THE BUDGET: Drive Against the Deficit

President Eisenhower briefly eyed the total figure of preliminary budget requests for 1960, handed to him at a recent Cabinet meeting by Administration Department heads. Said he, flatly: "I don't accept this." Last week, following up his refusal, he issued a memorandum ordering all department and agency heads to stay strictly within the budget limits set by tightfisted, hard-minded Budget Director Maurice Stans. The President, who meant to work at enforcing his order, had set himself to one of the toughest jobs of his White House life: a no-holds-barred effort to present...

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