National Affairs: Change of Pace

In the White House, the President appeared to be changing pace as his problems grew more pressing. He cut down his usually long list of callers through the front door, but there was a noticeable pickup in traffic through the White House side doors, where his close advisers enter. The President gave over three full afternoons to talks with Cabinet members and other officials.

Crisp autumn weather had come to Washington, and Harry Truman caught a cold that frogged his throat at times. It did not cloud his affability or brake his brisk manner...

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