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*TERICAN NEUTRALITY POLICY
COMMITEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Present Neutrality Law (Pulic Res. No. 27)
POLICY OF THE UNITED STATES
APRIL 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, AND MAY 2, 1939
COMMITTEE ON FORFUN AFFAIRS
SAM D. MCRNOLDS, rennessee, Chairman
HAMILTON FISH, New York
CHARLES A. EATON, New Jersey
GEORGE HOLDEN TINKHAM, Massachusetts
JOHN M. VORYS, Ohio ED. V. IZAC, California
FOSTER STEARNS, New Hampshire ROBERT L. MOUTON, Louisiana ANDREW C. SCHIFFLER, West Virginia ROBERT G. ALLEN, Pennsylvania PETE JARMAN, Alabama LAURENCE F. ARNOLD, Illinois W. 0. BURGIN, North Carolina
I. R. BARNES, Clerk
Crawford, Hon. Fred L., Representative in Congress from the State
lative Committee, 1627 K Street NW., Washington, D. C.- 486, 491
Fish, Hon. Hamilton, Representative in Congress from the State of
Fitch, Mrs. George A., Committee on Non-Participation in Japanes
Fleming, Prof. D. F., Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.
Geyer, Hon. Lee E., Representative in Congress from the State of
Guyer, Hon. U. S., Representative in Congress from the State of
Haan, Mr. Filsoo K., Sino-Korean People's League, 101 D Street NE.,
Washington, D. C.
Healy, Dr. Thomas, dean of the school of foreign service, Georgetown
University, Washington, D. C.
Howe, Mr. Quincy, 1133 Park Avenue, New York City -
Hyde, Dr. Charles C., Columbia University, New York City
Judd, Dr. Walter H., 9 Vincent Place, Montclair, N. J.--
Keefe, Hon. Frank B., Representative in Congress from the State of
Lage, Mr. William Potter, 120 Broadway, New York City -
Libby, Mr. Frederick J., executive secretary, National Council for
Prevention of War, 532 Seventeenth Street NW., Washington, D. C. 470
Luckey, Hon. Henry H., former Representative in Congress from the
State of Nebraska..
Ludlow, Hon. Louis, Representative in Congress from the State of
Maas, Hon. Melvin J., Representative in Congress from the State of
Marsh, Mr. Benjamin, executive secretary, The People's Lobby,
Washington, D. C..
Matthews, Mr. Wm. R., editor, Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Ariz.--. 354
Monsman, Dr. Diana, representing the Maryland State Division of the
Tobin, Prof. Harold J., assistant professor of political science, Dart-
Van Antwerp, Mr. Eugene, commander in chief of the Veterans of For-
eign Wars, Detroit, Mich.-
State of Pennsylvania -
State of New York.
for other purposes. By Mr. Voorhis of California -
H. R. 5223—Peace Act of 1939. By Mr. Hennings.-
H. R. 5432–To prohibit the export of arms, ammunition, and implements
and materials of war to Japan, and for other purposes. By Mr. Coffee
H. R. 5575— Peace Act of 1939. By Mr. Hennings
Exports of selected commodities, 1936–38.--
AMERICAN NEUTRALITY POLICY
TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 1939
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
Washington, D. C. The committee met at 10 a. m., Hon. Sol Bloom (acting chairman) presiding.
Mr. BLOOM. Gentlemen, the committee will be in order, please.
You will find at each place the committee print of all of the bills that were introduced, the bills and resolutions, with space in the first resolution, that is, the present neutrality law, so that each member can make his notes with reference to the amendments suggested. All of the resolutions are in the large pamphlet, and in the back part of it is the present—that is, all of the neutrality acts that have been passed—and the small print contains the present and the previous neutrality acts. So I guess, this morning, we will work from the large pamphlet, so as to listen to Members of Congress who are going to appear before the committee to speak on their resolutions.
The first witness will be Mr. Guyer, Representative Guyer.
(The committee thereupon proceeded to the consideration of House Joint Resolution 7; see p. 619.)
STATEMENT OF HON. U.S. GUYER, REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS
FROM THE STATE OF KANSAS
Mr. GUYER. Mr. Chairman, I regret that I will have to leave very quickly and you will not suffer long, because I have a very important judiciary committee meeting this morning.
Mr. Bloom. The Chair will let you know later whether he will be sorry, or not.
Mr. GUYER. I introduced House Joint Resolution No. 7 in the Seventy-sixth Congress and a like resolution in the Seventy-fifth Congress; and, in short, it authorizes or requests the President to call together here in Washington the signatories of the so-called KelloggBriand Pact, or the Briand-Kellogg Pact. You are probably familiar with this pact, which was, in fact, originated by a lawyer in Chicago by the name of Levinson. The Committee on Foreign Affairs about that time, took it up, and it merely made treaties between the nations, in which they pledged their honor to settle all of their difficulties, of whatsoever source of origin, by peaceful means, and it was first agreed to by about 16 nations; then in 1928 a great many more, headed by Germany, France, Japan, and nearly all of the nations of the world, finally signed it, totaling 63 nations.