THE PRESIDENCY: Rocking-Chair Candidate?

Buzzing for Press Secretary James Hagerty, President Eisenhower indicated an invitation from Washington's correspondents to join them at lunch at the National Press Club. Said Ike: "I'd like to do this. Do you think they would want me to come?" Press Club Member Hagerty knew full well that they would—and within minutes he was busy setting up the President's most successful public appearance in months.

Largely responsible for last week's success was Dwight Eisenhower himself. Pink-cheeked and purple-tied, Ike found his head table seat like a Rotary Club regular, ate filet mignon...

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