THE CABINET: Swansongs

Of all the Cabinet, the Secretary of State alone does not have to make an annual report on his semisecret activities. Last week the other nine members finished rendering their bulky swansongs to President Hoover or the Congress. Each told in great statistical detail how his department had weathered the Depression. Some added a cheerful chirp or two about confidence in the future and a few, despite the fact that they go out of office March 4, boldly made recommendations for new legislation. Excerpts:

Treasury's Mills: "Total tax receipts declined from 1930...

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