President Harding practically cut in half the number of speeches which he intends to make on his trip this summer. Originally he planned a speaking tour from coast to coast, a side trip to Alaska, then another speaking tour across the country in the reverse direction. This last part of the program was abandoned in favor of a return from the Pacific Coast by water—via the Panama Canal, Porto Rico and possibly the Virgin Islands. In high conclave at the White House (John T. Adams, Chairman of the Republican National Committee; Secretary Hoover;...

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