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CAROLINE & JOHN JOHN PLAY "TRICK OR TREAT" ON JFK

October 31, 1963


CAROLINE & JOHN JOHN PLAY “TRICK OR TREAT” ON JFK


Washington, D.C. (JFK+50) Caroline & John F. Kennedy Jr. played “trick or treat” on their Daddy, the President of the United States, this evening in the oval office at the White House.


The President obviously enjoyed the Halloween festivities with his children.

         Caroline & John John  Scare JFK
                        The White House
                         October 31, 1963
                      JFK Library Photo


October 31, 1963


JFK SAYS PRESIDENCY PROVIDES SOME HAPPINESS


Washington, D.C. (JFK+50) John F. Kennedy gave his 63rd news conference as President of the United States today at the State Department auditorium.


JFK was asked if he enjoyed being President.  He responded:


“I have given…the definition of happiness by the Greeks.  It is full use of your powers along lines of excellence.  I find….the presidency provides some happiness.”



                   JFK at News Conference
                        JFK Library Photo


The President was also asked if he planned to keep Lyndon B. Johnson on the Democratic ticket as Vice-President in 1964.


JFK responded in the affirmative.


October 31, 1963


JFK SIGNS MENTAL RETARDATION FACILITIES & COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTERS CONSTRUCTION ACT


Washington, D.C. (JFK+50) President John F. Kennedy signed the Mental Retardation Facilities & Community Mental Health Centers Construction Act today at the White House.


The legislation provides for research facilities to determine the cause of retardation, establishes diagnostic treatment clinics & permanent community centers for the care of the retarded.


October 31, 1962


FIDEL CASTRO TRIES TO NEGOTIATE WITH U THANT OVER MISSILE INSPECTION


Havana, Cuba (JFK+50) Premier Fidel Castro of Cuba today told visiting UN Secretary-General U Thant that he will not allow UN inspection of the dismantling & removal of Soviet missiles on the island unless the United States agrees to give up the Guantanamo Naval Base & agree to other undisclosed concessions.


October 31, 1962


JFK ADDRESSES FBI NATIONAL ACADEMY


Washington, D.C. (JFK+50) President John F. Kennedy addressed the graduating class of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy today at the FBI auditorium.


JFK said in his remarks that Director J. Edgar Hoover is “one of the most distinguished public servants who have occupied positions of high responsibility in the long history of this republic.”



                    J. Edgar Hoover
                     Director, F.B.I.


The President also said the work of the FBI “permits us to meet our responsibilities as a nation.”

October 31, 1946


LADY HARTINGTON ASKS FOR RETURN OF STOLEN KEEPSAKES


London, England (JFK+50) Lady Hartington, Kathleen Agnes “Kick” Cavendish, is running an advertisement in London newspapers today appealing to thieves who broke into her home recently to return a gold pin with the pilot’s wings of the US Navy Air Force given to her by her older brother, Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr.


The wings were engraved “To K from J”.


Lady Hartington also asked for the return of a pair of cuff links that were once the property of her late husband.



                        Lady Hartington


October 31, 1961


SOVIET NUCLEAR TEST SENDS SHOCK WAVES AROUND THE GLOBE


Washington, D.C. (JFK+50) Yesterday’s 50 megaton atomic bomb test by the Soviet Union, the largest in history, has sent shock waves around the globe.


Senator Henry “Scoop” Jackson, head of a congressional atomic weapons subcommittee, says the test by the USSR will force the United States to resume above-ground nuclear testing.



            Senator Henry “Scoop” Jackson


Vatican radio called the decision by the Soviets to test the weapon “insane”.


October 31, 1936


JOE KENNEDY GIVES SPEECH FOR FDR


Boston, Massachusetts (JFK+50) Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. today gave a final campaign speech on behalf of the re-election bid of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.


In his address, Mr. Kennedy criticized last-ditch Republican attempts to smear Social Security as “grossly unfair.”



                           FDR on Campaign







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