National Affairs: Salt & Pepper

Terrier-tempered Sherman Adams was MAD, New Hampshire fashion. For weeks Republican Congressmen who dislike him (except in moments of panic) had been dropping into his White House office to moan about the kicks in the teeth they were getting from high-stepping Democrats. In addition, along with other White House aides, Adams had been doing a slow burn of his own over such Democratic slants as Harry Truman's remark that Eisenhower was a good general when he had someone else (i.e., Harry Truman) to tell him what to do (TIME, Jan. 20). Thus, when Republican...

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