THE PRESIDENCY: The White House Week: Feb. 21, 1927

¶ The President signed the Purnell bill appropriating $10,000,000 to battle the corn borer, famed farmers' pest (TIME, Jan. 17); asked for an additional $10,000,000. On the same day he signed another bill excluding from the U. S. mails: revolvers, pistols and all weapons capable of being concealed on one's person.

¶President and Mrs. Coolidge gave a state dinner in honor of Speaker and Mrs. Nicholas Longworth.

¶ Dr. Hubert Work, Secretary of the Interior, used to practice medicine in Colorado. No one ever accused him of being ostentatious. He, a widower, has...

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