National Affairs: Oil Bath

The Senate investigation of naval

reserve oil leases (TIME, Jan. 28 et seq.) went into many byways. Chief events of the week:

¶ President Coolidge signed the resolution empowering him to employ special counsel to investigate and prosecute the case. He named Silas H. Strawn of Chicago and former Senator Atlee Pomerene of Akron as counsel, subject to confirmation by the Senate. In a letter to the Senate he took exception to the preamble of the resolution which declared that there were indications of fraud and corruption, and he stated that any guilt must...

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