National Affairs: Conciliation

For reasons unexplained but with apparent relation to the White House visit of Mrs. Oscar De Priest (TIME, June 24), the U. S. Department of Labor last week published a list of 15 occasions on which U. S. Presidents have socially entertained Negroes.

Secretary of Labor Davis was away for a holiday. The White House disclaimed knowledge of the list. It was issued by a Commissioner of Conciliation, Karl Phillips, Negro. Commissioners of Conciliation are assigned primarily to calming labor disputes.

The Phillips report was titled "Various Entertainments at the White House" and...

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