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Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 12

Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Monday, December 9, 1963
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12 THE REGISTER-MEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS WALTON VILLE .Toe Newberry and Mrs. Anna Fred visited Mr. and Mrs. Iia Lance Tuesday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Ila Lance, Mr. nnd Mrs. Troy Lance and daug- hiors, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Lance und daughters and Benny Bi (which, ate Thanksgiving dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Coy Lance and son, Ronny. Mrs. Violet Gee, who has been in St. Louis in the hospital for several weeks, is at home now. "Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Shurtz and sons and Mr. and Mrs. Nelson McCormack, spent Thanksgiving with Mr. and Mrs. Mason Newel i. Mr. and Mrs. Ila Lance visited Mr. and Mrs. Campbell in West Frankfort Friday. Mrs. Eudene Dees, Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Waldmen and Mrs. Bonnie Allen of Nason shopped in Herrin Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Lance and j daughters, Gwynne and Vicki shopped in Ccntralia Friday. The Singing convention at the F.W.B. Church was well attended Sunday afternoon. The Ladies auxiliary of the F.W.B. Church met Monday night with 14 members present. Mr .and Mrs. Clifford Hicks and children attended a fellowship meeting Friday night where Mr. Hicks brought the evening message. Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Shurtz and sons enjoyed a quail supper at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson McCormack Thursday- night. The occasion was Mrs. McCormack's birthday. Mrs. Shurtz made her a beautiful birthday cake. . . . Mrs. Clifford Hicks, cor. KENNEDY EPILOGUE NEW YORK (AP)-Thcodorc H. White, a close friend of President and Mi's. John F. Kennedy .and author of "The Making of the President" wrote "For President Kennedy an "Epilogue" in the current issue of Life magazine. The full article, copyrighted by Life magazine and made available to The Associated Press follows: Join Security's \Christmas Club Today And ... PAVE THE WAY FOR A ' MERRY CHRISTMAS 1964 FREE GIFT TO ALL MEMBERS Security Has A Wonderful Gift For Everyone Who Joins Their 1964 Christmas Savings Club. FREE OZARK FLIGHT BAG Start saving now for next Christmas with easy payments — as little as 25c weekly. Security Bank 119 N. 9th St. Mt. Vernon, III. HYANNIS PORT - She remembers how hot the sun was in Dallas, and the crowds — greater and wider than the crowds in Mexico or in Vienna. The sun was blinding, streaming down, yet she could not put on sunglasses for she had to wave to the crowd. >\nd up ahead she remembers seeing a tunnel around a turn and thinking that there would be a moment of coolness under the tunnel. There was the sound of the motorcycles, as always in a parade, and the occasional backfire of a motorcycle. The sound of the shot came at that moment. Like the sound of a backfire and she remembers Connally saying, "No, no, no, no, no. . ." She remembers the roses. Three times that day in Texas they had been greeted with the bouquents of yellow roses of Texas. Only, at Dallas they had given her red roses. She remembers thinking, how funny- red roses for me, and then the car was full of blood and red roses. Much later, accompanying the body from the Dallas hospital to the airport, she was alone with Clint Hill — the first Secret Service man to come to their rescue — and with Dr. Bur klcy, the White House physican. Burkley gave her two roses that had slipped under the President's shirt when he fell, his head in her lap. -o- -o- -o- Ml through the night they tried to separate him from her, to sedate her, and take care of her — and she would not let them. She wanted to be with him. She remembered that Jack had said of his father, when his father suffered the stroke, that he could not live like that. 'Don't let that happen to me, he had said, when I have to go-' " Now, in her hand she was holding a gold St. Christopher's medal. She had given him a St. Christopher's medal when they were married; but when Patrick died this summer, they had wanted to put something in the coffin with Patrick that was from them both, and so he had put in the St. Christopher's medal. Then he had asked her to give htm a new one to mark their 10th wedding anniversary, a month after Patrick's death, -o- -o- -o- He was carrying it when he died and she had found it. But it belonged to him — so she could not put that in the coffin with him. She wanted to give him something that was hers, something that she loved. So she had slipped off her wedding ring and put it on his finger. When she came out of the room in the hospital in Dallas, she asked: "Do you think it was right Now I have nothing left." And Kcnn y O'Donnell said, "You leave it where it Li." That was at 1:30 p.m. in Texas. But then, at Belhesda tfospital in Maryland at 1 a.m. the next morning, Kenny slipped into the* chamber where the body lay and brought her back the ring, which, as she talked now, she twisted. On her little finger was the other ring; a slim, gold circlet will) green emerald chips — the one he had given her in memory of Patrick. There was a thought, too, that was always with her. -ii- -(i- -i>"When .lack quoted something, it was usually classical," she said, "but I'm so ashamed j of myself - all I keep thinking ine from a musical jpilIlllllllllllWIIIIIIIMIIIIIIIIIIlllllllUIIWlllMilHItM LUXURY SPECIAL of is this comedy. "At night, before we'd go to sleep, Jack liked to play some records; and the song he loved most came at the very end of this record. The lines he loved to hear were: 'Don't let it be forgot, that once there was a spot, for one brief shining moment that was known as Camelot. - " She wanted to make sure that the point came clear and went on: "There'll be great presidents again — and the Johnsons are wonderful, they've been wonderful to me — that there'll never be another Camolot again. "Once, the more 1 read of history the mote bitter I got. For a while I thought history was something that bitter old men wrote. But then I realized history made Jack what he was. You must think of him as this little boy, sick so much of the time, reading in bed, reading history, reading the Knights of the Round Table, r e a d i n g Marlborough. For Jack, history was lull of heroes. And if it made him this way — if it made him see the heroes — maybe other little boys will see. Men are such a combination of good and bad. Jack had this hero idea of history, the idealistic view." But she came back to the idea that transfixed her: "Don't let it bo forgot, that once there was a spot, for one brief shining moment that was known as Came lot — and it will never be that way again." As for herself? She was horrified by stories that she might live abroad. "I'm never going to live in Europe. I'm not going to 'travel extensively abroad.' "That's a desecration. I'm going to live in the places I lived with Jack. In Georgetown, and with the Kennedys at the Cape. They're my family. I'm going to bring up my children. I want John to grow up to be a good boy." -O- •()• -<>• As for the President's memorial, at first she remembered that in every speech in their last days in Texas, he had spoken of how in December this nation would loft the largest rocket booster yet into the sky, making us first in space. So she had wanted something of his there when it went up — perhaps only his initials painted on a tiny corner of the great Saturn, where no one need even notice it. But now Americans will seek the moon from Cape Kennedy. The new name, born of her frail hope, came as a surprise. The only thing she knew she must have for him was the eternal flame over his brave at Arlington. "Whenever you drive from the bridge from Washington into Virginia," she said, "you see the Lee Mansion on the side of the hill in the distance. When Caroline was very little, the mansion was one of the first things she learned to recognize. Now, at night you can see his flame beneath the mansion for miles away." She said it is time people paid attention to the new President and the new First Lady. But she does not want them to forget John F. Kennedy or read of him only in dusty or bitter histories: MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1963 HOME FROM JUNGLE COUNTRV — Army MaJ. Keith McGinis and his wife, Muri I.u, gleam \\w\r approval of bis arrival Wednesday as he landed at Travis AFB, Calif., with the first U.S. servicemen to be sent home from South Vict Num. There were 'i'H) men aboard the first planes to arrive at Travis, with another plane load delayed in Honolulu, Hawaii by mechanical trouble. MrCiliils spent nearly 11 months in Viet Nam. (.AI' Wireplioto) College Basketball Is "Out" With New Yorkers NEW YORK (API—"Betting or soliciting bets is prohibited at Madison Square Garden." The warning is in the program now—in big black ty|x\ For t he- Garden College basketball season it came too late. The yards of empty seats at Friday night's opening doubleheader showed that. They announced the house T2,G9:i. They many away, the biggest the Garden used to turn that And at that it was opening croud at since ilKiS. headers a season, plus the national tournaments at the end, with an 18,000-plus sellout almost every night. And then came the discovery that dump was nol just anoihor four-leller word. First one gambling scandal, then another. This year there are eight doU- 1 bleheader scheduled, some fait, luring teams that would have now. The excitement is gene College basketball i.-, "out." There was a time when a col- (lege basketball doiiblrheader was about the biggest thing going in the winter time in the big town. There were '_>.") or r .O double- had to buy tickets to get in in the old days. Friday Navy whipped Manhattan in nearly dead silence. No. '.' NYU trampled Tulsa to spirited cheers from the end zone where the students were. In the galleries, where the kids used to sit and cheer their heroes — whose feet turned out to be clay—a lonely policeman paced. He had no one lo watch. Farm Bureau Leader Asks For Changes CHICAGO (APi •- President j Johnson was asked by a na-1 tional farm leader today to take a new direction on farm policies to met what was called a wish of rural people (or (ewer ngn- \ cultural controls. The appeal was made by President Charles it. Shuman in an address before the opening annual convention of the American Farm Bureau Federation. "Tlie new administration." said Shuman's prepared talk, "should carefully review the ?.0 years' experience with futile at- temps to legislate prosperity into agriculture." Shuman, an Illinois Farmer, said farmers want less government intervention in their affairs. He said this had been attested by the fact that I he farm bureau had pushed its membership to a record high love in a year in which it had led a vigorous attack on farm control policies of the late President Kennedy. There was a possibility that President Johnson might reply Tuesday. Senator Hubert II. Humphrey of Minnesota, assistant Democratic lender of the Senate, was scheduled to address the convention at that time. Sources close to the senator said he would bring a message from the new President to the farm bureau delegates. Shuman told newsmen that his organization would welcome a shift to less restrictive farm programs. But he said he doubted any would be made at this lime by the new administration. More than 5,000 members from 10 states and Puerto Rico had registered for the convention which is due to close Thursday with adoption of resolutions pledging the big f a vm organi/a. lion to continue its battle against federal controls. Shuman also appealed to Congress and the public to go slow in allowing emotionalism surrounding the recent assassination of President Kennedy to lead (hem into blind support of legislation the new administration might press for. Shuman also called for early liquidation of the food-for-peacc program under which U.S. farm surpluses are made available to needy areas broad. He also urged defeat of any proposals to broaden use ot government compensatory payments to farmers for controlling production. A blocked field goal soma times has disastrous effects. Against Illinois, Harold Wells of Purdue recovered such n block, ed kick and went 62 yards for a. touchdown. 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