THE NATION: Circles on the New Calendar

Even before the calendar flipped over to the 1960s, the nation's datebook for the New Year was packed with heavy appointments. After leaving Paris, President Eisenhower touched down in Madrid and Casablanca, where, as before, people by the hundreds of thousands welcomed him with remarkable affection and thunderous cheers. Home at last from his unprecedented 22,000-mile eleven-nation tour, he got a fond greeting from Mamie and from hundreds of Washingtonians carrying sputtering sparklers. But his work had only begun: Congress convenes next week; his State of the Union Message is due before the end of the month. Beyond that...