THE CABINET: Vacancy Preserved

Of all the ladies in official Washington none has had a more extraordinary career than greying, blue-eyed Josephine Roche. Assistant Secretary of the Treasury (in charge of Public Health). In 1927, at 40, she inherited a sizable share of her union-hating father's Rocky Mountain Fuel Co., which dominated Colorado's northern coal fields. Josephine Roche turned the company into a laboratory for the social theories she had developed during 17 years she had spent in social work. She also ran it so efficiently that, in spite of high wages and furious competition...

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