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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 25, 1970, Abilene, Texas                               Ark. Stale ZJSulRoss 21 Howard P. 38 Tarleion 28 Stamford 20 Snyder Tech 14 SMU 29 62 Wichita 45 Rice St. 48 liiinois 34 SFA 25 WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR 'FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Lady Recalls JFK Death Associated Press (IP) son TeSSs Why She Talked Diary By LADY IHItU JOHNSON (1'arl One) Dallas, Friday, November 22, T, IMS It al) began so beautifully. After a (trizzie in Ihc morning, the sun came out bright and clear. He were driving into Dallas. In the lead car were President and Mrs. Kennedy John and Nellie Connally, a Secret Service full of men, and Ilion nur car with Lyndon and me and Senator Ralph Varhormigh. Tiie streets were lined wild people lots and lots of people the children all smiling placards, confetti, people waving from windows. One last happy moment I had was looking up and seeing Mary Griffith leaning uul of a window waving al me. (Mary for many years had been in charge of altering the clothes which I purchased at Neimaiv iviarcus.) Then, almost al the edge of (own, on our way to the Trade Mart for the Presidential luncheon, we were rounding a curve enins down a hill, and .suddenly (Here was a sharp loud report. K sounded like a shot The sound seemed In me to come from a building on the righl above my shoulder. A moment passed, and then two more shots rang oul in rapid succession. There bad been such a gala air about the day that I thought the noise must come from firecrackers part of ttie celebration. Then the .Secret Service men were suddenly clown in the lead car. the car radio system, I heard "Let's gel out of And our Secret Service man, Rufus Youngblood, vaulted over the front seat on lop of Lyndon, threw him to the floor, and said, "Get down." SENATOR YAKROKOUrni and I ducked our beads. The car accelerated terrifically faster and faster. Then, suddenly, the brakes were put on so hard (hat I wondered if we were going to make it as- we wheeled left and went around the corner. We (Hilled up to a building. I looked up and saw a sign, "hospital.'1 Only (hen did 1 believe that Ibis miglil be what it was. Senator Yarborough kejit saying in an excited voice, "Have they shot the President? Have they shot the I said something like, "No, it can't be." As we ground lo a halt we were still the third car Secret Service men began lo (mil, lead, guide, and hustle us out. I cast one last look over my shoulder and saw in the President's car a bundle of pink, just like a drift of blossoms, lying on tile back seat. It Mrs. Kennedy lying over the Prcsidenl's body. Jhe Secret Service men rushed us to (he nghl, then lo Die left, and then onward into a quiet room in tiie hospital a very small room. 11 was lined with while sheets, 1 believe. People came and went Kenny O'Donnell, the President's lop aide Congressman Homer Thorn berry' Congressman Jack Brooks. Always there was Itufc right there and other Secret Service agent's Kmory Hotels Jerry Kivctt, Lein Johns, and Woody Taylor. People spoke of how widespread this niight be. There was talk of where we would go to the plane, to our house, back to Washington. Through il all Lyndon was remarkably calm and quiet, lie suggested that the J residential plane ought to be moved to another part of Ihc field. He spoke of going back out in the plane in unmarked black car.s. Kvcry face that came in, you searched for the answer. I think the face'l kept seeing Ihc answer on was the face of Kenny O'Donnell, who loved President Kennedy so much. IT WAS LYNDON who spoke of it first although 1 knew I would not leave without doing it. lie- said, "You bad heller try lo see Jackie and Nellie." We didn't know what had happened lo John. I asked the Secret Service if I could be taken to Ihcm. They began to lead me up one corridor and down another. Suddenly I found myself face to face with Jackie in a small hallway. I believe it was right outside the operating room. You always ihlnk of someone like her as being insulated, protected. She was quite alone. I don't think I ever saw anyone so much alone in my life. I went up to her, put my arms around her and said something to her. I'm sure it was somelhing like "God, help us because my feelings for her were too tumultuous to put into-words. And (hen I went to see Nellie. There it was different, because Nellie and I iiave gone through so many things together since 1933. hugged her tight and we both cried and I said, "Nellie, John's going to be all right And Nellie said, "Yes, John's going (o be all right." Among her many other fine qualities, she is also strong. I turned and went back to the small white room where Lyndon was. Mac Kildiiff, the President's press man on this trip, and Kenny O'Donnell were coming and going. I think il was from Kenny's face that 1 first knew Ihc truth and from Kenny's voice Ihat I first heard (lie words "The President is Sen LADY BIRD, 1'g. 2-A MRS. LYNDON B. JOHNSON in a unique position By LADY BIRD JOHNSON PREFACE 1 began talking my While House diary inlo a tape recorder at our home, The Elms, two or three days after November 22 1963. A little of il was recorded in hotel rooms on our trips, and in my bedroom at the LBJ Ranch, but the great bulk of it was done in a small room in the southwest corner of (lie second floor of lite While House which became combination dressing room and office for me. I loved that room. I put my own furniture in bine velvet sofa from Tiie Elms (the back of it is faded from the sun that streamed in the southwest two comfortable French armchairs flanking the fireplace, and a desk that has followed me through all of my three Washington homes and now sits in Ilie bay window in my "forever" bedroom at the Ranch. Tiie walls were covered in the loveliest Chinese wallpaper I've ever seen. In winter, I often recorded sitting on the sofa looking at the tire burning merrily in the little corner fireplace. An in the summer I reversed one of the chairs and talked into my machine while 1 looked out over Andrew Jackson's magnolias to the Washington favorite view in all of Washington, often outlined against the drama of sunset. Sometimes, I sat at the desk and looked righl down into the Rose Garden and across to Lyndon's office. By all odds the best time to record was from about 7 in Die evening till 9 or 10 or whatever late hour Lyndon came home to dinner. The day's activities were at an end, my staff had gone home, and this was "my time." Why did i record it? I think for the following reasons: I realized shortly after November 22, that amazed and timorously I stood in a unique position, a wife of the President of the United States. Nobody else would live through the next months in quite the way that I would and see the events unroll from this vantage point. And this certain portion of time See DIA11Y, 1'a. 2-A Fear Remains Despite Arrest C A rtnrirr Inflation Battle Can Be Won Right DDNDALK, Md. (AP) President Nixon, campaigning in a rented' union hall, asked Maryland voters Saturday lo "give me some soldiers" in the Senate lo help fight the battle against inflation. Urging the election of Uep. J. Glenn Beal! Jr., who is chal- lenging Democratic Sen. Joseph Tydings, Nixon said, "Give us a senator who will support the President in trying to cut the federal budget so you can Nixon Rejects Report On Pornography WASHINGTON (API-Presi- dent Nixon described as morally bankrupt and totally rejected Saturday the conclusions and major recommendations of a commission that urged lifting many curbs against pornogra- phy aimed at adults. Far from embracing that re- commendation of the National Commission on Obscenity and Pornography, Nixon called for increased restrictions, saying in a statement: "Smut should not be simply contained at its present level; it should be outlawed in every slate in (he union. And the legis- latures and courts at every level of American government .should act In unison to achieve that goal." Tile commission, appointed at Hie request of Congress during the administration of President Lyndon B, Johnson, made pub- lic its disputed report Sept. 30. balance Ihe family budget "If we continue lo have runa- way spending in Ihe next Con- gress your prices are going lo continue to go Nixon said. "We can win the battle against higher prices. I will fight Ihat baltle. "But I need some soldiers to fight it with me. Give me some, give me Glenn Beall." Nixon made his quick, heli- copter-borne campaign trip to Ihe blue-collar oulskirts of Balti- more to urge votes for Bcall and for C. Stanley Blair, who is run- ning for governor. But outside the United Steel Workers Union ball where lie spoke was festooned wilii signs and banners backing Tydings and Gov. Marvin Mandel, a Democrat. The biggest of the lot, over the front door, read, "Hard hals for Mandel and Tyd- ings." Inside, a crowd of to people, which did not fill the hall, cheered what has be- come Nixon's standard cam- IVEOTlf U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE national Weather Service (Weather Map, Pg. 15 A) ABILENE AND VICINITY radius) Parllv ctouriv and warm Surrey, turning cooler Sunday nighl and Monday, high Sunday 85, lew niflhl 50, and Ihe high Monday 70. TEMPERATURES Sal. a.m. sat. p.m. MX) 77 49 "........'V 80 IS...........-% ..........1" t, 54 61 J! 71 _ 75........ _ Hijfi and low lor M.fioun ending 10 p.m.: S3 And 44. Illflh low HmB dale tail year: w Sonsei mi nlghl: todiv: imsel tonlsnt: reading al 10 p.m.: 3794 Humidity at 10 p.m.: 53 per paign speech, concentrating on an appeal for Republican sup- port for his policy in Southeast Asia, Ins welfare reform pro- gram, iiis economic course, and his law and order proposals. Union officials said tiie hall rents for Nixon drove along Dundalk Avenue, standing to wave lo people who lined (he curb, usually in a single rank. Tydings issued a statement in which he said Nixon's visit was a desperate attempt to revive BcnH's campaign. SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) The specter of sudden, violent death remains on this green hill- top above Monterey Bay. Prose- cutors say one man now in jail may have been solely responsi- ble for the slayings Monday, but residents were arming them- selves Saturday in fear of more killings. "Back in the woods, they've got loaded guns at (he front door and loaded guns at the back doors, said butcher El- wood Fossiim. "I wouldn't want to go banging on rural doors right now, let me tell you." The residents remain ill at ease though Dist. Ally. Peter Chang Jr. has charged John Linley Frazier, 24, with five counts of first-degree murder. It was Frazier, alleged Chang, who went to (lie flag- stone mansion on Rodeo Gulch last Monday intent on murder. The death scene was a hilltop outside Santa Crux about 75 miles south of-San Francisco. The victims were Dr. Victor M. Ohla, 45, a successful eye surgeon; bis wife, Virginia, 43, sons Derrick, 12, and Taggart 11. and Ohta's secretary, Doro- thy Cadwallader, 38. Chang said it was possible that Frazier acted alone, and the district attorney has issued no nlhcr warrants and named no oilier persons as suspecls. But still the neighbors in the surrounding hills are nervous and upset, and the most obvious manifestation of this was the ex- tent to which they were pur- chasing arms. "The gun business has gone up 500 per says Peter Harris, owner of a sporting goods store in Sequel, the near- est town to the slayings. "At one store in Santa Cruz which deals only in guns, you couldn't even got near the he said. "They were standing three Bill Halhaway of Soquel said, "I never fired a gun in my life but I went down there to the gun shop yesterday and bought my- self a little ,410. That was mon- ey I couldn't afford to spend, but J work nights and my wife and fc'ds are home aJonc.'' A note, withheld two days because of official fears of fur- ther anxiety it would create ill an already jittery public, read: "Halloween, 1970. "Today, World War 3 will be- gin as brought to you by the people of the Free Universe. "From this day forward any- one aiid-or company of persons who misuses, the natural envi- ronment or destroys same mil suffer the penalty of death by the people of the Free Universe. "I and mff comrades from this day forth will fight unta death or freedom, against any- thing or anyone who does not support natural lite on this planet. Materialism must die or mankind will stop. "Knight of Wands Knight of Cups Knight of-i Peritacies Knight of Swords." 'The signa- ture represented figures used in Tarot Fortune Telling, GEORGE BUSH DURING AIRPORT STOPOVER SATURDAY with GOP precinct chairman Craig Lynn of Buffalo Gap wiin precinct chairman Craig Lynn of Buffalo Gap Bush Denies Losing independence By JOHN THOMAS _ By JOHN THOMAS Reporter-News Staff H'rllcr George Hush said in Abilene Saturday on charges thai President Nixon's campaign trip lo Texas next week will cost him his independence as a congressman. Bush spelled out Ihe word to emphasize il. "It's a tearing down of my character lo say he said. Bush's campaign plane landed at Ahilcne's Municipal Airport at p.m. for a one-hour stopover. Bush spoke to a greeting crowd estimated by Hal Sayles, Taylor County finance chairman for Bush's campaign, at 100-125, lie (hen moved into Ihc terminal for a press conference. LAST THURSDAY UoyA Bcnlsen, Democratic candidate opposing Republican Bush for the U.S. Senate, said In Grand Prairie that Ihe trips to Texas by Nixon and Vice President Agnew have forced Bush to endorse Nixon's policies. Bush said here that the Congressional Quarterly shows that he has supported Nixon's recommendations 61 per cent of Ihe time in the House of Rcpresenlatives. Bentsen's ''are unsubslaiilialed given my record and my friendship with the Bush said. "I'll support Ihe President on the lough ones and battle against him when lie's he said. "These charges of a Republican power play are Bush said. "I can _sce only groat big pluses from Ihe President's forthcoming has been in Texas since 1943. visit. TODAY'S NEWS INDEX Abilene Events Amusements Books Borry'i World Bridge....... Business Week Classified Crossroads Report Crossword Puzzle Editorials Form News Horoscope Hospital Poilenlt Jumble Puzilt 11B 8-1 IB 4F SF SB 28 7-120 2B SB ICC ISA sr UA JSS Letter to Servicemen Library Notes........ Morkctj Moore Satire Obituaries......... 7B 5B I4-1SC 5f 4 8A Oil Section Sect. G Record Review ]OB 120 TexosI! 78 Section Sect. F To Your Goorf Health it TV Tab Sect. E Women's J-13, HC "Charges are not going to upset people in Texas. 1 have a basic confidence in the fairness of people lhal people will not believe last-minute be said, referring to what he called Bentsen's ''negative approaches." BUSH SAID he Ihoiig'nt he was winning. But the race is close, he said. He said he (hinks he is gaining support from some liberals who supported Sen. Ralph Yarborough in Ihe Democratic primary, but is keeping a basic conservative strength. Tic said charges Ihat he fs a "carpetbagger'' are making no inroads. "Such a provincial altitude has no appeal in a booming, growing stale such as he said, noting thai he IN ms TALK to Ihe group at the airport, Bush said Texans must put "new stars in the eyes of our kids" by telling them what we believe in. Later, in his press conference, he said, "Young people in particular are turned off" by negative charges. Last week Benlsen said Bush See RUSH, Pg. DID YOU TURN CLOCKS BACK? Time marched backward: during Ihe early morning hours Sunday and if it didn't at your home, you're up early. Clocks should have been set back one hour at 2 a.m. Sunday morning, the official hour for converting from daylight savings to standard time. r-   

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