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   Greenville Delta Democrat Times (Newspaper) - November 29, 1963, Greenville, Mississippi                               Bella Mayor-elect Pat Dunne contributed the first to the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal today. A goal o! has been set to thus make possible the Army's Christmas and winter relief programs. Left to right are Capl. Herbert Walters, Dunne, Christmas Chairman Mack Mooney and Corps Cadet Judy Huddleston. (Staff Photo) Teacher Killed 'mis Summit Session MOSCOW (UPI) Deputy Premier Anastas Miko- yan, said Thursday night he was "very satisfied" with his talks with President Johnson, already has given Premier Nikita Khrushchev a briefing on them, informed sources said today. Soviet sources said Khrush- with the United -States. chev is anxious for a meeting Mikoyan, who attended Presi- with Johnson as soon as possi- 'dent Kennedy's funeral as the 'Stockholm or. another neu- official 'Soviet representative tral' capital, was being men- tioned as a possible site. IN related Com- munist China continued its at- tacks on the late President and the Soviet Union announced new rocket tests in the Pacific as part of its .space competition North Mississippi: Clearing and cooler today with some light rain in east portion forenoon; high 43 to 55. Clear and colder to- night; low 26 to 32. Saturday fair And not so cold U.S. Observer Brodie Crump re- ported high temperature for 24 hours preceding 8 a.m. today 55 degrees, low temperature 33 de- grees. Temperature 40 at 8 a.m. Rainfall 1.21 inches. met afterwards with Johnson and Secretary of State Dean Rusk. Terrorists impose Venezuela 'Curfew' CARACAS, Venezuela (UPI) Pro-Castro terrorists announced today they would impose a "curfew" backed by gunfire throughout Venezuela starting at midnight tonight in a final desperate attempt at blocking Sunday's scheduled general elections. Leaflets circulated surrepti- tiously through the city and signed by the underground Armed Forces for National Lib- eration (FAI.N) said armed terrorists will fire on anyone found outside their homes after midnight. News Briefs SPECIAL NOTE TO SUBSCRIBERS The circulation department of the Delta Democrat-Times reminds all subscribers that newspaper carrier boys will begin making collec- tions today. The department would appreciate every subscriber having his money ready so that carriers will not' have to make several trips for their collections. ADVENT CORPORATE COMMUNION An Advent Corporate Communion for men and boys will be held Sunday at 7 a.m. and again at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Redeemer. Those in charge will be the Rev. S. W. Foster and lire Rev. Paul M. Thompson, Vicar. GENERAL PAXTON DOING WELL General A. G. Paxton was reported today as doing well in King's Daughters Hospital where he is under observation and treatment. Gen. Paxton entered the hospital Wednesday. "MESSIAH" REHEARSAL A rehearsal for Handel's "Messiah" will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. in the sanctuary of the First Methodist Church, with presentation scheduled for Dec. 15. According to director Gordon E. Brown, the chorus is open to the public and anyone interested in taking part is urged to attend the Sunday rehearsal. A nursery will be provided. Mrs. James Dunn is the organist. WINDS CREATE POWER FAILURE High wind yesterday was blamed for a temporary electric power failure in the Alexander-Eureka Street area. Employes at Mississippi Power and Light Company said the wind blew a limb onto a power line, disrupting power in the area for about 20 minutes. Near Hollandale LELAND A rash of acci- dents over the Thanksgiving ho- lidays resulted in one death and five injuries in the Leland-Hol- lahdale vicinity. Dead is Carl Bickham, about 25, of Hollandale, passenger in a car driven by Sammy Hay, 30, also of Hollandale. According to Highway Patrolman Appfe- ton Raincy of Belzoni, the acci- dent occurred about a.m. today on Highway 12 four miles east of Hollandale. TWO other passengers In ths car Charles Briscoe, 23, and Johnny Earl James, 20, were rushed to the Lei and City Hos- pital along with the driver and Bickham, who was pronounced dead on arrival. Hay and Bris- coe were transferred to General Hospital in Greenville about a.m. The extent of their Injuries was not determined. James, who remained in Leland City Hospital is reported in satisfactory condi- tion. See Teacher Page 2 Nation's Holiday DeaSh Toil Moves Beyond 200 Mark By United Press International The death pace on the na- tion's highways fell below the normal for a non-holiday week- end on the second day of tha long Thanksgiving holiday to- day. Since the holiday period be- gan at C p.m. Wednesday, auto- motive deaths had been occur- ring at the rate of 4.1 an hour. The National Safety Council said the average death toll for a non-holiday period would be approximately 4.6 an hour. A United Press International count at 11 a.m. EST showed 170 traffic deaths in the holi- day's first 41 hours. The breakdown: Traffic 170 Fires 9 Planes 10 Miscellaneous 25 Total 214 RED STREAK FINAL 75 Year United Press.International Greenville, Mississippi Friday, November 29, 1963 Price 5c No. 77 Johnson Te To Get Level Board Slated To Probe Assassination WASHINGTON (UPI) The House and Senate met briefly today, then adjourned until after the weekend when Congress is expected to buckle down to work on the legislative requests of President Johnson._______ Administration lieutenants were gearing for a speedup of activity in the face of demands by Johnson for quick decisions on the tax cut and civil rights programs initiated by the late President John F. Kennedy. THE at noon EST held a 36-minute session compared to only one minute by the Senate which met at 9 a.m. The House session ran longer than expected as Democratic Whip Hale Boggs, D-I.a., an- nounced that Johnson is creat- ing a top-level board of inquiry to investigate the Kennedy assas- sination in Dallas one week ago today. Boggs disclosed this after several House members ex- pressed concern that rival House and Senate committee hearings might ntuddla the sit- uation. LBJ Appeals For Fairness WASHINGTON (UPI) President Lyndon B. John- son appealed to the Ameri- can people in a nationwide telecast Thursday to "ban- ish rancor and malice" so the nation can face its prob- lems united. Johnson also expressed confi- dence that the tragedy of Ken- nedy's assassination had bound America together. "A great leader is dead, a great nation must move he said. "Yes- terday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or to lose. "I AM resolved that we shall win the tomorrows before us. So I ask you to join me in that resolve, determined that from this midnight of tragedy, we shall move toward a new American greatness." Speaking slowly and solemn- ly, Johnson said that "a deed that was meant to tear us apart has bound us together." He asl.cd the "help, the strength, the prayers" of the American people, as well as God's guidance. Pleading for a closing of ranks, Johnson said that "we must make our society well and whole for the task ahead." He called for unity in North and South, East and West, free of the burdens of hate and prej- udice "we have borne loo long." About 75 House members were present for today's short session. Only three senators attended the one-minute session which was required under congression- al rules that the House and Sen- ate meet at least every three days unless there is a formal recess or adjournment. Sen. Lee Metcalf, D-Monl., presided in the senate and read one routine order before gavel- ing a recess until Tuesday at noon. The other senators pres- ent were Olin D. Johnston, D- S.C., and Roman L. Hruska, R- Neb. Chairman Harry F. Byrd, D- Va., promised to finish public hearings on the billion tax cut bill Dec. 6. The hearings ara scheduled to resume Mon- day. Once they are over, how- ever, the committee must vote on 30 to 40 amendments in closed lessioiu. ACTION on the civil rights bill, however, is another matter. Johnson's unqualified support for the measure did not seem likely to change any votes. Southern opponents expressed regret that he called for quick action on the Kennedy proposal. However, its supporters be- lieve the President's assassina- tion may have provided a strong enough push to win ap- proval -most sweeping.- civil rights bill ever to coma out of congress. The bill now is before the House Rules Committee. Chair- man Howard W. Smith, D-Va., has given no sign he will do anything to speed its trip to tha floor despite Johnson's Pica. White House Opens For Public Tours WASHINGTON (UPI) The White House, still draped in mourning crepe, opens for pub- lic tours again today at the re- quest of Mrs. Jacqueline Ken- nedy. Visitors will see the famed East Room, the largest in the executive mansion, as it looked when the body of Mrs. Kenne- dy's husband lay in repose there last weekend. President Kennedy was assassinated just one week ago in Dallas, Tex. The former First Lady in- spected the East. Room and tha other pu'-ilic rooms of the White House before she flew to Hy- annis Port, Mass., Thursday to spend Thanksgiving with ths Kennedy family. Colonel Everefl Accepls New Post Col. Warren S. Everett, Vicks- burg District Engineer of tha U. S. Corps of Engineers, has accepted a civilian appointment with the State Department ef- fective Dec. 1, us chief of the Public Works Division of the Agency for International De- velopment's Mission in Saigon, Vietnam. Col. Everett retires from the Army Saturday after 28 years active service. Leaders Impressed LONDON its first stock-taking of. President Lyn- don B. Johnson, Europe has given him a thumbs .up vote. After the first shock over the assassination of President Ken- nedy, and even some panic, a mood of confidence that lead- ership of the Western alliance remains in strong hands ap- pears to have taken hold. ONLY events and the manner in which Johnson deals with them can prove the final ver- dict of America's allies, but a survey of European capitals by United Press International re- porters shows that at the outset "Johnson has made-a ".good im- pression. Many of Europe's leading statesmen were able to make their first assessment of the new President when they went to Washington for the Kencdy funeral rites. Others base their hope in Johnson on what they have seen of him on his trips as vice president, and on his statements and speeches of the past week. WASHINGTON (UPI) President Johnson told tha nation's military leaders today that he expects them to abide by his economy pledge to Congress that the govern- ment will get "a dollar's value for a dollar spent" under his The White House said John- son emphasized this point to the Joint Chiefs of Staff at his first formal meeting with them as President. Acting Press Secretary An- drew T. Hatcher said the lead- ers outlined (heir operating pro- cedures to Johnson and that Hie new President did not con- template calling for any change in this arrangement. JOHNSON'S meeting with Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor, chairman, a cdnetoh rjtfh ohn ihws cetio and the other joint chiefs who are the military heads of each armed service, began a busy round of conferences today by the President on international and domestic matters. He began his day with an in- telligence briefing from Mc- George Dundy, special assistant for national security affairs. The Bundy briefing will be- come a dnily event. Under tho late President John F. Kennedy, the intelligence briefings had been conducted by military aides. t AFTER sitting for his first for- mal portraits at his" White House desk, Johnson met with the joint chiefs and then con- ferred with Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara, Bundy and Central Intelligence Agency Director John A. McCone. He next met with Secretary of Stale Dean Rusk for a fur- ther discussion of foreign policy and security matters. Then, he discussed pending legislative problems with special congressional liaison aide, and deputy special counsel Myer Feldman. Johnson discussed legislative matters by telephone with House Speaker John W. McCormack and Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield. It was an- nounced that these contacts would also be part of the Presi- dent's daily routine. Next on Johnson's schedule was a meeting with Roy Wil- kins, executive secretary of the National Association for the Ad- vancement of Colored Peopls This centered oh lha: civil rights program on which Johnson called for action when he addressed a joint session of Congress Wednesday. In that address, Johnson to administer federal spending with the utmost thrift and frugality. "I will insist that the govern- ment get a dollar's value for 4 dollar spent. The government will set an example of prudenca and economy. This does not mean we will not meet our un- filled needs or that we will not honor our commitments. We will do bosh." Missile, Space Workers Report To Cape Kennedy CAPE KENNEDY About missile and space workers reported for work today at Cape Kenne- dy instead of Cape Canav- eral. By an edict of President Lyn- don B. Johnson Thursday, America's No. 1 moonport waj renamed for his martyred pre- decessor. IT was a dramatic Thanksgiv- Ing Day tribute to John Fitzger-: aid Kennedy, who gave thii Cape its mightitst of' sending a three-man team of Americans to the moon this dec- ade and who defended dream of space exploration vir-i tually unto the day of his death, It was a surprise to the thou- sands of space program em- ployes whose spectacular ex- ploits on this launching center i made it a "magic on a par with Washington, New York and Moscow, in a dozen short years. THE change hit the Canaveral environs with a mixture of heartfelt wish that slain President be honored in a singularly fitting way, mingled f with a reluctance to give up thai cherished name that has coma to be synonymous with U.S. space achievements. Newly Elected Getting set for duties as directors of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce are these seven civic leaders, along with three others not pictured. Left to right, C. S, Tindall, William Rode, Charles Mitchell, W. G. Kimbrell, lecled president of the board for 19SJ, Palmer Farnsworth, M. T. Draughon and Tom Coppage! Not pictured are Frank Baird Jr., George Mansour and James Webb. They will work with II other directors already in office. (Staff Photo) The Last, Futile Minutes In Dallas Hospital "I Believe You Had Better Step Outside...Cal3 A Priest... His Eyes Are Fixed And Dilated" By BRUCE MILLER DALLAS is now possible to reconstruct in detail the events that took place in Parkland Memorial Hospital one week ago today shortly aft- er President Kennedy was mor- tally wounded by an assassin's bullets. The first call came to Park- land from the Dallas Police De- partment. President has been shot. He is on the way to Parkland." Surgical teams sprang into action. DR. Charles James Carrico, a resident in surgery, was in the emergency room when a Secret Serviceman burst through the swinging doors. A second one, with a sub-machine gun cradled in his arms, was right on his heels. The first agent asked for two portable hospital carts. He called them "stretchers." One for Gov. John Connally, the oth- er for the President. In moments the portable carts were wheeled into emergency operating room No. I. Connally was first. Tiien the President, with Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy walking beside the. car, holding his head, her pink suit bloody. Connally was wheeled into room No. 2, an identical 15 by 10 foot room directly across the hall. Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson walked in, hand on chest. Sen. Ralph Yarborough, who had been riding in the mo- torcade with him, was in tears. At first, some feared Johnson might have suffered a heart at- tack. THE operating table in room No. 1 had been shoved out of the way. The doctors were mov- ing so swiftly they did not want to take lime to lift the Presi- dent off tho cart. Dr. Carrico, the first man in the room, forced a.i cmlotrarh- cal (breathing tube) down the President's windpipe as Dr. Malcolm Perry, an assistant professor of surgery, dashed in. Perry decided further help in breathing was needed. The first bullet had opened the windpipe. Dr. Perry inserted a tube through the bullet hole. Dr. Charles Baxter, assistant professor of surgery and direc- tor of student health science, arrived it this time. Mrs. Ken- nedy still was in the room. Bax- ter glanced at her and said "I believe you had better step out- side." THERE were five staff mem- bers hovering around Kennedy at the time. Whenever one made an observation, the oth- ers immediately agreed. Mrs. Kennedy turned to a While House aide in the corri- dor and said: "Call a priest." The aide relayed the message to Steve I-andregan, assistant lo hospital administrator C. J. Price. I.anclregan immediately called the nearby Holy Trinity Catholic Church. More doctors rushed lo Ken- nedy's side. There were 15 in all. Besides Perry, Carrico, and Baxter, there were Drs. Wil- liam Kemp Clark, chairman of ncurosurgery; Robert McClel- land, assistant professor of sur- gery; M. T. Jenkins, chairman of anesthesiology; Fouad A. Ba- shour, associate professor of internal medicine; Ariolph Gie- secke, clinical associate in an- esthesiology; Paul C. Peters, as- sistant professor of urology; Dr. Ronald C. Jones, senior res- ident in surgery; Charles Cren- shaw, surgery resident; Gene Akin, anesthesiology resident; Jackie H. Hunt, anesthesiology fellow; D Curtis, oral surgery resident, and Kenneth Salyer, surgery resident. Carrico remembered reading that Kennedy suffered adrenal deficiency and immediately ad- ministered hydro-cortisone. Jones began a "cut-down" on Kennedy's left arm lo insert a catheter a device to force more blood into a vein and keep the passage open. Curtis com- pleted the same procedure on the left leg. Lactated Ringer's solution (a crystaloid solution sometimes called white blood and used un- til whole blood can be obtained) was pumped in. in seconds, a technician from the bood bank arrived with "0" negative blood (universal donor) and it was started. TO feed the blood faster, hand pumps were used. By now, the cart had been elevated at the foot to help the blood get back to the heart. Then one of the doctors no- ticed a frothing of the blood in the neck wound. "He's bubbling the doctor said. This means a hole in the lung. Peters and Baxter immediate- ly inserted a tubt into the right upper part of the chost. just be- low the shoulder, lo re-expand the lungs and keep them from collapsing. Perry and Jones at the same time inserted a simi- lar tube on the left. Doctors and nurses raced in and out. Each time the operat- ing room door opened, Mrs. Kennedy tried to look in. "What is she would ask. "How is CLARK, the neurosurpeon, had run all the way from the medi- cal school. He was one of the last of the team to arrive. He raced through the emergency room door not more than five minutes after the President was brought in. Clark looked down at the President. The eyes were open, staring back, sightless. "His eyes are fixed and di- Clark said. Any first year medic.il stu- dent knows this means that there is no hope for the pa- tient. Clark had a "torpedo" hooked up immediately to Ken- nedy. This is a small machine with a scope that shows a heart- beat in waves as a little green light travels from one side to an- other. The green light moved straight across with a hopeless- ly steady line. CLARK looked up at Perry. "It's too late, he said. But Perry grabbed a stool, placed his knee on it to give him leverage and began giving Kennedy closed chest message using his fist in a rocking, pressing motion over the breast- bone (o provide, if possible, a Gfl-70 per minute beat. He and Clark took turns. A more sensitive cardiotachy- scope was brought in by Bash- our. This was his machine. He specializes in cardiology. Before coming lo the United States, he was head of cardiology at Bei- rut, Lebanon. Electrodes from the machine were attached to Kennedy's left arm. But the green pinpoint of light on the scope did not wav- er the tiniest fraction of an inch. AM attendant was standing by with two rods that sometimes can shock a faltering heart into beating. He put them away. The President was dead. He had been dead for minutes, probab- ly before he got to the hos- pital. Jenkins, monitoring the .oxy- gen equipment, turned the valves off. The President was dressed only in his trousers, shorts and brace, for his ailing back. Baxter got a fresh sheet. He and Jenkins tenderly pulled it across the body and up over the face. Kennedy's coat, shirt, undershirt and lie had been folded and put on one of the steel shelves lining the wall. The floor was littered with emp- ty boilles, bloody bandages, boxes that had contained sterile dressings, bits of tubing. At the foot of the cart, among the lit- ter, were tht President's shoes. A doctor picked them up and placed them with his coat. "The priest is some- one said.   

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