National Affairs: Booms

Coolidge Neighbor. Many a U. S. citizen has treasured in his memory the swearing-in of Calvin Coolidge as President of the U. S.* Newspapers and feature writers united in picturing the scene—the simple Vermont farmhouse, the President's father administering the oath, the old-fashioned lamp whose rays illumined the occasion. Like later pictures of Mr. Coolidge cutting hay with a scythe, it was a demonstration of democracy in the high places, of a President's kinship with his people.

Yet both the swearing-in and the scything were last week...

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