National Affairs: IKE MEETS THE OTHER BRANCHES

Characteristic of Dwight Eisenhower is a liking, and a notable talent, for the person-to-person approach. Last week, bringing this approach to the problem of keeping executive-legislative relations smooth, the President invited Republican congressional leaders and committee chairmen—Senators one day, Representatives another—to the White House for lunch. (He plans two such lunches a week until he has met every Republican—48 Senators and 221 Representatives—on Capitol Hill.) Later in the week, Ike lunched with the nine Justices of the Supreme Court.

ALL members of the Supreme Court were appointed by Roosevelt or Truman. Most...

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