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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 22, 1963, Mason City, Iowa NN IN ifif DALLAS CAP John F Kenriedythirtysixth president of the United States was shot to death Friday by a hiddeixgssassin armed with a high Kennedy 46 livedabout an hour after b snipercut him down as his lim ousine left downtown Dallas Automatically the mantle of the presidency fell to Vice PresidentLyndon B Johnson a native Texan who had been riding two cars behind the executive There was no immediate word on when Johnson would take the oath of office i i Kennedy died Hospital where his buI letpiereed bocdy had been taken in a but futile effort to save his1 life Lying wounded at 4fie samehos pital was Gov Cpnnally of Texas who was cutdown by the same fusillage that ended the life of theyqungest man ever presidency Connolly and hiswjfe had been fjd ihg with the President and Mrs Ken nedy in car The First Lqdy cradled her dying husbands head in her arms ds limousine rpcecT to ther Ofyrib V i Connolly slumped in his seat beside the Presidenit The fatal shotsr were reportedly fired by a white about 60 slender of build weighing about pounds and lOvinches tall Thfeimtirder weapon was reportedly a 3030 rifle v Shortly before Kennedys be came known he was administered the last rites of the Roman Catholic Church He had been the fitst Roman Catholic president inAmerican history two clergymen hovered over the fallen President in the hospital emergency roomdoctors anid nurses ad ministered blood transfusions Kennedydied of a gunshot wound in the brain at approximately 1 pm GST accprding to an announcementby actihg White House press secretary Malcolm Kilduff The newspaper th a t m crk e s all N o f t h 1 o w a n s neighbors North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home Edition VOL 103 V Associated Press and United Presa International MASON CITY FRIDAY NOVEMBER 22 1963 UOc a Paper Consists of Two One No 246 told eyewitn m horror of President nedys assassination was mirrored in an eyewitness Sen7Ralph YarJ borough DTexWhohad been riding three cars be J MOSCOW Moscow radios commentator has announced the assassination of President John F Kennedy He told Russians It is said he has been murdered by the extreme right wing elements WASHINGTON FBI Director J Edgan Hoover immediately made all of his agents and facil ities available to Dallas authorities to help Apprehend those guilty of the assassination attempt on Presi dent Kennedy NEW YORK Former President Dwight D Eisenhower Friday called ithe assassination of Presi dent Kennedy a despicable act something awful f and tragic t had hap newsj men before Kennedys deafh became known His voice break ing and his eyes redrimmed Yarborough said I a Secret Service man in the Presidents car lean ing on the car with his hands in anger anguish and despair I knew then something tragic had happened Yarborough had counted three rifle shotsas the presidentia limousine left downtown Dallas hroughatpple underpass The shots were firedrfrom possibly from one of the bridges r a nearby Onewitness television er Mai Couch said he gun emerge from an of iin6bstructer view of file presi dential car t Kennedy was the first presi dent to be f assassinated since William McKinley was shot in 1901 It Ws the first death of a president in office since Frank lin D Roosevelt died of a cere f hemorrhage at Warm Springs in April 1945 Roosevelt ibeen enjoying a vacation when he died Me Kinley had been shaking hands aHa reception at an exposition in Buffalo NY Kennedy and his wife had just passed the halfway point in a hreeday speaking tour through are held hi the capital city Kilduff told newsmen that Gov s ConnallyTa Democrat was wounded the right chest inthe same ambush that felled the President a luncheonaddress for audience he iLhis prepared text he assailed ultraconservative critics Jr Dallas is considered a center of conservative philosophy and finance St Here on 24 Adlai E Stevenson spat upon by one heckler arid struck by an other after malorig a United Na tions Day address It was believed that Kenne dys body would mbvec shortly to Washington Traditionally funeral service for presidents who die in office Connally was ruihed into sur gery for emergency operation Dallas i motorcycle officers ranged ihe cavalcade took off across a fieldin the direction from i which the mur derer apparently had fired One officer raced to the foo f J a nearby railroad embank menf and climbed to the tracks above gun in hand The motorcade which hac just passed through downtown crowds standing 10 and 12 deep ilong each curb broke apart in landemonium as Secret Service igents rushed Kennedy and Con lally fo the hospitaL Ironically Kennedy wasthot o death at a spot where there were few after driying almost within handshak ing distance of many thousands i T Kennedys body was removed from theParklandHospital a pnC in a lengthy cream colored ambulance with curtains tightly drawn Connallyalso was hit in the right wrist and ThroughMrs Kennedy cried Oh No in horror and de spair after her husband was shot she did not collapse or give way to hysteria When she entered the hospital her clottiing was covered with bloodfrom her husbands wound sr r Lt Erich Kaminski of the So cret Service said the assassins weapon appeared to have been arhlghpowered Army or Jap anese rifle of about 25 caliber The rifle liad a scope on it The entire building where the was evacua were working in the building at the time of the shoot Dallas inspector J H Sawyer said Policefoundthe remains of fried chicken and paper on the fifth floor Apparently the persons hadbeen there quite awhile r After the fatal shots were fired at Kennedy the stricken Presidents SecretService driv er raced away fromthe scene at top for the nearest hospital and trying to EYEWITNESS Please turnto page DBS MOINES Democratic Gov Harold Hughes said the assassination of President John F Kennedy was a great tragedy Hughes ordered all state offices closed WASHINGTON News of the assassins at tack on President Kennedy hit Congress like a thun derbolt The leadership reacted with comments of Oh God and is Senate Democratic leader Mike Mansfield of Montana was called to the Senate cloakroom telephone and informed of the news flash on the attack on the chief executive and Texas Gov John Connally This is terrible Mans field said after a hushed pause I cant find words ti A 30minute service of prayer and repentance In memory of President John F Kennedy will be held at noon Saturday at the First Congregational Church Mason City DALLAS President Kennedy s fatal wound i was in the right temple It was a simple matter of a bullet right through the head said Dr George Burkley White House medical officer Johnson is sworn in DALLAS Lyndon B Johnson was sworn in as P res Wont of the United States at about pm CST Friday Johnson took tho oath aboard the prosidontia at Dal las Lovo Field was pro paring to fly to Washington to takt over tho government Gov Connally in great pain DALLAS Tex Gov ernor was re ported in sdrious conditioa and LYNDON JOHNyN Take care Proskknt he gasped to an aide KENNEDY AISfD CONNALLY BEFORE John Conftally of Tex leave Love field and Friday In center is MrsKennedy INGPresident John F Kennedy left and Gov were stfpt as they rode in caravan in Dallas Tex ;