From the Rumor Factory

Once again, Washington was bubbling with rumors of Cabinet changes. The week's hottest story: Secretary of the Interior Harold LeClare Ickes, fed up with trying to find out where he stood, had told Harry Truman flatly that he would quit at the end of August.

With the other Cabinet officers, Curmudgeon Ickes, one of the original Roosevelt members, had laid his resignation on Truman's desk when the President took office in April. Then, as Truman gradually shed six Roosevelt men from the Cabinet, it began to look to Capital quidnuncs as though Ickes were for it. The rumors sent the...

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