THE PRESIDENCY: Answering the Mail

"Leave a crisis unanswered for a while," wrote Columnist George Dixon after President Eisenhower's news conference last week, "and it tends to lose its importance —just like your mail." From the U-2 to the summit collapse to the Tokyo riots to Cuba's deepening Red hue, headline had piled upon headline in the eight weeks since Ike's last press conference. But, relaxed and tanned, the President made his way through the backlog of questions as though they were last year's mail.

He parried the ones on Cuba, refused to be riled by Khrushchev's promise that the Red flag would soon fly over...

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