19 OCTOBER 1929, Page 13


President Hoover's Law Enforcement Commission, which convenes this week, is prepared to settle down in earnest to the immense task with which it was entrusted a little over four months ago. Members of the Commission have not been idle since their appointment. Indeed, they made an immediate start upon their work, but the vastness and complexity of it convinced them that time must be taken to work out in detail a well-considered plan of action. This has been done. The specific subjects of inquiry coveringthe whole field of law enforce- ment and administration, Federal, State and local, has been defined and divided among ten sub-committees. A number of experts with special experience have been engaged to assist the Commission. Formidable masses of evidence, much of which has come to hand since the Commission was appointed, have been accumulated and public hearings in various parts of the country are shortly to be held. In the meantime the Commission's findings are awaited with increased urgency as

• a result of the recent prison outbreiks, the growing congestion in the Courts, and the number of 'pending resolutions in Congress affecting Prohibition enforcement.