THE NATION: It Might As Well Be June

Sitting before her television set one day last week, Mrs. Luke Choplin of Independence, Mo. watched with fascination as Prince Rainier took Grace Kelly for his bride. While Mrs. Choplin kept her eye on far-off Monaco, linemen toiled away equipping her house with extra telephone wires to accommodate a New York Times reporter who had arranged to use the Choplin home as a communications center on Margaret Truman's wedding day.

Between Grace on TV and Margaret over those telephone lines, Mrs. Choplin might almost as well have passed up the newspapers, for last week's headlines—even...

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