The General Manager

Last week, as usual, there was no news about the man who, in a sense, runs the U.S. Government. Harold Dewey Smith's 45th birthday did not make even the society column of his home-town paper, the Arlington, Va. Daily. Because it was Sunday, Mr. Smith celebrated his arrival at this milestone of middle age by sleeping late (9:30 a.m.) and playing eleven holes of dufferish golf at the nearby Washing ton Golf and Country Club, a course which would test a mountain goat. (If his tall, athletic wife Lillian had gone along,...

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