A heavily illustrated, four page article that served to answer the U.S. serviceman's questions as to who Harry S Truman (1884 – 1972) was and why was he deemed suitable to serve as President?
"Mr. Truman now occupies the Presidency, of course, because he won the Democratic Vice-Presidential nomination in Chicago last summer. Two things won him the nomination. First was the fact that he alone was acceptable to Mr. Roosevelt and to both the conservative element of the Democratic Party and its liberal wing. The second was the excellent performance of the Truman Committee in the investigation of our government's spending money for the war-effort...One of the main themes of his campaign speeches last fall was that the U.S. should never return to isolationism."
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President Harry Truman (1884 – 1972) Came to the presidency following the death of FDR on April 12, 1945. He said of the post, "I wasn't briefed for the job, I had to learn it from the ground up"; by 1947, he was no longer "Roosevelt's stand-in, reading from a New Deal script" - he was his own man and this was becoming clearer and clearer to his critics in Washington. This article, by Frank Gervasi (1908 – 1990), covers Truman's earliest years in the White House, and his handling of some of the hot potatoes that landed in his lap.
"[Truman's] fateful decision to send U.S. planes and ships into the Korean fighting was made with advice of Representative Walter Judd (1898 - 1994: R., Minn.). Judd had been sharply critical of U.S. Far Eastern policy on grounds that it was opening the doorto Communism. The day after fighting started, State Department officials asked Judd's advice on procedures for helping South Korea."
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"Few Americans have more Bibles than Harry S Truman (he has 'about 50') and few quote from them with greater facility... The President seldom misses a chance to stress that only as the U.S. has faith in God can it face the future with confidence."