National Affairs: Ninth Tour

Herbert Hoover, Secretary of Commerce, before leaving New Orleans after his ninth tour of the Mississippi flood areas, said: "I will not say one word about politics as long as I am engaged in flood relief work. . . . Every crevasse in the Mississippi valley is being closed . . . and by Dec. 1, I expect, the work will be completed. The War Department is going ahead with the work. ... I feel certain the money to pay for it will be found. . . ."

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