National Affairs: San Francisco's Bridges

Last week President Hoover announced with evident pride: "The fifth of the commissions that have been appointed to determine the facts and to advise upon or negotiate special problems has now completed its report and secured a very admirable result." He referred to the commission, chairmanned by his good California friend Mark Lawrence Requa, which had settled a dispute waged among the War and Navy Departments, San Francisco and the State of California, over the site for a proposed bridge to Oakland across San Francisco Bay.*

The fifth commission's "admirable" result: agreement of all...

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