C. Bascom Slemp

President Coolidge's first act of any importance was the appointment of his Secretary (TIME, August 20). It brought on the President the first criticism which he has received on his Presidential conduct. The points made against Mr. Secretary Slemp, former Congressman from Virginia, were:

1) That he was appointed for political reasons—to round up Southern delegates for Mr. Coolidge in the next Republican National Convention.

2) That he is a "Lily White" politician who is trying to make the Republican organization in the South white, by divorcing...

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