THE ADMINISTRATION: Beachhead

One of the toughest tasks Dwight Eisenhower has faced as President of the U.S. is the job of capturing control of the Government. After 70 years of ups & downs, the civil service had spread its patriarchal protection over 95% of all 2,500,000 federal employees. Ike had trouble getting a toe hold on 900 top policymaking jobs in Washington for his own appointees. Last week, however, the Administration won a sizable beachhead in its battle with the burrowed bureaucrats.

In a test case, Washington's U.S. District Judge Richmond Keech, a Democrat, ruled that the Department of Justice had a right...

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