Nation: Hit the Road, Jack

In at least one way, John F. Kennedy had the country moving again. And the result was sore feet.

The President had offered his challenge to the Marine Corps: match the Marines of 1908 by marching 50 miles in 20 hours, according to the terms of an old Teddy Roosevelt order. The Marines responded. And so, it seemed, did everyone else who could muster up the same kind of spirit it took to swallow gold fish, raid for panties or whirl a hula hoop.

Just to Loosen Up. At Camp Lejeune, N.C., the 34 marines designated officially by Commandant David Shoup to uphold...

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