The White House: The Guest

While running for his present office, Jack Kennedy offered the opinion that a U.S. President should meet the working press ''at least once a week." Since taking office, Kennedy has held only 17 press conferences, recently went six weeks without any.* But he has been seeing the reporters' bosses.

Picking states at random, he has invited editors and publishers from Kentucky, New Jersey, Missouri and Washington into the White House to taste French cuisine and savor the Kennedy charm. Last week it was time for Texas—and Texas, of course, was different. Especially Dallas Morning News Publisher Edward Musgrove Dealey, 69, who...

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