Political Notes: Nov. 5, 1923

Hobble, hobble, hobble—crutches stumped up the pavement to the White House. Secretary of the Navy Denby had come for a Cabinet meeting, wounded like Achilles from an operation on a tendon of his left foot.

An inquisitive reporter went to the White House, said he had heard that Secretary Hughes was to resign. Was it true? The inquisitive reporter was informed, 1) that the President was certain the rumor was unfounded; 2) that the President does not deny rumors of changes in the personnel of the Administration.


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