THE CABINET: Commerce Promotion

The President made up his mind last week on an appointment pending since Inauguration when William Patterson MacCracken, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Aeronautics, asked to be relieved. Mr. MacCracken, 40, lawyer, has been in the department for three years and handled his aeronautics duties so well that commercial aviation has been inviting him into lucrative business. However he has continued in office, including an arduous two-month inspection of European Airways (TIME, Aug. 26) until the Chief had time to consider a successor.

Last week the President...

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