THE PRESIDENCY: Big Show

"I'm glad to welcome you here." "It's nice, to see you again, Governor." Thus spoke Governor Thomas E. Dewey and President Harry S. Truman as they met last week at the dedication of New York's brand-new International Airport at Idlewild, in Queens.

The exercises began. Dewey spoke first, his baritone voice rolling and echoing through the amplifiers across the 4,900-acre field while the wind tousled his hair. Truman followed. Both speeches were carefully nonpolitical, both declared that the airport was a fine thing for peace. Before Truman finished, a flight of F-80 jet...

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