President Truman set out last week to mold his own administration and streamline Washington bureaucracy once & for all. Within 48 hours, he made three cabinet changes and asked Congress for permanent authority to untangle overlapping bureaus and agencies.

His appointments were generally applauded. He rid himself of the three weakest members of the existing cabinet: Wickard, Biddle and Madam Perkins. Into their places moved New Mexico's Congressman Clinton P. Anderson, 49, as Secretary of Agriculture; Texas' Tom Clark, 45, as Attorney General; and Washington's onetime Senator Lewis B. Schwellenbach, 50,...

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