National Affairs: Tony's Thanksgiving

The photographers arrived early, giving their own thanks for the clear blue Thursday morning—and for Ike, light-footed and squire-like, who met them in a costume that shouted the autumn spectrum: green sport coat, yellow vest, polka-dot tie, tan Stetson. Photogenic as he was himself, the President came equipped with an even more picturable subject: his three frisky grandchildren, bundled joyfully in snowsuits and mittens, prepared to steal the scene as effectively as he hoped they would. With Ike and their father, Major John Eisenhower, the children played in front of the canary-yellow barn, watched by a full platoon of sharp-eyed cameramen...

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