Washington (Aug. 2)
The White House today confirmed that Louis B. Mayer, motion picture magnate, declined to accept a diplomatic post or any other appointment to public office because his present business interests would not permit it. It is understood. Mr. Mayer, who is now a guest at the White House, was offered the post of United States Ambassador to Turkey. His business affairs would prevent his prolonged absence from the country. he said.
It was indicated that Mr. Mayer had been one of the most devoted friends and supporters of President Hoover and that the President greatly appreciates Mr. Mayer’s friendship.