National Affairs: The Authentic American Center

WHILE he was propped up in a Walter Reed Hospital bed recovering from his ileitis operation, Dwight Eisenhower read and reread a meaty, 210-page volume entitled A Republican Looks at His Party (Harper; $2.95). Author: Arthur Larson, onetime Rhodes scholar, law-school dean (University of Pittsburgh), expert on workmen's compensation laws and social security, now, at 46, Eisenhower's own Under Secretary of Labor. So impressed was the President that when he returned to the White House, he summoned Author Larson—whom he had met only casually—to a private talk, had him back again and again. Last week a newsman asked Ike at his...

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