Tanned and fit from golf and trout fishing, President Eisenhower made work the week's first order of business and put in a long day and a half in his sunlit oval office. But neither his mood nor his week's intricate schedule would permit him to stay buried in the White House, and from then on for five days in a row he spent few consecutive hours in the same place.

He took his first break by giving a formal luncheon for 19 Senators and Representatives, among them his foremost congressional critic, Oregon's long-winded...

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