THE PRESIDENCY: The Hoover Week: Jun. 15, 1931

President Hoover's mind was full of meat last week. The National Live Stock & Meat Board invited him to review a "steaks-hams-chops-on-the-hoof" parade in Chicago the day after he dedicates the new Lincoln Memorial at Springfield. The parade was to advertise the "critical situation" in low livestock prices. As it always does at this season, the Public Health Service advised the country to eat less meat during the summer. Immediately President Hoover was bombarded with protests from meat producers. The Kansas Livestock Association wired: "Such propaganda evidently prompted by food faddists...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!