Letters, May 25, 1931

Dry Hoovers

Sirs:

In TIME of May 4, subject, The Presidency, referring to the attendance of the President of the U. S. and Mrs. Hoover at the Cape Henry Pilgrimage, extract, "President Hoover got soaked.". . .

Raincoats and umbrellas were provided against just such an emergency, which was not unanticipated. Rear Admiral Burrage, Commandant of the Norfolk Naval District (and with the members of his staff, each a subscriber to TIME) had detailed Warren Owens, a Coxswain in the Navy, as orderly to the President to be on hand with the raincoats and...

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