THE PRESIDENCY: The Hoover Week: Jul. 15, 1929

In ten minutes an able U. S. President can accomplish much. Last week President Hoover used that amount of time advantageously when he presented empty-handed newsgatherers with three front-page stories all at once. They were: 1) a comment on possible tax-reduction ("wait and see"); 2) Alexander H. Legge's acceptance of the Federal Farm Board Chairmanship; 3) receipt of a $500,000 donation with which to call the first National Conference on Child Health and Protection in 20 Years. "That's all I have on my mind," said the President.

¶For 29 years the telephone...

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