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Blythevllle (Ark.) Courier News - Saturday, January 7. J557 - Page tin J.F.K. Was Warned About Dangers in Dallas By ItELMAN MORIN AI* Special Correspondent NEW YORK (AP) - Five were made but did not approve | frey McHngh, and sometimes jnally's. 9r approve the articles. AI mortifying to a man Of his were made but did not approve! extreme sensitivity — the re- or endorse the articles. A prominent Democrats strongly j "' k ~ fo Look urged President John F. Kenn* 2™*?™ n n™,.^ dy to omit Dallas from the itinerary of liis fateful four in November 1963, because they feared the highly charged atmosphere of antagonism to him in the city. "Dallas is a very dangerous place," Sen. J. William Fulbright of Arkansas was quoted as telling the president. "I wouldn't go there. Don't you go." Four other men expressed grave anxieties about Kennedy's intention to visit Dallas, William Manchester reports in his controversial book, "The Death of a President." Manchester writes that Kennedy himself regarded the entire Texas tour, undertaken for political purposes, as "vexatious and unappetizing ... an imposition." Look magazine wi!J Issue Tuesday the first installment of a four-part, 60,000-word serialization of Manchester's book. Mrs. John F. Kennedy withdrew her objections when revisions I Gardner Cowles, editorial i dlairman - as the chan §- WJ(W Sunday afternoon 1:00 PLAY OF THE WEEK Thieves' Carnival. Larry Blyden, Kurt Kasznar and Oath- leen Nesbitt have fun in Jean Anouilh's comedy about robbery in the social set at a fashionable vacation spot. J:00 THE FRENCH CHEF Quiche. Julia Child makes Quiche Lorraine (cream and (cheese) and a third Quiche prepared with shrimp. All three are delicious served hot with a salad and cool wine. 8:30 N.E.T. PLAYHOUSE Victoria Regina - Winter. Final of four programs on Queen Victoria, starring Patricia Routledge. This closing drama portrays the last years of her long reign and the Diamond Jubilee. 4:30 THE MINNEAPOLIS SYMPHONY Stanislaw Skrowaczewski conducts a performance of Mon- iuszko's Overture to 'Halka' and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 in E Minor. 5:30 KOLTANOWSKI ON CHESS The Gentleman from Amsterdam. Max Euwe, a most erratic player, takes fee title from Alekhine in 1935 and later does a rare thing among es entailed only 1,600 words and "in no way affected the historical accuracy or completeness of the book." Regarding the relations between Kennedy and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson prior to, and during, the Texas trip, Manchester wrote: "Politically, he — Johnson — had become a cipher because he lacked a power base ... Mrs. Johnson had never seen the inside of the famous presidential plane, Air Force One. If Johnson wanted to use a plane, he had to apply to the president's Air Force aide, Brig. Gen. God- The book notes that the Kennedy-Johnson ticket had carried quest was denied. Moreover, | Texas "by an eyelash" in the LBJ had now become aware of! 1960 presidential election. And groundless but persistent ru- j Manchester concluded that if mors that lie might be dropped I the Yarbrorough-Connally feud from (the 1964) tickets." ' could not soon be patched up, And in San Antonio: ] "the national ticket wouldn't Mrs. Kennedy heard "raised I stand a chance there next fall." | voices" in a hotel room to which Kennedy had summoned Johnson. "He — Johnson — did not define the nature of the discussion," Manchester wrote. "Precisely what was said is unknown ... Johnson controlled his celebrated temper in his chief's presence, but in the words of one man on duty outside, 'He left that suite like a pistol'." Another said, "He looked furi- OBITUARY J. 0. Crouch James 0. Crouch, 79, former Blytheville area resident, died last week in Bicknell, Ind. Services were held in Bicknell. He was the brother of Marvin Crouch of Blytheville. Mr. Crouch lived here about 40 years ago. William F. Still Services for William Franklin StUl, 72, of Manila, were held today at 10:30 a.m. at Westside Baptist Church at Manila. Mr. Still had lived at Manila many years and was a farmer. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Mary Jane Still. Three sons, Walter Still of Manila, Gerald Still and Clifford Still, both of Benton Harbor, Mich.; Five daughters, Mrs. Wanda Wilson and Mrs. Marie Ingram both of Manila, Mrs. Bessie Hardy of Watervliet, Mich., Mrs. Naomi Eubanks of C o 1 o m a, Mich., and Mrs. Vivian Oglesby of Flint, Mich. Burial was held at Manila Cemetery by Howard Funeral Service. Crowd Due At Songfest Mississippi County Singing Convention meets at Yarbro Baptist Church tomorrow at ZJAdlai E. Stevenson also har- p.m. bored misgivings about the Dai- Mrs. Kennedy, the book says, asked, "What was that about? He sounded mad." Her husband replied, "That's just Lyndon ... but he's in trouble." The first installment of Manchester's book shows that most of his information came from President Kennedy's admirers. Therefore it is subject to their interpretation of events which took place under great emotional stress. Some sources said that, because it deals in considerable detail with some of the emotional events, quoting various individuals, it cannot be taken as a definitive history of the assassination. Manchester reports that Texas Democratic Chairman Byron Skelton was among those who counselled against the decision to bring the president to Dallas. Skelton wrote the President's all her third child. She wrote her husband 10-page letters, spritr Hence, Kennedy's decision to go to Texas. Describing the president's attitude, Manchester wrote: "The prospect was unappetizing and vexing to the chief executive. It appear to him that Johnson ought to be able to resolve this petty dispute himself; the trip seemed to be an imposition." During the planning stages for it, Mrs. Kennedy was in Greece recuperating from the loss of kled with dashes, telling him how much she missed him and how she wished he could be with her, away from the tesions of Washington. "There's just one thing I couldn't stand," she said,"—if I ever lost you..." But when the president's wife returned to Washington, on Oct. 17, her spirits were high. Manchester says she told her husband, "Well campaign. I'll campaign with you anywhere you want." The president was delighted. For the first time in their marriage, Manchester said, she consulted her husband about her wardrobe. She wanted to know, especially, what she would wear at the scheduled luncheon in Dallas. brother, Atty. Gen. Robert F. j He told her: "There are going Kennedy, that he would "feeljto be all these rich Repubican better if the president's itiner-1 women at that lunch, wearing ary did not include Dallas." 'mink coats and diamond bracel- Skelton felt so strongly about it that he flew to Washington and talked with Democratic National Chairman John Bailey and Jerry Bruno of the Democratic National Committee, the book says, adding that Skelton's efforts came to "an enormous The book quotes House Whip Hale Bogs of Louisiana as saying, "Mr. President, you are going into a hornet's nest." Kennedy replied, "Well, that always creates interesting crowds." He said the thought that a president of the United States could not go into any America city was totally unacceptable to him. Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey of Minnesota and Ambassador "Those who want a seat had better be there early," Luther Hodges annaunced. champions - grants a return I "We're going to have some match for Alekhine two years hence. Monday afternoon 2:45 SOCIAL SECURITY IN ACTION Rosemary De Camp,, actress, discusses federal benefits for elder citizens. S:00 WONDERFUL WORLD OF BROTHER BUZZ Police Horses. A day in the life of police horses; selection and training. S:30 THE BIG PICTURE Weekly Report. The U.S. Army in action around ttie world. 4:00 WHAT'S NEW Roaming the Smithsonian. The Florida Cypress Swamp exhibit in Washington, D.C. 4:30 THE WORLD OUTDOORS The Buffalo River. Tennessee Charlie is host for the Game and Fish Commission. 4:45 PARLONS FRANCAIS Conversational French. Second - year instruction the easy, casual way. 5:00 MEN OF THE SENATE Congressional Interview. Monday WKNO Monday evening 5:30 SERENADE Cleveland Pops Orchestra plays Tchaikovsky's 'Sleeping Beauty Waltz.' «:38 WHAT'S NEW Roaming the Smithsonian. The Florida Cypress Swamp exhibit in Washington, D. C. 7:00 ALL ABOARD Derbies, Berets and Ten-Gallon Hats. Preschool fun with Mr. Be and puppets. 7:30 CHANNEL 10 TRAVELS Williamsburg Restored. Colonial town is reconstructed in Virginia. 8:00 SHOWCASE Presented in cooperation with the Memphis Arts Council.' 8:30 THE FRENCH CHEF Quiche. Julia Child prepares creamed bacon, diees* and shrimp dishes. »;0fl N-E.T. JOURNAL Topic to Be Announced. special groups fiiere and we're looking for a good program." The non - denominational program will last about two hours. Daily Record Waather Yesterday's high—57 Overnight low—30 Precipitation previous 24 hours (to 7 a.m. today)—.18 Precipitation Jan. 1 to dat«—.18 Sunset today—5:04 Sunrise tomorrow—7:08 This Date A Year AEO Yesterday's high—52 Overnieht low—32 Precipitation Jan. 1 to date~5.69 ARS Schedule The Arkansas Rehabilitation las stop for the president. "In Dallas itself there was genuine alarm," Manchester writes. "Both newspapers ran editorials calling for restraint. Police Chief Jesse Curry publicly put Dallas on notice that his department would take 'immediate action to block any improper conduct." He drew on every available reserve." The book discloses that Kennedy's motorcade might never have passed the Texas Book 'Depository Building — where Lee Harvey Oswald was lurking — but for what the author calls a "political decision." Those arranging -the president's program in Dallas once considered the Woman's Building as the site of the luncheon to be given for him. Instead, the was chosen and unty has announced the following schedule of visits during Jan- urary, according to James L. Beard, counselor: Luxora City Hall, Jan. 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.; Manila Health Unit, Jan. 12, 19 and 26 from 9 to 11:30 p.m.; Leachvzlle Neighborhood Service Center, Jan. 12, 19 and 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. Traffic Accidents Vehicles operated b J. E. Franks, 71, Route 2, Box 420, and John Welch, 31, Armorel, collided at Mississippi and Peabody at 3:55 p.m. Friday. No injuries were reported and Franks was ticketed for failure to yield right of way. Where's the Fire? Grass fire at 2014 South Rose St. at 11:50 a.m. Friday. House fire. at 1743 Charlene St. at 11:50 a.m. Frida. LITTLE ROCK (AP)- Rep. Wilbur D. Mills, D-Ark., will received the Veterans of Foreign Wars annual Congressional Award March 7 in Washington, D.C. The award Is the highest honor given by the VFW." Last year's recipient was Sen. Everett Dirksen, 0-I1L beneath the windows of the book, building. "The decision was a political decision made by politicians," Manchester wrote. The Warren Commission found that Oswald, stationed in a sixth-floor window of the book building, fired the shots that killed Kennedy and wounded Texas Gov. John B. Connally. Its report says Oswald acted alone. Manchester evidently came to the same conclusion, for he attempts to probe for Oswald's motive. He attributes it to the fact that Oswald was the "diametric opposite" of Kennedy, contrasting their respective records in the armed forces and writing that Kennedy was "all- powerful" while Oswald was impotent." "Kennedy was cheered; Oswald ignored," the book says. "Kennedy was beloved; Oswald despised. Kennedy was a hero. Oswald was a victim." Why did Kennedy, against his wishes, go to Texas at all? Manchester goes into considerable detail about the feuding between Texas liberals, whose "hero" was Sen. Ralph Yarborough and Gov. Connally a conservative. The senator, Manchester writes, considered Johnton a "co-conspirator" «f Con- ets. Be simple—show these Texans what good taste really is." The book says Mrs. Kennedy thereupon came in and out of his room, showing him dresses she liked. A last-minute contretemps with respect to her wardrobe developed. Gen. McHugh, his Air Force aide, had advised the president that the weather in Texas would be cool during his three days Viet Nam (Continued from Page One) They said there was no doubt that the bombing was proving extremely burdensome and damaging to North Vietnam, but they doubted that the situation had come to the point yet where the North Vietnamese were willing to get into serious peace negotiations. In this connection they argued that it was very significant that North Vietnam had rejected this week a proposal by Britain for discussions on ending the war, and they reported that efforts by U.N. Secretary-General U Thant and other world figures had, so far as they knew, failed to produce any hard facts demonstrating a Hanoi interest in ending the conflict. At the same time optimism persists in official quarters here that this year, and possibly the early months of this year, will bring a decisive turning point in the struggle. This is based on calculations that Communist forces in the south are constantly suffering severe losses and that the jombing in the north is putting leavy pressure on North Vietnam eventually to find a way out. there, beginning Nov. 20. As the presidential party was about to leave for the airport, it was learned that the weather had turned hot. "Kennedy cried In dismay," Manchester writes, "So he lunged for his telephone and dialed his wife's maid's extension. 'Pack some cool dresses,' he said urgently," But his wife's dresses already were in a helicopter which had left for the airfield. Kennedy "chewed out" McHugh, the book says. The departure also caused Kennedy to miss his French lesson, the book says. The tutor for his daughter, Caroline, had been giving him language lessons for two months. This, Manchester says, was i "closely guarded secret." Kennedy wanted to learn French so that he could conduct future negotiations with French President Charles de Gaulle in de Gaulle's own language. He asked the tutor, Mine. Jacqueline Hirsch, how long she thought it would take him to become proficient. A year, she replied. "I bet I do it in six months," Kennedy replied. Manchester writes that Kennedy expected to be re-elecled in a "historic landslid" in 1964. His expectations were accentuated by his feeling that the "GOP would yield to its death wish and nominate Barry Goldwater." Romney: In The Lead—Shakily' By OALTER R. MEAR WASHINTON (AP) - An organization of youthful, liberal Republicans reports Michigan Gov. Geogre Romney is "in the lead, albeit shakily" for the 1968 GOP presidential nomination — but adds that his support seems to be cooling. Those comments were published in the January newsletter of the Ripon Society, a Cambridge, Mass., organization de voted to the causes of liberal Republicanism. They were based on the meeting of the Republican Governors Association in Colorado Springs, Colo., a month ago. "Romney left both his admirers and those who came to be impressed wondering," the newsletter reported. Then, as now, Romney — the favorite of many liberal and moderate Republicans for the 1968 nomination — said he was in the process of exploring the possibility of a bid for the White House. "Some of Romney's backers, notably Gov. William Scranton of Pennsylvania, were concerned with the crawling start of the Romney campaign," the Ripon Society publication said. "Once again, the press corps found Romney unprepared and wanting in substance. "While some were worried by Romney's continued problems with the press, the professionals were more concerned with the governor's organizational ef- fots and some subtle changes in political climate," the society BLAST (Continued trom Page One) men who gathered at the motel were also kept on tSie sidelines. Deputy Coroner Harvey Schnitzer said "six occupants are unaccounted for, but we have, we think, six victims." He said the bodies of those recovered so far are extremely mangled. Schnitzer said he found a skull in an alley across from the building, and (Siat a woman's leg was found embedded In a brick wall. He said authorities have asked for an FBI team to come from Washington to help with identification of the dead. As dawn approached, bodies were being laid out on a parking lot in big black rubber bags in Front of a panel truck, a county sheriff's identification unit. Health officials closed off the entire block because sewers in Hie area were beginning lo overflow. WARNING ORDER No. 17058 Leon Michael Neuman and Shirley Ann Neuman, his wife, are warned to appear in the Chancery Court for the Chickasawba District of Mississippi County, Arkansas, within thirty (30) days next after the date of the first publication of this no- ice, to answer a complaint filed against them by Blytheville Federal Savings and Loan Association and James Terry as trustee. Witness my hand as Clerk of said court, and the seal thereof, at the City of Blytheville, Arkansas, on this 22nd day of December, 196& GERALDINE LISTON, Clerk By Betty Coats, Deputy Marcus Evrard Title Insurance Building 118 West Walnut Street Blytheville, Arkansas Attorney for Plaintiffs Graham Sudbury | 115 North Second Street Blytheville, Arkansas Attorney ad litem 12-24. 31, 1-7, 14 added. "Romney's backers were slowly putting together a national staff. But it still lacked depth and breadth and some early appointments had come as genuine surprises to the governor's well-wishers." "More important," the newsletter continued, "Romney support was cooling. The overriding tone was one of 'reserve' and wariness' toward early support for Romney." * * * The society reported some moderates already were consid ering "the fallback positions" of Illinois Sen. Charles H. Percy and ew York Go. Nelson A. Rockefeller should Romney falter in advance of the 1968 GOP National Convention. Its account said California Gov. Ronald Reagan emerged from the conference as "a force to reckon with" at the next GOP convention. The society's analysis said leaders of the party's conservative wing, which propeled Barry Goldwater to the 1964 nomination, were preparing to support fomer Vice President Richard M. Nixon, because of reluctance "to project Reagan onto the national scene prematurely." "With Romney in the lead, albeit shakily, and with the lurking suspicion that Nixon is a 'loser,'" the society said, 'the conservative strategists face perhaps the most difficult choice of all — whether to take the safe 'unity' strategy with Nixon as their candidate or to...risk an emotional Goldwater delegate strategy to draft Reagan." Paint Sale LATEX $*)00 PAINT A, Gal. E. C. Robinson Lumber Co. 319 W. Ash PO 3-4551 NEW SERVICE * Generator and Starter Repair W« also fix flats, buy and sell used tires, welding work, wheel balancing. We still nave some garbage barrels and rftclu left. GODSEY'S TIRE SHOP & GARAGE Rear of Strickland's Gro. N. 61 Hi-way PO 3-9734 Enroll Now for 2nd Semester Classes BLYTHEVILLE BUSINESS COLLEGE FARMERS BANK BUILDING Complete Courses or Individual Subjects Available In Day or Night Classes PHONE PO 3-7496 or Write to P.O. Box 503, Blytheville, For Complete Information Approved For Veteran Training We Give Our Best Advice, Performance, Service. That Is Why We Have All Of The Best Customers. BARKSDALE 325 South Broadway Manufacturing and Machine Works PO 2-2911 He already was pondering the makeup of his second cabinet. Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara would become secretary of state and MeNa- mara "almost certainly" would bead the new Cabinet. Robert F. Kennedy wished to resign as attorney general and be appointed assistant secretary of state for inter-American affairs. Secretary of State Dean Rusk, Manchester writes, was "aware that the President intended to be his own foreign minister" and "had leaned on him increasingly in other ways." Manchester asserts that the governor was thinking ahead to the 1964 campaigning and writes, "The governor wanted to run ahead of the ticket. He wanted Yarborough to lose, and with that in mind, he planned to make political capital out of the forthcoming presidential tour." The book says that one of Connally's planned strategems was to have two-tiered, headta- bles in Dallas and Austin. With the president and vice president, Connally planned to sit at the top table. Yarborough and other officials would be relegated to the lower one. * * * In the motorcades, agents notified Yarborough that he was supposed to ride with Johnson. Instead, the senator twice chose to ride with friends in other cars. Manchester says the 40 correspondents covering the tour "saw him avoiding the vice president" and "decided to call it a snub." The book reports that Mrs. Kennedy "blurted out" that she disliked Connally. The president asked why and she replied: "I can't stand him all day. He's just one of those men — oh, I don't know. I just can't bear his sitting there saying all these great things about himself. And he seems to be nee- dling you all day." Kennedy reminded her that ha had come to Texas to (ry lo heal political wounds and said, "I'm trying to start by getting two people in the same car." So ha asked her to put aside her hostility to the governor. Manchester reports that she did so. Big and friendly crowds greeted the presidential party wherever it appeared and the tour approached its tragic climax in an aura of good feeling. The first installment of the Manchester book closes with biographical details in the life of Lee Harvey Oswald, his temporary estrangement from his Russian wife, Marina, and the fateful hour when he carried a long, cylindrical, brown paper., package to Dallas. He said it contained curtain rods. NCS Holds Program The public education program held Tuesday at the East Blytheville Neighborhood Service Center attracted 40 persons from the city. 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