The good ship Coolidge is approaching its final port. Soon there will be a general debarkation of officeholders, a great sifting of and searching for new berths. Wise political mariners quit their vessel just before she docks and thus avoid the gangplank congestion around March 4.

Two such wise ones already are Brig. Gen. Albert Clayton Dalton, vice president and general manager of the U. S. Merchant Fleet Corporation, and Samuel Pickard, Federal Radio Commissioner.

Mr. Pickard seized his chance to join the expanding Columbia Broadcasting System as vice president. Friction within the Radio...

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