National Affairs: Fifty-Seven Firings

Commissioner of Internal Revenue John B. Dunlap announced last week that he had fired 18 Bureau of Internal Revenue employees and had asked twelve others to quit. At the same time, Harry Truman announced from Key West that he had ousted James G. Smyth, collector of Internal Revenue at San Francisco. Of the 15 Internal Revenue offices affected, San Francisco was hit the hardest. In addition to Smyth, seven of the staff were ousted. Since the crusade started by Delaware's Republican Senator John J. Williams (TIME, Nov. 5) began to get action, 57 Internal Revenue employees have been removed from their...

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