THE PRESIDENCY: Signed & Consigned

By a simple motion of his right hand, President Coolidge called forth a flood of headlines in the press of the Mississippi Basin. Hundreds of citizens of New

Orleans rushed into their City Hall to make merry with expansive Mayor Arthur J. O'Keefe. The school children of New Orleans were instructed to contribute a penny each to buy a silver scroll of thanks for President Coolidge. Mayor O'Keefe called for thanksgiving services in all the churches. The Flood Control bill was law at last.

In the Louisiana legislature, rejoicing was not so wholehearted....

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