Herbert Hoover to Woodrow Wilson




Herbert Hoover asks Woodrow Wilson to give publicity to his letter to Morris Sheppard that responds to the issue of saving grain from brewing and the potential whiskey monopoly resulting from that.


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


Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum




Dear Mr President

Please find enclosed copy of letter that I have written to Senator Morris Sheppard, in response to one from him, which I also enclose.

I believe that the reply which I send herewith is in line with the views expressed by yourself. As you know, I have always favoured the saving of the grain from brewing but have felt with you that the moral issues involved, by the establishment of practically a whiskey monopoly, outweighed, for the time being, the conservation question. A great discussion has been launched in the country over the failure of the Food Administration to maintain consistency in this matter, with our strong urging to save grain, and is doing harm to all conservation measures. If you approve, I should like to give publicity to my letter to Senator Sheppard, as I believe it will go a good way toward clearing up the matter in the public mind.

Yours faithfully,
[Herbert Hoover]

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Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964, “Herbert Hoover to Woodrow Wilson,” 1918 June 5, WWP19431, Hoover Institute at Stanford University Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.

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