National Affairs: Booms

President Coolidge. When Arthur Brisbane came away from the White House luncheon table last week (see above), many an ear was enormously curious to hear what he had heard. Newsgatherers could not wait to read about it next day in the Brisbanal syndicate column. Had the President chosen this supereminent publicist, from whose pursed lips come editorial pearls, to confide an exegesis of the historic "do not choose" statement?

"No," said Mr. Brisbane, who is himself an admirer of curt speech, "naturally not, since President Coolidge said all there was to in his...

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