National Affairs: Flood Control

_ Sagging and swaying so that its actual dimensions were hard to judge, the Senate's flood control bill rolled through the House last week by a final vote of 254 to 91. Then it went to a House-Senate conference. President Coolidge continued his long-range fight upon what he had called its "extortionate" features.

The nucleus of the bill was still the Army engineers' plan for bigger and better levees along the main stream of the Mississippi from Cairo, 111., down, and spillways at the foot of the river. The Army figure for this work was $295,000,000. The Senate's elaborations raised the...

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