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fiirovich TiUman TJpdike Wood

Bmith Timberlake Vratnl Wurebach

Stalker Tlnkbnm White, Kans. Yates

Stedman Treadway Williams, Tex. Yon

Strother Tucker Williamson

So the motion to adjourn was agreed to.

The Clerk announced the following pairs:

On the vote:

Mr. McLaugblin (for) with Mr. Williams of Texas (against).

Until further notice:

Mr. MnnloYe with Mr. Oldfleld.

Mr. Bncharach with Mr. Tillman.

Mr. I'urnell with Mr. Davcy.

Mr. Begg with Mr. Fisher.

Mr. Rowbottom with Mr. Larson.

Mr. Burton with Mr. Prall.

Mr. Stalker with Mr. Wingo.

Mr. aancy with Mr. Bnlwinkle.

Mr. Treadway with Mr. Stednian.

Mr. Biirdick with -Mr. Casey.

Mr. Elliott with Mr. Drane.

Mr. Vestal with Mr. Kerr.

Mr. Free with Mr. Mead.

Mr. Butler with Mr. Pou.

Mr. Evuns of California with Mr. Kuuz.

Mr. Wood with Mr. Tucker.

Mr. King with Mr. BowliuE.

Mr. Leech with Mr. Canfleld.

Mr. SlcLeod with Mr. Lyon.

Mr. Wurzbach with Mr. C'artwright.

Mr. Tirnherlake with Mr. Bianton.

Mr. Smith with Mr. Drewry.

Mr. Anthony with Mr. Connally of Texas.

Mr. Boies with Mr. Moore of Virginia.

Mr. Crowther with Mr. Yon.

Mr. Bfck of Pennsylvania with Mr. Mansfield.

Mr. Krigham with Mr. Underwood.

Mr. Dyer with Mr. Evans of Montana.

Mr. Krear with Mr. Moore of New Jersey.

Mr. Kendall with Mr. Sullivan.

Mr. Leatherwood with Mr. Fulhright.

Mr. Updike with Mr. Douglass of Massachusetts.

Mr. Tinkham with Mr. O'Connor of New York.

Mr. Johnson of Washington with Mr. Hndspcth.

Mr. Hoffman with Mr. Gasque.

Mr. Gifford with Mr. Igoe.

Mr. Haugen with Mr. Gardner of Indiana.

Mr. Reece with Mr. Hammer.

Mr. Goodwin with Mr. Greenwood.

Mr. Hogg with Mr. Jacohsteln.

Mr. Gibson with Mr. Griffin.

Mr. Sinclair with Mr. Soar* of Florida.

Mr. Robsion of Kentucky with Mr. Sirovich.

Mr. Palmer with Mr. Bloom.

The result of the vote was announced as above recorded.

The SPEAKER. The House stands adjourned.

Thereupon (at 6 o'clock and 35 minutes p. m.) the House adjourned until to-morrow, Thursday, May 10, 1928, at 12 o'clock noon.

COMMITTEE HEARINGS

Mr. TILSON submitted the following tentative list of committee hearings scheduled for Thursday, May 10, 1928, as reported to the floor leader by clerks of the several committees:

COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE

(10 a. m.)

To amend paragraph (11) of section 20 of the interstate commerce act, as amended (H. R. 12773).

COMMITTEE ON TUB JUDICIARY

(10 a. m.)

Relating to sales and contracts to sell in interstate and foreign commerce (H. R. 13413).

COMMITTEE ON THE POST OFFICE AND POST BOADS

(.10 a. m.)

Providing for the reclassification of watchmen, messengers, and laborers in the Postal and Railway Mail Services of the United States in three grades, with increase in salary (H. R. 390).

To amend an act entitled "An act reclasslfying the salaries of postmasters and employees of the Postal Service, readjusting their salaries and compensation on an equitable basis, increasing postal rates, to provide for such readjustment, and for other purposes," approved February 28, 1925 (H. R. 9955).

To provide a shorter workday on Saturday for postal employees (H. R. 9058 and H. R. 6505).

COMMITTEE ON BANKING AND CURRENCY

(10.30 a. m.)

To amend section 5219 of the Revised Statutes, as amended (H. R. 8727).

COMMITTEE ON RIVERS AND i1AKBOR8

(10 a. m.)

To consider a report from the Chief of the Army Engineers on the proposal to deepen the Great Lakes channel.

COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS

(10.30 a. m)

To ascertain if the State Department is adequately equipped in both Its foreign and domestic services (H. Res. 87).

To provide for the reorganization of the Department of State (H. R. 13179).

REPORTS OP COMMITTEES ON PUBLIC BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

Under clause 2 of Rule XIII,

Mr. MORIN: Committee on Military Affairs. H. R. 13509. A bill to define the promotion-list officers of the Army and to prescribe the method of their promotion, and for other purposes; with amendment (Rept. No. 1574). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

Mr. LUCE: Committee on World War Veterans' Legislation, H. R. 5513. A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to amend, in his discretion, contracts for the erection of the Edward Hines, jr., Hospital; without amendment (Rept. No. 1570). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

Mr. BRITTEN : Committee on Naval Affairs. H. R. 13248. A bill to authorize an increase In the limit of cost of one fleet submarine; without amendment (Rept. No. 1577). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

Mr. REED of New York: Committee on Education. H. R. 13251. A bill to provide for the vocational rehabilitation of disabled residents of the District of Columbia, and for other purposes; with amendment (Rept No. 1578). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES ON PRIVATE BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

Under clause 2 of Rule XIII,

Mr. WARE: Committee on Oaims. H. R. 7411. A bill for the relief of Gilbert Faustina and John Alexander; with amendment (Rept. No. 1571). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House.

Mr. GUYER: Committee on Claims. H. R. 12280. A bill for the relief of Lula Lewis; with amendment (Rept. No. 1572). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House.

Mr. BOYLAN: Committee on Claims. H. R. 5222. A bill for the relief of Robinson Newbold; without amendment (Rept. No. 1573). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House.

Mr. PORTER: Committee on Foreign Affairs. H. R. 12966. A bill for the relief of Jeannette S. Jewell; without amendment (Rept. No. 1575). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House.

PUBLIC BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

Under clause 3 of Rule XXII, public bills and resolutions were introduced and severally referred as follows:

By Mr. GIBSON: A bill (H. R. 13643) to provide for the appointment of an official reporter for the police trial board of the District of Columbia; to the Committee on the District of Columbia.

By Mr. O'CONNOR of Louisiana: A bill (H. R. 13644) authorizing the Secretary of Commerce to sell at private sale a portion of the Pointe Aux Herbes Lighthouse Reservation, La.; to the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce.

By Mr. PORTER: A bill (H. R. 13045) to establish two United States narcotic farms for the confinement and treatment of persons addicted to the use of habit-forming narcotic drugs who have been convicted of offenses against the United States, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. VINSON of Georgia: A bill (H. R. 13646) for the prevention and removal of obstructions and burdens upon interstate commerce in cotton by regulating transactions on cottonfutures exchanges, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Agriculture.

By Mr. EDWARDS: A bill (H. R. 13647) directing the National Capital Park and Planning Commission to make inquiry as to the feasibility of acquiring square 1310 in the District of Columbia for use In the present parking system in that vicinity and report its findings; to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds.

By Mr. BERGER: A bill (H. R. 13648) to amend the World War veterans' act, 1924; to the Committee on World War Veterans' Legislation.

By Mr. SMITH: A bill (H. R. 13649) to suppress unfair and fraudulent practices in the marketing of perishable agricultural commodities in interstate and foreign commerce; to the Committee on Agriculture.

By Mr. STEVENSON: A bill (H. R. 13850) to amend title 49, section 1, subdivision 22 of the United States Code; to the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce.

By Mr. STEAGALL: A blU (H. R. 13651) granting the consent of Congress to the State of Alabama to construct, maintain, and operate a free highway bridge across the Choctawhatchee River in Dale County, on the highway now under construction from Dothan to Enterprise; to the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce.

By Mr. COLE of Maryland: A bill (H. R, 13652) authorizing Elmer J. Cook, his heirs, legal representatives, and assigns, to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge across Bear Creek at or near Lovel Point, Baltimore County, Md., and a point opposite in Baltimore County, Md.; to the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce.

By Mr. GRAHAM: A bill (H. R. 13653) to permit the United States to be made a party defendant in certain cases; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. BLACK of New York: A resolution (H. Res. 189) proposing mediation by the United States in the China-Japanese troubles; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

MEMORIALS

. Under clause 3 of Rule XXII, memorials were presented and referred as follows:

By Mr. SABATH: Memorial of the Legislature of the State of Nevada, favoring Federal aid for highway maintenance; to the Committee on Roads.

Also, memorial of the Legislature of the State of South Carolina, favoring the elimination of certain World War discrimination against the emergency officers of the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps; to the Committee on World War Veterans' Legislation.

PRIVATE BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

Under clause 1 of Rule XXII, private bills and resolutions were introduced and severally referred as follows:

By Mr. BEGG: A bill (H. R. 13654) granting a pension to Thomas S. Falkner; to the Committee on Pensions.

By Mr. COLE of Maryland: A bill (H. R. 13655) granting a pension to Eleanor A. M. Pugh; to the Committee on Pensions.

By Mr. CRAIL: A bill (H. R. 13656) granting a pension to Ida M. Uliue; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. CROWTHER: A bill (H. R. 13657) granting an increase of pension to Elizabeth Van Alstyne; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. HALE: A bill (H. R, 13658) for the relief of Hugh Anthony McCuigan; to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

By Mr. LEATHERWOOD: A bill (H. R. 13658) granting a pension to Charles A. Robinson; to the Committee on Pensions.

By Mr. LOZIER: A bill (H. R. 13660) granting an increase of pension to Jane Darling; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. MAJOR of Illinois: A bill (H. R. 13661) granting a pension to Adeline Pitzer; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. SEGER: A bill (H. R. 13662) for the relief of the executors of the estate of James E. Prescott; to the Committee on Ways and Means.

By Mr. SWING: A bill (H. R. 13683) granting a pension to Kate Pomeroy; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. WAINWRIGHT: A bill (II. R. 13664) authorizing an appropriation for the relief of Maj. H. E. Miner, Capt A. J. Touart, Capt J. L. Harden, Capt. H. H. Pohl. First IJeut. C. C. Jadwiu, and First Lieut F. B. Kane, United States Army; to the Committee on Military Affairs.

PETITIONS, ETC.

Under clause 1 of Rule XXII, petitions and papers were laid on the Clerk's desk and referred as follows:

7505. By Mr. BOWLES: Petition of residents of Agawam, Mass., urging the passage of legislation providing increased pensions for Civil War soldiers and their dependents; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

7506. By Mr. BRIGHAM: Petition of H. M. Kendall and 15 other residents of Richford, Vt, favoring the passages of legislation for the relief of soldiers and widows of soldiers of the Civil War; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

7507. By Mr. COMBS: Petition of F. E. Gersinger et al. favoring Increase for Civil War veterans' pensions; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

7508. By Mr. DOUGLAS of Arizona: Petition of Arizona Cattle Growers Association in opposition to House bill 9288, Introduced by Mr. Hope; to amend the packers and stockyards act, 1921; to the Committee on Agriculture.

7509. By Mr. DRIVKR: Petition signed by citizens of Leachville. Ark., oi>posed to Senate bill 1752, the Oddie bill: to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

7510. By Mr. FITZPATRICK: Petition signed by the president of the New York chapter of the Rainbow Division, indorsing the Tyson-Fitzgerald bill for the retirement of disabled emergency officers; to the Committee on World War Veterans' Legislation.

7511. By Mr. GARBER: Petition of Acme Milling Co., by the president, G. G. Sohlberg, in opposition to House bill 11721; to the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce.

7512. Also, petition of M. E. Olmstead. captain. Infantry. United States Army, Fort Benning, Ga., in support of House bill 13246, witltout rider, to alter present Army promotion list; to the Committee on Military Affairs.

7513. By Mr. CRAIL: Petition of faculty of the Sherman School, Los Angeles, Calif., favoring the new education Nil; to the Committee on Education.

7514. By Mrs. LANGLEY: Petition of S. D. Osborn. of Martin, Ky., favoring the Sproul bill (H. R. 11410) to amend the national prohibition act; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

7515. By Mr. LINDSAY: Petition of United States World War Amps, New York (Mty, heartily indorsing the Tyson-Fitzgerald bill (S. 777) ; to the Committee on World War Veterans' Legislation.

7516. Also, petition of New York chapter of the Rainbow Division Veterans, strongly indorsing the Tyson-Fitzgerald bill; to the Committee on World War Veterans' Legislation.

7517. Also, petition of the American Legion, Department of New York, urging support of the Tyson-Fitzgerald bill; to the Committee on World War Veterans' Legislation.

7518. Also, petition of National Civil Service Reform League. New York City, urging disapproval in its present form the census bill (H. R. 393) ; to the Committee on the Census,

7519. Also, petition of Ithaca Gun Co., Ithaca, N. Y., urging passage of Tyson-Fitsgerald bill without amendments; to the Committee on World War Veterans' Legislation.

7520. Also, petition of Disabled American Veterans of the World War, Department of California, petitioning Congress to support Senate bill 777 as presented and to oppose all amendments; to the Committee on World War Veterans' Legislation.

7521. By Mr. LOZIER: Petition of 65 citizens of Brookfield, Mo., urging the enactment of more liberal pension legislation; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

7522. By Mr. McKEOWN: Petition of Kib H. Warren and other citizens of Pottawatomie County. Okla., urging immediate passage of a general increase in Civil War veterans' pensions; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

7523. By Mr. O'CONNELL: Petition of the New York Chapter, Rainbow Division Veterans, favoring the passage of the Tyson-Fitzgerald bill (S. 777) for retirement of disabled emergency officers; to the Committee on World War Veterans' Legislation.

7524. Also, petition of the United States World War Amps. New York City, favoring the passage of the Tyson-Fitzgerald bill (S. 777) for the retirement, of disabled emergency officers; to the Committee on World War Veterans' Legislation.

7525. Also, petition of the Fulton Bag & Cotton Mills, opposing the passage of Senate Joint Resolution 48 and House bill 12448, Muscle Shoals development; to the Committee on Military Affairs.

7526. Also, petition of Maurice Stember, department, adjutant, the American I^egion, Department of New York, favoring the passage of the Tyson-Fitzgerald bill (S. 777) without amendments; to the Committee on World War Veterans' Legislation.

7527. By Mr. QUAYLE: Petition of the American Legion, Deiwrtment of New York, SOS Hall of Records, New York City, favoring the passage of the Tyson-Fitzgerald bill (S. 777) without amendments; to the Committee on World War Veterans' Legislation.

7528. Also, petition of Hon. William M. ('-aider, former Senator of New York, favoring the passage of the Wainwrlght-McSwaiu bill (II. R. 13590) for the revision of promotion list and promotion on length of service; to the Committee on Military Affairs.

7529. Also, |>etition of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, opposing certain provisions of the pending legislation in regard to Muscle Shoals; to the Committee on Military Affairs.

7530. Also, petition of United States World War Amps, of New York City, favoring the passage of the Tyson-Fitzgerald bill (S. 777) ; to the Committee on World War Veterans' Legislation.

7531. Al.«o, petition of Reville Post No. 127, of the American Legion, of Brooklyn, N. Y., favoring the passage of the TysonFitzgerald bill (S. 777) without amendments; to the Committee on World War Veterans' Legislation.

T532. Also, petition of Fulton Bag & Cotton Mills, of Brooklyn, N. Y., opposing the passage of Muscle Shoals and dam development; to the Committee on Military Affairs.

7533. Also, petition of Rainbow Division Veterans, of New York City, favoring the passage of the Tyson-Fitzgerald bill (S. 777) without amendments; to the Committee on World War Veterans' Legislation.

7534. By Mr. SABATH: Resolution unanimously adopted by the River Cities Convention of the Upper Mississippi Valley, at Minneapolis, February 20, 1928, opposing any change in the present law to vest powers in others than our chosen Representatives in Congress, etc.; to the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce.

7535. Also, resolution of Dixie Post, No. 64, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, indorsing the Reece bill (H. R, 85<30) ; to the Committee on Pensions.

7536. Also, resolution of the Illinois State Society, indorsing the Swing-Johnson bill; to the Committee on Irrigation and Reclamation.

7537. Al.so, memorial of Common Council of the City of Chicago, 111., to amend subdivision (d) of section 116 of the proposed revenue bill now pending; to the Committee on Ways and Means.

7538. Also, resolution of Ernest A. Love Post of the American Region; Buckey O'Neil Post, No. 541, of Veterans of Foreign Wnrs; and the Fort Whipple Chapter, No. 3, Disabled American Veterans, indorsing the Johnson bill (H. R. 11350) granting the right to ex-service men at any time within 20 years from the nccrual of the course of action; to the Committee on World War Veterans' Legislation.

7539. Also, petition of the California State Department, Disabled American Veterans of World War, petitioning for support of the Tyson bill (S. 777) ; to the Committee on World War Veterans' Legislation.

7540. By Mr. SWING: Petition of residents of Redlands, Calif., in support of the Lankford Sunday observance bill (H. R. 78) ; to the Committee on the District of Columbia.

7541. By Mr. WELSH of Pennsylvania: Petition urging the prompt passage of House bill 13143, providing for Increase in salaries for employees of the customs service; to the Committee on Ways and Means.

7542. By Mr. ZIHLMAN: Petition of residents of Glen Echo, Md., urging immediate action on the Civil War pension bill, which will afford relief to needy veterans and widows of veterans; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

SENATE

Thursday, May 10,1928
(Legislative day of Thursday, May S, 1928)

The Senate reassembled at 12 o'clock meridian, on the expiration of the recess.

The VICE PRESIDENT. The Senate will receive a message from the House of Representatives.

Message Fbom The HouseEnrolled Bills And Joint RESOLUTION SIGNS)

• A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Chaffee, one of its clerks, announced that the Speaker had affixed his signature to the following enrolled bills and joint resolution, and they were signed by the Vice President:

S. 797. An act authorizing the J. K. Mahone Bridge Co., its successors and assigns, to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge across the Ohio River at or near Wellsburg, W. Va.;

S. 1480. An act authorizing certain Indian tribes and bands, or any of them, residing in the State of Washington, to present their claims to the Court of Claims;

S. 2978. An act authorizing the Secretary of War to donate certain buildings to the city of Tucson, Ariz.;

8.3740. An act for the control of floods on the Mississippi River and its tributaries, and for other purposes;

S. 3824. An act to correct the descriptions of land comprising the Bryce Canyon National Park as contained in the act approved June 7, 1924, entitled "An act to establish the Utah National Park in the State of Utah," and the act approved February 25, 1928, entitled "An act to change the name of the Utah National Park, the establishment of which is provided tor by the act of Congress approved June 7, 1924 (43 Stat. 693), to the 'Bryce Canyon National Park,' and for other purposes ";

S. 3862. An act authorizing J. T. Burnett, his heirs, legal representatives, and assigns, to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge aero£9 the Mississippi River at or near Tiptonville, Tenn.;

H. R. 21. An act to provide for date of precedence of certain officers of the staff corps of the Navy;

H. R. 239. An act to amend section 110 of the national defense act by repealing and striking therefrom certain provisions prescribing additional qualifications for National Guard State staff officers, and for other purposes;

H. R. 244. Au act to enable members of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps who have interrupted the course of training prescribed in the act of June 4, 1920, to resume such training and amended accordingly section 47c of that act;

H. R. 441. An act to authorize an appropriation to pay half the cost of a bridge and road on the Uoopa Valley Reservation, Calif.;

H. R. 1529. An act for the relief of the heirs of John Eimer;

H. R. 1537. An act for the relief of William R. Connolly;

H. R. 2658. An act for the relief of Finch R. Archer;

H. R. 3029. An act for the relief of Veru E. Townsend;

H. R. 3372. An act for the relief of George M. Browder and F. N. Browder;

H. R. 3442. An act for the relief of Clifford J. Sanghove;

H. R. 3936. An act for the relief of M. M. Edwards;

H. R. 4229. An act for the relief of Jennie Wyant and others;

H. R.4588. An act authorizing an appropriation for the repair and resurfacing of roads on the Fort Baker Military Reservation, Calif.;

H. R. 4925. An act for the relief of John M. Savery;

H. R. 4993. An act for the relief of William Thurinan Enoch;

H. R. 5398. An act for the relief of the heirs of the late Dr. Thomas C. Longino;

H. R. 5465. An act to amend section 1571 of the Revised Statutes to permit officers of the Navy to count duty on airships as sea duty;

H. R, 5531. An act to amend the provision contained in the act approved August 29, 1916, relating to the assignment to duty of certain officers of the United States Navy as fleet and squadron engineers;

H. R. 5746. An act to authorize the appraisal of certain Government property, and for other purposes:

H. R. 5789. An act to provide for the gratuitous issue of service medals and similar devices, for the replacement of the same, and for other purposes;

H. R. 5806. Au act to authorize the purchase of real estate by the War Department;

H. R. 5968. An act for the relief of Byron Brown Ralston;

H. R. 5981. An act for the relief of Clarence Cleghorn;

H. R. 6436. An act for the relief of Mary E. O'Connor;

H. R. 6652. An act to fix the pay and allowances of chaplain at the United States Military Academy;

H. R. 6844. Au act concerning liability for participation in breaches of fiduciary obligations and to make uniform the law with reference thereto;

H. R. 6850. An act relating to the payment or delivery by banks or other persons or institutions in the District of Columbia of deposits of moneys and property held in the names of two or more persons, and for other purposes;

H. R. 7061. An act for the relief of William V. Tyues;

II. R. 7227. An act for the relief of William H. Dotson;

H. R. 7752. An act to limit the issue of reserve supplies or equipment held by the War Department;

H. R. 7937. An act to authorize mapping agencies of the Government to assist in preparation of military maps;

H. R. 8808. An act for the relief of Charles R. Wareham;

H. R. 9043. An act to authorize the payment of an indemnity to the Government of France on account of losses sustained by the owners of the French steamship Madeleine as a result of a collision between it and the U. S. S. Kertrood;

II. R. 9148. An act for the relief of Ensign Jacob E. DeGnruio, United States Navy;

H. R. 9363. An act to provide for the completion and repair of customs buildings in Porto Rico;

H. R. 10139. Au act for the relief of Edmund F. Hubbard;

H. R. 10192. An act for the relief of Lois Wilson;

H. R. 10276. An act providing for sundry matters affecting the naval service;

H. R. 10544. An act to abolish the office of administrative assistant and disbursing officer in the Library of Congress and to reassign the duties thereof;

H. R. 10643. An act authorizing the Gulf Coast Properties (Inc.), its successors and assigns, to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge across Lake Champlain at or near Rouses Point, N. T.;

H. R. 13692. An act authorizing the Gulf Const Properties (Inc.), a Florida corporation, of Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla., its successors and assigns, to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge across the Lake Chaniplaiu at or near East .Allmrg, Vt.;

H. II. 11741. An act for the relief of Thomas Eflwin Huffman:

H. R. 11797. An net granting the consent of Congress to Columbus County, State of North Carolina, to construct, maintain, uml operate. :i free highway bridge across the Wuccainnw River at or near Reeves Ferry, Columbus County, N. C.;

H. R. 11808. An act to authorize an appropriation for the purchase of land at Selfridge Field. Mich.;

II. R. 11M09. An act to authorize an appropriation to complete the purchase of real estate in Hawaii;

H. R. 11902. An net granting the consent of Congress to the Arkansas Highway ComniisMioii to construct, maintain, and operate a free highway bridge across the Current River at or near Riggers, Ark.;

II. R. 12899. An act authorizing the erection for the sole use of the 1'an American Union of an office building on the square of laud lying between Eighteenth Street, C Street, and Virginia Avenue NW., in the cily of Washington, D. C.;

H. R. 13171. An act authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to accept a franchise from the government of the city of New York to change the routing of the pneumatic-tube service between the customhouse and the present appraisers' stores building, and for other purposes; and

H. J. Res. 200. Joint resolution to amend section 10 of the act entitled "An act to establish the upper Mississippi River wild life and fish refuge," approved June 7, 1924.

CALL OF THE KOIX

Mr. CURTI.S. Mr. President, I suggest the absence of a quorum.

The VICE PRESIDENT. The clork will call the roll.

The legislative clerk called the roll, and the following Senators answered to their names:

Ashui-Kt Fletcher King Schall

Bayard Frazler La toilette Sheppard

Hiugham George Locher Shipstead

Ulack Gerry MclxMn Shorlridge

Bla'.ne Glllett McNary Simmons

Blease Glass Mayfleld Smith

Borah Goflf Metcalf Sraoot

Brookhart (Jooding .Moses Stock

Broussard Gould Neely Stephens

Brace Given* Norbeck Swansou

Capper Hale Norrts Thomas

Caraway Harris Nye Tydings

Copeland Harrison Oddic Tyson

Couzcns Hawes Overman Vandenberg

Curtis Ilajden I'hipps Wagner

Cutting IleUin Tine Walsli, Mass.

Dale Ilowell 1'ittmnn Walsh. Mont.

r>cnecn Johnson Ransdcll Warren

Dill Jone» Keed, Mo. Waterman

Edge Kendrick need. Pa. Wntsou

Fega Keyes Sackett Wheeler

Mr. GERRY. I was requested to announce that the Senator from New Mexico [Mr. Bkatton] and the Senator from Kentucky [Mr. Barkley] are necessarily absent on business of the Senate, in attendance upon the committee appointed to Investigate presidential campaign expenditures.

The VICE PRESIDENT. Eighty-four Senators having answered to their names, a quorum is present.

MEMORIAL—TAX REDUCTION

Mr. DENEEN presented a memorial of the council of the city of Chicago, III., which was ordered to lie on the table and to be printed in the Record, as follows: A memorial to the Congress of the United States by the city of Chicago

in the matter of the amendment of subdivision (d) of section 110 of

the proposed revenue hill now pending before the Congress, H. R. 1.

entitled "An act to reduce and equalize taxation, provide revenue, and

for other purposes"

In this. Its memorial to the Congress of the United States, the city of Chicago represents that by an ordinance the city participates In the earnings of the city's street railway companies and transit lines operating in said city under and by virtue of the terms and conditions of said ordinance, the division of said proceeds or earnings as provided being 55 per cent thereof to the city, previous to which, however, there shall be deducted from revenues derived from such operation all taxes or other governmental charges of every description assessed or which may hereafter be assessed against the lessee (street railway and transit companies) In connection with or Incident to the operation of the railways before the city shall receive any rental or compensation for the rights leased or granted, or receive any payment or amortization on the public debt which represents the cost of constructing said railroads, or any division of net profits from operation of said railroads as aforesaid, and that these, prinr deductions are cumulative In their priority to the city's participation In profits or its realization of other rights, benefits, or Interests under the contracts aforesaid; and

The city of Chicago represents that the realization by the city of such, rights, profits, and Interests are minimized, decreased, and post

poned and a loss or burden thereby 1mpoH°d upon the city to the rxtc-ct that deductions are made by the operating comiianics, on account *f increased operating costs due to the imposition of Federal Income taxes, before the profits, rights, benefits, or Interests of the city can foe realized on the property owned by it. and that to such extent the taxes so imposed and paid by the- operating companies are In the last unalysipaid by the city out of tin- taxes levied by it upon Its citizens: and

The city of Chicago further represents that the city council Is nnw contemplating the adoption of another ordinance granting fraiKhiim to said street railway and transit companies, and also Is proposing the construction at an estimated cost of several hundred millions of dollars of subways and other means of transportation in said city; and also has in contemplation the acquisition of other transit lines or connecting roads necessary to the efliclr-ut operation of Its transit system, the cv^t of which Is to be paid out of public funds; and

The city of Chicago repn sents that its present street railway and transit system and the new system In contemplation of construction and operation will render it necessary or advisable for the city to enter intn contracts for the maintenance and operation of them, nnd that tbo methods of operation of such new railroads must be decided upon in tiit near future before such contracts are executed; and

It appearing to the city of Chicago that the proposed revenue Mil now pending before the Congress, H. K. 1. and entitled "An act to reduce and equalize taxation, provide revenue, and for other purposes.' provides, in subdivision (d) of section 110 thereof, that whenever * State, Territory, or any political subdivision of a State or Territory, prior to September 8, 1010. entered Into a contract for the acquisition construction, operation, or maintenance of a public utility, and by tbo terms of such contract the Federal tax on income is to be paid out of the proceeds from the operation of such public utility prior to any division of the proceeds between th<> person or corporation and the State, Territory, or political subdivision, that there shall be refunded to tt»' State, Territory, or political subdivision a proportional part of any Income tax collected from such public utility contractor to the extent that if. but for the Imposition of the tax imposed by this title, a part of such proceeds for 'he taxable year would accrue directly to or for the use of the elty; and

It further appearing that by and under the construction and inter pretation placed upon the corresponding similar subdivisions of the revenue acts of prior years by the governmental agencies the city of Chicago Is deprived, and will be deprived, of the benefits of a rebate of income taxes charged against the revenues derived from the operation of the railroads which are owix-d by the city, contrary to the true ioteul .and spirit of the revenue laws; and

The city of Chicago represents that It will be deprived of any and all benefit which, under any construction of the proposed revenue law. it would be entitled to arising under any contract entered into by it subsequent to September 8. 1910. the object of which contract is tne acquisition, construction, operation, or maintenance of a public utility; and

The city of Chicago being Informed that It has l>een proposed that subdivision (d) of section lit! of the proposed revenue bill now jiendin? I before the Congress. No. H. H. 1, and entitled "An act to reduce «uii equalize taxation, provide revenue, and for other purposes," be amended so as to make more specitic and certain that under such contractual relation, having tor its purpose the acquisition, construction, operation, or maintenance of a public utility, the amount of any Federal income tax paid by the lessee, grantee, or person operating a public utility under such contract or contracts, or certificates similar to the contracts of March lt». tills, aforesaid, shall, to the same extent as the amount, but for the imposition of such taxes, would have accrued directly to or for the use of. or inure to the benefit of, or increase the right, title, interest, or equity in such public utility of such municipality, be refunded to the city or shall not be levied, all of which is more particularly set forth in said proposed amendment, as follows:

"Whenever any Slate, Territory, or the District of Columbia, or any political subdivision of a State or Territory enters in good faith Into a contract with any person the object and purpose of which Is to acquire, construct, operate, or maintain n public utility—

"(1) If by the terms of such contract the tax imposed by this title is to be paid out of the proceeds from the operation of such public utility prior to any division of such proceeds between the person and the State, Territory, political subdivision, or the District of Columbia, and if but for the imposition of the tax Imposed by this title a part of such proceeds for the taxable year would accrue directly to or for the use of. or inure to the benefit of, or increase the right, title. Interest, or equity In such public utility of such State. Territory, political subdivision, or the District of Columbia, then a tux upon the net income from the operation of Mich public utility shall be levied, assessed, collected, and paid In the manner and at the rates prescribed in this title, but there shall be refunded to such State, Territory, political subdivision, or the LMstrirt of Columbia (under rules and regulations to be prescribed by the commissioner with the approval of the Secretary, un amount which bears the surne relation to the amount of the tax as the iunmint which (but for the imposition of the tax imposed by this title) would have accrued directly to or for the use of, or inure to the benefit of, or Increase the right, title, Interest, or equity In such public utility of sucb State, Territory, political subdivision, or the District of Columbia bears to the amount of the net Income from the operation of such public utility for such taxable year.

"(2) If by the terms of such contract no part of the proceeds from the operation of the public utility for the taxable year would, irrespective of the tax Imposed by this title, accrue directly to or for the use of, or Inure to the benefit of, or Increase the right, title, interest, or equity in such public utility of such State, Territory, political subdivision, or the District of Columbia, then the tax upon the net income of such person from the operation of such public utility shall be levied, assessed, collected, and paid in the manner and at the rutes prescribed in thin title.

"(3) If by the terms of such contract the acquisition, construction, operation, or maintenance of such public utility Is for or on behalf of a State, Territory, political subdivision, or the District of Columbia, or the effect of such contract is to enable the State, Territory, political subdivision, or the District of Columbia to acquire a right, title, Interest, or equity in such public utility, no tax shall be levied under the provisions of this title upon the income derived from the acquisition, construction, operation, or maintenance of sucb public utility, so far as the payment thereof will impose a loss or burden upon or decrease or postpone such right, title, interest, or equity of such State, Territory, political subdivision, or tbe District of Columbia."

Whereas the city council of the city of Chicago is advised and Is of the opinion that the foregoing proposed amendment will be beneficial to the interests of the city of Chicago under the said contracts of March 19, 1913, and under contracts which may be entered into by it subsequent thereto for the acquisition, construction, operation, or maintenance of sucb public utilities, and under any plan of consolidation or unification as Is now being considered by its committee on local transportation:

Resolved, That the city council of the city of Chicago does hereby approve the proposed amendment aforesaid, and that it docs hereby urge upon the Congress the passage of sucb amendment; further

Resolved, That tbe city clerk be, and Is hereby, authorized and directed to transmit to each of the United States Senators for tbe State of Illinois and to each Member of the House of Representatives from the State of Illinois a certified copy of this resolution. State Op Illinois Cuvnty of Cook, ««:

I, Patrick Sheridan Smith, city clerk of the city of Chicago, do hereby certify that tbe above and foregoing is a true and correct copy of the certain resolution unanimously adopted by the city council of tbe city of Chicago at a regular meeting held Tuesday, May 1, 1028.

Witness my hand and the corporate seal of the said city of Chicago this 3d day of May, 1U28.

[seal.] Patrick Sheridan Smith,

City Clerk.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

Mr. LA FOLLETTE, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, to which was referred the bill (H. R. 4!>1) authorizing the attorney general of the State of California to bring suit in the Court of Claims ou behalf of the Indians of California, reported it without amendment.

Mr. SWANSON, from the Committee on Nitval Affairs, to which were referred the following bills, reported them each without amendment and submitted reports thereon:

A bill (H. R. 6195) granting six months' pay to Constance D. L.athrop (Kept. No. 1078) ; and

A bill (H. R. 7142) for the relief of Frank E. Kidgely, deceased (Kept. No. 1079).

Mr. TYDINGS, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, to which was referred the bill (S. 4402) authorizing the Secretary of the Navy (o assign to the Chief of Naval Operations the public quarters originally constructed for the Superintendent of the Naval Observatory in the District of Columbia, reported it without amendment and submitted a report (No. 1(180) thereon.

Mr. BLACK, from the Committee on Claims, to which was referred the bill (S. 1618) for the relief of Margaret W. Pearson and John R. Pearson, her husband, reported it with an amendment and submitted a report (No. 1081) thereon.

Mr. NYE, from the Committee on Public Lands and Surveys, to which was referred the bill (H. R. 11852) providing for the confirmation of grant of lands formerly the United States barracks at Baton Rouge, La., to the board of supervisors of the Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, reported it without amendment and submitted a report (No. 1082) thereon.

Mr. WALSH of Massachusetts, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, vo which was referred the bill (S. 3327) for the relief of Robert B. Murphy, reported it without amendment and submitted a report (No. 1083) thereon.

He also, from the same committee, to which was referred the bill (H. R. 5897) for the relief of Mary McCormick, reported

It with an amendment and submitted a report (No. 1084) thereon.

Mr. DALE, from the Committee on Commerce, to which were referred the following bills, reported them severally with amendments and submitted reports thereon:

A bill (S. 4229) to extend the time for completing the construction of a bridge across the Mississippi River near and above the city of New Orleans, La. (Rept. No. 1085);

A bill (S. 4288) authorizing the State Highway Commission, Commonwealth of Kentucky, to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge across the South Fork of the Cumberland River at Burnside, Pulaski County, Ky. (Rept. No. 1086) ; and

A bill (S. 4294) authorizing the State Highway Commission, Commonwealth of Kentucky, to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge across the North Fork of the Cumberland River at Burnside, Pulaski County, Ky. (Rept. No. 1087).

Mr. COPELAND, from the Committee on Commerce, to which was referred the bill (H. R. 13032) to amend the act of February 8, 1895, entitled "An act to regulate navigation on the Great Lakes and their connecting and tributary waters," reported it without amendment.

Mr. VANDENBERG, from the Committee on Commerce, to which was referred the bill (H. R, 13037) to amend section 1, rule 2, rule 3, subdivision (e), and rule 9 of an act to regulate navigation on the Great Lakes and their connecting and tributary waters, enacted February 8, 1895 (ch. 64, 28 Stat L. sec. 645), reported it without amendment.

BELL OF THE OLD CRUISER "MINNEAPOLIS"

Mr. SCHALL. I ask unanimous consent to submit a report from the Committee on Naval Affairs. I am directed by that committee to report back favorably, without amendment, the bill (S. 2289) authorizing the Secretary of the Navy, in his discretion, to deliver to the custody of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, Department of Minnesota, the bell formerly on the old cruiser Minneapolis, and I submit a report (No. 1088) thereon. The veterans there have had the use of the bell since 1922, and I ask unanimous consent for the present consideration of the bill.

Mr. SMOOT. I have no objection, if it does not lead to any discussion, but if it does I shall have to object

Mr. SCHALL. It will lead to no discussion.

By unanimous consent, the Senate, as in Committee of the Whole, proceeded to consider the bill, and it was read, as follows:

Be it cnacteil, That tbe Secretary of the Navy is authorized, in his discretion, to deliver to the custody of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, Department of Minnesota, the bell formerly on the old cruiser Minneapolis: Provided, That no expense shall be Incurred by the United States for the delivery of such bell.

The bill was reported to the Senate without amendment, ordered to be engrossed for a third reading, read the third time, and passed.

FEDERAL POINT LIGHTHOUSE RESERVATION, N. C.

Mr. SIMMONS. From the Committee on Commerce I report back, without amendment, the bill (S. 4302) to authorize the Secretary of Commerce to convey the Federal Point Lighthouse Reservation, N. C., to the city of Wilmington, N. C., as a memorial to commemorate the Battle of Fort Fisher, and I submit a report (No. 1089) thereon. I ask unanimous consent for the immediate consideration of the bill.

Mr. SMOOT. It is a favorable report?

Mr. SIMMONS. It is reported favorably.

There being no objection, the Senate, as in Committee of the Whole, proceeded to consider the bill, and it was read, as follows:

Be it enacted, etc.. That the Secretary of Commerce is authorized to convey tbe Federal Point Lighthouse Reservation, N. C., to the city of Wilmington, N. C., for improvement and maintenance as a memorial to commemorate the Battle of Fort Fisher. The property to be transferred under this act was conveyed to the United States by deed of April 7, 1817, from Charles B. Cause, registered in the records of New Hanover County In Book P. page 30.">, and Is described therein as "a certain piece or parcel of land situate, lying, and being in the State of North Carolina and county of New Hanover on Federal Point near the new Inlet of Cape Fear Hiver, whereon the beacon erected by the United States now stands, to contain 1 square acre of land, the beacon being the center of said square acre," together with "the use and privilege of the most convenient and usual landing place on said point from the river and from said landing place free egress and regress over the said point of land."

Sue. 2. In the event the city of Wilmington should fail to improve or to maintain the said property in the manner contemplated by this act the Secretary of Commerce may at any time by letter addressed

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