People: May 25, 1962

The only American prizewinner to turn down President Kennedy's invitation to the recent White House dinner for Nobel laureates finally explained why. "It's 100 miles away," drawled Novelist William Faulkner, 64, in Charlottesville, Va., where he lectures part-time at the University of Virginia. "That's a long way to go just to eat."

"There were those who had experienced the strength of his convictions and were a little frightened by him," said Dwight D. Eisenhower to 2,000 guests at services dedicating Princeton's John Foster Dulles Library of Diplomatic History, a two-story granite structure where his...

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