After a decade of diplomatic dickering the U. S. and Canada finally came to terms last week on the 1,337-mi. Great Lakes-St. Lawrence seaway. Signed was a treaty covering the details of a transportation project that for size, cost and engineering difficulties exceeds the Panama Canal. The agreement sent a thrill of hope through the Mid-West which already saw its cargoes of grain, coal, metals and machinery steaming away to world markets.

As part of his 1928 campaign President Hoover promised active development of this trade route...

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