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the Congress a full report each year on Mills], what is meant by “general level to trade U.S. wheat for coffee. We are all aspects of the operation of the agree- of prices"?
giving wheat to them, or peddling it to ment, including full information with And, let me add to that by saying, them for their currency which we canrespect to the general level of prices of Who is going to decide what prices are not take out of the country. He threw coffee, the section of the bill giving him fair to the consumers, and this with re- up his hands and said that this would authority to require the rendering to spect to each and every one of the nearly not work at all. The answer, in effect, him of relevant information by the trade 300 different types of coffee?
was: “We have got to have your dollars. does not make any mention of his right What is meant, first, by “general level We cannot trade our coffee for your to require information on prices. Cer- of prices”?
wheat.” tainly he should have that express au- Mr. MILLS. Mr. Chairman, will the I say again, Mr. Chairman, by this thority if he, in turn, is to report to the gentleman yield?
legislation you are compounding a felony Congress on this vital phase of the Mr. GROSS. Yes, I yield to the gen- on the American consumers who are also agreement's operations. tleman from Arkansas.
American taxpayers. I plead with the The international agreement is in- Mr. MILLS. Where does the gentle- House to either recommit or defeat this tended to achieve a stable floor under man find that language? Is it in the bill. prices at about 1962 levels. However, report or in the bill?
Mr. CURTIS. Mr. Chairman, will the we have a right to fear that under un- Mr. GROSS. It is in the bill at line 10 gentleman yield? foreseen circumstances, quota restric- on page 3.
Mr. GROSS. I yield to the gentleman tions could also lead to a sharp rise in Mr. MILLS. It is the general com- from Missouri. prices well above 1962 levels. So we have mercial usage that we intend to apply
Mr. CURTIS. Mr. Chairman, the a right to know—the President has a here. It is the general level of prices gentleman is making a very fine point. clear duty to find out what is happen- of coffee; that is, the general prevailing I would add to that I regret our hearings ing to prices at any time during the life level of prices of coffee, as that term is were not broad. They were quite of our participation in the agreement. understood in the trade.
limited. Perhaps there should be a little Now the question might be asked, Mr. Mr. GROSS. Who is going to decide airing of this, and we should have some Chairman, why it should be any problem that?
witnesses come before us. for the President or any one else, to as- Mr. MILLS. What we are talking Mr. MILLS. The gentleman asked certain the prices of coffee. Presuma
Presuma- about in that connection, if the gentle- the gentlewoman from Missouri or the bly any one could find out by reading the man will yield, is the requirement that chairman to answer his question. The financial journals each day, or looking the President submit to the Congress an gentlewoman from Missouri calls my at the published daily information from annual report. In that report he must attention to the fact that the Bureau the New York Coffee and Sugar Ex- set forth certain information, including of Census does gather figures on coffee change. But it is not that simple. information with respect to the general prices, both retail and wholesale. They As my Subcommittee on Consumer level of prices of coffee.
are available to the President. The Affairs of the House Banking and Cur- Now, the Department of Commerce Bureau of the Census is in the Departrency Committee has learned in connec- the Bureau of the Census—and the De- ment of Commerce. tion with our study of sugar, the pub- partment of Labor and, perhaps, some The CHAIRMAN. The question is on lished daily spot price of a volatile com- other department of Government, pres- the amendment offered by the gentlemodity is not necessarily—not at all ently accumulate information of that
woman from Missouri [Mrs. SULLIVAN]. necessarily—the actual price at which sort.
The amendment was agreed to. importers are buying the commodity. Mr. GROSS. Who did the gentleman
Mr. HALPERN. Mr. Chairman, I ofThe spot price represents only the price say accumulates this information? fer an amendment. at which some sugar, for instance, comes Mr. MILLS. The Department of Com
AMENDMENT OFFERED BY MR. HALPERN into the country on a particular day- merce does, and it is my information that or will come in some weeks or months the Department of Labor does also.
The Clerk read as follows: hence. But huge quantities are pur- Mr. GROSS. If you are going to rely Amendment offered by Mr. HALPERN: Page chased on a fixed price basis which just on the Department of Commerce, you 2, after line 23, insert the following: "In condoes not show up in the published daily should have had some testimony from nection with the exercise of the authority quotations. that source as to how provisions such as
granted to him by this Act, the President
shall take such action as may be necessary to Coffee futures are gyrating now in re- this will be carried out, and whether the
protect domestic consumers of coffee against sponse to rumors, expectations, possi- price formula to be established will be undue increases in the price of coffee and to bilities, and a great deal of speculative based on the pricing of every one of the insure that the general level of coffee prices fever. A seat on the Coffee and Sugar 300 different types of coffee.
does not rise to a point higher than 5 cents a Exchange sold a few days ago for $8,500, Mr. MILLS. We are not imposing this pound above the general level of such prices up $1,400 from the last previous sale. burden on the Department of Commerce. in 1962. If the general level of coffee prices Futures speculation can certainly influ- We are saying in our report that the rises above such point, the President shall ence price—as we found out earlier this President has to give us the information.
immediately notify the Congress of that fact
and shall also inform the Congress of the year in sugar—but it does not neces- Mr. GROSS. How is the President steps which he has taken and proposes to sarily set the price at which most of the going to get it?
take (whether by voluntary withdrawal from commodity is actually sold. Inciden- Mr. MILLS. We do not spell that out. the International Coffee Agreement, 1962, or tally, this is not a federally regulated It is left to his discretion as to where to otherwise) to protect the domestic conexchange. obtain it.
sumers of coffee." Mr. Chairman, in carrying out his Mr. GROSS. He is going to get it from Mr. MILLS. Mr. Chairman, I reserve responsibilities to Congress and to the sources that you should have heard from a point of order against the gentleman's American people under the Interna- before you brought the bill to the floor amendment. tional Coffee Agreement, the President of the House. This bill ought to be re- Mr. HALPERN. Mr. Chairman, I rise of the United States should have the committed or it ought to be defeated, to propose an amendment to this bill clear-cut authority to obtain full and and in the interim, before bringing new which I think will solve a difficult probexact information, rather than be re- legislation to the House, the President lem which has been much discussed ever stricted to the bits and pieces of price ought to appoint a committee or use since the world coffee agreement treaty information which may be fed out by qualified personnel in the Department of was first before the Senate for ratificathe trade to suit its own purposes. This Commerce to go down to South Amer- tion. I refer to the problem of protectamendment gives him that authority. ica and find out how much surplus coffee ing the American consumer from excesI urge its adoption.
there is there and other pertinent in- sively high prices as a result of the opMr. GROSS. Mr. Chairman, I move formation before trying to sell us this bill eration of the coffee agreement. to strike the requisite number of words. of goods.
This problem of a lack of definite proMr. Chairman, I would like to ask the. When the Finance Minister of Brazil tection for the U.S. consumer was disgentlewoman from Missouri [Mrs. SUL- was before the Inter-American Subcom- cussed when the treaty was before the LIVAN] or the chairman of the commit- mittee of the Committee on Foreign Af- Senate for ratification, and I believe that tee, the gentleman from Arkansas [Mr. fairs, I asked him why it was not possible a number of our colleagues in the other
body, who normally support legislation whatever action may be necessary to this bill can lead to a lot of other results to assist our friends in Latin and South bring it down, including possible with and consequences that none of us would America, voted against the treaty be- drawal of the United States from the want because those who say that this cause they felt our American consumers agreement, but is directed to immediately is too much control already ought to be were not adequately protected.
notify Congress of the situation and the very cautious about bringing into this My amendment, Mr. Chairman, would steps he is taking.
industry complete control from the time protect the American consumer by set- Mr. Chairman, I think this is a good that the coffee enters the United States ting a reasonable ceiling on the price amendment. The whole purpose of the until it is consumed by the American of coffee under the agreement, just as coffee agreement is to prevent the wide people. the basic agreement protects the Latin fluctuations in coffee prices which have Mr. Chairman, I urge the defeat of the American, Asian, and African coffee pro- in the past ruined Latin American grow- amendment. ducers by proposing a floor under the
Mr. ALGER. Mr. Chairman, I rise in coffee price.
The agreement and bill proposes to end opposition to the amendment. Now, Mr. Chairman, we have two in- these wide fluctuations by setting a floor Mr. Chairman, I believe that the genterests here which are both desirable, under the price of coffee. I suggest that tleman while certainly well motivated in but somewhat in conflict. That is the a price ceiling is just as necessary as a trying to prevent the price levels from interest of our Latin American friends floor if we are really going to prevent rising, indeed, points out the very sickin keeping coffee prices from falling dis- fluctuations and protect both the pro- ness of this legislation. I am among astrously, and the interest of the con- ducers and the consumers in this country. those who are not for price control at sumer in America from having the price My amendment establishes this ceiling, all. This, of course, would be definite rise disastrously.
and accordingly I recommend it to my price control at the level of no more than We certainly want to assist the econ- colleagues.
5 cents above present prices. Indeed, I omy of South America. Accordingly, we The CHAIRMAN. The Chair recog- would think the gentleman could have have signed this world agreement set- nizes the gentleman from Arkansas [Mr. rephrased his amendment if he believed ting a floor under coffee prices, which MILLS).
we should put some limit on this by just floor is based on the 1962 world price. Mr. MILLS. Mr. Chairman, having simply replacing the floor by the word This guarantees that coffee prices will had the opportunity to read the amend- "ceiling” and not giving any increase not drop too extremely for our Latin ment, I will not press the point of order above 1962 level of prices. American friends and allies.
that I had reserved against the amend- But my appeal to my colleagues is that So we have taken care of half the cof- ment.
you cannot have any Government price fee price problem—the half that con- The CHAIRMAN. The point of order control at any level without actually cerns the world producers. is withdrawn.
taking away the finest price arrangement But what about the other half of the Mr. MILLS. Mr. Chairman, I rise in of all which is the result of the interplay problem-protection of our U.S. con- opposition to the amendment.
of the free market. In this way there is sumers, the housewives whose purchase Mr. Chairman, this bill, as I pointed a chance to lower prices rather than to of coffee is an important part of their out, and as others who have spoken on make them higher. I think the gentlefood budget.
it have pointed out, is not a price fixing man's amendment, commendable though Here I believe the basic agreement is and a rationing type of bill and it does it is, to try to hold down the price level deficient, and I believe my proposed not involve those aspects of the coffee is telegraphing a punch by suggesting an amendment will cure this deficiency. business. But, Mr. Chairman, if we do increase in price of 5 cents a pound. The basic treaty, and the bill before us adopt the amendment such as the gen- This, of course, is more of the same concontains no ironclad protection for the tleman from New York proposes, un- trol that some are interested in bringing American consumer. The closest it necessary as it is—because appropriate about; but is contrary to the gentleman's comes is in giving this country a near- action can be taken whether the amend- intent of protecting the consumer. I beveto, but not a complete veto against ment is in the bill or not-the amend lieve that lower prices can be brought decisions of the World Coffee Board in ment leads to a chain of undesirable about by free competition and not by London. Also, the agreement provides events and consequences because it does Government control. that we can withdraw from the arrange- mean a ceiling on wholesale as well as Mr. GROSS. Mr. Chairman, will the ment on 90 days' notice, and the entire retail prices here in the United States. gentleman yield? plan would then collapse, since we con- It means the type of controls, not only Mr. ALGER. I yield to the gentlesume over half the world's coffee exports to protect against increases to the con- man. But, the important thing is that no sumer, but to provide against windfall
Mr. GROSS. This would mean, it standard is placed in the agreement or profits that might otherwise occur to seems to me, almost automatically a $150 the bill to guide the President in deciding the industry.
the industry. Then it means probably million increase in the cost of coffee to when we should exercise our near-veto, a rationing of supplies here in the United consumers of this country based upon 5 or right to withdraw. In short, even · States to those people who are in the cents a pound increase. though the agreement says that the price coffee roasting business. It means, in
Mr. MILLS. Mr. Chairman, will the of coffee should not drop below the 1962 addition, if it is carried to its ultimate, gentleman yield? world price, there is nothing in the agree- that we perhaps will ration the supplies
Mr. ALGER. I yield to the gentleman. ment or bill that tells the President what of coffee to the consumer. This is all Mr. MILLS. I appreciate the remarks to do if the price of coffee should rise to unnecessary because there is within the of the gentleman from Texas on this double or triple the present market price. legislation before us the implicit direc- point, which he makes quite well and very
I propose that we remedy this situation tion to the President and to those who forcefully. by putting a standard in the bill, and di- administer the program to protect us
I take it that if we put this in, we open recting the President to act if the stand- against precipitous price increases and the door and say, “All right. Our conard is violated.
unreasonable prices for coffee. I would sumers can take an increase of 5 cents a The standard which I propose is a ceil- remind my colleagues again that this pound more in coffee without anything ing price on coffee which would be 5 cents program we are talking about here is for being done by us." per pound higher than the 1962 world 2 years and the people who administer Mr. ALGER. Amazingly enough, I price, and my amendment calls on the it as well as those people in foreign find myself in total accord with the President to take action if the world lands who produce the coffee are going chairman on this point. prices rise above this level. The amend- to be called to account if they try to Mr. HALPERN. Mr. Chairman I rement says that the President shall take gouge us and take advantage of us and peat that this amendment is extremely such action as is necessary to protect the if they do not fully protect our American desirable for the protection of American consumer against unreasonable price consumers.
consumers from rising coffee prices. It rises, which are defined by a definite Mr. Chairman, I say that this amend- is the crux of every important point standard of 5 cents per pound above the ment is not necessary for the accom- made here today. The contentions 1962 world price.
plishment of the very objective that my made against this amendment are enShould the price rise above this ceiling, friend, the gentleman from New York, tirely erroneous. I emphasize, it prothe President is not only directed to take has in mind. Rather its injection into tects the consumer. It is a device to keep prices from rising. If speculation cessity agree to the quota as well as the First let me say to the gentleman from causes à fluctuating market, the price exporting countries before it can go into Illinois that we on the Committee on will not be permitted to go down under effect. We have 40 percent of the total Ways and Means certainly can underthe act, but what assurances do we have vote, I might say, so that no quota could stand the gentleman's concern and dethat they cannot go up? There is no pro- be imposed with respect to the export sire to do what can be done through this tection in this act to prevent a spiral. of coffee that did not meet with our ap- legislation or otherwise to protect the That is why I am offering this amend- proval. We, alone, have more than one- American consumers from unreasonable ment. It provides a brake—a warning third of the votes.
price increases, not only for coffee but signal. It does not fix prices and it does Mr. O'HARA of Illinois. Then it for any other commodity that is necesnot authorize a rise of a single cent. To merely provides for an equitable dis-sary for them to purchase. I join the the contrary, it is the only assurance we tribution of the imports of coffee-pro- gentleman in that expressed desire and will have to keep prices down. And, it ducing countries to the coffee-consuming hope. sets forth a definite standard for us to nations?
But let me point out to the gentleman pull out of this agreement if a decisive Mr. MILLS. What we tried to do, just how impossible it would be for the rise develops. It would nip it in the bud. again, is adjust the quotas through this President to operate under the amend
Mr. Chairman, let me be sure we all council to practically equal the demand ment that he suggests. In the first understand this point. In the interest that the consuming nations have said place this organization will expect about of the American consumer, the Presi- they would have for coffee during that 20 percent of its total operating cost to dent, under this amendment, would have same period of time. Our representa come from the United States, and we so a specific criterion to exercise his near- tives are right now in the process of limit the use of Federal funds to not to veto authority or to withdraw the United going to London through the council to exceed 20 percent. That would not be States from the pact if it turns out that get an increase in the quotas of coffee in excess of $100,000 a year for each of the Coffee Council in London uses its of about 1 million bags and that will be these 2 years. control over export quotas to cut the obtained sometime next week or the The gentleman says that we cannot supply to the United States to such a week after, because some countries have make that appropriation for that purpoint that coffee prices soar. I trust the not quite been able to export as much pose until the President first certifies by amendment will prevail, and for the sake as they were entitled to export.
publication in the Federal Register that of the American consumer, I fervently Mr. O'HARA of Illinois. Then, may I the International Coffee Agreement will urge its adoption.
ask the chairman, is there one iota of not result in increased coffee prices to The CHAIRMAN. The question is on price control in this legislation?
U.S. consumers. the amendment offered by the gentle- Mr. MILLS. Not at all. Not at all, I I do not know whether you mean, and man from New York (Mr. HALPERN). assure the gentleman.
I do not know whether he would know The amendment was rejected.
Mr. O'HARA of Illinois. I thank the whether you meant increased prices for Mr. O'HARA of Illinois. Mr. Chair- gentleman, and I yield back the remain 1 day, or 1 month, for 2 months, or a man, I move to strike out the last word. der of my time.
general increase, or an average increase, Mr. Chairman, I have been enter
AMENDMENT OFFERED BY MR. FINDLEY or is intended you mean under this, betained by the debate. I have felt at times that it has gone into the mountain and
Mr. FINDLEY. Mr. Chairman, I offer cause, as I read it—and I think he would an amendment.
have to take it this way literally—if the at times it has gone into the valley, and
The Clerk read as follows:
price of coffee went up one one-hunat times the real issue had been buried
dredth of 1 percent per pound to the in the mud. I would like to simplify the
Amendment offered by Mr. FINDLEY: On
consumer, or he knew, or thought, it was matter by asking the chairman a few page 3, line 19, after “1962” strike the period, and add a semicolon and the following:
going to, or there was any possibility questions.
“Provided, however, That no sums may be that it was going to, he could not afford Do I understand that this is an agree- appropriated under this Act until the Presi- to certify that it would not go up. I ment between the coffee-producing na- dent, by publication in the Federal Register, think that the gentleman has drawn too tions and the consumer nations?
first certifies that the International Coffee tight a rule here for application to the Mr. MILLS. The gentleman is correct. Agreement will
not result in increased coffee President or to the Congress in providing Mr. O'HARA of Illinois. How many prices to the United States consumers.”
for this appropriation. nations produce coffee, roughly?
Mr. FINDLEY. The U.S. consumer Certainly I could not, if I were the Mr. MILLS. I have a list of the coun
can with good justification be concerned Chief Executive, certify to the Congress tries that exported coffee in 1961, and over the language of the communication that under this, in the course of a year there are about 45 countries.
from the President in which he stated for which this appropriation applied, Mr. O'HARA of Illinois. Does that in- that one of the purposes of the Interna- make a flat certification that it would clude the coffee-producing countries of tional Coffee Agreement was to prevent not go up or down one-half of 1 cent or Africa as well as Latin America?
a sharp drop in coffee prices. As we are any such amount. You cannot do that, Mr. MILLS. Oh, yes. This is 100 per- an importing nation for coffee, the con- and because you cannot do it you cancent of the coffee which is exported that sumer certainly has something at stake not certify it to the Congress and you I read here. Some 45 countries. here.
cannot make the appropriation. Maybe Mr. O'HARA of Illinois. And how
I am mindful of the fact that an agree- the organization could operate without many coffee-consuming nations are ment has been concluded, but I am also the U.S. 20-percent share, and maybe there?
mindful of the fact that the drafters of somebody would say that this would be a Mr. MILLS. There are more than the Constitution never intended that the pretty good deal because we paid more that. The list is available here. I have House of Representatives be completely than our share in some other organizait in front of me.
separated from foreign policy or from tion; I do not know. But certainly I Mr. O'HARA of Illinois. It is a large
It is a large the development of agreements or do not expect that we could make an list. How many nations consume or im- treaties. We should fulfill our constitu- appropriation here for this purpose next port coffee?
tional responsibility. We have such a year if this particular amendment Mr. MILLS. This must be close to 100 responsibility before us today in the form were agreed to. I do not believe we nations.
of an authorization bill. It is quite would want to put any Chief Executive Mr. O'HARA of Illinois. Then, do I proper that we consider amendments to in the position of being required to understand that this is merely an agree- an authorization bill which will protect certify to something in advance that ment that the coffee-producing nations the interests of the consumers. This neither he nor anyone else can approwill establish a quota of imports from the amendment of mine would simply re- priately predict. Here we are saying, producing coffee countries and that the quire that the President clarify by pub- “Certify that there will be no increase, importing nations will abide by that lication in the Federal Register his judg- not even one one-hundredth of 1 cent quota?
ment the International Coffee Agreement in the price of coffee.” Mr. MILLS. It takes two-thirds of the would not result in increased coffee prices No man can make that certification votes of the council to establish an ex- for U.S. consumers.
about coffee or about anything else port quota for any country, so that some Mr. MILLS. Mr. Chairman, I rise in whether you have this international of the consuming countries must of ne- opposition to the amendment.
agreement or do not have it.
I would urge, Mr. Chairman, that the certainly will fluctuate even under the Cannon
Hemphill Purcell amendment of the gentleman be de- most carefully controlled market.
Herlong Rhodes, Pa. feated because on the basis of the price What I am asking for is that we certify Chelf
Rivers, Alaska to consumers in this year, if you took the that the effect of this agreement will not Clark
Roberts, Ala. price level of coffee in March at 68.7 result in higher prices to American con
Don H. Huddleston Roberts, Tex. cents, that price has risen between then sumers. There is an important distinc
Rogers, Colo. and September to the consumers, by less tion here and I do not believe it is an un- Collier
Cooley than 1 cent, to 69.6 cents. reasonable judgment for us to expect the
Rooney, N.Y. Curtis
Johnson, Calif. Rooney, Pa. Now, those are fluctuations that oc- President to make in advance when he
Daddario Jones, Ala. Rosenthal cur any and every year. Perhaps, if one seeks the appropriation to carry out this Daniels
Jones, Mo. Rostenkowski
Davis, Ga. Karsten will look at the situation between 1954 authorization.
Davis, Tenn. Kilgore mand 1962, one will find a drop in the
Ryan, Mich. Mr. CURTIS. Mr. Chairman, I yield Delaney Kirwan
Ryan, N.Y. port prices of green coffee from 65.7 back the balance of my time.
Dingell cents down to 30.4 cents. That is not The CHAIRMAN. The question is on
Secrest Donohue Lesinski
Senner just a small fluctuation.
the amendment offered by the gentleman Downing Libonati Shipley But, Mr. Chairman, what I was talk- from Illinois (Mr. FINDLEY].
Sibal ing about initially are fluctuations in
Slack price that occur every year in the prices division (demanded by Mr. FINDLEY)
Matsunaga Smith, Iowa of coffee, regardless of whether you have there were-ayes 59, noes 81.
Farbstein May an agreement or not. Here under this So the amendment was rejected.
Steed amendment you are requiring the Presi- The CHAIRMAN. Under the rule, Feighan Minish
Stephens dent to certify to something that he or the Committee rises.
Finnegan Monagan Stratton no other human being can possibly pre
Sullivan dict. the Speaker having resumed the chair, Flynt
Teague, Calif. Mr. Chairman, I urge the defeat of the Mr. FLYNT, Chairman of the Committee Forrester Morrison Teague, Tex. amendment.
Thomas of the Whole House on the State of the
Thompson, La. Mr. CURTIS. Mr. Chairman, I move Union, reported that that Committee, Friedel
Murphy, Ill. Thompson, Tex. to strike out the requisite number of having had under consideration the bili Gallagher Murphy, N.Y.
Garmatz Murray words.
Trimble Mr. Chairman, I rise in support of the of the United States under the Interna- Gathings Nedzi
Tuten amendment. tional Coffee Agreement, 1962, signed at Giaimo
O'Hara, Ill. Van Deerlin I would like to point out that the New York on September 28, 1962, and
O'Hara, Mich. Vinson amendment relates to prices as a result for other purposes, pursuant to House Gonzalez Olsen, Mont. Waggonner of the International Coffee Agreement. Resolution 559, he reported the bill back Grabowski Olson, Minn. White
Whitener This bears on the point that the gentle- to the House with sundry amendments
Whitten man from Iowa [Mr. GROSS] was trying adopted by the Committee of the Whole. Griffin
Wickersham to bring out that the Committee on Ways The SPEAKER. Under the rule, the Hagan, Ga. Patten
Wilson, and Means did not-and I think this is previous question is ordered.
Charles H. proper criticism-avail itself of the Is a separate vote demanded on any Hansen
Wright knowledgeable people in the coffee field amendment? If not, the Chair will put Hardy
Zablocki in an effort to gain information as to them en gros. what these price levels might be. The amendments were agreed to.
Poff set out on pages 3 and 4 of the commit. the engrossment and third reading of
Pool tee report, the President refers to putting the bill.
Pucinski The bill was ordered to be engrossed N. Dak. a floor under these prices at the general
Reid, Ill. level prevailing in 1962. Now, we know and read a third time, and was read the
Reid, N.Y. what those are. We also have a pretty third time.
Harvey, Ind. Rhodes, Ariz. in the warehouses. It is considerable. motion to recommit.
Harvey, Mich. Rich
Robison pabilities to estimate prices in 1963. If posed to the bill?
Bennett, Mich. Hutchinson this coffee agreement is to do what the Mr. ALGER. I am, Mr. Speaker.
Roudebush President says he wants to do, to try to The SPEAKER The Clerk will report Betts
Johansen St. George stabilize prices, and to some degree I the motion to recommit.
Frances P. Jonas
Schenck suspect it would because it is putting a The Clerk read as follows:
Kastenmeier Schweiker control over supply, then indeed the Mr. ALGER moves to recommit the
Oliver P. Keith
Schwengel President has some judgment or can exbill to the Committee on Ways and Bow
King, N... Shriver Bray
Kornegay Sikes ercise some judgment with intelligence Means.
Siler as to whether the International Coffee Mr. MILLS. Mr. Speaker, I move the Broomfield Kyl
Skubitz Agreement would or would not result in previous question.
Smith, Calif. Brown, Ohio Lennon
Snyder The previous question was ordered. increased coffee prices to the United
Broyhill, N.C. Lindsay
Springer States consumer, relating to his letter The SPEAKER. The question is on Broyhill, Va. Lipscomb Stafford the motion to recommit.
Bruce and the prevailing prices in 1962.
Long, Md. Stinson
Talcott discipline to put in the act and I hope
Mr. SPEAKER. The question is on Chenoweth McLoskey Taylor the passage of the bill.
Cleveland that we will adopt it and in a small way
McMillan Tollefson Colmer
MacGregor Tuck we will have insured some protection to Mr. ALGER. Mr. Speaker, on that I
Tupper the consumer. demand the yeas and nays.
Martin, Nebr. Vanik
Weltner the gentleman yield?
The question was taken; and there
Devine Mr. CURTIS. I yield to the gentleman were—yeas 181, nays 145, not voting 107,
Montoya Whalley as follows: from Illinois.
Wharton [Roll No. 200]
Widnall Mr. FINDLEY. I appreciate the re
YEAS-181 marks of the gentleman from Missouri
Wilson, Ind. very much.
Norblad Winstead Addabbo Baker
Fountain O'Konski Wydler
Wyman I am not by this amendment seeking to Anderson Beckworth Brooks
Gibbons Ostertag get the President to certify that coffee Ashmore Bennett, Fla. Burleson
Pelly prices themselves will not go up. They They Aspinall Blatnik
There are six bills to be considered
under suspension of the rules, as follows: Ashley Green, Oreg. Miller, N.Y.
Mr. Fogarty with Mr. Watson. Avery
H.R. 2512,' clarifying the status of
Mr. Burkhalter with Mr. Diggs.
Mr. Brown of California with Mr. Landrum. members of the National Guard while
attending or instructing at National Bass Harding
Guard schools, and for other purposes.
Mr. Roosevelt with Mr. Bass.
H.R. 3005, to remove the requirement
that an alien must make a declaration of Brock Hays Quillen
Mr. Everett with Mrs. Green of Oregon. intention to become a U.S. citizen before Brown, Calif. Healey
Mr. Harding with Mr. Hawkins.
he may be enlisted or appointed in a Burkhalter Hoffman Rodino
Mr. Harris with Mr. O'Brien of Illinois.
Mr. Johnson of Wisconsin with Mrs. Kee.
H.R. 2988, participation by Armed Jennings
Mr. Scott with Mr. Smith of Virginia.
Forces in international sports activities. Cameron Karth
Senate Joint Resolution 129, to increase
the amount available to the Housing and Clancy Kelly
Schadeberg The result of the vote was announced Home Finance Agency for advances for Clawson, Del Keogh
planned public works.
A motion to reconsider was laid on Dague
H.R. 8135, providing for the establish-
ment and administration of public recre-
Mr. MACGREGOR. Mr. Speaker, I ask ational facilities at the Sanford ReserDerwinski Landrum Smith, Va. unanimous consent that the gentleman voir area, Canadian River project, Texas. Diggs Latta Thompson, N.J.
from Illinois (Mr. FINDLEY] may extend Dorn Long, La. Thomson, Wis.
S. 1868, amending the Adult Indian Duncan McClory Udall
his remarks at this point in the RECORD. Vocational Training Act.
The SPEAKER. Is there objection
On Monday the 1964 appropriation bill Fino
to the request of the gentleman from for military construction will be called
up for consideration.
On Tuesday the Private Calendar will Foreman Martin, Calif. Wilson, Bob
Mr. FINDLEY. Mr. Speaker, on my be called and also the 1964 public works Fulton, Tenn. Martin, Mass.
amendment offered to H.R. 8864—an appropriation bill will be considered. So the bill was passed.
amendment intended to protect the U.S. The Clerk announced the following consumer-it was my observation that week, S. 777, to amend the arms Control
On Wednesday and the balance of the pairs:
the division vote showed solid support and Disarmament Act, which will be conOn this vote:
on the Republican side of the aisle. I sidered under an open rule with 2 hours Mr. Latta for, with Mr. Bob Wilson against. watched carefully during the chairman's of general debate.
Mr. Quillen for, with Mr. Miller of New count, and I did not observe a single York against.
This announcement is made subject to W.F. Fulton of Tennessee for, with Mr. Utt Member on the Democratic side rising the usual reservation that conference re
in support of my amendment. against.
ports may be brought up at any time and Mr. Fallon for, with Mr. Martin of Cali
My amendment would have required any further program may be announced fornia against. that the President certify that the In
DISPENSING WITH CALENDAR against. this legislation can be authorized.
Mr. ALBERT. Mr. Speaker, I ask against.
unanimous consent that the business in
GENERAL LEAVE TO EXTEND Mr. King of California for, with Mr. Del
order on Calendar Wednesday of next
REMARKS Clawson against.
week be dispensed with.
There was no objection.
The SPEAKER. Is there objection to against.
the request of the gentleman from ADJOURNMENT UNTIL MONDAY Mr. Holifield for, with Mr. Foreman against. Arkansas?
Mr. ALBERT. Mr. Speaker, I ask Mr. Dent for, with Mr. Hoeven against.
unanimous consent that when the House Mr. Ashley for, with Mr.
Milliken against. LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM FOR NEXT adjourns today it adjourn to meet on Mr. Jennings for, with Mr. Battin against.
WEEK Mr. Kluczynski for, with Mr. Burton
The SPEAKER. Is there objection to against.
Mr. ARENDS Mr. Speaker, I ask the request of the gentleman from Okla-
There was no objection.
Is there objection
to the request of the gentleman from
BETTER LITERATURE FOR YOUTH
WEEK Mr. Keogh with Mr. Abele.
Mr. ARENDS. Mr. Speaker, I take Mr. RYAN of Michigan Mr. Speaker, Mrs. Kelly with Mr. Saylor.
this time to ask the majority leader if I ask unanimous consent to address the Mr. Celler with Mr. Mailliard. Mr. Healey with Mr. Ford.
he will advise us as to the program for House for 1 minute and to revise and Mr. Powell with Mr. Morse. next week.
extend my remarks. Mr. O'Brien of New York with Mr. Martin Mr. ALBERT. Mr. Speaker, we have The SPEAKER. Is there objection of Massachusetts.
completed the legislative business for this to the request of the gentleman from Mr. Buckley with Mr. Byrnes of Wisconsin. week and it will be my purpose to ask Michigan? Mr. Barrett with Mr. Brock.
unanimous consent to go over until MonMr. Madden with Mr. Dague.
There was no objection. Mr. Miller of California with Mr. McCul- day following the announcement of the Mr. RYAN of Michigan. Mr. Speaker, loch. program.
in Michigan, there is a movement among Mr. Rains with Mr. Barry.
In response to the inquiry of the dis- citizen groups and individuals to drive Mr. Green of Pennsylvania with Mr. tinguished minority whip, Monday is out the disseminators of obscene literaSelden. Consent Calendar Day.
ture by promoting parent interest and