Assistant Treasury Secretary Charles H. Keep, Comptroller of
Currency Lawrence O. Murray and Chief Forester Gifford Pinchot
provide President Roosevelt with a detailed report of the
organization and operations of the Department of the Interior. The
report highlights "grave defects" in the structure of the
Department such as redundant job functions, an "abuse of letter
writing" that impedes public business, and rampant inefficiency.
The report recommends the dissolution of several divisions.
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President Roosevelt will take up the matter with the United
States Reclamation Service.
United States Reclamation Service
A supervising engineer of the United States Reclamation Service provides
information on the surveying of an unnamed reservation near the La Paz
Arroyo in Arizona.
Surveying; Indian reservations; Arizona; United States Reclamation Service; Bardshar, William P.
Gifford Pinchot believes that Franklin Lane's plan "is one of
the cleverest and least scrupulous schemes for defrauding the
Government that has ever come my way." After a project is
completed, men are selected to discover whether it is possible to
take legitimate charge off the water users and have the government
pay for it.
Water use; United States. Department of the Interior; United States Reclamation Service; United States. Forest Service