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(early 1920s) C. Paul Baker photo
Mr. Truman's next job was at the National Bank of Commerce in Kansas City, also for $35 per month. His
brother, Vivian, also worked there. "We worked in the part of the bank called the 'zoo' which handled the
transit checks that came through the bank as a clearinghouse."|
Soon Mr. Truman was promoted to personal filing clerk for the president and cashier of the bank at a salary of $40 per month.
Another move up came when he went to Union National Bank for $60 per month
as a bookkeeper."
He and his brother
boarded at 1314
Troost for $5 per
week for room and
breakfast and dinner.
'We bought a l0-cent
box lunch and spent
the noon hour eating
it in a 5-cent picture