THE PRESIDENCY: The Facts of Life

Dwight Eisenhower, usually punctual and usually smiling on such occasions, was late and crisply serious when he walked into the Indian Treaty Room of the old State Department Building for his press conference last week. The reporters, 133 strong, had waited 30 minutes while Ike studied messages from John Foster Dulles in Paris and kept congressional leaders in an overtime strategy huddle at the White House.

The President announced that President Syngman Rhee would arrive in Washington on July 26 to talk about the failure of the Geneva Conference to unify Korea, gave the newsmen a little lecture about the importance...

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