THE ADMINISTRATION: 200 Down, 700 to Go

Before Dwight Eisenhower's inauguration, his top aides surveyed the federal bureaucracy's policymaking jobs. Key question: How many posts would have to be filled by Republicans before the new Administration had effective control of the Government? Answer: up to 900.

Since his inauguration, Eisenhower has replaced about 200 policymakers. Many Democratic bureau bosses have been around so long that they think of themselves as part of the Washington scenery, refuse to move until firmly nudged. Two who were nudged last week:

DILLON S. MYER resigned as Commissioner of Indian Affairs. An agronomist for state governments and colleges in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio....

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