Nation: Old Faces and New

One set of decisions that the new Administration cannot defer is the selection of people to run and represent the Government. Last week Richard Nixon made several appointments: >Charles W. Yost, 61, an author and retired career diplomat, became the surprise choice as Ambassador to the United Nations. Yost is a Democrat, but not the sort of prominent party man that Nixon had been seeking to give his Administration a bipartisan touch. Hubert Humphrey, Eugene McCarthy and Sargent Shriver all turned down the assignment, which traditionally has had more prestige—and problems—than power. Shriver...

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