THE PRESIDENCY: Waiting for the Uh-Huh

One of the firmest tenets in Harry Truman's personal code is that the private lives of his womenfolk should remain private. Accordingly, the President had an unhappy time of it last week when a rumor curled around Washington that daughter Margaret was about to become engaged.

Keyholer Walter Winchell, claiming a "scoopee (we hope)," gave the rumor currency by a second-hand report that 34-year-old Frank Handy, son of the publisher of the Ypsilanti (Mich.) Press, "has the engagement ring in his pocket now, waiting for [Margaret's] uh-huh." Washington society began to envision...

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