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sentatives McCormack, Doughton, and Martin of Mas- mission opened its executive hearings at which the sachusetts.
functions and operations of the Securities Exchange The message was referred to the Committee of the
Commission are scheduled for discussion. Harry A. Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered
McDonald, Chairman of the Commission, participated printed as a House document (H. Doc. 269).
with the group at morning and afternoon sessions to
day. Executive hearings will continue tomorrow. Order of Business: Consideration of H. R. 5715, the Armed Forces pay raise bill, under suspension of the
SORGE SPY TRIAL rules, was made in order on Tuesday, January 15.
Committee on Un-American Activities: Met to question
witnesses today regarding information in the Shanghai Bills Referred: Two Senate-passed private bills were police files which was submitted to the committee durreferred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Page 47 ing the testimony of Maj. Gen. Charles A. Willoughby Committee Meetings
in the celebrated Richard Sorge trial. General Will
oughby, a former Intelligence Chief to General MacUNIVERSAL MILITARY TRAINING
Arthur, testified in connection with this subject last Committee on Armed Services: Met in executive ses- August at committee hearings held here in Washington. sion to discuss future committee program, following
Appearing for questioning today were Courtney Evans, which the committee considered H. R. 5904, a bill to
committee investigator; Clarence Edward Gauss, of the establish a universal military training program. This
Export-Import Bank of Washington, who was for many measure was prepared by the National Security Training Commission under instructions from Congress.
years with the Foreign Service Branch of the State DeFurther executive briefing on the proposed program
partment in China; and John Carter Vincent, of the will be held again tomorrow morning. Public hear- Department of State. Hearings will be continued toings are scheduled to start on January 15.
morrow. FORT PECK INDIANS Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs: Morris Sub
Joint Committee Meetings committee on Indian Affairs met with a delegation representing the Fort Peck Tribe of Montana for a dis- ALLOCATIONS cussion of tribal problems. Adjourned subject to call
Joint Committee on Defense Production: Committee of the Chair.
heard Charles E. Wilson, Director, Office of Defense SEC STUDY
Mobilization, and Manly Fleischmann, Administrator, Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce: The Defense Production Administration, make statements Heller Subcommittee on the Securities Exchange Com- on allocations for the second quarter of 1952.
Thursday, January 10, 1952
D. C. home-rule bill was made Senate's unfinished business.
Bills Reported: One report was made, as follows: S. Res. 238, to increase by $35,000 the limit of expenditures for the Select Committee on Small Business (S. Rept. 1058).
Page 60 Routine Resolutions Adopted: Senate adopted without amendment the following two routine resolutions:
S. Res. 245.
S. Res. 236, to provide for the funeral expenses of the Nominations: 131 civilian, and 2,169 armed service late Senator Wherry, and S. Res. 237, to authorize addi- nominations were received.
Pages 84-93 tional personnel for official reporters of the Senate.
Committee Meetings Overtime and Holiday Pay: S. 354, to amend Public
DEFENSE Law 106, Seventy-ninth Congress, with regard to com- Committee on Armed Services: Committee received pensation for overtime and holiday employment, was, briefing from Secretary of Defense Lovett on the overon motion of Senator Johnston, of South Carolina, re- all defense picture. committed to the Committee on Post Office and Civil Committee meets again Monday. Service.
RFC, HOUSING, AND ECONOMIC CONTROLS War With Germany: S. Con. Res. 53, relative to
Committee on Banking and Currency: In executive sesH. J. Res. 289, to terminate the state of war with Ger
sion, committee met to discuss its agenda for this year, many, was postponed indefinitely, and the motion here
and agreed that on Wednesday, January 16, the full tofore entered by Senator McCarran, to reconsider adop
committee will meet in executive session with Harry tion of H. J. Res. 289, was ordered to be laid on table.
McDonald to consider proposed nomination to be RFC Pages 71-72
Administrator. Committee Appointments: Senators Johnston of
The committee staff was instructed to work on reports South Carolina, Underwood, and Carlson were ap- on housing and economic controls. pointed to the Joint Committee on the Postal Service It was agreed that the committee would make trips created by act of October 30, 1951 (P. L. 233). Page 49
to inspect defense housing in critical areas such as SaD. C. Home Rule: S. 1976, D. C. home rule bill, was
vannah River project, Paducah project, and the Hamp
ton Roads area. made Senate's unfinished business.
Finally, it was agreed that the committee would visit Treaties Received: The following five treaties were Canada to study the Canadian Government's control received and referred to Committee on Foreign Rela- of wages, prices, and allocations. tions:
FINANCE COMMITTEE AGENDA Treaty of Peace with Japan, signed at San Francisco, September 8, 1951 (Exec. A, 82d Cong., 2d sess.); Committee on Finance: Following an executive session,
Mutual Defense Treaty Between U. S. and Republic the committee announced that it would hold hearings of Philippines, signed at Washington, August 30, 1951 on January 17 on H. R. 1012, exemption of textile ma(Exec. B, 82d Cong., 2d sess.);
chines from import duty; on January 22, it will hold Security Treaty Between Australia, New Zealand, and hearings on H. R. 3168, to amend Internal Revenue U.S., signed at San Francisco, August 30, 1951 (Exec. C, Code regarding property adjustment. Committee will 82d Cong., 2d sess.);
hold hearings on H. R. 5693, importation of tuna fish, Security Treaty Between U. S. and Japan, signed at immediately upon conclusion of the tuna hearings by San Francisco, September 8, 1951 (Exec. D, 82d Cong., the U. S. Tariff Commission, scheduled to begin Janu2d sess.); and
ary 29. Protocol to North Atlantic Treaty on the accession Although no definite date has been set, the committee of Greece and Turkey, opened for signature at London, will hold hearings on H. R. 5505, Customs SimplificaOctober 17, 1951 (Exec. E, 82d Cong., 2d sess.).
tion Act of 1951, following disposition of the above three bills.
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referred to the Committee on Banking and Currency and ordered printed as a House document (H. Doc. 324); also a report by the Secretary of State concerning Foreign Service retirement and disability fund, which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered printed as a House document (H. Doc. 325).
UNIVERSAL MILITARY TRAINING Committee on Armed Services: Continued executive discussion and consideration of H. R. 5904, the universal military training bill, in preparation for public hearings which are scheduled to begin next Tuesday, January 15.
Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce: Heller Subcommittee on the Securities and Exchange Commission continued its executive hearings at which the functions and operations of the Securities and Exchange Commission are being discussed. Participating with the group during a day-long session was Richard B. McEntire, SEC Commissioner. Further executive hearings will be conducted tomorrow morning and after
SORGE SPY TRIAL Committee on Un-American Activities: Continued its public hearings at which witnesses are to be questioned regarding information contained in the Shanghai police files, which was submitted to the committee during the testimony of Maj. Gen. Charles A. Willoughby in the celebrated Richard Sorge trial. General Willoughby, a former Intelligence Chief to General MacArthur, testified in connection with this subject last August at committee hearings held here in Washington. Appearing at today's session was Morris L. Appelman, who was once associated with Granich's magazine, the publication called the Voice of China, which allegedly contained pro-Communist views. Mr. Appelman's testimony vigorously condemned communism in all of its forms. Hearings will be resumed next Tuesday morning
Monday, January 14, 1952
Both Houses received Bureau of Internal Revenue reorganization plan.
Chamber Action Routine Proceedings, pages 108–113 Bills Introduced: 17 bills and 4 resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 2406 to S. 2422; S. J. Res. 118 and 119; and S. Res. 246 and 247. Bills Reported: One report was made as follows: H. J. Res. 331, authorizing President to invite States of Union and foreign countries to Chicago International Trade Fair to be held March 22-April 6, 1952 (S. Rept. 1059). Presidential Messages: Messages from President were received on synthetic rubber industry, which was referred to Committee on Armed Services, and on trade agreement escape clauses, which was referred to Committee on Finance. Reorganization Plan No. 1-Internal Revenue: Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1952, relating to Bureau of Internal Revenue, was received, and referred to Committee on Expenditures in the Executive Departments.
Committee Assignments: The following changes in committee assignments were authorized by the Senate: Senator McCarthy from Committee on Rules and Administration to Committee on Appropriations; Senator Dirksen from Committee on the District of Columbia to Committee on Rules and Administration; Senator Welker from Committee on Post Office and Civil Service to Committee on Rules and Administration; and Senator Seaton to Committee on District of Columbia and Committee on Post Office and Civil Service. International Trade Fair: Senate adopted without amendment and cleared for President H. J. Res. 331, authorizing President to invite States of Union and foreign countries to Chicago International Trade Fair to be held March 22-April 6, 1952. D. C. Home Rule: Senate began consideration of S. 1976, to provide home rule for the District of Columbia.
Pages 113–117, 129–141 Treaty Received: Treaty of Amity and Economic Relations Between U. S. and Ethiopia, with two exchanges of notes, signed at Addis Ababa on September 17, 1951, was received and referred to Committee on Foreign Relations (Exec. F, 82d Cong., 2d sess.).
Pages 108, 150–151
Pages 108, 148-149
Nominations: 2 civilian and 1,414 armed service nom- numbers in the District of Columbia. Major Barrett inations were received, including that of William H. was also questioned about his personal finances based Draper, Jr., of New York, to be Special Representative on his former answers to a financial questionnaire that in Europe with rank of Ambassador.
had been submitted by him, and on documents concern
ing settlement of the estate of Major Barrett's parents, Committee Meetings
which had been produced earlier in the day, in response MILITARY SITUATION
to subpena, by John Ahearn, who is connected with the Committee on Armed Services: Gen. Omar Bradley,
Barrett family by marriage. Subcommittee continues Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, met in executive session with the committee to discuss the world-wide mil
ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING itary situation, including a summary of military operations in Korea and the position of the U. S. on the mili
Committee on Expenditures in the Executive Departtary problems of the North Atlantic Treaty Organiza
ments: On Friday, January 11, Investigations Subcomtion.
mittee held an executive policy meeting.
WORLD AFFAIRS REVIEW
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee met with began its investigation into D. C. crime conditions, with
Secretary of State Acheson for a comprehensive review testimony from Maj. Robert J. Barrett, former Super- and general discussion of situation of U. S. and world intendent of Metropolitan Police Department, who affairs, and of proposed legislative program bearing on answered questions about his supervision of vice en- American foreign policy. Committee meets again forcement, especially with respect to gambling and
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Bureau of Internal Revenue: Reorganization Plan No. I of 1952, providing for reorganizations in the Bureau of Internal Revenue of the Treasury Department-referred to the Committee on Expenditures in the Executive Departments and ordered printed as a House document (H. Doc. 327).
Trade agreements: Report on trade agreements escape clauses-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means and ordered printed as a House document (H. Doc. 328).
Synthetic rubber: Report on synthetic rubber industry and recommendation of extension of Rubber Act of 1948—referred to Committee on Armed Services and ordered printed as a House document (H. Doc. 326).
. Public hear-
Tuesday, January 15, 1952
Senate continued consideration of D. C. home rule bill.
Senate Chamber Action
lice Department, concerning certain personal business
transactions. Charles W.Lowe, Frederick County, Md., Routine Proceedings, pages 164–171
related details of negotiations between Major Barrett Bills Introduced: Nine bills and three resolutions were and himself for the sale of his farm to Major Barrett. introduced, as follows: S. 2423 to S. 2431; S. J. Res. 120; Inspector Howard V. Covell; Capt. William T. Murand S. Res. 248 and 249.
Pages 165, 169 phy, precinct 9; and Capt. John B. Monroe, attached to Bills Reported: Reports were made as follows: headquarters, all of Metropolitan Police Department,
S. Res. 248, to investigate economic and stabilization gave testimony concerning their activity and records as problems, bank policies, housing construction, Federal police officials. loan policies, and war disability insurance (S. Rept. Hearings continue tomorrow. 1060)-referred to Committee on Rules and Administration;
NATO, AND NOMINATIONS Special report on steel, copper, and aluminum alloca- Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee, in execution survey (progress report) by Joint Committee on
tive session, ordered favorably reported protocol to Defense Production (S. Rept. 1061); Special report on
North Atlantic Treaty on the accession of Greece and electric power study (progress report) by Joint Com- Turkey (Exec. E, 82d Cong., 2d sess.), after hearing mittee on Defense Production (S. Rept. 1062);
testimony by Secretary of State Acheson and General S. Res. 241, extending until January 31, 1953, authority Bradley, Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, urging ratiof the committee to investigate relations of the U. S. fication of this protocol. with Indians (no written report); and
Committee also ordered favorably reported numerous S. Res. 242, extending until January 31, 1953, authority and sundry nominations to the Foreign Service, includof the committee to investigate fuel reserves and formu
ing that of William H. Draper, Jr., of New York, to be late a fuel policy of the U. S. (no written report).
special representative in Europe with rank of Ambas
sador. Committee meets again tomorrow. Committee Personnel: S. Res. 249, extending until
POTABLE WATER, INDIANS, FUEL POLICY, January 31, 1953, authorization of Committee on For
AND TIDELANDS eign Relations to employ two additional clerical assist
Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs: Committee, ants, was adopted without amendment.
in executive session, ordered reported with amendments D. C. Home Rule: Senate continued debate on S. 1976, S. 5, extraction of potable water from sea water, and to provide home rule for the District of Columbia.
without amendments S. Res. 241, extending until Jan
uary 31, 1953, authority of the committee to investigate Committee Meetings
relations of the U. S. with Indians, and S. Res. 242, ex
tending until January 31, 1953, authority of the commitD. C. CRIME
tee to investigate fuel reserves and formulate a fuel Committee on the District of Columbia: Crime Sub- policy of the U.S. committee continued its investigation into D. C. crime Committee voted to make tidelands legislation the conditions, hearing further testimony from Maj. Robert special order of business at its executive meeting TuesJ. Barrett, former Superintendent of Metropolitan Po. day, January 22.