What Government official would not tremble at the mention of its name? The name of the Senate Committee on Public Lands. . . . Simple and austere and little changed, still stands its roster:
Stanfield (Ore.) Ashurst (Ariz.)
Smoot (Utah) Pittman (Nev.)
Cameron (Ariz.) A. A. Jones (N. M.)
Oddie (Nev.) Kendrick (Wyo.)
Shortridge (Calif.) Walsh (Mont.)
Norbeck (S. D.) Dill (Wash.)
All but one are from the far West, since 97% of the 430,000 acres of public lands are in eleven Western states.
Last week they announced plans to resume their...