THE PRESIDENCY: Practical Idea

To the barnlike Washington Auditorium went President Hoover and his retinue on Armistice night. Before him on the hard seats were American Legionaires. Beyond was a world-wide listening audience. The President raised his voice, spoke many a familiar word. He dissected the causes of war, the practicalities of peace. He discussed competitive armament and his hopes for the London Naval Conference. He also said:

"Another of these age-old controversies . . . is the so-called freedom of the seas. ... It is simply the rights of...

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