The Pantagraph from Bloomington, Illinois on November 24, 1963 · Page 7
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The Pantagraph from Bloomington, Illinois · Page 7

Bloomington, Illinois
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Sunday, November 24, 1963
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WHILE CROWD WAITED Boy, 10, Had First Word Thaf JFK Would Be H ere A rough flight from Chicago to Bloomington may have been only one hectic adventure among many in the life of John F. Kennedy. But for a boy in Bloomington, a telephone call from Mr. Kennedy before the flight will remain something entirely unique. Some of the details of the late President's visit here in October, 1959,. were recalled for Pantagrapn readers Friday and Saturday. Newspapers across the country went to their files for stories of similar visits. Unrecorded But the telephone call of Mr. Kennedy, who in 1959 was a U.S. senator campaigning to be President, was not something recorded in Pantagraph files. Terry Irvin, now 14, is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Irvin of 503 S, Moore. On the morning of Oct. 24, 1959, the boy's parents went to the Bloomington airport to await the arrival of the senator and his party. Terry remained at home with a sister, Jane. The day was windy and rainy. At Chicago Senator Kennedy was planning to fly here with his party of more than 12 in the large Convair airplane he was using. But because of the weather, the senator chartered a small plane that could land at Bloomington and headed south. The rest of the Kennedy party went to Springfield in the Convair. Crowd Walts At Bloomington meanwhile, a crowd was waiting in the rain of a Saturday, morning for the senator s arrival. It was well after the scheduled arrival time and as Lawrence Irvin remembers it, the day seemed too dismal even for ducks to land. State police had reported the senator's regular airplane was circling the airport at Springfield waiting for a break in the weather. The police report was enough to disperse the crowd at Bloomington in the belief that Senator Kennedy had gone to Springfield. But before Mr. Irvin left, he received word of the senator's call to his home. Recalls Call Terry, then 10, answered the telephone. As Terry remembers the call, it was something like this: "Is your father there?" "No. He and my mother are at the airport waiting for Senator Kennedy." "This is Senator Kennedy. Would you tell your father I'll be there?" Standing instructions to the Irvin children were that if anything important ever came up in their parents' absence, the children were to go next door to tell Mrs. John Bliss about it. "Terry was a little nonplussed about the call," as Mr. Irvin recalled it Saturday, "so I think Jane picked up the ball. "And I think Mrs. Bliss had trouble believing that Senator Kennedy really had talked to Terry, but she called the airport anyway." With the message relayed, Mr. Irvin said he was confident that Bloomington would be able to greet the senator after all. Considerate He knew also, remembering E-W Sales Head For Record Eureka Williams Company will set its third consecutive the experience. Saturday, thatly hit Bloomington 2 hours 18 record ear in sa,es if current John F. Kennedy was a pretty minutes after scheduled arrival. bu'in8 trends continue, good man to go to all the trou-. The press aide and a Chicago' In an estimate based on sales ble. newsman stepped from the for the first thre,e quarters of Mr. Irvin explained the sen- sman piane looking as if they'd 1963- R- c- Connell, Eureka vice-ator's call to the Irvin house as been through a war ,thay had Pres'dent of sales, predicted a result of his, Mr. Irvin's, I lost, as reporters here recall it. tne company would finish about friendship with Bob Wallace, j gt John F. Kennedy stepped I 25 Per cent anead of last year, the .senator's press aide. out with a smile, his right arm1 Eureka, a division of National Wallace was with Mr. Ken- raised in a gesture of having Union Electric Corp. (Ameri-nedy in the flight that eventual- won the war. jean Stock Exchange), reported 'a 23 per cent sales increase for the first nine months of 1963. 3 I'anfagrniih, Bloomlnflnn, III., Sunday, Nov. it. lfMiS. : FREE COLOR TV : ; Monday Night Demonstration ; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and 9:00 to 9:30 p.m. R ; 1 964 ZENITH COLOR ; - IT'S HANDWIRED--N0 PRINTED CIRCUITS APPLIANCE CO. 110 S. CENTER Scott, Schneider To Attend Kennedy Funeral Service Motorist Sues PEKIN Willie R. Burns of, Peoria filed suit for $50,000 in State Rep. J. W. Scott of, late President's only visit to Ta7wpn rim,it rwt Fridav Bloomington will attend funeral Bloomington when Mr. Kennedy acainst William F. Scharping was a U.S. Senator from Mass-'of Smithfield, charging Scharp- achusetts in October, 1959. iingwas. atB7fau!t(. in Cfl$ . , , ' . ion Illinois 87 north of Last Peo- A former Bloomington resi-iria Nov 22 infii services for President Kennedy in Washington, D.C., Monday. Mr. Scott said he will fly to the capital Sunday from St. Louis in a plane being chartered . dent who will attend the funeral by Robert M. Schneider Jr., of Metamora, who is Governor Kerner's director of agriculture. The Bloomington legislator, a Democrat, campaigned for Mr. Kennedy well before his nomination for the presidential race he was to win in November, 1960. Mr. Scott helped arrange the HOSE HOWL TOI H California ami Las Yogas O By Rail Dec. 26, Return Jan. 5 O By Mr Dec. 27, Return Jan 4 S or 6 Nighti la i Vegat Tropicana I Night Reserved Rose Pared. Seat Reserved Rose Bowl Seat New Year's Eve Party Lawrence W.Ik Fotles Bergere Dinner Show Santa Anita Racing San DI.eo-Tlluana Knott's Berry Farm Disneyland Apple Valley Hoover Dam Lake Mead 11 Days by Rail Coach From Chicago. From 3 11 Days by Pullman From Chicago. From Days by Air From Chicago. 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