Business: The Government's Week: Mar. 28, 1938

At least once last year did dictatorial Chairman Charles Franklin Hosford Jr. of the National Bituminous Coal Commission submit his resignation to President Roosevelt after the commission had been rent by squabbles over patronage, office furniture, other trivia connected with its primary purpose of setting up minimum prices for soft coal. Franklin Roosevelt refused to accept it. Last week, however, when Chairman Hosford once more submitted his resignation, Franklin Roosevelt did accept it. The reason was clear—the Coal Commission has made an unholy botch of its job.

Washington has been expecting...

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