THE ADMINISTRATION: Caretaker for TVA

The White House this year screened some 50 candidates to replace Gordon Clapp as board chairman of TVA—and rejected them all as too controversial. President Eisenhower was hunting for a man to cool off the hot arguments over

TVA. Last week he appointed Brigadier General Herbert Davis Vogel of the Army Engineers, a man whose politics, if any, are his own secret.

Vogel has had little experience in the field of hydroelectric power, but he has built a distinguished career in river control. After graduating 24th in his class ('24) at West Point, he studied engineering at the University of California...

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