THE PRESIDENCY: The Answer Man

His big decision made, Harry Truman, President of the U.S., was talking like a new man. In some ways, he sounded a good bit like Candidate Harry Truman, yearning for the whistle stops again. But to the old back-platform folksiness and give-em-hell zest, he had added another quality: the regardless candor of a man who is soon to become plain Harry Truman, U.S. citizen.

Last week he moved his regular press conference (his 300th in seven years) into the dim, cavernous auditorium of the Smithsonian Institution so that 400 visiting editors of the American Society of Newspaper Editors could hear...

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