THE CABINET: Trouble Shooter

Edward Francis McGrady looks like a clever negotiator and is one. He can smell labor trouble a mile away, can bring together bitterly opposed and uncompromising elements of labor and management and get them to compromise. Last week War Secretary Henry Lewis Stimson snapped up a suggestion from President Roosevelt, enlisted McGrady in his drive against defense strikes. Tired of waiting for President Roosevelt to elevate him from "little cabinet" status to Labor Secretary, McGrady had gone to work in 1937 for Radio Corp. of America, as vice president in charge of labor relations at $25,000 a year.

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