THE PRESIDENCY: War Conference

There was a big war conference last week on the Rapidan. To his mountain camp President Hoover took Secretary Hurley, Assistant Secretary Payne, Chief of Staff MacArthur, Chief of Engineers Brown, Quartermaster General De Witt and Congressman Will Wood (appropriations). The President ushered them into a room by themselves, told them they had to find ways & means of cutting Army costs. While they pondered snipping and trimming the military establishment, the President went outside, sat down under a tree, worked over the rough draft of the address he will give at...

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