THE ADMINISTRATION: Ike & the Lilliputians

To be elected President of the U.S. is one thing; to get real control of the U.S. Government is something else again. Bound up in a web of civil-service regulations and often forced to keep holdover Democrats as their right-hand men, Ike's Cabinet and sub-Cabinet members sometimes feel like Gulliver straining to break out of the bonds of the swarming Lilliputians.

Last week Eisenhower moved to unshackle his top appointees and give them more power to shape the policies for which they are responsible. At his direction, the White House staff set to work drafting an executive order which would...

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