1927 Flood Herbert Hoover, Secretary of Commerce visits Monroe, La - Tom Malmay
northwe t corner of Monroe its be the this to Hall floor feet. to next j HOOVER DISCOVERS VALLEY REGION IS RALLYING QUICKLY Commerce Secretary Visits Monroe, Reports That People in Flood Area are Showing Wonderful Powers of Recuperation; Party Here Includes Red Cross and Mo, P. Officials, Newspapermen. no will New assurance was given workers of the Red Cross through the arrival in this city last night of Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover, in charge as the personal representative of President Coolidge of flood control in the Mississippi valley. The secretary came over the Missouri Pacific railroad, by spe- cial train, arriving here at 9:15 o'clock last night, and leav- ing exactlv an hour later. j ! In that short period, he was in ;> ------conference ------conference with C. J. Smith, Red j thenof camp establishment, and will j Cross director, and the members of j later of rehabilitation. This is the [ the local orgar ration. He n-sured work that are trying to do. Three A the Monroe people thit every pos- weeks ago r.ext Mon !r.v, the present a «ible effort is being made and will task was a -igrted by President Cool- ( b* made to assist in rehabilitation, i idge and from various bases, flung j Secretary Hoover, interviewed by many hundreds of miles apart, the a News-Star reporter, stated that efforts have been exerted b> loyal the work in connection with the pres- 1 workers of the Red Cross.” that of The secretary was eager for late the devastation of war. news from DeGlaize and he admitted Tells of Work “First comes the work is a | y” floo'dg is like in to the rescue, that he was fearf j 1 that the devasta- CONTIN'UED ON TAGE TEN i I I E.