THE CABINET: A Beginning

As he arrived in Washington, the General did not seem to have much to say. It was after 9 in the morning when he stepped off the train in his fur-collared tan overcoat, accompanied by his wife, in a grey sport coat and wearing an orchid. He answered the routine questions in a routine way, speaking to 24 newsmen and into a portable microphone. The questioning over, he asked: "Any more questions? If not, I'll give you something." What General George Catlett Marshall then said was indeed something:

"I think this is as...

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