National Affairs: Vicissitudes

The following kernels of fact are winnowed from the chaff of rumor about Cabinet changes: ¶ Secretary of Labor James J. Davis expects to retire early in 1925. This news was promulgated by the President himself, who added that he hoped Mr. Davis would change his mind.

¶Rumors that Secretary of State Hughes would resign were set at rest by an apparently authentic report that he would forego his desire to return to his private law practice until sometime in 1926.

¶The President continued to take his time in selecting a successor to the...

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