For the second time in nine months, the State Department got a house cleaning. Secretary Stettinius had brought a whole new team with him last December. Now Secretary Byrnes began to fire & hire.

For a starter, out went three top members of the Stettinius team: mild, grey Under Secretary Joseph Clark Grew and Assistant Secretaries Archibald MacLeish and Julius C. Holmes. No tears were shed by those who thought Joe Grew lacked the drive and imagination for his job. Most Washingtonians agreed that MacLeish was not happily placed as the department's publicist, and few knew precisely what Julius Holmes...

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