THE PRESIDENCY: Wilson 160; Hoover 21

Against a black background of public disaster Herbert Clark Hoover made his reputation. War relief in Belgium, food relief in Eastern Europe, flood relief along the Mississippi popularized him for the Presidency. Improved Social Conditions was his campaign theme-song. Once in the White House, he continued to work for human betterment, appointed a commission on Child Welfare, commission on Illiteracy, commission on Social Trends. He and his friends have made two million private dollars available to finance these unofficial surveys.

Against the bright background of peace such welfare work does not easily...

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