THE ADMINISTRATION: The Chairman Steps Down

"Dear Mr. President," wrote Atomic Energy" Commission Chairman Lewis Strauss. "It is hard for me to write this letter [but] circumstances beyond the control of either of us make a change in the chairmanship of the commission advisable." Thus, after five effective and harassed years, Strauss last week announced his retirement from his job when his term expires at month's end. He turned down President Eisenhower's offer to reappoint him for a second five-year term (TIME, June 9), accepted instead a new post as special presidential assistant for atoms-for-peace. Replied Dwight...