The arrangements for the formal notification of President Coolidge of his nomination required that the actual address of acceptance be made within Memorial Continental Hall, the building of the Daughters of the American Revolution, which stands only a couple of blocks southwest of theWhite House.

At six in the evening, crowds began to assemble. About 2,000 admission tickets had been issued. Some 10,000 people gathered in the park opposite the ball and listened "by amplifier."

The audience within watched eagerly for celebrities. Secretary Hughes was spied. He had landed in Manhattan that morning,...

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