An Appointment

The lot of a buffer State is proverbially hard. The Secretary to the President is a buffer State between his master and a horde of graspers who swoop down on the White House with endless demands. The Secretary needs diplomacy and a study of defense.

This difficult position has been the property of George B. Christian, Jr., of Marion, for the last two years. Mr. Christian announced that he would resign, saying: " I entered public life with Warren G. Harding and I leave it now that he has...

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