National Affairs: River Study

The men from whom Congress and the President will learn what had best be done to keep the Mississippi River an orderly stream in the future, are five boards of Army engineers. The separate provinces of these boards are apparent from their various titles—the Mississippi River Commission, the Spillways Board, the Reservoirs Board, the Navigation Board, the By-Path Board. Not until they all report finally can "the greatest rehabilitation measure," mentioned by Secretary Hoover (see above), be framed.

Last week, after conferring with Major General Edgar Jadwin, Chief of Army Engineers, Secretary of...

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