THE PRESIDENCY: The Hoover Week: Feb. 16, 1931

Last week President Hoover parted with his closest, ablest private secretary. George Akerson departed for New York to take his $30,000-per-year job with Paramount-Publix Corp. White House newsgatherers gave George Akerson a farewell present: a large engraved cocktail shaker.

¶ Signed by President Hoover: the First Deficiency Appropriation bill, first of the eleven annual supply measures which must be enacted before March 4 if an extra session of Congress is to be averted.

¶ In a long statement to the Press, President Hoover defended his advocacy of Red Cross Drought Relief over the Senate...

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