National Affairs: Quick, Hard & Decisive

(See Cover) The President of the U.S. looked once more at the reports arriving in his vacation office near Newport. The weeks of patient working toward peaceful solution were over; a mob, stirred by the governor of Arkansas, still stood in the way of nine Negro youngsters who, by court order, were entitled to join 2,000 whites at Little Rock Central High School. Two aides and a secretary watched silently as President Eisenhower, his decision made, picked up a pen and signed a historic document: it ordered Secretary of Defense Charles Wilson to...