The Press: Battle Orders

Making the advance arrangements for press coverage of the eleven-country, 19-day good-will tour on which President Eisenhower left last week, Presidential Press Secretary James Hagerty was acutely conscious of the press's tendency, when gathered in more than platoon strength, to get out of control. On Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev's visit to the U.S. last September, some 300 correspondents and cameramen, eagerly vying for the same story, several times turned the tour into a journalistic wreck (TIME, Oct. 5). Jim Hagerty was determined that there would be no such sideshow on Ike's trip. By the time he shepherded the traveling press...

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