The Presidency: All Those Hats

The President of the U.S. always wears many hats, but last week he seemed to be changing them with more speed than ever. He was, in turn:

1) COMMANDER IN CHIEF in his 2,400-mile trip, reviewing the servicemen who stood at the ready in the week of the Cuban crisis.

2) CRISIS NEGOTIATOR in his meeting with Russia's Mikoyan.

3) COLD-WAR STRATEGIST, presiding over a meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council to discuss the U.S.'s next moves in Cuba.

4) LABOR EXPERT, reluctantly invoking the Taft-Hartley Act in the Lockheed Aircraft Corp. strike (see U.S. BUSINESS ).

5) CITY PLANNER, issuing...

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