THE PRESIDENCY: The Hoover Week: Aug. 24, 1931

President Hoover last week was spared the embarrassing necessity of saying yes-or-no to the pardon petition of his one-time Cabinet colleague Albert Bacon Fall, now No. 6991 in the New Mexico State Penitentiary. Bribee Fall's plea for executive clemency got no farther than the Department of Justice where Attorney General Mitchell announced that it was automatically denied because it lacked the approval of Trial Judge William Hitz and Prosecutor Atlee Pomerene.

¶Conference followed White House conference again last week on unemployment. Senator Fess predicted that President Hoover would have a Relief Plan...

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