Not Too Old To Learn

Several U.S. citizens proved last week that they were not too old to learn: Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Roosevelt scotched a rumor that she would head the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps. Said Mrs. Roosevelt, with a smile of resignation: "I can't take a Government position, because of my being the President's wife— I found that out."

Aubrey Willis Williams, National Youth Administrator, veteran defender of boondoggling, changed his tune about NYA. Said he: "Sewing rooms, arts & crafts, music, recreation projects, school lunches . . . have got to go. . . . We must get rid of every soft spot that...

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