THE PRESIDENCY: The Coolidge Week: Oct. 15, 1928

President Coolidge again had opportunity to appear in his favorite role of defender of the U. S. taxpayer. Premier Poincare of France, unveiling a monument in a minor Alpine spa, had referred briefly to the persistent belief of his Government that France's ability to pay her War debts is inevitably conditioned by Germany's payments of reparations to France. President Coolidge, at his first press conference of the week, made the Poincare speech the leading topic and reiterated his Administration's insistence that there can be no connection between what Germany owes France and...

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