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Dignitaries From Many Nations to Attend
Solemn Last Rites for Assassinated President
Contis ned Fran Pin A-X
arrive at the Capitol at 1:48
It will be led by a police es
cort. followed by troops from
all the Armed Berrlcei.
Then will come a muffled
drum corps made up of Army.
Navy and Marine personnel.
The entire procession will
march In slow cadence at 100
steps a minute.
Navy Men Dae
A company of Navy person
nel. from the service which Mr.
Kennedy once served, will be
next In the procession. They
will be followed by a special
honor guard made up of the
Joint Chiefs of Btaff. Then
there will be a color detail and
members of the clergy of vari
ous faiths.
Then the caisson, carrying
the coffin bearing the body of
Mr. Kennedy, will come. It will
be drawn by six gray horses
and will be followed by a sev
enth gray riderless horse.
This will be followed by one
serviceman, bearing the Presi
dential flag.
The caisson will be flanked
by 20 servicemen, four from
each of the five services—
Army, Navy. Marine. Air Force
and Coast Guard.
Ten men will march on each
side of the caisson. They will
be followed by the body bear
ers detail. Cars carrying Im
mediate members of the dead
President's family. President
and Mrs. Johnson and other
mourners will follow.
Win Form Cordon
A joint honor cordon will be
formed on the East Capitoi
steps from the Plaza to the
Rotunda. As the procession
arrives, the joint detail of
muffled drums and the Navy
company escort will continue
to march toward Independence
avenue and out of the cere- j
bony area.
, When all participants are In I
position, the commander of
troops .will bring the joint
honor guard to attention and
present arms.
The band will sound four;
ruffles and flourishes. Hall to
the Chief and then an appro
priate hymn.
On the first note of the
music, a saluting battery will
fire a 21-gun salute. On the
first note of the hymn, the
body bearers will move the
casket from the caisson.
Then with solemn ceremony
the coffin will be taken Inside,
where it will be placed on the
Lincoln Catafalque.
If the family desires that
the casket be opened during
the period of lying In state,
the Rotunda will be cleared
temporarily and the casket
opened by the mortician.
After the joint honor guard
is posted, the public will be
allowed to file by the casket.
Re tarn to White House
After the body has lain in
state, today and from 8 to 9
a m. tomorrow it will be taken
back to the White House for!
the procession from the Ex
ecutive Mansion to St. Mat
thew's Cathedral.
Between 11 am. and noon,
the procession will leave the
Northwest gate of the White
House, onto Pennsylvania ave
nue to Seventeenth street.
It will go north on Seven- i
teenth street to Connecticut
avenue to Rhode Island ave
nue and Into the Cathedral, i
Churches throughout the
Washington area will include
a memorial to the assassinated
President as part of their reg
ular services today.
All Roman Catholic churches
in the United States have re
ceived extraordinary permis
sion from Pope Paul VI to hold
one requiem mass today, ac
cording to the Associated Press.
Ordinarily requiem masses are
never permitted on Bundays or
major feast days.
Bruce Keiner. first vice pres
ident of the District Bankers
Association, said that because
of the legal implications in
volved the banks apparently
would have to remain open to
Holiday in Virginia
In Virginia, Gov. Harrison
declared tomorrow a legal holi
day and called on Virginians
to mourn the passing of the
Chief of State.
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Map shows the route (solid line) of the cortege which will bear President
Kennedy’s body from the White House to the Capitol today. The dotted
line shows the route the procession will take from the White House to
St. Matthew’s Cathedral tomorrow.
The booming of artillery heard in the environs
of Fort Myer, Arlington yesterday came from
this saluting battery of the Ist Battalion, 3d
businesses and Industries are
being encouraged to observe the
day of mourning, a spokesman
for the governor said.
Gov. Tawes of Maryland ord
ered the closing of State Offi
ces tomorrow in observance of
the funeral services. Public and
1 private schools will be closed
land officials urged pupils to
attend memorial services. Many
department stores and industri
al plants also will be closed.
In the Washington area, all
public schools will be closed
as well as parochial schools in
the Washington Archdiocese
and many, if not all, private
The area’s colleges and uni
versities will be closed for the
! most part.
Observance Asked
t Everett J. Boothby, president
of the Metropolitan Washing-
I ton Board of Trade, said the
[ board anticipates that most
.; activities that are not essential
i to health and welfare and pro
tection of the community will
be closed tomorrow.
The Most Rev. Egidio Vag
nozzi. Apostolic Delegate to
the United States, will conduct
a memorial service at 4 p.m. to
day at the new Knights of
Columbus building. 918 lenth
street N.W.
The ceremony originally was
planned as the formal dedica
tion of the three-story struc
The State Department said
that because of the special re
quirements of its operations
the department plans to be
nearly fully staffed tomorrow.
Employes were requested to
get in touch with their super
visors to find out whether they
should report for work.
Chief Justice Warren an
nounced that the Supreme
Court has cancelled the sit
ting scheduled for tomorrow.
!An opinion day session, to
hand down rulings, had been
planned. Instead the court
will meet next on December 2.
Under the previous schedule
the court would have been In
recess from tomorrow until
December 9.
Counties Cut Services
All but essential services of
Montgomery, Arlington and
Prince Georges counties will be
closed. All municipal offices
in Alexandria and Falls Church
will be closed ar.d the Falls
Church City Council meeting
; scheduled for tomorrow night
has been cancelled. All Fair
fax County offices and courts
will be closed tomorrow. Court
cases will be postponed until
In Alexandria, also, Mayor
Frank E. Mann has called for
a 15-minute memorial assem
bly at 3 p.m. today at the
George Washington High
School stadium.
Offices of the Washington
Suburban Sanitary Commission
will close tomorrow but refuse
collection In Montgomery and
Prince Georges counties will
not be affected.
Ruben R. Rudden. president
of Washington, D. C.. Retail
Liquor Dealers' Association, re
quested that all liquor stores in I
the District close from 10 am.
to 1 p.m. tomorrow.
Milton Winakur, president of
the Restaurant Beverage Asao- 1
elation of Washington, request
ed that all members close their
restaurants and taverns tomor
row from noon until the con
- elusion of the funeral.
Other closings include: the
- National Gallery of Art, until
- 10 am. Tuesday: Smithsonian
1 Institution, including National
; i Zoological Park, until Tuesday,
1 ! and all National Trust for His
toric Preservation properties,
including Decatur House.
1 Woodrow Wilson House and |
Woodlawn Plantation, until
Flag to Fly
At Half-Staff
30 Days
The American flag will be
, flown at half-staff until De
cember 22 to mark the death of
■ President John F. Kennedy.
Under a proclamation issued
in 1954 by former President Ei
i senhower, the flag Is to be dis
played at half-staff for 30 days
after the death of an incum
-1 bent President or a former
i President.
Although flags will not be
displayed at night at Govern
ment buildings, the protocol
office of the State Department
says It Is permissible for them
to remain at half-staff after
A spokesman for the office
I said that flags should not be
i displayed In inclement weather
; during the 30-day period.
As for banners affixed to a
permanent flagstaff, the proto
col official said. “We can’t de
termine If It Is right or wrong”
to display such flags, "since
they can’t be lowered halfway.”;
Infantry stationed there. Beneath Old Glory
at half staff, the funs sounded every half hour.
—Star Staff Photo by A. C. Chinn.
Vast Change Came
With New Frontier
Continued From Pace A-l '
bid for the presidency. "He
can't make it. I like campaign
ing, but this is just a waste
of time.”
In West Virginia, I remem
ber him standing on street
comer platforms before hun
gry, unemployed miners. “I
need your help," said this dar
ling of fortune to those des
perate men. They gave it to
The morning after his elec
tion, I greeted him on the
lawn of his father’s house in
Hyannis Port. He was carry
ing Caroline piggy-back.
Later that same day, I saw
him display the only emotion
he ever revealed in public. He
was claiming the victory. He
made a little speech—“not
much longer, Jackie," he said
to his pregnant wife. His clos
est aides were clustered around
the foot of the platform. Tears
stood in his eyes.
When he came to the White
House, suddenly everyone saw
j what the New Frontier was go
ing to mean.
It meant a poet at the In
auguration: it meant swooping
around Washington, dropping
in on delighted and flustered
old friends; it meant going toI
the airport in zero weather
without an overcoat: it meant
a rocking chair and having the
Hickory Hill seminar at the
White House when Bobby and
Ethel were out of town; it
meant fun at presidential press
It meant dash, glamor, glit
ter, charm. It meant a new
era of enlightenment and verve:
it meant Nobel Prize winners
dancing in the lobby: it meant
authors and actors and poets
and Shakespeare in the East
When he made his first trip
to Europe in May. 1961, he ar
rived at Orly and was firmly
taken in hand by the lordly
president of the Republic. Mak
ing his way across the field, he
spotted the familiar faces of
the White House press corps.
He waved to us, a low surrep
titious, under-handed wave
which somehow conveyed his
whole situation.
He loved being President. He
wanted to bring moderation,
balance, flexibility his own
qualities to it. He told me he
thought his cabinet was a more
Fairfax to Pick
School Locations
Fairfax County’s Planning
Commission and School Board
will begin a crash program on
school site selections early next
year by holding joint hearings
on about 25 proposed school
locations, it was decided last
night at a meeting of the two
Joint hearings and a crash
program of school site selection
were two proposals made by
the School Board in a recent
letter to Mrs. Harriet F. Brad
ley, commission chairman.
After the hearings, both the
commission and the board
must approve the sites, Eugene
L. Newman, school board
chairman, indicated this prob
ably will be done separately by
the two bodies.
The commission and the
board will hold another joint
session December 16 to discuss
schools in a new proposed pub
lic facilities master plan for the
I county.
harmonious group than Roose
velt’s, a source of pride to him.
The only time 1 every heard
him brag was about the White
House garden.
I saw him last at his last
press conference. He was in
vited to castigate Congress. But
this most rational man refused.
It was not his style. Instead,
1 he quoted from a poet:
"But westward, look, the
land Is bright.” To the end. he
was hoping that reason would
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Bishops Ask That Death
Rally People to Peace
A Statement from Catholic
bishops of the United States,
issued from Rome yestentogt,
asked that the death of Prtfto
dent Kennedy “rally this gen
eration to the triumph of peace
with justice and freedom for
The bishops, attending the
Ecumenical Council In Rome,
called the late President “a
courageous executive ... a loyal
husband and father ... a duti
ful and devoted son.
"HU vision of duty was not
limited to hU country. . .He
was no less mindful of the
place of his country in the
family of nations,” the bishops
said. “His deepest concern was
for the less fortunate among
God's children.”
Among the many other
statements and telegrams re
ceived yesterday were these:
A telegram from the Ameri
can Association of University
Women to Mrs. John F. Ken
nedy said her husband’s loss U
"irreparable." then added:
"But we draw strength from
the qualities which marked hU
Gov. Harrison of Virginia,
In declaring tomorrow a holi
day for State employes, said he
Kennedy Hit 'Fanatics'
In Undelivered Speech
* 1 th« AiucltM Pra*
In a speech he never de
livered. President Kennedy
called on Americans to "stand
together with renewed confi
dence in our cause—united In
our heritage of the past and
our hopes for the future . . .”
Mr. Kennedy was to have
delivered his address in Aus
tin, Tex., Priday night. But he
died In Dallas, slain by an
assassin's bullet, five hours be
fore It was to have been de-
I livered.
The White House released
yesterday the text which Mr.
Kennedy had prepared lor a
i fund-raUlng dinner of the
Texas Democratic state com
In it, Mr. Kennedy said he
has made good the pledges of
his 1980 campaign and "we
have America moving again.”
1 “Time for Courage"
“Almost everywhere we look
the story is the same,” the
President’s text said. “In Latin
- America, In Africa, in Asia—ln
1 the council of the world and
'• in the jungles of far-off na-
I. tions—there U now renewed
confidence In our country and
e our convictions,” the address
e ; said. It continued:
1 "For this country Is moving
! and it must not stop. It cannot
wished to give them an oppor
tunity to express “Individual
sorrow and sympathy" at the
‘ loss of the President.
Byrd Distressed
Senator Byrd, Democrat ot
: Virginia, a personal friend of
the President although imposed
to many of his policies, said he
could not find words “for my
United States Ambassador
William C. Battle, reached by
telephone in Sydney, Australia,
and a close friend of the late
President since they were PT
boat commanders nn World
War n, said there were no
words to describe his feelings
and that the news was “an un
believable shock to the people
of Australia.”
Porter Routh, executive sec
retary of the Southern Baptist
Convention, deplored “the forc
es of hate which create a cli
mate of anarchy and murder in
our Nation."
The League of Women Vot
ers of the District wired Mrs.
Kennedy Its "deepest sympa
thy,” President Johnson Its as
surance that "our prayers are
, with you” and the family of
Attorney General Kennedy
“'deepest sympathy.”
I stop. For this is a time for
courage and a time of chal
lenge. Neither conformity nor
I complacency will d 0....
"Neither the fanatics nor the
1 faint-hearted are needed and
| our duty as a party is not to
our party alone, but to the Na
tion, and Indeed to all man
kind. Our duty Is not merely
the preservation of political
power but the preservation of
peace and freedom.
“So let us not be petty when
our cause is so great, let us not
quarrel amongst ourselves when
our Nation’s future Is at
! stake.”
Praised Johnson
In much of his speech Mr.
Kennedy talked of the cam
paign promises he made In
Texas cities during the 1960
| presidential race.
"The historic bonds which
. link Texas and the Deippcratlc
i party are no temporary union
! of convenience,” the address
i said. “They are deeply lm
l bedded In the history and pur
. pose of this state and party.
I "For the Democratic party
I Is not a collection of diverse
i interests brought together only
to win elections. We are united
: instead by a common history
, and heritage—by a respect for
| Fear of New
Pearl Harbor'
! Is Discounted
i Fears that the death of Pres
ident Kennedy marks an ideal
r time for a "Pearl Harbor” at
, tack on the United States are
, unfounded. Defense Depart
') ment officials said yesterday.
America's deterrent retalia
tory blow is specifically de
signed to be effective at such
r | a time, and Soviet leaders know
> 1 American missiles and bomb
. ers would be sent to their tar
! get even If there Is no Presi
dent, no cabinet, no Congress
and no Joint Chiefs of Staff.
A Pearl Harbor would have
to be a massive nuclear attack
against the whole United
States. Russia has the power to
. do this at any time.
; i But Russian leaden know
. that they cannot possibly de
, stroy enough of the American
missile and bomber force to
avoid a revenge strike which
will destroy Russia.
There Is no incentive to
strike, then, even though this
. country is mourning one Presi
. dent and getting to know an
. other.
[j A crisis short of a surprise
attack could pose a difficult
problem for a new President.
Standby plans are ready, how
ever, to handle anything fore
Something unexpected as
the wall through Berlin was
unexpected two years ago—
j would have to be met by Presi
dent Johnson's best judgment.
His top advisers are experi
enced men who could quickly
recommend a course of action,
’ however, and he himself has
’ participated in a number of
White House crisis conferences.
1 “
v D. C. Woman, 67,
;j Hit by Car, Dies
A 67-year-old woman died
1 last night after being struck
by an automobile at Eleventh
i and N streets N W.
t| The victim was Marian
[ Davis, listed at 933 N street
; N.W. She was pronounced
dead at Casualty Hospital an
hour after the accident.
Police said the automobile
was driven by Earsel E. Everett,
* j 41, of 5831 Thirty-first place,
, Hyattsville, Md. The victim,
( according to police, was walk
jing east across Eleventh street
when she was struck.
; She was the city’s 85th traf
' sic death of the year, compared
| to 54 last year at this date.
> the deeds of the past and a
. recognition of the needs of the
r future."
. In this last prepared address,
r Mr. Kennedy spoke often of
I his Vice President, Texan Lyn
. don B. Johnson who now has
■ succeeded him In the White

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