EX-PRESIDENTS: Of A-Bombs & Squirrel Heads

Every morning, for half an hour before breakfast, Harry Truman took a brisk walk on the streets of Independence, Mo. Two or three reporters tagged along, peppering him with questions; they called it a "walking press conference." After breakfast, he motored to his big Kansas City office, on the eleventh floor of the Federal Reserve Bank Building. There, one day last week, beside a heap of mail, he had time for still another interview.

What Truman had to say to I.N.S. Correspondent Robert Nixon was startling. Asked about Russian atomic-bomb strength, the ex-President answered: "I am not convinced the Russians...

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