People: Movers & Shakers

The bronze bust of Harry Truman, which President Miguel Alemán of Mexico presented to the University of Kansas City in 1947, seemed to have an irresistible attraction for students. They daubed it with blue and gold paint, whitewashed it, painted it red and white. Last week, as patient janitors scrubbed off the latest coat of paint (brown and green), President Clarence R. Decker lost his patience, ordered the bust taken from the campus yard and moved to a safer spot in the law building. Said he: "It's just getting to be too much to...

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