National Affairs: Change of Pace

Ever since Harry Truman said at Gilbertsville, Ky. that it was time for the U.S. people to cut out the foolishness and get back to work (TIME, Oct. 22), official Washington had received persistent retorts from out in the country that Harry Truman might apply that maxim to himself. He had traveled widely since his inauguration, and some of his junkets —notably the one to the Caruthersville fair—had obviously had less work than play in them.

On most of his trips he had gone alone, except for some male cronies. Last week, visiting New...

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