The Press: Lady About Town

Across the top of Page One, the Washington Star (circ. 226,573) splashed an eight-column banner: GENERAL EISENHOWER SUBMITS RESIGNATION. The story, under the byline of Columnist Doris Fleeson, reported that Ike's resignation "is at the White House." Columnist Fleeson had scored a small beat. Capital newsmen had been nibbling at the story, but none had said straight out that it was on the President's desk. The Star's confidence in Doris Fleeson's sources was not misplaced. Next day, the White House confirmed the news (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS).

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