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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 23, 1963, Mason City, Iowa lewtt Doily Newspoper thot mokes oil North lowons neighbors Home Edition VOL MS tad UUrMtlMul fun LMM MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY NOVEMBER M 1H3 Consists of Two SectionsSection 147 utes asumes ody in White early WASHINGTON Johnson his face pale and drawn went to work on his first full day as chief executive Sat urday in the office he used as vice president He left the WhiteHouse just across a narrow street to the body of John F fo cus of a nations mourning for its assassinated leader Flanked by a Texas congress man and a longtime associate Johnson strode across West Ex ecutive Avenue from the White House to the Executive Office building at am There he wept into conference withSecretary of State Dean Rusk who arrived a few min utes The new President wore a black suit and a black necktie with a single yellow stripe Rep Homer Thornberry D Tex and William Moyers Dep uty director of the Peace Corps and aformer Johnson walked with him The sethTPresident managed nod and a good morning for newsmen and a White House doorkeeper Thatjwas all He came the White House at and spent more than a half fhour there before going to his old office Shortly after Johnson arrived Director John McCone of the Central Intelligence Agency en tered the White House presum ably to see the new chief iexecu tive With McCone was McGeorge Bundy special assistant on na tional security affairs to the slain Kennedy For all the new Presidents obvious shock and sorrow it was a business day devoted to the atfesome task ofv picking up ttie reins Kennedy dropped when snipers bullet struck him down Johnson was at it before 8 a m CST lit the tempo set by his first order as chief i execu lets get airborne The get airborne directive was Johnsons first move after he was sworn in aboard the presidential jet airplane at Dal las almost beside the body of the man he was succeeding And he kept the pace going Friday night with a series of conferences here after flying back Also on Johnsons schedule was a Saturday conference with Dwight D Eisenhower the 34th president At midafternoon the new President was to meet with his Cabinet On arrival in Washington Fri day night from Dallas scene of the tragedy Johnson had told the American people I will do my best That is all 1 can do I ask for your help and Gods Then he conferred with sever al Cabinet members and with congressional leaders of both parties The word went out that these leaders had given him hearty assurances of bipartisan support Only a few hours before John ion had taken the presidental oath in a jet plane standing on a Dallas runway ready to de part for Washington It was a hear ttugging ceremony wit nessed by the newly widowed Jacqueline Kennedy her cloth President John Kennedys body lies inrepose in East Room at White House Lee H 24 charged with murder a triumphal motorcade Fri OswalH FROM OUR WIRE SEB VICES DALLAS r A charged with fir ingthe two bullets that killed President Kennedy No I didnt kill the Presi dent Lee Harvey Oswald24 said after he was charged Fri day night with murder in the Presidents assassination President Kennedy died 30 minutes after the assassins bullets crashed into his neck and head as he neared the end I of a triumphal motorcade day were lookingfor anyone else in connection i with the worldstun ning murder There n no one else but him Wade said Taken before microphones and cameras early Saturday Os wald managed an occasional smile as he insisted in a low voice that he was innocent of Kennedys death Oswald had been taken into custody soon after Kennedy was fatally i shot j 4 n The key factor that led walds arrest at 2 pm Friday hour after the Presidents death was the apparently senseless killingof a Dallas po liceman Authorities said a1 clear trail led to Oswald and he was charged earlier with murder in the death of the officer A trail of strange circum stances led authorities to bear down on Oswald as the prime suspect in the killing V text book warehouse jwJnch police pinpointed as the fplace from which a rifle with a telescope sight was aimed at the head of the chief executive as he drove past in his open limousine Police said Oswald was in the building at the time Within 45 minutes after Fri days assassination and almost at the moment Kennedys heart beat stopped a policeman wh tried to pick up Oswald as suspicious person anile from the waVehouseiwas shot tc death Police bullet i thi killed the officercame from pistol firedby Oswald who wa charged with Mrs mother of a 2 monthold child was quoted by Wade as reporting her husband had in his possession as re centiy as Thursday night a rifle matchingin description th one used by the assassin LYNDON twrw 2 t the presidential plane as Mrs Jacqueline Kennedy standf at hJs iide Judge Sarah T Hughes a Kennedyappointed to Federa Court the ath of A massive hunt for Kennedy assassin began almost befor the stragic history altering shots Had The bullets sent f Kenned slumping forward unconscious pmCSTAt pm the President was dea in an emergency room at Dalla Parkland Hospital Vice Presi dent Lyndon B Johnson auto matically assumed the power of president Kennedy apparently had n chance We never expected to sav his life said one doctor He was too grievously wounded just did what we could At least eight physicians Towded into the emergency room and gave the Presiden blood transfusions and oxygen The frantic but vain efforts of the medical experts also in eluded heart massage and surg ery to cut a hole in Kennedys windpipe with the hope of easing his labored breathing Police were certain that the assassins shots were fired from he fifth floor of the Texas school Depository an aginj jrick building on the western ringe of the business distric where a private firm stores buys and sells school textbooks The bullets traveled about 100 yards at a 45degree angle James W Altgens Associated ress photographer said the residents head soon wa athed in blood As the dying President ilumped forwardhis wife Jac queline reached for her hus band uttering a desperate and pathetic Oh no A Secret Service agent threw himself spreadeagled over the rear seat of the big blue car protecting with his body the wo wounded men The motorcade stopped mo mentarily Then William Greer Cennedys Secret Service driver ramped on the accelerator and vmpped the car forward to get out of range of the gunman to race for Parkland Hospi 31 i Kennedy never regained con ciousness Alexander woman dies Mrs Cornelius Stoffer Alex nder was killed late Saturday morning in a cartruck crash n Highway 18 at Taft Ave Her usband was taken to a hospital vith injuries AF Highway patrolmen were told i administrative assistant to Johnson Rep the eastbound Stoffer car was Mrs Johnson and Rep Jack Brooks Durned Ieft in front thewest by Gapt Cecil Stoughton official White ld oil truck The otomadeby Capt Cecil Stoughton official White the cameraman to re truck was driven by Clarence Bruns 41 Algona Bruns was not hurt House at Funeral set at noon Monday Kennedy lies in death Saturday the White House from which governed the nation Through the day his family7 ms close friends i and high offi cials of the government includ ing f prmer President Dwight D Eisenhower were scheduled to view the body of the chief ex ecutive who was assassinated Friday in Dallas Sunday it will be borne by solemn cortege to the rotunda of the Capitol where for 24 hours it will lie in state to be seen by the public Funeral services will be held noon Monday at St Matthews Roman Catholic Ca thedral with Richard Cardinal Gushing Archbishop of Boston and AimV friend of the Kennedy family celebrating a Pontifical Reqiiiemt Mass The final resting place for the President 46 gunned down as he rode in a motorcade re mained uncertain early Satur day In the i early morning hours the flagdraped casket of the fallen President was brought to the White House A Navy ambulance carried the casket fromthe Bethesda aval Hospital in suburban Maryland where the body had Mien taken upon its return from Dallas From 10 to 11 am Kennedys mmediate family viewed the Kdy in the East Room of White House From 11 am to 2 pm the op officials of the government ed by President Johnson and nciuding Speaker of the House John W McCormack DMass and Chief Justice Earl Warren were scheduled to arrive Eisenhower also was due ta at that time Former resident Herbert Hoover 89 and ailing expressed regrets he would be unable to attend former President Harry S Truman is expected in on Sunday Cabinet members officials of he executive branch appointed by the President and dose per onal friends were to view the ody from 11 am to 2 pm From 2 to pm associate ustices of the Supreme Court nd members of the federal udiciary were scheduled to all The public will be permitted o file past the bier in the great otunda of the Capitol shortly fter its arrival until 9 pm Sunday and again from 9 until 0 am Monday At 11 am Monday the body vill be taken to the cathedral or the funeral services JOHN F KENNEDY V ;