National Affairs: New Policeman

Administrator Elmer Frank Andrews of the Wage-Hour law last week announced selection of his strong-arm man: the Assistant Administrator in charge of compliance. He will be bald, stoutish Major Arthur L. Fletcher, 57, since 1933 North Carolina's commissioner of Labor, a War veteran lawyer who used to work in his State's tax division with Josiah Bailey, now a Senator. Major Fletcher's chief accomplishment, besides drafting labor laws hailed as models, and condemning "gypsy" factories which exploit communities briefly and then move on has been raising flowers (150 varieties) in his garden at...

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