Last week the Government's foremost expert on joblessness found himself jobless. President Hoover turned 75-year-old Ethelbert Stewart out of the Labor Department as Commissioner of Labor Statistics. Technically, Commissioner Stewart was retired for age under the new Economy Law after the White House failed to include him in its list of overage employes whose professional services were indispensable to the Administration. But many a Washington observer thought there was another reason for dropping this forthright official who had served his Government continuously for 45 years.

Last spring Secretary of Labor Doak...

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