The Brownsville Herald from Brownsville, Texas on November 22, 1963 · Page 1
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Brownsville, Texas
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Friday, November 22, 1963
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yOUS HttOOg ill NEWSPAPER War Is not an act of God but a crime of man. --Winston S. Churchill Your Freedom Neivspaper W E A T H Cooler Tonight^ -. Northerly Winds High 73; Low 60 VOL. 70 -- NO. 121 (10 Pages) DIAL, LI 2-4331 BROWNSVILLE. TEXAS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1963 FINAL EDITION PRICE 5o CONNALLY ALSO * * * * * * * * -A- * ·k x * T Johnson To Take Oath At Once DALLAS, Tex. (UPI)--President Kennedy has been assassinated. He was killed today by a bullet in the head while riding in an open car through the streets of Dallas. . His wife was in the same car, but was not hit. She cradled the President in her arms as he was carried to a hospital where he died. Vice President Lyndon Johnson was in the same motorcade and was immediately surrounded by Secret Service men until he could . . - , , . · . " §' ' .-'·'. '-'"~ 'i.^,***" * · *.--!---- · -·- ----»-._.--- ... ,j -,-.-m . - ' -- *t--~--~---- -·' ^*w-J^wv take the oath of offittarPfisideni Gov. John B. Connolly of Texas, beside the President in the car, was also hit by the assassin's bullets. He was wounded in the back. Johnson was in the Parkland Hospital where Kennedy died. The vice president was in the same motorcade as it sped through crowds in the downtown streets but he was some distance back and not harmed. """ ' '· The President and governor were rushed to a hospital with Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy, who was in the same car, cradling her husband's head in her lap. Minutes after the shooting a Secret Service man was heard to say: "He's Dead." Mrs. Connolly was also in the famous bubbletop car. me top was down. Neither of the women appeared to have been hurt, at least not seriously. Three gunbursts of fire, a p p a r e n t l y from automatic weapons, were heard. The Secret Service men, who are constantly at the President's side, unloosened automatic weapons and drew pistols but it was too late. Dallas motorcycle officers escorting the President quickly leaped from their bikes and raced up a grassy hill. At the top of the hill, a man and woman appeared huddled on the ground. In the turmoil, it was impossible to determine at once whether the Secret Service and Dallas police returned the gunfire that struck down Kennedy and Connolly. Johnson was to be sworn into office as soon as possible. Johnson rushed to the hospital and was wislced away by Secret Servicemen. His whereabouts were being kept secret. Connaily was reported in serious condition and in great pain. The incident occurred just east of an Johnson left the hospital moments after underpass facing a public park in down- he was informed of the President's death, town Dallas. Traveling behind a police escort wit 1 ? Moments after the shooting, Kennedy his wife, Lady Bird, Johnson headed un- lay slumped over in the back seat of the car, face down. Connaily lay on the floor of tho rear seat. Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy was heard to scream as she readied for her husband. A Dallas television reporter said he saw a rifle being withdrawn from a window on the fifth or sixth floor of an office building shortly after the gunfire. There were three loud bursts. der heavy guard for seclusion somewhere in midtown Dallas. Presumably Johnson and his staff will go right to work on plans for taking a formal oath of off ice to succeed the slain President. The identity of the assassin or assassins was not immediately known. Sheriff's officers took a young man into custody at the scene and questioned him behind closed doors. * * * MOMENTS BEFORE SHOOTING--President Johnn F. Kennedy, ieff, and Gov. John B. Connolly, center, are shown in motorcade in downtown Dallas today. Moments later both were cut down gunfire. * * # Bells Toll Here ChurchbeUs tolled slowly in Brownsville as soon as news spread that the President had died minutes after being struck y gunfire that also gravely wounded Governor Cennally. Flags were lowered to half mast at the federal building, city hall and elsewhere as an atmosphere of mourning settled over the community. Stock Market Closes NEW YORK (UPI) - The N'ew York Stock Exchange closed operations loday aftfr won of I he assassination attempt! against President Kennedy. i The cotton and the wool exchanges alto closed. ' * * * *' * ONE OF LAST PICTURES--President John F. Kennedy greets well wishers shortly after his arrival in Dalles today in cne of the last photos of Kennedy, his wife Jacqueline and Gov. John B. Connaily, center. Moments later Kennedy was fatally shot and Connolly wounded while on a motorcade through Dallas. ' i

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