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trict of Columbia, who shall indorse upon the certificate of incorporation the fact that said license has been issued. The Board of Education is hereby authorized to employ the personnel of the public-school system of the District of Columbia, 80 far as the same may be necessary, for the proper performance of its duties under this act, and it shall be the duty of all public officers and bureaus of the Federal Government concerned with educational matters to render such advice and assistance to the Board of Education as it may from time to time consider necessary or desirable for the better performance of its duties under this act: Provided, That no institution heretofore incorporated under the provisions of this act, and carrying on its work exclusively in any foreign country with the consent and approval of the Government thereof, shall if otherwise entitled to be licensed by the Board of Education, be denied the same solely because of the inclusion in its name and as descriptive of its origin of any of the specific words the use of which is by this section forbidden to incorporations under the provisions of this act.

CLOSING OF UPPER WATER STREET BETWEEN TWENTY

SECOND AND TWENTY-THIRD STREETS NW.

FEBRUARY 19, 1931.-Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed

Mr. ZIHLMAN, from the Committee on the District of Columbia,

submitted the following

REPORT

[To accompany H. J. Res. 495)

The Committee on the District of Columbia, to whom was referred the joint resolution (H. J. Res. 495) to authorize the Commissioners of the District of Columbia to close upper Water Street, between Twenty-second and Twenty-third Streets, having considered the same, report back to the House with the recommendation that the legislation do pass.

This action is in line with the development of B Street from the Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial as provided by Congress.

The closing of this part of upper Water Street is made necessary because of the proposed erection of the American Pharmaceutical Association Building, in conformity with the plan for buildings facing the Lincoln Memorial. The association has completed its plans to erect and endow a building to house its organization activities, including a reference library, historical museum, and a research laboratory, all devoted to the advancement of the profession of pharmacy, and by a vote of the members of the association Washington was chosen as the location of this institution, and the property facing on B Street NW., between Twenty-second and Twenty-third Streets, selected as the site.

The Commission of Fine Arts advises this committee that it has been consulted frequently about the design and location of this building, which will be the first of the monumental buildings along B Street to be seen from the Arlington Memorial Bridge, and that they have approved the design and plan and consider the building will be a notable addition to the group of buildings along the Mall devoted to the fine arts, science, and education.

The association intends to begin construction of the building as soon as this legislation is enacted.

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This measure also has the approval of the National Capital Park and Planning Commission, the letter from Col. U. S. Grant 3d, executive and disbursing officer of the commission, being appended hereto and made a part of this report.

NATIONAL CAPITAL PARK AND PLANNING COMMISSION,

Washington, D. C., February 14, 1931. Hon. FREDERICK N. ZIHLMAN,

House of Representatives, Washington, D. C. MY DEAR MR. ZIHLMAN: The use of square 62 was suggested to the National Pharmaceutical Association several years ago by this commission and by the Fine Arts Commission. The closing of Water Street and the partial use thereof, following the precedent set in the case of the Academy of Sciences, was thought acceptable as assuring the best solution.

At that time the Government had not indicated any intention of using square 62 itself, and indeed there seemed to be no likelihood of any need for its acquisition by the Government. The project appeared most desirable for the following reasons:

(1) It would insure the construction of one more building of the architectural type and with the garden settling desired on the north side of B Street toward completing the first step in the frame of the Lincoln Memorial and its grounds, the setting begun by the Pan American Building and the Academy of Sciences.

(2) The location near the naval hospital and Public Health Service buildings seemed appropriate.

(3) It would eliminate a very unsightly and distressingly delapidated block of private property, incongruous with the expensive improvements of the Government, without expense to the United States.

(4) It would protect the said square against any possible commercial or apartment-house development which would by great height and its nearness overshadow the Lincoln Memorial.

These reasons still exist, and when the commission again considered this project at its last meeting it decided to confirm its previous approval thereof. However, in view of the fact that the purchase of this square for public use was authorized by the Keyes-Elliott Act, approved March 31, 1930, the commission did not feel at liberty to recommend any legislation on the subject.

I know of no need the Government is likely to have for this square except possibly for a War-Navy group. Since the joint resolution merely authorizes the District Commissioners and the Director of Public Buildings and Public Parks to do certain things, and does not direct them to take the action specified, the action need not be taken if some Government need for square 62 is found. I therefore recommend favorable report by your committee on this joint resolution. Very respectfully,

U. S. GRANT 3D, Executive and Disbursing Officer. O

TO EXEMPT CERTAIN OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE GOV. ERNMENT FROM THE OPERATION OF SECTIONS 109 AND 113 OF THE CRIMINAL CODE

FEBRUARY 19, 1931.-Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed

Mr. GRAHAM, from the Committee on the Judiciary, submitted the

following

REPORT

(To accompany H. R. 12744)

The Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill H. R. 12744, after consideration, reports the same favorably with amendments, and recommends that the bill as amended do pass.

The committee amendments are as follows:

Page 2, line 17, strike out the words “United States Commissioners”.

Page 2, line 20, after the word "Bureau;" add the following words: "members of the visiting committee to the National Bureau of Standards, authorized by act of Congress approved March 3, 1901 (chap. 872, 31 Stat. 1449; section 278, title 15, U. S. C.);".

Page 2, line 21, after the words "Indian Commissioners;" insert “members of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics appointed from private life;".

Page 3, lines 2 and 3, strike out the words “That said provisions shall apply to special attorneys and assistants” and insert in lieu thereof the following: “That the exemptions herein provided shall not apply to such persons”.

This bill will merely exempt certain officers and employees of the Government from the operation of sections 109 and 113 of the Criminal Code.

There is attached here to and made a part of this report communications, under date of May 22, 1930, and December 4, 1930, addressed to Hon. George S. Graham, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, from the Attorney General, in which he strongly recommends the enactment of this legislation.

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