Bess Wallace Truman was in the thick of the new social season.

In less than a month, the First Lady had I) entertained no Washington newswomen at a White House buffet supper; 2) gone to an ice show in the glittery Iridium Room of Manhattan's St. Regis Hotel; 3) lunched at the exclusive Colony Restaurant with Party-master Elsa Maxwell; 4) attended the opening of the Metropolitan Opera; 5) journeyed to Philadelphia with the President to see the Army-Navy football game.

Last week she was busier than ever. She opened the United Nations' Relief...

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