THE CABINET: Welcome^ Mr. Thompson

Rock-a-bye baby, on the treetop, When the wind blows, the cradle will rock. . . .

An earthquake, not wind, last week rocked the chair of Col. Carmi Alderman Thompson, personal representative in the Philippines of President Coolidge (TIME, April 12, THE PRESIDENCY, April 19, July 19 et seq. THE CABINET) as he dined with Mrs. Thompson in a Manila hotel. "Hm-m-m," said Mrs. Thompson, "an earthquake." "Well, we can't help that," answered the Colonel. "Pass the olives." The next day Col. Thompson clambered into his Filipino-financed automobile for a tour of...

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