THE PRESIDENCY: The Coolidge Week: Mar. 19, 1928

¶ The Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee loomed twice in the news last week—once when five Rockefeller millions were bestowed upon them to help make them a national park (see p. 12), and again when White House whispers said that President Coolidge might spend his summer vacation on a southern eminence with the Great Smokies for his western horizon. Philip S. Henry of Asheville, N. C., had offered President Coolidge the use of "Zealandia," the Henry mansion on Beaucatcher Mountain.

¶ Apparently indifferent to the nationwide suspicion that had just...

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