Late last week the White House stirred with sudden, mysterious activity. President Hoover had not been back 30 minutes from his Mid-West trip (see p. ioj before Secretary of State Stimson hurried in to see him. Soon a presidential message to Utah's Senator Reed Smoot in Salt Lake City started the Finance Committee Chairman at top speed to Washington. Connecticut's Representative Tilson, House floor leader, was asked to the White House for the night. Pennsylvania's Senator Reed was asked to report for breakfast next morning. Virginia's Senator Glass hustled up from his...

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