National Affairs: I Have the Job

Oh! the drums went bang, the cymbals clanged, and the horns they blazed away—and Harry Truman beamed & beamed. All through the bright, chill afternoon, the newly inaugurated 32nd President stood in the nippy wind as the biggest inaugural parade, in Washington's most expensive inauguration, passed before him.

Planes roared overhead, tanks rumbled past. People packed the wooden grandstands as far as the eye could see, and lined the curbs.

Over the heads of those in front, pasteboard periscopes peered like curious Brontosauri. There were cowboys and a trick dog from California, shivering bathing...

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