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During the consideration of executive business,

VICE PRESIDENT RESUMES THE CHAIR The VICE PRESIDENT resumed the chair.

RECESS After the consideration of executive business,

On motion by Mr. TAFT, at 1 o'clock and 5 minutes p. m.,

The Senate, as in legislative session, took a recess until 12 o'clock m. tomorrow.

Townsend plan for national insurance; which was referred to the Committee on Finance.

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

A resolution of the Freeborn County Farm Bureau, Albert Lea, Minn., favoring the use of the unit system in the draft deferment of farm boys; to the Committee on Armed Services.

A resolution of certain members of the Minnesota Retail Federation, Inc., Minneapolis, Minn., favoring restoration of parcel-post sizes and weights to the limits in effect prior to the enactment of Public Law 199 (82d Cong.); to the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service.

A resolution of the Pennington County Board of Commissioners, Thief River Falls, Minn., favoring further study and survey of the Red Lake River for floodcontrol purposes; and

A resolution of the Edina Village Council, Edina, Minn., favoring additional Federal funds for highway and road use; to the Committee on Public Works.

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 1953 (Legislative day of Friday, January 23,

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

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

The Journal of the proceedings of Friday, January 23, 1953, was approved. SEMIANNUAL REPORT OF INTERNATIONAL

CLAIMS COMMISSION The VICE PRESIDENT laid before the Senate a communication from the Secretary of State, transmitting, pursuant to law, the semiannual report of the International Claims Commission of the United States for the period ended December 31, 1952; which, with the accompanying report, was referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. ANNUAL REPORT OF ADMINISTRATOR OF CIVIL

AERONAUTICS OF OPERATION TO PROMOTE DEVELOPMENT OF IMPROVED TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT

The VICE PRESIDENT laid before the Senate a communication from the Secretary of Commerce, transmitting, pursuant to law, the annual report of the Administrator of Civil Aeronautics of operations to promote development of improved transport aircraft by providing for the operation, testing, and modification thereof, for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1952; which, with the accompanying report, was referred to the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce.

CHANGE OF REFERENCE On motion by Mr. CARLSON, and by unanimous consent,

Ordered, That the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service be discharged from the further consideration of the bill (S. 339) to amend the Civil Service Retirement Act of May 29, 1930, as amended, so as to exempt from taxation annuities of retired employees, and that it be referred to the Committee on Finance.

COMMITTEE AUTHORIZED TO SIT The Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Government Operations was authorized to sit during the session of the Senate today, on the request of Mr. MCCARTHY.

SENATORS EXCUSED The following-named Senators were excused from attendance upon the Senate for the period indicated :

Mr. MAYBANK for today and tomorrow, and

Mr. LONG and Mr. MONRONEY this week; upon the request of Mr. CLEMENTS.

Mr. JOHNSON of Texas for an indefinite period, on his own request.

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

Mr. President: The House has agreed to the following concurrent resolution (H. Con. Res. 24); in which it requests the concurrence of the Senate:

Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That the two Houses of Congress assemble in the Hall of the House of Representatives on Monday, February 2, 1953, at 12:30 o'clock in the afternoon, for the purpose of receiving such communication as the President of the United States shall be pleased to make to them.

I am directed to inform the Senate that the following Members of the House have been appointed on the committees, joint committees, commissions, boards of visitors, council, or institute, as indicated:

Mr. REED of New York, Mr. KEAN of New Jersey, and Mr. COOPER of Tennessee, members of the Committee on Ways and Means, and Mr. TABER of New York, Mr. WIGGLESWORTH of Massachusetts, and Mr. CANNON of Missouri members of the Committee on Appropriations, to the Joint Committee To Investigate Nonessential Federal Expenditures;

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND JOINT

RESOLUTION Bills and a joint resolution were introduced by unanimous consent, severally read the first and second times and referred, as follows:

By Mr. POTTER: S. 613. A bill for the relief of Steve Emery Sobanski; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. FERGUSON: S. 614. A bill for the relief of Eero and Tina and Karina Waskinen; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. LEHMAN: S. 615. A bill for the relief of Altoon Saprichian; and

S. 616. A bill for the relief of Dr. Albert Haas; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. POTTER: S. J. Res. 29. Joint resolution authorizing the President of the United States of America to proclaim October 11, 1953, General Pulaski's Memorial Day for the observance and commemoration of the death of Brig. Gen. Casimir Pulaski; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

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

On motion by Mr. TAFT, at 12 o'clock and 9 minutes p. m., the Senate adjourned until Monday next.

REPORT OF OPERATIONS OF RENTAL HOUSING

UNITS The VICE PRESIDENT laid before the Senate a communication from the Di'rector of the Bureau of the Budget, transmitting, pursuant to law, a report of the operations of rental housing units provided by departments, agencies, and corporations of the Government, from the period July 9, 1951, to approximately November 1, 1952; which, with the accompanying report, was referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS The VICE PRESIDENT laid before the Senate a petition of the Florida State Townsend Auxiliary Union, No. 101, Cassadaga, Fla., favoring substitution of the present social-security program by the

REPORT OF CIVIL DEFENSE ACTIVITIES IN THE

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA The VICE PRESIDENT laid before the Senate a communication from the President of the Board of Commissioners, District of Columbia, transmitting, pursuant to law, a report of civil defense activities as follows: Activities, calendar year 1952; expenditures, fiscal year ended June 30, 1952; and financial, period from July 1 to December 31, 1952; which, with the accompanying report, was referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia.

EXTENSION OF INCOME TAX BENEFITS FOR

MEMBERS OF ARMED FORCES SERVING IN COMBAT AREAS

The VICE PRESIDENT laid before the Senate a communication from the Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense, transmitting a draft of proposed legislation to amend the Internal Revenue Code with respect to certain benefits for members of the Armed Forces serving in combat areas; which, with the accompanying paper, was referred to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. WOLCOTT of Michigan, Mr. GAMBLE of New York, Mr. TALLE of Iowa, Mr. BROWN of Georgia, and Mr. PATMAN of Texas, members of the Committee on Banking and Currency, to the Joint Committee on Defense Production;

Mr. MILLER of Maryland and Mr. STAGGERS of West Virginia, members of the Federal Records Council;

Mr. PHILLIPS of California and Mr. THORNBERRY of Texas, Directors of the Columbia Institute for the Deaf;

Mr. WIGGLESWORTH of Massachusetts, Mr. BOLTON of Ohio, and Mr. McCORMACK of Massachusetts, to the Committee on the Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise;

Mr. BECKER of New York and Mr. KEOGH of New York, members of the Board of Visitors to the United States Merchant Marine Academy;

Speaker of the House, Mr. ARENDS of Illinois, Mrs. BOLTON of Ohio, Mr. LANE of Massachusetts, and Mr. MORRISON of Louisiana, members of the United States Commission for the Observance of the One Hundredth Aniversary of the Death of John Howard Payne;

Mr. GRAHAM of Pennsylvania, Miss THOMPSON of Michigan, Mr. HILLINGS of California, Mr. WALTER of Pennsylvania, and Mr. WILSON of Texas, to the Joint Committee on Immigration and Nationality Policy;

Mr. BISHOP of Illinois and Mr. GARMATZ of Maryland, to the Committee on Disposition of Executive Papers;

Mr. ANDRESEN of Minnesota and Mr. KARSTEN of Missouri, members of the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission;

Mr. D'EWART of Montana and Mr. COLM ER of Mississippi, members of the National Forest Reservation Commission;

Mr. D'EWART of Montana, Mr. RHODES of Arizona, and Mr. MCCARTHY of Minnesota, to the Joint Committee on Navajo-Hopi Indian Administration; and

Mr. CRETELLA of Connecticut and Mr. DODD of Connecticut, members of the Board of Visitors to the United States Coast Guard Academy. REPORT ON VIOLATIONS OF EXPENDITURES

OF CERTAIN FUNDS The VICE PRESIDENT laid before the Senate a communication from the Administrative Assistant Attorney General, transmitting, pursuant to law, a report on violations of law involving expenditures of apportionment of appropriations for “fees and expenses of witnesses, Justice, 1953”; which, with the accompanying report, was referred to the Committee on Appropriations. ANNUAL REPORT OF HELIUM-PRODUCTION

FUND The VICE PRESIDENT laid before the Senate a communication from the Under Secretary of the Interior, transmitting, pursuant to law, a report of the special helium-production fund for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1952; which, with the accompanying report, was referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

ANNUAL REPORT OF ATLANTIC STATES

MARINE FISHERIES COMMISSION The VICE PRESIDENT laid before the Senate a communication from the Secretary-Treasurer of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, transmitting, pursuant to law, the annual report of the Commission for the year 1952; which, with the accompanying report, was referred to the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. EXTENSION OF AUTHORITY FOR INSPECTION,

AUDIT AND EXAMINATION OF PLANTS, BOOKS, AND RECORDS OF CONTRACTORS HOLDING DEFENSE CONTRACTS

The VICE PRESIDENT laid before the Senate a communication from the Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense, transmitting a draft of proposed legislation to continue the effectiveness of the act of March 27, 1942, as extended, relating to the inspection and audit of plants, books, and records of defense contractors, for the duration of the national emergency proclaimed December 16, 1950, and 6 months thereafter; which, with the accompanying paper, was referred to the Committee on the Judi. ciary. CONTINUE IN EFFECT PROVISIONS OF TITLE

II OF FIRST WAR POWERS ACT, 1941 The VICE PRESIDENT laid before the Senate a communication from the Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense, transmitting a draft of proposed legislation to amend the act of January 12, 1951, as amended, to continue in effect the provisions of title II of the First War Powers Act, 1941; which, with the accompanying paper, was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS The VICE PRESIDENT laid before the Senate a resolution of the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco, favoring enactment of

legislation to reaffirm California's title to its tide and submerged lands; which was referred to the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.

Mr. WILEY presented a resolution of the Allied Veterans Council of Milwaukee County, Milwaukee, Wis., favoring establishment of a veterans' hospital at Wood, Wis.; which was referred to the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. 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. KNOWLAND: S. 617. A bill to validate certain conveyances made by the Central Pacific Railway Co. and its lessee, the Southern Pacific Co., involving certain portions of right-of-way in the State of California acquired from the United States; to the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.

S. 618. A bill for the relief of certain Yugoslavs; and

S. 619. A bill for the relief of HsiaoMin Shuli Ley; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. KNOWLAND (for himself

and Mr. KUCHEL): S. 620. A bill to provide authorization for certain uses of public lands; to the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.

S. 621. A bill to authorize additional appropriations for the lower San Joaquin River project; to the Committee on Public Works.

By Mr. CASE: S. 622. A bill to authorize the Secretary of Defense to make a monetary allowance in lieu of headstones or markers for certain graves; to the Committee on Armed Services.

S. 623. A bill to organize the Department of State in the interest of economy, efficiency, and a more effective administration of foreign affairs; to the Committee on Government Operations.

S. 624. A bill to facilitate the management of certain land and recreational resources of reclamation projects in or adjacent to the national forests of South Dakota, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.

By Mr. GILLETTE: S. 625. A bill for the relief of Michael Raymond Juenger (Joji Hatano) and Vivian Nakajima Nobuko; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. DWORSHAK: S. 626. 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 serving such trout; to the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce.

By Mr. MUNDT: S. 627. A bill to provide for the control of noxious weeds on federally owned or controlled lands; to the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.

S. 628. A bill for the relief of Aloisia Schlotter, and

S. 629. A bill for the relief of Igor Michale Bogolepov (alias Ivar Nyman) and Margaret Johanna Bogolepov (alias Margaret Johanna Nyman); to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. MARTIN (for himself and

Mr. DUFF): S. 630. A bill to authorize the conveyance for public-school purposes of certain Federal land in Gettysburg National Military Park, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.

By Mr. BENNETT (for himself

and Mr. WATKINS): S. 631. A bill to permit veterans to suspend or delay their programs of education or training under the Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1952, in order to perform services as missionaries; to the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare.

By Mr. BYRD: S. 632. A bill authorizing the acceptance, for purposes of Colonial National Historical Park, of school-board land in exchange for park nd, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.

By Mr. KEFAUVER (for himself,

Mr. HUNT, Mr. TOBEY, and Mr.

WILEY): S. 633. A bill to establish a 2-year period of validity for basic permits issued under the Federal Alcohol Administration Act;

S. 634. A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code so as to provide for the preservation of records, and for other purposes; and

S. 635. A bill to amend chapter 27 of the Internal Revenue Code so as to provide penalties for failure to file returns, submit information, or pay taxes as required in certain cases by such chapter; to the Committee on Finance.

S. 636. A bill to amend section 3731 of title 18 of the United States Code relating to appeals by the United States; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. WILLIAMS: S. 637. A bill to amend section 284 of title 18 of the United States Code so as further to prohibit former officers and employees of the United States from acting as counsel, attorney, or agent in matters connected with their former office or employment; and

S. 638. A bill to strengthen the law with respect to bribery and graft; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S. 639. A bill to provide for the abandonment of a certain part of the Federal project for the Broadkill River in Delaware; and

S. 640. A bill to provide for the installation and maintenance of an electriclighting system on the south bank of the Delaware and Chesapeake Canal; to the Committee on Public Works.

By Mr. DIRKSEN: S. 641. A bill for the relief of David Arthur de Wolff;

S. 642. A bill for the relief of Toney Maurice; and

S. 643. A bill for the relief of Linnea Dresden and Carl Gustave Howard Mark Paulin; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. HUNT (for himself and

Mr. CASE): S. 644. A bill to provide that certain costs and expenses incurred in connection with repayment contracts with the Deaver, Willwood, and Belle Fourche irrigation districts shall be nonreimbursable; to the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.

By Mr. WATKINS (for himself,

Mr. DWORSHAK, Mr. WELKER,
Mr. HUNT, Mr. BARRETT, and Mr.

BENNETT): S. 645. A bill to authorize preliminary examinations and surveys for runoff and waterflow retardation and soil-erosion prevention, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Public Works.

By Mr. KNOWLAND (for himself,

Mr. HAYDEN, Mr. KUCHEL, and

Mr. GOLDWATER): S. 646. A bill authorizing construction of works to restore to Palo Verde irrigation district, California, a means of gravity diversion of its irrig on water supply from the Colorado River and providing certain benefits to the Colorado River Indian Reservation, Arizona, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.

By Mr. SMATHERS: S. 647. A bill to establish the United States Air Academy within the State of Florida; to the Committee on Armed Services.

By Mr. TAFT: S. 648. A bill for the relief of Damiano Mario Carmine Palusci;

S. 649. A bill for the relief of Joseph Rosenblum;

S. 650. A bill for the relief of Rabbi Phillip Schonberger and family;

S. 651. A bill for the relief of Szyja Morgenstern;

S. 652. A bill for the relief of Malica Macesich;

S. 653. A bill for the relief of Metorima Shizuko; and

S. 654. A bill for the relief of Miyoko Kawakami Nader; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S. 655. A bill to amend the Labor Management Relations Act, 1947, and for other purposes;

S. 656. A bill to amend the National Labor Relations Act, as amended, with reference to the building and construction industry, and for other purposes;

S. 657. A bill to amend the National Labor Relations Act, as amended, to provide for improved procedures of the National Labor Relations Board and to expedite its disposition of cases;

S. 658. A bill to amend the Labor Management Relations Act, 1947, and for other purposes; and

S. 659. A bill to amend the Labor Management Relations Act, 1947, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare.

By Mr. BYRD: S. J. Res. 30. A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitu

tion of the United States relating to appropriations; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. KEFAUVER (for himself,

Mr. HUNT, and Mr. TOBEY): S. J. Res. 31. A joint resolution to establish a Federal Crime Commission; to the Committee on the Judiciary. JOINT COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE ORGAN

IZED CRIME IN INTERSTATE COMMERCE

Mr. KEFAUVER (for himself, Mr. HUNT, and Mr. TOBEY) submitted the following concurrent resolution (S. Con. Res. 5); which was referred to the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce:

Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring) That there is hereby established a joint congressional committee to be composed of five Members of the Senate to be appointed by the President of the Senate, not more than than three of whom shall be from the same political party, and five Members of the House of Representatives to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, not more than three of whom shall be from the same political party. Vacancies in the membership of the committee shall not affect the power of the remaining members to execute the functions of the committee, and shall be filled in the same manner as the original selection. The committee shall select a chairman and a vice chairman from among its members. A quorum of the committee shall consist of six members.

SEC. 2. (a) It shall be the duty of the committee to make a full and complete study and investigation and surveillance of

(1) the manner in which, and extent to which, organized crime utilizes the facilities of interstate commerce or otherwise operates in interstate commerce in furtherance of any transactions which are in violation of the laws of the United States or of the State in which the transaction occurs; the identity of the persons, firms, or corporations by which such utilization is being made; and the facilities being used;

(2) the manner in which, and extent to which, organized crime utilizes such interstate facilities or otherwise operates in interstate commerce for the development of corrupting influences in violation of the laws of the United States or of any State;

(3) new methods and techniques of those utilizing the facilities of interstate commerce for the violation of the laws of the United States or of any State;

(4) the activities of Federal agencies charged with the responsibility for enforcement of Federal laws designed to prevent such utilization of interstate facilities and such operations in interstate commerce by organized crime;

(5) the adequacy of the existing Federal laws to prevent such utiliza

ing such communication as the President of the United States shall be pleased to make to them, this day received from the House of Representatives for concurrence; which was read.

The Senate proceeded, by unanimous consent, to consider the said concurrent resolution; and,

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

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

After the consideration of executive business,

ADJOURNMENT On motion by Mr. TAFT, at 5 o'clock and 26 minutes p. m.,

The Senate, as in legislative session, adjourned.

tion of interstate facilities and such operation in interstate commerce by organized crime; and

(6) the manner in which, and the extent to which, persons engaged in organized crime have infiltrated into

lawful business enterprises. (b) In carrying out its duties under this resolution, the committee shall coordinate its activities and cooperate with any Federal commission which may be established for the purpose of performing functions similar to those imposed upon the committee under this resolution.

SEC. 3. The committee, or any duly authorized subcommittee thereof, is authorized to hold such hearings, to sit and act at such times and places, to require by subpena (to be issued under the signature of the chairman or vice chairman) or otherwise the attendance of such witnesses and the production of such books, papers, and documents, to administer such oaths, to take such testimony, to procure such printing and binding, and to make such expenditures as it deems advisable. The cost of stenographic services to report such hearings shall not be in excess of 25 cents per hundred words.

SEC. 4. The committee shall have the power to appoint and fix the compensation of a chief counsel, an associate counsel, and such other experts, consultants, and employees as it deems necessary in the performance of its duties. The committee is authorized, with the consent of the head of the department or agency concerned, to utilize the services, information, facilities, and personnel of the various departments and agencies of the Government.

SEC. 5. The expenses of the committee under this resolution, which shall not exceed $150,000, 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 or vice 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.

SEC. 6. The committee shall report to the Senate and the House of Representatives from time to time with respect to the results of its study and investigation, tog her with such recommendations as to necessary legislation and such other recommendations as it may deem advisable, and shall make a final report on or before June 30, 1954. All authority conferred by this resolution shall terminate on June 30, 1954. JOINT SESSION OF TWO HOUSES OF

CONGRESS The VICE PRESIDENT laid before the Senate the concurrent resolution (H. Con. Res. 24) providing that the two Houses of Congress assemble in the Hall of the House of Representatives on Monday, February 2, 1953, at 12:30 o'clock in the afternoon, for the purpose of receiy

TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 1953 The VICE PRESIDENT called the Sen. ate to order, and the Chaplain offered prayer.

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

The Journal of the proceedings of Monday, January 26, 1953, was approved. NATIONAL FOREST RESERVATION COMMISSION

The VICE PRESIDENT announced the resignation of Mr. GEORGE as a member of the National Forest Reservation Commission, and appointed Mr. STENNIS to fill the vacancy.

SENATOR EXCUSED FROM ATTENDANCE Mr. SCHOEPPEL, on his own request, was excused from attendance upon the Senate for Thursday and Friday of this week.

S. 664, A bill for the relief of Heinrich Luxembourg, also known as Henry Luxemburg; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. BUTLER of Nebraska: S. 665. A bill for the relief of William Kipf and Darold D. Selk; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. HUNT: S. 666. A bill authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain lands and rights-of-way in the State of Wyoming to the town of Jackson, Wyo.; to the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.

By Mr. SMITH of New Jersey: S. 667. A bill to amend the act entitled “An act to incorporate the Roosevelt Memorial Association," approved May 31, 1920, so as to change the name of such association to “Theodore Roosevelt Association,” and for other purposes;

S. 668. A bill for the relief of Henri Suderman;

S. 669. A bill for the relief of Helene Olga Iwasenko; and

S. 670. A bill for the relief of John Doyle Moclair; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. KUCHEL (for himself and

Mr. KNOWLAND): S. 671. A bill to amend section 9 (b) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1946, relating to the exemption of activities of the Atomic Energy Commission from State and local taxation; to the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy,

By Mr. MORSE: S. 672. A bill for the relief of Agostino Giusto;

S. 673. A bill for the relief of Urho Paavo Patokoski and his family;

S. 674. A bill for the relief of Kikue Tsurukawa; and

S. 675. A bill to amend section 2312 of title 18 of the United States Code so as to extend the punishment of the transportation of stolen motor vehicles in interstate or foreign commerce to trailers or semitrailers, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. BRIDGES: S. 676. A bill for the relief of Eftychios Mourginakis; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. SMITH of North Carolina: S. 677. A bill to incorporate the National Conference on Citizenship, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. CLEMENTS: S. 678. A bill authorizing the President to present, in the name of Congress, a Congressional Medal of Honor to John C. Reynolds; and

S. 679. A bill to authorize the presentation of a Distinguished Service Cross to John C. Reynolds; to the Committee on Armed Services.

By Mr. MANSFIELD: S. 680. A bill to authorize the issuance of a patent in fee to Charles I. Chattin; and

S. 681. A bill authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to issue a patent in fee to Grace Kills A Boy; to the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.

S. 682. A bill for the relief of George Rodney Giltner (formerly Joji Waka

COMMITTEE AUTHORIZED TO SIT The Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Government Operations was authorized to sit today during the session of the Senate, upon the request of Mr. KNOWLAND.

PETITION The VICE PRESIDENT laid before the Senate a joint resolution of the Legislature of the State of Washington, extending felicitations to the President of the United States and the administration elected on November 4, 1952; which was ordered to lie on the table.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS Bills were introduced, severally read the first and second times by unanimous consent, and referred as follows:

By Mr. CHAVEZ: S. 660. A bill for the relief of Pierino F. Berta; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. FERGUSON: S. 661. A bill for the relief of Nino Sabino Di Michele; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. GREEN: S. 662. A bill for the relief of Julie Nicola Frangou;

S. 663. A bill for the relief of Ottavio Saulino and Marcella Saulino; and

miya); to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. SMATHERS: S. 683. A bill for the relief of Avak Hagopian;

S. 684. A bill for the relief of Ernest B. Sanders;

S. 685. A bill for the relief of the estate of Esteban Boadilla Dalao;

S. 686. A bill for the relief of Anna I. R. Wells, Edna V. R. Decker, Barbara P. R. Moore, and W. S. Rosasco, Jr.;

S. 687. A bill to confer jurisdiction upon the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida to hear, determine, and render judgment upon the claims of Lincoln Operating Co., Cameo Amusement Co., Biscayne Beach Theater, Inc., and Mitchell Wolfson and others doing business as a partnership under the name of “Wometco Circuit"; and

S. 688. A bill dividing the State of Florida into three judicial districts, defining the territory embraced in each, and fixing the time of holding terms of court therein; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (FOR

ADMINISTRATION) On motion by Mr. TAFT, The Senate proceeded to consider the bill (S. 243) to amend Public Law 73, Eighty-first Congress first session (63 Stat. 111), to provide for an Under Secretary of State (for Administration).

The first reported amendment on line 6 was amended on the motion of Mr. GEORGE, and, as amended, agreed to, and the remaining 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 as aforesaid.

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

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

On motion by Mr. KNOWLAND, at 2 o'clock and 11 minutes p. m.,

The Senate, as in legislative session, adjourned until Thursday next.

EXTENSION OF AUTHORITY OF COMMITTEE ON ARMED SERVICES TO INVESTIGATE AND MAKE EXPENDITURES

Mr. BRIDGES, from the Committee on Armed Services, reported the following resolution (S. Res. 50), which was referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration:

Resolved, That Senate Resolution 263, Eighty-second Congress, agreed to January 28, 1952, is amended by striking out “January 31, 1953", wherever it appears therein, and inserting in lieu Thereof "March 17, 1953”.

TERSON, of Connecticut, Mr. DURHAM, of North Carolina, Mr. HOLIFIELD, of California, Mr. PRICE, of Illinois, and Mr. KILDAY, of Texas, to the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy;

Mr. WOLCOTT, of Michigan, Mr. SIMPson of Pennsylvania, Mr. TALLE, of Iowa, Mr. BENDER, of Ohio, Mr. HART, of New Jersey, Mr. PATMAN, of Texas, and Mr. BOLLING, of Missouri, to the Joint Committee on the Economic Report;

Mr. CANFIELD, of New Jersey, Mr. GAVIN, of Pennsylvania, Mr. BROWN of Georgia, and Mr. SIKES, of Florida, to the Board of Visitors to the United States Military Academy;

Mr. JENSEN, of Iowa, Mr. SMALL, of Maryland, Mr. BAILEY, of West Virginia, and Mr. YATES, of Illinois, to the Board of Visitors to the United States Naval Academy;

Mr. WEICHEL, ex officio, Mr. ALLEN of California, Mr. SHEEHAN, and Mr. HART as members of the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries, to the Board of Visitors to the United States Merchant Marine Academy; and

Mr. WEICHEL, ex officio, Mr. SEELYBROWN, Jr., Mr. MUMMA and Mr. HART as members of the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries, to the Board of Visitors to the United States Coast Guard Academy. USELESS PAPERS IN GOVERNMENT DEPART

MENTS AND AGENCIES The PRESIDENT pro tempore laid be. fore the Senate a communication from the Archivist of the United States, transmitting, pursuant to law, a list of papers in various departments and agencies of the Government, recommended for disposition, which appear to have no permanent value or historical interest; which, with the accompanying papers, was referred to a Joint Select Committee on the Disposition of Papers in the Executive Departments; and

The PRESIDENT pro tempore appointed Mr. CARLSON and Mr. JOHNSTON of South Carolina as the members of the committee on the part of the Senate. SPECIAL ASSISTANTS EMPLOYED BY DEPART

MENT OF JUSTICE The PRESIDENT pro tempore laid before the Senate a communication from the Attorney General, transmitting, pursuant to law, a report showing the special assistants, with compensation, employed during the period July 1 to December 31, 1952, from allotment contained in the Department of Justice Appropriation Act for the fiscal year 1953; which, with the accompanying report, was referred to the Committee on Government Operations. TRANSFER OF LAND AT CHERRY POINT, N. C.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore laid before the Senate a communication from the Acting Secretary of Defense, transmitting a draft of proposed legislation to authorize the transfer of certain land located at Cherry Point, N. C.; which, with the accompanying paper, was referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Forestry.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 1953 The PRESIDENT pro tempore called the Senate to order, and the Chaplain offered prayer.

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

The Journal of the proceedings of Tuesday, January 27, 1953, was approved.

COMMITTEE AUTHORIZED TO SIT The Committee on Agriculture and Forestry was authorized to sit during the session of the Senate today, upon the request of Mr. JOHNSTON of South Carolina; and

The Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Government Operations, on the request of Mr. MCCARTHY.

COMMITTEE SERVICE Mr. TAFT submitted the following order, which was considered and agreed to:

Ordered, That the following shall constitute the majority membership of the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce: Messrs. TOBEY (chairman), CAPEHART, BRICKER, SCHOEPPEL, BUTLER of Maryland, GRISWOLD, COOPER, and POTTER.

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

Whereupon

The VICE PRESIDENT directed the roll to be called;

When

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

Goldwater McClellan
Anderson
Gore

Millikin
Barrett
Green

Morse
Beall

Griswold Mundt
Bennett
Hayden

Murray
Bricker

Hendrickson Neely
Bridges

Hickenlooper Pastore
Bush
Hill

Payne
Butler, Md. Hoey

Potter
Butler, Nebr. Holland

Purtell
Byrd
Hunt

Robertson
Capehart Ives

Russell
Carlson
Jackson

Schoeppel
Case
Jenner

Smathers
Chavez

Johnson, Colo. Smith, Maine Clements Johnston, S. C. Smith, N. J. Cooper

Kefauver Smith, N. C.
Cordon

Kennedy Sparkman
Daniel
Kerr

Stennis
Dirksen
Kilgore

Symington
Douglas

Knowland Taft
Duff
Kuchel

Thye
Dworshak Langer

Tobey
Eastland
Lehman

Watkins
Ellender Magnuson Welker
Ferguson Malone

Wiley
Flanders

Mansfield Williams
Frear
Martin

Young
George

Maybank
Gillette

McCarthy
A quorum being present,

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

Mr. President: I am directed to inform the Senate that the following Members of the House have been appointed on the joint committees and boards of visitors, as indicated:

Mr. COLE of New York, Mr. HINSHAW, of California, Mr. VAN ZANDT, of Pennsylvania, Mr. JENKINS, of Ohio, Mr, PAT

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