THE CABINET: Hoover Report

A report signed by Herbert Hoover, Secretary of Commerce (written late in the summer after the appointment of Secretary Whiting, his successor) was published last week. Last commercial survey by the man who made the Commerce Department famous, it covered fiscaf 1928, which ended June 30, just after Mr. Hoover was nominated and before his resignation was accepted. It sounded very familiar, being largely a replica of its author's campaign speech. "Fiscal 1928," said Mr. Hoover, "had continued the high economic activity which has become characteristic of American industry." He cited the Mississippi flood, the cotton depression, and a...