National Affairs: The Shadow-Jumpers

In the course of spotlighting security risks in Government jobs, Republican Washington has begun to develop men who jump at shadows. Shadow-jumping caused the State Department to pocket-veto the nomination of Mildred McAfee Horton, distinguished educator and ex-WAVE commander, to the United Nations' Economic & Social Affairs Commission (TIME, June 1). Last week shadow-jumping accounted for another victim: Chicago Investment Banker David Lee Shillinglaw, in the running for an appointment to the U.N.'s Economic & Social Council. This time the jumpy one was a U.S. Senator, Illinois-Republican Everett Dirksen.

Shillinglaw, an old Republican hand who has contributed to and worked for the...

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