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October 12

In 1963, newspapers report ~ DEAN RUSK SWORN IN AS PRESIDENT. FORMER SECRETARY OF DEFENCE McNAMARA TAKES OATH AS VICE PRESIDENT. NEW YORK GOVERNOR NELSON ROCKEFELLER IS NEW SECRETARY OF STATE.

President Rusk Sworn in by Raymond SpeerDean Rusk was first sworn in as President when the experts digging out the White House bomb shelter identified the body of President Kennedy in the arms of his dead brother, Robert. Today, at noon Mountain time, President Rusk was sworn again into office before a television audience of the whole nation.

Also sworn in was Vice President Robert McNamara, who had spent the time of the nuclear exchanges aboard Air Force mobile command centers. So far as is known, VP McNamera is the second seniormost Cabinet officer to have survived World War Three.

A new member of the Cabinet is Governor Nelson Rockefeller, who survived the erasure of Albany, New York, in the Governor's Bunker and who has won praise for his reestablishment of New York State government. Rockefeller has been entrusted by President Rusk with foreign affairs and hopes that he shall revitalize trade.

An early priority is to establish better relations with Canadian Prime Minister Ernest Dieffenbaker. Canada escaped any nuclear explosions on its soil and it is known that the Prime Minister believes that will greatly increase his country's influence over the world.






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