National Affairs: Plan No. 1

Last week Franklin Roosevelt, as empowered last month by act of Congress, started in a small way to reorganize the U. S. Government.

During the Presidency of Herbert Hoover, the able engineer and organizer under whose secretaryship the Department of Commerce grew from small acorn to many-branched oak, an element of U. S. Government unknown to the Founding Fathers really got going: government-by-agency. Reconstruction Finance Corp. was the Hoover era's modest prototype for what, after 1933, became known as Franklin Roosevelt's billionaire "alphabet soup."

Without calling for any new Departments, the President last week proposed bringing together out of the New Deal's limbo...

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