THE CABINET: Helpful Harold

Before he entered the Roosevelt Cabinet in 1933 as Secretary of the Interior, Harold Le Clair Ickes used to be known as the Lone Wolf of Chicago politics. Because lone wolves have trouble hunting with the pack. Secretary Ickes publicly snarled through his clean fangs at NRAdministrator Johnson, WPAdministrator Hopkins, onetime Housing Administrator Moffett, many another member of the Roosevelt pack. But, devoted as he was to the New Deal, Lone Wolf Ickes really meant to be helpful to the Administration in his own slow, stubborn way.

Last week helpful Harold Ickes took...

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