||When The Soviet Union launched Sputnik in October 1957, most
Americans were afraid that the Soviets would win the race to space. Eisenhower. As
this Block cartoon from the Washington Post showed Nikita Kruschev was celebrating
the apparent victory.
||Another cartoonist showed
Eisenhower enjoying a game of golf while
Sputnik raced overhead. (New Statesman 19
||Frank Williams at the Detroit
Free Press drew a cartoon illustrating the
panic after the Soviet launch.
||At least one cartoonist
appealed for Dr. James Killian, Eisenhower's
science advisor, to not spare the rod when
it came to catching up with the Soviets.
(Burris Jenkins -Journal American)