The Great Lakes-to-Atlantic Waterway Project

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Since Mr. Hoover's address of August 11 accepting the Republican presidential nomination, the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence waterway has been emphasized by Republican campaign leaders in the Middle West as a part of their party's program of farm relief. The opposition to the St. Lawrence plan repeatedly expressed by Alfred E. Smith as Governor of New York has been contrasted, to the disadvantage of the Democratic candidate, with the support given the project by Mr. Hoover during his seven years of service as Secretary of Commerce. If extensive use continues to be made of this comparison by Republican speakers in the Middle West, the St. Lawrence waterway project may become a political issue for the first time in the eight years during which it has ...

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