THE PRESIDENCY: The Hoover Week: Aug. 26, 1929

Virginia formally welcomed President Hoover as its guest and neighbor. In a field near Madison gathered 5,000 people white and black. Governor Harry Flood Byrd arrived from Richmond in U. S. Army airship C-41. The President descended from his Shenandoah National Park Camp, made a non-political speech, ate barbecue with his fingers. Declared President Hoover: "Next to prayer, fishing is the most personal relationship of man. . . . Everybody concedes that fish will not bite in the presence of the public and the press."

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