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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 27, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 28 T LETH3RIDGE HERAID Wednesday, December 27, 1972 Liked to bluff Truman loved to play poker Tony Vaccaro Is a retired Associated Tress writer ivhu was a Washington re- porter d urine; F resident Truman's years in Ihe White House. By TONY VACCARO WASHINGTON" AP> President, politician and po- ker player, Thai Harry S, Truman. The m an from Mi ssouri loved to play poiter more than any on e I ever rr.ct. And he liked to play games where the deuces or Trudeau expresses sympathy OTTAWA fCP': Prirr.e Min- ister Tmdeau .-aid Tuesday that former U S. president Harry j Truman U remembered t vrith affection by Canadian people. I In a message to President Nixon, he expressed sympathy for the death of Mr. early tcrfay. He also asked tha: thL; messa ge be con v e yed t o Mrs. Tnirnan and her iarrJiy. "President Truman v.-as well known to Canadians ar.d rs- call vith affec'.ion his visit to Ottawa in Mr. Trudeau said. "He exemplified to Cana- dians. American warm-hesrt- edness and close family life. In addit ion T.ve reca 11 the courage ar.d effectiveness with which he discharged the burden of his hi sh office at the close of the Second World War and his grest efforts for peace arc post- war reconstruction." External Affairs Minister Mit- chell Sharp sent a similar mes- sage to State Secretary V.TUiam Rogers. one-eyed jacks wore wilH. tjish-iow yamej. sever.-card and three-card. Truman usually played for the sheer joy he got out o{ the game1. He got a biaeer kick out of bluffing someone out of i n pet than he d'd from, up ins '.vi-.rxr. For" ail his pi.an '.vijrcls ar.ci e 'em holl" reputation. Truman was j a religious man. I 'I pray God I can measure up to the task." he io'd as rode toceiher in a !im- ciLsine April 13. 1B45. the day aiier Franklin D Roosevelt's dearh a: Warm Springs. Ga. "I if you men ever pray, hut if you do. please pray for n-e now." j j NEVER HELD GRVUGE i Truman was a friendly j 1 rnar.. calling thousands oi people by their first names. He had a quick temper but never held a grudge. j Wher. music critic Paul Hume o: :he Post j fo-jnd fault dsuanter Margaret's voice, he v.TOte to Hume that, if thsy ever met. "yo'j'il need a rev; .ncse ar.d p'.enty o: c-eefsteak er.d pev- h.'iw a supporter Hume a coliimr. prais- port of National Symphony Orchestra. Tnaman to the critic. This one was warm then 43, in I960. he in a speech before the convention, "are you certain tr.at you rre quite ready for the country or that the coun- I try is quite ready for you in the role of president in Truman name was confusing lo typesetters INDEPENDENCE, Mo. fAP' Harry S Truman had no middle name and it caused v.fj t d if conf us :o n part x: u iariy to rj-peseners. He 5 i gned his f u U n a me i with a continuous stroke that i allowed no use of a period after the S. and it was com- rnc-n'y assumed he preferred U that Tre middle initial itood. he said often, for either one of his Anderson Shippe Truman and Solomcn Young. A reporter once asked about his cerii'-d or none. "h doesn1'. to me. one way or another do a.s you like." he sard. The [period a cedars on ticr.en1 of the Harry S. Tru- man Lihrarv in on the cover pasc cf the 'hrr-e on the jacket of the wriuen hv dau'h- Lona after he retired to his home in Mo Truman said: "I've never had any po'-itical He could ur.derstar.d i vrhy political oppor.ent-s too-: offence v.hc-n r.e attacked game cri he .-aid or.ce. OPPOSED KENNEDY Truman the r.orni- nation of John F. Kenr.edv. TIGHT SPOT SANDHURST. Army cadets a traLiLr.iz in Berkshire have found a novel method of warm, during winter combat ex- c-rcises. Tr.ey're going into ac- tion wearing '.'.omen's lish'uS urder the Or.e '-ral-i the tithes '-vere more effec- tive thsn Johns issued by the arriiv "bc.-c3u.-e they keep in i much more heat." trie convention natcd the senator, however, Truman said: "Kvery time he talks. Jack Kenr.ciiy makes mo more cer- tain he ouehl into Korea. n UN banner and to re- c.'sll Clen. Douulas MacArthur. Truman ordered the ina of .lapan in the belief that i: shorten Ire v.ar and save lives. "I am. convinced it did just that.1' he said shctiy i'-efore leaving cfficc. "It v.-as a hard crclc-r to eive because of the deaths that would be inflicted. But. because I convinced it would save many thousands more lives, there v.as only one answer." The Korean war. Truman i said. the first real test tor the United Nations. A de- cision had tr; be made then ar.d there whether the pt-acc- IT. in2 nations wculd t'rci: forces to resist ageres- Tre president's removal of Mac Arthur prompted an out- at home ar.d a 42-day cr-n- investigation of the 1 incident involving tht> popular general. Truman. who >aid he removed Mac.ArVr.ur l.e WES "unable- !.o his suoc-ort to the poiictes" oE the Uni-ed States and the United s'uck to his In he v-o'.o that ho should have removed Niac- Artriur years esrlier. The- one-time rxjy'a prim c- cone em w a s p i a his he said in 1951: "I rope wit! remernher-ed fcr its for world peace. Ar.d. if we through tri.-i effort without a third word war. I ihirk that is what it will U remembered for.'1 18 Month Guaranteed Battery ,99 to 36 Month Guorcinieed Battery ,99 lo 54 Month Gua-ante-od Battery .99 to 10W30 Motor Oil 2 gal. tin DieHard MAN OF fAANY HATS Once a haberdasher, S. Truman Icsl his Hair for dress. He is here in en assortment of hcls th'jt he adapted. In 1947, the Fashion Foundation of America listed him among the ID men of I hot yecr. Truman remained un-nerved about assassination attempt a. INDEPENDENCE. csn naik-nalisu tried i.-.- V. z secor.'I -it-.-Jo-.v to ste v.ha'. in c: noina a frsnuc on Nov. the hstk! Gt' arrj'jnd Trjrrran. Tn-: r.id "A president hi-, -o Blair such thir.s On': Trunian O'Jt in to '.'Jt "-'J' lington Nations! 'jn I'-t. Two Whi'x: House a sfuarf] Oiiir guard and of the n-bri.y v.ith hack parilv the :iri.- fiirdz-ii! and Ptc. in the gunplav as were the Puerto P.icans Irirf to OL'Altf) HEARD tl.ICK 'Ivj-j- storm the temporat-y Tre iirsl shot iailc-ri to fire. t.-.e to ;.r.c dCTiti Trjman had liking a Blair :n A-bomb victims forgive Ti ov.frr norif: J_ tv.rj fnrjn. v.hn ha'l TOKYO PS'L'J.-.' '.'irnfd tho MS -nffr-rini! i.r 'no or sltaek do hold Ifsrr. S trs'e'Jv.' a r-.ai'! ir. Tur-dav. [jr. P'uroio 1, thorn' Central plan for .laundry discussed SIMPSONS SEARS I s! yo'J the finoil gusran! satisfaction or money refunded SERVICE STATION HOURS: 8 u.m. 6 p.m. cintl Friday until p.m. Onlro Villag 2nd ond 1 3hl St. M. 553-9231 and rhf.cii-Mon BAN in rf.-ifar'f.s to ir 1.0'.'I> 'Af'i Tr.i r..-: of [l is ri.c fn.r.i. :sid fjn- rnmli: :i io r.! ;r. on rvirn apartmeni. will frorf. Iff f' R '.fry liurivm still U: (or Ihrc-f: ;hoy :-.n- inherent anil rr r, i< i if required. i ar.d flarjgor. ernor-'Jeneriil said. ;