"Eight inches of snow was dumped on
the City of Washington Jan. 19th and inaugural festivities went
haywire for 24 hectic hours before the 35th Pres. took office...the
City's core was a hopeless wallow of skidding tires, dead batteries
and empty gas tanks...
The Pres. and
Pres. elect left the White House for the Capitol at 11:31 a.m.
Althou' he arrived at the Capitol in plenty of time Kennedy was late
for the ceremony. It was 12:20, instead of noon, when the
Pres. elect arrived on the Inauguration stand. After the Marine Band
played "America the Beautiful" Cardinal Cushing of Boston pronounced
the invocation followed by Marion Anderson who sang "The Star