National Affairs: Give 'em Hell, Harry

At week's end, heavily guarded, Harry Truman flew west. He landed at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., gave Miss Mary Jane Truman a brotherly peck on the cheek. His Secret Service men flanked him on his 25-mile ride to St. Louis with their hands near their revolvers.

At St. Louis' Kiel Auditorium—where 12,000 seats were only two-thirds taken—Harry Truman made his one avowedly political speech of the campaign. The party put up $100,000 to broadcast it over 1,200 radio and 72 television stations.

To Harry Truman the issues of the 1950 election were clear. For all that was bad, the voters could blame...

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