THE PRESIDENCY: Administration Lift

Five minutes after Ike arrived at Camp David from Gettysburg 25 miles away, the first of three big helicopters bearing National Security Council members rattled crankily overhead. Yawing in the gusty grey air over the pistachio-green buildings in the Maryland woods, it plumped down on the muddy baseball field. John Foster

Dulles, 67, leaped athletically from the craft, landing ankle-deep in ooze. Presidential Aide Sherman Adams, pale-faced but game, grunted: "Very nice trip." Lifted up from Washington next day, some Cabinet members were less game. Douglas McKay said he had spent the trip trying to estimate what a helicopter costs,...

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