National Affairs: A Shine for the Brass

True to election tradition, each member of Dwight Eisenhower's Cabinet last week turned in a letter of resignation so the President could have the customary chance to start his new term with some shiny new brass around him. Almost before the letters were in, Ike passed the word that he has taken a shine to the brass he has. He personally persuaded a reluctant George Humphrey, 66, to remain at his desk as Secretary of the Treasury. Commerce Secretary Sinclair Weeks, 63, restive and weary, was talked into staying put. Even Special Assistant on...

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