National Affairs: Cooling the Broth

Since they came into office last January, Dwight Eisenhower's Cabinet officers and agency chiefs have been struggling to cut the $78.6 billion budget which they inherited from Harry Truman. Last week the struggle over the budget grew sharper.

In the Defense Department, Secretary Charles E. Wilson put through a cut which will save the Government about $33 million during the present fiscal year. Setting a monthly shrinkage goal of about 1% of the department's 1,327,546 civilian employees, Wilson ordered the armed services to drop a total of 39,346 civilians from their payrolls by the end of May.

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