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CESSATION OF HOSTILITIES, TERMINATION OF THE

WAR AND EMERGENCIES

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SUBCOMMITTEE NO. IV OF THE
COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SEVENTY-NINTH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

P132-59

ON

H. Con. Res. 85, H. Con. Res. 86, H. Con. Res. 91 DECLARING THE DATE OF TERMINATION OF HOSTILITIES IN

THE PRESENT WAR

H. J. Res. 245 TO DECLARE SEPTEMBER 2, 1945, AS THE DATE OF CESSATION OF HOSTILITIES IN THE PRESENT WAR

H. Con. Res. 98 DECLARING THE END OF THE UNLIMITED EMERGENCY, THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY, AND THE TERMINATION OF HOSTILI

TIES OF WORLD WAR II H. Res. 272, H. Con. Res. 132, H. Con. Res. 133 TO DECLARE DECEMBER 7, 1945, AS THE DATE OF THE CESSATION OF HOSTILITIES IN, AND AS THE DATE OF THE TERMINATION OF, THE PRESENT WAR

H. J. Res. 287 TO DECLARE THE DATE OF TERMINATION OF THE WARS IN WHICH THE UNITED STATES HAS RECENTLY BEEN ENGAGED

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MAY 27 AND 28, 1946

Serial No. 17

PART 2

Printed for the use of the Committee on the Judiciary

UNITED STATES
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1946

STANFORD
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COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY

HATTON W. SUMNERS, Texas, Chairman EMANUEL CELLER, New York

CLARENCE E. HANCOCK, New York ZEBULON WEAVER, North Carolina EARL C. MICHENER, Michigan FRANCIS E. WALTER, Pennsylvania JOHN M. ROBSION, Kentucky SAM HOBBS, Alabama

CHAUNCEY W. REED, Illinois JOHN H. TOLAN, California

JOHN W. GWYNNE, Iowa WILLIAM T. BYRNE, New York

LOUIS E. GRAHAM, Pennsylvania ESTES KEFAUVER, Tennessee

RAYMOND S. SPRINGER, Indiana JOSEPH R. BRYSON, South Carolina JOSEPH E. TALBOT, Connecticut FADJO CRAVENS, Arkansas

FRANK FELLOWS, Maine SAM M. RUSSELL, Texas

EARL R. LEWIS, Ohio THOMAS J. LANE, Massachusetts

JOHN JENNINGS, JR., Tennessee MARTIN GORSKI, Illinois

ANGIER L. GOODWIN, Massachusetts
MICHAEL A. FEIGHAN, Ohio
FRANK L. CHELF, Kentucky

VELMA SMEDLEY, Clerk
BONNIE ROBERTS, Assistant Clerk
CHARLES E. LONG, Jr., Counsel

SUBCOMMITTEE No. 4

SAM HOBBS, Alabama, Chairman MICHAEL A. FEIGHAN, Ohio

CLARENCE E. HANCOCK, New York FRANK L. CHELF, Kentucky

RAYMOND S. SPRINGER, Indiana
FRANK FELLOWS, Maine

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CONTENTS

May 28, 1946

Statement of

Hon. Thomas I. Emerson, general counsel, Office of War Mobilization

and Reconversion --

143

Hon. J. Henry Neale, general counsel, Navy Department.

143

Lt. Comdr. Donald McDonald, United States Naval Reserve-

144

Hon. Alan Johnstone, general counsel, Federal Works Agency

151

Arthur Becker, representing the War Shipping Administration.

153

Hon. Francis A. Silver, general counsel, Office of Defense Transpor-

tation.

156

Hon. John L. Rogers, member of the Interstate Commerce Commis-

siɔn.

161

Hon. Stephen J. Spingarn, assistant general counsel, Treasury De-

partment

162, 164

Mr. William T. Heffelfinger, Office of the Fiscal Assistant, Secretary

of the Treasury -

163

Roy Martin, Deputy Second Assistant, Postmaster General, Post

Office Department -

175

C. N. Bruce, special administrative aide to the First Assistant Post-

master General..

176

Nelson B. Wentzel, Deputy Third Assistant, Postmaster General. 178

Hon. Herbert J. Slaughter, Assistant Solicitor, Department of the

Interior..

179

J. F. Davison, assistant general counsel, Civilian Production Admin-

istration.

184

Hon. Herbert A. Bergson, special assistant to the Attorney General in

Charge of Legislation..

187

Statement submitted by Veterans' Administration..

190

Wartime and emergency statutes affecting Treasury Department-

168

Permanent statutes, operative only in time of war or emergency, the

powers under which the Navy no longer needs in the present war

148

Temporary statutes which the Navy no longer needs in the present war.. 149

III

CESSATION OF HOSTILITIES, TERMINATION OF

THE WAR AND EMERGENCIES

MONDAY, MAY 27, 1946

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
SUBCOMMITTEE No. 4 OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY,

Washington, D. C.
Subcommittee No. 4 of the Committee on the Judiciary met in the
committee room, Old House Office Building, at 10 a. m., Hon. Sam
Hobbs, subcommittee chairman, presiding.
Other members present

were Hon. Michael A. Feighan, Hon. Frank L. Chelf, Hon. Clarence E. Hancock, Hon. Raymond S. Springer, and Hon. Frank Fellows.

Mr. HOBBS. The committee will come to order.
The resolutions under consideration are as follows:

[H, Con. Res. 85, 79th Cong., 1st sess. ]

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That September 2, 1945, is hereby declared to be the date of the termination of hostilities in the present war.

(H. Con. Res. 86, 79th Cong., 1st sess.)

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That September 2, 1945, is hereby declared to be the date of the termination of hostilities in the present war.

[H. Con. Res. 91, 79th Cong., 1st sess. ]

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That August 14, 1945, is hereby declared to be the date of the termination of hostilities in the present war.

[H. Con. Res. 98, 79th Cong., 1st sess.)

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That the limited national emergency proclaimed on September 8, 1939, the unlimited national emergency proclaimed on May 27, 1941, and the hostilities known as World War II are hereby declared to be terminated.

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