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JFK’S ASSASSINATION (CBS-TV COVERAGE)(PART 19)

All in small groups, and in large ones, and individuals all over Europe, th the sense of of grief

and, and, and, heartbreak was expressed.

President, uh, Charles de Gaulle said that

“President Kennedy died like a soldier under fire for his duty and in the service of his country.”

De Gaulle went on- “In the name of the French people, ever the friend of the American people,

I salute this great example and this great memory.”

Other European leaders joined in similar tribute.

In this country, President, former President Harry S. Truman who, himself, succeeded to the Presidency on the death of President Roosevelt, and who, himself, was an intended victim of assassins bullets 13 years ago. President Truman was too stricken by the news of President Kennedy’s assassination to comment immediately, but Mrs. Truman said that the former President would issue a statement later. Truman was at his home in Independence when he heard the news of President Kennedy’s death.

Richard Nixon who ran against President Kennedy for the Presidency of the United States said “the assassination of the President is a terrible tragedy for the nation. Mrs. Nixon and I have sent a personal message expressing our deepest sympathy to the members of the family in this hour of sorrow.”

In Washington, the nation’s leaders of both parties express their grief and sorrow.

For that report we go now to Neil Strauser in Washington:

We now have film of the reaction of the Democratic and the Republican leaders of the Senate. Democrat Mike Mansfield and Republican Everitt Dirkson met newsmen together in a show of bi-partisan sorrow at the death of our Chief of State.

Give me a break….bi-partisan sorrow?

 We hear first from Senator Dirkson:

“There are some things that are simply incredible and leave one absolutely speechless. This is one of them. I knew John Fitzgerald Kennedy as a Representative, as a Senator, and as a President for 14 years or more and my last visit with him was on Tuesday morning of this week. I went early to present him with a turkey from the Turkey Growers Association. He was so amiable so affable so agreeable and he looked in the very pink of condition notwithstanding a rather rugged tour in the state of Florida.The thing that stuck in my mind most when suddenly he shouted to a lot of school children and to those managing this live turkey – Don’t take the turkey away until the children have had a chance to come up and see it. We visited about many things. politics. bills pending in Congress, the future 19 hundred and sixty four and everything that one can encompass within a half hour visit and suddenly comes this mortal blow that strikes him cold and dead. I say its an incredible thing and uh my heart goes out to the family and that I’m a little frankly I’m a little bewildered by this turn of events as I know the nation and the whole wide world will be. So first my sincere sympathy to the entire Kennedy family and in the language of the Chaplain as we had a prayer in the hope that transfusion might infuse recovery that uh the nation still stands and the nation will live.”

And the Majority Leader of the Senate, Mike Mansfield:

“The passing of John Fitzgerald Kennedy is not only a tragedy for the nation which he so ably represented but is I think also a mark upon the respectability and the responsibility of some of our citizens. This good, this decent, this kindly man, this harassed man who had so much on his shoulders and received from some people so little in the way of support in return this man has now gone to his reward. And I will miss him as a personal friend. The nation will miss him as a great President. And the world will miss him as a great leader. One of the fondest memories I can recall is the cooperation and the support which the distinguished Senator from Illinois Mr. Dirkson the Minority Leader of the Senate gave to the President of the United States, a Democrat, time and time again when the interest of the nation were at stake. And I know how grateful he was to you for the many contributions you made and I’m just as grateful and the nation is too. Words are, words are, useless too express one’s true feelings at a moment like this.”

– “Mike, a person’s perplexity is just too great in a tragic moment like this.”

Dirkson and Mansfield

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In this time of tragedy there are no political differences. Senator Barry Goldwater of Arizona, the Republican many thought might be opposing President Kennedy the late President Kennedy in 1964 has issued this statement through his Washington office – It is both shocking and dreadful that a thing like this could happen in a free country. The President’s death is a profound loss to the nation and the free world. He and I were personal friends. It is also a great loss to me. Mrs. Goldwater and I offer our heartfelt sympathy to Mrs. Kennedy and to the President’s family.

As for members of the Presidents family Paul Niven reports from the Attorney General Robert Kennedys home in McCLean that the Attorney General learned of the shooting while he was at lunch with Robert Mar Morganthall, the unsuccessful candidate for Governor last year in New York.

Attorney General Kennedy was told by J. Edgar Hoover of the FBI a priest later visited the house

and another visitor was CIA’s chief John McCone.

Both of them walked in the garden for several minutes.

WAS J. EDGAR HOOVER A PRIEST or did a priest later visit the house?

It makes sense to me that J. Edgar Hoover was a priest!

Mrs. Ethyl Kennedy left home briefly to get the children probably from school. When they returned the Attorney General met them at the door and gathered one of his daughters into his arms. There has been no statement from the Attorney General. Local Police are protecting the home.

Caroline Kennedy who observes her 6th birthday anniversary next Wednesday and her brother John Jr who observes his 3rd on Monday were in the White House today when their father was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. It is believed that their mother, Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy, was faced with the task of telling them what happened. She, of course, is returning on the plane with the Presidents body. Will be back in Washington later tonight.

The President’s youngest brother, Senator Edward Kennedy, first heard about the shooting on the Senate floor while he was presiding over the Senate. We now have films of Senator Kennedy as he arrived at Andrews Air Force Base and boarded the jet flying to Hyannis Port, Maryland to be with the President’s ailing father, the late President’s ailing father, Joseph Kennedy and Mrs. Rose Kennedy.

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And thats the story as we have it at this time in Washington.

This is Neil Strauuser reporting.

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As silent and weeping crowds gather outside the White House in Washington summoned by the tragedy the flag at the White House flies at half mast. It was lowered within moments after word of the Presidents death was received. We have reports from all over this country, all over the world, of the shock at what transpired in Dallas, Texas this morning.

New York’s Governor Nelson Rockerfeller a would be opponent of President Kennedy and the election in 1964 has called President Kennedys death a shock and a terrible tragedy. Rockerfeller immediately canceled a political trip which he was to have made to New Hampshire where he is taking part in the Primary Campaign in that state which had been scheduled to begin on Sunday. Governor Rockerfeller has ordered that the flags on all New York State buildings be lowered to half staff for the next 30 days. Rockerfeller has ordered that all public state ceremonies scheduled within the next few days to be cancelled.

More bulletins come in from Dallas, Texan, Texas as they have been all afternoon, uh, talking about the efforts to apprehend the assassin. Police today seized one man, Lee H. Oswald, wh who whom you probably  already heard. He is identified as Chairman of a Fair Play for Cuba Committee and is regarded, at least as far as we know, as the prime suspect in the assassination of President Kennedy.

Such as the nature of the American system for the Presidential succession that shortly after President Kennedy’s death was announced Vice President Johnson was Sworn-In in an impromptu ceremony in the Executive Cabin of the Presidential Plane, the very plane that had carried President Kennedy to Dallas this morning.

The new Chief Executive was took the Oath of Office

at 2:39 PM w uh Central Time, 

that’s Dallas Time,

thats 3:39 PM Eastern Time

and for the first time in history the Oath

was administered by a woman

US District Judge Sara T Hughes. 

(10:10-12:11/10:31)tongue

Johnson was sworn in on the Air Force Number One, the Presidential Plane, and he then flew on to Washington. He’s now en route airborne to Washington to take up the duties of Chief Executive of the United States duties,

which cannot wait upon sorrow or tragedy.

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JFK’S ASSASSINATION (CBS-TV COVERAGE)(PART 20)

 Mrs. Kennedy and Mrs. Johnson were both present at the swearing-in of President Johnson. So were several Congressmen, White House Staff members who accompanied the Presidential trip. Johnson asked as many of the White House people who were there as possible to crowd into the plane to witness the ceremony. Judge Hughes wept as she administered the traditional Presidential Oath to President Johnson. And then the plane took off immediately for Washington with Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Kennedy, and some White House Aides aboard.

President Kennedy’s body is following on another plane.

Vice President Johnson is a figure who has not been without controversy (and/in?) our system. He, himself, had uh tried for the Presidency in 1960. Accepted the Vice Presidency when it wa the Vice Presidential nomination when it was offered to him by President Kennedy, and has been a loyal aide in the last 3 years to President Kennedy submerging his own ambitions and many uh ways his own personality to help the President carry on the programs to which he was pledged.

Many statements are coming in from all over the world: an eloquent one from France by General De Gaulle who said that in soldierly language that President Kennedy had died like a soldier, uh, by fire in the battle which he waged.

Here is a statement which has just come in from Jay Erwin Miller,

President of the National Council of Churches (licks 1:48/10:51) 

and uh

 (camera switches to Dar Rather and then quickly to Parkland Hospital (1:54/10:51)

We have a report now which uh has to do with uh w uh the a news conference at Parkland Hospital a report on the condition of Governor John Connally of Texas, so we switch to pla

(film shows doctors and newsmen but is inaudible, because of the crowd in the room and it’s noise and confusion)

The scene is the Parkland Hospital at Dallas Texas. This is Dan Rather of CBS News. The man you are seeing here is the doctor who has been attending Texas Governor John Connally.

I’m Dr. Robert R. Shaw Professor of Thoracic Surgery at Southwestern Medical School. (blink 2:47/10:51) 

Because of this position I accepted the responsibility of taking care of Governor Connally for the…..

interrupted, long pause, nods and smiles./ 3:14/10:51

I’m Dr. Robert R. Shaw Professor of Thoracic Surgery at Southwestern Medical School. Because of my position I accepted the responsibility of taking care of Governor Connally uh following his injury. I want to say at the outset that the condition of the Governor is quite satisfactory in view of the injury that he has sustained. He seemed to have been struck by just one bullet which entered the right posterior chest close to the shoulder blade and coursed downward along the chest wall taking out and fragmenting a portion of the fifth rib on the right. The bullet then emerged from the chest evidently struck his right wrist fracturing the lower portion of the right radius and then entered the left thigh where it was spent. The thigh wound is trivial. The fracture of the radius should heal without difficulty or without further disability. Our major problem was the sucking wound of the right chest wall because in making the wound of the chest the fragments of the fifth rib became what we refer to as secondary missiles and these caused a considerable amount of tissue damage in the point where the missile emerged from the chest. When the wound had been enlarged in order to remove damaged tissue the lung could be expect inspected. It was found that there was a tear in the middle lobe of the lung, which had to be repaired. There was also a small hole in the lower lobe undoubtedly due to a small rib fragment. This was of no consequence. The major problem was a matter of completely controlling all bleeding points, removing all damaged muscle and tissue, and then securing a tight closure of the chest wall so that the right lung could be re-expanded. The Governor’s condition was good during all of this. He was perfectly lucid before anesthesia was started. And from what we know about his injury and his condition at the present time, we have no reason to believe that he won’t completely recover without significant disability of any sort.

 Someone asks or says something to him on stage 6:24/10:51 Large Pause.

-someone asks question How long do you feel that inaudible Connally the Governor will be required to stay in the hospital here in Parkland?

 I think this is what the guy asked!

—The length of time he will be in the hospital will be determined more by the clearing of the bruise to the right lung and I would estimate that this would be in the neighborhood of 10 to 14 days. This doesn’t mean that this injury will be completely clear by this time, but at least we should have a good idea as to the trend of the clearing.

-Another question inaudible

Pardon? The, the trend of the clearing, uh, whether it is clearing, or not.

-Another question inaudible

We didn’t mention the President to Governor Connally.

-Another inaudible question

-Long Pause and another inaudible question

—-No. They are now uh taking care of the compound fracture of the right radius. As soon as that is is finished (rubs left eye with left hand) he will be taken to the recovery room where he will be carefully watched until he has regained all of his vital signs. Now, his vital signs are good now, but we like to observe them for a period of time. This is a routine measure until blood pressure is stable, respirations are satisfactory, and until the Governor is, uh, fully recovered from the anesthesia, in other words, he’s fully conscious responding rationally to questions.

-Another inaudible question

—–Uh, this is being taken care of. The bullet is in the leg. It hasn’t been removed. This is a very insignificant factor, though. It will be removed.

-The right leg?

—-Left thigh, but there’s no significant injury to the left thigh.

-When will it be removed? 

—-Before he goes to the Recovery Room.

-Another inaudible question

—-I think it would be advisable.

-Another inaudible question

No, this is, uh, really a reconstruction of what must have happened. But assuming, of course, uh, we know that the government, the Governor was in the sitting position.

Puts left arm over his right shoulder of back while saying 

We know that the wound of entrance is along side the shoulder blade here. 8:54/10:51

then he puts left arm under the right arm to the right shoulder of back here 8:57/10:51

but the wound of exit was here.

 has left hand on right chest sort of under right arm 8:59/10:51

We speculate that his arm were perhaps about in this position 9:03/10:51

and that it fractured his arm here 9:05/10:51

and then went on with him sitting into his left thigh.

This is a matter of trying to reconstruct the trajectory of the bullet.

He was shot from above and he was in the sitting position, so we feel that this is all one bullet that, uh

-someone interrupts inaudible

Nogarbled

-another inaudible question

Yes, the lung was collapsed, however don’t stress that point.

The lung could be easily re-expanded. It’s like a balloon. You can let it down and blow it up again.

-another question but he turns back to same guy who asks something inaudible about the lung

The lung is now re-expanded.

-another question about the large quantity of blood

We felt that the Governor had lost approximately 1500 CC’s of blood.

We counted in units 500 CC’s to a unit and this is what has been given back to him.

-another inaudible question 

Quart and a half.

-Sir, we missed the early part of your uh diagnosis and your expla….. inaudible.

Someone else says: Let’s wait please sir until the other questions are finished. Any other questions?

-What are the..inaudible

 Dr. Robert R. Shaw

sounds just like Bob Barker from

Let’s Make A Deal.

(Does not surprise me after all of the others from Hollywood that seem to be involved!)

and film cuts to Dan Rather in studio:

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This is Dan Rather in Dallas, Texas. What you have been watching is the official briefing from the doctor at Dallas’s Parkland Hospital who has been attending shot Texas Governor John Connally. As you heard Governor Connally is in serious, but not critical condition.

Back now to CBS News glitch quarters in New York.

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JFK’S ASSASSINATION (CBS-TV COVERAGE)(PART 21)

As they did, as you have heard, for Governor Connally of Texas, the doctors did all they could for President Kennedy. Oxygen, blood transfusions, an operation to ease his breathing, but as you know there was really nothing that they could do for the President. The President’s body, President Kennedy’s body will Lie in State at the White House tomorrow according to the Speaker of the House, John McCormick.  All day tomorrow the President’s body will Lie in State. McCormack says he thinks the body will then be taken to the Capitol on Sunday to remain in the Great Rotunda of the Capitol until about noon on Monday. Further plans are indefinite, but its understood that the actual funeral services are going to be held in Boston after the Lying in State in Washington. Traditionally, Presidents who die in Office have Lain in State at the Rotunda. Pentagon officials expect the funeral to be a full-dress-state-ceremony and preparations are now going ahead on that assumption. Officials of the military district of Washington said that the President’s family will determine the timing and the scope of the ceremony which now will be held, or its believed will be held, that they will wish to have held, in Boston rather than Washington. All this planning of course is tentative uh  the President Kennedy’s body is still en route by air from Dallas where he was slain by an assassin today. Also aboard the Presidential Plane with the body were Mrs. Kennedy the new President Lyndon B. Johnson and Mrs. Johnson. The plane is due at Andrews Air Force Base at 6:05 PM Eastern Standard Time. A well informed source said that first the President’s body would be taken to Bethesda Naval Hospital tonight and the Lying in State uh would begin tomorrow at the White House and then at the Capitol. President Johnson will go to the White House. As you may have heard former President Eisenhower has issued a statement on the death of President Kennedy. The film has just arrived and here is

President Eisenhower:

-I share the sense of shock and dismay that the entire nation must feel at the despicable act that took the life of the nation’s President.

On the personal side, Mrs. Eisenhower and I share the grief that Mrs. Kennedy must now feel and we send to her our frair prayerful thoughts and sympathetic sentiments at this, in this hour.

Press-General, how would you counsel the American people at this time?

—In the face of such a terrible thing I am sure the uh entire citizenry of the nation will join as one man in expressing that not only their grief but their indi indignation at this act and will stand faithfully behind the government.

Press-General could you tell us

how you got the word?

—I was at a meeting uh, uh, for the United Nations. And uh, while there a member of the meeting was called out and they came back and told us the news. Although, at that time, uh, uh we did not know the President was dead. We did not know when I got back here at that time that he was dead. But, um, as a matter of fact we had a– the last message we had was one rather of hope. And the entire company uh merely paused for a minute that they could (at the?) request of the chairman and each of us in his own way uh said a silent prayer for the President.

Press-Should there be any concern, sir, over National Security at a time like this?

-No, I think the whole nation now would be

uh almost all of us 

security agents!

(Very angry and adamant when he says Security Agents!   

 4:17/10:14  

Press-Will the nation be alright in the few months ahead?

-Oh, I’m not going to uh predict anything of that, I just say this:

the American nation is a people of great common sense and they are not going to be stampeded or bewildered.

Press-Mr. President…I just

History has uh had assassinations uh affected the political course of events?

 A bit hard to understand the question I may have it wrong!

Well, of course, in Lincoln’s uh uh assassination you will the uh (garbled) the Presidency went to a man who was a registered Democrat, uh Mr. Johnson. In Garfield, I doubt that there was any. And, of course, McKinnley that brought in uh uh Theodore Roosevelt.

Of course, there have been other attempts in late years: uh, Mr. Cooman was at a grain/grave? threat toward to his life

and Mr. Roosevelt just before he was inaugurated, you remember, down at the, when the Mayor of Surmac was killed – was uh, ran a very grave, uh, risk. They these things have happened and and and and it seems inexplicable to me, because Americans are loyal. And it’s just this uh occasional psychopathic sort of uh uh accident that occurs and I I don’t know what we can do about it.

Who the heck is he talking about?

Mr. Cooman/Combman/Kewman?

If anyone knows please send a note in regards to Mr. Cooman. I have no idea what or who he is talking about:)

Press-Could you say anything General about how people will feel abroad from all your experience with your United Nations and others.

How will it be taken abroad?

—Well, I think they will be, uh, a bit bewildered. This um in a civilized countries of the world, this doesn’t happen, uh, so often. And uh, you remember, in the starting of WWI the um murder of the Arch Duke Ferdinand, I think his name was. Why this in itself almost, uh, well it one of the contributory causes to uh that war. And, uh, but here, I I just don’t know what happens. And it. But we are a nation that where our freedoms are allowed or are observed in such a way that everybody is, uh, ready to, I mean, everybody is, uh, you might say, capable of doing this if  he’s ready to put his own life on the line.

Whew!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That last statement is quite  fragmented and it just does not make sense,

but maybe someone else can figure it out because I don’t really understand what he is saying.

Obviously, President Eisenhower is visibly upset and is having a hard time expressing himself.

I have to add that the questions are a bit stupid, IMO and seem to be a mock by the press, whether or not they are aware. 

 

Press-General, how will you spend the rest of today, and tomorrow?

-How will you spend the rest of today and then tomorrow?

—I exp, I have cancelled the dinner date that I had for tonight. Tomorrow, I’m going immediately to my home and if I’m wanted for any purpose, whatsoever, I will, of course, be available.

Press-Do you have any advise for the American people at this time sir?

—No, as I said, I know the American people will stand solid and they will not be, uh, stampeded.

Press-Thank you, Mr. President. Thank you.

Al right. Goodnight

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I think “the word” the press is mockingly referring to, is the “benediction” given in Dallas at the Trade Mart after the President was assassinated, establishing some sort of power over the people and our government. I think that is pretty evident by the members of the entourage at the airport and their affiliation with the Benedictine order.

Is the Benedictine Order actually followers of the WYRD? How about Opus Dei? Are they involved? I would guess so. Is this the Saxon influence?

Modern usage in Satanism and Paganism

The extreme Satanic organization Order of Nine Angles makes frequent reference to wyrd in its publicly available writings, which Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke’s 2002 book Black Sun speculates may indicate roots in a pre-Christian native tradition of paganism or Wicca.[3]

No wonder.  Makes the massacres in our country lately make sense (IN a Wyrd WAY) and the people involved and their appearance as if high and in a trance.

I believe they The Benedictines made a pledge to make our country heel like dogs partially in revenge for our success in WWll

and the bombing of Monte Cassino their Benedictine monastery by our forces

and I believe Eisenhower was President or the commanding General that was involved with that particular offensive in WWll at that particular time.

Something about that monastery seemed extremely important considering the damage done in WWll to other locations and people.

I wonder what was in that location that they were protecting.

 Please read about that in the article below:

Rome’s secret weapon for recatholicising the EU

“This brings us to Benedict and Rome today.  Readers will be well aware of the Vatican’s efforts after World War II to dominate Europe through the Treaty of Rome.  This strategy was spearheaded by the “St Benedict for first European” campaign conceived during World War II.  Pius XII may have been silent about the holocaust but he certainly made waves when one of Benedict’s early monasteries, Monte Cassino, was bombed by the allies.  Churchill, unworried, correctly observed, “the enemy fortifications were hardly separate from the building itself”. But Pius castigated it as an “atrocity bombing”.  He and his two successors, John XXIII and Paul VI, all vowed to use Benedict’s European credentials to bring the continent to heel.”

Please read:

The Monarch, Devil’s Breath, and the Eucharist

Maybe the secret weapon for

recatho-lic-ising

the EU was a drug.

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Is that what all the licking is about?

Catholics?

CBS News will continue its live coverage throughout this evening. We’ll be back in 30 seconds after a pause for our stations to identify themselves.

Shows American Flag at half mast.

We continue now our reports on the aftermath of President Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas, Texas. CBS News White House Correspondent Robert Pierpoint was with the Presidential party in Dallas and we switch to Mr. Pierpoint now with Dan Rather at Station KRLD TV in Dallas:

CBS News White House Correspondent Bob Pierpoint has just returned from Parkland Hospital after taking part in the motorcade in which President Kennedy was shot and going immediately to Parkland Hospital; one of the first reporters on the scene. Bob, I know that you have taken copious notes on the whole day so why don’t we begin at the very beginning when the Kennedys arrived in Dallas this morning.

-Well, Dan, uh, I would like to use my notebook to refer to because there’s so many impressions, tragic ideas, and thoughts, going through my mind and, uh, I think I need to refer to this. But I would like to make the point, first of all, that this day has a terrible ironic quality about it, all the way through, as you look back on it: The President’s arrival here in Dallas was uh so warm and and so friendly. Everything seemed to be going so well. He and Mrs. Kennedy had gotten off to a good start in Fort Worth this morning. The President had spoken to a crowd outside his hotel. He was in a very good mood and humor and uh uh as we came into Dallas uh we had of course expected that there might be some protest signs some signs uh against the President but the crowd generally was larger than we had expected and uh friendly and enthusiastic. Everything seemed to be going very well. (licks 9:17/10:14) And we went down the main street of Dallas, I think it’s even called Main Street. Tremendous crowds along the sidewalk cheering and waving flags and shouting (licks 9:27/10:14) and then as we turned the corner to go by a small park right on the edge of town uh we heard three shots. We heard the explosions. We didn’t know what they were.(swipes a huge lick 9:41/10:14) and suddenly the motorcade slowed a little and then the President’s car picked up speed very quickly and disappeared. And, of course, I think all of us at that moment feared something, but we didn’t even dare express it. (licks 9:56/10:14) So I would like now to switch to a description uh that I took notes from on uh Mrs. Connally the Governor of Texas wife who was sitting in the same car with the President and with her husband and with Mrs. Kennedy at the moment that the shots were fired. (licks)

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JFK’S ASSASSINATION (CBS-TV COVERAGE)(PART 22)

The President’s car was just going under an underpass about to turn onto a freeway and Mrs. Connally says that she was discussing (licks 00:21/10:18) with the President what a warm welcome the Kennedys were receiving, which is one of the terribly ironic things about this this whole tragedy. She says that she had just s said to the President “You can’t say Dallas is not friendly to you today” and she heard a shot fired. (licks 00:40/10:18) And she feels that that first shot was the one that struck the President. Now all the indications we have are that the President never felt a thing. That from that shot which entered his throat (licks0:53/10:18) and probably came out of the other side, the back of his head. From that moment, he was unconscious until he died. Um, Mrs. Connally says that immediately (licks 1:05/10:18) her husband who was sitting just in front of the President on the right side of the car in the jump seat turned and uh(licks 1:14/10:18) as soon as he turned to the President he himself was also hit. Uh, Mrs Kennedy grabbed hold of the President and Mrs. Connally grabbed her husband (licks 1:27/10:18) and she does not, Mrs. Connally, does not recall that the President said anything, nor does anyone else from that moment on. (licks1:36/10:18) Mrs. Connally says that immediately a Secret Service man in the front of the car next to the driver grabbed the telephone and said, let’s go straight to the hospital” and at that moment, of course, the President’s car sped off and left the motorcade; hit speeds of 50 to 60 miles an hour to the Parkland Memorial Hospital, which was just a few blocks away. (licks 1:57/10:18) Now at the hospital itself uh there were some eyewitness reports to the President’s arrival there. By the time the car reached the hospital the President was lying on the back seat of the car with uh Mrs. Kennedy uh had his head creduled cradled in her lap and uh (swipes a big lick 2:17/10:18) the eyewitnesses say they did not, were not able to see the President’s face, but they did see blood, of course, all over the front of his suit his chest. And he was at that time completely motionless. He was lifted out of the car and placed on a rolling table (licks 2:36/10:18) and uh rolled into the Emergency Ward of the hospital with Mrs. Kennedy walking along beside him. A short while after that, I arrived at the hospital where (licks 2:47/10:18) uh, uh, of course, doctors and nurses and Secret Service agents and Police were all hurrying back and forth. Everyone showing strain, uh a great deal of uh worried whispering outside the room where the President was being operated on. As we’ve heard later 8 to 10 doctors actually worked frantically to to try and save the President, but apparently (licks 3:13/10:18) there was very little hope, uh, from the time he arrived at the hospital.

Uh, about uh, one o’clock rumors began to spread that the President had died. We were not able to confirm this. Uh, two priests did go in (licks 3:29/10:18) and I talked to them as they emerged from the room where the President was and, and uh, they said that they had administered the last rites. I said, “Is he still alive?” And the priest said only his condition is critical. (licks 3:42/10:18) So, at that time, I do not know whether he was dead yet. But uh, there were other indications. For instance, Senator Yarborough of Texas who had been with the party (licks 3:53/10:18) told me that he he felt the situation was extremely serious. And, and then he began to break down. And, I asked him if the President was still alive, and he said, “I just don’t know.”

Malcolm Kilduff licking and announcing the death of President Kennedy

Um, a short while later the Assistant uh Press Secretary Mr. Kildoff came out and said that he had an announcement for us. Uh, we gathered and he told us that at 1 PM the President had died of a gun shot wound. Um, (licks 4:22/10:18) from that moment, of course, officially interest had to turn to Vice President Lyndon Johnson. And uh a short time after that Mr. and Mrs. Johnson, President and Mrs. Johnson hurried out of the Emergency Ward of the hospital (swipes a big lick 4:38/10:18) surrounded by Secret Service man, uh were rushed into a car and off to the airport. About, uh, 15 minutes after that, uh a bronze casket was brought into the Emergency Ward of the hospital (licks 4:53/10:18) and uh while we waited a white ambulance drove up.

I saw the President’s secretary that is the d d dead President President Kennedy’s Secretary  Mrs. Evelyn Lincoln standing out there by the white ambulance and, of course, she looked like she was in a state of shock as I think all of us were at that time. (licks 5:13/10:18) Uh, I saw Mrs Kennedy’s Press Secretary Pamela Turner face very drawn and pale as they waited for the casket to be brought out. At, uh, I would estimate about uh 1:40 (licks 5:28/10:18) uh the bronze casket was borne out. Uh, uh it was a a large crowd of officials around it: Secret Service agents. I, I caught sight of General Clifton, the President’s Military Aide (licks 5:40/10:18) carrying one corner of the casket. And I saw Mrs. Kennedy um going walking along beside it. And uh they rushed it out to the airport. It was put on Air Force One, the President’s plane, where the swearing-in ceremonies were held for the Vice President who is now President Johnson. And they departed, the casket, Mrs. Kennedy, and the new President of the United States, for Washington.

This is Robert Pierpoint in Dallas and now back to CBS News in New York.

………………..

Charles Collingwood

These are the fragments of history as they begin to be assembled on this day of historic tragedy.

We here at CBS News have been on the air continuously since the first announcement. We will continue to stay on the air.

This is a special announcement by Frank Stanton, President of the Columbia Broadcasting System(licks 6:34/10:18)

In respect for the feelings of a shocked nation the CBS Television Network and the CBS Radio Network will carry no commercial announcements and no entertainment programs until after the President’s funeral. CBS will continue to bring all the news relating to this tragic event: memorials and special broadcasts and all other news of importance throughout this period.  A statement by the President of the Columbia Broadcasting System.

Similarly, in Britain, both the BBC and the Commercial Television Network there have suspended all their broadcasts and are playing funeral music in tribute to the late President Kennedy.

There have been many developments, great and small, all over the country and all over the world. There have been statements with which we can’t keep up by so many people from the heads of nations to small people in every country in the world.

In the United States, the major Stock Exchanges of the nation shut down today minutes after the fatal shooting of the President. Stock prices on the New York Stock Exchange took their worst tumble since the so-called Black Monday in May of 1962. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 21.16 points to 7hundred 11.49  Now, that’s in Black Monday in the May of 1962 it fell 34 points.

The Yale Harvard Football Game has been cancelled. A statement by, a joint statement by, the President of Harvard Mr. Puucy and the President of Yale announced the cancellation of the traditional Yale-Harvard Football Game.

Now, here is the scene at St. Patricks a as the memorial to President Kennedy is concluded.

(in background voice says)-Hold that shot. 

This is St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City where a Memorial Mass has been said for President Kennedy.

We have many statements from (licks8:51/10:18) all over the nation. Many things have happened. I’ve just announced the cancellation of the Yale Harvard Football Game at Madison Square Garden.

Uh, the cancellation has been announced of a Prize Fight between Allen Thomas and Johnny Pursall because of the, of the, Presidents death.

Roosevelt Raceway in Long Island has cancelled its Harness Racing card. 

The border between the United States and Mexico (licks9:19/10:18) was sealed immediately after the assassination of President Kennedy uh by US authorities probably to forestall any possible escape by the uh assassin of the President from Dallas, Texas.

In London, a group of 61 New York bound airline passengers, almost all of them Americans, were about to board their plane when somebody cried that the President was dead. “Who said that?” shouted a middle-aged woman. The passengers reacted with shock, disbelief, as they did in so many other places. (licks 9:53/10:18) Uh, Americans caught in strange parts of the world learning of, of, of the death of the President.

In Rome, in Vatican City, Pope Paul the 6th prayed tonight for the soul of the President. The Pope received the news only a few moments after the President had died. President Kennedy, of course, was received an audience by the Pope in June during a visit he made to, uh, Italy.

END

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JFK’S ASSASSINATION (CBS-TV COVERAGE)(PART 23)

United Nations Ambassador Adelai Stevenson paid tribute to the late President.

Here is what he said:

-The tragedy of this day is beyond instant comprehension. All of us who knew him will bear the grief of his death to the day of ours. And all men everywhere who love peace and freedom and justice will bow their heads. At such a moment we can only turn to prayer. Prayer to comfort our grief, to sustain Mrs. Kennedy and his family, to strengthen President Johnson, and to guide us in the time to come.

May God help us.

Back to Charles Collingwood one of Murrow’s clan.

There has been much eloquence in reaction to the death of the President

and much inarticulate grief expressed by simple people throughout the world.

Statements by important people continue to come in to us.

One by Governor George Romney of Michigan which was issued in Omaha, Nebraska where he’s attending the Governor’s Conference. “The President’s assassination is a horrible immeasurable shock and a national tragedy. It is imperative,” said Governor Romney, “that the assassin or assassins and any influence behind them or associated with them be identified. Upon behalf of all Michigan citizens I extend our heartfelt grief and sympathy to the President’s family. Let us unite,” said the Republican Governor of Michigan,” behind our new President and give him loyal support. Our grief should renew our dedication to serve our country. “

(licks 1:57/10:06)

White House sources say that President Kennedy’s body will be taken to Bethesda Naval Hospital when it  arrives in Washington shortly after 6:00 o’clock tonight Eastern Standard Time. (licks 2:06/10:06) Vice President or the habit is still strong with all of us. (because he called him Vice instead of Pres.?) The new President of the United States, Lyndon Baines Johnson, will go directly to the White House from Andrews Air Force Base in suburban Maryland.

A statement come to us by

 Jay Irwin Miller,

President of the National Council of Churches:

“It begins.”

“This young man, our President, rests now in the care of his Heavenly Father.

He came to responsibility in a time of difficulty and peril

and he lead the nation with courage and dignity.”

  (licks 2:42/10:06)

What begins

according to the National Council of Churches?

The ecumenical movement? Combining errors upon errors? Opus Dei (very secret organization), Catechumenal Way, 2nd Vatican Council?

JFK leaves warnings about Secret Societies and I’ll bet he meant the above movements

in all likelyhood

since they began when he died.

I should repeat to you a statement about the (licks 2:46/10:06) intentions of this broadcasting network made by Frank Stanton President of the Columbia Broadcasting System: In respect for the feelings of a shocked nation (licks 2:59/10:06) the CBS Television Network and the CBS Radio Network will carry no commercial announcements and no entertainment programs until after the President’s funeral. CBS will continue to bring all the news relating to this tragic event: memorials and special broadcasts and all other news of importance throughout this period. (licks 3:20/10:06)

As the first shock reaction to the President’s death begins to be absorbed people are (big lick 3:36/10:06) trying to access not only the influence of this tragic event on the affairs of our nation and the world, but to make an assessment of President Kennedy’s role.

An assessment of President Kennedy’s role as an international figure now from Marvin Kalb in Washington:

– Charles, possibly  we might start that assessment by pointing out that the chief adversary of the President, the Russians, Nikita Kruschev, to be quite specific. They’re 8 hours behind us in time and it was quite late in the evening when the news of the President’s assassination reached Moscow. I suppose that millions of Russian families were seated in their living rooms and their dining rooms, watching television when suddenly there was a most unusual thing on Moscow television: a bulletin from Tass, the Soviet News Agency all the way from New York. It said that an attempt had been made on Mr. Kennedy’s life. And Tass said: by persons believed to be among extreme right wing elements. Within the hour, Tass came back with another bulletin that Mr. Kennedy was dead.

No one knows exactly where Premier Nikita Kruschev is at the moment. A few days ago we know that he was in Kiev and he met there with the Danish Prime Minister(licks 4:53/10:08) We can be reasonably sure that there’s one major topic on his mind just as on the minds of most people at the State Department today, tonight, and probably throughout the weekend: What affect will the President’s death have upon East-West Relations? People at the State Department asked that question today and it’s all too soon to come up with any kind of an answer. It’s hard to gauge really what their reaction is going to be and what the reaction of the Soviet Union is going to be. Officially, undoubtedly from the Kremlin and from Nikita Kruschev, as Prime Minister of the Soviet Union, there will be expressions of regret. Probably from Nikita Kruschev the expressions of sincere regret, because since the Bay of Pigs, at the time of the Bay of Pigs rather, he really did not have, it is believed, a very high regard for John F. Kennedy.(licks 5:43/10:08) But at the time they met in Vienna, he learned to respect the President. He learned to respect the President’s determination to protect the interests of the Western world and the interests of the United States.

Kruschev is brought up in a political system that comes to believe that individuals make policy, not institutions, which is the way the United States believes. Theyre/there/their very quickly after the death of one President another man can assume total responsibility for the foreign policy of the United States. That is now the responsibility of Lyndon Johnson. But in a Soviet context it’s too uncertain, too difficult to try to assess this entire thing. And now, with respect to questions like:  Will the Russians begin to take advantage of the situation in the Western world and underdeveloped parts of the world now that there is uncertainty and some confusion and bewilderment here in Washington? I would suspect that the answer is no. (licks 6:36/10:08) Nikita Kruschev understands just as John F. Kennedy understood and Lyndon Johnson must now come to understand that in the United States and the Soviet Union there are two nations which command enormous destructive power and it is in the hands of the man who runs the White House and the man who runs the Kremlin to determine just whether this power is going to be used. And I would really suspect that at a moment like this of uncertainty in East-West relations, as well as, uncertainty in the United States uh the Kremlin will not seek to take advantage. I think that the Kremlin will probably sit tight for quite some time and make very, very certain of just in which direction American Foreign Policy is going to move.

The chief architect, the most experienced man in commanding American Foreign Policy now is the Secretary of State. (big lick 7:26/10:08) He was on board a jet liner an hour after leaving Honolulu for Tokyo for a very important economic conference there with the Japanese when the pilot uh called back and said, “Mr. Secretary, the President has been shot in Dallas.” He ordered the plane turned around immediately to be flown to Washington. That plane is now expected here at about 1:15 tomorrow morning. A few minutes later, Under Secretary of State George Ball called the Secretary and said that the President had been shot. The Secretary said he knew that the plane was already on its way back to Washington. Three or 4 minutes after that the Secretary learned by radio that the President was dead. He will be in at 1:15.

Thats all from here, Charles. Now back to CBS News in New York:

———-

Back to Charles Collingwood

The new President of the United States, Lyndon Johnson, with whom Premier Kruschev will have to reckon from now on, is flying back to Washington at this moment. He will arrive in about 40 minutes, a little after 6:00 Eastern Standard Time.

Already, President Johnson has begun to gather into his hands the reins and responsibilities of government. Immediately after he was sworn in in the Executive Cabin of the Presidential Plane at Dallas’s Love airfield this afternoon, he said, Okay, let’s get this plane back to Washington,” and they took off.

After (licks 8:54/10:08) they land in the Washington area this evening, President Johnson will go directly to the White House where he will meet with Defense Secretary McNamara and White House National Security Aide McGeorge Bundy, and then confer with bi-partison leaders of the Congress. The other Cabinet members, or at least many of them, 6 of them as you heard, were on their way to the Far East and are now air-born returning will not arrive until later. Secretary of State Rusk is with them and of course the new President Mr. Johnson will confer with them later.

The President’s body, which is also being born back to Washington by airplane (licks 9:34/10:08) will go first to the Bethesda Naval Hospital and then tomorrow it will lie in repose in the East Room of the White House. (licks 9:44/10:08)

A CBS Mobile Unit is standing by now at Hollywood and Vine Streets in Los Angelos.

We switch there now to CBS News Correspondent Charles Coralt:

END     

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