The Press: On the Griddle

Twice a year, the select, exclusive and somewhat stuffy organization of 50 Washington newsmen known as the Gridiron Club holds a white-tie dinner and frolic in the capital. Traditionally, the guest of honor and principal butt of the Gridironers' jokes is the President of the U.S. Last December, Harry Truman, who does not enjoy the club's satire, was able to miss the Gridiron frolic because he was acquiring a less painful burn, in the sun at Key West, Fla. Although Gridironers were miffed, the club nevertheless invited the President to its May meeting. This time the President turned down the invitation...

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