POLITICS: Jack, the Front Runner

Hatless and coatless, shock-haired John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Massachusetts' 41-year-old U.S. Senator, stepped smiling from an airliner at Salt Lake City one brisk morning last week. He shook the hand of every politician in sight, some now familiar from his two other Utah visits since 1956, and rode off to address a joint session of the legislature. "Like you, we in Massachusetts came to our state under great difficulties," he told descendants of Mormon pioneers. "We, too, had great faith in our churches." With photogenic wife Jacqueline alongside, he paid a cordial call...

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