Senator Thomas James Walsh, legislative specialist on Oil and on Power, returned to Washington last fortnight from a private business trip to New York to mix a fresh brew of political news. Just before the Senate recessed for the holidays he introduced a resolution providing for a Senate investigation of the Colorado shale-oil charges leveled against the Department of the Interior by Ralph S. Kelley (TIME, Oct. 6 et seq.}. Last week he swiveled his aim back to Power when the new Federal Power Commission, as its first executive act, dismissed two...

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