THE ADMINISTRATION: The Secretary's First Week

Short hours after President Eisenhower nominated Christian Archibald Herter as his second Secretary of State, Chris Herter's old friend, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman J. William Fulbright, began canvassing fellow Senators to line up swift Senate confirmation for Herter to correct any impression that there is "some division of opinion." Fulbright's point: the President's preoccupation with the illness of John Foster Dulles and his three-day delay in naming Herter (TIME, April 27) had blown up a world williwaw of speculation that the President was less than enthusiastic about Herter's appointment.

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