National Affairs: Some Facts

At the Republican Convention last summer, ex-President Herbert Hoover, 77, and well aware of "the inexorable course of nature," made what he believed to be his last major address and bade an emotional farewell to politics. Last week, at Dwight Eisenhower's personal request, he stepped back into public life to speak out against "misrepresentations" about the G.O.P. with which "the American people have been deluged" in the last 20 years. Speaking over a national radio & television hookup, Elder Statesman Hoover aimed his speech at the "40 million voters who have come of age since there was a Republican administration...

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