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PROCEEDINGS AND DEBATES OF THE SIXTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION.

SENATE.

The PRESIDENT pia tempore. The message with the ac

companying papers will be referred to the Committee on WEDNESDAY, January 16, 1924.

Finance. The Chaplain, Rev. J. J. Muir, D. D., offered the following Mr. LODGE. I make the same request as to this message prayer:

which I made relative to the message. jest previously read, that Our Father, our God, we look unto Thee always in times action be taken in every similar case.

the papers accompanying the message be printed and that that of need, but we desire to look unto Thee at all times, realizing

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. It will be so ordered. that our days are in Thy hand. Thou dost measure out to us life and opportunity, and we pray Thee to give unto us

PROCEDURE RELATIVE TO SURETY BONDS (S. DOC. NO. 21). such a conception of Thy kindness and care that we may be The PRESIDENT pro tempore laid before the Senate a comglad to do the things which please Thee and honor Thee munication from the Comptroller General of the United States, continually in the exaltation of righteousness, by which alone submitting, pursuant to law, a draft of proposed legislation inour land can be blessed. Hear and accept of us, in Jesus tended to accomplish the centralization and standardization of Christ's name. Amen.

procedure with reference to surety bonds running in favor of The reading clerk proceeded to read the Journal of yester- the United States, which was referred to the Committee on day's proceedings, when, on request of Mr. CURTIS and by Finance and ordered to be printed. unanimous consent, the further reading was dispensed with

PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS. and the Journal was approved.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore laid before the Senate a SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL SANITARY CONFERENCE (S. DOC. NO. 22). resolution adopted by the Associated Dress Industries of Amer

The PRESIDENT pro tenipore laid before the Senate the ica in convention assembled at New York, favoring adoption of following message from the President of the United States, the so-called Mellon tax-reduction plan, which was referred to which was read:

the Committee on Finance. To the Senate and House of Representatives:

He also laid before the Senate a resolution adopted by the

Crow Tribe of Indians (Montana) in council assembled favoring I transmit herewith a report by the Secretary of State con

the passage of Senate bill 317, authorizing the Crow Tribe of Incerning representation by the United States in the Seventh In- dians, residing in the State of Montana, to submit claims to ternational Sanitary Conference of American States to be held the Court of Claims, which was referred to the Committee on at the city of Habana, Cuba, in November, 1924.

Indian Affairs.. In accordance with the recommendation of the Secretary of State, and in the interest of the public health of the United sons, Kans., praying for an amendment to the migratory bird

Mr. CURTIS presented a petition of sundry citizens of ParStates, I ask of Congress the enactment of legislation and the law so as to permit an open season in Kansas, beginning not granting of an appropriation to provide for the expenses of earlier than October 15, and terminating not later than Janfour delegates, two of whom at least shall be officers of the United States connected with the Public Health Service, to be uary 31, which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture

and Forestry. appointed by me to represent the United States in the confer

He also presented resolutions of the Abilene Commercial ence mentioned.

Olub, of Abilene, Kans., protesting against any amendment to CALVIN COOLIDGE.

the transportation act of 1920, which were referred to the ComTHE WHITE HOUSE, January 16, 1924.

mittee on Interstate Commerce. The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The message will be referred He also presented a petition numerously signed by members to the Committee on Foreign Relations, and ordered to be of the Wichita (Kans.) Board of Trade, praying for the enactprinted.

ment of legislation repealing the tax on telegraph and telephone Mr. LODGE. I ask that the papers accompanying the mes messages, which was referred to the Committee on Finance. sage he also printed.

He also presented a resolution adopted by the directors of The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Without objection, the the Hutchinson (Kans.) Chamber of Commerce, favoring the papers accompanying the message will be printed. The Chair enactment of legislation repealing the tax on telegraph and hears pone, and it is so ordered.

telephone messages, which was referred to the Committee on REPORT OF WORLD WAR FOREIGN DEBT COMMISSION (S. DOO. NO. 23). Finance. The PRESIDENT pro tempore laid before the Senate the

He also presented a petition of sundry ex-service men of following message from the President of the United States, Lyons, Kans., praying for the enactment of legislation granting which was read:

adjusted compensation to ex-service men, which was referred to

the Committee on Finance. To the Congress of the United States:

He also presented a resolution adopted by the congregation of I am submitting herewith for your consideration a copy of the Oberlin (Kans.) Federated Church, favoring an amendment the report of the World War Foreign Debt Commission, dated to the Constitution regulating child labor, which was referred May 2, 1923, together with a copy of the agreement referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. to therein, providing for the settlement of the indebtedness of He also presented a petition of letter carriers of Saline the Republic of Finland to the United States of America. The County, Kans., praying for the passage of legislation providing agreement was executed on May 1, 1923, with the approval of an equipment allowance for rural letter carriers, which was President Harding, subject to the approval of Congress pursuant referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. to authority conferred by act of Congress approved February Mr. CAPPER presented petitions of sundry letter carriers of 9, 1922, as amended by act of Congress approved February Mitchell, Graham, Jefferson, and Ford Counties, in the State 28, 1923.

of Kansas, praying for the passage of legislation providing an I recommend the approval and authorization of this agree- equipment allowance for rural letter carriers, which was ment.

referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads.

CALVIN COOLIDGE. Mr. WARREN presented a resolution of the Travis Snow THE WHITE HOUSE, January 16, 1924.

Post, No. 5, American Legion, of Torrington, Wyo., favoring the

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