THE PRESIDENCY: Stress & Strain

At the President's press conference, newsmen were sure they noted a change in Harry Truman. For the first time in his 291 days in the White House, the even-voiced Missourian in the trim, double-breasted brown suit seemed eager to lash out at his critics.

Some Congressmen, he pointed out, opposed his plans to enlarge the White House (TIME, Jan. 21). Such talk was a tempest in a teapot; if some of our good friends want to come down and protest by chaining themselves to a bush or a shrub, it will be entirely...

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