Nation: Backache

Outwardly, the President of the U.S. seemed his usual active self. Returning from Europe, he made his television report to the nation, kept a campaign pledge to greet the senior class of the Tomah, Wis., high school at the White House, addressed graduating midshipmen at Annapolis, spoke to editors of United Press International, and entertained the French Congo Republic's President Fulbert Youlou, who came with a huge pair of elephant tusks as gifts. But all the while, John Kennedy was in considerable pain with a back injury—and at week's end he was on crutches.

During his state visit to Canada last month,...

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