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the committee, to read: “A bill for the relief of Commander John J. O'Donnell, United States Naval Reserve."

Ordered, That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House of Representatives therein.

On motion by Mr. GORE, and by unanimous consent,

The votes on the passage of the following bills were reconsidered:

S. 56. A bill for the relief of Erich Alton Helfert; and

S. 59. A bill for the relief of Felix Kortschak.

Ordered, That the further consideration of the said bills be temporarily laid aside.

(a) to make a full and complete investigation and study of the facts and circumstances surrounding atrocities and other crimes against humanity (1) which are alleged to have been committed since June 25, 1950, in the course of hostilities in Korea, and (2) which are alleged to have been committed by forces of totalitarian countries in the course of the efforts of such countries to dominate the free world; and

(b) to report, as soon as practicable during the present Congress to the Senate and the House of Representatives (or to the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives if the Congress is not in session) the results of its investigation and study, together with such recommendations as to necessary legislation as it may deem desirable.

SEC. 3. For the purposes of this concurrent resolution, the committee, or any subcommittee thereof authorized by the committee to hold hearings, is authorized (1) to sit and act during the present Congress at such times and places within or outside the United States, during the sessions, recesses, and adjourned periods of the 83d Congress, (2) to hold such hearings, and (3) to require, by subpena or otherwise, the attendance and testimony of such witnesses, and the production of such books, records, correspondence, memoranda, papers, and documents, as it deems necessary. Subpena may be issued under the signature of the chairman of the committee or any member of the committee designated by him and may be served by any person designated by such chairman or member. The cost of stenographic service to report such hearings shall not exceed 25 cents per hundred words.

SEC. 4. (a) The committee shall have power to employ and fix the compensation of such officers, experts, and employees as it deems necessary in the performance of its duties.

(b) The expenses of the committee, which shall not exceed $50,000, shall be paid one-half from the contingent fund of the Senate and one-half from the contingent fund of the House of Representatives upon vouchers signed by the chairman. Disbursements to pay such expenses shall be made by the Secretary of the Senate out of the contingent fund of the Senate, such contingent fund to be reimbursed from the contingent fund of the House of Representatives in the amount of one-half of the disbursements so made.

S. 100. A bill for the relief of the Detroit Automotive Products Co.;

S. 248. A bill for the relief of Mary Bouessa Deeb;

S. 365. A bill for the relief of Alambert E. Robinson;

S. 615. A bill for the relief of Altoon Saprichian;

S. 837. A bill for the relief of Eugene Rivoche and Marie Barsky;

S. 873. A bill to amend the District of Columbia Credit Unions Act;

S. 1188. A bill to amend the Dependents Assistance Act of 1950 to continue in effect certain of the provisions thereof; and

S. J. Res. 52. Joint resolution to enable the Commissioners of the District of Columbia to provide for administrative expenses of the Office of Administrator of Rent Control for the period ending April 30, 1953.

Ordered, That they be engrossed and read a third time.

The said bills were severally read the third time.

Resolved, That they pass, and that the respective titles thereof be as aforesaid.

Ordered, That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House of Representatives therein.

The Senate proceeded to consider the following bills, and the reported amendments were agreed to:

S. 140. A bill for the relief of John W. McBride;

S. 141. A bill for the relief of Harry Ray Smith:

S. 522. A bill for the relief of George F. Ruckman;

S. 682. A bill for the relief of George Rodney Giltner (formerly Joji Wakamiya); and

S. 709. A bill to give proper recognition to the distinguished service of Col. J. Claude Kimbrough.

Ordered, That the bills be engrossed and read a third time.

The said bills were severally read the third time.

Resolved, that they pass, and that the respective titles thereof be as aforesaid.

Ordered, That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House of Representatives therein.

The Senate proceeded to consider the bill (S. 147) for the relief of Sizuko Kato; and the reported amendment having been agreed to,

Ordered, That the bill be engrossed and read a third time.

The said bill was read the third time.

Resolved, That it pass, and that the title thereof be amended, as reported by the committee, to read: "A bill for the relief of Sizuko Kato and her minor child, Meechiko."

Ordered, That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House of Representatives therein.

The Senate proceeded to consider the bill (S. 720) for the relief of Comdr. John J. O'Connell, United States Naval Reserve; and the reported amendment having been agreed to,

Ordered, That the bill be engrossed and read a third time,

The said bill was read the third time.

Resolved, That it pass, and that the title thereof be amended, as reported by

TEMPORARY LIMITATIONS ON NUMBER OF

ARMED FORCES OFFICERS SERVING ON
ACTIVE DUTY

On motion by Mr. TAFT, The Senate proceeded to consider the bill (H. R. 2332) to place temporary limitations on the number of officers serying on active duty in the Armed Forces, and for other purposes; and no amendment being made,

Ordered, That the bill pass to a third reading.

The said bill was read the third time.
On the question, Shall the bill pass?,

Mr. MORSE raised a question as to the presence of a quorum;

Whereupon

The VICE PRESIDENT directed the roll to be called;

When

Eighty-six Senators answered to their names, as follows: Alken

Hendrickson McCarthy
Anderson Hennings McClellan
Barrett

Hickenlooper Millikin
Beall
Hill

Monroney
Bennett
Hoey

Morse
Bush
Holland

Mundt
Butler, Nebr. Humphrey Murray
Byrd
Hunt

Neely
Capehart
Ives

Payne
Carlson
Jackson

Potter
Case
Jenner

Purtell
Chavez

Johnson, Colo. Robertson Clements Johnson, Tex. Russell Cooper

Johnston, S. C. Saltonstall Cordon

Kefauver Schoeppel
Dirksen

Kennedy Smith, Maine
Duff
Kerr

Smith, N. J.
Dworshak Kilgore

Smith, N. C. Ellender

Knowland Sparkman
Ferguson Kuchel

Stennis
Frear
Langer

Symington
Fulbright Lehman

Taft
George
Long

Thye
Gillette

Magnuson Tobey Goldwater Malone

Watkins
Gore

Mansfield Welker
Green
Martin

Williams
Griswold Maybank Young
Hayden

McCarran
A quorum being present,
After debate,
Resolved, That the bill do pass.

Ordered, That the Secretary notify the House of Representatives thereof.

EXECUTIVE SESSION On motion by Mr. TAFT, The Senate proceeded to the consideration of executive business; and after the consideration of executive business,

ADJOURNMENT On motion by Mr. TAFT, at 4 o'clock and 1 minute p. m.,

The Senate adjourned until Wednesday next.

CALENDAR UNDER RULE VIII

On motion by Mr. TAFT, and by unanimous consent,

Ordered, That the call of the calendar begin with Order No. 48.

The Senate thereupon proceeded to consider the following bills and joint resolution, and no amendment was made:

S. 56. A bill for the relief of Erich Alton Helfert;

S. 59. A bill for the relief of Felix Kortschak;

S. 65. A bill for the relief of Joseph Flury Paluy;

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 1953 The PRESIDENT pro tempore called the Senate to order, and the Chaplain offered prayer.

PRESIDENTIAL APPROVAL A message from the President of the United States, by Mr. Miller, his secretary:

Mr. President: The President of the United States approved and signed on March 10, 1953, the enrolled joint resolution (S. J. Res. 27) to amend section 2 (a) of the National Housing Act, as amended.

Ordered, That the Secretary notify the House of Representatives thereof.

MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Chaffee, one of its clerks:

Mr. President: The House of Representatives has passed the bill (H. R. 3575) to enable the people of Hawaii to form a constitution and State government and to be admitted into the Union on an equal footing with the original States, in which it requests the concurrence of the Senate.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives having signed an enrolled bill, viz, H. R. 2332, I am directed to bring the same to the Senate for the signature of its President.

THE JOURNAL The Journal of the proceedings of Monday, March 9, 1953, was read.

HOUSE BILL REFERRED The bill H. R. 3575, this day received from the House of Representatives for concurrence, was read the first and second times by unanimous consent and referred to the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.

accompanying report, was referred to the Committee on Finance. REPORT ON WAR RISK AND MARINE AND

LIABILITY INSURANCE The PRESIDENT pro tempore laid before the Senate a communication from the Secretary of Commerce, transmitting, pursuant to law, a quarterly report of activities of the Department of Commerce providing war-risk insurance and certain marine and liability insurance, for the period ended December 31, 1952; which, with the accompanying report, was referred to the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce.

BAGNELL PROJECT The PRESIDENT pro tempore laid before the Senate a communication from the Secretary of the Federal Power Commission, transmitting a copy of its letter to the Cole County Farm Bureau, Inc., Jefferson City, Mo., concerning the operation during floods of Union Electric Co., of Missouri's Bagnell project No. 459; which, with the accompanying paper, was referred to the Committee on Public Works. VETERANS' ADMINISTRATION OFFICES IN THE

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES The PRESIDENT pro tempore laid before the Senate a communication from the Administrator of the Veterans' Administration, transmitting a draft of proposed legislation to extend the authority of the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs to establish and continue offices in the Republic of the Philippines; which, with the accompanying papers, was referred to the Committee on Finance. ADMISSION OF CERTAIN ALIENS

WITHDRAWAL OF NAME The PRESIDENT pro tempore laid before the Senate a communication from the Attorney General, withdrawing a certain name from a report of certain aliens admitted to the United States under the provisions of section 4 of the Displaced Persons Act of 1948, amended, heretofore transmitted to the Senate by him; which, with the accompanying paper, was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS The PRESIDENT pro tempore laid before the Senate the following petitions, etc., which were referred as indicated:

Resolutions of the Legislature of the Territory of Alaska, as follows:

A joint memorial praying the passage of H. R. 1976 to amend title 28, United States Code, to permit the registration of judgments in or from the District Court for the Territory of Alaska; to the Committee on the Judiciary;

A joint memorial praying immediate action to transfer control of the fisheries of Alaska to the government of the Territory of Alaska; and

A joint memorial urging that the Federal aid to the Fish Restoration Act be amended to authorize the Secretary of the Department of the Interior to allot Alaska's share of the funds for the conduct of fish restoration to the Alaska Department of Fisheries; to the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce.

Resolutions of the Legislature of the State of South Dakota, as follows:

A concurrent resolution favoring an alteration in the current policy of the National Park Service to permit the control of prairie dogs and other small injurious animals within the national parks; to the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.

A concurrent resolution favoring an investigation to determine the cause of the decline in livestock and farm prices and to take steps to stabilize farm income; to the Committee on Agriculture and Forestry.

A concurrent resolution remonstrating against the practice of letting and awarding contracts by the Government of the United States or any of its departments, agencies, or instrumentalities, on a cost-plus, cost-plus-a-fixed-fee, or negotiated-contract basis; and

A concurrent resolution favoring the enactment of legislation to prevent discrimination under law on account of sex; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Memorials of the Legislature of the State of Montana, as follows:

A joint memorial favoring the study and recommendations necessary to relieve the gold-mining industry of Montana; to the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs; and

A joint memorial favoring the enactment of legislation to amend and extend the act providing for direct loans to veterans which expires June 30, 1953, and that interest and service rates on guaranteed loans be modified to make such loans marketable on the money markets; to the Committee on Banking and Currency.

A joint resolution of the Legislature of the State of Minnesota, favoring the enactment of legislation which would pay the cost of weed eradication on all lands owned by the United States, or with an interest in certain other lands, where the growing of such weeds will infest the agricultural lands of the State; to the Committee on Agriculture and Forestry.

A concurrent resolution of the Territory of Hawaii, praying an appropriation of a sufficient amount to cover the per diem operating costs per patient of the sufferers from leprosy cared for by the Board of Health of the Territory of Hawaii; to the Committee on Appropriations.

A memorial of the House of Representatives of the State of New Mexico, favoring an amendment to the Social Security Act to the effect that in determining the need of applicants or recipients for old-age assistance, aid to dependent children, or aid to the permanently and totally disabled, the first $50 of earned income be disregarded; to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. ANDERSON presented an identical memorial; which was referred to the Committee on Finance.

A joint memorial of the Legislature of the State of New Mexico favoring assistance to the Kingdom of the Netherlands for the relief of suffering of its people caused by recent flood disasters; to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

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ENROLLED BILLS SIGNED The Secretary reported that he had examined and found truly enrolled the bill (H. R. 2332) to place temporary limitations on the number of officers serving on active duty in the Armed Forces, and for other purposes.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore thereupon signed the same.

SENATOR EXCUSED Mr. RUSSELL was excused from attendance upon the Senate for the next few days, upon the request of Mr. CLEMENTS.

COMMITTEES AUTHORIZED TO SIT The following-named committees were authorized to sit today during the session of the Senate:

The Committee on Banking and Currency, on the request of Mr. TAFT; and

The Subcommittee on Internal Security of the Committee on the Judiciary, on the request of Mr. CASE. ANNUAL REPORT OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY

ADMINISTRATION The PRESIDENT pro tempore laid before the Senate a communication from the Administrator of the Federal Security Agency, transmitting, pursuant to law, the annual report of the Social Security Administration for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1952; which, with the

radio and television, and in magazines and newspapers; which was referred to the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce.

Mr. HUMPHREY presented a resolution adopted by members of the Midland Cooperative Wholesale, Cambridge, Minn., favoring the retention in the United States of the title to offshore oil lands; which was referred to the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON POST OFFICE

AND CIVIL SERVICE Mr. CARLSON, from the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 2466) to amend the act of July 12, 1950 (ch. 460, 64 Stat. 336), as amended, which authorizes free postage for members of the Armed Forces of the United States in specified areas, reported it without amendment and submitted a report (No. 81) thereon.

Mr. ANDERSON presented an identical joint memorial; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

A joint memorial of the Legislature of the State of Idaho favoring the enactment of legislation for the protection of the metal-mining industry by providing a sliding-scale stabilization import tax; to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. DWORSHAK presented an identical joint memorial; which was referred to the Committee on Finance.

A joint resolution of the Legislature of the State of California, favoring the enactment of H. R. 1972, providing that 10 percent of all moneys received from the national forests, but not to exceed $5,500,000 any year, shall be made available for development, maintenance, and operation of the national forests; to the Committee on Agriculture and Forestry.

Resolutions of the Legislature of the State of Georgia, as follows:

A resolution urging that the Federal Government retire immediately from the field of motor-fuel taxation; to the Committee on Finance; and

A concurrent resolution commending Senator RICHARD B. RUSSELL and Senator MILTON R. YOUNG for introducing legislation extending the present farm pricesupport law, and favoring its passage; to the Committee on Agriculture and Forestry.

A resolution of the House of Representatives of the State of Georgia, favoring the enactment of legislation which will return to the several States amounts collected as unemployment tax by the Federal Government in excess of grants for administrative costs of the unemployment insurance and employment service program; to the Committee on Finance.

A joint resolution of the Legislature of the State of Rhode Island favoring modification of the provisions of the McCarran Immigration Act; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

A concurrent resolution of the Legislature of the State of North Dakota remonstrating against the passage of legislation that would repeal or amend the long- and short-haul clause of the fourth section of the Interstate Commerce Act; to the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce.

Mr. WELKER presented a joint memorial of the Legislature of the State of Idaho praying that the Federal Government retire immediately from the field of motor-fuel taxation and repeal all the Federal automotive excise taxes; which was referred to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. GREEN presented a resolution of the Legislature of Rhode Island urging the enactment of legislation to prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, or ancestry; which was referred to the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare.

Mr. WILLIAMS presented a petition of citizens of Rehoboth Beach, Del., praying the enactment of legislation to prohibit alcoholic beverage advertising on

BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS Bills and joint resolutions were introduced, severally read the first and second times by unanimous consent and referred, as follows:

By Mr: LANGER: S. 1262. A bill for the relief of Stefanos A. Spilios; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S. 1263. A bill to limit the water level of the reservoir to be formed by Garrison Dam; to the Committee on Public Works.

By Mr. IVES: S. 1264. A bill to amend the LaborManagement Relations Act, 1947, as amended, so as to clarify the authority of the States and Territories with respect to certain cases within the purview of such act; to the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare.

By Mr. JOHNSTON of South Car

olina: S. 1265. A bill for the relief of the estate of Susie Lee Spencer; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. LEHMAN: S. 1266. A bill for the relief of Mrs. Romola Nijinsky;

S. 1267. A bill for the relief of Irene Kramer and Otto Kramer; and

S. 1268. A bill for the relief of Mrs. Anna L. DeAngelis; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. CHAVEZ: S. 1269. A bill for the relief of Elias Kulukundis;

S. 1270. A bill for the relief of Irene Montoya;

S. 1271. A bill for the relief of Spyrodon Vlassopoulos and his wife, Theresa; and

S. 1272. A bill for the relief of Charles F. Garriz; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. SPARKMAN: S. 1273. A bill to amend the act entitled "An act to incorporate the American University," approved February 24, 1893, so as to vest supervision of the American University in the board of education of the Methodist Church, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. SPARKMAN (for himself

and Mr. HILL): S. 1274. A bill to provide for the repair, restoration, and preservation of the U. S. S. Hartford, flagship of Admiral Farragut; to the Committee on Armed Services.

By Mr. BUTLER of Nebraska: S. 1275. A bill for the relief of Ruthi Rumiko Fukano; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. YOUNG: S. 1276. A bill to amend the Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act in order to increase the interest rate on loans made under title I of such act; to the Committee on Agriculture and Forestry.

S. 1277. A bill to increase the authorization for appropriations for the International Peace Garden, North Dakota; to the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.

By Mr. BRICKER: S. 1278. A bill to quitclaim certain real property heretofore conveyed to the State of Ohio under restrictions limiting its use to the training of juvenile delinquents and certain other persons; to the Committee on Armed Services.

By Mr. CASE (for himself and Mr.

NEELY): S. 1279. A bill to amend the District of Columbia Alcoholic Beverage Control Act so as to provide for the control of the consumption of alcoholic beverages in certain clubs in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the District of Columbia.

By Mr. MALONE: S. 1280. A bill for the relief of Mr. and Mrs. Jay Gilbert Lockridge;

S. 1281. A bill for the relief of Emmanuel Aristides Nicoloudis;

S. 1282. A bill for the relief of Benedetto Termini and his wife, Giuseppa Termini;

S. 1283. A bill for the relief of Georgette A. Sbarounis, and John A. Sbarounis, and Anthony Athanse Sbarounis;

S. 1284. A bill for the relief of Ivan Bozovic; and

S. 1285. A bill for the relief of Paul Henry Grabowski; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. KUCHEL (for himself and

Mr. KNOWLAND): S. 1286. A bill to authorize the extension of the levee on the American River near Sacramento, Calif.; to the Committee on Public Works.

By Mr. HUNT: S. 1287. A bill to amend the Natural Gas Act; to the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce.

S. 1288. A bill to provide for the release of the right, title, and interest of the United States in and to certain real property heretofore conditionally granted to Converse County, and to Converse County School District No. 17, and Converse County High School, State of Wyoming; to the Committee on Government Operations.

By Mr. POTTER: S. 1289. A bill for the relief of Soly S. Bencuya; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

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(S. 704) to provide for the naturalization of persons serving in the Armed Forces of the United States after June 24, 1950.

By Mr. MURRAY (for himself, Mr.

CASE, Mr. DOUGLAS, Mr. East-
LAND, Mr. FULBRIGHT, Mr. HEN-
NINGS, Mr. HILL, Mr. HOEY, Mr.
HUMPHREY, Mr. HUNT, Mr. KERR,
Mr. KILGORE, Mr. LANGER, Mr.
LEHMAN, Mr. MAGNUSON, Mr.
MANSFIELD, Mr. MAYBANK, Mr.
MCCLELLAN, Mr. MORSE, Mr.
MUNDT, Mr. NEELY, Mr. SPARK-
MAN, Mr. STENNIS, and Mr.

YOUNG): S. J. Res. 56. Joint resolution to provide for the creation of an International Food Reserve; to the Committee on Foreign Relations. PLEBISCITE FOR SETTLEMENT OF DISPUTE BE

TWEEN ITALY AND YUGOSLAVIA CONCERN-
ING TRIESTE

Mr. KENNEDY submitted the following concurrent resolution (S. Con. Res. 17); which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations:

Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), That it is the sense of the Congress

(1) That, since the existing situation in the Free Territory of Trieste creates unnecessary friction between Italy and Yugoslavia, it is highly desirable that the dispute be resolved in an amicable fashion, on a basis of democratic principles, with the protection of the rights and interests of all concerned, by a plebiscite within a reasonable time in the Free Territory of Trieste, under proper supervision of the United Nations;

(2) That the ultimate disposition of this area be in accordance with the wishes of its population as expressed through the medium of such plebiscite. INVESTIGATION OF EFFECTS OF IMMIGRATION LAWS ON UNITED STATES FOREIGN POLICY

Mr. HUMPHREY submitted the following resolution (S. Res. 90); which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations:

Resolved, That the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, or any duly authorized subcommittee thereof, is authorized and directed to conduct a full study and investigation of the effects of the present immigration laws of the United States on its foreign policy and its relations with other nations. The committee shall report the results of such study and investigation to the Senate at the earliest practicable date, together with its recommendations for such legislation or other action as it deems necessary. COAUTHOR OF SENATE RESOLUTION 83

On motion by Mr. MORSE, and by unanimous consent,

Ordered, That the name of Mr. LEHMAN be added as a coauthor of the resolution (S. Res. 83) to promote the effectiveness of investigations by committees of the Senate, to establish uniform rules for the conduct of Senate committee hearings, and to insure orderly and fair procedure and the protection of the in. dividuals, and that it be reprinted.

COAUTHOR OF SENATE BILL 704

On motion by Mr. LEHMAN, and by unanimous consent,

Ordered, That the name of Mr. KENNEDY be added as a coauthor of the bill

DELEGATE TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

On motion by Mr. TAFT, The Senate proceeded to consider the bill (S. 697) to provide for a Delegate from the District of Columbia to the House of Representatives.

Pending debate,

The reported amendments in part were agreed to, the reported amendment on page 4, line 15, modified, and as modified agreed to, and the reported amendment on page 9, line 17, amended on the motion of Mr. MORSE, and, as amended, agreed to.

Ordered, That the bill be engrossed and read a third time.

The said bill was read the third time. On the question, Shall the bill pass? Pending debate,

Mr. MORSE raised a question as to the presence of a quorum;

Whereupon,

The PRESIDING OFFICER (Mr. KUCHEL in the chair) directed the roll to be called;

When

Eighty-eight Senators answered to their names, as follows: Aiken

Griswold McCarthy Anderson Hayden

McClellan Barrett

Hendrickson Millikin
Beall

Hennings Monroney
Bennett
Hickenlooper

Morse
Bricker
Hill

Mundt
Bridges
Hoey

Murray
Bush
Holland

Neely
Butler, Nebr. Humphrey Pastore
Byrd
Hunt

Payne
Capehart
Ives

Potter
Carlson
Jackson

Purtell
Case
Jenner

Robertson
Chavez

Johnson, Colo. Saltonstall Clements Johnson, Tex. Schoeppel Cooper

Johnston, S.C. Smathers Cordon

Kefauver Smith, Maine Daniel

Kennedy Smith, N. J.
Dirksen
Kerr

Smith, N. C.
Douglas

Knowland Sparkman
Dworshak Kuchel

Stennis
Eastland
Langer

Symington
Ferguson Lehman

Taft
Flanders
Long

Thye
Frear

Magnuson Watkins
Fulbright Malone

Welker
George
Mansfield

Williams
Goldwater Martin

Young Gore

Maybank
Green

McCarran
A quorum being present,

Resolved. That the bill do pass, and that the title thereof stand as aforesaid.

Ordered, That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House of Representatives therein.

Resolved, That the House has heard with profound sorrow of the death of Hon. JOSEPH R. BRYSON, a Representative from the State of South Carolina.

Resolved, That a committee of 10 Members of the House with such Members of the Senate as may be joined be appointed to attend the funeral.

Resolved, That the Sergeant at Arms of the House be authorized and directed to take such steps as may be necessary for carrying out the provision of these resolutions and that the necessary expenses in connection therewith be paid out of the contingent fund of the House.

Resolved, That the Clerk communicate these resolutions to the Senate and transmit a copy thereof to the family of the deceased.

Resolved, That as a further mark of respect the House do now adjourn. DEATH OF REPRESENTATIVE JOSEPH R.

BRYSON, OF SOUTH CAROLINA The PRESIDING OFFICER (Mr. KNOWLAND in the chair) laid before the Senate the resolution this day received from the House of Representatives, relative to the death of Hon. JOSEPH R. BRYSON, late a Representative from the State of South Carolina, which was read.

Mr. MAYBANK thereupon submitted the following resolution (S. Res. 91), which was considered and unanimously agreed to.

Resolved, That the Senate has heard with profound sorrow the announcement of the death of Hon. JOSEPH R. BRYSON, late a Representatives from the State of South Carolina.

Resolved, That a committee of two Senators be appointed by the Presiding Officer to join the committee appointed on the part of the House of Representatives to attend the funeral of the deceased Representative.

Resolved, That the Secretary communicate these resolutions to the House of Representatives and transmit a copy thereof to the family of the deceased.

The PRESIDING OFFICER, under the second resolution, appointed Mr. MAYBANK and Mr. JOHNSTON of South Carolina as the members of the funeral committee on the part of the Senate.

RECESS On motion by Mr. MAYBANK, as a further mark of respect to the memory of the deceased Representatives,

The Senate took a recess until 12 o'clock m. tomorrow.

EXECUTIVE SESSION On motion by Mr. TAFT, The Senate proceeded to the consideration of executive business; and after the consideration of executive business,

LEGISLATIVE SESSION The Senate resumed its legislative session.

MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Maurer, one of its clerks:

Mr. President: The House of Representatives has passed the following resolution, which I am directed to communicate to the Senate:

THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 1953 (Legislative day of Wednesday, March

11, 1953) The VICE PRESIDENT called the Senate to order at 12 o'clock noon, and the Chaplain offered prayer.

EXECUTIVE SESSION On motion by Mr. TAFT, The Senate proceeded to the consideration of executive business; and pending the consideration of executive business,

ADJOURNMENT On motion by Mr. TAFT, at 12 o'clock and 20 minutes p. m.,

The Senate adjourned.

FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 1953 Mr. PRESCOTT BUSH, from the State of Connecticut, called the Senate to order in executive session, and the Chaplain offered prayer. APPOINTMENT OF ACTING PRESIDENT PRO

TEMPORE The Secretary read the following communication from the President pro tempore.

UNITED STATES SENATE,

PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE, Washington, D. C., March 13, 1953. To the Senate:

Being temporarily absent from the Senate, I appoint Hon. PRESCOTT BUSH, a Senator from the State of Connecticut, to perform the duties of the Chair during my absence.

STYLES BRIDGES,

PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE. Mr. BUSH thereupon took the chair.

MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Chaffee, one of its clerks:

Mr. President: The House of Representatives has passed without amendment the bill of the Senate (S. 1188) to amend the Dependents Assistance Act of 1950 to continue in effect certain of the provisions thereof.

The House has passed the following resolution (H. Res. 176), which I am directed to communicate to the Senate:

Resolved, That Senate Joint Resolution 52, making an appropriation out of the general fund of the District of Columbia, in the opinion of the House contravenes the first clause of the seventh section of the first article of the Constitution and is an infringement of the privileges of this House, and that the said joint resolution be taken from the Speaker's table and be respectfully returned to the Senate with a message communicating this resolution.

The House has passed the following bills, in which it requests the concurrence of the Senate:

H R. 3658. An act to extend for an additional 2 years the existing privilege of free importation of gifts from members of the Armed Forces of the United States on duty abroad; and

H. R. 3659. An act to extend until July 1. 1955, the period during which personal and household effects brought into the United States under Government orders shall be exempt from duty.

The President of the United States has informed the House that he has approved and signed the following acts:

On February 11, 1953: H. R. 1979. An act to amend the Reorganization Act of 1949 so that such act will apply to reorganization plans transmitted to the Congress at any time before April 1, 1955.

On February 14, 1953: H. R. 568. An act to continue until the close of June 30, 1954, the suspension of certain import taxes on copper.

On March 10, 1953: H. R. 2230. An act to amend the act of June 23, 1949, as amended, to remove the monthly limitations on official long

distance telephone calls and official telegrams of Members of the House of Representatives without affecting the annual limitation on such telephone calls and telegrams.

LEGISLATIVE SESSION On motion by Mr. TAFT, The Senate resumed its legislative session.

HOUSE BILLS REFERRED The bills H. R. 3658 and H. R. 3659, this day received from the House of Representatives for concurrence, were read the first and second times by unanimous consent and referred to the Committee on Finance.

THE JOURNAL The Journal of the proceedings of Wednesday, March 11 and Thursday, March 12, 1953, was read.

SENATOR EXCUSED Mr. HUNT was excused from attendance upon the Senate until March 23, 1953, on the request of Mr. JOHNSON of Texas.

COMMITTEES AUTHORIZED TO SIT The following-named committees were authorized to sit today during the session of the Senate:

The Subcommittee on Reorganizations of the Committee on Government Operations, on the request of Mr. TAFT; and

The Subcommittee on Internal Security of the Committee on the Judiciary, on the request of Mr. HENDRICKSON.

REORGANIZATION PLAN NO. 1 OF 1953 The ACTING PRESIDENT pro tempore laid before the Senate the following message, yesterday received from the President of the United States, which was read: To the Congress of the United States:

I transmit herewith Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1953, prepared in accordance with the provisions of the Reorganization Act of 1949, as amended.

In my message of February 2, 1953, I stated that I would send to the Congress a reorganization plan defining a new administrative status for Federal activities in health, education, and social security. This plan carries out that intention by creating a Department of Health, Education, and Welfare as one of the executive departments of the Government and by transferring to it the various units of the Federal Security Agency. The Department will be headed by a Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, who will be assisted by an Under Secretary and two Assistant Secretaries.

The purpose of this plan is to improve the administration of the vital health, education, and social-security functions now being carried on in the Federal Security Agency by giving them departmental rank. Such action is demanded by the importance and magnitude of these functions, which affect the wellbeing of millions of our citizens. The programs carried on by the Public Health Service include, for example, the conduct and promotion of research into

the prevention and cure of such dangerous ailments as cancer and heart disease. The Public Health Service also administers payments to the States for the support of their health services and for urgently needed hospital construction. The Office of Education collects, analyzes and distributes to school administrators throughout the country information relating to the organization and management of educational sysstems. Among its other functions is the provision of financial help to school districts burdened by activities of the United States Government. State assistance to the aged, the blind, the totally disabled, and dependent children is heavily supported by grants-in-aid administered through the Social Security Administration. The old-age and survivors insurance system and child development and welfare programs are additional responsibilities of that Administration. Other offices of the Federal Security Agency are responsible for the conduct of Federal vocational rehabilitation programs and for the enforcement of food and drug laws.

There should be an unremitting effort to improve those health, education, and social-security programs which have proved their value. I have already recommended the expansion of the socialsecurity system to cover persons not now protected, the continuation of assistance to school districts whose population has been greatly increased by the expansion of defense activities, and the strengthening of our food and drug laws.

But good intent and high purpose are not enough; all such programs depend for their success upon efficient, responsible administration. I have recently taken action to assure that the Federal Security Administrator's views are given proper consideration in executive coun. cils by inviting her to attend meetings of the Cabinet. Now the establishment of the new Department provided for in Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1953 will give the needed additional assurance that these matters will receive the full consideration they deserve in the whole operation of the Government.

This need has long been recognized. In 1923, President Harding proposed a Department of Education and Welfare, which was also to include health functions. In 1924 the Joint Committee on Reorganization recommended a new department similar to that suggested by President Harding. In 1932, one of Pres. ident Hoover's reorganization proposals called for the concentration of health, education, and recreational activities in a single executive department. The President's Committee on Administrative Management in 1937 recommended the placing of health, education, and socialsecurity functions in a Department of Social Welfare. This recommendation was partially implemented in 1939 by the creation of the Federal Security Agency-by which action the Congress indicated its approval of the grouping of these functions in a single agency. A new department could not be proposed at that time because the Reorganization Act of 1939 prohibited the creation of

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