Monday, July 17, 2023

31 Herbert Hoover

Herbert Hoover was orphaned as a child, but his tireless work ethic and masterful administrative talents brought him success as a mining engineer, in which he crisscrossed the globe and reached the pinnacle of his profession, becoming a millionaire in the process. During the First World War, he led a massive effort to relieve the suffering population of occupied Belgium, earning international acclaim and putting his name under consideration for the presidency. During eight years as Commerce Secretary in the Harding and Coolidge administrations, he worked to modernize the American economy and made himself the obvious choice to succeed Coolidge in 1928. After a crushing landslide victory, Hoover brought his technocratic expertise to the highest office in the land, but when a frightening stock market crash brought the unprecedented prosperity of the Roaring 20's to an abrupt halt, he finally met a crisis he couldn't fix—the Great Depression.      

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Kruschen Salts – Greenwood Gazette (Greenwood, NA) – March 4, 1931

Nobody loves a skinny woman – Sioux City Journal (Sioux City, IA) – March 7, 1929

Skinny girls gain weight with Ironized Yeast – Kansas City Star (Kansas City, MO) – March 12, 1929

Secrets of Love – Akron Beacon Journal (Akron, OH) – June 15, 1929

Secrets of Love – Press of Atlantic City (Atlantic City, NJ) – July 30, 1929

H.A. Ammann Real Estate – Marion Star (Marion, OH) – April 16, 1929

Reward for stolen building – Marion Star (Marion, OH) – May 21, 1929

Reward for finding drowned corpse – Free Lance-Star (Fredericksburg, VA) – May 8, 1929

Radithor – Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA) – January 8, 1928

Radithor – Chino Champion (Chino, CA) – October 19, 1928

Radium racket – Daily News (New York, NY) – April 2, 1932

Radium racket (cont’d) – Daily News (New York, NY) – April 2, 1932

Climax Jumbo Peanuts – Public Opinion (Chambersburg, PA) – May 10, 1929