THE PRESIDENCY: Mr. Coolidge's Week: Dec. 8, 1924

Mr. Coolidge's Week

¶ The prospect of a "modest inaugural" began to take form. The inaugural ball Mr. Coolidge had already vetoed. Last week a curtailed parade was agreed upon. It is probable that if the President had consulted his own wishes alone, there would have been no parade. But Washington merchants, who find great profit in the inauguration ceremonies, pressed very earnestly for more display. A compromise resulted.

¶ An item was resurrected from the files of The Hampshire County Gazette (Mass.) under the date of Nov. 20, 1899: "Clark...

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