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The President's News Conference

April 01, 1930


THE PRESIDENT. The census starts tomorrow, that is, the decennial enumeration of the whole of the 120 millions of people, and I am very much in hopes that the whole country will cooperate in making it expeditious and effective. The values which flow from the census taking are of paramount importance both from a point of view of government, economic advancement, social determinations, and every person in the country has an interest in making it absolutely effective. It furnishes a datum point from which we move in every advancement of the country. Other than that I have no information for today.

Q. Mr. President, may I ask you about the White House enumeration-do you furnish the information or does Mrs. Hoover ?

THE PRESIDENT. I think I will furnish it as the head of the family.

Note: President Hoover's one hundred and first news conference was held in the State, War, and Navy Building at 12 noon on Tuesday, April 1, 1930.

Herbert Hoover, The President's News Conference Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/211777

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