ARMED FORCES: Man in a Blue Suit

As he raised his hand to be sworn in as Chief of Naval Operations, quiet, brilliant Admiral Forrest P. Sherman (TIME, Nov. 7) could not conquer telltale signs of strain and emotion. His voice was firm as he vowed to defend the country against "all enemies, foreign or domestic . . ." But as the ceremony went on, in Navy Secretary Francis P. Matthews' big, well-furnished office, he seemed almost on the verge of breaking down.

An atmosphere of repressed hostility and resentment hung heavily in the room; it was obvious that many present still regarded his longtime espousal of unification...

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