Daily Sitka Sentinel from Sitka, Alaska on November 22, 1963 · Page 1
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

Daily Sitka Sentinel from Sitka, Alaska · Page 1

Sitka, Alaska
Issue Date:
Friday, November 22, 1963
Page 1
Start Free Trial

Member , of the Associated Press H E 8ttka*$ Rome-Owned Newspaper D A I L Y N T I N E L Sitka Alaska 115c a Copy ; Friday, Nov«mb«r 22, l»tt NUMBER 22$ Presi is John Kennedy Assassinated iiing In Dallas; Tex. Gov. Shot High-powered rifle used by assassin First Lady cradles dying husband's bloodsmeared head in her arms iDALDAS (AP) --' President John F Kennedy, thirty-fifth president of the United Slates, was shot:-to death today by a hidden assassin' armed with a Jiigh-powered riflo. Kennedy,- 45, lived about 30 minutes after a sniper cut hiin down as his limousine le/l downtown Dallas,-Newsmen said the : shoS lhail liii him 1 was fired about 12:30 p.-m. (CST). A hospital announcement said he.died at approximately- i pjm. of a bullet wound in'the head. Automatically,- the mantle of the presidency fell to Vice Pres- ident'Lyndon B. Johnson,.a na. live Texan who had been riding two cars behind the chief executive. · . ' · - . - : " · -Asst.-presidential press secre- ; tary.M-alcolni Kildutf said Johnson was not hit. The- new President previously h-ad been re- .ported wounded. 1 .- · .Kennedy died .at 'Parkland Hospital where his -bullet pierced body ha'd been taken in a fr-aniic but futile effort to save his l^f'e.. , Lying wounded at the same hospital was G-ov: John Connally of Tjxas, whp was cut ; down ·by the. same fusillade that ended the life'of.the youngest man ever elected to Ihe presidency. Connajly and his wife had been riding with the President and Mrs. Kennedy. The Firs'. Dady cradled her dying husband's bloodsmeared head in her ar.ms as the presidential limousine raced lo the hospital. "Oh, no," she kept crying. Cpnnally-slumped in his seal beside, the President. - Police ordered an unprecedented- dragnet of the city, hunting for Ihs assassin. jT-hey believed the fatal shots were fire'd by a white m a n , about 30, slender of build, weighing about 105 pounds, and standing-5 fe-t 10 inches tall. Veatchcombing I HAVE fought John Kennedy's ideology since he first ·started campaigning for thp norft inalion for president. .But for anyone to show their dislike of the man at '.he 'head-of our government by killing him id NOT the American way of doing things. When Americans want to eliminate a .man from public of [ice, they use ballots not b'ul-i lets. WE CAN draw a parallel between two men who were champions of what has become "civil rights"--Abraham Lincoln and John Kennedy! Hot cheads opposed to'their'way of thinking treated them 1 both to the assas-- sin's bullet, Li'.tlc -men doing -away with a big man's ideas -- WE HOPE-' the Governor,' Mayor -and Borough · Manager, proclaim a five minute period of silence at the time of the president's-funeral. It would also ·be nice if .pur -church bells could be tolled at '.his lime. , I'M STILL .;o mad that a man residing in.the U.'S. could ·be so low as to violate, all .the basic ; principles, of our way of life, lhat I'm '.seeing, red. And the 'Reds .-will make the most ol this horrible affair, PRESIDENT LIGHTS UP--Pres ident Kennedy lights up a cigar for.an after dinner smoke before addressing the Inter American Press Association assembly at Miami Beach-, Fla. (AP Photo) Thc'.murder weapon was reportedly a 30-30 rifle. Shortly before Kennedy'* dc'ath became known, he was administered the last rites of fho "(Roman Catholic : Chureh.-He had been the first R o m a n Catholic president, in American history-. ·Even as two clergymen hovered over Ihs'fallen President in the hospital.emergency room, doctors and nurses, "administered blood transfusions. . Kennedy died of a gunshot ·wound in the brain at apprpx- imatsly I p.m. (CST) according to an announcement by acting While House .press secretary Malcolm Kilduff, The new President, Lyndon Johnson, anil r wife, left the hospital a'half hour later. Newsmen had no opportunity to question them. ' .^Tha horror of -the assassirta- ' iion-.wasy.'mir.rorcd in an eyc- iwitnc'ss account by Sen. R a l p h Yar-hordughj D-Tex., who had ·been .riding three oars behind Kennedy. ''You could tell something ·awful 'and t r a g i c . had happened," HID sonator told rie'ws- nr:n before Kennedy's death became known. Ilic'voicc break '-ing""and his eyes rcd-rirrimeai 'Yarborough said: "I could see a Secret Service man in the President's car leaning on the car walh his hands in anger, anguish and despair. I knew then something tragic had happened." Yarborough had counted three riFle shots as the presidential limousine left downtown 'Dallas through a triple underpass. .The shots were fired from above -(possibly from one of the .bridges or from a nearby. buHding. · One witness, television reporter Mai Couch, said he saw a .gun ctnenge from an upper story of ·a- warehouse comm-anding an unobstructed view of the presidential car. Kennedy was the first president lo be assassinated since William Mc-Kinley w-as sfiot in ·ISM. it was (he first death of a president in office since Franklin D. Roosevelt died of a cerebral hemorrhage -at Warm Springs, Ga., in April 1915. Kennedy 1815. iRoosevelt hart been enjoying a vacation when he died. McKinley had beon shaking hands at a reception at an exposition ·in Buffalo, NAT. 'Kennedy and his wiTe had just passed Ihe halfway point in a three-day speaking tour through Texas. ·The President already had prepared a luncheon address for a Dallas audience .before he died. In his prepared text, he; (continued nn page six) Slayer of Dallas policeman arrested DALLAS (,AP) -- The -Dallas ·Police Department today arrested Lee H. Oswald, 24, in connection with tlie slaying of ·a Dallas policeman shortly after President Kennedy was assassinated. lie was also being questioned to sec if he had any connection with the slaying of the President. -' · Oswald was pulled screaming and 'yelling from the Texas Thca(er~in the Oak CliSf seclion of Dallas. He brandished a pistol which officers took' asvay from him after a scuffle. Police officer II. N. -McDonald, who was. cut ·across the face in the scuffle, quoted Oswald as saying after '.·..he-was .subdued, '-W.pl 1 ,.it's all over htfw." - A large crowd had congregated around the theater and witnessed the arrest. Polite.had to hold Ihe crowds back because many apparently connected the arrested man with (he slaying of the President. The officer who was slain, J. D. .Tippet, had been li.illcd Iry a ·man answering the dcscrinlion o£ Oswald in ihe neighborhood a short-lime before. Tippet was slain with a pistol. After prayer by its chaplain Shocked senate adjourns with word of shooting WINTER FUN AND HOW!-- Hordes of youngsters, and some not so young, have thronged to Swart Lake since it was declared safe for ice skating Wednesday. Some with skates, others without, frolic on the ice in gamse of tag, "hockey" or just goofing off. The Baranof Jayceei will b« providing a warming and aid station at the lake tonight for the benefit of skaters and spectators. (Sentinel Staff Photo) Replied with show of force Kennedy first president to face possible nuclear war Double Trouble TACOM.A, Wash. (AP)-When you havo 2-y?ar-old identical twins, trouble comes in double doses. Thursday Lita -- Rita -- swallowed some powerful pain pills. Which twin needed the stomach pump, wondered their mother, Mrs. Hannah Mac- TntjTC. 'Doctors pumped out both stomacJis, a solution not particularly pleasing to the innocent twin -- whoever l h a t was. The Society for the Preservation and 'Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America was founded 25 years ago with 26 men. Since lhat ti-me it has grown to mope t h a n 23,000 members wilh 610 chapters throughout the 50 states, Canada, and the Canal'Zone. Part 1 (By th« Associated Press) John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35(h ·President o'f the United States, was the first American chief ·executive 'to face the possibility of nuclear war and to risk it ·wilh a show of force to protect American interests. But later he succeeded in achieving an ·accord wilh Russia limiting nuclear tests. [Domestically, he was confronted by a racial problem lhat epitomized a. contemporary world issue--the relationship bet-weed the black and white races. .There were foreign problems old and new during his a d m i n - istration. Inherited from previous administrations was the Cold War with Soviet Russia. .Despite Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev's determination to rid West Berlin of Allied occupation troops, Kennedy held ·American forces there. He kept American troops in Southeast Asia to thwart Communist penetration in that area. Through economic help he sought to aid Latin America, a target of propaganda fyoni Cuban Prime Min. ister Fidel Castro, avowed disciple cf Khrusehev. And he acted in similar fashion in ..Africa where newly emerged nations groped lhc : -r way unsteadily toward stability, often with violence. In Europe there was the problem of keeping the North At- in- by . lantic .Treaty Organization tact -- a problem enlarged '· 'French President · d:e announced intention not to take direction or protection front the United States. iAt home, ' i n addition to the integration crisis, Kennedy became embroiled with the slccl industry over a price increase ·which he halted, faced a nationwide railroad strike which resulted in Congressional action, fought for a tax cut which fie called necessary to spur the economy and to avoid a. pbasi- ble .recession and watched avidly the United States race into space with the Russians. The nuclear crisis broke in the w a n i n g months of his second year in office when he confronted Premier. Khrushchev with a d e m a n d to remove Russian missiles set up in Cuba and pointing at the United States 90 miles away. Ordered N a v a l Quarantine Kennedy ordered a naval q u a r a n t i n e on such offensive weapons being sent to the is- ·lan;l nation, said ships carrying them would be turne;! back and called on Khrushchev to w i t h d r a w the weapons already there. ·For five dsys t h ? n a t i o n and the world waited for word from "K!--"u.-hcli?v,. sworn foe of Hie iFree World. On Sunday, Oct. 23, 19J-2 came intense relief. Khrushchev announced he had (continued on page six) WASlfLYGTON ( A P ) -- A -shocked Senate adjourned today until noon .Monday after a prayer by its chaplain for President Kennedy, shot in Dallas, Tex. The-House was not in session. . The President's younger brother, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., was presiding over the Senate when he received word of the shooting. He went to his office but left there almost immediately. His staff said they do not know ·where he had gone. ·Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy, the President's other brother and closest adviser, was having lunch at home when word of hU brother's shooting reached him. Kennedy's personal secretary said the attorney general was remaining at the Kennedy estate in McLean, Va. All activity at the White House --as, apparently, in every office of the government--came swiftly to a stop when news of ·the ambush shooting in Dallas arrived. While House staff 'members, - from the Prtsidenfe-clo'sest coriv fidarils to lowliest ushers, stood Two workers krlledin runaway car COLORADO SP-RIYGS, Colo. ( A P ) -- A r u n a w a y power car hurtled off the famous Pike's PeaW cog railway Thursday, carrying two workers lo death. 'Four companions leaped to . · s a f e t y . w h e n the brakes failed and Ihe ca-r started its uncontrolled descent down the 14,1'10- foot mountain. Robert L. R a t h b u r n , 51, Colo- ·rado Springs, and Raymond W. Claus, 39, Manitou Springs, died whcm the ear left the rails on ·a curve, slashed through a power pole and crashed into an embankment. The - workers boarded 'he car after routine m a i n t e n a n c e work on a parallel electric line. clustered around radio and television sets and news tickers waiting for news from Dallas. The same was true in government departments and agencies throughout the capital. When word reached the White ·House t h a t the President was dead, the tension gave way to tears. Women wept unashamedly and Ihe knnts oE anxious watchers before the television sets broke up quietly. Church bells in the neighborhood began to toll, and people began d r i f t i n g toward the White 'House to stand silently on tho sidewalk, or in Lafayette Park across Pennsylvania Avenue, just to stare. Occasionally, a passerby would ask a While House guard what liie news was, then stand dunVbly when told Lhc President was dead. Police station in New York NEW YORK (AP) -- About 00 demonstrators picketed-the West lOOtii Street police station Thursday night, protesting the killing of two prisoners last Friday. Five demonstrators were arrested for disorderly conduct. There were no injuries. ·About 100 pickets protested the killing of Victor Rodriguez and Maximo Salerno, two youths arrested fop molesting tenants in an upper West Side apartment house. Patrolman James Ednmndons said he shot the pair after Rodriguez pulled a gun and fired a shot in the patrol car taking them to the station. Reject protest over Autobahn stoppage Soviets warn U. S. can't make rules LOOK OUT, HERE WE COME -- A race or crack the whip it · lots of fun for ice tkaliri ori Swan Lake. Th«s« children ar* ' part of a larg« group lurtd to the Ilk* Thurtday afttrnoon after , ,chacl, (Stntlncl Stiff Phoio) . By PRESTON GROVER Associated Press Staff Writer MOSCOW (AP) -- .The Soviet Union accused Ihe United Slates today of trying to make .the rules for Soviet policing of Western convoy traffic on the Berlin autobahn. Tho Russians warned they would not permit tiiis. A .Russian note to the U. S. government rejected an American protest over the stalling of a U.S. Armj convoy for J2 htiurs N'nv. -1-5 because lh« Americans refused to dismount from 1 thcin vehicles and be counted. The Soviet reply renewed the threat of more interference with Allied troop convoys on the no- many. Tha Allies insist they have the right to move on fl e ·autobahn as they like. ·The Kremlin note said: "Tie claims of the .American a u t h o r - ities lo establish al Ihcir d i i - crelbn the range of duties ai d manner of a c t i o n of Soviet rc - roscntatives at the checkpoint in checking American servica- micn arc in general absolute-y untenable." Since Oct. 10 the Russians have held up three ·.Vraeric-;.n convoys and one British convoy .3* Si'--: rt t ob^fVnrnp's nn *'io ·aulobann because the convoy commander* refused lo allow their men to be counted: The Western Allies said tkeir long-established procedure WHS ·mile lifeline highway between W-est Berlin and; West Ge; 1 - to permit Ihcir troops lo dls- mou'nl for a Siviet h e a d c o u n t only if more Mian "0 men were ·aboard, not counting drivers The Western Powers spelled out this procedure (o lire Soviet Un : on Oct. 29. During th« sixiwcek' p?riod since Ocl. 10, a number of other allied convoy^ with less lhan 30 passengers have ma:le the au'io- balm Irip with interference. ; .The Russian note warned thS't "the -entire responsibility for r--c"M.j un'lesiraYe '' consequences of thci violation by American servicemen of control procedure at Soviet check-ppinls will rest entirely with the American side." Tiie 'U.S. protest note was delivered Nov. 6. Marijuana farm raided G-R'EFA'V.ILLE, Ga. ( A P ) -Marijuana plants 8 feet tall were grown with the tall corn on a middle Georgia f a r m and processed in a barn. 'Federal agents and A t l a n t a police said the flourishing m a r - ijuana farm they raided Thursday was the largest ever found in Georgia. Theiy arrested three persons, confiscated three cars and a 525- pound harvesb oE marijuana worth 352,500 on the wholesale market. In 1871 Ihe Secretary of the Treasury was authorized to employ crews of experienced surf- men at coastal lifeboat stations at a m a x i m u m rate of $10 a month. Up until then volunteers had served. TURNS C*OWN U. S. AID -- Rul ing prince Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia announced that he had decided to terminate at once the $30 million-a-year program of U. S. military and economic aid to .hip country. U. .*i. Amhassa- dor Philip D. Sprouse was sum- mond by the Cambodia Foreign Ministry to be given official notification, of fhe cut. 'Sihanouk said the aid was being used to undermine hij -regime. (AP WirephoFo) W E A T H E 11 In SITKA ' Marine forecast from Friday to Saturday. Oulside waters -Port Alexander lo Cape Spencer easterly lo southeast, winds 20 to 30 knots and continue tonight. Cloudy this afternoon ami tonight cloudy with chance of snow Saturday, mixed wi:h rain

Clipped articles people have found on this page

Get access to Newspapers.com

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 22,900+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free