It was a pleased and pleasant President Coolidge who led Nominee Hoover to a chair on the porch of the Summer White House and sat him down to give the public photographers an inning.
Photographers: "Talk to him, Mr. President. Carry on a conversation."
President Coolidge: (Something inaudible, which made the Nominee smile.)
President Coolidge: "I can't, Mr. Hoover won't carry on his end of the conversation."
After the cameramen were through, the President bade the word-reporters draw near.
President Coolidge: "Here he is. You asked for an interview. I saw him go by with...