National Affairs: My Own Main Street

His heart warmed by a Presidential farewell, and perhaps stimulated by foreknowledge of a Presidential blessing he was to receive en route (see p. 7), Herbert Hoover set out from Washington to Palo Alto, to vote for himself and be voted for. At Cumberland, Md., he paused and spoke again about Prosperity. One aside in this speech revealed the political flair which he had seldom been suspected of having. Spying some of the train crew in the crowd he said: "I think I ought to tell them I am grateful to them. . . . I have come to think of...

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