National Affairs: C.I.O. Out

Of all the Eisenhower Cabinet officers, Labor Secretary Martin Durkin has had the hardest time getting a team together. The department's new solicitor, ex-Congressman Harry Routzohn, died of a heart attack 39 days after he was confirmed. His post and three other top-level jobs remained open until last week.

Cause of the delay was ex-Pipefitter Durkin's wish to get a C.I.O. man in one of the Labor Department's three assistant secretaryships. When C.I.O. President Walter Reuther nominated Labor Lobbyist John Edelman for Assistant Secretary in charge of labor standards, A.F.L. man Durkin okayed him. But the White House, sounding out senatorial opinion...

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