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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
BEGUN AND HELD AT THE CITY OF WASHINGTON
WASHINGTON : 1932
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE OF THE
OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Seventy-Second Congress, Second Session
: Beginning December 5, 1932
The SECOND SESSION OF THE SEVENTY-SECOND CONGRESS commenced this day, conformably to the Constitution of the United States, and the Senate met in its Chamber at the city of Washington. MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1932
From the State of Montana: The Hon. Charles Curtis, Vice President of the United
Messrs. Thomas J. Walsh and Burton K. Wheeler. States and President of the Senate, called the Senate to From the State of Nebraska: order, and the Chaplain, Rev. zeBarney Thorne Phillips,
Mr. George W. Norris.
From the State of Nevada:
Messrs. Key Pittman and Tasker L. Oddie.
From the State of New Hampshire:
Mr. George H. Moses. tain the presence of a quorum;
From the State of New Jersey: When
Messrs. Hamilton F. Kean and W. Warren Barbour. Eighty-three Senators answered to their names, as follows: From the State of New York: From the State of Alabama:
Messrs. Royal S. Copeland and Robert F. Wagner. Messrs. Hugo L. Black and John H. Bankhead.
From the State of North Carolina: From the State of Arizona:
Mr. Josiah W. Bailey. Messrs. Henry F. Ashurst and Carl Hayden.
From the State of North Dakota:
Messrs. Lynn J. Frazier and Gerald P. Nye.
Messrs. Simeon D. Fess and Robert J. Bulkley. Messrs. Hiram W. Johnson and Samuel M. Short- From the State of Oklahoma: ridge.
Messrs. Elmer Thomas and Thomas P. Gore. From the State of Colorado:
From the State of Oregon: Mr. Edward P. Costigan.
Messrs. Charles L. McNary and Frederick Steiwer, From the State of Connecticut:
From the State of Pennsylvania: Mr. Frederic C. Walcott.
Mr. David A. Reed. From the State of Delaware:
From the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations: Messrs. Daniel O. Hastings and John G. Townsend, jr.
Messrs. Jesse H. Metcalf and Felix Hebert. From the State of Florida:
From the State of South Carolina: Messrs. Duncan U. Fletcher and Park Trammell.
Messrs. Ellison D. Smith and James F. Byrnes. From the State of Georgia:
From the State of South Dakota: Mr. Walter F. George and John S. Cohen.
Messrs. Peter Norbeck and William J. Bulow. From the State of Idaho:
From the State of Tennessee: Mr. William E. Borah.
Messrs. Kenneth McKellar and Cordell Hull. From the State of Illinois :
From the State of Texas: Mr. Otis F. Glenn.
Messrs. Morris Sheppard and Tom Connally. From the State of Indiana:
From the State of Utah: Messrs. James E. Watson and Arthur R. Robinson.
Messrs. Reed Smoot and William H. King. From the State of Iowa:
From the State of Vermont: Messrs. Smith W. Brookhart and L. J. Dickinson.
Messrs. Porter H. Dale and Warren R. Austin. From the State of Kansas:
From the State of Virginia: Messrs. Arthur Capper and George McGill.
Messrs. Claude A. Swanson and Carter Glass. From the State of Kentucky:
From the State of Washington: Mr. M. M. Logan.
Mr. Clarence C. Dill. From the State of Louisiana:
From the State of West Virginia: Messrs. Edwin S. Broussard and Huey P. Long.
Messrs. Henry D. Hatfield and M. M. Neely. From the State of Maine:
From the State of Wisconsin: Messrs. Frederick Hale and Wallace H. White, jr.
Messrs. Robert M. La Follette, jr., and John J. Blaine. From the State of Maryland:
From the State of Wyoming : Messrs. Millard E. Tydings and Phillips Lee Golds
Messrs. John B. Kendrick and Robert D. Carey. borough.
A quorum being present,
DEATH OF SENATOR WATERMAN, OF COLORADO
Mr. Costigan announced the death of his late colleague, Messrs. James Couzens and Arthur H. Vandenberg. Hon. Charles W. Waterman, which occurred in this city on From the State of Minnesota:
August 27, 1932; and Messrs. Henrik Shipstead and Thomas D. Schall.
He submitted the following resolution (S. Res. 282), which From the State of Mississippi:
was considered by unanimous consent and unanimously Mr. Pat Harrison.
agreed to: From the State of Missouri:
Resolved, That the Senate has heard with deep regret and Messrs. Harry B. Hawes and Roscoe C. Patterson. profound sorrow the announcement of the death of Hon.
Charles W. Waterman, late a Senator from the State of
HOUR OF DAILY MEETING Colorado.
Mr. McNary submitted the following resolution (S. Res. Resolved, That the Secretary communicate these resolu- 286), which was considered by unanimous consent and tions to the House of Representatives and transmit a copy agreed to: thereof to the family of the deceased.
Resolved, That the hour of daily meeting of the Senate DEATH OF SENATOR JONES, OF WASHINGTON
be 12 o'clock meridian until otherwise ordered. Mr. Dill announced the death of his late colleague, Hon.
ADJOURNMENT Wesley L. Jones, which occurred in the city of Seattle, Wash.,
On motion by Mr. Dill, as a further mark of respect to on November 19, 1932; and
the memories of the late Senators Waterman and Jones, He submitted the following resolution (s. Res. 283), which
The Senate adjourned. was considered by unanimous consent and unanimously agreed to:
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1932 Resolved, that the Senate has heard with deep regret and
The Vice President called the Senate to order, and the profound sorrow the announcement of the death of Hon. Chaplain offered prayer. Wesley L. Jones, late a Senator from the State of Wash
ATTENDANCE OF SENATORS ington. Resolved, That the Secretary communicate these resolu
Mr. Alben W. Barkley, from the State of Kentucky, Mr. tions to the House of Representatives and transmit a copy
Hiram Bingham, from the State of Connecticut, and Mr. thereof to the family of the deceased.
Bronson Cutting, from the State of New Mexico, attended.
THE JOURNAL CREDENTIALS OF SENATOR ELECT FROM NORTH CAROLINA
On motion by Mr. Fess, and by unanimous consent, Mr. Bailey presented the credentials of Robert R. Rey
The Journal of the proceedings of yesterday was apnolds, duly chosen a Senator by the qualified electors of the
proved. State of North Carolina on November 8, 1932, to fill the
MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE vacancy in the term ending March 3, 1933, caused by the death of Hon. Lee S. Overman; which were read and ordered
A message from the House of Representatives by Mr.
Chaffee, one of its clerks: to be placed on file.
Mr. President: I am directed to inform the Senate that CREDENTIALS OF SENATOR DESIGNATE FROM COLORADO
a quorum of the House of Representatives has appeared Mr. Costigan presented the credentials of Walter Walker, and that the House is ready to proceed with business. appointed a Senator by the Governor of the State of Colo- I am also directed to inform the Senate that the House rado on September 26, 1932, to represent said State in the has passed the following resolution: Senate of the United States until the vacancy therein,
Resolved, That a committee of three Members be apcaused by the death of Hon. Charles W. Waterman, is filled pointed by the Speaker on the part of the House of Repreby election as provided by law; which were read and ordered sentatives to join with the committee on the part of the to be placed on file.
Senate to notify the President of the United States that a
quorum of each House has been assembled and that conCREDENTIALS OF SENATOR DESIGNATE FROM WASHINGTON
gress is ready to receive any communication that he may Mr. Dill presented the credentials of E. S. Grammer, ap- be pleased to make. pointed a Senator by the Governor of the State of Washing- And that, in accordance with the said resolution, the ton on November 22, 1932, to represent said State in the Speaker has appointed Mr. Rainey, Mr. Collier, and Mr. Senate of the United States until the vacancy therein, Snell as the members of the committee on the part of the caused by the death of Hon. Wesley L. Jones, is filled by House. election as provided by law; which were read and ordered to The House has passed the following resolutions, which I be placed on file.
am directed to communicate to the Senate: ADMINISTRATION OF OATH TO SENATORS
House Resolution 299 Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Walker, and Mr. Grammer appeared,
Resolved, That the House has heard with profound sorrow and the oath provided by law having been administered to of the death of Hon. Wesley L. Jones, a Senator of the them by the Vice President, they took their seats in the United States from the State of Washington. Senate.
Resolved, That the Clerk communicate these resolutions to
the Senate and transmit a copy thereof to the family of the NOTIFICATION TO THE PRESIDENT
deceased. Mr. Watson submitted the following resolution (S. Res.
House Resolution 300 284), which was considered by unanimous consent and
Resolved, That the House has heard with profound sorrow agreed to:
of the death of Hon. J. Charles Linthicum, a Representative Resolved, That a committee consisting of two Senators from the State of Maryland. be appointed to join such committee as may be appointed
Resolved, That the Clerk communicate these resolutions to by the House of Representatives to wait upon the President the Senate and transmit a copy thereof to the family of the of the United States and inform him that a quorum of each
deceased. House is assembled and that the Congress is ready to re
House Resolution 301 ceive any communication he may be pleased to make. The Vice President thereupon appointed Mr. Watson and
Resolved, That the House has heard with profound sorrow Mr. Robinson of Arkansas as the members of the committee of the death of Hon. Henry St. George Tucker, a Repre
sentative from the State of Virginia. on the part of the Senate. Ordered, That the Secretary notify the House of Repre- the Senate and transmit a copy thereof to the family of the
Resolved, That the Clerk communicate these resolutions to sentatives thereof.
deceased. NOTIFICATION TO THE HOUSE
House Resolution 302 Mr. Robinson of Arkansas submitted the following reso- Resolved, That the House has heard with profound sorrow lution (s. Res. 285), which was considered by unanimous of the death of Hon. James C. McLaughlin, a Representative consent and agreed to:
from the State of Michigan. Resolved, That the Secretary inform the House of Repre- Resolved, That the Clerk communicate these resolutions to sentatives that a quorum of the Senate is assembled and the Senate and transmit a copy thereof to the family of the that the Senate is ready to proceed to business.
11.9 12.0 11.4 11.2
67.8 65.8 62.0 60.0 55.0
House Resolution 303
Likewise the local authorities and the States are engaged Resolved, That the House has heard with profound sorrow everywhere in supplemental measures of relief. The proof the death of Hon. Charles A. Karch, a Representative visions made for loans from the Reconstruction Finance from the State of Illinois.
Corporation to States that have exhausted their own reResolved, That the Clerk communicate these resolutions to sources guarantee that there should be no hunger or sufferthe Senate and transmit a copy thereof to the family of the ing from cold in the country. The large majority of States deceased.
are showing a sturdy cooperation in the spirit of the Federal House Resolution 304
aid. Resolved, That the House has heard with profound sorrow
The Surgeon General, in charge of the Public Health of the death of the Hon. Charles W. Waterman, late a Sena
Service, furnishes me with the following information upon tor from the State of Colorado.
the state of public health: Resolved, that the Clerk communicate these resolutions to Mortality rate per 1,000 of population on an annual basis the Senate and transmit a copy thereof to the family of the
from representative States deceased. REPORT OF NOTIFICATION COMMITTEE
General Infant Mr. Watson, from the committee appointed to join a similar committee appointed by the House of Representatives to
First 9 months of wait upon the President of the United States and inform him that a quorum of each House is assembled and ready to proceed to business, reported that they had performed that 1932
10.6 duty and had been informed by the President that he would this day communicate to the two Houses a message in
The sickness rates from data available show the same writing.
trends. These facts indicate the fine endeavor of the agenQUESTION OF QUORUM
cies which have been mobilized for care of those in distress. Mr. Fess raised a question as to the presence of a quorum; Whereupon The Vice President directed the roll to be called;
The unparalleled world-wide economic depression has When
continued through the year. Due to the European collapse, Eighty-seven Senators answered to their names,
the situation developed during last fall and winter into a follows:
series of most acute crises. The unprecedented emergency Ashurst, Austin, Bailey, Bankhead, Barbour, Barkley, measures enacted and policies adopted undoubtedly saved Bingham, Black, Blaine, Borah, Bulkley, Bulow, Byrnes, the country from economic disaster. After serving to deCapper, Caraway, Carey, Cohen, Connally, Coolidge, Cope- fend the national security, these measures began in July to land, Costigan, Couzens, Cutting, Dale, Dickinson, Diu, Fess, show their weight and influence toward improvement of Fletcher, Frazier, George, Glass, Glenn, Goldsborough, Gore, conditions in many parts of the country. The following Grammer, Hale, Harrison, Hastings, Hatfield, Hawes, Hay- | tables of current business indicators show the general ecoden, Hebert, Hull, Johnson, Kean, Kendrick, King, La Fol-nomic movement during the past 11 months. lette, Logan, Long, McGill, McKellar, McNary, Metcalf, Monthly business indices with seasonal variations eliminated Moses, Neely, Norbeck, Norris, Nye, Oddie, Patterson, Pitt
(Monthly average 1923–1925–100] man, Reed, Reynolds, Robinson of Arkansas, Robinson of Indiana, Schall, Sheppard, Shipstead, Shortridge, Smith,
Im- ing con- electric Trammell, Tydings, Vandenberg, Wagner, Walcott, Walker, Year and month produc-employ-load
ports, ports, tracts, power sales, value ings
value all Walsh of Massachusetts, Walsh of Montana, Watson,
types sumpWheeler, and White. A quorum being present, PRESIDENT'S ANNUAL MESSAGE December.
89.1 The following message was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Latta, his secretary:
February To the Senate and House of Representatives:
March In accord with my constitutional duty, I transmit herewith April.
May to the Congress information upon the state of the Union together with recommendation of measures for its consid- July.
September Our country is at peace. Our national defense has been maintained at a high state of effectiveness. All of the executive departments of the Government have been con- The measures and policies which have procured this turn ducted during the year with a high devotion to public inter- toward recovery should be continued until the depression is est. There has been a far larger degree of freedom from passed, and then the emergency agencies should be promptly industrial conflict than hitherto known. Education and liquidated. The expansion of credit facilities by the Federal science have made further advances. The public health is reserve system and the Reconstruction Finance Corporation to-day at its highest known level. While we have recently has been of incalculable value. The loans of the latter for engaged in the aggressive contest of a national election, its reproductive works, and to railways for the creation of emvery tranquillity and the acceptance of its results furnish ployment; its support of the credit structure through loans abundant proof of the strength of our institutions.
to banks, insurance companies, railways, building and loan In the face of widespread hardship our people have associations, and to agriculture has protected the savings demonstrated daily a magnificent sense of humanity, of and insurance policies of millions of our citizens and has individual and community responsibility for the welfare of relieved millions of borrowers from duress; they have enthe less fortunate. They have grown in their conceptions abled industry and business to function and expand. The and organization for cooperative action for the common assistance given to farm loan banks, the establishment of welfare.
the home loan banks and agricultural credit associations In the provision against distress during this winter, the all in their various ramifications have placed large sums of great private agencies of the country have been mobilized money at the disposal of the people in protection and aid. again; the generosity of our people has again come into evi- Beyond this, the extensive organization of the country in dence to a degree in which all America may take great pride.' voluntary action has produced profound results,