THE CABINET: Mr. Hoover's Dictionary


Like Dr. Johnson and Noah Webster, Herbert Hoover is preparing to become a famed lexicographer. Frederic W. Wile, Washington correspondent who knows all the ins and outs of the Capital, has unearthed the history of Mr. Hoover's effort. Since Secretary Hoover has been head of the Department of Commerce, he has instituted the Division of Simplified Practice.

Already it has reduced the number of standard paints from over 100 to 17, and performed other services to commerce. Mr. Hoover's latest effort through this Division is to compile a Dictionary of Specifications....

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