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The President's News Conference

October 14, 1930

SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR

THE PRESIDENT. I have a few questions that I can answer this morning. The first is that Dr. [Ray Lyman] Wilbur will remain in the Cabinet. The [Stanford] University will gladly extend his leave as long as it is necessary, and he is too valuable a man to lose out of the Federal service. Being one of the trustees of that institution myself, I can speak with more authority than the student daily.

BOULDER DAM

Second, the Boulder Dam construction will proceed as rapidly as possible. The determination of the points of law raised by the State of Arizona will be expedited so far as the Government is concerned, and in the meantime, I am in hopes that the States may be able to get together and compose their difficulties. They are not so far apart as to make such a settlement at all infeasible.

THE PRESIDENT'S TRAVEL PLANS

Third, I do not expect to leave Washington until Congress reconvenes unless I find an opportunity to attend a football game. Otherwise, I shall remain with you. That is all I have.

Note: President Hoover's one hundred and forty-sixth news conference was held in the White House at 12 noon on Tuesday, October 14, 1930.

On the same day, the White House also issued texts of the President's statements about Secretary of the Interior Ray Lyman Wilbur (see Item 327) and construction of Boulder Dam (see Item 328).

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/211965

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