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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