THE PRESIDENCY: And Then the Squirrels

While the President of the U.S. struggled with the problems of war and peace, leaks and counter-leaks, he also had to face squarely the issue of the squirrels. Three squirrels that had been digging at the President's putting green had been trapped by White House groundkeepers and set free in more primeval areas. Although Oregon's Democratic Senator Richard Neuberger had cried out against such inhumanity to defenseless beasts (TIME, April 4), no one had forced the President to make a public statement on the issue. After he had answered questions on world...

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