Nation: Host with the Most

One of the more subtle U.S. assets in foreign relations is John F. Kennedy's talent as a gracious host. Already this year, the President has welcomed, feted —and in most cases, charmed—more than 150 special foreign guests, ranging from heads of state to ambassadors. Last week the President rolled out the red carpet for two visitors: Finland's President Urho Kaleva Kekkonen, 61, and Liberia's President William V. S. Tubman, 65.

Reluctant Flyer. As he does for each visiting head of state, Kennedy went to the airport to greet Finland's Kekkonen, accompanied by Jackie,...

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