THE PRESIDENCY: Journey of Husbandry

By the time he reached Des Moines for his meeting with Alf Landon (see col. 3), President Roosevelt had seen the worst of the Drought. Rolling East next day into the mild Drought belt, he stopped at Hannibal, Mo. to help dedicate a Mark Twain Memorial bridge across the Mississippi. At Springfield, Ill. for Drought talks with Illinois officials, a telephone talk with Secretary of the Treasury Morgenthau gave him occasion to declare: "The obligations of the Government—of the United States—are on a sounder basis of credit than ever before in history."...

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