National Affairs: Retreat

Eighteen hundred feet up the Blue Ridge, hard by Snicker's Gap, where Turner Ashby's grey cavalry thundered through to join Jackson in the Valley, stands a fine brick building faced with ten cinctured columns. About are smaller structures, a laboratory, stable, power plant. Once it was an important U. S. weather observatory; but for 15 years it has stood empty in the mountain wind.

Last week President Coolidge designated it as his choice for a hot-weather week-end retreat for future Presidents of the U. S. He asked Congress for $48,000 to remodel it....

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