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President Predicts Budget Surplus!

January 8, 2010 |  8:00 am

 Jan. 8, 1960, Cover

In his State of the Union Address, President Eisenhower predicts a $4-billion budget surplus ($28.7 billion USD 2008) 

Jan. 8, 1960, State of the Union  

Eisenhower’s State of the Union Address runs over three pages and I doubt many people will read the  entire speech, but I’m posting it for those who care to look it over.

It begins: “Seven years ago, I entered my present office with one long-held resolve overriding all others. I was then, and remain now, determined that the United States shall become an ever more potent resource for the cause of peace -- realizing that peace cannot be for ourselves alone, but for peoples everywhere. This determination is shared by the entire Congress -- indeed, by all Americans.”

He also said: "We now stand in the vestibule of a vast new technological age -- one that, despite its capacity for human destruction, has an equal capacity to make poverty and human misery obsolete. If our efforts are wisely directed -- and if our unremitting efforts for dependable peace begin to attain some success -- we can surely become participants in creating an age characterized by justice and rising levels of human well-being." 

Note: The texts of all State of the Union Addresses are available here.

Jan. 8, 1960, Hanger
This gizmo amazes me. And only 49 cents ($3.52 USD 2008). 

A masterful job in a short space . Not a word is wasted.

Jan. 8, 1960, Cat Ladies

The Glendale cat ladies, convicted of running a kennel without a permit, appeal their case

Jan. 8, 1960, Nixon Goldwater

Sen. Barry Goldwater (R-Ariz.) says Vice President Richard Nixon will prove himself to be “a satisfactory conservative” after he can act independently from Eisenhower's policies.

Jan. 8, 1960, Mr. Teas

Hey! It’s a preview of film auteur Russ Meyer’s “The Immoral Mr. Teas!”

Jan. 8, 1960, Sports

Rancho Golf Course via Google Earth
Rancho  Park and Golf Course via Google Earth

Jan. 8, 1960: The L.A. Open begins … and Sid Gillman is going to the Chargers.