The Administration: Before the Snow Melts

Toward the end of the new President's third press conference last week, a reporter asked John Fitzgerald Kennedy how well he thought he had done in creating "a new mood'' in Washington. Said the President, in something of a new, guarded press-conference mood himself: "I am hopeful, although we have been in office only 2½ weeks . . . that before the snow is off the ground we would have been able to stimulate action in a variety of areas."

At week's end a lot of snow still clothed capital lawns, but John Kennedy's stimulation was already at work in some...

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