The Administration: A Tough Act to Follow

To the L.B.J. ranch from London last week came a telephone call for President Johnson. The caller was Walter Heller, 49, chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, who was reporting in after a Paris meeting of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. During their conversation, the President asked whether Heller would reconsider his decision to leave the Government. The answer was still no.

Months ago, Heller had decided to return to the University of Minnesota's economics department, where he was when Hubert Humphrey brought him to Washington in 1960 to meet newly elected John Kennedy. Heller delayed...

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