People: Nov. 16, 1962

In Rome, Bishop Alfonso Carinci said his 27,800th Mass, then went home to mark the day with a quiet celebration. In Manhattan. Methodist Bishop Herbert Welch walked three blocks to his polling place to vote, then went home to prepare his speech for a party in his honor at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. The two sturdy bishops—the oldest in their faiths—were both 100 years old.

Jouncing along in turbulent air at 28,000 ft., the Paris-to-Rome Caravelle jet flew into a vicious downdraft over the Apuane Alps, plummeted sickeningly before the pilot regained control. A stewardess...

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