National Affairs: Thank You, Mr. President

From the moment Dwight Eisenhower walked into his second presidential press conference last week, the atmosphere was different. The week before he had been nervous and tense, had taken up half of the time with his own personal statements, and had summarily brought a scant 15 minutes of questions & answers to a close by waving goodbye and walking out (TIME, March 2). This time Ike was relaxed and confident as he walked in the door of the conference room of the old State Department building. He nodded a friendly greeting to the 220 newshawks, and called several of them by...

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