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The First Lady Goes Water-Skiing

Jan. 3, 1962 - President Kennedy took Vice President Johnson and top Defense aides on a luncheon cruise today, and Mrs. Kennedy gave them a display of her water-skiing ability. The trip aboard the Presidential yacht Honey Fitz followed Mr. Kennedy’s morning conferences with his military advisors. The highlight of the cruise was Mrs. Kennedy’s five-minute performance on the skis shortly after the yacht had sailed into deep ocean water off Palm Beach. She made a perfect circling run behind a fast black speedboat as the Honey Fitz cruised slowly nearby. The President sat on the afterdeck flanked by Vice President Johnson and Deputy Secretary of Defense Roswell L. Gilpatric. Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor, Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara and other guests sat about him.

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