Harry Truman whirled around Washington at a dizzy pace. Not once, but twice, he tootled off to the National Gallery of Art to inspect the famed collection of German paintings (see ART). With Mrs. Truman and Margaret, he took in the premiere of a new movie, State of the Union, at Loew's Capitol. He went to the Gridiron Club's spring dinner at the Statler, where he made a speech and sat through a couple of hours of heavy-handed lampoonery.

The Truman schedule was at its heaviest on Army Day. Shortly after noon, the President put on his morning clothes, went...

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