National Affairs: Busy Man

Despite the torpor of Washington's midsummer weather, the President of the U.S. reacted with vigor to last week's news. He conferred with John Foster Dulles and top military and diplomatic aides on the renewed Korean truce negotiations. In a shrewd diplomatic gesture, he offered $15 million worth of food to the people of East Germany. Then he turned to some distressed citizens of his own country.

One morning after a hurried breakfast with the Cabinet, the President flew off to Amarillo, Texas for a fast personal inspection of the parched plains and a conference with the governors of six drought-ridden states: Texas'...

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