The Presidency: I Would Like Him to See . . .

The half block between the Gettysburg Hotel and the old gymnasium, which had been converted into an auditorium, was lined with people—women in shorts, men with straw hats, kids with sunburned faces. Between them, smiling to their applause, moved the President of the U.S., on his way to the auditorium for his weekly press conference. Uppermost in Ike's mind: the forthcoming visit to the U.S. of Russia's Nikita Khrushchev. Said the President to the 95 newsmen at the press conference: "I would hope for a bettering of the atmosphere between the East and the West ... I am trying to do...

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