THE PRESIDENCY: Defiance

The electorate's failure to support President Hoover last month was widely blamed on his adoption of policies recommended by his G. O. P. advisers. He was said to give too ready an ear to mandates of the politicians. Last week, however, this same President turned around and spoke out twice for himself. He defied the American Federation of Labor (2,933,545 votes) by appointing his friend William Nuckles Doak to be Secretary of Labor. Secondly he defied Senate Floorleader Watson and many a Republican of importance by announcing that he would soon...

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