THE PRESIDENT-ELECT: Hopes & Hoppers

THE PRESIDENT-ELECT Hopes & Hoppes

At Eisenhower headquarters in New York's Commodore Hotel last week, Christmas jollity manifested itself chiefly in the bounding of plastic grasshoppers. An old and previously unnamed plaything, the toy grasshopper, which has springy metal legs and a rubber suction cup on its belly, was promptly christened "the Eisen-hopper" by fascinated newsmen. Introduced into Ike's offices by his old friend, Toy Manufacturer Louis Marx, the Eisenhopper caught the President-elect's fancy. Talking business with serious-faced guests, Ike would casually press a hopper on to his desk, and roar with delight when, seconds later, it startled the visitors...

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