Smith & Coy

Two of the most important Men Around the President are Harold Smith and Wayne Coy. The two men, little known to the U.S. because newsmen respect their "passion for anonymity," serve the President directly as general managers.

They came into the news last week only indirectly, when, joined in the Bureau of the Budget, they began working as a team. The new team of trouble shooters already had the feel of working in harness. They were not high-strung race horses, as many another brain-truster has been. But in wartime Washington, with tough stumps to...