• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT EISENHOWER MADE THESE MAIN POINTS IN HIS NEWS CONFERENCE TODAY:
    DE GALLE - HE SUGGESTED THAT HIS EMBARGO ON QUESTIONS ABOUT THE POLITICAL SITUATION IN FRANCE AN LEBANON TWO WEEKS AGO WAS EQUALLY VALID TODAY AND ASKED TO BE SPARED FRO SUCH INQUIRIES.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT EISENHOWER MADE THESE MAIN POINTS IN HIS NEWS CONFERENCE TODAY:
    DE GALLE - HE SUGGESTED THAT HIS EMBARGO ON QUESTIONS ABOUT THE POLITICAL SITUATION IN FRANCE AN LEBANON TWO WEEKS AGO WAS EQUALLY VALID TODAY AND ASKED TO BE SPARED FRO SUCH INQUIRIES. HE THOUGHT IT BEST, THEREFORE, NOT TO DISCUSS GEN. CHARLES DE GAULLE, EXCEPT TO OBSERVE THAT HE LIKED HIM AS A PERSON. (OPENING STATEMENT AND QUESTION 8)
    RECESSION AND TAXES - HE THINKS THERE ARE SOME VALID SIGNS THAT THE BUSINESS RECESSION MAY BE ABOUT OVER, BUT IT IS TOO EARLY TO MAKE ANY PREDICTIONS, ESPECIALLY WITH SALES OF AUTOMOBILES AND DURABLE GOODS STILL ON THE DECLINE. MEANWHILE, MANAGEMENT AND LABOR SHOULD HOLD PRICES AND WAGES IN LINE.THERE IS NO PRESENT WARRANT FOR A GENERAL TAX REDUCTION, SINCE THIS WOULD LEAD TO EVEN GREATER BUDGET DEFICITS (QUESTIONS 5, 7, 12).

    FOREIGN POLICY - IN PRACTICE THIS IS MORE AN ART THAN A SCIENCE AND COMES DOWN TO THE PRINCIPLE OF "LIVE AND LET LIVE". THUS, WHATEVER WE MAY THINK OF A POLITICAL SITUATION IN NORTH AFRICA, THE MIDDLE EAST, INDONESIA, WE MUST NOT TRY TO BE "THE BOSS". WE CAN TRY TO ARGUE AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE, BUT, IN THE END, WE MUST BE "PARTNERS IN GOOD FAITH". (QUESTIONS 13 & 16).

    DIPLOMACY - IT IS EASY TO OVERSIMPLIFY WEAKNESSES IN UNITED STATES FOREIGN SERVICE AS "SCOTCH AND SODA DIPLOMACY " INSUFFICIENT ATTENTION HAS BEEN PAID TO THE IMPORTANCE OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES IN THE UNITED STATES DIPLOMATIC SERVICE, BUT "WISECRACKS" WILL NOT TO BE CONDONED NEITHER WOULD AMERICAN INTERESTS BE PROMOTED BY OUR DIPLOMATS MAKING DEMAGOGIC SPEECHES IN OTHER COUNTRIES (QUESTION 2).

    ALASKA-HAWAII STATEHOOD - THE REPUBLICAN PARTY PLATFORM REPEATEDLY HAS URGED STATEHOOD FOR BOTH TERRITORIES. PARTY PLATFORM PLEDGES SHOULD BE CARRIED OUT. (QUESTION 6).

    FEDERAL PAY RISES - THERE IS A "PARTIAL" CONFLICT IN THE ENACTMENT OF PAY INCREASES FOR CERTAIN GOVERNMENT WORKERS AND HIS ADVOCACY OF A "HOLD-THE-LINE" POLICY ON WAGES IN PRIVATE INDUSTRY. BUT THE BILL HE SIGNED YESTERDAY APPEARED TO HIM TO HAVE MORE MERITS THAN LIABILITIES. (QUESTION 14).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3VWIV7T9RAD47RUYYJEDKQ8ER
    Media URN:
    VLVA3VWIV7T9RAD47RUYYJEDKQ8ER
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/05/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:29:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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