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the Administrator of the Small Defense Plants Administration, transmitting, pursuant to law, the fifth quarterly report of the operations of the Small Defense Plants Administration throughout its existence to January 1, 1953; which, with the accompanying report, was referred to the Committee on Banking and Currency.

REPORT ON CERTAIN INDIAN CLAIMS The PRESIDENT pro tempore laid before the Senate a communication from the Chief Commissioner of the Indian Claims Commission, transmitting, pursuant to law, a report on the claims of the Choctaw Nation, petitioner, and the Sioux Indians of the Santee Reservation in the State of Nebraska, plaintiffs, versus the United States; which, with the accompanying papers, was referred to the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL AS A DEPOSI

TORY FOR GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS The PRESIDENT pro tempore laid before the Senate a communication from the Acting Secretary of Defense, transmitting a draft of proposed legislation to make the United States Naval Postgraduate School a depository for Government publications; which, with the accompanying paper, was referred to the Committee on Armed Services. ADJUSTMENT OF ROYALTIES PAID UNDER

LICENSE The PRESIDENT pro tempore laid before the Senate a communication from the Acting Secretary of Defense, transmitting a draft of proposed legislation to continue the effectiveness of the provisions of the act of October 31, 1942, as extended, relating to the adjustment of royalties for the duration of the national emergency proclaimed December 16, 1950; which, with the accompanying paper, was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. GRADE DISTRIBUTION PROVIDED BY OFFICER

PERSONNEL ACT OF 1947 The PRESIDENT pro tempore laid before the Senate a communication from the Acting Secretary of Defense, transmitting a draft of proposed legislation to continue in effect the system of grade distribution provided by the Officer Personnel Act of 1947; which, with the accompanying paper, was referred to the Committee on Armed Services. TORT CLAIMS ARISING IN DEPARTMENT OF

DEFENSE The PRESIDENT pro tempore laid before the Senate a communication from the Acting Secretary of Defense, stating that no claims for tort arising from the acts or omissions of employees of the Department of Defense, excluding the military departments, were paid during the year ended December 31, 1952; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. TORT CLAIMS PAID BY FEDERAL SECURITY

AGENCY The PRESIDENT pro tempore laid before the Senate a communication from the Administrator of the Federal Security Agency, transmitting, pursuant to law, a report of tort claims paid by the Agency during the period January 1 to December 31, 1952; which, with the accompanying report, was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. CERTIFICATES OF ASCERTAINMENT OF

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS The PRESIDENT pro tempore laid before the Senate a communication from the Administrator of the General Seryices Administration, transmitting, pursuant to law, copies of certificates of ascertainment of electors for President and Vice President from the States of Nebraska and Vermont; which, with the accompanying papers, was ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. BRICKER presented resolutions adopted by the Council of Delegates of the Ohio State Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, and the National Association of Attorneys General favoring the enactment of a constitutional amendment to subordinate the making of treaties and executive agreements to the legislative power of Congress; which were referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. MAGNUSON presented a joint memorial of the Legislature of the State of Washington, felicitating the President of the United States and the administration elected on November 4, 1952; which was ordered to lie on the table. NEGOTIATIONS BY AND FOR THE SIOUX IN

DIANS OF THE CHEYENNE RIVER RESERVATION, S. DAK.

Mr. CASE presented a report on negociations by the negotiating committee of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Council, by and for the Sioux Indians of Cheyenne River Reservation, S. Dak., under the act of September 30, 1950, authorizing the negotiation and ratification of separate settlement contracts with the Sioux Indians of Cheyenne Indians of Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota and of the Standing Rock Reservation in South Dakota and North Dakota for Indian lands and rights acquired by the United States for the Oahe Dam and Reservoir, Missouri River development, and for related purposes; which was ordered to be printed as a Senate document.

SEMIANNUAL REPORT OF ATOMIC ENERGY

COMMISSION The PRESIDENT pro tempore laid before the Senate a communication from the Atomic Energy Commission, transmitting, pursuant to law, the thirteenth semiannual report of the Commission for the period ended December 31, 1952; which, with the accompanying report, was referred to the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy. REPORTS OF CHESAPEAKE & POTOMAC

TELEPHONE CO. The PRESIDENT pro tempore laid before the Senate two communications from the vice president of the Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co., transmitting, pursuant to law, the following:

A comparative general balance sheet for the year 1952; and

A statement of receipts and expenditures of the company for the year 1952, in lieu of the one heretofore transmitted, the results of the operations for the month of December having been estimated.

Ordered, That the communications, with the accompanying papers, be referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia.

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

A resolution adopted by Florida State Townsend Auxiliary Unit No. 36, of Tampa, Fla., favoring the substitution of the present social-security program by the so-called Townsend plan for national insurance; to the Committee on Finance.

A reaffirmation and acknowledgment of a civil defense and disaster compact entered into by the six New England States; to the Committee on Armed Services.

Mr. CLEMENTS presented a resolution adopted by the board of management of the Kentucky Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, at Louisville, Ky., remonstrating against a change in particular days observed as holidays; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES Mr. WILEY, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, to whom was referred the resolution (S. Res. 44) extending authority for the investigation with respect to the effectiveness of foreign information program, reported it without amendment and submitted a report (No. 24) thereon.

Ordered, That the resolution be referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

Mr. BUTLER of Nebraska, from the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, to whom was referred the resolution (S. Res. 45) extending the authority for a study and investigation of the fuel reserves and the formulation of a fuel policy for the United States, reported it without amendment; and

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

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

S. Res. 22. Resolution extending the time for study by the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce of the organization and operations of the Interstate Commerce Commission (Rept. No. 13);

S. Res. 23. Resolution extending the time for investigation by the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce of

REPORT OF OPERATIONS OF THE SMALL

DEFENSE PLANTS ADMINISTRATION The PRESIDENT pro tempore laid before the Senate a communication from

certain transportation and communications problems (Rept. No. 16);

S. Res. 40. Resolution authorizing the Committee on Government Operations to employ temporary personnel and increasing its limit of expenditures (Rept. No. 19);

S. Res. 47. Resolution increasing the limit of expenditures for a review of the administration of the Trading With the Enemy Act (Rept. No. 22);

S. Res. 48. Resolution authorizing the Committee on the Judiciary to make certain expenditures and employ temporary personnel (Rept. No. 21); and

S. Res. 50. Resolution extending the authority of the Committee on Armed Services for hearings and investigations (Rept. No. 23).

Mr. JENNER, 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. 33. Resolution continuing the authority for the temporary employment of two additional clerical assistants by the Committee on Foreign Relations (Rept. No. 17); and

S. Res. 37. Resolution authorizing the employment of additional clerical assistants by the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare (Rept. No. 18).

Mr. JENNER, from the Committee on Rules and Administration, to whom were referred the following resolutions, reported them each with amendments and submitted reports thereon, as follows:

S. Res. 41. Resolution to investigate certain problems relating to interstate and foreign commerce (Rept. No. 20);

S. Res. 42. Resolution to investigate problems relating to economic mobilization and stabilization, banking and housing policies, and certain other matters (Rept. No. 15); and

S. Res. 46. Resolution increasing the limit of expenditures in connection with the internal security of the United States (Rept. No. 14).

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. 394) to require that collectors of customs and certain other of ficers of the Bureau of Customs be appointed in accordance with the civilservice laws, and that it be referred to the Committee on Finance, INTRODUCTION OF 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. CAPEHART (for himself and Mr. MARTIN):

S. 689. A bill to preserve the scenic beauty of the Niagara Falls and River, to authorize the construction of certain works of improvement on that river for power purposes and to further the interests of national security by authorizing

the prompt development of such works of improvement for power purposes; to the Committee on Public Works.

By Mr. MCCARTHY (for himself,

Mr. MCCLELLAN, Mr. HOEY, Mr.
MUNDT, Mrs. SMITH of Maine,
Mr. DWORSHAK, Mr. HUMPHREY,
Mr. BUTLER of Maryland, and

Mr. POTTER): S. 690. A bill to amend the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949, as amended, to authorize the Administrator of General Services to enter into lease-purchase agreements to provide for the lease to the United States of real property and structures for terms of more than 8 years but not in excess of 25 years and for acquisition of title to such properties and structures by the United States at or before the expiration of the lease terms, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Government Operations.

By Mr. MCCARTHY (for himself,

Mr. MCCLELLAN, Mr. HOEY, Mr.
MUNDT, Mrs. SMITH of Maine,
Mr. DWORSHAK, Mr. HUMPHREY,
Mr. BUTLER of Maryland, Mr.

POTTER, and Mr. KENNEDY): S. 691. A bill to amend the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949, as amended, to authorize the decentralization of certain Government personnel, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Government Operations.

By Mr. IVES (for himself, Mr.

HUMPHREY, Mr. DUFF, Mr. Doug-
LAS, Mr.

HENDRICKSON, Mr.
GREEN, Mr. LANGER, Mr. KEN-
NEDY, Mr. MARTIN, Mr. KILGORE,
Mr. PURTELL, Mr. LEHMAN, Mr.
SALTONSTALL, Mr. MAGNUSON,
Mr. SMITH of New Jersey, Mr.
MURRAY, Mr. TOBEY, Mr. Pas-

TORE, and Mr. MORSE): S. 692. A bill to prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, or ancestry; to the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare.

By Mr. MARTIN: S. 693. A bill to provide for the naturalization of persons serving in the Armed Forces of the United States after June 24, 1950; and

S. 694. A bill to prohibit the display of flags of international organizations or other nations in equal or superior prominence or honor to the flag of the United States except under specified circumstances, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. CASE: S. 695. A bill to provide for the acquisition of lands by the United States required for the reservoir created by the construction of Oahe Dam on the Missouri River and for rehabilitation of the Indians of the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation, S. Dak., and for other purposes; and

S. 696. A bill to authorize and direct the Secretary of the Interior to permit Mrs. Maggie Snowie to occupy and reside on Maggie Fraction Lode Claim; to the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.

By Mr. CASE (for himself and Mr.

NEELY): 8. 697. A bill to provide for a Delegate from the District of Columbia to the House of Representatives; to the Committee on the District of Columbia.

By Mr. TAFT: S. 698. A bill for the relief of Aba Szejnbejm, Mrs. Dvora Szejnbejm, Shlomo Szejnbejm, and Daniel Szejnbejm;

S. 699. A bill for the relief of Anthony Zahareas;

S. 700. A bill for the relief of Rabbi Joseph Weisz and his family; and

S. 701. A bill for the relief of Michael Cosmo Zullo; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. MURRAY: S. 702. A bill for the relief of Maarten Van Der Toorn; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. LEHMAN (for himself, Mr.

LANGER, Mr. CLEMENTS, Mr. AN-
DERSON, Mr. CORDON, Mr. MAG-
NUSON, Mr GILLETTE, Mr.
NEELY, Mr. TOBEY, Mr. GREEN,
Mr. MURRAY, Mr. PASTORE, Mr.
DOUGLAS, Mr. KENNEDY, Mr.
KILGORE, Mr. HUMPHREY, Mr.
SALTONSTALL, Mr. MORSE, and

Mr. HENNINGS): S. 703. A bill to extend to uniformed members of the Armed Forces the same protection against bodily attack as is now granted to personnel of the Coast Guard; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. LEHMAN: S. 704. A bill to provide for the naturalization of persons serving in the Armed Forces of the United States after June 24, 1950; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. FULBRIGHT: S. 705. A bill for the relief of Anna Lenz; and

S. 706. A bill for the relief of Charlotte Witzeling Robinson; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. HOEY (for himself and

Mr. SMITH of North Carolina): S. 707. A bill for the relief of Spainhour Furniture Co., Inc.; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. KEFAUVER: S. 708. A bill for the relief of Ken C. Wu and family; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S. 709. A bill to give proper recognition to the distinguished service of Col. J. Claude Kimbrough; to the Committee on Armed Services.

By Mr. GREEN (for himself and

Mr. PASTORE): S. 710. A bill to provide for grants to State unemployment funds, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Finance.

By Mr. BEALL: S. 711. A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to grant easements for rights-of-way through, over, and under the parkway land along the line of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal, and to authorize an exchange of lands with other Federal departments and agencies, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs,

S. 712. A bill for the relief of William R. Jackson; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. DWORSHAK: S. 713. A bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to include in the definition of "agriculture" the maintenance and operation of ditches, canals, reservoirs, and waterways when maintained and operated for farming purposes, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare.

By Mr. MANSFIELD; S. 714. A bill authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to issue a patent in fee to Louis W. Milliken; to the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.

By Mr. TOBEY: S. 715. 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; to the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce.

By Mr. TOBEY (for himself, Mr.

WILEY, Mr. KEFAUVER, and Mr.

HUNT): S. 716. A bill to prohibit the importing, transporting, and mailing of gambling materials; to prohibit the broadcasting of gambling information; to prohibit the transmission of bets or wagers by means of interstate communications; and to prohibit further the transportation of gambling devices in interstate commerce;

S. 717. A bill to make unlawful the transmission in interstate commerce of gambling information concerning sporting event which is obtained without consent of the person conducting such sporting event; and

S. 718. A bill to provide for the licensing of certain persons engaged in the dissemination of information concerning horse or dog racing events and betting information concerning other sporting events by means of interstate and foreign communications by wire or radio, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce.

By Mr. TOBEY (by request) : S. 719. A bill to provide transportation on Canadian vessels between Skagway, Alaska, and other points in Alaska, between Haines, Alaska, and other points in Alaska, and between Hyder, Alaska, and other points in Alaska or the continental United States, either directly or via a foreign port, or for any part of the transportation; to the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce.

By Mr. MAGNUSON: S. 720. A bill for the relief of Commander John J. O'Connell, United States Naval Reserve; and

S. 721. A bill conferring jurisdiction upon the United States Court of Claims to hear, determine, and render judgment upon the claim of Spencer C. Clark for extra compensation for Sunday, holiday, and overtime services performed between 1929 and 1942; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. SPARKMAN: S. 722. A bill for the relief of Mary Bethe Hines; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. MORSE: S. 723. A bill for the relief of Rose L. Kerrigan; to the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.

By Mr. MORSE (by request): S. 724. A bill for the relief of Thomas J. Akers; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. BUTLER of Nebraska: S. 725. A bill to amend section 9 of the act of May 22, 1928, as amended, authorizing and directing a national survey of forest resources; to the Committee on Agriculture and Forestry.

By Mr. CASE: S. J. Res. 32. Joint resolution to amend the act of July 1, 1947 (61 Stat. 242); to the Committee on the District of Columbia.

By Mr. LEHMAN: S. J. Res. 33. Joint resolution making January 30 of each year a legal public holiday in commemoration of the birth of Franklin Delano Roosevelt; to the Committee on the Judiciary. THREE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF

WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VA. Mr. ROBERTSON (for himself and Mr. BYRD) submitted the following concurrent resolution (S. Con. Res. 6); which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary:

Whereas Westmoreland County, which is in the Commonwealth of Virginia, was created in the year 1653; and

Whereas Westmoreland County has given to the United States and the Commonwealth of Virginia an extraordinary number of distinguished citizens and patriots, among them George Washington, the Father of his Country; James Monroe, fifth President of the United States; Robert E. Lee, commander in chief of the Confederate Armies; Bushrod Washington, nephew of General Washington and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States; Richard Henry Lee, author of the famous Westmoreland Resolution, protesting the Stamp Act, and signer of the Declaration of Independence; Gen. Thomas Stuart Garnett, of Chancellorsville fame; Gen. R. L. T. Beale, dashing cavalryman of the Confederate Army; Gov. Henry (Light Horse Harry) Lee, general, United States Army and Member of Congress; Francis Lightfoot Lee, Member of Congress and signer of the Declaration of Independence; Col. George Eskridge, Attorney for the King in Westmoreland County, Member of the House of Burgesses, and guardian of George Washington's mother, Mary Ball; Daniel McCarty, Member of the House of Burgesses for many years and Speaker of the House in 1715 and 1718; Willoughby Newton, Member of Congress and founder of the Virginia Agriculture Society; John Critcher, Member of Congress and eminent jurist; and many other illustrious persons: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), That the Congress joins the county of Westmoreland in commemorating its tercentennial anniversary, and acknowledges its contribution to the development and progress of the Nation.

SEC. 2. A copy of this resolution, suitably engrossed and duly authenticated, shall be transmitted to the clerk of the Board of Supervisors of Westmoreland County. JOINT COMMITTEE ON THE POLICY GOVERN

ING PRIVATE FINANCIAL INTERESTS OF
EXECUTIVE OFFICIALS

Mr. MURRAY (for himself and Mr. SPARKMAN) submitted the following concurrent resolution (S. Con. Res. 7); which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary:

Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring)

SECTION 1. There is hereby established à temporary Joint Committee on the Policy Governing the Private Financial Interests of Executive Officials. The committee shall be composed of five Members of the Senate to be appointed by the President of the Senate, and five Members of the House of Representatives, to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

SEC. 2. It shall be the function of the joint committee

(a) To make a detailed study of problems arising from the potential conflicts between the public interest and the private financial interests of officials in the executive departments and agencies;

(b) To make a detailed study of the existing laws and administrative requirements relating to such conflicts;

(c) To give particular attention in such studies to (1) the circumstances under which, because of their private financial interests, individuals should be disqualified from holding office in the executive departments and agencies; (2) the circumstances under which, because of their private financial interests, individuals should be disqualified from handling certain duties or functions in the executive departments and agencies; (3) the extent to which the private financial interests of members of the immediate family of an individual should be taken into account in policies dealing with potential conflicts of interest; (4) the circumstances under which individuals serving in executive departments and agencies should be allowed to engage in private financial activities of their own or receive outside salaries or other forms of remuneration; (5) the conditions that should govern the employment in the executive departments and agencies on the basis of no compensation or nominal compensation; (6) the prohibitions that should be applied against the subsequent employment by private firms doing business with Government departments or agencies of individuals working for such departments or agencies; and

(d) To file a report with the Senate and the House of Representatives containing the results of its studies and such

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assistants appointed by former Senator Fred A. Seaton, who were carried on the Senate payroll on November 4, 1952, salary for services in his office for the period November 5, 1952, through December 4, 1952, or for so much of that time through December 4, 1952, as they were not otherwise gainfully employed, at their respective rates of salary as of November 4, 1952.

Ordered, That the resolution be placed on the calendar.

CIVILIAN PERSONNEL OF GOVERNMENT DE

PARTMENTS AND AGENCIES Mr. JENNER, from the Committee on Rules and Administration, reported the following resolution (S. Res. 53) and submitted a report (No. 26) thereon:

Resolved, That the authority of the Committee on Post Office and Civil Seryice, or any duly authorized subcommittee thereof, under Senate Resolution 53, Eighty-second Congress, agreed to on February 19, 1951 (providing for a study and investigation of the personnel needs and practices of the various departments and agencies of the Government), is hereby continued to February 15, 1953, inclusive.

Ordered, That the resolution be placed on the calendar.

legislative recommendations as it may deem advisable.

SEC. 3. The joint committee shall select a chairman and a vice chairman from among its own members. It is authorized to hold such hearings as it deems advisable, to require, by subpena or otherwise, the attendance of such witnesses and the production of such books, papers and documents, and, within the limitation of its appropriations, to appoint and fix the compensation of such experts, consultants, technicians, and clerical and stenographic assistants, to procure such printing and binding, and to make such expenditures as it deems necessary and advisable. The cost of stenographic services to report hearings of the joint committee, or any subcommittee thereof, shall not exceed 25 cents per hundred words. The joint committee is authorized to utilize the services, information, and facilities of the departments and establishments of the Government, and also of private research agencies. The joint committee shall terminate its activities as quickly as possible after the submission of its report and, in any case, shall not remain in existence after December 31, 1953.

SEC. 4. The joint committee, or any duly authorized subcommittee thereof, is authorized to expend not to exceed $10,000, and such expenses 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. MEMBERSHIP

OF

JOINT COMMITTEE ON PRINTING AND JOINT COMMITTEE ON THE LIBRARY

Mr. JENNER, from the Committee on Rules and Administration, reported the following resolution (S. Res. 51):

Resolved, That the following-named Members be, and they are hereby, elected members of the following joint committees of Congress:

Joint Committee on Printing: Mr.“ JENNER, of Indiana; Mr. CARLSON, of Kansas; and Mr. HAYDEN, of Arizona.

Joint Committee of Congress on the Library: Mr. PURTELL, of Connecticut; Mr. JENNER, of Indiana; and Mr. BARRETT, of Wyoming; Mr. GREEN, of Rhode Island; and Mr. GILLETTE, of Iowa.

Ordered, That it be placed on the calendar.

COMPENSATION OF EMPLOYEES OF FORMER

SENATOR BLAIR MOODY Mr. JENNER, from the Committee on Rules and Administration, reported the following resolution (S. Res. 54) and submitted a report (No. 27) thereon:

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate is authorized and directed to pay, out of the contingent fund of the Senate, to the administrative and clerical assistants appointed by former Senator Blair Moody, who were carried on the Senate payroll on November 4, 1952, salary for services in his office for the period November 5, 1952, through December 4, 1952, or for so much of that time through December 4, 1952, as they were not otherwise gainfully employed, at their respective rates of salary as of November 4, 1952.

Ordered, That the resolution be placed on the calendar.

EXPENDITURES AND EMPLOYMENT OF TEMPO

RARY PERSONNEL BY COMMITTEE ON GOV-
ERNMENT OPERATIONS

Mrs. SMITH of Maine, from the Committee on Government Operations, reported the following resolution (S. Res. 56); which was referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration:

Resolved, That in holding hearings, reporting such hearings, and making investigations as authorized by subsections (g) (1) (B) and (2) (C) of rule XXV of the Standing Rules of the Senate, the Committee on Government Operations, or any duly authorized subcommittee thereof, is authorized during the period beginning on February 1, 1953, and ending on January 31, 1954, to make such expenditures, and to employ upon a temporary basis such investigators, and such technical, clerical, and other assistants, as it deems advisable.

SEC. 2. The expenses of the committee under this resolution, which shall not exceed the unexpended balance of the amount authorized under Senate Resolution 252, Eighty-second Congress, first session, agreed to on January 24, 1952, shall be paid from the contingent fund of the Senate upon vouchers approved by the chairman of the committee or subcommittee, as the case may be. AMENDMENT OF RULE XIII ON MOTION TO

RECONSIDER Mr. GILLETTE submitted the following resolution (S. Res. 57); which was referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration:

Resolved, That section 1 of rule XIII of the Senate is amended by substituting a period for the comma after the word "Vote" in the eighth line of said section and striking out the remaining words of that section and substituting in lieu thereof the following: “No motion to lay a motion to reconsider on the table shall be in order until after 1 day of actual Senate session following the filing of the motion to reconsider." AMENDMENT OF RULE X TO PERMIT INTERRO

GATION OF DEPARTMENTAL AND AGENCY
HEADS IN THE SENATE

Mr. KEFAUVER (for himself and Mr. FULBRIGHT) submitted the following resolution (S. Res. 58); which was referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration:

Resolved, That rule 10 of the standing rules of the Senate is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new paragraph:

"3. There shall be held in the Senate on at least 1 day in any one calendar week, a question and report period, which shall not consume more than 2 hours, during which heads of executive departments and agencies are requested to answer orally, written and oral questions propounded by Members of the Senate. Each writen question shall be submitted in triplicate to the committee having jurisdiction of the subject matter of such question, and, if approved by such committee, one copy shall be transmitted to the head of the department or agency concerned, with an invitation to appear before the Senate, and one copy

COMPENSATION OF EMPLOYEES OF FORMER

SENATOR THOMAS R. UNDER WOOD Mr. JENNER, from the Committee on Rules and Administration, reported the following resolution (S. Res. 55) and submitted a report (No. 28) thereon:

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate is authorized and directed to pay, out of the contingent fund of the Senate, to the administrative and clerical assistants appointed by former Senator Thomas R. Underwood, who were carried on the Senate payroll on November 4, 1952, salary for services in his office for the period November 5, 1952, through December 4, 1952, or for so much of that time through December 4, 1952, as they were not otherwise gainfully employed, at their respective rates of salary as November 4, 1952.

Ordered, That the resolution be placed on the calendar.

COMPENSATION OF EMPLOYEES OF FORMER

SENATOR FRED A. SEATON Mr. JENNER, from the Committee on Rules and Administration, reported the following resolution (S. Res. 52), and submitted a report (No. 25) thereon:

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate is authorized and directed to pay, out of the contingent fund of the Senate, to the administrative and clerical

to the Commitee on Rules with a request for allotment of time in a question period to answer such question. Subject to the limitations prescribed in this paragraph, the Committee on Rules shall determine the date for, and the length of time of, each question period to the head of a department of independent agency who has indicated to the committee his readiness to deliver oral answers to the questions transmitted to him. All written questions propounded in any one question period shall be approved by one committee. The latter half of each question period shall be reserved for oral questions which shall be germane to the subject matter of the written questions by Members of the Senate, one-half of such time to be controlled by the chairman of the committee which has approved the written questions propounded in such question period and one-half by the ranking minority member of such committee. The time of each question period and the written questions to be answered in such period shall be printed in two daily editions of the Record appearing before the day on which such question period is to be held, and the proceedings during the question period shall be printed in the Record for such day.” MONTHLY REPORT BY SENATORS OF DUTIES AND COMPENSATION OF THEIR EMPLOYEES

Mr. MORSE submitted the following resolution (S. Res. 59); which was referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration:

Resolved, That every Senator shall report to the Secretary of the Senate, within the first 10 days of each month, the name, duties, and total salary of each person employed by him during the preceding calendar month and such information shall be published in the first issue of the Congressional Record published after the last day for filing such reports. The name, duties, and total salary of each person employed by each Senator during the 6-month periods ending December 31 and June 30 shall be published in the first issue of the Congressional Record published after the last day for filing such reports for the last month in each 6-month period.

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

On motion by Mr. WELKER, at 3 o'clock and 44 minutes p. m.,

The Senate, as in legislative session, adjourned.

SENATOR EXCUSED FROM ATTENDANCE Mr. MAYBANK, on his own request, was excused from attendance upon the Senate for Monday of next week. PENDING APPLICATIONS AND HEARING CASES

IN FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

The PRESIDENT pro tempore laid before the Senate a communication from the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, transmitting, pursuant to law, a report on backlog of pending applications and hearing case in the Commission as of December 31, 1952; which, with the accompanying report, was referred to the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. EXTENSION OF NARCOTIC LAWS TO TRUST

TERRITORY OF THE PACIFIC ISLANDS The PRESIDENT pro tempore laid before the Senate a communication from the Assistant Secretary of the Interior, transmitting a draft of proposed bill to extend to the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands certain provisions of the Internal Revenue Code relating to narcotics; which, with the accompanying paper, was referred to the Committee on Finance. ANNUAL REPORT OF NATIONAL SOCIETY OF

THE DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

The PRESIDENT pro tempore laid before the Senate a communication from the secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, transmitting, pursuant to law, the annual report of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution for the year ended April 1, 1952; which, with the accompanying report, was referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

PETITIONS The PRESIDENT pro tempore laid before the Senate a resolution adopted by Miami Townsend Club, No. 22, Dade County, of Miami, Fla., favoring the substitution of the present social-security program by the so-called Townsend plan for national insurance; which was referred to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. HICKENLOOPER presented a concurrent resolution of the legislature of the State of Iowa, favoring the elimination of the Federal tax on gasoline and leaving that area of taxation to the States; which was referred to the Committee on Finance.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES Mr. MILLIKIN, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred the bill (S. 242) to provide for the establishment of a Veterans' Administration domiciliary facility at Fort Logan, Colo., reported it without amendment and submitted a report (No. 29) thereon.

Mr. FULBRIGHT, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, submitted an interim report (No. 30), pursuant to Senate Resolution 74 (82d Cong.), authorizing the committee to conduct an investigation with respect to the effectiveness of existing foreign information programs; which was ordered to be printed.

CHANGE OF REFERENCE

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

Ordered, That the Committee on Armed Services be discharged from the further consideration of the communication from the general counsel, Office of Assistant Secretary of Defense, tran:mitting a draft of proposed legislation to repeal the provisions of the act of July 1, 1902, as amended, relating to pay of civilian employees of the Navy Department appointed for duty beyond the continental limits of the United States and in Alaska, and that it be referred to the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service. INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND JOINT

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

By Mr. GOLDWATER: S. 726. A bill to permit shipment by mail of live scorpions to be used for medical research purposes; to the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service.

By Mr. BARRETT: S. 727. 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. MANSFIELD: S. 728. A bill to provide for the lumpsum payment of the national service life insurance granted the late Lester T. Brown to his widow, Mrs. Gay Dobler Brown; to the Committee on Finance.

By Mr. CHAVEZ: S. 729. A bill for the relief of Constantinos Christ Lagos; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. MUNDT: S. 730. A bill for the relief of Winfried Kohls; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. GREEN: S. J. Res. 34. Joint resolution authorizing the Secretary of the Army to receive for instruction at the United States Military Academy at West Point two citizens and subjects of the Kingdom of Thailand; to the Committee on Armed Services.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 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 Thursday, January

29,

1953, was approved.

AMENDMENT OF RULE XIX PROVISION CALLING

SENATOR TO ORDER Mr. LEHMAN submitted the following resolution (S. Res. 60); which was referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration:

Resolved, That paragraph 4 of rule 19 of the Standing Rules of the Senate, relating to the calling of a Senator to order in debate, is amended to read as follows:

"4. (a) If a Senator, in speaking or otherwise, transgress the rules of the Senate, the Presiding Officer shall, or any Senator may, call him to order. When a Senator is called to order by another Senator, the Presiding Officer shall, without debate, immediately decide whether the Senator who has been called to order

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