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voring the enactment of legislation authorizing a Federal religious census in 1956; to the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service.

A resolution of Lorentz Post, No. 11, Department of Minnesota, American Legion, favoring an amendment of the Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1952, so as to provide for the cost of all books, tuition, and other necessary equipment and supplies for completing on-farm training course, and favoring the elimination from the provisions of the act of the reductions in allowances provided therein; to the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare.

A resolution of the City Council of Minneapolis, Minn, remonstrating against the proposal to tax municipal bonds; to the Committee on Finance.

A resolution of Chapter 10, Disabled American Veterans, Mankato, Minn., favoring irregular carrier transport groups continuing in operation, and urging the Civil Aeronautics Board to amend their rules accordingly; to the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce.

Mr. THYE presented resolutions of the executive committee of the American National Cattlemen's Association, adopted at Denver, Colo., recommending investigations as to the cause of loss of cattle due to feed poisoning, and to amend certain codes to cover involuntary conversion of livestock due to disease and to continue the buy-American provision in purchase of beef for the Armed Forces; which was referred to Committee on Agriculture and Forestry.

Mr. SCHOEPPEL presented the following resolutions, which were referred as indicated :

A resolution of the executive council of the Kansas Bankers Association, Wichita, Kans., remonstrating against certain practices of branch banking and bank holding company ownership and operation and favoring the prohibition of said banks in Kansas; to the Committee on Banking and Currency.

A resolution of the Wichita Manufacturers, Club, Wichita, Kans., favoring the screening of every appropriation to eliminate wasteful operations and unnecessary spending and to reduce the activities of the Federal Government; to the Committee on Appropriations.

Mr. CARLSON presented a resolution identical with the foregoing; which was referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

Mr. CARLSON presented a communication of the General Conference of the Mennonite Church, Mound Ridge, Kans., expressing thanks for the recognition of freedom for minorities by this Government and hoping people will live by the Gospel; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

Mr. BRICKER presented the following resolutions and editorial, which were ordered to lie on the table:

A resolution of Ohio, Texas, and Washington Federation of Women's Clubs, favoring a constitutional amendment to be presented to the States for ratification stipulating that any provi

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sion of a treaty which conflicts with any provision of the Constitution of the United States shall not be of any force or effect and that no treaty be ratified by the Senate of the United States unless a quorum is present and a roll-call. vote is taken;

A resolution of the Wisconsin Bakers Association, Milwaukee, Wis., favoring the legal status of treaties to become subordinated to the Bill of Rights and favoring the passage of Senate Joint Resolution 1 which embodies the above the same; and

An editorial of the Binghamton Press, Binghamton, N. · Y., favoring the socalled Bricker amendment to the Constitution, which would prevent an abuse of the treaty-making power.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES Mr. TOBEY, by unanimous consent, from the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 2456) authorizing the President to proclaim regulations for preventing collisions at sea, and for other purposes, reported it without amendment and submitted a report (No. 385) thereon.

Mr. JOHNSON of Colorado, by unanimous consent, from the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (S. 1396) to authorize the adoption of certain rules with respect to the broadcasting or telecasting of professional baseball exhibitions in interstate commerce, and for other purposes, reported it with amendments and submitted a report (No. 387) thereon.

Mr. BENNETT, by unanimous consent, from the Committee on Banking and Currency, to whom was referred the bill (S. 1993) to amend the National Housing Act, as amended, and the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, as amended, with respect to maximum interest rates, and for other purposes, reported it with amendments and submitted a report (No. 386) thereon.

Mr. JENNER, by unanimous consent, from the Committee on Rules and Administration, to whom were referred the following joint resolution, reported them each without amendment, and submitted reports thereon, as follows:

S. J. Res. 82. A joint resolution to provide for the reappointment of Robert V. Fleming as citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution (Rept. No. 389); and

S. J. Res. 83. A joint resolution to provide for the appointment of Owen Josephus Roberts as a member of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution (Rept. No. 390).

Mr. JENNER, by unanimous consent, from the Committee on Rules and Administration, to whom was referred the joint resolution (S. J. Res. 37) to authorize the erection of a memorial to Sara Louisa Rittenhouse in Montrose Park, D. C., reported it with an amendment and submitted a report (No. 388) thereon.

Mr. JENNER, by unanimous consent, from the Committee on Rules and Administration, to whom were referred the

following resolutions, reported them each with an amendment, and submitted reports thereon, as follows:

S. Res. 115. A resolution increasing the limit of expenditures for the Select Committee on Small Business (Rept. No. 391); and

S. Res. 117. Resolution extending the authority for the investigation with respect to the effectiveness of foreign information programs (Rept, No. 392).

Mr. HENDRICKSON, by unanimous consent, from the Committee on Armed Services, to whom was referred the bill (S. 1492) to require the establishment of adequate provisions relating to the appointment or retention of certain female Reserve personnel with minor or dependent children, reported it without amendment and submitted a report (No. 393) thereon.

Mr. BEALL, by unanimous consent, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 3795) to adjust the salaries of officers and members of the Metropolitan Police force, the United States Park Police, the White House Police, and the Fire Department of the District of Columbia, and for other purposes, reported it with amendments and submitted a report (No. 384) thereon.

The Senate proceeded, by unanimous consent, to consider the said bill; and the reported amendments having been agreed to,

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

The said bill, as amended, was read a third time.

Resolved, That it pass.

Ordered, That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House of Representatives in the amendments.

Under authority of the order of Monday last, Mr. YOUNG, from the Committee on Appropriations, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 5227) making appriations for the Department of Agriculture for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1954, and for other purposes, reported it on June 8, 1953, with amendments, and submitted a report (No. 382) thereon. INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND JOINT

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

By Mr. PURTELL: S. 2071. A bill for the relief of Michael Solomonides; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. PURTELL (by request): S. 2072. A bill to require the United States Coast Guard to make annual inspections and certifications of vessels carrying passengers for hire; to the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce.

By Mr. BU (by request): S. 2073. A bill for the relief of Esther Wagner; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. WELKER: S. 2074. A bill for the relief of certain Basque sheepherders; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. CASE: S. 2075. A bill authorizing the issuance of a patent-in-fee to Ruth Long Crow Running Horse; to the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.

By Mr. SALTONSTALL (by re

quest): S. 2076. A bill to amend Public Law 472, 81st Congress, approved April 11, 1950, entitled “An act to promote the national defense and to contribute to more effective aeronautical research by authorizing professional personnel of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics to attend accredited graduate schools for research and study”;

S. 2077. A bill to authorize the loan of two submarines to the Government of Italy;

S. 2078. A bill to provide for the orderly transaction of the public business in the event of death, incapacity, or separation from office of a disbursing officer of the military departments;

S. 2079. A bill to provide for the use of the American National Red Cross in aid of the Armed Forces, and for other purposes; and

S. 2080. A bil relating to the promotion of certain officers and former officers of the Army of the United States, or of the Air Force of the United States, or of any component thereof, retired for physical disability; to the Committee on Armed Services.

By Mr. HENNINGS (for himself,

Mr. HAYDEN, and Mr. HENDRICK

SON): S. 2081. A bill to revise the Federal election laws, to prevent corrupt practices in Federal elections, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

By Mr. BYRD: S. 2082. A bill conferring jurisdiction upon the United States Court of Claims to hear, examine, adjudicate, and render judgment on the claim of the legal representative of the estate of Robert Lee Wright, deceased; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. LANGER: S. 2083. A bill to confer jurisdiction upon the Court of Claims to hear, determine, and render judgment upon the claim of Lawrence F. Kramer; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. GREEN: S. 2084. A bill for the relief of Teresina Santucci Greggi and her children, Leandro Greggi and Emma Greggi; and

S. 2085. A bill to amend section 6 of the Trading With the Enemy Act; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. BUTLER of Maryland: S. 2086. A bill for the relief of Shakeh M. Vartenissian; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. JACKSON: S. 2087. A bill for the relief of John Percich Scrivanich;

S. 2088. A bill for the relief of Luca Morin;

S. 2089. A bill for the relief of Casi. miro Dominich Scrivanich;

S. 2090. A bill for the relief of Nicolo Antonio Scrivanich;

S. 2091. A bill for the relief of Anthony Agustino Scrivanich;

S. 2092. A bill for the relief of Nicola Antonio Morin; and

S. 2093. A bill for the relief of Martin Anthony Picinich (Martino Piccinich); to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. BUTLER of Nebraska: S. 2094. A bill to facilitate the development and construction of water conservation facilities by States and municipalities and for other purposes; to the Committee on Public Works.

By Mr. TOBEY:. S. 2095. A bill to authorize the extension of patents covering inventions whose practice was prevented or curtailed during certain emergency periods by service of the patent owner in the Armed Forces or by production controls; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. BARRETT: S. 2096. A bill to require Federal officers, employees, agencies, and instrumentalities to act in accordance with and submit to the laws of certain States relative to the control, appropriation, use, and distribution of water; to the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.

By Mr. CORDON: S. 2097. A bill to increase the amount authorized to be appropriated for the construction of the Eklutna project; to the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.

By Mr. BUTLER of Nebraska (for

himself and Mr. GRISWOLD) : S. 2098. A bill to provide for the issuance of a special stamp in commemoration of the organization of the Nebraska Territory; to the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service.

By Mr. AIKEN (for himself, Mr.

SCHOEPPEL, and Mr. YOUNG): S. 2099. A bill to amend the wheat marketing quota provisions of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, as amended, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Agriculture and Forestry.

By Mr. HUMPHREY: S. 2100. A bill to exempt amateur and semiprofessional baseball games not played for profit from the admissions tax; to the Committee on Finance.

S. 2101. A bill for the relief of Lucy Personius; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. HUMPHREY (for himself,

Mr. MURRAY, and Mr. KERR) : S. 2102. A bill to increase allowances for carryover and acreage allotments for corn and wheat, to establish a special contingency reserve, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Agriculture and Forestry.

By Mr. CAPEHART: S. 2103. A bill to amend the National Housing Act and other laws relating to housing; to the Committee on Banking and Currency.

By Mr. CAPEHART (for himself

and Mr. DOUGLAS): S. 2104. A bill to authorize the payment of compensation to Clarence A. Beutel, formerly Deputy Administrator of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, for the period from September 10,

1952, through June 1, 1953; to the Committee on Banking and Currency.

By Mr. KUCHEL: S. 2105. A bill for the relief of Donald Hector Taylor; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. KUCHEL (for himself,

Mr. KNOWLAND, Mr. GOLDWATER,

and Mr. HAYDEN): S. 2106. A bill to amend the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, as amended; to the Committee on Agriculture and Forestry.

By Mr. JOHNSON of Colorado: S. 2107. A bill for the relief of Giovanni Luki Budinich (John Budinich);

S. 2108. A bill for the relief of Lieselotte Sommer; and

S. 2109. A bill for the relief of Claire Heiszler; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. BUTLER of Maryland: S. 2110. A bill to amend the Federal Credit Union Act so as to authorize Federal Credit Unions to administer small estates; to the Committee on Banking and Currency.

S. 2111. A bill to permit the flying of the flag of the United States for 24 hours of each day in Flag House Square, Baltimore, Md.; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. AIKEN (for himself, Mr.

KNOWLAND, Mr. SMITH of New

Jersey, and Mr. TAFT): S. 2112. A bill to provide for the transfer of price-support wheat to Pakistan; to the Committee on Agriculture and Forestry.

By Mr. LANGER: S. J. Res. 84. Joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, providing for nomination of candidates for President and Vice President, and for election of such candidates, by popular vote; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. SMATHERS: S. J. Res. 85. Joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution relating to the nomination and election of candidates for President and Vice President, and to succession to the Office of President in the event of the death or inability of the President; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. MORSE: S. J. Res. 86. Joint resolution to provide for a suitable and adequate system of timber-access roads to and in the forests of the United States; to the Committee on Agriculture and Forestry. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON INTERIOR AND

INSULAR AFFAIRS Mr. CORDON, by unanimous consent, from the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, to whom was referred the bill (S. 2097) to increase the amount authorized to be appropriated for the construction of the Eklutna project, reported it without amendment and submitted a report (No. 383) thereon. FEDERAL AID IN TORNADO-STRICKEN AREAS

IN MASSACHUSETTS Mr. SALTONSTALL (for himself and Mr. KENNEDY), by unanimous consent, submitted the following resolution (S. Res. 118); which was referred to the Committee on Public Works:

Resolved, That the President is requested to make available from any funds heretofore or hereafter appropriated to carry out the act entitled "An act to authorize Federal assistance to States and local governments in major disasters, and for other purposes," approved September 30, 1950, not less than $25 million for assistance to the State of Massachusetts, the city of Worcester, Mass., and neighboring cities and towns to alleviate hardship and suffering and to repair property damage caused by the tornado which struck the area in the vicinity of Worcester on June 9, 1953. NOTICE OF MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES

Under the authority of the order of Monday last, Mr. YOUNG submitted during the recess of the Senate the following notice in writing:

In accordance with rule XL of the Standing Rules of the Senate, I hereby give notice in writing that it is my intention to move to suspend paragraph 4 of the rule XVI for the purpose of proposing to the bill (H. R. 5227) making appropriations for the Department of Agriculture for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1954, and for other purposes, the following amendment, namely:

On page 38, line 17, after the word “program" insert a colon and the following: Provided, That the additional amounts for the rural electrification program may be distributed in any State or Territory, in addition to the sums which such State may otherwise receive, except that not more than 20 percent of such additional amounts may be distributed to any one State.

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 agreed to the amendment of the Senate to the bill (H. R. 3307) to provide for the treatment of users of narcotics in the District of Columbia.

The House has rejected the report of the committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the amendments of the Senate to the concurrent resolution (H. Con. Res. 29) favoring the granting of the status of permanent residence to certain aliens; and it has agreed to the said amendments.

The Speaker of the House having signed an enrolled joint resolution, viz, S. J. Res. 76, I am directed to bring the same to the Senate for the signature of its President.

ENROLLED JOINT RESOLUTION SIGNED The SECRETARY reported that he had examined and found truly enrolled the joint resolution (S. J. Res. 76) designating the week beginning June 14, 1953, as Theodore Roosevelt Week.

The ACTING PRESIDENT pro tempore thereupon signed the same.

The VICE PRESIDENT resumed the chair.

TEMPORARY ECONOMIC CONTROLS The VICE PRESIDENT laid before the Senate the amendment this day received from the House of Representatives for concurrence to the bill (S. 1081) to provide authority for temporary economic controls, and for other purposes.

On motion by Mr. CAPEHART, Resolved, That the Senate disagree io the amendment of the House to the said bill, and ask a conference with the House on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses thereon.

Ordered, That the conferees on the part of the Senate be appointed by the Vice President; and

The VICE PRESIDENT appointed Mr. CAPEHART, Mr. BRICKER, Mr. BENNETT, Mr. BUSH, Mr. MAYBANK, Mr. FULBRIGHT, and Mr. ROBERTSON.

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

CRIME IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA The Senate resumed the consideration of the bill (S. 1946) to provide for the more effective prevention, detection, and punishment of crime in the District of Columbia. Pending debate,

ORDER FOR RECESS On motion by Mr. KNOWLAND, and by unanimous consent,

Ordered, That when the Senate concludes its business today it take a recess until 12 o'clock noon tomorrow. THIRD SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION BILL

Mr. BRIDGES submitted the following conference report:

The committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the amendments of the Senate to the bill (H. R. 4664) making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1953, and for other purposes, having met, after full and free conference, have agreed to recommend and do recommend their respective Houses as follows:

That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendments of the Senate numbered 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 22, and 23, and agree to the same.

Amendment numbered 2: That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 2, and agree to the same with an amendment as follows: In lieu of the sum proposed by said amendment insert $4,500; and the Senate agree to the same.

Amendment numbered 3: That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 3, and agree to the same with an amendment as follows: In lieu of the sum named in said amendment insert, $60000; and the Senate agree to the same.

Amandment numbered 17: That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 17, and agree to the same with an amendment as follows: In lieu of the sum named in said amendment insert

$7,500,000; and the Senate agree to the same.

The committee of conference report in disagreement amendments numbered 1, 6, 7, 10, 12, 13, 15, 19, and 20.

STYLES BRIDGES,
HOMER FERGUSON,
GUY CORDON,
CARL HAYDEN,

RICHARD B. RUSSELL,
Managers on the Part of the Senate.

JOHN TABER,
CLIFF CLEVENGER,
FRED E. BUSBEY,
CLARENCE CANNON,

JAMIE L. WHITTEN,
Managers on the Part of the House,

The Senate proceeded to consider the said report; and

Resolved, That the Senate agree thereto.

The PRESIDING OFFICER (Mr. PAYNE in the chair) laid before the Senate the amendment this day received from the House of Representatives for concurrence to the amendment of the Senate numbered 19 to the said bill.

The Senate proceeded to consider the said amendment; and,

On motion by Mr. BRIDGES, Resolved, That the Senate agree thereto.

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

WHEAT FOR PAKISTAN The PRESIDING OFFICER (Mr. FLANDERS in the chair) laid before the Senate the following message from the President of the United States, which was read and referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Forestry: To the Congress of the United States:

The people of Pakistan are faced with famine, and they have asked our help in meeting disaster.

We are fortunate to be in a position to offer help at this time, for we have an abundance of wheat. I strongly believe that we should do so. Accordingly I urge the Congress to make possible the shipment to Pakistan of up to 1 million long tons of United States wheat.

The specter of famine confronts the people of Pakistan at a crucial time in their growth as a young free nation. Unchecked, it could undermine the very democratic principles and institutions to which Pakistan is dedicated.

The crisis is largely a result of a calamity of nature. Pakistan was selfsufficient in food until severe drought in 2 successive years struck the wheatproducing area of west Pakistan.

The wheat consumption of the people of west Pakistan averages less than 12 ounces per day in a diet consisting very largely of this grain. Today Government wheat reserves have fallen to the vanishing point.

The immediate need of Pakistan is to obtain abroad up to 1.5 million long tons of wheat both for consumption and for a small working reserve during the next

to

11 months. Of this total, the Government of Pakistan expects to be able to obtain about 400,000 tons of wheat with its own and other aid resources. Canada and Australia have both made generous grants for wheat to Pakistan. There is no important source in the free world other than the United States able to furnish additional help.

Pakistan has, therefore, appealed to the United States for 1 million tons of wheat. Its approach has been one of dignity, as one sovereign democracy to another, stating a real and urgent need. Between the people of Pakistan and the people of the United States there exists a strong bond of friendship. I am sure that the people of the United States desire their Government to respond rapidly and effectively to Pakistan's request.

Pakistan has endeavored to keep its request for United States aid to a minimum. The Secretary of State and the Director for Mutual Security sent a special mission, headed by Dr. Harry Reed, dean of the College of Agriculture of Purdue University, to study at first hand the food situation in Pakistan. Mr. Dulles and Governor Stassen have also visited Pakistan within the last 2 weeks. With the help of their observations, careful consideration has been given the Reed mission's recommendations.

One critical fact is that the Government of Pakistan is suffering grave financial difficulties. It has already taken rigorous steps to remedy both the food outlook and its general economic disabilities, and these efforts give some hope for future self-sufficiency. But Pakistan's gold and foreign exchange holdings are barely enough to meet its legal requirements for currency backing and essential working capital. More. over, Pakistan has little prospect of an exportable wheat surplus which would permit repayment of a loan in kind. Its export earnings and all its prospective financial resources are needed to meet the demand of economic development essential to prevent future food and financial crises. A dollar loan would make it impossible for Pakistan to obtain further necessary development loans from international lending institutions.

These considerations make certain conclusions evident. Pakistan needs a grant of up to 700,000 tons of United States wheat for relief purposes according to the best available estimates. The urgency of the need is underscored by the Reed mission's recommendation for delivery of 100,000 tons of United States aid wheat in Karachi by August 15 of this year.

This grant would serve a double purpose. It would meet Pakistan's immediate and pressing need for food and at the same time provide local currency for economic development programs. The rupee receipts from the sale of wheat would be placed in a counterpart fund under joint Pakistan-United States administration. This fund will be used for development purposes with emphasis placed on increased food production in Pakistan to lessen the danger of future shortages.

In addition to the 700,000 tons, Pakistan may also need up to 300,000 tons as a necessary working reserve of wheat. The exact amount needed for this purpose can only be determined later; and only then can we determine whether the remainder of our aid should be supplied as a grant or a loan.

Fortunately, we do have the capacity to help at the present time. Our large wheat reserves have created a grave storage problem, demanding unusual and sometimes costly storage measures.

I propose, therefore, that the Congress authorize me to make available to Pakistan up to 1 million tons of wheat out of stocks held by the Commodity Credit Corporation. This wheat already is owned by the Commodity Credit Corporation, having been obtained under the price-support program. To make it available to Pakistan will create no additional Government expenditure at this time other than the cost of transportation. In order that the operations of the Commodity Credit Corporation will not be impaired, I am recommending that the legislation include authority for the Commodity Credit Corporation to recover its costs, including interest, through an appropriation when the costs of the programs have been ascertained.

The United States Government proposes to designate, with the concurrence of the Government of Pakistan, a group to observe the receipt and distribution of wheat in Pakistan. The group's reports will be available to the Congress.

To provide sufficient United States aid in time, it is imperative that the grain begin to move from United States ports by the end of this month.

I strongly urge that the Congress make such prompt action possible.

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER. THE WHITE HOUSE, June 10, 1953.

by Mr. DOUGLAS and Mr. MCCARTHY, respectively.

EXECUTIVE SESSION On motion by Mr. KNOWLAND, The Senate proceeded to the consideration of executive business.

Pending the consideration of executive business,

REMOVAL OF INJUNCTION OF SECRECY

Ordered, That the injunction of secrecy be removed from the following:

A protocol prolonging the international agreement regarding the regulation and marketing of sugar signed at London on May 6, 1937; and

A Universal Copyright Convention, together with three related protocols, signed at Geneva, September 6, 1952.

After the consideration of executive business,

LEGISLATTVE SESSION The Senate resumed its legislative session. ENROLLED JOINT RESOLUTION PRESENTED

The Secretary reported that on today he presented to the President of the United States the enrolled joint resolution (S. J. Res. 76) designating the week beginning June 14, 1953, as Theodore Roosevelt Week.

RECESS On motion by Mr. WILLIAMS, at 6 o'clock and 15 minutes p. m.,

The Senate, under its order of today, took a recess until 12 o'clock noon tomorrow.

CRIME IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

The Senate resumed the consideration of the bill (s. 1946) to provide for the more effective prevention, detection, and punishment of crime in the District of Columbia; when,

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

The further consideration of the bill was temporarily laid aside; and APPROPRIATIONS FOR TREASURY AND POST

OFFICE DEPARTMENTS The Senate proceeded, by unanimous consent, to consider the bill (H. R. 5174) making appropriations for the Treasury and Post Office Departments for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1954, and for other purposes.

Pending debate,

On motion by Mr. DOUGLAS to amend the bill by striking out on line 13, page 11, the sum “$2,229,450,000” and inserting in lieu thereof the sum $2,196,000,000, Pending debate,

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

Ordered, That when the Senate convenes tomorrow, debate upon the pending amendment be limited to 30 minutes, to be equally divided and controlled

THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 1953 (Legislative day of Monday, June 8, 1953)

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

THE JOURNAL On motion by Mr. KNOWLAND, and by unanimous consent,

The Journal of the proceedings of Wednesday, June 10, 1953, was approved.

QUESTION OF QUORUM Mr. KNOWLAND raised a question as to the presence of a quorum;

Whereupon

The VICE PRESIDENT directed the roll to be called;

When

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

Johnson, Colo. Anderson Ferguson Johnson, Tex. Barrett

Flanders Johnston, S. C. Beall Frear

Kefauver
Bennett

Fulbright Kennedy
Bricker
George

Kerr
Bridges
Gillette

Kilgore
Bush

Goldwater Knowland Butler, Md. Gore

Kuchel Butler, Nebr. Green

Langer Byrd

Griswold Lehman Capehart Hayden

Long Carlson

Hendrickson Malone
Clements Hennings Mansfield
Cordon

Hickenlooper McCarran
Daniel
Hill

McCarthy
Douglas
Hoey

McClellan
Duff

Humphrey Millikin Dworshak Jackson

Monroney Eastland Jenner

Morse

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Neely

Schoeppel Taft Pastore

Smathers Thye Payne

Smith, Maine Tobey Potter

Smith, N. J. Watkins Purtell

Smith, N.C. Welker
Robertson Sparkman Wiley
Russell

Symington Williams
A quorum being present,

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. 5304) to permit members of the uniformed services to elect certain contingency options, and for other purposes, in which it requests the concurrence of the Senate,

The Speaker of the House having signed two enrolled bills, viz, H. R. 3307 and H. R. 4664, I am directed to bring the same to the Senate for the signature of its President.

ENROLLED BILLS SIGNED The Secretary reported that he had examined and found truly enrolled the following bills:

H. R. 3307. An act to provide for the treatment of users of narcotics in the District of Columbia; and

H. R. 4664. An act making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1953, and for other purposes.

The VICE PRESIDENT thereupon signed the same.

HOUSE BILLS REFERRED The bill H. R. 5304, 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 Armed Services; and

The bill H. R. 5312, yesterday received from the House of Representatives for concurrence, was read the first and second times by unanimous consent and placed on the calendar.

SENATOR EXCUSED Mr. MORSE was excused from attendance upon the Senate from Monday until Wednesday next, on his own request.

COMMITTEE AUTHORIZED TO SIT The Committee on Banking and Currency was authorized to sit during the the session of the Senate today, on the request of Mr. BENNETT. AMENDMENT TO INTERNATIONAL CLAIMS

SETTLEMENT ACT OF 1949 The VICE PRESIDENT laid before the Senate a communication from the Secretary of State, transmitting a draft of proposed legislation to amend the International Claims Settlement Act of 1949; which, with the accompanying paper, was referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. TEMPORARY ADMISSION OF CERTAIN ALIENS

The VICE PRESIDENT laid before the Senate a communication from the Commissioner of Immigration and Naturalization Service, Department of Justice, transmitting, pursuant to law, a report concerning certain aliens granted tem

porary admission into the United States; which, with the accompanying papers, was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. AUDIT REPORT OF INSTITUTE OF INTER

AMERICAN AFFAIRS The VICE PRESIDENT laid before the Senate communication from the Comptroller General of the United States, transmitting, pursuant to law, an audit report of the Institute of InterAmerican Affairs for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1952; which, with the accompanying report, was referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

DISPOSITION OF OBSOLESCENT DRUGS The VICE PRESIDENT laid before the Senate a communication from the Administrator of General Services Administration, transmitting, pursuant to law, a report of a notice to be published in the Federal Register of a proposed disposition of obsolescent drugs now held in the national stockpile; which, with the accompanying paper, was referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

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

A resolution of the House of Representatives of the State of California, favoring a proclamation designating the week of September 13 to 18, 1954, as Mare Island Centennial Week; to the Committee on the Judicary.

Joint resolutions of the Legislature of the State of California, as follows:

A joint resolution favoring the enactment of legislation which will encourage persons receiving aid for needy children to seek gainful employment, and permit them to retain part of their earnings to improve their standard of living above the minimum of the public-assistance program; and

A joint resolution favoring the passage of H. R. 2720, which would provide for a 60-month rapid amortization for tax purposes of facilities constructed by private industry for the control of air pollution; to the Committee on Finance.

Resolution of the Grand Lodge of Ohio of the Independent Order Sons of Italy, Youngstown, Ohio, as follows:

A resolution remonstrating against the McCarran-Walter Immigration and Naturalization Act and favoring its repeal or revision to accent the American tradition of justice, equality, and fair play; and

A resolution favoring the admission of additional Italian nationals to the United States on a nonquota basis; and

A joint resolution of the Legislature of the State of Connecticut, urging the need for revision of the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1952 in harmony with American democratic concepts; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. HENDRICKSON presented a resolution of the Borough of Bogota, N. J., remonstrating against the passage of Senate bill 281, relating to an order to

extend to the Interstate Commerce Commission power to prescribe the discontinuance of certain railroad services in intrastate commerce; which was referred to the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. CHANNEL FROM OYSTER, VA., TO THE

ATLANTIC OCEAN Mr. MARTIN presented a letter from the Secretary of the Army, addressed to the chairman of the Senate Committee on Public Works, transmitting a report from the Chief of Engineers, United States Army, on a review of a report on a channel from Oyster, Va., to the Atlantic Ocean, which was referred to the Committee on Public Works and ordered to be printed as a Senate document with an illustration.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES Mr. BUSH, by unanimous consent, from the Committee on Banking and Currency, to whom was referred the bill (S. 1665) to amend the Federal Credit Union Act, reported it with amendments and submitted a report (No. 394) thereon.

Mr. TOBEY, by unanimous consent, from the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, to whom were referred the following bills, reported them each without amendment and submitted reports thereon, as follows:

S. 2033. A bill relating to the labeling of packages containing foreign-produced trout sold in the United States, and requiring certain information to appear on the menus of public eating places serying such trout (Rept. No. 395); and

H. R. 5069. A bill to prohibit the introduction or movement in interstate commerce of articles of wearing apparel and fabrics which are so highly flammable as to be dangerous when worn by individuals, and for other purposes (Rept. No. 400).

Mr. POTTER, by unanimous consent, from the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, to whom was referred the joint resolution (S. J. Res. 72) to authorize the Secretary of Commerce to sell certain vessels to citizens of the Republic of the Philippines; to provide for the rehabilitation of the interisland commerce of the Philippines, and for other purposes, reported it with amendments and submitted a report (No. 401) thereon.

Mr. AIKEN, by unanimous consent, from the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, to whom was referred the bill (S. 1515) granting the consent of Congress to certain Western States and the Territories of Alaska and Hawaii to enter into a compact relating to higher education in the Western States and establishing the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, reported it without amendment and submitted a report (No. 397) thereon.

Mr. AIKEN, by unanimous consent, from the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, to whom was referred the bill (S. 977) to amend the National Science Foundation Act of 1950, reported it with an amendment and submitted a report (No. 396) thereon.

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