THE PRESIDENCY: The Coolidge Week: Apr. 16, 1928

¶ A nightmare at this time last year to the millions who live in its lower basin, the Mississippi River is a nightmare to President Coolidge now. Last week, alarmed by reports that the Flood Control bill, which the Senate shoved through last fortnight, might cost the U. S. a billion or $1,500,000,000, the President sent for Chairman Martin B. Madden of the House Appropriations Committee, his Flood Control spokesman. Mr. Madden was sick abed but up he got and to the White House he went. When Mr. Madden emerged from the conference...

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