The President's News Conference
THE PRESIDENT. There won't be anything to take Miss Shankey. You need not wait.
[At this point, Anne Shankey, the President's stenographer, left the office. The exchange of remarks, as set forth below, follows the text of a contemporary news account.]
Q. Can we be of any assistance to you in selecting a new secretary ?
THE PRESIDENT. Yes, I would like to have your united opinion on the matter. [Laughter]
Note: President Hoover's one hundred and sixty-sixth news conference was held in the White House at 12 noon on Tuesday, January 6, 1931.
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/207327