THE PRESIDENCY: Less Than Brilliant Light

Since Nov. 5, the day alter the 1958 elections, President Eisenhower had stayed mostly out of public view, vacationing at Augusta, working on his State of the Union message and on the budget for the next fiscal year. Nearly 250 newsmen therefore looked sharply, listened closely to the President last week at his 145th White House news conference. They found him looking well, shedding even-toned but sometimes less than brilliant light on a dozen or so subjects before the nation. Among them:

GERMANY: The Western allies, said President Eisenhower, have "always stood...

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