National Affairs: Clerical Imagination

When First Assistant Secretary of the Interior Theodore Walters died last November, eleven Western Senators suggested to President Roosevelt that someone from the West be nominated to succeed him. Mr. Roosevelt nominated instead Mr. Ebert K. Burlew. Few courtiers can stay in favor through more than one dynasty, but Mr. Burlew, administrative assistant to the last four Secretaries of the Interior in a row, was a particular favorite of Republican Hubert Work, is still a particular favorite of New Dealer Harold Ickes. Under Mr. Ickes he has been virtually manager of the Interior...

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