I do not know who defaced this cover, nor do I know why. Probably one of the kids, as I had three of those under the age of eight at the time. That's a collection. And it increased in number. But no accusations. It might have been me or Mom.
This is a page from the Truman article, showing the former President with the then current President, about whom I wrote here.
Of course, the magazine contained ads, lots of ads.
My Dad bought a Fairlane and he was not so happy with it, because he did not plump down the extra spondoolicks for the 289. Trust me, he was most disappointed with the lack of "zip" and in 1965 he traded for a Galaxie 500 with the 289. (He sold that car to me and I drove it to 201,000 miles on the odometer, then sold it.)The Mets, the team everyone loved to hate, was wildly popular and had yet to achieve the status of "Miracle Mets." In 1964, folks were disappointed when the Mets won!
I've about jammed this post with photos, so I'll stop here, but with the note that there was, as indicated on the cover, an article "defending" Catholic schools, as well as a rather extensive article about Harlem. This latter article limning race relations at the time stands in stark contrast to today's America.