National Affairs: Out & In

Industrialist John C. Virden, who had resigned his job in the Commerce Department because his daughter Euphemia had a job at Tass (TIME, May 31), heard some kind words last week. Commerce Secretary Charles Sawyer asked him to come back. Harry Truman added his blessing, said Virden was being sacrificed to "political expediency." With that, Virden withdrew his resignation, went back to the top desk in Commerce's Office of Industry Cooperation.


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