The Press: Ike's First

Reporters began to line up a full hour and a half before the start of President Eisenhower's first press conference last week (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS). In all, 294 newsmen were on hand, including Tass Correspondent Mikhail Fedorov. The crowd was so big that only newsmen with White House press cards were admitted, thus closing the conference to editors, publishers and other visiting firemen who may have hoped to get in.

When the President arrived, he was accompanied only by Press Aides Jim Hagerty and Murray Snyder, in place of the large Government staff who regularly attended Truman's press conferences. He took his...

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