THE PRESIDENCY: Wet Week

Violence strode the world last week. Great storms lashed the Great Lakes (see p. 15), the stock market crashed historically (see p. 45), assassin's guns were pointed in Belgium and Chile (see pp. 27, 32). President Hoover, rumbling through Indiana, felt his special train grind to a stop. A sedan had been placed on the tracks at a grade crossing. Secret Service operatives investigated on the spot. Two Negroes were arrested. They succeeded in convincing their captors that, ignorant of the President's proximity, they had plotted merely to collect damages from the railroad.

Innocent though the Negroes may have been,...

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