THE ADMINISTRATION: Riddling the Ritual

By all the rules of retiring from high Administration office, Assistant Labor Secretary J. (for nothing) Ernest Wilkins should have dropped by the White House, received a pro forma pat on the back and presidential thanks for faithful performance. But Wilkins, due to retire for "reasons of health," last week riddled the ritual: no sooner had he got his backslap and thanks from Dwight Eisenhower than he blurted that his high blood pressure had little to do with his leavetaking, that he really did not want to resign. The real reason behind his retirement: a continuing clash of...

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