GOVERNMENT: Down to Business

The Hoover Commission, which has been poking into the jerry-built U.S. bureaucracy for months, got around to the Government's business-regulating agencies last week and made its most sweeping suggestions for changes to date. It urged that the power of the Department of Commerce be greatly increased by giving it the jurisdiction over all U.S. transportation, now scattered in a dozen bureaus. Under the Hoover plan, Commerce would take over: ¶ The Interstate Commerce Commission's executive powers over highway and rail traffic (including responsibility for safety and railroad consolidation plans). ¶ All functions of the Office of...

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