Nation: The Strain of Fame

Some time next week, Navy Commander Walter M. Schirra Jr. is supposed to blast off on a six-orbit space trip around the earth. But last week Schirra blasted off without ever leaving the ground. And what he said sent officials scurrying for their hard hats.

Appearing in a CBS television interview, Schirra had a few words about the postorbital activities of Astronaut John Glenn, who has recently been making appearances ranging from the Seattle World's Fair to Everett Dirksen's frivolous Anti-Superstition Society, while sandwiching in some water-skiing with Jacqueline Kennedy and attendance at...

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