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STATEMENT OF THE MANAGERS ON THE PART OF THE HOUSE

The managers on the part of the House at the conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the amendments of the Senate to the bill (H. R. 6223) making appropriations for the Department of the Interior for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1936, and for other purposes, submit the following statement in explanation of the effect of the action agreed upon and recommended in the accompanying conference as to each of such amendments, namely:

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

Amendments nos. 2 and 4: Provides for a First Assistant Secretary and an Assistant Secretary, as proposed by the Senate, instead of two Assistant Secretaries, as proposed by the House.

Amendments nos. 6 and 7, relating to printing and binding: Appropriates $50,000 for the National Park Service, as proposed by the Senate, instead of $35,000, as proposed by the House, and appropriates $65,000, for the Bureau of Mines, instead of $45,000, as proposed by the House, and $85,000, as proposed by the Senate.

Amendment no. 8: Makes immediately available, $20,000 of the appropriation for the Mount Rushmore National Memorial Commission, as proposed by the Senate.

GENERAL LAND OFFICE

Amendment no. 9: Appropriates $700,000 for surveying public lands, as proposed by the Senate, instead of $470,000, as proposed by the House.

Amendment no. 10: Appropriates $80,000 for salaries and commissions of registers of land offices, as proposed by the Senate, instead of $73,000, as proposed by the House.

BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS

Amendment no. 11: Appropriates $471,910 for salaries in the office of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, instead of $474,790, as proposed by the Senate, and $470,290, as proposed by the House, the increase over the House figure being for one additional stenographer at $1,620.

Amendment no. 12: Appropriates $144,200 for agency buildings, instead of $140,400, as proposed by the House, and $145,000, as proposed by the Senate, in providing a new position of mechanical engineer at $3,800.

Amendment no. 13: Appropriates $150,000, as proposed by the Senate, instead of $100,000, as proposed by the House, for the expenses of organizing Indian chartered corporations.

Amendments nos. 14 and 15: Authorizes the expenditure of $290,000 of applicable appropriations, as proposed by the Senate,

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instead of $275,000, as proposed by the House, for the maintenance and operation of motor and horse-drawn vehicles; and authorizes the expenditure of $160,000 of applicable appropriations, as proposed by the Senate, instead of $150,000, as proposed by the House, for the purchase of motor-propelled passenger-carrying vehicles.

Amendment no. 16: Provides, as proposed by the Senate, that the unexpended balances of tribal funds being continued available for various purposes for the Tesuque Pueblo, shall be available also for the purchase of equipment.

Amendments nos. 17, 18, and 19, relating to the purchase of land for Indians under the Wheeler-Howard Act: Appropriates $1,000,000, as proposed by the Senate, instead of $500,000, as proposed by the House; makes $15,000 of this sum available for personal services in the District of Columbia, as proposed by the House, in lieu of $22,500, as proposed by the Senate; and prohibits the expenditure of any part of the appropriation for the acquisition of lands outside the boundaries of existing Indian reservations in the States of Arizona and Wyoming, as proposed by the Senate.

Amendment no. 20: Appropriates from tribal funds, $9,153.20, for payment to the Sac and Fox Tribe of Indians of Missouri, as proposed by the Senate.

Amendments nos. 21 and 22: Appropriates $170,000, as proposed by the Senate, instead of $150,000, as proposed by the House, for expenses incidental to the sale of timber, and makes $20,000 available for such purpose during the fiscal year 1935, as proposed by the Senate.

Amendment no. 23: Appropriates $15,000, as proposed by the House, in lieu of $20,000, as proposed by the Senate, for the suppression or emergency prevention of forest fires.

Amendment no. 24: Appropriates $116,000 from the funds of several tribes of Indians, as proposed by the Senate, for the construction of homes, purchase of seed, etc., for such Indians.

Amendment no. 25: Appropriates $311,452, as proposed by the Senate, for final payment of the Indians' share of the cost of the Middlé Rio Grande Conservancy District's irrigation, drainage, and flood-control project.

Amendments nos. 26 and 27: Appropriates $24,000, as proposed by the Senate, for enlarging the hospital (including the purchase of equipment) at the Sequoyah Orphan Training School near Tahlequah, Okla.

Amendment no. 28, relating to the Chemawa School, Salem, Oreg.: Consolidates the item for general repairs and improvements into one sum ($60,000) and makes such sum available for improvements to the heating system and shop facilities, as proposed by the Senate, instead of requiring that $40,000 of such sum be available only for improvements to the heating system, as proposed by the House.

Amendment no. 29: Corrects a total. Amendments nos. 30, 31, and 32, relating to appropriations from tribal funds for the support of Indians in the State of Arizona: Appropriates $50,000, as proposed by the Senate, instead of $24,000, as proposed by the House, for the Fort Apache Indians; appropriates $55,800 for the San Carlos Indians, as proposed by the Senate, in lieu of $65,800, as proposed by the House; and corrects the total of the sum which is appropriated for such Indians,

Amendment no. 33: Appropriates from tribal funds $61,500 for the Keshena Indians, of Wisconsin, as proposed by the Senate, instead of $60,000, as proposed by the House.

Amendment no. 34: Corrects a total.

Amendment no. 35: Provides for salaries of the governor and mining trustee as heretofore paid, in connection with expenses of tribal officers of the Five Civilized Tribes, as proposed by the Senate.

Amendments nos. 36 and 37, relating to traveling and other expenses of tribal councils: Appropriates from tribal funds $50,000, of which amunt $10,000 is made immediately available, as proposed by the Senate, instead of $25,000, as proposed by the House; and limits the per diem to a maximum of $6 and for a period not longer than 30 days unless otherwise approved by the Secretary of the Interior, as proposed by the Senate.

Amendment no. 39: Corrects a date.

BUREAU OF RECLAMATION

On amendment no. 40: Inserts the word "and”, as proposed by the Senate, in lieu of the phrase "and/or”, as proposed by the House.

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GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

Amendment no. 41: Appropriates $450,000, as proposed by the Senate, instead of $335,000, as proposed by the House, for geologic surveys.

Amendments nos. 42 and 43: Appropriates $70,000 for continuation of the investigation of the mineral resources of Alaska, in lieu of $100,000, as proposed by the Senate, and $40,000, as proposed by the House; and limits the sum available for personal services in the District of Columbia to $20,000, as proposed by the House, instead of $40,000, as proposed by the Senate.

Amendments nos. 44 and 45: Appropriates $650,000 for gaging streams, in lieu of $617,000, as proposed by the House, and $767,000, as proposed by the Senate; and makes available for cooperative work with the States or municipalities $458,000, in lieu of $425,000, as proposed by the House and $575,000, as proposed by the Senate.

Amendment no. 46: Appropriates $200,000, as proposed by the House, instead of $225,000, as proposed by the Senate, for the enforcement of the provisions of certain mineral leasing acts.

Amendment no. 47: Corrects a total.

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BUREAU OF MINES

Amendments nos. 48 and 49: Appropriates $632,000 for operating mine rescue cars and stations and investigation of mine accidents, in lieu of $499,000, as proposed by the House, and $669,000, as proposed by the Senate, the reduction of $37,000 in the Senate figure being accounted for by the elimination of $27,000 for repair and operation of two mine rescue cars and $10,000 for mine-accident statistics. Eighty thousand dollars is made available for personal services in the District of Columbia, in lieu of $100,000, as proposed by the Senate.

Amendments nos 50 and 51: Appropriates $185,400, for testing fuel instead of $210,400, as proposed by the Senate and $110,400, as pro

posed by the House, the reduction of $25,000 in the Senate figure being applied to a proposed increase of $50,000 for research in connection with the composition and properties of American coals. For personal services in the District of Columbia, $27,600 is made available, as proposed by the House, instead of $32,600, as proposed by the Senate.

Amendments nos. 52, 53, and 54: Appropriates $288,860, for mineral-mining investigations, as proposed by the Senate, instead of $128,860, as proposed by the House; makes $18,800 available for personal services in the District of Columbia, as proposed by the House, in lieu of $23,800, as proposed by the Senate; and not to exceed $12,000 is made available for the purchase, operation, and repair of passenger-carrying automobiles, as proposed by the Senate, in lieu of $2,500, as proposed by the House.

Amendments nos. 55, 56, 57, and 58, relating to oil and gas investigations: Appropriates $237,866, as proposed by the Senate, in lieu of $122,866, as proposed by the House; provides $6,000 for the purchase, repair, and operation of automobiles, as proposed by the Senate, instead of $3,000, as proposed by the House; makes $40,000 of the appropriation immediately available, as proposed by the Senate; and provides that not to exceed $17,500 may be expended for personal services in the District of Columbia, as proposed by the House, instead of $22,500, as proposed by the Senate.

Amendments nos. 59 and 60, relating to mining experiment stations: Appropriates $195,450, as proposed by the Senate, in lieu of $145,450, as proposed by the House; and provides that not to exceed $13,140 may be available for personal services in the District of Columbia, in lieu of $16,500, as proposed by the Senate.

Amendment no. 61: Appropriates $87,690, as proposed by the Senate, for care and maintenance of buildings and grounds at Pittsburgh and Bruceton, Pa., in lieu of $67,690, as proposed by the House,

Amendments nos. 62 and 63, relating to the economics of mineral industries: Appropriates $262,855, as proposed by the House, instead of $275,855, as proposed by the Senate; and provides that not to exceed $210,000 may be expended for personal services in the District of Columbia, instead of $233,000, as proposed by the Senate.

Amendment no. 64: Inserts the word “and”, as proposed by the Senate, in lieu of the phrase "and/or”, as proposed by the House.

Amendment no. 65: Corrects a total.

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NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

Amendment no. 66: Appropriates $62,600, of which $5,000 shall be immediately available, as proposed by the Senate, instead of $57,600, as proposed by the House, for the Crater Lake National Park.

Amendment no. 67: Appropriates $500 for the erection of a marker to commemorate the battle at Big Dry Wash, Ariz., during the Indian wars, as proposed by the Senate.

Amendment no. 68: Appropriates $432,900, as proposed by the Senate, for salaries and general expenses, public buildings and grounds in the District of Columbia for the fiscal year 1935.

Amendment No. 69: Appropriates $47,000, as proposed by the Senate, for salaries and expenses, public buildings outside the District of Columbia for the fiscal year 1935.

TERRITORY OF ALASKA

Amendments nos. 70 and 71: Appropriates $50,000, as proposed by the Senate, for the establishment and maintenance of public schools, instead of $4,000 as proposed by the House.

The committee of conference report in disagreement the following amendments of the Senate:

Amendments nos. 1 and 3: Providing for the establishment of the position of Under Secretary of the Interior, at $10,000 per annum.

Amendment no. 5: Relating to the appropriation for the Division of Grazing Control.

Amendment no. 38: Relating to an audit of the tribal funds of the Menominee Indians.

EDWARD T. TAYLOR,
B. M. JACOBSEN,
JED JOHNSON,
M. A. ZIONCHECK,
J. G. SCRUGHAM,
W. P. LAMBERTSON,

R. B. WIGGLESWORTH,
Managers on the part of the House.

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