Greetings Telephoned to President Truman on the Occasion of His 79th Birthday.
THE PRESIDENT. President Truman?
President Truman: Yes.
THE PRESIDENT. I want to join your other friends in expressing congratulations to you on your 79th birthday.
President Truman: Thank you, Mr. President. You are as kind as you can be. It is a surprise and a very great satisfaction to me to have you call.
THE PRESIDENT. I must say that I share the view of the country that you can't be 79 when you can outwalk Bobby and outtalk Hubert. I think we can look for a lot more good years.
President Truman: Thank you very, very, very much.
THE PRESIDENT. You express to everybody there our warm regards and also tell them how proud we are of you.
President Truman: You know how much I appreciate your interest in this thing. It just overwhelms me. I don't know what to say.
THE PRESIDENT. Thank you very much,
Mr. President. We will see you soon, I hope.
President Truman: Thank you.
THE PRESIDENT. Goodbye.
Note: The President spoke from his office in the White House to President Truman in the Muehlebach Hotel in Kansas City, Mo., where he was attending a luncheon in his honor. During his remarks President Kennedy referred to Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and U.S. Senator Hubert H. Humphrey of Minnesota.
John F. Kennedy, Greetings Telephoned to President Truman on the Occasion of His 79th Birthday. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/236149