DIPLOMACY: Mother in the Spotlight

In the pageant of President Eisenhower's official tour, one American woman had a spotlight all to herself. The only trouble was that Barbara Thompson Eisenhower, 33, is the kind of woman who would much prefer to avoid the spotlight. But as wife of Major John Eisenhower, daughter-in-law of the President, and (in Mamie's absence) a kind of unofficial U.S. First Lady on the trip, Barbara Eisenhower began to relax last week and have a happy time.

In normal days, John Eisenhower's wife, with only part-time help, runs her own house in Gettysburg (at the edge of Ike's farm). She gets...

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