THE PRESIDENCY: The Price of Spice

The sky over Augusta, Ga. was clear and blue, the sun was bright, and the wind was brisk and bracing. Azalea and pink dogwood bloomed along the green fairways of the Augusta National Golf Club.

On the first two days of his Southern vacation, President Eisenhower spent every spare hour on the golf course. His face turned pink with sunburn, his appetite sharpened, and after 18 holes with last year's National Amateur Champion Jack Westland (now a Republican Congressman from Everett, Wash.), word leaked through the golf-score security curtain that Ike stood a good chance of breaking 90 before the week...

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