THE PRESIDENCY: Double Eagle

With the momentous decision on Greece settled at the top level (see The Nation), Harry Truman took off on a long-planned trip. Once before he had been in Mexico City, as a U.S. Senator in 1939. This week as the Sacred Cow dipped down over the ancient Aztec capital he came as the first U.S. President the city had ever seen.

As the presidential plane rolled to a stop in the bright morning sunlight, the carefully rehearsed formalities began. President Truman hopped out brisk & cheerful, despite his early (2:59 a.m.) takeoff, to...

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