THE PRESIDENCY: Intangibles

No engineering formula will solve the intangible problems of politics. Such problems last week beset President Hoover. He had been one year in office. The executive side of his administration was in good shape. The legislative side was not. Congress had given him only one measure, a Farm Relief Act. In the Senate the tariff blocked all other legislation (see p. 17). Important appropriation bills were stacking up. Both Wets and Drys in Congress were dissatisfied with his handling of Prohibition through the Wickersham Commission, editors began...

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