National Affairs: Rule of Three

Rule of Three Out of the White House with a great fanfare of headlines last week issued a civil service reform that was supposed to make every deserving Democrat quake in his boots. President Roosevelt was proposing to take all postmasters out of politics and put their jobs on "a strictly civil service basis." For this purpose Post-master-General Farley had prepared a sweeping executive order which the President signed along with a recommendation that the next session of Congress enact permanent legislation to the same end. Without bothering to study the President's order...

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