THE PRESIDENCY: Mr. Coolidge's Week: Dec. 17, 1923

¶The President delivered his first message to Congress on the State of the Union and was heard by radio telephony by a "million" people.

¶The President delivered by radio a tribute to President Harding, likening the kindly spirit of the late President to the great virtue of Abon Ben Adam who loved his fellow men, and concluding: "We may well consider by what means we can show our appreciation and by what method we can best enshrine his memory."

¶The President and Mrs. Coolidge gave their first official entertainment— "the Cabinet dinner." There were 50...

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