A Coolidge anecdote

(as related in TIME Magazine, January 7, 1924)

Two visitors entered the White House offices, passed through the police guard and other attendants until they came to the domain of Edward Clark,
private secretary to the president. They gave Mr. Clark their names, and explained their business as much as possible. Mr. Clark said he believed he
could arrange an audience for them with the president, if they would kindly wait. The two visitors seated themselves in the chairs provided and waited their turn. After an hour Mr. Clark told them they could now see the president. He led the way down the corridor and, opening the door of the President’s private office, introduced Messrs. John and Calvin Coolidge, Jr. It was said that the two visitors emerged shortly “blushing and with a look that may have meant they probably would not horn in on a busy day again.”