Publisher's Letter, Oct. 1, 1956

DearTIME-Reader:

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...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!