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better part of, I guess, four or five suites there, during the war years, not for my own use, but because we had people coming in from various parts of the country on network matters. Hotels were so difficult to get rooms from that I kept them and used them to take care of affiliates. Leonard knew that, and that's what he was referring to. I said sure, I was sure there was a room he could occupy, why? He said, “Well, I want to see you Sunday morning, as early as possible.”

So, I came down, I guess around 9:00, to the suite. Leonard arrived thereafter. He came in in a bit of a rush and said to me, “Are we secure?” I said, “No, I don't think we are,” because I, in a sense, run my own affairs on the basis that I wasn't secure unless I went out and met somebody in a private car, or something of that kind. I always felt my wires at CBS and at my residence were tapped. And, I had no trouble with it, because that's just the way you live. “Why?”

“Well,” he said, “I want to talk with you,” and at that, he went into the lavatory and said, “Let's talk in here.” He turned on the shower, and he turned on all the faucets in the wash basin. He said, “I've got something I want to tell you, and it has to be confidential.” So, I didn't know what to look forward to. He said that he had been called by Truman to meet him in Washington, to go to Buffalo to help him on a speech, and to take care of all the press arrangements, etc. When he met him in Washington, Truman was sick to his stomach so bad that Leonard didn't think he could make the trip. The two of them shared a stateroom on the train, and Leonard said, “What's wrong?” He said, “I've just spent two days with the President in Warm Springs, and I don't think he'll last six weeks.” Truman said to my friend, “I have been so completely cut out of everything at the White House that I don't know what's going on. If you have any friends in the press who have a pretty good

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