THE PRESIDENCY: The Hoover Week: Apr. 18, 1932

Rockabye, Hoover, on the tree top,

When the wind blows, the market will drop,

When the boom breaks, the prices will fall,

Down will come Hoover, Curtis and all.

With such songs President Hoover heard himself and his Administration burlesqued by Washington correspondents at their Gridiron Club dinner last week. As usual, he "enjoyed it." As usual he made his hosts an unquotable speech ("no reporters are ever present").

¶ President Hoover was described by his good friend Senator Walcott as being behind the Senate's investigation of...

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