THE ADMINISTRATION: Time of Decision

Snow, mixed with a northwest wind, drove across Washington's National Airport as the presidential Columbine III touched down on its special flight from Florida. Columbine's chief passenger: Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, 71, ordered back by his doctors from his convalescence at Jupiter Island. Fla. (TIME, April 13) to re-enter Walter Reed

Army Hospital. "It is now desirable," said the State Department, "that he have a period of further medical observation."

Foster Dulles greeted his welcomers, Vice President Nixon and Acting Secretary of State Christian Herter, aboard Columbine, then emerged smiling, grey Homburg clamped on head, looking tanned but thin....

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!