After a half-hour conference with Harry Truman, Democratic National Chairman Frank E. McKinney bustled out of the White House last week with the air of a hot-eyed reformer. The President, he said, was "angry over being sold down the river by some disloyal employees." There would be "drastic" action soon.

This setting of the stage was enough to jam 168 reporters into the President's press conference two days later. With a tight-lipped grin, Truman said he had nothing to announce, but he understood there were questions. The Washington Post's Edward Folliard opened the show: "Chairman McKinney told us you are...

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