When Herbert Hoover entered the White House two years ago, he refused to follow the usual presidential custom of addressing the annual meeting of the American Red Cross. Though his political office automatically made him honorary Red Cross president, he felt that he could not waste time in mere speechmaking. Since then there has been a great Drought in which the Red Cross became President Hoover's major instrument of relief, his chief weapon to fight congressional demands for Government assistance. Last week he was only too pleased to go before the 1931...

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