National Affairs: Coolidge Contributes

Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover were never good warm friends during the five years one was President and the other Secretary of Commerce. President Coolidge had a trick of shoveling unpleasant Government jobs off on Secretary Hoover and then stepping harshly on his sensitive ego. After Mr. Hoover's election. President Coolidge was considerably irked by the public adulation of his successor. When a White House visitor asked him what he was going to do about Muscle Shoals President Coolidge snapped: "I'll leave that to the Superman " In retirement Citizen Coolidge was frequently reported...

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