National Affairs: New Team

To fill the vacancies left by the death of Mississippi's well-loved "Old Fox" Pat Harrison (TIME, June 30) and the appointment of Jimmy Byrnes to the Supreme Court, the Senate's Democratic Steering Committee did a neat shuffle, came up with one of the strongest Administration teams the Senate has seen in years. Main purpose of the shuffle was to keep the Finance Committee chairmanship from falling into the isolationist hands of Massachusetts' David Ignatius Walsh, Naval Affairs' chairmanship into the anti-New Deal hands of Maryland's Millard Tydings, keep Administration men on top.

Solemn, forthright Senator Walter F. George of Georgia gave up...

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