THE PRESIDENCY: Across from Nahant

One last meeting of the Cabinet, one last conference with newspapermen, and President Coolidge and his wife left the White House to the mercies of repairers and redecorators for two months. At 1.05 p. m. the Bar Harbor Express pulled out of the Union Station, Washington. The first section, comprised of a baggage car, a diner, a compartment car for correspondents, a regular Pullman (the Lake Felicity) for the Coolidges and their immediate retinue, and an observation car, carried the party.

It was an uneventful trip, except that in...