National Affairs: Bright Stars

Harry Truman's nomination of Lieut. General Alfred Maximilian Gruenther to be Ike Eisenhower's chief of staff (TIME, Jan. 1) touched off a wholesale changing of name plates on Army office doors last week. Among the changes:

CHARLES L. BOLTE, 55, ground-forces specialist, to Gruenther's old job of Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans; three stars.

MAXWELL D. TAYLOR, 49, Berlin's crisp commandant and an expert on airborne planning, to take Bolte's staff job in the Pentagon; rank (two stars) unchanged.

LEMUEL MATHEWSON, 51, artillery and airborne expert, to Berlin to take over from Taylor; two stars.

JOHN WILLIAM LEONARD, 61, World War II commander of...

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