CONGRESS: The Senate Week Feb. 13, 1928

Last week the U. S. Senators: ¶Amended and passed the House's bill appropriating some 540 millions to maintain independent executive branches of the government, such as the Bureau of Efficiency, the Civil Service Commission, the Smithsonian Institution. President Coolidge's salary ($75,000 per annum) was an item.

¶Debated a bill by Senator Jones of Washington to keep the U. S. in the shipping business by requiring a unanimous vote of the U. S. Shipping Board to sell any government-owned ship; passed it, 53 to 31. Anticipating opposition from the House and a veto by the...