The Press: Farewell to Ike

As the old order passed in Washington, the U.S. press turned from New Frontier sentinel duty awhile to pay parting respects to Dwight Eisenhower.

In general, the nation's newspapers bade Ike a fond and sentimental farewell. "Dwight Eisenhower retires with the affection, respect and confidence of the nation and much of the world," said the Dallas Morning News. "No other man in universal history amassed so much influence or power at one time without taking the one more step: assumption of an imperial diadem or the trappings of dictatorship ... It behooves [President Kennedy] to remember, as we think he does,...

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