THE PRESIDENCY: Just Plain Harry

Just Plain Harry Harry Truman plays no role better than that of a colloquial, foot-scraping, friendly fella from out there in Missouri. Last week, his 358th week in the presidency, he ran through the part of just plain Harry without missing a cue or flatting a tone.

Bug Under the Chip. At his press conference, when a reporter asked a question which might have brought a sharp reply, Truman managed to drop a homely colloquialism into his answer. Did the President have any comment on the House Judiciary subcommittee's refusal to grant...

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