THE PRESIDENCY: Waltz on a Spinet

Harry Truman had worn a harried and rumpled air during General MacArthur's three days of testimony before Congress. But when he appeared for his press conference last week, his navy blue suit had a knife-edged crease again and his shirt a starched and snowy gleam. The presidential grin had seldom been wider.

When the assembled reporters demonstrated that they had almost nothing to ask him, the President picked up the ball, beaming with satisfaction: I guess most of your questions have been answered. I am very well satisfied with General Marshall's testimony. I know he has told the exact truth,...

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