Cutting the Cost

Strolling through the White House grounds one day last week, Harry Truman spied workmen digging out the stump of an old, diseased poplar tree. He stopped to watch. Result: the President of the United States was photographed in the friendly, homely pose of a typical sidewalk superintendent.

Informality was still the keynote of the new man in the White House—informality and briskness. He had another busy week (69 appointments), but he left the White House each afternoon at 5:30 for his walk across the street to his temporary home in Blair House....

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