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   Winona Daily News (Newspaper) - November 25, 1963, Winona, Minnesota                                Partly Cloudy And Colder Tonight, Tuesday WINONA DAILY NEWS 109th Year of Publication SMrt Stofftrt Mwtyi Hut DAILY NEWS ADS TOMORROW- SUN RISES SETS FULL MOON NOVEMBER 30 Year of Publication WtNONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1963 TEN CENTS PER COPY TWENTY-TWO PAGES Grieving Nation Buries Kennedy VoJ KENNEDY CASKET LEAVES CAPITOL A horse- drawn caisson carrying the flag-draped casket of the late President John F. Kennedy moves out of the Capitol today en route to St. Matthews Cathedral for [uneral ser. vices. (AP Phctofax) AN EDITORIAL The Shame of Dallas By WILLIAM f. WHITE Dilly Publisher BY GROSS STUPIDITY inrf lack of common sense the part of the Dallas, Texas, police department (or whoever was locally all of the people of the United States have been dented and deprived of a fundamental right. Not only docs Dallas, in its shame, have to bear the burden of being the city where t President of the United States was as- sassinated, It additionally has the respon- sibility of foolishly causing the death of the person charged with the murder of our President. My wife and I were returning from Minneapolis when we heard, ANNOUNC- ED IN ADVANCE ON A RADIO BROAD- CAST, that Lee Harvey Oswald, the al- most certain murderer of the President, would be moved from the Dallas city jail to the county jail. WITH THE EMOTIONS of nation in deep shock, anguish and even anger, with obvious nut fringes present on the scene, it was utter folly to move Oswald anywhere no matter what reason might have been given. The odds were a hundred per cent to one (hat someone WOULD try to kill the President's accused killer. The fact that Oswald's killer was only five feet away and fired at point blank range only intensifies the lack of judgment used. The people of the United States were entitled, in their deep sense of loss, to the trial, in a regularly constituted court of law, of the accused killer of the President. They were entitled, as a matter of right, as was the accused, to a fair trial in which the accused either would have been PROVED guilty or assumed innocent. If proved guilty, the American people were entitled to bear witness to his execution under the laws of Texas. THEY HAVE NEITHER, They have only the feeling that injustice begets injustice. AND DALLAS MUST BEAR RESPONSI- BILITY FOR THIS. The Secret Service, though responsible, cannot protect any President in an open car from assassination by a marksman in a street parade. A crack shot, armed with an appropriate weapon, could almost cer- tainly kill a President from a building three blocks away and off the parade route. U. S. Army snipers during World War II and afterward were able to kill al- most without failure at ranges almost up to a mile. There is reason to lay some blame for the President's death on the FBI. I have been told personally by FBI personnel that they know the physical presence of every Communist in the United States that in the event of a war-sort of emer- gency that all of them could be gathered up in a two or three hour period. There was an established chain of events in the life of Lee Oswald and his relationships with the Marine Corps, the Soviet Union, the State Department, the Secretary of the Navy and subsequent gov- ernor of Texas, which .should have made him and any others of his ilk observable as a matter of normal FBI policy in the event of a Presidential visit. In the future, every known risk should have an FBI man close to him on every Presidential visit anywhere. THIS IS NOT to >ay that the FBI, any more than the Secret Service, can prevent the assassination of a President. But they can keep tabs on known deviates from the American sense of justice. It will be a long time before Dallas can again raise its face in pride. Push Under Way tor Early Adjournment By WILLIAM F. ARBOGA5T Halleck's adjournment target I It is the fourth such resolution WASHINGTON (AP) Taxjis Dec. 14. Democratic the fiscal year started on reduction and civil rights, Prcs- have called for continuation of July 1 and comes before thi ident Kennedy's top legislative proposals, appeared likely to- day to be temporarily side- tracked by a drive to adjourn Congress and give President Congress. Johnson a breathing spell. The push (or early adjourn- i ment was led by House Repub- lican Leader Charles A. Halleck of Indiana and had substantial backing from members of both parties who believe Congress the session until Jan. 3, with a Christmas recess of two weeks. Jan. 3 is the date for opening of the next session of the present House Tuesday. The new measure woiilH pro- vide funds for the month of De- 2 Youths Held In Death of Faribault Girl FARIBAULT, Minn, (AP) fwo high school seniors were today in the death of a girl, 17, who officers said was choked nto unconsciousness and then struck with a shovel when she groaned as her attackers pre- lared a shallow grave. The body of Rolene Madison, barely covered by earth, was. found Saturday two miles south- east of Faribault. Jailed without charge that night were Ray Van Str'aaten, 17, and a friend, Leslie Ham- mond, 17. Sheriff Charles Car- ver said Rolene and young Van Straaten had been sweet- learts. Carver and County Attorney Herbert J. Cook said the boys ?ave statements relating that Van Straaten choked the girl in a car following an' argument and the two youths then buried her in the wooded area out of town. The authorities quoted the pair as saying Rolene groaned, while the youths were preparing for the burial, and she then was struck on the head with a shovel and became quiet. Rolene disappeared from her home the. night of Nov. 16. ---------------.....Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy and two brothers-in-law head the procession as the body of the slain president is borne from the White House 'LET ME WALK, LET ME WALK' to St. Matthews Roman Catholic Church. At left is Attorney General Robert Kennedy and on right is Sen. Edward M. Ken- nedy of Massachusetts. Mrs. Kennedy Makes Night Visit to Bier By FRANCES LBWINE Associated Press Slaff Writer WASHINGTON (AP) Mrs. John F. Kennedy went back for a second look at her husband's casket in the Capifol rotunda and pleading, "Let me walk, let me mingled with crowds Uiat mourned the slain Presi- dent. widow of seemed re- The 34-year-old President Kennedy luctant to leave his casket. With her two children, she Oswald Slain Jack RUDY By ARTHUR EVERETT Associated Press Staff Writer DALLAS, Tex. (AP) Lee Harvey Oswald may have left behind in death a blueprint for the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Oswald was slain Sunday by Jack Ruby, 52, a night club owner and self-appointed exe- cutioner, who undertook swift, savage reprisal for the Kenne- dy murder. Hours later, the Dallas Morn- ing a copyrighted1 sto- ry, said police officers who searched Oswald's room found a map with a line on it mark- ing the path of the bullet that killed the President during a motorcade Friday. Neither the FBI nor the Secret Service (Continued on Page 14, Col. 4) OSWALD cember. Halleck will attempt :to change the dale probably to .pedite what we neU Jan on adjourn, lial- Congress djspose of measures be- should adjourn and engage in journment drive is a resolution no more bickering this year. I to provide temporary financing The two pending proposals are for federal agencies whose ap- Ihe most controversial in Con- proprialions for the present fis- gress. cal year not been made. Democratic leaders already The vehicle for Halleck's ad- have all but officially given up hope of action this year on civ il rights and tax legislation but feel (hat Congress should re- main in session as long as there is any chance for action. m. GUNMAN MOVES IN TO SHOOT OS- WALD Jack Ruby, Dallas nightclub own- er, steps out with a gun in hand a moment before Lee Harvey Oswald, charged with the assassination of President Kennedy, was shot in the stomach at the Dallas city jail Sunday. This dramatic picture was made by Jack Beers, staff photographer of the Dallas News. (Copyright, The Dallas Morning News, 1963, via AP Pholofax) ad come In a funeral prdces- ion Sunday to leave the Pres- dent's body to lie in state in he Capitol for public viewing >y many thousands. Kennedy, with her aughter Caroline beside her, ad knelt and kissed the casket efore she departed about i.m. Unexpectedly, the was back ibout 9 o'clock Sunday night, on arm of her brother-in-law, lly. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy, s long lines of people waited o pass the President's bier. She walked slowly by the opes keeping the public from he casket area and once again melt and kissed the coffin. Until she had left it at the Capitol, Mrs. Kennedy had re- mained near her husband's iody since he was slain in Dal- as Friday afternoon. On her sudden nighttime re- ppearance, the slow moving rowd came to a hall. When Mrs. Kennedy rose, she turned ier tear-stained face and looked or a long moment at the faces f those who came to pay their espects to her late husband. As she and the attorney gen- eral left, Mrs. Kennedy seemed o look searchingly at the faces of the incoming throng. "Let me walk, let me ;he said as they descended the Capitol steps. At first Mrs. Ken- nedy went unrecognized, bul ioon she was discovered anc iome followed after her party if police and Secret Service agents. It was learned Mrs. Kennedy had decided on many >f the details of the presidenlla 'uneral, including the decision hat the mourners would walk iome eight blocks from the IVhite House as was done at the 'uneral of Abraham Lincoln, the )residenl slain almost 100 years ago. Protocol and research experts had brought to the White House ilans of the funerals of George iVashinglon, Lincoln. Ulysses S. 3rant, Woodrow Wilson anc Franklin D. Roosevelt for guid- ance. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST WINONA and VICINITY Partly clearing and colder to- night with low of 15-25. Oc casional cloudiness and a little colder Tuesday, high 30-35. LOC.M, WEATHER Official observations for th. 24 hours ending at 12 m. Sun day: Maximum, 33; minimum, 17 noon, 28; precipitation, nona. Official observations for th 24 hours ending at 12 m. today Maximum, 41; minimum, 31 noon, 41; precipitation, nrme, Lies With J.S. Heroes At Arlington WASHINGTON angs of sorrow and with sol- ma rites, America and world talesmen bade Godspeed today o John F. Kennedy on his last arthly journey. Following the martyred Pres- dent closely every inch of his ravel to the grave in Arling- on National Cemetery was his oung w i d ow, Jacqueline, ravely bearing up. Her face partly obscured in long veil, she went part of tha ragic way on White House to St. Matthew's Jathedral for the Requiem .lass. So also did one of the greatest arrays of foreign statesmen ver assembled they came rom 53 nations and included 26 heads of state or govern- ment. At the Mass, Richard Card1- nal Cushing of Boston, old riend of the Kennedy family, offered up the Holy Eucharist, and prayed: "Almighty God, may this sacrifice cleanse from sin the soul of your servant, John, who las gone from this world, and so he may receive forgiveness and everlasting rest from you." Near Ihe flag-enveloped cof- in, Mrs. Kennedy knelt before ,he high altar and received 'rom the cardinal's hand wafer of communion. Grieving in the cathedral me the new President, Lyndon 3. Johnson and his wife, Lady Bird. They too rode and walked n the procession that took ths jody from the Capitoi. past ths White House, to the cathedral, and then to Arlington, across :he Potomac River in Virginia. The Kennedy children. Caro- line and John, were at the great church to say their own goodby. When the services ended, Car- dinal Cushing stooped and kissed Caroline. Mrs. Kennedy, her veil, float- ng in the cool breeze, took Caroline and John by their hands. They walked down tha cathedral steps behind casket. As servicemen put the casket sack on the caisson for the three-mile journey to Arlington, John put his hand up in salute. Little John, 3 today, seemed a little bewildered. Caroline, who will be 6 Wednesday, was composed but pale. The church bells tolled. Ths muffled drums beat. Mrs. Remedy tod the rode to Arlington in limousines. Ally. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy, who has been by her side al- most constantly since his broth- (Continued on Page 19 Col, 5) FUNERAL   

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