THE ADMINISTRATION: Trevor & the Missiles

In his enthusiasm to get the U.S. going on a guided-missile program (TIME, Jan. 30), Welsh-born Trevor Gardner, 40, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Research and Development, stepped on many toes. Last year, when he told Congress that Air Force research and development funds for fiscal 1956 should be boosted about $200 million over the $551 million budgeted by the Pentagon, he was flatly overruled by Air Force Secretary Donald Quarles. Nor did Gardner have any luck with his protests against the $610 million research and development budget for fiscal 1957.

Last week energetic Trevor Gardner resigned his...

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