THE ADMINISTRATION: Back to Business

Back to Business Air Force Secretary Harold Talbott insisted two weeks ago that he had "no more idea than a jackrabbit" of resigning, despite the disclosures about his part-time business activities (TIME, Aug. 1 et seq.) After President Eisenhower read the 471-page Senate subcommittee hearings on Talbott, the Secretary resigned and the President promptly accepted his resignation, saying that it was the "right" thing to do.

"I am clear in my mind and conscience," Talbott insisted, "that my actions have been within the bounds of ethics." He still saw nothing wrong in writing letters on official stationery to solicit...

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