Mr. Truman Goes Home

Harry Truman had planned an unhurried week, devoted to studying Congress' last minute legislation. There was one break in his schedule. He went up to Capitol Hill for an informal buffet luncheon in the office of Les Biffle, director of the Senate's Democratic Policy Committee.

The President had put Biffle up to it. A number of Harry Truman's old friends from his Senate days were there. While they ate Arkansas ham, turkey, potato salad and cake adorned with small flags of Missouri and the U.S., the Senators kidded Harry Truman about his not being...

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