Canada: EXTERNAL AFFAIRS: That Smile

On his first night in Canada, Harry Truman was guest of honor at a state dinner given by Governor General Alexander at Rideau Hall. All the Cabinet members (and their wives) were there except Health Minister Paul Martin. As Prime Minister Mackenzie King introduced the absent member's handsome wife to the President, he elaborately explained that Mr. Martin, as the youngest Cabineteer, had been delegated to keep the Government represented in the House of Commons. Said Harry Truman to Mrs. Martin: "No minister could be better represented."

By morning the President's gallant remark was all over Ottawa. With six little words,...

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