National Affairs: New Blood

At Potsdam, Secretary of State James Francis Byrnes had marveled at the efficiency with which General George Catlett Marshall operated his office-away-from-home. Curious, he asked the General how he did it. The reply: "Get a man like McCarthy."

Last week Jimmy Byrnes did. From General Marshall's personal staff he drafted 33-year-old Colonel Frank McCarthy, ex-reporter (Richmond News Leader) and ex-pressagent for the 1937 Broadway farce, Brother Rat, made him an Assistant Secretary of State.

Around Washington, Frank McCarthy was a boy wonder about whom no one knew very much. Like General Marshall, he was...

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