THE PRESIDENCY: Big Decision, Heavy Load

Dwight Eisenhower, alone, had made his decision: despite his 1955 heart attack, his 1956 abdominal surgery and his 1957 mild stroke, he would, barring the most outspoken medical strictures or signs of new illness, carry on as President of the U.S. He consulted with no one except, possibly, members of his family. No public announcement was made. But White House aides were convinced by the President's every act last week that he had privately resolved the question gnawing at the U.S. mind. Items:

¶ He presided over both the Cabinet and the National Security Council meetings, although he had,...

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