National Affairs: THE HUMPHREY FLAP

WANDERING through the Capitol corridors at the lonely hour of 6 p.m., a newsman was surprised last week at the sight of a member of the Eisenhower Cabinet seeking out late-staying Congressmen to whom he could pour out his budget woes. What, asked the reporter, was the Cabinet member doing at that hour? "You know what I'm doing," snapped Postmaster General Arthur Summerfield. "I'm trying to repair George Humphrey's wreckage."

By last week Washington was strewn with the wreckage of the demolition job that U.S. Treasury Secretary George Magoffin Humphrey began last Jan. 15. On that day Humphrey held a press conference...

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