“Secretary,” as used in this chapter, means the Secretary of Labor or his authorized representatives; except, that during any interim in which there is no duly appointed and qualified Secretary of Labor, the same shall mean the Director of Unemployment Compensation, provided for in Section 25-2-3.

(Acts 1939, No. 497, p. 721; Code 1940, T. 26, §182; Acts 1961, Ex. Sess., No. 274, p. 2298, §2.)