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> Mr. Roosevelt again announced that a foreign submarine had been sighted far inside the prescribed "safety band" of U. S. watersthis time off Miami.
> By implying that he will nominate a successor to Wage & Hour Administrator Elmer Andrews as soon as Neutrality is out of Congress' way, the President confirmed reports that Mr. Andrews is to be replaced (see below).
> Excluded last month by hypercautious Presidential police, tourists again were admitted to the White House grounds (but not into the showrooms of the White House, where gawkers used to wander at will).
>Associated Press, surveying the Thanksgiving Day situation, reported the following score: 22 States for Franklin Roosevelt and Nov. 23; 23 (including all New England) for tradition and the last Thursday in November. Mississippi is undecided ; both Thursdays will be observed in Texas and Colorado.*
> Somewhere in the back of his greying head, the President kept his plans for making the momentously planned Wage and Hour Division into an efficient U. S. agency. First on his docket was the shift of Administrator Elmer Andrews to a less harassing post; second probability was his replacement by a New Deal trouble-shooter with an honest passion for anonymity: Lieutenant-Colonel Philip Bracken Fleming, Army engineer, onetime West Point athletics chief. Lieutenant-Colonel Fleming, slight, bronzed, amiable, who works with the ticking efficiency of a time-clock, knows the U. S. as only an engineer can. He has performed special functions in PWA, Resettlement, Farm Security, supervised the attempt to harness the Bay of Fundy's tides at Passamaquoddy. First problem Andrews' successor must face: enforcement of the Oct. 24 minimum wage boost to 30¢ (from 25¢) per hour; the maximum workweek reduction from 44 hours to 42.
>To Grandfather Franklin Roosevelt last week came reports from Grandmother Eleanor Roosevelt that Grandson No. 5, John Roosevelt Boettiger, is "the most friendly, happy baby I have seen in a long while." Grandmother marveled at John's strength, made with him the most widely printed U. S. picture of the week (see cut).
Another Eleanor Roosevelt story came via Walter Winchell, who reported that William Allen White had thus inscribed a gift copy of Mrs. Roosevelt's autobiography (This Is My Story), "This is a swell story of the wisest, kindest, dearest, smartest First Lady I have ever known, and my candidate for Franklin's third term."
*Suggesting that his constituents forget Armistice Day this year, Colorado's Governor Ralph L. Carr said last week: "Everything this observance stands for is gone."