THE PRESIDENCY: Think I'll Buy It

With a pair of enormous binoculars dangling from his neck, President Harry Truman trotted around Maryland's Andrews Field last week to see what the Air Force was doing about the future. As awed as any other layman, he looked over Boeing's record-breaking B-47 Stratojet with General Ike Eisenhower, impishly poked his glasses into a C82 Flying Boxcar where photographers were waiting to snap his picture. Crawling out of the tailless YB-49 Flying Wing, the President commented crisply: "Think I'll buy it." (Nobody reminded him that the Air Force had canceled orders for...

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