Pg… 14 THE WEEK’S EVENTS: For Two Families, no Season’s Peace: an Exclusive Presentation of Letters Home from the Imprisoned Victims of the RB–47 Flight. Photographed for LIFE by Grey Villet and Cornell Capa Pg… 22 THE WEEK’S EVENTS: A Look at the World’s Week Pg… 29 THE WEEK’S EVENTS: A Notable Kennedy Week: Including Reports on the President–Elect’s Private Thinking, by John Steele, and Joe Kennedy’s Feelings About His Son, by Hugh Sidey Pg… 24 EDITORIAL: To a Greater Christian Church Pg… 52 PICTORIAL ESSAYS: A Christmas Carol: Ronald Searle Illustrates Dickens Classic for LIFE Pg… 74 PICTORIAL ESSAYS: White Fleet Ship in First Mission: S.S. Hope Brings Medical Skills and Ideas to Indonesia. Photographed for LIFE by John Dominis Pg… 81 ARTICLE: Baseball’s Disgraceful Sellout for a Mess of Cabbage. By Marshall Smith, LIFE Sports Editor Pg… 34 MUSIC: Oversized Opera Prop is Purchased by Tulsa Cattleman Pg… 38 BUSINESS: A School of Subs on a Shakedown: Debut of New Underwater Toy Pg… 43 MOVIES: “Pepe” Cantinflas Meets Hollywood Stars Pg… 47 ANIMALS: White Tiger Comes from India to Washington Zoo Pg… 65 FASHION: Suzie Sets a Style: U.S. Takes Over the Cheongsam from Hong Kong Pg… 87 RELIGION: 563 Years Between Visits: Canterbury Makes History with a Call on the Pope at a “Holy Summit” Pg… 90 THEATER: The Royal but Rocky Road to Camelot: Lerner and Loewe Survive Disease and Difficulties to Create a Lavish Medieval Musical Pg… 4 OTHER DEPARTMENTS: Letters to the Editors Pg… 8 OTHER DEPARTMENTS: Speaking of Pictures: Grandpop in the Treetop Pg… 96 OTHER DEPARTMENTS: Miscellany: Taken in by Santa 1960–12–26 Pg… 14 THE EXPLOSION OF SCIENCE: In All History there has Never Been Anything Like the World–Changing Triumphs that the Age of the Atom Brought. Pg… 34 THE ERA FOR PVT. EVERYMAN: A Modest but Important Man, Private Teed, Who Touched and Was Touched by Great Events, Revisits His Past and Relives the Era. Pg… 44 EDITORIAL: The 1936–60 Revolutions have Taught us to Disseminate the Culture of Welfare, Science and Art?Now We Must Create More of It. Pg… 46 AN ABUNDANCE OF BEAUTIES: Pretty Girls Preserved in Pictures Never Grow Old or Out of Date: Gina, Rita, Jackie, Ingrid, Liz, BB, MM Pg… 56 RUGGED ASCENT OF UNIONISM: Through Strife and communist Conspiracies, U.S. Labor has Wrought a Profound Social Change?and has Its Problems. Pg… 62 LIVING LEGENDS THEN, NOW: The Deeds are Recalled of Men and Women Who Made History and Survived It to Enjoy Fame and/or Other Recognition. Pg… 75 NATION’S UPS AND DOWNS: Everything that Happened to Many Nations, Happened to France. And Now, in New Grandeur, She Faces Problems with Hope. Pg… 86 RICH GIFT OF WAR ART: A Unique Collection of World War II Paintings Executed by LIFE’S War Artist–Correspondents is Presented to Government.