OPINION: Progress Without Dynamite

No U.S. President since James Buchanan had lived to such a ripe age. It was natural that Herbert Clark Hoover's 75th birthday last week should become something of an occasion. A controversial figure, Herbert Hoover, for many U.S. citizens, was still the symbol of inaction in a great national emergency and thus a symbol of the first Depression. For many others, the elder statesman who, in his 703 had labored long to reorganize sprawling U.S. Government departments, was a living expression of such old-fashioned virtues as simplicity, sanity and thrift. For his birthday, congratulatory messages from Congress, U.S. boys'...

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