This week, five days after the election, grizzled WLB Chairman William Hammatt Davis, 65, sent his resignation to Franklin Roosevelt. Promptly, two other public members of WLB, George W. Taylor and Frank P. Graham, followed suit. The difference between their action and all the customary tongue-in-cheek resignations which fluttered down, as usual, on

Franklin Roosevelt's desk was that they seemed to mean it. Rumors of other departures raced through Washington.

The hottest talk was over the Secretary of State. Cordell Hull, 73, has not resigned, and certainly would not, health permitting. But he had been at the Navy's Bethesda Hospital for...

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