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Winona Daily News (Newspaper) - March 30, 1969, Winona, Minnesota THREE-DAY FUNERAL BEGINS Bell Tolls for Ike ARRIVES AT CATHEDRAL body of former President Eisenhower was taken to the Washington National Cathedral Saturday to lie In repose AP 313 Reds Killed Near Da Nang SAIGON AP More than U.S infantrymen of the Division are pressing t three-way drive along the coastal plain south of Da Nang in an effort to root out enemy forces threatening two provin cial capitals The U.S which had withheld information on tht counter offensive for 10 days for security reasons Saturday that troops have killed 313 enemy soldiers at a cost of 37 Americans killed and 337 wounded Ahead quarters spokesman the primary purpose of the three related operations is to destroy enemy forces el and but er major objective is to relieve pressure on the cities of Tarn Ky and Quang Ngai Fighting has swirled around Quang Ngai City with a tion of since the opening of the communist command's spring offensive Feb 23 Soldiers of the Saigon ment's 2nd Infantry Division and local militiamen have the responsibility for the immediate defense of the and won a series of pitched battles The U.S operations are going farther afield to cut off supplies and replacements for the enemy units that are believed to have been badty hurt in past ments The Americans are operating up to 18 miles inland to comb foothills for enemy base camps A spokesman gave this down of the three sweeps launched simultaneously March Operation Frederick Hill tered 18 miles west of the WASHINGTON AP The knell of a mighty cathedral bell saddened the Washington time Saturday The three-day slate funeral of Dwight David Eisenhower bad begun With crisp military precision and a minimum of ceremony the body of the president of the United States was received Into the stately National dral There to the secluded Bethle- hem Chapel the coffin will rest to be viewed by thousands of mourners until Sunday afternoon Eleven enlisted men bore the body in slow cadence from a midnight-blue hearse through a portal with the carved tion The Way of Peace The sun broke occasionally through clouds as a chill wind whipped the American and flags flanking the en- trance Composed tearless gen widow and companion of laid 1 more than half a century swelled to about mie stood erect at the arm of her son John Eisenhower A veil covered her face Once her son patted her hand As always she wore pearls Before her stood in honor guard that included some of the famed warriors of modern mili tary history The late said Vietnamese vu iv or iae capital of Tarn Ky 185 en- killed and three suspects detained with U.S losses of 28 failed and 398 wounded Operation Geneva Park 22 miles northwest of Quang Ngai uty 47 enemy slain and US casualties of two killed and 34 wounded Operation Iron Mountain 16 miles southwest of Ngai City enemy losses 81 killed with U.S casualties seven killed and 105 wounded A total of 45 enemy rifles and six weapons have been captured the spokesman American and forces fought 10 battles with enemy units Two U.S helicopters were shot down in a fight only six miles east of Saigon the closest en- gagement to the capital since the outset of the enemy sive WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST WINONA AND VICINITY Fair to partly cloudy today High today low tonight 0 o 10 Outlook Monday A tle warmer LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for ths 24 hours ending at 6 p.m Maximum 16 minimum t p.m 8 precipitation none dent's West Point classmate Gen Omar Bradley was there with Adm Arthur W Radford Gen Norstad other tary leaders the two surviving Eisenhower brothers and his enlisted aide an Army geant About 600 persons stood ly by to await the end of the vate service The chapel doors were opened ly after noon when the many of them ad- TWENTY CENTS PER COPY WINONA MINNESOTA 55987 SUNDAY MARCH Quake Kills 20 In Ethiopia ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia AP Two earthquakes struck the Danakil depression of eastern Ethiopia Saturday killing 20 persons injuring more than 150 and leaving less the Ethiopian news agency reported The quake centered near the town of Serdo which was hard hit Serdo is about 155 miles south of the seaport of Assab miles northeast of Addis between Assab and Addis Ababa was cut and telephone communications were destroyed The news agency quoted Ababa The main lice headquarters as saying that the quakes hit the area first at and later at 10 Most of the damage occurred during the second Police had radio contact with the disaster area They reported that doctors from a British tation at 33 miles south of Serdo were called to the area to first aid Those severely injured were taken to the nearest government hospitals at Dessie about 120 miles northwest of Serdo by lice and private cars Red Cross and other aid were dispatched from Addis Ababa Deadlock Hits Mid-East Talks UNITED NATIONS AP The Security Council was slowed by a stage deadlock Saturday as It tried to finish its latest debate on the Middle East before the Big Four talks that are ed to start in several days Members generally agreed in private consultations that the council should condemn the Israeli air raid that killed 18 people Wednesday in the nian village of Ein Hazar near the town of Salt But well-placed sources said many African and Asian bers were resisting a U.S de- that the council condemn all other flagrant violations jf the cease-fire that stopped 1967 war This was understood to include Arab guerrilla forays into Israel and shellings of Israeli settlements and positions These sources said a deadlock persisted on that even r the Africans and Asians by U.S request dropped one tough from a resolution Deing drafted That provision would have warned that if there was er such raid the council would impose economic sanctions and military force against Israel The authors substituted a ment that in the event of new rael cease-fire violations the council would have to meet and consider further effective steps Because of the scenes contacts a council ing set for the morning was de- layed until afternoon and then adjourned after two hours until late in the day Ike's Mother Was Upset by Appointment WASHINGTON AP Dwight D Eisenhower's mother belonged to a pacifist religious sect and wept when be received his appointment to the U.S tary Academy Peace was part of his tage and he said once while in the Army that he wanted only to see people in my profession permanently out of a job P: LIES IN REPOSE The casket of Dwight D Eisenhower u ed by honor guard inside Washington al Cathedral Saturday in small groups Only the family honor guard is about two mites and pallbearers were present in which Gen Eisenhower it was said had chosen the Episcopal Ule The Rev Francis B Sayre he was a dean of the cathedral and of the resem grandson of President Woodrow Wilson whose body lies in a nearby crypt said a prayer he wrote especially for Gen hower: Accept 0 Lord the love anil respect in the hearts of all those who come to this place com- forting their sorrow and ing their thanksgiving Gather them anew lo the of this nation that our trust may ever be in Thee and our strength founded upon Thy glory Cherish Lord Thy poo pie and keep them this day and ever more Two prayers were read from the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer When it was over the family walked from the chapel and en- tered hower In a car with a license plate bearing the initials DDE undisclosed locations First in line when the doors were opened to the public was an Army widow Mrs Ray man whose husband had been a colonel said she was old as Ike Entering the austere ber mourners filing behind a felt rope saw the bier lying be- tween rows of 10 pillars rounded by an guard resenting each of the five ices The five enlisted men in dress uniform standing guard around the closed coffin in half-hour shifts remained at attention Only the sound of shuffling feet could be heard Clost by is the crypt ing the body of hero of nila Bay Adm George Dewey Former Secretary of State Cor- dell Hull also is buried in the cathedral a massive soaring at the crest of a hill vi blance of its tower to that of tha chapel at West Point The public passed through ths chapel for 45 minutes at a time As the humble said farewell in the little chapel the mighty of the world prepared to pay their own tribute by attending tha principal funeral service day French President Charles Gaulle a comrade in arms to Eisenhower during the war heads list of foreign taries who will It will ba his first visit to the United since November 1963 when he came for the funeral of President John F Kennedy where Massachusetts and i 1 IT iy had consin avenues intersect The WIDOW Mrs Mamie Eisenhower widow of former President arrives at Washington National dral Saturday AP fax Army in Command As Burial ABILENE Kan AP Army to which Dwight D devoted most of his life is still in command as pre- are made to bury him Jeeps and heavy trucks sled Saturday through the mally quiet streets of where the five-star general will 8th President to Lie In State at Capitol REFLECTION A tator at Washington National Cathedral sets- the tone of the day as inside the body of former President in repose AP fax WASHINGTON D Eisenhower will be the eighth President to lie in state beneath the dome that forms the huge circular hail called the Rotunda at the heart of the Capitol The first was Abraham Lincoln less than two years after the dome was com- in 1863 and the kets of all the honored dead since then have rested on the same simple wooden bier Besides presidents past rotunda ceremonies have honored war heroes bers of Congress a vice president and the engineer who laid out the city of Washington 19 in all Normally bright ling place echoing to the noise of the thousands of tourists who push through it each day the Rotunda takes on the solemn air of a cathedral on the occasion of state funerals Its vaulted roof rises 180 feet in the air topped by a patch of ceiling from which the glorified figure of George Washington painted in draped robes and rounded by allegorical peers as if from a cloud The walk at the base are part of the original central structure built after the British burned the Capitol in 1814 The Marquis de ette a living hero was ored in the first Rotunda ceremony in 1824 During the Civil War while the great cast iron dome was being put in place northern troops camped out in the Rotunda as they did in all parts of the Capitol They called it the big tent The first three presidents to lie in state there were the victims of assassins coln in 1865 James A field in 1881 and William McKinley in 1901 A fourth was John F Kenndey in 1963 Other presidents who lay in state there were Warren G Harding in 1923 William Howard Taft in 1930 and Herbert Hoover in 1964 be laid to rest Wednesday under the floor of a small chapel across the street from his hood home Several hundred soldiers from Army headquarters In cago augmented by others from nearby Ft Riley began ing into town Friday night By Wednesday GIs will be on hand On the stake of the city rium where pupils of Abilene High School used td present plays soldiers in fatigues ripped open heavy crates con- typewriters memo pads folding fans that probably won't see much use in the wintry weather Marvin M Meerse a gray-haired veteran of 26 years Army service checked off aji index of background articles on Eisenhower that he and his staff have been writing since the for- mer president entered the tal last May H We've got pages of fact sheets and he said We've got stuff most people don't even know about Eisenhower The articles cover every facet f the late president's life from No 36 Eisenhower the Poker to No 32 er's Famous Soup Every step of the burial is painstakingly outlined in gruff Army style by a thick operations manual compiled several years ago and labeled Kansas These Dignitaries Will Pay Final Respects to Ike at State Funeral in Washington A Mohammed Pahlavi IRAN John Gorton AUSTRALIA Nguyen Prince Bernhard NATIONALIST CHINA SOUTH VIETNAM NETHERLANDS Denis ENGLAND Chung SOUTH KOREA Josef Klaus AUSTRIA Kishi JAPAN Lord alien ENGLAND Charles de Gaulle FRANCE King BELGIUM Kurt WEST GERMANY Ferdinand PHILIPPINES Habib TUNISIA
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