THE PRESIDENCY: Balcony Prediction

Harry Truman began his fourth year in the White House last week with the assertion that he would be there for four more years. This optimistic prediction popped out in the course of his press conference, when the New York Herald Tribune's Bert Andrews asked the President if he expected to be around to use the newly completed White House balcony. He would be there, the President declared; Andrews needn't worry about that.

The President then showed the newsmen some photographs which convincingly demonstrated that the long awnings previously used on the...

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