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duration of such benefit year. The depend

ent's allowance is not to be taken into consideration in calculating the claimant's total amount of benefits in subsection (d) of this section."

Section 10 (a) is amended to read as follows:

“(a) An individual who has left his most recent work voluntarily without good cause, as determined by the Board under regulations prescribed by it, shall not be eligible for benefits with respect to the week in which such leaving occurred and with respect to 6 consecutive weeks of unemployment which immediately follow such week, as determined by the Board in such case according to the seriousness of the case."

Section 10 (b) is amended to read as follows:

"(b) An individual who has been discharged for misconduct occurring in the course of his most recent work proved to the satisfaction of the Board shall not be eligible for benefits with respect to the week in which such discharge occurred and for 6 weeks of consecutive unemployment immediately following such week, as determined by the Board in such case according to the seriousness of the misconduct."

Section 10 (c) is amended to read as follows:

"(c) If an individual otherwise eligible for benefits fails, without good cause as determined by the Board under regulations prescribed by it, either to apply for new work found by the Board to be suitable when notified by any employment office or to accept any suitable work when offered to him by any employment office, his union hiring hall, or any employer direct, he shall not be eligible for benefits with respect to the week in which such failure occurred and with respect to 6 consecutive weeks of unemployment which immediately follow such week, as determined by the Board in such case according to the seriousness of the refusal. In determining whether or not work is suitable within the meaning of this subsection the Board shall consider (1) the physical fitness and prior training, experience and earnings of the individual, (2) the distance of the place of work from the individual's place of residence, and (3) the risk involved as to health, safety, or morals."

Section 10 (f) is amended to read as follows:

"(f) An individual shall not be eligible for benefits with respect to any week if it has been found by the Board that such individual is unemployed in such week as a direct result of a labor dispute, such as a strike or jurisdictional labor dispute still in active progress in the establishment where he is or was last employed: Provided, That this subsection shall not apply if it is shown to the satisfaction of the Board that

"(1) he is not participating in or directly interested in the labor dispute which caused his unemployment; and

"(2) he does not belong to a grade or class of workers of which, immediately before the commencement of the dispute, there were members employed at the premises at which the dispute occurs, any of whom are participating in or directly interested in the dispute: Provided, That if in any case separate branches of work which are commonly conducted as separate businesses in separate premises are conducted in separate departments of the same premises, each such department shall, for the purposes of this subsection, be deemed to be a separate factory, establishment, or other premises."

Section 10 is amended by adding at the end thereof the following subsection:

"(h) An individual shall not be eligible for benefits for any week within the 6 weeks prior to the expected date of such individual's childbirth and within the 6 weeks after the date of such childbirth. In determining the expected date of childbirth the Board in its

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Section 13 (c) is amended to read as follows:

"(c) The Board shall each year, not later than May 1, submit to Congress a report covering the administration and operation of this act during the preceding calendar year, and containing such recommendations as the Board wishes to make."

Section 14 is amended to read as follows:

"SEC. 14. All moneys received by the Board from the United States under title III of the Social Security Act or from other sources for administering this act shall, immediately upon such receipt, be deposited in the Treasury of the United States as a special deposit to be used solely to pay such administrative expenses (including expenditures for rent, for suitable office space in the District of Columbia, and for lawbooks, books of reference, and periodicals), traveling expenses when authorized by the Board, premiums on the bonds of its employees, and allowances to investigators for furnishing privately owned motor vehicles in the performance of official duties at rates not to exceed $40 per month. All such payments of expenses shall be made by checks drawn by the Board and shall be subject to audit by the Commissioners of the District of Columbia in the same manner as are payments of other expenses of the District. Notwithstanding the provisions of this section and the provisions of sections 2 and 8 of this act, the Board is authorized to requisition and receive from its account in the Unemployment Trust Fund in the Treasury of the United States of America, in the manner permitted by Federal law, such moneys standing to the District's credit in such fund, as are permitted by Federal law to be used for expenses incurred by the Board for the administration of this act and to expend such moneys for such purposes. Moneys so received shall, immediately upon such receipt, be deposited in the Treasury of the United States in the same special account as are all other moneys received for the administration of this act. All moneys received by the Board pursuant to section 302 of the Social Security Act shall be expended solely for the purposes and in the amounts found necessary by the Department of Labor for the proper and efficient administration of this act. In lieu of incorporation in this act of the provision described in section 303 (a) (9) of the Social Security Act, the Board shall include in its annual report to Congress, provided in section 13 (3) of this act, a report of any moneys received after July 1, 1941, from the Department of Labor under title III of the Social Security Act, and any unencumbered balances in the unemployment compensation administration fund as of that date, which the Department of Labor finds have, because of any action or contingency, been lost or have been expended for purposes other than, or in amounts in excess of, those found necessary by the Department of Labor for the proper administration of this Act."

Section 15 (c) is amended to read as follows:

"(c) The Commissioners of the District shall serve on the Board without additional compensation, but the representatives of employees and employers, respectively, shall be paid $25 for each day of active service. For the purposes of this subsection, a part of a day shall be construed as an entire day." Section 19 (a) is amended to read as follows:

"(a) Whoever makes a false statement or representation knowing it to be false, or knowingly fails to disclose a material fact, to obtain or increase any benefit or other payment provided for in this act or under an employment security law of any other State, of the Federal Government, or a foreign government for himself or any other

individual, shall, for each such offense, be fined not more than $100 or imprisoned not more than 60 days, or both."

Section 19 is amended by adding at the end thereof the following subsection:

"(e) Any person who the Board finds has made a false statement or representation knowing it to be false, or who knowingly fails to disclose a material fact, to obtain or increase any benefit or any other payment under this act may be required by the Board to repay to it for the fund a sum equal to the amount of all benefits received by him for weeks subsequent to the date of the offense and falling within the benefit year current at the time of the offense. Such claimant may also be disqualified for benefits for all or part of the remainder of such benefit year and for a period of not more than 1 year commencing with the end of such benefit year and thereafter while any sum payable to the Board for the fund under this subsection is still due and unpaid, unless the Board in its discretion shall decide, after the disqualification imposed has been served, to allow the claimant to file a claim for benefits and recoup from such benefits the amount still payable to the Board.

"All findings under this subsection shall be made by an appeals tribunal of the Board which shall afford the claimant a reasonable opportunity for a fair hearing in accordance with the provisions of section 11 of this act and such findings shall be subject to review in the same manner as all other disqualifications decided by an appeals tribunal of the Board."

There shall be added after section 26 the following:

"Section 27. (a) Wherever this act prescribes the performance of a duty by any official or agency of the District of Columbia, such duty shall be performed by the Commissioners of the District of Columbia or such officer, employee, or agency as the Commissioners may delegate to perform the duty for them.

"(b) Where any provision of this act, or any amendment made by this act, refers to an office or agency abolished by or under the authority of Reorganization Plan No. 5 of 1952, such reference shall be deemed to be to the office, agency, or officer exercising the functions of the office or agency so

abolished."

SEC. 2. (a) As used in this section, unless the context clearly requires otherwise—

(1) "old law" means the unemployment compensation law prior to its amendment by this act;

(2) "new law" means the unemployment compensation law as amended by this act;

and

(3) "effective date" means the date upon which the new law becomes effective.

(b) The benefit rights of any individual having a benefit year current on or after the effective date shall be redetermined and benefits for calendar weeks ending subsequent to the effective date shall be paid in accordance with the new law: Provided, That no claimant shall have his benefits reduced or denied by redetermination resulting from the application of this provision. All initial and continued claims for benefits for weeks occurring within a benefit year which commences on or after the effective date shall be computed and paid in accordance with the new law.

SEC. 3. This act shall take effect on the first day of the next succeeding calendar quarter following the enactment of this act.

PAYMENT OF CERTAIN TRUST

ACCOUNTS

The bill (H. R. 8692) to permit the payment of certain trust accounts to the beneficiary on the death of the trustee

by saving and loan and similar associations in the District of Columbia was considered, ordered to a third reading, read the third time, and passed.

the States of Louisiana and Texas and
relating to the waters of the Sabine
relating to the waters of the Sabine
River.

Mr. JOHNSON of Texas. Mr. President, I introduced the proposed legislaAMENDMENT OF DISTRICT OF CO- the junior Senator from Texas, Mr. tion for myself and my able colleague,

LUMBIA APPROPRIATIONS ACT

The bill (H. R. 8973) to amend the act entitled "An act making appropriations for the District of Columbia," approved July 1, 1902, was considered, was considered, ordered to a third reading, read the third time, and passed.

INVESTMENT OF INSURANCE COM-
PANIES IN INTERNATIONAL BANK
FOR RECONSTRUCTION AND DE-

VELOPMENT

The bill (H. R. 8974) to permit investment of funds of insurance companies

within the District of Columbia in obligations of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development was considered, ordered to a third reading, read the third time, and passed.

AMENDMENT OF LICENSE LAW OF
THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-
BILL PASSED OVER

DANIEL, at the request of Congressman
JACK BROOKS from the Second Texas
Congressional District. Congressman
BROOKS is the author of the legislation
creating the Sabine River Authority. He
has already obtained favorable action
on this identical legislation in the House
Subcommittee on Interior and Insular
Affairs.

Mr. President, this measure is of such
urgency that a distinguished group of
Texans spent a part of last week in
Washington urging its immediate pas-
sage. Mr. Byron Tinsley, attorney for
the Sabine River Authority; Mr. John
Simmons, the Sabine Compact Commis-
sioner for Texas, and head of the Orange
Industrial Development Committee; and
Mr. John Lowe, leader of waterway and
navigation development in southeast
Texas for the past 25 years, all discussed
with Congressman BROOKS and the Sena-
tors from Texas the importance and
urgency of the bill.

Congressman BROOKS is present in the
Senate Chamber at this time, and has

The bill (S. 880) to amend the license impressed upon the Senators from Texas

law of the District of Columbia was announced as next in order.

The PRESIDING OFFICER (Mr. BARRETT in the chair). Is there objection to the present consideration of the bill?

Mr. SCHOEPPEL. Mr. President, reserving the right to object, I wish to inquire whether I correctly understand that this is one of the bills to which there was some objection, or regarding which there was lack of unanimous consent on the part of the committee.

Mr. CASE. Mr. President, there was some question about the bill. I think one vote was cast against it.

However, I should like to yield at this time to the Senator from Maine [Mr. PAYNE].

Mr. PAYNE. Mr. President, it is true that the Senator from North Carolina [Mr. ERVIN] voted "no" in the committee when the committee voted on this particular measure.

Mr. SMATHERS. Mr. President, will the Senator from Maine yield to me? Mr. PAYNE. I very gladly yield. Mr. SMATHERS. Mr. President, by request, I ask that this bill go over.

The PRESIDING OFFICER. Objection being heard, the bill will be passed

over.

TAX EXEMPTION ON PROPERTY OF
VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS IN
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

The bill (H. R. 7132) to exempt from taxation certain property of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in the District of Columbia was considered, ordered to a third reading, read the third time, and passed.

SABINE RIVER COMPACT
The Senate proceeded to consider the
bill (S. 3699) granting the consent of
Congress to a compact entered into by

the necessity of obtaining action on the
legislation he has proposed at the ear-
liest possible date.

Mr. President, this is basically a bill
designed to promote the proper con-
servation and utilization of the waters
of a river important to my own State
of Texas and the neighboring State of
Louisiana.

The bill proposes that the consent of Congress be given to an interstate compact relating to the Sabine River and its tributaries.

It should be noted that this compact has been signed by representatives of the States of Texas and Louisiana, has been approved by a representative of the United States, and has been ratified by the legislatures of both States.

The major purposes of this compact
may be simply stated. They are as
follows:

First. To provide for an equitable di-
vision between the States of Texas and
Louisiana of the waters of the Sabine
River and its tributaries.

Second. To encourage the develop-
ment, conservation, and use of these
water resources.

Third. To establish a basis for cooperative planning and action by the two States for the construction, operation, and maintenance of water conservation and utilization projects on the part of the Sabine River touching both States.

Passage of this bill will enable the States of Louisiana and Texas to proceed to carry out these purposes of the compact upon which they have agreed. compact upon which they have agreed. I earnestly urge passage of the bill by the Senate.

The PRESIDING OFFICER. If there be no amendment to be proposed, the question is on the engrossment and third reading of the bill.

The bill (S. 3699) was ordered to be engrossed for a third reading, read the third time, and passed, as follows:

Be it enacted, etc., That the consent of the Congress is hereby given to the interstate compact relating to the waters of the Sabine River and its tributaries authorized by the act of November 1, 1951 (Public Law No. 252, 82d Cong., 1st sess.), which was signed by the representatives for the States of Louisiana and Texas and approved by the representative of representative of the United States, at Logansport, La., on January 26, 1953, and thereafter ratified and approved by the Legislatures of the States of Louisiana and Texas, which compact reads as follows:

"SABINE RIVER COMPACT

"The State of Texas and the State of Louisiana, parties signatory to this compact (hereinafter referred to as "Texas' and 'Louisiana,' respectively, or individually as a 'State,' or collectively as the 'States'), having resolved to conclude a compact with respect to the waters of the Sabine River, and having appointed representatives as follows:

"For Texas: Henry L. Woodworth, interstate compact commissioner for Texas; and John W. Simmons, president of the Sabine River Authority of Texas;

"For Louisiana: Roy T. Sessums, director of the Department of Public Works of the State of Louisiana;

and consent to negotiate and enter into the said compact having been granted by act of Congress of the United States approved November 1, 1951 (Public Law No. 252; 82d Cong., 1st sess.), and pursuant thereto the President having designated Louis W. Prentiss as the representative of the United States, the said representatives for Texas and Louisiana, after negotiations participated in by the representative of the United States, have for such compact agreed upon articles as hereinafter set forth. The major purposes of this compact are to provide for an equitable apportionment between the States of Louisiana and Texas of the waters of the Sabine River and its tributaries, thereby removing the causes of present and future controversy between the States over the conservation and utilization of said waters; to encourage the development, conservation, and utilization of the water resources of the Sabine River and its tributaries; and to establish a basis for cooperative planning and action by the States for the construction, operation, and maintenance of projects for water conservation and utilization purposes on that reach of the Sabine River touching both States, and for apportionment of the benefits therefrom.

"It is recognized that pollution abatement and salt water intrusion are problems which are of concern to the States of Louisiana and Texas, but inasmuch as this compact is limited to the equitable apportionment of the waters of the Sabine River and its tributaries between the States of Louisiana and Texas, this compact does not undertake the solution of those problems.

"Article I

"As used in this compact: "(a) The word 'Stateline' means the point of the Sabine River where its waters in downstream flow first touch the States of both Louisiana and Texas.

"(b) The term 'waters of the Sabine River' means the waters either originating in the natural drainage basin of the Sabine River, or appearing as streamflow in said river and its tributaries, from its headwater source down to the mouth of the river where it enters into Sabine Lake.

"(c) The term 'Stateline flow' means the flow of waters of the Sabine River as determined by the Logansport gage located on the U. S. Highway 84, approximately 4 river miles downstream from the Stateline. This flow, or the flow as determined by such substitute gaging station as may be established

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by the administration, as hereinafter defined, pursuant to the provisions of article VII of this compact, shall be deemed the actual Stateline flow.

"(d) The term 'Stateline reach' means that portion of the Sabine River lying between the Stateline and Sabine Lake.

"(e) The term 'the administration' means the Sabine River Compact Administration established under article VII.

"(f) The term 'domestic use' means the use of water by an individual, or by a family unit or household for drinking, cooking, laundering, sanitation, and other personal comforts and necessities; and for the irrigation of an area not to exceed 1 acre, obtained directly from the Sabine River or its tributaries by an individual or family unit, not supplied by a water company, water district or municipality.

"(g) The term 'stock water use' means the use of water for any and all livestock and poultry.

"(h) The term 'consumptive use' means use of water resulting in its permanent removal from the stream.

"(i) The terms ""domestic" and "stock water" reservoir' mean any reservoir for either or both of such uses having a storage capacity of 50 acre-feet or less.

"(j) 'Stored water' means water stored in reservoirs (exclusive of domestic or stock water reservoirs) or water withdrawn or released from reservoirs for specific uses and the identifiable return flow from such uses.

"(k) The term 'free water' means all waters other than 'stored waters' in the Stateline reach including, but not limited to, that appearing as natural stream flow and not withdrawn or released from a reservoir for specific uses. Waters released from reservoirs for the purpose of maintaining stream flows as provided in article V shall be 'free wäter.' All reservoir spills or releases of stored waters made in anticipation of spills shall be free water.

"(1) Where the name of the State or the term 'State' is used in this compact it shall be construed to include any person or entity of any nature whatsoever of the States of Louisiana or Texas using, claiming, or in any manner asserting any right to the use of the waters of the Sabine River under the authority of that State.

"(m) Wherever any State or Federal official or agency is referred to in this compact, such reference shall apply equally to the comparable official or agency succeeding to their duties and functions.

"Article II

"Subject to the provisions of article X, nothing in this compact shall be construed as applying to, or interfering with, the right or power of either signatory State to regulate within its boundaries the appropriation, use, and control of water not inconsistent with its obligations under this compact.

"Article III

"Subject to the provisions of article X, all rights to any of the waters of the Sabine River which have been obtained in accordance with the laws of the States are hereby recognized and affirmed; provided, however, that withdrawals, from time to time, for the satisfaction of such rights, shall be subject to the availability of supply in accordance with the apportionment of water provided under the terms of this compact. "Article IV

"Texas shall have free and unrestricted use of all waters of the Sabine River and its tributaries above the Stateline subject, however, to the provisions of article V and X.

"Article V

"Texas and Louisiana hereby agree upon the following apportionment of the waters of the Sabine River:

"(a) All free water in the Stateline reach shall be divided equally between the two

States, this division to be made without reference to the origin.

"(b) The necessity of maintaining a minimum flow at the Stateline for the benefit of water users below the Stateline in both States is recognized, and to this end it is hereby agreed that:

"(1) Reservoirs and permits above the Stateline existing as of January 1, 1953, shall not be liable for maintenance of the flow at the Stateline.

"(2) After January 1, 1953, neither State shall permit or authorize any additional users which would have the effect of reducing the flow at the Stateline to less than 36 cubic feet per second.

"(3) Reservoirs on which construction is commenced after January 1, 1953, above the Stateline shall be liable for their share of water necessary to provide a minimum flow at the Stateline of 36 cubic feet per second; provided, that no reservoir shall be liable for a greater percentage of this minimum flow than the percentage of the drainage area above the Stateline contributing to that reservoir, exclusive of the watershed of reservoir on which construction was any started prior to January 1, 1953. Water released from Texas' reservoirs to establish the minimum flow of 36 cubic feet per second, shall be classed as free water at the Stateline and divided equally between the two States.

"(c) The right of each State to construct impoundment reservoirs and other works of improvement on the Sabine River or its tributaries located wholly within its boundaries is hereby recognized.

"(d) In the event that either State constructs reservoir storage on the tributaries below Stateline after January 1, 1953, there shall be deducted from that State's share of the flow in the Sabine River all reductions in flow resulting from the operation of the tributary storage and conversely such State

shall be entitled to the increased flow resulting from the regulation provided by such storage.

"(e) Each State shall have the right to use the main channel of the Sabine River to convey water stored on the Sabine River or its tributaries located wholly within its boundaries, downstream to a desired point of removal without loss of ownership of such stored waters. In the event that such water is released by a State through the natural channel of a tributary and the channel of the Sabine River to a downstream point of removal, a reduction shall be made in the amount of water which can be withdrawn at the point of removal equal to the transmission losses.

"(f) Each State shall have the right to withdraw its share of the water from the channel of the Sabine River in the Stateline reach in accordance with article VII. Neither State shall withdraw at any point more than its share of the flow at that point except, that pursuant to findings and determination of the Administration as provided under article VII of this compact, either State may withdraw more or less of its share of the water at any point providing that its aggregate withdrawal shall not exceed its total share. Withdrawals made pursuant to this paragraph shall not prejudice or impair the existing rights of users of Sabine River waters.

"(g) Waters stored in reservoirs constructed by the States in the Stateline reach shall be shared by each State in proportion to its contribution to the cost of storage. Neither State shall have the right to construct a dam on the Stateline reach without the consent of the other State.

"(h) Each State may vary the rate and manner of withdrawal of its share of such jointly stored waters on the Stateline reach, subject to meeting the obligations for amortization of the cost of the joint storage. In any event, neither State shall withdraw more

than its pro-rata share in any 1 year (a year meaning a water year, October 1 to September 30) except by authority of the Administration. All jointly stored water remaining at the end of a water year shall be reapportioned between the States in the same proportion as their contribution to the cost of the storage.

"(i) Except for jointly stored water, as provided in (h) above, each State must use its apportionment of the natural stream flows as they occur and there shall be no allowance of accumulation of credits or debits for or against either State. The failure of either State to use the stream flow or any part thereof, the use of which is apportioned to it under the terms of this compact, shall not constitute a relinquishment of the right to such use in the future; conversely, the failure of either State to use the water at the time it is available does not give it the right to the flow in excess of its share of the flow at any other time.

"(j) From the apportionment of waters of the Sabine River as defined in this article, there shall be excluded from such apportionment all waters consumed in either State for domestic and stock water uses. Domestic and stock water reservoirs shall be so excluded.

"(k) Each State may use its share of the water apportioned to it in any manner that may be deemed beneficial by that State.

"Article VI

"(a) The States through their respective appropriate agencies or subdivisions may construct jointly, or cooperate with any agency or instrumentality of the United States in the construction of works on the Stateline reach for the development, conservation, and utilization for all beneficial purposes of the waters of the Sabine River.

"(b) All monetary revenues growing out of any joint State ownership, title, and interest in works constructed under section (a) above, and accruing to the States in respect thereof, shall be divided between the States in proportion to their respective contributions to the cost of construction: Provided, however, that each State shall retain undivided all its revenues from recreational faIcilities within its boundaries incidental to the use of the waters of the Sabine River, and from its severally State-owned recreational facilities constructed appurtenant

thereto.

"(c) All operation and maintenance costs chargeable against any joint State ownership, title, and interest in works constructed under section (a) above, shall be assessed in proportion to the contribution of each State to the original cost of construction.

"Article VII

"(a) There is hereby created an interstate administrative agency to be designated as the 'Sabine River Compact Administration' herein referred to as 'the Administration.'

"(b) The Administration shall consist of 2 members from each State and of 1 member as representative of the United States, chosen by the President of the United States, who is hereby requested to appoint such a representative. The United States member shall be ex-officio chairman of the Administration without vote and shall not be a domiciliary of or reside in either State. The appointed members for Texas and Louisiana shall be designated within 30 days after the effective date of this compact.

"(c) The Texas members shall be appointed by the Governor for a term of 2 years; provided, that one of the original Texas members shall be appointed for a term to establish a half-term interval between the expiration dates of the terms of such members, and thereafter one such member shall be appointed annually for the regular term. One of the Louisiana members shall be ex-officio the Director of the Louisiana Department of Public Works; the

other Louisiana member shall be a resident of the Sabine watershed and shall be appointed by the Governor of Louisiana for a term of 4 years; provided, that the first member so appointed shall serve until June 30, 1958. Each State member shall hold office subject to the laws of his State or until his successor has been duly appointed and qualified.

"(d) Interim vacancy, for whatever cause, in the office of any member of the Administration shall be filled for the unexpired term in the same manner as hereinabove provided for regular appointment.

"(e) Within 60 days after the effective date of this compact, the Administration shall meet and organize. A quorum for any meeting shall consist of three voting members of the Administration. Each State member shall have one vote, and every decision, authorization, determination, order, or other action shall require the concurring votes of at least three members.

"(f) The Administration shall have power to:

"(1) Adopt, amend, and revoke bylaws, rules, and regulations, and prescribe procedures for administration of and consistent with the provisions of this compact.

"(2) Fix and determine from time to time the location of the Administration's principal office;

"(3) Employ such engineering, legal, clerical, and other personnel, without regard to the civil-service laws of either State, as the Administration may determine necessary or proper to supplement State-furnished assistance as hereinafter provided, for the performance of its functions under this compact: Provided, That such employee shall be paid by and be responsible to the Administration and shall not be considered to be employees of either State;

"(4) Procure such equipment, supplies, and technical assistance as the Administration may determine to be necessary or proper to supplement State-furnished assistance as hereinafter provided, for the performance of its functions under this compact;

"(5) Adopt a seal which shall be judicially recognized.

"(g) In cooperation with the chief official administering water rights in each State and with appropriate Federal agencies, the Administration shall have and perform powers and duties as follows:

"(1) To collect, analyze, correlate, compile, and report on data as to water supplies, stream flows, storage, diversions, salvage, and use of the waters of the Sabine River and its tributaries, and as to all factual data necessary or proper for the administration of this compact;

"(2) To designate as official stations for the administration of this compact such existing water-gaging stations (and to operate, maintain, repair, and abandon the same), and to locate, establish, construct, operate, maintain, repair, and abandon additional such stations, as the Administration may from time to time find and determine necessary or appropriate;

"(3) To make findings as to the deliveries of water at Stateline, as hereinabove provided, from the stream-flow records of the Stateline gage which shall be operated and maintained by the Administration or in cooperation with the appropriate Federal agency, for determination of the actual Stateline flow unless the administration shall find and determine that, because of changed physical conditions or for any other reason, reliable records are not obtainable thereat: in which case such existing Stateline station may with the approval of the administration be abandoned and, with such approval, a substitute Stateline station established in lieu thereof;

"(4) To make findings as to the quantities of reservoir storage (including joint storage) and releases therefrom, diversions, transmission losses and as to incident stream-flow changes, and as to the share of such quantities chargeable against or allocable to the respective States;

"(5) To record and approve all points of diversion at which water is to be removed from the Sabine River or its tributaries below the Stateline; provided that, in any case, the State agency charged with the administration of the water laws for the State in which such point of diversion is located shall first have approved such point for removal or diversion; provided further that any such point of removal or diversion once jointly approved by the appropriate State agency and the Administration, shall not thereafter be changed without the joint amendatory approval of such State agency and the Administration;

"(6) To require water users at their expense to install and maintain measuring devices of approved type in any ditch, pumping station or other water diversion works on the Sabine River or its tributaries below the Stateline, as the Administration may determine necessary or proper for the purposes of this compact; provided that the chief official of each State charged with the administration of water rights therein shall supervise the execution and enforcement of the Administration's requirements for such measuring devices;

"(7) To investigate any violations of this compact and to report findings and recommendations thereon to the chief official of the affected State charged with the administration of water rights, or to the governor of such State as the Administration may deem proper;

"(8) To acquire, hold, occupy, and utilize such personal and real property as may be necessary or proper for the performance of its duties and functions under this compact;

"(9) To perform all functions required of the Administration by this compact, and to do all things necessary, proper, or convenient in the performance of its duties hereunder.

"(h) Each State shall provide such available facilities, supplies, equipment, technical information, and other assistance as the Administration may require to carry out its duties and function, and the execution and enforcement of the Administration's orders shall be the responsibility of the agents and officials of the respective States charged with the administration of water rights therein. State officials shall furnish pertinent factual and technical data to the Administration upon request.

"(i) Findings of fact made by the Administration shall not be conclusive in any court or before any agency or tribunal, but shall constitute prima facie evidence of such facts.

"(j) In the case of a tie vote on any of the Administration's determinations, orders, or other actions subject to arbitration, then arbitration shall be a condition precedent to any right of legal action. Either side of a tie vote may, upon request, submit the question to arbitration. If there shall be arbitration, there shall be three arbitrators: one named in writing by each side, and the third chosen by the two arbitrators so elected. If the arbitrators fail to select a third within 10 days, then he shall be chosen by the representative of the United States.

"(k) The salaries, if any, and the personal expenses of each member of the Administration, shall be paid by the government which he represents. All other expenses incident to the Administration of this compact and which are not paid by the United States shall be borne equally by the States. Ninety days prior to the regular session of the legislature of either State, the Administration shall

adopt and transmit to the governor of such State for his approval, its budget covering anticipated expenses for the forthcoming biennium and the amount thereof payable by such State. Upon approval by its governor, each State shall appropriate and pay the amount due by it to the Administration. The Administration shall keep an accurate account of all receipts and disbursements and shall include a statement thereof, together with a certificate of audit by a certified public accountant, in its annual report. Each State shall have the right to make an examination and audit of the accounts of the Administration at any time.

"(1) The Administration shall, whenever requested, provide access to its records by the governor of either State or by the chief official of either State charged therein with the administration of water rights. The Administration shall annually on or before January 15 of each year make and transmit to the governors of the signatory States, and to the President of the United States, a report of the Administration's activities and deliberations for the preceding year.

"Article VIII

"(a) This compact shall become effective when ratified by the legislature and approved by the governors of both States and when approved by the Congress of the United States.

"(b) The provisions of this compact shall remain in full force and effect until modified, altered, or amended in the same manner as hereinabove required for ratification thereof. The right so to modify, alter, or amend this compact is expressly reserved. This compact may be terminated at any time by mutual consent of the signatory States. In the event this compact is terminated as herein provided, all rights then vested hereunder shall continue unimpaired.

"(c) Should a court of competent jurisdiction hold any part of this compact to be contrary to the constitution of any signatory State or of the United States of America, all other severable provisions of this compact shall continue in full force and effect.

"Article IX

"This compact is made and entered into for the sole purpose of effecting an equitable apportionment and providing beneficial uses of the waters of the Sabine River, its tributaries and its watershed, without regard to the boundary between Louisiana and Texas, and nothing herein contained shall be construed as an admission on the part of either State or any agency, commission, department, or subdivision thereof, respecting the location of said boundary; and neither this compact nor any data compiled for the preparation or administration thereof shall be offered, admitted, or considered in evidence, in any dispute, controversy, or litigation bearing upon the matter of the location of said boundary.

"The term 'Stateline' as defined in this compact shall not be construed to define the actual boundary between the State of Texas and the State of Louisiana.

"Article X

"Nothing in this compact shall be construed as affecting, in any manner, any present or future rights or powers of the United States, its agencies, or instrumentalities in, to, and over the waters of the Sabine River Basin.

"In witness whereof, the representatives have executed this compact in three counterparts hereof, each of which shall be and constitute an original, one of which shall be forwarded to the Administrator, General Services Administration of the United States of America and one of which shall be forwarded to the governor of each State.

"Done in the city of Logansport, in the State of Louisiana, this 26th day of January 1953.

"Henry L. Woodworth "HENRY L. WOODWORTH, "Representative for the State of Texas. "John W. Simmons "JOHN W. SIMMONS, "Representative for the State of Texas. "Roy T. Sessums "ROY T. SESSUMS, "Representative for the State of Louisiana. "Approved:

"Louis W. Prentiss "LOUIS W. PRENTISS, "Representative of the United States."

SEC. 2. The right to alter, amend, or repeal this act is expressly reserved. This reservation shall not be construed to prevent the vesting of rights to the use of water pursuant to applicable law, and no alteration, amendment, or repeal of this act shall be held to affect rights so vested.

FEDERAL ASSISTANCE IN SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION TO STATES AND TERRITORIES

The bill (S. 2601) to provide for Federal financial assistance to States and Territories in the construction of public elementary and secondary school facilities was announced as next in order.

The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection

Mr. SMATHERS. Mr. President, I think both calendar committees will agree that this particular bill should not be passed on the Consent Calendar, even though the bill is a very meritorious one. Mr. SCHOEPPEL. I heartily agree with the statement of the Senator from Florida.

The PRESIDING OFFICER. Objection is heard, and the bill will be passed

over.

That concludes the calendar.

REPEAL OF SECTION 16 OF THE
FEDERAL RESERVE ACT

Mr. BENNETT. Mr. President, last night the Senate passed Senate bill 3268, a bill to repeal the provisions of section 16 of the Federal Reserve Act which prohibits a Federal Reserve bank from paying out notes of another Federal Reserve bank. An identical bill, House bill 9143, had previously passed the House and was referred to the Senate Committee on Banking and Currency.

I ask unanimous consent that the vote by which Senate bill 3268 was passed yesterday be reconsidered.

The PRESIDING OFFICER (Mr. REYNOLDS in the chair). Is there objection? The Chair hears none, and it is so ordered.

Mr. BENNETT. I now ask that the Committee on Banking and Currency be discharged from further consideration of House bill 9143.

The PRESIDING OFFICER. Is there objection? The Chair hears none, and it is so ordered.

Mr. BENNETT. I now ask unanimous consent for the present consideration of House bill 9143.

There being no objection, the bill (H. R. 9143) to repeal the provisions of section 16 of the Federal Reserve Act which prohibits a Federal Reserve bank from paying out notes of another Federal Reserve bank was considered, ordered to a third reading, read the third time, and passed.

Mr. SMATHERS. Mr. President, I understood the Senator to say that the Senate pill and the House bill were identical.

Mr. BENNETT. That is correct. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, Senate bill 3268 is indefinitely postponed.

DEVELOPMENT OF THE PRIEST RAPIDS SITE ON THE COLUMBIA RIVER, WASH.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the bill (H. R. 7664) to provide for the development of the Priest Rapids site on the Columbia River, Wash., under a license issued pursuant to the Federal Power Act.

become available. The amendment is entirely permissive.

The purpose of the bill is to modify the authorization of the Priest Rapids Dam as contained in the Flood Control Act of 1950 to permit development of the Priest Rapids site by public utility district No. 2, Grant County, Wash., or such district or its successor in combination with such other utilities as it may legally be affiliated with or by any division, subdivision, agency, or commission of the State of Washington, under and in accordance with the terms and conditions of a license issued pursuant to the Federal Power Act and subject to conditions specified in the bill. The bill provides that the Priest Rapids Reservoir site shall be developed to utilize the optimum capabilities of the site and provision is made for determining such development prior to the granting of a license.

Navigation and flood-control facilities would be included either as a part of the initial construction or at a later date. The Priest Rapids Dam and Reservoir was approved by the Flood Control Act

Mr. PAYNE. Mr. President, I suggest of 1950 as an integral unit in the comthe absence of a quorum.

The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will call the roll.

The legislative clerk proceeded to call the roll.

Mr. PAYNE. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded.

The PRESIDING OFFICER. objection, it is so ordered.

Without Without

Mr. BUSH. Mr. President, this bill provides for the development of the Priest Rapids site on the Columbia River, in the State of Washington, under a license issued pursuant to the Federal Power Act. The Committee on Public Works, to whom the bill providing for this development was referred, reported the bill favorably, with an amendment, and recommended its passage. The amendment is, on page 4, line 12, at the end of the paragraph, to add the following:

Power surplus to the requirements of the

licensee and other non-Federal marketing agencies within the economic marketing area, as may be economically usable to the Federal system, may be made available to and may be purchased by the Bonneville Power Administrator at rates not higher than the rates

charged such non-Federal marketing agen

cies, and under such terms and conditions as shall be mutually agreeable to the licensee and the Secretary of the Interior. The Administrator may use funds in the continuing fund, established under the provisions of section 11 of the Bonneville Project Act of August 27, 1937 (50 Stat. 731), as amended, to purchase such power. Such power may be commingled with power from Federal dams in the Columbia River system for which the Bonneville Power Administrator has been designated marketing agent and shall be sold by the Administrator in accordance with the provisions of the Bonneville Project Act at established rate schedules.

As will be seen, the amendment is permissive. It would permit surplus power to be sold by the public utility district operating the property to the Bonneville

The PRESIDING OFFICER. Is there Power Administrator, and he would be objection?

permitted to take such power if it should

prehensive plan for flood control and other purposes in the Columbia River Basin.

The proposed dam site is at mile 397 on the Columbia River, 73 miles above the mouth of Snake River. The dam would be about 195 feet high and 13,500 feet long, consisting of a concrete gravity channel section with earth-fill embankments on each abutment. The reservoir would extend upstream about 56 miles to the existing Rock Island Dam, and would inundate about 52,800 acres at maximum pool and 36,500 acres at normal pool elevation. The total capacity of the reservoir would be 3,300,000 acre-feet, of which 2,100,000 acre-feet between elevations 540 feet and 590 feet would be available would be available for flood-control storage.

The proposed power installation consists of 23 53,000 kilowatt generators initially, a total of 1,219,000 kilowatts, with an ultimate installation of 30 such

units, a total of 1,590,000 kilowatts. The power project would be essentially a run-of-river plant, developing an average head of about 145 feet, utilizing the flows as regulated by upstream storage. The total power produced would be about 8 billion kilowatt-hours annually.

The total estimated cost of the project, based on July 1953 price levels, was about $364 million, with the intial power installation of 1,219,000 kilowatts, provisions for future navigation facilities, and with the 2,100,000 acre-feet of flood-control storage. The cost of the flood-control storage is about $65 million, and the provision for navigation facilities is about $10 million. The benefits are estimated to be $22,774,000 for power, and $3,345,000 for flood control and recreation. The economic ratio is 1.43.

H. R. 7664 would modify the authorization of Priest Rapids Dam to permit the development of the site by public utility district No. 2 of Grant County,

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