It was raw and rainy in the Washington-Gettysburg area, and the President of the U.S., his week's work done, decided that a weekend around there would be no weekend at all. Dwight Eisenhower therefore got on the telephone, called several old friends, arranged for a get-together down South. Next morning Ike boarded his Air Force Boeing 707 jet at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., flew to the 14,000-acre Blue Springs, Ga. plantation of W. Alton ("Pete") Jones, chairman of the executive committee of Cities Service Co., to put in a couple of days hunting quail.

Ike could hardly wait to start...

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