People: Inside Sources

"There are only two occasions," observed Herbert Hoover, "when the American people respect privacy, especially in Presidents. Those are prayer and fishing ­ so some Presidents have gone fishing." In a radio round-table discussion of The Compleat Angler, Fisherman Hoover reminisced about Fisherman Calvin Coolidge: "He was a good deal of a fundamentalist in economics, government, and fishing, so he naturally preferred angleworms. But . . . he took to artificial flies. However, his backcast was so much a common danger that even the secret service men kept at a distance until they were summoned to...

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