Pg… 1 Cover: Outside parliament house at Accra, capital of democratic Ghana, Augustus Molade Akiwumi wears his robes as speaker of the National Assembly.
Pg… 16 The Week's Events: Six mothers went to a church meeting, two were killed on the way back, and four are recovering painfully with the support of a community ? a touching story of martyrdom to the age of speed. Photographed for LIFE by Farrell Grehan
Pg… 24 The Week's Events: Smiles that have a 1960 meaning for Democrats and Republicans as an election year begins.
Pg… 31 The Week's Events: The man who dies on time: Mike Hanzas, a precise predictor died the very instant all his earthly affairs ha been taken care of. By John McDormott, LIFE Staff Correspondent
Pg… 34 The Week's Events: Post–strike look for steel: Now it can be told how the President changed his mind and affected a settlement.
Pg… 38 The Week's Events: Neo–Nazis' anti–Semitic outburst.
Pg… 43 The Week's Events: A new Mississippi legislator keeps a campaign promise to ride 90 miles by donkey to the state capitol.
Pg… 26 Editorials: Steel: How inflationary?
Pg… 26 Editorials: The meat of Ike's (Eisenhower) message.
Pg… 78 Photographic Essay: Part 1 of a series on democracy around the world. Ghana: A people reaching for light. Photographed for LIFE by Mark Kauffman
Pg… 92 Article: World crime, Part 2: Smuggling is a rich, wild racket. Its huge risks are matched only by its fast profits. By Herbert Brean
Pg… 46 Modern Living: A cartnapper trapper: It automatically foils sly shoppers who try stealing food carts.
Pg… 51 Fashion: Ski garb breaks new trails as young designers cater to individualist taste on the slopes.
Pg… 55 Theater: LaGuardia, New York's best mayor, wins again as hero of Broadway's best new musical show.
Pg… 75 Theater: The only theater designed by Frank Lloyd Wright draws raves at Dallas opening.
Pg… 63 Garden News: Prefabricated greenhouses help amateurs up north raise tropical plants all year round.
Pg… 70 Nightclubs: Backstage babe, age nine months, tours with her parents as part of a dance troupe.
Pg… 109 Party: A "marriage palace" in Leningrad: Soviet weddings regain a bit of pre–revolutionary romance and ritual.
Pg… 8 Other Departments: Speaking of Pictures: Here is the whole LIFE photographic staff.
Pg… 112 Other Departments: Miscellany: Barking bookends for baby.