National Affairs: White House Office

THE men who work under Sherman Adams are no mere spear-carrying extras; they include some of the key men in Government. Staff channels are not so rigid as to prevent any staffer from going straight to the President. Some, by the nature of their duties, have greater need than others for direct access (see dotted lines on chart). But it is the foolish staff member, or, indeed, the Cabinet officer, who fails to keep Adams fully informed about discussions with President Eisenhower.

Immediately below Adams is his deputy, soft-spoken Major General (ret.) Wilton B....

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