As Mamie Eisenhower stepped off the train at Philadelphia on the way to christen the nuclear ship Savannah last week (see The Atom), a telegram from the President was handed to her. Turning to a stocky, crop-haired man in her party, she said, "I want to be the first to congratulate you," and passed the telegram along to him. Thus was Frederick H. Mueller, 65, informed that he had been chosen to fill the hole in the Eisenhower team left by the Senate's rejection of Lewis Strauss (TIME, June 15 et seq.).


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