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THURSDAY, JULY 8, 1954
(Legislative day of Friday, July 2, 1954)
The Senate met at 12 o'clock meridian, on the expiration of the recess.
The Chaplain, Rev. Frederick Brown Harris, D. D., offered the following prayer:
Our Father God, whose love passeth our understanding and whose mercy is wider than the sea, we turn to Thee realizing that Thy purpose for us is vaster than any possible prayer we may lift to Thee. We thank Thee for all the disciplines which have been shaping our lives across these pilgrim yearsfor the mingled loss and pain, the defeats and triumphs, the shadows and sunshine, which have combined to teach us that all is dross and vanity save faith and hope and love and the divine discontent which lures us on to beckoning ethical heights.
In all the plans here made for the governance of the Nation in these times that are trying our souls, may Thy wisdom prevail at last over all our fallible judgments; where there is anything corrupt, purify it; where there is error, correct it; where there is right, establish it; where there is division, unite it. And as Thy servants here in the ministry of public affairs wrestle with thorny problems that are pressing for solution, keep their hearts, we pray Thee, from all envy, hatred, and malice, so that in their thoughts and words and actions they may constantly reveal to each other only the spirit of courtesy and understanding kindness. We ask it all in the dear Redeemer's name. Amen.
On request of Mr. KNOWLAND, and by unanimous consent, the reading of the Journal of the proceedings of Wednesday, July 7, 1954, was dispensed with.
MESSAGES FROM THE PRESIDENT Messages in writing from the President of the United States were communicated to the Senate by Mr. Hawks, one of his secretaries.
MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE
A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Maurer, its reading clerk, announced that the House had passed a bill (H. R. 7486) to amend secC-628
tion 1071 of title 18, United States Code, relating to the concealing of persons from arrest, so as to increase the penalties therein provided, in which it requested the concurrence of the Senate.
The message also announced that the House had agreed to a concurrent resolution (H. Con. Res. 250) authorizing the printing of additional copies of the slip law for the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, in which it requested the concurrence of the Senate.
ENROLLED BILLS SIGNED
The message further announced that the Speaker had affixed his signature to the following enrolled bills, and they were signed by the Vice President:
H. R. 6412. An act to preserve the eligibility of certain veterans to dental outpatient care and dental appliances;
H. R. 6893. An act to credit the Shoshone Irrigation District with a share of the net revenues from the Shoshone powerplant, and for other purposes;
H. R. 9008. An act to provide for the deposit of savings of enlisted members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps, and for other purposes; and
H. R. 9232. An act to amend the Federal
Property and Administrative Services Act of
1949, as amended, to extend until June 30, 1955, the period during which disposals of surplus property may be made by negotia
ORDER FOR TRANSACTION OF ROUTINE BUSINESS
Fulbright George Gillette Green Hayden
Kuchel Langer Lehman Lennon Long
Smith, N. J.
Mr. SALTONSTALL. I announce that the junior Senator from Wisconsin [Mr. MCCARTHY] is absent on official business. The senior Senator from Connecticut [Mr. BUSH], the junior Senator from Connecticut [Mr. PURTELL], the senior Senator from Wisconsin [Mr. WILEY], and the Senator from Delaware [Mr. WILLIAMS] are necessarily absent.
Mr. CLEMENTS. I announce that the Senator from Tennessee [Mr. GORE], the Senator from Missouri [Mr. HENNINGS], the Senator from Tennessee [Mr. KEFAUVER], the Senator from Oklahoma [Mr. KERR], and the Senator from Arkansas [Mr. MCCLELLAN] are
absent on official business.
The VICE PRESIDENT. A quorum is present.
Morning business is in order.
CLAUSES IN EXISTING TRADE AGREEMENTS-MESSAGE FROM
Mr. KNOWLAND. Mr. President, I REPORT ON INCLUSION OF ESCAPE ask unanimous consent that immediately following the quorum call there may be the customary morning hour for the transaction of routine business, under the usual 2-minute limitation on speeches.
THE PRESIDENT (H. DOC. NO. 470) The VICE PRESIDENT laid before the Senate the following message from
The VICE PRESIDENT. Without ob- the President of the United States, jection, it is so ordered.
which was read, and, with accompanying report, was referred to the Committee on Finance:
To the Congress of the United States:
Pursuant to the provisions of subsection (b) of section 6 of the Trade Agreements Extension Act of 1951 (65 Stat. 72, 73), I hereby submit to the Congress a report on the inclusion of escape clauses in existing trade agreements.
This report was prepared for me by the Interdepartmental Committee on Trade Agreements.
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER.
(Enclosure: Report on trade agreement escape clauses.),
The VICE PRESIDENT laid before the Senate the following letters, which were referred as indicated:
LAWS ENACTED BY MUNICIPAL COUNCIL OF ST. CROIX, V. I.
A letter from the Assistant Secretary of the Interior, transmitting, pursuant to law, copies of laws enacted by the Municipal Council of St. Croix, V. I. (with accompanying papers); to the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.
REPORT OF FEDERAL MEDIATION AND CONCILIATION SERVICE
A letter from the Director, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, Washington, D. C., transmitting, pursuant to law, a report of that Service for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1953 (with an accompanying report); to the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare.
CIVIL DEFENSE COMPACT ENTERED INTO BY STATES OF IDAHO AND UTAH
A letter from the Administrator, Federal Civil Defense Administration, Washington, D. C., transmitting, for the consent of Congress, copies of a civil defense compact entered into between the States of Idaho and Utah (with accompanying papers); to the Committee on Armed Services.
APPROPRIATIONS FOR PURCHASE OF FIRE-FIGHTING EQUIPMENTLETTER AND RESOLUTION
Mr. THYE. Mr. President, I present a letter from Col. E. B. Miller, Director, Civil Defense, State of Minnesota, transmitting a resolution adopted by the State Civil Defense Fire Defense Board, at St. Paul, Minn., relating to appropriations of Federal moneys for the purpose of matching local and State funds for the purchase of fire-fighting equipment. I ask unanimous consent that the letter and resolution be appropriately referred and printed in the RECORD.
There being no objection, the letter and resolution were referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and ordered to be printed in the RECORD, as follows:
STATE OF MINNESOTA,
St. Paul, Minn., June 28, 1954.
Hon. EDWARD J. THYE,
United States Senate,
Washington, D. C.
DEAR SENATOR THYE: Enclosed herewith is copy of a resolution adopted by the Minnesota State Civil Defense Fire Board, as established under the Minnesota civil defense plan, unanimously passed at a fire conference on June 25, 1954.
It should be explained that the board is representing the entire State of Minnesota in fire matters pertaining to civil defense. The individuals noted as fire defense chiefs of the five mobile support units are themselves local fire chiefs who have been selected by all local fire chiefs in their particular areas of jurisdiction to represent those
Whereas Public Law 920 and the Minnesota Civil Defense Act of 1951 have made civil defense a governmental responsibility; and
Whereas the degeneration of the international situation emphasizes the increasing need for preparedness; and
Whereas the development of destructive weapons the enemy is capable of delivering to American cities can cause conflagrations and fire storms far exceeding anything heretofore experienced in our history; and
Whereas a complete inventory and analysis of every piece of fire-fighting equipment, including State-owned equipment, operated by local fire departments in Minnesota has given only an inadequate amount of fire apparatus for the direct support of the critical target areas of St. Paul and Minneapolis and the target area of Duluth: Now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That we the undersigned, the State civil defense fire defense board, as established under the authority of the Minnesota civil defense plan, meeting in the State civil defense control center, 1643 Rice Street, St. Paul, Minn., on the 25th day of June, 1954, respectfully request congressional representatives of the people of Minnesota and other States to appropriate Federal moneys for the purpose of matching local and State funds for the purchase of firefighting equipment to strengthen the operational effectiveness of the fire-fighting services in Minnesota.
Frank Everett, Rochester, Fire Defense Chief, MSU I, 20 Counties Southeast Minnesota; Percy Burns, Keewatin, Fire Defense Chief, MSU II, 8 Counties Northeast Minnesota; William A. Herbert, Crookston, Fire Defense Chief, MSU III, 15 Counties Northwest Minnesota; Conrad Lund, Alexandria, Fire Defense Chief, MSU IV, 24 Counties Central Minnesota; Ben Bangerter, Mankato, Fire Defense Chief, MSU V, 20 Counties Southwest Minnesota; Leonard C. Lund, Deputy Commissioner, Fire Marshal Division, State of Minnesota; R. C. Malmquist, Fire Chief, City of Minneapolis; W. H. Mattocks, Fire Chief, City of St. Paul; A. E. Pimley, Fire Protection, Forestry Division, State Department of Conservation.
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES The following reports of committees were submitted:
By Mr. MILLIKIN, from the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs:
S. 964. A bill to authorize the construction, operation, and maintenance by the Secretary of the Interior of the FryingpanArkansas project, Colorado; with amendments (Rept. No. 1754).
By Mr. CARLSON, from the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service:
S. 2634. A bill for the relief of Mrs. William A. Curran; with amendments (Rept. No. 1755).
By Mr. AIKEN, from the Committee on Agriculture and Forestry:
S. 3697. A bill to amend the act of April 6, 1937, as amended, to include cooperation with the Governments of Canada or Mexico or local Canadian or Mexican authorities for the control of incipient or emergency outbreaks of insect pests or plant diseases; without amendment (Rept. No. 1756).
By Mr. SALTONSTALL, from the Committee on Armed Services, without amendment:
H. R. 6422. A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Army to convey to the Government's grantors certain lands erroneously conveyed by them to the United States (Rept. No. 1757); and
H. R. 9561. A bill to correct typographical errors in Public Law 368, Eighty-third Congress (Rept. No. 1758).
By Mr. SALTONSTALL, from the Committee on Armed Services, with amendments:
H. R. 9006. A bill to amend the act of May 22, 1896, as amended, concerning the loan or gift of works of art and other material (Rept. No. 1759).
Bills were introduced, read the first time, and, by unanimous consent, the second time, and referred as follows:
By Mr. POTTER:
S. 3715. A bill for the relief of Edward White; to the Committee on the Judiciary. By Mr. FERGUSON:
S. 3716. A bill to amend the act of June 30, 1948, so as to extend for 5 additional years the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to issue patents for certain public lands in Monroe County, Mich., held under color of title; to the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.
S. 3717. A bill for the relief of George J. Athanassopoulos; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Mr. MARTIN (for himself, Mr.
S. 3718. A bill granting the consent of Congress to a supplemental compact or agreement between the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey concerning the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Public Works.
By Mr. COOPER (by request): S. 3719. A bill to amend section 2 of the Missing Persons Act, so as to provide that benefits thereunder shall be available to certain members of the Philippine Scouts; to the Committee on Armed Services.
(See the remarks of Mr. COOPER when he introduced the above bill, which appear under a separate heading.)
AMENDMENT OF SECTION 2 OF THE MISSING PERSONS ACT TO INCLUDE CERTAIN MEMBERS OF THE PHILIPPINE SCOUTS
Mr. COOPER. Mr. President, by request, I introduce for appropriate reference a bill to amend section 2 of the Missing Persons Act, so as to provide that benefits thereunder shall be available to certain members of the Philippine Scouts. I ask unanimous consent to have printed in the RECORD an explanation of the bill prepared by the American Legion.
The VICE PRESIDENT. The bill will be received and appropriately referred; and, without objection, the statement will be printed in the RECORD.
The bill (S. 3719) to amend section 2 of the Missing Persons Act, so as to provide that benefits thereunder shall be available to certain members of the Philippine Scouts, introduced by Mr. COOPER, by request, was received, read twice by its title, and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.