National Affairs: A Tough Time

At the first presidential press conference ever to be broadcast in full, Dwight Eisenhower, permitting direct quotations (see PRESS), last week met or parried questions ranging from atomic energy to parental failure. Where did his U.N. speech idea of pooling fissionable materials for peacetime purposes come from? a newsman asked. The President grinned and reddened self-consciously. Then he admitted, "I think that I originated the idea of a joint contribution to a central bank ..." What about sharing atomic weapons with NATO countries, as reports from Paris had been suggesting? The President implied that he would not, in peacetime, give away...

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