People: Jan. 5, 1968

Vice President Hubert Humphrey, 56, went riding on Christmas Day, taking Wife Muriel and two of their grand-daughters—Jill, 5, and Vicki Solomonson, 7—out for a swirl on a snowmobile he had rented for the holidays. It was billed as a nonpolitical trip, but anyone could see that his vehicle was—what else?—a Johnson.

Though the time has passed when eyes were piously averted to avoid soiling Japan's Emperor Hirohito with a commoner's glance, the Emperor, 66, still enjoys nearly hermetic privacy within his wooded 200-acre estate in Tokyo. Now the hounds of modernism are...

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