THE PRESIDENCY: The Coolidge Week: Mar. 12, 1928

¶ Reminded by the Red Cross that 71,052 refugees from last year's flood were still being fed and sheltered by charity in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee, President Coolidge evinced an ever-increasing. desire to have Congress get a flood measure passed this session. He looked upon the measure drafted and reported by Chairman Jones of the Senate Commerce Committee and found some good in it, since it recognized the principle of local contribution and since it placed Chief of Engineers Jadwin, and a civilian engineer to be appointed by the President, on a board of three (with the president of...

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