People, Mar. 28, 1955

Names make news. Last week these names made this news:

Harry Truman, who once threatened to punch Washington Post Musicritic Paul Hume in the nose after Hume hinted that Daughter Margaret's voice was maybe not operatic, went in for some critic's art himself. Reviewing a record album (The Confederacy, Columbia SL-220, $10) for The Saturday Review, Critic Truman found its songs and readings "excellent." After that, Truman happily digressed to one of his favorite pastimes—a folksy War-Between-the-States history lesson, second-generation style. "When I listened to the record I could see [Confederate General James...

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