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REPORT OF REVIEW OF SUPPLY MANAGEMENT ACTIVITIES, U.S. MARINE CORPS
The PRESIDENT pro tempore laid before the Senate a communication from the Comptroller General of the United States, transmitting, pursuant to law, a report on a review of supply management activities, U.S. Marine Corps, Department of the Navy; which, with the accompanying report, was referred to the Committee on Government Operations.
CORPUS CHRISTI OFFSHORE WARNING AREA
The PRESIDENT pro tempore laid before the Senate a communication from the Deputy Secretary of Defense, transmitting a draft of proposed legislation to provide for the restriction of certain areas in the Outer Continental Shelf, known as the Corpus Christi Offshore Warning Area, for defense purposes; which, with the accompanying paper, was referred to the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.
The PRESIDENT pro tempore laid before the Senate a resolution of the National Association of Building Owners and Managers, in convention at Philadelphia, Pa., favoring certain amendments to the Fair Labor Standards Act; which was ordered to lie on the table.
CHANGE OF REFERENCE
On motion by Mr. HAYDEN, and by unanimous consent,
Ordered, That the Committee on Rules and Administration be discharged from the further consideration of the bill (S. 3830) to provide for the establishment of the Roger Williams National Monument and that it be referred to the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS Bills were introduced by unanimous consent, severally read the first and second times and referred as follows:
By Mr. ANDERSON (for himself and Mr. SALTONSTALL):
S. 3846. A bill to establish a National Armed Forces Museum Advisory Board of the Smithsonian Institution, to authorize expansion of the Smithsonian Institution's facilities for portraying the contributions of the Armed Forces of the United States, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Rules and Administration.
By Mr. MURRAY (by request): S. 3847. A bill to provide for the restriction of certain areas in the Outer Continental Shelf for defense purposes, and for other purposes (Matagorda Water Range); to the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.
By Mr. CASE of South Dakota: S. 3848. A bill to amend section 2324 of the Revised Statutes to change the period for doing annual assessment work on unpatented mineral claims so that it will run from December 31 of one year to December 31 of the succeeding year; to the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.
S. 3849. A bill for the relief of Mayama Rieko; and
S. 3850. A bill for the relief of Elwood Brunken; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Mr. HILL (for himself and Mr.
S. 3851. A bill to amend the Submerged Lands Act to establish the seaward boundaries of the States of Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana as extending 3 marine leagues into the Gulf of Mexico and providing for the ownership and use of the submerged lands, improvements, minerals and natural resources within said boundaries; to the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.
By Mr. MURRAY:
S.J. Res. 218. Joint resolution to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to establish the Cold Spring Harbor Marine Biological Reserve; to the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.
FAIR LABOR STANDARDS AMENDMENTS OF
The Senate resumed the consideration its unfinished business, viz, the bill (S. 3758) to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, as amended, to provide coverage for employees of large enterprises engaged in retail trade or service and of other employers engaged in activities affecting commerce, to increase the minimum wage under the act to $1.25 an hour, and for other purposes.
The question being on agreeing to the amendment heretofore proposed by Mr. HOLLAND, on page 24, after line 5, inserting a new section to limit the power of the Secretary of Labor in certain areas of employment,
On motion by Mr. KERR, and by unanimous consent,
Ordered, That Mr. Robert J. Myers, of the Social Security Administration, be entitled to the privileges of the floor during discussion by him of the provisions of a bill on social security legislation on health care of the aged. Pending debate,
Mr. LONG of Louisiana raised a question as to the presence of a quorum; Whereupon
The PRESIDING OFFICER (Mr. CANNON in the chair) directed the roll to be called;
The PRESIDING OFFICER (Mr. BURDICK in the chair) laid before the Senate the following message from the President of the United States which, with the accompanying report, was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary:
To the Congress of the United States:
I transmit herewith, for the information of the Congress, the Annual Report of the Office of Alien Property, Department of Justice, for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1959.
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER.
PEACE AND STABILITY IN THE MIDDLE EAST The PRESIDING OFFICER laid before the Senate the following message from the President of the United States which, with the accompanying report, was referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations:
To the Congress of the United States:
I am transmitting herewith the fifth report to the Congress covering activities through June 30, 1960, in furtherance of the purposes of the joint resolution to promote peace and stability in the Middle East. This report suplements earlier reports forwarded to the Congress. DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER. THE WHITE HOUSE, August 15, 1960.
(NOTE.-Only copy of report transmitted to the House of Representatives.) U.S. PARTICIPATION IN THE UNITED NATIONS
The PRESIDING OFFICER laid before the Senate the following message from the President of the United States which, with the accompanying report, was referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations:
To the Congress of the United States:
Pursuant to the United Nations Participation Act, I transmit herewith the 14th annual report, covering U.S. participation in the United Nations during the year 1959.
Once again in 1959 the United Nations demonstrated its value in promoting the goals of peace which the people of the United States hold in common with the great majority of the peoples of the world. Especially significant were United Nations actions in response to a request for help from Laos; in promoting cooperation in the peaceful use of outer space; in furthering the economic and social welfare of peoples in rapidly or newly developing nations; and in guiding and assisting the rapid, historic evolution of dependent peoples toward selfgovernment or independence.
1. When the Kingdom of Laos asked the help of the Security Council in preserving its freedom and independence, the Council dealt with the situation swiftly and effectively. Its decision to send a subcommittee to Laos provided a tranquilizing influence and was followed by further important steps.
The crisis developed from attempts by the Communist bloc to subvert the independence of Laos. Rebel forces within the country were receiving active support from the Communists in north Viet
Communist propaganda emanating simultaneously from Hanoi, Peiping, and Moscow sought to confuse world opinion.
In these circumstances, the Lao Government appealed to the United Nations for assistance. Over Soviet opposition the Security Council adopted a resolution introduced by the United States establishing a factfinding subcommittee consisting of Argentina, Italy, Japan, and Tunisia.
This subcommittee visited Laos to obtain the facts of the situation at firsthand. Its presence there immediately had a quieting effect. Fighting abated, and the threat to the nation's independence was reduced.
After completing its inquiry the subcommittee issued a report on its findings which helped the Security Council and world opinion to understand better the danger confronting Laos.
In November Secretary-General Hammarskjold visited Laos. He reached the conclusion that one way to speed the return of stability to Laos was to provide international aid and guidance in economic development. He later sent a personal representative, Mr. Sakari Tuomioja, a former Prime Minister of Finland and Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Europe, to con
sider how the United Nations could best assist Laos in this field. Before the end of the year Mr. Tuomioja completed a report recommending a broad economic and technical assistance program for the development of the country.
The Security Council's action on Laos also opened up new possibilities for action in the Security Council free of the veto. In establishing a subcommittee in spite of an attempted Soviet veto, the Council showed that it would not allow the use of the so-called double veto to prevent it from taking a step which was clearly procedural under the charter.
2. Peaceful cooperation in the realm of outer space took an important step forward in December 1959 when a new United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space was established by the General Assembly. This step resulted from extensive discussions at the United Nations among representatives of the United States, the Soviet Union, and other interested states. Thereby new possibilities have been opened for cooperation in a field which, like that of atomic energy, promises widespread benefits to mankind.
The basis for this forward step was laid when the original Ad Hoc Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space was set up by the General Assembly in December 1958. This Committee met in May and June. It prepared a valuable report which described existing international interests in this field, suggested technical areas where international cooperation could immediately contribute to progress, and identified potential legal problems.
However, the Committee had to conduct its work without the participation of the U.S.S.R., Czechoslovakia, and Poland, who refused to accept the General Assembly's decision on composition of the Committee. India and the United Arab Republic thereupon also declined to attend. Nevertheless, the Committee under the able chairmanship of Japan was able to perform much useful exploratory work, and its report provided a sound basis for further consideration of the peaceful uses of outer space during the 14th session.
In December, after long negotiations at the 14th session of the General Assembly, the Soviet Union decided to participate in a new Outer Space Committee of 24 members. The General Assembly thereupon established this new group and asked it to study outer space programs which might appropriately be undertaken under United Nations auspices and the nature of legal problems that might arise in outer space.
The General Assembly also assigned to the Outer Space Committee responsibility for working out proposals for an international scientific conference of members of the United Nations and the specialized agencies on the peaceful uses of outer space, to be held in 1960 or 1961. The Soviet Union's suggestion of such a conference was immediately welcomed by the United States. It can bring about an important exchange of knowledge in both the science and the technology of outer space.
3. Again in 1959 the General Assembly gave expression to the widespread desire for a sound and workable system of controlled disarmament, and showed its interest in the efforts of the powers principally involved to work out such a system.
In August 1959 the United States, France, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union agreed to set up outside of the United Nations framework a new 10-nation committee to explore possible avenues by which progress might be made in the disarmament field. In addition to these four states its membership includes Bulgaria, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Italy, Poland, and Rumania. It first convened at Geneva in March 1960.
In announcing the formation of this group, the four countries emphasized that the establishment of this Committee "in no way diminishes or encroaches upon the United Nations responsibilities in this field." They also made clear their intention to keep the United Nations Disarmament Commission informed of the progress of the deliberations and to submit reports to it regularly.
Disarmament took up a major part of the debates of the 14th General Assembly. Altogether, the Assembly heard the views of 65 member states, including those of the United States, United Kingdom, France, and the Soviet Union. A resolution was unanimously adopted which expressed the hope that "measures leading toward the goal of general and complete disarmament under effective international control" would be agreed upon in the shortest possible time. The resolution also transmitted various disarmament proposals, including those of the Soviet Union and the United Kingdom, to the new 10-nation group for its consideration. Also submitted to this group was an Irish proposal calling for study of the problem of further dissemination of nuclear weapons.
Two resolutions were passed relating to nuclear weapons tests. The first, addressed to the three powers negotiating in Geneva for an end to such tests, urged them to continue their efforts to reach an agreement "including an appropriate international control system," and meanwhile to continue their present voluntary discontinuance of nuclear testing. The other resolution requested France not to hold its scheduled tests in the Sahara.
4. The tragedy of Communist China's actions in Tibet confronted the United Nations with a serious challenge.
In early March world opinion was shocked by the brutal actions of the Chinese Communists in their efforts to impose communism on Tibet by force. Later the Dalai Lama, the spiritual and temporal leader of the Tibetan people, was forced to flee. From his asylum in India he appealed to the United Nations to consider the plight of his countrymen.
The situation in Tibet was of direct concern to the General Assembly in fulfilling its charter responsibility to promote universal respect for fundamental human rights and freedoms. Over the opposition of the Soviet Union the As
sembly adopted a resolution sponsored by Malaya and Ireland in which it expressed its grave concern over the situation in Tibet and called for respect for the fundamental human rights of the Tibetan people and for their distinctive cultural and religious life.
5. The United Nations once again gave attention to the continuing repression of the people of Hungary.
Both the Soviet Union and the Hungarian regime have consistently refused to permit the United Nations Special Representative on Hungary, Sir Leslie Munro, to enter Hungary on behalf of the United Nations. In spite of this intransigent attitude, he compiled an impressive report on current conditions in Hungary which, among other matters, noted that Hungarian patriots of 1956 were still being put to death.
On the initiative of the United Nations Special Representaive and the United States, the General Assembly again placed the question of Hungary on its agenda. The Soviet delegate strongly opposed inscription of an item on Hungary, claiming that it would be contrary to what he called the "spirit of Camp David"-a theme which the Soviet Union sought to exploit throughout the session.
Ambassador Lodge immediately and correctly replied that nothing took place during discussions at Camp David with Premier Khrushchev which would require the United Nations to ignore or condone what was happening in Hungary. He emphasized that if the Soviet Union wished to live up to the spirit of Camp David it should abide by the United Nations resolutions on Hungary and cooperate with Sir Leslie Munro in his efforts to carry out his mandate.
The United States, together with 23 other nations, introduced a resolution deploring the disregard of the Assembly's resolutions by the Soviet and Hungarian authorities and calling upon them to cooperate with the United Nations Representative. This resolution was adopted by a large majority. In addition, the Assembly once again refused to accept the credentials of the representatives of the Hungarian regime. Together, these actions demonstrated the world community's indignation over the continued Soviet-inspired repression in Hungary.
6. The problem of the future of approximately 1 million Arab refugees from Palestine, most of whom are now in Jordan, the Gaza strip, and Lebanon, has been a matter of concern to the United Nations since 1949.
This problem required thorough reexamination by the General Assembly in 1959 because the mandate of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees was due to expire June 30, 1960. The United States has continued its substantial support for this major United Nations activity in the interest of the well-being of the refugees and the stability of the area. UNRWA has done an effective job in providing relief to the refugees at a low per capita cost.
The Assembly took several constructive steps in an effort to better the pres
ent situation and to find a solution to this pressing problem. It unanimously extended UNRWA's mandate for 3 years with provision for a review at the end of 2 years. It urged the acceleration of programs to make more of the refugees self-supporting. It asked that irregularities in the distribution of relief rations be stopped. Finally, it requested the Palestine Conciliation Commission to make further efforts to secure the implementation of the Assembly's decision in 1948 that the refugees wishing to return to their homes and to live at peace with their neighbors should be permitted to do so and that compensation should be paid for property left behind by those not choosing to return.
The United States stressed during the debate that a fundamental solution of the problem must be sought by all available means.
7. The Assembly made a further significant contribution to stability in the Middle East by voting continued support for the United Nations Emergency Force.
UNEF consists of about 5,000 soldiers from 7 countries, patrolling the armistice demarcation lines between the Egyptian part of the United Arab Republic and Israel. It is a remarkable demonstration of what international cooperation can do to help keep the peace.
The cost of maintaining UNEF is the collective responsibility of all member nations who are assessed for its upkeep on the basis of their contributions to the regular budget of the United Nations. However, the Soviet Union has refused to pay any of its share. A number of member states have found difficulty in paying even small amounts. In an effort to reduce the burden on these countries, the United States and a few other countries have made voluntary contributions over and above their regular shares during the past few years.
At its last session the Assembly adopted a resolution under which the voluntary contributions amounting to about $32 million will be applied to reduce by 50 percent the assessments of members beginning with those with the smallest assessments.
For our part, the United States will continue to support UNEF because we firmly believe it constitutes a major bulwark of peace in the Middle East.
8. The review and possible revision of the United Nations Charter continue to attract considerable interest.
With the full support of the United States, the General Assembly decided again at its 14th session to continue its Committee on Arrangements for a Charter Review Conference and asked the Committee to report again no later than the 16th session of the Assembly. The United States continues to favor the holding of a review conference whenever a substantial majority of the member states believe that the international climate is conducive to constructive review.
9. As at the 13th and earlier sessions, the Assembly, once again by a sizable majority, decided not to consider the question of Chinese representation. As
a result, the position of the Government of the Republic of China in the United Nations was maintained.
10. The General Assembly also once again reaffirmed its desire, against Soviet opposition, to bring about the unification of Korea on the base of genuinely free elections under United Nations supervision.
11. The United Nations contributed further in 1959 to progress for dependent peoples toward the charter goal of selfgovernment or independence. In recognition of the rapid progress they have made, the General Assembly acted to terminate United Nations trusteeship in three trust territories in Africa-Cameroun, Togoland, and Somalia-as well as in Western Samoa in the Pacific. The first to achieve independence was Cameroun. A distinguished U.S. delegation headed by Ambassador Lodge attended the Cameroun inaugural ceremonies on January 1, 1960.
In six other trust territories the United Nations trusteeship system continues to encourage progress in advancing the people toward self-government or independence.
12. It is especially gratifying for Americans that the General Assembly, in reviewing the progress of dependent territories throughout the world, commended the United States for bringing about full statehood for Hawaii and Alaska. On July 4, 1959, the new 49-star American flag was raised at the United Nations, and the 50-star flag replaced it this July.
13. Multilateral action for economic advancement of underdeveloped countries was given added impetus in 1959 as a result of a series of developments in which the United States took an active and leading role.
The financial resources of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development were doubled and the capital of the International Monetary Fund was increased by 50 percent. The United States, pursuant to congressional action, has increased its subscriptions to these two international financing institutions.
The Board of Governors of the World Bank approved the U.S. proposal to establish an International Development Association as an affiliate of the Bank. We hope that this institution, which is designed to assist the underdeveloped countries by financing longterm, low-interest projects which cannot be considered by the Bank under its charter, will become operational in the latter part of 1960.
The United Nations Special Fund, which resulted from the initiative of the United States, began its operations on January 1, 1959, with pledges totaling about $25.8 million of which the United States contribution amounted to about $10.3 million. Pledges for 1960, including the U.S. share, will total an estimated $38.8 million-half again as much as in the first year.
The Special Fund added significantly to the effective work of the United Nations technical assistance program which conducted its activities in 1959 with financial resources amounting to about
$29.7 million. The United States contributed about $11.9 million of this amount.
The United Nations is a growing organization-growing both in membership and in maturity. Each year it has been confronted with new issues and, in meeting them, has demonstrated anew what great value it has for man in his quest for peace with justice. Given our sustained and vigorous support, it will continue to advance the interests of the American people and of free nations everywhere.
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER. THE WHITE HOUSE, August 16, 1960.
TRADE AGREEMENTS PROGRAM
The PRESIDING OFFICER laid before the Senate the following message from the President of the United States which, with the accompanying report, was referred to the Committee on Finance:
To the Congress of the United States:
I hereby transmit the Fourth Annual Report on the Operation of the Trade Agreements Program, pursuant to section 350 (e) (1) of the Tariff Act of 1930 as amended.
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER. THE WHITE HOUSE, July 1, 1960.
The PRESIDENT pro tempore laid before the Senate a memorial of the Founding Church of Scientology, Washington, D.C., remonstrating against the continued prejudice and discrimination of certain branches of the Federal and District of Columbia Governments relative to their denial of tax exemption to the above-mentioned organization; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
PRINTING OF REPORT ON GILA RIVER AND TRIBUTARIES IN VICINITY OF TUCSON,
Mr. CHAVEZ, by unanimous consent, presented a communication from the Secretary of the Army, together with a letter from the Chief of Engineers, Department of the Army, transmitting a review of a report on Gila River and tributaries in the vicinity of Tucson, Ariz.; which, with the accompanying papers, was referred to the Committee on Public Works and ordered to be printed as a Senate document with illustrations.
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS
Bills were introduced by unanimous consent, severally read the first and second times, and referred as follows: By Mr. KEATING:
S. 3852. A bill to simply the payment of certain miscellaneous judgments and the payment of certain compromise settlements; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Mr. YOUNG of North Dakota: S. 3853. A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Army to convey certain lands located in Burleigh County, N. Dak., to the city of Bismarck, N. Dak.; to the Committee on Armed Services.
By Mr. PROXMIRE:
S. 3854. A bill for the relief of Mr. and Mrs. Laszlo Segesdi; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Mr. BARTLETT:
S. 3856. A bill to convey Fort Amezquita Military Reservation, P.R., to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; to the Committee on Armed Services.
S. 3857. A bill for the relief of Marlys E. Tedin; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Mr. BRIDGES:
S. 3858. A bill for the relief of HsienChi Tseng; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Mr. EASTLAND:
S. 3859. A bill for the relief of Willie Lee Young and Minnie May Kees; to the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.
Mr. FULBRIGHT, by unanimous consent, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, submitted a report (No. 1836) accompanied by a bill (S. 3855) to increase the authorization for appropriations for the President's mutual security contingency fund for the fiscal year 1961, and for other purposes, which was read the first and second times by unanimous consent and ordered to be placed on the calendar.
PROVISION OF FOOD TO NEEDY PEOPLES IN MEMBER STATES OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Mr. FULBRIGHT, by unanimous consent, submitted the following concurrent resolution (S. Con. Res. 114); which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations:
Whereas the United States has an abundance of food more than adequate to meet the needs of its own people; and
Whereas the peoples of many less fortunate nations suffer from shortages of food, which cause human suffering and retard economic progress; and
Whereas it is the tradition of the United States and consistent with its humanitarian ideals to draw upon its resources to relieve the suffering of needy peoples in other nations and to assist them in their efforts toward a better life; and
Whereas the United States has undertaken a food for peace program and has joined with the other members of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in supporting the freedom from hunger campaign; and
Whereas the United Nations and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations are in a position to play an important role in the making available of food for needy peoples: Now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), That the Congress of the United States supports the intention of the President of the United States to express at the forthcoming session of the General Assembly of the United Nations the willingness of the United States to continue furnishing food to less favorably situated peoples and also to join with other members of the United Nations and specialized agencies in developing plans where
by all members able to do so can work through the United Nations system to provide, without disturbing normal markets, substantial quantities of available foods to needy peoples in member states. PRINTING OF THE "LEGISLATIVE HISTORY OF THE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS, U.S. SENATE, 86TH CONGRESS" AS A SENATE
Mr. FULBRIGHT, by unanimous consent, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, reported the following resolution (S. Res. 360); which was referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration:
Resolved, That the "Legislative History of the Committee on Foreign Relations, U.S. Senate, 86th Congress" be printed as a Senate document, and that two thousand additional copies be printed for the use of the Committee on Foreign Relations.
FAIR LABOR STANDARDS AMENDMENTS OF 1960
The Senate resumed the consideration of its unfinished business, viz, the bill (S. 3758) to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, as amended, to provide coverage for employees of large enterprises engaged in retail trade or service and of other employers engaged in activities affecting commerce, to increase the minimum wage under the act to $1.25 an hour, and for other purposes.
The question being on agreeing to the amendment proposed by Mr. HOLLAND, inserting a new section on page 24, after line 5,
Mr. HOLLAND modified his proposed amendment.
On motion by Mr. JOHNSON of Texas, and by unanimous consent,
Ordered, That, effective at 2 o'clock p.m. today, during the further consideration of the pending amendment, as modified, debate thereon and any amendment thereto be limited to 2 hours to be equally divided and controlled by Mr. HOLLAND and the majority leader, and that no amendment shall be received that is not germane to the amendment, as modified.
On motion by Mr. COOPER to amend the amendment, as modified, proposed by Mr. HOLLAND, by inserting in lieu thereof other words,
On motion by Mr. JOHNSON of Texas, and by unanimous consent, Ordered, That debate thereon be limited to 15 minutes each for the proponents and the opponents.
Mr. HOLLAND further modified his proposed amendment. Pending debate,
On motion by Mr. CLARK, The yeas and nays, being desired by one-fifth of the Senators present, were ordered on the question of agreeing to the amendment proposed by Mr. COOPER.
The question being taken on agreeing to the amendment proposed by Mr. COOPER to the amendment, as modified, proposed by Mr. HOLLAND, viz, in lieu of
the language proposed to be inserted on page 24, after line 5, by the amendment, as modified, proposed by Mr. HOLLAND, as follows:
"Sec. 11. Except as may otherwise be expressly provided by law, the Secretary of Labor shall have no power to regulate, either through the withholding of benefits or services or otherwise, the wages or hours of employment of employees employed in agriculture (as defined in section 3(f) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938)."
"On page 24, line 7, strike out 'Sec. 11' and insert Sec. 12. insert the following:
Sec. 11. Except as may otherwise be expressly provided by law, the Secretary of Labor shall have no power to regulate wages, hours, or other conditions of employment of employees employed in agriculture (as defined in sec. 3(f) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938) within the State in which such employees are recruited.
On page 24, line 7, strike out "Sec. 11" and insert Sec. 12.
It was determined in Yeas_____ 18 the negative‒‒‒‒‒
The yeas and nays having been heretofore ordered.
Randolph Saltonstall Scott
Sparkman Symington Williams, N.J. Yarborough Young, Ohio
So the amendment, as modified, proposed by Mr. HOLLAND was not agreed to.
On motion by Mr. WILLIAMS of New Jersey to reconsider the vote disagreeing to the amendment, as modified,
On motion by Mr. HUMPHREY, The motion to reconsider was laid on the table.
On motion by Mr. JOHNSON of Texas, and by unanimous consent,
Ordered, That effective on the convening of the Senate tomorrow debate on an amendment to be proposed by Mr. HOLLAND to the pending bill and all amendments thereto, shall proceed until 2 o'clock p.m., but no vote thereon shall be had prior to said hour on any amendment; that the intervening time shall be equally divided between those favoring said amendment or amendments and those opposed thereto, and controlled by the mover of the amendment or any amendment thereto and the majority leader: Provided, That in the event the majority leader is in favor of any such amendment, the time in opposition thereto shall be controlled by the minority leader or some Senator designated by him: Provided further, That no amendment that is not germane to the provisions of the said bill shall be received.
On motion by Mr. HOLLAND (for himself, Mr. ELLENDER, Mr. FULBRIGHT, Mr. BRIDGES, and Mr. HICKENLOOPER) to amend the bill by striking out in various places in the bill certain words and inserting other words,
On motion by Mr. JOHNSON of Texas, and by unanimous consent,
Ordered, That when the Senate concludes its business today it take a recess until 10 o'clock a.m. tomorrow. Pending debate,
On motion by Mr. MANSFIELD, at 5 o'clock and 38 minutes p.m.,
The Senate, under its order of today, took a recess until 10 o'clock a.m. tomorrow.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 1960 (Legislative day of Thursday, August 11, 1960)
The VICE PRESIDENT called the Senate to order at 10 o'clock a.m., and the Chaplain offered prayer.
On motion by Mr. JOHNSON of Texas, and by unanimous consent, The Journal of the proceedings of Tuesday, August 16, 1960, was approved. COMMITTEES AUTHORIZED TO SIT The following-named committees were authorized to sit during the session of the Senate today, on the request of Mr. JOHNSON of Texas:
The Subcommittee on Fiscal Affairs of the Committee on the District of Columbia, the Committee on Banking and Currency, the Committee on Agriculture and Forestry, the Committee on the District of Columbia, and a subcommittee of the Committee on the Judiciary considering a nomination.
ANNUAL REPORT OF AMERICAN SOCIETY OF INTERNATIONAL LAW
The VICE PRESIDENT laid before the Senate a communication from the executive secretary of the American Society of International Law, transmitting, pursuant to law, the annual report of the society for the period April 1, 1959, to March 31, 1960; which, with the accompanying report, was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
PLANS FOR WORK OF IMPROVEMENT IN WATERSHED
The VICE PRESIDENT laid before the Senate a communication from the Director of the Bureau of the Budget, transmitting, pursuant to law, a report on proposed works of improvement for watershed protection and flood prevention; under the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act, as follows:
The Fourche Maline Creek and the Leader-Middle Clear Boggy Creek in the State of Oklahoma; and
The Plum Creek in the State of Texas. Ordered, That the communication, with the accompanying reports, be referred to the Committee on Public Works.
On motion by Mr. JOHNSON of Texas, and by unanimous consent,
The Senate proceeded to the consideration of executive business; and after the consideration of executive business,