Matter of Emphasis
You report that President Truman, answering a reporter's question as to whether he had tossed his hat into the ring in San Francisco, replied, "It wasn't my hat."
The President's intentions would be clearer if we could know which word he emphasized. Different meanings might be drawn from: IT wasn't my hat; it WASN'T my hat; it wasn't MY hat; or it wasn't my HAT.
STEPHEN B. SARASOHN Detroit
¶ A TIME correspondent who heard the President's reply caught a slight emphasis on the "my."ED.
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