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BIG WORK AIMED FOR ENGINEERS President to Apply Business Methods, With Brown Suc ceeding Jadwin. BY J. RUSSEL YOUNG. President Hoover's appointment of Brig. Gen. Lytle Brown to succeed Lieut. Gen. Jadwin as chief of the Corps of ZL-vgineers, U. S. A., and his an nounced intention soon to appoint three regional assistants, are looked upon as the laying of the foundation of a defi nite program of his own for the devel opment of the waterways of the Nation. Conscious of the great responsibilities which have been heaped upon the Engineer Corps because of the problems of the rapidly growing public works program of the Nation, and anticipating an even more stupendous program in the very near future. President Hoover has given very careful thought to all this and as a result has worked out a plan, not yet complete in all its details, which he is understood to believe will improve the old order. rT 'ho President has studied this sub tact strictly from the viewpoint of a highly trained engineer And executive. He is represented as not exactly frown ing upon the way the Army engineers have been functioning in the past, but as feeling confident that matters could be improved. His aim run the Engineer Corps in the future more along the lines of a private engineering business. He is going to run this par ticular branch of the Government just as he would if he were the president or directing head of some big engineer ing or construction company—just as he did when he was directihg engineer ing work in various quarters of the 11 THESE TEN GORGEOUS DINING PIECE'S | 7|| SkS 8111 This suite is admir- China Closet. 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As B - B Gu»r»ntefd ■« II G® suite. Armchair, settee and John Bunny chair. All care- ■ I V sketched, a wood bed, new Hollywood vanity, dresser B B a U l|l 2 2 ■ fully made and splendidly,upholstered in beautiful Mohair. JL and chifforobe. • " £ ji I WHAT YOU BUY THE “NATIONAL” GUARANTEES! " I |B| r 3 I IS.Pc Set of l\ I Aluminum Ware Dinner Set I ff h I dfcl s4js y ( *IJ» rag], I h:-, t i|| I #| S'- —’ earth before he entered upon a public career. More Direct Concentration. First of all, he is satisfied that there should b© more direct concentration upon the individual projects. Next, he is convinced that there should be a decentralization of administrative power. According to his opinion, there has been too much supervision of the public works projects throughout the country back in Washington Instead of on the projects themselves. It was because of this desire for mere definite responsibility, more continuity and more localized administration that he has already decided to declare three regions of public works projects and to place an engineer officer lr. complete charge of each. It is thought that the President has in mind increasing the number of these regions by at least two or three. His plan now is to have an engineer in direct charge of the so-called Lower Mississippi River section, which will include the flood control work; another one in charge of the so-called tributaries to the Mississippi and a third in charge of the Great Lakes and Great Lawrence section. It is understood that he is now considering establishing an indi vidual engineering region in the West Coast and one to cover the Atlantic seaboard. The latter may be divided into two regions. In line with his policy, Mr. Hoover wants the Army Engineer Corps to prove as efficient and as effective as is possible, and In making this possible he wants to relieve the chief of the Engineer Corps of as much detail and routine work as possible. He wants that responsible officer to have more time to give to the study of plans and poli cies back in Washington and to leave the actual directing of the individual projects to the regional chiefs. Expansion of Program. The reorganization of the Engineer Corps, the President believes, is neces sary with the fast expansion of the pub lic works program. Besides being a highly trained engineer himself and therefore familiar with just what the Engineer Corps is facing, Mr. Hoover personally went through the Mississippi flood section two years ago, directing relief work and advising regarding plans THE EVENING STAR, WASHINGTON, D. C., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1929. i for flood control. Moreover, Mr. Hoover ’ has made a serious study of the water-’ ways development of the country and is therefore well acquainted with this sub ject. He has formed well defined ideas regarding the carrying out of the pro posed waterways development program.' Besides his opinions as an engineer, the President is mindful of the pledges of his party regarding development of, rivers and harbors and flood control, and he is represented as being anxious to live up to the promises made in this direction during his campaign latt yeas. So conscious is the President or the vastness and importance of the project*' immediately facing the Engini'er Corps that he considers the program in .each i of the three regions he has decided to establish as being even greater hi mag nitude than the digging of the Panama Canal. He knows, too, that there will i be projects in the future that will be even still greater. It is estimated rough ly that projects under way and others proposed for the future already call for an expenditure of public funds of two or three billions of dollars. The Nicaraguan Canal, which is pro posed and for which a survey already is under way, will probably cost one ; billion. Other great projects authorized include the reservoir for the Pariama Canal, so as to Increase that canal’s capacity; the building of Boulder Dam, besides the Mississippi flood control and millions of dollars' worth of river and harbor improvements. The proposed Washington to Baltimore By Boat and Rail $12.62 Round Trip Following the pioneers through the hla tortcall* interesting country. 320 mile* ot delightful cruising—down the Poto mac. up the Chesapeake Bay—return by fast Penna. R. R. train*. Two nights and a day op watar. First-class accommodations. excellent meals, congenial people. Modern Steam ers Dorchester, and Talbot. .Leave 7th Street Wharf Mon.. Wed. and Sat.. 4:00 P.M, Minimum costa. *12.82 per person. All Information, literature, etc., at Penns. R. R. City Ticket Office. *l3 14th St. N.W., or Agent’s Office. 7th Street Wharf. BALTIMORE & VIRGINIA STEAMBOAT COMPANY ’ St.’ Lawrence waterways may not mate ' rlalize for some years, but it will be a gigantic undertaking and wil cost hun dreds of millions. Cause for Serious Thought. With all this in mind and having formed definite ideas in the matter of actually carrying out the work, it is little wonder that President Hoover gives such serious thought to the selec tion of the man to be the directing head of the Engineer Corps, which President Hoover hopes to make the largest and most efficient engineering and construc tion company in the history of the world. He is said to have not known Gen. Brown personally, or even to have heard much about him before he started to study the qualifications of the long list of avallables to appoint as succes sor to Gen. Jadwin. It is understood that he picked Gen. Brown, who was WK PAY Independence V B Start now to be financially in # dependent by systematically sav- I m ing each pay day. Your savings # will earn at least 5% interest and ! ■M ft you will be amazed how they will • grow ‘ We Open daily 9 to 5. Have OR MORE Saturday until o6n ) I Financed National f „ Homes” on your \ i *"<»»* , !. Permanent BUILDING ASSOCIATION ! WIYVi (ORGANIZED 1890) VbVwl 949 Ninth Street N.W. [B jjjjljH Jutt Below New York Avenue Under Supervision U. 8. Treasury commandant of Fort Davis, the Canal Zone, at the time, and no longer In the Engineer Corps, because of his record while in the Engineer Corps and be cause of his known ability as an execu tive. Also, because he is only sfl years old and. has eight years before retire ment. It is understood that Gen. Brown was not the choice of his War Department advisers in this matter. It is known that there was considerable pressure brought to have Brig. Gen. Deakync, the assistant chief of the corps, made chief. Brig. Gen. Meriweather Walker and Maj. Gen. Douglas Mac Arthur, both distinguished Army engineers and administrators, were strongly recom mended. Besides these there was a field of about 18 colonels In the Engineer Corps upon the list of availables be sides some other officers, like Gen. Brown, who had left the corps and were in other branches of the service. But Mr. Hoover picked Brown. The latter is understood to have been as greatly surprised as any one else when he read or his selection In the news papers. He afterward said he was heartily in favor of the President’s new ideas for the corps. ■■ ■■■ >—i Not Truly Century Plant!. The supposition that the century plant blooms only when it has reached 100 years of age seems to be a fallacy, for we frequently hear of these plants bearing a flower when they are far from AUTOMOBILE. LIABILITY. FIRE, BURGLARY AND TORNADO INSURANCE THOS. E. JARRELL CO. Realtors. 721 ieth St. N.W. 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