National Affairs: New Angles

In touching Harry Hopkins on the Cabinet nerve (see col. 1), Pundit Arthur Krock was not being malicious or fanciful. Ever since election the prospect of Mr. Hopkins' being elevated officially to Cabinet rank (he already attends Cabinet meetings) has been vigorously chattered. At a meeting of 21 Democratic leaders with National Chairman Jim Farley last week in Manhattan, the Hopkins boom was discussed and all 22 thumbs were reported turned down on it. Actually, the Hopkins chances were never good.

Meantime, the destiny of WPA, even before it is investigated by Congress,...

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