Informal Remarks of the President in Garrett, Indiana
INFORMAL EXTEMPORANEOUS REMARKS OF THE PRESIDENT
FROM THE REAR PLATFORM OF HIS SPECIAL TRAIN
August 26, 1936
(A stop was made at Garrett for Governor McNutt to come aboard.)
The Governor says that I do not have to be introduced to an Indiana crowd. That is alright. In fact, as I remember it two years ago, when I came through Gary and also Garrett, it was pretty late at night and I think I had gone to bed and I did not see anybody.
I am going on out, as you know, further West, into the Northwest, to see some of the worst of the drought conditions.
I must say this as a Hudson River farmer that I have been looking at corn in Indiana today and I think our corn on the Hudson River is a little better than yours, this year. I think it will be this year only because generally you raise better corn than we do.
I am, of course, very much disturbed about those parts of the country that have had practically a total crop failure and that is why I am going out to look at it and get information at first hand.
It is good to see you. Good-bye. (Prolonged applause)