The Press: General Joe of the J.C.S.

In Honolulu last week, J.C.S. Chairman Admiral Arthur W. Radford assured newsmen that Columnists Stewart and Joseph Alsop, the Cassandras of the defense program, were really too worried about the state of U.S. preparedness, notably the production rate of heavy jet bombers. Then reporters asked Radford about possible successors at the end of his term, 19 months hence. "Do you think General [Alfred M.] Gruenther might succeed you?" inquired one. "He would be a good man," said Radford. "Or maybe we ought to get Joe Alsop in there."

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