THE PRESIDENCY: The Hoover Week: Aug. 4, 1930

Into the East Room of the White House was wheeled a plain oak table. Potted palms were set in place. Lawrence Richey, Hoover secretary, bustled in, put a blotter and inkstand on the table, masked some talkie microphones behind piled volumes of The Historians History of the World. President Hoover, followed by Vice President Curtis. Secretary of State Stimson, Secretary of the Navy Adams, Senators Watson. Reed, Borah, Robinson, Swanson, marched in, sat down, signed the London Naval Treaty.

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