THE NATION: Dry-Creek Time

"Ike is running like a dry creek," warned the pro-Eisenhower Scripps-Howard newspapers one gloomy campaign day last August, but soon afterward came the flood tide that steadily carried Ike to victory in the election. In retrospect, the days of the dry creek defined Ike Eisenhower as a man who first sets his goals, then sits back disconcertingly until he has decided how to get there. Last week the Eisenhower Administration was in a similar dry-creek period, a painful interlude where the objectives were set but the Administration was getting nowhere. Items:

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