Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on December 3, 1963 · Page 3
Get access to this page with a Free Trial
Click to view larger version
December 3, 1963

Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 3

Publication:
Location:
Mt Vernon, Illinois
Issue Date:
Tuesday, December 3, 1963
Page:
Page 3
Cancel
Start Free Trial

Page 3 article text (OCR)

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1963 THE REGISTER-NEWS — A/tT. VERNON. ILLINOIS niiin in itl.ii Jacoby On Bridge Old Lady Lurk Showers Tricks BV OSWALD JACOBY Newspaper Enterprise Assn. South wasn't proud of the three no-trump bid. He did have the spades thoroughly stopped and a fit for his part- NORTH 3 4 Hone VJ8752 • A 1097 3 EAST (D) 4K9875 VQ 46 + AQ9843 SOOTH 4AQ104 VA64 • KJ5 *W72 Bofh vulnerable Sooth West North Double l* Double Pu Pass 2 4 FM 2KT. Pass 3 4 Pass 3 NX. Double Pass Pass Opening load— 42 4J832 VK1093 • Q842 14 14 ATTENDS KENNEDY MEMORIAL ner's diamond suit, but East had opened with a club and the club suit was wide open against him. When West doubled, South liked his bid even less. But he felt that West really expected to be able to handle a four diamond contract and South decided to stand by his Runs and hope for the best. West opened the deuce of spades and North apologized for his hand when he put it down. South did not say anything. He was too busy plan- MRS. KENNEDY'S DAYS OF ORDEAL L.>......... . Queen Elizabeth II Is greeted by The Very Key. Robin Woods as she arrives at St. George's Clinpel in Windsor. England, Sunday to nttend a memorial service for I lie late President Kennedy. Her Majesty heard Woods, the Wenn of Windsor, describe the death of Kennedy "as in a way similar to Moses." (AP Wlrephoto) ning his play. He took East's king of spades with the ace, led the jack of diamonds and let it ride. It held and I hint's were looking up. Now South could count two spades, one heart and five diamonds for a total §|iiiiiiiiimiititimtiiiiiiiiiU!iiiiiiiiitiiiii\i!iiiiiiiti!iiiiiittiiii!iiiiiiti!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimimimmiiiiiH 1 NOTICE 1 s If you care enough to give a professionally wrapped | 1 gift, buy your "tie-tie" gift wrapping materials and re- 1 I ceive free instructions on gift wrapping at — 1 D. C. WEST PAINT AND WALLPAPER STORE 227 South 10th Mt. Vernon, 3 = Simiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiinniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii^ of eight. Where was the nintli trick coming from ? South decided that West, would hold a singleton honor in clubs. With six clubs to the three top honors it looked as if East, would have rebid the suit. Perhaps East had a singleton honor oi hearts. Why not? It seemed worth a try so South played his ace of hearts and East dropped the queen. A second heart was won by West's king and West: led the ten of hearts. Dummy's ,iack won. South had nine tricks, but he wasn't, satisfied. He led § I another heart and West was = in the lead. West played the = I king of clubs which held. Then = i West led a diamond and South =1 1 was able to run out JO tricks. It PHOTOGRAPHER KILM.D nnois = Your Glasses Cost Less At Conrad Optical Your choice of hundreds of latest style frames with highest quality Kryptok bifocal or single vision lenses at our modem laboratory, allows us to give $050 one day service on many prescriptions w Thorough Eye Examination $3.50 New Frames And Repairs While You Walt Hours: 9:00 to 5:30 Dailv — Mon. to 8:30 P.M. DR. R. CONRAD, Optometrist 16th and Monroe, Herrin, Illinois — Wl 2-5500 ST. LOUIS (API—Jack Gould, a photographer with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch [or nearly :i0 years, died Sunday after an apparent heart attack. Gould, 56, .joined the paper in 19:M. HO won several national awards for his pictures. OTTAWA MAN KILLED STREATOK, 111. CAP)—An Ottawa man was killed Monday in a collision of a car and a semi­ trailer north of Streator on Illinois 23. He was Bernard Haughbigan, 23, a passenger in an auto driven by Alfred Girard, 25, also of Ottawa. Girard was injured. ffiUHiiiiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiin LUXURY SPECIAL I 1963 MERCURY Have you dreamed of owning this beauty, but found the price just a little out of your reach? To-day you can own the quality and fine features •found only in automobiles costing $4,000 to $5,000, at a great savings. Be thrifty and save that first year depreciation. Enjoy the safety that only a big car can give. Enjoy the convenience of power steering, power brakes, power windows, poiver seat, FM radio, and breezeway rear window. Enjoy the luxury and comfort of factory air-conditioning. Enjoy traveling in the comfort of your living room Drive relaxed and in a dig­ nified atmosphere. Own a car you can speak of with pride, one that appeals to every American. Own this 1963 Mercury Monterey Custom Sedan today at the very special price of just $3,200. Make arrangements now for an approval drive. W-G Motors, Inc. 513 South Tenth SlMlJHIlURIWIlllHHIUnUlllllUUIUUUIHDMlUUU Mt. Vernon Telephone 242-6420 ttHHIUIUHiirfflHUUIIIIIUlUIIIIUllllUllllullUllulllllllUUllS I5.V FRANCES LEWINE Associated Press Staff Writer WASHINGTON CAP) — She chose a gay pink suit that day and was late getting started. Her husband explained her absence to several thousand cheering Texans. "Mrs. Kennedy is busy organizing herself," he confided in an 8:45 a.m. CCST), politicking appearance. "It takes a little longer, you know, but then she looks so much better than we do." There was the inevitable bouquet of red roses as President and Mrs. Kennedy arrived in Dallas, Tex., that fair Friday of Nov. 22. The red clashed with the pink of her wool suit and pillbox hat. They stepped into the big dark blue convertible they bad shared on so many state occasions and the winding 11-mile motorcade began. The crowds stood 10 to 12 deep on sidewalks and cheered them, They sat there smiling—Presi dent Kennedy, Gov. John Connally of Texas and their wives —saying what a fine welcome the Kennedys had been given after all. Mrs. Kennedy, just resuming official activities after the death of her infant son thre months ago, had not been on a speech-making tour since I960, It was her first visit to Texas, oho shook hands freely in the crowds, won cheers with a 73- word speech in Spanish, and admitted she was enjoying campaigning. Republican Dalian They had expected trouble in Republican Dallas, a center of political conservatism, but their reception was being described as "magnificent." "Mr. President, they can't make you believe now that there are not some in Dallas who love and appreciate you," said Gov. Connally's wife, Nellie. "You should know, you sure can't." said the President, as the big car, taking them to luncheon at the trade mart, approached the six-story Texas School Depository building at 12:30 p.m. Suddenly, there were those three sharp cracks that sounded more like fireworks. Mrs. Kennedy cried out "Oh, no!" as her husband fell back, lace down on the back seat, blood spurting from wounds in his head and neck. She tired to lift him and cradle his head in her lap. "Oh, my God They've killed my husband," she cried. "Jack, Jack," she called the name of the handsome, 46-year- old man who had been smiling beside her moments before. But John F. Keiuiedy, the man she had married 10 years ago, never regained consciousness. The Secret Service man, who had been with her for three years, came leaping over the back of the car to throw himself spread-eagled over them. Mrs. Kennedy reached a hand to help him. The four in the car feared they might all 'be shot. As a bullet slammed into his back, Connally shouted: "My God, they're going to kill us all." "Get this car out of here," snapped an agent. And, the limousine made a breakneck dash for Parkland Hospital. Mrs. Kennedy cradled her husband's head and wept. When she walked with bis stretcher to the hospital emergency room, the blood stained her pink suit and soaked one stocking. Roses Lay Cruched The red roses lay crushed on the floor of the car. As she waited outside the emergency room while doctors made their futile efforts, Mrs. Kennedy seemed to know her husband was dying. She was dazed and shocked. A priest administered last rites. Vice President and Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson, friends and associates hovered about. A medical student later described Mrs. Kennedy: "The look in her eyes was like an animal that had been irapped, like a little rabbit brave, but fear was in her eyes." But in her grief, Mrs. Kennedy remembered others. She t bunked the priest who admin islered last rites. "Pray for him (Kennedy)," she begged. Her voice was clear and audible as she said responses to prayers with others. There were no hysterics. Kennedy was declared dead at 1 p.m. The chief neurosurgeon, Dr. Kemp Clark, gently told Mrs. Kennedy the news she had guessed. "She, like everyone else around there had a paralyzed look. We just couldn't believe this could happen," the priest said. The events of that day and the ordeal that followed for Mrs Kennedy were like a Greek tragedy. There was hardly time to think. And there was to be no privacy for this widow. She had lost an infant son three months ago and now her husband, just at a time when the family was preparing to observe the birth days of their two children, Caroline, now 6, and John Jr, and to spend a happy Thanksgiving with the Kennedy family at Capo Cod. In the 75 hours from Kennedy's death until his coffin was lowered into a grave at Arling' ton National Cemetery Monday, Nov. 25, Mrs. Kennedy was spared little. The death and funeral of John Fitzgerald Kennedy and his widow's grief were a publi display. Wedding Ring In Casket The world knew of the private and touching moment at the hospital when Mrs. Kenne day had tearfully kissed her husband's lifeless Hps and put her wedding ring on his finger. Then Jbe bronze coffin waa be opened closed, never to again in public. Mrs. Kennedy had started to show the determination to carry on in her husband's tradition of personal courage. In contrast to the many happy occasions, it was an eeri sight at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, where a| great outpouring of reporters, 1 cameramen and officials had geathered in the floodlighted 6 p.m. darkness. The Kennedys had walked gaily aboard the Air Force One jet two days before. Mrs. Kennedy had turned to wave to son John, who took the helicopter ride from the White House to see them off. Now a great, ungainly yellow cargo lift lowered Kennedy's casket, with Mrs. Kennedy standing beside it, holding tightly to the hand of her brother-in-law, Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy. Her face showed her anguish, but she retained composure. A grey Navy ambulance waited. With so many there to help per, Mrs. Kennedy somehow reached out to open the ambulance door herself. They went to Bethesda Naval Hospital. For almost 10 hours Mrs. Kennedy waited there while doctors performed an autopsy and the President's body was prepared for burial. Mrs. Kennedy stayed there because she did not want to leave the body, aides said. She took no sedatives. She Plans Funeral With courage rarely seen Busines Eyes Present, New Budgets began almost at once to plan the funeral. She wanted it to be "as distinguished a tribute ns possible," the White House said. She approved the burial in a site among Arlington National Cemetery's 126,000 dead, she requested an eternal flame in his memory, she started discussing plans for a monument. Mrs. Kennedy chose to pattern Kennedy's funeral after that of Abraham Lincoln, similarly martyred almost 100 years ago. j At 4:25 a.m.—16 hours after he was shot — Mrs. Kennedy brought her husband home to the White House. Mrs. Kennedy would not change her clothes and the bloodstained badge was there as she followed the casket into the White House. Once home, Mrs. Kennedy had to face her children, and make plans for a future home she quickly decided would be in Washington. The next day, Mrs. Kennedy took her children to pray at the casket in the East room. Then more than 4,000 friends, officials, congressmen, diplomats, staff members and newsmen came to pay respects in a daylong downpour of rain that seemed to symbolize the tragedy. By SAM DAWSON AP Business News Analyst NEW YORK (AP) — Next to the tax cut bill now before the Senate the most pressing matter before Washington authorities in the eyes of business are two budgets: —The current one on large parts of which the Congress Is still debating. —The new one to start next July on which President Johnson and department heads are now laboring. Both could see final economies from oarlier estimates. But both could be affected, either for more or less spending, by the reaction, governmental and private, to President John F. Kennedy's death. Many business firms and the economy in general—jobs, production schedules, sales, profits, personal income, the value of the dollar — will be affected whichever way the decision goes. Johson has pledged thrift and care in spending. The new budget: now being hammered out for submission to Congress in January will show how much spending can be held down, or how much it will be expected to increase from built-in forces. The current budget, for the fiscal year that started last July 1, is still in flux. The Congress has cut some of the apropriations that had been asked by Kennedy. The House so far has trimmed an apparent $5.5 billion from presidential re­ s' 10 ! quests for $92 bilion. But many Mrs. Kennedy stayed in seclusion and the new President left the White House to the grieving Kennedys. In the next two days, Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy, 34, a former debutante and product of elegant schools, became a dramatic figure. London Sees "Majesty" A London newspaper said she gave the American people "the one thing they always lacked— majesty." While.the greats of the world —kings, queens, princes, presidents, premiers—looked on, and nationwide television focused on her every heart-rending moment, Mrs. Kennedy spared herself nothing. The funeral of John F. Kennedy came on Monday, Nov, 25 —three endless days after his assassination and on the third birthday of John Jr. The rites lasted five hours and Mrs. Kennedy stood unflinching through most of the long pageantry. But twice tears filled her eyes. Twelve hundred persons had been invited to St. Matthews Cathedral, including Kennedy's I distant Irish cousin, Mary Ann' Ryan, who had entertained the President at his ancestral home • in County Wexford in June. She Leads March This time with a long black viel shielding her face, Mrs. Kennedy led the eight - block march from the White House to the church with world leaders following her and the caisson. Richard Cardinal Cushing, who had married the Kennedys, baptized their children and said the funeral mass for infant Patrick, officiated at Kennedy's funeral. Tears came when Mrs. Kennedy had to wait halfway down the cathedral aisle while the body was placed on the caisson for the last ride to Arlington. Six-year-old Caroline wept, too. John Jr., hardly able to grasp the significance of it all, saluted as the coffin left the cathedral. At Arlington, after the Taps sounded and she had lighted the eternal flame, Mrs. Kennedy suddenly turned to Gen. Maxwell Taylor, chief of the joint chiefs of staff, embraced him and pressed her veiled cheek against his, her eyes filling. But, she walked firmly out of the cemetery, clutching the flag which had covered the coffin. Five times, Mrs. Kennedy returned to the grave in the next three days, once late at night. of these cuts in authorization don't really curtail actual spending under past authorizations. And some sec a chance that Kennedy's death may encourage his requests for such projects as foreign aid and space exploration. The big question business is asking is what priorities Johnson will give to these and other projects. Space projects affect manv business firms and whole communities. Expansion or curtailment of spending in this field would be top news for them— new orders, job security or payroll expansion. Defense spending in general and various forms of welfare programs will touch many corporations, many cities and regions. 1 In the over-all picture, the total of Washington spending— above or below $100 billion?— will have a direct effect on the economy. The as yet unresolved questions: How much money will the government take out of the economy in taxes? How much will it pump into the economy in spending? The size of the federal deficit will play a part in future inflationary pressures, in the size of interest rates, in the fight to cut the surplus of outflowing dollars over return flow in international payments. The deficit in the current fiscal year is estimated at $9 billion. Predicts China Bomb May Turn Russians West LONDON (AP) - Prime Minister Alec Douglas—Home predicted today Red China's rise as a nuclear power soon will dnve Russia into a deal with the West. "An ideological war on two fronts would be bad enough for Russia," Sir Alec told a luncheon of the parliamentary press gallery. "But to face the prospect of physical confrontation on two fronts would be nearly unthinkable." Douglas-Home is due to meet President Johnson Feb. 12 for a study of the big world issues lacing the NATO alliance. He offered a pointer to the diplomatic strategy his government—facing an election next year—intends to employ in the meantime. He said he will push for a basis of East-West agreement that will allow the physical pro- cetss of the disarmament to begin. The occasion for such an initiative, he said, will be in the 17-nation disarmament talks which resume in Geneva next month. AIRMAN KILLED O'FALLON, 111. (AP) — Airman 2-C George E. Stewart, 28, Altoona, Pa., was fatally injured Monday, when the car he was driving overturned on U.S. 50, near O'Fallon. The archer fish, found in southeastern Asia from India to the Philippines, shoots jets of water to subdue insects. She took Caroline once. She urged President Johnson to rename Cape Canaveral to Cape Kennedy in memory of her late husband's interest in space exploration—and it was done. Then, she left for seclusion and a Thanksgiving reunion with the Kennedy family at Cape Cod. Many memorials have been suggested the world over for Kennedy. But what could match the one his wife gave htm? Complete Repair and Remodel Financing Through Low Cost FHA Loans. Terms to fit your needs — up to 60 months to pay Can be as low as $5.00 per month. Free Parking Free Estimates MT. VERNON LUMBER CO. 318-324 S. 9th Dial 244-0028 ill if IMPORTED SWEATERS Nothing short of smashing! Imported sweaters to collect for sleigh rides, ski slopes, firesides and cocktail parties! Or to ask TJncle Nick for as Christmas Gifts. Hand-knit mohuir/wool/nylon sweaters In new frosted colors: Aqua, yellow, pink, lilac, coral or blue. Cardigan, V-neck, pull-overs. Both sizes 36 to 40. $14,98 STRETCH PANTS Nothing fits better than handsome wool H »nd nylon stretch pants in proportioned sizes to give the fit tbats perfect for you, choose red, black, gold, royal blue or pastel colors in sizes S to IS. $11.98 And all through the house, the 1 sleigh coats were ready to go in a flash — To city and country and elsewhere with dash. Cotton corduroy, cotton suede, wool melton, lined acrylic pile, sherpa pile. Natural wolf collar and wool knit collars and cuffs. 36" coats and 7/8 coats. Junior and misses sizes. Wide range of colors. $18.98 to $49.98 3 WAYS TO BUY—CHARGE, BUDGET, LAY-A-WAY

Get full access with a Free Trial

Start Free Trial

What members have found on this page