National Affairs: Jobs

At the behest of Tennessee's Senator McKellar, himself on the public payroll for 22 years, the Civil Service Commission last week published a 1,500-page survey of jobs outside the merit system which will fall to "deserving" Democrats after March 4. The jobs ranged from Secretary of State to trackwalker on the Government's Alaska Railroad. Copies of the report, dispatched at once to President-elect Roosevelt and Democratic Chairman Farley, his patronage boss, listed some 65,000 political positions (exclusive of 15.600 appointive postmasterships)—one for every 350 men & women who voted the party ticket...

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