People: May 17, 1963

Rumors of failing health follow wherever he goes, but Pope John XXIII, 81, appears to be going everywhere possible. At the start of a busy weekend, he attended twin ceremonies in the Vatican Palace and St. Peter's Basilica, accepting his $160,000 Peace Prize (earmarked for charity) from the Swiss-Italian Balzan Foundation, next day turned up in the Quirinal Palace, where Italian President Antonio Segni presented Balzan awards to other cultural leaders. As he rode through Rome in an open car, the Pontiff —looking thinner than usual—was hailed by crowds crying "Viva! Viva!"...

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