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Message to the National Hotel Exposition.

November 08, 1931

[Released November 8, 1931. Dated November 3, 1931 ]

My dear Mr. McKowne:

I have been interested to learn of your plans for the sixteenth National Hotel Exposition in New York, and especially of your plans to align the industry with the constructive influences and forces working for economic recovery. It is to the lasting credit of the American business man that he is facing the future with courage and confidence. It is that spirit, plus the necessary reordering and readjusting of our economic life to current conditions, which will eventually solve the difficulties which confront us. I trust that your exposition may give impetus to improvement not only in the hotel industry, but in business generally.

Yours faithfully,


[Mr. F. A. McKowne, President, Hotel Ass'n. of New York City, 221 West 57th Street, New York City ]

Note: The message was released in conjunction with the opening of the exposition at the Grand Central Palace in New York City.

Herbert Hoover, Message to the National Hotel Exposition. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/206840

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