THE PRESIDENCY: The Hoover Week: Dec. 9, 1929

Last week President Hoover stuck close to his White House desk, saw few callers, braced himself for a prolonged contest with Congress. ¶ On Thanksgiving Day the President corrected proof on his message to Congress on the State of the Union (see below), punctuating the hours with an 18-Ib. wild turkey, shot in the Blue Ridge Mountains near his summer camp and presented to him by Postmaster William M. Mooney of Washington. With the White House in mourning for Secretary of War Good, only three extra plates were set, for Allan Hoover,...

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