• Short Summary

    FORMER UNITED STATES PRESIDENT, HARRY S. TRUMAN, CELEBRATED HIS 80TH BIRTHDAY IN KANSAS YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY).?

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    TRANSCRIPT: TRUMAN: "HE SAID THAT HE HAD WANTED TO MAKE A COLLECT CALL SO HE COULD TALK AS LONG AS HE WANTED TO, BUT AFTER THREE MINUTES HIS WIFE WOULDN'T LET HIM HAVE ANY MORE MONEY".



    TRUMAN: "IT'S A GREAT THING, I WANT TO TELL YOU, TO HAVE THIS SORT OF PROGRAMME FOR A MAN WHO IS OLD ENOUGH TO KNOW BETTER. EIGHTY YEARS OLD ... ON THE EIGHTH DAY OF MAY I'LL BE EIGHTY, AND THERE'S ONLY ONE THING I WANT TO DO: I WANT TO LIVE TO BE NINETY. AND I MADE A STATEMENT AT ONE TIME, PUBLICLY, WHEN EVERYBODY WAS TALKING ABOUT THE SITUATION. THEY ASKED ME IF I WAS GOING TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT AGAIN AND I SAID YES, WHEN I WAS NINETY YEARS OLD. BUT SOME DAMN FOOL FOUND THAT'S AN ODD YEAR AND I CAN'T EVEN DO IT THEN.




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    Background: FORMER UNITED STATES PRESIDENT, HARRY S. TRUMAN, CELEBRATED HIS 80TH BIRTHDAY IN KANSAS YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY). IT WAS THE FIRST OF A SERIES OF BIRTHDAY PARTIES FOR THE FORMER PRESIDENT WHO WILL ACTUALLY BE EIGHTY TOMORROW.

    POPE PAUL WAS ONE OF THE MANY DISTINGUISHED PEOPLE WHO SENT THE FORMER PRESIDENT GREETINGS.

    HIGHLIGHT OF THE DINNER PARTY WAS A TELEPHONE CALL FROM PRESIDENT JOHNSON. MR. TRUMAN REVEALED THIS MUCH OF THE CONVERSATION:
    AFTER MANY TRIBUTES FROM OLD FRIENDS AND GREAT STATESMEN, THE FORMER PRESIDENT TOLD HIS AUDIENCE HOW HE FELT:
    TRUMAN WILL BE IN WASHINGTON FOR HIS BIRTHDAY TOMORROW WHEN THERE WILL BE MORE PARTIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAETTLPDC6TGGE5YSL5QOVN225A
    Media URN:
    VLVAETTLPDC6TGGE5YSL5QOVN225A
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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