Herbert Hoover to Woodrow Wilson

Identifier

WWP19422

Description

Herbert Hoover tells Woodrow Wilson what he thinks about Mr. Colver’s plan regarding meat packing.

Source

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

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum

Language

English

Text

Mr. President

I enclose herewith a memorandum mentioning some of the objections to Mr. Colver’s proposed experimental Government operation of one of the packing plants.

I have consulted Mr. Houston on this matter and he is strongly of my opinion that Mr. Colver’s suggestion is directed more towards a determination of some permanent remedy of the faults of the packing industry than to meeting war emergencies.

Whatever our opinions may be as to the method for rectifying the packing industry, I am strongly of the view that we will have less interruption and disturbance to our present difficult economic situation through regulation of the packers than through any form of Government operation and that the permanent solution of this matter is one for legislation and not for experimental work under emergency powers.

I return herewith the report of the committee and I would be glad to discuss the subject at our next meeting.

Yours faithfully,
[Herbert Hoover]

Original Format

Letter

Files

http://resources.presidentwilson.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/D09424.pdf

Citation

Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964, “Herbert Hoover to Woodrow Wilson,” 1918 May 21, WWP19422, Hoover Institute at Stanford University Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.

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