National Affairs: Reorganization II

Reorganization II Like a man with a new rifle who waits only for ammunition to shoot it, Franklin Roosevelt last week again raised the Government reorganizing power granted him by Congress last March and let fly. His second volley affected only 12,000 U. S. employes, promised to save only $1,250,000, but in the pants of inefficiency it looked like a telling fusillade.

To the State Department he transferred the foreign offices of Commerce and Agriculture. (Assistant Secretary of Commerce Richard C. Patterson Jr., already miffed by the elevation over him of Edward J. Noble to Harry Hopkins' elbow, promptly resigned.) Also, the...

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