THE PRESIDENCY: The Hoover Week: Jul. 29, 1929

Little things can annoy a great President. Last week President Hoover was thoroughly vexed by two occurrences:

1) Into the Eastern food markets moved three carloads of particularly luscious apricots. Each crate was proudly proclaimed: "Grown and Packed on President Hoover's Ranch, Wasco, Cal." A pell-mell demand for Hoover apricots followed until the supply was exhausted. . . . Great was the President's annoyance at this exploitation of his name and position. Careful explanations emanated officially from the White House: President Hoover does not own a Wasco Fruit Ranch. He does own some stock in Pozo Products Co. which in turn...

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