Washington's spring weather was at its best, and Dwight Eisenhower paused one morning in the midst of a walk in the White House rose garden, to point out the season's first jonquils to John Foster Dulles. On St. Patrick's Day, the President pinned a sprig of shamrocks on his lapel and joined the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick at their annual dinner. During the week he pressed, as all Presidents must, a couple of ceremonial buttons: one. on the Republican Party's 100th birthday, that lighted up an "eternal flame" at the little schoolhouse in Ripon. Wis. where the G.O.P....

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