Even the normally cordial Key West, Fla. weather seemed to be handing Harry Truman his hat and hinting that it was time to pack up and go. Heavy winds howled in off the gulf one day last week; the swim was canceled, and so was the brisk morning walk. The President bundled up in his sweater and stayed indoors.

Besides the heavy wind, Harry Truman's vacation preserve was invaded by another rude noise: a crew of workmen showed up to install a teletypewriter to handle in triplicate all the messages demanding presidential veto—or signature—for the highly volatile Kerr gas...

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