THE PRESIDENCY: The Hoover Week: Jun. 25, 1928

Herbert Clark Hoover never spent a more eventful week than last.

He listened attentively at the radio, nodded approvingly as Senator Smoot droned the G. O. Platform into the Missouri microphones.

On the evening, friends assembled in the living room of the Hoover home. Negro butlers, directed by Mrs. Hoover, served lemonade. There were carnations in the vases. Associate Justice Stone, of the U. S. Supreme Court, and Mrs. Stone were there; also the Vernon Kelloggs, George Barr Baker, assistant to the Attorney General, William J. ("Wild Bill") Donovan, Mrs. William E. Borah, and the...

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