National Affairs: Somewhat Hipped

"I have one subject, on which I am somewhat hipped," Harry Truman Confided to 50 members of the Associated Church Press. "And that is ... to see that those forces in the world that believe in honor and ethics, and uprightness, and the keeping of agreements are in control of the world when we are finished."

At his weekly press conference next day, newsmen were hipped on somewhat the same subject. The President's grin vanished with the first searing question. "I wonder," said a reporter, "whether you'd care to comment on the testimony by former Mayor O'Dwyer that he appointed to...

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