With hardly a ripple in the course of official business, President and Mrs. Coolidge entered an automobile one afternoon at the New Willard Hotel and descended at the White House. The new occupants had been installed.

There was nothing more to it. The President continued to confer copiously with Government officers. Overtly he did very little, aside from taking a few preliminary steps in the coal quandary. But his influence began to be felt.

It was indicated that he would support General Wood in the Philippine imbroglio, would soon take a hand in shipping...

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