National Affairs: Flood Control

Though they lack a legal status until Congress meets, the members of the Flood Control Committee of the House of Representatives gathered last week in Washington to begin drafting national legislation. The committee's chairman, Representative Frank R. Reid of Illinois, declared at the outset that nothing but flood control would be undertaken, that party politics would be kept out.

Army engineers had not yet completed their survey and report on the Mississippi Basin, upon which the committee's flood control bill must largely be based. So the committee heard witnesses and suggestions. The...

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