THE PRESIDENCY: Nonpolitical Politics

With the hustle of a heavyweight champion's entourage heading for Pompton Lakes, Harry Truman and his retinue filed aboard the presidential yacht Williamsburg this week and glided south down Chesapeake Bay toward Key West, Fla. The destroyer William C. Lawe steamed along nearby, carrying Secret Service men, newsmen and photographers.

At 175, the champ was carrying too much poundage and there were a few fatigue pencilings around the mouth; otherwise he seemed to be in good shape. But it was time for some serious training. Although his own title would not go...