March 6, 1959

EISENHOWER: Washington, 4 – US President Dwight D. Eisenhower told a press conference today that there had been a reduction in international tension following Moscow’s agreement to a foreign ministers’ meeting, but he expressed reservations about a lengthy document on this issue released by the Kremlin. He went on to reiterate Washington’s desire to see Germany reunited and for the status quo to be maintained in Berlin. He said the US would not mobilize and would never strike first under any circumstances. Eisenhower said the US was the leader of the Western world and expressed reservations about the effectiveness of a visit to Moscow by British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan, saying he doubted whether the latter’s visit would lead to a change in trade relations between the West and the Soviet Union. ULTRASOUND: London – A new type of miniature camera that can explore the human body and put an end to the risks associated with X-rays has recently been constructed by two British electronic engineers. They have called the new instrument the «ultrasound camera.» It uses harmless sound waves instead of dangerous X-rays. The image produced can be viewed on a screen similar to a television.

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