Words, Deeds, A Dream
This year's Thanksgiving Day proclamation was not an easy one for President Hoover to compose. The election returns offered him small inspiration. Depression and destitution did not make for gratitude. After carefully picking and choosing his words, however, President Hoover proclaimed:
". . . Our country has many causes for thanksgiving. ... As a nation we have suffered far less than other peoples from the present world difficulties. We have been free from civil and industrial discord. The outlook for world peace...