THE PRESIDENCY: Relief on the Rapidan

To the cool quiet of his camp on the Rapidan President Hoover took the directorate of Reconstruction Finance Corp. for a week-end talk about Relief. House Democrats had spurned the Hoover program, were in fact on the verge of passing their own bill for a big public works bond issue. The President and his R. F. C. conferees sat all day. Dusk melted into night but the discussion ran on. A little breeze riffled papers and reports on the conference table.

Early Sunday morning Theodore Joslin, Hoover secretary, got a telephone call in...

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