The Pantagraph from Bloomington, Illinois on November 25, 1963 · Page 7
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The Pantagraph from Bloomington, Illinois · Page 7

Bloomington, Illinois
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Monday, November 25, 1963
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1,000 At IWU Service lagriipti, RliMitnington i III.. MonrfsT, Nn. M. IMS. J " h ill'" i Mmrrr" - , "her "ngQ - Illinois State Normal University students and faculty members, 6,000 strong, attended a special convocation in memory to President Kennedy Monday AT ISNU 6,000 Told Of Legacy By BOB SIMPSON Dr. Robert G. Bone challenged Illinois State Normal University students Monday to rededicate themselves to the goal the late President John F. Kennedy valued most highly "Achieving world peace through understanding and education." We could pay no finer tribute to him than this, Mr. Bone, president of the university, told a crowd estimated at 6,000 in Horton Fieldhouse. Speaking at a special convocation in memory of President Kennedy, Mr. Bone told ISNU students, faculty members and townspeople that the late president had considered education "the very foundation of the American way of life." He urged ISNU students to rededicate themselves to these goals and "to seek an end to a; morning. The crowd all but filled the university's new Horton Fieldhouse. (Pantagraph Photo) K . MWW . IIIIH yvS j ii. MMNn; j By HENRY R. ETTER More than 1,000 persons took part in solemn services at Illinois Wesleyan University at 8:30 a.m. Monday in tribute to John Fitzgerald Kennedy. The mourners for the s I a in leader included the youngest and oldest of Americans. Many of the university students had returned home for the long weekend, but nearly every student who remained on campus attended the service. The tenor of the crowd was somber with very few. persons speaking at all. Many faces were still petrified with the horror of the assassination which greeted them on Friday. Dean of the university, Ever-ette Walker, read the lesson, Ecclesiasticus 44:1-15, in place of President Lloyd Bertholf, who is in California until next weekend meeting with IWU alumni. Chaplain William L White gave a succinct sermon for meditation. Range of Emotions He mirrored the feeling of all Americans, "which ranges from grief to anger and horror to anxiety over the murder of the Pesident." "We all reacted in disbelief that the life of one so powerful could vanish in a matter of seconds. This raises the questions of 'What is Life?' and 'What is Death? ' the chaplain continued. He said that these questions probe deep into the area of religion which attempts to make sense out of the human predicament. "We are meeting to reflect the religious meaning of the death of John F. Kennedy, honor the murdered leader and pray for the days ahead," Mr. White told the large audience in IWU's Memorial Gymnasium. Man a Child of Dust The speaker noted that the best laid plans of men are subject to disappointment and failure and "man is a child of dust." Tt cooma strnncrp tn rplphratp Thanlrcoivino npvt ThnrsHnv nn'-i thank God for .luimU&i.u.b ..wv " " J der the shadow of this death, but our forefathers first cele- Even though many students returned home over the weekend, the IWU gymnasium was filled with IWU faculty, personnel and students for memorial services for slain President John F. Kennedy Monday morning. . , , . L- The stream of persons leaving the IWU women's gymnasium after memorial services lor President Kennedy Monday reflected a grim horror and almost disbelief that the past four days actually took place. (Pantagraph Photos) their freedom 100 years ago this week on the last full measure of devo- and life," he continued. Nov. 19: lion that we here .highly re- "We, too, have much to be "It is for us the livinc. rather. IS(,lve tn!,t tnese 1108(1 sha" no brated Thanksgiving after many thankful for. The United States to be dedicated here to the un-.have died in vain- that t h i r u uj has had eood leaders in t h e finihrH wnrk whu h ihnv uhn nation, under God, shall have a first American winter accord-!Past few years and prosperity, fought here have thus far so npw birth of freedom and ing to the chaplain. God is the. source of this" the nobly advanced. It is rather for that government of the peop e, This solemn ceremony Sunday afternoon on the campus of Illinois State Normal University was described by ISNU officials as the most impressive student undertaking in decades. Crowd of 2,000 stood in silent meditation and prayer for 20 minutes. (ISNU Photo) ("great inspiration and leader- chin Viae hppn a hparnn tn all fear, hate superstition and in- and his contribution will not toIerance- soon be forgotten." Hope For Future If this can be accomplished, I Mr. Bone said it may be possi-' tended take A Quiet Crowd Students by the thousands at- the special memorial service. Only a few vacant ble in future years "to i H . i ...... i .i ii.i price in me mowieage mai seats could be spotted through-from this calamitous situation out the huge fieldhouse. There each of us has emerged as a was a noticeable absence of better and stronger American. campus dress-men wore suits This is the legacy of our and ties and most of the girls martyred President. I had on their better dresses. JlJJ l wPrpeHoSS While thousands were packed It tfcp Z Z p? J Hp int0 the fieldhouse, the crowd (at the time the news of the , .c.n.. : President's death earned will be was respectfully quiet-quiet to resident s deatn came) win De th . t th t . d Imprinted on your mind for- . . h ever," he said. ,neaas to turn. But President Kennedy will! Tne university's band and have died in vain, Mr. Bone;choir presented sacred and pa-said, if we can't look ahead- tr,otIC muslc-, Dr- Arthur H-"We must carry on in the spirit Larsen, dean of the faculty, pre-and manner he so well person- Slded at the convocation. He if ied jTead telegrams which been sent Mr. Bone said President Ken- read telegrams which had been nedy had become the symbol of ?ent to Mrs. Kennedy and Pres-a new period in our nation's life lde" Johnson on behalf of the -a spirit which combined ex- staff. and students of the um-uberance with intelligence and verslty-commitment with exploration. I The telegram to Mrs. Kenne dy read: "ihe staff and I f i U - f fy-i----u:ii::' Strikers, Bus Firm Renew Negotiations Even though most of the Pilgrims died during that winter they believed that God would take them to their eternal rest. "The remaining few paused to speaker said. Gettysburg Message The Chaplain closed with the charge from the Gettysburg Address of Abraham Lincoln made us to be here dedicated to the bY the people, for the people, great task remaining before us shall not perish from the earth. that from these honored dead President Lincoln met n 1 1 we take increased devotion to death by an assassin's bullet oo that cause for which they gave April 14, 18C5. Negotiations were resumed this afternoon in the six-day-old Bloomington-Normal bus strike. The meeting was the first since 20 City Lines employes began the strike a minute after midnight last Tuesday. Today's talks were to start at 1:30 p.m., presumably with a state labor mediator present along with employe and company representatives. Hopeful 1 Eugene Chaney, City Lines manager, said he was hopeful the conference will return bus service to the Twin Cities. Employe spokesmen had said Friday that Francis DeLaurie, A mass for Capt. Vernon T. the state mediator, was setting (Tom) Sutter, 27, son of Mrs. up a meeting either today or Capt. Vernon Sutter Mass Slated For Plane Crash Victim r:.. ina..,..i u oy reao: ine sian ano stu rw fppiinne at this timp hp dents of ISNU extend sincerest Bernice Sutter of 1206 Searle, Tuesday, said should echo the phrase sympathy to you and to the Drive, Normal, will beheld atj But Mr. Chaney said this from President Kennedy's in- familv of vur late husband, 9 a.m. Friday at Holy Trinity morning he was informed only augural speech "Ask not what our President. Words are in- ( Church. that Vernon Westover, official your country can do for you. !ade(luate to express our deep! A private military funeral in the National City Lines par-icif u,hat vmi mn Hn fnr vnnr sense of loss at this untimely will be held in Keokuk, Iowa, ent company, was coming to rountrv" land tragic death of a great and with burial in the National Bloomington for the conference i. j- Mr. Bone said that putting wurdgeous 'aoer. feelings of grief aside, he has To New President .. , sensed since the assassination The wire to President John Cemetery there Contrary to a telegram received by his mother from at 1:30 p.m. Mediator Expected Mr. Chaney said he assumed I Friday a great feeling of unity son read: "The staff and stu-WasninfPon -aPtain Sutter will however, that the state media and solidarity throughout the dents of ISNU share your grief not be brought to Bloomington. tor would be present and also country which is heartening, j at the loss of our courageous! Captain Sutter and Capt. Vin- that an international union offi- He also sad it is important; ana aDie president, John Fitz-,-e"1 J- JU 111 Ul ciai attending earner talks geraia Kennedy, we extend to nasnd, weic mhcu lucauoy m would attend, you our support, hopes and an a"plane crash near YokotaJ The union is the Amalgamat- prayers for the vital and diffi-1 Air case in jaPan cult task which lies ahead." that each one "give his hopes, prayers and good wishes to President Johnson and his fam ily. He is facing a time of grave responsibility and needs the support of every American." Also speaking at the convocation Monday was James Koch, president of the ISNU Student Council, who paid tribute to President Kennedy's concern with threats to our freedoms. "He was concerned with individuals," Koch said, "not with figures and statistics. He wanted to meet people and deliberately sought to touch the crowds a factor which may have led to his death." Student Koch referred to the late Mr. Kennedy as "a soldier a patron of the arts, a statesman and an athlete as well a; President." He said President Kennedy's El Paso Driver Faces Charge The campus newspaper, The Vidette, published an "Extra" edition Sunday with a bold headline "Campus Mourns Kennedy's Death." ine paper also carried a driving while under the influ-short story saying a s 1 1 e n t ence of alcohol, prayer service would be held at; He was arrested at 1:40 a.m. the flagpole in the central Sunday while driving in the quadrangle of the campus. Aliooo block of South Main in crowd of 2,000 students showed : Normal. up for the service at 4:30 p.m. ed Association of Street, Elec tric and Motorcoach Employes of America. Fifteen drivers and five maintenance workers comprise William S. Scott, 20, of El Bioomingion Local 752 of the Paso, has been charged with1unIon Mrs. Havens Attends Nurses' Conference Mrs. Ardell Havens of 1305 W. Chestnut was among 550 Scott refused an alcohol blood nurses from 42 states attending Sunday. test and posted $205 bond when a national conference at Min- mi nfi ! t i . . ... ine iv minutes oi complete taken to the Normal Police neapoiis, Minn., last week, silence was broken by the play-station. Sponsored by the American ing of taps as the flag was! A hearing in his case has Nurses' Association and Ameri-raised from half staff to full been set for Wednesday. can Heart Association, the con- ;taff and lowered slowly at sun- ference Wednesday through Fri- set. hearsed ceremony the most im- day focused on latest trends in University officials and stu-j pressive occasion they had nursing cart of cardiac pa-( denU alike called tha unr-;ever witnessed on the campus. tienU. ) 1 mm Fteg Out of Respect for the Memory of Our Late President siM HI DETAIL WILL ALL STORES BE CLOSED DAY MDAY (Open Tuesday Night Uimtil 9 p.m. Bloomington Retail Bureau

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