THE CABINET: Hyde & Seek

Secretary of Agriculture Arthur Mastick Hyde prepared to leave Washington for a visit to St. Louis one day last week. Before he caught his train he announced that he would, on his return, start an investigation to determine the economic effects on farming which the manufacture of beer might bring. Aware that Secretary Hyde had just been closeted with President Hoover, newshawks who have fancied they smelt the beer idea brewing in the White House for the past fortnight (TIME, Sept. 28) rushed to find out if the President had suggested the...

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