The Press: At a Distance

No sooner had President Eisenhower moved into his Gettysburg farm last week, than enterprising photographers, training long lenses from perches as far away as one-eighth of a mile, got pictures that seemed to put the viewer right into Ike's backyard. Next day Presidential Press Secretary James C. Hagerty asked photographers to stop it. "It is vitally important to the welfare and to the health of the President," said Hagerty. "that he be allowed to walk around that farm without having or being conscious of telescopic lenses on him at all times."

Hagerty spoke to the White House press corps from a new...

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