THE PRESIDENCY: Even Money

With patient good humor Harry Truman repeated a familiar little scene over & over again. Seated at his desk in the Oval Room he scrawled a few letters of the presidential signature, picked up another pen, squiggled on, changed pens again. When he finished he handed them to the beaming group clustered around him while cameras recorded the ceremony.

By week's end the President had signed into law more than 50 bills pouring in from a homeward-bound Congress. Some of them, like the bills for the domestic control of atomic energy and for...

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