¶ A harried Manhattan bus driver cried: "Folks, they say we had a miracle in the election of President Truman. Now let's show them a real miracle. Let's all move to the rear of the bus." When, incredibly, the passengers moved, the driver broke into God Bless America.
¶ Actress Tallulah Bankhead wired Harry Truman: "The people have put you in your place."
¶ A bookstore in Mayfield, Ky. put a tag on a framed picture of the President: "Was $1.98, now $10."
¶ Washington hotels were flooded with requests for rooms for the inauguration, but had as yet no cancellations from the...