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...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!