THE PRESIDENCY: Telephone

THE PRESIDENCY

Telephone

¶ That President Hoover would bring Efficiency and Organization to the White House no one ever doubted. First he cleaned up the presidential desk, had removed the old green student's lamp, the ornate paper weights, the jar of smelling salts.

Last week he fractured presidential tradition by having a telephone placed at his elbow. All other Presidents had gone to an adjoining room to telephone, which they rarely did. Now President Hoover calls up his Cabinet members who respond with a brisk "Yes, Mr. President." By...

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