THE PRESIDENCY: Under the Eye of God

Shortly after 9 o'clock one evening last week President Hoover's private telephone bell rang in the White House. It was his political secretary, Walter Hughes Newton, calling from the Capitol. Mr. Newton said that the second session of the 71st Congress would adjourn in one hour or less. The President, in dinner jacket, summoned Secretary of War Hurley and together they motored to the Capitol. Such trips to "the Hill" are pure courtesy on the President's part. There is no constitutional reason for him to sign bills before adjournment.

At the Capitol he...

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