National Affairs: Big Job

In passing the Independent Offices Appropriation bill, last week, the Senate gave the President-Elect—presumably at his request—two additional White House secretaries, each at a $10,000 salary. The Presidential office now is supplied with one $10,000 secretary (Everett Sanders).

There is much eagerness among Mr. Hoover's "assistants" for appointment as Secretary to the President. The main aspirants are George Akerson, Lawrence Richey, George Barr Baker. If the House agrees to the Senate's increase, Mr. Hoover will be able to care for all three—Akerson as alter ego; Baker as White House Spokesman; Richey as factfinder.

Florida's Fletcher observed: "Well,...

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