THE PRESIDENCY: The Coolidge Week: Dec. 12, 1927

¶ Washington was like a village on the eve of a barn dance. Guests bustled and bundled into town on every train.. There was a buzz of greetings, a helter-skelter of calls, a busy matching and arranging of programs. The White House received an ample quota of the more dis- tinguished guests as callers. The Administration, a thoroughgoing host, prepared all for the opening of the 70th Congress. To the White House came:

Secretary Wesley L. Jones of Washington, to talk Merchant Marine from the Pacific point of...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!