National Affairs: Mowing 'Em Down

Alben Barkley saw Harry Truman off at the station. "Mow 'em down, Harry," Alben advised. "I'm going to fight hard. I'm going to give them hell," promised the President. "You ought not to say 'hell,' " daughter Margaret admonished her father. Senator Barkley suggested: "It is going to be a victorious trip." Said Harry Truman briskly: "Yes, sir. It is going to be a V-T."

Waving goodbye from the platform of his spic & span railway car, hitched on to a string of 16 other railway cars, Harry Truman rolled out of Washington on his 9,000-mile coast to coast tour.

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