POLITICAL NOTES: The Firemen

The Eisenhower Administration has a tendency to explain its troubles as inherited from Truman. Last week at a Washington party, Republican Chairman Leonard Hall told a story, kidding his party's line. A drunk, said Hall, was pulled out of a flaming bed in a hotel room and charged with arson. Next day he had a ready explanation for the judge. "Why, your honor,'' he said, "I couldn't have done it. That bed was on fire when I got into it."

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