THE PRESIDENCY: Sad Duty

Late one afternoon last week President Hoover went for a short motor ride through Washington's suburbs. While he was gone, the White House released another of the many bulletins signed by physicians attending William Howard Taft which it had given out to the Press. It read:

The former Chief Justice died at 5:15 p. m. A sudden change in his condition occurred at 4:45 p. m. from which he failed to rally.

It was dusk before President Hoover returned to the White House. As he stepped out of his car, Major Domo Irwin ("Ike")...

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