People, Jun. 19, 1972

Jittery after a jostling by crowds in Europe, Mrs. Jacqueline Onassis avoided last year's gala opening of the Kennedy Center in Washington and the world premiere of Mass, the work she had asked Leonard Bernstein to write for the occasion. But when Mass was presented again in Washington, she came, smiled brightly through a standing ovation and pronounced the center "beautiful, just beautiful." Next day, on the fourth anniversary of the death of Senator Robert F. Kennedy, she made the painful trip to Arlington National Cemetery and stood with tears in her eyes while Kennedy family members took part in a...

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