THE PRESIDENCY: Happy Days

His decision to stand up to John L.Lewis seemed to have worked wonders for Harry Truman. Columnists and cartoonists noted a sudden rise in his political prestige. At their annual Gridiron Dinner, Washington newsmen softened their traditional digs at the President and chorused "Of thee we sing. Harry!" with real enthusiasm.

Ex-Republican presidential candidate Alf Landon dropped into the White'House for a chat, came out beaming and declaring that Harry looked fine. The Duke of Windsor stopped in for a chat. He thought the President looked "in great shape." Ex-Kansas Governor, ex-War Secretary Harry Woodring, a...

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