The Pantagraph from Bloomington, Illinois on November 23, 1963 · Page 3
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Bloomington, Illinois
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Saturday, November 23, 1963
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Death of President Cancels Many Events The death of the President of c a n c e 1 1 e d. Including two th TfnitnH StatPs hrnufht to an dances, the student-faculty bas- Pantagraph, RkKmlngtoo, 10 Saturday, Not. 13, 1963. ' u 4 u u . ;:: : ketball game Saturday night, abrupt halt many activities in and performance of ' ,me iwm umes rnuay anu mu- Gateway Trio scheduled for -4v - ef events planned for the week- Sunday. The Entertainment -flV f WWWL iWMK hkit W I t 1 1 w.Ms n - - When President AN UMBRELLA Rainfall Of Kennedy Visit By TOM GUMBRELL It was a day very much like yesterday when John F. Kennedy made his only visit to Bloomington in October, 1959. Then still a year away from becoming his country's 35th president, the young senator from Massachusetts was scheduled to arrive by airplane at 9 a.m. But rain and high winds made him tardy. - At Chicago where a party of more than 12 were scheduled to embark for Bloomington, a late substitution of aircraft was made. The senator came in a five-passenger Apache plane because nothing bigger could land at the city airport. Smiles At Crowd When Mr. Kennedy stepped off into wind gusts up to 45 miles an hour, he raised a clenched right fist in a sign of victory at having completed the flioht "Onlv for the Democratic , Party!" he shouted with a big smile to those awaiting his arrival at the airport. A Chicago newsman who fol- Monmouth, IWU Trade Music Talent Ruth Krieger, cellist, and R. Dwight Drexler, pianist, of the faculty at Illinois Wesleyan University, will complete the first part of a music exchange pro- ... . i ii .gram with Monmoutn uonege at Monmouth on Sunday. The IWU music instructors will appear in recital together Sunday, and Paul Lyddon of Monmouth's music school will appear at IWU in February. New Reverend's Sermon Slated ROANOKE (TNS) The Rev. John W. Byrnes, wno front of 1012 5. Main. She says (Lincoln, will be guest speaker moved his family to the newshe stepped in a crack in the;for the fellowship dinner and parsonage nere u v c Creek Monday, wui oeuver ms.iasi June . first sermon Sunday in the Methodist Church. Immediately following the morning worship service, a welcoming reception will be given the new family in the church parlors Cake, sandwiches, coffee and fruit juice will be served by the WSCS. Indiana Man To Give Talk CARLOCK (PNS) Ed - ward Stuckey of Berne, Ind., will be guest speaker Sunday at services of the annual Festival at the Carlock Mennonite church. Following the morning serv Ices, there will be a carry-in dinner at noon and then an af- icrnoon seivu.c, n nn.u Stuckey will also speak. Name in Error rha nrrmmt Thursday of the death of Anthony Legner of 1006 N. Park erred in the naming of, a daughter, Mrs. Zita Dulfy, of Long Island. Dance Postponed st Ranhael's Society of Holy Trinity Parish has postponed their dance, scheduled for night, until Dea Z, Kennedy was in Bloomington Oct. 24, 1959 FOR THE SENATOR Stirs Memories lowed the senator out of the plane filled in Bloomington reporters about the trip. j "It was rough," he said. "We were bounced around quite a bit, and the ceiling here was terribly low. I looked at the pasture you have for an airfield and I for one was scared." The day was Oct. 24, 1959, a Saturday, and the time of arrival was 11:18 a.m. The senator's plane couldn't land on the airport's only concrete runway, using "pasture" instead, because of the high cross winds. A few minutes after 11:18 a.m., Mr. Kennedy got out of a car in front of a Route 66 restaurant where his reception was being held. Mrs. Ernest Ives was one of the city's Democratic Women waiting there. Held Umbrella Yesterday, a few hours after the President was felled by an assassin's bullet, she recalled how she held an umbrella over his head in Bloomington. We all ran out to his car to greet him, of course," said Mrs. Ives. "I remember how young and boyish he looked, Emden Brotherhood Officers Named EMDEN (PNS) Charles Alberts is president of the Brotherhood of St. Peter's Lutheran Church and Calvin Short is secretary. They will hold office two years. Sidewalk Fall Victim Sues City Mrs. Minnie Bardenhagen, 105 W. Bissell, filed a $40,000 lawsuit Friday against the City of Bloomington. In the Circuit Court suit she charges the city failed to prop- erly maintain the sidewalk in jsiaewaiK, ieu ana was injured Church Pianist To Be Honored1 SHIRLEY-A public Music-Fest is scheduled for 7 p.m. Sunday at the Centennial Chris- tian Church at Shirley. The occasion is to honor Mrs. Ruth Douglas for her services as pianist for several years. I A reception will follow in the church basement. Mrs. Douglas will be leaving! soon to spend the winter months in Texas with a sister. Bond, Fine Put Driver in Jail Jnbn A Cnllivon it nt PVii. ffjrtn U'QO cunt Konlr in Aiinft; jai prjday after a hearing in ust ce of the reace court on charges of drunken driving and illegal possession of liquor. Judge Ivan Light said that Sullivan was unable to post 000 bond on the first charge and unable to pay a $55 fine (on me secona. A hearing on the drunken driving charge will be in county court, the judge said. Sullivan was arrested at 3:10 p.m. Thursday at U.S. 86 and to-(Oakland Avenue by state po lie to City and we all had a great joy In seeing him. "Because I was carrying this umbrella, someone said we must protect the senator and I held it out to him. Then a cameraman snapped our picture." Inside Davidson's Restaurant it's now known by a different name Senator Kennedy was given what reporters called a whirlwind reception. It was confined to a short interview with newsmen, hand shakes through the room and a brief speech ending with the senator's paraphrasing poet Robert Frost: "We have promises to keep and miles to go before we sleep." Mrs. Ives was reached by telephone Friday at her winter home in Southern Pines, N.C. Deplores Slaying "This has been a horrible day to watch," the sister of Adlai Stevenson said. Reminded of the President's visit to Bloomington, and remembering the kind of day it was, Mrs. Ives thought of it all in terms of courage. "He was such a brave man," she said. Files Suit For $30,000 In Damages Clarence E. Thrasher of 1626 Illinois filed a $30,000 personal injury lawsuit in McLean County Circuit Court Friday. Owen Graham, R.R. 2, is named defendant. Mr. Thrasher claims Mr. Gra ham was at fault in a collision of their care Nov. 7 on S. Main. Rev. Osterbur To Give Talk If ARTSRIIRC"! CPM5I Thn Rev. Ehme Osterbur, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church,! dedication service of St. John's Lutheran Church at 6 p.m. Sunday at Hartsburg-Emden High School. The event, a climax to the new partnership in the gospel program of 1964 is for all con- e.cuunci ...emrers. noDert conrady is general chairman; William Ahrens, vi sion; Leo Ubbenga, public re lations; Mrs. Wendell Cross, special events; Virgil Leesman, contact. J Meeting Canceled The insurance industry forum and luncheon, scheduled for Nov. 26 at Bloomington has been cancelled. A spokesman for the Central Illinois chapter of the Society of Chartered Property and Casualty Under writers said the event would not be held because of the deatn President Kennedy emetery Wreaths Sprays Blankets Priced from $3.50 to $10.00 WASHBURN FLOWERS In Downtown Bloomington 318 N. Main St. ....... . Phon. 8243234 I i I posiponea. .ncKeis ior me ioiK-smging ino. The Bloomington Public Cancellation of weekend edu-Schools dismissed their pupils cational activities at ISNU will i n i?;jn.t mini 0 at Trinity Lutheran School at- individuals involved, according tended a special religious serv-to the publicity office. Howev-iceat2:30. er, the high school debating A special mass was called tournament will continue as for 5:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity scheduled Saturday morning, Church, and all churches in the and the Foreign Language De-Twin Cities were opened for partment open house will be prayer. iheld as planned from 3 to 5 At Illinois Wesleyan Univer-j p.m. Sunday, sity, all offices were closed at i The Fridav performance of 3 p.m., and all Saturday and Sunday activities have been Th Bloomington - Normal Area Council of Churches will hold a memorial service for President Kennedy at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Second Presbyterian Church at East and Monroe Streets. cancelled or postponed. A concert by the IWU symphony orchestra that was to have tak en place Sunday evening will be played Monday at 8:15 p.m. in Presser Hall. The Friday evening per formance of "Li'l Abner" at Bloomington High School was DostDoned. but the Saturday Derformance will eo on as scheduled. Persons holding tickets for the Friday perform- ance will be able to see the show at a later date. At Illinois State Normal Uni - versity, all social and enter- tainment activities have been Mayors Voice Sympathy, Ask Prayers for Kennedys Like community leaders all across the land, the mayors of Bloomington-Normal es-pressed their shock and sorrow at the death Friday of President Kennedy. In Bloomington, Mayor Robert McGraw asked that the prayers of all citizens be directed to the assassinated President and his family. "May God bless them on this most sorrowful occasion," said Mr. McGraw in a message of simple dignity. Normal Mayor Robert Randall spoke of the President as a man of sterling quality respected universally by people of every political belief. "All had a great respect Walter Monti Attends Special Conference Walter Monti, process engineer with Farm Services, Inc., is among 75 persons who at tended a 10-day conference on quality control by statistical methods at the University of Iowa. The conference closed Fri- day, with executives from in- Jservance set for Sunday at Nor-dustry and the Atomic Energy mal's First Mennonite Church, Commission in attendance. Singer Coming To Mt. Pisgah A snprial mnsiV nrnprnm hv the Sallie Martin Singers of Chicago will be presented at 7 p.m. Sunday at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, 701 S. Lee. Miss Martin, widely-known In u,c i.c.u K-c, ...uv., a a u..k wuiuiaidc. a..u gospel singer. I he program Is open to tne K'nS l Rcv - Alcohol Topic For Churches Dr. William Bennett will discuss the Methodist stand on tne congregations of Normal's CaiVary Methodist Church and the Downs Methodist church at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Normal church. MCTriJ WIOK 1440 H.M.S. Richardi Mwiic by King's Ivangtliit Spnlitr Hraldi Quart THE VOICE OF PROPHECY BOX 35, 10$ ANGELES, CALIFORNIA decorations i ' i . .i e 1 1 . r : i i 1 f .... n 1 1 : c the ISNU Childrpn's Thpafpr. Hansel and Gretel," was post poned to Dec. 7 when tickets will be honored at an 8 p.m. performance. ISNU is planning a memorial service for the President, to be held in "the fieldhouse on the date of his funeral in Washington, D.C. Details of the service are to be announced. Both the YMCA and the YWCA will carry on weekend activities and classes as usual, but word of the tragedy halted many activities within the two organizations Friday. The Golden Age Club meet ing at the YWCA for its Fri day session broke up as soon as the President's death was j made known. "If we hadn't already eaten, nobody would have wanted to, said one elderly woman. "We i just said a prayer, sang a cou- pie of songs and went home, Nobody felt like playing cards." for him," said Mr. Randall. "He had done all he possibly could to solve the many problems before, Cuba, civil rights . . . "The Kennedy family, the nation and the world deserves every man's sympathy." Mayor McGraw termed the tragic death of the President unbelievable at first, then "unforgiveable." Most importantly, the Bloomington mayor in extending a community's sympathy to Mrs. Kennedy and her two children referred to the slain Chief Executive as "her husband, their father and our President." Congolese To Speak In Normal "MoadniT tha KaoAa nf ... v. . . 6 .- Emerging Peoples" is the theme of a missionary day ob- 918 S. University. lwuvl "U ,BU - .'8;the 12:30 p.m. ambush caught student studying at Bluffton College, Bluffton, Ohio, and Thp Rpv Harrv Yodcr 'of th Di(f(, rvji ..H :n! speak on "Christian Teachers for Lands Afar" at the church's 10:30 a.m. worship service. phones to call home and get de-Mrs. Harrv Yoder. wife of tails from wives who turned un ,t,0 nillfftn an momhor wjll conduct a speciai cnil. dren-g pr0(,ram at 1:15 p.m. ;Sund fn the cnurch Both services will be open to e public President of the i U -l; :A l Stunned and grieved by news of President Kennedy's assassination, clerks and customers face television broadcast with grim faces early Friday afternoon in the basement of Livingston's store in downtown Bloomington. HOW COULD IT HAPPEN? Shocked Grief Twin Cities' Reaction To Assassination By DAVE HAAKE mechanism started to hum with j totally unbelievable had hap-News of President Kennedy's increased activity at about poned. It was a reaction simi- assassination stunned Bloom - ington-Normal Friday after - noon. A wave of visible shock and disbelief was followed by another of overwhelming grief.: linei over me rresineni s death transcended political and religious beliefs. People's thoughts were directed to the President's family and mir - rored their concern over the to tal lack of respect the assassin must have held for nation's highest office. "How could such a thing hap - pen here in our country?" peo- pie asked each other on Bloom- ington's rain-splattered streets. Assimilation of the President's being shot down in Dal las was slow in coming. "I just couldn't believe it at first. thought they were kidding me," one woman related. The impact of the news hit young and old alike. Populace Stunned People were so stunned they didn't -know what to think at first It's a sad thing. I still can't believe it," said Mrs. Orville Irom classes eany, dui young-act3 of vandalism at Blooming-Stinde of Ellsworth more than s" in Unit School District 5 ton Junior High School, half an hour after word of the ! remained in their classrooms , d tfl hjs President's death. a did pupils at St. Mary dj de(.sjon on wh,Ul. "It couldn't have made me i acie !cnooi. L- to hanf,i the voutn as . u. ieei worse 11 u naa nappeneu to a member of my own fam - r :r II i i 1 ilv." commented Robert Nel - ' -r mi. .son 01 uiusun uuy. People stopped each other n nlnnminrrtnn' Hnwntnun on H nominpton s downtown ctrppfs nr haltprt in stanH hv and listen as news of the assassination spread. . . J The first announcement of hundreds of Twin Citians m their lunch breaks. Those in ' stores crowded around radios or television sets. f Jwto'd ? ckS "p The real in- I .f "PKi:ior Hich School teacher com- iradios or TVs to pass along ac- counts Phone System Loaded General Telephone Co. offi - cials said their automatic dial- ing and direct distance dialing' Memorial foi John F. Kenne it Second Presbyterian Church East Street at Monroe Today at 10:30 A.M. Bloomington-Normal Council of Churches !l2:40 p.m. It continued to hum all afternoon. State Farm Insurance Com- panies 1,800 employes were kept posted on the President's concilium via an inier-commum- 'cations network. The network, linking all of State Farm's ' Bloomington offices, was used! lto bradcast bulletins and carry live radio accounts. "People here thought It wasj 'a joke at first," Paul Mitzner.'the painful, sobering renliza- j State Farm vice-president personnel, commented. 'Hut a stunned silence followed the an nouncement of the Presidents death at 1 p.m." "It was so totally unnecessary and inhuman," Mr. Mitz- ner declared. "Tears wet many I, a worker's cheeks here. We .decided right then to just let our people stay and work their way through the mental block that followed the final announcement." Stores and other business firms remained open Friday afternoon. Some Bloomington scn00' children were excused II tIU c f:..l.. !J it .. umi a uimiciia huiii un:y ' didn't want to turn pupils loose. IThev felt it was better to keen! 41 ..!. ..;! ,.,. I. them in classes until regular dismissal because roughly 50 ' lr Cent Of the Unit's VOUng - 1' ! SterS Hde bUSCS. children, like hundreds of youngsters across the nation, broke into spontaneous tears woKe in o spontaneous lears Md at tne I'rcsweni b assassination Children Grievt The impact of the assassina- merited moments after students mora rficmiucfin at 7-30 n m ... . ' ".. . . ... The boy is also charged with Watching those junior high', ff to an unidentifird youngsters question teachers in teach coat uay after. ttie halls and laiK 10 one anotn- r, one couiu n.'dr diu uk concern they felt. It was almost as if something, Service United the lar to that witnessed in the jPantagraph newsroom, in stores and on Bloomington streets earlier. "Am I m a dream? mi pmi-su.i-u juimu mu swmh asked as he walked out of the school. But the bubble of disbelief, , like a dream, was soon shat- terecL For most it was followed by a moment of meditation and ofjtion that President Kennedy is dead. Boy Vandal Admits Acts At BJHS A 13-year-old Bloomington youth was officially charged by Bloomington police Friday with destroying property. The boy was arrested Bt 4 L m ThnreHaw hv Srtt n.irrv m after an investigation into venile or not. Detectives said the youth ad- u"t w'L' Z S miUCCl 11' 'a TV' ' uut uiu irvu tarwro iiiuv uivujifc involved a smashed violin and an attempt to burn a teacher's coat. T1,eu. yu,lh charged with P'""""s , "nu"' v of Paul Sommers of : N p. ..n . . ' . But the youth told police that he picked up the violin to look at it whan if cltnnnH frnm hio oracn 5cf tfljp 'toBMV tt as' brlC P' lLV?J, M M2 fell apart ta hisand3. r The potato was not grown fur food in France until after 1773. States dy I

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