Week of May 8, 1959
On national television - Secretary of State
makes a promise to work for reunification of Germany at the
Big Four foreign ministers’ conference in Geneva.
Secretary of State Christian Herter and Soviet Foreign Minister
Gromyko fly into Geneva for the forthcoming foreign minister’s
conference and in airport statements, they agreed at least on
hopes for reducing international tension.
President Eisenhower welcomes King Baudouin of Belgian. He’s here on a 20-
U.S. visit ends
Sir Winston Churchill
goodbye at Idlewild Airport, on his way back to England.
“Ladies and gentleman, I must now leave you and
return to Britain, my other country. I have had a happy
stay in the United States and I have been touched,
much touched by the warmth of your welcome… My
great friend, President Eisenhower has made my stay in
America a memorable one. We hold him in great regard
throughout Britain. With my old friends, I have talked of
many of our problems and I do not think that our views
are a great deal different…”
A Capital Airlines New York-to-Atlanta flight explodes in flight near Baltimore
killing all 31 aboard.
President Eisenhower serves notice on Congress that he wants not only a
balanced budget but also at least a small surplus to pay off some of the
$284,824,191,460.18 national debt.
Sports - Manager
is worried about the
Yankees batting slump. “Sure I’m worried and so are
the players. You’d be too of you were batting only .190
or so. Our main trouble is we haven’t been hittin’.”
“There’s nothin’ wrong with this club except that we ain’t
been winnin’.” “I’m not trying to alibi, but we lost seven
games by one run and two of these were in extra