THE PRESIDENCY: The Coolidge Week: Jun. 27, 1927

¶As the vacation-bound presidential special crossed South Dakota, the state turned into a 400-mile-long cheering section. Farmers stood in fields of young, ankle-high corn, forgot mortgages and vetoes, cheered. Townspeople gathered at railroad stations; in their hands were hats and flowers; in their hearts were peace and goodwill. Senator Peter Norbeck of South Dakota, long an insurgent, exclaimed, "We will not go into past regrets." Representative Charles A. Christopherson, farm-relief advocate, announced that all doubt concerning a third term had been swept away. The President made no speeches, no promises, receded not...

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