THE PRESIDENCY: Mr. Truman & the Shahinshah

Baptist Harry Truman, who is justly proud of his Bible knowledge, had a little confession to make. Reaching into his memory for a quotation from Daniel last week, he had come out with: "The laws of the Medes and Persians, they are not altered." What he should have said, he explained apologetically at his press conference next day, was "which altereth not." But however his memory had served him, no one could mistake the meaning of the President's welcoming toast to his guest, the Shahinshah of Iran, first Oriental monarch to make...

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