THE ADMINISTRATION: Patient's Progress

Blasted daily by million-volt X rays aimed at the cancer in his abdomen, John Foster Dulles started his third week in Walter Reed Army Hospital thoughtfully reading the newspapers. The uncheering news: Minnesota's Senator Hubert Humphrey had joined Missouri's Senator Stuart Symington in demanding that he resign as Secretary of State. Suddenly, in walked the President of the U.S., three gift books under his arm, and on his face a look of thoughtful concern. From then on, Dulles' week began to look up.

Dwight Eisenhower, on his fourth visit since Dulles' hernia operation disclosed persistent cancer (TIME, Feb. 23), quickly...

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