National Affairs: Hoivell Howls

Robert Beecher Howell, Senator from Nebraska, is one of the Progressives still within the Republican ranks in the Senate. He ranks next to Senator Norris in that respect. Last week, Senator Norris succeeded in having the Senate pass a resolution for an investigation by the Federal Trade Commission of the General Electric Co. (See Page 22.)

But Mr. Howell was on hand with another proposal: that a committee of Congress be authorized to investigate the proposed merger by the Van Sweringens of the Nickel Plate, Erie, Chesapeake & Ohio, Pere Marquette and Hocking...

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