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Amendment no. 15: Appropriates $94,000, as proposed by the Senate, instead of $92,380 as proposed by the House, for salaries, Bureau of Accounts, Post Office Department.

Amendment no. 16: Appropriates $875,000 as proposed by the House, instead of $900,000 as proposed by the Senate, for printing and binding for the Post Office Department.

Amendment no. 17: Provides for 5 additional postal inspectors instead of 15 additional as proposed by the Senate.

Amendment no. 18: Appropriates $55,000 as proposed by the Senate, instead of $50,000 as proposed by the House, for payment of rewards for the detection, arrest, and conviction of post-office burglars.

Amendment no. 19: Appropriates $75,000 as proposed by the Senate, instead of $65,000 as proposed by the House, for unusual conditions at post offices.

Amendment no. 20: Appropriates $1,595,000 as proposed by the House, instead of $1,600,000 as proposed by the Senate, for village delivery service.

Amendment no. 21: Appropriates $52,500,000 as proposed by the Senate, instead of $52,400,000 as proposed by the House, for salaries of railway mail clerks.

Amendment no. 22: Appropriates $3,250,000 as proposed by the House, instead of $3,325,000 as proposed by the Senate, for travel allowance of railway postal clerks.

Amendment no. 26: Provides, as proposed by the Senate, that the appropriation for balances due foreign countries shall be available for the payment of such balances during "prior fiscal years," instead of confining the appropriation to the fiscal year 1936 as proposed by the House bill.

Amendment no. 27: Inserts the word "and" as proposed by the Senate, in lieu of the phrase "and/or" as provided in the House bill.

Amendment no. 28: Appropriates $12,825,000 for operating force of public buildings under the Post Office Department, in lieu of $12,650,000 as proposed by the House and $13,000,000 as proposed by the Senate.

Amendment no. 29: Appropriates $4,650,000, instead of $4,700,000 as proposed by the Senate and $4,600,000 as proposed by the House, for operating supplies of public buildings under the Post Office Department.

Amendment no. 30: Appropriates $575,000, instead of $550,000 as proposed by the House and $600,000 as proposed by the Senate, for furniture, etc., for public buildings under the Post Office Department.

Amendment no. 31: Inserts the paragraph, proposed by the Senate, providing for payment of traveling expenses and the transportation of household effects of employees of the Division of Disbursement from one official station to another, modified so as to confine the effectiveness of the amendment hereafter to the remainder of the fiscal year 1935 and to the fiscal year 1936.

Amendment no. 32: Strikes out section 4, inserted by the Senate, providing that no part of any appropriation contained in the bill should be used for personal services unless specifically authorized by law.

The Committee of Conference report in disagreement the following amendments of the Senate:

Amendment no. 2: To provide authority for the Bureau of Internal Revenue to pay the cost of acquisition and maintenance of automobiles seized for violations of internal-revenue laws.

Amendment no. 3: Relating to the concentration of distilled spirits in bonded warehouses.

Amendment no. 4: Relating to the payment of certain employes in the Bureau of Customs, Bureau of Internal Revenue, Bureau of Narcotics, and Secret Service, who were deprived of pay commencing December 1, 1934, under the provisions of the so-called “McKellar” amendment to the appropriation for the Bureau of Internal Revenue n the "Emergency Appropriation Act, Fiscal Year 1935." Amendments nos. 23, 24, and 25: Increasing from $8,575,000 to

. $10,575,000 the appropriation for foreign mail transportation and making the additional $2,000,000 available for the transportation of mail across the Pacific Ocean between California and China.

Amendment no. 33: Prohibiting the use of any money in the bill for the payment to any person for the filling of any position for which he or she has been nominated after the Senate upon vote has failed to confirm the nomination of such person, or for the payment of an acting official whose name has been submitted to the Senate and withdrawn. Amendment no. 34: Correcting a section number.

WILLIAM W. ARNOLD,
Louis LUDLOW,
JOHN J. BOYLAN,
WILLIAM J. GRANFIELD,
EMMET O'NEAL,

CLARENCE J. MCLEOD.
Managers on the part of the House.

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GREEN LAKE FISH CULTURAL STATION

APRIL 19, 1935.-Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state

of the Union and ordered to be printed

Mr. BLAND, from the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries,

submitted the following

REPORT

(To accompany H. R. 6954]

The Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 6954) to authorize the transfer of the Green Lake Fish Cultural Station in Hancock County, Me, as an addition to Acadia National Park, having had the same under consideration, report it back to the House with the following amendment, and, as so amended, recommend that the bill do pass:

The amendment proposed by your committee is as follows:

After the word "lease" on page 2, line 3, add a comma and the words "license or permit”, making this proviso read:

Provided, That such action shall be in full recognition of any outstanding lease, license, or permit affecting said land.

The purpose of this proposed legislation is to authorize the Secretary of Commerce to transfer to the Secretary of the Interior to be made a part of the Acadia National Park the Green Lake Fish Cultural Station in Hancock County, Maine. The Green Lake Fish Hatchery, comprising about 820 acres, was 1 of 2 tracts acquired in 1890 by the Federal Government, the better of the 2 tracts to be developed as a fish cultural station by the Bureau of Fisheries of the Department of Commerce. After trial, the site at Craig's Brook was selected and is now in active operation, and the land at the Green Lake Fish Cultural Station has been abandoned since 1924.

The Department of the Interior is desirous of securing this tract of land for inclusion in the Acadia National Park in order that the moose and bear, together with other forms of native wildlife which are found in the wilder portions of the tract, may receive protection and may also serve to round out the park's exhibit of the region's native fauna. The tract is at present neglected and entirely uncared for, and unless this transfer is made, this valuable exhibition of native wildlife will be lost. No expense will be involved in the transfer, and efficient and inexpensive protection will be afforded, since the Acadia National Park at present possesses a ranger force, equipped with motorcycles, which can without difficulty patrol the additional territory.

If the transfer is not made, this land will revert to private ownership under the terms of the original deed to the Government.

At present the General Israel Putnam Veterans' Association of Bangor, Me., has a revocable permit issued by the Bureau of Fisheries covering the use of certain land within the Green Lake Fish Cultural Station for recreational purposes. The bill provides that the transfer from the Department of Commerce to the Department of the interior shall be made in full recognition of any outstanding lease on this land, but since the General Israel Putnam Veterans' Association of Bangor possess a permit and not a lease, it was thought that the amendment proposed by your committee which includes the words "license or permit” would more completely cover the situation.

This transfer is urged by both the Secretary of Commerce and the Secretary of the Interior, and their reports are set out herewith.

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE,

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY,

Washington, March 29, 1935. Hon. S. O. BLAND, Chairman Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries,

House of Representatives, Washington, D. C. MY DEAR MR. CHAIRMAN: In your communication of March 26, 1935, you requested the report and recommendations of the Department concerning H. R. 6954.

Enclosed is a memorandum concerning S. 1148, an identical bill, which was
transmitted with my concurrence, to the Committee on Public Lands and Surveys,
United States Senate.
Sincerely yours,

DANIEL C. ROPER,
Secretary of Commerce.

JANUARY 31, 1935. Memorandum for the Secretary of Commerce:

Reference is made to S. 1148, being a bill "To authorize the transfer of the Green Lake Fish Cultural Station in Hancock County, Maine, as an addition to the Acadia National Park”, on which the Committee on Public Lands and Surveys of the United States Senate has requested a report.

Under date of March 3, 1933, Horace M. Albright, Director National Park Service, Department of the Interior, addressed a letter to this Bureau regarding the possibility of transferring the property in question to the Interior Department for inclusion in the Acadia National Park. On March 8, 1933, this Bureau replied to Mr. Albright's communication, stating that it had no objection to such a transfer but was of the opinion that the transfer would have to be authorized by the Congress. This is what the bill in question proposes.

The Green Lake Fish Cultural Station was established under authority of the Sundry Civil Appropriation Act of March 2, 1889. The site was acquired by several deeds late in the year 1890 and early in the year 1891. The property borders on Green Lake and is located near the town of Green Lake in Hancock County, Maine. The station has not been operated since 1924 because changed conditions made its operation impracticable. The few frame buildings on the property are in a very poor state of repair because of this fact.

The bill provides in substance that the transfer of the control and jurisdiction over the property to the Secretary of the Interior shall be in full recognition of any outstanding lease affecting said land. In this connection it may be stated that under date of July 1, 1932, the General Israel Putnam Veterans Retreat of Bangor, Maine, a corporation organized to promote the general welfare of veterans and their families, was granted a license, revocable at will by the Secretary of Commerce, to use during the period beginning July 1, 1932, and ending June 30, 1937, the property in question for veteran welfare purposes. It is assumed that the provision of the bill just referred to relates to this license.

Bulletin No. 1 of the Procurement Division, Treasury Department, which was issued March 5, 1934, provides, among other things, that "All projects for the acquisition of real estate, whether by purchase, lease, or in any other manner, or for the disposal by sale or transfer, will be submitted to the Assistant Director, Branch of Supply, Procurement Division, for clearance." The proposal to effect the transfer, which the bill contemplates, has been cleared in accordance with the provisions of the bulletin just mentioned.

It is believed that the transfer of this property to the Department of the Interior as an addition to the Acadia National Park would be in the public interest and I therefore recommend that a favorable report on the bill be submitted.

FRANK T. BELL, Commissioner.

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,

Washington, April 3, 1935. Hon. S. O. BLAND, Chairman Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries,

House of Representatives. MY DEAR MR. CHAIRMAN: I have received your letter of March 26, enclosing copy of H. R. 6954, entitled “A bill to authorize the transfer of the Green Lake Fish Cultural Station in Hancock County, Maine, as an addition to Acadia National Park”, and requesting a report thereon.

The land of the Green Lake Fish Hatchery, comprising approximately 820 acres, was 1 of 2 tracts acquired about 1890° by the Federal Government in order that the Bureau of Fisheries might have opportunity to develop the better of the 2 tracts for fish cultural purposes. The site at Craig's Brook, which was selected after trial, was developed and is in active operation. The Green Lake Station was abandoned and must eventually be returned to private ownership if this transfer to the Department of the Interior, for inclusion in Acadia National Park, is not made.

The brook which enters the lake is the chief spawning place for trout in the whole basin of Green Lake. These brook waters need protection in the spawning season to maintain the lake's natural fish supply. There are moose and bear in the wilder portions of the tract, which are needed by the park to complete its exhibit of the region's native fauna. The tract should not be left by the Federal Government in its present uncared-for and neglected state, and there is no other way in which it could be cared for and looked after so efficiently and inexpensively as through its transfer to the park.

No expense is involved in the transfer. The present park ranger force, equipped with motorcylces, can look after it as readily as it can the outlying portions of the park on Mount Desert Island.

It is understood that the General Israel Putnam Veterans' Association of Bangor, Maine, has a revocable permit issued by the Bureau of Fisheries covering the use of certain land within this area for recreational purposes, and as contemplated by the proviso at the end of the bill this Department will, after acquisition of said land, give full recognition to the aforementioned permit.

I am advised by the Acting Director of the Bureau of the Budget that this proposed legislation would not be in conflict with the financial program of the President.

In view of the above, it is recommended that this proposed legislation receive favorable consideration by the Congress. Sincerely yours,

HAROLD L. ICKES,

Secretary of the Interior.

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