Era of Good Feeling?

For the first time since March 4, 1933, ex-President Herbert Hoover this week entered the White House.* Harry Truman, facing the gigantic problem of Europe's hunger and poverty, had "cordially invited" him down from New York for a talk. The interview, scheduled to last 30 minutes, went on for almost an hour. Smiling, grey-haired Herbert Hoover, 70, looking a little heavier than usual, let a waiting crowd of reporters, newsreel men and photographers guess at what had been discussed. Said the only living ex-President: "The President of the United States has the right to make his own statements."

The capital buzzed...

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