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    Senator John Kennedy, President-elect of the U.S.A., has named Dean Rusk as Secretary of State?

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    CU Kennedy speaks

    TWO SHOTS..reporters

    CU Rusk speaking

    TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ. 1) Senator Kennedy: "It is my hope that in the coming years the foreign policy of the United States will be identified in the minds of the people of the world as a policy that is not anti-Communist but is rather for freedom. It seeks only merely to build a strength in a power struggle, but is concerned with the struggle against hunger, disease, and illiteracy ... the struggle that looms so large in the minds and the lives of the people in the southern half of the globe. I want to emphasize that the relationship between Europe and the United States is a happy relationship - a relationship that is a bulwark of American security. And I think that the people of Western Europe and the United States are commonly concerned in the Sixties - and must be - with the quick development of orderly societies to those countries to the south-west, and a gradual increase in their standard of living, which gives them some hope that their lives can be improved and their problems solve under a system of freedom."

    TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ. 3): (Mr.Rusk): "Senator Kennedy has called upon all of us to help him take hold of the great problems which now face us in the world of about us. We are in an era of rapid and revolutionary change, as people in many parts of the world are striking out on a new courses for themselves. But America at its best can be a confident America; and we need not be afraid of changes which arise out of hopes and aspirations which we ourselves share with other peoples in many parts of the world."

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    Background: Senator John Kennedy, President-elect of the U.S.A., has named Dean Rusk as Secretary of State in the new Administration. The two men stood together for the announcement - on the patio of Senator Kennedy's ocean-front home at Palm Beach, Florida, Dec 12.

    Both spoke..first, Senator Kennedy:
    Mr. Rusk is the 51-year-old President of the Rockefeller Foundation and was Assistant Secretary of State under former President Truman. This top Cabinet post ranks second only to that of the President. Mr. Rusk is an expert on the Far East.

    Senator Kennedy said he showed a bi-partisan approach to foreign affairs.

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