National Affairs: What Comes Naturally

Sharp-tongued Martha Taft, the Senator's wife, barged into Rockford, Ill. last week and delivered herself of some comments on Harry Truman's new White House balcony (now complete except for final painting). If he sat on it every night all summer, and every warm night in May, she told a group of Republican women, it would cost the taxpayers $150 a night. "I should think he wouldn't want to sit on it," she added, "especially since it faces South. But perhaps he will install a swing and swing from right to left, and that way he will feel natural."


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