THE NATION: High Cost of Convenience

In a brief three or four days after Presidential Assistant Sherman Adams' dealings with Boston Operator Bernard Goldfine were first brought to light, President Eisenhower had a chance to accept or demand Adams' resignation and preserve the "hound's tooth" moral standards of his Administration. But he decided to keep New Hampshire-Man Adams principally for reasons of convenience: "I need him" (TIME, June 30). By this week the cost of convenience had risen prohibitively high.

In accepting Adams' explanations, the President, whether he liked it or not, automatically went bail for Adams' faith...

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