National Affairs: State of the Union

The President of the U. S. "shall from time to time give to the Congress information of the State of the Union and recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient." So says the U. S. Constitution. President Hoover last week obeyed the injunction for his third time in 21 months of office. He did not go to the Capitol himself. Instead, clerks intoned his Message from the Nation's rostra. The Nation's legislators take an opportunity like this to go and eat their luncheons, gossip in the lobbies....

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