280. Editorial Note

President Eisenhower and Prime Minister Macmillan met privately between 10:52 and 11:33 a.m. on March 23 in the President’s suite at the Mid-Ocean Club. (Eisenhower Library, President’s Appointment Book) The only record of this conversation in Department of State files is an extract from Prime Minister Macmillan’s note of the discussion. President Eisenhower reported on his discussion with Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru during the latter’s visit to Washington, December 16–20, 1956. (Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 62 D 181, CF 867)

The President and Prime Minister met again from 12:36 to 1:46 p.m. They were joined by Sir Richard Powell at 12:55 p.m. At 1:46 p.m. the President gave a luncheon in the Prime Minister’s honor which was attended by Secretary Dulles, Foreign Secretary Lloyd, Governor Woodall, and others.

Between 7:18 and 7:27 p.m., the President met with the Prime Minister, Foreign Secretary Lloyd, Admiral Strauss, Secretary Dulles, and Gerard Smith. The President hosted a dinner which began at 8:25 and was attended by Secretary Dulles, Prime Minister Macmillan, and Foreign Secretary Lloyd. (Eisenhower Library, President’s Appointment Book) The conversation at the dinner is reported in the memorandum of conversation, infra.Macmillan, erroneously dating this dinner March 24, also describes the conversation briefly in Riding the Storm, pages 257–258.