The skimpiness of federal salaries makes most able private citizens think hard before accepting a Government job in peacetime. Even if they can make ends meet by digging into their own pockets, they are likely to think again before going to Washington. The reason was well supplied last week by Michigan's flap-jawed Republican Representative Paul Shafer, an amateur magician and a professional scold.

Rising up on the floor of the House, he blandly attacked the character of Under Secretaries of State Dean Acheson and Will Clayton. He thundered that General Marshall should boot them both out of office. His harebrained...

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