National Affairs: Boy Scout

A very solemn handshake it was that Herbert Hoover gave to Senator Reed Smoot last week in Florida as the next President bade the Senate Finance Committee Chairman farewell and sent him back to Washington as a special emissary. For three days they had talked, these two, the Utah Senator's thin querulous voice rising in vain pleadings for an early special session of Congress, for a general tariff revision. Mr. Hoover shook his round head. Many things had been made firmly clear and the parting handshake sealed all conclusions.

With Senator Smoot gone, and...

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