Letters, Mar. 9, 1959

The Company He Keeps


TIME'S touching tale [Feb. 16] of our virtually friendless, lonely and, by implication, hard-working President Eisenhower, who is "grateful for one of the brief journeys back to himself"—meaning grateful for another vacation—would wring tears from a rock.

DAVID M. MARKSON Vereda de Santa Fe, Mexico


It strikes this reader as rather strange that only in the company of multimillionaire corporation presidents and other assorted big shots can Ike find the necessary atmosphere for relaxation. Surely there are lesser citizens who would avoid discussing government crises. The implication is plain: Ike is afflicted with that all too common disease of successful...

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