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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 23, 1964, Mason City, Iowa Jackie testimony released 9 Her story of j fateful day WASHINGTON OR In thi anguished aftermath of the as sassination President John F Kennedys young widow wa deeply troubled for a time by a thought that she might havi saved him It occurred to her that if shi had happened to be looking a her husband when the assassin opened fire she might have been able to pull him down ou of the path of the fatal bullet He was hit twice the seconc bullet taking his life Evidently she finally reached the conclusion that this might havebeen could not really hav happened because in telling th Warren Commission about it she employed the past tense I usec to think Mrs Kennedy gave her testi mony June 5 at what was then her Georgetown home to Chie Justice Earl Warren and the counsel of the Warren Commis sion J Lee Rankin The then Atty Gen Robert F Kennedy was present The testimony was included in the volumes of evidence on which theWarren Commission made its report Sept 27 Some of these volumes have just be come available to the Assoc iated Press While several witnesses have spoken of Mrs Kennedys re markable selfcontrol during the tragic Nov 22 in Dallas her testimony disclosed how deeply she was shocked She said for example she has no recollection of crawling toward the back o the presidential automobile as pictures show her doing Essential portions of Mrs Ken nedys statement after she de scribed the beginning of the mo torcade in Dallas follow Mrs Kennedy Mrs Con nally wife of Gov John B Con nally of Texas said We will soon be there We could see a tunnel in front of us Everything was really slow then And I re membered thinking it would be so cool under that tunnel That is when she Mrs Con nally said to President Ken nedy You certainly cant say that the people of Dallas havent given you a nice welcome I think he said No you cer tainly cant or something And youknow thenthe car was very slow and there werent very many people around You know there is always noise in a motorcade and there are always motorcycles beside us a lot of them backfiring So I was looking to the left I guess there was a noise but it didnt seem like any different noise really because there is so much noise motorcycles and things But then suddenly Gov Connally was yelling Oh no no no Rankin Did ha turn toward you Mrs Kennedy No I was looking this way to the left and I heard these terrible noises you know And my husband never made any sound So I turned to the right and all I remember is seeing my husband He had this sort of quizzical look on his face and his hand was up it must have been his left hand And just as I turned and looked at him I could see a piece of his skull and I remember it was flesh colored I remember thinking he just Ipoked as if he had a slight headache and I just remember seeing that No blood or anything And then he sort of did this put his hand to his forehead and fell in my lap And then I just remember falling on him and saying Oh no no no I mean Oh my God they have shot my hus band And I love you Jack I remember I wasshouting JACKIE Continued on Page 2 MRS JOHN F KENNEDY SAME The newspaper thot makes all North lowans neighbors Home Edition VOL 104 MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY NOVEMBER 23 Wl U0c o Two OM Associated Preti Full LCUM No reak jet crash 43 die Edgington Rigler to lead GOP solons DEMONSTRATOR HURT Saigon rfoVpolice stand over an unconscious woman after she was clubbed during antigovernment demonstrations in Saigon Police with tear gas and bayonets routed the demonstrators and chased them home Viet war very much in doubt SAIGON South Viet Nam action inside the country will Ap US Ambassador Maxnot win in itself We must re well D Taylor believes that store a viable society within the n N lowans picked by lawmakers DES MOINES AP Iowa Republican legislators their numbers drastically reduced were preparing Monday to play the role of the loyal opposition hi the 1965 legislature In separate closeddoor cau cuses of the Senate and House Sunday the members named Sen Robert Rigler of New Hampton and Rep Floyd Edg ington of Sheffield to lead them in their unaccustomed position as the minority party in both houses In a joint statement Rigler and Edgington pledged coopera tion with the Democrats on leg islation they feel is in the bes interests of the state promisee to constructively criticize ma jority party programs they don feel are in the best interest of lowans and challenged the Democrats to match our ener gy diligence and integrity Rigler also declared that Re publicans have no objection to open meetings of legislative committees Democrats have promised to end secrecy in the legislature and Rigler speaking for Republican members saic we welcome it The 1965 session will be the first time in more than 30 yean that Republicans have founc themselves in the minority role in both houses The biggest Democratic land US air strikes against Commuprovinces nist bases and supply lines in Nam North Viet Nam and Laos could Taylor said the Communists to victory in South have grown in strength despite heavy losses Gen William C Westmoreland commander of US forces in Viet Nam said in the Life interview that body Viet Nam He also believes that the out ome of the antiCommunist guerrilla war is very much in oubt The ambassadors appraisal made in an interview with Life magazine set off speculation iiat he might recommend an scalation of the war when he meets this week with President ohnson in Washington Taylor flies home Wednesday Military action outside the ountry just as pure military ction inside the country will lot win in itself Taylor cau tioned in the interview Let us ay generally that the issue is rery much in doubt The winner will be the one that has the ulti mate will to win But the mili ary aspect is only one piece of n US policymakers dissatis ied with the way the war has seen going have been studying ie possibility of extending to he north to check support of the let Cong Some observers fear Communist China then might ake a direct hand Taylor was asked about use f limited bombing of supply outes or less limited bombing n major targets in the north nd what reactions would be He said There are two areas here it could make a contri by making more ifficult the infiltration along ie routes from North Viet Vam leading generally by way f Laos or by striking the in iltration sources the training nd staging area as in North Nam itself possibilities do exist ut they have their pros and ons I would add again that nilitary action outside the ountry just as pure military North Iowa Weather outlook Partly cloudy Monday night in mid Partly cloudy and colder Twvsday mM Me north to mid 40s south of South Viet counts show 12000 Viet Cong have been killed so far this year compared with 6000 govern ment casualties He said actual Communist losses probably to taled 18000 It is absolutely inconceivable to me that the Viet Cong could ever militarily defeat the armed forces of South Viet Nam Westmoreland said Saigon was hit Sunday by its Huong took power two and a half weeks ago Huong ordered police and paratroopers to use tear gas to disperse a march of 1000 Buddhists on the govern ment palace An earlier Buddhist demon stration in which a score of per sons were injured and 40 ar rested touched off the palace march Police swung clubs and kicked with heavy boots to scat ter the dissidents calling for Huongs resignation The Bud dhists claimed four persons were killed but the government denied this slide in Iowa history in the Nov 3 general election gave Democrats 101 of the 124 seats in the newly reapportionec House and 34 of the 59 seats in the Senate One Senate seat will be filled in a special election in Black Hawk County Tuesday It cur rently belongs to Democrat Rob ert Fulton of Waterloo elected lieutenant governor There was considerable head ihaking among tne Republicans gathering for their caucus Sun day over the way their ranks have shrunk We used to need a great big room to hold our caucuses said Senelect Tom Riley of Cedar Rapids It looks funny to find that we can get all our mem bers into a room as small as this Riley a member of the House SOLONS Continued on Page 2 RIGLER EDGINGTON N lowans respond to treatment for fumes ALGONA A retired banker Ralph Miller 67 and his wife Hazel 66 were reported still in critical condition Monday morn ing from carbon monoxide poisoning St Ann Hospital reported Monday morning that both Mr and Mrs Miller are beginning to respond to treatment and had partially regained conscious ness They were found unconscious n their home here Sunday morning They were to have left Sunday on an annual winters trip to Texaa aud had planned to leave their house key with fcugene McMahon He tried to A answer he went to the house Miller was lying on the floor and Mrs Miller in a chair in the living room They had been un conscious about 24 hours ac cording to their physician Dr M G Bourne They had ap parently had breakfast Saturday WRECKAGE OF JET Rescue workers wade through foam used to put out the fire as they ap proach the wreckage of the TWA Boeing 707 jet Phcitofax which was demolished in an unusual accident at Romes Fiumicino Airport The plane hit a road grader during takeoff Execution again is postponed LEOPOLDVILLE the Congo AP The Congolese rebels said Monday they have granted a stay of execution to American medical missionary Dr Paul Carlson pending the outcome of diplomatic negotiations outside the Congo with the United States A broadcast indicated the stay was for only 24 hours This report was made in a broadcast by rebel leader Chris tophe Gbenye The rebels in Stanleville had scheduled Dr Carlsons execution for Monday A rebel broadcast announced the stay to permit further nego tiations as central governmen troops led by white mercenaries resumed their advance on Stan leyville They captured the town of Lubutu about 120 miles south east of the rebel capital A good road links Lubutu with Stanleyville and the attack force expected to encounter lit tie opposition Under normal circumstances you can reach Stanleyville from Lubutu in four or five hours driving a military source in Leopoldville said Observers predicted Stan leyville would fall this week un less the commando units run into unexpected resistance Rebel Foreign MinisterThorn as Kanza arrived in Nairob Sunday for talks with Kenya Prime Minister Jomo Kenyatta on the fate of 1000 white hos tages in rebel territory They include 60 Americans and more than 600 Belgians Kenyatta told newsmen after Sundays talks that Kanza told him All foreign civilian pris oners of war are safe The rebel broadcast said Kenyatta has asked that the execution of Major Paul Carlson 3e stayed in order to permit negotiations and out of respect for Africa we agreed The rebels have charged that arlson is a US major cap tured in combat The 36yearold missionary from Rolling Hills 2alif was sentenced to die last Monday on spy charges but rebel leader Christophc Gbenye postponed execution for one week pending negotiations Gbenye said in a broadcast Sunday that he was willing o continue negotiations This seemed to indicate that he might again defer Carlsons ex ecution The United States has denied aemea telephone them Sunday morning that Carlson is a military man when they did not arrive at his or an aeentIt joined Belgium house with the key Getting no over the weekend in asking UN i members to press the rebels to Tee all foreigners Inside The Globe IN TRIBUTE This is a general view of Arlington NationalCemetery0as long lines of visitors filed past the grave of John F Kennedy on the first anni versary of his assassination 30000 to 40000 at grave Nation pauses to recall a year ago NEW YORK AP A cluster of white rosebuds and jasmine lay among hundreds of other floral offerings on a grave in Arlington National Cemetery A somber President and Mrs Johnson both dressed in black attended a special memorial service in Austin Tex Air Force planes flew over Cape Cod in the missing buddy formation one position va cant In these and many other ways a thoughtful nation paused Sun day to remember and pay trib ute on the first anniversary of President John F Kennedys assassination The tragedy that had reached around the world was relived around the world in solemn cer emonies as hundreds of thou sands put aside part of their day for their own private ways of remembering Mrs John F Kennedy sent a small spray of wildflowers to the grave They were delivered by her mother Mrs Hugh Au chincloss The Presidents widow re mained in seclusion with her two children Caroline and John Jr at their weekend Long Is land residence The mother of the 35th presi dent Rose Kennedy attended two Roman Catholic Masses at Hyannis Port Mass where the Kennedy family has its summer home Senelect Robert F Kennedy and his sister Mrs Sargent Shriver knelt by the Arlington grave to lay roses on it and to pray In Boston about 3000 persons including Patricia Lawford the late presidents sister and state dignitaries attended a memori al Mass celebrated by Richard Cardinal Gushing He called the slain president one of Gods greatest gifts Tens of thousands stood in silent prayer at New Yorks Quints 3 boys 2 girls in Paris PARIS iffi Quintuplets hree boys and two girls were born Monday to Mrs morning According to Pat Montag manager of the North Central Public Service Company the furnace has been examined and no found It has not been determined how the carbon monoxide fumes got into the house 4 Society M10 Clear Lake news U North Iowa nows 12 Sporti news 1314 Latest markets If Mason City news 1417 Comics Classified pages 2425 Monique Sandor at a clinic in uburban Asnieres All were re ported in good health Mrs Sandor 27 gave birth to the quintuplets during a two hour period with the aid of two physicians The babies weighed n average of just over r 5 rounds The Sanders already were the parents of two children 4 and 8 years of age The father is a postman in Asnieres The children were born pre maturely and placed in an in c u b a t o r Hospital attendants said they probably would need Incubator care for at least a month The manager of t h e clinic said Mrs Sandor hwl been de livered of five babies during a twohour period Attendants at the Bourguignon Clinic small modern clinic in suburban Paris which spe cializes in maternity cases said the quints were in general ly good condition One attendant said four are QUINTS Continued on Page 2 Kennedy Airport and in Dallas at the hour of Kennedys death World leaders again issuec declarations of sorrow as so many of them had exactly one year before In Bonn Mayor Wilhclm Dan icls laid a wreath at the John F Kennedy Bridge across the Rhine River Dutchmen flocked to Amster dams Kennedy Avenue to look at a bust of the late presiden which was unveiled Sunday Mrs John l F Kennedy was sent a bouquet of red carnations from German students There were even a few re mcmbrance services behind the Iron Curtain The Warsaw popular daily Zycie Warszawy published tribute to Kennedy In Moscow the Soviet Com munist party paper Pravda praised the late president as man of peace and urged Presi dent Johnson to develop the realistic tendencies which were planned in the Kennedy years fn Washington between 30000 and 40000 Americans their line black against the Virginia hills climbed the long slopes to the eternal flame that burns above Kennedys grave There were young adults and old babies in carriages and aged in wheelchairs President Johnsons daugh tcrs Lynda Baincs each Bird and brought a Luci long stemmed yellow rose to place beside the wildflowers the wid ow had sent There was a wreath from the President In Dallas two uniformed policemen solemnly placed a wreath of red roses on the grave of Patrolman J D Tippit slain by Lee Harvey Oswald the Presidents assassin Big 707 hits road grader 2 Iowa priests among victims ROME AP A jet airliner exploded at Rome airport Mon day killing 43 of 72 persons aboard including the Roman Catholic Bishop of Des Moines The plane faltered on takeoff and hit a road grader The Trans World Airlines plane was carrying 55 passengers and a crew of 17 Eight of the 29 survivors were reported in crit j ical condition The dead included Bishop Ed ward G Daly 70 and Msgr Jo seph Sontag both of Des Moines At least 20 of the passengers were TWA employes or their The flight originated in Kansas City and stopped in Chicago New York Paris and Milan before reaching Romes Fiumicino Airport It was head ed for Athens and Cairo Eight of the 29 survivors were in critical condition authorities said It was TWA flight No 800 from Kansas City Mo Chica go New York Paris and Milau to Rome Athens and Cairo There were conflicting reports on the time the explosion oc curred While some persons said the blast occurred just as the plane lifted off the ground others said it exploded while on an ap proach strip just before reach ing the runway to begin its take off An airport employe said he noticed a flame from an engine saw the jet roll another few meters and stop He said the doors opened and passengers began jumping out At that mo ment he said an explosion ripped it to pieces According to one version by witnesses the plane actually was making its takeoff run lift ed a few feet off the runway then dropped back while the pilot tried desperately to brake it to a stop One wing of the plane was reported to have struck a heavy roller at the edge of the strip damaging the wing and causing fuel to pour out According to this version the fuel ignited and the plane exploded 200 yards farther along First of the identified injured was Elisabeth Loretta Cartley 39 of Santa Monica Calif She was taken to Romes San Camil lo Hospital suffering from var ious fractures TWA identified some of the crew members as Vernon W Lowell the pilot of Glen Head NY William A Slaughter first officer of Andover NJ John W Churchill second offi cer of Ridgefield Conn and H Warren Lowery flight engi neer of Levittown NY TWA said the plane hit a truck used for laying tar The truck was rolled over TWA said its employes aboard the plane were making vacation trips or were on their way to stations of service Nine teen of these boarded the plane at Rome Flight operations at the air Jort were halted Outgoing lights were delayed indefinite y Incoming flights were shift ed to Ciampino Airport Romes old commercial field The plane was a Boeing 707 320 intercontinental one of 59 owned by the airline It can carry 189 passengers Airport employes said the ilane was at the far end of the unway probably just lifting nto the air when the explosion CRASH Continued on Page 2 THIS IS THE TYPE 707 JET INVOLVED 4 Photofax
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