National Affairs: Walking Papers

One by one, Franklin Roosevelt's brain-trusters of the early New Deal had vanished from Harry Truman's Administration. Only David Lilienthal and James McCauley Landis remained in important jobs. Last week hawk-eyed Jim Landis, chairman of the Civil Aeronautics Board and one of the keenest legal eagles of them all, got his walking papers.

It was quite a surprise; two weeks ago, Landis said, the President had assured him that he would be reappointed when his term ran out on Dec. 31. Landis credited his enemies among the big airlines with having whetted the Truman...

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