THE PRESIDENCY: The Hoover Week: Apr. 11, 1932

Over the Shipping Board, most independent of all independent Federal boards & bureaus, the President of the U. S. has no authority or control. Last week President Hoover declared for the Shipping Board's abolition. As a first step in that direction he announced he would let a vacancy on the board go unfilled. Complaining that the board did not "function cohesively'' in administrative matters, the President purposed, with the legislative consent of Congress, to transfer its activities to the Department of Commerce over which he exercises supreme power. The shift, he contended,...

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