National Affairs: Mr. Ickes' Exit?

"I," said Harold LeClair Ickes in Washington last week, "am one of the few men around here who is not a candidate for President."

That disposed of a contingency which no one had considered imminent, but in another breath the Secretary of the Interior and master of PWA gave another wraith of gossip the substance of a possibility. How, asked interviewers, about his running for mayor of Chicago? "That," said Mr. Ickes, "is my conception of a good idea!"

He did not actually say he would do it. "There's nothing coy about...

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