JUDICIARY: 77th

A little before noon one day early this week Chief Justice Hughes led a bald, bespectacled man of 53 into the sanctity of the Justices' robing room in the new Supreme Court Building. A few days before the Senate had confirmed President Roosevelt's second Supreme Court appointment —even more perfunctorily than in the case of Hugo Black. The Chief Justice administered the Constitutional oath to Stanley Reed, who then marched into the courtroom in his brand-new black robe to take his place as the 77th Justice to sit on the high bench, succeeding Associate Justice Sutherland. Before the former...