THE PRESIDENCY: The Coolidge Week: Apr. 23, 1928

¶ President Coolidge continued his "fight" to keep the Flood Control bill from passing the House in the form it was given by the Senate (TIME, April 9). When President Coolidge "fights" a bill he usually does it by inviting his Congressional lieutenants to the White House and hearing what they can tell him about the opposition, about the possibilities for compromise. He himself says little, letting the White House atmosphere and a few wry questions stimulate the mental activity of the lieutenants. Then, as the lieutenants plan and discuss, President Coolidge draws negative lines here and there. After last...