THE PRESIDENCY: Stand Steadfast

The winter of 1777-78, low ebb of the Revolution, was one of intense hardship and discouragement for General George Washington and his Continental troops encamped at Valley Forge, Pa. The winter of 1930-31, low ebb of the Depression, was one of almost equally intense suffering and heartbreak for President Herbert Hoover and his Republican advisers encamped in Washington. Last week President Hoover went to Valley Forge, now a military park, to deliver a Memorial Day address in which he drew a parallel between his own troubles and General Washington's. President Hoover has...

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