THE PRESIDENCY: First Active Week

Gettysburg was the vital center. Swooping up from Washington in two shuttling light planes, Ike's top aides landed with grave affairs of state and happy smiles of greeting. They found the President sprinting and strolling through alternate work and rest. They came away with a real sense of being in business again.

Gettysburg's citizens, long used to thousands of battlefield tourists, took Ike's arrival in stride, but their welcome was warm and deep. When the big presidential limousine rolled into the town square, Gettysburg was bedecked with bright bunting, venturesome boys hung from...

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