THE PRESIDENCY: Return to the Job

His sniffles not quite defeated even after eight days at the La Quinta, Calif, desert home of his friend George Allen, the President of the U.S. clearly hated to leave. Invited back to California by Democratic Governor Edmund G. ("Pat") Brown, Dwight Eisenhower thought of the duties that face him for the rest of his term of office, said almost wistfully: "Maybe I will, after 15 months." But Ike had to get back to Washington. There was plenty for him to do.

Some of his chores were decidedly unpleasant. In his seven years of office, he had been forced only five...

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