Missouri's Favorite Son

In San Francisco, Harry Truman was cheered by half a million people. He addressed the final session of the World Security Conference, then, in the presidential C-54, headed east to keep another important date. Independence, Mo., which remembered him as a farmer, clerk and county judge, was waiting to see this homegrown President of the United States.

To the delight of his old neighbors—and the annoyance of Secret Service men —Harry Truman had not changed a bit. At Kansas City's Fairfax Airport someone spotted his military aide, Brig. General Harry Vaughan (a former Missourian) and called: "How did Harry get...

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