National Affairs: Lies, Chestnuts & Absurdities

The message sounded just like the Harry Truman of campaign time. Instead of sitting back petulantly while his congressional lieutenants lost fight after fight for his program, Harry Truman got into the ring himself last week. To Speaker Sam Rayburn, he sent a ripsnorting attack on his old enemy, the real-estate lobby, just in time to help along the Administration's housing bill.

In language that any Congressman could understand, Harry Truman lit into the "little group of ruthless men . . . who spend their time attempting to block progressive housing legislation ... I...

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