THE PRESIDENCY: The Coolidge Week: Mar. 5, 1928

¶ The mortgage was being foreclosed on a broken-down Indiana onion farm which President Coolidge was given "for an unrendered service to agriculture." There were bills to be signed—$6,792,000 for Army Housing, $125,000,000 for new Federal buildings throughout the land. People were already agitating about the next "Summer White House" and suggesting places as exotic as Hollywood, Calif., despite the President's known feeling that he should stay near Washington this summer. There was also the Jardines' dinner, which President Coolidge had to attend alone, Mrs. Coolidge not feeling well enough, after...

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