All during the last political campaign, Democrats and Progressives harried Republicans with the demand: "Why hasn't President Coolidge acted on the Tariff Commission's recommendations for a reduction in the tariff on sugar? Is he trying to hold off until after election?"

Mr. Coolidge received the Tariff Commission's sugar recommendations on July 31, 1924. He did hold off until after November 3, until after January 1, until after April 1. Last week, he announced his decision.

The Situation. The tariff on sugar is 1.764c a pound. The Commission has authority to investigate demands for...

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