National Affairs: Debts Week

"The Governor of New York!" cried Chief Usher Irwin Hood ('Ike") Hoover as President-elect Roosevelt hobbled out of the White House elevator from the basement and turned to the left into the Red Room. President Hoover and Secretary of the Treasury Mills got up.

"Mr. President,'' said Governor Roosevelt extending his hand.

"Governor, I'm glad to see you again," replied the President as they shook hands.

Governor Roosevelt and Secretary Mills, childhood friends, exchanged "Hello, Frank—Hello, Ogden." Professor Raymond Moley, Roosevelt adviser on whose arm the President-elect had been leaning, was introduced. The four men settled themselves in red chairs around a small mahogany...

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