THE ADMINISTRATION: Question of Security

When Oliver Edmund Clubb, 51, retired from the U.S. Foreign Service last month, the business of his previous suspension and clearance seemed all settled and done with. A veteran diplomat who became chief of the State Department's Office of Chinese Affairs, Clubb got into trouble after Whittaker Chambers testified that he had once (1932) seen him in the offices of the Communist New Masses. In the course of defending himself against this not very grave charge, Clubb produced his personal diaries. These contained very candid entries about the Foreign Service and about Clubb's colleagues. These convinced the State Department...

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