THE PRESIDENCY: The Coolidge Week: Feb. 20, 1928

¶ President Coolidge having forbidden them to regard their semiweekly visits to his office as "interviews" (TIME, Feb. 13), newsgatherers last week refrained entirely from submitting written questions. It was the end of a custom six years old. To take its place, President Coolidge instituted a voluntary announcement system. The effect was dull. After gazing mutely at the slim, deliberate fingers on the neat Executive desk; at the immobile Executive countenance, over which the skin is so much more loose and translucent than shows in photographs, the newsgatherers shuffled out with nothing...

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