The Nations: How Sorrowful Bad

In halting English, a Moslem telegraph operator in the Middle East tapped out on the telex: "Is it correct Kennedy killed pis?" When New York replied, "Yes, an hour ago," the Moslem signed off, "How sorrowful bad."

As the shadow of the news spread across the world, it was received everywhere with stunned disbelief. The Empress of Iran broke into tears, as did the President of Tanganyika, and countless anonymous men and women. Along Rome's Via Veneto grief sounded operatic. "E morto!" people called to one another, and at a cocktail party the...

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