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paper dally New York Day By Day By C. I. Driicoll -- titii at«. u. of at FRONT matter plan, air and finally in boys vet- and Hitler's far-flung the lads found boys backing is and be no' war share and the year, made, Cross Cross the doing not weighed on to NEW YORK-The town of louse, N. J., U In the war up ears, and rapidly wading further Mrs. Elton Runyon, of that small town, t«lls me that every person doing his full share, and nobody complaining about anybody else. Every son ot Whltehouse In the service get* steady stream of mail from those at home, so that it isn't difficult for him to keep abreast of the home activities, no matter where he is. Every person who can pos sibly work Is working at his DRISCOLL regular jobs, plus some war work. The victory gardens are starting and will be well tended, because these folk know about soils and seeds and fertilisers. And in every drive for funds for any kind of war work, Whltehouse goes over quota. I think New York can well to take time out to take off its and make a low bow to Whitehouse, N. J., a close neighbor, an important one. * * · A good many commenti upon recent paragraph about Mr. Herbert Hoover in this column hav« come in. The general purport of my comment, after hearing Mr. Hoover to a small audience of men in hattan, was that he speaks more intelligently and forcefully now than hs ever has spoken heretofore. explanation, in part, was that a president is so surrounded with yes-men that he seldom gets a chance to be himaelf, and that Hoover, wh'il« being yesied, was stodgy and stuffed-shirt. Since obtaining his freedom, he has been doing some thinking and talking his own. Maybe there are better explanations. Lola Thompson, of Star City, Indiana, says one reason why Hoover could not do any better than he in office was that he wasn't yessed enough. In other words, during latter part of his administration. Congress opposed him. She says Roosevelt is now losing his yes- men, and that therefore he should, according to the theory 'she to me, begin to do very well. ~ * · * * ' Miss Thompson misinterprets. I don't mean yessing congressmen merely. A president, even wh-in Congress turns against him. can always keep himself surrounded by personal yes-men. No matter how tha wind blows In Congress, Harry (Belshazzar) Hopkins won't move out of the public boardinghouse ' unless the boss hands him his bill. Although Hoover didn't exactly board and lodge his yes-men, he plenty of them around who were willing to pay their own bills and buy their own champagne. · I get a thought from an editorial in the Roanoke Times, commenting upon my observations about the Mr. Hoover I recently saw . and heard. · * · "As president," says the newspaper, "Mr. Hoover always seemed tired, worried, and even a bit I'd agree with that, with the modification that this tiredness, worry and irritability were most pronounced in the latter part of public life. And 'it fits in with my theory that n president Is too much A man who is surrounded by sycophants who keep telling him that always right can hardly take calmly the slings and arrows of ·ageous congressmen and editors. He gets the idea from his yes-men, that he is almost perfect. Then what does this mob mean, howling tor his blood? Isn't that enough to make anybody irritable? Few presidents have escaped a show of that irritability. Hoover displayed a great deal of Roosevelt has shown it. especially lis press conferences, for at least:a year. Wilson let it get him down. They all need that slave on the chariot's axle, whispering in the left ear, "Remember Caesar, thou are human!"

Clipped from The News-Palladium, 17 Apr 1943, Sat,  Page

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