National Affairs: Test has Come

The last message of Calvin Coolidge to the U. S. Congress proved to be a brief and unmomentous document. It began, of course, on Peace and Prosperity. It announced that, thanks to prudent budget pruning, the Treasury might have a surplus of 37 millions this year instead of the 94-million deficit rumored before the election. Let Congress beware of the "unthinkable disgrace" of unbalancing the budget between now and June 30, it said.

The message touched conventionally on foreign relations, taking the Senate's ratification of the Kellogg treaty for granted. Again the cruiser bill was urged ("I wish to repeat again for...

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