People, Apr. 11, 1960

In the nation's capital the topic, naturally, was the Democratic White House steeplechase, and two front-row spectators, ex-Secretary of State Dean Acheson and Columnist Joseph Alsop, found themselves offering advice and opinion to each other at a Georgetown dinner party. Democrat Acheson made no secret of his partiality to Senate Majority Leader Lyndon B. Johnson as the ablest of all the Democratic presidential candidates. Alsop volunteered: "Why, I'd do anything to make his nomination possible." "Excellent, Joe," retorted Acheson tartly. "Attack him!"

Out of the Army, ex-Sergeant Elvis Presley unlimbered his hips and...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!