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COMMITTEE HEARINGS

Mr. TILSON submitted the following tentative list of com mittee hearings scheduled for Monday, May 14, 1928, as reported to the floor leader by clerks of the several committees:

COMMITTEE ON AGBICUI/TORE

(10 a. in.)

To authorize the establishment of the northwest Louisiana game and fish preserve (H. R. 12735).

COMMITTEE ON NAVAL AFFAIRS

(10.30 a. m.)

To authorize the Secretary of the Navy to procede with the construction of certain public works (H. R. 13319).

COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS

(10.30 a. m.)

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

To provide for the reorganization of the Department of State (H. R. 13170).

EXECUTIVE COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. Under clause 2 of Rule XXIV, executive communications were taken from the Speaker's table and referred as follows:

504. A communication from the President of the United States, transmitting records of judgments rendered against the Government by the Uniled States district courts, under the provisions of the act of March 3. 1887 (24 Stat. 505), as amended by section 297 of the act of March 3, 1911 (36 Stat. 1168) (H. Doc. No. 27!)): to the Committee on Appropriations and ordered to be printed.

505. A communication from the President of the United States, transmitting list of judgments rendered by the Court of Claims, which have been submitted by the Attorney General through the Secretary of the Treasury and require an appropriation for their payment (H. Doc. No. 280) ; to the Committee on Appropriations and ordered to be printed.

506. A communication from the President of the United States, transmitting records of judgments rendered against the Government by the United States district courts in special cases (H. Doc. No. 281) ; to the Committee on Appropriations and ordered to be printed.

507. A communication from the President of the United States, transmitting records of judgments rendered against the Government by the United States district courts under the provisions of the act of August 10, 1917 (H. Doc. No. 282) ; to the Committee on Appropriations and ordered to be printed.

508. A communication from the President of the United States transmitting records of judgment rendered against the Government by the United States district courts under the public vessels act (II. Doc. 283); to the Committee on Appropriations and ordered to be printed.

509. A communication from the President of the United States, transmitting records of judgments rendered against the Government by the United States District Court for the Northern District of California (H. Doc. No. 284) ; to the Committee on Appropriations and ordered to be printed.

510. A communication from the President of the United States, transmitting supplemental estimate of appropriation for the Department of Labor, Bureau of Immigration, for the fiscal year 1928, amounting to $50,000 (H. Doc. No. 285); to the Committee on Appropriations and ordered to be printed.

511. A communication from the President of the United States, transmitting supplemental estimates of appropriations under the legislative establishment, United States Senate, for the fiscal year 1928, in the sum of $45,000 (H. Doc. No. 286); to the Committee on Appropriations and ordered to be printed.

512. A communication from the President of the United States, transmitting supplemental estimate of appropriation under the legislative establishment, House of Representatives, for the fiscal year 1928, in the sum of $15,000 (H. Doc. No. 287); to the Committee on Appropriations and ordered to be printed.

513. A communication from the President of the United States, transmitting supplemental estimate of appropriation for the Navy Department for the fiscal year 1928, in the sum of .$85,833.45, for the relief of contractors, claims of whom have been considered and adjusted by the Secretary of the Navy (II. Doc. No. 288) ; to the Committee on Appropriations and ordered to be printed.

514. A communication from the President of the United States, transmitting schedules of claims amounting to $1.492.104.78, allowed by various divisions of the General Accounting Office, as covered by certificates of settlement (II. Doc. No.

289); to the Committee on Appropriations and ordered to be printed.

515. A communication from the President of the United States, transmitting, pursuant to the provisions of section 2 of the act of July 7, 1884 (23 Stat. 254), a schedule covering certain claims allowed by the General Accounting Office (H. Doc. No. 290) ; to the Committee on Appropriations and ordered to be printed.

516. A letter from the Comptroller General of the United States, transmitting report and recommendation to the Congress concerning the claim of the Baltimore branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond; to the Committee on Claims.

517. A communication from the President of the United States, transmitting supplemental estimate of appropriation amounting to $200,000 for the Department of Agriculture for the fiscal year 1928, to remain available until June 30, 1929. for establishing and maintaining at Bear River Bay, Utah, a migratory bird refuge (H. Doc. No. 291); to the Committee on Appropriations and ordered to be printed.

518. A communication from the President of the United States, transmitting supplemental estimates of appropriations for the Department of the Interior for the fiscal year 1928. $322.640; and for the fiscal year 1929, $70.000, amounting to $392,640; proposed authorization for expenditure of $100.000 of Indian tribal funds, together with drafts of proposed legislation affecting existing appropriations (H. Doc. No. 292): to the Committee on Appropriations and ordered to be printed.

519. A communication from the President of the United States, transmitting supplemental estimate of appropriations for the Navy Department for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1924, and 1925, respectively, amounting in all to $7.592.55 (H. Doc. No. 293) ; to the Committee on Appropriations and ordered to be printed.

520. A communication from the President of the United States, transmitting supplemental estimate of appropriation for the Federal Radio Commission for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1929, amounting to $134,400 (H. Doc. No. 294): to the Committee on Appropriations and ordered to be printed.

521. A communication from the President of the United States, transmitting deficiency estimates of appropriations for the Department of Justice for the fiscal year 1926 and prior years amounting to $21,192.49, and supplemental estimates of appropriations for the fiscal year 1928, amounting to $344.030; total, $365.222.49: also drafts of proposed legislation affecting existing appropriations (H. Doc. No. 295); to tlie Committee on Appropriations and ordered to be printed.

522. A communication from the President of the United States, transmitting estimates of appropriations submitted by the several executive departments to pay claims for damages to privately owned property and damages by collision with naval vessel in the sum of $1,149.21 (H. Doc. No. 296) ; to the Committee on Appropriations and ordered to be printed.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES ON PUBLIC BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

Under clause 2 of Rule XIII,

Mr. UNDERBILL: Committee on Claims. H. R. 578O. A bill to provide for the further carrying out of the award of the National War Labor Board, of July 31, 1918, in favor of certain employees of the Bethlehem Steel Co., Bethlehem. Pji.; with amendment (Rt'pt. No. 1621). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

Mr. SINNOTT: Committee on the Public Lands. H. R. 0770. A bill authorizing the construction of a road in the Umpqua National Forest between Steamboat Bridge and Black Cainas in Douglas County, Oreg.; with amendment (Rept. No. 1622). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

Mr. SINNOTT: Committee on the Public Lands. S. 3162. An act to authorize the improvement of the Oregon Caves in the Siskiyou National Forest, Oreg.; with amendment (Rept. No. 1623). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

Mr. GRAHAM: Committee on the Judiciary. II. R. 9O55. A bill to detach Hardcman County from the Fort Worth division of the northern judicial district of the State of Texas, and attach the same to the Wichita Falls division of said district; without amendment (Rept. No. 1624). Referred to the House Calendar.

Mr. GRAHAM: Committee on the Judiciary. H. R. 12036. A bill to amend section 71 of the Judicial Code, as amended by Public, No. 21, Seventieth Congress, approved February 7, 1928; with amendment (Rept. No. 1625). Referred to the House Calendar.

Mr. GRAHAM: Committee on the Judiciary. H. R. 12351. A bill amending section 72 of the Judicial Code, as amended (U. S. C., title 28, sec. 145), by changing the boundaries of the divisions of the southern district of California and terms of court for each division; with amendment (Kept. No. 1626). Referred to the House Calendar.

Mr. HILL of Alabama: Committee on Military Affairs. H. R, 11T383. A bill to create the reserve division of the War Department, and for other purposes; with amendment (Kept. No. 1631). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

Mr. FOSS: Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads. H. R. 12898. A bill to extend the collect-on-delivery service and limits of indemnity to sealed domestic mail on which the firstclass rate of postage Is paid; without amendment (Rept. No. 1G32). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

Mr. SANDERS of New York: Commitec on the Post Office and Post Roads. H. R. 13114. A bill to amend section 197 of the Criminal Code (sec. 320, title 18, TJ. S. C.) : with amendment (Rept. No. 1033). Referred to the House Calendar.

Mr. SMITH: Committee on Irrigation and Reclamation. H. J. lies. 298. A joint resolution providing for the delivery of water on the Okanogan Irrigation project, Washington, during the season of 1928; without amendment (Rept. No. 1637). Referred to the House Calendar.

Mr. BRITTEN: Committee on Naval Affairs. H. R. 13682. A bill to provide ammunition storage facilities for the Navy; without amendment (Rept. No. 1638). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

Mr. LEAVITT: Committee on Indian Affairs. 8. 1191. An act to amend an act of March 3, 1885, entitled "An act proTiding for allotment of lands in severalty to the Indians residing upon the Umatilla Reservation, in the State of Oregon, and granting patents therefor, and for other purposes"; with amendment (Rept. No. 1639). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

Mr. LEAVITT: Committee on Indian Affairs. S. 3779. An act to authorize the construction of a telephone line from Flagstaff to Kayenta on the Western Navujo Indian Reservation, Ariz.; without amendment (Rept. No. 1640). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

Mr. SNELL: Committee on Rules. H. Res. 196. A resolution providing for the consideration of H. R. 7729, a bill to divest goods, wares, and merchandise manufactured, produced, or ruined by convicts or prisoners of their interstate character In certain cases; without amendment (Rept. No. 1644). Referred to the House Calendar.

Mr. SNELL: Committee on Rules. H. Res. 197. A resolution providing for the consideration of H. R. 13143, a bill to adjust the compensation of certain employees In tie customs service; without amendment (Rept. No. 1645). Referred to the House Calendar.

Mr. SNELL: Committee on Rules. H. Res. 198. A resolution providing for the consideration of H. R. 13512, a bill to amend the act entitled "An act to create the Inland Waterways Corporation for the purpose of carrying out the mandate and purpose of Congress as expressed in sections 201 and 500 of the transportation act, and for other purposes," approved June 3, 1924; without amendment (Rept. No. 1646). Referred to the House Calendar.

Mr. SNELL: Committee on Rules. H. Res. 199. A resolution providing for the consideration of S. 2370, an act to amend section 24 of the immigration act of 1917; without amendment (Rept. No. 1647). Referred to the House Calendar.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES ON PRIVATE BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

Under clause 2 of Rule XIII,

Mrs. LANGLEY: Committee on Claims. H. R. 9737. A bill for the relief of Herman C. Davis; with amendment (Rept. No. 1627). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House.

Mr. UNDERBILL: Committee on Claims. H. R. 10178. A bill for the relief of the H. J. Heinz Co., Atlantic City, N. J.; with amendment (Rept. No. 1628). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House.

Mr. UNDERBILL: Committee on Claims. S. 444. An act for the relief of H. C. Magoon: without amendment (Rept. No. 1B29). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House.

Mr. COCHRAN of Pennsylvania: Committee on Claims. S. 1297. A bill to extend the benefits of the United States employees' compensation act of September 7, 1916, to Alice E. Moore; with amendment (Rept. No. 1630). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House.

Mr. McSWAIN: Committee on Military Affairs. H. R. 4683. A bill for the relief of Fred Andler, jr.; with amendment (Rept. No. 1634). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House.

Mr. HILL of Alabama: Committee on Military Affairs. H. R. 13048. A bill for the relief of James Aloysius Mauley; with amendment (Rept. No. 1635). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House.

Mr. CELLER: Committee on Claims. S. 1981. An act for the relief of the owner of dry clock A7o. G; without amendment (Rept. No. 1636). Referred rojhe Committee of the Whole House.

Mr. VINSON of Georgia: Committee on Naval Affairs. H. R. 1993. An act to correct the naval record of William E. Adams; with amendment (Rept. No. 1641). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House.

Mr. UNDERBILL: Committee on Claims. H. R. 10624. A bill for the relief of William J. Casey; with amendment (Rept. No. 1642). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House.

Mr. IRWIX: Committee on Claims. S. 433. An act for the relief of Harry C. Bradley; with amendment (Rept. No. 1643). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House.

CHANGE OF REFERENCE

Under clause 2 of Rule XXII, committees were discharged from the consideration of the following joint resolutions, which were referred as follows:

A joint resolution (H. J. Res. 115) authorizing the Postmaster General to make a just and equitable compensation for the past use in the Postal Service of a certain invention and device for the postmarking of mail packages and for the more permanent cancellation of postage stamps during the time the said device was in use by the Post Office Department, not exceeding or going beyond the life of the letters patent thereon; Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads discharged, and referred to the Committee on Claims.

A joint resolution (B. J. Res. 270) authorizing and directIng the Postmaster General to investigate the facts regarding the use in the Postal Service of a certain invention, device, or instrument for the post marking of mail packages and for the cancellation of postage stamps, and to report on such use during the life of the letters patent thereon; Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads discharged, and referred to the Committee on Claims.

PUBLIC BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

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

By Mr. WILSON of Louisiana: A bill (H. R. 13705) authorizing H. M. Wheeler, his heirs, legal representatives, and assigns, to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge across the Ouachitu River at or near Harrisonburg, La.; to the Committee on. Interstate and Foreign Commerce.

By Mr. THATCBER: A bill (H. R. 13706) to provide for the construction of the Panama Canal memorial; to the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce.

By Mr. BRIGBAM: A bill (II. R. 13707) authorizing Elisha N. Goodsell, his heirs, legal representatives, and assigns, to construct, operate, and maintain a bridge across Lake Chumplain at or near Rouses Point, N. Y., and a point at or near Alburg, Vt.; to the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce.

By Mr. CBINDBLOM: A bill (B. R. 1370S) to authorize the Secretary of Commerce to dispose of certain lighthouse reservation and to acquire certain land for lighthouse purposes; to the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce.

By Mr. FOSS: A bill (H. R. 13709) to amend the first paragraph, and that portion of paragraph 4 as far as the first colon, of .section 2 of the act entitled "An act reclassifyiug 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; to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

By Mr. LAGUARDIA: A bill (B. R. 13710) regulating the appointment of masters, receivers, and referees in the United States courts; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. LEAVITT: A bill (B. R. 13711) to amend section 4 of an act entitled "An act to extend the period of restrictions in lands of certain members of the Five Civilized Tribes, and for other purposes "; to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

By Mr. McLEOD: A bill (H. R. 13712) to apportion the electors in the election of President and Vice President, and to enforce the provisions of Article II, section 1, clause 2 of the Constitution of the United States; to the Committee on Election of President, Vice President, and Representatives in Congress.

By Mr. MAXLOVE: A bill (H. R. 13713) to increase the membership of the Tariff Commission, to increase the salaries of the commissioners, and to make more flexible the operations under section 315 of the tariff act of 1922; to the Committee on Ways and Means.

By Mr. SABATH: A bill (H. R. 13714) relating to records of arrival of certain immigrants, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Immigration and Naturalization.

By Mr. THATCHER: A bill (H. R. 13715) to amend section 116 and 118 of the Judicial Code, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. McDUPFIE: A bill (H. R. 13710) authorizing the erection of a monument to commemorate the Battle of Burnt Corn, the first battle of the Creek War, near Burnt Corn, Ala.; to the Committee on the Library.

Also, a bill (H. R. 13717) authorizing the purchase of certain lauds near Citronelle, Ala., to be preserved as a site for the construction of a hospital for the treatment and care of certain disabled ex-service men, and for the erection of a monument commemorating the surrender of the last unit of the Confederate Army; to the Committee on the Library.

By Mr. SMITH: A bill (II. R. 13718) authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to employ engineers and economists for consultation purposes on important reclamation work; to the Committee on Irrigation and Reclamation.

By Mr. CELLEIt: Resolution (II. Res. 200) regarding the retirement of the President after his second term; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. TILSON: Resolution (II. Res. 201) providing for the printing as a House document of the platforms of the Republican and Democratic Parties, respectively, to be adopted at their conventions in 1928; to the Committee on Printing.

By Mr. MEAD: Resolution (H. Res. 202) providing that a committee of live Members of the House of Representatives be appointed to investigate the shooting of Jacob D. Hanson and to report their findings together with their recommendation to the House; to the Committee on Rules.

By Mr. HUGHES: Resolution (H. Res. 203) for the consideration of II. It. 10958, to amend the definition of oleomargarine contained in the act entitled "An act defining butter; also imposing a tax upon and regulating the manufacture, sale, importation, and exportation of oleomargarine," approved August 2, 1880, as amended; to the Committee on Rules.

PRIVATE BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

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

By Mr. ACKEHMAN: A bill (H. R. 13719) for the relief of Margaret W. Pearson and John R. Pearson, her husband; to the Committee on Claims.

By Mr. BARHOUR: A bill (H. R. 13720) granting an increase of pension to Annie M. Lovell; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. BERGER: A bill (H. R. 13721) for the relief of Edwin

I. Chutcuff; to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

By Mr. BYRNS: A bill (II. R. 13722) to authorize the President to present the distinguished flying cross to Lieuts. Lowell

II. Smith, Leslie P. Arnold, E. II. Nelson, and John Harding, jr.; to the Committee on Military Affairs.

By Mr. CHAIL: A bill (H. R. 13723) granting a pension to Annie B. King and her helpless and dependent daughter, Jean King; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. W. T. KIT/GERALD: A bill (II. R. 13724) granting « pension to Jessie Hoyt; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. HOCII: A bill (H. R. 13725) granting an increase of pension to Christena Satterfield; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. HUGHES: A bill (H. R. 13720) granting an increase of pension to Elizabeth T. Taylor; to Hie Committee on Invalid Pensions.

Also, a bill (II. R. 13727) granting an increase of pension to Sarah Adkins: to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

Also, a bill (II. R. 13728) granting an Increase of pension to Nancy J. Darling; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

Also, a bill (II. R. 13729) granting an increase of pension to Rebecca Bishop; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

Also, a bill (II. It. 13730) granting an increase of pension to Geneva Stover; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

Also, a bill (H. H. 13731) granting a pension to Mary C. Creuieans; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

Also, a bill (II. R. 13732) for the relief of John M. Moore; to the Committee mi Military Affairs.

By Mr. HUDSPETH: A bill (H. R. 13733) granting a pension to Joseph V. Flke; to the Committee on Pensions.

Also, a bill (H. R. 13734) for the relief of James McGourty; to the Committee on Claims.

By Mr. LO/IER: A bill (II. R. 13735) granting an increase of pension to Kisiah J. Hunefelt; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. MURPHY: A bill (H. R. 13736) granting a pension to Rosa B. Sweetsir; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. RUBEY: A bill (H. R. 13737) for the relief of Deimia W. Scott: to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Also, a bill (H. R. 13738) granting a pension to Georgia Cavinus; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. STALKER: A bill (II. R. 13739) granting a pension to Anna Green; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. STRONG of Pennsylvania: A bill (H. R. 13740) granting a pension to Anna L. Depp; to the Committee ou Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. VINSON of Georgia: A bill (H. R. 13741) for the relief of the leader of the United States Navy Band and the leader of the United States Marine Corps Band, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Xaval Affairs.

PETITIONS, ETC.

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

7581. By Mr. BOWLES: Resolution of Springfield (Mass.) branch of the Railway Mail Association, in support of an increase in the annuity to civil-service employees; to the Committee on the Civil Service.

7582. By Mr. CHAIL: Petition of G. H. Hecke. of Sacramento, Calif., requesting change of agriculture census to November 1; to the Committee on the Census.

7583. By Mr. GREGORY: Petition of Mrs. Sarah M. Wooslev and other citizens of Kentucky, urging the passage of pension bill for the relief of veterans and widows of veterans of the Civil War; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

7584. By Mr. JAMES: Petition of the Lodge Nordstjernan No. 101, Vsa Order of America, protesting against the new quota in our Federal immigration law; to the Committee on Immigration and Naturalization.

7585. By Mr. KINDHED: Resolution of the Chamber of Commerce of the State of New York, opposing enactment into law of the Swing-Johnson bill (S. 592. H. R. 5573) or similar measures which shall commit the Government to the operation of hydroelectric plants and other business projects usually conducted by private enterprises; to the Committee on Irrigation and Reclamation.

7580. Also, resolution by the Chamber of Commerce of the State of Now York, approving in general the purposes of Senate bill 744, as amended by the House Committee on the Merchant Marine and Fisheries, but strongly indorsing the recommendations suggested by the committee on the harbor and shipping, believing such modifications would greatly promote the purposes of (his measure in developing the American merchant marine; to the Committee on the Merchant Marine and Fisheries.

7587. Also, resolution of the Chamber of Commerce of the State of New York, indorsing and commending the policy being followed by the President to limit the cost of flood control to reasonable and definite amounts: and to require the States anil other local authorities to supply all land and assume all pecuniary responsibility fur damages that may result from th" execution of the project; to the Committee on Flood Control.

7588. Also.' resolution of the Chamber of Commerce of the State of New York, opposing enactment into law of the Norris bill (S. 3151) or similar legislation designed lo limit the jurisdiction and powers of the Federal courts; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

7589. By Mr. O'COXNELL: Petition of the Dairymen's League Cooperative Association (Inc.), New York, with reference to the agricultural census; to the Committee oil the Census.

7590. Also, petition of the Lawyers Trust Co.. New York City, opposing the passage of the Muscle Shoals bill; to the Committee on Military Affairs.

7.191. By Mr. SELVIG: Petition of the Men's Club of the First Lutheran Church. Detroit Lakes, Minn., George Blake, president, and A. O. Hageu, secretary, unanimously favoring the passage of the universal draft bill; to the Committee on Military Affairs.

7592. Also, petition of Alvarado Auxiliary, American Legion Post No. 35, Alvarado, Minn., Mrs. J. W. Sands, secretary, urging the enactment of the universal draft bill; to the Committee on Military Affairs.

7593. Also, petition of Alvarado, Minn.. Woman's Club. Mrs. Henry Backstrom, secretary, urging the passage of the CapperJohnson universal draft bill; to the Committee on Military Affairs.

7594. By Mr. WINTER: Resolution from Alex Hamilton, president, Casper Trades and Labor Assembly. Casper, Wyo.; to the Committee on Immigration and Naturalization.

7595. Also, resolution re House bill 9956, from Z. H. Pelton, president. Casper Rotary Club, Casper, Wyo.; to the Committee on Irrigation and Reclamation.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Sunday, May 13,1928

The House met »t 12 o'clock noon and was called to order by Mr. Aswetx, Shaker pro tempore.

Dr. Frank W. Collier, of the American University, offered the following prayer:

Almighty God, our Heavenly Father, in Thy tender mercy help us to find comfort and strength in Thee in the hour when our loved ones depart from this life, leaving us desolate. Death seems so ruthless, giving no heed to our suffering hearts; and so we look upon it as an enemy, the last enemy we have to face, terrible in its mien. But help us, Merciful Father, to be mindful of the fact that we see death only from the side of our present experience and that there is another side, the side beyond the tomb. It is because of the veil that shuts from us the view of the other life that we mourn. Help us to pierce the veil with the eye of faith and thus get the glorious vision of the larger life of which death is but the gate.

Thou knowest our frame; Thou rememberest that we are dust. So we pray that those who were bound to our brother by the ties of blood may realize that the Everlasting Arms are beneath them and that their dead are safe in the hands of the Eternal God who is their dwelling place. May they be comforted with Thy great truth.

Bless, our Heavenly Father, these coworkers in the public service of our departed brother, who have come here at this hour to render their homage to his memory. We thank Thee for these public servants who, like our brother, in serving their country are rendering service to us all. Help us to appreciate their service. And help us all so to live that when our summons comes we may hear the blessed words of our Lord Jesus Christ, "Well done, good and faithful servant, enter thou into the joy of thy Lord." In His name we pray. Amen.

The SPEAKER pro tempore. Without objection, the reading of the Journal will be deferred until to-morrow. There was no objection.

MEMORIAL EXERCISES ON HON. LADISLAS LAZARO

The SPEAKER pro tempore. The Clerk will report the special order.

The Clerk read as follows:

Ordered, That Sunday, May 13, 1928, at 12 o'clock m., be set apart for memorial exercises In commemoration of the life, services, and character of the late Hon. Ladislas Lazaro, former Representative from the seventh district of Louisiana.

Mr. WILSON of Louisiana. Mr. Speaker, I offer the following resolutions: The Clerk read as follows:

House Resolution 204

Resolvcdf That the business of the House be now suspended, that opportunity may be siven for tribute to the memory of Hon. Ladislas Lazaro, late a Member of this House from the State of Louisiana.

Rctolfcd, That as a particular mark of respect to the memory of the deceased, and in recognition of his distinguished public career, the House, at the conclusion of these exercises, shall stand adjourned.

Kesolvcd, That the Clerk communicate these resolutions to the Senate.

Kftolvcd, That the Clerk send a copy of these resolutions to the family of the deceased.

The resolutions were agreed to.

Mr. DE ROl'EN. Mr. Speaker, we assemble to-day to evidence our respect for, and pay tribute to, one who served with distinction to himself and honor to his State.

When those we love are snatched away,

By death's relentless hand,
Our hearts the mournful tribute pay.
That friendship must demand.

On March 30, 1927, Dr. Ladislas Lazaro, a Member of Congress from the seventh congressional district of Louisiana, died. He was born June 5, 1872, on the old Laznro plantation near Ville Platte. He was the only child of Alcxandre Lazaro and Marie Deni*e Ortego. His father died when he was only a \ few years old. at which time his mother moved to Ville Platte, La. He was born into that stratum of life, which elsewhere is

called the middle class, but which in this country is so universal as to make of other classes a negligible quantity. He was neither very rich nor poor, neither proud nor humble; he knew no hunger that he was not sure of satisfying and of no luxury which enervates mind or body. His parents were sober, God-fearing, intelligent, and upright, without pretension and without humility. He grew up in a company of boys like himself—wholesome, honest, and self-respecting. They looked down on no one, and they never ft-lt it possible for anyone to look down on them. Their houses were homes of probity, piety, and patriotism. They learned in the admirable readers of 50 years ago the lessons of the heroic and splendid lives that have come down through the ages. They read in their weekly newspapers the story of the world's progress, in which they were eager to take part, and of the sins and wrongs of civilization against which they were eager to battle. It was a serious and thoughtful time, and the boys of that day felt dimly but deeply that days of keen struggle and high achievements were before them, tinder such influences and 'midst such environments Dr. Ladislas Lazaro was reared and educated.

Dr. Ladislas Lazaro was educated in the private and public schools of Imperial St. Landry Parish, and he attended Holy Cross College at New Orleans, La. He was graduated in medicine in 1894, and followed his chosen profession, in which he was benevolent, charitable, and conscientious. He was a member and president of the St. Landry School Board for four years. He was elected to the Louisiana State Senate in 1908 and 1912. both times without opposition. Then he was elected to the Sixty-third, Sixty-fourth, and Sixty-fifth Congresses and reelected to the Sixty-sixth, Sixty-seventh, Sixty-eighth, Sixtyninth, and Seventieth Congresses without opposition.

A man possessing the qualities with which nature had endowed Ladislas Lazaro invariably peeks political activities as naturally as a growing plant seeks light and air. He was endowed with a wholesome ambition, a rare power of making and holding friends, a faith which may be called religious in his country and institution, and flowing from this a sincere belief that a man could do no nobler work than to serve his State and country. He had a divine gift of sympathy which made all men his friends. He was very faithful and punctual in little things and attended to the most minute details of his office as well as the major problems with promptness and precision. These were the elements in his noble character which drew him irresistibly into public life and kept him there.

It touches my heart deeply to speak of the life of so dear a friend and chum as was Ladislas Lazaro. His years were not many, but they were years of happy childhood; years of studious and ambitious young manhood; years of delil>erate, conscientious, matured manhood; years of happiness, gratitude, unselfishness, and loyalty to his friends and family; and years of consecreated devotion to his duty and hLs constituents. Well do I remember his boyhood days when he and I attended the little school in Ville Platte, our games of marbles and baseball, our pets, our friends, and lessons. As we grew up together we ever remained the best and truest of friends, and I noticed more and more his tender sweetness, and his overwhelming and everincreasing love for his mother and family. Ho was a devoted son and the idol of his mother's heart, and regardless of howbusy he was, he always found time to write her and visit her regularly at the old home plantation. He was a faithful husband, a loving father, and those who knew him intimately knew how proud he was of his family and how he was completely wrapped up in their future and well-being. He was an exemplary citizen and an active, honest, and upright public servant.

1 weep, Ladislas Lazaro is no more, but
Thou hast taken thy lamp and gone to bed;
I stay a little longer, an one stays
To cover up the embers that still burn.

Mr. WILSON, of Louisiana. Mr. Speaker, our dec-eased colleague Hon. Ladislas Lazaro was a native Louisianian. The place of his birth is near Ville Platte, now in the parish of Evangeline, formerly a portion of the parish of St. Landry, and there also is his last resting place.

He was educated in public and private schools in St. Landry Parish and at St. Isadora's College in the city of New Orleans. He thon completed his medical course and selected the practice of medicine as his chosen profession.

As a physician he was successful in an unusual degree and was among the leaders in his.State in that profession, which is second to none in usefulness and service.

In his long record of public service he still maintained an intense interest in aiid kept in touch with the progress of the medical profession. With all the honors that came to him he was still proud to be known and termed "Doctor Lazaro."

In every walk of life, in every calling, and in every home, whether a palace or an humble cottage, the doctor is an important personality. To him is intrusted the most important phases of life; his advice and counsel are controlling in respect to those things that determine the most vital issues of life. As has been well said:

Real physicians are daily forced to confront problems, and the right solution of them tends toward their best and noblest qualities.

When we think of the countless deeds of kindness and mercy that the real doctors do, in all their years, unselfishly In the name of charity—sweet charity; we ponder these things in our heart, If in a hettcr world than this thrre is a crown of a little more Jewels than others, it surely in In keeping for the faithful doctor's fcrow.

Congressman Lazaro as a citizen was devoted to every movement for the upbuilding of his parish and State. He took an active interest in public education. lie served as president of the School Board of St. Landry Parish and was an important factor in advancing the cause of public education there. As a member of the State Senate of Louisiana he also rendered signal service in that movement that has made the public-school system of Louisiana one of the most effective and advanced among the Southern States.

As a public servant he was diligent and constructive. He was a man of great industry and took unusual pains to know definitely the details of all the legislative measures upon which he was called to pass judgment. Few men in Congress were so well posted in this respect, and for this reason his advice and counsel were sought and followed by many. His record in Congress, as elsewhere, was one of effective service. If actual accomplishments on behalf of the public may be accepted as the proper definition of statesmanship, then our colleague was a statesman.

It is said that the greatest asset a man In public life may have is the confidence of those whom he serves and of those with whom he comes in contact in the execution of his public duties. Congressman Lazaro possessed this quality as have few men with whom I have had the honor to serve in a public wuy. His personality inspired confidence and his conduct retained confidence.

Success in business or professional life is worthy and entitled to praise. Success in public life is admired and applauded. Yet the real and final measure of the achievements that mean most to the individual himself and upon which rests the safety of the social fabric and the ultimate stability of all government is the successful building of the home and the development of the family as a unit of civilization.

Those of us who had the good fortune to know Doctor Lazabo Intimately realized that his chief pride and interest as well as his complete devotion was at all times centered about the welfare of his devoted wife, his loving daughters, and his affectionate son. The chief source of his happiness was in the fact that they had always met his expectations in every way and that the plans he had made for their training, advancement, and happiness were working out to complete realization of his fondest hopes.

This home, this family circle, with its thoughtful love and consideration each for the other, is a most interesting example of what in fact is the true test of the most successful career.

As a friend I loved Doctor Lazabo; as a man I admired him: as a legislator I respected him; as a counselor I profited by his advice. All those who knew him will be glad to say that his was—

A life worth knowing about for those with Ideals; a life worth study by those who are sincere.

Mr. SANDLIN. Mr. Speaker, I ask'unanimous consent that all Members may have five legislative days in which to extend their remarks in the Record on the life and character of Doctor Lazabo.

The SPEAKER pro teinpore. Is there objection to the request of the gentleman from Louisiana?

There was no objection.

Mr. MARTIN of Louisiana. Mr. Speaker, our lamented colleague Dr. Ladislas Lazaro died in this city a little more than a year ago, but the memory of this good man, splendid citizen, conscientious and painstaking legislator, loving husband and father, and true friend will abide with us during life.

He was the dean of the Louisiana delegation—a position for which he was most eminently fitted. He had the love and confidence of the entire Louisiana delegation, and his unassuming manner and quiet dignity inspired the respect of his colleagues. He represented (he seventh congressional district of Louisiana for seven uninterrupted terms and had been reelected without

opposition to his eighth term, when he was called from his legislative duties by a sudden and untimely death.

His long and continuous service is easily explained. He was tireless in his service to the people he so ably represented. He knew nearly every voter in his district. He had a large individual following and numbered his friends among both the rich and the poor. The most trivial matter touching his legislative duties received his prompt attention, and legislation affecting his district and State was given the closest study and the most studious consideration. He loved his party, but he loved his people more. He had the independence and the manhood to vote for that which was to the best interest, of his constituents, even though that vote was not in accord with his party associates.

Doctor Lazabo was an ornament to the profession of which he was a member. Previous to his election to Congress he was a country doctor, but his ability and skill as a physician was recognized over the entire State. He made a financial sacrifice when he came to Congress and gave up the practice of his profession. Professionally, he inspired the same confidence here as he did at home, and his services and advice were frequently sought by his colleagues and their families.

The death of Doctor Lazaro was a great personal loss to me. We represented adjoining districts in Louisiana, and our interests with reference to legislative matters were much alike. We thus consulted frequently with each other and acted together on matters affecting the welfare of our people. I soon learned to respect and rely on his sound judgment. The friendship thus formed soon became very intimate, and his death was to me a personal bereavement, as I lost a true, tried, and trusted friend.

Doctor Lazabo left a wife, three daughters, and a son. His wife vied with her husband in popularity in congressional circles. His daughters, happily married, are noted for their physical beauty and intellectual grace. His son, still under age, is studious and ambitious and will follow in the footsteps of his distinguished father and become a member of the medical profession.

It has been said that the best test of a man's character is the love he inspires in his own household. Measured by this test Doctor Lazaro was one of nature's noblemen. The man was loved wherever he was known. No greater tribute can be paid to the life of a man than the love of the people among whom he lived. The high esteem and affectionate regard in which he was held by his people was demonstrated on the day of his funeral, when all business was suspended and people from all sections of the State congregated at the overflowing church and cemetery to pay a last tribute of love and respect to this distinguished citizen.

Mr. KEMP. Mr. Speaker, Doctor Lazaro was one of the first to welcome me when I came to Washington. I had not known him before, personally, but with the first warm handclasp I felt for him a genuine friendship which continued firm and constant.

When there was illness in my family I appealed to him and I shall not forget his kindness and sympathy and the assistance he gave me.

It is said that the best portion of a good man's life is his little, nameless unremenibered acts of kindness and love. How many such acts of kindness must have been recorded to Doctor Lazabo's credit during the score of years he practiced his profession as family physician in the beautiful, charming, and romantic land of Kvangcline.

To Ills native parish he dedicated and consecrated the activities and ambitions of his young manhood. In addition to tlu> practice of his profession, he was a successful planter. Deeply interested in the advancement of education, he served as president of the parish school board. With these many and varied interests and duties his life was filled.

In that charming section of Louisiana lift71 is unique and distinctive. The planters—many of them—preserve the traditions and customs and habits which are their heritage. Nowhere else does life glide by more charmingly and pleasantly, and nowhere else is dispensed such warm and gracious hospitality. Doctor Lazaho and his cultured family were central figures in the charming social life of his community. His fellow citizens, recognizing and realizing that his outstanding ability warranted for him a broader field of action and a wider scope of service, sent him here to Washington as their Representative, where for many years he served them with such ability and fidelity as to be returned again and again. During his long term of service be accomplished much for his district and for his loved State.

His life's story rests sweetly in the memory of family and friends. Possibly his most striking characteristic was the gen

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