The Press: What's in a Name?

Should newspapers stop calling the President "Ike"? Last week the Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser solemnly drew itself up to full stature and announced that "Ike" had been banished from the paper as an undignified nickname for the President of the U.S. The New York Daily Mirror snapped back: "Ike's Still Ike to Us." Up on the bulletin board of the New York Herald Tribune's Washington bureau went a notice: use "President Eisenhower" in the lead of a story, "General" thereafter. The Washington Post, after paying its respect by calling him "President Eisenhower," uses "Mr. Eisenhower" for the rest of the story. "Ike...

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