ARMY & NAVY: Airplane Views

Mr. Coolidge has hit upon a good formula for handling controversial questions when the public demands that something be done. He appoints a commission to investigate and then recommend.* The recommendations then usually become part of the Administration's program.

Aside from the fact that the formula is a politically astute conception, it has the advantage, if properly employed, of affording an unpartisan expert investigation, and of settling the public's mind on questions which would otherwise be only wind and partisanship.

The continuance of that policy was marked in the appointment of a commission...

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