THE NATION: The Third Imperative

The President of the U.S. grinned, joined heartily in renditions of Sweet Adeline and My Old Kentucky Home that rattled the ballroom chandeliers in Washington's staid Willard Hotel. But Dwight Eisenhower could hardly have been more serious when he finally stood up to speak to some 200 guests at a Republican National Committee dinner last week. Firmly and flatly, he placed the price of his endorsement of 1958 Republican congressional candidates at support for the three Administration programs he deemed "imperative" in meeting the challenge of Communism. The three: defense reorganization, mutual...

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