National Affairs: Capital Notes: Feb. 24, 1961

Clear It with Lyndon

Vice President Lyndon Johnson has served notice on White House patronage bosses that he still intends to pass on federal appointments in Texas. Johnson's ukase does not sit too well with Texas' senior Senator, Ralph Yarborough, but he can only grumble mildly.

Knuckle Rubber

News pictures almost invariably show President Kennedy with his hands stuffed into his side pockets.

Contrary to some beliefs, he does not finger any lucky charms in his pocket, but merely imprisons his hands to keep from giving in to nervous habits. Kennedy is a knuckle...

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