The Presidency: Start of Social Season


For anyone who enjoys social occasions, being President of the U.S. can be a pleasure. John Kennedy likes parties, and he has a real flair for pre siding over them. Last week he made big plans for starting the fall social season. Afghanistan's King Mohammed Zahir Shah and his Queen Homaira were in town. In their honor, there was to be a black-tie banquet in the Rose Garden — with fireworks, a Marine-drill-squad exhibition, music by some Air Force bagpipers and ice cream souffle for dessert. But it rained that day, and the President moved the affair into the...

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