy the tv .... o '''r could have. but r didn't," jng sai~l, that the. prc<;.ed~lre

stenographers e I a } min g Keating told Judge Andrew 1!-. u;<;e~ c. in the. sale 0, _ '.he

$150,000 darnap es be c a J1 s e Caffrey during the second.day ~opechne-Kenl1~dy transcript

ih2Y were not allowed to 8C'1I of. the jury-waived .trtal.. . . m an1 j.vay affect('~ the USlW)

the t.nmscri,pts. l~eating said' 'the .coples: .. .,.:practlce;; of allowing court

:UJe siellt~gftij)il~8, Sidney were 110£ authentieated by the .. ~>;reP.orte_J;s 10. ;<\1"11 copies of

·H. Lipman and Harold T.. stenographers _ because t·h e :. ~elI'u!~nscrJP'~.'- ~

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THE BOSTON GL03E BOS TO~ ~ H.?S S "

THE 'BOSTON HER.-U.D TRAVELER

nos TON ~ H)·~ S •

Tr~ BOSTON RECO~)

8 AHERICAN

BOSTON, 1-L-\S5o

3/24/72 Evening

Date:

Edition:

Author:

Editor:

Title:

John C, l'fcLean SENATOR EjJf,t;flliD M. KENNEDY

Character:

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Submitting 9fficc:

Boston

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SERIALIZED {JvV FILED ~ 1/

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J";\.~ J'.l<;tke!.l or tlJe Supreme Judidal Court are t:(;hea111ed to hO:d n. f..)rmai -and. l'loQsilJly ii !H: 1

~ 1;!f..~l~~:;~O:: '1·!.4es~{~:y (Jf,. t..~(dr, i ilel;l~~on :n3. tile 'n,e::.l· OJ. !;ell:

! 1!~d\':."n.;:\1 lV~.- I{el1ru.:{.~y rn"'u i <{/tejE!:" - :prospectiva \Y.~{_nc:!;~~~S

! tor a whol~lew set 'If l';l'Gund ·l·t.!€B at the Rtili-de·lo.ved 'iu'':!~lest into tne death c~ Mary i'Jj,1 I<opechne.·

I. Th"rt d0dsi-:m. according to' Chief Jl.:stice Itayruouud S. WUltirr'l, will be made public ·,vithi,1 ]0 daYf~ the,eaftel' -

ht.',t ~bS~l vers suid there was '.Ci ,·:h:),.nc!~ it could \:e en!!()u~c",d. as .early as Wednes-:.in~'t

·;'hOB(· who \~'in make it !)lo~udc \V!ikins, ai'!.d Associate t"J:'j~ti~s R"t" Amni Cutter, Psut }h:urdOll, Jacob .J',. Spiegel, :e.z~c1 ~T(:hn \1. Sp::f1ding, "'"J:o l;~a'i'c1 the 't:.rgul:o':nts if;'!: ,.:nd agrdDsr the rrp'p~:'f;l. e:.;rJh:Y·. this

mor.t]:. ' '

1:1 ];rt~'p'!-Jg" \v'Hli' !h~ court's US1Hl] lir;.,' "':!tic-e: the. j~tdges ;,~(;:d a H<![>'r;.su~t«tionH. en the ;:.nt 'l"U(:!.,:dllY of each rtlonth kJ '.x::n"iGN' the ·C'·.5<':5 sun· a~l;~:d.t.ing a !·tli~ng ..

l' .. t that stli('U:,.r D-r-ivat~· S~5": u!·;\J1, tht.:y exct::;n~f; thcugnf.s (~l~ {~~/~ d~,.'~(;iliionf agree on the ·"'·f.:'j~d'l1f; tjl: ~tJ a=-!\l .. j\~) H~f:! (~a~·? . vt :. dissent to ilie ina~ority v~ifl.r::r:;;·~~(thn1it one- e::pl'ef;~-

lng tbe views of th~ minority.

Kmr.;e{iy~ tbrough Atty. Edward B. Ib!.1ify, asked that:

G the in'wesi: be closed to

the :puhlk; -. . _

~,~ Ed g U l' to w n District Court Judge James A. Boyle 1:l€' barred frOID pl'esj.di.rJg

at i~; .

a; counsel 1)1~ allowed to c~tl til" eross-examine wit. nesses, compel their attendance, and object '1;0 qu<;st!Oi1S whenever they l(!_el til SHUll, ~iol1 d~:mands; and;" .

e The I~OU'Ct examine 11;(' .inquest Jaw to' d e t e J.' min e whether it is constitutional or net. arui, if. it is, to order Enlcgua~ . .ds tha t \\'o\ud more ;;:(tet~tl<.\~ely protect the rights of those who _ might be involved.. ..

In addition) counsel for nino of the guests at a Chappa-. quidwck lslnnd cookout that inmwdll1.tdy precaded .: Mary, Jo's aocidcnt death in a salt _polld hl:Ji July ~::lsked .COl' a «nange hi the gxound 3,'1.UeS because, ti)e;.' !lti id, t. h t! i l' 1!!i<~nt~~' r'c: o u t a t Lo n s and ti~;·.:~u~titi1tio!!nr' - > ;:ight 0 f pY'i\.~~1ey \;'(Iutd fX:l demelished

wiil;9ut H. . -'

·The ,;oin:monw(-!;:>lth's posit~CH,. was SI-;t fortI~ by- ~st:

A·f.~y. Getl~ JI,.,~-?\;h "T~ fIU}·ll;v.

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{";. '\~he :nt<:rest.'l . of Ken-

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rhe press would 11£- 1?l'esenr~

II The various ;:':;U?Js.:.! were "seeking t':lt' 'dght to )_)l'eScllt 0. defense at ~1(! j~u..\1.er..t)J: and;

<:~ 'The' ceokout Jl.BstS :!Gt'·· Icnder{?,S, V\'~)a\~~~(;l' right to pli.va{,y th-:,y may nave Iw,l '.Yh~r.t th(~y \""H!il1g1~ nssoolatsd 1:J£'n1~t!;Vi~S ,¥.th a If u b 1 :i e ij~~Ul·.e ..

!·Im1'tN maintained t hat Kenl!ed~' VlUS ill':' I. f 0 I~ a ! point" of the. in<ll.eflt .and to allow ~t to gn fO(w~(('(t :.mc1er Judg~ 'Eoyh·'·s g~·Gund Tales would amount to ii's 'Qeing tied to a s !,~, Ice while his reputation is tortured t o death." _ . '

At6': }"'a'..ll J. ::iedmond, tHpresenting cookout g u est s Ros!.Hnart; "Cricket" i{\~·ou~h.Nance a"'nd ;VIr}ryen~ir Lyons:

Susan rrannenbntnn, 1~ s t :;: 1" Ne,~.'berg-t J:-t e'!{ Cl'i:rL111fliS, 1{aYlj1Qulid L a R I)S a und Charles Tretter,. urged that: .

"Tn an a~'; . .'if pwtlcai assassination} the petitioners ask. protection ;'l,D that they may not he verbally assasslnated," -

A'Ill A!ty. .J:OSP-lJ'h 1:' ,

Donr"lm\!, Jr., of I, o.w-e Li, s!K,aJ-::big for another cookout gll(:'st, Jc)sG"(Jh .Gdl"gnn,- said that unless the l't'lp.S' were changed. G~H'gun \,,,O\1}<1' fG ce[(I1'1! the court ot· t'u!.lli.<.: c'p!!1i0n ~:\\1til oot:1 11un!.1.s i:.~{t behind his b'1..('k.~" ... .;,~ .... _ ... __ ;

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Da@:/19/69

EdiUOn:M~rning

Author:

'Editor: John ,Herbert. Title: KENNEDY INCIDENT

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"j" , :Dist. Atty.'.EdmUl1d,Dinis yest~~'day \~aS'~anted a,hea~ing"o~"i

~ hispetition for the exhumationej the body of Mary Joe Kopechne , .; . :'; after hetolda Pennsyh~l;ia'cburt.th~t blood was found on the young ..

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~. secretary's skirt and 111 her .mouth and nose. .' "

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; :' • In the long and intensive inves tgation . ' 'to put her in a DO'at, 'antI. I saw no' it:ci( . .following the" 28-year-old victim's d~ati1calion or blood," .:. ;

in Hie car-of Sen, EdwardM. Kennedy· . The Edgartown scuba diver, John N.' l"Jin aChappaquiddick ,tidal pool July 18, .' Farrar, who recovered the(bQdy wlih: ! jit was the first me;tion of any sian of C~ief. Arena, referred all inquiries to_'

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::} " '- ,,: ',..,. ,., .. ". .' .The ,officiating fuedkal examiner.'

~-' e- Edgartown Police Chief Dominick 'J. Dr. Donald R. Mills of Edgartown, re-' ."hrena, Wi10 aided in bringing Miss, Ko-porteq froth on the victim's lips i\Then. , 'pechne's' body to the surface last night he viewed her body, but Included no, ~asserted~' : " ~",."j,. . t ' ,; .' .: .-" Tefer~.nce, to b~ood:" '.., :. >.

~ ::~"'I: b;~V l n~~~r s;w· a~r'bio;~' ;~t Me'~~~hii~; ·it:wis:r~~o~.t~st~hr ~~i:r":'rhela":"her in ~y·atIn~.~:;,Vaitiri~'·.'-:'·' •. " .":; "I:~.·.':.-- .> :,-

"" ••. , ,,,,,. ~", '>:.:(" ;'1:,.:'~~"::~d:,; '>th~i'~jn'_o~cJ.er 'to g~~y of the y.oung woman out oi the car. 8,.. rope was attached , around the neck and the body

then pulled through a shat-' fered window of.the car.

, .~. Tiny particles of glass were . '.~, turned over to Lt. Det, George 'Killen of the. state police, at-

• 'tached to Dist, Atty .. Dinis' 'office, after they had been I 'found' imbedded in Miss. ko-

. pechne's shirt, 'it' was 're·ported .: , ,~'_.' .:: "::"~'.: l

• " ThE? dis/overy was made', it

was learned, when her clothes : 'were turned 'over to authorlties

:. 'by ,the funerar" direclot.'· ,

;- ~: A pathologist engaged by

, counsel for Sen. Kennedy has

, expressed an opinion that even

after death had set in, a slight ; cozing-ol-blood could be' caused • . > by the scraping of the victim 1 ,JiS she was pulled through the, shattered window glass:' i

',: JT, ALSO WAS: learned' last nlght that attorneys for Ken-' .~ Ine~a!I, o~tained.~ st<;.~erl!ent· from t&a assistant funeraf di~

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BOSTON GLOBE' Boston, N:ass e

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rector in Edgartown who had: " embalmed M i 5·S l<opecluje'-S' • . body'. before it was taken' to" Pennsylvanta fot burial. . -, ' 1

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In :. that. statement, - sources ~ .

... dose . to' the case .said, the as< slstantIuneral director report- ~ ed ri.Q. blood In-the .area .ofthe: nasa! -passages .. · _. .. 3;',:;j~:

". ~ ,.-~~sriietici~n ',3.t- a piy~~'l outh- pa.j Iuneral.home., where 1 , the body was prepared for \ vie wing, told: attorneys for:

Kennedy that she thad, seen' no 'sign ot' blood'. '(: :-;;' "

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, :when. the D'uk~s·· Cpu~ty' prosecutor sub m'.i tt e d an

. '~~~~d~~r '~:~i~iO~' ':0 '~~e::c:~~3 wii~e~s~~'\VhO' Di~i~' tal: ~~~:""'. -; i~;~~~ :;~o~ s~~:~~~~~n;s"':-l~tter: .'~\~i 'the P~Ylt:~h:'~ife

.' inon: Pleas Court' of "Luzerne . court possess the facts about' .said there appeared .on 'the said to .me .that he' will stand COU1.1tY, Wilkes~Ba;_'re, Pa., on 'blood; as 'well as those who . victim's shirt.a "washed out," by his detailed statement given ,: Wednesday, .he said' that the. 'conducted' tests on the stains .. ·reddish:brown and brown .stain to Lt. .George, KiIfen of the :: ~inf6tination about-' the 'biood 'on the shirt, will testify .. Judge on-the backs" ofboth sleeves.; : stale pOli.ce .at'a: pre-nearing

was-not available to him prior Brominsld said:}t' .wiIi· be Ii.' ~e 'back, and ·th~,:colla~.·/ . ~ '. inquiry.' Aug ... 20, 'jn· ;Edgar~

'. to th.~ Interment of Jhe 'vJc.ti:n~ " :pl!bl.i~ :h~~r!ng. .:: .:' .:' '::";'TI1~~e' ~'t~irl~"giv~' :.6bS·iii;~ ,. town." '. -, 'f.: ~ . :: ~'. ':':

, The contents of the, petition . ,MIss, Kopechne IS 'bUrle9 11} benzidine reaction, and Indi- '~arrar, before :'he engaged ': :Y:'.e!e:: r.elea~ed. ,.br .th~ <,C.2~i'~ ~a,l:ksy'i1Ii, r-. andDinls must . cation of .th~ presence of resi~ legal coiinsel, was among most " ~:~tel'~~Y .. ~ ~ ,. ',: ,;. ":' -have. the: permission'. 9f Penn- dual', blQoq .'lJace~,'~ th~:.l?eti1, Ir~que.ni!y.·- )ntel'yiewid - and :~ .. :)~~~7.~d~~t ,!~~ge ~,ernard~ C. '. s,ylyitn!a ·,to' exhu'qi~ her-b~dt, .. hon'. said; '''Said, residue j~Lo~ ''lid~ly 'g].lo.t~d of those' having ~ Brominskl at the Wilkes-Barre ' 'The 'parents Jr IMiss' 'Ko: 'insiifficient_ amount.' to make 8:rolelin' the Kenneiiy-Kopech~ , cour~ set Sept. 29 for a-public pechne, "forrrieriy a' secretary . further, test as to specific ne .case. At no time, recalled

.hearmg on the Dlnis ,petiti~n to the late Sen. Robert F. Ken- origin ortype." . newsmen, did 'he ever 'men"

. for, exhumation of' Mls9. Ko- ~ nedy, have engaged legal coun- . - -:», '. tion sians" of .blood "on the

_p. echne's body SQ that there . -selto resist the Dinis efforts at 'Scuba Diver Farrar.ts rep~: 'victim .. ~.:, '.. . .. ':.

b _ . . resented by,. Att~; Rerbe. rt - ." ," _ . . .,' ,.:,'" "

~~~. E! ,a!l autopsy; .: . 'exhumation. "La!)t .night the Abrams of 2240 Prudential T~e Aug. 2~ inquiry sesslon

·;'>AT.' THAT !-IEARING th' ·co.u~~71sai~ the D~'?i::' ~e£i~io~ Center, Boston. When Farrar' 'with H,' Killen" refer~ed to. by

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s.:..:'" ' .. :.'::':~::" .have to "he supported by. Abrams said:' Iy reported. It "as sO,accu

proof." " .' . i' ..,.. . . .. rately reported that Farrar

< • _ In pis petition, Dinis saic( "BY ORDE'R of the court I 'became irked. But:nowhei'e 1>1

. that the presence of "a certain am unableto make any ~om~' those reports, that were sc

) amount of blood" ,in both the ment on the contents of Dist. accurate -that Farrar- charged nose and mouth of -Miss' Ko- Atty:' Dinis' letter 'to fudge a breach of, confidence, was pechne's body' "mayor may, Bromlnski. When I apprised there-a reference to blood.

not have been .consistent with my client, Mr. 'Farrar; of the Dr. Mills, in relating what

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ruled Mary Jo thewictim of' -morning of Ju,ly 19, toid of

accidental drowning. There] . 'compressing the victim's chest

.was so little doubt in his mind;" :.and 'seeing sea water emerge

.~he said at the time, that he. . fl'omher'mouth. Therewel'e

dee ed an autopsy' unneces .1 .nomarks.on the body, nothing

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I humatlon and autopsy' be .held .

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~-1~ie,.~~I!;:>being of the ~ssc~r.e:~~ t' '_', froth 'around the nose and: the,

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s e v e 11 eyewitnesses who 'were at the Dyke Bridge when the body of Mary J 0 I ' Kopechne was taken from '

· the water on the morning 'Or July 19, it was learned yesterday,.~ .

: The decision, to. retain the'in~ : -vestlgator. was made after AttY'1 Robert G, Clark, Jr. of Brock-

· ton, ~:me of the Kennedy lineup of luwyp.:s, spent several hours in conference Saturday with a I Martha's Vineyard attorney, 'I' · 'J;he' seven include rescue workers and onlookers and; the, Sunday Adverflser was told. I

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on ::lJs . wav to Pennsvlvania MOl!da~/ _- and it is. possible '(hat. Dinis himself may bring

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vania himself to satisfy the I judge and, rather than run "into I another delay, it was considered I likely that either the prosecu-

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,-.,On a ,hoIi!iay evening in Hyannis Port, Sen. Ed- ,;:';"Yard £,f',' Kenne,dy was torn between -two alter-,nath:es :.... and. the one he finally chose may-have

", provIded the first clear clue to what he iiltends',

,;t? do with his badly-bruised. career in politics.' 'i ';;"'" Has he decided to call it Quits?' , ' .. '.\1: ~: '. E:el)nedy had-to decide; last, Labor' Day, whether ..

;~.:~.::~ Listen' te' thos~ staff .aid:s Wh~ wi~hed' him' J ,-,to do' nothing to put of! the start of the inquest 'j :~nto th~.death of .M;u'Y Jo Kopechne, lest a.,p~st~ .' ":p?n~ment . .turn publ!c opinion even more agalnst :1 ~~m, than ~t already was, or:, . ' ,_ 'j ~,;.,. • Follow the advica o~ the attorneys who urged _'i • '!pm to .seek a delay until he' was, granted ,the Con- _ ' , '~tit,utional safeguards available', to every private .J ,C;!f;!zen who may find .himself in difficulty with the

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1 ':-- and. the fact that Kennedy chose the latter may

Lee.an indication of how he -looks at his future. ' ,

" This is not to say that the usual legal recourses

. are not, a~a,i11;lble to I!oIiticians, They are, but the ,·more slg~lfica!1t verdicts, for them, ~r,e not ren-:! 'dered.by Jurors but by voters.. "

~ '~.' 'Wf}at the voters think, and believe; -has always

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!L:t,='ort, KenQedy \va:f nodifferel)t than ·c)lliers of his, I

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:<, 'AI;' was conscious of Ute public's affection ~nd;'! ·.·ev~n admiration for him, and did nothing to tarnish--'"the' shining public image he enjoyed. Among his ,-aides, . the overriding factor. tb~t jnfluenced.'!Dany

":: a_"Oecision \\'as 'what ··!theY" would think. - how ,

· the' voters would react to-this or that." .;1

· rAnd, until the tragedy of Chappaquiddick Island, " " their' reaction -was invariably favorable - but from' ~the moment his car plunged from th~'Dyke Bridge <and. carried Mary Jo to her doom, Kennedy's stock' ',-:- politically - has. gone steadiiy down.

,_-' Part of that may have been due' to his actions :,after the accident, or to the week-long silence that ,preceeded his dramatic televised account of how' :Mary Jo died. Arid, 'almost' certainly, a major cause 'was the widespread 'feeling that his version left· 'many hard questions unanswered. -...:

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o.:1n hisfortunes; l{erincdy went to the court 9f public :o_pinion for a verdict on whether he should continue '.in 'office or resign. And from Massachusetts, if' '110t from the rest of' the ... vodd, the .decislon was

:()verwhelmingly: in his favor. ."'-'"

, :. .E;~ -announced - then - that he . would', stay' Jon;, .and would seek re-election in 1970: But the

: contlniring -deterloration of his posltionin the public '5-eye may now have forced a, change iri .his thinking.

':" -; There .was a fairly widespread suspicion, after ::the impact 'of that emotlonal' baring of soul. on, , :'.rry had ... ,:orn off, that -Kennedy' had receivedspe?,ciaj::' -and preferred treatment. There was, from

L powerful: Voices of -the press and public, a demand ;'.fuat. some further steps ,be taken; that 'there be

: an inquest into the' circumstances of Mary Jo's

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;":prodded .py his O\~~. ;esportsibiliti'es, 'and perhaps "'~by' the yoices that were growing 10uMr with every 2"!>assing day; Dist. Atty. Edinund' Dinis ordered the ·;:.-inquiry, and even attempted to gain the' sanction • .:.: 'of 'a .Pennsylvania court to" secure. a belated autopsy

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.~t1f:'!}. public .: fjgure try!~g: to srl~ag~ a.s: much as ; · iij~=r could from' a situatIon'that was-rapidly becom- . iiin~t. !~r him at Ieast.va, Q~sa:;t1;qus' debacle. -. . . ' :,

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~; ,. Th_en his lawyers; .and those [;r other prospectivl! ~':

L witnesses, asked Judge James A. Boyle- to permit ~",tlre~ to be. present in the courtroom atall .times, "

, ~ _to...caIL orv.cross-examtne witnesses, and. -to grantr" : "aU the-Constitutional safeguards ordinarily available -:r::_:at. a 'trial or accusatory proceeding. '~_ "l: c":' -'Even tllen, ~Atty. Edward' E •. Hanify stressed . "'~"that what he sought for Kennedy-should not be ":

constructed as any attempt to impede, or otherwise :£ hamper ,the search for truth that an .lnquest ~~.,~ _' designed to be. .... . '.- _ " '. _.. ~;.' Tpe "cooperation" " theme -, was' stressed. - , ',,_throughout, so much so; that when Judge' Eoyle

-: "eomrnented he. might subpoena E;enn~dy if he

• senator didn't appearvoluntarily as a witness, Atty.

~. 'Robert G. Clai .. k, Jr., another of Ted's lineup of

~ lawyers, was quick to .reply.;, '. ~ '. ,. .' • ~.': .!'your Honor, Mr. Kemi.e·ely 'will be "'present at ' , s: any _time You':designate." .' .~. _ ·',t (: -: : H~nify'~ statement, that he '. might not testify : =-unless he was afforded-the protection of hts Consti-

'" .tutional ' ijghts, caught little attention then '-- and

.:. the -fact ~ that -nothing had been .said about Judge ~ - ~ . Boyle's decision to open the inquest tc the press'

:' went-entirely unnoticed. at the time. - o';:;~

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t ;.. 'Boyle's''''denial of the motions. was' 'considered, . ~~ bythe press and' puOI.ic,.: a, se~ba,c~ .for: the senatoi:r~ :.h)lt )ega,l experts saw It 'In, a different light, . '.. s:

. i:;, ,;. oIri,their vie.w,Boyle .. had given;Kennedy:a' perfect " :,' tool to delay the inquest or get a more favorable

~ set ~pf ground rules, if he wished ....:. for serious

legal issues had been raised, and it is a principal' $-'?of. law that restraining orders be, Issued- whenever ~:-fa:ilure to resolve them might causaIrremediable . ~ 'c'!a,ma~e' ~o a person. - '.', '>. -: .• ij ;~ >.,Still, though 'his lawyers wi she'd' to move on that . ',:' popt, Kennedy refused to give 'them the . go-ahead. ,

" There 'was, after all, .the court of 'public 'opinion- . ~-~to be. considered. . .. ~.,: "7' -; _', .. ~

S .'\' ~or"- one . thing, .hls politic~fly-.ori(mte(i" advisers.' s '. '~'\vhile r'esigned to. the fact that he virtually had ;;:no, .chance- for, the Prest~~ncy ln 1972-=\vere, stilf ~.:h~p'eful 'about: l1i$:~p!o~pe;ctsi ~o~·:1976. : ~ t~L; «, , .> ' •• .- .-.~ f '. :-:j:t was ~tlieir positibil' that !neO sh9tM }IH ·'the.ln-' f [t.quest. start on schedule, because to-gq '.dth{!rwise.) :_"woilld,Jlllake ~it'.seem as' though he were taking + \i~'advantage of twists and -technicalities ln .the law ... ~ij~:. :?-yp1? ·~i!··;Pt! 1?,IJg_ ~~opf~<?nt!lti,qlh p~' .,!h~ _,q\l~~ti~l]lf'.zl w.mnd~mnuendoes: 'stlrrotindmg· i'lIary. dO!S 'deatW;:"··':f:,· .... :~

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l, ;f~~;re t"qan that, k;nnedy's aid~;\vere i~nvirlced

( I. "that;' gi.ven another chance to' tell" his story, he ,;:copld convince the doubters; answer everything. he

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.,rore:ll?- lVIary· J"o's death, - C-. __ ,_-::- --z-:-:;~--;:-.-- ..

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• ;~ ,hil:! tmage- and, politically at least, regain some '

l "or-the prestige he had lost. . .' ,-

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i fagainst him,' he were to take the fight against

;1 ,,-Judge -'Boyle's; ruling to a higher court, it might - '" appear to the public that, .despite his statements ;,tQ-the contrary, he' would do anything but cooperate

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, legally, was more pragmatic. Because it was possl- _

i- .bie' that the inquest could result in -a charge being

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~/;. ~jJ3eca~se Kennedy is hiinself':1i iawy~r, he' ,,'as' 0 < ~";'~:?~~': , .. '

~~:Pr'e§umably aware that, as, far as the U. S. Supreme

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>i:o' a double standard of justice 'for public figures

t.,.:ilp.d 'private c,itizens. » .' _' , .. : ' .~

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- ;;:that 'If public figure has a public forum, from' which .

j: he can answer his' critics arid-or .accusers, and that . r'1A~ref9re the" same rules :that apply to other men

'p.nCl.Y not apply' to hlm, . . . - ',' .1

1:, .. ::":-'tbe_\!D!l!Je_st, under Judge- Boyle's guidelipes, i.imight have been iri one' sense a public forum, be-

~:J::.~l)se, :if wouldbe opento 'the press. '> •• '.,:

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.her jleath could have placed him in i . closed' inquest' would' only have- f~d . r at 1.e~st'the!?re~ica1 ~e~pa.rdy.of prose- I

'.t:utlOil. on' serIOUS criminal. charges, : suspicions :that .the state's .judicial

ilfQluding manslaughter " (negligent , machinery was being manipulated in '

t homlcide.) " '. ' .. -.. : ..>. j ;;' the 'senator's behalf, hailed Judge

I· .: This being the- case, it' would, be ~, 'Boyle's ruling at the. time and sees I: unfair .to condemn Mr. Kennedy for I .no .reason to change its vtewpofnt I pressing his claim that the vsched- ,; 'now. But.the senator's :r:ight to .seek I'~led inquest would haye violated his; a ruling by the-full-bench of the Su- . ! co h. s tit uti 011 a 1 Ngh.ts. No man, I ". pre me J udicial Court on whether an'

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t;'j udg~ " Reaidon'~ . conCIusio~ that ': :'''grave constitutional qtiesticini':' wer'e:-;: ~:::r:aise'd:_by 'the' s~naior when he ~a:ld.: t>!tl?-e 'inquest would deprive him 'Of his. ~ ffulI rights of repre.s~ntation. by; eoun-. i';sel, of' confrontation and. cross-exam-. r)nati9n .o~ hostile witnesses, to present : .

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l~ .. hot expressly -grant these rights; and ~ rtha~ .theY !laye not j:;een 'aff~,r~,~,d :, ~ ~itnesses' ~n, past Inquests, An .i~- ,; r 'gu~st is' supposed to be investigatory;'

F .. "-7a one-sided preliminary inquiry by ; f -~~gai authorities rather than, a. erim- ~ f . inal trial. But again, the senator had ; : a right to test 'whether such an In-

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C~inmon ,Plea~e: Court j~dg~" ~0Iia:te~a1~tack by Dinis,' on a· l]\;f,>st into ,tile~deatll of MalyJo~ .Bernard Brominski in· Wilkes- .Iegal deerminatlojj of Associ- ¥opecllllc which . was, set for

Barre, 'Pa., denied Wednesday ate Medical - Examiner Donald u hearing thts , morning, until f"------'--:----:-:;---:--an attempt by the parents -bt R. Mills. or 'Edgartown, W!lO such time as a hearingmay be '(Indicate page; name 6'£

' Mary ' Jo.- Kopechnc 'to block .ruled Mary Joe a victim of ac- held -and a detcrminatlon made newspaper, city and state.) Dist.r Atty. Edmund Dinis .from cidental drowning, and, third, by the full bench of the Supreme

securing an autopsy, on, her that there was, no - law that Judicial Court.. , ;

body :- but stopped short of would give a Pennsylvania "Therefore . this inquestIs ad-

giving the prosecutor a 'total court' the jurisdiction to order iourned until' that time." ,

victory on the Jssue. an autopsy-In the case. ·Bo~'b' then left the." bench-

,', -Brominiskj ,said thatbeforc But he 'sustained them in, mid in one. minute it 'was all

.he would 'consider granting per- their fourth contention '- that over, ' " . :-"." ,

m~ssion fo!, exhumation of Ma~y Dinis , had· failed . to , present I IS;ennedy.'s petition fQr' a writ. Jo's remains from her grave m enough facts, to warrant his re- 'of certlorarl-e-whlch was tantanearby Larksville, Dinis. would quest being granted .. and ,said I ,mount' to a, review of -Judge have to come up with a str0!lg- 'he, would .. give . the - pl'os.ecuto_r I " ', ... :..:.L_.~..:2.-,:.:::.:.: _~, er. set. of reasons fro making 20', days 111 WhICh to file an

'such a request, ,<,In}ended petition. ' ,

, ;He, gave 'him 20 days in whlch ] "The court, alon!!,:, with mil.to- do -so. : ' ';'.. lions 'of : othe~' individuals, has

. " .Judge Brominski said that he read and heard of the events of lias the a-uthority to grant, "ex- the. deatli' of' Mm:y' Jo ICo-hurnatlon 'and autopsyIn a, pro- pechne," he d'eclared" "burthls per- case," but, warned that c!'lnnot be substituted for ,allegaD,inis must, "set, forth sufficient I hons, of ,fact in a' j.udicial" pro-

facts under Pennsylvania law to ceeding, "

warrant" an autop.sy., ',..', -; Br0!"l1jnski's nine-page ruling"

" ' . He ~said Dinis would have to was 'one of .two courtroom deI showthaj "the circumstances 'of \~elopnlents in the-Iegnl turmoll death 'has', not been clearly' that has developed since .Mary

est a_b 1 ishe_d,"and that, an ,Jo. died SiX: weeks ago in it qat' autopsy would resolve "the driven by Sen. Edward M. Ken-

doubt and suspicion surrounding, nedy.~·, ,'_

,thc',death,H . '. Vineyard, where the inquest in"

: The judge. notified Dinis by In' Edgartown, on N[artha's

,~ mail, but the latter had riot ar- to<the.accideqt'was to have -con'rived in New Bedford \yhen the vened Wednesday morning-un. announcement' was made in til, .Justice Paul C. Reardon of Wilkes-Barre. As' a result Dinis', the §upreme, Judicial Court .asslstant, ... Armand Fernandes ordei'ed a halt-Distl'ict. 'COUlt . telephoned Judge Broiniriskljor Judge ,James A Boyle formally

the decision. ". -, -obeyed. that edict.' . " ,

.. . <Dlrils and. Eernandes : said . Boy10, .who would have. con. they would file a bill of par- ducted the inquest, entered his ticulars . within tha , 20, days ,C.Ol!rtro·011l promptly, at . 9':30 allowed - by .Judge. Brominski ::1. m., carrying ill' his- hands a '~nd both expressed confidence '~':)py 01' the motion by .Ken,the,' exhumation -and authopsy n=dy's Iawyors which prompted

would be al_Iowed. . I Judge Reardon to' act. ,

l Bromm~kl! .Pre~l(}e~1t .Judge, In a rnatter-of-faot -tone ()f -,of the Crimlnal DIVlSIOP of the, voice, .. Boyle read from the till"

• ~ommon Pleas Court ~f Luz- ,'"If,the: motion, and said: . ;1 t;erhe' County, ruled a~amst. th~ "On the petition, filed"by Ed.:,

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:;,'no authority to order an au- prerne JUdICl?! Com t J es te.r day , I . ~ , tdpsY%"secoI1d·that the request I have beep. or(j~.r:cq2~1:\F

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.1riques~ publicity had caused 11'- topsy petitlpn) is of a criminal "It' is -equally clear that ,a,

remediable -harm. to the senator: .rather than a civil nature. court in the exercise of its' -dis-

: ;. Although Reardon reported ,"In view of .this, one is. con- cretion is not reluctant to grant :the issues to the full bench' of strained to conclude that as be- an exhumation and autopsy in the court for a rulin, it' is not tween the . Criminal, ~9l!ity, a proper case; but it cannotj expected that ahearing-can Qe . and .Ohphans Court DlVlslOn~ :int.clligent1y exercise its. dis-' held by .tha seven justIces 1!,n- of the Court of Common Pl~a"l' eretion until it 'has before It

· tiL next month; since the Court- of Luzerne' County, the' Crim- taeis of record'." .. ':, ' ..

· dqe~ . n?~ begi.l1 its fall. session inal ~ivisio~ - ~s. the most ap- . Oilly' on the fourth claim did

:,l!ntll Oct 6. . "l prOP!late . Dlv~s!~? 1;0 resolve he sustain the position of Mary _

- .tBrominski's decision had. the Is.ues. herem. I Jo's farnilv. He noted that in

· been awaited for sevel'<!-l days On the second. '. Kopechne I Dinis' pelition for:. the autopsy slncaIawyers representing Mr. claim, that the petition wa~ a I the district attorriey. had set' and Mrs. Joseph Kopechne of I collateral attack 011 Dr: M!l1s I forththat Mary Jo was buried in ~erkeley ,HeIghts,. ~.!-. a~~ed and that- a legal' de.terf!l~natl~m 'I:LarksVillC, .that" an inquest 'Into-

him to dismiss DIms peti!ion[.made Yl' one !?tat~, Massaehu- Jie.t :d.~cith. was' penqit'g, gnd)tli: .

fo~ the .aut~psy.· .' ... '.. setts, _ cal!l1ot . be conatt:!ra!b':1 purpose' was' ':.to." det~rffil~e .. " ._

.- Brominski walked into hl~, '?-~acked In another, ~fo~lm., "whether or not there . IS'·: any; , ~"', ...-,';:-. ' .. <'~';:' :<. '\~:i" courtrom at 1'1; a.m. and hand- ski declared:- ,,'" "". " 'sufficient reason to believe the .. ublic interest. in. thet adminls!!d,. copies ·o~ !'IIS nme-pags rul-, . - .... The ;petitiqn ,: d()e~· n?t._.~ls- .sudden death of' M~ry Jo. Ko-: fration' of justice:" 'Bromlhskf rug to a :valtm horde of .news=, pute, tge cause' of death 'a" .de: pechne may have resulted from '. iid.: '., :.;; .... , . ~_ ..... .,., .:'. men, saymg: ' .. - ,termillcll·9y:Dr. 'ponald; Milts, 'the act of negligence. of a person 11ftl .:' .',,' ' '. .. _ -'''entiemen I have copies .of 'Thus this court does not know or persons ~ her-than, the. de" : _ "':fl_J.e Kopechnes mayhave 1)0

the. decision'. I prefer not to at thi~ :tiin~, the inte,~t~on -pf ~I:e. ceased.": ,,:.:.:,; .~. '. .c·.'·:;': standing' 'in .. the inquest..' ~ut,

have questions on the ral)J.ifica: Massachusetts authorities.in tms He noted too that Dinis main- m?s~ ~!::tamly ~an. exercise ti~ns . of 0 the decision 'or any- regard, ~r: Wh_at' .proofs I ~y:p r l~e 'tahJ~'d': .an :':autopsy ~\v6tild . :.he t~IElr: !,lgTIt. to be heard at the

thing else." ,. .offered at. the hea~'I~g, " . eed' d- "in order -that the' clr- ceedmgs,. he declared, .

On ~Eil first ~op'echne claim, . ~'Accordmgly, this court ·~an-- '~ums~ances of 'death be 'clearly exhumation and . ~utops~ p.ro.,tl~f!.t his. court did not hav~ au: .not speculate as to a poss~bl~ established and the: doubt .and . He found fault With the claim, thority .in the case, Brorninsld collateral attack, on D~. ·J.\I?!1~ suspicion'surr01inditiO' the- death: -made. before him la?t week by ,

'ruled: . : -' '. . ' -~ determination. al}-d, ther.ef9~e .. It .be resolved." ,.... ,"\ "';.' i' .Asst:- 'Pist! Atty. _Al'll?a!l~ F~r-:

"Whlle the petitlon for an c,anno.t, be· eOl)~Id~rcd at. !n~~. ,0" , :", di .' T" 'a' other :nandes,.Jr:,;who IS Dmls,. ~j1:ef.1

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'not name a 'criminal d~fendant, TI~e ·.third clalrn ' by .: ~,he· Ko~.: =.nll'lsdICt,lOn doe~.11~t,af~9.I~ ~~ll: quest iii beillg held i!? ~ufficiEmt 0& eye, §l:ate!that. a crime. has pechne lawyers,' was tnat t~e ~ourt. the. opportuni yo, w erg ~ fact alone to j'u s t 1 f y the

;been committed, it is brought] right, to _gonduct: an autopsy In .mg t,~e ~Ight of. the, pal t:!n,ts to autopsy:~f" . . .. . .. ..,

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I~~hat an autopsy automatlcally iresults when an inquest is con£dueted, what useful purpose -has it 'served to gtve, notice to .

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~: .: ~ W:Qat is i,mportant is the. decision by Kennedy' ;to go with his lawyers, -' . - ',' '..; .,: ,~: ~', 'He' had from the outset said that he would be .

l"aVciil?ble., to te~tify at the inquest.' When ~udge; , .James Boyle said he thought Kennedy's testlmony ' would be vital to the hearing and he might have to . 'be subpoenaed,' it was made clear by the, Kennedy ~

, ~Jawyers -that he would, volunteer his appearance. ,

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privately, give.the sena-' tor. a chance to tell 'his"; story; to strike down all , the innuendos, all the, gossip that has.- been ,L ~.ssociated :vit~ the ,ca.s~. :~

. And .he would have ''', a chance to answer fully '~1 those questions that .j w-e r e not a.nswered.~ either in hi's first, state- ')'

. ment to the police in,:~ Edgartowno,r in h!~ ii public television , state- 1 ment the week after the ;. accident.' . . , ', l

: SEN. KENNEDY , These were the men' ,

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.fending him in this case, was CIea,r~y' something

. else. They 'are interested 'in the ·itpI)iediate. prob~ Iern. He was involved-in what they! called.an' accu-,.; " satory process of the law in the. inquest. " '.' ,,:: : ' •• r Because Kennedy could be accused, their job ~ . "was .to protect his rights, They wanted the right to

, 'ctoss-,e~amirie witnesses and. they .want,edl .: aslaw"yers for Kennedy, to be present-in the courtroom

: when other witnesses testified, , . .: ,.... '1- ~, ;;: -Denied those rights, they wanted' the inqu~s( . halted, . ~ ,j .. ' " -:- .:'~, .. ;', , , ':' -, :' ~ " :'; ~ennedy ,~ad .. to : .. d~Ci~e .between , ,these, tY'~o;: i

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· yers,who represent :'hiril, .arguing in a high '. court over the' ground irules' under:',:"vhiCh he' ~::wi11 testify .at. an in-

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.to make adecision, one '.involving his private' ~:life and the other in~. volving his public life:' ;; '. '.Politically, this will : .. not be read- as a deci-

> sion in which he want~ ed to get hisstory told

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Iicity that the case has received. . . .", '

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can answer their critics" . . ,~. .~

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· ~'·'B.oYle,.Iias·' said. 'that the inquest cannot go forth, t wlthout' the principal witness and has -indicated; '·tl).at if Sell' Kennedy does not come forth volun- : ~ tarily; which he -has said he ~ill d?,.· he: w~l1 ~e, J

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!f·;,,·: . ,\ ,; ~ " i' ,>' ..-the problem for the senator,

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f;-'l?-aq J() protect 4is public posture as a 'public man (' - and h.~ 'also h~.s ;l1:id to keep in mind that if. there, . ,Lw~re-a,case of proved negligence, a-criminal charge .:

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r ':::.'.~ 'rrho~e, who~ave talked to the senator 'since the :, z:':acCident Ieavewiththe impression that he is acute•. Iy' aware -of the 'delicate

. -balance . presented by. these two: problems" .;

',' If-will.be very diffi-" "cult for the-senator to:

_ plead the Fifth Amend-" ment. He is entitled to. the' protection against' self-incrimination as is any .person, and as one

o~ his lawyers s~~~ry'es- ~ _ .. . terday, he should be ,1 treated, as any other: citizen, not as a United: .

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':!:t)leY'will support pis candidacy fR~ .re-election to : -;;;.the Senate. .: " " ':',' , ., 7-:;' ',",-: -; .. : c'.::.,_ . "1

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, >huge'mist&:kes in the way he handled-tho entire' -i:<:ase.,-Hedmow.s"he. should.havs notified the police'

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~~Y.iii~:tJ., ,s{ate¥lent:, ,appeared to. be .too much. the ~~~W9rk.oLwriters·,and .too thin on facts: 'There was f. -appeal to the emotion 'rather than to reason. Un-" :~:1.e~:>,-·~ll ,q~e.st~QiJ.s· were answered there ~C!~ no~~;;n~e9:: ~9r :.the' statement, '. .', . ,", -: ,' .. :. ,

t:~':, :'tJ1,er~:, was' '{lie immediate response' to ", nie·. ~~ television statement., It was an' emotional' re~., 'sponsa, but the questions, unanswered would not

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, 0', }-;quest'if a:ll the questions had been answered. . _ .

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:i',.one 'appears n e u t r a 1. "

~:'l'he letters that come filockirigmto this 'news:' ' ~paper ,.office are either: ~violehtly against Ken:r:ij.~gy:or Jp.taiIy .for, hint r .It.' lias" . unleashed the . -:,y¢no.m of: a llUrnber' of

~~:~~Il:ne~y ha~~i's,.and,.on i>the other SIde, .anyone

f,W~9' asks 'legitimate

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'i:~~.1?yision, .people 'descending on' the island of r,M~FJha's Vineyard should .no~ det.ract,~ro~' the im-

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ine: witne res at. next week's in-: i ,quest "in the' death of Mary Jo' l Kopec e met secretly:Tri":'Bos_

c::fOi?-Fl\rnm; in an ef£ol~t to make another attempt 'to wlrr.' their' ! point; . ", ',' :.., ''.-:

::"~ou have 'an idea '''''hat we . 'pl~n to do," said a source-close, : -to the lawyers as ,they' huddled . 'behind closed:doors to nan. down 'their stratl~gy: ",', ' ,'.. ;.',:: . "It' was, reported that most or , : the attorneys favored going' into, ;

Fedei.'U'I, Court with a petition ' for,..gt restraining order' "that : : would prevent' Edgarto\vn ,Dis, 'i " trlct Court Judge James. A.' i -Boyle from." going' ahead with

the 'inquest. until the constitu-. :'tio_naf ~ issues ... hitv; been .re-

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. discussed their common prob~'']em, for' several hours at Ed-" ;'gartO\vn .Thursday after tlielr: : ~'motions to secure for their eli- _ ~ entsthe same '!fafeguards:they • t\volild - have' in a ~ trial were

"'~enied'by Judge Boyle.' ,,:

., Then -they boarded .a. char" , : tered .plane and -came to Boston )or another meeting, which .was ' , "believed to he-going on in the

. -offfco of Atty. Edward B. Hani(.fy·at Z25 Franklin st. A reportt·er who called at the office was ;.told Hanify was In conference. ,When he sat down in the .outer ~office to walt for the meeting vto -end, he was asked to .Ieave. , ;~ Ha:nify and Attys, Robert G .. Clark, ;Jr. and Robert G. Clark"

III, of Brockton represented'.

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.J,oseph F. Gargan. Jr. of Mil- , "ton, 'while Attys 'Paul J. Redcmondand -Daniel Daley, Sr. of Boston'repres'ented the .five

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At Edgartown+the- excitement 1 tnat acc'Ompanied the two days ! of pre-inquest hea-rings before Judge Boyle was, all but gone. But preparations for the If!quest

L·itself went ahead at full tllt.

I, Dis"trict Court Clerk Thomas Teller posted a list of 150 n~wsml.'lkand'tl1e 'papers, Il]Jlsa;,me'i, ?and ractloitnd TV stations th,e,Y _

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olice. ,Chief ,:Qom_inick,. J, • . ''Arena, in a 'move 'to keep photo, - grapher~' from-: biocking . the:; ;,~treet, outsids " the, 'courthouse , -when the inquest starts Wednes'day-" o.rdered ~ platform erected' for' them . at .South School st., . whtch. is' directly .across from the, building and affot:d~ a clear I

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, Sta.teDet.~t~! qeorge Killen," Bernard Flynn and John Dunn" who are' llJa~ing.a !ire-inquest_ proh for Dist. Edmund Dinis.. went-to Chappaqtiiddick Island wlth an, apqst,- who was given the jobof drawing a floor dlagram pf the' cottage - where. the' cogkOl1t WgS held. .. " J

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.: EDG_~RT6wN.,- D'i ; t ric t -Iawyer thaChe would' be' 'here . _. ,. ..... "

. 'Court Judze James Ai Boyle when needed was but on of.

warned ,blu~ltly Wednesday ~hat' many surprises at the hearlng., :if· Sen. Edward M. Kennedy fails The others were: .. , , . 1. : to' testify voluntarily at next, (;} A' motion l)y lawyers for~

• week's Inquest Into- the. death several prospective witnesse:0£ Mary ·;To. Kopechnc, .he may, that they and their .clients ,be. issue 'a' summons to force him afforded all the protection and

·.to attend. '. -. rights granted in a criminal, :' "One thing.Ldo know," Boyle trial.. " .. " .~. declared, "is that it is. essen- 0 A hint' that' they would'

, tial that r. Kennedy ,be present take other 'action if their mo-' <as a witness. If 'he is not here, tion was denied. ~; I will see whl':th,:l' a subpoena . (.1 A statement 'by Dillis ·that shall. be Issued,": , the 'inquest would, get .undel'\va~~

Atty. Robert G. Clark,. Jr., Sept, 3 as scheduled, .' j

" on~ of ~ quartet o~ la\~ye:~ 0 An indication' -by. Dinis; ":represeno:!llg tne. senator do 'that it 'would last. - twice as. : '\vha~ had .been expected .~9' be long 'as expected, and that he,7 • a falrl:y qUletJ~earmg on g~?m!c1 ,wound call twice as many wit':,! ·· .. rules for, the inquest; rep~l~d. .i.nesses as planned.', '., i

,: " .,"~dwal:d,~. K~nnedy wll\2:_e '.0 The possibility, voiced hi ' . ,present,at allY,. tll;'W. you (,-'''0 Diriis; that -he may have-to ask!

.Ignate, you).' honor. , '.', ,for. an interruption of. the in.',

: , Dist, Atty. .Edmund Dinis, quest "because, of. something' e :who' indicated some time ago' that may happen- in pennsYl-1

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to testify, was-silent during tl~e That' Was' an ' obvious refer~ .

.. heated exchange between Boyle -ence to the decislon of Common I

and Clark, but ,af.ter the court. Pleas Court. Judge "'Bernar.d' : session was over he declared: Bromlniskl, .in " WilkeS-Barre, ~ · "I was actually l~e1ieved that Pa.;: to approve :qinis', request,

· he (Boyle) assumed the, burd~n ! for au autopsy en Mary Jo. ,_ of that. responslbility, If he had I, Should Bromlnisk] decide to~ not -there would be some who proceed with the district at-' would have read things into 1t'j torney's petition, .a hearing'

. I think it best .thar he' (Ken- probably would be held qUring:j, , nedy) be here." ,the j!1<1~est. "

=-Tl'>~l'eat to SUml1l011S Kr-!ll-I ·Th<, session between.' Boyle il ' , nedy and the promise- by his I and tho lawyers revolved prln-] - ' . . " ,- ~: -:-- I cipally about their motion Ulatll ~ he conduct the Inquest as he

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r They produced ~ recent SuI :premo Court ruling ill support I I of the motion, and Atty. Paul I J. Redmond of Bost oJ told 'Boyl<.' I that if h: refused to accept it I

I he would ask for s.lll another I hc~~:j:i)g "because we will have t ! to 1 ako J .. ,·'np,er 111'OC,,(lural ac-.'

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._ "\Ve don't want to stall this inquest. \Ve want it to go 101'ward, But we need ground rules to advise our clients; otherwise, wo hav cto operate in a vacu-

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"hearmg wouldnot be :reqiiireg; "You could have .heen prepared

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believed' a memo' on the Suo, . ~ :preine . Court declsion whlch, , 'they had submitted was enough

: tc? e:nable hint' t<? make a)leci:;

, ',s~on., , .;" _:-;, . '.:: .. -:, ':\:~ . , "It's 'my general understandjng of the inquest law 'thaf it I <is' not a trial; there' Is-rio de!':-

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"constitutional, rights that per"t~liri in' a criminal. trial do not 'pertalntn an inquest," the judge: -said,' and then asked: '. '.

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;,erally is the lawr". -," - ': ,,;, ~:' . !:No, your honor," .Clark. ,re- ' plieCi 'and cltedEnglish law and

the, ~uprelJle. Court.qecision to"

-baek up his Claim that what he

and, his associates were. asking

;iil demanding all the protec-

-tlons, restrictions, and' rights .of

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.over, Massachusetts law. i' ieded : .' , ' . " the 'Inquest was"so close mere'

.. , . . !pee ed ~o advise their client, '[may' not - be' enough .iime to

-, "Do you mean: every witness '.'. He s,al~ they must k.no,w, the -eonsider- and.' rule 'on ,i-_h"C mo- ,

iwould have a lawyer, or be ,en~ ti ] t f th tr I d

,titled to 'have one,in the court. 'a~~d' imi s. ,0 :.. . "Ja '; ,~n . tions, '_ ,.." - f'::' , ': .. ,

-roomr" 'Boyle wanted to-know, ", "Ar~ the;. (his clients): goina,: . "T)1e time is' of· the essence: ; '.'.!No; only those jn -f9cali>9si~ to eomehere anci be asked not' 'when ther~pu~~tioil pf a .man .tlon as in any criminal case," : <?nly' their name, age, and ad- is at stake." Clark declared ..

-Clark replied, "Take for ax- ;9ress! but every friend they had) loudly. '. ':' ::.: _ ".. " ..

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5 ;':<~~:" ?'[~~~l~*~:'~'.~';" :'-:"~.'.you mean they -should have -they went to, 'and the like? Is' You feel~stronglY'ubGut thls, I

':the right riot to answer certain. ,.this .going to be in 'the nature don't you," Bople' .commented, .

, •"q' uestions?" Boyle as. ked. ". f 'sl d' he "I 'II t d •

" ',',9 a, s an er ca. se,.w er.e some- ,WI se own a- nea r ing on.

i . "Well; not' necessarily,' Clark h I

,:answered, "but .are they to be ,one s \~ 0 e .hfe IS laid open, the motions for tomorrow .at

pilloried and' not be. allowed to -or are we '~OIng to operate with 10' a. m," ' . '.' ,-

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give 'full answers to allegations, cifie boundary dates?" e Iawyers-i-thsre were nme

This is an accusatory proce- . . . _ ' o.f them representing prospec-

dure," ' ;. Boyle had declared, at the -tIV~ witnesses-also submitted

Clark conceded, in answering outset, that he \,-;as not sure a letter asking questions on a question by the judge, that 1!0 . whether the motions ~nd reo ground rules for the inquest.. inquest .had ever been held-l,n q~ests for rulings submltterl. to Some of the questions -appeared I the manners lawyers want this -him by the lawyers shortly be- to bc almost similar to what i

one held-in Massachusetts.. fo~e .c~lUrt wer~ appropriate "at 'was souzht in the motion "I'

Redmond, who is represent- this time." . '1' ? .' . . . ,

ing the five girls and three of ,"I mayor may not rule on _ hey I lncluded: ", I

the men who were present at, them, but you will be informed . e \\ hether lawyers should

the cookout" that preceded Mary: when I make a decislon," he flle appeal'ancC'!'l. . I

Jo's death, insisted that in any declared. ". Gl Whether they would be alother case. in any court in the . It was that statement that lowed to be present during the

state, he and the othors woyJ~l )ed,~ to the heated discussion entire inquest. '

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, '0 \Vl:tether they ~vpU1,ci be' ~i:' ~,RedII!~~d . and "! Dan'iel J. :lO\,:,.ed. tl?e, rig~t to t~as,.?Iia1?lY·I)aley,: Sr." of Boston .repre-: .object.to .questIOns ... -;,,' . " · .. sented' Esther .Newberz Nancy ':,:' 'S ·.Whether 'th~Y would ,have and' Maryllen 'Lyons""Susan

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. ,~ i)'tVtiether \he·~Olir:;.' \~ould 'Ke?ugh, Jack-Crimmins, Ray-]" allow r,vritten"statemellts to be mond Laftosa, and Chl;lrles Tret- . rnadeIn Iieuof testimony.' .' .ter, all of whom were' at the: " G' \hat' .t1J.~ ,~cQPe ·9f.'th~,jn~ :Chappaquiddic~ cookout, , . quest would- be, ' .' ., ,"',' . " ,Atty Joseph' P. Donahue of '

\Q V.ihei:her,they ,wo\1jd have Lowell represented Paul F.' the ~ight to, call witnesses., ; Markham and ioseph F., Gar" ,0 Whether :witnesses·.,,:,otild 'gan,'Jr. and' Atty. James L. ' be sequestered., . ~ , :'! 'Ke]Jn~y, Jr.,' of Oak Bluffs '. Gj' Whether they could have represented Associate Medical

a stenographer present., Examiner Donald R. Mills.

~ e By .whom and. in, what Some surprise was occasioned

! Ttl a ri it e r would witnesses be by Atty Rich, H. Worth of Ed'examined, and what the physi-, gar town, who said he was rep"cal aspects of the. court would resenting the 'Pennsylvania

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Clark, his son Robert G. Worth asked that Space be set Clark, III, of Brockton, and aside for the Pennsylvania law ::A.1.t)llh__Ed\vard B. Hanify of firm if they decided to scnd.u Boston and Richard McCarron representative to the 'ihq~lCsL

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- .An' armed stat~ tro~p~~'- il~S' priviiege. .: ':. . . "', ~ri~~lins. of 'S~uth B,os~on, an 'been assigned as"~ "persO!uil Despite tile threats; he 'con- occasional ,chauffeur" for the "guard [or Dist, Atty .. Edmund tinned his preparations 'for the senator, and by Susan 'Tannen.Dinis. -becauss ot several Iezltf- inquest scheduled for' Sep.·; 3 baum, . -Rosomary Keough, .mate Ihreats+against his m;, it at Edgartown into the. - dent Esther Newberg, and Nanc~o was. disclosed Tuesday. " which killed Mary.To. e he' and Maryellen Lyons, all or

.: The trooper, identified as Cpl. and cast t' 0 inca futl1l·e.. whom were present a~ the 'cookRobert Enos of the Bourne Bar- of Sen. Edward 1\1:, Kennedy out on Chappaqulddick Island. racks, was given the duty of into serious doubt. ' ". s\lol'tly before Mary Jo was pl·"~ecting. the prosecutor. by Dinis and Asst. Dlst, AtLy. I~tlled, a~dL Kenn?y IS counsel 1\:la) . .Tohn lVfot'iHl't>, after detec- Armand Fernandes, Jr., plan-to ror Assoclate i.\~er1lCal .Exammer tlvcs at .St~tc Pollce headquar- be in Edgartown Wednesday 'Donald ;R . .M!lIs, ',vhO. rul~d. tors . satisfied Lh~mse!v~s, that morning for a hearing before l\~arY:To a .victirn ?f accidental the threats to loll Dmls 'were District Court .Judga James A. dlo::':ung but, dec!d~d an aureal rather than the work of Boyle Who will conduct the .topsy on her body was not

cl'~~ks. '.' '. ,inquest: ..' ~ nee~ec1., . ",

, ~,ncs,' who wen~ into- plall~ ,The hearing; which will be No declslon has been, made-

I ~10t'10S fOt'. ~!:.? ~s:!gnment, has. open to the p.tess,wHl be to yet on whether ,a .~el~y I? the. :~ecllrlat. D:;,\ side Ior the past d i ~ C US'S "procedural matters s~a~t?~ t~e"auto?s;., 01 a l,ecess ~e wuays, ann accompanied.him, which may .arlso as a result of \\ hile 1,1: IS m progress, WIll be to, :'"e~nSYlanv,H:,,,. ~OJ:. a court the inquest," according to Clcrl( ,necessal'~~. ,'. .,

he,all'1", -thoro IvLnd~y. . of Court Thomas Teller. . That dec I S lon, apparently

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that after several letters were. What that appeal ed ~o l~1ean by Judge Bernard Bromlnski

received warning Dinis that was that Judge Boyle will listen ,of Common Pleas Court ill his lite was in [oopardy.becnuse to Dinis 1l:nc1 lawyers who have Kopechne to block Dinis in his of "his WOI'), in the I{ennedy beer: reta.med by sevel:~.1 pros- tempt by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph

, C::IS(;, his aides prevailed on hlm pective witnesses at the mqnest, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., on an at-

f to turr, the notes over to the I and ~Jn then lay down t~e efforts, to have an autopsy per- ,

State'. Police. ' gl:ounu rules. under which It formed.. '

L ;DinJs agred Lo do-so, although WIll be held, ' ... '. If Brominskl heeds the parIhe' aparently did not take the [ Among. the lawyers ,mvlted to ents' .plea to dismiss the disI threats as seriously as did his the "pre:mquest hearing" were trict attorney's petition for ex-

~,t;Jrr. However, a·fi'er· Capt. I Attys. RIchard J, :McCarron of humation of: the body, that will Dan~d I. Murphy, head of the I Edgartown' and Robert Clark, presumably end'the matter. . State Pojicl' Detectivo Bureau, ~r., of Brockton, Joseph P, But, if he decides against the a:.1d S{·\ '"'!'al ether investlgntors I Donahue of Lowell, Paul J. Red- Kopechnes, he must then set and t~chn:ci!,:1S examlned tlie I mond of 'Boston, and Jarnes L'I a date tor a hearlnz on the Dinls Jd1ec.s, the l'u1iCG guard was 'I Fenney, Jr., of' Oak BLuffs, petition, and he iiic1icated that ordered. McCarr'on and Clark repre-] could not be held 0 until some

Unc1."l' Ltc. law, tho Siatc Po- I sentod Kennedy last month time next week. "

lice are rcqnlred to supply ] who. the senator pleaded guilty And it is just that last point ~um'(1<: for the Governor, all I to leaving the scene of the ac- that might dictate a delay 01' corr-tltuuonal onlcors, juclgcs of I cident in which Mary Jo was 'recess in the inquest - which' til", various sist.; courts, and killed; Donahue represents is also set Ior next week,·- for distrlct attorneys .. _·jf they arc! Kennedy confidants Paul F" if the Pennsylvania court rules l'eql:~:;.t:::d. I Markham 0( Melrose and in favor of Dinis, he might have ~_iln!~ ,)11)\\', IIO\\'C-;cJ', Dinis l Joseph Gargari of Milton; Reel- to ask fer time to go to WilkeslUI:; n0~-~w<dk(1 hirnsclf of that: mond has boen hired by Jack Barre foJ' the heariiiii,--;--=--"

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, Cronin said that 0)1 .July "19,' ! the morning after Mary Jo Ko-

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Off«:lC!1 who. ch.ecked 'Cronin's log,-. he .could not have mad'" "that run befora 10:30'01' 11 a. m~ ~ If 'correct; tlw;t would be at • l~ast an hour later than the _ t~mc Mary Jo's friend Estther

Newberg .. was quoted' ~s sayinci-' '~h~' and the other girls \\'er~ nrrven to the motel by "Joseph' Gnl'gall;' ~he !ignator's Cousin. '

. In news stories several Clays anCl' the acclrtent, .Miss Newberg was C'reditcd with savlne I that early on the mornin; o~:

. iI,le, 19th, Susan Tallnenb~1lll1~ i anu Ros~m~,l'.Y Keough Jeft I' Ch;~ppaqUlclc1lck Island with

Gat'gan and Charles Trettel' for I lweakfast. at ~Iartha's Vineyard. r

'. She scud (nat about 9 a m I sb,eJI1<UTa-ryellen and Na;lc~':

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when they met Gargan ariel' the others, who were on their way back..

. Everyone, she said, went bacl~ : ito .jhe cottage, where Gargan r .told thern ':we can't find Mary I 3'0.'" . [.

Then she said accordinz to ' th'e -news reports' that he took 'the /girls across' to Edo-al'towl1 'a~d drove them to th: motel, onl)_' to call them on ,the phone 'about 10 a, m. to tell them Mary Jo's body had been found' -that she had drowned despite Kennedy's efforts to save her.'

, Cronin's story was this .

'3 "On that' Saturday morninz three girls walked up from thOe ,ferry. and got into the back seat cr my cab.' They asked to be driven to the -Dunes Motel.v

"While we, were going thero I -I tried to make conversation, I

-asked them questions, the harm- '

.les5 sort o! questions you might; ask any girls getting into your I cab. ", {

,"They see 111 e d unusually J quiet. I ·left them at (he motel,

,an~ didn't think ~ny more of it ',' until I saw the pictures in the

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l'iphotograPhS about a .\Vee!,· ago. <He said he positively identified', ·one of them-as having been. his

. fare' the morning after' Mary J 0 ' '~died, but he wasn't sure about

-any of the others. .:'

; .. Cronin works for a tax(iirnl' i operated by . Christopher '~'.

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! " ',According to company" records, Cronin reported for work ;at Sa:' 111: on July is. His log for that .morning showed sev-

. 'eral .trips between Edgartown mid the Martha's Vineyard Air-port .: and one 'from the airport

, to Oyster Pond. .

It also contained an entry .. that showed Edgartown as the "starting point and read: . : "Three girls here to Kalama '

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: of logs for the company, ex-> amined the one made by Cronin. : :on the' 19th and said. he could. not have. made the 'trip 'to tile motel before 10.30 a. m. . '

Her son, Deputy -Sherlff . -Christopher F. Look, Jr., is :slated to, be one of the prime , witnesses at 1he inquest which is scheduled to get under way here Sept. 3. And, curiously

"enough, his -storv also involves

a difference 'in times. ,

According to Kennedy, the accident occurred shortly after 11:15 p. m. on the' 18th when he took a wrong tum at the Dyke rd. while. driving :;\'lary ;Io

. to the ferry. .

. But according to' Look he' 'saw Kennedy's car at the Dyke" ~rcJ,..ll1tpt:~C,ctiOI1 at 12:40 a, 1)1.,' 'nearly ~O minutes l<ilr'l~'

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Jo Kopcchne's parents have - .. Dr Mills' superiAr~

forced Dist, Atty. Edmund County Medical Examiner,

Dinis to fly to Wilkes-Barre; J:?r. Robert W. Nevin was a

Pa., loday10r 'a pre-hearing signer of Dinis' petition for

conference with the judge j e:c,humation but said last"

who will hear his petition night he didn:'tplan .to at-

for exhumation of May. Jo's tend the hearing next Mon-

body next ~Ionday. day "unless summoned."

. Mary Jo, 28, campaign! '''I think time has gone on 'aide .to the late Sen. Robert. j and the effectiveness 'of a~ Kennedy, drowned 011 Chap- I autopsy .is becoming more p~quiddick Island, Martha's I remote," Dr. Nevin. said in:

Vineyard, when a.car driven I Edgartown yesterday.

by Sell. Edward M ... Kennedy . Dinis said he planned to

plunged off Dike Bridge into .have both island medical ex-

Pochas Pond there Julv li. a.min~rs ~nd Edgartown Po-

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Dinis is seeking an au top- '" Arena, as witnesses in the sy on Mary Jo's "body prior' Wilkes-Barre hearing next

to an inquest scheduled to week. '. ,'.. . ,.~

open in Edgartown Sept. 3. :Stat!'l :fo!i,ce Lt George

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Kopechna died of accidental '-~-'e' -.- ..• :.-~; - - ---

drowning. His finding, reached without cond.{i'cting an autopsy, was criticized by Dinis as "a' calculated

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. an .autopsy is. scheduled for" next: Monday in .the Luzerne . C ou 11 t Y Common Pleas Court, but objections raised by lawyers for M~. and Mrs. Joseph KC5I!;Iechne moved Judge Barnard Bormlnski .to order a pretrial conference

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Dr. Mills and Dinis have 'been at odds over responsibility for failure to conduct :

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· Sorensen denied reports -he ... received two telephone calls,'

· from, Sen. Kennedy the night of the accident, .Soreusen said .ha wasn't in his New York apartment -at -the time and was visiting'

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"If he had called me;" Sorensen said, "I' would have .advised him immediately to do what he later realized. he· should have done - namely go to the police promptly." c

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Disi. : Atty.' Ednwnd 1', Pini~: ~'r an aide, may g~ to Wilke~'J?arre, Pa" 'Fl:iday'

to personally present a petition in the Luzerne County -Common Peas Court for an -Iautopsy on the body of Mary Jo Kopechne, who drowned July 18 in an accident

involving a car driven by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy.' the_ Record American ~1c-crrir"'di'

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And, the - word from Wilkes I the limits -of the law" and of-

Il·~arre \VaS th!lt unless the peti- fered the courtesy of his offic~, tion was delivered ?y ,F~'Iday, including use of office' facilities. a ~\yo-wcek delay m~g~t I e~ul~. He said, however', presentation

• I'" There are no sessions of Jhe .ot the facts of the petition and 'Col11omn Pleas Court, on Sa~ur~ the expenses of -any proceedings. clay and the county grand Jury would be the responsibility of meets iYIonday f~ra .probable Dinis" office. " . " ..

two wc;ek session, Evans'told a .reporter 'he .was

I President Judge Bernard ,C. not completely pleased with »:

Brominskl will be, occupied With Dinis' petition which was reI the grand' jury, .it v vas an- c,eh;ed in: the 'mail earlier by

I nounced. ".. '. the clerk of the Common Pleas

! 'I!:arlier the judge' said if he, Court. He noted that a death

! received, the request by F'rlday certificate for Mis~, Kopecl~ne"

i -he -probablv ' would bO_ able to signed by an assocrate medical

r conduct a hearing the latter exammer, stated the 'cause of.

. part of next week. However, death was drowning. The Dinis

this would require the calling petition, he said, was signed,

.ot, a special court session be- by the medical examiner. _.

cause 'of the sitting ofthe grand Evans. said that before 'the _

'jury:' .':. ' " ,,"". t petition- was sent to' Pennsyl-'

" . Because , Pennsylvania -Iaw I vania, Dinis .should have, gone docs not allow "for mailinz of through the Massachusetts petitions for such hearings, elth"! courts and should have' obtained

er Dinis or a legal, representa-] a court opinion as to the need.

, tive must appea_r In court to for an autopsy" . .

: request the hearmg. ,', t- He- said the two most Import-'

'. In Wilkes Barre, D1St. At y. t' " ider ' .

E 'd'!' d' he had both an pomts to consi er now on

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to Dinis Thursday morning. He an au opsy were r-. , e esrres

'1 Dinis- called to inquire of hel: parent~, and ~. Whetl~er ~~~ut th,e" closest airport to' ~r not there IS any Imperative

Wilkes Barre and' indicated he Ileas~I~. . ' ,

mlzht charter an airplane 1.01 ,An inquest III Edgartown DIS- .

go "'there on li'l'iday, . . tr~ct Court into the death ,of.

..,..In....!h.c- ... .Iettcr, Evans ass~r~d .l\'~lSS Kopechne on~ ChappaquidDinis of his cooperation "within dick Island, off Edgartown, IS,

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~ . "That's on my mind. That's N.H., Union Leader said five 'what I will always have to \ of ;the calls were made',

li'l7e with; " shortly before . .midnight

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live with are the whispers Island, cottage where Kenne, 'and innuendoes and false- dy, Miss Kopechne and oth: hoods, because they have no ers were attending ~ P~l'ty. ; , basis in fact." , 'The other 12 reportedly : ' Kennedy said charges CPl1- were made from a motel in ; ;f;ained in syndicated columns Edgartown where Kennedy : written by Jack Anderson was ,staying.'

arc "categorically untrue." The telephone company ..

Anderson wrote that Ken- said that use of Kennedy's' nedy asked, his cousin, Jo- credit card did not necessarseph Gargan; to take <the ily mean ~he senator made <elar~~ll?r the accident.' the calls ihimself, .,' -!;

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.thus, far, to' 'provide authorities the phone companyfor a record." :wlth,a'record ot any phone calls, "

;p:om' ',Chappaq~iddick- Island oe any calls that may 'l1av~ been ,th!!t cquId 'have', a . bearing on placed from "the eottaga . to

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;. Police Chief Dominick .J. Arena -Washington, 'and the Iike' during

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. :The calls - if .any - would' Company officials told him )~~ve' .been 'made from -the that, to isolate such, i!lf~rm!lt!o~' ;rented .. cottage where Mary Jo -at other than the regular billmg ;.and:'Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, datw would 'raise' havoc with 'left to~ catch the midnight 'ferry, thelc computer setup; Arena .,to-Edgartown on. July 18. ' .Ldeclared.. " '. - r- ~" ~. ~he . period involv'ea would "However, he=quoted them as" .have- been ~om late on the saying, -any such calls would'

ight' of 'Friday _ theJ.8th . to show up in the regular billing Sattir,day Plorning;, July J.9. . .in mfd-Auglist.. Arena -said he' ;- ··Arena, stressed .that he does l.expects- to hear from the-phone, ttor know whether 'any' ", calls 'compimy in' the' next \veek: and, .wers made from the cottage if there were any such calls,'

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death of- Mar Jo I{ hne=-one in' Pennsylvania did not indicate whether they

and another, already scheduled, in Massachusetts -:' ; iy.'ould. fOi'mally -oppose all .ail~

arose yesterday, along withIegal complications, in: : topsy, '.' :'. .. .... ;::.:;.

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I Pleas Court officials ill Wilkes' Arthur Panaway of Luzerne . ~ tol,d' reporters ,yesterday: ':

Barre' said a hearing miaht . Countv said he had· recom- "I" -

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I 1.1a.Vf:: to. be MId there on the mended that Dinis be inforn:e~ my desk to do, and I'm 'not

, petltion oi .a . Massachusetts bYt't'~o~nttetro ththeatc'otu~netyau\,:OhPe~1 going to be stampeded bY'what

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dIstrict attorney for exhmna".' Miss Kopechne is burled=was '

tion and autopsy of the bo.dy· not'acceptable as a petition re- : Dinis' request would "go Into •

. of Miss Kopechne. ceived through the mail. ., : the hopper and be scheduled

The 28-year-old former sec- i The' solicitor said 'Din is . for hearing in .the normal ;'8rary tt) the late Sen, Robert i would. have to present the.peti-' way," thejudge said.'" F, Kennedy-drowned the night . tion .in .person to the Peunysl-: . - It was not clear whether a of July J.8 when a car drfven '! vania 'court, send ,a member . . Pennsylvania autopsy hearing

by Massachusetts Sen. Ed-' of Iii's staff or choose a mem- ':1 'Would be public, what witnessward M, Kennedy plunged off 'bel' of the bar in Pennsylvania es, if any, would be called, or a -narrow bridge and into a; to submit it for him.. ':' whether it might conflict with ' tidal pond onChappaquiddick ~ President Judze Bernard C. l . an inquest scheduled to begin. IS.iaud ,adjoining ==«: Brominsld of L~zerne County, ~ept. 3 in: Edgartown District

VlneY~ld.· . Common Pleas 'Court said that" Cou~t.· " ~'~:

Petitions Tequ~5tillg the: if the petition is properly pre- .' ,In a. letter to Dinis .last

&.utup~y were recelve~l yester- sent ed, he could set a hearing week, Luzerne County Dlst,

9~Y~ III ,:Pennsylvama, ~rorr~. as early as next week on 'Atty. Blythe Evans .said ;that

D,s", Atty. Edmund DIms o!, whether or not to sanction ex- for the Pennsylvania COUl:{S

Nt"";' Bedford, but legal filing lll.irnation.---O . 'C ,: ..... ''' .. , ':to consider an order for an

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1 \-y.~mia-were: headed for a· public quarrel- Tuesday over the Intention :qf DISt. "At.ty.,·

~' fEam.imif Dmis 'to seek .an autopsy, orfthe ,bodyof'Mary'J9 KopecQne~'''' -:., ~.~\:-: "

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\, -quest 'into the accident in which determine whether' or riot' there '''My' ~pir;i~ns have b~en basel !l ,:'MarY.Jo"died, appeared to take is any reason "sufficient to be- on Pennsylvania law':':' under ,~ ~ t1ie,"Pos~tion, that the only au- :Iieve that the SUdden death of which a court order is, needed.

~ ithorization. he, needed to ask Mary Joe Kopechne·.may have It~~ a: ~our:t order we'reIooking BOSTON GLOBE '

1 bthaJ;:.her body be exhumed. was resulted from the act or' negli- for,' .but so. far we haven't re-. __

~ ;iV.~e.cti<?n . of, th( ~i?pr{)priate_ genca of':;' person or' persons. .ceived 'anything." . '.- .: .. -i-;';; Boston_, ·].lass 0'

;!, i!¥assacliuset~:Iaw.· . -' .other-than thedeceased.": , On~ 'of :E;yans" ,ai!les,:wJ:to,de-~ '~~ ~:;:!Tha:eia~',giv:ei;, a distri~t.!l.~:': . ~w.ever; Dlst," :Att-y. '~ly,the clined to !J~ .ide!Jt~fied;. suggest.a :;:t~rney the rlght to order an au- Evans, Jr., .of Luzl!rrieCounty e!Lthaf.the'~rHiuest 'gQ ~o~1;l!,d_ :.:',-:,f~ t-ttor:!sy'if he deems-one necessary indicated that he wanted' some- without an au~opi;y-sin<;e' -one ~RA VELER

.~T.:-and. it· was this, which Dini.s; thing strongJr than'that, Pressed co uld , be e~siJy' authorized . if Bo s ton, I1~s s •

;.~~ntb?~regIst~red mall. to off 1- .o,n wh~ther he would De 's~t!S- testimony produced some-cogent ECOR)T\ AI./IT;lRICAN

j .Cla.I,S In Luzerne. COUI:1ty, Pa., tied WIth, a Jetter from. Dinis.: -reason why such .an examma-: 3 R . I UJ 'u:.

:,'~., ;tvli~~~'¥~~:r6:isb~ried:Itwas .Evans.d~clared:,,",:: :,_. :~!Ol.1s~oul!i:b,e~ad~" : .. ,: ~oston }1a.ss.

;.~c_co.~pame~ 'by.a letter, mak- "My. original letter. still itate~ .- In-his p'et~tJ0!1 for th~ e~h!1~-' ,.

·il ;~g_ a, ! 0 r ~ a J: request: for an J;llY position _ that I, Wi!!,' only I~g and t,he au.to~s~, which- IS

}l, :.autopsy. . '.' " .. ,' consider. a court' order based on bolstered by the SIgnature of ; '- ~'_;.;,~ " :'f~'

:1' {~pinis:~said, iii .his p~tition, he a foundation' of Imperative -rea- ~ukes ,County. ·1'tIedical. _Ex~m,:. ' ..

:' .=~il,nt~d 'the.,po~_t-mortem .exam- .sons for an autopsy," _.c .. }~er:_Dr'.cRobert vy, Nevin, tqe- ':':,

· . ,frtn.atiOl! for the forthcoming in- . Evans said' he was riot ~fam: district atto~ne~ stress:d ,ta . ''',

;~ "9~el:?t:mto the acctdent; ',. iliar with Massachusets law on :nu~b7r of POints. .' ", _". ':

1 ~t .. + .,;"rrlj~ "mJrpose of the, ~nquest," reason why such an examination It 'would clearly ~stablIsh the 'I J:he~$aid:,m:the Petition, ;'is."to 'shoyld.be made. ' _ . '.~,~ ,cau~e o~,~eath and. al! -doubt

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. ~case. 'wDuldbe. resolved. In r~

, f' ' - . "qq~ting" Jhe~ -autopsy, Dinis

.. ' . . , , ' ~;~ought to, have-It performed as 8/13/69

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j ,,'" tqnested. to'· give ·full faith and '~ditor:G. Edward' 'H911and

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._j - r~liJ:fde~ .. 'which, -the autopsy ,i;;_'

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! -", :. ;~' , : ~~The'~petition asks" that: Lu-~

, f ." C' ~erne Countr officials Issue '!In,

~order of notice to John, B. GIb- Character:

. j15ons,: Luzerne County coroner, or

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- 'Kopechne,.parents .of M~ry JO.. Classification: - ' ,

;::;:Dinis asked for a hearing on Submitting Office: Bos ton

' 'the' .petition, that it be granted ..

•. ,<:€ind' that '~isinterment. anJ~.n, 0 Being, Inve~iq~ed /'Y' $"

,.autQP~y be held forthw~th., ,... . "",--;oJ r J J( ';"" . ./~.. I

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tfqr Dinis"pne that ~ jnferrp,d, $!:.ARCH£D~' ,'INDEXED' h "" ' ,

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.:'Tt l·Palt.y isn't at all that exciting." ,

He' said .he had not talked with any of the parties iri' con- : nection with the case and that : he had "no Interest from a lawyer's 'point 'of view."

Lon criminal lawyer F. Lee Bailey iterally dropped' Into the Marv Xl eehn drowning

case-dnvolvlng S ", E~\>.mrd .N.r: K. en-,.'\ nedy=yesterday.

The lax .... yer was [n a group of seven <, men who alighted from a plane' ILl1d helicopter at the island airport shortly before. noon and went, immediately to 1

,'the Dike Bridge-on Chappaquiddick Is- i land" where a cat driven by Sen. Ken"1 nedy plunged into a tidal pond on the,

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One of the party carried a hoIstei'ed,1 nistol at his belt. He was later identified by Bailey asformer State Police Det. Andrew J. Tuney, who now heads an investigation . agency founded by the lawyer. Bailey declined' to identify the

other men with him. . :'

He said it would btl a "Ialr inference" that he was in the' area in connection; with the "Kennedy case" but said he r l'..ll",<J,..I,1.Qt,}'epresenting the s~natori ~Y', . of the oilier parties, 01' the state. . . f

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,: He,aclp;'d: "This 'isGomplete:~ }ly outside the inqUest and in ;i<1ct was scheduled before it ;was even .known that an in:~uest would be held.

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I 'tion that"he was loohing into ; , circumstances surrounding the ;. death. of the '29-year-old Miss

,Kopecnne. , "

;", 'The ·legal cause of her, death will be determined at an inquest requested by Disr; 'Atty. ::Edmund S •. Dinis and set for

!'Sept. 3 by. District Judge I James A. Boyle. pukes County 'Associate Medical Examiner ;"Dr. :Donald ~: lI~ilI~ at the . time of the accident ruled

, her death due to drowning, but '; did not order an autopsy now '

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, Kennedy, 37-year-old Senate -,vhip who received a two-" month suspended sentence.for leaving the scene of the acoldent, was reported at his Hyannis Port summer home for the weekend. "

Arriving from washin~ton Friday '~ight! he .repeated his -desire to. cooperate' fully with an inquest. "I've."' cancelled hu my plans and, vim be .ftvaiI ... able," he said at Logan Interna,tional Ai,rport in B~~ ,

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. Miss Kopechne was a former The Bailey arrival cameas Asked if he ~ouJd' indicate , secretary to Kennedyis broth- "the newest sensation for tho his general area of' interest . er, 'the late Sen;' Robert F. curious who have been flock- in the case, Bailey would-only

. Kennedy. , , ing to' the- accident area. ' say': ': HE" 'SAID, it' "{as .possible

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I HER FAMILY, meantime" Scores gaped as the hell- "I was looking for some- ' .. , :,' ,;': " , , , ;,

has announced intention of re- . copter-with Bailey at the con- thinz " " ,,,The .hollcopter, the, plane

slsting attempts to exhume her trols _. circled about Dike It t>. , • , " and the, party of. seven took

, ,body from a Pennsylvania Bridge; taking, detailed pic,,' Asked if he found' it, he off fOF Marshfield Airport: at

cemetery. tures;':· ::replied:' _. . • _ .,~bout !uid-afteQ102ll. ': ..,'

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Dinis are by-passlng/ Edgar; day period that 'lie'· had' fore-

" [.1';- Sl~ff l~tCOrIC~ town police 'in thel 'prepara-" cast yesterday. Sources dose

EDGARTOWN - Investiza- tions for an in t t into the to tilt: court predicted "some ·toFsTcir"151st. Atty, Edm~d death oi~~hne., .' time after Labor Day is more

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Arena, who' conducted.' the As yet, Dinls has not con-

much-crinclzed probe of the ierred with Judge James' A. death of the ~8-year-old secre- Boyle of· the Edgartown Distary in the car of Sen. Edward trict Court on the many details Ni. Kennedy July 18, disclosed involved, including a date,

.Iast night that Dinis'office .funds to pay -Ior the inquest, has, shown no 'intetest' in his, appointment of an investiga- . file. " five officer and a number of.

There has' been' no .rapport . other necessary procedures. between the Edgartown 'police 'A_ report that Judge Boyle, and the DUKes Cotinty district ,viII meet with Dinis at 1 p.m. ' attorney's oitiee'sinca Dinnis today at the courthouse here moved for all Inouest a week was not confirmed either. by ,

ago, the chief said.' . -the presiding justice or bythe .

At that time, Arena added, district attorney.

I, he offered th~ prosecutor all ' Court attaches called it "a r reports on the case, as well as 'virtual Impossibility" to set i his own personal cooperation in motion legal machinery that

I, and that of members of the would have Sen. Kennedy and force. .' " , ,more than 25.other witnesses, , Meanwhile, there are wide: many from Washington and spread .reports here that Dinis , other points out-of-state, here

will be unable to open his in: on the island within a week. '

'quest 'v7ithin' the week, or- ten- Sen. Kennedy has cancelled

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l tion to liold himself available. : l . Mrs. Margaret O'Neil, trea- -,surer of Dukes County, reiterated yesterday that the county treasury is bare of any funds for an inquest. .An unusual

number of, narcotics cases in court here this summer has further depleted court funds, she revealed.

Judge Boyle has advised Dinis that one of the details he will have to work 'Out is the unavailability of funds.

Only a spacial act of the Legislature can permit the county to borrow funds for an Inquest, stressed Mrs. O'Neil.

I She said out-of-town witnesses would have to be paid $5.a-day fee, ]0 cents a mile travel al- .

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'\, .A~sW.6nt of Dinis, -Mtj:' Armand Fernandes;" was pre- , paring yesterday to leave for Wilkes-Barre, Pa, to begin

. what appears to be a pro-' tracted court battle for the

. right to have the body of Miss .Kopechne exhumed, from a' grave in Pennsylvania. Dinis ' seeks .to have an autopsy per-

formed. .

The 'parents of -the' victim, Mr, and Mrs . Joseph Kopech- . ne, now .Iiving in Berkeley: . Heights, N, J.,. have served' notice they will bitterly op- .

• pose, exhumation, even to the j:extent of petitioning the court 1 ,

. :f9r a l'estraining order. j .

:' .It was learned. yesterday that Dist .: Atty. Blythe H. Evans, Jr., of LUzerne County in Pennsylvania has assured Miss 'Ko- .

,pechne's parents that Dinis ; 'would have to allow them to ; make their wishes felt, and to ; give goodreasoll for holding .an autopsy before -the state. of

Pennsylvania would allow the body to be exhumed.'

In a letter to Dinis, the Pennsylvania prosecutor advised:

"No order would be considered in Pennsylvania witllout notice

to the dear relatives and an .opportunity for them to appear

in the proceedings for such an order, In order for our courts

to consider an order for an autopsy, it would require a shOWing of imperative rea-

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'The Kopechnes have voiced : 110 objection to an inquest.

Dinis, it was learned, plans to introduce to tile court in Pennsylva.l1ia in sUPPQrt of his I exhu11!ation petition a state. ment by Dr. Donald ;R. Mills, associate medical examiner of Dukes County, Dr. Mills ruled .,_¥isWpechne was}he v.ictiJ,ll

of a~cidental drowning when

the Kennedy cal' went off a bridge into a tidal pool on . Chappaquiddick Island.

Dinis' representative is ex. pected to stress that part of the statement that reads: "I have been asked numerous times if an autopsy would have been done had we known the

senator was involved as the drtver'or [he car. I believe the district-attorney's office would agree ,with me that the 'answer would be yes, 'in view of the senator's,prominence as' a national figure and the need to protect his public image against speculation."

The next paragraph in D;.\ Mills' statement sets forth:) .

"I again reiterate that under the circumstances and with the knowledge we had at the time, autopsy was not indicated and, If done today (July 25), would' add" absolutely nothing we do

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'this time" that the state's senior senator would be one of them.

, Other sources close 'to the case however ~aJd tha! the district attorney may have no great>

chcice In the matter. '

, ,!heJ~, pol11t~d out that ~l! inquest is' a legal Pl~ceedll1g deSIgned to establIsh a cause oideath ana to detepl11inc whether a death resulted from 1-he act or negligence of another

. Among those Dinjs indlcakd '\VOUld 'he 'called were the tell other people who attended f~ Cook.

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out at Chappaquiddick Island which Kennedy and Mary Jo left shortly before her .death.

.They included' Nance Lyons ana her sister," lVtaryollen of Milton; Rosemarie Keough, Susan Tenebaul11, and Esther Newberg,aU of \Yashlllgu ton, D. C.; former U. S. AUy, Paul .Markham of Melrose, Atty. Joseph F. Gargan of Milton, Ray-

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! those present 'at the barbecue could ignore a subpoena issued .by Clerk. of Court Thomas A. 'Teller if they wish, since the summonses have legal, force only within -this state, ,

. , However,' if'is expected that :.a11 of, the out-of-staters whose . testimony may be sought will »come here voluntarfly,

, Others who are scheduled to ' 'testify include Mrs, Pierre .Malm of Chappaquiddick, who Jives near the bridge, and who fi~'st . reported to authorities 'that- a cal' was in the .pond, :Scuba Diver John Farrar, who recoveredJVlai'y Jo's .hody, Deputy' Sheriff. 'Christopher S. Look. Jr., who said he' saw the

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tion leading to the bridge more than an hour aftcr the senator said the accident occurred and Police ChiefDonlnlck J. Arena.

. The inquest' will probably last about 1111'ee days, and Judge Boyle Is expected 'to file j his -report on it in about a ! month.. ',"'. ,,!

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Speculation that Atty. F. Lee':

Bailey would be called into the' case arose when he and three other 'men were seen on Chap-' paquiddick Island nea»: the drowning site.

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, 'Ali i~q~est into the death Of_ Jo Rop bn~ in' a.n:·automoblle priven l?y,Sen. Edward M. Kennedy will be h~l~ under hl§: mandatory power, Dlst Atty. Edmund

L:.".:Q1ms announced Wednesday, ~

lnary, J.o, 28,"of 'Vasington, ,,_ :-. " _, ' __ ,_~'::,;., .. ,:.~.,,;~:

D.C., former aide to the late' Sen. Robert" F. . Kennedy,

"'1' qr\?wned when the, s~nator:'s car went off a woo.den bridga over ' . a :;al~ water pOl}d' on Chappa, jf q';llddlCk _ Island, off Marthas

·Vmeyard. "

'. _ The :announcemept by Dinis : ,,!,as maqe at, the' State House 'of-fice.of Atty. en. Robert H.,Quiim . '",after re~eipt at Dinis' New Bedford office or aIong reply from

. Judge James A. Boyle of Edo-ar-. " ,. town DistrictCout to Dinis''=' re-

quest for an inquest.* '

: The letter, read to reporters' , : at .Dinis' office .by Asst. Dist.

'-Atty. Armand - Fernandes Jr

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This' was seen as an indica-: · tton 'Dinis had asked Judge ,Boyle, who presided' over the I -court when Kennedy pleaded

: guilty to leaving the scene of an aocldent, - to name another 'jurist for the inquest proceedings. Boyle gave Kennedy a two-month suspended: sentence and a year's -probation, _

Date and other details of the proceedings ,rei:miin to be worked out .. '

'In his letter Judge 'Boyle in.qutred if Dinis was asking the . judg~ to "exercise the discre-] tionary power" granted him I 'under the law, He asked that' in this event, Dinis advise him .'~if you have and 'intend to sub-

· mit evidence that an unlawful act 01' negligence caused r or ." contributed to the death or that

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. fice. ,He apparently called "Fernandes from' Quinn's office.

Emerging -from. the Attorney "G_eneral's office 25 mihutes :later, Dinis said, '''the letter': from Judge Boyle has arrived ' .at -my New Bedford office. '1 "consiCler the answer satisfac-'

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;i?resse,li for an explanation; :hesaifl, "I conslder'It favorable., Thelettel' contained a 'provlslon: , by the judge that I must further 'clarify under what section of' .'the- Jnquest chapter on which I

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h He indicated he planned to ,·advise the judge he .would ask ~ under the mandatory provision,

~'Of' the law. ,He also said a, con.terence \Voulcnji held-to establish -the time and basic ground r~'riIles of the session. ' . . .. ~ .: Dinis . answered -"no corntment" to questions as to : whether tbe inquest .would be

open, or whether he - discussed the Kennedy ~a~e with Quinn: ' . He was asked. if all witnesses

in 'the Incident would be' sumF·moned: '~Yes," he said, "all of

them will. That is the .purpose:

: Of an inquest." : .

: During earlier discussions of .whether an inquest would be held, Kennedy announced he .would cooperate fully.

., However, he is immune from. subpoena while. the Senate is

in session.' ,

Miss Kopechne was one of 'about a dozen former aides of .the Senator's late b roth e r , -Kennedy family associates' and . relatives' a t Chappaquiddick

Island for a party, described as a "cookout" with others who 'were active in Robert Ken-. ,riedy's, campaign for, the pres i- ,

dency. :

~ . Acco.rding~ to Sen. Kennedy ~the 'accident occurred when he' rmade a wrong, turn on the way. 'to the ferry 'to Edgartown and rode over and off the bridge, hi-~ "_ar. l(-;tnding on .!ts· top ,!n the .waters of the.salt pond.

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,_.' 'Ch:ef Justice Kenneth Nasm,of the Massachusetts District ' COUTts declined

:Monclay to Intervene in -the,r~~gf~of D.ist, Att~, Edmund pi\lis·.~r a~ i!1ques~ into .the death of Mary Jd KQue.rJlue..m an accident on-Chappaquiddlck-Island Involving a

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• water pond on the island off At :jtdgai;town, where judge';

'j. Martha's Vineyard, 'Boyle completed all the court's :

." Judge Nash notified Dinis business' at 11 a. - m., Clerk: that the request. 'should, be di- 'Thomas A. Keller checked the· rected to the District Court at 'Post Office periodically for ":'the Edgartown, on Martha's Vine- expected letter from Dinis. It-

yard. . had not arrived at noon, Postal'

" The letter containing Dinis" officials -said that because 'of an

t'equest was received at' Judge .unusually large amount of. mail, N ' Nas.h' office if). Quincy District . workers had notcompletea sort~ 'Court Monday, A· similar, re-. ing Saturday's mail. '.: .:

1 £).uesi to J\ldge James A~ Boyle .' Also, awaited' at the- isl~ndl .~n·. Edgartown had pot been, re,- was ,Lt. Del.' Bernard Flynn,

.. ~ eeived at noon. . ....~. from Dinis'. Barnstable -office,r

; ; :'In .His· letter to Judge Nash,. .But officials said bad weather " -in which he 'indicated a copy apparently had delayed his de-

-was ~ being sent to Judge Boyle;- parture from the mainland. -

d,a.~cl Au~, ~, .Dinis wrote: _ Special 12ukes County prose-

~ ;'" As DIstrIct Attorney 9! the -cutor Walter .Steele 'stood by .Southern District of Massachu-: during the morning anticipating setts r hereby make a request that Dinis himself mizht arrive

'that .a justice of the Distric.t I at .Edgartown. <:> :

Q0l.!rt beL ~sslgn?d . to conduct Experts believed Judge Boyle

. an mquest In and for the co,!nty would grant the' inquest, but o~' -Dukes County as, proyId~d saw a possibility he would' dis,for under Chapter 38, Section 8, qualify' himself from. presiding. :of ~he .Ge~eral Laws: . He presided over the court when .

:. .: ThiS ~nquest will. ~oncern Sen, Kennedy was given a 1:\ .... 0-.

the death, of one. Mary Jo Ko- month suspended sentence-and a, y?chne of Wa.s~Ul:gton, D .. C:' year's probation for leaving the'.

.who supposedly died by exter~ scene. of an- accident. ,.'-

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attributes, Being a President of the United States - requires .quite a 'different set of assets, including ': super-human stability and. coolness. And Kennedy . has publicly confessed that .he failed lamentably to" : sbow . th,sse qualities in the aftermath of the Chap-. -;- p~q~l(J~~C~ Island tragedy ... ' :. _,' .:__.. :::.; ':~" .~-:-~J:.~~

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~,Kopech.' ne who drowned when Atty. Donis. ,..,

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,.the-'.,automobile 'in which- she request explicitly on General -was: ridihg.f with :Sen. Edward ,Laws Chale 38, Sec .. 8; (the

'Jl\tI::;Kelmeay.'went off· a bridge inquest law). . '

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:~arthas Vineyard.. that the District Court has ex- '

" The 'inquest was' requested elusive: jurisdiction over such

::Thursda\t' by Dist .• Atty. Ed- proceedings and they .have 'no, .. mund Dlnis ill; a;:l~~teF J:o~ :ChJef application to the 'Superior, Justice Taui:o .. ' ,1' • ~ ~ < ~ ~:: • • Court. . " '. , . c: '" .Refuslng the" iiiquest.' Ln He, said his announcement -Superlor Cou~t>the' cfilet 'justice was' not an offhand decision - '

said such a ,proceedirig 'was the .that lie had been-doing research exclusive jurisdiction' of the and had conferred with some district courts, ..'... of the' district attorneys, and . Chief Justice Tauro said- he with Judge Kenneth Nash, ad-

'wasv preparlng this. letter, for ministrative head of the states' 'Dinis .-, to band to: .him 'District Courts. ' '.' ;' 'I .:per$Oi1aUy. if he called for. It.]: Before' the" ,st'ar.t of Fridays,

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Kopechne, 28, o~ Washington, D.' ·;C ... ·. a, staff worker for the 'senator's' late brother, Sen. Robert Kennedy of New-York,

He said 'he would.' "cooperate in a~y_way", if an inquest were, . ordered.' . i ~ , The' senator -replied, "It's" a, ;,legal matter.· I .plan . to

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. Thursday for the first time 'siD-ce the July 18 accident.

. Dist, Atty. Dinis, who serves :Barnstable, Bristol and Dukes Counties - the latter including Martha's Vineyard, was una!

..vailable Friday. . .

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~possibly 'answer 0 questions about the accident: rhe Dinis- aide !tiie 'case left Chappaquiddick also said there have. been 'and Martha's Vineyard within reports' that an, aide of the 12 hours after the accident. senator gave a .staternent to a

,,~"He contended- they we re law enforcement 0 official _ not "~'removed - spirited- away" - in Dinis' jurisdiction. '

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-. <Dlnis" spokesman said it was answers io these' and other .p 0 s s. i b 1 e some, of. the questions would- .be available ;unanswered questions m i gh t through an inquest, which would have. been answered if these have subpoena' powers. ., 'persons had been . interviewed. 'He reiterated an autopsy. He said there was a possibility should have been' held and

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County special p 1: 0 se c u·t 0 r Dinis if he had been aware of Walter Steele and Edgartown the circumstances of the. acciPolice ChiefDominick Arena in dent: that when the accident .an effort 'to determine what was' reported to hiIJl" he ha~ .statements they might have no reason to ,,.,>.dispute .t.h e -obtained from people' other than medical examiner's finding' of

Kennedy. ._ :. . '.- -accldenta! drowning. . .

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-terested in finding out what -ciate, in 11 years as district

:'former U. . S. Atty.. P a y-l attorney has had' to ,9fder. 0rey ~? 'C' _: • ..,.., ..."" "'-'T.'~ , :Maikh'am and oseph ' Gargan, about three autopsies, out of ~ e. request an investigation' at this . 'a cousin of Kennedy; said t~ .. ,,- " ---;-- ' . ,: : time." , .'_-=--'"

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-, {:.' i~ j\'Ial",{ .Jo J(o~ who IS dead) IS to distinguish b~t:

WN'(l IH'ivatc and P!-L o'! " C , behavlor. Unfortunately the '~ w~v]".IL').n:;r\:!d .innu~ndQ3 tend (0 blur . this all-Important line. Let us, therefore, begin an

' answer' to Senator Kennedy's request for advlce . b 7t' stirlli'ltir'g that. he was, aa

he claimed, innoc6n~ of f~tI~ icnpl';)ller acts" .ll:r:Ct Cal U

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: j_ those' who rellsh roo t j II g around for possib1e scandal. 'What concerns me, a n o~ ;;hOlil~\, I think, co n:e e_ r n everyone. is Senator h,cl_1- l't(~dy's public behavlor -~ hls . 'actions not merely as ri. , drizeq, but as. a high public '; off.idal 'who has been pushed . .

· b.' t!w presh1encr of the I UnH<£d. States. To make .an analogy what would we think

· ~f the ~ 'Gaptain ot an ()~e.'H~ . ' ]inet~ wh(), Oil hearing the fire , '.. bell, started rushing al'Olln~ the ',~llil) 'with a., bucket of . wat<:!r? ~I.\U would, I'm s~m~, cOi1ce{k" that he was a ~me, Si!l£i? .. m.41,2,.d i OR ted !!l ~Ul.-~!""""~Jl t

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• cc ~"...i~~~c-Jocal·Q~clj:grOUlld q~ Martha'S Vinezard --mlgri'C-oe in order, It has some of the loveliest beaches in the ,United. Stares, but the waters

are plenty ciangerolls, notably along the south beach, TWo. tidal systems, in fact, meet at Wasque Point on Chappa, quiddick and Ln c e. u t i 0 U $' sWimnier's have em occasion found themselves ·011 the way: to Nantucket. I hardlyrecnU' a summer in 15 'years .when ,

there has not been a drown-

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to 112ar the fire, 110m calliug

-the rescue squad _. 01' more

recently the' ominous sound

-ot the Coast Guard chopper

with its huge Iights Pl'Ow1ing., UI) and. down the beach look'in'g lor a missing swlrnrner, '.

-In short, the Islanders at'e,' ~\ I Date: 7/31/69

: not Iowa farrners, ,They .Iive \ \_I,!'=rliilon:, Home

'with the sea, fear it as only p*W .

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'have elalJo~'ate Ih'cparuti~ns 1;~ ~ditor: c~.:wa rd 1.10 11a til

' f '0 X handling eruergenctes, 'RE DV 'rNe TDENrj

Neith;:r floes, Senator Kennedy • Title; f'., _:~ _ _, _

hail from Kansas. He .has ~

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vwas in ffie water .and -he was fered' from concussion; 2)

unable' .to rescue. 'M iss dove desperately to try to

Kopechne, the public question, -save Miss Kopechne; 3,)" , must be.: why didn't he blow walked over a mile,' to .get jtlie whlstlez " .' :,.' . ". -Tris Iriends: '4} returned to try

: If he had gone to the first again. .Nevertheless h is

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~,house, he could have reached make a .potentlally disastrous

:tne police," In 15 minutes the swim to Edgartown. ,,' .

. chopper would' have been Againrnobody had. a public

;hove.ring over tIle s c-e 11 e response. Kennedy swam off ~lightirl.g. it up anC! the scuba alone into the black night,

divers 'of 'the Edgartown fire ."nearly drowntng? . as 'he <department.' ,',,\'ould' ,500'0 have himself noted. Although one

I been at work. This might not of.the friends, Paul-Markham,' have made any difference - '0 was formerly United. States. : 1\~i~s . .l(opechne . lila)' :, have Attorney 'for Massachusetts," <drowned Immediately - but' the whole 'weird, tragic affair it would, have been a public had a positively feudal at-

,respons~, And people trapped . mosphere. It w;a~ as if tl~<:r~ l.i'n cars, have stayed alive for were no pollee, no nre :

hours wltli air-bubbles. department, no Coast Guard, .

Inste;<i '-Semllol' 'Ke'nnedy 'no society at large. .

ap!>arently wenb back, got two As I said at the-outset, Ed-

. friends, .and returned to dive' ward rI't Kennedy's tbehavlcr . some more (ill the ,dark?). as a man is not my concern This was followed by a se- here: I do not consider myself .quence. so strange as to be .morally equipped to engage

i· unbelievable. Accorupanied in the care of souls. However, .

} by his frlends, he went -over 'as a citizen' of Massachusetts

to the channel be tw e e n - who twice' voted for: Senator ; Edgartown Harbor.. and Ka-' Kennedy I feel, qualifled to', : talJ1a' ~ay' (probably a good pass judgment on, his actioi!,s _600 .feet wide), impulsively as a public figure. I regret

leaped into the water (in the . to sav that his behavior on dark) and swam' across. ,As Martha's ... Vineyard' falls well. . best we',' can gather, the" below' what I consider the "friends said "good-bye" and mlriimum standards we .can' i, went home to bed.' 'expect for high public om-

;.~ time Senator Ken- cials, and I feel 11is._resj_3BfI.-

, 'nedy had-'I) 'beenIn f.l: serious tion would be appropriate .

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fnap?,I:l~y ~'fault'" against ',Ken-, said:. can r~l,e' S~rIOUS ,!:ault :',nedy" who was the driver:', . or, lJO '.se~IOJls :fault". but I , " :: McLa~gh1in saiii fue in;estl~, 'notliing in be~.ween .. Inspectors: : -gatlon . .dealt oniy with Ken- . makl~g ~he, mveStIgat,lOn' for : : n:edy's driving' and not "";;'th presentation ,of .facts to t~~, " . , ..,1 'h t 1 ! ;I!3aving ·the scene of an 'ace'i.. . supervisor, e, ,wen' on, ~.on.·.

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,~handle this case' as . all: 'to . .the Kennedy case he, de- . '~:others/' Mc~aughlin~'said: the '. cIined to ;say. :, " . '. , ;'customary .. procedure 'now ' ,'¥cLaughlin said .a flnding.]' __ ~caIIs, for', a 'hearing. 'before .a . of .sertous .fal)lt .by thesuperlR~gistrY supervisor, When' vi"sor probably; w.9uJd~result in- .

, !.;K~zinedY" or- his, counsel; ',will: a,:. six. months , license

q~~ :'give~' an opportunity .to 'suspension, '/.,' , .

¥je~utthe Registry's-1inaing., , But he polnted- out that an <jha~ hearing; added the reg.' automatic, suspension"of',:111s' iistrar.,:wJll be next Wednesday, driver's license resulted -when :at:l0: a.m, before Supervisor, Kennedy pleaded guiltyto ,th~:., :Joseph .Greelish- of the Cape ~ leaving 'tlie scene of an .acci-.

• and.' Islands. district at, the of-' 'dent charge, and· that-, this 11.ice.' of . the Reglstry , at . 'Hy~' suspension 'was for one year •• ,,:;an,nis.; I~ ·w!Il· notbe- Qpe~·,:to: .. THUS, HE SAID it was:

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address last Friday in which . 'One woman;' Miss Helen he gave his account of the "Hegarty 'of Dorchester, byChappaquiddlck . Island incl- passed the Senate issue alto-, dent, the senator appealed to. gether, and said: "I would Massachusetts citizens to help vote.tor him as President only him reach a decision whether if assured Markham and Gar-

.to remain in office. gan weren't his advisors."

Thephnne callers urging the ! Former U. S .. Atty. Paul senator to remain .on the job Markham and. Joseph Gargan, outnumbered those urging him Kennedy's cousin, joined him tq.-!!6Si&'h9y a margin of ap~ in·a futile efiort to reach proximatej!~ 2~ to one. ~ary, ·!9. Kpp~chne' in the

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Mrs. Henry Parkman of West Cedq.rStreet; Beacon HiII,said in part: .~ .•• Now he i§ unable to decide what to do next without being bolstered by fan mail, Is it possible to imagine his brothers, . behaving in this way? I think he should

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Date: 7/3 0/69 Edition: Morning Author:

Editor: .John 'Herbert

'Pitle: KENNEDY INCIDENT

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. . vannah, 'Ga., said: "'What a contrast his behaviour was to that of our heroic spacemen who at those very. moments (all nine hours of them) were

hurling themselves

ageously onward to moon."

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classmates are for Sen. Ken- dence in 'Sen. E~~~ • nedy. After all, we are the Kennedy and I .offer the fQ1~' future citizens of the United . lowing American Indian pray' States' of America and if Ted er to those who do not.

runs in, 1976, we wiil all be of '

age and vote for him." "Great Spirit: Grant that:'!

may not criticize my nelghbor until I havewalked a mile in his .moccasinsl " ... ;,

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Lawrence S. Dieara, Dorcour- chester: "I retain my confithe

" Mary Mullin~ of Boston wrote: ce ••• Ted could 'kick my SO-year-old mother down

. on Boston' Common; stomp on my dog and spit on me. I would be so proud I would 'never wash again. Everyone'

, who 'doesn't love Sen. Ted like me ought to go to jail for two months .'. '. no suspension of· . . sentence." .

. Kathleen Melia of Beale street, '\Volla'ston: "I am . unable to vote because 01 mv age but-"'all my friends and.

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QUESTION: "Do you think. Sen.

Kennedy should retain his 'se~t -in the United States Senate or resign?"

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Sen. 'Edward' M Kennedy's :""' popularity in Massachusetts is

. undiminished in the aftermath to

\ 'his fatal automobile accident, ac- . cording to a special Massachu-.

, setts poll; conducted for the Boston. Globe, by .Becker Research,' .Corp.

~ , 'This i; the .first scientifically

· conducted .polling of the state's voter sentiment since the senator's plea for a public response

last week. .

: As.of'last week-end, following

PIs' Friday night televised ac-count of the incident, 84 percent.

-of a representative sample of the

· Massachusetts public approve of the way he is handling himself in his job as a United States senator. Only 5 percent disapprove, with

, 11 percent exp:essing no opinion,

.Almost as large a proportion=- , 78 percent - believes he, should retain his, Senate seat.

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· an opinion, two out of three would like to see the senator nominated by the Democrats for President sometime in the till_ure. ,

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" 'In his televised' statement, K~nnedy' asked the state's public' "to think this through with me in facing this decision" of' whether .

or not he should resign from the '

Senate. " ,

"I seek you; advice and opin-' ' ion in making it," he said. "I seek \ your prayers. -For this is a deci- , . sion that I will have fijially .to .make on my own,"

Date: 7 /29/69 Edition: Evening Author:

Editor: Thomas Winship T-itle: KENNEDY INCIDEN

The' Becker Research figures amount to a kind of reply.

1 , The 'sample was roughly half

, men and half women. Its political breakdown was 46 percent Demo- .: cratic, 17 percent Republican and : : 37 percent independent.

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'i ',IlConsidering all you heve heal·d or re~d abSlIt ': Senefor Edvlarcf' Kennedy, do you approve or: .dis,approve of+h,e way .Sene+er K~nnedy is

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Kennedys are not demigods; just plain' h urn an beings, ."

- Nobody ought to hold that against

, Because of Sen. Edward M. Kenne- them. Indeed. the senator may well "ats: leadership .In advancing. liberal emerge from this a stronger and .fitter Iegislation for the elderly, .the possibili- man than he ever was -. simply' ty .that he might .resign. because of the through the act of facing up honestly to,', Martha's Vineyard, auto, tragedy is the consequences of his .own purely I dismaying to say the least. H~ has i~~ human frailty, as.he did when-he-pleadvited 'hisfellow citizens to speak 'out on ed guilty to leaving the scene of 'an ac~ , 'this issue, so this writer wi~l state one cident. . . -; man's view, as follows:' '.';, For all those reasons, it would be in

Military experience in World Wars I: the best interests of everyone, if seems

and II, Korea and Vietnam has clearly to me, if the senator' would refrain from. .shown that under stress every man has,t making any decision. whatsoever re- '" 'his: breaking point and thaf no two 1 garding his political future until next 'have the same breaking point. Further ~ year just before the state primaries" in the evidence is that the effect of stress. which 'he would have to filein order to, iscumulative. The tragic deaths, of the' run. He' heeds time to mourn, to heal, to' , senator's three older brothers in' the reflect _ then decide. So ,do all the rest

service of their country and of an older of us.-·, 0 ~-. ~. •

,sister killed in an airplane ,accidep.t are '< ,: .Sen, .Kennedy's emotions and the known to have been traumatic ~x'peti:'.. public's' ate too raw and painful at this

: ences 'of great intensity to him, .the moment for final, great-decisions, Only

youngest member of the family. , time can give the senator and the 'pub-

.:'J,'his nation itself has shared insome :' lie a better perspective of events. At

, 'of that trauma and knows how bitterit this moment common sense and comis. In the wake of all these shocks and passion should prevail. ?:'he people did "grief he was overtaken by another in . not give ,Sen, Kennedy their trust blind-· which a: young .woman lost her life _', 7y 110~ will they withdraw it impulsive" ,the·r~sult of.pure-accident, accordingto 'ly. ' . .., ,

, the vavailable evidence. " If Sen. Kennedy, after consulting

, 'I'he senator lost his 'cool and didn't his conscience, decides to carryon and :repbrt ; the accident for some nine run again next year, the voters will hours, The inference to be drawn here, then pass judgment - as in duty .they it seems to me, is that Ted Kennedy was J;l1ust'''':''' when they go to the polls. If he ! overpowered finally by the. iong train doesn't run, that will also end the mat-

. of tragic: events' in his family for' which ter, ,But .meanwhile, he, deserves' 'the ·h,~ . .:w".,s'""tjot responsible: and which he "support of all people of good-will. So it

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Date: 7/28./69

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Editor: Thoma's Winship

T-Itle:KENNEDY INCIDENT

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ward M. -Kennedy's appeal for help in deciding whether to remain in the Senate continued today to fI9\V: into Hyannis Port where the senator remained

in seclusion. .-' ,

. More "'than.30,OOO telegrams have been handled 'by. ·the Western Union office in. Hyannis, since the 27-year-old senator made his plea Friday night.

~ .' Hov,;'ever,. Judith Serafini, man--ag-e-' r.:...· --vv

. ~':, "nf th-e office, said todaythat it a,.l)ppar!'l ~I_" : the volume -is "beginning to taper off." .

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; ported four hampers of mail had b~en, :

. '. .received and 27 telephone ,~alls during . the first 15 minutes. the office yvas open today.

. J ames King, the senator's adinin-' "

istrative assistant. in the Boston o~c~, said, "None of the calls were negative.

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were negative." _ _ ..

~ King said the senator's Boston. of- : fice normally receives about 500 letters

it week and "it looks like we-have three weeks' mail here just today."

.~ . . Observers noted that nine bags of"

'~~'-h.L~yere delivered to the Kennedy -. Compound this morning.' ,,-' =::':

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· DUring the. week-end. however, Hyannis was deluged by messages and the Boston office had to intercept thou-

· sands of calls.'

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Globe's switchboard'. was

· .swamped with calls from

· people who wanted to make ,.their attitude known.

. . 'I'he Globe's mail was the :: heaviest in' recent years, ex.; ceeded only by the volume .' of letters received when

John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

: ~. Generally, the mail and telephone messages fell into three categories - support,

- confusion, outrage. .

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"Although I am not a resi.. dent or voter of the state ...

· I' would like very much to see Senator Kennedy not only continue as a great senator from the state of Mas-

- sachusetts, but continue vigorously' his career in national .. .'politics."

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