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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 26, 1963, Mason City, Iowa f North Tilt newspaper that moke all North lowans neighbors Home Edition VOL 1W Few MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY NOVEMBER 2t 1H3 UOe Cwutotf of Two OM No 24f world chiefs settles fo pressing business affairs MOURNER AT KENNEDY woman kneels in prayer at the grave of the late President John F Kennedy in Arlington Phptofax National Cemetery shortly after the gates were opened to the public ARLINGTON Va red glow of the saddest sunset faded over the hills left PresidentKennedy and 126 000 other sleeping heroes to the privacy of night Gone were the crowds that hadtrailed the funeral proces sion acr6ss the nations capital Gone were the impressive and important of 54 governments Gone were the close and dear Nowthrough the still woods and the open lawns sounded the melancholy boom of times the50 states Even in darkness and mist the tomb small white scars on the the rest ing place of Ms new company t Downthe and across the black Potomac you could see the glittering lights of the capital and the towering Wash ington Monument the graceful Capitol dome and the pillars of the Lincoln Memorial On this green in the face of coming 35th President of the United States had joined a parliament of silent men By pm the cannon had ended their soliloquy to dusk and night came Quickly At graveside there was work to be finished and when it was done the headlights of cars pointed the way through the winding cemetery roads There were still guards of course And down below along the rim of the cemetery the curious and sympathetic pass ersby searched the darkness for the small glint of the eter nal flame that burns at Kenne dys graveside Seven minutes before mid night the Presidents widow re turned to the cemetery By the light of the flickering flame she placed a sprig of flowers on his newly covered grave Richard Cardinal Gushing archbishop of Boston an old friend of the Kennedy family said the final ritualistic prayfers and sprinkled the casket with Holy Water before it was low ered into the grave And it was Gushing who had celebrated a Requiem Low Massi foe the departed President at St Matthews Cathedral in the heart of Washington Mrs Kennedy and others of the family along with President and Mrs Johnson and the as semblage of notables from over the world had marched in the funeral procession the eight blocks from the White House to the cathedral There were presi dents royalty chiefs of state foreign ministers and defense ministers in the gathering Towering Charles de Gaulle president of1 France dwarfed diminutive Selassie em peror of They were side by side for part of the pro cession and for all the grave side ceremonies each in uni form But it was a day for humble Mrs John F Kennedy d new life with her ren WASHINGTON AP The day for Jacqueline Kennedy had been a long and crushing one But shortly before midnight she slipped out of the White House and rode through the darkness to place a sprig of flowers on her husbands new grave An eternal at the head of the assassinatedt After 10 minutes they went presidents grave at her request on the silent hillside Her brotherinlaw Atty Gen Robert F Kennedy was at her side Only hours earlierworld dignitaries had crowded the area during graveside rites for the fallen leader At night the two stood alone North Weather outlook Decreasing etoudiiwsi Tim day in upper Generally fair and warmer Wednesday highs mar 50 JWeather details on 2 back to the executive mansion Some of Mrs Kennedys plans for the future may be niadf known Tuesday according to White House press secretary Pierre Salinger She must seek new way of life for hersel nd her two children Among the foremost question re how long will she remain t the White House where wil ic make her new home and hat will become of the Whit louse school she set up vfo aughter Caroline and some 2 ther children Mrs Kennedy a widow at 34 ever sought nor relished the mblic role she came to play as of John Fitzgerald JACKIE RECEIVES FLAG Mrs Jacqueline Ken nedy her face veiled is handed the American flag which covered the casket bearing her husband Presi dent Kennedy to its final resting place in Arlington National Cemetery eople as well as the mighty t was a day of the mournful Busy slate set up Prepares for Congress talk WASHINGTON UftLyndon B Johnson moved fulltime into the workaday affairs of the presidency Tuesday and sig naled the shift by transferring operations to the oval office of chief executives in the White House He Was early on the jobs driv ing into the mansion grounds am just 11 hoursafter the close of a long day given in large part to last honors for his slain predecessor John F Kennedy and to some what ceremonial contracts with world leaders who came to mourn President Johnson met for nearly an hour with Soviet Pre mier Nikita S Khrushchevs No aide first deputy premier An astas Mikoyan Mikoyan callec it a pleasant conversation On tip for first dayin the new office were meetings witi foreign dignitaries and prepara tion of an address Wednesday to a joint sessionof Congress Johnson in his first speech since becomingchief executive made evident Monday night his belief that the Kennedy assas Johnson greets De Gaulle losv tolling of church bells of marching military men and the oil and beat of muffled drums In throngs upwards of a quarter million of them they streamed unceasingly past Cenhedys in the rotunda f thecapitai for ISihours Some ladlwaited as long as Little John Kennedy Jr was years old Monday a little too young to understand birthdays or what had happened to his daddy Bufc the casket was jorne from the in to begin the ttireemiie journey to Arlington the little fellow handed his mother abook he was carrying aridsaluted the caisson Slowly the six matched gray horses the caisson made their way to a spot near the open grave was be low the crest of a hill perhaps 200 feet from the CurtisLee mansion with its columned por tico t Shakes hand of Soviet Deputy Premier Anastas Mikoyan left as Soviet Ambassador Anatoly pobrynin looks on sination puts the Americari Sys tem to a severe test and must prompt renewed efforts to prove that the system despite one snipers act is superior any other Beyond that Johnson pledged continuity without confusion1 continuation of Kennedy ad programs andpol icy aims without any immedi ate shakeup of top officials that might puzzle and perturb the nation and the world Johnsons assessment of the needs of the day was delivered offthe cuff to 35 state govern orswhp met with him long aft er sunset This was not his final meet ingiof the busy day His sched uk was topped off by a late evening session with Secretary ofthe Treasury Douglas Dillon and the Council of Economic Advisers This meeting took up the tax cut proposal and the broad outlines of the federal To eliminate rail firemen The j pro vision would cover two out of Railroad Arbitration B d ruled Tuesday that 90 per cent of the firemenon diesel loco motives in freight service and yard engines should be elimi nated gradually through attri tion tie wife ennedy She married him in 1953 when he was a young senator from Massachusetts When Kennedy ecame president in 1961 Mrs Kennedy looked with some dis may at the life ahead Mrs Kennedy traveling abroad to 13 countries alone and with her husband speaking reneh Spanish and Italian as she went soon carved for her self a niche of fame She drew crowds by the thousands and Deeame a goodwill ambassador or America on her own She constantly pleaded for privacy for herself and her children John Jr who had his third birthday day of his fathers Caroline who will be 6 Wednes day To a woman with such keen desire for privacy the ordeal o the funeral ceremonial for he husband seemed doubly diffi cult Yet Mrs Kennedy not only planned many of the details t give her husband the mos distinguished funeral possible but took a full role herself de spite her heartbreaking grief Mrs Kennedy and her broth erinlawj Atty1 Gen Robert F Kennedytook their places a few feet away heads bowed A 21gun presidential salute battered the solemnity and tillness and seemed to last in erminabiy And then from a lone bugler he swelling lingering notes of Taps sorrowful yet somehow weet flooded over the hillside and out across the row on row graves of 126000 other men who have served their country The body bearers lifted the lag from the casket folded it carefully and gently nto a neat riangle In the tradition of the services this was for Mrs Ken JOHNSON Please turn to page 2 nedy She took it and pressed it to her bosom Butthe awardaffecting 40000 firemen calledfor preserving lifetime job rights for two thirds of the men and will be binding on carriers and unions only for two years Two of ifive raiT unions in volved in the fouryearold work rules dispute immediately an nounced they wouldrgotocourt and try to upset the decision oh grounds that the arbitration panel exceeded its authority Under the attrition formula new firemen would not be hired for jobs that were declared un necessary when the men hold ing them retired died quit or were discharged for cause The ruling however guaran teed that the unions could re tain 10 per cent of the jobs in each of the freight and yard categories which the railroads seek to eliminate The decision would be binding for two years effectiveJan 25 It would result in gradual aboli tion of 90 per cent of the fire man jobs in both freight and Latest markets U yard engines with broad bene Mason City news U17 fits for those displaced Clear Lake news 18 three firemennow working Most firemen with less than 10 years seniority wouldretain their job rights unless they are offered a comparable jobby the railroad They would be guaranteed annual earnings equal to those they received as firemen for up to five years Newly hired firemen would re ceive up to three months sepa ration pay and those who work irregularly in the past two years would receive separation pay equal to their earnings during the preceding two years Fire men who had not worked at their job for two years would be discharged without any bene fits Inside The Globe HOW IT ALL began for Lyndon B Johnson Page 3 Editorials 4 Society news Mll Sports news 1314 Comics 15 Farm news 21 Classified pages 2223 North Iowa news 24 Jack Ruby indicted by jury in Oswald death DALLAS office Dist Atty Henry Wade an npunced that Jack Ruby was in dicted Tuesday on charges of murder in the slaying of Lee Harvey Oswald the man ac cused of assassinating President Kennedy The trial Is scheduled for Dec 9 in Texas District Court How ever such trials oltea are post poned The indictment was for mur der with malice for which the maximum penalty is death Ruby 52yearold owner of a strip tease night club and a dance hall shot Oswald to death Sunday as the man accused of killing Kennedy was being transferred between jails The shooting was viewed by newsmen officers and a na tionwide television audience The ruling was a blow to the brotherhood of locomotive fire men and enginemen BLFE which had argued that firemen were needed on diesel trains for safety and efficiency At stake are 33000 firemens jobs on 195 of the nations lead ing railroads The board decided to provide lifetime job guarantees where jobs are firemen with 10 or more years of senior ity Boardspokesman said this r On the other major issue de cided by the board a dispute over the proper size of train crews was sent back to indi vidual railroads and unions for negotiation and arbitration in case of deadlock Review of crew sizes would be possible in y ar service branch lines and that portion of passenger and freight road serv ice where there are more or less than two trainmen Even where jobs are found unnecessary those holding them would be eliminated by attrition when they retire die quit or are discharged for cause Three neutral board mem bers joined with two carrier representatives in the majority opinion The two union members of president H E Gilbert and trainmen vice presi dent Ray H sented sharply SAME ftcfcly Dcptrtaimt Black Flat MtMl to U
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