THE PRESIDENCY: The Hoover Week: Oct. 21, 1929

Over the White House lawns one day last week swarmed hundreds of dentists, delegates to the American Dental Convention at Washington (see p. 18). Not to risk missing a handshaking appointment with the President, they had come early. In the White House, President Hoover was talking with Prime Minister MacDonald. The babble of the dentists came disturbingly to his ears. He frowned and excused himself to Mr. MacDonald, who smiled understandingly at this inconvenience of Democracy. Out the President hastened, grasped a few dental hands, posed hastily for photographs with a few...

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