New Administration: Parade of Talent

For weeks the Great Kennedy Recruiting Drive turned out better than one draftee a day for the New Frontier—and not even an occasional conscientious objector slowed the parade of talent into front-line jobs. But last week the recruiters stepped on a booby trap, with everybody watching.

Thanks largely to a speculative story in the New York Times, Georgia's Governor Ernest Vandiver suddenly found himself pegged as a likely choice for Secretary of the Army. The reports said that two powerful Georgians, Senator Richard Russell and Congressman Carl Vinson, were pressuring Kennedy on...

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