THE ADMINISTRATION: Short Service

When Harry Truman nominated his friend and adviser, George Allen, to a directorship of the giant Reconstruction Finance Corp. last January, a suspicious Senate Committee prepared to give roly-poly George the piercing eye. But Washington-wise Jester Allen gagged away their suspicions that he was too light for the job. Later, when he was confirmed, he dropped 13 of his 22 business directorships, to lay the Senators' worst fears. When he set to work, it was with the understanding between him and Harry Truman that he would stay on the job twelve months.

Last week, just 21 days before his first year...

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