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First Lady Visits Delphi

Oct. 12, 1963 - Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy visited the ruined temple of Apollo in Delphi, Greece today. The First Lady shook hands and chatted with sightseers shortly after driving to Delphi from the port of Itea. Listening intently to a guide, Mrs. Kennedy missed her footing and tumbled into a small water hole, but she emerged intact. She broke the fall by extending her hands as she dropped and jumped up immediately, unhurt. After that, Mrs. Kennedy picked her way more carefully on sandalled feet along the treacherous stones. But she maintained interest in what the guide said about Delphi, where ancient kings and generals once sought advice from a feminine medium and her priests. Many tourists who see the temple pose questions for the long-absent oracle. Mrs. Kennedy did not. She is on a Mediterranean cruise recuperating after the death of a newborn son last August. Along with her aboard the yacht Christina, owned by the Greek ship owner Aristotle Onassis, are her sister, Princess Stanislas Radziwill, and the Under Secretary of Commerce, Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr., and his wife. Mrs. Kennedy will fly to Morocco tomorrow for an official visit. There she will be the guest of King Hassan II for four days.


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