The Daily Register from Harrisburg, Illinois on November 22, 1963 · Page 1
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IN HARRISBURG To Report Fire Ph. S-71S4 Other Fire Dept Calls »4121 To Can Police Ph. S-713S T he D aily R egister Published Continuously Since 1915 THE DAILY REGISTER. HARRISBURG, ILL., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1963 NEW SERIES, VOLUME 49, NO. 124 ASSASSIN’S SHOT KILLS PRESIDENT KENNEDY! In Favor of Scott Speculate Robertson May Withdraw From GOP Primary CHICAGO (UPD— The field of Republicans who are seeking their party’s nomination for governor will narrow Saturday with the withdrawal of Hayes Robertson, if habits of politicians hold true to form. The field might, after sundown Saturday, include State Treasurer William Scott, if he can be convinced that industrialist Charles H. Percy and Secretary of State Charles F. Carpentier can be defeated in the April primary. The reasoning behind possible withdrawal of Robertson. Cook County GOP chairman, involves | an announcement from his office that he will hold a news conference at 10 a.m. in the Leland Hotel in Springfield Saturday. Robertson perhaps has been advised that if he does not win the nomination he may be obliged to surrender certain powers to whatever party representatives the gubernatorial nominee might select. If, on the other hand, Robertson would be able to ally himself with the winning nominee at this time, his claim to Cook County GOP leadership would go unchallenged. Seldom do candidates, at this ■Stage of the fight, schedule news conferences without having a major development to disclose. It could be that Robertson merely wants to tell reporters that he is in the race against Two Arrested In Burglary at Horace Mann Carpentier and Percy to the finish. But Robertson has declined to make this assertion' through this week. Instead, he has indicated some soul - searching as to whether he should remain in the race He also has empha-, sized that Scott would be an excellent candidate Both Percy and Carpentier, on the other hand, have not equivocated ^ from their positions of sticking • through to the finish. Robertson will attend a conference of state GOP chairmen at Springfield, as will members i of a group who have been try^ mg to draft Scott to enter the race against Percy and Carpentier. Scott has insisted weeklong that he wants to keep his job as state treasurer through his elected term. He has never said he would jump out any window, however, if certain party leaders insi.st that he run for governor. I Both Scott and Robertson have common tendencie.s in their aversion to Chicago’s West Side Bloc, a nebulous bipartisan group which newer GOP leaders here have challenged. Burst of Gunfire Fells Nation's Chief During Motorcade Through Dallas; Texas Governor John Connally Critically Hurt At Same Time By MERRIMAN SMITH United Press International DALLAS, Tex. (UPI)—President Kennedy has been assassinated. A single shot through the right temple took the life of the 46-year-old chief executive. He was shot as he rode in an open car in downtown Dallas, waving and smiling to a crowd of 250,000. Vice President Lyndon Johnson—the nation’s new president—was in the same cavalcade but a number of car lengths behind. He was not hurt. Terribly shocked, Johnson, who has a record of heart illness, was whisked off under heavy guard to be sworn in as quickly as possible as the 36th president of the United States. BULLETIN DALLAS, Tax. (UPI) — Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as President of the United States at 2:39 p. m. CST today. Harrisburg Police Chief H. C Dempsey reported today that two young men have been arrested and are being held in jail on chargt;^ of burglary and vandalism at the Horace Mann school somcume Wednesday night or early Thursday morning. , , Being held in jail are James Arthur Jack^>on, 18, of 516 East Church street, Harrisburg, and William Dale Partain, 20, of 821 West Church street, Harrisburg. , . Other pcr>onfr also are under investigation for the Horace Mann break-in and vandalism and the break-in at Logan school, Dempsey said. Dempsev also reported the recovery ' of the television set and movie projector which were taken from Horace Mann dur- m=' the break-in. A typewriter which was taken at the same time has not been recovered yet. he said. me stolen Wem were recovered from where they had been concealed on mining properties west of the Carrier Mills blacktop. Dempsey said. Dempsey said that definite charges against the boys and others wh<‘ are under investigation wiU be filed by the State’s .Attorney and the young men are expected to be held for the Grand Jury. The charges will be pressed; bv Horace Mann Principal Dwight Karnes and school officials, Dempsey said. The police chief said the quick arresU following the Horace Mann break-in were the result of a team effort by the en- ti-e police department, members of which immediately be- nan queftiomng suspects and youths known to be involv^ m such incidents. Help in the in vestigation also was rendered by the Saline County Sheriff Si Department. i Considerable damage wa^ done during the vandalism ati Horace Mann where a record Dlaver was broken up and flow It ’pots hurled through windows makers’ supphe.* abo were ,rattrrrd aHoijt HmH-n: Remodeling Under Way at Clinic Building Remodeling work is undei*w'ay in the Clinic Building on Ea.^t Poplar atreet. recently vacated by Craggs-DeVillez furniture >tore which recently went out of business. The building is owned by At- i lorney L. M. Hancock, George D Barnes and Hudson Mugge,! and the main floor is being prepared for offices for the Saline County Department of Public Aid of the Illinois Public Aid Commission, Hancock said. The offices presently are located in the lower rooms of the former] ' Rose building at the comer of Elm and Main streets, but they will be moved into the new location as soon as remodeling work can be completed, which is expected to be about Feb. 1, depending upon the weather, Hancock said. The remodeling of the mam floor of the CEnic Building will consist of taking out part of the middle partition and making the floors level across both sections of the building. Restrooms and a furnace room are being built on the rear of the building and the entire interior of the building will be in mahogany paneling and office partitions will be steel and glass, Hancock said. The building will be air conditioned and phone wires will be placed under the floor with outlets to the desks from the I floors. The front of the building will be torn out and a colonial front will be irtetalleo with four colonial windows and the door also will have a colonial effect. The work is being done by Ronnie Mitchell, general contractor, with plumbing by Le- Tempt Plumbing, electrical work by Skaggs Electric ar«! heating and air conditioning by the City Coal Yard and Tin Shop. Lyndon B. Johnson VICE-PRESinENT I.YNDON B.AINES JOHNSON automatically succeeded to the office of President of the United States at the death of President John F. Kennedy In Dallas, Texas, early this afteniooii. Johnson, a former United States Senator from Texas, had been forced into a background role by the Kennedy administration, and there have been repeated rumors that he would be dropped from the Democratic ticket in the 1964 presidential election. Docket Announced for Circuit Court Term to Begin December 2 Arrested For Having No Drivers License Eugene Vinyard, 33. of 720 We.it Logan «lieet, who was arrested Thursday evening oy Sheriff James L. Thompson on charges of driving w’ithout a drivers license and for the wrong u.»e of licen.'^e plates, will be arraigned Saturday mo.Tung before Justice of Peace John B. The docket ¿setting for the December term of the Saline County Circuit Court is announced today by Circuit Clerk Quentin Bowers. Judge C. Ross Reynolds of Vienna will preside at the December term of court which will begin .Monday, Dec. 2 ; Cases will be as follows: Monday, Dec. 2, 9 a. m., pleadings; Thomas E. Brawner vs. Lilly Winsted, et al; Prentice B. McDowell vs. John L Rascher; Stella Horton vs. John Molinarolo; Earl Spencer vs. Garry Vanzant; Joel Lewis vs Effie TraveUtead; Joel Lewis vs. Hubert Lewis: George Edmonds vs Denton B. Ferrell; Marion P Brown vs. Dudley I Carter; Bovaird Supply Co. vs. ' Roy Pow'ers; Robert L Harper vs. George Riley Jr.; Illinois Public Aid Commission vs. Opal Wiseman; Lee Bethel vs. Theron Simmons: Tuesday, Dec 3, 9 a m. (jury cases); Janet Nolen vs. .Mary -Ander.son; Janet Patton vs. John .Molinarolo, d-b-a Molina- rolo’s Package Store; Young & Greenawalt vs. Barter Con- -struction Co.: James H. Dowdy, et al, vs, John Molinarolo Jr.. et al: Wednes»day. Dec. 4, 9 a m (jury cases): J. M. Overton vs. L C. Wiedeman, et al; Illinois Public Aid Commission vs, ■Anna Goforth McCreary; Dept, of Public Works & Bldg. vs Banister Partain, et al: Mary F. Uzzle vs. LeRoy Gibbs, et al: ThurAday. Dec. 5. 9 a. m, (jury cases): Pauline Harper I vs. F S Services, Inc.: Glenn E, Boner, etc. v-; William Herzke: Robert Ballard. pU, vs. J W Norman; Jack D Edwards v.s Rose Garavalia: People of the State of Illinois vs Thomas Warren, Henry Fann and John Robert Reynolds. Petit jurors for the December term will be the following: I Zenshin Hoover, Stonefort; Hubert Prather, Raleigh; Au- j brey Williams, Galatia; ' Bert Reynolds. Wanella Douglas. Charlotte Pickering. James L Conner Walace Bryant, Joseph B. Joh.ison. Robert Hull Ralph Ghn5*on J.jpp Trammel. Chark« R Kelly, Gus Schmitz, Ruth Evans, and Ebert Parkinson, all of Harrisburg; Granville Hill, Lou Eva Knowles, vSam Dunn, Fred Bailey. Wilma Kennedy, Ted Taylor, Charles Williams, Irene Norman, Will Jordan and Rod Harris, all of Carrier Mill«; Lloyd Bilhnan, Earl D. Patton, Darrell C. Whitley, Pearl Heck, Milton D. Grimes, Lucille Bout well, Mabel Mills, Fred Gintert, Gus Carter, Thelma Bowers, Nelson Fowler, William T. Barrett. Olga Curran, and Walter GoftS, all of Eldorado. Gallatin County Firms Seek ARA Expansion Funds SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Otto Kerner today announced he has approved two requests from Gallatin County firms for area redevelopment loans totaling S148..5(K). The loan applications for the Shawneetown Coal Corp. and the Bond Lumber Co. of Ridgway have been forwarded to the federal Redevelopment .Administration by the Illinois Board of Economic Development. The Shawneetown Coal Corp. its seeking $116,000 to purchase land and mining equipment which they are now leasing. Total purchase cost will be $200, 000 . Thp Bond Lumber Co. is a.-^king for a loan of $32,000 towards tae total $.50,000 cost of new wood-treating equipment which la needed to expand operations. Go^ Kerncr said that ' approval of the^e two projects will provide an additional 50 to 60 permanent jobs in the area.” “The economic picture in Southern Illinois is a great deal brighter today because of the Area Redevelopment program,” I Gov. Kerner said. The federal Area Redevelopment .Adininiitration ha*' pro> vided a total of $3.831,780 in loans and grants for Illinois Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy was riding in the same car with her husband. She was not hurt. She cradled her husband’s head in her arms as he was sped, dying, to the hospital. Kennedy was shot at approximately 12:30 p. m. CST and died at approximately I p. m. CST. He was the fourth U. S. president to be killed in office. Texas Governor Hurt Beside Kennedy in the famous bubbletop limousine was Texas Gov. John B. Connally. He was shot in the chest. The governor was reported in serious condition and in great pain. Mrs. Connally, also in the car, was unharmed. The chief executive, first Roman Catholic president of the United States and in Dallas on a politicking mission for a second term, was smiling broadly as he rode through downtown streets. “Then that awful look crossed his face,’’ said a man at curbside only 15 feet away. 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. Saw Rifle in Window 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. Johnson was under heavy guard. Physicians and members of the WTiite House staff attended him. White House Secretary Malcolm Kilduff said the President’s body would be flown to Washington this afternoon. The Dallas sheriff��s department said a rifle had been found in a staircase on the fifth floor of a building near the scene of the assassination. It was a 7.65 Mauser. The German-made army rifle had a telescopic sight with one shell left in the chamber. Three spent shells were found nearby. Mrs. Kennedy, who had been a tremendous hit Thursday on the first day of the two-day visit, was seated just in front of her husband. After the shot, her husband slumped over on the back scat and she screamed. The interior of the car was splattered with blood. Mrs. Kennedy took her husband’s head in her arms and bent over him. PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY, who succumbed early this afternoon to gunshot wounds from rifle weapon fire by an unknown assassin, was the first President of the United States to be slain since the death of President William McKinley, who was shot by an anarchist and disgruntled office-seeker. Mr. Kennedy was elected Chief Executive la i960 in one of the closest presidential electiona in America’s history. Mrs. Connally was kneeling over her husband who lay face down on the floor of the car. There was pandemonium among the Secret Service men and police motorcycle escorts. The assassin’s bullets struck home so suddenly there was no chance for them to hurl themselves around the President. Received Last Rites Shortly after his arrival at the Parkland Hospital, Father Oscar Huber of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church administered the last rites. Mrs. Kennedy was at the hospital at the time. Preparations were made almost immediately after the President’s death to return his body to Washington. The body was carried from the hospital in a bronze casket and placed in a white Cadillac hearse and the drapes were pulled. Mrs. Kennedy accompanied the j body. A tremendous traffic jam developed around Parkland Hospital. White House officials stood by sorrow- j fully, looking stunned, in corridors and a waiting room. For agonizing minute after minute there were conflicting rumors as to whether the President was still alive. Then came the official announcement that John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th president of the United States, was dead. Outside the hospital, blood was cleaned from the limousine. It was parked outside the emergency entrance. A yellow rose bouquet, presented to Mrs. Kennedy at Dallas Love Field on their arrival a short time before, lay on the floor in the back of the car. Governor Connally was reported in serious condition and in great pain. “Take care of Nellie (his wife),’’ he gasped to an aide. Connally was hit in the chest. His office said the governor also suffered a wrist wound and a “minor wound” in the leg. The White House staff said Mrs. Kennedy would return to Washington late today to be with her children, Caroline, 6, and John Jr., who will be 3 next week. The Kennedy party arrived in Dallas on a short plane hop from nearby Carswell Air Force Base at 12:38 p. m. CST. The glowering rainy, skies that had darkened Dallas during the morning had lifted. As the party rode through downtown Dallas the sky was clear. That Wet Stuff's Rain F^ar! WiKon. local weather ob- -.erver for the Harrisburg Sew- eragp Plant reported tliat .04 rainfall was recorded up to 7am today Ram ha.«- been falling a 1 m o 1 continiKXisly since the original measurement was taken, and by noon enough had fallen to give bome measure of relief to the dry field.s hereabouts. The Weather Southern Illinois: Heavy shower.'? and thunderstorms likely this evening, ending by morning and turning colder. .Saturday considerable cloudi- nes.'. and decidedly colder Low tonight 3US High Saturday Só­ la. MINES Sahara 6 and 2nd shift washer work. Will Scarlett idle. LOC.AL TEMPERATURES (.At The Register Building) Thursday Friday 3 p. m. 72 3 a. m. 66 6 p. n. _ 69 6 a, m 64 9 p. m. 68 9 a m. 63 12 mid. .. 66 12 noon lé

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