THE NATION: Vacation Time

The President of the U.S. was plainly worn. After weeks of burning crisis in the Middle East, the Far East was warming up, and old familiar crisis words—Que-moy, Matsu—were in the headlines. At home, the drive to give Negroes their lawful rights in public schools needed only a spark to start fire. Dwight Eisenhower, wearied by months of foreign policy, domestic economy, legislative and legal problems, was not at his best.

President Eisenhower's press conference last week was perhaps the least impressive in his more than five years in office. Asked about reports that he had told friends he thought...

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