THE PRESIDENCY: Never Felt It

Some men would have been ready to throw in the sponge. Few U.S. Presidents have ever been jeered at the way Harry Truman was jeered at last week. New Dealing Columnist Samuel Grafton mocked: "Poor Mr. Truman . . . an object for pity." The New Dealing Chicago Sun ran a merciless cartoon in clay (see cut). The lowest blow came from that low-blow expert, the Chicago Tribune. Squinting at the President, the Tribune pretended to see Edgar Bergen's Mortimer Snerd. Sample dialogue:

"Mortimer, how can you be so stupid?"

"Huh? Umph. What was the question?"

"Why did you fire the...

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