On Saturday (23rd), as A.J. was on checkpoint duty in front of the Paine house, Rose, Stovall and McCabe returned as detailed by the Warren Commission testimony of Rose:
Mr. Ball. On Saturday morning you went out to Irving again?
Mr. Rose. Yes, sir, I did.
Mr. Ball. At this time you had a search warrant?
Mr. Rose. Yes, sir, I did.
Mr. Ball. What did you search on this day?
Mr. Rose. We made a search of the garage, mainly, on this day since quite a bit of Lee Oswald's property was in the garage.
Mr. Ball. What did you find there?
Mr. Rose. Well, I found two sea bags, three suitcases, and two cardboard boxes and all of them contained numerous items of property of Oswald.
Mr. Ball. Did you find some pictures?
Mr. Rose. Yes, I found two negatives first that showed Lee Oswald holding a rifle in his hand, wearing a pistol at his hip, and right with those negatives I found a developed picture–I don't know what you call it, but anyway a picture that had been developed from the negative of him holding this rifle, and Detective McCabe was standing there and he found the other picture–of Oswald holding the rifle.
Mr. Ball. What color were the sea bags?
Mr. Rose. I believe they were kind of an off white–I would call them–more of a greyish-white.
Logically any person on an investigative committee such as the Warren Commission would want to know how andwhere the Irving police officer found the second backyard Oswald picture. But Mr. Ball does not ask any questions about McCabe's discovery when questioning Rose. The Warren Commission does not take the sworn testimony of John McCabe. What was so important about McCabe's critical discovery that the Warren Commission had to cover-uphow and where McCabe found the second Oswald backyard photo? Obviously the second photo was not in the sea bag. But A.J. Phillips fills in the blanks and answers the questions of the McCabe mystery.
As Officer Phillips took a short break after working the vehicle checkpoint since 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning, his good friend and fellow Irving officer John McCabe approached him with a big smile. "Lookee here, Red," McCabe said in a low whisper. In one hand McCabe was handling a print of the photo featuring Oswald holding a rifle and a pistol. In McCabe's other hand was a blanket.
The photo with an "Oswald" holding a rifle and paper was in the custody of Dallas Police detective Guy Rose and printed on the cover of Life. According to Phillips, McCabe found his print of the Oswald backyard photo in the Paine garage while the photo was covered in a second blanket. Also according to Phillips, Rose told him the blanket was laying in plain view on the floor of the garage. So this second blanket containing the backyard photo of Oswald holding a rile in his right hand and a pistol in his left hand was not discovered on Friday afternoon by six police officers, nor by Ruth Paine and Marina Oswald.