The Story Of An Experiment: After 15 Years

TIME'S way of handling news should always produce a sense-making report. Occasionally, it achieves something more—a story that readers remember and quote and write about to TIME. After 15 years, many old TIME readers remember its story on the death and funeral of Calvin Coolidge. Written by John Shaw Billings (then National Affairs editor, now editorial director), the story told simply and very clearly how the news of his death came to the Senate, the House, President Hoover, and to Mrs. Aurora Pierce, "longtime Coolidge housekeeper" at Plymouth, Vt. She "heard a tap on the homestead window. Allen Brown, a neighbor,...