John F. Kennedy Beepers: Responses and Plans

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(1) Kennedy’s body in the East Room at the White House (Jim Snyder). (2) Coffin will go to the Capitol, to a Mass in St. Matthews Cathedral, and then to Arlington for burial (Tom Bryson). (3) Lee Harvey Oswald charged (low sound). (4) The day’s other tragedy: 60 people died in a fire at the Golden Age Nursing Home in Norwalk, Ohio (Mike Ryan). (5) Lyndon Johnson’s first full day, speculation as to how his administration will differ (Snyder). (6) Golden Age Nursing Home fire. (7) Reaction in Florida to Kennedy’s death (Pat Murphy). (8) Reaction in Latin America (Murphy). (9) White House correspondents and photographs allowed in the East Room; Jim Snyder describes in detail. (10) LBJ met with cabinet members, while members of Kennedy’s family gathered in the East Room; dignitaries passed by an honor guard. (11) Unidentified: “The president’s death is a tragedy of unbounded proportions.” (12) British Prime Minister Alec Douglas-Home: “A young man cut off with only a small fraction of his work completed.” (13) Canadian Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson: “The world can ill afford his loss.” (14) Unidentified (possibly Minnesota Gov. Karl F. Rolvaag). (15) Secretary of State Dean Rusk. (16) Golden Age Nursing Home fire. (17) Eisenhower pays his respects at the White House, as well as many other officials (Ann Corrick). (18) Vigil at the Kennedy Compound, breaking the news to Ambassador Kennedy (Art Gardner). (19) De Gaulle flying to Washington to attend the funeral of Kennedy (Bernard Redmont). (20) Another suspect interviewed in the death of Kennedy. (21) England’s Prince Phillip and the Prime Minister fly to Washington, a special service at Westminster Abbey. (22) Images sent by satellite to television in Eastern and Western Europe. (23) Canons on Navy ships salute Kennedy every half-hour in New York City (Jerry Landay). (24) 600 worshippers crowd New York’s Congregation B'nai Jeshurun. (A "beeper" is a telephone interview or report.)
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