THE NATION: The President's Task

The President of the U.S. came back to Washington last week, his health tested by his vacation in Georgia, his mind apparently cleared of doubts about his second term decision. Of the U.S.'s deep sympathy and understanding for Dwight Eisenhower's personal problem there was no doubt. Nor was there any doubt that the U.S. posture before the world has suffered seriously from the prolonged vacancy in the White House caused by Ike's illness. Whether Ike runs or not, he now has his work cut out: he must swiftly meet the problems that have...