The Presidency: Smiting the Foe

The call came at midafternoon from Roger M. Blough, board chairman of the U.S. Steel Corp., in New York City. Said he to a White House secretary: "I would like to see the President on a very important matter concerning steel." Could an appointment be arranged for later that day?

Even in a typically busy Kennedy week —which began with his throwing out the first ball of the baseball season, included some spectacular White House entertainments, and ended with a review of the Atlantic Fleet off the North Carolina coast — Kennedy could certainly find time to...

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