THE PRESIDENTCY: Lunch with the Boys


A bunch of the boys (155 Kansas City business & professional men) were giving a testimonial luncheon last week for an old friend of the President. Eddie Jacobson was a World War I buddy of Artilleryman Harry Truman and Truman's partner in the Kansas City haberdashery that went bankrupt after the war. President Truman, who "was spending the holidays in Missouri, had been asked to send a telegram to Eddie, but instead he dropped in unexpectedly at the Muehlebach Hotel for lunch. His old friends were delighted.

After the minute steak and the...

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