THE PRESIDENCY: Sandwiches & Success


Sandwiches & Success

In the cool of his Rapidan camp last Sunday President Hoover lolled restfully. It was the first relaxation he had had in a week of intense negotiation with France over his proposed debt holiday (see p. 16). His eye roved across the placid Virginia countryside. Inside the "Town Hall" a telephone bell rang. It was Acting Secretary of State William Richards Castle Jr. in Washington. The President, excited, almost leaped to the instrument. What was it? Another note from France. Was it satisfactory? No, it made serious proposals...

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