Education: A New Department

The legislative council of the National Education Association in conference at Cleveland was addressed by United States Commissioner of Education Tigert in favor of the creation of a " Department of Education and Welfare" in the National Government, rather than a " Department of Education " only—as provided in the Towner-Sterling Bill. Commissioner Tigert stated that he appeared with " the consent and approval " of the President. He reminded the council that President Harding's father " is still practicing medicine," that " his only brother is a leading physician," that...