In laying the groundwork for organization we have initiated a wide-spread series of inquiries from Governors, State Councils of Defense, citizens and institutions as to the men whom we should select for the Federal Commissioners representing the Food Administration in each state. In these inquiries we first asked for five names embracing both political parties and subsequently initiated check inquiries in person and otherwise as to the favorites developed.
We have now gone over part of the lists with Mr. Vance McCormick and have found ourselves in practical agreement in fifteen states and the others are still under consideration and inquiry. If these fifteen gentlemen should meet with your approval we are anxious to approach them at an early date as their services are badly needed to manage our state campaigns on conservation. They are, of course, to be volunteers. I remain,His ExcellencyThe President of the United States
Herbert C. Hoover