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By Mr. LxGUARDIA: A bill (H. R. 13781) to amend section 380 of title 28 of the United Slates Code (Judicial Code, sec. SMiti, amended) ; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Also, n bill (II. K. 13782) to provide compensation for disability or death resulting from injury to employees in certain employments in interstate or foreign air commerce, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. MORIN: A bill (H. R. 13783) to provide for the policing of military roads leading out of the District of Columbia; to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Also, a bill (H. R. 13784) allowing the rnnU, pay, and allowances of a colonel, Medical Corps, United States Army, to the medical officer assigned to duty as personal physician to the President; to the Committee on Military Affairs.

By Mr. SABATH: A bill (H. R. 13785) relating to returning aliens from temporary visit abroad; to the Committee on Immigration and Naturalization.

By Mr. CASQUE: A bill (H. R. 13786) to amend the World Wnr adjusted compensation net, as amended; to the Committee on Ways and Means.

By Mr. LxGUARDIA: A bill (II. R. 13787) relating to the courts of the Canal /one; to the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce.

By Mr. O'CONNOR of New York: A bill (H. R. 13788) to iimeud section 266, amended, of the Judicial Code (U. S. C. 380) ; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. UPDIKE: A bill (H. R. 13789) to prevent professional prize fighting and to authorize amateur boxing in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes I to the Committee on the District of Columbia.

By Mr. WELCH of California: A bill (H. R. 13790) to promote labor and industry in the United States by expanding In the foreign fields the service now rendered by the United States Department of Labor in acquiring and diffusing useful information regarding labor and industry, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Labor.

By Mrs. LANGLEY: A bill (IT. R. 13791) relating to the naturalization of certain aliens; to the Committee on Immigration and Naturalization.

By Mr. BROWNE: A bill (H. R. 13792) appropriating money for a hospital for the Meuominee Indians out of their funds iu place of hospital burned; to the Committee on Appropriations.

By Mr. SCHNEIDER: A bill (H. R. 13793) relating to records of arrival of certain immigrants, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Immigration and Naturalization.

By Mr. HICKEY: Joint resolution (II. J. Res. 304) providing for the observance and commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the death of Brig. Gen. Casimlr Pulaski, and establishing a commission to be known as the United States Pulaski Sesquicentennial Commission; to the Committee on the Library.

By Mr. MARTIN of Louisiana: Joint resolution (H. J. Res. 305) to make a correction in H. R. 95B8. Seventieth Congress, lirst session; to the Committee on the Public Lands.

By Mr. HAWLEY: Resolution (H. Kes. 200) for the consideration of H. J. Res. 247, a joint resolution to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to cooperate with the other relief creditor governments in making it possible for Austria to Boat a loan iu order to obtain funds for the futherance of its reconstruction program, and to conclude an agreement for the settlement of the indebtedness of Austria to the United States; to the Committee on Rules.

MEMORIALS

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

By Mr. BACON: Memorial of the Legislature of the State of New York, memorializing Congress to provide a suitable institution in New York in which to confine those charged with or convicted of crimes against the Government of the United States; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

PRIVATE BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

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

By Mr. CANNON: A bill (H. R. l:!794) for the relief of Olivia Miiry Sillier; to the Committee on Ways and Means.

By Mr. CELLER: A bill (H. R. 13795) for recognition of meritorious service performed by Lieut. Commander Edward KHsburg. Lieut. Henry Hartley, and Boatswain Richard E. Ha we*; to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

By Mr. COCHRAN of Missouri: A bill (H. R. 13796) for the relief of Arthur H. Loreiizon; to the Committee on Claims.

By Mr. CRAIL: A bill (II. R. 13797) granting an increase of pension to Mary K. Paup; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. CRAMTON: A bill (II. R. 13798) granting a pension to Lewis Richards; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. DKMI'SEY: A bill (H. U. 33799) for the relief of Arthur W. Bradslmw ; to the Committee on Claims.

By Mr. DENISON: A bill (H. R. 13800) granting a pension to Charles Marion Williams; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions

By Mr. GAMBKILL: A bill (II. R. 13801) for the relief of John Bowie; to the Committee on Claims.

P.y Mr. HAKE: A bill (H. R. 13802) granting a pension to John W. Cole; to the Committee on Pensions.

By Mr. LONGWORTH: A bill (H. R. 13803) granting retirement annuity to Frederick R. Sparks; to the Committee on the Civil Service.

By Mr. MiFADDEN: A bill (H. R. 13804) granting an increase of pension to Adelia Chilson; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

Also, a bill (H. R. 13805) granting an increase of pension to Sarah Shoemaker; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. LEA: A bill (H. R. 13806) granting an increase of pension to Mary E. H. Smith; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. LOZIER: A bill (H. R. 13807) granting an increase of pension to Mary A. Blakeley; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. MENGES: A bill (IT. R. 13808) granting an increase of pension to Eliza A. Sharrah; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. REED of Arkansas: A bill (H. R. 13809) for the relief of Naomi B. Hale; to the Committee on World War Veterans' Legislation.

By Mr. ROB SI ON of Kentucky: A bill (H. R. 13810) for the relief of Rebecca Green; to the Committee on Claims.

By Mr. KHREVK: A bill (H. R. 13811) granting an increase of pension to Christian P. Fiehler; to the Committee on Pensions.

By Mr. SOMERS of New York: A bill (H. R. 13812) for the relief of Lieut. Robert O'Hagan, Supply Curps, United States Navy; to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

By Mr. STALKER: A bill (H. R. 13813) granting an increase of pension to Harriet A. Harker; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. STRONG of Pennsylvania: A bill (H. R. 13814) granting a tension to Elizabeth Palmer; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. VINCENT of Michigan: A bill (H. R. 13815) for the relief of Coats-Fordney Logging Co.; to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Also, a bill (H. R. 13816) for the relief of Osmond H. Tower; to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Also, a bill (H. R. 13817) granting a pension to Amelia Nye; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

Also, a bill (H. R. 13S18) granting a pension to Jemima Robinson; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. WATSON: A bill (H. R. 138111) for the relief of Lewis M. Hnupt: to the Committee on Claims.

By Mr. WOOD: A bill (H. R. 13820) authorizing the appointment of Virgil E. Whitaker as a iirst lieutenant in the Volunteer Marine Corps Reserve: to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

By Mr. WYANT: A bill (H. R. 13821) for the relief of M. R. Welty; to the Committee on Claims.

Also, a bill (II. R. 13822) for the relief of Alfio Castorina; to the Committee on Claims.

Also, n bill (H. R. 13823) for the relief of R. C. Thompson; to the Committee on Claims.

PETITIONS, ETC. .

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

7612. By Mr. BACON: Petition of Board of Estimates and Apportionment of the City of New York, suggesting amendment to section 3*0 of the Federal Judicial Code; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

7813. Also, petition of Flntbush Chamber of Commerce, protesting against House bill 8127 to transfer the Corps of Engineers "of "the United States Army to the Department of the Interior; to the Committee on Expenditures in the Executive Departments.

7614. Also, petition of Nassau-Suffolk Civil Engineers (Inc.), protesting against House bill 7480, a bill to authorize the transfer of the geodetic work of the Coast and Geodetic Survey to the Department of the Interior, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce.

7615. Also, petition of executive committee of the New York State Bur Association, protesting against enactment of Senate bill 3151, amending section 24 of the Judicial Code of the United States; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

7616. By Mr. CARTER: Petition of Local Union No. 710, Carpenters and Joiners of America, urging the passage of the Box hill limiting Mexican immigration; to the Committee on Immigration and Naturalization.

7617. By Mr. ('RAIL: Petition of approximately 200 citizens of Ims Angeles County. Calif., favoring national flood control; to the Committee on Flood Control.

7618. By Mr. CULLEN: Resolution of Flatbush Chamber of Commerce, in re House bill 8127: also resolution of Board of Estimate and Apportionment, New York City, in re contract with the Interborough Unpid Transit Co. and legislation that will insure the inviolability of contracts; to the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce.

7619. By Mr. DENISON: Petition of various citizens of Murphysboro, 111., urging that immediate steps be taken to bring to a vote a Civil War pension bill carrying the rates proposed by the National Tribune; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

7620. By Mr. W. T. FITZGERALD: Petition of Hon. W. T. Fitzgerald. Richard N. Elliott, E. M. Beers, C. G. Selvig, Fred W. Magrady, Daniel A. Reed, Frank L. Bowman. Victor L. Berger, Edgar R. Kiesh, John M. Nelhon, Elbert S. Brigham, Katherine Langley. Mell G. Underwood, William L. Garbs, John N. Norton, .T. F. Fulbright, Jamks M. Fitzpatrick, Raij>h F. Lozier, and Arthur H. Greenwood, meml>ers of the Committee on Invalid Pensions, requesting the Hon. Clarence MacGrboor and members of the Committee on Accounts of the House of Representatives to give early and favorable consideration to House Resolution 186, entitled "A resolution for the payment of additional compensation to the clerk and Norman E. Ives, expert examiner, of the Committee on Invalid Pensions," and report the same bock to the House without amendment; to the Committee on Accounts.

7621. By Mr. FIT/PATRICK: Petition of the Board of Estimate and Apportionment of the City of New York, to enact such amendment or amendments to the law as will prevent the continuance of the practice resorted to by the Interborough Rapid Transit Co., and, in particular, that section 380 of the Federal Judicial Code be limited so as not to apply to a case where both parties are residents of the same State unless and until it is shown to the Federal courts that the parties to the action could not obtain justice by recourse to the State courts; to the Committee on the Judiciiu-y.

7622. By Mr. HAWLEY: Petition of residents of Rosebnrg, Oreg., asking for increases of pension to veterans of the Civil War and their dependents; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

7623. By Mr. KINDRED: Resolution of the Flatbush Chamber of Commerce, Brooklyn, N. Y., recording their disapproval of bill (H. It. 8127) providing for the transfer to the Department at the Interior of the several boards, bureaus, commissions, and work named therein, among which are river and harbor Improvement, including the Board of Engineers on Rivers and Harbors and the duties of the Chief of Engineers appertaining thereto, etc., and respectfully urging the United States Congress to defeat the same; to the Committee on Rivers and Harbors.

7624. Also, petition of the Bayway Terminal, urging the Congress of the United States not to pass during the present session the Vinson bill (H. R. 13640) providing for southern delivery of t-otton ou contracts for the future delivery of cotton made on New York Cotton Exchange; that the bill is highly damaging to their interests, and should not be railroaded through the present session of Congress; to the Committee on Agriculture. •

7625. By Mr. KVALE: Petition of members of the Farmers' Educational and Cooi>erative Union of America, Kandiyohi County Local No. 99, Renville, Minn., urging passage of Senate Joint Resolution 1; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

7626. Also, petition of Mrs. A. Dalquist, legislative chairman, and 74 members of Auxiliary to Johnson-Roll-Dougherty Post, American Legion. Glenwood. Minn., unanimously urging enactment of the Tyson-Fitzgerald bill and the Johnson universal draft bill: to the Committee on Military Affairs.

7627. Also, petition of members of Farmers' Educational and Cooperative Union of America, Kandiyohi County Local No. 99, Renville, Minn., opposing the Ransdell bill (S. 871) ; to the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce.

7628. Also, petition of Mrs. C. P. Ruliffson, Russell, Minn., urging passage of House bill 9588; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

7629. By Mr. LEA: Petition of 36 residents of Marin County, Calif., urging passage of Civil War pension legislation; to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

7630. By Mr. O'CONNELL: Petition of E. W. Larkin, customs inspector; Peter M. Damm; Josephine Dainm; Wesley G. Potts; and Daniel J. McCarthy, all favoring the passage of the Baeharach bill (II. R. 13143) to increase the salaries of customs employees; to the Committee on Ways and Means.

7631. Also, petition of the Bayway Terminal, New York City, opposing the passage of the Vinson bill (H. R. 12646), entitled "Cotton futures trading act"; to the Committee on Agriculture.

7632. Also, petition of the Apothecaries Hall Co., Waterbury, Conn., opposing the passage of the Muscle Shoals bill; to Hid Committee on Military Affairs.

7633. Also, petition of the Board of Estimate and Apportionment, City of New York, favoring an amendment to section 380 fo the Federal Judicial Code he limited so as not to apply to a case where both parties are residents of the same State unless and until it is .shown to the Federal court that the parties to the action could not obtain justice by recour.se to the State courts: to the Committee on the Judiciary.

7634. Also, petition of the Flatbush Chamber of Commerce, Brooklyn, N. Y., opposing the passage of House bill 8127, for the transfer to the Department of the Interior of several boards, bureaus, etc.; to the Committee on Expenditures in the Executive Departments.

7635. Also, i>etition of American Foundation for the Blind, Brooklyn. N. Y., favoring the passage of the Hawes-Cooper bill; to the Committee on Labor.

7636. Also, petition of Sweet-Orr & Co., New York City, favoring the passage of the Hawes-Cooper bill (H. R. 7729) ; to the Committee on Labor.

7637. Also, petition of the Metropolitan Broom Manufacturers' Association, Brooklyn, N. Y., favoring the passage of the HawesCooper convict labor regulation bill; to the Committee on Labor.

7(538. Also, petition of Biuney & Smith Co.. New York City, opposing the passage of the Shipstead-LaGuardia bill (II. R. 7759) ; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

7639. By Mr. O'CONNOR of New York: Resolution of the Board of Estimate and Apportionment of the City of New York, on behalf of 6,000,000 people residing within the boundaries of the said city, requesting Congress to enact amendment or amendments to the law, and in particular that section 380 of the Federal Judicial Code he limited so as not to apply to a case where both parties are residents of the same State unless and until it is shown to the Federal court that the parties to the action could not obtain justice by recourse to the State courts; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

7640. By Mr. PRALL: Resolution adopted by the Board of Estimate and Apportionment of the City of New York, at its meeting held at City Hall, Thursday, May 10, 1928, re the Interborough Rapid Transit Co.; to the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce.

7641. By Mr. QUAYLE: Petition of George Gordon Battle, of New York, opposing the Vinson bill (H. R. 13(546), the cotton futures trading act; to the Committee ou Agriculture.

7(542. Also, petition of Pen body, Smith & Co. (Inc.), of New York, favoring the restoration in the pending revenue bill of the provisions of the 1926 act relating to the tiling of consolidated returns by affiliated corporations; to the Committee on Ways and Means.

7(543. Also, petition of Associated Millinery Men (Inc.), of New York City, favoring the passage of Senate bill 668, for the repeal of the war-time Pullman surcharge; to the Committee on Ways and Means.

7644. Also, petition of Benton Rothbard Co. (Inc.). of New York City, favoring the passage of Senate bill 668, for the repeal of the war-time Pullman surcharge; to the Committee on Ways and Means.

7645. Also, petition of Grand Lodge, Knights of Pythias, of New York, favoring the passage of Senate bill 668, for repeal of the war-time Pullman surcharge; to the Committee on Ways and Means.

7646. Also, petition of George S. Sil/.er, chairman of the Port of Authority of New York, opposing the passage of the Vinson bill (H. It. 13640) ; to the Committee on Agriculture.

7647. Also, petition of the Gen. Harrison Gray Otis Post, No. 1537, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Pasadena, Calif., favoring the passage of House bill (5523; to the Committee on Military Affairs.

7«48. Also, petition of Lawyers Trust Co., of New York City, opposing Muscle Shoals bill; to the Committee on Military Affairs.

7649. Also, petition of New York State Bar Association, opposing the passage of Senate bill 3151, amending section 2i of the Judicial Code of the United States with respect to the jurisdiction of the United States courts; to the Committee oil the Judiciary.

7650. Also, petition of Flatbush Chamber of Commerce (Inc.), of Brooklyn, N. Y., opposing the passage of House bill 8127; to the Committee on Rivers and Harbors.

7651. By Mr. SABATH: Resolution adopted by the Cook County Council at the regular meeting April 4, 1928, urging the Navy Department to name cruiser A'o. 26' U. S. S. Chicago, in honor of the city of Chicago; to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

7652. By Mr. STALKER: Petition of Clayton E. Whipple and other citizens of Dryden, N. Y., urging the enactment of House bill 12241 for the further development of vocational education; to the Committee on Education.

7053. By Mr. WINTER: Resolution re House bill 9956, from Advertising Club of Casper, D. W. 0reenlmrg, president, Casper, Wyo., and A. Fisher, president Wyoming Certified Potato Growers Association, Torrington, Wyo.; to the Committee on Irrigation and Reclamation.

SENATE

Wednesday, May 1G, 1.038
(Iicgialatire day of Thursday, May .*, 1928)

The Senate reassembled at 11 o'clock a. m., on the expiration of the recess.

Mr. CURTIS. Mr. President, I suggest the absence of a quorum.

The VICE PRESIDENT. The clerk will call the roll.

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

Aslmrst Fletcher I.a Follette Sheppard

Baikley (Seorgc Locher Khipstead

Bayard Gerry McKcllar Shortridge

Bluck (illlett McLean Simmons

Elaine Ulans McNary Smoot

Borah <!off Maytleld Sleek

Bratton (ioold Mdcalf Steiwer

Brnokhart (!reene Moses Stephens

Broussard Hale Ncely Swanson

Bruce Harris Norbeck Thomas

Capper Harrison Norrls Tydlngg

Caraway Hawes Nye Tyson

(X>peland tlayden (Jddie Vandenherg

Couzens Heflin Overman Wagner

Curtis Ilowell 1'hipps Walsh, Mass.

Cutting .Tohnson 1'ine Walsh, Mont.

Deneen Jones Pittman Warren

Dill Kendrick Heed, I'a. Waterman

Kdce Keves Sackett Watson

iron* King Sehall Wheeler

Mr. JONES. I was requested to announce that the Senator from South Dakota [Mr. Mc-master] is detained in committee.

Mr. GERRY. I desire to announce that the Senator from Louisiana I Mr. Ransdkll] is necessarily detained in the Committee on Agriculture and Forestry.

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

ORDER FOR SESSION THURSDAY EVENING

Mr. CURTIS. Mr. President, I submit the following unanimous-consent .request.

The VICE PRESIDENT. The request will be read.

The Chief Clerk read as follows:

Ordered (by unanltuoim cottucnt). That on Thursday, May 17, 1028, at not later than (5 o'clock p. m., the Senate shall take a recess until 8 o'clock p. m. and that at the evening session, which shall not conllnne later than 10.30 o'clock p. m., the Senate proceed to the consideration of hills on the calendar under Rule VIII.

Mr. CURTIS. As I drew the order it read 11 o'clock p. m. However, some Senators suggested that the hour be changed to 10.30, and I was )>erfectly willing to make the change.

The VICE PRESIDENT. Without objection, the order is agreed to.

RAILWAY RATES ON GRAIN

The VICE PRESIDENT laid before the Senate a communication from the acting chairman of the Interstate Commerce Coinmission, transmitting, in response to Senate Resolution 208, agreed to April 30, 1928. a report concerning the relative rates on grain In the United States and in Canada, which was ordered to lie on the table and to he printed.

PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS

Mr. WARREN presented resolutions adopted by the Wyoming Certified Potato Growers Association, of Torrington, Wyo., favoring the passage of legislation providing for aided and directed

settlement on Federal reclamation projects, which were referred to the Committee on Irrigation and Reclamation.

Mr. SHORTRIDGE presented petitions of sundry citizens of the State of California praying for the passage of the bill (S. 4054) to authorize an appropriation to provide additional hospital, domiciliary, and out-patient dispensary facilities for persons entitled to hospitalization under the World War veterans' act, 1924, as amended, and for other purposes, which were referred to the Committee on Finance.

He also presented petitions of sundry citizens of the Stute of California praying for the passage of the bill (S. 3405) granting pensions and increase of pensions to certain soldiers and sailors of the war with Spain, the Philippine insurrection, or the China' relief expedition, to certain widows, minor children, helpless children, and dependent parents of such soldiers and sailors, and for other purposes, which were referred to the Committee on Pensions.

He also presented petitions of sundry citizens of the State of California praying for the passage of legislation granting increased pensions to Civil War veterans and their widows, which were referred to the Committee on Pensions.

REPORTS OF COMMITTKES

Mr. NORBECK, from the Committee on Pensions, reported additional amendments intended to be proposed to the bill (II. R. 13511) granting pensions and increase of pensions to certain soldiers and sailors of the Civil War and certain widows and dependent children of soldiers and sailors of said war, heretofore reported by him from that committee with amendments.

Mr. BORAH. I iisk permission to submit a report as in executive session for the Executive Calendar.

The PRESIDING OFFICER (Mr. Couzens in the chair). The report will be placed on the Executive Calendar.

ENROLLED BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS PRE8ENTKD

Mr. GREENE, from the Committee on Enrolled bills, reported that this day that committee presented to the President of the United States the following enrolled bills and joint resolutions:

S. 766. An act to fix the compensation of registers of local land offices, and for other purposes;

S. 1662. An act to change the boundaries of the Tule River Indian Reservation, Calif.;

S. 2084. An act for the purchase of land in the vicinity of Winnemucca, Nev., for an Indian colony, and for other purposes;

S. 2340. An act to transfer to the city of Duluth, Minn., the old Federal building, together with the site thereof;

S. 3026. An act authorizing the construction of a fence along the east boundary of the Papago Indian Reservation, Ariz.;

S. 3365. An act to authorize allotments to unallotted Indians on the Shoshone or Wind River Reservation, Wyo.;

S. 3456. An act allowing the rank, pay, and allowances of a colonel. Medical Corps, United States Army, to the medical officer assigned to duty as personal physician to the President;

H. 3556. An act to insure adequate supplies of timber and other forest products for the people of the United States, to promote the full use for timber growing and other purposes of forest lands in the United States, including farm wood lots and those abandoned areas not suitable for agricultural production, and to secure the correlation and the most economical conduct of forest research in the Department of Agriculture through research in reforestation, timber growing, protection, utilization, forest economics, and related subjects, and for other purposes;

S. 3565. An act to provide compensation for disability or death resulting from injury to employees in certain employments in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes;

S. 3699. An act for the relief of the land-grant railroad operated between the station formerly known as East Portland, in the State of Oregon, and Roseville, in the State of California;

S. 4034. An act authorizing the Calhoun Bridge Co., an Illinois corporation, its successors and assigns, to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge across the Illinois River at or near Grafton, 111.;

S.4045. An act granting the consent of Congress to the Highway Department of the State of Tennessee to construct a bridge across the French Broad River on the Newport-Asheville (N. C.) road near the town of Del Rio, in Cocke County, Tcnn.;

S. 4059. An act authorizing the State Highway Commission, Commonwealth of Kentucky, to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge across the Tennessee River at or near the mouth of darks River;

S. 4060. An act authorizing the Stale Highway Commission, Commonwealth of Kentucky, to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge across the Cumberland River at or near Canton, Ky.;

S. 40G1. An act authorizing the State Highway Commission. Commonwealth of Kentucky, to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge across the Cumberland River at or near Smithland, Ky.;

S. 4062. An act authorizing the Stale Highway Commission, Commonwealth of Kentucky, to construct, maintain, and operate 11 bridge across the Tennessee River at or near Egners Ferry, Ky.;

S. 4253. An act authorizing II. L. McKee, his heirs, legal representatives, and assigns, to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge across Lake Sabine at or near Port Arthur, Tex.;

S. 4254. An act authorizing the State of Texas and the State of Louisiana to construct, maintain, and operate a free highway bridge across the Sabino Kiver at or near Pendleton's Ferry;

S. 428S. An act authorizing the State Highway Commission, Commonwealth of Kentucky, to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge across the South Fork of the Cumberland Kiver at Burnsido, I'ulaski County, Ky.;

S. 4289. An act authorizing the St:ite Highway Commission, Commonwealth of Kentucky, to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge across the Cumberland River at or near Neelys Ferry in Cumberland County. Ky.;

S. 4290. An act authorizing the State Highway Commission, Commonwealth of Kentucky, to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge across the Cumberland River at or near Burkesville, Cumberland County, Ky.;

S. 4201. An act authorizing the State Highway Commission, Commonwealth of Kentucky, to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge across the Cumberland River at or near Aral, Cumberland County, Ky.;

S. 4292. An act authorizing the State Highway Commission. Commonwealth of Kentucky, to construct, nmiutain. and operate a bridge across the Cumberland River at or near Center Point, in Monroe County, Ky.;

S. 4293. An act authorizing the State Highway Commission, Commonwealth of Kentucky, to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge across the Cumberland River at or near Creelsboro, in Russell County, Ky.;

S. 4204. An act authorizing the State Highway Commission, Commonwealth of Kentucky, to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge across the North Fork of the Cumberland River at or near Bumsldo, Pulaski County. Ky.;

S. 4295. An act authorizing the State Highway Commission, Commonwealth of Kentucky, to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge across the Cumberland River at or near the mouth of Indian Creek, in Russell County, Ky.;

S. J. Res. 119. Joint resolution granting an easement to the city of Duluth, Minn.;

S. J. Res. 125. Joint resolution authorizing the President of the United States to accept a monumental urn to he presented by the Republic of Cuba, and providing for its erection on an appropiiate site on the public grounds iu the city of Washington, D. C.: and

S. J. Res. 129. Joint resolution to provide for eradication of pink bollworm and authorizing an appropriation therefor.

BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTION INTRODUCED

Bills and a joint resolution were introduced, read the first time, and, by unanimous consent, the second time, and referred as follows:

By Mr. WARREN:

A bill (S. 4-173) granting an increase of pension to Henrietta B. Doak (with accompanying papers); to the Committee on Pensions.

By Mr. HARRIS:

A bill (S. 4474) authorizing the South Carolina and the Georgia State Highway Departments to construct, maintain, and operate a toll bridge across the Savannah River at or near Burtons Ferry, near Sylvania, Ga.; to the Committee on Commerce.

Jly Mr. DENKEN:

A bill (S. 4475) granting an increase of pension to Rella M. Lasater; to the Committee on Pensions.

A bill (S. 447G) for the relief of David A. Wright; to the Committee on Claims.

By Mr. NYE (for Mr. Fbazieb):

A bill (S. 4477) to amend the act entitled "An act for the control of floods on the Mississippi River and Its tributaries, and for other purposes," approved May 15, 1928; to the Committee on Commerce.

By Mr. COPELAND:

A bill (S. 4478) to promote the public health of all who are engaged in the service or defense of the United States in the Army and Navy and all employees of the Government, and to encourage the dairy industry In the interest of the general welfare; to the Committee on Agriculture and Forestry.

By Mr. REED of Pennsylvania:

A Joint resolution (S. J. Res. 155) authorizing the Secretary of War to receive for instruction at the United States Military Academy at West Point Jose J. Jimenez, a citizen of Venezuela; to the Committee on Military Affairs.

AMENDMENT TO SECOND DEFICIENCY APPROPRIATION DILL

Mr. WATERMAN submitted an amendment proposing to pay $000 to J. Mark Trice for services rendered to Senate committees, intended to be proposed by him to the second deficiency appropriation bill, which was referred to the Committee on Appropriations and ordered to be printed.

SARATOGA RECLAMATION PROJECT

Mr. PHIPPS submitted an amendment, intended to be proposed by him to the bill (S. 4305) to provide for the storage for diversion of the waters of the North Platte River tond construction of the Saratoga reclamation project, which was referred to the Committee on Irrigation and Reclamation and ordered to be printed.

MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE

A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Haltigan, one of its clerks, announced that the House had agreed to the report of the committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the amendments of the Senate to the bill (H. R. 12286) making appropriations for the Navy Department and the naval service for the fiscal year ending June 30. 1929, and for other purposes; that the House bad receded from its disagreement, to the amendments of the Senate Nos. 45 and 50 to the said bill and concurred therein; and that the House had receded from its disagreement to the amendments of the Senate Nos. 4(5 and 52 and concurred therein, each with an amendment, in which it requested the concurrence of the Senate.

The message also announced that the House had agreed to the amendment of the Senate to the bill (II. R. 9411) for the relief of Maurice P. Dunlap.

The message further announced that the House had passed a bill (H. R. 7729) to divest goods, wares, and merchandise manufactured, produced, or mined by convicts or prisoners of their interstate character iu certain cases, in which it requested the concurrence of the Senate.

PRISON-MADE GOODS

Mr. EDGE. I observe that the Senator from Missouri [Mr. Hawks] is not in the Chamber. He announced to me that when House bill 7729 to divest goods, wares, and merchandise manufactured, produced, or mined by convicts or prisoners of their interstate character in certain cases was received from the House he would ask unanimous consent that the House bill be substituted on the calendar for Order of Business 355, Senate bill 1940, the bill introduced and reported by the Senator from Missouri [Mr. Hawes]. The two bills are precisely tiie same, and, if there is no objection. I simply ask that the House bill take the place on the calendar of the Senate bill, without any action beyond that. I make this request for the Senator from Missouri.

Mr. KING. I should like to ask the Senator from New Jersey if he can speak for all the Senate as to whether there will be objection to substituting the bill which has just been received from the House for the Senate bill reported from the Committee on Interstate Commerce?

Mr. KDGE. The House bill is not given any advanced status, but simply takes the place of the Senate bill on the calendar, and it can be objected to at any time when it is reached on a call of the calendar. I make this request for the Senator from Missouri [Mr. Hawes].

The bill (H. R. 7729) to divest goods, wares, and merchandise manufactured, produced, or mined by. convicts or prisoners of their interstate character in certain cases was read twice by its title.

The PRESIDING OFFICER (Mr. MrLEAK in the chair). The Senator from New Jersey asks that the House bill take the place of the Senate bill on the calendar. Without objection, it is so ordered.

POSTAL RATES (S. DOC. NO. 103)

Mr. MOSES. I submit a conference report on the postal rates bill, which 1 ask may lie on the table, be printed, and printed in the Record.

The report was ordered to lie on the table and to be printed, and it is as follows:

The committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the amendments of the Senate to the bill (H. R. 12(130) to amend Title II of an act approved February 2S, 1025 (43 Slat. 100G, U. S. C., title 3!>), regulating postal rates. and for other purposes, having met, after full flnd free conference have agreed to recommend and do recommend to their respective Houses as follows:

That the Senate recede from Its amendments numbered 9, 24, and 25.

That the House recede from Its disagreement to the amendments of the Senate numbered 21, 22, 23; and number 8 with amendments so as to make the amendment read as follows:

"That section 202, Title IT, act of February 28, 1925, is amended by the addition of a paragraph 4, to read as follows:

"(4) Provided. That in the case of duplications entered as second-class matter w)ien the number of individual addressed copies or packages to the pound is more than 32 and not in excess of 48, the rates of postage thereon shall be double the rates prescribed in paragraphs (1), (2), and (3-a) of the act of February 28, 192J5: when the number of individual-addressed copies or packages to the pound is more than 48 and not exceeding 64, the rates of postage shall be three times the regular rates, and for each additional 16 individually addressed copies or packages or fractional part of such number of copies or I«ckages there may be to the pound the rates of postage shall be correspondingly increased over the regular rates." And the Senate agree to the same.

The committee of conference have not agreed on amendments 1, 2, 3, 4. 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, IS, 19, and 20.

CiEo. H. Moses,
L. C. Phipps,

Managers on the part of the Senate.
W. W. Gbiest,
C. W. Ramseyer,
Thos. M. Bell,
Managers on the part of the House.

PRESIDENTIAL APPROVALS

A message from the President of the United States, by Mr. Latta, one of his secretaries, announced that the President had approved and signed the following acts and joint resolution:

On May 15, 1928:

S. 3740. An act for the control of floods on the Mississippi River and its tributaries, and for other purposes.

On May 16, 1928:

S. 757. An act to extend the benefits of certain acts of Congress to the Territory of Hawaii;

S. 2078. An act authorizing the Secretary of War to donate certain buildings to the city of Tucson, Ariz.;

S. 3456. An act allowing the rank, pay, and allowances of a colonel, Medical Corps, T'nited States Army, to the medical uflicer assigned to duty as personal physician to the President; and

S. J. Res. 135. Joint resolution making an emergency appropriation for flood protection on White River, Ark.

REPORT OF THE DIRECTOR GENERAL OF RAILROADS

The VICE PRESIDENT laid before the Senate tlie following message from the President of the United States, which was read, and, with the accompanying rei>ort, referred to the Committee on Interstate Commerce: To the Congress of the United Mate*:

I transmit herewith for the information of the Congress the report of the Director General of Railroads covering the period from January 1, 1927, to January 1, 1928.

Calvin Coolidge.

The White House, Ma// lf>, IS2S.

INTERNATIONAL JURIDICAL CONGRESS ON WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY (S. DOC. NO. 10«)

The VICE PRESIDENT laid before the Senate the following message from the President of the United States, which was read, and, with the accompanying report, referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations and ordered to be printed: To the Congress of the United State*:

I transmit herewith a report from the Secretary of State requesting that the Congress be asked to enact legislation authorizing an appropriation in the sum of $12,350, to pay for the expenditures involved in the participation by the United States in the Intel-national Juridical Congress on Wireless Telegraphy, to be held at Rome, beginning October 1, 1928.

I recommend that the Congress enact legislation authorizing an appropriation for the sum mentioned, in accordance with the recommendation of the Secretary of State.

Calvijs Coolidge. The White House, 3/»j/ 16, 1928.

INDORSEMENT OF SENATOR M'KELLAB BT SHELBY COUNTY, TENJT., DEMOCRATS

Mr. OVERMAN. Mr. President, a few days ago the Democrats of Shelby County, Tennessee, met in convention and indorsed Senator Mckellar for renomination and reelection to the Senate.

The resolution indorsing him has been published, and I ask unanimous consent that it may be inserted in the Record.

The PRESIDING OFFICER (Mr. Sheppard in the chair). Without objection, it, will be so ordered.

The matter referred to is here printed, as follows:

The Democrats of Shelby County, the home county of Senator Mckellar, Indorse his record in the Senate and recommend his renomination by the Democrats of Tennessee for the office of United States Senator.

We take pleasure In calling attention to his work during the present session of Congress as a reason for our action in indorsing hla record and asking for his renomination and reelection.

First. His successful work for flood relief in the Mississippi Valley. When others urged n compromise by agreeing that the local authorities should pay 20 per cent of the cost of protection from floodR, Senator McKELLAit was one of those who stood steadfast for no local contributions, and he and others standing with him won the fight making flood relief a purely national undertaking, and to the great relief of the already overburdened taxpayers of the valley.

Second. Senator Mckellar was the first southern Senator to come out openly for the McNary-IIaugen bill. He favored it when there were few Senators for It. Now he is backed by an overwhelming majority of Democratic Senators and Members of the House. The Congressional Record shows that he took the lead in securing the provisions protecting cotton, and his amendments constitute a large, part of the McNary-Haugen bill.

Third. He did splendid work for the benefit of the farmers in the manufacture of cheaper fertilizers and for the benefit of the light and power users In the Muscle Shoals controversy. As a Member of the House, Senator Mckellab Introduced and secured the passage of the first amendment for the development of Muscle Shoals, and since that time he has consistently held that this property belongs to all the people, having been built with the people's money. While the present measure before the Congress is called the Norris bill, Senator Mckellar's amendments placed In the bill constitute much of the completed bill.

Fourth. Senator McKELLAR's bill for the construction of rural post roads, not now securing Federal aid, has been favorably reported by the Senate committee and will eventually pass. For 12 years Tennessee, largely through Senator Mckei.lah's efforts—he and Congressman Bybns having been on the commiltee which drafted the first Federal aid to the roads bill—has been receiving about $1,700,000 a year for road purposes. And should this last McKellar road bill become a law Tennessee will receive about $1,200,000 more for roads annually.

Fifth. This year Senator Mckellar voted for and supported the Tyson-Fitzgerald bill for the retirement of emergency officers. Laws for the benefit of the ex-service men have received his approval—World War veterans, Spanish War veterans, and Civil War veterans. His vote for and support of the ex-service men's readjusted compensation act has been uniformly commended.

Sixth. Having voted for the woman's suffrage amendment, he has actively supported measures for the advancement of women, intending to carry out the intent of that amendment.

Seventh. All just and fair labor measures that have been brought to the Congress have received his support. Throughout bis career he has believed in putting the man above the dollar and believed tbat those who toil with their hands should receive the equal protection of the laws.

Eighth. In ISZ'i the Republicans raised postal rates, resulting not only in injury to mail users but in great loss in the revenue of the Government. Senator McKELLAK's bill to restore the old rates, especially favoring the 101!0 rates for newspapers, the 1-cent rate on post cards and circulars, and a removal of the 2-cent service charge on parcel post, has been reported favorably by the Senate committee, and It is believed will become the law.

Ninth. Postal employees of the. Government have likewise received large benefits by reason of many measures which Senator Mckeli.ar has espoused for the betterment of the Postal Service.

Tenth. He is on the Civil Service Committee and aided in reporting out the civil service retirement bill, now pending in the Senate.

Eleventh. Senator Mckellar voted to deny Smith and Vare their seats in the Senate because of corrupt practices indulged In by them in securing their elections. Even the Republicans of Illinois have Indorsed the Senate's action so far as Smith is concerned.

Twelfth. Federal taxes have been repeatedly reduced and Senator Mckellar has voted and worked for all tax-reduction measures. He favors the repeal of automobile taxes.

Thirteenth. A short time ago the Senate Committee on the Judiciary reported Senator Mckellar's bill to amend the Federal corrupt practices act by making It apply to primary elections, reporting the tmld bit! without amendment, and, unless this bill Is blocked In the House, it

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