THE PRESIDENCY: Quiet Week

The shrill pitch of abuse heaped upon the President continued to echo. So mild a man as Harry Truman might well wonder at the temper of his countrymen.

The real anger had gone out of the debate over meat, but the President still drew scorn from every quarter. Republican politicians pointed to the confusion in the White House. Fiorello LaGuardia, speechmaking in Oklahoma City, called the President the "Roy Riegels* of American politics." Pint-sized Billy Rose, showman turned columnist, suggested W. C. Fields as presidential timber: "If we're going to have a...

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