SUGGESTIONS TO THE MEMORIAL COMMITTEE
CONTRIBUTORS - NO SUGGESTION OR ONLY MEMORIAL
R. S. Carleton, Houston
Helen Goldberg, Dallas
The Church of Holy Comforter, Cleburne
J. T. Smith, Denison
Miss Dorothy Steele - Wants to take collection at McBride's Business College.
When can she start and where does she send collection?
Mrs. William G, Carrick - Donation for "A Memorial."
Ray Mason - I am totally in agreement with the need for a mamorial. When the
time comes that you need an Indian, not a Chief, call on me for all the help
I can provide,
Mrs. Lois Bell Garland, Fort Worth - Donation for Memorial.
Mrs. Fred R. Lowenthal - Sent check for "John Fitzgerald Kennedy Memorial,"
Mrs. Lillion Beckett - Donation for statue or whatever is decided upon.
Ralph Meyer Build auditorium for the Performing Arts. Name it JFK Music Hall.
Mrs. Eugene Beatty - "Tears are the greatest cleansing Agent for our Souls.
So let there be a Wall theat we may lean to and weep our means no more." Also
H. S. (Buddy) Rosenthal Music Hall in Downtown Area near new Courthouse. Parking
space could be used by both without conflict.
Mrs. William W. Munson - Structure for small and large groups to perform, both
Professional and Non-Professional. Graphic Arts should also abound heavily
landscaped green areas.
Mrs, Rolf Olson - Work of Art depicting the sorrow we feel. Lovely sculpture
Grannie Grice - "A Portrait Memoriam."
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Tobolowsky - Dallas is a cultural city. A memorial in the
Art Form would be appropriate.
D. H. Bennett - Musical Chorus-50 or 100 Graduating Seniors, 1 or 2 from each
State University- to be housed in Dallas- 3 month Rehearsal and 9 month World
Larry DuPont, Tracy-Locke Co. - Commission the composition of a Symphony Suite
in memorial to President, to be played by Dallas Symphony November 22nd, with
announcement to be made now.
Samuel Adler - Second to Rual Askew's motion for Center of Fine Arts in Dallas.
Each year set aside $10,000 to commission either a stage work on Opera, a great
Symphonic work, or a work of the Plastic Arts. All works to be first performed
in Dallas by the existing organizations and at JFK Center.
Donald S. Vogel - "The Passion." Catalogue in Exhibit File. Will
furnish a member if desired.
Mrs. W. M. Breath - "The Passion." Series of 54 pictures by Georges
Byron Buckeridge - Bring something like Elmer Scott's Civic Federation of Dallas
back to life. Name it "John F. Kennedy Center on Aims of America."
Jane Sorrows - Let us urge and encourage Dallasites to subscribe to a first
rate out-of-town newspaper. We can support SMU and help make it into a really
high quality institution.
Lewis B. Lefkowitz - Establish a chair either in the Humanities or in the Fine
Arts. Preferably at Southern Methodist University,
Mr. and Mrs. T, A. Pollard - Perpetual chair for studies in human behavior
and social problems - establish at University of Texas, SMU, Harvard, or some
other suitable center of learning -- Or perpetual Peace Foundation, or Perpetual
Loan or Fellowship Fund, or Endowment to the Peace Corps.
Paul W. Weiser - Create "Institute of Advanced Human Relations Studies" in
his name somewhere in Dallas.
Mrs. Alvin Winegarten - Center for the study of Democratic Institutions, headed
by Robert M. Hutchins, former President of the University of Chicago. What
about a branch in Dallas. "Foot Loose Correspondents" November 9,
1963, Now Yorker, P8 105, attached to latter.
Mrs, J. X. Zofness, Encino, Calif. - Build and maintain City College as a living
memorial to out Late and Beloved President Kennedy.
Mrs. Louis F. Cretenoid - History, Good Government and Right Living Scholarships
at SMU. Mark scene with simple tablet indicating reason for it being there.
Joan Weston - JFK School of Social Work and Social Research in Dallas.
J. K. Jones - Memorial should be; Foundation for special services to assist
young people in developing their fullest potential and should be state-wide
Mrs. Lawrence S. Pollock - A Chair in Human Relations or Social History at
Barbara L. Vielz - Should be an original creation-not a "Name Change"-"JFK
Memorial Museum," as a Museum Library for presentation and study of Political
Science and Political History. Site - Fair Grounds.
James R. Curtis - SMU School of Government in honor of President Kennedy.
Donald Cowan - Give major attention to Astrophysics Conference sponsored by
Dr. Ivor Robinson, University of Dallas will cooperate in memorial site. Art
Department willing to take lead.
Carl B. Flaxman - Living Memorial to JFK. Chair or Department at SMU for an
Institute of Human Relations.
Joe Salzman - Memorial to JFK. Help educate all of the peoples of the U.S.A.
in Communication. (See Exhibit File.)
Mrs. Nora Ashman - Make Pen-Prints a JFK Memorial, (See Exhibit File.)
George Mumford Pendell - Educational Corporation "The National JFK Memorial
Fund," November 26, 1963 in Oklahoma. Plan to inoorporate in other 49
states. (Articles and Certificate of Incorporation attached to letter.)
Darold Powers - TYK Foundation for Adult Education in American Politics. Cooporation
might be obtained from the Center for the study of Democratic Institutions
at Santa Barbara, Calif.
Manuel I. Zive, Halifax, N.S. - Erect college, on site or elsewhere in Dallas,
without restriction to race, color or creed, or a non-denominational church.
Carleton B. Chapman, M.D., Professor of Medicine - Provide what SMU needs to
become one of the world's half dozen best universities. Part of needs spelled
out by the Committee of Fifty, but not all. Might cost 300 Million Dollars
in Building Fund and Endowment.
Dr. Clyde J. Wingfield - Establish JFK Institute of Citizenship and Public
Northern Illinois Univ. Affairs. It might be affiliated with SMU. As a Model
- Maxwell Graduate School for Citizenship & Public Affairs, at Syracuse
University in New York.
Mrs. Margaret Long - Establish an Institution of Government & Political
Education. A Training Center for our Domestic and Foreign Service representatives.
Dr. E. Christopherson - Consideration of further help to foreign students as
a suitable memorial to the President. (He interested Houston people in establishing
the Nansen Fund to help educate foreign students,)
Mrs. James H. Dunlap - Reprint Mayor Cabell's statement. Establish JFK Graduate
School of Social Research at SMU.
Dan Eddy, The Salvation Array - Establish "The Americas Center" at
one of our universities in Dallas, preferably SMU, for students from both North
and South America to learn more about other nations. Folder on: Public Relation
Society of America meeting attached to letter.
Funds for Survivors
Clifford Noe - President's Memorial Fund for widows and children of Dallas
County peace officers or firemen.
Joseph P. McLaughlin - Hero Scholarship Fund in Dallas to be patterned after
operation in Philadelphia Scholarship Fund for children of policemen and firemen
who die in line of duty.
Jim Meyer - Century Club, nation-wide.
Jim Cash - Blue Coats, Inc. Cleveland organization funds for benefit of survivors
of policemen and firemen. This would benefit families who do not receive national
aid like family of Officer Tippitt.
Jas. W. Collins - Kennedy Memorial Fund for Parkland. Income to be used for
providing medical facilities each year for the needy in our community.
Peter Chandor - A hospital for the aged.
Paul Carrington - Monument at scene would be morbid and unworthy, Do not
like sending any money to Washington, Rename Parkland but would not be worthy
but fund could be started for additional equipment. An addition for the aged
or mental illness.
Benjamin Eisner Complete Children's Medical Center, Set our goal as the finest
facility of its kind to be named JFK Medical Center.
G. Porter Burgess - We can build a living memorial to care for the retarded,
the aged or any one of the President's humanitarian interests.
Mrs. T. L. Hurst - If stone erected in Washington, let's make it a hospital
unit in Wadley Blood Center.
Not signed, Elgin, Illinois postmark - Take more interest in mental health.
Marcel C. Carol - Establish Research Center for study of mental disorders. "The
initial founding should not be tax deductible."
Carleton B. Chapman, M.D. - One possibility-build JFK Psychiatric Hospital
as a separate unit in the Parkland-Southwestern Medical School area, Endow
two psychiatric chairs and a sizeable endowment for operation and research.
J. W. Teague - Construction in Dallas of a hospital for treatment of mental
and psychiatric patients.
Mrs. Wm. Trawnik - Foundation not only of a psychiatric nature, but ought also
to have a strong Christian appeal.
Earle E. Redmond - Mental health is one field he was interested in.
North Highlands, Calif. - This despicable act shames us all. Not just the city
Mary V. Battle, Memphis, Tenn. - Take mentally ill persons in private homes
like they do in Gheel, Belgium.
Mr, & Mrs. Ronald M. Weiss - Disapprove monument at scene. Foundation for
mentally retarded or Children's Psychiatric Treatment Center.
John W. Meaney, Assistant to Chancellor, Univ. of Texas - A living institution
of national significance in some area especially favored by the late President.
Perhaps a National Center for Research and Prevention of Mental Retardation,
The Center should clearly be a sacrifice and a gesture of Dallas and Texas
for the nation.
Anna S. Hill, Chairman, Texas Retarded Children's Found. - Sunnyhill Training
Center & Work Shop, 233 West Wheatland Road, opened October 1963. The mentally
retarded can be evaluated, placed in actual jobs, earn money and maintain self
respect. 30,000 mentally retarded in Dallas County. We propose: Center be named
JFK Memorial Community Center for Retarded.
Verlin Osborne, Executive Dir., Dallas Council for Retarded Children - Need:
Residential care for retarded. 1. Emergency cases waiting admission to state
schools. 2. Temporary care while parent is ill or hospitalized. Activity Center
for older trainable retardates who are Past school age. Name it: JFK Memorial
Retarded Children's Center.
Mrs. O. L. Young - JFK Memorial Hospital for Retarded Children.
Alan V. Iselin, Albany, N. Y. - Civic Leaders of Dallas: Create JFK Memorial
Fund for the mentally retarded. Dallas could be National Headquarters of Fund
Drive to be held each November 22.
Mrs. Gladys Griffin - Would not want a lifeless memorial. Suggest school for
mentally retarded or hospital to treat mental illness.
Caesar Clark - John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital for care of mentally retarded
Mrs. John W. Teat - Give thoughts to mentally retarded.
Ken Knopp, Community Service Dir., Texas Retarded Children Found. - Recently
opened comprehensive Community Center at Sunnyhill Training Center for Mentally
Retarded. Could be a real monument to JFK. "We have established a Memorial
Fund in his honor."
Irving Pierce - A JFK Foundation for Retarded Children could be a Living Memorial.
A marker should commemorate the spot. A suitable monument should be erected
Mrs. Mary Armstrong - Special wing for Children's Medical Center for care and
training of retarded children. Perhaps a Research Foundation.
Mrs. H. R. McDonald - Don't place monument at scene. Start working on something
that will be a blessing to the unfortunate and in the name of JFK.
Richard A. Magruder - Mass gathering of thousands of heartsick and remorseful
citizens. "Afternoon of Dallas Re-Affirmation."
Mrs, Henry I. Schaffer - The restoration of justice and order within the nation
and throughout the world would be the most appropriate memorial we could pay
our late President
Mrs. S. T. Hall - Establish John F. Kennedy Boys Club.
Mrs. Helen B. Henderson - Help the needy people of the Area. Don't let these
funds be used on cold stone to gather moss.
Joan Hall - A "Living" Memorial City Park. A new wing or facility
to a hospital, a Scholarship Fund or Civic Project that would benefit mankind.
Albert Price - Invite every top newspaper writer and columnist for a 3-day
Special Visitors Tour.
Mrs. Anne Belanger, Toronto, Ontario - Let it be publicly announced that the
citizens of Dallas dedicate themselves to the full and free acceptance in equal
humanity, of all races regardless of color.
R. W. Reynolds - "Roving" Pony Express mount riding from place to
Robert Lee Simmons - Resolution honoring our late President. (2 pages attached
A. K. Spalding - Day Nursery under guidance of Dallas Day Nursery Association
as a memorial to J.F.K.
John Coyle, Radio & TV Broadcasters of Texas - "Texas Kennedy Memorial." "Living
Memorial" - A final list would be prepared for Mrs. Kennedy. She would
make final decision.
Dr. Renato Mazza - Offer to create fitting memorial to JFK as he
did for: E. L. DeGolyer, Sr. - Science Library, SMU, A. H. Meadows - For Fine
Wilbert Verhelst - Not like existing monuments. Design might be achieved by
a statewide, Regional, National or International competition for Architects,
Sculptors and Designers. Suggest: Final decision to be left to'Mrs. Kennedy.
Enslie O. Oglesby, Jr. - Offer of assistance from Dallas Chapter of the American
Pres., Dallas Chapter, Institute of Architects in appraising suggestions, A.I.A.
Henry G. Stary - We want a monument-type memorial erected as soon as possible
at Houston and Elm to be paid for with funds contributed by Dallas citizens.
Lyn E. Davis - Appropriate plaque in Dealey Plaza. Bronze casting - 3 Hands
- 2 Mrs. Kennedy holding ring and 1 representing hand of President.
Joe Wright - Statue on the spot. Widen street around statue. (Sketch attached
James & Gene Thomas, Jr. - Eternal Flame. Duplicate flame at President's
Stuart M. Luce - Suitable monument at or near scene. I believe we want to show
in some tangible, visible manner our true and deep love and respect.
George M. Randall - Memorial Park with plaque adjacent to the scene.
Mrs. Margie Tennison - Proper memorial, Should contain flag to Always be flown
at 1/2 mast. Light at base to read inscription. (Contained in letter.)
J. S. Conover - Levy 10 Special Tax - City raise $300,000 to $400,000, A Carillon
Tower or an Arch spanning Elm.
Susan Block - I vote for memorial in honor of President Kennedy.
Eunice Tuel - White Cross with two torches with a single white dove or huge
globe with doves circling it.
Dan Gibbs - Marker to designate site. Remaining funds placed in trust for educating
children of Dallas Policeman Tippit.
Mr. & Mrs. Douglas P. Farmer - Likeness of President above a carving of
his now famous and undying phrase: "Ask not what your Country...." on
grassy knoll near the spot. (Sketch attached to letter.)
T. Sgt. Ralph Savarese - Erect a monument.
Maurice Carlson and Mike MoKoll, City Council Appearance, December 2 - Historical
marker at scene. Kennedy Memorial Park at Triple Underpass. Buy Texas Book
Depository and dedicate it as a building of historical importance. Kennedy
Educational & Research End.
Lucy Belle Smith - Rose Garden 1/2 mile in each direction from spot. Call it "Kennedy
Rose Garden" or the "Kennedy Mile."
Grover Ketron, Los Angeles, Calif. - Build a Memorial. "We love Dallas
and its people and in the end she will become one of our greatest Cities."
Miss Irene Shollenberger - Erect a marker on the spot.
Thomas Hake - Statue on the spot.
Constance Carlton - Statue or Memorial.
Zennis Marmarinos, 601 West 190th St., New York, N. Y. - National collection
for a memorial on the spot.
Joseph Carl Fiorella - Start a memorial to this great man.
Paul Carnahan - Memorial at site.
Mrs. Robert F. Hallum - Monument close to place.
George R. Pena - Marker to indicate place where President was shot.
Miss Carole Sahulka - Erect statue of JFK on spot.
D. D. Dozier - Area on one side of Elm made a Memorial Park. Erect a physical
Mrs. H. L. Arline - Bronze life size statue as portrayed in enclosed picture
and inscribed "Eternal Flame." (Picture and inscription attached
Ann Henderson - Simple monument "Eternal Flame" in the vicinity of
Elm and Houston.
Mrs. T. T. Sivley - Memorial "The Perpetual Light."
Mrs. Vivian Wheeler - Modern free form sculpture representing "Freedom" as
a monument to be near site.
Rev. Lee G. O'Connor, S. J. - Arche de Triomphe. Divide into 50 segments.
Stanley Matysek - Erect a great monument. Inscribe ',My Fellow Americans, Eternal
Flame to light it.
Ronnie Ray - Shrine of some kind on or near the spot where our President fall.
Eugene Fulcher - Erect a monument of love to our late President to be built
where he was shot.
William Anderson - Erect memorial to late President Kennedy.
Anne L. Gibson - Suggest we light a perpetual torch.
Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Griffin - Memorial with "Except the Lord Keep
the City, the Watchman Waketh in Vain" inscribed.
Louisa R. Lindow, Sacramento, Calif. - Monument of President JFK along the
driveway where so many of the Dallas citizens left wreaths.
Eugene Sergi - Erect monument on the spot.
Mr. & Mrs. Adolph Salso - Life size statue of President JFK at the sight
of assassination. We have had out-of-town relatives last weekend to see the
exact site and we are sure this will be the case from now on.
Harry J. Nutt, Bainbrige Island, Washington - Bypass the "spot" by
a new road and establish a suitable monument.
Mrs. Grady Garrett - Square marker with Eternal Flame.
Mr. & Mrs. Frank B. Coniglio - Monument on the site, Life size sculpture
of JFK on a high base.
W. A. Dawson, M.D. - "Place of Flowers" opposite the spot.
Mrs. Martin P. Clancy - "Perpetual Light." Inscription "Ask
Not What Your Country Can Do for You."
Mrs. Virginia Bradbury Monument. See letter for inscription.
Mr. & Mrs. Fred Walters, Sr. - Memorial should be placed in Dallas.
Sarah Quinn - Monument should be erected on the corner of Elm and Houston.
Mrs, Mack Ronk & Family - Perpetual Flame monument such as the one in Arlington.
Charles A. Basic, Jr. - A statue or monument should be placed in the Triangle
near where the late President was shot.
Mrs. Mattis Crowley - Erect a memorial shrine in the design of a cross.
Dr. Peter A. Schurba - A non-denominational Grotto or Chapel on the site where
people of all faiths, creeds and color could go to pray for peace.
Mrs. Florine Dillon - Life size figures of the 4 members of the Kennedy Family
walking hand in hand down the hill in Dealey Plaza.
Miss Annette Tones - "Ask Not What Your Country Can Do for You; Ask What
You Can Do for Your Country."
John J, McGee, Charlestown, Mass. - Bronze Star embedded in street, surrounded
by a mosaic of brick as was done at the actual "Site of the Boston Massacre."
Boyd Ridgway - Carillon "Bell Tower."
Hank X. Vandeveerdonk - Memorial Carillon Bell Tower.
Chris Victor Semos - Suitable memorial statue near Elm and Houston.
Green Peyton - Suitable memorial at site.
Mrs. Doris L. Williams - Memorial or plaque where he was assassinated.
Charles W. Caldwell, Helen J. Caldwell, Bobbie Caldwell, Carolyn Caldwell -
A memorial near the spot.
Arch Rounsaville - Suitable shrine near the spot, Burning Torch Here. All forms
of government in Dallas should press for a large memorial in Washington.
W. P. Becker - Carillon.
Mrs. Wm. B. Campbell - Simple and modest memorial.
Bernard N. Barnes, Jr. - Eternal Flame.
C. S. Gilley - Arch over Elm St.
Bradford W. Tibbitts - Suitable memorial at site near the scene.
Joe Carr - "A Cairn for Kennedy."
Elgin E. Crull - Structure at site for flags from all nations.
Jose C. Colon - Memorial at the place. "Ask Not What Your Country Can
Do for You, but Ask What You Can Do for Your Country."
Garland R. Hancock - Direct likeness of President Kennedy at the scene and
name the area "Kennedy Memorial Park."
Scott Metcalf - Block of Texas Granite with Gas Torch similar to that in Arlington
Walter Greenblatt - Flags of different world nations as a Memorial Plaza at
Mrs. A. B. Ellis - Mark the spot where he gave his life "God & Country," so
residents and visitors can see and be reminded that we are Americans and this
is a Christian nation.
Carl A. Scamardo - Not just a place marker but one that would involve several
million dollars to construct, Fitting place - near the spot.
Mrs. Louise Fletcher - Memorial Park at the scene of the assassination.
Mrs. Ralph R. O'Fallon - Memorial to represent faith, hope and charity and
use in a fountain.
Stephen W. Schneider - Simple flower garden with young oak in center and another
Eternal Flame to be lighted from the flame at President Kennedy's grave in
Mrs. Sara Daniels - A statue of Lincoln - either with his hand on Kennedy's
shoulder or in some gesture of welcoming Kennedy.
Imogene Mayfield, M.D. - 1. Memorial should be at site; 2. Erected by Dallas
people only; 3. A spire type; 4. Seating space inside; plus 9 others.
Gershon Canaan, Architect - Will donate design services for JFK Memorial. Has
memorials in Washington, New York, San Antonio and Dallas.
Bob Souter - Put a cross in the pavement at the scene inscribed with a brief
Mrs. A. Dunbar, 2620 State - Burning torch like they have on his grave.
Unsigned Post Card - Permanent flame on the grassy slopes.
Opal Rice, Beverly Bishop - Place monument at the site of the assassination.
Mrs. Anne McVaugh - Since so many people are visiting the spot of the tragedy,
that is the right place to build a memorial.
Mrs. R.. C. Mullen, Sr. - Local memorial at the scene-Eternal Flame. Mark window
shot was fired from.
Mrs. Ellis H. Bennett - Memorial at the site, Monument of children holding
Perpetual Flame. Rededicate the old Courthouse. Restore Women's Building for
Albert L. Pena - Erect a suitable and permanent monument at the scene.
Alan J. Davis - Coventry Cathedral destroyed W. W. II - Altar built in rubble
- Cross "Father Forgive." New Cathedral built. Special Litany read
on Friday. Do same on site.
Orville L. Dowell - Monument in Dallas, not Washington.
Frank C. Rocco - Carrillon Tower, Named JFK Carrillon.
Marie A. Faust - Want a monument in this town. Quit pussy footing around. Do
something about it.
Lillie F. Collier, Chairman, Seagoville Civics Class - A "Cairn."
Ina Bell (Daniels) Marshall, Nina Nell (Daniels) Wheeler - Monument in our
City, a "Cairn." The Gold Queens from the South."
Mrs. Melvyn A. Rose - Beautiful marble and stone monument at scene.
Dale K. Sievert - 55 flag poles in semi-circle for flags of each country. (Diagram
attached to letter.)
Rev. David F. Born - Statue of Kennedy on very spot where he was assassinated,
A small island would do.
Mary Fugger - Beautiful Dallas Memorial at scene. Place containers at convenient
locations so everyone that lived here November 22 can contribute.
Mrs. Anne McVaughn - Build a memorial at spot. Place flowers there. It is going
to be a memorial whether we do anything about it or not. Don't beautify old
Amy Cloninger - Appropriate inscription for monument..."Ask Not What Your
Country Can Do...."
Edward Spencer - Memorial at exact spot. (Sketch attached to letter.)
E. J. Adams, Indianapolis, Ind. - Build on the spot to house all organizations
a model for working out race relations.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas, Hockaday School - Small monument with replica of Eternal
Helen Moody - Tall monument at site. Rename plaza as Kennedy Plaza, beautify,
erect flag pole.
Robert Jones, I, B. Marshall, N. N. Mobley, William Hawthorne, Mitchell Hollond,
David C. Marshall - "Cairn."
Marie Fraser - 100 ft. high shaft of granite at the site. (Design attached
Dorothy R. Haney - Perpetual Flame on the site,
Faustine F. Rios - Erect JFK Memorial in Dallas.
F. D. Richardson - "In Memorium to JFK, 35th President of the U. S. of
A. from the people of Dallas, Texas."
Norman Igo - Tear down old Courthouse. Each person in Dallas to donate $1.00.
Vince Panning, Dallas - Suitable monument at site. Dallas must dedicate some
part of itself to JFK. A Washington, D,C. Memorial is, at this time, out of
the province of Dallas citizens.
Phoned to Mr. Jonsson's Office - Place a Perpetual Flame at the spot.
John Reginald Abbott - Life size bust of late President. Will make for Material
charges. (See Exhibit File,) Former Royal C.M.P.
Marguerite Cassidy - Monument on or near site. "When Dallas citizens looked
at monument they would remember what prejudice and bigotry did to this wonderful
L. W. Herrin, Worthy President, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Dallas Aerie - Ten
Commandments Monolith at site to honor Brother Eagle Jack Kennedy. Eagle Memorial
Services on November 22.
Alice Worley - Arch at site with Eternal Flame. (Sketch included in letter.)
B. J, Chenault - Eternal Flame at site, Name Plaza John F. Kennedy.
Mrs. A. C. Miller - Eternal Flame,
Penny Merritt - A monument in memory of the late President John F. Kennedy.
Barbara Babcock - A bust cast in bronze on a pedestal.
Joseph Wrazier - Monument on the very spot. Erect so traffic could move under
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas (Hockaday School) - Erect small monument containing a
replica of the Eternal Light at President Kennedy's grave.
Ruben Rodriguez - Likeness of JFK in rocking chair as a statue.
Miss Frances Utridge Rename street Kennedy Blvd, Erect a cross with name, dates
of birth and death.
The W. J. Hale Family - Bronze marker with simple markings. Possibly low or
flat to be placed near the site.
D. P. Morgan - Great memorial on the spot. Living memorial in our hearts.
Mrs. Richard Nosler - Embed a 4 square Gold Cross in the pavement of Elm.
Thomas D. Reagor - Monument of some type at the location. Change Main Street
to Kennedy Avenue.
Chas, I. Steinberg - Want to bring clay model of schulpture to Dallas for approval,
Model made from original color photo taken at Rice Stadium, Houston, before
his last visit to Houston.
Arnold Denton - Proposed monument, (See letter for details.)
Mrs. Levis M. Cox - Tall slim structure with bust of Statue of Liberty holding
Everlasting Flame, Include a bubbling fountain.
Bill Owens - Bring about the firm conception of memorial with the highest priority.
Is accomplished in Aesthetic lighting design. Offered service.
Mrs. Bethe Wilkinson - Lovely park where tragedy occurred and a monument.
One American - Contribution for "An arch, perhaps even greater than France's
Arch of Triumph, over the very location."
Boyd Ridgeway - Memorial Carillon Tower near the spot of the President's assassination.
Roger H. Unger, M.D. - Statue of and monument to our late President in park
overlooking the spot of his assassination.
Beryl Daley - A bridge should be built over the place; there should be two
statues - one of the President and one of Patrolman Tippitt and a suitable
Chief Justice Allen Frasier, Court of Civil Appeals, El Paso - Would like to
join with Mayor and City of Dallas in erecting a memorial to JFK as a completely
non-political gesture for the people of El Paso.
Away from Scene
K. L. Reddick - Erect monument in Washington with funds collected by citizens
R. E. Talley - Name winning airport (Dallas and Fort Worth Regional) John F.
Enslie Oglesby - Create plaza on Triangle at Bryan, Ervay and Pacific.
Harry F. Lindgren, Chicago, Ill. - Do not erect marker at scene. The people
of Dallas are not responsible. Matter will be forgotten after Jack Ruby's trial.
Art Martin - When "Air Force I" is retired, request Air Force to
return it to Dallas and become a permanent memorial to the late President JFK.
(Made request to City Council.)
Larry A. Hart - Name first development of Dallas Homes, Inc., in West Dallas, "Kennedy
Perry A. Warren - Create "World Peace Star" to be placed on Xmas
E. G. Brown - 25,000 cap. football stadium for high school games. Name it "JFK
Mr. & Mrs. M. I. Baldwin - Memorial site in Dallas.
Mrs. Ralph Bubis - Complete funds for National Cultural Center.
H, B. Carlisle - Not only build an impressive monument, but also a warmer memorial
Mrs. A. Lorch Folz - Stone Street - very fine piece of sculpture - landscape
beautifully. Should not be at the assassination site.
Lynn Lawther - "Chapel in the Sky," in new Courthouse in honor of
JFK. Does not like idea of statue.
Mrs. E. E. Echols - Regional Airport, surpassing all others. Name it "John
R. J. O'Connell - The memorial should be located in our nation's capitol.
P. King Taylor - Monument in Washington, not in Dallas.
C. C. (Bill) Elkins - Memorial Chapel in lobby of Love Field Terminal.
James F. Gilbert, Charles F. Hawkins, William C. Garrett, Wilmer D. Masterson
- Numerous areas in Downtown Dallas (e.g, the block on which Jack Ruby's night
club is located) suitable for small park.
Mrs. Arthur Draeger - Small downtown mall or park in the heart of the city.
Memorial in Dallas - not Washington.
William V. Buchanan, 175 5th Ave., New York - JFK memorial over grave site
in Arlington Cemetery.
John T. Conley - Acquire property at Main, Commerce, Harwood and St. Paul.
Landscape for park, 4 or 5 deck underground parking, as revenue to recover
Norman R. Crozier, Jr. - Park between the Levees. Kennedy Park Authority to
be established by Texas Legislature with eminent domain and taxing powers.
John Hicks - Build a new John F. Kennedy Technical High School at site of old
Michael Broom - Place statue in Airport. Remove Texas Ranger.
Leo Arthur Kelmenson - Library site at Harvard University for JFK's personal
papers. Building cost about $4,000,000, Dawned on us People of the state of
Texas might want to organize a group to raise this money as an indication of
the faith of this city (Dallas) and state have in ideals of justice and good
Perry A. Warren - "World Peace Star" for Xmas tree in memory of late
Mrs, Bryan Williams - Landscaped double path extending from center of Dallas
a mile or two into the suburbs.
William Williams, barber in Love Field shop - Suggested to Victor Wickersham,
member of Congress, 6th District, Oklahoma - "A statue of JFK at Love
Eleta Younkin - Erect a monument but not on scene.
Thomas I. Gerson, Executive Director, Nat. Comm. for Uncle Sam - Children of
America requested to use their pennies to build a suitable memorial to JFK
at Arlington Cemetery. "Would school children of Dallas wish to join other
Virginia Walker Balentine - Monument in Washington. Not Dallas. Not Texas.
John L. Brandt, Houston - Dallas and Fort Worth put shoulders to wheel and
build, jointly, one of the finest airports in country. Name JFK International
G. P. Atkinson - Remodel Cotton Bowl. Rebuild State Fair Grounds. Rename Grounds
- Presidential Park. Rename Stadium - Kennedy Memorial. "A 100 Million
Jim Pavlou - Change name of street to: "John F. Kennedy Avenue."
Jay B. Hobbell - Change name of Dallas to Kennedy.
A Friend" (Dallas postmark) - A memorial of the best - a carved stone
standswell. Change Parkland Memorial Hospital to JFK Memorial Hospital.
Kennedy Smart - Change Parkland Hospital to Kennedy Memorial.
Roy E. Johnson - Change Love Field to JFK Memorial International Airport.
R. W. Mowery - Make Love Field JFK Memorial Air Field. Mr. Hal Holsonbeok and
I would see that a full size bronze statue of the late President was erected
in the lobby of the terminal,
Tames Ralph Wood - Change Love Field to John F. Kennedy Memorial Airport.
Elmer W. Griffin - Rename Parkland "John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital." Memorial
services each week for 1 year, "JFK Memorial" Medal or Citation for
graduating senior who most exemplifies qualities of late President.
Duane A. Crawford - Change Love Field to John F. Kennedy international Airport,
Wanda LaVern Hill, Dallas, Age 14 - Change Main Street to Kennedy Avenue.
Mrs. Klaus Penzel - Rename our city after him.
Mr. & Mrs. A. L. Dent, Sr. Change Love Field to John F. Kennedy Airport.
C. R. Powell - Rename: Elm - Kennedy; Main - Connally; Commerce - Tippitt.
Arch, similar to the one being completed in St. Louis, be erected over the
3 streets as near the assassination spot as practical.
Mrs. E. C. Steiner - Rename Mountain Creek Park "John F. Kennedy Park."
Mrs. Guy Kirkpatrick - Change name of Elm Street to John F. Kennedy Avenue.
L. W. Mayo - Suggest block in which President Kennedy was shot be named: "En
San Guine Block or En San Guine Corner."
Mrs, John W. Davies - Designate Lake Cliff Park as Kennedy Park, and erect
a statue or suitable memorial.
Tom R. Torrance, Age 9, Vashon, Wash. - Name the road where he died "John
F. Kennedy Blvd,"
Harold Swanson - Rename site where our late President was shot "JFK Memorial
Mrs. Irene Burtin, Jacksonville, Fla. - Change Dallas to Kennedy.
Bruce Edward Brant, Los Angeles, Calif. - Change Dallas to Kennedy.
Virginia M. McCann - Change Main Street to President Kennedy Street or Avenue
of President Kennedy or a similar name.
Mrs. Richard Mosler - Urge that Parkway be renamed "Kennedy Parkway" at
Chet and Joan Perkins, Columbus., Ohio - Rededicate your celebrated Love Field
to be known as "John F, Kennedy Memorial Airport."
Norman V. Benedict - Rename Dallas Memorial Auditorium "John F. Kennedy
Lawrence H. Gabagan, M.D., 135 E. 64th St., New York - Change Graduate Research
Center of the S.W. to JFK Research Center.
Kay Cassidy Sansone - Rename Love Field "Kennedy Memorial Field."
Mr. & Mrs. William Edward Johns - Change Love Field to Kennedy Memorial
TEXAS SCHOOL BOOK DEPOSITORY
Nathan Seckench, 7808 Lunt Ave., Chicago - Texas
School Book Depository. Raze building. Erect suitable memorial to JFK.
A New York friend of Mr. Stanley Marcus - Let the citizens of Dallas raze that
hateful building to the ground. Surely as architecture, the Texas Book Depository
will not be missed. The recurring sight of that disgraceful window can only
go on reminding decent men of the most monstrous deed in our present history.
Unsigned (postmarked Orange, Texas) - Drape window of Texas School Book Depository
John S. O'Neall, Jr., Knoxville, Tenn. - Build a small Chapel or Carillon. "Your
visitors will seek it out." Raze Texas School Book Depository, "Let
Dallas come forward."
Renate Trawnik - Buy Texas School Book Depository. Dedicate it to the guidance
and rehabilitation of emotionally disturbed children.
Donald V. Yarborough - Remodel Texas School Book Depository, Convert into branch
of the Public Library and name "John F. Kennedy Memorial Library." Maintain
25-foot square area at site and left exactly as it is with present furnishings
Jean Francis - Move the book building and build a Cathedral.
Ed R. Crissey - Black marble slab to close window at Texas School Book Depository.
Dr. Howard T. Simpson - If price reasonable, buy School Book Depository Building,
Raze and sell brick $1 or more to finance project - any surplus for park.
"Only a Nurse" (Dallas postmark) - Texas School Book Depository. Put
a George Washington and Sam Houston type memorial on this ground.
Fred G. Willie - Destroy Texas School Book Depository. Rubble buried in an
undisclosed spot or dumped into the sea. Plant a sturdy oak. Not something
of stone, cement or marble,
Mrs. H. L. Voelker - Raze Texas School Book Depository. Build a fitting memorial.
Chester Rapkin, Prof. of City Planning, University of Penna. - Acquire Texas
School Book Depository. Demolish the structure. Erect a monument to JFK.
Mrs. Margaret Stallings - Texas School Book Depository. Demolish and erect
Retiree - Texas School Book Depository. Raze to the ground and build Shrine
to our President.
Miss T. Farris - Texas School Book Depository. Tear down and build a beautiful
JFK Memorial Park.
Mrs. Randolph Tomlinson - Texas School Book Depository. Buy, tear down, replace
with beautiful park and a statue.
Phoned to Mr. Jonsson's Office - Destroy building from which shot was fired.
Mrs. A. A. Anderson - Statue of our beloved First Family. Tear down Texas Book
Depository and use for parking for visitors. Vie could also join in building
a National Monument in Washington
Edward C. Sosman - Texas School Book Depository. Buy, demolish and erect suitable
memorial. Rename streets at that corner for Kennedy and Tippitt.
Mrs. Lois 0. Aldridge - Texas School Book Depository. Tear down the building.
Build Lincoln type memorial.
Mary Trinkle (see below)
Oliver W. Hammond - Permanent Citizens Committee for a continuing
Review. Activation and Annual Report on November 22 as to what is being accomplished
groups referred to in Mayor Cabell's Official Statement.
Bill Brewer, W. P. Brewer Associates - Feels Dallas is definitely being injured
from a business standpoint. Suggests immediate action.
Joseph A. Shirley - It will be months and perhaps even years before local public
opinion "Jells." Why is this thing being rushed so?
Joseph A. Shirley - Wants Sears to provide on a loan Theatre type Stanchions
with 1-1/2" rope to control pedestrians at site instead of light rope
tied to Traffic Control Post.
Mr. & Mrs. Harry Newton, 1318 Melbourne - A monument to his memory in Dallas,
erected as an expression of our city as a whole, would not only be a living
hypocritical lie and actually an insult to his memory, but would be contrary
to his own wishes.
Mary Trinkle - Texas School Book Depository. Empty, seal up and paint black.
Each November 22 a National Day of Mourning.
Courtesy of DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas