CIVILIAN DEFENSE: The Ladies!

The chief responsibility for the tumult in the Office of Civilian Defense has been blamed on its head, round-bottomed Fiorello Henry LaGuardia, but Eleanor Roosevelt, flitting hither & yon, distributing White House roses among her colleagues' desks, has not notably succeeded in straightening things out. Last fortnight, deciding that OCD workers in Washington did not get enough recreation, she got hold of a portable phonograph, at lunch hours led 40 or 50 workers up to the roof to dance Virginia Reels. "Her intentions," said one admirer, "were swell." The First Lady typified the...

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