Herbert Hoover asks Woodrow Wilson to sign a new Executive Order regarding wheat prices that will give the Grain Corporation discretion in decided whether the guarantee applies to to only producers, or also to sellers of wheat.
Joseph Tumulty acknowledges receipt of Herbert Hoover’s letter about the White House issuing a statement regarding the closing down of breweries and sends a draft of such a statement, but says the President thinks it too soon to make such a…
Herbert Hoover informs Woodrow Wilson that the committee on the packing industry agrees with his suggestion to eliminate the War Industries’s Price Fixing Board, and that he thinks this decision should be made public as early as possible.
This memorandum states that Woodrow Wilson has recommended to the Food Administration that the alcoholic content of beer be reduced to 3% and the volume of grain should be 70% of the amount formerly used. The existing stores of distilled drinks can…
Herbert Hoover tells Woodrow Wilson that due to the temporary nature of employment with the Food and Fuel Adminsitrations, they are having difficulty filling positions and operating efficiently due to civil service requirements.
Herbert Hoover tells Joseph Tumulty of the need to reassure the public of the abundance of food in order to prevent panic and hoarding of food that would results in a shortage to distribute to the Allies.
Herbert Hoover asks for Wilson’s approval to appoint Joseph Cotton as the head of the Food Administration’s meat division and WVS Thorne as the head of distribution of Allied, Army, and Navy foodstuffs.
Sharing Woodrow Wilson’s perspective, Josephy Tumulty tells Herbert Hoover that exemption from military service for anyone connected with the Food Administration will be left to the district exemption boards.
Trying to garner support for Conservation Sunday, where Americans will be encouraged to volunteer for the Food Administration, Herbert Hoover asks Tumulty to show Woodrow Wilson the draft proclamation and finalize it to submit to papers.