THE PRESIDENCY: The Hoover Week: Sep. 7, 1931

To all the emergencies President Hoover has had to meet this year, another was added last week. After two years of drought, North American waterfowl were distantly threatened with extermination. The President met this emergency with a proclamation reducing the shooting season on ducks, geese, brant and coot from three months to one (see p. 51). ¶ Another White House proclamation: Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 4-10). ¶ To his Rapidan camp the President took for a week-end outing Publishers Frank Knox of the Chicago Daily News and Warren Fairbanks of the Indianapolis News....

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