The President of the U.S. read a fast translation of a letter from the President of the Presidium of the U.S.S.R. Technically, it was a reply to a note that Harry Truman had sent off to Moscow four weeks before, along with a congressional resolution expressing U.S. good will for the Russian people. He glanced rapidly over President Shvernik's professions of Russia's peaceful intentions, shoved the paper back at an aide and snorted: Bunkum. Then the President swung back to a full week's work in which he:

¶ Called Democratic National Chairman Bill Boyle for a 30-minute huddle, demanded to know...

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