Nov. 22, 1963
Friday, Nov. 22, 1963, was already a busy news day, but other major stories were immediately overshadowed when news of the fatal shooting of President John F. Kennedy and the nonfatal shooting of Texas Gov. John B. Connally broke in The Youngstown Vindicator’s city edition:
The city edition banner headline read: “JFK and Gov. Connally Shot.” Beneath it was a bulletin from Dallas and a short story quoting a Secret Service agent saying the president was dead. A later version of the city edition bore the banner headline “President Assassinated” and announced the New York Stock Exchange closed at 2:10 p.m. The Vindicator’s presses were stopped twice during the printing of the city edition for these page one makeovers.
In a historic move, the Ecumenical Council voted overwhelmingly in Vatican City to allow Latin to be replaced by modern languages in many Roman Catholic ceremonies.
Youngstown University, which became Youngstown State University in 1967, received a $1 million gift from an unnamed donor for new buildings, Dr. Howard W. Jones, the university president, confirmed.
Richard J. Barrett, 62, Youngstown Municipal Court clerk and a retired teacher and coach, died, and Myer Collins was sworn in to succeed him as clerk.
Quinn Tamm, executive director of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, told about 625 local business, civic and political leaders at the Youngstown Area Chamber of Commerce annual dinner that Youngstown is rising to meet the challenge of organized crime after a series of organized crime-related fatal bomb blasts.
William F. Maag Jr., Vindicator editor and publisher, is honored by the chamber at its annual dinner for his civic leadership and community service.
Mayor Harry N. Savasten cut a steel ribbon to open the 100-room Voyager Motor Inn in downtown Youngstown, which closed in 1974 and was demolished in 1987 to make way for the Thomas D. Lambros Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, which opened in 1993.
With 26 shopping days left before Christmas, an advertisement announced the Nov. 23 arrival of Santa by helicopter at Hills stores at Boardman Plaza, Lincoln Knolls Plaza in Youngstown, and Ridgeview Plaza in Warren.
An advertisement promoted a Nov. 23 and 24 weekend art exhibit and sale featuring the works of local and nationally known artists in the Mahoning County Courthouse.
The weather was mild, with a Friday high of 65 degrees, and the 40-page Vindicator sold for 7 cents.
Source: Nov. 22, 1963, Vindicator city edition