THE PRESIDENCY: 5,294-Mile Work Week

From time to time, President Eisenhower can put away his Washington Homburg in favor of a golf cap and a fishing Stetson. But such interludes are necessarily brief. Although technically on vacation, Ike last week traveled more than 5,294 miles and performed nearly every important function of his high office.

Death watch. As Commander in Chief, he flew back to Washington from his Denver vacation headquarters to address the 36th annual convention of the American Legion. Ike told the Legionnaires that establishment of an adequate reserve system would be a keystone of...

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