National Affairs: Idling Time

Harry Truman, wan and weary, throttled his calendar back to idling speed last week as the hour grew closer for his departure for Key West, Fla. and five weeks' vacation. He delivered his speech on world disarmament before the television cameras, bade formal farewell to India's Ambassador Madame Pandit (who is going home to stand for Parliament), and rambled and reminisced his way through three days' worth of pleasant ceremonial chores.

For the ladies of his Advisory Committee on Women in the Services, he recited still another grandmother story. "My red-haired grandmother, on...

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