With President Truman calling the tunes from his Key West watering place, official Washington last week bustled about in a brisk game of musical chairs. It was "a cozy little game among the regulars; no new faces were invited in to play.

First, handsome, able W. Stuart Symington, 48, left his job as the nation's first Secretary of the Air Force to become chairman of the National Security Resources Board. On the record, the NSRB, established three years ago, wasn't much of a job—but it should be. It had been designed as a big cog in the nation's defense machinery,...

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