The Press: Brightest Boy in Class

In his office in the White House, Presidential Press Secretary Charles G. Ross had just finished briefing correspondents on the progress of the Truman-Attlee meetings (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS). Sitting in his big leather chair, lean, long-faced Charlie Ross leaned back to light a cigarette, waited for the television men to set up their cameras so he could repeat part of the briefing for them. It had been a hard, crisis-crowded day, and he looked bone-tired. Suddenly, the cigarette fell from his lips and he slumped sideways in his chair. Within seconds, Charlie Ross...

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