THE PRESIDENCY: The Hoover Week: Mar. 24, 1930

President Hoover last week had need of all his good cheer to meet discouraging reports from London on the progress of the Naval Conference (see p. 21). While he was not ready to despair of some form of success from the parley, he was disappointed at the manner in which its negotiations seemed to be going around & around & around in a profitless circle. Chief Delegate Stimson continued to send him optimistic reports on the possibility of progress, but Stimson optimism did not seem to jibe with the pessimistic cablings of expert...

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