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pared an amendment that will set up the complete section as amended. I will offer it when the proper time conies.

Mr. COLLINS. I object.

Mr. HOFFMAN. Mr. Speaker. I hope the gentleman will withhold his objection and let this bill pass. Otherwise 150 retired officers on active duty will be deprived of their regular annual leave this summer. 1 believe the bill is meritorious.

Mr. COLLINS. Does it apply simply to annual leave?

Mr. HOFFMAN. To annual leave and to longevity pay. It confirms rights already established by law, but not granted' by reason of the ruling of the Attorney General.

Mr. COLLINS. I object.

The SPEAKER. Objection is heard.

DONATION OF BUILDINGS TO THE CITY OF TUCSON, ARIZ.

The next business on the Consent Calendar was the bill (S. 2978) authorizing the Secretary of War to donate certain buildings to the citv of Tucson, Ariz.

The title of the brll was read.

The SPEAKER. Is there objection to the present considoration of the bill?

There was no objection.

The SPEAKER. The Clerk will report the bill.

The Clerk read as follows:

Be it enacted, etc., That tlic Secretary of War is hereby authorized to donate to the city of Tucson, State of Arizona, without cost to the wild city, for public use, all of buildings Nos. 1, 3, and 4 now located on the old Army aviation field In said city of Tucson, including hcntIng and plumbing fixtures and excluding water heater and hot-water tiink. which said buildings are now located on property of the suid city of Tucson formerly leased to the United States.

The SPEAKER. The question is on the third reading of the Senate bill.

The Senate bill was ordered to be read a third time, was read the third time, and passed.

A motion to reconsider the last vote was laid on the table.

AMENDMENT OF SECTION 127A, NATIONAL DEFENSE ACT

The next business on the Consent Calendar was the bill (H. R. 11273) to amend section 127a, national defense act, as amended and approved June 4, 1920.

The title of the bill was read.

The SPEAKER. Is there objection to the present consideration of the bill?

There was no objection.

The SPEAKER. The Clerk will report the bill.

Mr. CRAMTON. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent tnat the bill lie considered as read.

The SPEAKER. Is there objection to the request of the gentleman from Michigan?

There was no objection.

The bill reads as follows:

Be it enacted, etc.. That the first paragraph of section 127a of the national defense act, as amended and approved June 4, 1920, Is hereby amended to read as follows:

"Skc. 127a. Miscellaneous provisions: Hereafter no detail, rating, or assignment of an officer shall carry advanced rank, except as otherwise specifically provided herein: Provided, That in lieu of the 00 per cent increase of pay provided for in this act any officer who has heretofore been announced in the War Department orders as having qualified on or before December 31, 1013, as a military aviator or any officer upon whom the rating of military aviator has heretofore been conferred for having specially distinguished himself In time of war In active operations against the enemy, shall while on duty which requires him to participate regularly and frequently In aerial flights, receive the pay, allowances, and additional pay as provided by the net of June 3, 1910, and the act of July 24, 1917, for the rating of military aviator. At nny time after the passage of this act any officer who has heretofore been announced in War Department orders as having qualified as a military aviator on or before December 31, 1913, shall, if he make application therefore to the President, be retired from active service and bo placed upon the retired list The retired pay of any officer who has heretofore been announced In War Department orders as having qualified as a military aviator on or before December 31, 1913, shall be 75 per cent of all the pay and allowances, including flying pay, of the grade in which he is retired. No extra pay or allowances shall accrue under the piovlsions of this section for services rendered prior to the passage thereof."

Mr. McSWAIN. Mr. Speaker, I offer two amendments.

The SPEAKER. The gentleman from South Carolina offers two amendments, which the Clerk will report.

The Clerk read as follows:

Amendments offered by Mr. Mcswain: Page 2, line 5, after the word "enemy," add the following: "or any officer who is officially credited on the records of the War Department with the destruction in aerial combat during the World War of five or more enemy aircraft."

Page 2, lines 18, 10, and 20, strike out remainder of sentence after "1913" and substitute therefor the following: "or any officer upon whom the rating of military aviator has heretofore been conferred for having specially distinguished himself In time of war in active operations against the enemy or any officer who is officially credited on tho records of the War Department with the destruction in' aerial combat during the World War of five or more enemy aircraft, shall be 75 per cent of all the active pay and allowances, Including flying pay, of his grade on the retired list."

Mr. Laguardia. Mr. Speaker, will the gentleman from South Carolina yield?

Mr. McSWAIN. Yes.

Mr. LAGUARDIA. The gentleman flashes two amendments on us which, on their face, may be all right. This bill as it comes before us is to provide for proper legislation concerning seven military aviators. Seven of them have retired; 10 of them have been killed or died. The gentleman conies in with these two amendments. We do not know ju.st how far-reaching they are. We do not know why pursuit pilots have been picked out. and not bomb pilots. I hope the bill may be passed over without prejudice so that it may be considered at the proper time.

Mr. McSWAIN. I did not want to take anyone by surprise. These men should come in on their merits.

Mr. CRAMTON. Mr. Speaker, the gentleman's amendments have been offered and might stand for the information of the House. I suggest that he let the bill be passed over to-day. The bill will come up later and then possibly the amendments will be agreed to.

Mr. Mt'SWAIN. Objection can l>e made the next time by one Member. I will withdraw my amendments at the present time.

The SPEAKER. The amendments of the gentleman from South Carolina are withdrawn. The question is on the engrossment and third reading of the bill.

The bill was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time, was read the third (imp. and passed.

A motion to reconsider the last vote was laid on the table.

KOAD OB CAUSEWAY ACROSS LAKE SABINE, PORT ARTHUR, TEX.

The next business on the Consent Calendar was the bill (H. R. 10!)51) authorizing the construction of a toll road or causeway across Lake Sabine at or near Port Arthur, Tex.

The Clerk rend the title of the bill.

The SPEAKER. Is there objection to the present consideration of the bill?

There was no objection.

The Clerji read the bill, as follows:

Be it enacted, etc., That, in order to promote interstate commerce, Improve the Postal Service, and provide for military and other purposes, II. L. McKee, his heirs, legal representatives, and assigns, bf, and is hereby, authorized to construct, maintain, and operate a road or causeway with a bridge therein and approaches thereto, across Lake Sabine, at a point suitable to the interests of navigation, between a point nt or near Port Arthur, Tex., and a point opposite In Cameron Parish, La., In accordance with the provisions of the act entitled "An act to regulate the construction of bridges over navigable waters,'' approved March 23, 1906, and subject to the conditions and limitations contained In this act.

Sec. 2. There Is hereby conferred upon II. L. McKee, his heirs, legal representatives, and assigns, all such rights and powers to enter upon lands and to acquire, condemn, occupy, possess, and use real estate and other property needed for the location, construction, operation, and maintenance of such road, causeway, or bridge and its approaches as are possessed by railroad corporations for railroad purposes or by bridge corporations for bridge purposes in the State in which such real estate or other property is situated, upon making just compensation therefor, to be ascertained and paid according to the laws of such State, and the proceedings therefor shall be the suuie ag in the condemnation or expropriation of property for public purposes in such State.

Skc. 3. The said II. L. McKee, his heirs, legal representatives, and assigns, is hereby authorized to fix and charge tolls for transit over such road, causeway, and bridge, and the rates of toll so fixed shall be the legal rates until changed by the Secretary of War under the authority contained in the act of March 23, 1900.

Sec. 4. After the completion of such road, causeway, and bridge, as determined by the Secretary of War, either the State of Texas, the State of Louisiana, any public agency or political subdivision of either of such States, within or adjoining which any part of such road, causeway, and bridge is located, or any two or more of them jointly, may at any time acquire and take over all right, title, and interest In such road, causeway, and bridge and its approaches, and nny interest in real property necessary therefor, by purchase or by condemnation or expropriation, in accordance with the laws of either of such States governing the acquisition of private property for public purposes by condemnation or expropriation. If at any time after the expiration of 10 years after the completion of such road, causeway, and bridge, the same is acquired by condemnation or expropriation, the amount of damages or compensation to be allowed shall not include good will, going value, or prospective revenues or profits, but shall be limited to the sum of (1) the actual cost of constructing such road, causeway, and bridge and its approaches, less a rensounble deduction for actual depreciation in value: (2) tlie actual cost of acquiring such interests in real property: (3) actual financing and promotion costs, not. to exceed 10 per cent of the sum of the cost of constructing the road, causeway, and bridge and Us approaches and acquiring such interests in real property, and (4) actual expenditures for necessary improvements.

Src. 5. If such road; cnuseway, and bridge shall at any time be taken over or acquired by the States or public agencies or political subdivisions thereof, or by eilher of them, as provided in section 4 of this act, and if tolls are thereafter charged for the use thereof, the rates of toll shall bo so adjusted as to provide a fund sufficient to pay for the reasonable cost of maintaining, repairing, and operating the road, causeway, and bridge and its approaches under economical management, aad 1o provide a sinking fund sufficient to amortize the amount paid therefor. Including reasonable Interest and financing cost, as soon as possible under reasonable charges, but within a period of not to exceed 15 years from the dale of acquiring the same. After a sinking fund sufficient for such amortization shall have been so provided, such ro;id, causeway, and bridge shall thereafter be maintained and operated free of tolls, or rates of toll shall thereafter be so adjusted as to provide a fund of not to exceed tin- amount necessary for the proper maintenance, repair, and operation of the road, causeway, and bridge and its approaches under economical management. An accurate record of the amount paid for acquiring the road, causeway, and bridge and its approaches, the actual expenditures for maintaining, repairing, and operating the same and of the daily lolls collected, shall be kept and shall be available for the information of all persons interested.

Sec. 6. The said II. L. MoKeo, his heirs, legal representatives, and assigns, shall within 90 days after the completion of sueh road, causeway, and bridge, file with the Secretary of War and with the Highway Departments of the States of Texas and Louisiana, a sworn itemized statement showing the actual original cost of constructing the road, causeway, and bridge and Its approaches, the actual cost of acquiring any interest in real property necessary therefor, and the actual financing and promotion costs. The Secretary of War may, and upon request of the highway department of either of such States shall, at any time within three years after the completion of such road, causeway, and bridge, investigate such costs and determine the accuracy and the reasonableness of the costs alleged in the statement of cost so flleil, and shall make a rinding of the actual and reasonable costs of constructing, financing, and promoting such road, causeway, and bridge; for the purpose of such Investigation the said'H. L. McKce, bis heirs, legal representatives, and assigns, shall make available all of his records in connection with the construction, financing, and promotion thereof. The findings of the Secretary of War as to the reasonable costs of the construction, financing, and promotion of the road, causcv.'a^, and bridge shall be conclusive for the purposes mentioned in section 4 of this act, subject only to review in a court of equity for fraud or gross mistake.

Sbc. 7. The right to sell, assign, transfer, and mortgage all the rights, powers, and privileges conferred by this act Is hereby granted to II. L. McKee, his heirs, legal representatives, and assigns, and any corporation to which any person to whom such rights, powers, and privileges may be sold, assigned, or transferred, or who shall acquire the same by mortgage foreclosure or otherwise, is hereby authorized and empowered to exercise the same as fully as though conferred herein directly upon such corporation or person.

Sec. 8. There is hereby granted to H. L. McKee, his heirs, legal representatives, and assigns, a right of way not to exceed 500 feet in width across the spoil bank of the intracoastnl canal at such location, to be approved by the Chief of Engineers, as will provide a highway connection or connections between the road or causeway authorized by this act and any bridge or bridges than are or may hereafter be constructed across the intracoastal canal. The duration of such right of w.vy sball terminate with the termination of the franchise granted by this act for the construction of the road or causeway and shall attach to and become a part of such road or causeway, and shall pass with the same In any transfer thereof.

Sec. 9. The right to alter, amend, or repeal this act is hereby expressly reserved.

With the following committee amendments:

Page 1, line 7, after the word "a," strike out the words "road or causeway with a," and In the same line, after the word "bridge" strike out the word "therein."

Page 2, line 12, after the word "such," strike out the words "road, causeway, or."

Page 2, line 20, after the word "State." Insert a colon and add the following: "Provided, That no part of the present Pleasure Pier on the

east side of the Sablne-Neches Canal belonging to the city of Port Arthur and/or leased to the Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce and Shipping shall he condemned, nor shall the same be acquired or occupied by tlie said II. L. McKee. his heirs, legal representatives, or assigns, except upon terms and conditions to be stipulated by gald city of Port Arthur and the Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce and Shipping."

Page I!, line 5, after the word "such." strike out the words "road, causeway, and."

Page 3, line fi, after the word "Bach," strike out the words "mad, causeway, and."

Page .'!, line 13, after the word "such," strike out tb" words "road, causeway, and.""

Page :',. line 15, after the word "such," strike out the words " road, causeway, and."

Page 3, line 22, after the word "such," strike out the words "road, causeway, and."

Page 4, line 2, after the word "such," strike out the words "road, causeway, and."

Page 4, line 7. after the word "the," strike out the words "road, causeway, and."

Page 4. line 10, after the word "such," strike out the words "roid, cnuseway. and." and after the word "bridge" insert the words "and its approaches."

Page 4, line 17. after the word "tlie," strike out the words "road, causeway, and."

Page 4, line 25, after the word "such," strike out the words "road, causeway, and."

Page 5, line 4, after the word "the." strike out the words "rotid, causeway, and."

Page r>, line 6, after the word "the," strike out the words "road, causeway, and."

Page 5, line 1.1. after the word "such," strike out the words "road, causeway, and."

Page 5, line 16, after the word "the," strike out the words "road, causeway, and."

Page 5, line 22, after the word "such," strike out the words "road, causeway, and."

Page 5. line 25, after the word "shall." strike out the word "made" and insert the word "make."

Page 6. line 2, after the word "such," strike out the words "road, causeway, and."

Page 0, line 8, after the word "the," strike out the words "road, causeway, and."

Page 0, line 23, after the word "exceed," strike out the word "five" and insert the word "one."

Page 6, line 24, after the, word "the," strike out the word "intracoastal" and insert the word "ship."

Page 7, line 1. after the word "the," strike out the words "road or causeway" and insert the word "bridge."

Page 7, line 3, after the word "the," strike out the words "Intracoastal canal" and Insert the words •• ship canal, the United States to retain such free use of the right of way as does not Interfere with the bridge approach: Provided, That no toll shall be charged for use of the approach to be built on United States property."

Page 7. line 0, after the word "the," strike out the words "road or causeway" and insert the word "bridge."

Page 7. line 11. after the word "such," strike out the words "road or causeway " and insert the word "bridge."

The committee amendments were agreed to.

The bill as amended was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time. Whs rend the third time, and passed.

A motion to reconsider the vote by which the bill was passed was laid on the table.

BRIDGE ACROSS KMOBY RIVER

The next business on tlie Consent Calendar was the bill (II. R. 12(i(54) granting the consent of Congress to the County Court of Roane County. Tenn., to oonstnict ff bridge across the Emory River at Hnddaths Ferry, in Hoane County, Tenn.

The Clerk read the title of the bill.

The SPEAKKR. Is there objection to the present: consideration of the bill?

There was no objection.

Mr. DKNISON. Mr. Speaker, there is a Senate bill substantially similar, and I ask unanimous consent to consider the Senate bill in lien of the House bill, and I shall offer an amendment to correct the text.

The SPEAKKR. Without objection, it is so ordered.

There vvus no objection.

The Clerk read the Senate bill, as follows:

Be it enacted, etc., That the consent of Congress is hereby granted to the County Court of Itoane County, Tenn., to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge and approaches thereto across the Emory Klver, at a point suitable to the interests of navigation, at or near SutMatlis Ferry, In Roanc County, Tenn., in accordance with the provisions of the not entitled "An net to regulate the construction of bridges over navigable waters," approved March 23, 1906.

Skc. 2. That Hip right to alter, amend, or repeal this act is hereby expressly reserved.

Mr. DENISON. Mr. Speaker, I offer nn amendment.

The SPEAKER. The gentleman from Illinois offers nn nmendmeiit, which the Clerk will report.

The Clerk read us follows:

Amendment offered by Mr. Denison: Page 1, line C, strike out "Emory" and Insert "Kmery."

The amendment was agreed to.

The bill ns amended was ordered to be read a third time, was read the third time, and passed.

A motion to reconsider the vote by which the bill was passed was laid on the table.

The title was amended.

A similar House bill was laid on the table.

CHIHPEWA INDIANS IN THE STATE OF MINNESOTA

The next business on the Consent Calendar was the bill (H. R. 12067) to set aside certain lands for the Chippewa Indians in the State of Minnesota.

The Clerk read the title of the bill.

The SPEAKER. Is there objection to the present consideration of the bill?

There was no objection.

The Clerk read the bill, as follows:

Be it enacted, etc.. That the Commissioner of Indian Affairs having recommended to the Secretary of the Interior on February 8, 18!)9, that certain Chippewa Indian lauds be withheld from entry and settlement, described as follows: The southwest quarter and the south half of the southeast quarter section 21, township 145, range 26 west of the fifth principal meridian, In Minnesota, consisting of 240 acres, and reserved ns a village site made to the Indians residing on the reservation of the Mississippi Chippewa. known ns the Chippewa Reservation, and approved by the Secretary of the Inferior on February 8, 1809, are hereby permanently reserved for said village site for said Indians.

With the following committee amendment:

Page 2, line 3. strike out the figure "8" and insert in lieu thereof the figure "0."

The committee mnendment was agreed to.

The bill as amended was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time, was read the third time, and passed.

A motion to reconsider the vote by which the bill was passed was laid on the table.

SUPERINTENDENTS OF NATIONAL CF.METF.RIES AND NATIONAL MIHTAKY PARKS

The next business on the Consent Calendar was the bill (II. R. 10800) to provide qualifications for the superintendents of national cemeteries and national military parks.

The Clerk lead the title of the bill.

The SPEAKER. Is there objection to the present consideration of the bill?

Mr. BROWNING. Air. Speaker, I object.

FORT PECK INDIAN RESERVATION, MONT.

The next business on the Consent Calendar was the bill (H. R. 11580) to authorize the leasing or sale of land reserved for administrative purposes on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. Mont.

The Clerk read the title of the bill.

The SPEAKER. Is there objection to the present consideration of the bill?

Mr. LEAVITT. Mr. Speaker, I give notice that I intend to offer an amendment to this bill.

Mr. LAGUARDIA. Mr. Speaker, reserving the right to object, what is the purpose of selling this land, at all?

Mr. LEAVITT. It Is land that has been withdrawn for agency school use, and so on, and is not now being used for that purpose. I intend to offer an amendment which will restrict the authorization of sale to a small area needed for a landing field, which adjoins the town of Wolf Point.

Mr. LAGUARDIA. For a public landing field?

Mr. LEAVITT. Yes.

Mr. LAGUARDIA. Are you going to give it to the town?

Mr. LEAVITT. The town will purchase or lease it, and if purchased it will carry the provision that any discovery of oil, gas, and minerals shall remain to the benefit of the Indians.

Mr. LAGUARDIA. Does the gentleman's amendment provide for the conveyance of the land to the town for an aviation field?

Mr. LEAVITT. Yes; with the consent of the tribal council. The bill would do that as it is, since it would apply to all such

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lands as now written. But in the last day or two I have received word that there is some disagreement among the Indians as to some features. But they have all seemingly agreed on this one proposition of a landing field, and it is my intention to confine the present bill to that one purpose and possibly take care of the general situation later.

Mr. LAGUARDIA. The land will be sold to the town for a public aviation field?

Mr. LEAVITT. Yes; or leased.

Mr. LAGUARDIA. Do you use the word "public"?

Mr. LEAVITT. I will be glad to have that go in.

The SPEAKER. Is there objection?

There was no objection.

The Clerk read the bill, as follows:

Be it enacted, etc., That, with ttie approval of the Secretary of the Interior and upon such terms and conditions as he may prescribe, the council of the Fort Peck Indians In the State of Montana Is hereby authorized to lease or sell any of the tribal land reserved for agency, school, and other administrative purposes on said reservation: ProriileiJ, That no part of said land shall be sold until no longer required for such purposes or for allotment to individual Indians, and In case of sale the mineral rights, including oil and gis, shall be reserved to the tribe: ProrUed furthr-r, That the proceeds derived from the sale or lease of said land shall be deposited in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the Fort Peck Tribe subject to disposition under the act of May 30, 100S. (35 Stat. U 558.)

Mr. LEAVITT. Mr. Speaker, I desire to offer an amendment.

The SPEAKER. The gentleman from Montana offers an amendment, which the Clerk will report.

The Clerk read as follows:

Amendment by Mr. Lkavitt: Pane 1, line 6, after the word "sell," strike out the language "any of the tribal lands reserved for agency school or for other administrative purposes on said reservation" and insert in lieu thereof the following:

"Lot 0 and the southeast quarter of the southeast quarter of section 16, township 28. north of range 47 east, Montana principal meridian, for a public aviation Held."

Page 1, line 8, after the word "that," strike out the language "no part of said land shall be sold until no longer required for such purposes or for allotment to individual Indians and."

The amendment was agreed to.

The bill as amended was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time, was read the third time, and passed.A motion to reconsider was laid on the table.

SENECA OIL SPRINGS RESERVATION, N. V.

The next business on the Consent Calendar was the bill (H. R. 124-Hi) to approve a deed of conveyance of certain land in the Seneca Oil Spring Reservation, N. Y.

The Clerk read the tille of the bill.

Mr. Lagdardia. Mr. Speaker, I have an amendment which simply provides that the land sh:ill revert to the Seneca Nation of Indians if it is ever placed to any other use following the text of the original grant.

Mr. LEAVITT. I am sure there will be no objection to that on the part of the committee.

Mr. HOOPER. Mr. Speaker, reserving the right to object, I would like to ask the gentleman from Montana a question. I notice the report says that the Indians have already received what seems to be a just compensation for the land. Does the gentleman know that it was just compensation?

Mr. LEAVITT. I have been so informed by the gentleman from New York [Mr. Rkedj".

Mr. HOOPER. And the gentleman is entirely satisfied there is no question about the compensation?

Mr. LEAVITT. Not to my mind; and in any event, it is only for the erection of a monument.

Mr. HASTINGS. Mr. Speaker, I would like to have the bill read.

The SPEAKER. The Clerk will report the bill.

The Clerk read the bill, as follows:

Be it enacted, etc., That a certain Instrument of conveyance dated December 30, 1927. from the Seneca Nation of Indians to the Seneca OH Spring Association (Inc.), granting by quitclaim title a tract of land having a radius of 75 feet from the center of the oil spring located on the Oil Spring Reservation, N. Y., and a right of way 3 rods wide to such spring from the public highway now passing through the reservation, is hereby confirmed and the approval of the Assistant Secretary of the Interior Department of February 28, 1028. thereof is hereby validated: Provided, That the purpose for which the land is hereby conveyed shall be for the preserving of the spring as a historical monument only.

The SPEAKER. Is there objection to the present consideration of the bill?

There was no objection.

Mr. LAGUARDIA. Mr. Speaker, I offer an amendment.

The SPEAKER. The gentleman from New York offers an amendment, which the Clerk will report.

The Clerk read as follows:

Amendment by Mr. LAGfAitDiA: Page 2, line 3, strike out the period nnii Insert the following: "And title to said land shall revert to the Seneca Nation of Indians if said land is ever placed to any other use."

The amendment was agreed to.

The bill as amended was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time, was read the third time, and passed. A motion to reconsider was laid on the table.

BRIDGES ACROSS THE TENNESSEE RIVER

Mr. DEXISOX. Air. Speaker, just before we adjourn, and out of order, I ask unanimous consent to take up the bill (H. R. 13481) authorizing an Alabama State corporation, or, in fact, the State of Alabama, to build 15 State bridges. There is an emergency on account of the fact that these bridges are to be etiiistiuctcd under a State law, and the time is very important. The Clerk read the title of the bill, as follows: A bill (II. R. 13481) granting the consent of Congress to the Alabama State Bridge Corporation to construct bridges across the Tennessee, Tomblgbce, Warrior, Alabama, and Coosa Rivers, within the State of Alabama.

The SPEAKER. Is there objection to the request of the gentleman from Illinois?

There was no objection.

The Clerk read the bill, as follows:

Be tt enacted, etc.. That the consent of Congress is hereby granted to the Alabama State Bridge Corporation, a body corporate organized and existing under nn act of the Legislature of Alabama approved August 31, 1027, to construct, maintain, and operate toll bridges at or near the following points within the State of Alabama, to wit:

One across the Tennessee River at or near Whitesburg Ferry on the Huntsvllle-Cullman Hoad, between Madison and Morgan Counties; one across the Tennessee River at or near Guntersville on Huntsville-Guntersville Hoad, In M'arshall County: one across the Tennessee Klver at or near Scottsboro on the Scottsboro-Fort Payne Road, in Jackson County; one across the Tombisbee River near Butler on the ButlerLindcn Road, between Choctaw and Marengo Counties; one across the Tombigbee lliver at or near Epes on the Eutaw-Livingston Road, Iwtween Bumter and Greene Counties; one across the Tombigbee River at or nrar Gainesville, on the Gainesville-Eutuw Road, between Sumter and Greene Counties; one across the Tomhigbee River at or nenr Coehrane on the Alicevllle-Cochrane Road, in 1'ickens County; one across the Warrior River, between Eutaw and Linden, at or near Domopolis, Ala., between Greene mid Marengo Counties or between Greene and Hale Counties; one across the Warrior Ulver at or near Kutaw on the Eutaw-Greonsboro Hoad, between Greene and Hale Counties; one across the Alabama River at or near Clalborne on the Monroeville-Grove Hill Road, between Monroe and Clarke Counties; one across the Alabama River near Cumden on the Camden-Linden Koad, In Wiicoz County; one across the Coosa River at or near Childersburg on tbc ColumbianaTalladega Road, between Shelby and Talladega Counties; one across the Coosa River at or near Riverside on the Anniston-ltirmlngham Road, between St. Clair and Talladtga Counties; one across the Coosa River at or near Cedar Bluff on the Center to Georgia State-Line Road, in Cherokee County; one across the Tombigbee River at or near Jackson, between Clarke and Washington Counties; all of said bridges shall be located at points suitable to the interests of navigation and shall be constructed In accordance with the provisions of the act entitled "An act to regulate the construction of bridges over navigable waters," approved March 23, 1900, and subject to the conditions and limitations contained in this act.

Sec. 2. If tolls are charged for the use of such bridges, the rates of toll shall be so adjusted as to provide a fund sufficient to pay the reasonable cost of maintaining, repairing, and operating the bridges under economical management, and to provide a sinking fund sufficient to amortize the costs of the bridges, Including reasonable Interest on bonds Issued to provide funds for constructing the same, as soon as possible, under reasonable charges, but within a period of not to exceed 18 years from the date of approval of this act. After a sinking fund sufficient for such amortization shall have been so provided, and In any event after such period of 18 years, all of said bridges shall thereafter be maintained and operated free of tolls. AM tolls collected for the use of said bridges shall be kept In a separate fund by the proper authorities of the State of Alabama, according to the law of said State, and no part of said funds shall be used for any purpose except for paying for the reasonable cost of maintaining, repairing, and operating the bridges and amortizing the costs of constructing the same, including Interest, as provided In this act. The tolls charged by the Alabama State Bridge Corporation, its successors or assigns, shall be

uniform as between persons, and as between vehicles of the same type, using each of such bridges, and the corporation shall not authorize or permit any discrimination between persons or between vehicles of the same type transiting any particular bridge constructed under the provisions of this act: Provided, That nothing herein shall be construed to prevent different tolls being charged at different bridges, but in fixing the rate of tolls there shall be no discrimination as between persona and none as between vehicles of the same type. An accurate record of the cost of the bridges, the amount of notes or Iwnds Issued for the construction of the same, and the expenditures for maintaining, repairing, and operating the same, the daily tolls collected, and the sinking fund on hand shall lie kept and shall be available for the information of all persons interested.

Sec. 3. The right to alter, amend, or repeal this act Is hereby expressly reserved.

The bill was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time, was read the third time, and passed.

The title was amended to rend as follows: "A bill granting the consent of Congress to the Alabama State Bridge Corporation to construct, maintain, and operate bridges across the Tennessee, Tombigbee, Warrior, Alabama, and Coosa Rivers, within the State of Alabama."

A motion to reconsider was laid on the table.

ANNIVERSARY OF THE CONQUEST OF THE NORTHWEST TERRITORY

Mr. LUCK. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to take from the Speaker's table the re.-ulution (S. J. Res. 23) providing for the participation of the United States in the celebration in 1929 and 1930 of the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the conquest of the Northwest Territory by Gen. George Rogers Clark and his army, and authorizing nn appropriation for the construction of a permanent memorial of the Revolutionary War in the West, and of the accession of the old Northwest to the United Slates on the site of Fort Sackville, which was captured by George Rogers Clark and his men February 25. 1779, with House amendments, insist upon the House amendments and agree to the conference asked.

The Clerk read the title of the joint resolution.

The SPEAKER. Is there objection to the request of the gentleman from Massachusetts? [After a pause.] The Chair henrs none and appoints the following conferees: Messrs. Luce, Ai.le.n, Davenport, Gilbert, and Bulwinkle.

VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS

Mr. KEERS. Mr. Speaker, I offer the following privileged resolution from the Committee on Printing.

The Clerk road as follows:

House Resolution 113

Rctolrnt, That there shall be printed as a House document the pro: feedings of the Twenty-ninth National Encampment of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States for the year 1028, with accompanying illustrations.

The resolution was agreed to.

STATUE OF ANDREW JACKSON

Mr. BEERS. Mr. Speaker, I present another privileged resolution from the Committee on Printing.

The Clerk read as follows:

House Concurrent Resolution 33

Rc*olred by the Haute of Representative (the Senate concurring), That there be printed and bound, with illustrations, the proceedings In Congress, together with the proceedings at the unveiling in Statuary Hull, upon the acceptance of the statue of Andrew Jackson, the seventh President of the United States, presented by the State of Tennessee, 111,000 copies, of which 2.000 shall be for the use of the Senate and "),000 for the use of the House of Representatives, and the remaining 3.00O copies shall be for the use and distribution of the Senators and Representatives in Congress from the State of Tennessee.

The Joint Committee on Printing Is hereby authorized to have the copy prepared for the Public Printer, who shall provide suitable Illustrations to be bound with these proceedings.

Mr. KINCHELOE. Will the gentleman state whether these documents are to be distributed through the folding room or the document room'.'

Mr. BEERS. Through the folding room.

The resolution was agreed to.

CAPITAL PUNSHMENT IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Mr. BEERS. Mr. Speaker, I offer another resolution.

The Clerk read as follows:

House Concurrent Resolution 30

Resolved by the. Haute of Keprrsrntatlrcn (the Hcnatc concurring), That, in accordance with paragraph 3 of section 2 of the printing act approved March 1, 1907, the Committee on the District of Columbia of the House of Representatives be, a»)d is hereby, empowered to have printed for its use 1,000 additional copies of the hearings held before the committee during the Sixty-ninth Congress, first session, on the bills (II. R. 349 and H. It. 4498) to abolish capital punishment in the District of Columbia.

With the following committee amendment:

Page 1, line 0, strike out the word "one" and insert the word "two."

The committee amendment was agreed to.
The resolution as amended was agreed to.

HUME OUTSTANDING HEROES OF THE WORLD WAR

Mr. ROY G. FITZGERALD. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to extend my remarks in the Record on the bill (S. 777) and include citations for medals of honor wliich have been granted and citations for gallantry in action and the names of some of the l>ein>ticiaries.

The SPEAKER. The gentleman from Ohio asks unanimous consent to extend his remarks. Is there objection?

There was no objection.

Mr. ROY O. FITZGERALD. Mr. Speaker, under the leave to extend my remarks in the Record, I include the following: Senate bill 777 is to come before the House on Thursday. Of the great army which our country contributed to the conflict, there are a host of examples of noble and patriotic men among both enlisted men and otnVers. I call attention at this time to some of the latter, whose records make us proud we are Americans and whose heroic conduct inspire us with the highest ideals of patriotism and love of country. These names should be engraved in our*memories. They deserve the honor of a grateful Nation.

Dkcokations And Citations Of Disabled Emkhuency Army Officers Awarded roe Gallantry is Action Duuinci The Would War

CONGRESSIONAL MKDAL OF HONOR (3)

George II. Mallon: In the Boise-de-Forges, France, September 26, 1018. Residence. Minneapolis, Minn.; born, Ogden, Kuns.; General Orders, No. 10, War Department, 1919. Captain, One hundred and thirty-second Infantry, Thirty-third Division. Becoming separated from the balance of his company because of a fog, Captain Mallon. with nine soldiers, pushed forward and attacked nine active hostile machine guns, capturing all of them without the loss of a man. Continuing on through the woods, he led his men in attacking a battery of four 155-millimeter howitzers, which were in action, rushing the position and capturing the battery and its crew. In this encounter Captain Mallon personally attacked one of the enemy with his lists. Later, when the party came upon two more machine guns, this officer sent men to the flanks while he rushed forward directly In the face of the fire and silenced the guns, being the first one of the party to reach the nest. The exceptional gallantry and determination displayed by Captain Mallon resulted in the capture of 100 prisoners, 11 machine guns, four 155-millimeter howitzers, and one antiaircraft gun.

I.. Wardlaw Miles: Near Revlllon, Prance, September 14, 1918. Residence. Princeton, N. J.; born, Baltimore, Md.; General Orders, No. 44, War Department. 1919. Captain, Three hundred and eighth Infantry, Seventy-seventh Division. Volunteered to lead his company In a hazardous attack on a commanding trench position near the Aisnc Cannl which other troops had previously attempted to take without success. His company immediately met with intense machine-gun fire, against which It had no artillery assistance, but Captain Miles preceded the first wave and assisted in cutting a passage through the enemy's wire entanglements. In so doing he was wounded five times by machine-gun bullets, both legs and one arm being fractured, whereupon he ordered himself placed on a stretcher and had himself carried forward to the enemy trench In order that he might encourage and direct his company, which by this time had suffered numerous casualties, tinder the Inspiration of this officer's indomitable spirit his men held the hostile position and consolidated the front line after an action lusting two hours, at the conclusion of which Captain Miles was carried to the aid station against his will.

Joseph II. Thompson: Near Apreinont, France, October 1, 1918. Residence, Beaver Falls, 1'a.; born, Ireland; General Orders, No. 21, War Department, 1925. Major, One hundred and tenth Infantry, Twentyeighth Division. Counterattacked l)y two regiments of the enemy, Major Thompson encouraged his battalion in the front line by constantly brnvlng the hazardous fire of machine guns and artillery. Ilia courage was mainly responsible for the heavy repulse of the enemy. Later in the action, when the advance of his assaulting companies was held up by fire from a hostile machine-gun nest and all but one of the .six assaulting tanks were disabled, Major Thompson, with great gnlliintry and coolness, rushed forward on foot three separate times In advance of the assaulting line, under heavy machine-gun and antitankgim fire, and led the one remaining tank to within a few yards of the enemy machine-gun nest, whirh succeeded in reducing it, thereby making it possible for the infantry to advance.

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS (S2)

Charles V. Abernathy: Near Thiaucourt, France, September 14, 1918. Residence, 1'alatka, Fla.; born, Shelby, N. C.; General Orders, No. 70, War Department, 191!). Second lieutenant, Sixth Infantry, Fifth Division. Commanding the regimental pioneer platoon, he led It and the Stokes mortar platoon as infantry, and overcame a machine-gun nest, capturing several machine guns and disposing of the crew. He continued to advance under heavy shell and machine gun fire until he fell wounded In the head, hip, and leg.

John H. Ale: North of Flirey, France, September 12, 1918. Residence, Muncie, Ind.; born, Benton County, Ind.; General Orders. No. 128, War Department, 1918. First lieutenant. Three hundred tifty-flfth Infantry, Kighty-nlnth Division. After having lieen badly wounded early in the action, losing his right hand and being wounded in both legs and chest, he returned to his platoon and addressed the men, telling them he was unable to go with them, but that he had confidence In their ability to go ahead without him and urged them to sustain the high reputation of the platoon, company, and battalion, thereby inspiring his men with his own personal courage to advance.

Alfred M. Barlow: Near Heurne, Belgium. November 3, 1918. Residence, Galllpolls. Ohio; born. Gnlllpnlls, Ohio; General Orders, No. 37. War Department, 1919. First lieutenant, One hundred and fortyeighth Infantry, Thirty-seventh Division. Although suffering from a painful shrapnel wound In the leg. he led his company, with excellent leadership and command, over the river, and not until he had received wounds in both legs would he give his consent to be taken to a dressing station.

Jesse B. Barton: Near Becquigny, France, October 17. 1918. Residence, Barton, Ohio; born. Burton, Ohio; General Orders. No. <!N. War Department. 1!>1!0. Second lieutenant, One hundred and eighteenth Infantry, Thirtieth Division. After his superior officer had been wounded, lie assumed command of and personally led the advance of his unit until he was struck by an enemy shell and severely wounded. Although suffering intense pain nnd almost unconscious, he refused to be evacuaatcd until after he had given Instructions to the platoon sergeant to continue the advance. Mis gnllnnt conduct was an Inspiring example to the men of his platoon.

Alfred M. Bernstein: Near Kxermont, France. October 8, 1918. Residence, I'ottsville, 1'a.; born. Philadelphia, 1'a.; General Orders, No. 40, War Department, 1919. First Lieutenant, Medical Corps, attached to Kightecnth Infantry, First Division. Under heavy shell fire, Lieutenant Bergsteln cared for the wounded, although he had been severely wounded and was suffering great pain. He refused to be evacuated until all the wounded had been treated.

Theodore K. Boyd: Near Contlans, France, September 14, 1918. Rest dence. Carthage, Tenn.; born, Ashland City, Tenn.; General Orders, No. 20, War Department, 1919. Second lieutenant. Seventh Field Artillery, observer, attached to Kighty-clghtli Aero Squadron, Air Service. This officer, being detailed for the protection of a photographic mission with five other planes, proceeded on his mission, when three of the escorting planes failed to join the formation. While flying near Conflnns the formation engaged in combat with live enemy pursuit planes. Wounded in both legs, the left foot and the right elbow, be displayed exceptional tenacity and courage by continuing to fire his guns until the enemy were put to flight.

Vincent C. Breen: In the Bols Bcllenu north of Verdun. France, October 27, 1918, Residence, Boston, Mass.; born, Boston, Mass.: General Orders, No. 39, War Department, 1920. Captain. One hundred and first Infantry, Twenty-sixth Division. During the attack nmdc to retake the woods lost by the retirement of our units Captain Breen was severely wounded in the arm. After receiving first aid lie again led his company forward through heavy fire until wounded a second time, this time in the shoulder. It was largely due to his courage and initiative that his company was able to advance to its objective.

Robert C. Bungc: Near Montfaucon, France, September 20, 1918. Residence. Cincinnati, Ohio; born, New York, N. Y.; General Orders, No. 43, War Department, 1922. Captain, One hundred and fortyeighth Infantry. Thirty-seventh Division. While in command of a combat liaison group operating between the Thirty-seventh and Ninetyfirst Divisions and under heavy hostile artillery tire Captain Bunxe, although painfully wounded by a shell fragment and burned with gas, courageously remained in command of his company, maintained contact with the enemy, and directed the company movements. When the attack was continued on September 27 and his company was act ing in the same capacity, while passing through a terrible hostile artillery barrage he received a serious fracture of the skull from enemy sliHl fragments, and refusing to he evacuated he tenaciously continued with his group. Later, on the same day, while leading his cimpany, he was again seriously wounded by shell fire, which wcessitatiM'/ his evacuation.

Lawrence Donald Butler: Near Ilomanovka, Siberia, .Tune 25, 1919. Residence, San Francisco, Calif.: born, Piano, Tpi.; General Orders, No. 133, War Department, 1919. Hecond lieutenant, Thlrty-lirsl Infantry. Although twice wounded, once severely early In the act Inn, and after over 50 per cent of the detachment were cmunltlcH nnd the detachment completely surrounded by the enemy, he continued courage

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