THE PRESIDENCY: The Hoover Week: Apr. 14, 1930

When the Virginia trout season opened last week, President Hoover dropped all official business at the White House, went hurrying away to his Rapidan Camp for his first weekend outing since last October. His guests were Secretaries Lament and Wilbur, Attorney General Mitchell. Mrs. Hoover was away in Philadelphia. The Rapidan party was stag.

Though it was almost dusk when he arrived at his camp. President Hoover impatiently broke out his tackle, began casting with a "Royal Coachman" and a "Grizzly King." Next day he used the same flies, plus a "Silver Doctor."...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!