LABOR: Madam Secretary

Of all the game in the Roosevelt preserve, Secretary of Labor Perkins has been most frequently chased, most savagely harried. Last week the pack was after her again.

Beating around and through the bush of recent labor-management scuffles, critics had flushed out a scapenannygoat, the Labor Secretary. Congressmen bayed on her trail. Washington wags cracked: the only reason she still holds office is that the President is too much of a gentleman to ask a lady for her seat.

Chief criticism of Frances Cora ("Ma") Perkins when she first took office, eight years...

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