THE CABINET: Death of Cotton

Three months ago Undersecretary of State Joseph Potter Cotton, No. i man in the Hoover sub-Cabinet, entered Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore for treat-ment of a nervous ailment. In January surgeons removed a tumor from his spine. Fortnight later a general toxemia developed. His right eye was cut out. A third operation opened his leg to relieve the infection. He failed to improve. One night last week, Secretary of State Stimson was informed that Mr. Cotton could not live much longer. He sped from Washington to Baltimore, spent a midnight half-hour at the...

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