LOYALTY: Opening the Exits

In the first four months under the Eisenhower Administration's new security program, 1,456 employees have been forced off the federal payroll for security reasons, the White House announced last week. Of the 1,456, only five had been hired since the new Administration took office; the rest were inherited from the Truman Administration.

The report did not specify the shadings of security involved (under Eisenhower's order of last spring the offense could be anything from subversion to habitual drunkenness). But Washington took it as President Eisenhower's way of letting congressional committees know that he is making good on his promise to have...

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