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The President's News Conference

December 31, 1929

THE PRESIDENT. I haven't anything of a news character today

NEW YEAR'S GREETINGS TO THE PRESS

I want to take this occasion to wish you all a happy new year, and to express my appreciation for the fine cooperation that I have had during this 8 months from all of you. The job is difficult enough, as you know, of maintaining a press relationship, and it is one in which I am in hopes we have established complete confidence with you, and I know it is one in which I have complete confidence on my side. We have tried to experiment now for about 8 months, a rather fundamental line of at least a departure from previous months, and I think it has worked out satisfactorily. We have difficulties at times, but nevertheless I have fine cooperation on your side, and I want to express that feeling to you and to wish you the happiest new year.

Note: President Hoover's seventy-eighth news conference was held in the State, War, and Navy Building at 12 noon on Tuesday, December 31, 1929.

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/208901

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