THE ADMINISTRATION: Troubleshooter's Exit

For more than six years, W. Stuart Symington has been a tireless troubleshooter for Harry Truman. He has handled four mettle-testing Washington assignments since Truman brought him in from St. Louis in 1945 as Surplus Property Administrator. Last week, with a casual shrug of the shoulders, Truman dropped the word that he will accept Symington's resignation some time this month. Truman didn't seem to care.

Industrialist (Emerson Electric Co.) Symington has never been a Truman yes man. As the first Air Secretary, he fought the Army, the Navy and the President, insisting on a 70-group Air Force.

Symington went on to...

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