THE PRESIDENCY: Host

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...

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