THE PRESIDENCY: The Hoover Week: Aug. 12, 1929

¶ Two years ago Rumrunner James Horace Alderman killed two coast guardsmen in Florida. Last week President HooVer was asked to commute Alderman's death sentence to life imprisonment. This he declined to do.

¶ The White House is the springboard to head lines—Washington Axiom. President Hoover last week set about uprooting the conditions which made this saying, known to every wide-awake capital press agent, lobbyist and promoter, unpleasantly true. For months the President has been annoyed at the old and accepted practice of self-important little men entering the White House, saying "How-do-you-do" to...

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