THE PRESIDENCY: The Hoover Week: Feb. 6, 1933

On his way west to Des Moines to open his campaign last October, President Hoover stopped briefly at West Liberty, Iowa. There he invited aboard his private car Mrs. Mollie Brown Carran, the first schoolma'am of whom he has any recollection. As the train rolled on, Mrs. Carran settled down to tell her onetime pupil her troubles. These mostly concerned her son Charlie. Charlie was "going on 45." Charlie had no job. Charlie had six children to feed. Charlie was getting desperate and even threatening to vote the Democratic ticket. His mother just...

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