THE CABINET: Faded Flower

An early flower in the dazzling alphabetical garden of New Deal agencies, bureaus, authorities and commissions, the National Emergency Council appeared in December of 1933. Composed of Cabinet members and the heads of important bureaus, N. E. C.'s job was to co-ordinate all other New Deal agencies, let the public know what they were up to. Headed by two of the President's most trusted aides, first by Frank C. Walker, then by Donald Richberg, it produced two impressive blossoms: a press intelligence service, to let Federal organizations know what U. S. newssheets were...