THE PRESIDENCY: The White House Week: Mar. 7, 1927

¶ From the Speaker's platform of the House of Representatives, President Coolidge delivered a birthday eulogy of George Washington. He did not flay the modern biographers. Efficiency, said he, was the watchword of Washington's greatness. An inconspicuous radio microphone started President Coolidge's methodical voice on its way throughout the U. S. and to Europe.

¶ The President signed the White-Dill radio control bill and the McFadden-Pepper branch banking bill.

¶ On pig iron and iron kentledge, the President raised the tariff from 75c to $1.12½ a ton; on gold leaf, from 55c to...

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