THE CABINET: Mr. Ickes' Bathroom

Last week Secretary of the Interior Ickes moved into his new $13,000,000 Department of the Interior Building, the first major Government edifice planned and built in Washington by the New Deal. Justly proud of his massive limestone masterpiece, which sprawls over two blocks and has twelve wings to insure outside light to every office, he invited Washington newshawks in to view its wonders as soon as he got himself seated in his oak-paneled office. To his chagrin the newshawks decided that the wonder of wonders was his private bathroom with giddy blue...

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