British Premier Macmillan met US President Eisenhower, March 28, in the White House, Washington, D.C.?
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Background: British Premier Macmillan met US President Eisenhower, March 28, in the White House, Washington, D.C. Shortly after they left for the President's retreat at Camp David, in Maryland's Catoctin Mountains, by helicopter. In Washington Mr. Harold Macmillan met with pickets protesting against South Africa's racial policies.
President Eisenhower and Mr. Macmillan are expected to spend two or three days discussing the recent Soviet offer on banning nuclear tests and pre-summit strategy.
The British Premier is reported to be ready to urge that a counter-proposal be speedily presented at the Geneva nuclear conference so that the nuclear test ban treaty issue can be brought up at the May 16 summit meeting.
The Soviet proposal, offered at Geneva eight days ago, accepts in principle the idea of an inspected and controlled test ban on all nuclear explosion tests except for comparatively small underground blasts of 19 kilotons or less - these are exempted from the proposed treaty because they are almost impossible to detect under present techniques.
Other US government officials at Camp David include Vice-President Richard Nixon and Secretary of State Christian Herter. Mr. Macmillan took British Ambassador Sir Harold Caccia and one of Britain's leading atomic scientists, Sir William Penney.