National Affairs: Steady Driving

At his press conference last week the President was crisp, cool and thoughtful. He had a fresh haircut and his blue double-breasted suit was freshly pressed. He also wore an air of touchiness, as if the thumping criticisms he had taken in the last three weeks had left some soreness.

He had a long statement to read. He wanted to bolster up the optimistic parts of OWMR Boss John R. Steelman's report on the outlook for the second year of reconversion. The President read: "We are driving steadily toward peacetime prosperity." He ticked off...

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