National Affairs: The Coolidge Special

Equipped with satin-covered furniture, shower baths, phonograph, radio, cinema, telephones; loaded with clerks, valets, maids, detectives, railroad police, extra train crew and personages; guarded at bridgeheads by riflemen; awaited along the line by panting engines and peering populace, a Presidential train started for Key West.

It was Friday, Jan. 13. After the last two Presidents left the U. S. there came, soon after their returns, defeat to one, Death to the other. Superstition, however, was not a passenger on the Coolidge Special.

Southbound. Leaving Washington, President Coolidge...