In the complete edition of his annual report, Secretary of the Interior Work invited Congress:
1) To create a permanent Oil Com-mission to study conservation of oil deposits, its membership to include the Secretaries of War, Navy, Interior and
Commerce. Last year, his department was called upon to supervise the production of nearly 40,000,000 barrels of oil from the public lands, nearly 8,000,000 barrels of which (valued at about $12,000,000) went to the Government as royalty.
2) To place Government activities in Alaska and Hawaii entirely under one Department in the interests of efficiency...