THE PRESIDENCY: The Coolidge Week: Jan. 16, 1928

¶ President Coolidge took some wind from political sails by forwarding to the Congress a letter from Secretary Wilbur of the Navy, who asked that a commission of experts be appointed to consider the submarine, the late S-4 in particular and safety devices in general, after the Navy's court of inquiry gets through at Boston. The President seconded his Secretary and suggested $20,000 for the commission's expenses.

¶ When U.S. Marines occupied Vera Cruz in 1914, they did $45,518.49 worth of damage. Among other things, they were ordered to...