THE PRESIDENCY: Drought Relief

President Hoover last week took up the kind of national problem with which he knows best how to deal. A drought,* worst since the Civil war, was upon the east and midwest (see p. 15). Husbandmen across a checkerboard of devastation faced immense crop and livestock losses. President Hoover could not bring rain, but he could and did organize relief agencies

Sure of his ground, the President held White House conferences in rapid succession. He called for detailed reports on the extent of drought damage, summoned to Washington this week the governors of...

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