THE PRESIDENCY: 6575 on Your Dial

Harry Truman had to sign two important bills, one providing anti-inflation controls (see above) and one providing funds for interim aid. Otherwise, about all he had to do last week was to take things easy, bask in the family circle warmth of holiday time and indulge his fancy for gadgets.

The gadget that gave him most delight was a radio transmitter no bigger than a pocket tobacco can. Commerce Secretary Harriman sent it over to the White House, along with the information that its electronic components were offshoots of top-secret experimentation during World...

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