National Affairs: How Are You, Mamma?

The President had been worried about his mother, 94-year-old Mrs. Martha Ellen Truman, ever since she had fallen and broken her hip three weeks ago (TIME, Feb. 24). He had hurried to her bungalow in Grandview, Mo. immediately after the accident, had telephoned every day after he got back to Washington. Last week, flying west in the Sacred Cow on the first lap of his trip to Mexico City (see above'), he was about to see her again, but he still seemed vaguely restless. As the morning wore on he picked up the radio telephone in the plane, called her house,...

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