For the first time in ten weeks, Dwight Eisenhower met the Washington press corps once again last week. The President opened his jampacked press conference with the observation that he didn't suppose there was any more important news than the World Series. Then, with the news-hungry correspondents pitching the questions, the President proceeded to slam out a dozen headlines.

Measured in terms of laughter and anger, the conference was as lively as anything since the testiest press go-rounds of Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman. There was a roar of good, natural laughter when the President expressed the modest certainty that the...

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