THE PRESIDENCY: Worth Waiting For

One noon last week the President said, "I've been waiting a long time for this," reached across the brown blotter on his desk for a pen, and signed his name to the bottom right-hand corner of the last page of a blue leather-bound book. Then he handed the Paris accords to John Foster Dulles, who signed in the lower left-hand corner. Beaming, the President added, "Here are the two offspring of the treaty," and signed two more papers before handing them to his Secretary of State. The three documents granted West Germany sovereignty,...

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