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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 25, 1963, Mason City, Iowa                             North Iowa Y Daily Newspaper for The newspaper tho t mok ei oil North lowans GLOBE E Home Edition VOL 103 tad United PWM IaUnuUon1 Full LMM Wire MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY NOVEMBER 25 1H3 10c t copyThla Paper CouteuoC Four SectionsSection One No 241 nation goodbye Thousands His last trip to Capitol 919 y Quiet sobs are WASHINGTON AP The mournful beat of muffled drums The slow clip clop of the horse caisson moving down Pennsylvania Avenue Caroline and John faces against the back window of the slow rolling limousine The si lent staring masses shuffling past the flagdraped coffin in the great rotunda of the Capi tol y Tragic andT unforgettable these images of grief shimmer in the air Monday as the nation observes a day of solemn mourning to mark the funeral of its assassinated leader John F Kennedy A1 crowd of 300000 packed tight to the building line along the famous street doffed their caps and bowed their heads as the black draped pulled bjd six white hprsesand led by a seyentji rolled in stately pro cession along the milelong route Justbehind pfarfced the rider less horse symbol of the slain warrior with its pair of empty cavalry boots reversed tin the stirrups and a saber siVyer scabbard swinging from its sad dle Led by a militaryman the bay horse was Mrs Ken nedys Sardar Next came a single sailor carrying the personal flag of the President then MrsKenne dy and the children riding in a limousine with President and Mrs Johnson and Atty Gen Robert F Kennedy At one point in the procession Robert Kennedy lifted John whose third birthday is Monday pnto his knee Mrs Kennedy clutched Carolines hand Threat call to friend of Kennedys m ATLANTA AP Oh its just awful and sickening said an Atlanta widow Mrs Jack Kirksey describing a threaten ing telephone call she received because she was a friend of the late President John F Kenne dy Police are guarding her home f Mrs Kirkseys husband was killed aboard PT109 Aug 11943 at the same time Kennedy was injured As captain of the craft it was Kennedys duty to inform Mrs Kirksey of her husbands death He kept in touch with her and contributed to her sons education She said that the telephone rang Saturday night and a mans voice asked Are you the Kirksey con nected with the Kennedys She said she was and quoted the man as saying So youre a niggerlover too Youd better stay behind locked doors Well deal with you 1st tribute to late John F Kennedy f m Jackie Kennedy leads march s Js S f f s f martyred President closely every V r t f fffsS v A v f y 1 l r f f f up Under a bright and cloudless sky John Kennedy went to rest on a grassy hillside in this cemetery reserved for the nations heroes There was a twentyone gun salute to the young leader who fell under an assassins bullets on Friday Kiflemen fired three volleys A bugler sounded taps Present in death on the nearby slopes were coun in j life were his widow stoical and little wVio wju JQQ birthday little boy his beloved John he entered the church with his mother and sister At the end of the Mass as she followed her fathers casket out of the church Caroline cried as though she could never stop The Presidents casket was carried to Arling ton on a caisson drawn by the same team of seven horses which had pulled it from the White House to the Capitol and from the tol back to thetWhite House and to the cathedral with the 34yearold widow of the fallen chief executive and sorrowing with herwent one arrays of world statesmen ever as sembled From 53 countries they as heads state or government Richard Cardinal Gushing of Boston Yin nf the The white horses pulling the caisson carrying pCi n lQdde5 along quiefclv but the traditional nderless horse turned twisted and pranced side casTJefc was Placedon the caisson at S knelt and spf r ouse Jacqueline Kennedy set out on foot leadmg the procession tp the ca the UlcU i j Atty Gen Robert F Kennedy clutched Mrs T6y Walked the northwest gate 01 the White House President and Mrs Johnson walked behind a for last Phototax ARLINGTON Va final resting place of the na tions 35th President lies on grassy slope not far from the er CONNALLY IS IMPROVING DALLAS UPI Texas Gov John Connally wounded by the sniper that assassinated Presi dent Kennedy spent another restful night North Iowa Weather outlook Partly cloudy and cooler Monday night lows in mid 20s Partly cloudy Timday hight in mid 40s other wars There is no other grave in the immediate area chosen for John P Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery but up the hillside to the south and east and west range row upon row of simplewhite stones Beneath these stones rest men at Antietam at Santi ago at Chateau Thierry at Iwp Jitna at Heartbreak Ridge names and places reacj like a tragic litany of Americas wars To that litany now must be added the name of PT109 and her commander Across the Potomac from the grave site is the memorial to another martyred commander inChief Abraham Lincoln President Kennedys grave lies in an open sloping plot with just three windbent dogwood trees standing sentinel They are white whqn in bloom but they are barren now Overlooking the site is the 161yearold CustisLee Man sion Arlington its massive yellow columns gleaming in the Inside The Globe LITTLE PROFIT in North Iowa liquor sales Page 9 Editorial 4 Society news 47 North Iowa newsf Latest markets 10 Mason City news 1011 Sports newsisu Clear Lake news 18 Comics 24 Classified pages 2427 sun a flag at halfstaff in front It was here that Robert E Lee then a colonel in the United States army made the among other heroes southern cause in 1861 Across the green 100 yards east of the Kennedy gravesite a granite monument marks the grave of Oliver Wendell Holmes the great Supreme Court justice who died in 1935 at age 94 He was an officer in the 20th Mas sachusetts volunteer infantry in the Civil War A few yards beyond on Sheri dan Drive is the tomb of John Wingate Weeks US Naval academy class of 1881 US Rep resentative US Senator and secretary of war from 1921 to 1925 The little drive that leads to the Kennedy plot bears Weeks name Kennedy is only the second President to be buried in Ar lington the largest of Ameri cas national cemeteries where there are about 126000 military men and other heroes interred About 300 yards east beyond red and white oaks is the tomb of William Howard Taft presi dent and chief justice of the United States The opening of the gravesite was done Sunday Hundreds came to witness the prepara tions silently solemnly n Justice Earl Warren former President Dwight D Eisenhower and others also were in the walkmg procession m SpnP e Mansfield and Senate Republican Leader Everett M Dirksen head ed a group from Congress The youthful President who sought peace in an age of hot new President Lyndon B John vho b aside the 1S HUSBANDJohn F Kennedy Jr oycaraoia Monday carries a religious booklet whilp f T Photofax Caroline who will ty 6 on Wednesday looks up at her moK of husband out of the church funeral services at St hw he inherited 2G Presents prime nd kmgs m and cold wars finds his own peace beside the nations het roes in Arlington National CemLn1ctor eteryin a grave overlooking f u kmgS m paying memorial of another Sect to the Ken tyred president Abraham Lin V NOT since fhe burial of the But with the prayers for the Unknown Soldier 40 years ago dead there were hopes for the has there been such a gather ing in Washington Because of the space limita tions only those withinvita tions were allowed up the 13 steps and into the darkred brick church But in a moving display of sorrow and affection Ameri cans mighty and humble paid their respects to their slain leader by the hundreds of thou sands They choked the sidewalks along Pennsylvania Avenue and flooded the capitol grounds Sun day as the late Presidents body was carried past them on a caisson drawn by six horses Then came the dark riderless horse with empty cavalry boots reversed in the stirrups the traditional symbol of a slain warrior And after the procession passed the crowd of spectators broke through the police lines and by the thousands marched silently up the broad avenue to the white capitol crowning Cap itol Hill b p All night long and into the morning they passed the bier lying with its guard of honor under the Capitol rotunda Final OK to Catholic rites decree VATICAN CITY W The Vatican Ecumen i c a 1 Council Monday gave final approval to a decree calling on the Roman Catholic Church to use modern communication media to help spread the message of Uie hurch L   

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