Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.
This folder contains material collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning the Council on Youth Fitness. Topics include the physical fitness program in the United States Marine Corps, Selective Service rejections due to physical disability, a progress report of the Council on Youth Fitness, and the resignation of Shane MacCarthy as Executive Director of the Council. Also included in this folder is a statement by Director of the Selective Service System Lewis B. Hershey titled, “Need for a Campaign for Physical Fitness,” and dated June 17, 1956.