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President Hoover last week was all aglow as he boarded a special train at Washington, wound his way up along the Potomac, zigzagged through the Alleghenies and rolled down across level country to Dearborn, Mich. There he was met by Henry Ford, Thomas Alva Edison. Together they climbed into the wooden coaches of an antique train, chugged on to Smith's Creek station. It was the President's first extended pilgrimage out of the capital, his mission was important: to help celebrate the invention by Mr. Edison half a century ago of the incandescent...

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