National Affairs: Neronic

A great many rather unlovely characters of history have been compared to Nero, but that President Coolidge should be spoken of in the same breath with the ill-famed Emperor seemed, until last week, almost incredible. The feat was performed, however, by Editor Basil M. Manly of People's Business, a journal which voices the views of LaFollette Progressives.

Discussing the President and the cowboy costume worn by President Coolidge in the Black Hills, Mr. Manly wrote: "And the moving picture audiences [watching news reels]roar with laughter as this...

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