THE PRESIDENCY: No Chilling Arrangements

More than 175 reporters squeezed into the ornate, paneled Indian Treaty room of the old State Department building one broiling day last week for the President's press conference. Although the ancient wall thermometer registered only 84°, humidity and strong newsreel lights made the air seem twice as hot. The reporters sweat, mopped their brows, peeled off their jackets. Most of their questions were as soggy and limp as their collars.

Wearing a vest as usual, Dwight Eisenhower seemed to be the coolest person in the room. To a question implying that he "cannot...

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