ARMED FORCES: Bleats from the Guard

In fine, fustian fettle, Harry Truman stepped on to the rostrum at Washington's Mayflower Hotel last week and told about his first military experience in the National Guard. "I was 21," said the President, and all decked out in a handsome blue uniform complete with "red stripes down the britches." He wore it to visit his old, red-haired grandmother, Mrs. Solomon Young, whose farm had been looted by Federal soldiers during the Civil War. "Harry," she said, looking him over carefully, "that's the first time since 1865 that a blue uniform has...

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