THE HOUSE: Hoover's Next-to-Worst

President Hoover went forth early Wednesday morning as usual to play with his Medicine Ball Cabinet on the south lawn of the White House, but he must have felt as though the heavy medicine ball had gotten inside his breast and lodged where his heart ought to be. Just two years after his arrival at the pinnacle of his career, the country had swung widely out from behind him. He had sat up until 11:25 on election night, watching the swing take place as the returns came in. Now,...

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