When the New Deal, tackling Depression, launched NRA, WPA, PWA, AAA, a host of new officials turned up in Washington to tackle new jobs. Last week the vanguard of a new host appeared to tackle the problem of a world at war.

New men for new jobs, new jobs for old hands abounded, as Franklin Roosevelt began to make over his Government to wartime specifications. Changes extended from the Cabinet (see p. 9) down to bureaus where the urgencies of peace-in-war abruptly supplanted the routines of peace. Great was the demand for lean...

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