Publisher's Letter, Oct. 1, 1956


WASHINGTON, SEPT. 18 (UP)—President Eisenhower turned truant officer today while seeing Vice President Nixon off on a campaign trip . . .

NEWSMEN at the National Airport were surprised to see the President gripping a small boy's shoulder as he asked: "Aren't you supposed to be in school?"

Most surprised of all was TIME's White House Correspondent John L. Steele, for the boy was his nine-year-old son Larry (John L. Jr.). Larry, tagging after his father, has been looking at Presidents for years. As a wide-eyed infant he watched Harry Truman's triumphal return to Washington after his 1948 election victory, and got so...

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