Last week's preludes to the National Automobile Show in Manhattan this week & next:
Howard Earle Coffin (Hudson-Essex consulting engineer) entertained President & Mrs. Coolidge on Sapeloe Island.
John North Willys (Willys-Knight, Stearns-Knighf, Whippet) introduced his daughter Virginia to society with a very large Manhattan ball.
William Crapo Durant (Locomobile, Durant) paid out $30,000 for essays on a plan "for making the 18th (Prohibition) Amendment effective."
Henry Ford (Ford, Lincoln) was quoted as saying, astoundingly: "I am sure they [ancient peoples] had the automobile, the radio, the airplaneeverything that we have, or its equivalent, and...