National Affairs: Follow the Gleam

The interesting point about Harry Truman's decision to interrupt his vacation was: Why? What impelled the President to fly 2,400 miles from Key West to New York and back again, all within 32 hours and all for a 15-minute talk to 3,000 boys & girls?

Some of the youngsters—student editors convened from every section of the country by Columbia's Scholastic Press Association—excitedly wondered if the President would toss them a whopping scoop, such as an announcement that he will run for office again. Harry Truman chose not to let that cat out of the...

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