National Affairs: Affairs Internal

The cornerstone of the new Internal Revenue Building was laid last week. Secretary Mellon, of course, was the official mason. It was raining, and he had to lean out from under a canopy to make the historic trowel strokes. Cameramen liked the pose and begged him, stooped over and splashed by the downpour, to "hold it." Always obliging, Mr. Mellon "held it" while the photographers jostled and squirmed for good positions.

They were very slow. The rain took no notice and kept pouring down. At length Mr. Mellon, still bent over with trowel poised,...

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