National Affairs: Cygnet Song

Five weeks before the Republican National Convention Mr. Coolidge announced that he had chosen William M. Butler to be the next Chairman of the Republican National Committee. The unusually early date of the announcement was interpreted as a swift kick to speed the retiring Chairman (John T. Adams), who had supported Daugherty and Denby and generally annoyed the President. Last week Mr. Adams said his adieus:

"How staunchly President Coolidge has met his grave responsibility! Sympathetically and capably, he has carried on the great work of his predecessor. Problems of his own he has met so...

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