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MR. EDWIN HATFIELD ANDERSON THE NEW LIBRARIAN OF THE PUBLIC LIBRARY OF NEW YORK CITY, WHICH CIRCULATES EIGHT MILLION BOOKS A YEAR IN MANY LANGUAGES AND WHICH SERVES A READING PUBLIC OF MORE THAN A MILLION PEOPLE THROUGH ITS MAIN BUILDING AND ITS FORTY-ONE BRANCHES

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PIONEERS OF SIMPLER GOVERNMENT I. GOVERNOR GEORGE H. HODGES, OF KANSAS, WHO RECENTLY SUGGESTED THAT THE TWO HOUSES OF THE LEGISLATURE BE CONSOLIDATED TO MAKE STATE LEGISLATION MORE RESPONSIVE TO THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE

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Photographed by Matzene, Chicago PIONEERS OF SIMPLER GOVERNMENT 11. GOVERNOR HIRAM W. JOHNSON, OF CALIFORNIA, WHO, IN HIS FIRST MESSAGE TO THE LEGISLATURE, RECOMMENDED THE PASSAGE OF THE NEW LAW UNDER WHICH LOS ANGELES COUNTY RECENTLY ADOPTED A CHARTER THAT APPLIES THE PRINCIPLES OF GOVERNMENT BY COMMISSION TO THE COUNTY UNIT

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PIONEERS OF SIMPLER GOVERNMENT III. MR. GEORGE R. WOOTTEN, CITY MANAGER OF HICKORY, N. C., WHICH IS ONE OF SEVERAL SMALL CITIES IN THE UNITED STATES THAT HAVE SUCCESSFULLY MODIFIED THE COMMISSION PLAN OF MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT TO PLACE THE EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS OF LOCAL ADMINISTRATION IN THE HANDS OF ONE MAN

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MR. CLARENCE J. OWENS MANAGING DIRECTOR OF THE SOUTHERN COMMERCIAL CONGRESS AND MEMBER OF THE FEDERAL COMMISSION FOR THE STUDY OF THE APPLICATION OF THE COÖPERATIVE SYSTEM TO AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION, AND FINANCE IN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES, WHO HAS BEEN LARGELY INSTRUMENTAL IN CALLING NATIONAL ATTENTION TO THE NEED FOR A BETTER ORGANIZATION OF RURAL BANKING FACILITIES IN THE UNITED STATES

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