Old Home Week

In his third week in office, President Truman no longer worked under the concentrated light which had shone on him for a fortnight. Some of the nation's floodlights had shifted to San Francisco. Besides, the novelty of having a new President had begun to wane. The shakedown cruise was over, and Harry Truman, no longer able to rely on the doctrine of "carrying on," now had to do a little steering on his own account.

He worked as hard as ever. In the week he had 72 appointments. He also: ¶ Visited...