THE PRESIDENCY: Getting Ready

Like a thoughtful host, Harry Truman made the White House as comfortable as possible for his guests last week—a cozy 74°. In some Government buildings temperatures, by presidential order, went no higher than 68°. There was plenty of coal for the Executive Mansion; a few federal buildings are heated by oil, and oil was hard to get (see BUSINESS).

The President's week was, in many ways, as comfortably old-fashioned as his heating arrangements. Not in many a moon had he glad-handed so many people—from turbaned, bearded Most Rev. Dr. Mar Ivanios, Catholic...

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