THE PRESIDENCY: The Coolidge Week: Jan. 30, 1928

¶Seasickness, worst feeling in the world, is no respecter of persons. Bolstering the semicircular canals with earplugs helps some people. Shutting the eyes also helps, since the sympathetic nervous system is also affected by optical unsteadiness. Drinking champagne is another remedy. But the best thing of all, for seasick prince, pauper or potentate, is to surrender completely and lie down. . . . Returning to Key West from Havana on the swift cruiser Memphis, President Coolidge lay down.* Secretary Wilbur filled an engagement the President had made to address the ship's officers and...

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