POLITICAL NOTES: Hoover & Robots

For six years Coolidge economy was the prime raw material for the japes of Washington newsmen's famed Gridiron Club. Last week at the club's spring dinner, new material offered itself for roasting— Hoover Efficiency. From 7:30 p. m. to 12:30 a. m. the 50 active club members entertained the President, the Vice President, the Chief Justice, the Cabinet, foreign envoys and themselves with snappers, skits, topical songs. Burlesque, ridicule and sarcasm heaped upon the White House. President Hoover, who spoke, took all with great good grace.

His Cabinet was represented as a squad...

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