THE PRESIDENCY: Frank & Forceful

Unexpectedly, Dwight Eisenhower has become a master of the press-conference technique. Clear, frank and forceful, he is turning these conferences into educational sessions from which the public can learn a lot about the President's mind and the nation's business.

Without waiting for a question, the President began his conference last week by stepping up to the big topic: Does the U.S. think that the shooting down of U.S. planes means anything ominous about relations with Malenkov's Russia? He doesn't see anything different from the attacks of the past, Eisenhower said. As to...

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