THE PRESIDENCY: Moderation and Calm Vision

Abraham Lincoln left later Presidents little to say at Gettysburg. President Hoover, whose personal reverence for the 16th President is deep and true, nevertheless fulfilled a promise given Pennsylvania's far-sighted Governor Fisher in California before election by traveling to the battlefield to deliver a Memorial Day address. For the first time a grey-garbed Confederate Veteran (William Haines, 93, cavalryman) sat on the platform with the President.

In nine minutes President Hoover finished reading his address. Its theme: Peace. Its inspirational character: Lincoln. Excerpts:

"Nearly 70 years have...

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