GREAT BRITAIN: Changeful Champion

Against the dragon, Hunger, strode a new knight last week. Out as Food Minister went Sir Ben Smith, a pottering ex-cabby; in came a more dashing champion, glamorous, aristocratic Evelyn John St. Loe Strachey. Of all Labor's hopefuls his was the shiniest armor and the sharpest lance. Impressive showings in the House as Under Secretary for Air had gained John Strachey's advancement to "the stickiest job in the Government."

Strachey had less than a day to clear his desk at the Air Ministry, before plunging into the welter of technical problems involved in...

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