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Ike Visits JFK at White House

Sept. 10, 1962 - President Kennedy had a leisurely luncheon and talk with former President Eisenhower today. On General Eisenhower’s return from a six-week trip to Western Europe two weeks ago, Mr. Kennedy wrote him a note suggesting a luncheon to discuss the General’s impressions. General Eisenhower arrived at a side door of the White House at 12:45 p.m. and left the same way at 2:45. After the General left, Pierre Salinger, White House press secretary, said: “President Eisenhower sends his regards. He said he wouldn’t have anything to say.” Mr. Salinger did say that the General had reported on his trip, and a “number of problems” had been discussed. It seemed a reasonable assumption that Berlin and Cuba were among the subjects. The Kennedy Administration is deeply concerned over mounting tension in Berlin and over the influx of Soviet arms and military technicians into Cuba.

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