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proceed to the consideration of Calendar individuals; (C) suggest promising areas of Nos. 631 and 632, in sequence.
inquiry to give direction to the research The PRESIDENT
efforts of the Federal Government in imtempore.
pro TUESDAY, AUGUST 31, 1965 Without objection, it is so ordered. The proving the education of the deaf; and (D)
make such other recommendations for adclerk will state the first bill. (Legislative day of Monday, August 30,
ministrative action or legislative proposals 1965)
as may be appropriate.
(C) The Secretary may, at the request of The Senate met at 12 o'clock meridian, LOAN SERVICE OF CAPTIONED
the Advisory Committee appoint such speon the expiration of the recess, and was
FILMS FOR THE DEAF
cial advisory professional or technical percalled to order by the President pro
The Senate proceeded to consider the sonnel as may be necessary to enable the tempore. bill (S. 2232) to amend the act entitled
Advisory Committee to carry out its duties, The Chaplain, Rev. Frederick Brown
(d) Members of the Advisory Committee, “An act to provide for a loan service and advisory or technical personnel apHarris, D.D., offered the following
for the deaf in order to further provide pointed pursuant to subsection (c), while prayer:
for a loan service of educational media attending meetings or conferences of the Eternal Spirit who art revealed to us for the deaf, and for other purposes,”
for the deaf, and for other purposes,” Advisory Committee or otherwise serving on in the order of the universe in which we which had been reported from the Com- business of the Advisory Committee, shall be live, in the truth about our world which mittee on Labor and Public Welfare entitled to receive compensation at rates our minds discover, and above all in with an amendment on page 4, after fixed by the Secretary, but not exceeding spiritual realities as we touch them, in line 12, to insert a new section, as
$100 per day including travel time and while
serving away from their homes or regular the noblest sons of men, as we face the follows:
places of business they may be allowed travel tasks of deliberation which center in this SEC. 5. (a) (1) For the purpose of advising expenses, including per diem in lieu of subChamber, we would bring our fragmen- and assisting the Secretary of Health, Edu- sistence, as authorized by section 5 of the tary and partial lives into the presence cation, and Welfare (hereinafter in this Administrative Expenses Act (5 U.S.C. of Thy holiness. We would bring our
section referred to as the “Secretary”) with 73b-2) for persons in the Government serv
respect to the education of the deaf, there ice employed intermittently. transient and temporary concerns into
is hereby created a National Advisory Com- (e) The Advisory Committee shall meet the white light of Thy eternity. We
mittee on Education of the Deaf, which at "he request of the Secretary, but at least would bring our restless and irritated shall consist of twelve persons, not other- semiannually. spirits into the calm strength of Thy wise in the employ of the United States, everlasting purpose which through the appointed by the Secretary without regard
So as to make the bill read: ages runs. to the civil service laws.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Teach us once again the eternal mys
(2) The membership of the Advisory Com- Representatives of the United States of
mittee shall include educators of the deaf, America in Congress assembled, That the Act tery that only as we lose ourselves in
persons interested in education of the deaf, entitled “An Act to provide in the Departsomething higher than ourselves can we
educators of the hearing, and deaf indi- ment of Health, Education, and Welfare for find ourselves. viduals.
a loan service of captioned films for the To this end give us the grace to (3) The Secretary shall from time to time deaf”, approved
deaf", approved September 2, 1958, as grasp great causes to live for, and to designate one of the members of the Advisory amended (42 U.S.C. 2491 et seq.), is hereby venture a great faith to live by. From
Committee to serve as Chairman of the amended to read as follows: doubt and disillusionment, from bitterAdvisory Committee.
“That the objectives of this Act are
(4) Each member of the Advisory Comness and cynicism, in these difficult
"(a) to promote the general welfare of mittee shall serve for a term of four years, times, Good Lord deliver us.
deaf persons by (1) bringing to such perexcept that any member appointed to fill a Though we may not see all things
sons understanding and appreciation of those vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of films which play such an important part in clearly, let us see some great things the term for which his predecessor was ap- the general and cultural advancement of plainly so that high decisions may be pointed shall be appointed only for the re- hearing persons, (2) providing through these made on the right side of moral ques- mainder of such term, and except that the films, enriched educational and cultural extions.
terms of the office of the members first tak- periences through which deaf persons can We ask it in the Redeemer's name. .
ing office shall expire, as designated by the be brought into better touch with the realiAmen.
Secretary at the time of appointment, three ties of their environment, and (3) providat the end of the first year, three at the end ing a wholesome and rewarding experience
of the second year, three at the end of the which deaf persons may share together; and COMMITTEE MEETINGS DURING third year, and three at the end of the fourth “(b) to promote the educational advanceSENATE SESSION year after the date of appointment.
ment of deaf persons by (1) carrying on
(5) A member of the Advisory Committee research in the use of educational media for Mr. MANSFIELD. Mr. President, shall not be eligible to serve continuously the deaf, (2) producing and distributing notwithstanding the unanimous-consent for more than one term.
educational media for the deaf and for paragreement previously entered into, I ask (b) The Advisory Committee shall advise ents of deaf children and other persons who unanimous consent that the Subcom- the Secretary concerning the carrying out of are directly involved in work for the admittee on Internal Security and the existing and the formulating of new or modi- vancement of the deaf or who are actual or Subcommittee on Foreign Aid Expendi
fied programs with respect to the education potential employers of the deaf, and (3)
of the deaf. tures of the Government Operations
In carrying out its functions, training persons in the use of educational the Advisory Committee shall (A) make rec
media for the instruction of the deaf. Committee be permitted to meet during ommendations to the Secretary for the de
"SEC. 2. As used in this Actthe session of the Senate today.
velopment of a system for gathering infor- “(1) The term 'Secretary' means the SecThe PRESIDENT pro tempore. mation on a periodic basis in order to retary of Health, Education, and Welfare. Vithout objection, it is so ordered.
facilitate the assessment of progress and “(2) The term 'United States' means any identification of problems in the education State of the United States, the District of
of the deaf; (B) identify emerging needs Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto. THE CALENDAR
respecting the education of the deaf, and Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, and Ameri
suggest innovations which give promise of can Samoa. Mr. MANSFIELD. Mr. President, I meeting such needs and of otherwise im- “(3) The term 'deaf person’ includes a ask unanimous consent that the Senate proving the educational prospects of deaf person whose hearing is severely impaired. CXI-1405 CHARLES E. WILSON LIBRARY
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"SEC. 3. (a) In order to carry out the ob- cilitate the assessment of progress and iden- received dozens and dozens of letters jectives of this Act, the Secretary shall estab- tification of problems in the education of the from all over the country testifying to lish a loan service of captioned films and deaf; (B) identify emerging needs respecting the fact that it literally opens the minds educational media for the purpose of mak- the education of the deaf, and suggest in
and lives of handicapped persons, paring such materials available in the United novations which give promise of meeting States for nonprofit purposes to deaf persons, such needs and of otherwise improving the ticularly children, to experiences and parents of deaf persons, and other persons educational prospects of deaf individuals; knowledge that otherwise would be dedirectly involved in activities for the ad- (C) suggest promising areas of inquiry to nied to them. vancement of the deaf in accordance with give direction to the research efforts of the In a recent 6-month period, the existregulations promulgated by the Secretary. Federal Government in improving the educa- ing loan service for captioned films, op“(b) In carrying out the provisions of this tion of the deaf; and (D) make such other
erated by the Department of Health, Act, the Secretary shall have authority to— recommendations for administrative action
Education, and Welfare, recorded 1,917 “(1) acquire films (or rights thereto) or legislative proposals as may be appropriate bookings involving a total audience of and other educational media by purchase, "(c) The Secretary may, at the request of lease, or gift;
the Advisory Committee appoint such special 171,815. For the fiscal year 1965 the “(2) acquire by lease or purchase equip- advisory professional or technical personnel )
advisory professional or technical personnel total audience of all services under the ment necessary to the administration of this as may be necessary to enable the Advisory program, including individual use of Ac:; Committee to carry out its duties.
filmstrips, amounted to 948,000. Group “(3) provide for the captioning of films; "(d) Members of the Advisory Committee, showings during the year were made to
"(4) provide for the distribution of cap- and advisory or technical personnel ap- 1,150 schools and youth groups, religious tioned films and other educational media and pointed pursuant to subsection (C), while organizations, and clubs. equipment through State schools for the attending meetings or conferences of the Addeaf and such other agencies as the Secrevisory Committee or otherwise serving on
I am proud to say that several of the tary may deem appropriate to serve as local business of the Advisory Committee, shall
participating agencies and groups were or regional centers for such distribution;
be entitled to receive compensation at rates in my own State of Rhode Island, which "(5) provide for the conduct of research
fixed by the Secretary, but not exceeding is one of the leading States in providing in the use of educational and training films $100 per day including travel time and while for education of children with hearing and other educational media for the deaf, serving away from their homes or regular
serving away from their homes or regular handicaps. Rhode Island was one of the for the production and distribution of edu- places of business they may
be allowed travel first States to have a mandatory, acrosscational and training films and other edu- expenses, including per diem in lieu of sub- the-board education program for handicational media for the deaf and the train- sistence, as authorized by section 5 of the Ading of persons in the use of such films and ministrative Expenses Act (5 U.S.C. 73b-2)
capped children, beginning at age 3. media;
for persons in the Government service em- The bill approved today would expand "(6) utilize the facilities and services of ployed intermittently.
the existing program to provide for all other governmental agencies; and
“(e) The Advisory Committee shall meet educational media, rather than just films “(7) accept gifts, contributions, and at the request of the Secretary, but at least alone, and would provide for progressive voluntary and uncompensated services of insemiannually."
increases in the authorization for the dividuals and organizations. "SEC. 4. There are hereby authorized to be The amendment was agreed to.
program from the present level of $1,500,appropriated not to exceed $3,000,000 an- The bill was ordered to be engrossed
000 annually to $7 million annually after nually for each of the fiscal years 1966 and for a third reading, was read the third
fiscal 1969. It also would create a Na1967, $5,000,000 annually for each of the fiscal time, and passed.
tional Advisory Committee on the Eduyears 1968 and 1969, and $7,000,000 annually for fiscal year 1970 and each succeeding fiscal
Mr. MANSFIELD. Mr. President, I cation of the Deaf. ask unanimous consent to have printed
I had the honor of presiding over the year thereafter. "Sec. 5. (a) (1) For the purpose of advising in the RECORD an excerpt from the report
in the RECORD an excerpt from the report special subcommittee of the Committee and assisting the Secretary of Health, Edu- (No. 649), explaining the purposes of the
on Labor and Public Welfare which cation, and Welfare (hereinafter in this sec- bill.
handled this legislation and I am theretion referred to as the 'Secretary') with There being no objection, the excerpt
fore especially pleased that the Senate respect to the education of the deaf, there was ordered to be printed in the RECORD,
saw fit to accept our bill. is hereby created a National Advisory Com
Some of the possible benefits which mittee on Education of the Deaf, which shall as follows:
can be expected to flow from this new consist of twelve persons, not otherwise in
PURPOSE OF THE BILL
bill were best described to our subcomthe employ of the United States, appointed This legislation expands the original act, by the Secretary without regard to the civil Public Law 85-905 as amended by Public Law
mittee by Mr. Paul V. Sherlock, superservice laws. 87-715, which provided a loan service of
visor of special education for handi“(2) The membership of the Advisory Com- captioned films for the deaf. S. 2232, as capped children in Rhode Island. Mr. mittee shall include educators of the deaf, amended, will provide for the use of all edu- Sherlock said: persons interested in education of the deaf, cational media, rather than films alone, and
Slides, filmstrips, educational television, educators of the hearing, and deaf individ- for the distribution of such media to parents
for the distribution of such media to parents programed instruction, the computer-aided uals.
of deaf children and other persons who are instruction of the near future combined with “(3) The Secretary shall from time to time directly involved in work for the advance
the special technology designed for the heardesignate one of the members of the Advisory ment of the deaf or who are actual or poten
ing handicapped-group hearing aids, etc.Committee to serve as Chairman of the Ad- tial employers of the deaf.
could be coordinated to approach these stuvisory Committee.
The amendment to S. 2232, adopted unani
dents through several learning modalities “(4) Each member of the Advisory Com- mously by the committee, could create a simultaneously, enhancing a multisensory mittee shall serve for a term of four years, National Advisory Committee on Education
learning experience and reinforcement. except that any member appointed to fill a of the Deaf, to advise and assist the Secretary vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of of Health, Education, and Welfare. The
This broad expansion of educational the term for which his predecessor was ap- 12 members of the Advisory Committee experience for our handicapped youth pointed shall be appointed only for the re- would include educators of the deaf, persons is extremely vital to the well-being of a mainder of such term, and except that the interested in the education of the deaf, edu- large sector of our population—a group terms of the office of the members first tak- cators of the hearing, and deaf individuals, of people who for too long have been deing office shall expire, as designated by the appointed by the Secretary.
nied maximum opportunity to realize Secretary at the time of appointment, three Finally, the bill increases the authorization at the end of the first year, three at the end for this program from $1,500,000 annually to their potential. Improvement of their of the second year, three at the end of the $3 million for fiscal years 1966–67, $5 million lot is very much in the national interest third year, and three at the end of the fourth for fiscal years 1968–69, and $7 million an- and I therefore hope that this bill will year after the date of appointment. nually thereafter.
receive favorable action in the House and “(5) A member of the Advisory Committee
Mr. PELL. Mr. President, I am ex
become law. shall not be eligible to serve continuously for more than one term.
tremely pleased that the Senate has "(b) The Advisory Committee shall advise taken prompt and decisive action in passa AMENDMENT OF ATOMIC ENERGY the Secretary concerning the carrying out of ing S. 2232 which amends and expands
ACT OF 1954 existing and the formulating of new or modi- our existing Federal program of capfied programs with respect to the education tioned films for the deaf.
The Senate proceeded to consider the of the deaf. In carrying out its functions,
This modest program already yields re- bill (S. 2042) to amend section 170 of the Advisory Committee shall (A) make recommendations to the Secretary for the sults far out of proportion to the rela- the Atomic Energy Act of 1964, as development of a system for gathering infor- tively small amount of Federal funds amended, which had been reported from mation on a periodic basis in order to fa- which have been devoted to it. I have the Committee on Atomic Energy with
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