THE ADMINISTRATION: A Bouquet for Madam Secretary

Frances Perkins, first woman Cabinet member in U.S. history, last week made what might be her last speech as Secretary of Labor. Her theme was old; but, coming from her, it was new. Echoing one of Tom Dewey's prime campaign arguments, she suggested that the Government's dozen-odd labor agencies (NWLB, NLRB, NRLP, FEPC, etc.) be put back under the Labor Department.

After twelve years in her job, Madam Secretary was tired. Presumably, she had sent in her resignation many weeks ago; it had been gathering dust on Franklin Roosevelt's desk. For her successor the President was looking for somebody who...

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