The Press: News for the Home Office

The 16 White House newsmen who normally dog the President's footsteps decided they could take a breather one afternoon last week. Knowing that Harry Truman was taking a nap and that his next scheduled move was a trip to Arlington National Cemetery, most of them went to lunch off the White House beat. Only a handful were in the White House pressroom when the biggest spot news story of the week broke at Blair-Lee House (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS).

Their first notice of trouble came when a hatless Secret Serviceman dashed down the hall past the pressroom. The newsmen chased after him down...

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