National Affairs: Capital Notes: Feb. 10, 1961

Creaking Cabinet

The formal Cabinet meeting may be on the way out as an important Washington institution. President Kennedy has long believed that Government has become too big and complex for a board-of-directors kind of approach, and nothing about his first full-dress meetings with his Cabinet changed his mind. "Why should we waste the time of all those men to discuss problems that affect only a few of them?" asks a key Kennedy adviser. Kennedy likes to work best at small luncheon get-togethers, probably will downgrade Cabinet meetings to briefing, orientation, ana purely political skull sessions.

"K" for Kaution

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