Harry Truman put in a grueling week at his desk, working through the stack of 194 bills left behind by the 80th Congress. It was tedious going; each bill, big or small, required careful scrutiny.

North on Coronado. A sample of the small detail of the President's business for the week was H.R. 1730, a relief bill to compensate Mrs. Beulah Hart for the death of her son, Gath Daniel Meeks of Palm City, Calif. On the night of Jan. 9, 1942, just a month after Pearl Harbor, Gath Meeks drove his truck into an area where a secret Army...

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