THE PRESIDENCY: Mr. Coolidge's Week: Apr. 28, 1924

Mr. Coolidge's Week

¶ The President took part in exercises dedicating an Arizona Memorial Stone in the Washington Monument. Referring to Arizona's admission to the Union, he prophesied that "before many years" there would be a 49th state.* "In general the States should not surrender, but retain their own sovereignty and keep control of their own government."¶ Dr. George Adam Smith, rector of Aberdeen University, Scotland, was presented to the President by Chief Justice Taft. Mr. Coolidge was "interested and pleased" when Dr. Smith explained that his son "was completing...

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