THE PRESIDENCY: The Coolidge Week: Jan. 9, 1928

¶ President Coolidge spent the last afternoon of 1927 assembling facts and ideas, and words and phrases to express them, for the Pan-American Congress in Havana, whither the officers and crew of the battleship Texas expect to ferry him from Key West, Fla., next week.

¶ When 1927 had but a few minutes to live, some buglers were stationed on the White House roof under a spotlight. Holding their instruments at the ready, they could look down into a pool of illumination which spread out from the mansion across the lawn to the iron...

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