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1922 Excerpt: ...service and the diplomatic service, but we are in
a very practical world. We want to have the foreign service of the
United States as well equipped as any, and the way to have that is
to have a service by which you can draw upon the right men who have
had a large experience in one class of work or another class of
work, and who are fitted for a certain post, to serve in that post.
That is what I mean by flexibility. The Rogers bill provides salary
grades in both the consular and diplomatic services ranging from
$3,000 to $9,000 per annum, as compared with a present range of
$2,500 to $4,000 for diplomatic secretaries. "This great country,"
Secretary Hughes said, "can not afford to be represented by any
service less than the best attainable. It is not an expensive
service. When we consider the responsibilities resting upon the
Department of State, the vast interests of our citizens and of the
nation itself that are at stake, I think it is the least expensive
service in the Government." He stated that in order to make the
service more efficient you must have men of career, and continued,
in part: What do you offer to a young man who has no fortune, who
has just got God-given abilities and a desire to serve, who is
interested in international relations, who has the qualifications
that come through specializing in history, in languages, and in the
study of world politics? What would lead'him to enter upon a
diplomatic career now, when all that he sees before him is a salary
at a maximum of $4,000? He knows, however, that by having an
executive who is keen for the service of the country he may have a
remote chance to get an appointment as minister. He might get it,
but in the main he cannot look forward to it, and, otherwise, he
has got there...
|Country of origin:
National Civil Service League
||246 x 189 x 10mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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