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President Kennedy To Stay at Morton Downey's House This Summer

May 31, 1962 - President Kennedy will seek more privacy during his summer vacation this year by using the summer home of Morton Downey, the singer, on Squaw Island at Hyannis Port, Mass., sources said today. The sources said the President would turn over his summer house in the Kennedy compound at Hyannis Port to his sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Sargent Shriver. The President’s family will occupy the two-and-a-half-story Downey cottage for about a month beginning July 4. The President will travel from Washington on weekends to stay at the cottage. Mrs. Kennedy and the children are expected to remain at the cottage throughout that period. The shingled cottage is across the street from the newly purchased summer home of the President’s youngest brother, Edward M. Kennedy. Sources said the Squaw Island summer cottage would afford Mr. Kennedy more privacy than he had last July and August, when tourists poured into Hyannis Port hoping to see the President or his family.

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