REPUBLICANS: Metamorphosis

From a work-buried Cabinet officer, which he had so enjoyed being that he half hoped President Coolidge would not accept his resignation, Herbert Clark Hoover had to change last week into the ruling party's actual, active heir presumptive. He clung to his secluded corner office in the Department of Commerce as long as possible, inspecting final reports, perfecting the next year's budget, bequeathing last orders to the large corps of minor executives whose number and loyalty had grown together since 1921.

Mixed in with the final flood of departmental work there were, of...

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