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Twice-A-Week Visitor Xhe Semi-Weekly Morning Light carries local, state and world news into thousands of rural home* in Navarro and surrounding counties twice each week- Every worthwhile item of news from every point t* thoroughly covered. ... nnscsa__ „ fl Home of the Daily Sun and SemHMeekty Homing Light {| LEASED WIRES OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS - - - AP TELEMATS Your County Paper The Semi-Weekly Morning Light da* been an outstanding piogresstve newspaper working for the advancement of the rural communities ol Navarro and adjacent counties over a long term of Fears Its success bas been a part of the growth of rural life. VOL. 78 CORSICANA, TEXAS, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26. 1963 —TEN PAGES NO. 79 World Joins Grieving Americans In Paying Final Tribute To President John F. Kennedy Widow Bears Up Bravely On Walk To Cathedral * * $ * * * * Accused Killer Slain 1865— and .— 1963 DALLAS, Nov. 25 UP )—District Attorney Henry Wade confirmed today that a Dallas city map with X-marks and a line drawn on it which corresponds to the path of the bullet that killed President John F. Kennedy was found in Lee Harvey Oswald's room. Wade said fingerprints of Oswald, the slain Marxist accused of the assassination, also were found on the foreign-made rifle which felled the President. Oswald was slain yesterday by Jack Ruby, 52, a night club owner and self-appointed executioner who undertook swift, savage reprisal for the Kennedy murder. Wade said the map has X’s at various downtown intersections. At the intersection of Houston and Elm streets a line traces the trajectory similar to that of the gunfire which took the President's life. The map may have constituted what police termed “major evidence” against Oswald in Kennedy’s assassination, but which they had refused to reveal. The News said officers theorized Oswald marked spots on the map from which a sniper could get a good shot at the Kennedy motorcade. Another newspaper, The Dallas Times Herald, reported today the FBI had received an anonymous telephone tip that an attempt would be made on Oswald’s life during his transfer* ' from city to county jail. The FBI would not confirm the report. Meanwhile, from Mexico City came another report—this time that Oswald visited the Soviet Corsicana Joins Mourning Nation See OSWALD. Page 8 Police Guard Mrs. Connally Says Governor Able To Walk DALLAS, Nov. 25 (JP)— Gov. John Connally, seriously wounded at the time President Kennedy was assassinated, has regained enough strength to walk around his hospital room. Mrs. Connally, obviously still upset by the death of the President and the wounding of her husband Friday, said the governor is now apparently out of danger. “He asked me to tell everyone he is going to be all right,” she read Sunday from a prepared statement to newsmen at Parkland Hospital. John had a very, very close ja.ll,” she sai1 with tear0 i 'a t eyes. “We thank God he was spared. The governor joins me in asking that all Texans observe a day of mourning Monday in memory of the President. “Gov. Connally has asked me to convey to the people of Texas, the nation and the world our deep sorrow of the sickening See CONNALLY, Page 3 All cities across the nation were in mourning Monday following the death Friday of President John F. Kennedy. In respect for the memory of the late President and in national observance of his funeral, most businesses and churches throughout Corsicana observed a period of mourning. District Judge Sewell stated Monday that he had been up most of the time since the death of the President, with both his TV and radio on getting the details of the tragedies. While discussing the cases, the district judge voiced sorrow that Oswald was slain Sunday. “We will never know the w’hole story.” While deploring the slaying of the President and the shooting of the governor, Judge Sewell voiced the hope that out of the high price of death of the chief executive, possibly that it will cause the “stopping of hate- lrfongers” and the spreading o.'; their insidious poison. A memorial service, involv- * * ing several churches and other organizations, was held at See CORSICANA, Page 9 Capitol Site Johnson Family Walks In Sorrow Bv MARTHA COLE WASHINGTON, Nov. 25—UP) The family of Lyndon B. Johnson, together for the first time in public since he became President, walked in sorrow today in former President Kennedy's funeral procession. The Johnson’s were immedi ntely behind Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy, the grieving widow. Mrs. Johnson, dressed in black; Linda, 19, and Lucy, 16 walked beside the President to the church where the body of President. Kennedy was taken. Mrs, Johnson had not planned to make the walk, but apparently plans were changed during tho night. The older daughter, Lynda Bird, 19, a sophomore at the University of Texas in Austin, returned home last night. The younger, Lucy, 16, is a high ¡-■chool junior at National Cathedral School for Girls here. ’Quietly, with a somber face, Mrs. Johnson, 50, has been at her husband's side since the See JOHNSON, Page 9 TO HONOR HIS MEMORY ■(AS EDITORIAL) - When a leader of great power and presence and capacity for good dies in office, the cause to which he gave leadership they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain.” Soldiers Hold Korea Service With the 1st U.S. Calvary Division, Thousands Pay Last Respects In Rotunda WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 UP)— Thousands upon thousands of persons braved long hours in freezing weather to file past the casket of John F. Kennedy in the Capitol rotunda. Other thousands waited without success. Charles J. Sullivan, chief of Capitol police, estimated 240,000 had moved past the bier of the slain President when the doors were closed to the public at 8:30 a. m. At least 2,000 others, still waiting in a line stretching blocks away, were left stranded after standing for six to seven hours. Police steered them to vantage points around the Capitol plaza from W'hich they could see the funeral procession leave for the White House. The steady shuffle of feet had continued without a break from 3 p. m. Sunday through the afternoon and night as the crowds waited patiently for a chance to pay their last respects. Former Vice President and WASHINGTON, Nov. 25— —Amid pangs of sorrow and with solemn rites, American and world statesmen bade Godspeed today to John Fitzgerald Kennedy on his last earthly journey. Following the martyred President closely every Inch of his travel to the grave in Arlington National Cemetery, was his young widow, Jacqueline, bravely bearing up. Her beautiful face partly obscured in a long veil, she went part of the tragic way on foot —from the White House to St. Matthew’s (athedral for the Requiem Mass. So also did one of the greatest arrays of foreign statesmen ever assembled — they came from 58 nations and included 26 heads of state or government. At the Mass, Richard Cardinal Cushing of Boston, old friend of the Kennedy family, offered up the Holy Eucharist, and prayed: “Almighty God, may this sacrifice cleanse from sin the soul of your servant John, who has gone from this world, and so may he receive forgiveness and everlasting rest from You.” Near the flag-enveloped cof- See'KENNEDY, Pag« 9 Father Forced To View Rites On Television HYANNIS PORT, Mass., Nov. 2 <JP) —The niece of the lata President’s father said today reports that former Ambassador

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