THE PRESIDENCY: The Hoover Week: Dec. 12, 1932

A busy-buzzing bee was President Hoover last week. He was notified by a joint committee that Congress was in session. Said Representative Snell afterwards: "He seemed quite surprised, but said he would communicate with the Congress in writing. ..." The opening of Congress brought a mass of legislative detail to the President's desk. His State-of-the-Union message had to be whipped into final form for the printer. He paraded billion-dollar columns into regimental front for the 1934 budget (see p. 11). Between times he held a series of conferences with Secretaries Stimson and...

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