U.S. At War: Home Is Best

Four thousand miles from Independence, Mo., Harry Truman threw a wet blanket over fellow Americans' eagerness to travel. Congressmen who wanted to widen their horizons by trips overseas during the recess were told by the President they would have to pay their own expenses ($725.65 via A.T.C. New York to Paris).

Thousands of soldiers' wives, who recently got a halfway promise from the War Department that they might be allowed to join their husbands in Europe if their husbands were going to be stationed there for any length of time, had their hopes blasted by another Presidential ukase. He said he was...

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