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John Nance Garner, mildly sulphurous, bourbonophilous ex-Vice President, reached 77 in Uvalde, Tex., three days later celebrated his golden wedding anniversary with Wife Ettie, swore to live to 93, which would make him the "oldest Garner that ever lived."

Mrs. Martha Ellen Truman, the President's mother, reached 93 in Grandview, Mo., swore that she would reach 100. Son Harry surprised her with a spur-of-the-moment flight from Washington. "I had a notion to do this," he said, "and I did it."

Margaret Truman, swinging a bottle of champagne against a plane's hull to inaugurate American...

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