Herbert Hoover to Woodrow Wilson

Identifier

WWP19351

Description

Herbert Hoover responds to the beef price situation.

Source

Hoover-Wilson Correspondence, Hoover Institution, Hoover Institution Archives, Stanford, California

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum

Language

English

Text

(copy)

Dear Mr. President

The xso-called disclosures in Mr. Heney’s investigation of the packers at Chicago causes a great deal of heart-burning on the part of the men working in this administration - all in subordinate positions. Without being placed in definite terms, the impression is given out by statements made by Mr. Heney that they are making use of their positions here to benefit the packers and that the packers have some kind of hold on the Food Administration through certain men.

I enclose you herewith a memorandum on the specific cases, which will show how unjust this matter is, and it does appear to me that these men have the right to a hearing before such statements are made. The statements as outlined by Mr. Heney have been known to him for some time and, so far as I am aware, no approach has been made to the Food Administration to learn the real truth in the matter.

I am

Your obedient servant,
[Herbert Hoover]

Original Format

Letter

Files

http://resources.presidentwilson.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/D09359A.pdf

Citation

Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964, “Herbert Hoover to Woodrow Wilson,” 1918 February 27, WWP19351, Hoover Institute at Stanford University Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.

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