THE PRESIDENCY: Essentials of the Job

One day last week blonde Clara Jo Proudfoot, 4, of Miami called on the President of the United States. Born with an imperfectly closed spine (spina bifida) and paralyzed from the waist down, Clara Jo was promoting the Easter Seal drive of the National Society for Crippled Children and Adults. As he saw the little girl laboriously making her way into his office on heavy steel braces and pink crutches that matched her well-starched dress, the President uttered an involuntary gasp. He started toward the girl as if to pick her up and carry her to his desk, then...

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