THE PRESIDENCY: Party Man's Party

Like most American men, Harry Truman loves a stag party. He also loves the Democratic Party. Last week the President brought the two loves together for a gala two days of eating, drinking, ribbing, horseshoe-pitching and politicking. The picnic grounds were the Jefferson Islands Club, three dots of green in the middle of Chesapeake Bay, a sumptuous hideaway dedicated to simon-pure Democracy. The President's playmates: more than 200 Democrats—Congressmen and Cabinet members, a few business bigwigs, a few tried & true old friends.

Somebody in Washington had thought it was high time...

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