National Affairs: McGrady Out

No flower ever bloomed so long or so repeatedly as the rumor that able Edward McGrady was about to resign as Assistant Secretary of Labor. Yet month after month—in the pale shadows cast by the matronly figure of Madam Secretary Perkins—he sweated over the job of settling major strikes. Last week the old rumor of his resignation blossomed once again, perhaps for the last time. For next day, after a conference with the President, Ed McGrady denied for the nth time that he had quit, denied in a way that amounted to a confirmation....

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