THE CABINET: Hull's Week

For the first time in history the President and Vice President were last week both outside the territorial U. S. (see p. 9). In fact, if not in theory, Secretary of State Cordell Hull became the Acting President of the U. S. under the Act of Succession of 1886.* If solemn Secretary Hull had not already realized the gravity of his trust, he must have done so upon receiving a telegram from Senator Gerald Prentice Nye, as that North Dakotan sailed away with other Congressional junketeers to the Philippines (see col....

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