The word from the Pentagon's outer ring:

¶ Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Bernerd Anderson, 45, has decided to quit "in the next few months." One of the Texas "Democrats for Eisenhower" in top Administration posts (another: Health and Welfare Secretary Oveta Gulp Hobby), Bob Anderson proved a real find as Navy Secretary, quickly won a boost and was for a time rated a likely heir to Defense Secretary Charlie Wilson. Anderson, on leave from his $60,000-a-year job running the 510,000-acre Waggoner ranch and oil properties, has recently been pressed to run for governor of Texas. He has strong support...

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